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F1 2008, Budapest  
User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Ladies and Gents,

It starts to get interesting now, and we can also see emotions running high now and then in our threads. Not a bad thing as we all have our team/driver that we want to see on top of the podium, but it's still important to see the facts, which is that Mclaren/Hamilton has the upper hand right now.
Kova ended the Spanish test on top, and I wish he could start to stir things up for the frontrunners to spice things up even more. He does after all has the right tools to do it.

This season could well be desided in Brazil as well.
Will BMW be able to fight back? Nick has been showing some great drives lately as well.
We have for sure not seen the last of Ferrari, and they will for sure do everything to climb the hill they are facing at the moment.

As Budapest is not that much about speed, but more a technical track, we can probably all agree that it will suit Mclaren best, or have Ferrari been able to sort out their issues during past testing?  Smile

So bring it on, I say!  Wink

Track data;

Budapest
Race Date: 03 Aug 2008
Number of Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.381 km
Race Distance: 306.663 km
Lap Record: 1:19.071 - M Schumacher (2004)

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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3016 times:



Lap of the track..

Hopefully Ferrari can have a good race result here, but doesnt this track more suit the Mclarens?

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10897 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Another exciting race coming up. To those who think I only like Hamilton, it is not quite true. I would love to see Nakajima win... but I don't want to bring my hopes up too high on this one! My other favourite driver has a lot more chances I think!

Go Budapest!  cheerful 



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3009 times:
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Quoting Sudden (Thread starter):
we can probably all agree that it will suit Mclaren best



Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 1):
but doesnt this track more suit the Mclarens?

I believe McLaren will be very strong at the Hungaroring (and indeed in Valencia two weeks later). IMHO, Hamilton will be the man to beat this weekend. Ferrari need to up their game considerably based on the performances in the last two races.

I've been disappointed with Kovalainen's performances of late. I appreciate he seemed to suffer more than his fair share of bad luck early in the season, but just a single podium compared to 4 wins for his team-mate suggests he's not currently delivering. If McLaren is to compete for the Constructors' title, he needs to start contributing some solid results.
http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=43482



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2974 times:
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Quoting Scbriml (Reply 3):
and indeed in Valencia two weeks later

A little information about Valencia - I must admit, I didn't realise it was a street circuit!
http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=43489




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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2966 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 3):
I've been disappointed with Kovalainen's performances of late.

He's produced reasonable qualifying results, but his race pace is severely lacking compared to that of Hamilton. He's really got to finish where he started at worst.


User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2940 times:



Quoting Bill142 (Reply 5):
He's produced reasonable qualifying results, but his race pace is severely lacking compared to that of Hamilton. He's really got to finish where he started at worst.

And in addition to that, he really needs to get some form on in the races if Lewis Hamilton is to stand any chance of winning the title as he can't do all of it by himself, especially in the last few races where every point and finishing position counts! Good qualifying results (thus bumping rivals like Kimi down one place etc) count for nothing unless he can defend them from overtaking in order for them to proceed to pounce on Lewis.


User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Well Guys..looks like its another F1 weekend.

A bit of the news..

the Ferrari F2008 will be the next car to use the Shark Fin concept ( eww! )

and

Heikki is confirmed for 2009 at McLaren ( I am glad )

As far as I understand Hungary is a McLaren circuit, and I am Hoping for a 3rd straight LH win...

Does anyone know if McLaren is going to use the Nose Horns?....

Anyway...Cheers!


User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 2904 times:



Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 7):
Heikki is confirmed for 2009 at McLaren

Indeed he is: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7534925.stm


User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

I'm going to go against the trend here and predict that Massa will actually take pole and the win. He's always been fairly quick at this track (not last year after a botched qualifying, though), and after a recent test, he seemed unusually confident that the car would be well suited to this track.

User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Forza Ferrari!!! Two wins for Lewis are enough in row, so lets keep the championship open!

The first training session ended in a Ferrari 1-2, Massa ahead of Raikonnen.

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 9):
I'm going to go against the trend here and predict that Massa will actually take pole and the win.

I hope so too, and the beginning isn´t bad.


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2867 times:
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McLaren fight back in second practice! Running with their new "antlers" (which they didn't in first parctice), McLaren turn the tables on Ferrari. For most of the session McLaren were 1 & 2 until a very late Piquet run split them.

1. HAMILTON McLaren 1m20.554s
2. PIQUET Renault 1m20.748s
3. KOVALAINEN McLaren 1m20.760s
4. ALONSO Renault 1m20.928s
5. RAIKKONEN Ferrari 1m21.009s
6. MASSA Ferrari 1m21.010s
7. HEIDFELD BMW 1m21.138s
8. KUBICA BMW 1m21.363s
9. TRULLI Toyota 1m21.505s
10. ROSBERG Williams 1m21.581s
11. GLOCK Toyota 1m21.662s
12. WEBBER Red Bull 1m21.733s
13. COULTHARD Red Bull 1m21.837s
14. NAKAJIMA Williams 1m21.902s
15. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1m21.955s
16. BUTTON Honda 1m22.150s
17. FISICHELLA Force India 1m22.197s
18. SUTIL Force India 1m22.358s
19. BARRICHELLO Honda 1m22.448s
20. VETTEL Toro Rosso 1m22.945s



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User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

Has Piquet found the confidence to run up front after he lucked into a podium in the last race? Guess we'll see tomorrow! I'm hoping Ferrari were holding back a little bit today and that the results tomorrow will look more like today's first practice session  Smile

User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2858 times:



Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 9):
I'm going to go against the trend here and predict that Massa will actually take pole and the win

Lets hope you have right.

Hamilton has actually the opportunity to win 4 races in a row, as this track and the next suites McLaren better. But hope it wont be so  duck 



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
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Not a real surprise, but Renault admit they were running light in practice.

http://www.itv-f1.com/news_article.aspx?id=43535

Quote:
Pat Symonds admitted the team’s lap times were flattered by running less fuel than its rivals while doing qualifying simulations.




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User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2844 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 14):
Not a real surprise, but Renault admit they were running light in practice.

Did you actually think otherwise, such as Renault had found that much speed/balance?
Even the Force India cars would be able to put in stunning lap times if they wanted during practise.

Quali will be interesting tomorrow as this is so important on this track cause of the problems with overtaking.

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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

Man this thread is dead...

Qualifying just finished and it was pretty good...

B747Forever, do you care to let us know what happened in Qualifying?

Oh thats right....McLaren 1-2....Hamilton and Heikki.

But in all fairness, Massa did post the quickest lap in qualifying.

Whats going on with Kimi though he seems to either be struggling, or it appears that he doesn't even care...It doesn't seem like he's driving with his usual...superb monotony.

Qualifying times

Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.376 1:19.473 1:20.899 12
2. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.945 1:19.480 1:21.140 16
3. Massa Ferrari 1:19.578 1:19.068 1:21.191 16
4. Kubica BMW Sauber 1:20.053 1:19.776 1:21.281 19
5. Glock Toyota 1:19.980 1:19.246 1:21.326 24
6. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:20.006 1:19.546 1:21.516 19
7. Alonso Renault 1:20.229 1:19.816 1:21.698 15
8. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:20.073 1:20.046 1:21.732 18
9. Trulli Toyota 1:19.942 1:19.486 1:21.767 20
10. Piquet Renault 1:20.583 1:20.131 1:22.371 19
11. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.157 1:20.144 17
12. Button Honda 1:20.888 1:20.332 15
13. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:20.505 1:20.502 16
14. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.640 1:20.963 16
15. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:20.748 10
16. Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:21.045 7
17. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:21.085 9
18. Barrichello Honda 1:21.332 8
19. Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 1:21.670 9
20. Sutil Force India-Ferrari 1:22.113 10


User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2798 times:



Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 16):
Whats going on with Kimi though he seems to either be struggling, or it appears that he doesn't even care...It doesn't seem like he's driving with his usual...superb monotony.

He really doesn't drive like the champ he is lately. On the other hand, he have also said that he is happy doing what he's doing, but I wonder how genuine that actually is. He should be beating with room to spare, but Massa is just superior lately!
Is Kimi Heavy on fuel? Well, looking at last couple of races, I doubt it.
And if Ferrari is to have any chance at the title this season it's really time they start to move things around! The silver arrows looks like they go around the track on rails.

Glock might be light on fuel, but he is still in for a good race as he knows how difficult it will be for other to overtake him.

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 16):
B747Forever, do you care to let us know what happened in Qualifying?

Don't encourage him!

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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2784 times:
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Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 16):
But in all fairness, Massa did post the quickest lap in qualifying.

Times in Q2 are irrelevent.  wink 

Quoting Sudden (Reply 17):
He should be beating with room to spare, but Massa is just superior lately!
Is Kimi Heavy on fuel? Well, looking at last couple of races, I doubt it.

He's been below par for the last three races. I can't see him finishing on the podium if those in front have reliability.

A 1-2 for McLaren in the race would get them right back in the Constructors' championship.



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2783 times:
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Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 16):
Man this thread is dead...

For some reason the Ferrari and Raikkonen fans seem to have lost their voices.  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2778 times:



Quoting Sudden (Reply 17):
He should be beating with room to spare

Not true, I think that when both men are at their best, Kimi is basically dead even with Massa in qualifying, just more consistent on race pace. As for Kimi of late, he really does seem like he's lost his edge a bit. Then again, people were saying that about Schumacher in 2005 and then he came back in '06 and lit up the tracks, so obviously Kimi still has the performance in him, it might just be some sort of temporary mental block.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 19):

For some reason the Ferrari and Raikkonen fans seem to have lost their voices. scratchchin

I'm as big a Ferrari fan as anyone, though I'm a MUCH bigger fan of Massa's than Kimi. I think the qualifying today proves that Ferrari are actually closer than they were in Hockenheim. Massa didn't get an optimal lap in Q3, I don't think he would have beaten Hammy but he could have knocked Kova off the front row, they were just a couple hundredths apart as it was. In Q2, though Massa had the fastest lap, I think Hamilton could have bested that time if he'd been running the hard tires, the softs just gave out too early today. In any case, there isn't more than a tenth or two between the cars at the moment and if they were on a track like Spa, I think the red cars would have the slight advantage. Considering the rest of the season has a fair number of quick tracks like Monza, Spa, and Brazil, I think it'll be a great fight right down to the wire between Massa and Hamilton.

Great job by Glock today, by the way! It's always interesting to see which one of the midfield teams will go above and beyond in any given race, and for a while I thought Glock had a real chance at the front row. Looks like Toyota really nailed the setup at this track, unlike BMW who only made it into the top 4 because Kubica is an unbelievable driver.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

Congrats to Timo Glock and Toyota for their excellent qualifying results. They have truely made remarkable progress compared to the meltdown last year with Ralf Schumacher.

User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2771 times:



Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 20):
Considering the rest of the season has a fair number of quick tracks like Monza, Spa, and Brazil, I think it'll be a great fight right down to the wire between Massa and Hamilton.

Then again, it might rain. And then again again, it might all depend on safety cars!  covereyes 


User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2756 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 19):
For some reason the Ferrari and Raikkonen fans seem to have lost their voices

I fancy Kimi cause of his: Talk less and drive more philosophy, but I'm also realistic (in comparison to some other here) enough to see when things go the wrong way, without making up any excuses. As long as we have good races with fair fights on the track, I'm all game.

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 20):
people were saying that about Schumacher in 2005 and then he came back in '06 and lit up the tracks

How good Kimi might be, I don't think he will be as good as Schumi, and that's what I see as a bit of an issue here, as I don't think Kimi is that involved off track as Schumi was.
But what do I know really!

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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2741 times:

Personally I´m most fascinated by the Singapore F1 race, take the A380 there and watch the race, unbelievable.

25 Astuteman : Ironically, P3 may actually play to his favour - the "dirty" side of the grid always seems to be particularly bad in Hungary. I'll be surprised if HK
26 Bill142 : I really hope Kovalinen has a good race to match another great qualifying performance. I'm currently looking into the possibility of going to Singapor
27 BlueElephant : See I really think Kimi would have had it in him to be as good as Schumi...But to me...Schumacher was just too focused on F1 where as Kimi seems to h
28 Sudden : I actually didn't think so from the start. In regards to his driving skills, yes. But the technical side, no. Well, Kimi is driving for one of the to
29 B747forever : Dont worry, next race I will be here Wow, Kimi has really lost his form this last few races or is it the car?? . If he continues like this, it will b
30 Bill142 : Anyone got a link to the itv feed for us outside the UK?
31 BlueElephant : No...But I can give you an Update if you want...Seems like Massa took Hamilton in the first corner...Pretty fantastic move IMHO. Although He locked u
32 Bill142 : Thanks, but I've got the living timing from Formula1.com going.
33 NA : Massa´s start was the best of the year, and its rather surprising that he´s slowly, but constantly putting a gap between his Ferrari and Hamilton´s
34 BlueElephant : Ouch....Flat tire for Lewis Hamilton...Good Control in getting it all the way around...But now he's gotta drive the rest of the race on the Option...w
35 Post contains links Legoguy : Someone can check if this links work, works for a New Zealand friend of mine; http://www.soccer-live.pl/ITVF1/f1player.php 30 laps on softs for Lewis,
36 Post contains links BlueElephant : Bill142, I just got this link from a friend of mine...you'll need SopCast... http://channelsurfing.net/ there are still 13 laps left...see if you can
37 Legoguy : Noooooooooo, Massa!!!!! I don't believe it. Mega harsh. On the positive side, Go Heikki! First win! Go Glock! First podium!!!
38 BlueElephant : Oh my gods!....MASSSA!....I honestly...I honestly feel bad for him... 3 laps to go HEIKKI!!!
39 Legoguy : Bitter sweet moment now that Massa is out. Massa had been running slower without Hamilton breathing down his back so odd engine failure. Probably the
40 NA : Thats so sad. I´m heavily disappointed. Kovalainen a totally undeserved winner after a mediocre drive, sad his engine didn´t explode, too. I´ve jus
41 EZEIZA : OMG! Massa .... unbelievable .... Hamilton can consider himself very lucky today to still be first. I'm very very pissed off
42 BlueElephant : Heikki Kovalainen WINS!!!! CONGRATS TO HIM!......that's the 100th different driver to win a race I believe... Terrible luck for Massa....Good to know
43 Sudden : What a race! Finally Kova got to stand in the middle of the podium! Bill142, I think I won as predicted Kimi 3rd! Very well done, and how about Glock!
44 Egmcman : Well done Heikki , Timo & Kimi. Good recovery drive from Lewis you have feel sorry for Felipe Massa. Who said F1 is boring. Looking forward to the nex
45 Waterpolodan : Utterly brilliant, dominant race from Massa, right until his car let him down. 3 laps from the end is just cruel, isn't it? Perfect start, he pulled a
46 Mhodgson : ITV got word from McLaren that it was; though Bridgestone themselves were examining the tyre and said they would release info about 2 hours after the
47 BlueElephant : On Speed they said that Kimi was actually running faster on the Soft Compound all weekend. Maybe If he'd have been on them instead of the hard Compou
48 NA : If Massa would have won, yes. Sadly, this way, with atotally underved winner, the outcame was not helpful.
49 Sudden : He could only follow Alonso without being able to pass him, so that's the reason. Go post that kind of crap elsewhere dude! This sport is also about
50 Jamesbuk : Good race.. Shame about Massa.. he really deserved that win. Was a bit crap with Hamiltons puncture because we were denied the duel between Massa and
51 Moo : Any word yet on the pitstop fires and brake explosions that plagued the race? Any common cause? I know the ITV presenter said that the fuel rigs were
52 Baroque : Come off it NA and well done HK, however it might have occurred. Very strange, 3 in less than 5 minutes. Bloody lucky the whole place did not go up.
53 Scbriml : Sad you can't post something positive. Kovalainen had more than his share of bad luck at the start of the season, so it's his turn to get some good l
54 BA757 : I actually thought the race was a bit dull. Massa's start was great, but that was about the end of it. Massa engine failing so close to the end is not
55 LTU932 : On the sports channel I watched, the commentators said that they came with only soft and ultrasoft compounds. So according to them, the hard tyres yo
56 Alessandro : Moo, I think it was very hot in Budapest, rigs are made in France BTW.
57 Sudden : I think Kimi knew this as well, and therefore saved the supersoft for the last stint. However, Alonso managed to get ahead of Kimi at the start, whic
58 DABZF : Hungaroring is a joke for a race track... you get stuck behind someone even if you are 1 sec faster per lap and you still can't overtake! Way to go He
59 Boeing74741R : Yep I remember it. I also remember hearing the same 'undeserved' comments being said about Schumacher when he won it when Hakkinen came to a halt on
60 Sudden : And on Saturday the track signed up for hosting F1 for another 15 years, I think it was. So it will indeed stick around. Aim for the sky! Sudden
61 B747forever : What a race it was?? Firstly congrats to Kova. Really feel bad for Massa, just 3 laps remaining and his engine gives up But what a fantastic start Mas
62 Bill142 : Woohoo!! my unwavering support of Kovalinen has finally paid off!! Way to Go Heikki! 3 wins in a row for McLaren to now take 2nd in the constructors c
63 Sudden : Well well, you joined Anet 4 years ago today! Congrats to that one, I guess. Aim for the sky! Sudden
64 BlueElephant : Well if that's the case...and everyone actually was using the hard hard tires....then Ferrari Cheated...and I Although it does "appear" that they ten
65 Scbriml : A question about Massa and his expiring engine. Was Massa's "unexpected" performance a result of Ferrari pushing the engine to the maximum, in an effo
66 Post contains links Scbriml : It seems Raikkonen had his own problem, leading to him being told to ease off. http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_3909028,00.html
67 Sudden : Not so strange really as bridgestone brought soft and supersoft, but only one can be called soft, and carry the white stripe on it. A side note, in S
68 Waterpolodan : I highly doubt it, considering they shift at the rev-limited 19,000 rpm anyway and the engines are basically impossible to modify these days for any
69 Scbriml : No, see my post #66. Raikkonen has a separate problem and Ferrari told him to back off before Massa's engine gave up.
70 Sudden : True true, but we actually didn't see him slow before the gap was about 3 seconds to Glock, which made me think that they called him over the readio
71 Boeing74741R : Gibber as usual from the anti-Ferrari brigade. Whether it was before or after Massa it's better to sometimes play it safe rather than push to the lim
72 BA757 : Yes that was my point. It is unnecessary to have these retarded childish remarks. I don't like Ferrari, but I draw the line at a certain point - it h
73 Waterpolodan : Nope, didn't happen. They used the same soft and super soft compounds as everyone else, the tires are regulated by the FIA and brought to the track b
74 Jamesbuk : Guys - I always here this bounced around by the commentators - but what is a Prime tyre and what is the option tyre? I know its another name for the h
75 Waterpolodan : The harder of the two compounds is always the Prime. The Option is the softer compound with the white stripe.
76 BlueElephant : Please Take Note..... I was Just stating something...Using Quotes. Fair enough...I thought they brought Hard and Soft Tires...So I misunderstood. Tha
77 B747forever : Just a question now to all of you guys, do you think that Kubica really has a fair chance to win the WCD now?? Ferrari and McLaren seems too strong.
78 Jamesbuk : No. Kubica would have to score on average 2 points per race more than Hamilton to win the Championship. I dont think he can do that. Maybe in a few y
79 B747forever : Yeah, and remember that then Kimi and Massa cant score more than Kubica.
80 Bill142 : BMW seem to have dropped off, and Toyota have picked up. Kubica and Heidfeld were never going to be a serious threat to the McLaren and Ferrari drive
81 B747forever : True. Seems that Toyota or at least Glock enjoy tracks like Hungaroring. Then the next race will also fit them perfect as it is similar as Hungarorin
82 Waterpolodan : Toyota has always been like this, capable of the occasional podium but then they drop off. Remember the beginning of 2005? Trulli stuck the car on the
83 BA757 : No - and he never did. I don't want to take anything away from him and his first win, it was deserved, but ultimately he only really got that because
84 MadameConcorde : The two drivers with I thought the most potential to win the Hungary GP both had a strike of bad luck. Hamilton a puncture and Massa booooom.
85 Jamesbuk : Just goes to show how unpredictable this sport can be at times I agree with all of that - Hopefully we can see BMW become more of a top running compe
86 LTU932 : I don't know what a WCD is, but if you're talking about the WDC, while I remain optimistic that this season will end with the fulfillment of all expe
87 Post contains links B747forever : May this help you?? http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/080804101412.shtml Sorry my fault, I mean WDC.
88 Waterpolodan : " target=_blank>http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headline...shtml Interesting, so a flat spot weakened the tire leading to the puncture. I thought I notic
89 Boeing74741R : Not this year. The BMW needs more consistency and above all more speed. It's a three-way fight now between Lewis, Felipe and Kimi.
90 Sudden : I can admit that I have not had much hopes when it comes to Massa. But at last race he really showed some champ driving. I find that he has matured a
91 BA757 : Raikkonen foot to the floor up through Eau Rouge which was covered in a smoke cloud IS what it should look like. He has bigger balls than me, that's
92 Boeing74741R : Yep I agree also. I think last year everyone thought that the title was going to go down to either Alonso or Hamilton due to the well-publicised squa
93 Sudden : Maybe not bigger, but maybe just more!? You never know with these finnish people. He was never meant to pull up alongside/ahead of Schumi for as long
94 B747forever : Are you sure about that?? Dont you remember Massas first races?? They were really terrible
95 BlueElephant : I think you need to learn about the words "Compound Annual Growth Rate" You seem to be online a lot..I suggest you learn what that means. As for the
96 Bill142 : I think it would be better if Kovalinen staged a come back and took it from him in Brazil
97 Sudden : The chance that Ide would drive for Mclaren or Ferrari and grab the title, EVER, is more likely to happen then Kova taking it this year. Aim for the
98 Boeing74741R : It would make me want to fly out to Sao Paulo and join in the party there for the weeks immediately after the race!
99 Legoguy : Hey guys, just to put into perspective Raikkonens driving towards the end of the Hungarian race; On Alonso's in lap to his last pitstop, Raikkonen mak
100 Waterpolodan : Interesting, Alonso must have had an issue getting his new set of tires to work properly or maybe made a mistake entering the pit lane too slowly. Ren
101 Sudden : And as I mentioned before, Raikkonen was flying when getting ahead of Alonso, setting fastest lap of the race, and then again beating his own fastest
102 Post contains links B747forever : Some nice pics from the construction of the Singapore GP; http://www.formula1.com/gallery/other/2008/305.html
103 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Thank you for posting this. " target=_blank>http://www.formula1.com/gallery/othe....html I wonder if the access to the Singapore Flyer and the Sentosa
104 Rockson : Has Massa ever won a race by overtaking another car after the first corner on the first lap? I don't think he has, but correct me if I'm wrong. This w
105 Bill142 : Probably not. If he's not in the lead from the start, he makes mistakes and throws it all away.
106 Post contains links BlueElephant : Hey all...Just wanted to throw this in here. seems that the British Car show...Fifth Gear will be doing a special "Day in the Life of Lewis Hamlton" S
107 Baroque : I am sure he was good at designing cars, but when UK firms got him to design something, the result seemed to be worse than the average. Pinifarina mo
108 MadameConcorde : I am not watching the Olympics. I will boycott from beginning to end. First thing I do not support totalitarian regimes and second, F1 is not part of
109 B747forever : Absolutely!!! That will for sure be interesting. When I travel to L.A later next week BA will have a program about Lewis that is called "Life Behind
110 BlueElephant : yes...Try and figure out if its possible to get onto Anet in flight....for 3 hours...realize you can't and be sad for another 3 hours...sleep for 3 h
111 Jamesbuk : Classic! There will be ways to download this.. such as torrents also people will upload it to youtube. Of course I dont endorse this as this would be
112 Sudden : Says the one who wish to see Hamilton pack his bags and move to another planet with the rest of the grid, so that no one can threat Kimi's chances fo
113 B747forever : Nope I dont wish that. It wouldn't be any competition and that would be boring. Much more entertaining this way.
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