Yes racing returned properly last weekend as apparently did my hectic schedule despite the bank holiday in England.
Spa produced a real classic due in part to the teams getting no dry running before the race. Mark Webber (with that Eau Rouge overtake) and Michael Schumacher both drove their races of the season so far and despite a first corner mess up Bruno Senna seems to have real pace in the Renault. Unlike his HRT team mate from last year Bruno out paced the other permenant driver in a mid-season outing and will at least be in the car for Monza.
It could really prove a headache for Renault if Robert Kubica comes back and they have the high paying Petrov and the now well paying Senna (who seems to have the measure of his team mate). But at the end of the day its a nice problem to have.
Williams are being reported to be replacing Reubens next year with a pay driver from somewhere and since Pastor Maldonado isn’t mature enough to drive a cool down lap let alone lead a team it could be another year in the doldrums for Williams.
As we now expect the top 4 teams to keep their driver line-ups for next year (Webber as re-signed and everyone else looks pretty buttoned up but you’ve got to wonder how long Ferrari are going to keep hold of Massa for) the driver market is further down the grid. Nico Hulkenberg is surely deserving of a drive but with Sutil upping his game big time against the impressive rookie Paul DiResta, one would assume hes going to have to go elsewhere for the drive or wait another year until Mercedes put Paul in the main team.
On two wheels Stoner is marching towards the world title in Moto GP and Spies continues to impress this year. Its not been a vintage last year of the 880cc class by any stretch of the imagination, but can’t complain too much!