Canadian GP – THE POINT… by Gian Carlo Minardi

It’s a Formula 1 that never ceases to amaze and surprise us, with several cars packed into a few tenths. Very little is needed to destabilize it and thus the supremacy Mercedes was abruptly interrupted (after six consecutive wins), with the first victory of Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull.

Within a few laps we had a significant turnaround, with the second seasonal retirement of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg giving way to Ricciardo, achieving a second place important, however, in the view of World Championship. Mercedes is still on top, but this “stop” keeps the Championship alive, with Red Bull and Renault strongly growing, unlike Ferrari that cannot keep the pace of the leaders, proving to be actually the fourth team. With the renewal of the contract to Adrian Newey, Red Bull has destabilized the Circus. They managed to convince the coach that everyone would like to have. Sebastian Vettel has sought to demonstrate that he is still the #1 within the team, but he had to settle – so to speak – for the third step of the podium. Fernando Alonso has proven to be still the number 1 within Ferrari, while Kimi Raikkonen is still experiencing a particularly difficult time.

Very good performance for Force India and Williams. Unfortunately in the last lap Felipe Massa made a terrible mistake that has frustrated not only his race, but a good result for his team and especially for Perez and Force India. He wanted to overdo it, pushed by the adrenaline of the excellent moment.

Now we go back to Europe, with few certainties and many unknowns!