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Old 24th June 2012, 19:22   #16
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What a race!!!
What a race!!!

Superb racing. Alonso first, Raikkonen second, Schumi third.

Vettel out, Grosjean out, Hamilton out.

Alonso stopped the car in the victory lap and taking presents from Marshalls.

I have not seen such a race in a long long time.
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Old 24th June 2012, 19:23   #17
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Fantastic race... Alonso P1, Kimi P2 and SCHUME on P3... LOVING IT!!!!!
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Fernando Alonso P1

Kimi P2

MICHEAL SCHUMACHER P3


What a Fantastic race this has been..... Finally we get to see Schumi on the Podium.... A great sunday...
Awesome race!... Forza Ferrari. I did not think for a second Ferrari would win. Good to see Michael on the podium. 3 drivers who drove for the same team on the podium. When has this happened?
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What a race...what a race. Three world champions on podium and class drive from the world champions. Keep coming.
Alonso
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What a race! Alonso drove a great race, but Vettel and Grosjean were unlucky to retire from winning positions.

With Hamilton retiring too, WDC battle again changes.

TRIVIA: Alonso, Raikkonen, Schumacher back on podium together after 6 years. Last time was 2006 Canadian GP
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Finally, Schumi got a podium.
Madcap Maldonado kayoed Lewis.
Webber was fourth, Hulkenberg fifth, Rosberg sixth after overtaking diResta, who finished 7th, on the last lap. Button was eighth,Perez 9th, and Maldonado on 10th but likely to lose that due to his KO of Lewis.
Paul diResta was the only one with a one-stop strategy, but he lost lots of time because of staying out too long on the first set of tires and also his second set. He might have done better with a two-stop strategy. The safety car being deployed a little after he had pitted was also partly responsible, as in effect others got a free second pit stop.
Alonso is the first to win two races. He is on 111 points, Webber is second with 91.
As the DNFs of Lewis and Seb cancelled each other, Webber's 4th against Button's eighth, increased RB lead by another 8 points.
FI got 16 points, they will be tied with Williams on points, assuming Maldonado gets a penalty, but behind them because Maldonado has a win, while highest by FI is fifth.
There were some excellent overtaking maneouvres.
Overall, one of the more fascinating races of the season.
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Congrats Alonso,Kimi, specially Schumi. He might be relieved for all the pressure.

Furious on Mad Madder Maddest Maldonado. He screwed Kimi at that start of the race and Hamiltion's incident was just unacceptable. Would have loved if Kimi had won the race.
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Super racing!! Alonso simply has been great!!
I really felt sorry for Hamilton today. :(
Great to see Schumi on the podium finally!!
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Lovely race. Watched a full race after quite some time and it was well worth it. Hamilton got what he deserved and Alonso was brilliant. Felt bad for Vettel though, but that's F1!
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FI got 16 points, they will be tied with Williams on points, assuming Maldonado gets a penalty, but behind them because Maldonado has a win, while highest by FI is fifth.
If Maldonado gets a penalty, Senna will move into points, so no difference to points.
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During the qualifying , commentators said there is very little chance of overtaking on this track . So I was expecting a boring race ! But it was far from it . It looked as if he was destined to win . From 11th to 1st , superb ! Vettel was furious . On the other , hand I would have liked to see either of Grojean or Raikonen win . It would have made 8 in a row ! And scenario more interesting . For now , Alonso has pulled of considerably , Ferrari fans rejoice !
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What a race!
Mayhem after Verge's bumper cars moment. Vettel clearly running away with it till that point.

Alonso pulled off a gem of a move on Grosjean at the restart.
Heartbreak for Vettel. Following which Kimi stuck onto Lewis right through till his tires started giving away.

Shame about Lewis vs Pastor. LH had allowed Grosjean past at exactly the same corner much earlier in the race, but closed the door here. Pastor clearly no where to go as he was already committed to the corner and he could not go over the "anti speed strips"

A very different strategy from Mercedes, to stop very late.
Rosberg showed some good pace on fresh tires after his stop to finish 6th.
Good point haul for Force India too.

All top teams will now need to keep an eye out for Red Bull. Very quick indeed.

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Shame about Lewis vs Pastor. LH had allowed Grosjean past at exactly the same corner much earlier in the race, but closed the door here. Pastor clearly no where to go as he was already committed to the corner and he could not go over the "anti speed strips"
It was a case of Maldonado ramming into Lewis than Lewis closing the door on him. Lewis had the racing line, so Maldonado should have backed off.
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I hope Madonando (pun intended) gets punished. He had no business bumping off Hamilton. I expect the top three Ferrari'stas would still have been in that order. Hamilton would have been better off racing on ice!

Brilliant race. I hope now F1 picks up more viewers. No more boring races. Pirelli in their bumbling way may have doe some good. Now managing tyres is as important as the rest.
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Best GP race of the season, Nice to see Alonso saluting the fans by getting out of the car, lucky Marshall's who got a chance to stand with Alonso and Forza Ferrari

Did Alonso run out of fuel and park the car? With Spain's economy crisis this race would have cheered them up.

Finally, Mallay's pep talk has done some magic, both the cars scored some good points.

Iceman Kimi has shown that he still has got what it takes, michale magic still lives on, 11th to 1st and some awesome overtaking moves, Alonso has shown why he is a double world champion.

Cant wait for the German GP now. Ferrari are on a roll, hope Massa gets some points.

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