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2012 Canada Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: Seven races. Seven driver winners. No dominate team or driver emerging. This is {we've run out of adjectives before F1 ran out of different winners} fun!

EVENT: Thankfully, the spoiled, communistic Quebec university students did not cause any real disruption to the event.

QUALIFYING: FIA forced Red Bull to fill in the holes on the floor and then the holes on the wheels. Then, Vettel promptly put a Red Bull on pole.

RACE: To pit or not to pit. That was the ultimate question.

TRACK: Is DRS really needed for this track?

START: Essentially, nothing happened. The top six maintained position, and the rest of the field behaved themselves.

HAMILTON: Despite not getting the pole, Lewis was fastest throughout the weekend. Thus, no surprise once he was in front, he dominated.

MCLAREN: They tried their best to screw their driver again.

ALONSO: How low can you go?

FERRARI: What were you thinking? Alonso had a guaranteed podium if you pitted him for a second time. Instead, Fernando was a sitting duck at the end.

RED BULL: You may have pitted Vettel, but it was too late to what should have been a podium finish.

GROSJEAN: When Romain finishes, which is a rarity, he finishes well.

PEREZ: Another podium for the upcoming Mexican.

SAUBER: May be the team which has the tire situation dialed in the best. If only their car was faster...

MASSA: Let's ignore his spin and near kiss of the Wall of Champions. Felipe had another strong weekend in a desperate quest to keep his ride.

ROSBERG: One more lap, and Nico would have been next in line to get Alonso.

SCHUMACHER: <BROKEN RECORD>Out paced by his less heralded teammate.</BROKEN RECORD>

WEBBER: A quiet weekend for Mark.

BUTTON: A troubled weekend for Jenson.

WILLIAMS: Has fallen off the radar since their surprise win.

PETROV: Vitaly's career is going nowhere on Caterham.

HRT: Brakes go boom.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Decisions.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 7 -- and the number keeps climbing.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: McLaren has now won three years in a row, giving them the most Canadian Grand Prix victories at 13 (Ferrari is second with 11). Their first win was the second year of the event in 1968 at Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Denny Hulme won He lapped the entire field, beating his teammate and team owner/founder, Bruce McLaren. Only six cars finished out of 20 starters.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Fernando Alonso on his team's strategy, "We tossed the coin in the air, and we waited to see the result, and it didn't work."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Lewis Hamilton on this year's crazy season, "I think this is going to be normal for this season. It's great for fans."

SCHEDULE: We're going to predict the different driver winning streak ends at Valencia despite Schumacher, Raikkonen, and Grosjean having a good shot at winning a race this year. Who will be the first repeat winner is a prediction we don't dare make.

Copyright 2012 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.



RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 70
2. Grosjean 70
3. Perez 70
4. Vettel 70
5. Alonso 70
6. Rosberg 70
7. Webber 70
8. Raikkonen 70
9. Kobayashi 70
10. Massa 70
11. di Resta 70
12. Hulkenberg 70
13. Maldonado 70
14. Ricciardo 70
15. Vergne(R) 69
16. Button 69
17. Senna 69
18. Kovalainen 69
19. Petrov 69
20. Pic(R) 67
R Glock 56
R Schumacher 43
R de la Rosa 24
R Karthikeyan 22

Time of Race
1:32:29.586

Margin of Victory
2.513 sec.

Safety Car
None

Lead Changes
6 among 4 drivers

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Romain Grosjean

Fastest Race Lap
Sebastian Vettel

Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Hamilton 88
2. Alonso 86
3. Vettel 85
4. Webber 79
5. Rosberg 67
6. Raikkonen 55
7. Grosjean 53
8. Button 45
9. Perez 37
10. Maldonado 29
11. di Resta 21
  Kobayashi 21
13. Senna 15
14. Massa 11
15. Hulkenberg 7
16. Vergne(R) 4
17. Ricciardo 2
  Schumacher 2

  Team Pts.
1. Red Bull 164
2. McLaren 133
3. Lotus 108
4. Ferrari 97
5. Mercedes 69
6. Sauber 58
7. Williams 44
8. Force India 28
9. Toro Rosso 6
 
 

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