Last weekends Korean F1 Grand Prix was reminiscent of a Tudor feast for F1 fans. Let me ask you, what didn't that grand prix have ? We had rain, delayed start, start under the safety car, spinners, smashes, fast laps, overtakes (thank you Mr Sutil), pit lane races the list is endless. Great contribution from Lewis entertaining the crowd during the delay, as DC said it was just short of becoming the Lewis Show during the safety car period.
Down to the race and wow, Martin said that this is what we as fans really like, this is the drivers showing us how good they are and how dangerous this sport is. I think the front runners were certainly thinking of the warm and a cuppa during that period whilst Lewis was mad for a race start. As soon as they went, Vettel was gone. Very strong show from him and Michael was certainly keen to show that there is life in the old dog yet. Good to see too as he is the greatest of all time at the moment. However his team mate was showing him up by taking the sister Mclaren at the restart and sitting in 4th. With the Red Bulls looking imperious at the front we were set for a race to third until the slowest motion spin of all time. What can we say about Mr Webber? It really was in slow motion, you could see he was on the edge and it was like waiting for a judges decision on a reality programme; "Mark...............(x100) you're out!" What a moment and then to cap it off he ruins Nicos race by taking him out. Elevating Fernando into second and Lewis into third we were left with the wet conditions and several safety cars to play with the race outcome.
With the inevitable switch to inters came the pit stops. Fernandos sticky nuts left him in the pits just long enough for Lewis to jump him into second. This was the only good news for Mclaren as usual tyre specialist Button had pitted earlier, ruined his inters and was stuck in twelfth battling with Torro Rossos, Saubers and Force India. Now i'm not sure what Adrian Sutils race engineer had told him but Adrian looked as if overtaking everyone was a matter of life or death. Some of his moves were great some less so eventually leading to the only end it was ever going to get. Another safety car deployed and on the restart Lewis went wide to put Fernando back up into second. Job done, race to the end. Oh no wait, few laps form the end Sebastians Red Bull develops a cough then a splutter and then boom ! Smoke and pistons everywhere. Fernando takes the win, Lewis in second and a welcome return to the podium for the still recovering Felipe Massa.
What a race! The championship is still alight with two races left, only Jenson is out of it well he's still in with a mathematical shout but really, probably not. So come on Bernie, do what I say, build a new circuit every month or have a scalectric style track made of pieces so you can change the layout. Korea was probably the longest, wet day to night race I have seen but I can certainly say i was very stuffed after my feast. Thank you drivers and teams.