2012 Great Britain Thoughts
THE BIG PICTURE: As this crazy season continues to unfold, we now have a number two driver to a two-time World Champion become the second two-time winner before his teammate.
EVENT: Once again, a ton of cars got stuck in the muddy parking lots on Friday and organizers urged fans not to show up on Saturday. Have the British ever heard of paved parking lots? It's a wonderful concept. They should try it someday...
QUALIFYING: Rain two out of three days at the British Grand Prix, causing qualifying to be delayed? We're shocked. SHOCKED!
RACE: Interestingly, with all the passing at race tracks where passing has been extremely limited, Silverstone did not display that sort of action. However, it was still an entertaining race with some exciting (and crazy) moves.
TRACK: Fast! That's all that needs to be said.
START: Explosive start by Alonso, untypical poor start by Vettel, super start by Senna, and di Resta's home race is quickly ruined.
WEBBER: A brilliant race for Mark, a fantastic pass on Alonso, and the quickly adopted fan favorite.
VETTEL: Oddly, outdone by his teammate in qualifying and the race.
ALONSO: Despite the second place finish, this weekend again displayed Fernando's exceptional talent, perhaps the best on the grid today.
MASSA: Making Ferrari's decision ever more difficult.
FERRARI: They jump from fourth to second in the constructor's standings, while their arch nemesis, McLaren, drops from second to fourth.
LOTUS: Is a fifth and sixth place by Lotus, nee, Renault, impressive or disappointing? Lately, it falls in the latter category despite Grosjean's great run from the back after early damage.
SCHUMACHER: Is Michael really starting to get his groove back?
ROSBERG: Second consecutive poor race, not helped by a botched pit stop.
HAMILTON: Well, they left Lewis out during the pit sequencing to lead the race in front of his fellow countrymen...
SENNA: Great move for ninth on the penultimate lap.
HULKENBERG: Terrible move on the penultimate lap, losing three positions to 12th, out of the points.
BUTTON: Why does Jenson even bother with the British Grand Prix? Staying at home doing his taxes would be more enjoyable.
KOBAYASHI: Not his crew's favorite driver right now...
MALDONADO: Pastor never even attempted to make the apex, clearly indicating his only thought was to block out Perez. Maldonado is rapidly gaining a reputation as a downright dirty driver.
STEWARDS: No balls whatsoever concerning Maldonado.
MARUSSIA: Beat out HRT. There's something to get excited about...
WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Stuck.
STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Countless -- The number of spectator cars stuck in the mud.
HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: With Webber's second British GP victory, he becomes only the second Australian to win multiple times. Jack Brabham won in 1959, 1960, and 1966. While both of Webber's came at Silverstone, Brabham won at three different venues -- Aintree, Silverstone, and Brands Hatch, respectively.
QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Bernie Ecclestone in his typical dry humor about how long he will be in charge of F1, "Past 100, I'm definitely out. I don't know who should do it -- honestly there's nobody I despise enough that I would wish this on them."
QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Bernie Ecclestone was very quotable this weekend. This time talking about all the rain: "We suffer all the time anyway -- with the government. So we're used to suffering."
SCHEDULE: Will Schumacher have his comeback win at his home grand prix?
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