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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2008, 07:29  
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I guess it's easier if someone's a neutral F1 fan (or just British fan today :p). Despite of disappointment when it comes to my countrymen, this was one of the most action filled Australian GP and any GP for that matter that I've seen. More of these please, Bernie..?

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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2008, 07:35  
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Kimi's comments after the race:
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"For sure if you cannot finish the race it's not very good," Kimi told UK broadcaster ITV. "But I think we should still get one point because Rubens [Barrichello] went through a red light. It's better than nothing but obviously it is not what we wanted from here."

"I don't know what happened to engine we need to have a look but I went off when I tried to get past Kovalainen and did a spin and all sorts of things happened," he said.

"But in the end all those things don't matter if you don't finish the race so I hope we get that one point like we should and then we will go for the next race and try to do better. This is only the first race.

"The car itself was good when we were able to run on our own so I think we have a good car but not that good a race here. For sure this is not the best way to start, but we have plenty of races left and every point we can score is a bonus."




I can't tell you how much these comments have lifted my moral. :cheezy: Now this is the Kimi we know. Always admitting when he makes mistakes, not saying a single bad word about the team (even though they would fully deserve it) and keeping the hopes up. Way to go , Kimi. :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: 16 Mar 2008, 07:36  
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix
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Oh... no ferrari points!! yes.. yes yes... it turned out cold! this is formula 1 i wish.. :nosweat: :cheezy:
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2008, 07:41  
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Lilellatho wrote:
I can't tell you how much these comments have lifted my moral. :cheezy: Now this is the Kimi we know. Always admitting when he makes mistakes, not saying a single bad word about the team (even though they would fully deserve it) and keeping the hopes up. Way to go , Kimi. :thumbsup:

Kimi is always a nice guy as Hamilton and Heidfeld. This was just a race of unforgettable for him. He was 15th before the race and in the race, he had the chance of victory. This would be a good come back, everything was perfect for him until that infamous move on Heikki.

Anyway, I believe in him. He can do better.

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PostPosted: 16 Mar 2008, 07:48  
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xyneid wrote:
Lilellatho wrote:
I can't tell you how much these comments have lifted my moral. :cheezy: Now this is the Kimi we know. Always admitting when he makes mistakes, not saying a single bad word about the team (even though they would fully deserve it) and keeping the hopes up. Way to go , Kimi. :thumbsup:

Kimi is always a nice guy as Hamilton and Heidfeld. This was just a race of unforgettable for him. He was 15th before the race and in the race, he had the chance of victory. This would be a good come back, everything was perfect for him until that infamous move on Heikki.

Anyway, I believe in him. He can do better.


Erm, I woldn't put Hamilton in the same spot as Kimi as far as what I said is concerned.
He is a very good driver but admitting to his own mistakes and team player he is not. Not after last year. Agree on Heidfeld though
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PostPosted: 16 Mar 2008, 07:51  
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Remember that after China and Brazil last year everyone was laughing at Hamilton. Now Kimi screws up and everyone's on him. That's how it goes in F1. You're as good as your last race result.

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AzShadow wrote:
Remember that after China and Brazil last year everyone was laughing at Hamilton. Now Kimi screws up and everyone's on him. That's how it goes in F1. You're as good as your last race result.


Fair enough, but that is probably the mentality of new F1 fans or simply incredibly biased people. You don't lose your skills after a race or so.
But that wasn't my point in my last post and you know what i'm talking about.
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PostPosted: 16 Mar 2008, 08:00  
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Well, my post was more like directed to all the bashing here in general. :wink: Despite of what some fans might think, the press works that way and you can expect some gloomy headlines concerning Ferrari.

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As expected, Rubens got disqualified and Kimi got one point:
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/65813

I heard that last time Ferrari was without points after the opening GP in 1992. So this would have been their worst for 16 years. :blink:

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AzShadow wrote:
Well, my post was more like directed to all the bashing here in general. :wink: Despite of what some fans might think, the press works that way and you can expect some gloomy headlines concerning Ferrari.


Well, even though i don't like the way the press handles things, I think the situation isn't looking too good for Ferrari atm. Mistakes aside, their reliability is hurting them badly. Two cars retired for mech problems, fuel pressure problems in quali and an expired Ferrari engine for Bourdais, that isn't looking good.
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And imagine that they have to use the same engines for the next 5 or 10 years...

This is what the engine freeze does. :roll:: Who would have thought that Mercedes Benz manages to build a solid engine at the right time?

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an expired Ferrari engine for Bourdais, that isn't looking good.

Can aerodynamic and mechanical distinctions for two teams while using the same engine make any difference on the reliability and durability of that engine? Can aerodynamically challanged cars use the engine more harshly and blow up easily? -as far as customer cars and engine-suppliers are concerned-

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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix
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As expected, Rubens got disqualified and Kimi got one point:
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/65813



So where does this leave Kimi? Will he still be able to get a new engine and a new gearbox in Malaysia if he is classified as having finished the race, despite being 5 laps down and not taking the chequered flag?
How does this work?
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PostPosted: 16 Mar 2008, 08:31  
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Revised results and standings:

Classified:

Pos  Driver        Team                   
 1.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes      (B)
 2.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber            (B)
 3.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota       (B)
 4.  Alonso        Renault               (B)
 5.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes      (B)
 6.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota       (B)
 7.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)
 8.  Raikkonen     Ferrari               (B)

Not classified/retirements:

Driver        Team                      On lap
Kubica        BMW Sauber            (B)    50
Glock         Toyota                (B)    44
Sato          Super Aguri-Honda     (B)    33
Piquet        Renault               (B)    31
Massa         Ferrari               (B)    30
Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault      (B)    26
Trulli        Toyota                (B)    20
Sutil         Force India-Ferrari   (B)    9
Webber        Red Bull-Renault      (B)    1
Button        Honda                 (B)    1
Davidson      Super Aguri-Honda     (B)    1
Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)    1
Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari   (B)    1
Barrichello   Honda                 (B)    DQ


World Championship standings, round 1:

Drivers:                    Constructors:             
 1.  Hamilton      10        1.  McLaren-Mercedes       14
 2.  Heidfeld       8        2.  Williams-Toyota         9
 3.  Rosberg        6        3.  BMW Sauber              8
 4.  Alonso         5        4.  Renault                 5
 5.  Kovalainen     4        5.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari      2
 6.  Nakajima       3        6.  Ferrari                 1
 7.  Bourdais       2
 8.  Raikkonen      1

All timing unofficial


Yes,all who had mechanical failure have chance for fresh engine & gear box.
Kimi get 1 point under rule of 80% or 90% of completion of the race.

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