18 May 2010

Monaco 2010: Round 6 Results


Congratulations to Mercedes' Montie on taking his seventh career win on the grandest stage of the Formula 1 season. His win is of course the first for the Mercedes team in GPP and his first since Brazil at the end of last season. He has now jumped up from sixth to second overall, a single point behind leader NEA.

NEA and Montie now have a small amount of breathing space at the top of the standings with the Ferraris and Red Bulls bunched up in a battle for third. Karan and UnclePeJay are embroiled in probably the closest ever battle, having scored the same results in every race so far this season. Who will drop the ball first?

Mercedes climb the teams championship standings for the third race in succession and now sit fourth, with third placed Lotus within arm's reach. Ferrari retake the overall lead from Spain winners Red Bull.

One last thing - those who predicted Chandhock for a DNF do not score a point - his accident (well, Trulli's accident that happened to land on top of him) occured close enough to the end of the race for him to be a classified finisher.

Next up, the world's greatest empty grandstand exhibition - Roll on Turkey!

12 May 2010

Spain 2010: Round 5 Results


A big congratulations to Fisichella on winning in Spain! Its his first win since Singapore last season and his first for Red Bull, the team he made his debut with back in 2005. Fisi was one of the players to beat in the second half of last year and with a much better start in 2010, he has to be considered one of the key contenders for the championship.

The result sets up an epic battle for the lead in the championship, with no less than five players tied at the top on 41 points. NEA takes the top spot with his two victories to Fisichella's one, with American UnclePeJay and the Ferrari duo of Revs and Karan close behind. Its going to be fascinating to see which of these five leaves Monte Carlo with the best result and the championship lead.

Its a similar story in the teams championship, with Red Bull and Ferrari tied on 82pts apiece, Red Bull holding the advantage thanks to Fisichella's Spanish victory. Lotus are next up in third place whilst another strong showing from Mercedes pairing Montie and McMerc sees the German marque jump another two places to fifth.

Next up: Monaco. Gentleman, place your bets!

3 May 2010

China 2010: Round 4 Results


Congratulations to NEA on taking his second win in 2010 and climbing nine places to fourth in the championship - a pretty decent recovery after scoring a solitary point last time out in Malaysia! Only he and Montie correctly correctly predicted such a strong showing from Button and although back-to-front, NEA's prediction of a McLaren 1-2 was the foundation of his victory.

In the championship, Revs retakes the lead ahead of team mate Karan after a no-show from previous leader Wooze. Whilst Wooze falls to 12th, the closeness in the points means he's still in the running, just seven points from the top.

GPP welcomes newcomer McMerc, whose decent debut helped Mercedes score more points than any other team and move up two places to 7th overall.

Roll on Spain! (yawn...)