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2012 India Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: Vettel's end of season domination continues, but the perseverance of Alonso keeps everyone honest.

EVENT: We still can't figure out why India cares about a Grand Prix (hint, they don't), but it's even more disturbing when the quality of life inside the circuit is so different than outside the circuit.

QUALIFYING: Three rows of pairings and Vettel doesn't allow a little mistake to deter him.

RACE: Once again, the action was behind the leader, especially the first few laps with Alonso vs. McLaren.

TRACK: The drivers like it and Austin has similar features accentuated.

START: Vettel does his usual, Alonso helps himself by splitting the McLarens, and this time Vergne does the hitting.

VETTEL: The Sebastian style is back -- grab pole (or at least the front row), jump into the lead at the start, and then make everyone look like a fool by opening up an obscene margin.

ALONSO: Lost the least amount of ground possible ... but still lost ground.

WEBBER: Another Red Bull KERS problem prevents Mark from helping his teammate out.

MASSA: Overcame setup mistakes on Friday to finish with a strong weekend.

RED BULL: Adrian Newey must have a really big smile on his face while is pen is still on the drawing board.

FERRARI: Will the next "great" design step to come at Abu Dhabi really catch Newey's genius?

HAMILTON: How did those Mercedes look, Lewis? Oh, wait, you couldn't see your new ride they were so far behind you.

BUTTON: Got the meaningless consolation prize -- fastest race lap.

RAIKKONEN: Kimi stays on with Lotus for next year, which is good for all F1 fans.

SENNA: Made some great moves during the race, but it may not save Bruno's ride.

ROSBERG: Will Nico's only challenge in 2013 be to see how he matches up to Hamilton like the past three years only challenge was to enjoy beating Schumacher more often than not?

DI RESTA: Not exactly the type of performance to impress better team's managers.

PEREZ: Not exactly the type of performance to impress his new team's manager.

KARTHIKEYAN: So much for a home field surge.

SCHUMACHER: You mean Michael hasn't retired, yet?

FIA: Once again, the FIA acts impotent in the face of an obvious political statement by Ferrari which is an obvious infraction of FIA rules.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Continual

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 205 -- The number of consecutive laps Sebastian Vettel currently has led.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Fernando Alonso put his challenge to win the World Championship very succinctly, "Now we are fighting against Newey and at the moment we cannot match him."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Red Bull's Christian Horner putting it even more succinctly, and bluntly, concerning the latest Vettel to Ferrari rumors, "Bullshit."

SCHEDULE: To one of the richest places in the world where money is more important than the sport.

Copyright 2012 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.



RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Vettel 60
2. Alonso 60
3. Webber 60
4. Hamilton 60
5. Button 60
6. Massa 60
7. Raikkonen 60
8. Hulkenberg 60
9. Grosjean 60
10. Senna 60
11. Rosberg 60
12. di Resta 60
13. Ricciardo 60
14. Kobayashi 60
15. Vergne(R) 59
16. Maldonado 59
17. Petrov 59
18. Kovalainen 59
19. Pic(R) 59
20. Glock 58
21. Karthikeyan 58
22. Schumacher 55
R de la Rosa 42
R Perez 20

Time of Race
1:31:10.744

Margin of Victory
9.437 sec.

Safety Car
None

Lead Changes
None

Lap Leaders
Sebastian Vettel

Fastest Race Lap
Jenson Button

Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Vettel 240
2. Alonso 227
3. Raikkonen 173
4. Webber 167
5. Hamilton 165
6. Button 141
7. Rosberg 93
8. Grosjean 90
9. Massa 89
10. Perez 66
11. Kobayashi 50
12. Hulkenberg 49
13. di Resta 44
14. Schumacher 43
15. Maldonado 33
16. Senna 26
17. Vergne(R) 12
18. Ricciardo 9

  Team Pts.
1. Red Bull 407
2. Ferrari 316
3. McLaren 306
4. Lotus 263
5. Mercedes 136
6. Sauber 116
7. Force India 93
8. Williams 59
9. Toro Rosso 21
 
 

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