2008 Season - Hungary
Welcome to Hungary, home of the yawnfests.
Sooooo....first 1-2 for the Maccas at the starting grid. Then Massa, Kubica, Glock (?), Kimi, Alonso, Webber...whatever.
Green light. Hamilton has a good start. Kovy's start sucks. Massa is flying and he makes a wonderful overtaking move on Lewis at turn one. It's the only fleeting moment of F1 beauty you will see during the whole race. But it was a beauty! Kudos for Massa, I didn't remember that one.
Ermmm...what else? Oh yeah, it was so darn hot that during refuelling stops Bourdais, Nakajima, Barrichello and Bourdais again saw their cars catching fire from a problem with the fuel hose. By his second pitstop, Bourdais and his car looked like a moving Christmas ornament.
Meanwhile, too many locking of wheels for Hamilton ended up in his front left tire being destroyed just as he passed the pits entry, which meant having to go around the track on 3 tires. Not too good for his championship. Massa pulling away and everybody else just enjoying the merry go round ride.
Until just less 3 laps from the finish...
That's sad! Massa's car gives up. You can see him grabbing his helmet while the car is still on the track, the guy totally devastated. It was a huge effort from his part but it just wasn't meant to be.
Who won? Kovalainen...that's just how much that race sucked. Glock ended up second, the only great news from the race, the guy really gave his best. Third Kimi, and fourth Alonso, not bad from those two but nothing to write home about. 5th Hammy with a succesful damage limitation. He had to drive most of the race on the softer compound after the tire incident so it was really a great feat from him, kudos for Hammy, too! Not brilliant, but those drives are the ones that win a championship when you are not at your best. Then Piquet, Trulli...awww who cares?