Last Sunday i.e yesterday was the day when there were major upsets in the Sports arena- Ferrari’s Massa finishing Pointless and Ferrari having a bad day @Silverstone, India performing miserably in the Asia Cup Final, Dhoni & Co always flatter at the final hurdle :(, then there’s the epic match between Federer and Nadal, which was an edge of a seat thriller. So all in all it was a eventful Sunday. India could have surely done better than what they performed in the Asia Cup final. 273 target was chaseable and with the in-form Indian top order having Sehwag, Gambhir, Raina, Yuraj and Rohit Sharma, and not to forget our captain Dhoni, I thought that India would be the Asia Cup Champions. But there was a different story to tell. It was earlier Jayasuriya who blasted Indian bowlers all around the park and later on Mendis rocked the Indian top order to signal the end of India’s great run of form. This is not the first time Dhoni and Co have flattered in the final hurdle, they have done it on many previous occasions. I had mentioned about it in my earlier post.
Flawless Hamilton Back on top with a victory @ Silverstone
It was a treat to watch McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton drive with perfection when other drivers were fumbling and finding it hard to grip on the slippery surface, thanks to the rain during the race. A brilliant British Grand Prix victory has lifted him right back into contention for the world championship, on a day when Kimi Raikkonen failed to shine and Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa and BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica were the ones who came home pointless. Hamilton lapped all but two of the field and finished more than a minute ahead of Nick Heidfeld’s BMW Sauber. Hiedfeld who started from 5th did well to finish second ahead of Rubens Barrichello who finished third. Barrichello’s podium finish has brought some cheer to the Honda camp after their other driver Jenson Button failed to finish. Really disappointing day for Ferrari with Kimi Raikkonen finishing fourth and Massa, who spun at least five times in the race, came last of the 13 finishers and failed to pick up a point. McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen finished 5th behind Kimi after he started from Pole. He could not capitalise his maiden Pole position to get to Maiden Victory, something for which he will be cursing himself 🙁 Alonso has stuck to his 6-7-8 positions and he finished 6th ahead of Jarno Trulli and Kazuki Nakajima who was the last one to finish among the points.
Hamilton takes pole at the Cannadian Grand Prix 2008
Lewis Hamilton takes pole at the 2008 Cannadian Grand Prix looking for yet another victory here. Hamilton resisted a strong challenge from BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica who will start along side Hamilton from the second position. Kimi Raikkonen and Alonso will line up in the second row. This qualifying has seen one of the two drivers starting from good position and the other not. William’s Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa will be starting in 5th and 6th positions respectively. Hamilton will be looking to repeat his maiden victory last year. But with poor weather expected, the need for sections of the track to be resurfaced overnight, and the likelihood of safety car interventions, nobody is taking anything for granted. If anything, all of the teams are expecting a chaotic race! So don’t miss out the action!!!