Well there goes another MC GP. Alonso simply ran away with the race, leaving Hamilton to win the impressions and the Ferraris to win the wrath of the Italian press, not to mention the Italian people. Let's face it, AC Milan sent at least the north of Italy into a multi-day party last week, but this GP is enough for at least a day of mourning.
Massa collected his points and avoided collecting any walls or other cars, but being almost a minute behind Alonso isn't the most PR-friendly way of doing so. Had the GP lasted another 30 minutes, Kimi would have been lapped... All of Fiat's money and all of Fiat's men weren't enough to get Ferrari on the podium again, and Schumacher is either laughing at night at his successors, thanking his good fortune for getting out while the getting was good, or avoiding the phone in case it's Jean Todt begging/pleading/crying for him to get behind the wheel.
David Coulthard managed to ruin Kovailanen's day and IMO it was his fault, not the pits' fault, since at the end of the day he was the one out there with his mirrors full of Renault and the decision to block was his alone. Ayrton or even Piquet would IMO have punched him, and while we're on the subject, if Jackie Stewart really wants to wear funny hats and pontificate, maybe he ought to talk to his countryman? Another point regarding qualifying: loved the way Hamilton spent so much time sideways and finally did figure out just where the track ends and the armco starts. I was shocked he didn't let go of the wheel when he saw the barrier coming. He seemed unaffected in the GP and slid around a lot then too like nothing had happened. He's unflappable basically. They're in trouble with him around...
Anyone else notice the great Jean Reno on the tarmac before the race? He was terrific in "The Big Blue" and "Ronin" and I liked him in "Leon: The Professional" as well (just avoid the USDM versions).
Newsflash, at least for me: Keke Rosberg's son is somehow German, and Keke now speaks English better than Richard Burton (I recall Keke in the MC GP in 1982 or 1983, and his English then was on a par with Tarzan's). Another observation -- the more time goes by, the more Hobbes sounds like Ozzy Osbourne and the non sequiturs keep coming too. At some point they were all reduced to yelling "woah!" if someone went off or hit the wall, and I really didn't need that, I could see the car in pieces on my own. Somebody ought to pay more modern former world driving champions to comment on TV (especially now that Rosberg sounds like Prince Charles and Michael isn't too busy with Ferrari).