After 3 hours camped in front of the tube last night rejoicing over having Matchett, Hobbs, Buxton and Diffey back in my life, I’ve seen the season unfold after just two practice sessions.
Here is what we have to look forward to once we get used to the ugly, heavy looking cars with their quiet turbo whoosh:
Lewis and Nico should be able to control the pace up front for the first few races but Vettel and Alonso are going to drive out of their minds to make this a season to remember. Alonso’s lap in FP1 was special, but watching Vettel attack in FP2 is what really pumped me up. Call me nuts but this is the year Vettel cements his legacy as someone who may just be in the same league as Senna. He’s had the car the past few years to make us all question if he was just a very good driver in a Newey car, but now that he’s in the chase pack, he’s going to give us material to tell our grandchildren. You can’t have anything better than the tenacious Alonso and the brilliant Vettel chasing Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Sit back and and enjoy the qualifying laps tonight.
And keep an eye on Generation Next. Bottas, Magnussen, Hulkenburg and Ricciardo all look like they have a car to go to battle with.
Having said all that, don’t be shocked to see a calculated Jenson Button manage his fuel and tires to perfection and sneak through the chaos.
The possibilities are endless.
NOW – It’s time to go make a first impression on my daughter!!! Wife is due in a few hours. My little F1 baby..