June 10, 2006

British GP Quals: What The Heck Was THAT?!?

Okay, we know Jensen Button's having a crappy year. We know the Honda isn't as quick as everybody was expecting.

But for Honda to not make it out of the 1st round of quals in their HOME RACE? That's just a frickin' disaster for them... and it didn't look like there was something broken.

Mark Webber not making it out of the 1st round is confusing as well; I'm assuming there was SOME mechanical problem there.

Alonso takes his fourth consecutive pole; no surprise there. Kimi Raikkonen, though, took second, and that WAS a surprise. The McLarens seemed to have been struggling with grip and twitchyness, but Kimi turned a brilliant lap to shove "Stoppy" Schumacher into third.

The amazing thing about Silverstone is just how fast the corners are now that the V8s are in the cars. Nobody's lifting unless they make a big mistake! They just go in flat-out and come out the same way.

If there's going to be a big, car-shattering wreck this year in F1, it's going to be on Sunday at Silverstone.

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1 Just sat here right at the moment watching the GP2 race. Lewis Hamilton (the next British F1 driver, and possibly someone to make Button look ordinary) has just pulled off an overtaking manouevre going three wide into a fairly tight corner. Incredible, and scary as hell, I almost had to close my eyes on his behalf!

Button could easily win here, if everyone in front of him smashes into each other. To say this is not his season is to do a disrespect to understatement.

Watching it from home today, transport to Silverstone for the non-driver is non-existant, however my moaning about this at work may mean I have a fellow fan to get a lift in with next year, so not all doom and gloom.

Posted by: flotsky at June 10, 2006 09:42 PM (Dl1rW)

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