The All-Motorsport Power Rankings: Week 62
Is that a beautiful picture?
After four years of almost soul-destroying domination Jimmie Johnson has been turned mortal by the addition of a spoiler and is finally starting to have the same luck as everyone else.
However, what the Gods of motorsport give with one hand they take away with the other, with Formula One in Barcelona.
From the moment I switched on the TV to watch the race and was greeted by a depressingly dry looking Circuit de Catalunya, Red Bull could well have picked up the trophy to only muted disagreement from the other teams.
So I decided to watch the 1000km of Spa instead, which was, well, Spa. Mad weather, power cuts, big accidents and the typical French moaning from Peugeot.
15. Danica Patrick (Indycar)
Of course her foray into NASCAR hasn’t hurt her Indycar form.
Don’t you remember your Darrell Waltrip? It’s going to make her better.
14. The Cypher Group (US F1 - note space)
Am I the only one who imagines Peter Windsor and Ken Anderson snickering "they’ll never realize it’s us," the same way teenage boys do when they withhold their number and phone girls?
13. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)
“[Darlington] will probably be the catalyst to my retirement...
The two most disappointing words in racing.
12. Bruno Senna (F1)
You mean they have aero to update?
11. Timo Glock (F1, pant wetting)
Virgin unfortunately would not confirm they found a puddle in the bottom of the car from when Timo found himself in the middle of the second place battle on Lap 18.
10. Franck Montagny (LMS)
9. Sebastien Loeb (WRC)
How to assess the state of rallying:
Loeb seemed to spend most of the weekend with damage, and still finished third.
8. Lewis Hamilton (F1)
Lewis to team: "I thought I told you to throw all of Heikki’s tires away!"
7. A.J. Allmendinger (NASCAR)
Sacrificing your own race for the greater good of NASCAR.
A.J. for NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011 class!
6. Michael Schumacher (F1)
Mercedes’ de facto second driver got his best result of the campaign so far with some masterful blocking of Jenson Button in Spain.
Hmmm, blocking. Monaco this week...
5. Fernando Alonso (F1)
Fernie’s topped both practice session’s for Monaco without the Ferrari F-duct.
Well, I suppose it is faster to driver in a car where you’re not expected to be an octopus, or Vishnu.
4. Jari-Matti Latvala (WRC)
Seriously, read this report.
It almost makes the WRC sound exciting.
No go back and read No. 9 again to balance yourself out.
3. Sebastien Bourdais (LMS)
The most successful Sebastien/Sebastian of the weekend.
Photo: LAT via autosport.com
2. Denny Hamlin (NASCAR)
Maybe Michael Schumacher should have knee surgery?