First I will begin with a letter to the BBC F1 Producer type folk…
Dear BBC F1 Producer people,
Karun Chandhok filled in for EJ brilliantly today. I found him both interesting and entertaining. Please consider giving him a full time job if he doesn’t manage to get a drive next year. He will otherwise be a wasted resource
Love and Cuddles, Lynsey K
Seriously though, I’ve always had a soft spot for Karun so it was great to see him step up to a presenting role. I think that with all due respect to DC, it is great to hear from a driver who has just stepped out of the car rather than the usual “When I was driving in 2002…” which is often not entirely relevant to the current set up of the cars! I think the ideal situation next year though would be to have him in a car, preferably a good one.
On the subject of drivers I want to see more of, Ricciardo gave us a great tour of the track in the pre-race build up. He is another driver I really can’t get enough of and I’d like to see him do better in 2012, particularly after his qualifying session was a complete no-go as he failed to leave the pits for the first session at all. He deserves more coverage… even if it’s only because he has a very interesting and mesmerizing nose.
I thought that Force India were going to disappoint me again by not setting times in Q3, until Paul Di Resta exited the pits with 2 minutes remaining (ALthough this seemed to be just a formality to move him in front of his team-mate) I find it a massive cop out that Sutil didn’t go out as a lot of focus was put on the fact that this is a difficult circuit for fans to travel to… and so when I see a team deliberately sitting in the garage when they could be out giving the crowds a good show, I do feel slightly annoyed.
The big shock of the day was obviously Hamilton getting Pole Position. Absolutely fantastic to see McLaren achieve that, though I can’t help be the voice of pessimism and say that maybe that could have something to do with Vettel easing off since the Championship is in hand. That said, I really would like a McLaren 1-2 tomorrow (Though Button would be my choice to win!) so I may actually get up at the crack of dawn to watch it!
A short one today in anticipation of a fantastic race tomorrow. Till next time…