The Circuit de Catalunya – Barcelona is one of those tracks that feature highly throughout the F1 calendar. However, this is no reason not to add spice to the thrill of Formula One season. During pre-testing at Barcelona, there was the fiasco of Fernando Alonso’s weird crash but it seems the race proper on 10th May 2015 had even more drama for Spanish Grand Prix fanatics.
Well, race weekend is already gone but before the next race in Monaco, it is crucial to look back and ponder over what really went down. Nothing is more fantastic than becoming your own F1 pundit; here are some of those lessons you must have observed.
1. Lewis Hamilton is not Invincible
When he won in Melbourne, everyone argued it was still early to project Hamilton as the obvious title winner of 2015. Well, he won in China and Bahrain despite losing to Vettel at Sepang in Malaysia. Even the greats started noticing but when Rosberg performed perfectly in Spain, things started shaping up differently. After all, it seems like the race is wide open.
2. Fernando Alonso Blundered Big Time
Forget the boss Eric Boulier’s seemingly convincing arguments and Jenson Button’s smiles because things are not at all rosy in the McLaren-Hondamarriage. Alonso cut a solitary figure when onceagain he could not even finish the race in a car that was supposed to be racing Mercedes and Ferrari. What’s more, Button suffered throttle-power issues and could not fight for points. Did Alonso blunder by moving from Ferrari? Definitely.
3. It is Speculation Galore at Mercedes
If Alonso is clearly disappointed at McLaren, Hamilton is definitely unsettled at Mercedes. Since Melbourne and Sepang in Malaysia, the paddock has been awash with speculation about the Briton’s contract. With Nick Lauda the boss at Mercedes claiming severally that the contract is almost done with no action coming to the fore, the Ferrari connection will continue fanning the paddock gossip mill.
4. Bottas Coming of Age
Did Ferrari blunder by not offering Bottas a contract and instead opting for Kimi? Based on the way he raced at the Spanish GP, it seems the Scuderias will come calling at Bottas’ door at the end of the season. The guy is just too good to be guinea pig at Williams.
5. Maldonado is Officially “Crashator”
It might not be a laughing matter but it seems the fans that started that funny website regarding Pastor Maldonado’s proclivity for crashing were right on point. The Lotus driver was once again at it during the Spanish GP. After breaking his wing while overtaking, it was only a matter of time before he retired 20 laps to the finish line.
The drama at GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2015 will always provide a learning curve; maybe F1 championship title just got blown open by Rosberg’s win?