Who starts well...
March 19, 2007
Well, well, well….., I’d say that this new season started in the best way possible for all of Ferrari. Beyond a car that definitely seemed superior to all of the rest, the team also showed that it has a drivers’ couple of a certain kind. Nevertheless after the disappointment of the Free Practice sessions even Felipe drove an extraordinary race, equal to that of his team mate, who was practically ahead of everybody else for the whole weekend. And all of that against those who claimed he had problems adapting to the F2007; that he didn’t know how to work with the Bridgestone tyres and many other things….. all rubbish! If someone is fast, he’s fast and that’s it, with any sort of car or tyres! And as far as fast people are concerned, did you see what Hamilton did? I really expected something great from this young Brit, but I did not expect anything like that. Especially as he was faster than Alonso, who’s not exactly slow, for almost the whole race. We should also not forget the very good race of Rosberg (just a few noticed him), who managed to leave behind both Toyotas, driving a not exactly brilliant Williams. He is, just like Kubica, a very good driver, and will have the opportunity to prove it and to shake off this unlucky Sunday. All this, to tell you, that in the end, even with a complete change of generations in the Formula One, several drivers with lead feet are there. What is missing is more the charisma than the speed. But in a Formula One where overtaking is less and less possible (it already seemed impossible but now it’s even beyond that…) and maybe unfortunately an unnecessary quality… However it is, at the moment we have something very big to console ourselves with – but also here in Maranello we are all perfectly aware that this season is still long and to be taken step by step. Certainly, who starts well…. What do you say?