Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hungary 2008: The Flying Finn Takes The Win

So, your name is Heikki Kovalainen, and all year you have been compared to your team mate and told you were number two in the eyes of the team. How do you come back from that? Well, you just wait for the Ferrari driven by Senor Massa to blow up on the third last lap of the race and take the win like any normal Finn would do.

In all fairness, Heikki drove a pretty brilliant race. He was consistent throughout which eventually paid off. So, congrats to the young Finn on his first ever career win and his second podium finish of the year.

But, the big news of the race was the number of fires happening in the pits. Under FIA regulations, all fuel refilling hardware, nozzle and repository included, are strictly controlled in that they are not allowed to be modified by the teams in any way. The catch is there were three separate incidents of fire in the pits during the race due to the refueling rigs. All refueling hardware is made by the same company which is contracted by the FIA. So, we will have to wait and see what the FIA will do about this.

[Photo credit: Formula1.com]

1 comment:

kasey said...

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