Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Formula 1 : Vettel Makes History

Monza, home of the tifosi and Ferrari. Qualifying was definitely interesting when I saw Sebastian Vettel on Pole and the top 3 drivers Kimi, Massa and Hamilton below the 1st and 2nd row! Everyone was suddenly rooting for Vettel to win! someone other than the usual Ferrari and Mclaren camp was leading the race from the start and finished to make history. Toro Rosso once used to be called Minardi where our very own Alex Yoong was racing whom have never finished on the podium before now actually won a race last weekend.

Sebastian Vettel is now the youngest driver to be on Pole position and win a Gran Prix at the age of 21. He'd be one driver to lookout for in the near future. His driving was superb and was outpacing 2nd place Heikki Kovalainen in a Mclaren. When Vettel was on the podium, the German and Italian anthem was played and that is something that I haven't heard since Schumacher retired. Vettel will be moving to Red Bull next season and I hope to see this young german make it up the ranks.

Congratulations Vettel & Toro Rosso!