The Ross Brawn That Was and the Ross Brawn That Will Be?

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The Ross Brawn That Was and the Ross Brawn That Will Be?

It was inevitable right from the very beginning of the season that the top two teams would not be as consistent as BMW. Three Ferrari engines failing in the opener was more than enough proof of things to come.

 

Hamilton with his brave driving was always going to make a few mistakes and also ruin the tires. Massa made his trademark inconsistency ever so clear with two opening lackluster performances. Kovalainen proved his lack of magic with opening 5/3/5 finishes.

 

For an ordinary thinker in BMW the above is all that he’d have wanted as proof to launch an all out title battle against top two. BMW could easily have been tempted to run a campaign of consistency against the top two. But somebody there did not think so and rightfully withdrew the title challenge soon after “Mission Accomplished” in Canada.

 

For all those F1 commentators and some Kubica fans who think that he was wrong, I prove to you that he was absolutely right. Kubica, you better not get all worked up and leave BMW thinking they did not back you enough for a title battle. The truth is you were never in one.

 

Following is how 2008 season looks so far:

 

Race

Ferrari (KR/FM)

McLaren (LH/HK)

BMW (RK/NH)

1

8/RET

1/5

RET/2

2

1/RET

5/3

2/6

3

2/1

13/5

3/4

4

1/2

3/RET

4/9

5

3/1

2/12

4/5

6

9/3

1/8

2/14

7

RET/5

RET/9

1/2

8

2/1

10/4

5/13

9

4/13

1/5

RET/2

10

6/3

1/5

7/4

11

3/17

5/1

8/10

12

RET/1

2/4

3

13

18/1

3/10

6/2

 

Following is the aftermath had it not been for his rightful call.

 

Race

Ferrari (KR/FM)

McLaren (LH/HK)

BMW (RK/NH)

1

8/RET

1/5

RET/2

2

1/RET

5/3

2/6

3

2/1

13/5

3/4

4

1/2

3/RET

4/9

5

3/1

2/12

4/5

6

9/3

1/8

2/14

7

RET/5

RET/9

1/2

8

2/1

10/5

3/13

9

4/13

1/5

RET/2

10

6/4

1/5

7/2

11

3/17

5/1

8/10

12

RET/1

2/4

3/8

13

18/1

3/10

4/2

 

If the above table were to be true, following is the current outlook for the championship. Note that I have been careful to alter results only after Canada where he made the call.

 

Evidently BMW has lost almost nothing and may perhaps gain handily next season because of his call.

 

 

BMW

Ferrari

McLaren

RK/FM/LH

62(4)

73(-1)

76

NH/KR/HK

53(4)

57

42(-1)

Total

115(8)

130(-1)

118(-1)

 

Alonso must be in deep trouble to choose between the “Ross Brawn” that was and the “Ross Brawn” that will be.

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