Good old familiar Barcelona, a track that all the drivers know well, because of testing blah blah blah and where tyre wear is impor… blah blah blah… Is anyone still awake? However, new this year is the last, fast, exciting part of the track, where the final chicane has been removed, thus returning the track to its former glory. Fingers crossed for more fun! Yay!…
Throughout the race rain was a threat,
But all we got was some George Russell sweat.
There was excitement and overtakes galore,
With the new (old) corner it was 107 or more?
Alonso waving at the crowd before the end,
Just behind Lance, his new best friend.
Mercedes with upgrades were fast in racing trim,
But not as fast as Max who took the win!
Back to good old familiar Barcelona and all the excitement it usually holds. There’s always so much to look forward to, such as lots of talk about tyre degradation that will probably never happen but is our only hope as overtaking isn’t a thing, or how well everyone knows this track because *surprise* it’s used for testing…
It was co-commentator Alex Brundle who first offered up this round’s proposal for understatement of the season, when stating that “Lundgaard struggled with tyre degradation last weekend,” (he wore his tyre out completely until it entirely fell apart, left him driving about on three wheels and destroyed his whole race, but sure I guess there was a struggle involved)…
Despite still hating virtual racing, I excitedly checked the driver line up as soon as it came out, but was then immediately disappointed that Lundgaard wasn’t in. Who would rival his enthusiasm and love for the game?
Barcelona marks the start of the proper season. No more outliers and no more excuses. That includes for me, and if Nyck de Vries doesn’t start winning soon I’m going to have to reconsider how I research my season previews…