Race 17: Wet and Wild Korea

Every time it happens, the rain makes for an interesting race. It has been said many times on this blog that the rain will change the entire face of the grand prix, and this time, that was proven almost instantly, as championship leader Mark Webber went too wide on the exit to a corner, spun his car into a wall and then was hit by Nico Rosberg, ending both their races. In a rather freak occurrence, the Red Bull engine in teammate Sebastian Vettel’s car decided to let go with only 10 laps remaining, handing the victory, and championship lead, over to the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso. This race included all sorts of good and horrible passing attempts, crashes, engine failures and daring drives that made it one of the best of the year. Too bad most of the stands were empty, as there was a 20 mile-long traffic jam to get into the circuit, and most of the spectators probably never even saw the race. I think next year, the logistics must be worked out so that more people can see some F1 in Korea. Normally this is where I would talk about my predictions, but since the rain hit, those are totally not applicable anymore (although I did get Kobayashi correct!). So, here are the final results of the race. Be sure to check out the Brazilian Grand Prix in two weeks time, as the championship is starting to really come to a head.

1. Fernando Alonso

2. Lewis Hamilton

3. Felipe Massa

4. Michael Schumacher

5. Robert Kubica

6. Vitantonio Liuzzi

7. Rubens Barrichello

8. Kamui Kobayashi

9. Nick Heidfeld

10. Nico Hulkenberg

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2 responses to “Race 17: Wet and Wild Korea

  1. Rain really makes the races come alive. Sprinklers as mandatory I say… and races in ‘Rainy Season’. Guaranteed interesting racing then…

    • SportingBlogs, I would second your idea. If the racing gets too boring and it becomes a big parade lap, they could just turn on the sprinklers and the whole race would be completely changed!

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