|Photos: Jim Hunter|
Formula 1 succeeded in turning what has historically been an exciting and entertaining race, the Canadian GP, into one of the dullest races of the season so far.
Saving fuel was something World Endurance Racing used to do back when it was boring, even they have figured that out. If the WEC did sprint races fans would abandon F1 in droves at th is point. As it is, we're told there were less stands erected on the Ile de Notre Dame this year.
Rosberg said afterwards he "pushed like mad" which is at odds with radio messages from his engineers telling him to save fuel and brakes every time he got anywhere near DRS range of Hamilton. Rosberg seems way too passive accepting his fate.
amazing fans in montreal. Merci! wasn’t a perfect weekend for me. here is my video for you. #CanadianGP https://t.co/wzhvOlZ9zo— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) June 8, 2015
then there was this:
What's wrong with a fuel gauge and why is one driver allowed to get information on his teammate but not the other way around?
Vettel's race, 18th to 5th without the aide of a safety car, was especially impressive. We'll never know if he, had he stated third, might have put enough pressure on the Mercedes duo to push them over the fuel consumption / brake wear limits.
I can understand his frustration but did he need to fry his rear tires once he spun? National Donut Day was Friday, not Sunday.
No wonder he could not catch the Finn who will replace him at Ferrari next year....
The comedian award of the race has to go to Romain Grosjean:
And then there's Mclaren-Honda
One day we might learn the truth about the McHonda spectacular failure of 2015 and Alonso, one of the most talented and worst managed driver in F1 history, wanted that bicycle and now he's got to pedal it but you have to feel for him, his frustration perfectly encapsulates that of many fans with this current Formula.
So Ferrari is the best hope for F1 redemption in Austria, nothing necessarily against Mercedes but it sure is boring watching those two not really race each other.