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Once again I am here to report on formula one racing! Consider yourself lucky as today i have comedown with a head cold, and was not going to post until tomorrow!
Race two like race one begins us off with amoment of silence for the Malaysia 370, and the announcement of Sergio Perez for force India not competing in todays race due to fuel issues that this novice F1 watcher and reporter is not quite clear on. As the race got under way Lewis Hamilton held pole position and pulled away clear from what could have potentailly been another repeat of Kobiyashi and Masa in race one. Beautifully exicuted first turns by Both Redbull cars, and Rosberg. Rosberg held onto second position with Riccardo taking thrid and Vettel in a close forth. By turn three, Vettel and riccardo managed to switch places, bringing Alonso to fight with riccardo for fourth for most of the race until Hulkenberg came up from behinde to pull Alonso to sixth.
The real story for this race is once again Daniel Riccardo, while out front for most of the race he pushed the car as much as he possibly could until a faitful pit stop that allowed him to release with a left front tire not put on properly, and one lap later the front wing failed entirely puncturing the right front tire. As well as prior to the situtation, the fuel sensor had failed completely according to reports live from Sky Sports 1.
Not long after Riccardo DNF retiring from the race in sixteenth place with a ten second stop and go pnility for unsafe release.
Race two Ended with mercedes ending a 1-2 finish the first for the team since 1955 with Rosberg coming up second 17+ seconds b
ehind Hamilton. Vettel managed to hold onto third place bringing Red Bull to the podium for the second time this season (Despite the fact that Riccardo’s disqualification hearing has not yet taken place…More to come on that was I know more.)
A couple incidences of contact in this race i have not been able to document due to my inexperience with F1 and the speed of the races (no pun intended). The next controversy of the race 2 of the season is Masa and Butas from williams while getting points for the team in 8th and 9th position at the end, Masa was given team orders to allow butas to pass, following the issues apparent from masa’s time with ferrari being told to move over for schumacher for most of his carreer. Masa had not listened to team orders, however williams is defending the results, but something tells me that there will be more going on behind the scenes.
All in all a fun race to watch, and with all the close calls and six cars DNF’s again, I wonder why I am being drawn into the sport like a moth to a bug zapper.
Always trying to write (Even while down with a head cold!)