I’ve been debating whether or not to do a recap of last weekend’s Indian Grand Prix. This is usually the point in the season where my interests in Formula 1 begin to wane. Red Bull is in total domination mode with Sebastian Vettel the new favorite to win the WDC.
Fernando Alonso is doing his best but the F2012 is clearly inferior to Newey’s masterful RB8. It’s going to be a tall order for Alonso to take back the championship, but if anyone can it’s him.
McLaren had another uninspired weekend in India. They got off to a good start but were easily overtaken by the Red Bulls and Ferraris on the back straight of Buddh International Circuit. One of the race highlights was a fantastic 3.3 second stop for Hamilton with a steering wheel and tire change. McLaren’s pit woes seem long over with, but their pace on the track is what continues to strangle the team. It’s ironic how they started the season as the team to beat. How things have changed.
Despite Vettel’s overwhelming success, Mark Webber struggled with a faulty KERS on his RB8. Interesting how Webber’s car is always the one to break down…
Overall another boring race on another boring Tilke track. However if DRS musical chairs is your thing, then maybe you enjoyed the Indian Grand Prix. For me the passionate Indian fans did little to salvage the race (if you could even call it that).
The teams head to Abu Dhabi this weekend to start the final 3 races of the season. Stay tuned.
Photos courtesy of F1 Fanatic.