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If any one race described the disaffection of the fans who are against the impact of restrictions in the current rules, then
I guess this one stands out.
TOIT picked it beautifully. Alonso and Massa had some great speed and both used it to get margin after each of their stops, whilst still being able to back off to reasonable lap times and inch away.
Kimi was clearly driving within himself and also managed the 'situation' quite well.
The rest were all over the place. It is quite telling that Button, who was woefully slow all weekend, still managed to pick up a reasonable place after being 17th early, simply by doing steady average (slow) laps, and keeping one pit stop in the bag.
Same thing for Webbber, who used the undercut in his first stint to set the base for a slow climb up the field that was very unspectacluar. Good to see Vettel struggle with the tyres for a change though.
At one stage, we were treated to watching Bianci trailing Hamilton with what was quite obviously much better pace, but having to stay there as he was a lap down. Hamilton's comment was superb; "I can't drive any slower".
Some bright spots, even still. Masssa was on fire, and fun to watch. Ricciardo looked very racy in his first and second stints, and looked to be on for a placing well inside the top 10 until he put on his used hards for the last stint.
Team orders at Macca just embarrassing. Checko must be fuming still.
Boring race, that really showed the problems being caused by these tyres. F1 has a problem.