Monday, May 25, 2009

Formula 1: The Return Of The Kings

Brawn GP finished a 1-2 today in the most prestigious motorsport racing in Formula 1, the Monaco GP. Jenson Button, who started on pole, finished ahead of teammate Rubens Barrichello.

The dynamic duo's finish did not excite F1 fanatics as much as the return of the Kings of Formula 1-- Ferrari. 2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen and 2008 Driver's Champion Runner-Up Felipe Massa finished 3rd and 4th, respectively, thereby handling the Prancing Horse's first podium of the season.

Team Scuderia look forward to the remaining races of the season as it was obvious from the start that much of the technical aspects of the F60 has now matched pace with the frontrunners Brawn.

Kimi Raikkonen, who had a a good shot at winning the race when he started on P2 with Button, was overtaken by the Brazilian Barrichello coming down turn 1.

It was a perfect race for the Ferrari drivers, who started this year as the perinneal favorites, but was outpaced early on by the Brawn drivers. Ferrari looks forward to matching Brawn in the upcoming races of the season.

Ferrari's winning form has Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel coming in at a disadvantage. The English-based team was favored to match Brawn driver to driver, car to car but Ferrari, joining the race to install two-tier diffusers now has overtaken Red Bull in terms of pacing.

2008 Driver's Champion Lewis Hamilton had a disappointing race as the British driver crashed his car during qualifying that had him starting in 16th place. Hamilton finished 12th.

We now go to the Turkish GP on June 7 where the 2005 lap record of Juan Pablo Montoya still stands today.

Stay tuned.