Kimi Raikkonen Bags His Third Podium Of The Season

The Finn was disappointed not to finish on the top step, however, reasserting his Barcelona claim that the Lotus E20 has had the potential to have won nearly every race of the season. Despite this, Kimi sits sixth in the Drivers’ Championship, 38 points behind leader Fernando Alonso.

Starting on the third row behind team-mate Romain Grosjean, Kimi was passed by Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi off the start. For the next 13 laps, the Finn found himself stuck behind first Kobayashi, then Pastor Maldonado, before he was able to pass the Williams driver on lap 13. Kimi then pitted on the next lap, emerging in P9. After losing a place on his outlap, Kimi then spent the next 14 laps on a charge up through the field, climbing to P4 before pitting under the Safety Car on lap 28. By lap 41, the Lotus driver was running in P3 while conserving his rubber. The conservation efforts paid off when Kimi slipped past the struggling Lewis Hamilton on lap 54. At the end of 57 tense laps Kimi crossed the finish line 6.4 seconds behind the Ferrari.

Romain retired from the race on lap 40, parking his E20 on track after alternator failure cut power to the electronics, preventing fuel flow. Before his retirement the Frenchman was the driver most likely to steal the win from Fernando Alonso; had Romain not been held up in the first stint by the slower McLaren of Lewis Hamilton, it is likely the retirement would have happened from the lead.

“Second place is okay but the win is what I really wanted. We didn’t quite have the pace for it today. I got a good start but I was blocked by Pastor [Maldonado] at the first right-hander and lost quite a few places which put me a bit behind. We made a good recovery from that position and had quite a hard fight with a few people – overtaking and being overtaken. I couldn’t get the tyres up to temperature quickly enough after the Safety Car, and I made a small mistake on the restart lap too. I was able to fight back as we had good race pace again. Today was close but the win was just out of reach.” – Kimi



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Fernando Alonso is King of Spain Ole Ole Ole at European Grand Prix

Any giving Sunday any thing can happen on the track in Grand Prix racing and it did today in Valencia, Spain.

Usually this is a boring race, but this years Grand Prix season is anything but boring. No one has won in Valencia coming from behind but like I said earlier today anything can happen too many components are at play, tires, alternators, driver errors, crashes, not to mention the heat, rain (which in this case no one was worried about) and today all this took place in Valencia.

If you can imagine what it is like in Spain right now after the Euro Cup win of last night the party spirit was everywhere. Fernando Alonso was not about to disappoint the crowd and they loved every minute of it, drinking it up in the baking sun of Spain.

Much was at play. Sebastian Vettel who was dominating from the start had his Red Bull racing car just die on him, Lewis Hamilton and his McLaren just could not keep the charge of the Ferrari at bay.

Fernando Alonso today became the first repeat winner of the 2012 Grand Prix season, coming all the way from eleventh place and what a finish it was.

Fernando Alonso today was the King of Spain. Never forget that any given Sunday anything can happen and that is what makes life and living so exciting.

The party in Valencia in on.


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Lewis Hamilton King of Valencia ? European Grand Prix

Vettel’s lap, over three tenths quicker than McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, who will start alongside him on the front row, brought the German level with two of the sport’s greats in Jim Clark and Alain Prost on 33 career poles.

Many think that this years astonishing season of different drivers winning races’s is soon coming to an end. However, this year has also proven that in some case’s where you start really does not matter.

It is expected that today the sun will be blaring down and it will reach sizzling heat on the track, so if you did not eat breakfast you can fry an egg right in pit lane.

Tires will again become an issue. How many pit stops and while McLaren has not been too swift in this area.

It is Sunday, and as in the National Football League, anything can happen on any given Sunday.

Valencia is a boring track, the straight- away’s are not that at all they are long curves, imagine your hands under a women’s arm-pits and sliding down her side over her hips, it’s not straight, if it is straight for you then your not with what I call a women. Passing is nearly impossible.

At the Canadian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton was King of Montreal, will he be King of Valencia or will it be someone who has been lurking in the back that will emerge the winner today. Like I said, it’s any given Sunday.

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Vettel this Bull rules the streets of Valencia!

The Bull Sebastian Vettel dominated the streets of Valencia at the European Grand Prix. Alonso gave chase but this bull just ran away and could not be slain in Spain. Under the cotton candy clouded skies the race finished with Vettel, Alonso, Webber, Hamilton, Massa, and Button. The music is now blaring “Dirty Dirty Dancer”, and in keeping with the beat of this city founded by a Roman soldier everyone is dancing. Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner who was quoted saying “Canada hurt and this is the tonic he needed”. Others were sipping on horchata’s. The adventure goes on as we head to the United Kingdom on My Name is Khan.

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