Monday, September 14, 2009
ITALIAN GP 2009 RESULTS
What can I say? It was shaping up to be a great race and in a way it was. Lewis was on pole, Sutil in the Force India was P2, even Liuzzi was up there in 7th. A lot of cars were on a one stopper which should have mixed up the strategies.
For the first time in years, the start of the Italian GP at Monza did not have a first turn smash up. That first turn is notoriuosly tight and is at the end of a long straight. Either there is a mash up there or people would be all over the place cutting corners. Surprisingly, everybody got through safely. The only close call was when a few cars touched here and there causing damage to front wings like Kubica.
The worth mention was Brawn GP and Ross Brawn. A brilliant strategy from Ross, with both his drivers starting from 6th and 7th but with a one stopper and the pace that they had, they managed to win the race with a 1-2.
The thing that wrecked my weekend was when after chasing down Button from 4s to 1.2s, Lewis was pushing too hard and crashed his car on the last lap. On the last lap. He should have known that with 1.2s apart and a lap to go, there was no way of catching and passing him. He should have just kept 3rd place. It would have been a good 6 points and kept Raikonnen from the podium. But both have lost their chance at the title this year and it could be over for the Red Bulls too.
And not helping was Kovalainnen who got overtaken so many times I lost count. He even got overtaken by Liuzzi at Parabolica. It looked like he was giving places for free all day. Seriously, McLaren cannot rely on just 1 driver to get the points next year.
Sutil was incredible, the Force India car is incredible able to keep pace with Raikonnen and sometimes kissing his ass. But that KERS was keeping him from swallowing Kimi up. Other than that, there was nothing much to shout about besides the fact that the 2 Toyotas were battling each other out like it was a do or die battle for the championship. Trulli made a mistake with Nakajima, lost position to Glovk and didn't want to back off. He slid off the track trying to overtake Glock on the outside of Lesmo. Crazy.
Now looking forward to Singapore. Wished that I could go there.
01 R. Barrichello Brawn GP 1:16.21.706
02 J. Button Brawn GP + 2.866
03 K. Räikkönen Ferrari + 30.664
04 A. Sutil Force India F1 + 31.131
05 F. Alonso Renault + 59.182
06 H. Kovalainen McLaren + 1:00.693
07 N. Heidfeld BMW + 1:02.412
08 S. Vettel Red Bull + 1:05.407
09 G. Fisichella Ferrari + 1:06.856
10 K. Nakajima Williams + 2:42.163
11 T. Glock Toyota + 2:43.925
12 L. Hamilton McLaren + 1 lap(s)
13 S. Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso + 1 lap(s)
14 J. Trulli Toyota + 1 lap(s)
15 R. Grosjean Renault + 1 lap(s)
16 N. Rosberg Williams + 2 lap(s)
Did not finish
17 V. Liuzzi Force India F1 + 31 lap(s)
18 J. Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso + 34 lap(s)
19 R. Kubica BMW + 38 lap(s)
20 M. Webber Red Bull + 53 lap(s)