Such a difficult grand prix raced in demanding conditions, it lasted three hours and showed us an incredible Verstappen. He amused the whole world with a lot of detachments, recoveries, and countersteer, in spite of a risky strategy coming from his pit that could have been costly for him.He made us experience again an old-time GP. The little boy, if well managed, has an important, potentially unlimited, future ahead of him.
Verstappen exploited the potential of his Red Bull at 100%, which adapted itself very well to those particular conditions, showing the grip and the aerodynamic impact of the car. A Verstappen who outclassed Ricciardo, car and strategy being equal. Once again, I must say that I don’t agree with the commissioners about the penalty to the Australian driver (who entered the pit lane in spite of the fact that it was closed in that moment). Five seconds are too few. The pit-stop would have given him a remarkable advantage if the conditions had changed, with the payment of a minimum penalty.
Everything according to script at Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton wins and Nico Rosberg arrives second. An Hamilton that attacked for all the weekend. He had just to win. The race was more difficult for Nico Rosberg- under a psychological aspect – because he had everything to loose.
Ferrari greets Brazil with the fifth place of Sebastian Vettel. He was good at recover the car without any damages, differently from Kimi Raikkonen.Seb saved a not exemplar weekend not exemplar, after being defeated by his team mate in qualifying. After the mistake, he became protagonist of a great recovery.
This race gave us significant duels. Force India consecrated its fourth place in the world championship ahead of Williams, and Sauber could save its balance sheet- at the expense of Manor – even if it remains a grand prix in the calendar.
Let’s wait for Abu Dhabi for the great final, but keep following us because next days we will deepen some topics regarding the Brazilian weekend.