I mentioned in my previous F1 Wednesday post that I was afraid that I’d lost my interest in Formula 1. With the first two races of the season being pretty boring combined with the fact that I’m not allowed to go to Silverstone this year (thanks Miss Mostyn!) then I was certain that I’d lost the spark and couldn’t get back into it.
Well that changed last weekend! Qualifying reverted back to the normal qualifying i.e. no stupid knockout which meant we had most (if not all) cars on track at the end of Q3! Qualifying saw Hamilton not set a time and Ricciardo qualifying in 2nd! I can’t even remember when a Red Bull qualified in the top three since 2013!
The race itself was pretty action packed from the start. Hamilton started from the back of the grid so this was always going to be good. Vettel and Raikkonen came to blows in the first corner seeing Raikkonen spin (but managed to recover). Ricciardo made the jump on Rosberg before the first corner and was heading off nicely into the distance. A puncture (possibly due to Raikkonen’s debris?) saw him fall back down the field and Rosberg pass him.
I missed the middle of the race as I had to go sort some washing but I caught the end and saw Kvyat take second place! Oh my word that was such a great result for the Red Bulls! Such a shame about Ricciardo’s puncture though. I wonder where he’d have finished otherwise.
Oh I should congratulate Rosberg for the win but I can’t quite bring myself to say it…. it’s just BORING for a Merc to win it AGAIN! But I am pleased for Rosberg – might just be his year!
Did you catch the race? What did you think?