Sunday, April 19, 2009

Vettel and Red Bull Clips Brawn GP

Red Bull had their best ever result and finally pulled off a one, two finish after Sebastian Vettel pulled off a dominant win while Webber followed him to a solid 2nd place finish. It was surely a dream performance for the Milton Keynes based team and though since the start of the season they always seem to have a car to match that of Brawn GP, but luck was never on their side but an awesome performance from Vettel and Webber gave them their best ever result in F1.

Button came 3rd to prove that Brawn GP is here to stay and rain or sun they do seem to prove that their car is good enough for a world championship. He continues to lead the driver’s world championship while his teammate Rubens Barrichello came 4th. The others to score among points include both the McLaren cars, Timo Glock and yet again Sebastien Buemi of STR who had a very consistent race.

It was yet again a heard break for Force India as Sutil was on his way to score the first points for the team but with 5 laps to go, he spun and he crashed out. Yet again it was so near yet so far for this team. But hope they do manage to score points this season as they have shown significance improvement since the start of the season.

This was the worst start to a season since 1981 for Ferrari as Massa had technical issues and his car stalled in the middle of the race while Kimi could only manage a disappointing 10th. Ferrari needs to have a miracle to win titles this year but a position of 9th in the constructors championship and the only team to not score points along with Force India does not go well with the team and though the car is not up to its usual standards, but both the drivers has to do well or them may see themselves replaced by the time the season gets over.

Alonso and Renault after a brilliant qualifying session will be disappointed on not scoring points, Renault again is stuck in the middle of the field and they have to make sure they have a car which challenges the likes of Brawn and RBR or Alonso will surely walk out of the team at the end of the season. Also Nelsinho Piquet continues to frustrate the team and if he continues to drive the same way, well he may well be out of the team within the next few races.

Toyota will be disappointed by their result though Glock did managed a 7th but they surely know that they do have a package to get both their cars to score points on a regular basis and this is a very important season for the last Japanese team on the grid as without a solid performance they too would pull off F1. BMW also had a race to forget and they should improve by the time the European leg of the season begins but that would be too late to pull off a serious challenge for the titles.

Vettel proved that he is truly the heir to Schumacher’s crown and yet again he showed his class on a wet weather race, Red Bull surely would do it’s best to keep Vettel in the team but with Kimi and Massa not doing too well, Ferrari would definitely have their eyes on Vettel and for all you know he may race for the team during the 2010 season.

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