Indian GP- THE POINT
What else we can say…The supremacy displayed during the Indian GP is almost embarrassing and it’s even hard to comment. Once again Vettel was able to do what he wanted to. Now that the two world titles are appointed (drivers and constructors championship), Ferrari will have a thrilling end to the season. The Italian team will have to fight hard to try to get the second place. According to Rosberg and Hamilton’s performances the Italian team cannot sleep tight. The second place is within their reach, for sure, as three races are yet to be run (Abu Dhabi, Austin, Sao Paulo) and many scores are still up for grabs.
With regards to Webber and Alonso, we can say that misfortune sees very well. Once again the Red Bull’s Australian driver was forced to retire. The Australian could have fought to get high positions, while the Spaniard was involved in a car collision at the beginning, which dropped him to the 17th place. If we analyze times, we can notice that the Italian team lost a great chance to score points for the World Championship.
Except for the extra-terrestrial Seb., Grosjean’s performances were also noteworthy. The Frenchman managed tyres very well and Raikkonen did his utmost to try to turn the starting grid order upside down and managed to set the best lap time after pitting. McLaren finished fifth with Perez who finished ahead of Hamilton. It was a good racing week end for Felipe Massa who got the most of his F138, staying ahead of Lewis but he was overtaken by Nico. It’s a good omen to see Massa being so aggressive and lively despite the end of the relationship with the Maranello-based team. The Italian team will try to close the 4-point-gap with Mercedes. Toro Rosso managed to score only one point (thanks to Ricciardo’s tenth place). The Faenza-based team wasn’t able to take advantage of Sauber’s unfavorable week end.
It was further confirmed that most of the second-tier teams’ performance level is almost the same. The second-tier teams’ championship was good. That is alarming, especially if we consider that there is a short time between the Championship’s last event (November 24th) and the beginning of the next F.1 season. I think it’s such a short time to try to close such a huge gap. According to rumors, Newey seems to be ready to shake the cars building philosophy. Despite a radical technical upgrade, the Austrian team is still the one rivals will have to try to beat.
In six days drivers will be behind the wheel of their single-seaters again. Vettel is determined not to give rivals anything. The challenge for the second place will light up the F.1 championship again.