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2011 India Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: The way Bernie likes to play it, is to line up as many Grands Prix as possible, and then put the screws on the current events, since some races have to be dropped to accommodate the schedule. Now we got New Jersey. Russia is waiting in the wings. Already, Bernie is telling South Korea to take a hike concerning their request for a sanction fee cut. Bernie always makes sure circumstances are in his favor...

EVENT: Race day seemed successful, but the place sure looked empty for qualifying.

QUALIFYING: Red Bull gets their record. Next record up -- Vettel.

RACE: The track did produce some good racing action. Now, let's hope they can get it cleaned up and rubbered in for next year.

TRACK: Proof that Tilke can build an exciting, fast, safe track. Bodes well for Austin.

START: Webber finally gets a good start when it matters, Button jumps Alonso and then gets Webber, and the Williams' cars doink each other.

VETTEL: Complete domination.

WEBBER: The difference in performance between teammates Mark and Vettel tells you all you need to know about these two drivers.

RED BULL: They must be laughing their butts off at Ferrari's front wing...

FERRARI: What the ----? For all the bitching and accusations Ferrari lobbed at Red Bull, they come out with that oscillating, flexible wing that produced a fireworks show better than on the fourth of July? Unreal!

BUTTON: What do you know, Jenson outdid his teammate again.

ALONSO: A strong, if uneventful, race for Fernando.

SCHUMACHER: After once again getting embarrassed by his younger, less experienced teammate in qualifying, Michael stepped it up, and out raced Rosberg.

ROSBERG: Should have done better.

MASSA: True, Felipe was ahead of Hamilton at the turn in. However, he had to realize there is a point of no return, and Hamilton can't just make his car disappear.

HAMILTON: Yet, Lewis, as the overtaking driver, is responsible for making a safe pass. In the end, no one deserved a penalty. This time.

ALGUERSUARI: Looking more and more like Jaime will be the driver Toro Rosso keeps.

BUEMI: But Sebastien is still getting the short straw, mostly through no fault of his own.

TORO ROSSO: Red Bull, Jr. is definitely starting to get their act together. They could make things very interesting next year as an underdog.

SUTIL: Looking more and more like Adrian is going to be the odd man out at Force India.

KARTHIKEYAN: Well, we suppose it's nice to have an Indian driver in the Indian GP, but it's not like Narain could do anything with an HRT.

FORCE INDIA: Well, they got one driver in the points for their home grand prix.

BARRICHELLO: Shouldn't Rubens just retire?

MALDONADO: Now, that's what you call a gearbox failure!

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Reflection.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 11 -- And counting.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: With the actual number of wins much easier to rack up these days with longer seasons, win percentage is a more accurate figure (though, it too has its faults) to judge greatness. Topping that list for a season is Alberto Ascari with 75% (six wins in eight races) in 1952.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Sebastian Vettel's engineer after the race, "Not bad."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Felipe Massa on the continuing on track feud between him and Lewis Hamilton, "It's the umpteenth time that Hamilton runs into me this year, and it seems it's some sort of fatal attraction."

SCHEDULE: Off to a Middle Eastern country that is not having an uprising.

Copyright 2011 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.



RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Vettel 60
2. Button 60
3. Alonso 60
4. Webber 60
5. Schumacher 60
6. Rosberg 60
7. Hamilton 60
8. Alguersuari 59
9. Sutil 59
10. Perez(R) 59
11. Petrov 59
12. Senna 59
13. di Resta(R) 59
14. Kovalainen 58
15. Barrichello 58
16. d'Ambrosio(R) 57
17. Karthikeyan 57
18. Ricciardo(R) 57
19. Trulli 55
R Massa 32
R Buemi 24
R Maldonado(R) 12
R Glock 2
R Kobayashi 0

Time of Race
1:30:35.002

Margin of Victory
8.433 sec.

Safety Car
None

Lead Changes
None

Lap Leaders
Sebastian Vettel

Fastest Race Lap
Sebastian Vettel

Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Vettel 374
2. Button 240
3. Alonso 227
4. Webber 221
5. Hamilton 202
6. Massa 98
7. Rosberg 75
8. Schumacher 70
9. Petrov 36
10. Heidfeld 34
11. Sutil 30
12. Kobayashi 27
13. Alguersuari 26
14. di Resta(R) 21
15. Buemi 15
16. Perez(R) 14
17. Barrichello 4
18. Senna 2
19. Maldonado(R) 1

  Team Pts.
1. Red Bull 595
2. McLaren 442
3. Ferrari 325
4. Mercedes 145
5. Renault 72
6. Force India 51
7. Sauber 41
  Toro Rosso 41
9. Williams 5
 
 

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