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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #220 on: March 23, 2008, 04:01:05 AM »
Pos     No     Driver                  Team                   Laps Time/Retired 
1        1       Kimi Räikkönen      Ferrari                  56 Winner         
2        4       Robert Kubica       BMW                    56 +19.5 secs
3        23      Heikki Kovalainen   McLaren-Mercedes 56 +38.4 secs
4        11      Jarno Trulli           Toyota                 56 +45.8 secs
5        22      Lewis Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes 56 +46.5 secs
6        3        Nick Heidfeld        BMW                   56 +49.8 secs
7        10      Mark Webber        Red Bull-Renault     56 +68.1 secs
8        5       Fernando Alonso    Renault                 56 +70.0 secs
9        9       David Coulthard      Red Bull-Renault    56 +76.2 secs
10      16      Jenson Button       Honda                   56 +86.2 secs
11      6        Nelsinho Piquet      Renault                 56 +92.2 secs
12      21      Giancarlo Fisichella  Force India-Ferrari  55 +1 Lap
13      17      Rubens Barrichello   Honda                  55 +1 Lap
14       7       Nico Rosberg         Williams-Toyota      55 +1 Lap
15       19      Anthony Davidson  Super Aguri-Honda  55 +1 Lap
16      18       Takuma Sato         Super Aguri-Honda  54 +2 Laps
17       8       Kazuki Nakajima      Williams-Toyota      54 +2 Laps
Ret     15      Sebastian Vettel     STR-Ferrari           39 +17 Laps
Ret     2        Felipe Massa          Ferrari                  30 +26 Laps
Ret     20      Adrian Sutil            Force India-Ferrari   5 +51 Laps
Ret     12      Timo Glock             Toyota                 1 +55 Laps
Ret      14     Sebastien Bourdais  STR-Ferrari            0 +56 Laps

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #221 on: April 03, 2008, 06:10:57 AM »
Bahrain GP - The Race (57 Laps), Sakhir Circuit
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #222 on: April 09, 2008, 01:25:52 AM »
What I see early is Ferrari looks to be clearly the fastest car.    They arent the type that tend to lose ground to other cars as the season goes on, if anything they gain and in years they werent the fastest they closed the gap as the year went.   Early on they look the fastest car.   If I were to forecast now I would say they will continue to be the fastest car.   Translation: Raikkonen the better of the two Ferrari drivers will defend his World title without much problem IMO.

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #223 on: April 10, 2008, 06:20:02 AM »
Lauda: Hamilton has got worse

Niki Lauda has sharply criticised Lewis Hamilton's form in the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship so far - especially his calamitous performance in Bahrain - and insisted the young Briton is putting too much pressure on himself in his bid to claim the crown.

The McLaren-Mercedes star - who finished second in the drivers' world championship at his maiden attempt last year - triumphed in the 2008 curtain-raiser in Melbourne, but since then a litany of errors have conspired to see him surrender his advantage in the title chase.

A grid penalty was followed by a pit-stop delay that constrained him to fifth place at the flag a week later in Malaysia, whilst worse was to come in the desert kingdom with a hefty practice shunt, appalling getaway when the lights went out and coming-together with former team-mate Fernando Alonso as he attempted to make his way back up through the field again.

He ended the day down in 13th place - epitomising his nightmare weekend - and having slipped back to third spot in the drivers' standings.

"At the moment Lewis has absolutely not impressed me," triple world champion and former McLaren ace Lauda told the Daily Mirror. "I thought he would get better this year, but he has got worse. He is in pretty bad shape.

"The crash with Fernando Alonso and then on Friday in practice too, was absolutely needless. Lewis showed nothing in Bahrain. I think it's because of the pressure he is putting on himself."

The outspoken Austrian has also added his voice to those of fellow former title-winners Sir Jackie Stewart and Jody Scheckter in calling for beleagured FIA President Max Mosley to resign in the wake of the sex scandal revelations that have rocked the sport and, Stewart argues, left it 'vulnerable.'
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #224 on: April 13, 2008, 03:37:16 PM »
Abu Dhabi set for October date!!! (another empty circuit like Sakhir in Bahrain, dont bring Losail in Doha, Qatar, I hope Interlagos will not be drop)

The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has been allocated an October race date for 2009, it has emerged.

The largest of the seven United Arab Emirates last year penned a minimally seven-year deal for a race, to be held on the man-made Yas Island located to the east of Abu Dhabi island.

"Spectators will enjoy close, competitive racing played out on three distinct sections of the 5.6km race track. These include high speed areas ending in tight overtaking turns, a street section and a marina section, all of which combine to deliver an unrivalled Formula 1 viewing experience.

"It will be one of the longest and most demanding tracks in the world, and will include an iconic grandstand hairpin for the ultimate in spectator entertainment," said Abu Dhabi Grand Prix press release.

The Daily Telegraph this week revealed that the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, title-sponsored by Ferrari backer Etihad Airways, will be held in October next year.

It was previously believed that the race could be given an early spot on the 2009 calendar.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #225 on: April 13, 2008, 03:40:15 PM »
Good to see F1 going to another new country and I suppose with the growth and money in the United Arab Emirates, especially in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi areas it was only a matter of time.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #226 on: April 13, 2008, 03:54:24 PM »
Good to see F1 going to another new country and I suppose with the growth and money in the United Arab Emirates, especially in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi areas it was only a matter of time.
UAE and Bahrain circuirs are too close!! 2 races in that area horrible, countries with no traditon and stands always empty, Bahrain has the worst attendance in f1calendar.
UAE-Bahrain  :(
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #227 on: April 26, 2008, 08:08:22 AM »
Raikonnen takes pole position closely beating Alonso with his home crowd down to second, Renaults first front row start this season. Lewis Hamilton down in 5th, behind Kubica and Massa.

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #228 on: April 26, 2008, 08:14:07 AM »
1 1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:20.701 1:20.784 1:21.813 
2 5 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:21.347 1:20.804 1:21.904 
3 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:21.528 1:20.584 1:22.058 
4 4 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:21.423 1:20.597 1:22.065 
5 22 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.366 1:20.825 1:22.096 
6 23 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.430 1:20.817 1:22.231 
7 10 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:21.494 1:20.984 1:22.429 
8 11 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:21.158 1:20.907 1:22.529 
9 3 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:21.466 1:20.815 1:22.542 
10 6 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 1:21.409 1:20.894 1:22.699 
11 17 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:21.548 1:21.049   
12 8 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:21.690 1:21.117   
13 16 Jenson Button Honda 1:21.757 1:21.211   
14 12 Timo Glock Toyota 1:21.427 1:21.230   
15 7 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:21.472 1:21.349   
16 14 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 1:21.540 1:21.724   
17 9 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:21.810   
18 15 Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari 1:22.108   
19 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 1:22.516   
20 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 1:23.224   
21 19 Anthony Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 1:23.318   
22 18 Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:23.496 

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #229 on: April 27, 2008, 06:39:43 PM »
Well done Lewis 3rd  :)) 

Great race for Lewis
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #230 on: April 28, 2008, 10:23:55 AM »
Well done Lewis 3rd  :)) 

Great race for Lewis

Not as great as a win for him, but reasonably good. Well done Ferrari for yet another 1-2!

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #231 on: April 28, 2008, 02:03:41 PM »
Well done Lewis 3rd  :)) 

Great race for Lewis

Not as great as a win for him, but reasonably good. Well done Ferrari for yet another 1-2!

As I expected before the season started we better get used to those this season and Raikkonen on the top of the podium.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #232 on: May 01, 2008, 01:24:58 AM »
please 1 minute of silence,

on this day, 1994: Senna killed in a car crash - May 1  :(

Brazil was plunged into a state of mourning on this week back in 1994 when Ayrton Senna crashed his Williams car into a wall while travelling at 192 mph during the San Marino Grand Prix. It was a double tragedy for Formula One as the previous day Austrian driver Roland Ratzenberger was killed at almost the same spot. Senna had won 41 grands prix and three world championships at the time of his death and had already cemented his place as one of the sport's all-time greats.

Senna was only 34 when the tragedy occurred and half a million people attended his state funeral in Sao Paolo. In 1997, Williams-Renault team principal Frank Williams, team designer Adrian Newey and technical chief Patrick Head stood trial for manslaughter under Italian law, having been accused of being responsible for faulty steering in Senna's car. They were later acquitted.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #233 on: May 11, 2008, 10:12:21 AM »
Turkish Grand Prix Results

1 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 58 Winner 1 10
2 22 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 58 +3.7 secs 3 8
3 1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 58 +4.2 secs 4 6
4 4 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 58 +21.9 secs 5 5
5 3 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 58 +38.7 secs 9 4
6 5 Fernando Alonso Renault 58 +53.7 secs 7 3
7 10 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 58 +64.2 secs 6 2
8 7 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 58 +71.4 secs 11 1
9 9 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 58 +75.2 secs 10 
10 11 Jarno Trulli Toyota 58 +76.3 secs 8 
11 16 Jenson Button Honda 57 +1 Lap 13 
12 23 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 57 +1 Lap 2 
13 12 Timo Glock Toyota 57 +1 Lap 15 
14 17 Rubens Barrichello Honda 57 +1 Lap 12 
15 6 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 57 +1 Lap 17 
16 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 19 
17 15 Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 14 
Ret 14 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 24 +34 Laps 18 
Ret 8 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1 +57 Laps 16 
Ret 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 0 +58 Laps 20

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #234 on: May 11, 2008, 10:14:46 AM »
Championship Standings after Turkey:

1 Kimi Räikkönen Finnish Ferrari 35
2 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 28
3 Lewis Hamilton British McLaren-Mercedes 28
4 Robert Kubica Polish BMW Sauber 24
5 Nick Heidfeld German BMW Sauber 20
6 Heikki Kovalainen Finnish McLaren-Mercedes 14
7 Mark Webber Australian Red Bull-Renault 10
8 Fernando Alonso Spanish Renault 9
9 Jarno Trulli Italian Toyota 9
10 Nico Rosberg German Williams-Toyota 8
11 Kazuki Nakajima Japanese Williams-Toyota 5
12 Jenson Button British Honda 3
13 Sebastien Bourdais French STR-Ferrari 2
14 David Coulthard British Red Bull-Renault 0
15 Timo Glock German Toyota 0
16 Giancarlo Fisichella Italian Force India-Ferrari 0
17 Rubens Barrichello Brazilian Honda 0
18 Nelsinho Piquet Brazilian Renault 0
19 Takuma Sato Japanese  Super Aguri-Honda 0
20 Anthony Davidson British Super Aguri-Honda 0
21 Adrian Sutil German Force India-Ferrari 0
22 Sebastian Vettel German STR-Ferrari 0

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #235 on: May 11, 2008, 10:15:29 AM »
Constructor's Championship after Turkey:

1 Ferrari 63
2 BMW Sauber 44
3 McLaren-Mercedes 42
4 Williams-Toyota 13
5 Red Bull-Renault 10
6 Toyota 9
7 Renault 9
8 Honda 3
9 STR-Ferrari 2
10 Force India-Ferrari 0
11 Super Aguri-Honda 0

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #236 on: May 11, 2008, 10:16:09 AM »
And a special shout out to Rubens Barichello for breaking the record for most Grand Prix Formula 1 races taken part in!!!

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« Reply #237 on: May 11, 2008, 10:26:41 AM »
Massa beats Hamilton in thriller :cool:
 
Ferrari's Felipe Massa won the Turkish Grand Prix from pole position for the third year in a row after tyre concerns slowed Lewis Hamilton's challenge.


The Brazilian took the chequered flag 3.7 seconds ahead of the 23-year-old McLaren driver, who ran most of the race on the harder tyres and had to make three pitstops compared to his rivals' two.

It was Massa's seventh win in Formula One, at the anti-clockwise track where he took his first in 2006, and his second in five races this season.

Ferrari's world champion Kimi Raikkonen saw his overall lead trimmed to seven points from nine after finishing a close third.

The Finn, the only driver to score points in every race this season, now has 35 to Massa and Hamilton's 28.

Massa's win was champions Ferrari's fourth in a row and meant that the Turkish Grand Prix, which made its debut in 2005, has still only ever been won by the driver on pole position.

Three of his wins have come in Turkey, prompting a suggestion that the Brazilian should change nationality: "I think I can get a passport here already," he grinned.

Poland's Robert Kubica was fourth, ahead of BMW Sauber team mate Nick Heidfeld.

Double world champion Fernando Alonso put Renault back in the points with sixth place while Australian Mark Webber was seventh to score for the fourth race in a row. Germany's Nico Rosberg took the final point for Williams.

Massa led from the start while Hamilton, winner of the season-opener in Australia, accelerated past his McLaren team mate Heikki Kovalainen from third on the grid with Kubica close behind.

The safety car came out at the end of the opening lap when Italian Giancarlo Fisichella's Force India slammed into the back of Kazuki Nakajima's Williams at the first corner, leaving debris on the track.

Kovalainen, coming back from a big accident two weeks ago and making his first start on the front row, went to the back of the field when he pitted at the end of the second lap with a puncture after banging wheels with Raikkonen. He finished 12th.

Hamilton pitted after 16 laps and then brilliantly overtook Massa, who had come in three laps later, for the lead on lap 24.

The Briton then pitted again at the end of lap 32, with Massa again taking over at the front until his second and final pitstop when Raikkonen took over for three laps before again leaving Hamilton ahead.

But the youngster knew he had to pit again for the softer tyres, with drivers having to use both types during the race, and he made his third stop with 13 laps to go before coming back out in second place.

Team boss Ron Dennis revealed later that the Briton's hopes of winning were already looking doubtful because of tyre concerns.

"Heikki got clipped by Kimi and cut a sidewall," he said of Kovalainen's misfortune.

"With Lewis, we had a bit of a structural concern with the tyres.

"We took a decision on safety to run three stops," he added

"There was some internal delamination which Bridgestone were good at picking up... it was possibly okay to run two stops but we put the drivers safety first," said Dennis.

Hamilton said the team had still done a great job.

"Bridgestone were concerned the tyre was going to fail as it did last year," said the Briton, who suffered a costly blowout in Turkey last August.

"That put us in not such a strong position to win the race. But if I'm given a problem, I deal with it and so does the team," he added.

Brazilian Rubens Barrichello started his record 157th race and finished 14th for Honda.

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« Reply #238 on: May 23, 2008, 11:51:12 PM »
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« Reply #239 on: May 24, 2008, 12:35:10 AM »
Brilliant pictures Conchita for the best setting for a Grand Prix and it hits us this weekend  :)
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