The racing was exciting compared to the type of racing we have been use to before. But make no mistake, it was as fake as a Linda Lovelace, Ben Dover, Ron Jeremy made for TV orgasm. It was an illusion Mercedes/Rosberg was over there tyre woes, because if Button, Webber, or Hamilton had been able to chase Rosberg down and not been constantly stuck behind slower cars, Rosbergs tyres would have "fell off a cliff"
, because they would have been unable to sustain the pace needed to stay ahead on a 2 stopper. Racing on the Pirelli's, is all about tyre management and some drivers are better at it than others. Vettel for example was truly impressive considering how long he made the tyres last, but is this racing? What happened to Raikkonen at the end, is this racing? I've been highlighting/complaining/moaning since the beginning of the year, alternate race/tyre strategies are impossible to pull off, "because the tyres simple don't last long enough"
. Vettel and Raikkonen being a prime example today. Rosberg would have also been added to the list, but as explained above, we know the reason why this never happened. The tyres have definitely improve overtaking, aided by DRS, but can we call some of these overtakes, overtakes, when the driver on fresher tyres simple drives past due to better traction?
By having such marginal tyres, I think it is an affront to call it racing? Wacky races is more apt. Exciting and entertaining? YES! Real racing? NO!
Edited by The Ragged Edge, 15 April 2012 - 17:37.