All Too Easy
Brazilian Grand Prix
Pretty much everything has been sewn up in the New Teams Championship. Heikki Kovalainen has won the Drivers Championship, while Lotus Racing have won the Teams version. But, there was of course the battle as to who finishes as runner up and if Hispania can topple Virgin in second place.
Pre race saw the sixth driver change for Hispania. Christian Klien, who had previously replaced Sakon Yamamoto in Singapore, replaced him again. Probably in the vain attempt to beat Lotus in the actual championship (but who cares about that right?)
It was Timo Glock who managed to qualify ahead of the other five. In an unusual twist, Heikki Kovalainen struggled and was behind Jarno Trulli. Lucas di Grassi was in his usual 4th place with Klien ahead of Senna on the back row.
It was however Heikki Kovalainen who made the best start, getting ahead of both Glock and Trulli.
It wasn’t to be the greatest of starts for Klien though, fuel pressure issues saw him join the race four laps down, and pretty much just racing for the hell of it. His two races in F1 this season has shown promise, but ultimately, been let down by things that have not been his own fault.
The only real things of note to follow in the rest of the race was that Trulli got past Glock and Lucas di Grassi had to come in for a number of laps due to rear suspension problems. He was able to finish but did not complete 90% of the race so is put down as the only retiree.
Heikki Kovalainen went on to win yet another New Team Race, Jarno Trulli in second to complete the 1-2. Glock was again best of the rest, with the two Hispania’s behind.
|3||Timo Glock||Virgin Racing||20th||4|
|6||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin Racing||N.C||0|
The battle for second just keeps getting better, Timo Glock’s advantage is now just down to two points, with Jarno Trulli jumping the non-scoring Lucas di Grassi. Karun Chandhok is now secured to be the best Hispania driver of the season, despite being involved in 10 races this season. Christian Klien gets himself of the mark.
|2||Timo Glock||Virgin Racing||60|
|4||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin Racing||55|
Lotus are miles ahead and Virgin are pretty much secured to finish in second place unless they get a non finish and Hispania get a 1-2 in Abu Dhabi. Which, may require a miracle.