After the British GP, Marlboro must be seriously reconsidering about
writing a bigger cheque to team Ferrari next year after three straight
embarrassing non-finishes. On the other hand, (left or right?) McLaren
is improving and is chasing the Ferrari and Benetton in the Constructors'
standings. Personally, I have more faith in Ron Dennis' abitlities than
the Ferrari's, but Ferrari's asset is they have M. Schumacher. Don't
ever underestimate M. Hakkinen, he's driving much better than last year
(maybe his horrifying accident at Adelaide has calmed him down while
maintaining his speed) and I really hope he can get a win this year.
Also, after Schumacher's Ferrari broke down at Montreal, no one blamed
him for accelerating too hard. I can remember back in 1990, Mansell had
a similar problem in the Japanese GP and everyone (nearly of course)
blamed him for accelerating/driving too hard and broke the drive shaft.
Maybe that's the difference between a $25m driver and a <$10m driver. Who
knows, if Alesi was still driving for Ferrari, he might be the scapegoat
Williams is far too strong for the rest this year. Let's turn our
attention to the fight for 2nd place of the Constructors' championship
between Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren. For the Drivers championship,
it's getting more interesting. Does anyone know if JV had driven the
Hungaroring and Spa circuit before? The two are not easy to learn (I
think!) With passing so difficult at Hungaroring, a good grid position
is critical. So DH will likely has the upperhand.