F1 » Vettel sees off Hamilton for Spanish success

Sebastian Vettel holds off Lewis Hamilton to win the Spanish Grand Prix

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May 23, 2011 8:59 AM

The depressing thing about Sunday was that you have Hamilton, one of the most scrappy and talented drivers in F1 catching Vettel, the current hotshot, and you just know that when he catches him, unless there is some kind of technical problem, he'll just have to follow him around. In bike racing, if there were the same situation, there's going to be some heavy duty action - it's what makes races exciting. Sunday again showed that F1 cars are very specifically and expensively designed not to be able to race with racing being defined as the better pilot on the day being able to express themselves on track and pass a rival. The first thing that needs to happen is that all the little men with laptops in the pits need to be lined up and shot!

MikeG - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 2:22 PM

@Sweeble ... don't know why you got so many disagree's, since you make valid points. I think that the majority of F1 fans are happy with the new artificial rules. It is all about strategy and tyre management now. You can't push hard for fear that your tyres will "fall off" ... Would be good if they ban car to pit radio's and let the driver plan his own strategy. ( Pit boards also ) ... let the mechanics spark a bit instead of falling asleep in the pit.

Geno - USA - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 3:51 PM

Good racing - had me (and my son) on the edge our seats. I really can't ask for more than that.

Eddie, you have a fine plan for Sunday. I may steal your ideas for my own awesome day of racing entertainment.

Geno - USA - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 4:00 PM

To everyone who says that the racing is dictated by the rules: Please let me know when this was not the case.

I remember the ground effects era, Turbo era, 6 wheel cars, the Williams (monkey car) with an active suspension programmed to each corner of the racetrack. All of these innovations were byproducts of the rules of the day and all were used by teams that wanted to take every bit of advantage by stretching the rules. My point: the racing is always dictated by the rules.

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