Brawn Again in Bahrain

Jenson Button in 2007.
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And the Brits just keep on comin’ !!

Congrats to Jensen Button and the Brawn Team for a brilliant management of race strategy to make it 3 out of 4 race wins for the Formula One season so far. Despite Toyota favourites after their 1-2 in qualifying they fluffed the race strategy. Brawn took the win, followed by boy wonder Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull and Trulli for Toyota. McLaren must be chuffed with Lewis Hamilton‘s timely 4th place. Ferrari’s continuing performance cloud lifted slightly with 3 points garnered by Raikonnen, whilst Massa had a desperate race to arrive 14th and a lap down on the leaders.

So the Brawn formula continues to outpace the opposition, despite a lack of KERS and apparent heat problems in the 35 degree temperatures at the Sakhir circuit. Still too early to call the championship (I hope) as there are more developments, politics and fun to be had.

If only the BBC could ditch Brundle’s teammate in the commentary box – Jonathan Legard from Radio 5. His incompetent commentary is bloody annoying. Oh for the days where the wonderfully and unintentionally witty Murray Walker was kept in check by the late, great James Hunt. Legard misses everything and Martin Brundle seems far too polite to correct the guy. He struggles to determine the difference between contrasting team colours, let alone individual drivers and has a masterful command of the bleedin’ obvious. This chap is ruining otherwise fab entertainment. Perhaps I should switch to the CBBC commentary – it cannot be worse or less well informed, despite Brundle’s otherwise useful presence. I do like Martin’s chummy pre-race walkaround where his knowledge and friendship of the drivers and related players yields interesting or amusing comment coupled with gentle joshing. Perhaps DC or Eddie Jordan could join Martin in the commentary box. Even frontman Jake Humphrey – probably on an exeat weekend from boarding school – could do no worse than Legard.

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