F1: Australian GP in six words

By Andy Darley

CalendarTuesday, March 18th, 2008

 
 

To mark the fact that only six cars finished the Australian Grand Prix, we thought for a bit of fun we’d use just six words to sum up the performance of each driver and team. We’d love to hear your versions in the comments!

Overall race report

Hamilton serene in heat, others suffered

Drivers

1: Lewis Hamilton
Won easily, stayed ahead of trouble
2: Nick Heidfeld
He continues to rise without trace
3: Nico Rosberg
All smiles afterwards – and who’s arguing?
4: Fernando Alonso
Never expected to finish this high
5: Heikki Kovalainen
Fastest lap, untimely pitstop cost podium
6: Kazuki Nakajima
Mixed – scored points but trashed Kubica
7: Sebastien Bourdais
Drove like champion – no surprise there
8: Kimi Raikkonen
Underwhelming, error-strewn performance – very odd
NC: Robert Kubica
Started well, but it didn’t last
NC: Timo Glock
Performed blandly, crashed spectacularly, whinged afterwards
NC: Takuma Sato
Sound drive, cruised calmly to halt
NC: Nelson Piquet Jr
Pretty grim performance, must improve fast
NC: Felipe Massa
A right mare of a race
NC: David Coulthard
Should watch his mirrors – and mouth
NC: Jarno Trulli
The usual – drove OK, car failed
NC: Adrian Sutil
Hydraulic failure – is hopeful for future
NC: Sebastian Vettel
Great qualifying but that was it
NC: Jenson Button
So glum after qualifying hopes dashed
NC: Mark Webber
Remains a magnet for bad luck
NC: Giancarlo Fisichella
Took to skies, not his fault
NC: Anthony Davidson
Blink and you missed him, alas
DSQ: Rubens Barrichello
Life in the old dog yet

Teams

McLaren
Unlucky to miss one-two finish
Williams
Who knew they were this good?
BMW Sauber
Bit of a mixed bag, really
Renault
One driver outperformed expectations, one flopped
Toro Rosso
High hopes dashed by bad luck
Ferrari
Not what they expected at all
Red Bull
Accidents mean Newey’s car remains unproven
Toyota
Another forgettable weekend, team lacks spark
Super Aguri
Had low expectations, saw them fulfilled
Force India
Optimistic newcomers are wiped out early
Honda
Whisper it quietly – Honda are back

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