The second half of the season was Button’s iffy period, leaving four different drivers – Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Rubens Barrichello and Kimi Raikkonen to all score victories. We saw Force India have a turn of form, Kimi get a Ferrari in front and Barrichello back on the top step of the podium. It can only be Badger’s season review, part 3…
Hurrah for Mark Webber! At long bloody last the unlucky Aussie gets his maiden win. Hurrah! But boo for Rubens Barrichello for slagging off his own team after the race. If they weren’t deliberately favouring Button before, they may well do now! Raikkonen once again manages to ruin a good race for Sutil, but Nico ‘Practice Expert’ Rosberg takes an impressive 4th place. So it’s yet another 1-2 finish for Red Bull, but only 5th and 6th for Brawn GP, and with Ferrari back on the ascent no-one can start resting on their laurels anytime soon.
Alonso on pole, Massa in hospital, Renault get suspended, pit crews screw things up, Hamilton wins, and the rookie Alguersuari beats his team-mate Buemi (how embarrassing). Watch out Button! McLaren have turned their ‘dog’ of a car into a winner! As if that wasn’t shocking enough, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen put it on 2^nd ! Could this race be the turning point of the season? Take a pinch of McLaren doing well, a dash of Ferrari on good form, mix well, and then throw in a certain Mr. Schumacher and you’ve one hell of an end to the season.
Dull, dull, dull – that’s what all the drivers and fans said about Valencia before the weekend. After the weekend they’re probably saying much the same with no actual overtaking during the race at all. One man who was delighted was Mr Rubens Barrichello who stormed to victory, putting BrawnGP back on top of the podium while Jenson Button failed to do anything like that with his motor. Lewis nearly made it two in a row, but pit stop errors put an end to that dream.
Belgian Grand Prix
Earlier this year he was known as the ‘ice cream man’ now he’s back as the ice man with F1 with his ‘shut up and drive’ attitude giving Ferrari victory around the legendary Spa circuit. The real winners were Force India – a team who’ve been promising success for the last year and half, but finally delivered with Giancarlo Fisichella taking 2nd place in the race. Misery for championship leader Jenson Button who crashed out in lap 1 after contact with rookie Grosjean and also his fellow brit Lewis who was taken out on the same corner, also by a rooke – Mr Algursauri.