This weekend, to be honest, I was hoping it would be an all red affair. So in much anticipation I started to watch the race on this huge screen with friends, it was a raucous evening.
It didn’t start too well for Ferrari, and certainly midway into the race with Glock crashing out it looked like the Gods were siding with the Reds. Here was Massa and Kimi’s chance to make it to the top 3 and after that huge bungle from Lewis’s engineering team, it looked certain that Massa would take pole! But heck! Ferrari was simply not competitive enough to fight for the win. I have never known Ferrari to not have the speed to go up against their main rivals ever. It was frustrating. When the lengthy laps of the Safety Car took place, both Felipe and Kimi opted for a double pit stop and I think that was the right decision. Though I still cannot understand why it was done is such a hasty manner because Kimi was waiting behind Massa and precious seconds were lost then! Then in the final stages of the race, Felipe did not have the right grip level and also had problems with his brakes which first prevented him from attacking Piquet and then from adequately fighting off a closing Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton made it two in a row on Sunday with a commanding victory at Hockenheim.
Ferrari team definitely needs to regroup and study their position and understand how to return to being as quick as they have always been. A disappointing Sunday race which no Goa, no amount of cheery ‘c’mon cheer up’, and no amount of camaraderie can cheer me given that the reds got busted!