Weekend round up – 27th May 2012 #F1 #Indycar #NASCAR

We had three great races, races really deserving of the term “Classics”, this weekend with the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and the 600 at Charlotte, all of which have been on the racing calendar for some years.

#F1 The annual carnival in Monaco saw Schumi fastest in Q3, but unable to claim pole as he had to take a 5 place penalty from the incident with that Brazilian rent-a-drive merchant in Spain. That left Webbo to start from pole. JB failed to get out of Q2 again.

All a bit “after the Lord Mayor’s show” for Pastor having to start from the back after two penalties and then getting caught up in the first corner trouble and out of the race with not a lap on the board.

Just a thought, but Perez got penalised for an unsafe pit entry as he cut off Kimi and they said that you had to stay inside the yellow line entering the pits (as you have to stay behind it on the exit). So how come Vettel wasn’t penalised for cutting into the pits at the last moment? OK he didn’t impede anyone, but he did gain an advantage from the faster in lap that enabled him to chop off Lewis on the way up the hill after his stop.

Shame that we had the yellow flag out in the DRS zone for much of the last dozen laps when the 6 car train were all nose to tail and so we ended up with a bit of a bore as the procession ran the last laps off with Webbo leading Nico and Fernando home ahead of Vettel, Lewis and Felipe.

Off to Canada next, but will the row iver the holes in the floor of the RB8 be sorted out in time?

#IndyCar The month of May finally wound down to Memorial Day and the big race. Hope for an Aussie triple (Webbo, Will and Marcus at Monaco, Indy & Charlotte respectively) went South when Will got caught up in someone else’s wreck and guess who turned up to win a third 500? Yep, it was Dario again, surviving a last lap move by Takuma Sato (who got wrecked in the attempt) and heading home team mate Scott Dixon for a Ganassi 1-2. Great run for Tony Kanaan to third for #KVRacing.

#NASCAR got back to real racing at Charlotte with the 600 and KK finally got to win one for Hendrick, taking command as dusk fell and the track changed. Big leader Greg Biffle faded to fourth, but keeps the lead in the title race, with the JGR Toyota’s of Denny Hamlin and Ugly Jnr in second and third. Pole winner Aric Almirola slipped a couple of laps down.

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