Formula 1 Blog – BBC Top Gear
The Thursday press conference is usually something to be got through on the day you arrive at a Grand Prix. Three drivers are selected by the FIA and they must appear on pain of receiving a large fine. Most of them reflect the obligation in their disinterested replies. Today was different; the three Brits appeared.
Some how it had completely slipped my mind straight after yesterday’s French Grand Prix what a knife-edge Kimi Raikkonen had been driving on. His car was trying to destroy itself for the second half of the race, forcing Kimi to turn down the wick and nurse his car to the finish line.
The happiest man in the place today was Jarno Trulli, and the entire paddock was pleased for the Italian and the Toyota team. There were many reasons, not least that the team’s first podium since the start of 2006 came just over a week after the tragic death of Ove Andersson.
It was an awful race day for the Brits at the F1 Grand Prix in Magny Cours, France, with Jenson Button again crashing out, David Coulthard having an uninspiring day for ninth and Lewis Hamilton’s drive-through penalty compounding the pain of a ten place grid drop at the start.