What a race by Michael Schumacher! He fended off Alonso for what 30-35 laps and did a fabulous job at it, showing Alonso who’s the boss at Imola. Also, as fate would have it, it was a complete reversal of last year’s race where Schumy kept looking for a window to pass Alonso and could not, for pretty much 20-25 laps.
I loved the race, but more interestingly, the wife was also into it. That means, the race was truly exciting 🙂 Of course, the formula 1 tracks are less and less pass-friendly, so passing was going to be extremely tough, but still, the fact that Alonso was trying to dip to the inside every now and then, kept the excitement to a very high level.
And of course, the pit stops. Ferrari did an amazing job with their pit stop of Schumy and that was basically the race because if after the second stop Alonso would have come up ahead of Schumy, there was no way Alonso would have given up the P1.
Anyway, all’s well that ends well. Of course, with P2, Alonso still made a lot of points buffer between him and Kimi and now, of course, him and Schumy.
As for Kimi, it was a pathetic qualifying for him, and the start, which was critical was not as good as he would have wanted, making him suffer in the middle of the pack for much of the race.
On to the next one …