The Spanish GP was IMO much more fun to watch this years than years past.
Here's the irony for me. Know what I thought of? Not Ferrari falling to pieces, not BMW being in some sort of F3 race on the same track at the same time as the Grand Prix, not Ecclestone's ridiculous hair or gigantic bank account... No. I thought about ricers.
On Speed TV but also in magazines and online either via word of post or semi-viral advertising or misguided people asking, there are spots of "sponsors" that provide parts for free to aspiring "tUnErZ" who, in turn, sport the (in)appropriate stickers on their... whips. Usually, I'd need an antiemetic. Not today though. Today I find it funny. Why? Brawn GP are leading the world constructors championship and their cars are mainly plain Jane white with margarita-mix green piping. So, at stop lights across the country there are people will loud stereos, louder exhausts, huge wheels, and more logos than Times Square on their car, and they have sponsors. Jenson Button didn't. To me, that's hysterical.
Now, as for the GP itself, there were several very aggressive moves and I did feel bad for Masa toward the end; he fought hard to bring the Ferrari in the points only to have to back off due to fuel, and he saw two cars pass him by that otherwise would have stayed behind him till the finish. His plea "What do you want me to do, I'm racing for position!?" must have broken hearts not only in the pits, but also among affluent, loafer-wearing retirees up in Napa. I hope nobody's draped sweater fell off their shoulders up there.
The first lap was a combination of hormones and bad luck, and it turned out to be very expensive for several people. In slow motion it's one thing to say "he should have seen that coming" but when you're charging toward K1 and cars come flying at you from the side at 100+ it's another thing altogether I'd imagine.