Formula One fans in Grand Cayman congregated at the Lone Star restaurant on West Bay Road on Sunday to see an unexpectedly exciting Spanish Grand Prix from Barcelona.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel scorched to his toughest victory of the year to stretch his enormous lead in the world championship. The German was so relieved he did a Crazy Frog impression over the radio to his team on the slowing down lap. It was his fourth win in five races so far.
The 23-year-old German stepped out of the car drenched in sweat after a gruelling battle to the line against Lewis Hamilton in soaring temperatures. Behind them Jenson Button gave McLaren their first double podium finish since Abu Dhabi last year. Mark Webber who started from pole was fourth, and early leader Fernando Alonso was lapped to finish fifth.
Hamilton had pressed Vettel from the moment he snatched the lead out of the first round of pit stops on lap 25. It was heart-thumping stuff for Andreas ‘Zulu’ Kettner, who is the sole Red Bull distributor in the Cayman Islands.
An, eh, unbiased Zulu said: “Red Bull have achieved their seven-year aim to become world champions and I think between Vettel and Webber they will continue to dominate because they are the two best drivers and have the best cars.”
Vettel has 117 points to Hamilton’s 77 with Webber third with 67 points. The next grand prix moves to Monaco this weekend and once again the Formula One fans will congregate at the Lone Star for a 9am screening.