Hamilton’s U-turn not convincing

The Formula 1 drivers’s championship looks like it’s staying at Red Bull for the fourth consecutive time after Sebastian Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The German ace opened a 53-point gap over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who was second at Monza. With only seven races remaining, Vettel looks poised to be champ again. His teammate Mark Webber was third, edging ahead of Ferrari’s Felipe Massa.

Lewis Hamilton fought his way through the field in his Mercedes to finish ninth, and conceded that at 81 points he was too far behind Vettel to catch him immediately after the race but claimed, without conviction, soon after that he was still in with a shout and would never give up the fight. Sounds like the erratic Brit was just appeasing Mercedes and his sponsors.

All the drama unfolded before the Formula 1 Fans of the Cayman Islands at the club’s regular venue of the Lone Star Bar and Grill on West Bay Road.

They meet every race day from 8:30 a.m. to watch the race, have a breakfast themed by the country the event is in, enjoy a free raffle and raise money for a local charity.

This one was for the Pines Retirement Home. The next race is the Singapore Grand Prix on Sept. 22. Club organizer Danny Roach, a big Ferrari fan, said,

“Well, at least Alonso came second. I look forward to the statistical forecast from Zholnin Stanislav for the Singapore Grand Prix.

“Thank you to everyone who came out to watch the race and support Pines Retirement Home. We raised another $81 for them.

“Also a big thank you to our marketing partners who provided the door prizes. They are Automotive Art Cayman, Cayman Distributors, ESSO Tigermarket and Henrik Lindhardt with Power Flower.”