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Apparently Hamilton drives a Ferrari now
Whatev, c'mon Nick
But 4th is still fantastic, and makes up a couple of points on Kubica. I would've settled for -Heidfeld- getting 7th for most of the race. And mega congrats to Nelsinho! He needed a result so bad - but I don't think anyone could've expected this. Hopefully it'll lift the pressure a little bit, cause he was getting dangerously close to being replaced.
people will discredit both of them by talking about luck.
It's not luck, it's strategy. And both were very fast when they needed to be - Heidfeld set the fastest lap, even.
Heidfeld is contracted, not that it means a great deal. The question mark is Alonso, but if he moves from Renault, I'd probably expect it to be Toyota, maybe Honda with performance clauses. I think it would be very unwise for BMW to change their driver line-up. I'd argue that it's the strongest on the grid, Nick & Kubi both have different styles - Kubi can be more 'spectacular' whereas Heidfeld tends to be very reliable, and always racks up the points. So I think (at least hope) that when it's announced it'll stay the same - there's no need for change at all.
I don't think you can call Massa dull though - since Sato's departure he's become the most entertaining driver on the grid.
Honestly, I think this championship will be more or less won not too far in the future. Massa & Raikkonen are very close on points, and neither would accept being designated a 2nd driver role for the rest of the season. Kovalainen is completely out of it, and can be pretty useful for Lewis. If they maximise that potential, I'd say it's very much Hamilton's to lose.
in the press conference.
Ummmmm, bad idea, Lewis, k......
Kova letting him by.
Hamilton seems to be getting more disciplined, for sure. But then I'm not convinced that we've totally seen the last of his silly losses of concentration. That said, he's no worse in that department than Massa, and Raikkonen couldn't find the pace at all this weekend. Both BMWs still look strong but the car looks way off the pace of the McLaren now, so I'd expect a Lewis / Kimi race to the finish.
I also felt Alonso's frustration today. Silverstone showed that he and Hamilton (when he's "on") are probably the two best drivers on the grid. In a perverse way, maybe it's been good that Hamilton's had some breathing space this year to get a bit of time to develop. But Alonso needs to be competitive again next year.
Perhaps he can't see around his own jaw