Monday, July 09, 2007

Press F1 for help...

Well, I didn't! Instead, I watched it - the race - for some sure excitement! And what a race it was, the British Grand Prix! Though Raikonen won, to me it was Felippe Massa who shone.

Having had a nightmare engine failure just before the race begins, Massa had to start from the pit! Literally, this meant starting from the last position instead of the 4th placing he qualified for! But what a race he drove! Massa fought his way up the ranks and managed an impressive 5th place! What a drive!

What a driver!

What a race!

Without wanting to take credit away from him, the only thing missing from the race was the presence of Niki Lauda and Alain Prost; they were team mates par excellence with equally excellent cars and team support, the McLaren-TAG. They were mean racing machine with a mean support team, and 2 drivers with mean ambition to win. What a team they were! What incredible racing lines they drove! What spectacular victories they won! How I miss watching races of that era. Massa, brought reminiscence to that.

Massa started of as a test-driver for Ferrari and had been with the team since Schumacher days. In the year that Schumacher suffered a broken leg due to an accident, Massa was given the chance to show his mettle. He took the bull by the horns, and managed some credible precious points for Ferrari. Since then, I had been waiting to see him win the Championship. InsyAllah, he will.

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