Montreal’s weather is brining new challenges to riders with each new race every year. In 2012 though, rain forecasts didn’t become true, but the four-hour Grand Prix of 2011 was remembered by fans as well as pilots and everyone who was a part of it. That was something phenomenal, and this time rain started on Friday trainings and qualifications, but the long-awaited sun was promised to appear before Sunday. Trusting the prognosis of weather radars, all pilots popped on track as soon as red lights went off. Leaving the pit lane under such conditions may be a tricky thing to do, so the racing turned into a lottery.
Apart from Marussia, Caterham di Resta and racers Grosjean, everyone seemed to do ok in the first part of the race. The Scottish and French racer simply failed to show a sufficient and fast time, because were constantly leaning on traffic. And taking in account the penalty Roman has for a collision in Monaco, he’d probably start from last place.
By the second part of the race it started raining again, even harder that at the beginning. If that wasn’t enough, two minutes before the cut-off Massa created problems for everyone. Brazilian racer was too eager to attack the nearest car, lost control and slammed into the barrier of the third turn. After the session was renewed, no one could improve the situation. Along with Massa, who lost his car, Hulkenberg, Perez, Maldonado, Button and Guterras were also dropped out. Massa’s accident prevented Jenson and Nico from showing good results.
Other unfortunate racers are Kimi and Daniel, who were in such a hurry to get on track that decided to get ahead of some competitors and were punished for that.
The top ten list of this season includes Alonso, Vettel, Hamilton, Webber, Raikkonen, Rosberg Sutil and some new guys, Toro Rosso and Bottas. Finnish racer got attention in the second part of the race. And the rain everyone was afraid of let the racers destroy their tires and create a long awaited intrigue in the competition.