The race has just finished, interviews are still on and I’m trying to catch my breath. Interlagos has always been the most exciting race track. After the surprising qualification yesterday, the race wasn’t less interesting.
As the most of you guess, Nico Hülkenberg was attacked right on the start. Honestly, I’m sure Nico was pretty nervous – the first pole, first time on a leading position. Despite this matter, Hülkenberg had a good start, but Sebastian Vettel was a little bit faster, so he overtook him in the first corner. Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso had a good start too. Actually, the whole start was pretty smooth – without an accident. It was very nice that they took care of each other.
Mark Webber overtook Nico Hülkenberg as well and the Red Bulls could work on the head start. Fernando Alonso wasn’t that lucky. Hülkenberg defended his position very well. After few more tries Alonso finally overtook him. However, the Red Bulls were pretty far by the time.
Lewis Hamilton wasn’t that lucky at all. He spent 14 laps driving behind Nico Hülkenberg’s Williams-Cosworth. Actually, a pretty long train formed behind Nico. Everybody was stuck. Despite the fact, that the Williams were slower, Nico Hülkenberg did everything to defend his positions. He did a great job and in the end brought the car on the 8th position in. After this racing weekend I’m curious how the team will decide.
Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso were driving without any troubles. One of the many questions was how the team Red Bull decides – either they keep Vettel on the leading position or Mark and Sebastian change their positions.
After the first pit stops the first three positions didn’t change anything. Sebastian was still leading the race.
The rest of the drivers were racing their own race. To be honest, Ferrari screwed Felipe Massa’s race up totally. I don’t understand what the hell they were doing during his pit stops. Did they put on an old tyre or mixed it? I don’t know, but it was ridiculous. This year Ferrari screwed many of his races up. They should have been more careful here in Brazil – in his home country. Well, Mercedes GP called Nico Rosberg in pretty often too. Actually the whole pit stop was a mess.
Amazingly, there was only one major accident. Only Vitantonio Liuzzi crashed into the barriers and the Safety Car was deployed. I got scared for a moment because during the safety car, Fernando Alonso could cut down the gap between him and Webber. Luckily, there were two overtaken cars between Vettel and Webber, and five cars between Webber and Alonso. Actually, after the restart I was extremely lost. I couldn’t recognize which cars were overtaken and which were racing between each other. Obviously the drivers weren’t sure either.
Despite the radio announce about Webber overheated engine and Alonso driving closer and closer, it was a double for Red Bull Racing Renault and they even won the Constructor title. Sebastian Vettel finished first in the end, Mark Webber second and Fernando Alonso third. The Mclarens finished on the 4th and 5th position in Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button order.
There is one race left and the Drivers title competition is still opened. The last race will be in Abu-Dhabi.
Sadly, Jenson Button is out of this fight and Lewis Hamilton has only mathematical chance, but the main fighters for the title are Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Honestly I can’t tell who will win. It’s too hard, but my heart says: either Mark Webber or Sebastian Vettel. But we will know the name of the 2010 Champion in a week time. Who do you think will become the F1 2010 Champion?