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McLaren gets Brawned, Ferrari fumbles as Schumi stalls

The 2009 Formula 1 race in Valencia saw the McLarens qualify 1-2! It was a chance for the silver cars to regain some lost pride. However, current point leaders, Brawn GP had other ideas. Having run the cars heavier, the Brawn GP team was able to run their cars much deeper into the race before pitting. Result? McLaren led the race longer, but it was a Brawn driving Barrichello that crossed the finish line first!

Hamilton made it across in 2nd place and Kimi was 3rd. However, even a podium finish for Ferrari could not save them from the shameful humiliation suffered by the tifosi, thanks to a dismal performance by Luca Badoer, who I feel should be renamed Luca BAD-driver! The guy finished LAST – he ran 2nd from LAST for most of the race – all that in a Ferrari! The same car that took a podium finish in the same race! To say that Luca drove bad is an understatement. The guy seemed totally unprepared, he missed breaking points on the circuits, he skid on a perfectly dry track and made a mess out of the Ferrari drive! It would have been better for the red team to have entered a single car in the race…

Oh Shumi! Why did you have to drive the bike? And if you had to drive it, why did you crash? And if you crashed, why didn’t you save your neck? The biking incident has caused the tifosi to drop their heads in shame and strain their necks today! Come back- Its clear that the team needs you!#

Force India finished at a respectable 10th and 12th position!

# Schumi had a bike accident earlier in the year that caused him neck injuries grave enough to prevent him from racing for Ferrari when their other driver, Felipe Massa was injured in a racing accident. A spring from a Brawn GP car driven by Barrichello flew after Barichello crashed. The flying spring hit Massa on his head causing Massa to blank out and crash at high speed. The spring injury will prevent Massa from driving the Ferrari possibly for the rest of the 2009 F1 season. Schumi was to be his replacement, but the pain in his neck prevented from making a sensational comeback in the Valencia race.

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  1. August 25, 2009 at 14:19

    When the papers said no Schumi, the first thought were of you and your post on shumi’s come back. It is a dissapointment indeed.

    • August 25, 2009 at 14:32

      Wish the papers said something different… wish luca went for lunch while shumi shined in the red car… only if wishes came true…

  2. witsnnuts
    August 24, 2009 at 21:19

    Oh Shumi! Why did you have to drive the bike? And if you had to drive it, why did you crash? And if you crashed, why didn’t you save your neck? The biking incident has caused the tifosi to drop their heads in shame and strain their necks today! Come back- Its clear that the team needs you!

    😦 😦 .. i did not watch the race, due to Michael backing out. Is not engrossing anymore 😦

    • August 24, 2009 at 22:35

      you are right – its is not as engrossing as it was earlier when Schumi used to race! I hope the kink in the neck is healed soon and he recovers earlier than massa so he can be racing in the ferrari once again!

  3. August 24, 2009 at 12:59

    Yepp…. Barichello and Brawn – both ex-ferrari. Luca was a disaster though!

  4. August 24, 2009 at 11:10

    I was so looking forward to this race until I came to know that Schumi backed out. With Schumi, I backed out too. I am glad Barrichello won. (Ex-Ferrari) 🙂

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