An absolutely incredible race! Actually, the kind of race I was hoping would develop (and was beginning to develop) in Montreal before the black flag came out for DC. Just think, if he hadn't lost his 2nd place in Brazil and if he hadn't been black flagged in Canada, he could potentially be tied with Schumey for 1st place right now. But as Martin Brundle reminded us today by quoting Murray Walker: "F1 spelled backwards is 'if'..."
I think this race showed everyone that Coulthard has the balls Mika lacks. Like Schumacher ususally does, DC really seemed to attack the person ahead of him and really committed himself when he attempted to pass. When Mika pulls out under braking, you almost always know it's just a bluff, with DC, you're never sure. He always seems ready to go wheel to wheel with his opponent. Coulthard also showed Micheal today that he is not intimidated by him, running him wide and making slight contact after the pass (Good for you, DC! attaboy! ) I also loved his apology for giving MS "the bird" "It wasn't very sportsman-like and we have to remember there are children watching..."
Mika definitely seems to have lost something over the past several races (confidence? desire? hunger?) Whether he'll rebound, only time will tell, but in the meantime I'm loving seeing DC on top. I'm hoping Ron Dennis makes some sort of commitment to see DC go all the way. I'm really beginning to regret not having picked up a DC cap while at the GP in Montreal If he is still a contender by Suzuka, maybe I'll get Darren to grab one for me
Hee hee hee... Yes, poor Jean Alesi definitely gets the "why me?" award. He and Prost really looked badly this weekend. Did you hear the comments he made in the press about his car? Something along the lines that with a ball of wool, some tape and a good breeze, that he could come up with a better aero design than did the car's designers
Posted on Jul 2, 2000, 9:57 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52