Unless Hamilton throw his car into the wall (or gets shoved into a wall by someone like say ..... Max?) and Seb gets a win which closes the title race up nicely again
Well, in the days when half the cars wouldn't finish a race....a one race lead in the points 7 races from the end didn't mean as much. But.......it is more significant now. Still the odds of someone going out in the last 7 races is pretty high. Hamilton has finished before 5th in only 1 out of 14 races these season. Vettel has finished below 5th in only 2 out of 14 races. So, 3/28 chance of finishing below 5th....seven races to go, so 80% chance that either Vettel or Hamilton will finish below 5th in one or more races. Needless to say, if it happens to Vettel, Hamilton has the season. If it happens to Hamilton, it almost evens the points.Unless Hamilton throw his car into the wall (or gets shoved into a wall by someone like say ..... Max?) and Seb gets a win which closes the title race up nicely again
it' nothing to write home about, it lasted only a few years (1988 to 1991) and I never went further than "b" class F3 (previously known as F2000, ie F3 cars at least 1 year old). I wouldn't say that I had a lot of great experiences, I had some experience especially due to the fact that to fund my racing I was doing a lot of testing (when testing wasn't considered very sexy). Being Italian I am rather familiar with Italian tracks and so with Monza, even though when I was a kid my local venue was Imola. When I ran out of money/opportunities and after I did what the "experts" behind the proposed changes for Monza think interesting (= riding the outside kurb at high speed, only to slam head on against the inside wall...) I concentrated on my university studies, like a lot of my fellow competitors did when their careers hit a brick wall (in my sense, literally). In essence a missed chance, and while I had a lot of fun racing go-karts I don't have very fond memories of my few years of single seater racing, with go-karts I was winning rather often and I had no problems, with single seaters I didn't have any backers so no money no good car and no great results. Oh and I was changing teams quite a lot, in essence when someone had a car and no driver I was one of the guys that would normally be called for a few races, normally until someone with either a sponsor or a willing dad (sometimes both) would turn up. notwithstanding the fact that I was known for having no technical knowledge whatsoever (engineers often told me that to be a good test driver you either had to know everything about a car or know absolutely nothing, I was in the second group, my job was to give my impressions and do what I was told, I have never asked for 3 degrees of bandella or moving up 1mm the front of the car) when I now watch a F1 race I think that I can understand what is going on, despite the fact that some of the tricks of the trade that I have learned over the years are now irrelevant (ie it's now impossible to know what engine setting a car is running by watching the colour of the exhaust).Publius Cornelius Scipio I have to say I'm fascinated to know more about your racing career. Sounds like you had a lot of great experiences? Any chance we could convince you to write us an article on it? Would be very welcome and entertaining - especially in the close season when we're all gagging for Motorsport action.