Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hamilton wins the Japanese Grand Prix... and now leads Alonso by 12 points!

"To have held his nerve and kept his car on the tarmac when his World Champion team-mate couldn't, proved to even the sternest critic that it is not luck that has put him as firm favourite to take the drivers' title."

That, to me, it the takeaway quote from Planet's fantastic race report on the rainy Japanese Grand Prix.

I haven't written much since the penalty madness... I'll be weighing in with my thoughts on that later... but for now, let's savor todays victory!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Monza Qualifying: Mercedes McLaren own the front row

Fernando Alonso took P1, and it was apparently easy for him, according to this story from Planet Lewis Hamilton was less than half a TENTH behind to take P2.

The Ferraris could only manage third (Felipe Massa) and fifth (Kimi Raikonnen), making it look like it might be a tough day tomorrow for the team from Maranello. BMW's Nick Heidfeld put himself beside Massa on row two by qualifying fourth.