Spa driver ratings: Lotus, McLaren and Mercedes. Pt. 2

30 Aug

Heikki Kovalainen 7/10:

A brilliant tyre call took him into Q2 and a strong race beating the Willians of Rubens Barrichello and only just managing to be lapped late on. There was even a time when pundits were considering him for points if there had been a few more retirements but that wasn’t to be, the only thing Heikki won’t be 100% happy with is that he Jarno Trulli finished ahead of him.

Jarno Trulli 6/10:

A good qualifying but really showed what he was up to in the race managing to jump his team mate and attacked the drivers of the more experienced teams, this lead to him not having his usual winge about power steering which was a saviour for us all.

Lewis Hamilton 7/10:

Was driving well up to lap 12 when a mistake he later owned up to saw him flying through two Allianz ad boards -something I imagine his sponsors Santander will be happy with, this was all after a very strong qualifying where he was beaten by Vettel who came out at the right time.

Jenson Button 9/10:

An incredible drive and the track wasn’t even wet. After the disappointing qualifying many were ruling him out -me included- but despite losing a front wing everything just seemed to click for Jenson moving up to 3rd with all the right tyre choices.

Nico Rosberg 8/10:

Qualifying 5th was as good as the car could manage if not better and after an amazing start he was leading on lap 1 and I was hoping it could be his first ever podium, sadly this just didn’t happen as the lack of pace his Mercedes had was shown when he was overtaken by Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari cars.

Michael Schumacher 10/10:

After a disasterous qualifying -not managing a lap- it was expected that this wouldn’t be the dream anniversary, but he found his old speed and somehow managed to find himself 5th at the end gaining an astonishing 19 places giving him something to seriously celebrate.


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