F1 – GP Montecarlo: Gian Carlo Minardi Point
The Monaco Grand Prix Mark Webber gave us a literally wild and reclaimed a plus. Despite the three safety car that had canceled his advantage, was able to find immediately the right pace, leaving behind him all his opponents, including teammate. Command of the championship victory and more than deserved.
The two Red Bull cars home to impress as they can dance on the curbs and the traction they have in output curves. Even the street-ready, Sebastian Vettel managed to bypass a good Kubica, demonstrating the good grip they have. All weekend they hid, working on finalizing the race Sunday. When a team can afford this type of program is a sign of great tranquility and awareness of their own means.
In contrast, during both practice sessions we saw a beautiful supremacy of Fernando Alonso had shown, at least on this particular route, to be able to reduce the gap by Red Bull. Unfortunately then the error of Saturday morning has ruined his whole weekend, although we emphasize the great recovery completed by Spanish el’egregio work implemented by the wall of the Prancing Horse, when he immediately called Fernando for his tire change , using the best possible the safety car. Alonso has also been very adept at handling throughout the race his tires, which had about 20 laps more of his opponents. “Normal” weekend for Felipe Massa, who has never managed to worry the first three managing its position.
Renault, and especially its driver Robert Kubica, a championship being played excellent. The third in the championship was due to 80% in Poland and his driving skills. In qualifying it was very good and almost managed to snatch pole. Is proving to be a pilot from the top ten and certainly part of the world’s top 4. Race after race fights on equal terms despite a lower car.
Are still amazed and surprised by the error from the restart a seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher when he decided to overtake the Ferrari, thereby giving valuable points to Buemi Toro Rosso which entered the top ten and the two Force India . Equally incredible error in the McLaren house, going to forget the cover-car radiators on the Button and literally throwing up in smoke the Grand Prix.
Another weekend to forget for Sauber that still lack reliability. Unfortunately, the team of Peter is in economic difficulties for lack of sponsorship. Equally difficult situation in which the house HRT car, stopwatch in hand, proved to be slower than the Dallara GP2. This is outrageous. The HRT is a GP2 slightly evolved. This weekend I had the opportunity to see in the box and actually we are light years away from what could be called an F1 car. Belong to a category by itself. Certainly do not find that today is the legacy left to us by the former president Mosley. We can only hope that it seeks to remedy and which is not only a race to plug the holes left by the teams that decide to close their chapter with the circus. Fortunately proved unfounded fear about the possible traffic created by car category B.
Before leaving, a final thought on the ugly act of Rubens Barrichello: the steering wheel is an extremely delicate and expensive the car, without considering the danger of his act. It ‘s a rash gesture.
In Turkey, the scene of the next round, the red should appear with something new to try to reduce, or at least freeze the departure from Red Bull that certainly will not remain with our hands. After the race in the Principality see also McLaren in health that will continue to have its say.
Gian Carlo Minardi