Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Proof that Kimi Raikkonen is Pure Win

As anticipated, Ferrari pulled off a superb 1-2 at Magny-Cours this past weekend. Yes, you may criticize me for using the word "superb" in any context relating to the Grand Prix de France. I am fully aware that it is probably the most boring race on the calendar (or in the history of ever). Perhaps I knew it was going to be unbearably uneventful and that's why I somehow managed to sleep through it. Irregardless, I'm elated. Who can turn up their nose at another 1-2 finish this season? Frankly we needed the points and it's great to see Felipe leading the standings (for the first time in the history of ever, I might add). Nice to have him win, but he did have a lot of good luck. Technically, that race should have been Kimi's. And he was running away with it (opened up a 6.7s lead over Felipe by lap 28 and as 23s ahead of Jarno Trulli), until about lap 34. What happened? Well, his right exhaust pipe cracked, and everything went a little pear-shaped. It finally fell off on lap 61. But he actually kept the car going to the flag, without letting anyone but Felipe past! How amazing is that?!

Lol, Stefano Domenicali summed the whole thing up perfectly:

For sure we were very worried, no doubt, it was a long race to finish, maybe lost a lot of years and a lot of hair but that's part of the game. Extremely happy. In that condition you never know. It may stop any lap, it's too difficult, it's critical.

To make up for the aging and hair loss, let's do well with the new engine at Silverstone (provided we do switch it)!

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