RBRs are again on a league of their own. Only threat for Vettel was himself pushing needlessly and wasting tires like there was no tomorrow. The fact that he could do that and manage the gap all the race is telling.
Massa having a chance to win the GP? I'd say none. I don't even think Webber was really pushing. At best he could have challenged Webber in case old Mark was not merely keeping Alonso at bay. It was a perfect performance from Massa, btw, but it was obvious that he would not be allowed to get in front of Alonso, wouldn't have made any sense so why did he kept pushing except to force the team orders I don't know.
Again, at (very) best he would have been able to take P2. Even if he could have taken P1 it would have been a long shot. And to alow that you would have needed perfect confidence in Massa's abilities. Not a credit he has exactly eraned himself in the past 3 years. Only after the race you can say he had a perfect day. Would you have bet valuable championship points on that before the race?
RBRs lead is as comfortable as a DRS overtaking move. I don't think Ferrari can close the gap enough to give Alonso a chance. He will need his famous luck (things haven't gone exactly his way these past couple of GPs) and some suicidal attitudes from RBR (like Vettels need to push beyond the limits of convenience)
If you'd been wondering who would hinder whom the most in Hamilton's post announcement era, he made it clear that he is putting more effort than the team at present. Watching him fight with a complete dog of a car was moving. And I can't even understand how McLaren managed to turn what was arguably the best car or at least as good as the RBR into a car that seems even worse than Ferrari at the start of the season.
Kamui was no fun at all. He needs ze punishment as much as Romain did. BTW the smiling Frenchman showed again that if he manages not to do something dumb at the start his races are usually pretty good, when not downright impressive.
Kimi was slightly disappointing for me. Hammy was formidable, no doubt, but I expected more fight from Kimi. He was thoroughly trashed by Lewis.
I can't say that Vergne and Ricciardo were impressive, because, like other midfield cars, they switch between sublime and crappy too much. It seems more down to car's influence than sudden blasts of genius from the STR drivers as it happens with the Force Indias or the Williams...one day both are great, the next one both are rookies...
And the track, as much as I like the circuit's layout, needs a lot (A LOT!) of polishing. What was the deal with all the debris? What about 10+ laps without DRS because they could not move aside Nico's car from a rather easy to reach place?
If you wanted to know what would happen if, for once, Perez strategy of starting with primes and doing one stop would go wrong, this race showed it to you.
All in all, a rather boring race for me, maybe because it was not Alonso's finest hour
Thanks George we had Hamilton/Kimi.