"I'm So Excited" - Pointer Sisters, 1982
Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton on winning the F1 championship for this season!
What a race! Hamilton could beat his rival for the championship - Brazilian Felipe Massa - as long as he finished in 5th place or higher in this afternoon's Brazilian Grand Prix. Massa eventually won today's race. Hamilton was only in 6th place during the last lap until the final segment of the lap, when he passed Timo Glock and took over the precious 5th place. It was one of the most exciting finishes to an F1 season ever!
There are a couple of other items to note from today...
1. It was the final season of his F1 career for Britain's David Coulthard. Sadly, he didn't even complete the first lap today before getting hit. It wasn't the most impressive way to finish a distinguished career, was it?
2. And there was another "final" today - the final broadcast of an F1 racing season for ITV after 12 years. The F1 coverage shifts back over to the BBC next year. That's really good news as far as we're concerned.
Oh please, BBC, do not recruit Martin Brundle to your F1 coverage team for next year! Please, please, please!!!