OK, so let's take stock with whats left. What might be in store for the world championship? RAI Average points haul over the last 15 races is 9.2 points. If he was to step up to VET's average of 16.4 FER (a big ask) it would still be almost mathematically impossible to fight for the lead or hope to secure a constructors championship. BOT has just been too strong. We, therefore, assume team orders will be implemented and RAI will become little more than a wingman for Ferrari and Vettel.
Many say Alonso is the best driver in the world. This may be so, or it might be more evident if he could finish a race, but if it is, and we take a look at the current driver standing we might also make a couple of assumptions that:
Singapore GP answered a lot of questions as to the make-up of F1 in 2018, but not all. The Honda / McLaren split was officially announced, with the Woking team swopping engines with Toro Rosso. Renault was able to extract Carlos Sainz from Toro Rosso as part of the deal, though officially the move is … Continue reading The last pieces of the driver 2018 puzzle reveal themselves…
Penalty-palooza for the start of the Azerbaijan GP with Sainz demoted to P15 for his naughtiness in Montreal and Vandoorne and Alonso having an epic battle which was eventually won by Alonso with his 40 spots triumphing over Vandoorne with a grand total of 35. Still, the lanterne rouge was claimed by the hapless Palmer, whose crisped PU left him to be to be part of the race and ensured the last spot would be his, and his alone.
Prelude Brutal heat shimmered off the tarmac at the famed Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve as the mistral wind keened across the Ile Notre-Dame, hoping to upset the delicate balance of the skittish creatures about to race and draw the keening cry of the Safety Car.