22/04/2012

Bahrain GP - Race Results

Results: di Resta 6th (8 points), Hulkenberg 12th, Karthikeyan 21st.

In my pre-race article i said i had a good feeling about today, i was not wrong!

Sahara Force India played a risky game, only stopping twice with di Resta - but it worked! He started 10th and finished 6th, bagging eight points!

As for Hulkenberg, for the second time in two races he had a poor start and got stuck behind a Caterham in the early stages but this time it was Petrov, not Kovalainen. Nevertheless Nico fought back to well to finish 12th - good effort!

What i don't understand is that the team were supposed to have a slow car here, however the pace during the GP was actually pretty quick! I've been massively impressed by the team all weekend, especially Paul di Resta who has driven stunningly. It started in qualifying yesterday with a brilliant lap at the end of Q2 and today the pace was quicker than anybody expected. Consistent too, today was his 19th consecutive race finish - hugely impressive. I also want to give a shout out to deputy team principle Robert Fernley who has been very busy this weekend, he's had alot of tough decisions to make, alot of media interviews and alot of motivating to do. He's taken this in his stride and done a great job.

Additionally let's not forget that Nico Rosberg who finished in 5th (2.1 seconds ahead of di Resta) has two investigations over him, a time penalty could still promote Paul to that 5th place.

Narain Karthikeyan meanwhile finished up in 21st place behind teammate de la Rosa and ahead of the three retirements. He'll be happy to reach the checkered flag however and will be looking forward to the start of the "European season" ... as are we :-)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.