This year F1 has so far been the most exciting season I can remember. So many teams in contention, so many new drivers shining, and no more foregone conclusions.
So very pleased to see Williams back on form, and a tremendous maiden win for Pastor Maldonado. Great race from Alonso and Raikkonen, and Hamilton majestically carving his way from the back of the field to finish eighth.
The thing that leaves me scratching my head is the inequality in the way justice is administered by the stewards.
One driver, through no fault of his own, is left a litre short on fuel at the end of a sensational pole. He’s relegated to the very back of the field. So a massive punishment for an innocent driver.
Another driver recklessly smashes into the back of another car, complaining that it shouldn’t have been in his way, and gets a 5-place grid penalty for the next race. A tap on the wrist for a dangerous driver.
Wrong, and rather distasteful IMHO.
Lewis Hamilton is a role model when it comes to dealing with setbacks graciously and with dignity. There are others who could learn from him. Yes, you know who I’m talking about. ;)
- Historic victory for Pastor Maldonado at Spanish GP (canada.com)