Wow, today's race was something...insane.
I don't think anyone really expected BMW Sauber to take the top two spots, but with n00b Hamilton's mistake of ramming Raikkonen in the back when coming out of the pit lane because he didn't see the red light in time (admittedly Rosberg did the same thing but not to such a damaging effect) led to a *real* race without the main figureheads of the year. One could say that the incident is a kind of payback on Kimi for knocking Sutil in Monaco but I'd rather think of it as Hamilton being an idiot. :V Poor Sutil got knocked out of the race and his car caught fire this time, and he was climbing the spots so well. He is just riddled with bad luck, isn't he? Alonso and Piquet got out again too; I was so peeved about Alonso! He was going so good in 3rd and boom. I also thought it was so weird that Naka-bloody-jima
of Toyota non-fame held 2nd for a time! Just goes to show how nuts this race was. The 1st place spot became the village bicycle, half the drivers had a go. Ah well, at least Massa got 5th, the only one of my preferred drivers to be in points range. Kovalainen got 8th. Needless to say, I'm still happy that Hamilton and Raikkonen knocked each other out of the race.
But my biggest, biggest irritation comes with the city of Montréal and the province of Québec. Why, you ask? Well, I have quite a few bones to pick with both parties in question but this, this I think has broken the camel's back so to speak. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is in terrible shape, and won't be properly resurfaced until possibly 2009
. For heaven's sake, in order to make the track *raceable* for today, they had to do emergency resurfacing on the hairpin! The track was breaking up all through qualifiers, which is abysmal. Yes, I'm aware that the tires and the cars put a lot of stress on the track but ffs, this is why you MONITOR and MAINTAIN the track! For the one event that brings in millions to not only the city of Montréal but to Canada itself, you'd think the Canadian GP bigwigs would care about the state of their track. Pretty much, I'm ashamed. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve != Silverstone.
I know no one on my flist gives a rat's ass about anything I just said, but this is my journal darnit! *shakes fist*