Yes, the Stefan Grand Prix blog is back, for the second time, after it’s brief brush with eternity. As its author has been given the all clear with five years of check-ups and scans, the Stefan Grand Prix blog can continue with it’s mind fully focused back on F1 and the future.
Quick Championship Update:
Turning our minds back a week and a half to the weary hours of last Sunday morning, sitting there wondering if the rain was to come and wash away the Red Bull white wash, we remember that in the SGP Championship podium , it was the driver débutantes claiming all three steps beneath the rising flags and anthems.
Despite having to desperately save on fuel in the last 20 laps, Lucas Di Grassi and Virgin Racing claimed their first victory in the championship, crucially beating the reliability issues that had plagued them since the teams inception.
Coming a close 2nd and on the same lap was Karun Chandhok, once again showing he has the making of a great F1 driver and showing the critics wrong who said he would be outperformed by his team-mate Bruno Senna who came in 3rd.
Disappointingly, at their ‘home’ Grand Prix, Lotus F1 dropped crucial points against its rivals with both cars suffering issues, putting both drivers down the pecking order in 4th & 5th place. Kovalainen picked up a point for the fastest lap of 1:42.701. Propping up the SGP field after a spin on lap 2 was Timo Glock whose over-exuberance at the start of the race got the better of him.
1st: Hekki Kovalainen 25pts
2nd: Lucas Di Grassi 15pts
3nd: Karun Chandhok 13 pts
4th=: Jarno Trulli 10pts
4th=: Bruno Senna 10pts
6th: Timo Glock 8pts
1st: Lotus F1 35pts
2nd: Virgain Racing Team 25pts
3rd: Hispania Racing Team 23pts