Monday, August 30, 2010

The Belgian GP: Hamilton vs Webber

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren Mercedes: Turkey, Canada and Belgium. 3 wins, 182 points.

Mark Webber, Red Bull Renault: Spain, Monaco, Britain, Hungary. 4 wins, 179 points.

In an incident pack Belgian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton showed impeccable championship form as the Briton led most of the way from start to finish taking advantage of a bungled start from pole starter Mark Webber of Red Bull.

In a twist of fate and luck, the 3 other championship contenders faltered in separate incidents-- Fernando Alonso of Ferrari gets T-boned by Brazilian Rubens Barrichello of Williams Renault, and German Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull crashes into British driver and current World Champion Jenson Button out of the race.

With 6 races to go and 125 points up for grabs, it's still anybody's game but word on the street is tipping Mark Webber over Lewis Hamilton.

Italy and Singapore may be strong tracks for McLaren but Japan, South Korea, Brazil and the season ender Abu Dhabi will suit Red Bull more.

What a rush!