The strategists were the ones to make or break the race. Lotus played a great pincer game, pushing Hamilton into an early pit stop with Grosjean, followed by keeping Kimi out setting hot laps for long enough to get onto the podium. 1 point behind 2nd place in the WCC now!
Red Bull, very nearly lost Vettel position to Alonso and Webber finished behind Senna, three stop strategies seemed the wrong plan. Questions on whether the poor tyre life being down to the changed regulations?
Kimi Raikonnen, what a race from Kimi he found amazing page in the second stint.
Raikonnen on Grosjean, no prisoners taken there.
The entire race was a delicate game of cat and mouse all over the top 10, Mclaren and Lotuses pit calls were a highlight for me, it was incredibly tense trying to figure out who would exit the pits where.
DRS & Tyres
Great from Pirelli, another race where there was a good balance between raw pace of soft tyres with durability of mediums, and the lack of overtaking added another layer to strategies.
In a sentence
Great game of F1 chess like the old days of F1, but hopefully on-track overtakes will be back in Spa
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Edited by Snic, 29 July 2012 - 14:25.