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Old 05-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #43
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< Indeed, great effort (and a nice birthday-present for FW) from the Williams team. Too bad they had an explosion in the garage during the celebrations later on and a fire broke out. 31 people were brought to a local hospital for treatment (mostly for smoke inhalation), but bar 7 have been released allready

Besides the first Venezuelan GP winner we now have the fifth driver and team to win a GP in the first five races. One more in Monaco and it would be another record in the F1 history. Another impressive drive today was that of Lewis. His two stop strategy brought him P8 from the very back of the grid. So much for them saying his driving style is too hard for the tyres(!). The biggest disappointment was Schu's senseless running into Perez, for which he justfully got handed out a grid penalty for Monaco by the stewards.

The pecking order seems indeed have shifted after the Mugello tests, as now the Williams and Ferrari teams seem to be the strongest, closely haunted by the Renaults. RB, McLaren and Mercedes clearly lacked pace today, whereas Sauber has made a step forwards. But the next race will probably be completely another story.

After one fourth of the season there still are 9 serious candidates for the title:
1 Sebastian Vettel 61
2 Fernando Alonso 61
3 Lewis Hamilton 53
4 Kimi Räikkönen 49
5 Mark Webber 48
6 Jenson Button 45
7 Nico Rosberg 41
8 Romain Grosjean 35
9 Pastor Maldonado 29

I think we should make a poll with these drivers.
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