1. Lewis Hamilton 1:29.493
2. Nico Rosberg 1:29.570
3. Sebastian Vettel 1:30.012
4. Kimi Raikkonen 1:30.244
5. Daniel Ricciardo 1:30.854
6. Valtteri Bottas 1:31.153
7. Felipe Massa 1:31.155
8. Nico Hulkenberg 1:31.620
Yeah that's really impressive... But the last 2 have required luck in my eyes. Last week Hamilton got off to an awful start but today that was pure luck that Hamilton got taken out and had to fight back. The better driver so far this season still looks to be Hamilton as he seems to be fighting the odds too.
Another really good performance from Lewis. Led from the start and was never in danger. Think he even managed the race to preserve the car.
I did yeah the other day though that due to the problems Lewis had with the car earlier this season he could be in trouble later on? And end up having to take penalties to get him through races by changing more and more bits. That's got to be a worry?
No doubt though that if Nico wins it, it really won't be the champion who's the best actual racing driver.
Dull race but I'll take that all the way to the end of the season if Hamilton wins the title again. Would be a disgrace if Rosberg wins it. Today was another example of that. If the roles were reserved I'm convinced Hamilton would have overtaken him.
Because the drivers champion should be the best driver. Rosberg isn't the best driver. He's won races when Hamilton had had reliability issues or the team have messed up his chances. In wheel to wheel racing he can't hold a candle to Hamilton.
OK that's fair enough and that's your view. I don't agree but again that's my view.
Rosberg just happens to be in a car that's a lot quicker than any other team on the grid. So really it comes down to his battle with Hamilton... And pretty much every time he comes off second best so if he does win it I won't give him an ounce of credit. Unless in the remainder of the season he pulls out some unbelievable maneuvers and beats Hamilton hands down. But given he's not managed that so far I doubt he will.
That's significant I think because he could take a engine penalty in the first race back and give himself so much time to make up the ground. Had Rosberg won it would have been tricky to know when to take that hit.