Hamilton Does it Again – Hockenheim 2008

Once again, another race that reminds us F1 fans why we are F1 fans!

A stunning drive from Lewis Hamilton, driving his way to the front after his team lost their way slightly during the safety car period. Loads of overtaking, race tactics and inspired driving from a great deal of the participants.

The overtaking is something definitely worth a mention. Vettel holding Alonso behind him was an incredible piece of driving, forcing an error that resulted in Alonso being overtaken by two other cars! That’s about as “elbows out” as it gets! (It probably didn’t help that Alonso was obviously peeved with Vettel about the pit lane thing, I wonder what’ll come of that?)
On the flip side of the coin, Massa blatantly opening the door for Hamilton to pass him at the hairpin. Massa, mate, what were you thinking? Holding the inside line going down to the corner then sweeping left; out of the way of Hamilton? I know its not true but it just seems Massa almost gives up as soon as Hamilton is following him.

Piquet’s quiet drive to the front is surely going to be the highlight of his career so far. Finally, the raw talent he was showing in GP2 has come through. Simply brilliant.

So, to sum up. Ferrari’s drivers need to up their game if they want that championship. Hamilton is roaring ahead and just getting faster. Car developments or not, that man is getting faster and faster. He’s developing a driving technique that’s taking that car way beyond the performances any other driver could accomplish. Bravo!