AleHop, on 22 July 2012 - 07:04 PM, said:
Being Kimi he'll just claim his bottle of champagne.
I read a journo asked about the possibility of him being on the podium if Vettel was penalised and he replied: If Seb gets 20 sec penalty, not only I'll get Podium but also get to avaoid press conference!
The penalty was definitely the right decision here.
Quiet One, on 23 July 2012 - 12:13 AM, said:
Reading James Allen's Blog I somehow made my way to the drive's tweet section.
I still don't get the whole Twitter thing as it's some sort of cointinuous strip of uninteresting messages to people we don't know, dotted here and there by some trivial stuff that gives you a minor insight on their more "human" side. Even if that part is actually interesting, it is only interesting enough for 5 minutes of reading, not for a lifetime of tweet following or whatever it's called.
But I still found two bits worth of my 5 minutes of reading: ALO and a message he sent to Stella over the radio when told that Button was under 1 sec, on lap 62. Nando replied something like "I know it's not easy, but try to stay cool. Here everything is under control". He was under pressure fom Jenson yet he was telling Andrea Stella to calm down!
Damn cold blood!
The other was a beautiful pic from Lewis twitter. It is worth posting and look at it to make us look so silly when we get involved as if our national way of life was threatened when discussing F1 stuff while these guys seem to be taking things a lot less seriously than we do:
Those are both great! It's not so much the human side, although that can be good, but it's just nice to have the insights it provides like above, and have direct access to what the driver actually says instead of hearing it through a media filter. And that goes for any famous person, of course. I think the criticisms of Twitter usually come from some sort of ridiculous high expectation from it, as if it was called "everything you read and see on this site will be amazing", which it never claims to be, it's called "Twitter", after all, and anyway no form of media is always informative and useful, in fact it's mostly the exception. The same is true of Twitter: it's only as good as who you follow, just like conversations are only as interesting as who you're friends with! And there are some great people to follow (hint: not Lady Gaga). I find it most useful though for following websites which I'm interested in but wouldn't visit that often. I don't know why I'm lecturing you on Twitter when I hardly ever use it anymore
Anyway, it wasn't so much of an exciting race (only by this season's standards) but nonetheless an interesting one to watch. Alonso drove masterfully of course, and tactically, to win in probably a (slightly) slower car. Hamilton, unlucky. But funny to see him unlap himself (why not? It's not illegal to annoy Vettel, who said Hammy's pass was stupid.. yours was worse, Seb). Welcome back Button, I still think if he'd been perfectly happy with the car and not had the flat spot he could have won this one. Welcome back Mclaren, the pace seems much improved and they set the fastest pit stop ever. Perhaps they're back as a real force now, but for some reason it still seems unlikely. Vettel? Not his finest performance, running off the track a lot and not having the presence of mind to hand the place back. It should have been obvious to the team, at least (what are they there for but to know the rules).
Looking forward to Hungary. RB's engine map will probably be banned by then (I thought that wasn't possible with a standard ECU??), so Alonso could be on for another good haul of points.