For the first time the F1 fraternity made its way to Indian to soak up the sun and smog for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.
Whilst the track looks fantastic the race was not really up to much. Most of the action happened off the track with the FIA handing out penalties like they were going past their best before date. Three drivers got grid drops for the race just from practice and qualify (so not counting those that got them last race) with Maldonado getting a whopping 10 places for the next race as he has now run out of engines.
This penalty, together with a litany of part failures over the weekend enabled Pastor to close in on top spot in our Rogue Championship; 44 points adrift sounds like allot but considering how far leader Hamilton was away from second place, it now means Hamilton is within relative striking distance of Maldonado.
Other notable rogues were Karthikeyan and Massa. Karthikeyan, the moving road block, should be fined by the FIA, not for being just plain slow but because of the risk of wrist injury to the other drivers who insist in shaking their fists at the Indian driver. The Indian Grand Prix is now finished, hopefully we can see him only come out for this race and left in the cupboard of spares for the rest of the season!
Massa seemed to blame the track and Hamilton for his woes (again). The track has kerbs that are too high and break his car – how come no one else managed this huh? – and Hamilton who came to blows with Massa (again). This time Massa was the official loser (he is the un-official loser on all other encounters) and he was punished with a drive through. We can see Massa’s point; why should he let the teenager through? Why make room when the teenager never does? Don’t get mad Massa, get even! And you have two races in which to do this!
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