So after the back-to-back races of Montreal and Indy... we come to yet another back-to-back sequence of races... first off the French GP at Magny-Cours followed by the Brit GP at Silverstone next weekend. I have to admit that I find this race abit nondescript and as such I'm not much a fan of this race. The circuit is okay... abit of a juxtaposition of other famous circuits, but I can't help but feel that Circuit Paul Ricard is a better racetrack and would throw up better races than Magny-Cours has in the past. This weekend is going to be a very difficult one to call, even after wins for Schu and Ferrari in both the Canadian and U.S. GP's it's the first time this season that on a proper racetrack Ferrari has looked vulnerable in race trim. In Canada they were heavily outqualified, and in the race were somewhat flattered by other teams falling over themselves but managed to come through for the win, yet in Indy had it not been for the SC Periods, Sato's BAR on the Michelins would have been bang up there come the latter part of the race, and with that crazy kid behind the wheel... anything is possible! This weekend also throws up the added possibilties of a completely revised McLaren, the MP4-19B and a heavily revised BMW Williams FW26. The McLaren simply cannot be any worse than the MP4-19 that McLaren have raced so far this season, the reliability has been pi$$ poor and they've lacked in pretty much every area coming in on an average of 1.4-1.5 seconds a lap slower than the Ferrari. Newey has stated that the sim predictions for the 19B show a solid performance increase, but I think that it's unlikely/unrealistic to close the gap to the Ferrari in one step. But any increase is a good thing as we really need to see Kimi up at the front were he undoubtedly deserves to be. My predictions for quali and the race... (dry) I'm going to go for a Schu Win but a BAR pole, if Sato can keep it together he'll beat Button... So grid 1. Button (head says pole) 2. Sato (heart says pole) 3. Schu 4. Barrichello 5. Trulli 6. Raikkonen Race 1. Schu 2. Barrichello 3. Button 4. Trulli 5. Montoya 6. Alonso Thoughts??