This is going to be most enjoyable, as well as difficult!
3rd - Felipe Massa
. It has been quite depressing to see him suffer as Ferrari's, Alonso's and Ramilton's whipping boy this year. No podiums at the moment, no pace, a mere shadow of the driver he used to be. Who knows had he won in Hockenhiem last year, maybe this would have given him an insentive to compete, even with the F150 not being the best car on the grid.
2nd - Williams
. You know you're in trouble when you openly sign a pay driver. The usual mutterings about how they've got a good package this year dissolved by the first two races, where they were the only team other than HRT to get neither car to the finish. A pitiful 5 points so far, by far their worst ever season. And then to finish behind a Lotus on merit... They've also had some horendous luck (Monaco comes to mind). With them getting a supply of Renault engines for next season, maybe they can improve. They were however, a lock for ROTY, but, they were overhauled in spectacular fashion by...
1st - Lewis Hamilton
. If I had only started watching F1 this season, I would have thought he was in his rookie season. Didn't learn from his reprimand last year at Malaysia for weaving, and then caused an accident with Alonso. After that however, came two of his finest drives to date, at China and Spain, and I actually started to respect the guy again. But then came Monaco, and one of the most atrocious, petulant and unsportsmanlike performances I have ever seen from any driver. Stuffing up his qualifying, ramming Massa off the road in a pathetic move, and then to do the exact same to poor Maldonado at the restart. And of course, to give one of the most childish, offensive interviews I've ever heard. He clearly didn't learn, and in the space of three racing laps at Canada, he managed to crash into three other drivers, the last with Button which thankfully left Button's car intact and Hamilton's terminally damaged. Threw away a clear win at Hungary with a ridiculous spin turn and botched strategy, more nonsense with Maldonado at Spa, before stupidly moving over on Kamui. And to date, three more incidents with Massa. Really amaturish performances this year, not fitting of a world champion.
The 1990s were better. Fact. And you bloody well know it.
Murray Walker: There's a car coming into the pits now, they're so unreliable with all those electronics on board.
James Hunt: Actually, Murray, one of his wheels has just fallen off...