Originally Posted by OLBlueEyesBonne
I watched the last 50 laps. Too bad she was so low on fuel -if she'd known there were going to be two yellow'* in the last 5 laps she could have kept the fuel setting at full load and she'd have held the lead.
Actually she had the engine on full lean all the way up to the last restart and was holding Wheldon to very minimal gains. When the last green came down, she went full rich, but started to starve in the corners. There was nothing at all she could have done to conserve any more fuel than she did. Even if she had stayed lean, she still would have started starving before the last lap.
In spite of the 4th place finish, I've never seen any other rookie run a race like that. To fall to the back, twice, and then come back to the lead both times, even after a wreck...
Once she gets that rookie shine off, nobody'* gonna be able to touch her. I think we're looking at the new best driver in the world.