Unfortunatly China served up a pretty dull & unspectacular Grand Prix. However, it was an oustanding victory for Lewis Hamilton, who simply blew the opposition away.
Really, Lewis was in a class of one all weekend. Pole Position, a lights-to-flag victory, and the fastest lap!
A brilliant display, outpacing the Ferarri pair and putting himself within reach of his first WDC.
The Ferarri was just no mach for the McLaren in Hamilton's hands. Raikkonen gave his all, and for the second race in a row he put his teammate in the shade. Has Kimi finally ound his mojo?
While not at his blistering best, I still think he has laid down a marker for Massa next season, 2009 Kimi will lead Ferrari and fight for the title.
Massa looked off-the-pace all weekend.
Kimi handed him 2nd place at the end, but he now needs a miricle to take the crown. With Hamilton opening up a 7pt lead, Massa will have to hope for him to crash out or suffer technical failiure in the last round. It's possible, but very unlikely.
Of the rest, once again Alonso stood out. He beat Kovalainen in a early fight, and eased to a solid 4th. I just hope Fernando has the car he deserves next year, and has a shot at the title.
Glock continued his excellent form of late with a strong drive to 7th. Barrichello also impressed, although his Honda was nowhere near good enough for a points finish. And both BMW drivers put in their usual solid drives to bring home good points, but alas, Kubica is now out of the title hunt.
And the not so good, Kovalainen once again had a poor race. In a car good enough for hamilton to win by a country mile, Kova could not live with Alonso's Renault!
This boy needs to pull his socks up. And Fisichella seemed to spend all race getting in the way of everybody & anybody!
Oh well, after a series of excellent & incedent packed races from Belgium right through to Japan last week, we were due a poor one.
But up next is Brazil!
Interlagos is a real old school circut, it is fast, bumpy, and dangerous! And with unpredictable weather, a vast hardcore crowd, and a local boy going for the title, this should be a classic!
Miss this one at your peril!