October 21, 2007

The Iceman Cometh

Kimi Raikonnen, aka "The Iceman", won the Brazilian GP and also the F1 Championship today, leaving pretty boy Lewis Hamilton and 2-time defending champ Alonso in the dust. It's just too bad that after McLaren stole Ferrari's blueprints, they weren't able to get the driver's championship. Since the penalty excluded McLaren from the constructors' championship, Ferrari easily claimed that too. So maybe Ferrari won't be missing Michael Schumacher as much as some thought... Raikonnen won 3 of the last 4 races and had some help from Hamilton and Alonso to complete an incredible comeback, coming from 3rd in the points today to edge Hamilton and Alonso by one point each. What a comeback by Ferrari and Raikonnen!

In other international news, South Africa's Springboks nipped England 15-6 in the Rugby World Cup final.

3 Responses:

J-Red said...

Springbok would be a great name for a soccer team. It's a little weak for a country on the same continent as rhinocerouses.

Brien said...

That was a really exciting race. I don't think there has been nearly enough coverage of the fact that Hamilton basically choked away the championship over two races.

Raikkonen definitely deserved to win, he missed out on the 2004 and 2005 championships by bad luck.

J-Red said...

Lewis Hamilton never exactly "captured the imagination" of America.

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