F1: Canadian Grand Prix in six words

By Andy Darley

CalendarSunday, June 8th, 2008

 
 

We don’t know what sort of words were exchanged between Hamiltons senior and junior when Lewis made it back to the McLaren garage after his accident – and we’ll probably never find out. So, instead, here are our six-word summaries of how all the teams and drivers performed.

Overall race report

Lacked only Dick Dastardly and Muttley

The drivers

1st: Robert Kubica
Opens F1 account with memorable win
2nd: Nick Heidfeld
His podium trip was tragic disappointment
3rd: David Coulthard
Is this good enough for naysayers?
4th: Timo Glock
Trulli suffered for his only error
5th: Felipe Massa
Must be due team-orders karma
6th: Jarno Trulli
Never recovered from wrong qualifying setup
7th: Rubens Barrichello
Much skilful defensive driving protected points
8th: Sebastian Vettel
More could not have been expected
9th: Heikki Kovavlainen
Wasted opportunity to kick-start season
10th: Nico Rosberg
Another victim of pit lane rashness
11th: Jenson Button
Why couldn’t he match Barrichello’s impact?
12th: Mark Webber
Vanished from contention after pit stop
13th: Sebastien Bourdais
Well, at least he hit nothing
DNF: Giancarlo Fisichella
Nothing went right, made no impact
DNF: Kazuki Nakajima
Developing well, but not there yet
DNF: Fernando Alonso
Team advised ignoring brake problems… mistake!
DNF: Nelson Piquet
Reversed across track – stupid, dangerous move
DNF: Lewis Hamilton
Who’s laughing at Dad now, sonny?
DNF: Kimi Raikkonen
Now he feels Adrian Sutil’s pain…
DNF: Adrian Sutil
Gearbox problem rude awakening after Monaco

The teams

Ferrari
Massa red hot, strategy stone cold
BMW
And about time too, we say
McLaren
Theirs to lose – and they lost
Red Bull
One day, both drivers will shine…
Toyota
They’re dancing in the boardroom tonight
Williams
Something not quite gelling for them
Renault
Lost their heads – and their opportunity
Honda
Led race, but no big breakthrough
Toro Rosso
Made successful raid on points positions
Force India
Looked like back-of-grid team

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