Monday, May 30, 2011
As I Said...
For the 5th time in six 2011 Grand Prix's, Sebastian Vettel comes away a winner.
This week's Monaco Grand Prix is, I believe, the oldest circuit on the schedule and it shows. Extremely tight and with a number of hairpin turns, qualifying was a key.
Unsurprisingly, Vettel grabbed the pole.
As this was taking place in Western Europe I actually got to watch this race live and it was nailbiting with Vettel holding off all comers until the final laps as Fernando Alonso closed to within spitting distance as Vettel's one stop tires deteriorated.
With only a handful of laps left a major crash brought the race to a halt and under F1 rules, allowed everyone to replace their tires--thus giving Vettel back his traction and the win as no one could get close to him on the restart with his freshies.
This is Vettel's first win at Monaco and will likely take a place of honor on his mantel--to go alongside what now looks like a 2nd F1 championship with nearly half the season gone and Vettel possessing five wins and one second in the six races held.
Could Infiniti have had better timing in entering F1 in conjunction with Red Bull and Vettel?? I think not...