Hamilton’s Focus On The Race

Hamilton’s F1 rivals are thinking that on Sunday he can bring his cherished 1967 AC Cobra Car to the grids of the Catalunya. However Hamilton topped both the practice sessions on Friday but still he didn’t overlook his competitors. He loves to scare them. It is the charm of the Mercedes car and its superiority that all the other teams were pale and looked helpless in the bright sunshine of Catalonia. They have just been into four races of the Formula One racing season.

Stefano Domenicali is the principal of the team of Ferrari, but he has not been able to win a single race since a year. On the other hand Fernando Alonso had got his last victory on the 12th of May last year in the Spanish Grand Prix. It was also noted that Sebastain Vettel did not took part in the practice session on Friday because of a fault in the wiring loom just when he was completing his first four lap that very morning.

McLaren was close to surrendering the champion position when it was said by Jenson Button that it was going to be difficult for the others to win the Grand Prix competition that year other than Mercedes as they were lagging behind a lot. Formula One’s return is very boosting for the teams in Europe as they bring along with them the upgraded packages of their vehicles. It was Mercedes who have won all the four races till now.  Though Ferrari also has all the possibilities, opportunities and capabilities to win the race but it has already been quite some time since we have been talking about this. This year too the race seems to be beyond their reach and they will have to wait till 2015.

Hamilton is someone who drives with serenity. He defeated Button by a fraction of seconds and he also finished almost half a second ahead of Roseberg in the afternoon.

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is a 32 year old Spanish Formula One racing driver who is currently with Scuderia Ferrari. He started karting at an unbelievably early age of three and with the support of his father participated in many karting competitions in and around Spain. Alonso won for the first time in the second race of his life held at Albacete. The very next season he stepped on to Formula 3000 which is the preamble for racing car drivers to Formula One. In 2001, when he debuted with Minardi at the Australian Grand Prix he was the third-youngest driver ever to start a Formula One race.

In 2002, Fernando Alonso became the test driver for Renault, who had by then taken over Benetton team. At the Malaysian Grand Prix he became the youngest driver ever to achieve a Formula One pole position. Alonso remained with Renault till 2006 and won the first race of 2006 in Bahrain. He took the pole position in the Monaco Grand Prix and this was followed by four more wins in Britain and Canada. He won the 2006 Australian Grand Prix.

In end 2005 Alonso announced that he would be moving to McLaren in 2007. After his split with Renault Alonso was linked to many teams that included Renault, red bull, Honda and Toyota. However on 10 Dec 2007 he signed a contract with Renault. He finished fourth in Australia and eight in Malaysia. The beginning of the 2009 season was disappointing for him. He took his only pole position of the season in Hungary. In 2009 he replaced Kimi Räikkönen at the Ferrari team and entered into a contract. 2011 proved to be eventful for the Spaniard as he started it with a fourth place in Australia, a sixth place in Malaysia and a seventh in China.