It was a script from heaven. The drivers did not even have any sponsors on them. Who would have imagined that a defunct team written off by critics and fans alike, rescued at the last moment would go on to make history and win their first ever formula one grand prix. Honda F1 was giving one dismal performance after another last year, but Brawn GP with its yellow livery seems to have changed the team’s fortunes. I wonder if Honda would have kept the team and raced like this, wouldn’t they have made money ? Anyway, Nick Fry would be kicking himself on the butt.
Also it was more bad news for Jarno Trulli, after starting from the pitlane he was penalised for passing Lewis Hamilton during the safety car period and would not be out of points. Lewis Hamilton thus got promoted to 3rd place in his McLaren.
Sebastien Vettel was demoted 10 places for the Malaysian Grand Prix as he was blamed for this accident with Robert Kubica. See a video of Sebastien Vettel vs Robet Kubica. Kind of reminds me of Kubica at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Jenson Button (unlike a certain other Brit) was pretty modest about the whole thing :
“It wasn’t the perfect race and there’s room for improvement, but we got the win and hopefully this is the first of many. I can’t wait for Malaysia now.”
Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton was all praise for his team’s ‘perfect strategy’
“We’ve definitely not forgotten how to win”, said Hamilton “Our strategy was perfect and the team did a fantastic job.”
The Ferraris had a dismal race and i wouldn’t really like to discuss them even, same is the case with Force India (a little more lucky and they could have been in the points though). Anyway, we head to Malaysia now for the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend. Lets see what the Sepang International Circuit holds.