Staff Blog

The rain man

July 21, 2012 · Posted by Staff

From the UK to Germany, from Silverstone to Hockenheim: the tracks might change, but the weather stays just the same: in England the rain was the main protagonist and was responsible for (mainly) bad weather, especially when the qualifying was stopped for an hour in Q2, due to extremely bad track conditions. After the disturbances yesterday here in Hockenheim, the rain, which has been accompanying the F1 circus for the last two weeks, was back today in Germany’s Baden-Württemberg region for Q2: difficult moments this afternoon in the single-seater’s cockpit with aquaplaning all over the place, but again Fernando Alonso was stronger than the weather, just like two weeks ago. That’s how he gained the pole position for the 22nd time in his career and for the 207th time for the Scuderia.

Meanwhile Felipe Massa was less fortunate: in the early stages of Q2 he took corner 8 too wide and therefore couldn’t benefit from the only window available, due to the worsening weather conditions. In the end it wasn’t enough to proceed into Q3. The Brazilian driver confirmed that it was a real pity, considering the F2012’s competitiveness right now. With his 14th fastest time Felipe will gain one position tomorrow on the grid due to the penalty for Perez.

It’s more than difficult to foresee the outcome of tomorrow’s race over 67 laps at the German GP: too many unknown factors regarding the performance of the tyres on the long run. It’s true that Webber and Hamilton, Fernando’s competitors for the Drivers’ Title, will start from row four, but we’re also aware of how strong the competition is. So in the end, as usual, it’s important that we maximise our potential.



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