Three races to go. If Kimi is going to have the upper hand over his alleged team mate for next year Alonso then he’s got to have the help of the man allegedly being sidelined to make room. Confused? Welcome to Formula One 2007.
So Fuji is a new old circuit and it’s going to be an interesting one. This circuit has the longest straight of the year and also has a twisty infield section. That straight away sounds like Indianapolis where McLaren ran away with things but weirdly the teams are going to use the setup from Spa so clearly the teams are thinking it’s more like there where Ferrari dominated. Either this is good for Ferrari or everyone has their setup wrong.
The topsy turvy nature of learning the track has been seen on the track. Ferrari topped practice one, McLaren the second. The most interesting thing about this is that that was exactly how things went at Spa.
Massa has been saying some pretty convoluted sentences this week which probably means that he’s accepted that he isn’t going to win the drivers championship and now try to help Kimi win. He better be pretty subtle about it. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a protest by McLaren.
So who’s going to win? Well your guess is on average slightly better than mine. Good luck.