This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.
Some curiosities from Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka won by points leader Lewis Hamilton.
The win over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg moves Hamilton to a 48 point lead with five races left in the season. That includes the US Grand Prix at COTA in a month.
Rosberg offered some levity afterwards saying Hamilton’s jump from turn two meant Rosberg had no chance to win the race which ended 52 laps later.
Some pain for two-time champion Fernando Alonso who spoke with frustration over the radio during the race. He said his the Honda engine in his McLaren felt like a GP2 engine. This with Honda officials present at Honda’s official test track.
He was reprimanded by his McLaren boss Ron Dennis but both agreed a lot of work is needed to make the Honda competitive in F1.
The Mercedes leadership came away with anger that their 1-2 finish wasn’t covered better on television. They have a point. But late in the race Hamilton was so far in the lead he pitted for tires without losing his position.
I guess if you believe Rosberg, the race was over after two turns.