Quick comments on Spanish GP
May 10, 2009 3 Comments
Tomorrow I will post my full impressions on this weekend’s race, I wanted to make a couple of quick comments.
The superiority of Barwa Addax in race 1 was somewhat insulting. I heard all sorts of mumblings and conspiracy theories about the Agag-Briatore-Bernie connection, but for now I think it is too early for such comments. Truth is, drivers like DiGrassi and Maldonado did their best to not fight for wins this weekend.
DiGrassi seemed to suffer from stagefright as was consistently slow at race pace. Like I have said many times before, DiGrassi – the eternal runner-up – seems to lack that winner’s hunger. Is the “favorite” tag too much pressure for him?
Pastor was his usual inconsistent self, making for great spectator racing but in detriment of his points tally. He’s still my championship favorite, but he needs to start being less spectacular and more effective. Lucky for him his favorite track, Monaco, is next.
Apart from these, impressive performance from Mortara and D’Ambrosio, who started to show his quality towards the end of last season and solidified it with a strong GP2 Asia run. For Mortara, I hope the Italian media does not start to destroy him with rumours on him being the next Italian star.
Tomorrow, a detailed driver-by-driver evaluation and some insider comments on GP2 budgets.