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2011 Spanish F1 - Deja Vu happens with Sebastian Vettel winning again

By Rigval on 03 Jun 2011

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The Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix in a nutshell - Deja Vu. This is what Formula 1 is all about these days. Or worse than that Formula 1 is Groundhog Day. You know that Bill Murray movie where the hero re-lives one day of his life over and over again? Well, in this 2011 Formula 1 version we get the same person winning over and over again regardless of what transpires throughout the race weekend. Yes, Sebastian Vettel wins again.

This is even with Mark Webber taking pole position during qualifying (with Vettel starting from second place), with Vettel not having KERS during the later part of the race and a very on-form Lewis Hamilton breathing down his rear diffuser right till the very end of the race. Lewis Hamilton must have been pretty pleased with the setup of his McLaren as the car was basically the better one but I suppose starting in third behind Vettel (and Webber) in their very optimized Red Bull-Renaults is still an uphill climb. I suppose getting a close look at the rear of Vettel's car is all that one can do these days.

I suppose Mark Webber is one of the losers in the Spanish Grand Prix. He started out first but ended up fourth. This I believe was down to bad luck, or if one believes in Groundhog Day nothing he does will make him come in ahead of his team mate. Coming out from the pits behind the slower Ferrari of Fernando Alonso is bad luck.

Speaking about Ferrari, at least they're finishing in the top 5 for the last two races. They still have got to improve if they want a whiff of some trophies. And speaking of an ex-Ferrari driver, one 42 year old male adult who goes by the name of Michael Schumacher, he's doing pretty well by coming in sixth after starting in tenth. He basically came in ahead of his younger team mate Nico Rosberg who was slightly unlucky this time around with a failing rear wing (F1 cars these days seem to have failures in funny places) and a faulty radio.

I suppose if you just ignore the fact that in nearly every race Sebastian Vettel wins Formula 1 is actually fun as a lot of things are indeed happening from the second position downwards.

01. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1h39:03.301
02. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes + 0.630
03. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 35.697
04. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 47.966
05. Alonso Ferrari + 1 lap
06. Schumacher Mercedes + 1 lap
07. Rosberg Mercedes + 1 lap
08. Heidfeld Renault + 1 lap
09. Perez Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap
10. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap
11. Petrov Renault + 1 lap
12. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap
13. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap
14. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap
15. Maldonado Williams-Cosworth + 1 lap
16. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 2 laps
17. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth + 2 laps
18. Trulli Lotus-Renault + 2 laps
19. Glock Virgin-Cosworth + 3 laps
20. D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth + 3 laps
Massa Ferrari 60
Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 49
Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 29

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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