It began with rain bringing a safety car to the start of the race and dampening more than just the fuse to what later became one of the most explosive races in the sports history. With various nudges and bump bringing a smattering of carbon fibre to the track, the race began as the safety car receded into the pit lane…
Vettel in his overly predictable fashion rocketed onwards leaving the rest of the pack in the wet conditions to play catch-up. The first sparks began to fly as an over-eager Lewis Hamilton made a few errors and then whilst attempting to regain a place lost to his team mate, made contact. This ended Lewis’ race. Both Ferrari’s were looking mighty as the track began to dry and some brave drivers took to the intermediate tyres. The safety car was seen once again as Alonso spun out leaving his Ferrari perched on the edge of a curb rendering it completely immobilized. Jeson who in the end made 6 visits to the pits after punctures and tyre changes was at this point sitting in stone-dead-last.
One of the highlights of this race was the resurgence of 7 time world champion Michael Schumacher who showed the world that he has still got it. Unfortunately just missing out on the podium he finished 4th. However whilst the battle for 2nd/3rd between Schumacher and Webber took place it was Jenson Button who had fought from last up to 4th eventually leapfrogged them both and was in the hunt for the Germans blood. Jenson’s pace today was unrivaled coming from the back and shooting down Vettel faster than a Spitfire. On the last lap the seemingly immortal machine that is the young Vettel lost traction from the drying circuit giving Button just enough room to take the win.
Incredible! From last to first, it is hard to think that the much loved Brit has critics at all after winning the 2009 world championship and then delivering this superb win. Well deserved and a true show of what a great talent this man is.