Sunday, July 20, 2008


It would seem a forgone conclusion this weekend but as usual I don't like to count my chicks before they are hatched.

The McLarens had good pace from Friday practice and Saturday practice looked good also. Lewis looked pretty strong this past 2 days and today's qualifying was the culmination of all that work. It was an extremely exciting qualifying today, especially the last part when Massa looked like he had pole but was snatched away by Lewis at the last minute.

The other surprises were quite exciting as well. Alonso as usual managed to pull a rabbit out from his hat with fifth place and Vettel, the man of the hour, managed to get into the top 10. A truly incredible performance from Trulli. That last minute thing was incredible too, you'd think it was time to relax after punching the air when Lewis took pole but no..Trulli made it truly special by taking 4th with Alonso pushing Kimi to 6th.

Kubica disappointed with 7th but worse was Heidfeld. I don't know what happened to him but hopefully tomorrow he does better. Things are not looking so good for Piquet though. I wouldn't be surprised if Renault drops him next year.

All in all, a great qualy session and can't wait to see the race tomorrow. Ferrari's pace are quite close to McLaren but I think Lewis can handle Massa with Heikki's help, of course. If that doesn't do the job, maybe the rain will.

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