The last couple of races have got me thinking.

Over the last year or so, Lewis Hamilton has had some brilliant races, and some not so brilliant races where he made some pretty silly mistakes or bad choices.

Given the way last year ended, with those bad choices costing him the world title, it was important that he came out this year and made sure that history didn’t repeat itself.  Questions were raised about whether he was experienced and knowledgable enough to set the car up properly and make the difficult decisions that he would have to make if he were to win races and be the champion.


I normally hate the Monaco GP as it tends to be incredibly boring - despite it being hyped as the “best” race on the calendar - but today was superb.  If ever a circuit was the ideal place to install a sprinkler system to spice races up with a light dusting of rain then this is the place.

A wet track seems to sort the drivers out into two camps - those who have luck in abundance, and those who couldn’t buy a slice of good fortune with all the money in the world.

Fernando Alonso - McLaren new boyAfter the Monaco Grand Prix just a couple of weeks ago, there was an uproar in the British media over McLaren’s apparent bias towards Fernando Alonso by telling their other driver Lewis Hamilton to back off and not race him.

This seemed like common sense to most people, why should McLaren allow their two drivers to race and potentially force one or other (or both) into a mistake which in the end costs them millions of pounds and dents their chances of winning a World Championship or two?

Lewis Hamilton - McLaren’s rookie racerIt seems common sense has prevailed and the FIA have made an unusually speedy decision to clear McLaren of any wrongdoing by instructing team orders at the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend.

I spoke in an earlier post about how hard it would be for the FIA to justify punishing the team so I feel this is the right result. Normally we have to wait for weeks to learn the outcome of their investigations so it is a refreshing change that this happened so quickly.

McLaren in the Dock - Monaco Grand Prix 2007So the Monaco GP came and went, and surprise, surprise it was yet another dull procession around the Principality.

He who shall lead into the first corner shall go on to win the race - I’m pretty sure that’s a direct quote from the Bible.

Sometimes we are treated to an accident or in the olden days when cars were less reliable then there was always the possibility of the leading cars dropping out, but now the race perceived as the most glamorous in the world is also the dullest.