Well, after a few busy days I've finally gotten 'round to posting something about Sunday's GP. Hamilton's win was IMO a given, and actually one of the lest interesting aspects of the GP (unless you're Hamilton).
Kubica drove off the next day despite running out of real estate and making a huge mess in front of all those people. In the past, he'd have been dead at the scene. Although FIA would love to take credit for all the safety advances, I think the drivers themselves and the engineers deserve it instead.
The low-use track and the low-drag settings made it easy to spin off but that doesn't excuse Alonso's performance. Heidfeld may have saved the season for fans with his drive. I hope to see Raikkonen come back while we're all still young.
Massa's brother dressed up for brunch in 1987 to be on TV, all he was missing were sockless penny loafers. As for Massa himself, getting black flagged is amazing. In F1, it's not like Italy, the red lights are real. Giancarlo got caught up in the same mess and it's just a shame.
I think special mention should be made of the broadcast coverage. What a disorganized soup-in-salad amateurish nightmare. Every time something happened they had to go back to it since they were actually airing commercials about mortgages or tampons or whatever. When something actually did take place while they were on the air, they missed the boat routinely and didn't make the right calls. If I wanted to do that I could do it on my own, I didn't need to have them there. The network then cut the broadcast short in order to return to their scheduled crap. Amazing.
Still, the season is more interesting than most in memory. The US GP is coming up, and it's always had the potential to be an absolute fiasco, so that should keep things spicy for fans. My hope is that it rains in Indiana Sunday, that Ferrari get their act together, and that nobody decides to stop the broadcast to air more golf.