Dear readers, firstly apologies for my recent absence. I became an Auntie a few weeks ago to the most perfect little chap named Iain therefore my world has been awash with baby-chat! Now though, I’m back….
Todays Grand Prix had one main event, which was Vettel sliding out of the race with a puncture. Of course my reaction to this was dignified and sympathetic… however I display dignity and sympathy by jumping up and down and busting out my ‘victory dance’… Just so you know. Hamilton of course took the race, a fact that many people are taking to mean Hamilton is better than Vettel though I will remain as unbiased as I can and say for the record that considering the fact Seb was already pulling away slightly when he came-a-cropper I think this would have been another runaway victory for Vettel. However it has given Hamilton the opportunity to ‘CHEER THE FRICK UP!’ which is something he’s been needing whilst he moped around the garages, lamenting the loss of his pussycat.
So now the focus is on 2nd place in the championship. With one race to go it will definitely be either Button, Alonso or at a long shot Webber. Considering my Fernando-love and the fact I’m really loving Button these days, it doesn’t make too much of a difference to me… I’d love to see either of them finish 2nd. Mark Webber would need to win in Brazil and Jenson get no more than 1 point if he were to take 2nd, so I’m officially ruling him out. My gut feeling is that it will be Button but my heart beats Fernando! As long as Jenson finishes either in front of Alonso or no more than 2 places behind he should find this an easy one.
It has been refreshing to see a happy Hamilton this race weekend though. I particularly enjoyed the fact he’s a total Mummy’s boy getting her in his pictures for her birthday… awww! Though I did roll my eyes at his declaration in Quali build up yesterday that he ‘doesnt want to be single for long’ seemingly forgetting that this is Formula 1 and not Match.com!! I was also slightly perplexed by the love-in between Hammy and Nando this weekend. Hamilton was pleasantly surprised to hear that Alonso had rated him as the “only driver capable of winning races in a car which is not the best.” He repaid the compliment in the post race press conference by referring to Fernando as “One of the best drivers in the World” which just gave me the image of two lovestruck teenagers crooning into their phones ‘No, YOU hang up first!’
Overall a pretty boring race other than Vettels first lap incident and Pastor Maldonado seemingly going colour blind and ignoring all the blue flags. In a fortnight however, we have Brazil, which will decide the rest of the top 4. Bring it on!
Till next time.
Love from Auntie Lynsey K