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Lewis Hamilton wins scintillating Canadian Grand Prix
Posted By: James Allen  |  13 Jun 2010   |  7:28 pm GMT  |  208 comments

Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix, the most exciting race of the season so far. He led home team mate Jenson Button in McLaren’s third 1-2 finish of the season. Hamilton now leads the drivers’ championship, the fifth different driver to do so this season and McLaren head the constructors’. Fernando Alonso finished third for Ferrari but felt he would have won but for problems with slower cars.


It was Hamilton’s second win in three visits to Montreal, ” I don’t know why I go well here, ” he said. “For me this is one of the best races of the season. Maybe I can dial the car in and get a better feel for it here.”

It was a sensational race with a spirited duel between Alonso and Hamilton at the heart of it. There was some very hard racing further down the field, with Schumacher and Kubica also engaged in a furious battle which saw both of them on the grass at the Turn 3 chicane at one point.

Tyre degradation played a huge part in the story, with drivers adopting different strategies to cope with the fading tyres, both soft and hard. It gave us an idea of what F1 might be like if tyres were deliberately chosen to degrade quickly, as some would like to see.

Red Bull thought they had the right strategy starting on the hard tyres, but it turned out that they didn’t last much better than the soft. This handed the initiative to McLaren and Ferrari, Vettel going from P2 on the grid (after Webber’s penalty) to P4. This was because the hard tyre didn’t perform any better at the start than the soft tyre, against expectations.

It was the warmest day of the race weekend with the track temperature up at 38 degrees when the race started.

Mark Webber started seventh on the grid after taking a five place drop due to a late gearbox change. The team found particles of the input shaft in the oil analysis and that meant it was going to fail.

The start was full of incident, with Liuzzi and Massa being very aggressive with each other, banging wheels like touring car drivers. Both had to pit for repairs.

Jenson Button was in trouble from early on with the soft tyre, and made an early stop on lap 7. Hamilton led from the start, but pitted himself early, as did Alonso. The pair exited the pits side by side and it was the start of a fantastic battle between the old adversaries. Alonso took the place on the way out of the pits.

We now had two races, the Red Bulls and Kubica in one race and Alonso and Hamilton in another. But the hard tyres were not lasting well either and the race started to swing back towards Hamilton and Alonso, who closed quickly on Vettel and Webber.

The Red Bull pair pitted – Vettel opting to take his soft tyres at this early stage – leaving Buemi in the Toro Rosso in the lead.

Alonso made a move to pass the Swiss at the hairpin, but lost momentum and this gave Hamilton the chance to get past him again on the long straight into the final chicane.

Alonso looked more comfortable on tyre wear than Hamilton and on lap 23 came on the radio to say, “It’s looking good” to his engineer.

Sutil battled with Kubica for sixth place, while Vettel on the option tyre was faster than the leaders, but the problem with the softs today was that once they started to go off, they fell off a cliff so it was important to pit as soon as possible when the driver felt them going.


Webber led on lap 30 having made only one stop to the two of his rivals by that stage. He was the only one of the leaders not to have used the option tyre at this stage. His lap times were stronger than his rivals at this stage and it was a question of how he could minimise the pain of the soft tyre when he took it.

By lap 40 his tyres started to go off and Hamilton was reeling him in quickly. It looked at this stage as though Hamilton, Alonso, Button and Vettel were all trying to get to the end of the race on their second set of hard tyres. As Webber’s tyres faded, Hamilton started catching him at a second a lap, he was on him by lap 48.

Hamilton passed Webber for the lead on lap 50 and the Australian pitted a lap later, rejoining fifth behind Hamilton, Alonso, Button and Vettel.

Alonso got boxed in behind a slower car for the second time in the race with 15 laps to go and Button took the opportunity to pass him for second place. Button’s tyres looked to be in better shape than Hamilton’s and he closed on him.

With nine laps to go, Sebastian Buemi pulled off a brilliant pass on Schumacher for 8th place, a remarkable performance in a Toro Rosso car which looked horribly off the pace in the practice sessions. Buemi started 15th on the grid. Schumacher lost a further two places at the end to the Force Indias, Liuzzi enjoying his strongest weekend of the season and he surely would have scored more points if it were not for the collision with Massa at the start.

After being outclassed on the downforce dependent Istanbul circuit, Ferrari were good here and Alonso felt that a win was possible. “Everyone saw that we had the pace to win. It was a race decided by small details, traffic in particular. Some times it helps you some times it’s against you,” said Alonso. “I think we did a perfect race, we did very quick pit stops, especially the one to pass the McLaren. We proved we are strong and there is a lot more to come.”

CANADIAN GRAND PRIX, Montreal, 70 laps
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1h33:53.456
2. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 2.254
3. Alonso Ferrari + 9.214
4. Vettel Red Bull-Renault + 37.817
5. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 39.291
6. Rosberg Mercedes + 56.084
7. Kubica Renault + 57.300
8. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap
9. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap
10. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap
11. Schumacher Mercedes + 1 lap
12. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap
13. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth + 1 lap
14. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth + 1 lap
15. Massa Ferrari + 1 lap
16. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth + 2 laps
17. Petrov Renault + 2 laps
18. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth + 4 laps
19. Di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth + 5 laps

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James,

I’ve seen a few people on here and on other forums ask why Red Bull would say that Valencia should suit McLaren, when Valencia is listed as a high downforce track and Red Bull have the most natural aero downforce of any team.

Could you please comment on if you think my understanding is correct. From my understanding, you have:-

High speed corners: require most amount of downforce (very high).

Low speed corners: require medium – high downforce.

Straights: require low downforce

So depending on the mixture of them on a track then that dictates the usual level of downforce. However, there are many factors to consider:-

1. How long the straights are and how many of them there are.

2. How many high speed corners there are.

3. How many low speed corners there are.

Therefore, Canada has some huge straights and a few low speed corners, so it is a low downforce track. I’d say Valencia is medium – high, it has no high speed corners and has a lot of slow speed corners, however, it does have a fair few straights. Saying this, those straights are not huge long straights, like those at Canada. That is why it is on the high side.

The reason why Red Bull will say McLaren will be suited to this, is because of there F-duct, not because of the downforce level required. There F-duct is effective on small straights, as well as long ones. It also allows them to put on more down force for the slow speed corners.

In contrast, Red Bull’s downforce will suit the low speed corners, but will not be as beneficial as it would with high speed corners. Plus, the addition of the many short straights will only be a hindrance to them as that isn’t their strongest point.

If we look at an example between Turkey and Barcalona.

Turkey is: medium – high downforce

Barcelona is: high – very high downforce

This is because Barcelona has a vast amount of high speed corners, a few slow speed corners and only about one main straight. Whereas Turkey has only one major high speed corner (a monster of one at that) a couple of low speed corners and then a fair few straights. These straights bring down the standard downforce level requirements and with McLaren being able to use their F-duct, they really prospered.

In other words, McLarens F-duct is most useful on medium – high downforce level tracks where they can make use of their great top speed, while adding more wing (downforce) than others. On low downforce tracks, it is still useful, but the car naturally requires less downforce anyway and so it isn’t maybe as useful.

All in all though, there is a lot more to why a car would be good or bad irrelevant of their downforce. McLaren haven’t had the greatest amount of aero downforce on their car this year so far, however, they seem the 2nd best team round high speed corners because there car has great balance. Contrast this to Ferarri who arn’t so good round high speed corners, but excel around slow speed corners, because their mechanical grip and traction is better. So this is almost the opposite of how it usually is for the two big guns, if you look at previous seasons.

If you ask me, I think Ferarri, especially with their new big update, will be favorites for Valencia and then McLaren and Red Bull will be just behind, with not much at all between them (unless Red Bull’s updates give them a good step). This being because McLaren arn’t so good around the slow stuff this year, whereas RB have improved in that department, they also have a little extra natural downforce, however, McLaren have a very efficient F-duct. Mercedes and Renault shouldn’t be too bad either.

Do you guys think that is a good evaluation / have anything else to add?

Thanks.

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Wow! Too much to comment on there but thanks for sharing. All I would add is that RBR is better in low speed downforce than last year and traction, so that’s why they are very quick in low speed corners as well as high speed ones. Weakness is on straights

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Best race that I have seen in a long time! Crumbling tyres seems to make for a great race, though perhaps it would be a little artificial to intentionally engineer thm that way.

James,

Do you think that this race signals the beginning of the end for the Red Bull dominance? With Ferrari rumoured to be bringing the Red Bull exhaust concept to Valencia, and McLaren a race or two later, the gap may be closing still further- on the other hand, it was always acknowledged that Montreal probably wouldn’t be a Red Bull track. What do you think?

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I think the track had a lot to do with it and it’s a bit of a one-off. RBR will still be massively strong at the high downforce tracks. But McLaren are right there now

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Yes the track makes this race. Hopefully Mr. Tilke will have been watching and picked up a few hints. No more designing corners to look like letters of the Chinese alphabet please. Why does he get get every design gig?

6

I havent read all the comments to check if this has been asked, but did there not used to be a rule that if you were lapped when the lead car took the chequered flag you could not lose or gain any positions thereafter? I remember one year in France Michael let Ralf unlap himself right at the end of the last lap to give Ralf the chance to pass for 6th (which he did). So I ask has this rule been changed as if it has not then Schumacher should be classified 9th as he and both Force India’s were lapped by Hamilton.

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Wow, first time I’ve seen so much squabbling here amongst posters.

Anyways, that was a good race, once again mainly due to a lack of grip on a slippery track that caused tire performance issues.

But I don’t like this idea of artificially inducing graining into a tire; why would any company want to put their name on a product that is designed to fail? That would be like Boeing putting their name on a plane designed to crash, a step backwards in technology.

Install sprinklers. Control them with a computer program that randomly generates wet and dry conditions that no team can anticipate. Repeat to taste. Bon appetit.

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Internal info: the link to this poll was posted on many Spanish forums (even non F1 forums), to get them to vote for Alonso, because they hate Hamilton so much.

So the poll is rigged.

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You can say that again, it was a memorable GP in which Hamilton displyaed a bit of everything to take the win. Qualifying speed, race craft, opportunism, tyre and equipment managing, etc. It had it all except for wet weather driving.

Valencia should be another very exciting race with lots of potential, but it’ll be hard to get better than this.

10

Amritraj, can you with all honesty truly believe that Mclaren’s release of Hamilton was more dangerous, than the wreckless and dangerous move made by Robert Kubica upon entering the pits. Kubica received a reprimand, justifiably so for one of the most dangerous moves that I have ever seen a F1 driver make.

11

At the end of the race i overheard Jenson saying to Lewis something like ‘The tow you can get round here is amazing’

It did seem like the cars were following each other really closely and it made for great viewing!

Was there a reason they could follow so close round this circuit?

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I live in Montreal and I have bike around the circuit, no fast corners means no need to have too much downforce (which the RedBull has), this is a stop and go circuit, you accelerate and break a lot, lots of stress into brakes, engine, tires. Very similar behavior to Montreal. This tends to level the playfield since downforce is not a key variable.

On the contrary, Silverstone, Turkey, fast corners needs lots of downforce.

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What happened to all the complaints about not being able to follow.

I’m not sure of what the subtleties are, but the drivers have shown that close driving for lap after lap is possible.

My suspicion is that last year few teams if any had sorted out the moveable front wing (no driver ever seemed to comment on it); this year they realised that it was a key feature for managing the changing demands of the car.

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James what is the procedure on pit crews coming into the pit lane, I noticed Red Bull brought out their pit crew in front of Lewis for his first stop even though they were never going to bring either driver in. I noticed Mclaren doing the same infront of another team later on in the race.

They aren’t ready to change tires on every lap so it can’t be just a precutionary measure it looks like an attempt to complicate the opposition drivers in and out boxing.

In my, probably uninformed, opinion it’s a needless risk. The red bull mechanics being out prevented Lewis from going back sharply to the left to avoid a possible collision with Alonso. By the time Lewis was outboxing then I’d imagine both Red Bull drivers were past the pit exit so they couldn’t of even been there in case they made a last second strategy change.

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Yes I agree that is something that needs looking at

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Wrote this and then noticed Nando had noticed the RBR mechanics like me – also James note item 2. below.

James,

I’d like to highlight 2 aspects of Pit Lane Safety as there are some unnecessary things happening.

If you check the actual pit stop of Button and Lewis – ( Forget the part of Lewis and Alonso them coming out together and study the Pits.

1. I’d like to highlight something which I think is unnecessary – In the next pit to McLaren is the Red Bull Pit and when

a. When Jenson ( lap 7 ) leaves a Red Bull mechanic runs out into the car entry space ????

b. When Lewis ( Lap 8 ) leaves with Alonso alongside there are 2 Mechanics just hanging around standing in the outside area of where a car would park – Lewis accelerates and moves away and up to 100K next to Alonso and next to these Guys –

( The Red Bulls don’t pit till lap 14 so they should not be running into a dangerous area )

– Why are they there ????????? to force a slow line ??? to try to put McLaren drivers off ????

In Indycar you have to clear the area immediately after a stop or all come out together for a stop ( or the marshall will penalise you )

Can anybody explain their actions ?

2. The Air Guns are just lying on the ground for the outside wheel changing at every pit. WHY ???? these are like hanging dangerous trip up hooks just waiting for an car to hit one of these and a horrendous accident in the making.

The air guns could be simply hung up into the suspended gantry above and any tube pulled up therefore if a car was to come through this area then we wouldn’t get a potential accident.

When the guns are wanted then the mechanics could easily walk out unhook and pull out the hose – much safer.

Don’t you think this is dangerous ???

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We’ve seen a few things I thought were dangerous this year. Kubica’s pit in was another

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Interesting to see the standings so very close coming up to half distance in the championship.

My question is, and perhaps the same as many F1 fans, Can Red Bull develop their car to iron out their quality/reliability issues? Or is their car fundamentally a fragile, albeit very fast, car?

The smart money should perhaps start to shift to Hamilton and Button for a championship fight now, with a watchful eye on Alonso and Webber.

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Your first point, that of how close the standings are this season, highlights a remarkable change. The norm is that by this time one team has built a lead and the others try and catch up. For 2010 we have a wonderful scramble. It isn’t classic F1 but it is, none the less, exciting.

But it was your second point that highlights the most remarkable thing about RBR. Everything about the team and car, with the exception of driver rivalry perhaps, is on the ball but their one major fault, reliability, seems not to change.

It is probably the only thing they need to work on – although perhaps their PR as well – but they have singularly failed to do so. Both cars suffered with gearbox faults in Canada.

I’ve lost count of the number of g/box changes Webber has had and I would assume he is hoping the stewards have as well.

So venturing into the Spanish Inquisition area: RBR needs to work on reliability, PR and personnel management. The cars need to last. If they do then the drivers need to avoid one-another. If they don’t then RBR needs to manage the media. But I’d start with reliability.

Ferrari reckon they will have significant upgrades for the next race. McLaren promise a virtually new car for Silverstone. And all this while RBR are wondering what’s going to break next.

This is a really interesting season.

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Just quickly James,

It’s, Fair “shake” of the sauce bottle.

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Yah,I’m an Aussie and even I cringed when you said that.

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Don’t worry, I won’t be using that expression again!

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I stick to a “fair rub of the rhubarb”. It is much more concise.

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Alistair Blevins

Great overtakes by the McLarens on Alonso. Both completely opportunistic and using the traffic to maximum effect.

Button’s pass had shades of Mansell on Senna at Hungary in 1989.

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James,

Red Bull claim Vettel was nursing a gearbox problem. I doubt it. Red Bull expected a Safety Car and planned their fuel and tyre strategy with that assumption. I think Vettel was running out of fuel.

I’ll believe the gearbox story when he has it changed for the next race.

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Which may well happen

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James, I’ve always wondered, what stops teams changing their gear box between race venues, I know it’s a illegal, but how would anyone know, seeming as it’s a component inside the car?

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Everything is checked, very carefully, by the FIA.

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Will that incur him a grid penalty? The rules state that one gearbox should last four races. Canada is the eighth race, which means the second gearbox has lasted four races already. So if they change to a new gearbox for Valencia, is that considered a scheduled and therefore legal change?

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An epic performance from the McLaren boys today. Hamilton was especially impressive – I’ve been one of the many who doubted his ability to make tyres last, but on yesterday’s performance it looks like he’s picked up a thing or two on the subject from his team mate!

The one thing that Button had in his armoury was the ability to counter Hamilton’s out and out pace by getting those extra few laps out of the tyres. Not so any more…

Without the tyre advantage we may find Button struggling to match his team mate for the rest of the year.

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Not to take anything away from a good drive by Hamilton, but I believe cars in the lead do not wear their tires as quickly as cars trying to struggle for grip while following closely behind another.

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The race was entertaining and exciting. A real thriller although not a classic.

Once LH took the lead on lap 48 it became purely tactical with the leaders lapping 2-3 seconds a lap slower than mid-field cars. That’s not to say it wasn’t compulsive viewing but from then on it was a question of tyres.

I hope I wasn’t the only one to think that Mclaren had blown it with their tactics when there was no pace car during the first five laps (or whole race as it turned out). Even with hindsight I still find it an odd decision. Being McLaren one believes they lucked into it but the softs at the start gave LH the race.

McLaren with good tactics? That’d be awesome.

I’ve never been a fan of Todt. I think he ruined the sport for me for many years. But there has been a refreshing change since he took over from that other bloke. The results now stand it seems. No challenges in courts, no peculiar bans, no iffy decisions.

There was one really dangerous incident during the race, one that made me swear, according to my wife. And that was penalised with an admonishment. Good decision.

It was a shame that Webber was penalised for the gearbox change – no problem about it, it’s the rules. Whether it would have made that much of a difference (the first corner notwithstanding) to the result is doubtful given the places he made up in the first lap.

The one common theme throughout this season has been RBR’s lack of reliability.

There has been a lot of criticism of driving standards on here but there were no really dangerous crashes. The dive for the pitlane from the wrong side of the track was very dangerous. One thinks of Patrese and Berger’s coming together. Perhaps a line into the pits in the same way as the exit, when required? Or how about sensible driving?

It is a shame that Rosberg didn’t get any air time.

RBR are (my) favourite for Valencia but if McL are going to use tactics (difficult concept I know) one never knows.

It is a shame to see one of the F1 old stagers humiliated on television in front of millions. Perhps he should have retired completely from the sport. He’s yesterday’s man now. His performance made me cringe at times. Eddie Jordan is realy out of his depth.

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Thanks for the comment. Not heard from you for a while

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Nice of your to notice. Sorry I’ve been away – I’ve still read you blog though. I’ve been setting up a small business (see my website) and it’s taken up so much time that I’ve had to ration the internet.

Your blog can become compulsive and before you know it a couple of hours has gone by.

I’ve a bit more time now so I’ll pester you a bit.

Derek

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Steven Pritchard

That was one of the best drives ever from Lewis, fast yet controlled, he always had plenty of pace left in his pocket, and (as he admitted) Jenson just could not touch him all weekend.

Canada always seems to suit Lewis more than Button (Lewis likes to stamp on the brakes hard and late, whereas Button is more progressive which does not suit this track as much)

The best race of the season so far, which proves the point that we require tyres which degrade quicker!

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I might be in a minority of one here, but I thought Michael Schumacher did very well indeed today. Yes I’m a big fan, so I could be said to be biased, but seriously… he went from 13th to 8th in the first few hundred metres, which no one in the commentary box thought to mention. At the same time his teammate went from 10th to 13th. If that’s not some kind of alchemy I don’t know what is.

He rose as high as 3rd before his own pit stop before the incident with Kubica – and I’m waiting to hear why he had to pit; his car didn’t seem damaged afterwards. As to the whole incident, I found it, as David Coulthard did, simply a ‘racing incident’. Honestly, people need to lighten the hell up when it comes to commenting upon these guys. They’re paid the big bucks to race each other hard – none of this ‘after you Claude’ rubbish… If you read about the old guys, the ones who raced in the 20s and 30s, who treated the track as a chariot race yet hugged and socialised together afterwards, you realise how cossetted our modern view is.

I WANT to see drivers on the grass because the the person they’re trying to muscle out of the way doesn’t budge an inch. I want to see drivers so desperate to hold their position that they weave a couple of times. I mean really – the idea that some guys in suits have created a rule stating how many times a grand prix driver can or can’t block if he’s being overtaken – how pathetic.

Let’s all lighten up and enjoy the spectacle of these men battling hard.

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Tyres, Tyres, Tyres

I said after boring Bahrain that Bridgestone should bring Super soft tyres with lots of stops. Canada proved that softer tyres makes different strategies and drivers or cars who are better on their tyres and it makes more exciting races.

Bridgestone please bring soft tyres to more GP’s.

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With all the Friday and Saturday practice runs, teams will have to be allocated more tyres if they have to race with super softs. Else teams will simply run minimal practice runs and wait for race day.

Furthermore, I’m not sure Bridgestone wants to be branded as a company whose tyres need to be replaced ever so often.

I do agree, though, it makes for a good racing spectacle and will play into Lewis’ hands. He’ll enjoy thrashing them around

39

Actually Krampa it questionable who it plays to – someone who thrashes their tyres for quick times but needs more tyres or a car and driver who can save their tyres and ultimately get longer times on them and may not need that final tyre change ( happens all the time in Indycar or Nacar) – but it makes it exciting like Canada as we really didn’t know if Lewis’s tyres were going to last right up till 5 laps to the end.

In Indycar or Nascar the tyres are only expected to last a set amount of time – Its just in F1 that Bridgestone decided that its bad publicity to use more than one set of hard tyres – which last about 200+ laps.

Soft tyres cost more tyres …. but its actually better racing as it brings loads more factors out in the open of the driver and the car, as either can easily ruin the tyres but treat them well and you get long, fast, times on a set of tyres.

Actually, by not bringing softs to a GP then it is more hidden as to who is good and who is poor. Hard tyres mask this huge area which is a skill and design of the car which should be highlighted but we are not seeing it.

It was so good to see the BBC commentators on the forum thanking sincerely the head of Bridgestone for a great race and asking for more soft tyres. Its not a reflection of poor tyres – its a reflection of speed and grip –

Actually McLaren did a great job as I expected the Ferrari or Bull’s to be far better on their tyres and come back at the McL’s at the end 10 laps.

Please Bridgestone more soft tyres !!

40

Why didn’t Red Bull bring Webber in once Hamilton started to catch him? If a pitstop added about 20 secs to a lap, his 10 second advantage would have brought him back out in 3rd.

41

Because the softs wouldn’t last him till the end of the race that way. He’d have to pit again and risk coming out worse than 5th.

Red Bull’s tire strategies for both Webber and Vettel seemed to be based on the assumption that there would be a SC, and the frontrunners would be stuck in traffic. It was a gamble that did not pay off.

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The past two Years I have been wondering about the felt equal high quality Class of Alonso and Hamilton. They are like Magnets with oppodite poles attractingbeach other. That very silly old man Helmut Marko was dann right to recite a comment he heard somewhere when saying “we need to watch out for Alonso and Hamilton but don’t care much about what the others do.” Alonso’s year so far has been at best okay, but honestly, i’d aay embaressing just look at where he stands in the drivers Championship. Who can match the quality and Class of either Lewis and Alonso?dann good race! Is Mercedes gp asking by now why on earth they bought Brawn? Ron certainly would say “can’t buy success!” to which Mateschitz would respond “well wrong, just look at my bulls!”

43

And James you didnt mention that Kubica had the fastest lap time

44

Fastest lap times are pretty irrelevant this year (remember Petrov last time out?), plus Kubica was the last of the top runners to stop for tyres.

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i know but it was first time in Kubica carrier so i think he should even mention it :]

46

Great Race, one of the best of the year! Would have been perfect if anyone other than Hamilton would have won it.

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Hi James

Great race. Liked the pre – race stuff on Channel One. You got your Aussie lingo half right. Everyone says “hooning” but no one (except our nerdy PM, in an attempt to sound more in touch with everyday people) says “fair shake/suck of the sauce bottle”. Keep up the great work though!

48

It was like all the drivers came to life in Canada. There was so much happening. Guess it proves that this is pure driver’s circuit.

49

How naive was Vettel demanding to know what the fastest lap time was so that he can go for it? Especially when he was already nursing a car problem. Christian Horner’s response, “Don’t even think about it!” was one of the funniest moments of the race.

50

Vettel showing his arrogance and imaturity.

51

The funniest comment for me was when Vettel asked whether he needs to pass Button to win the race….but…Button was behind Alonso and Hamilton:-)

52

I think maybe Vettel was asking if he had to ACTUALLY pass the cars in front of him, and he has misunderstood the new passing rules at Redbull and assumes Horner will tell ALL the drivers to jump out of his way if he gets close, when really it is just Webber that has to do that.

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