That, my friend, is what we call an uneventful race. Not much happened. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won his second race of the year. He won from pole, which means he started from the first spot on the grid and he never lost the lead. That makes two wins for him, six for Brawn GP’s Jenson Button.
Alonso, meanwhile, had a terrible race. He started tenth and finished fourteenth. Fourteenth! And his teammate finished in 12th. Ugh. Well, I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later. But really, aside from some good dicing with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, Alonso had a craptacular afternoon. I am starting to lose any hope I had of seeing him on the podium this year.
The two British drivers didn’t fare much better. Lewis Hamilton finished 16th, and Brawn GP’s Jenson Button, the Championship leader could only manage 6th. Better luck next time Jenson.
It’s kind of too bad that Button couldn’t pull out the win though, because this was the last year that Silverstone will be hosting the British Grand Prix. Next year, assuming there is a next year, the British Grand Prix is supposed to be at Donington Park.
Of course the big story of the weekend was FOTA’s announcement that they are breaking away from the FIA and forming their own racing series next year. I’m still not sure how I feel about that, or what will actually happen. Watch this space.
The next race is in three weeks. I hate the extra long breaks.