Is it make or break time? The two races on the North American continent will determine the tone of the second half of the season. If Michael wants to get back in the hunt then he should be pushing in these two races.
Michael has won in Canada seven times and Alonso hasn’t ever been on the podium.
Canada is hugely unpredictable, and with American grand prix tire from Michelan being bound to be a safe option Ferrari might be smelling a chance.
So here comes the now traditional place where I say “but don’t discount Kimi” only for everything to go wrong for him between here and Monday. I’d still like to say it as Kimi seems happier with his car this weekend than he has for a while. And if things get crazy in Canada then he might be in the right place at the right time.
Further down the grid we might see a chance for something rather special from BMW who really seem to be improving. A team that seems to be spending its budget wisely.
The only thing stopping a chance at a podium from the is JV’s bad luck in Canada. That’s the kind of luck that could see your teams maiden grand prix podium handed to your team mate.