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2011 Turkish GP – Race Analysis

Posted in Race Analysis with tags , , , , on May 9, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Sebastian Vettel waltzed to an easy victory in the Turkish GP today and serenely went about his business of increasing his already huge points lead while an exciting race unfolded behind him. The Red Bull man has now won three of the four races so far in 2011 and finished second in the one race he missed out. This is hardly the traditional Red Bull start to the season – not a single retirement so far, no squabbles between the drivers, and no sign of the young impetuous German who made several driving errors. Instead, what we have seen so far is a calm, composed, confident champion who has barely put a foot wrong, and has made a scorching start to his title defence.

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2011 Chinese GP – Race Analysis

Posted in Race Analysis with tags , , , on April 18, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Lewis Hamilton put the brakes on Vettel’s golden run, beating the Red Bull driver in the Chinese Grand Prix, but more importantly, the former world champion won the race on merit and not because it was handed to him on a platter. Red Bull admittedly didn’t get their KERS working as well as the other teams, but then after Sebastian’s domination in all the practice sessions and qualifying, a McLaren victory was hardly expected.

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2011 Malaysian GP – Race Analysis

Posted in Race Analysis with tags , , , on April 10, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

It was an evening of wonderful driving, wheel-to-wheel racing and many overtaking manoeuvres, a return to the art of the past they call ‘racing’. Sebastian Vettel made it two wins out of two races in the 2011 season, winning an eventful Malaysian GP for the second year in a row, but not before the McLarens, Ferraris and Renaults made him work hard for it. From the moment the five red lights went out, we had battles all through the field, and most of the top 8 drivers seemed to have a chance of winning the race at some point or the other. It would’ve been a wholly different result altogether if the few drops of rain in the middle of the race had continued on to become a typical Malaysian storm.

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