convenient to these teams
, but Rosberg was definitely a victim of circumstance in this situation. That doesn’t make him a crybaby, he was just trying to protect his position too. This is what happens in Formula 1 when you have two title rivals in the same team, shit like this is going to happen eventually. See last year for more details. Ding Ding, Round 2.
Renault’s Chinese Burn
This is going to sound really obvious, but it’s never a good day when half your cars have engine failures. Max Verstappen was screwed out of more healthy points after another really impressive rookie performance, showing speed and confidence, and was going to be top Renault powered car, but it wasn’t to be, his car catching fire just 3 laps from the end. Which inadvertently led us to the rather embarrassing scenes of the marshals getting the car stuck in the pit wall, and having to detach the front wing to get the car back in the pits. Welp. A crying shame for the 17 year old after some great entertainment and passing.
This was preceded by Danill Kyvat’s engine exploding early on as well. Daniel Ricciardo way off the pace in 9th as well. See, what annoyed me earlier in the week was many of the F1 community accusing Red Bull Racing of being “sore losers” after threatening to quit unless they found a competitive power unit. Which obviously, is never going to happen given how everyone knows how good their aero and chassis’ packages have been in recent years.
But when shit like this happens, do you still wanna throw Red Bull under the bus? I know there’s an element of “You made your bed, now lay in it” about this situation, but put yourself in Christian Horner’s twitchy shoes. This must be incredibly frustrating for the teams, and the fans, and for a team of Red Bull’s size and assets to be struggling like this, again, says a lot about the state of the sport, especially when they’re caught between a rock and a hard place.
Sky Sports are embarrassing (Again)
I’ve done this before, I’m doing this again, Sky Sports F1 need to raise their game, because their coverage of the race this morning was terrible. I know it’s very easy to have a go at me for illegally streaming their races, but you know what, I don’t care, and the reason why, is because they don’t deserve my money for shameless bias like this.
David Croft is a solid commentator, but he can “Ham it up” on a lot of occasions, I had many fans tell me they actually switched to the BBC 5live RADIO coverage because it was that irritating. RADIO coverage. In 2015. Are you kidding me?!
And then the post-race analysis. Johnny Herbert claiming that Lewis Hamilton pointed his car at Rosberg on the grid to “intimidate” him, Simon Lazenby trying to stir up a complete non-story of Hamilton and Vettel leaving for the installation lap side by side out of the pit lane. Probably with his knob out with a 44 tattooed on it. Martin Brundle waxing lyrical about Max Verstappen and comapring him to Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher… After