2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix

Post by Suntrek » 16 Mar 2008, 06:44

Ferrari drivers messed up royally, it can't be helped.

Hamilton drove a faultless race, congrats to him.

So did Alonso, Nico and Heidfeld. And I may be biased but Alonso putting that horrible Renault fourth was just brilliant. @Hug

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Post by iceman1 » 16 Mar 2008, 06:46

xyneid wrote:so will he take another penalty of that? Then, why didn't stewards give him a black flag instead of giving 10 seconds penalty?

ah yeah right :blink:

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Post by AzShadow » 16 Mar 2008, 06:48

I believe that Barrichello got his 10 sec penalty for fueling his car during the SC period, but nothing was mentioned about the lights. Funny if they don't do anything, because in last years it has ALWAYS resulted in a black flag and one red team might be eager to protest now.

Too bad if it was Heikki's fault that Alonso caught him at the straight. :?
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Post by iceman1 » 16 Mar 2008, 06:53

AzShadow wrote:
Too bad if it was Heikki's fault that Alonso caught him at the straight. :?

Hamilton did hit neutral at Interlagos last year :roll::

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Post by AzShadow » 16 Mar 2008, 06:54

So what's up with McLaren then? Are the steering wheel's buttons arranged so badly that the drivers press them every now and then? &doh
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Post by WilliamsToyotaF1 » 16 Mar 2008, 06:56

maltafan wrote:
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xyneid wrote:ITV, now, is showing a compiled video footages of Ferrari drivers' mistakes instead of talking about the race!

What kind of an approach is this?

The bias of the British...


watch the race on Italian TV and see the BIAS of the Italians.....


Italian Tv stations are biased to their teams be it football or F1 for Ferrari their teams are always best then when things go wrong poor management staff of the teams they are bullied by their newspapers haha.

GO Williams GO Nico and Nakajima although his race was not so good, the season ahead looks interesting looking forward for Malaysia !! !yahoo: :thumbsup:
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Post by Ali » 16 Mar 2008, 06:58

iceman1 wrote:
AzShadow wrote:
Too bad if it was Heikki's fault that Alonso caught him at the straight. :?

Hamilton did hit neutral at Interlagos last year :roll::

:) Definitely did it. I think from now on, they must change the position of buttons :nosweat:
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Re: 2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 16 Mar 2008, 06:59

AzShadow wrote:I believe that Barrichello got his 10 sec penalty for fueling his car during the SC period, but nothing was mentioned about the lights. Funny if they don't do anything, because in last years it has ALWAYS resulted in a black flag and one red team might be eager to protest now.

Yes, he must have been black flagged but stewards gave him 10 seconds penalty. I don't believe they will sanction another penalty on that.
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Post by iceman1 » 16 Mar 2008, 07:00

AzShadow wrote:So what's up with McLaren then? Are the steering wheel's buttons arranged so badly that the drivers press them every now and then? &doh

McLaren needs to re-design their buttons :nosweat:

BMW don't appear to be able to work out the best strategy for their drivers, I hope in Malaysia with more aerodynamics demand they can do something

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Post by iceman1 » 16 Mar 2008, 07:01

xyneid wrote:
AzShadow wrote:I believe that Barrichello got his 10 sec penalty for fueling his car during the SC period, but nothing was mentioned about the lights. Funny if they don't do anything, because in last years it has ALWAYS resulted in a black flag and one red team might be eager to protest now.

Yes, he must have been black flagged but stewards gave him 10 seconds penalty. I don't believe they will sanction another penalty on that.

He'll be Disqualified soon :p

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Post by AzShadow » 16 Mar 2008, 07:03

BMW was still second. :wink: So not so bad strategy. :p

Barrichello also did better than I would never have expected and Brawn's strategy seemed to work, at least until the safety car incident. ''hmm''
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Post by WilliamsToyotaF1 » 16 Mar 2008, 07:03

AzShadow wrote:So what's up with McLaren then? Are the steering wheel's buttons arranged so badly that the drivers press them every now and then? &doh



Remember the Montoya crash in melbourne aswell when jumped over the last corner to the straight and hit the limiter button then parked the mclaren near the pitwall :p haha
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Re: 2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 16 Mar 2008, 07:05

Coulthard slams Massa for shunt
16 March 2008

David Coulthard slammed Felipe Massa, claiming the Ferrari driver rammed him off track when the Brazilian tagged the rear of the Red Bull while trying to pass. Coulthard was sent into the tyre barriers while Massa recovered and the safety car was deployed.

"Obviously Felipe is in a quicker car, but you've got to pass someone, you can't just ram into them," Coulthard said. "Obviously I had contact with Alex Wurz last year and I took responsibility for that incident and I'd expect Massa to take the responsibility too."


DC wants an apologize From Massa :nosweat:

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix

Post by AzShadow » 16 Mar 2008, 07:06

I was surprised that Massa didn't get penalty for it, but I guess the incident was mutual. Obviously Coulthard is pissed off, because this was the race where everyone wanted to last to the finish line.
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Re: 2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix

Post by Takeru » 16 Mar 2008, 07:07

I hadn't the chance to watch the race but I read that only 7 cars made it into the goal. What was going on there actually??

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