Indian GP: A warning from the past

Indian GP: A warning from the past

The Indian Grand Prix was one of the most uneventful races of the season. Edd Straw argues that the lack of on-track action demonstrates just how much Pirelli has brought to F1

Lewis Hamilton was a very happy man after the Indian Grand Prix. Considering that any pretence of being in the world championship fight had just been blown out of the water and a bad start had cost him a potential podium finish, this was very unusual.

But there was a good reason for his happiness. The 2008 world champion had been able to attack throughout the race. When he got onto the radio during his second stint and expressed his fear that his tyres wouldn't last, it was because he had become accustomed to not being able to push 100 per cent without paying the price anymore. He expected that terrible feeling when the rubber fell off a cliff, but that moment never came.

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