It was all looking good for Lewis Hamilton at the Malaysian Grand Prix, that was, up until lap 43 where it all went horribly wrong. The camera switched to him on the TV and fire was erupting from the back of his W07. I held my head in my hands as did Hamilton once he got out of the car. The question that popped into everyone’s mind immediately was: can he still win this year’s Drivers’ World Championship?
Who would’ve thought that Hamilton would be leading the Drivers’ Standings going into the summer break, I certainly didn’t but after today’s German Grand Prix in which Hamilton won and his team-mate Rosberg finished 4th, that’s what’s happened.
Firstly I have to say congratulations to Max Verstappen. He drove an astonishing race holding off Kimi Räikkönen towards the end. I mean for goodness sake, he’s 18 years old, where on earth does he get the confidence and skill from? Anyway, let’s move on to the main subject.
It’s not the most attractive title I admit but that is the number of miles Mercedes have covered over the first winter test in Barcelona. It seems that yet again Mercedes have created a bulletproof car. It’s truly remarkable.