What a Finish! – Brazil 2008

Say what you like about F1 this season, that finish was quite amazing. Watching Hamilton lose and regain the world championship in the course of so few corners really was a great finish to this season.

Being a Ferrari and particularly Massa fan, I was deeply saddened to see him occupy the world champion position only to have it taken from him in the last two corners. You could see the sheer disappointment and sorrow of the man as he had to stand on the podium and pretend he actually cared he’s just won his home race.

Throughout this year’s championship, Massa, Hamilton, Ferrari and McLaren have been taking it in turns to royally screw up on a race by race basis. How either of the drivers managed to be in a position to go for the championship is a testament to the fact that when they were good, they were very good! Consistency seemed to be a force that was lacking all the way through this season, consistency of concentration, motivation and decisions by the governing body.

All I hope is that this ambiguity regarding the stewards and their decisions is dealt with in the downtime between seasons. Lets please get back to racing and accepting the judgement of people who everyone agrees are qualified to make the calls. No appeals because none are needed, get it right first time!

I’m sure I’ll be chatting more about the race outcomes, how I’m missing the races and generally rambling on about my sport of choice so I’ll stop now before I bore you.
I already have?… Sorry! 😀