Monday, October 22, 2007

Dancing in the streets as Hamilton dream ends...

Not everyone cried in their beer as British driving sensation Lewis Hamilton failed by a whisker to become World Champion in his rookie year. Bizarely, Spaniards danced in the streets at the news - even though their own hero Fernando Alonso was also beaten.

Spanish fans celebrated Hamilton's failure: they were delighted that Alonso's team-mate at McLaren had not won.

The rancour was the result of Alonso spending the season whinging publicly - specially in the Spanish media - that he and Hamilton were being treated as equals by team-boss Ron Dennis, despite Alonso's credentials as former world champion.

Talk about politics.

I have to admit that when Hamilton's dream was shattered yesterday, the thought did cross my mind that at least it was not Alonso who had beaten him.

But you'll be glad to hear that I didn't dance in the streets - or dive into a fountain...

Anyway well done to the flying Finn, ice-cool nice man Kimi Raikkonnen.

Of course it's disappointing that Hamilton didn't quite make it this year, despite setting F1 alight with one of the most determined and skilful rookie seasons ever.

His time will surely come.

1 comment:

Kerron said...

You are finally on my blogroll.

Sorry it's taken about a year to do. :-/