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About time Kovalainen had some luck. There may have been a stroke of good fortune about Heikki’s first win but it would make up for the series of problems (loose wheel in Spain and big shunt; bad Safety Car in Melbourne; steering wheel electronics in Monaco) that had compromised his first season with McLaren-Mercedes.
First, a couple of things I’d like to hear/see less of. I don’t like these ‘promo chats’ the team bosses or engineers do with their drivers after the race over the pit-to-car radio. Like Ron Dennis’ soliloquoy at Lewis after last week’s race in Germany. Ferrari’s guilty of it too. Where will it end?
What a difference a year makes. This was the race in 2007 when the McLaren team began to tear itself apart as Hamilton and Alonso worked to their own agendas during qualifying. 12 months later, Hamilton and Kovalainen are best mates after giving McLaren the front row for the first time since Monza last year.