The Abu Dhabi GP was brilliant!! Easily the best race at Yas Marina, and the best race this year too IMO. For me it was up there with Interlagos 2008 and Korea 2010 - loads of excitement and suspense right the way through, and unforeseeable incidents and events basically from start to finish. Basically, F1 at its very best.
Amazing win by Kimi! Showed his true class as a driver, and I loved his replies to the team whenever they spoke to him on the radio too. Great drive by Alonso to get up to 2nd and reduce the points gap to Vettel at a critical stage. And brilliant recovery drive by Vettel too! To get up to 3rd after starting from the pit lane and then needing to change the front wing was just epic - I don't care if the Safety Car worked to his advantage a bit later on.
Perfect drive by Lewis - he was just plain unlucky. McLaren have some major issues with their reliability at the moment.
By the way, the interview on the podium afterwards was brilliant too! Some genuine LOL moments there.
Senninha25 wrote:I've grown used to the John Watson-Ben Edwards tandem when they covered the Eurosport F1 races in the mid-90's, they were a nice alternative to Murray Walker-Jonathan Palmer when the BBC didn't cover certain sessions.
I love those EuroSport live recordings from the 90s too - I've been watching a few races from 1994 recently. I think John Watson was great back then - I'd like to see him in the main commentary booth TBH.