Being in exile, I get to watch GPs at 0400 or so, and it usually means I'm either in a coma or in a reasonably bad mood -- I'm either in no position to criticize anyone or very critical as a result.
Apparently Hamilton and Alonso met in a hotel in Constantinople and when they emerged they said "we're fine." OK, let's take that at face value. This leaves the McLaren/Ferrari spying saga as far as intrigue is concerned, plus who's going to fork cash over to Ralf next year.
Ferrari went well and Hamilton ran out of luck, plus he had a mediocre start. Alonso took advantage. What struck me the most though is that none of the frontrunner IMO have shown "world driving champion" status and there's only six grands prix left. Nobody is outshining anyone else right now. Maybe this is normal and how things are meant to be, maybe everyone is so well matched. Hamilton is notable for his youth, Alonso his beard, Massa his blunders, and Raikkonen for having a pulse (who'd have guessed?), but nobody is this generation's Fangio. On to Italy.