Formula1 FanCast’s Manish Patel and Scratch Radio’s Paul Hadsley reflect on a thrilling 2011 Canadian Grand Prix. I do apologise for the background noise in this podcast.
The Bahrain Grand Prix has been called off which is no surprise after the teams objected to rescheduling the race. We also react to the new Aryton Senna movie that was released in the UK on 03/06/11.
Jenson Button pounced on a rare Sebastian Vettel mistake to take his first win of the 2011 season in an enthralling Canadian Grand Prix.
Vettel ran wide at Turn Six on the final lap allowing the 2009 World Champion to get by and take a crucial win. Button was at one point at the back of the grid however he came through the field and managed to get past Vettel on the final lap to take a truly sensational win. And to top it all off he won the race by making six stops.
Lewis Hamilton had another weekend to forget as he was forced to retire on lap eight after colliding with his team-mate on the pit straight. Lewis had already been involved in an incident with Mark Webber two laps earlier.
The Red Bull’s of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber came home in second and third. Seb will have been disappointed to have finished second considering he led the whole race until his mistake on the final lap. But the German cannot complain with the way things have gone for him this season.
Mark Webber had an eventful race and was involved in an intriguing battle in the latter stages of the race with Button and Michael Schumacher. Webber did well to recover after his early spin and the Australian managed to get past Schumacher to take the final podium place.
Schumacher showed us in the weekend why he is a master in the rain and the seven-times World Champion just missed out on a podium finish. But Schumi can no doubt take a lot of positives from the weekend and this could be the result that kick-starts his season.
Renault’s Vitaly Petrov put in a sterling performance to finish fifth and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa came home in sixth after getting past Kamui Kobayashi on the pit straight on the final lap.
Friday saw Pedro de la Rosa being drafted into to replace Sergio Perez for the remainder of the weekend after the Mexican was unwell after First Free Practice.
Rubens Barrichello finished 9th for the second consecutive race for Williams and both Toro Rosso’s finished in the points. Jaime Alguersuari finished eighth with Sebastian Buemi picking up the final point by finishing tenth.
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