SPANISH GRAND PRIX: PREVIEW
May 11, 2007 | By Naman Bagga | Filed in: Formula 1.
I’m really very excited and thrilled. Thus I couldn’t stop myself from writing this post. The reason for my excitement is obviously the Spanish Grand Prix which will be held this weekend. Something that has increased my excitement is that I don’t have a class in VMC on Saturday or Sunday. Mind you at VMC, classes are held on any day of the week. Thus, nobody can predict the schedule. The Spanish Grand Prix is special as after 3 races in Asia the formula 1 circuit has now moved to Europe where you can find the oldest built tracks. Formula 1 is like a religion in Europe. The teams enjoy in Europe as most of them are of European origin. The leading teams perform evenly in Europe as most of the testing is done here. The F1 are designed specifically to suit European circuits. For example-Ferrari have an edge in terms of performance at Monza or Mugello (Italy), where they do their testing. Spain is the home of Fernando Alonso and thus he will be getting a lot of support and television coverage this weekend. But I have a strong feeling that Ferrari will outperform McLaren at Spain, The championship standings (though they don’t matter 3 races into the season) are very close. Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are leading with 22 points each. It’s going to be an exciting weekend so tune into Qualifying at 17:30 IST, and as far as I remember 17:59 Hong Kong Time.