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Monday, 13 June 2011

F1 Race Canada

Now for those of you who stayed up the extra couple of hours to watch the Canadian race were in for a treat, lots of overtaking and lots of crashes. Due to the torrential rain the race was stopped and restarted.

I'm not going to provide you with a blow by blow account of the race if you want that there are plenty of sites like crash and autosport, however I will cover a few key moments in the race.

On the 1st corner of the 1st lap we had an incident where Hamilton ran into the side of Webber, in this case Hamilton came charging up the inside of Webber, he gave Hamilton plenty of room on the inside of the corner, much more than a cars width but Hamilton still hit Webber's left rear, this spun Webbers car round through 180 degrees and lost him about 10 positions on the track.

Then there was Di Resta on Heildfeld, Di Resta got a bit ambitious on the brakes into the final chicane and showed his front wing to Heildfeld, who promptly took the line away and broke the front wing of Di Resta's car, There was no obvious damage to Heildfeld's car and the contact didn't cause a spin.

And 3rd on my list is Button running into the side of Alonso at the 1st chicane. Button got a better run out of the hairpin at turn 2 and pulled along side Alonso, due to the nature of the corner Alonso went for the outside of the 1st part of the corner to give him the better line through the 2nd part, there was plenty of room for Button's car but he took the kerb on the inside and slid wide and into Alonso's car, spinning him onto the kerb and beaching the car, out of the race.

Now from those 3 incidents the only one that was punished was Di Resta! How can this be you might say as Di Resta was the only driver not to benefit from the incident. The stewards need to take a close look at what they are doing! if you are going to hand out penalties for " Causing an Avoidable Accident" then you need to punish all that cause avoidable accidents, not just the drivers further down the grid.

Again it seems F1 is all to willing to punish teams at the mid-pack but if you are a front runner then you can pretty much do as you please. Hamilton and Button both deserved to be punished for their driving this weekend but as we all know the stewards and FIA always favor Ferrari and its not Mclaren that get away with everything.

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