Turkey – the country on two continents. The last years it was absolutely the GP with the less spectators. Maybe they stayed at home as the first GP there always the Polesitter won and so the races where kinda boring but maybe last year where Seb started from Pole and got only 3rd changed their opinion. Because this year there seemed to be a bit more spectators. And for those who where there it was definitely a very thrilling, or for some disappointing, race.
Seb overtook Hamilton easily at the start but the Britain caught him a few corners later. In the first lap Hulk and Buemi had a little collision which result was a broken tyre for one and a broken frontwing for the other; but both stayed in the race. At the front the race stayed beside a little overtaking adventure between Button and Schumacher (won by the first) very unspectacular… But then came the pitstops… Of the leading group Sebastian Vettel was the first man to take new tyres in lap 14, all went well and the German came back on track behind Rosberg (who still needed to pit). In the next lap Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton came in together and Webber just passed the McLaren pitbox when they wanted to release Hamilton. So Hamilton had to wait and this costed him some time so Seb was in front of the Britain after the stops.
A big surprise was that we were racing with all 24 cars until lap 32!!! Then Trulli stopped with an hydraulic failure on the Track and in the following lap his teammate went to the box and stopped the race for the same reason.
In this time, the first four where very close to each other wid 0.5 to 1 sec gaps. Sometimes Seb won time on Webber and got close to him but then in the next lap Hamilton, who hadn’t to pay much attention on his teammate who was running a second behind him on fourth place, nearly overtook him. Everything seemed to be fair and great racing… Until lap 39! Seb got a bit away from Hamilton and got extreme near to Mark Webber and tried to overtake him… I think everyone knows what have happened then… When Seb was obviously already 2meters in front of Mark Webber they suddenly crashed into another… Seb went off from the track and his race was over, Mark Webber had to take a new frontwing and went back out third.
I won’t discuss now who caused this accident! We did it already the whole afternoon and the only thing I can tell you now is the meaning of the Red Bull Racing motorsport consultant Helmut Marko. Check it out here: http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=370595&FS=F1 Many Seb fans are for sure now being not very friendly with Webber on twitter. But his fans doing the same with Seb. So it has absolutely no sense to start fighting here now. And however it happened now and no one can change it!!!!
Ok, back to the race!
After this story Hamilton and Button where fighting for the victory. They had a spectacular fight but with one difference to the Red Bull Racing fight: They understood what it means to be teammates and that f1 is still team sport. Well Hamilton won the battle and it seemed that they will drive the 1-2 win comfortably home… but then came some laps before the chequered flag over the radio that they have to save fuel… But they survived the race and brang the victory home. Mark Webber saved the third place and extended his lead in the World Championship….
For the jubilees it wasn’t an amazing race… As already said, Seb did not finish and it was his 50th GP … kind of golden wedding with Julia, Kate (and her dirty sister), Liz, Mandy… And maybe if his chassis got hurt by this crash he will give it a new name again.
The other jubilee was at Ferrari who celebrated their 800th GP and finished only 7th and 8th… not brilliant too…
I think this grand prix was very very thrilling. I think the discussion about who caused the RBR crash will last at least until the next GP on June 13th (wooooooo xD Seb’s lucky number) when the Canadian GP gives its comeback.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post and you will check out the blog again the next weekends!!!
Thanks for reading !
Bye Jenny xoxo