Valencia isn’t generally considered the most exciting race on the calendar due to the difficulty drivers have trying to overtake; however Formula 1 2012 worked its magic around the streets of Valencia and provided us with a brilliant and nerve-shattering race.
Fernando Alonso; Things may have looked dismal for the Spaniard after qualifying in 11th place on a track where overtaking isn’t common place, but as many Formula 1 fans will tell you; you can never rule Fernando Alonso out, regardless of where he starts.
Alonso fought hard to make his way up through the pack and took full advantage of the safety car and Sebastian Vettel’s retirement. He then went on to take the win and in a moment which I believe will become iconic to his career; stopped his car on track (which was probably more to do with having spare fuel) and spent a few moments celebrating with the marshalls and the crowd.
Ferrari have come on leaps and bounds since the start of the season, Fernando truly deserved and worked hard for the win today and became the first man of the 2012 season to win two races. Read the rest of this entry →