Finally beginning to recover from the race this morning, blimey, that was a bit of a stressful one? But brilliant, all the same.
SERGIO PEREZ has to be the first one mentioned, jfc what did they give him for breakfast? Absolutely stunning drive, fastest guy out there for the majority of the race in a car that isn’t meant to be beating Red Bulls, McLarens AND catching Ferraris. Superb podium, fully deserved.
ALONSO, even though I don’t like him, doesn’t mean I can’t respect talent and he drove amazingly today, especially with that piece of shit Ferrari call a car.
JENSON well, he knows it was his fault and accepted full blame for the incident: it was a shame because we all know how good he is on a damp track and I think he could have done better.
SEBASTIAN, everyone seems to be really annoyed and disappointed with him for his comments after the race, and sure, I expected a little better of him, but I sort of understand why he was annoyed. And he’s not used to being in this kind of position, I know he should be like Jenson and be all nice and stuff about it, but let’s face it, not everyone can keep their composure all the time :/ I think it’s just because we don’t see this (rare) side of Seb very often that it’s a bit disappointing. ANYWAY I didn’t see much of his race, was focused on a certain someone else…
BRUNO SENNA oh you wonderful beautiful brilliant man, you. Got to admit that we were stressing a bit over his practice and qualifying performances so far so I wasn’t hoping for much in the race, I just wanted him to finish. Then he had quite a bit of contact with Maldonado at the start (don’t want to blame anyone because lol couldn’t see shit through the spray), broke his front wing, dented the side a bit and spun. Aaaand he was then last. Was pretty emotionally dead by this point and wasn’t expecting anything spectacular, given he’s had basically no wet running in this car and he missed out on FP1. He was sliding a lot and obviously had to do another pitstop for the front wing change- during the red flag period I seriously was beginning to contemplate whether I wanted it to restart at all, given the conditions. BUT I’m so glad they did. Because. Well. That was beautiful. <3 No idea where he was hiding that kind of pace but he was literally flying for the whole thing after the restart- was watching his sector times like a hawk as always and he set a few purple ones. Always doing personal bests and he was often the first one to cut a second off his times, going faster than Alonso and Hamilton for the whole race after the restart.
P6. I was screaming when he got into P10, let alone P6. Some gorgeous overtakes, he was brave. Martin Brundle was saying he was his ‘new hero’ and ‘was truly flying’ and drove a ‘stupendous race’ and I promptly cried when he crossed the line.
He had said he’d wanted to commemorate Ayrton’s birthday with points this weekend and I’m so, so happy he did. I’m mostly happy with Williams, happy about the car. His interview on the Forum was so sweet, he’s so proud of his team and seems really settled, everything is looking good. Only thing that niggled me a bit was that he called missing out on Friday ‘a problem’- hopefully that means he’s fighting to change that.
I’m so proud of him, the way he drove and the way he recovered from last weekend. To see him racing, finally racing against other cars and showing how good he is, it just makes me ridiculously happy and I’m starting to feel like the shit he’s been through to get here is finally starting to be worth it. <3
It’s sort of a relief to have a big break now, this past week has been really stressful, even though we got good results out of it. Looking forward to China :)