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F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:44 am

So here it goes....

Will Hamilton or Alonso take charge again?...Or is Ferrari really on the rise again?

Or will it be someone else?

Silverstone, a fairly wide track great for passing....

Here we see a lap with the great.... Nigel Mansell in 1991.



Who's it going to be then?

I Think its going to be a ferrari...but I hope not.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:38 am

I am praying for a Ferrari 1-2! Kimi to win!

Seems like Alonso is at it again saying McLaren wants Hamilton to win since it's the british GP, he's British, on a British team.... have I heard that before?

Alonso, stop moaning and get some work done instead, actions speak louder than words.

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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:46 am

Oh man, bunch of news today:
Nigel-Gate part 1
Nigel-Gate part 2
Will all 2008 drivers at STR be named "Sebastian?"
Or will there be a Schumacher at a Red Bull team?
Honda beefing up aero team

It looks like Ferrari got a nice update in France, and no one can deny that some of that "boost" came from some solid testing. However, the tests at Silverstone came after a month long testing gap. Now, we have 4 races in 5 weeks and some nice tests at Jerez, Spa, and Catalunya. (Note the Spa and Catalunya will be pretty much on the same days). This month is going to be one helluva month on F1 teams, to say the least.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:19 am

Hoping for a Ferrari 1-2 but would be nice to see a British person win here. Hamilton's obviously got the best odds of that  silly 

Why oh why do people have to cheat? (referring to the Nigel case,and i know its not for sure yet) Its no fun that way! It just ruins it and do they really think they will get away with it?


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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:44 am

I think that Ferrari will win. I hope so.

Let say that Kimi will win and Massa as second and Alonso as third and Hamilton as four. If it ends so the driver standing will be as followed:

1. Hamilton: 69
2. Alonso: 56
3. massa 55
4. Kimi: 52
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:20 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 3):
Why oh why do people have to cheat?

Because its Ferrari.

Actually, I just read something about a senior Mclaren engineer being suspended as he 'is linked' to the Stepney case. But still, my comment about Ferrari being cheats still stands.

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Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:21 am

 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:43 am

Quoting BA757 (Reply 5):
Because its Ferrari.

When else have they cheated? This is a genuine question by the way. There was the incident with schumi last year at Monaco but when else? And this isn't Ferrari cheating. Its an employee cheating otherwise Ferrari wouldn't have carried out the investigation would they?

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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:01 am

Quoting BA757 (Reply 5):

Because its Ferrari.

Because Honda didn't have some fuel in a spare tank a few years back  sarcastic 
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:24 am

The only Ferrari technical incident I can think of is when Irvine and Schumacher got DQ'd from the Malaysian GP in 1999 for having "non-compliant" barge boards... they later protested and had it overturned (rightfully so... read the rulebook myself).

As for on-track stuff, Schumi got popped for the Monaco "voluntary understeer", but the staged finish at Austria 2002 was 100% legal.

That's it AFAIK...

Sounds a lot like  stirthepot  for the sake of doing it
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:24 am

Everyone bends the rules a little bit in terms of technical regs, but the behavior of individuals is hardly representative of an entire team. BA757, you'll probably mention Ferrari's protests against the mass dampers at Renault last year, against Mclaren's twin brake pedals in '98, the "flexing wings", the barge board incident in Malaysia '99, team orders in Austria '02, and a few others, but if you really open your eyes, you'll see that the other teams are caught red handed just as often, it just so happens that Ferrari is a more high profile team and also more of a target for people like yourself.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:56 am

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 9):
but the staged finish at Austria 2002 was 100% legal.

That was the second controversial staged finish by Ferrari at the A1 Ring. The first staged finish was the year before hand in 2001 again at the A1 Ring when Barrichello was told to move over and let Schumacher take 2nd position. Whilst 100% legal at the time, and technically not cheating, these two moments, along with other team tactics issued by the team over the years, have not been great for Ferrari's image.
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:02 am

1. Hamilton
2. Massa
3. Alonso

Something tells me that Murphy's Law will once again haunt Kimi, which means another DNF for him. Besides, after having Michael Schumacher win many times his home Grand Prix's in Hockenheim and Nürburgring, why not give Hamilton a chance to win his home Grand Prix as well?
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:06 am

I hope its another Ferrari 1-2. Hamilton might be on the podium, but Alonso might just pull something out of the bag. Looking forward to an exciting race.
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:01 pm

Hamilton will let down the british fans by making his home GP his first DNF of the season.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 7):
When else have they cheated?

They haven't cheated as such, but alot of rule bending goes on.

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 9):
The only Ferrari technical incident I can think of is when Irvine and Schumacher got DQ'd from the Malaysian GP in 1999 for having "non-compliant" barge boards... they later protested and had it overturned

Technically correct. The barge boards had gone over the limits, but were within a tolerance set aside for movement in the race. If I recall correctly, Ferrari blamed it on a manufacturing fault.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:35 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 14):
Hamilton will let down the british fans by making his home GP his first DNF of the season.

Now you will get flamed!  Wink
But on the other hand would be "good" to see him do a DNF as a lot of people would then see that he is actually human.
On the other hand, who am I to wish someone a DNF!

Although Mclaren is strong, I think Ferrari have closed the gap pretty much by the looks of it. So I think we are in for a fight on Sunday.
(Although I will not be able to see the race as I am driving up to Sweden on Sunday, Damn!)


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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:35 pm

More Parts for Ferrari
Ralf to take a paycut @ Toyota?

BTW, I hope the GP2 guys fare better than they did in France:
Viso's damn lucky.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:20 pm

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 16):
BTW, I hope the GP2 guys fare better than they did in

Man,
That looked nasty!

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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:48 pm

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 16):
BTW, I hope the GP2 guys fare better than they did in

That was on Saturday before the F1 qualifying at France? I heard the British commentators mentioning it but didn't realise it was that bad. Like Kubica's crash, it shows exactly how strong modern day racing cars are.
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:00 pm

Quoting Sudden (Reply 15):

Although Mclaren is strong, I think Ferrari have closed the gap pretty much by the looks of it. So I think we are in for a fight on Sunday

I don't think they have. I think they simply got the better of McLaren through strategy more then raw car speed.

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 16):

BTW, I hope the GP2 guys fare better than they did in France:

Amateurs, the lot of them! And Timo Glock wonders why he got dropped out of F1. Just proves money isn't everything in this sport  Yeah sure
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:43 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 7):
When else have they cheated? This is a genuine question by the way. There was the incident with schumi last year at Monaco but when else? And this isn't Ferrari cheating. Its an employee cheating otherwise Ferrari wouldn't have carried out the investigation would they?



Quoting Nosedive (Reply 8):
Because Honda didn't have some fuel in a spare tank a few years back



Quoting Duff44 (Reply 9):
The only Ferrari technical incident I can think of is when Irvine and Schumacher got DQ'd from the Malaysian GP in 1999 for having "non-compliant" barge boards... they later protested and had it overturned (rightfully so... read the rulebook myself).

As for on-track stuff, Schumi got popped for the Monaco "voluntary understeer", but the staged finish at Austria 2002 was 100% legal.

That's it AFAIK...

Sounds a lot like for the sake of doing it



Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 10):
Everyone bends the rules a little bit in terms of technical regs, but the behavior of individuals is hardly representative of an entire team. BA757, you'll probably mention Ferrari's protests against the mass dampers at Renault last year, against Mclaren's twin brake pedals in '98, the "flexing wings", the barge board incident in Malaysia '99, team orders in Austria '02, and a few others, but if you really open your eyes, you'll see that the other teams are caught red handed just as often, it just so happens that Ferrari is a more high profile team and also more of a target for people like yourself.

Sigh you lot...

Perhaps it would have been easier for you lot to grasp my sarkyness had I put a " Wink" at the end of the sentence.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:22 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 11):
Whilst 100% legal at the time, and technically not cheating, these two moments, along with other team tactics issued by the team over the years, have not been great for Ferrari's image.

And the Hakkinen/Coulthard 'agreement' at the 1998 Australian GP was?

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 14):

They haven't cheated as such, but alot of rule bending goes on.

Rules bending isn't cheating...  yes 

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 16):
BTW, I hope the GP2 guys fare better than they did in France:

Man, I hope everyone was OK.... reminds me of a similar crash at Magny-Cours in 1995 that killed F3000 driver Marco Campos. He hooked wheels and did a half-backflip, but landed on the wall when he did it... needless to say the result wasn't good.

(Video is on youtube, search under "marco campos"... I won't link to fatal crashes)
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:48 am

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 21):
And the Hakkinen/Coulthard 'agreement' at the 1998 Australian GP was?

Appartently completely to do with the drivers themselves and not the team. IIRC first McLaren driver to round the corner would take top podium spot. I could be wrong however.
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:47 am

Nigel-gate has spread to McLaren as we all know. Mike Coughlin, cheif designer for McLaren has been suspened pending an investigation. His home has been searched by police and Ferrari intellectual property has been seized. Stepney and Coughlin has known each other for years. McLaren have invited the FIA to inspect their cars to show that no Ferrari IP has been used. This has the potential to seriously affect the outcome of the championship. Tho I doubt it will.

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 22):
Appartently completely to do with the drivers themselves and not the team. IIRC first McLaren driver to round the corner would take top podium spot. I could be wrong however.

I think that was the excuse at the time. But recently, after the Monaco debacle, Ron Dennis said that somone got on the McLaren radio frequency and told Mika to pit. Hence his drive through and subsequent passing by DC during that race.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:29 pm

Cast your eyes on this beauty. Silverstone this weekend marks the 30th anniversary of Renault first appearing as a constructor in the World Championship. They've painted up a car to reflect the original colours back in 1977.

Looks fantastic to me - much better than the current colours.

Sadly it will only be on static display and not racing Sad





Here's the story link....

http://www.autosport.com/news/grapevine.php/id/60476
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:15 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 24):
Looks fantastic to me - much better than the current colours.

Definately much better than their current look. Reminds me of the Jordan C/S of past  Smile.
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:55 am

Quoting BAPILOT2B (Reply 25):
Reminds me of the Jordan C/S of past .

Yes its very Jordan'esk.

Very nice it is too, though I don't think this seasons is too bad - better than last years.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:12 am

Quoting BA757 (Reply 26):
Yes its very Jordan'esk.

or rather the Jordan was very Renault-esque...  Wink
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:14 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 24):

Real shame they will not be racing in that colour, but I guess the sponsor's would not have allowed it. As the others have mentioned, it's very similar to Jordan's livery. Ahhhhhhh the good old days!. I miss the yellow Jordans!

Quoting BA757 (Reply 26):
though I don't think this seasons is too bad - better than last years.

This years Renault colours are nice enough, but I also quite liked last years colours!
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:28 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 19):
Amateurs, the lot of them! And Timo Glock wonders why he got dropped out of F1. Just proves money isn't everything in this sport

Well, a few racers are rather lucky to walk away with so few "battle scars." Viso's "expected" to race this weekend.

Quoting BA757 (Reply 20):

Sigh you lot...

Perhaps it would have been easier for you lot to grasp my sarkyness had I put a " Wink" at the end of the sentence.

Eh, we'd still call your Ferrari hating ways out  Silly

DC wants to be the only grandfather to race in F1

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 28):
I miss the yellow Jordans!

So long as that Jordan was Honda powered!
Nice to see a "buzzin hornet" style design, even it it's not racing.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:44 am

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 29):
DC wants to be the only grandfather to race in F1

So he will become one of the most experienced driver and still doesn't, and likely never will, have a championship trophy.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:38 pm

Although free practise sessions mean nothing.... heres the results of the first free session. Williams seem to be showing some good pace.


1. HAMILTON McLaren 1m21.100s
2. RAIKKONEN Ferrari 1m21.211s
3. MASSA Ferrari 1m21.285s
4. ALONSO Mclaren 1m21.675s
5. ROSBERG Williams 1m22.006s
6. KUBICA BMW 1m22.107s
7. HEIDFELD BMW 1m22.176s
8. WURZ Williams 1m22.216s
9. R SCHUMACHER Toyota 1m22.878s
10. BARRICHELLO Honda 1m22.956s
11. TRULLI Toyota 1m23.030s
12. DAVIDSON Super Aguri 1m23.037s
13. KOVALAINEN Renault 1m23.099s
14. FISICHELLA Renault 1m23.179s
15. BUTTON Honda 1m23.517s
16. SATO Super Aguri 1m23.548s
17. WEBBER Red Bull 1m23.564s
18. COULTHARD Red Bull 1m23.618s
19. SPEED Toro Rosso 1m23.854s
20. SUTIL Spyker 1m23.954s
21. LIUZZI Toro Rosso 1m24.154s
22. ALBERS Spyker 1m24.172s
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:38 pm

Well it seems that Red Bull aren't as ambitious as everyone thought they were. It looked like they were going to spend their way to the top - but that seemingly doesn't include drivers. Coulthard and Webber have been retained for next season.

http://www.crash.net/news_view~cid~1~id~150729.htm

Nice one Red Bull - another season with Coulthard who can race well but can't qualify and Webber who can qualify but can't race. If only they had a combination of the two of them - he'd either be brilliant or utterly useless  Silly

So another anonymous season in the midfield beckons for 2008 then.....
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:43 pm

Well friday practice II is over and the results are fairly different from first session

1) Raikkonen 1:20.639
2) Massa 1:21.138
3) R.Schumacher 1:21.381
4) Hamilton 1:21.381 (wow 2 same timers!)
5) Trulli 1:21.467
6) Alonso 1:21.616
7) Rosberg 1:21.619
8) Wurz 1:21.650
9) Webber 1:22.137
10) A.Davidson 1:22.143


Those are some extremely close times there!!

If its stays that way it could make for an exciting weekend.

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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:42 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 33):
If its stays that way it could make for an exciting weekend.

Well it could make for an exciting qualifying at least.

Lets hope for rain for Sunday (not hard given how much we've had lately). Silverstone is no good at all for good racing these days unless its wet. If it stays dry it will be a procession Sad
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:56 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 33):
(wow 2 same timers!)

During qualifying once in the late 90's, 3 drivers had exactly the same time and took the first 3 positions of the grid. I completely forget where/who/when though. Something like Hill, Frenzten and Schumacher?

We are in for another Ferrari domination weekend again. Lets just hope we will see some good competing between Massa and Raikkonen.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 34):
Lets hope for rain for Sunday

 pray 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:58 am

I really don't know who's going to take this one....

But i still think McLaren will pull it off.

I think one of the Ferrari's are going to have Issues....
I think we'll see a surprise Podium too...

I hope there is Rain though...would make things interesting...

P.S. anyone know the forecast for Silverstone for Saturday/Sunday?
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:45 am

Anyone else think Kimi has been given a kick up the ars and told to improve? Just reading the post-practice interview and he said
"“It was a good day. We worked in a different way to usual, covering a high mileage. I would say we have a good base from which we can improve the car for qualifying and the race. We have to do well and we will give it our all. Track conditions were a bit difficult because of the wind, while it seems that, compared to the test two weeks ago, the track surface is a bit slipperier. The tyres seem very similar in terms of performance, give that we I have done almost the same lap time on the hards and the softs. As usual on Friday, there are so many unknowns in terms of the order among the teams. We must wait and see how the weekend develops.”

Now for someone like kimi to say that much is pretty amazing. Normally its "Ummm ahhhh The car was good, ummm we could improve it a bit"

But Yeh i think hes been given a talk, anyone else think that?

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 35):

Hehe when i was typing that i thought "I know someone is going to comment the 3 identical times"  silly 

On the issue of rain. I dont think it will we've had to much rain over the last few weeks the skies must be empty  silly 

I think the one of the Ferraris will win, with another further down the pack maybe 5th. One of the Mclarens will be on the podium aswell as another team.

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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:13 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 35):
During qualifying once in the late 90's, 3 drivers had exactly the same time and took the first 3 positions of the grid. I completely forget where/who/when though. Something like Hill, Frenzten and Schumacher?

Close... it was Jerez in 1997, what made it so much crazier was the fact that it was going to be the championship deciding final race, with Schumacher just a point ahead of Villeneuve. The two of them and H-H Frentzen in the other Williams set identical times, but pole went to JV (IIRC) because he set the time first. We all know how that race turned out!  Sad

Quoting Cornish (Reply 34):
Lets hope for rain for Sunday (not hard given how much we've had lately). Silverstone is no good at all for good racing these days unless its wet. If it stays dry it will be a procession

I'm hoping for rain during qualifying, something we havent' had very much of in a few years, as it will scramble the grid and when faster cars are behind slower cars at Silverstone, they manage to find a way past... think back to Silverstone 2003 and what a fantastic race that was. It seemed like Barrichello passed 10 cars or more on his way to the win, I hope this sunday is that competitive and also another Ferrari win for a Brazilian driver!
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:24 am

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 38):
I'm hoping for rain during qualifying, something we havent' had very much of in a few years, as it will scramble the grid and when faster cars are behind slower cars at Silverstone, they manage to find a way past...

That would be really cool....But Unfortunately I just checked the weather and tomorrow...Weatherwise...at Milton Keynes nearby the weather is supposed to be cloudy but nice....Sunday however, they are looking at a 30% chance of rain beginning at 12 noon Lcl time.


If so...should be quite interesting, to see racing and pitstop strategies.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:48 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 37):
Hehe when i was typing that i thought "I know someone is going to comment the 3 identical times"

It just has to be bought up anytime theres ever two identical times!

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 38):
Close... it was Jerez in 1997, what made it so much crazier was the fact that it was going to be the championship deciding final race, with Schumacher just a point ahead of Villeneuve.

After I posted, I remembered Villeneuve was involved but couldn't remember which driver wasn't involved. Pity I was slightly young to remember that race. I'm sure it would have been an exciting race to watch. I have seen the odd youtube video from the race.

A new twist to the Ferrari / McLaren Saga...

Honda admits it was approached by the two spy suspects from Ferrari and McLaren

Honda has confirmed that the Ferrari and McLaren engineers at the centre of the leaked data scandal currently engulfing Formula 1 jointly approached the team last month with a view to joining its technical staff.
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:15 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 40):
After I posted, I remembered Villeneuve was involved but couldn't remember which driver wasn't involved. Pity I was slightly young to remember that race. I'm sure it would have been an exciting race to watch. I have seen the odd youtube video from the race.

That was actually the first formula 1 race I watched live on TV! Damn good one to tune in for, but I guess in hindsight it's suprising that I ended up being a fan of Schumacher given what he did in that race...
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:16 pm

Ferrari can make another double this weekend. Hamilton will also be on the podium. Balonso will start to cry again  Smile
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:03 pm

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 41):
That was actually the first formula 1 race I watched live on TV! Damn good one to tune in for, but I guess in hindsight it's suprising that I ended up being a fan of Schumacher given what he did in that race...

I lost any respect for Schumacher when he collided with Hill at Adelaide in 1994 when I was only 10 years old.

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 40):

Honda has confirmed that the Ferrari and McLaren engineers at the centre of the leaked data scandal currently engulfing Formula 1 jointly approached the team last month with a view to joining its technical staff.

I'm wondering what has gotten into these two? Coughlin I would have thought to be a future TD at McLaren but perhaps not having been appointed to the role, almost 12 months since the departure of Newey is the motivation.

Quoting Emrecan (Reply 42):
Ferrari can make another double this weekend. Hamilton will also be on the podium. Balonso will start to cry again

Alonso will win, Hamilton will DNF, Raikkonen will speak English badly and Massa will be a cranky Brazilian with a rash from waxing. Ralf will qualify really high up but finish behind the Super Aguris, Barichello will make a surprise charge through the field and finish in the point.
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:56 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 43):
Alonso will win, Hamilton will DNF, Raikkonen will speak English badly and Massa will be a cranky Brazilian with a rash from waxing. Ralf will qualify really high up but finish behind the Super Aguris, Barichello will make a surprise charge through the field and finish in the point.

LOL!

My bets for qualy today,
1. Kimi
2. Massa
3. Alonso

Is any of our U.K members going to Silverstone?

Aim for the sky!
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bapilot2b
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:21 pm

2 British drivers already knocked out of Q1, Button and Davidson. Red Bull seem to have had a decent Q1 for a change. As usual it is a fight between McLaren and Ferrari for the top 4 spots.

Alonso 1:19.330
Raikkonen 1:19.753
Massa 1:19.790
Hamilton 1:19.885
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bill142
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:31 pm

Quoting BAPILOT2B (Reply 45):
2 British drivers already knocked out of Q1, Button and Davidson.

Well this years Honda is crap and last years Honda.. Well it was good last year...
 
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:45 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 46):
Well this years Honda is crap and last years Honda.. Well it was good last year...

I dont see why Button keeps singing Honda's praises when after 8 races he has only gained 1 point. It is debateable that maybe it is Buttons skill but I think with a better car he still has potential.

Q2 has finished and out goes Coulthard and his team mate Webber, not too bad a position for Red Bull.

Alonso 1:19.152
Raikkonen 1:19.252
Hamilton 1:19.400
Massa 1:19.421

Both Raikkonen & Massa were on Soft Tyres and Alonso and Hamilton on Hard Tyres. So it does seem McLaren have some pace and may have made some improvement to get back on par with the Ferrari update. Q3 to start in a few minutes . You would have thought Alonso would have learned another lesson from last weeks French GP....yet he is back at the end of the pit lane waiting for the green light with both Ferraris and Hamilton.

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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:03 pm

Hamilton P1!!! First British driver in 11 years Big grin.

Hamilton 1:19.997
Raikkonen 1:20.099
Alonso 1:20.147
Massa 1:20.265

What a nail biting Q3 session!
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RE: F1 2007 - Silverstone!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:04 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 32):
Coulthard and Webber have been retained for next season.

Crampin my style, Cornish  Wink

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 29):
DC wants to be the only grandfather to race in F1

POLE to LouHam! Iceman P2. FA P3 Massa P4 Rehcaht P23 Waterfield P97 Henderson P3.14^23

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