It was a wet weekend but what else do you expect for the British GP – typical British summer isn’t it?! But even so it was deserving of this…
— Bob (@Boboko92) July 10, 2016
Were there surprises in qualifying? Not particularly. Not sure if Verstappen qualifying in third is a surprise these days! That lad is the next big thing in F1 – Mark my words!
Race day was another wet one. So wet in fact that the race had to start behind the safety car. But the reactions on Twitter to that choice was pretty obvious…. not a good move in the fans’ opinion.
— Rebecca (@becsterdotcom) July 10, 2016
— CTV F1 (@CTVGER) July 10, 2016
After the Safety Car pitted (lap 5 I believe) there was chaos in the pits with everyone pitting for tyre changes. Some releases were very close calls but no-one was penalised. Later on in the race, Renault managed to release Palmer with only 3 wheels on and was subsequently given a 10s stop/go penalty.
There were a couple of spins during the race including Alonso and Vettel. Pesky rain! Both recovered and managed to carry on. Retirements included both Haas cars, both Renaults, and a Sauber.
It was a simple win for Hamilton and despite some gearbox problems Rosberg still crossed the line in second and Verstappen finished third. Post-race Rosberg was given a penalty and demoted to third but even so was still on the second place step on the podium.
But the BEST bit for me was that Mark Webber was doing the podium interviews!! Lewis Hamilton spoke very well and tried to pre-empt the booing by praising Nico but even so, the crowd still boo-ed Nico. I thought that was very unfair of the crowd. And good ol’ Mark as always tried to brush over it.
I know it’s not a long post but I didn’t have a lot of time to get the post done! But I hope you enjoyed my brief synopsis!
Did you watch the race? What did you think?