After watching Qualifying on Saturday, I just knew that race day would be as unpredictable and controversial.
I was right. A Shanghai thriller they’re calling it.
I’d like to congratulate Nico Rosberg for his maiden Formula 1 Grand Prix victory! He makes history giving Mercedes its first win since 1955. Well deserved indeed! Germany produces phenomenal drivers! Congratulations to the Mercedes team as well for a job well done! The promise that the car has been showing before the start of the season and in previous Qs has finally reaped a win!
If you ask me, if the incident in the pits didn’t happen with Michael Schumacher, Mercedes would’ve gotten the 1-2. I’m so desperate for Schumi to head to the podium on his post-retirement career but, these things happen.
Mclaren is still definitely the team to beat with Button and Hamilton (despite a 5 position penalty) taking 2nd and 3rd - both having to battle with the Red Bulls in the final laps. Which leads me to, WHAT IS UP WITH RED BULL?! When Vettel failed to make Q3 on Saturday I was totally flabbergasted! Although, it was a decent result having started from P11 and Webber moving up a couple spots as well despite a car flop (literally), they have got to do something. I want Seb to get a 3peat!
As usual, here are my highlights:
3 Mercedes powered cars take the podium: Rosberg with his first F1 win followed by Jenson and Lewis.
It was nice seeing Nico extremely happy! He joins his father who holds 5 GP titles in the father-son F1 legacy. Mercedes had great strategy and guided Nico brilliantly throughout the race. I also found the conversation between Nico, Jenson and Lewis before heading onto the podium pretty funny, the whole Nico kept on asking who was behind him coz it kept on changing. :))
My worry for Red Bull has gotten worse. I’m starting to sweat a little but I still have faith that Sebastian will win soon. I BELIEVE.
Massa underperforming has become a recurring issue and I am nervous for him as well. The car has not helped him at all. Massa is such a fantastic driver, I hope Ferrari gets his car sorted out soon.
The next race takes place in Bahrain. If you’ve been reading up, the Bahrain GP was “this close” to not happening. But the FIA has assured teams that the route and area for the GP is safe and the race will still happen.
The Bahrain Grand Prix will be on April 22, 2012, Sunday at 8pm.
Grosjean FINALLY finishes the a grand prix.
Oh, and if you’re a Red Bull fan and an iPhone user, download Red Bull Kart Fighter! It’s such a fun game! Numerous countries with different difficulty circuits to get your Formula 1 fix on the go! I’ll definitely be on it until next weekend! :))
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