Indian Grand Prix review
(Just a very basic review, will post another article covering the Indian GP)
Barring all uncertainties, persistent tax issues, and low ticket sales, the Indian Grand Prix was held in a great atmosphere and crowned its very first world champion.
Being dominant all season, especially after the summer break were Sebastian Vettel and his team, Red Bull racing. The amalgamation between the two has been a great success the last three years, and once again, it’s Vettel and RedBull winning a quadruple double title. “Driver Number 2”, Mark Webber, who started on an opposite strategy to Vettel, retired due to an alternator failure with more than 20 laps to go.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso finished 11th after a first lap incident with Webber. A damaged wing saw the 2 time world champion pit for a new wing and after that, the race wasn’t to Fernando’s appeal at all. His future teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, made a wrong call by not pitting and the ever preposterous Pirelli tire degraded with 5 laps to go, allowing Grosjean to complete the last podium position.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have helped Mercedes jump to 2nd position in the constructor’s championship. While Nico Rosberg drove a phenomenal race to finish behind the world champion, Lewis Hamilton’s excessive tire wear prevented him from contending for the podium spots.
Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez drove flamboyantly with the correct tire strategies finished in P4 and P5 respectively. Followed by Hamilton, Raikkonen and Paul di Resta – who managed to score points after 5 races. Adrian Sutil, another Force India driver made it a double treat for the Indian team as they have both their cars finishing in the points.
Heading straight from India to Abu Dhabi as the battle between Mercedes and Ferrari, also Hamilton – Raikkonen and Raikkonen – Alonso will resume.