Raikkonen, finally!09 May 2005
Kimi Raikkonen finally won it for team McLaren Mercedes at Barcelona yesterday. He beat Alonso in number 2 by a whopping 25s. Says a lot about the package Kimi got. Was very good to see such a convincing victory for McLaren after a long time. Was at the Forum mall with Vikram to catch the action live. (Surprising the forum guys don't have a website.) Renault's doing well, but the Toyotas and the Williams also came good yesterday. Ferrari were out of points, with Schumacher rolling out on a flat tyre... Bridgestones not up to the mark this season, adding to their start-of-season woes.
There was a hint of McLaren coming back with a bang at Imola, but for the driveshaft problem, Kimi had to retire. He led the Spanish track yesterday right from the start and didn't look in trouble for a minute. Reminded me of some of Mika Hakkinen's drives. Classic stuff!