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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Mid-season review: Part 2

Today's blog is going to be part 2 of my mid-season review. There is just so much to talk about so that is why the mid-season review is split into 3 parts!
 
Williams: They are big risk takers, sometimes the risk pays off and sometimes it doesn't. Williams never seem to have a problem with fuel consumption or tyres going off which baffles me a bit! Massa managed to get pole position, however didn't make it onto the podium. Massa has been in noticeably more crashes this season. The one that sticks out for me is the crash he had with Perez. After the crash he said 'he would think twice before trying to pass Perez again.' Massa has a good start to the season with his new team. However, Bottas has been the more impressive one. He keeps calm no matter what situation he is in and his overtakes are very impressive. Williams have had a good start to the season and I'm sure they will only get better.

Force India: This team has been one of the teams fighting for best of the rest. Force India managed to get a podium this season and has clearly boasted the moral. That must be the high point so far for Perez with the low point being his 2 retirements. Partnering him is Nico Hulkenberg who seems to get the best of out his car. He tends to qualify in the mid-field and then move up in the race. He has been consistently in the point for the first 10 races until his first retirement of the year. Force India is a team to watch.

McLaren: Jenson Button has not retired once this year which is very good considering all the retirements there has been so far this year. His only podium has been in Australia. His best qualifying session was in Great Britain when he qualified 3rd. However, could not make it onto the podium. Kevin Magnussen has had a great start to his rookie season. Coming 2nd in Australia, his first formula 1 race, was pretty impressive. He has also out qualified and out raced Button. Magnussen has shown how good he is in Hungary when he started in the pits and finished 12th. There is more to come from both these drivers and I'm sure they will deliver.

Torro Rosso: Their only issue seems to be reliability. Between the two drivers there have been 9 retirements. However, both drivers have been in the points 4 times. Torro Rosso isn't a bad team to drive with in your rookie season, Kvyat has shown he is a good driver but I feel he lacks confidence. The team seems to stay around 10th place, in qualifying and race position. They are able to get into Q3 but aren't able to start any higher than 6th. Its been a relatively quiet start to the season, we will have to see what Torro Rosso can pull out of the bag.

 


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