Good week, bad week

By on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Every week we'll take a look at who has had a good week and who hasn't from the world of motorsport. It may be Valentines Day tomorrow, but not everyone has had a lovely weekend.

Good week for:

- Nick Heidfeld: Quick in testing, helped with the development and an experienced driver. His F1 career is set to continue. Good on him.

- Spanish F1 fans: They got to see their hero complete over 100 laps each day he was running. Not bad weather for them either.

- Mikko Hirvonen: A disastrous 2010 has been forgotten with his win in Sweden

- Mads Ostberg: Who? Led day one and came within a few seconds of a maiden rally win. And he’s only 23…

- Sebastien Ogier: Only his second rally on snow and he gained the high ground on Loeb. Also won the first ever ‘Power Stage’

- Stefano Coletti: Won the GP2 sprint race despite running in the series’ traditionally worst team. Not bad.

Bad week for:

- F1 teams wanting wet testing: It rained virtually all the time in pre-season testing 12 months ago, but in 7 days of running there’s been 10 minutes of wet running

- Sam Bird: Crashes out of 2nd place of the GP2 Asia Sprint race with a few laps remaining. In Abu Dhabi. Where’s there’s a lot of run-off…

- Yas Marina: After hosting a dull F1 race for the last two years, GP2 Asia used the shorter layout. They still couldn’t overtake…

- Sebastien Loeb: Loses minutes thanks to a bad running position, picks up two punctures and finishes a miserable 6th place.

- Petter Solberg: Battles for the podium in Sweden but loses his license after speeding on a road section. An appeal allows you to drive for 48 hours, but that didn’t cover the final stage. His co-driver had to complete it for him at a slow pace and he dropped to 5th.

- James Courtney: Reigning Aussie V8s champion starts the year on minus 50 points after causing a collision in Race 1. He won Race 2 though, after a thrilling battle with Jason Bright. And here is that battle:


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