Sunday, October 09, 2005

Japanese Gran Prix 2005

Kimi Raikkonen drove the race of his life to win the Japanese Grand Prix in an absolute stunner in Suzuka. Undoubtedly this is the best race i've ever seen(and i've been watching F1 since 1995).

The Flying Finn charged back from 17th on the grid with some amazing overtaking manouvers, including a pass for the lead on the last lap to take Giancarlo Fisichella of Renault into Turn 1. This feat is even more amazing as just around 10-or so laps before, the Roman was leading Kimi by 20plus seconds! This accentuates the pace advantage McLaren-Mercedes has against Renault.

The McLaren driver made contact with his team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya on the first lap as the pair tried to race through from back-of-the-grid starts - and was helped when the Colombian's crash brought out the Safety Car. The Columbian claimed that 1997 World Champion Villenueve simply pushed him out of the track, which led to his crash on the first lap. From the video replay, it appeared as if the Canadian insisted to follow his racing line, giving no room to the McLaren driver.

Raikkonen's efforts weren't enough to keep Renault from regaining the Contructors' Championship lead by two points with Fisi second and Fernando Alonso an incredible third.The new world champion put in some awesome passing moves as he too fought back from a poor grid position.

Michael Schumacher couldn't resist the little Spaniard around the outside of 130R(at more than 280KPH!) and later Alonso passed Mark Webber on the grass! Webber completed his most competitive race for Williams for some time with a fourth place ahead of a disappointed Jenson Button. The Brit was constantly challenging Fisi for the race lead throughout the first 35 laps. But as happened before, his BAR-Honda failed keep up the pace and he slumped to fifth. Still, its a reasonable result for Honda who partly owns the Suzuka Circuit. David Coulthard in a Red Bull Racing Cosworth car finished an impressive sixth.


Blogger FuKhate said...

hmm shumacher need to retire ledy eh? hehe

10:36 PM, October 09, 2005  
Blogger hanhui said...

yup... there's once during time trial( i think so) his car spun out of the track....maybe too old, forgot how to drive already...

12:53 PM, October 12, 2005  

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