First, a message to Damon Hill: Please stop trying to commentate. Seriously.
Now onto the race. I don’t remember ever feeling as badly for a driver as I did for Felipe Massa; what a devastating way to end what was a superb drive. When he overtook Lewis on lap one I figured he must have 4 or 5 laps less fuel on board to make such an audacious move, but no, he only came into the pits one lap before Hamilton. He kept Hamilton a few seconds behind him until Lewis suffered a puncture and slipped back. After that the race belonged to Felipe, until three laps from the end when his engine gave up. Cruel, cruel bad luck at the worst possible time. It was tragic to see him trudge disconsolately back to the pits.
Massa’s misfortune was Kovy’s fortune though, as he went on to win his first Grand Prix. It’s about time he had a win, but I don’t think he deserved this one. In fact the only person on the podium who truly deserved his position was Timo Glock, who claimed second place on pure merit, a stunning drive in a far from perfect car. Kimi in third place got lucky with Hamilton’s puncture and Massa’s retirement. He was incredibly fast for the last half of the race but appeared to be half asleep for the first half.
The excitement continues in this F1 season, with even Hungary, usually a processional circuit, giving us an enjoyable race. I’m really looking forward to the next race in Valencia on a brand new street circuit.