2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by Jarek » 24 Mar 2008, 19:54

1.Can Ferrari hold on to their performance at Malaysia?

Of course.

2.Can Massa finally get a good result?

Felipe stands under wall. He must by quick.

3.What role is BMW Sauber going to play?

First win in F1?;)

4.Will there be rain?

No

5.Who crash into the barriers again?

Vettel

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by montrey » 24 Mar 2008, 20:06

think ferrari will be untoutchable by any other team, and will massa will get a good lecture he will finish the race as a double win for ferrari while the mac's and the bmw's fight for third place
coulthard will crash :cool:

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by tomayw » 24 Mar 2008, 21:30

1.Can Ferrari hold on to their performance at Malaysia?

Yes, both drivers testing in bahrain

2.Can Massa finally get a good result?

maybe YES, but performance and driving skills in two races behind will say NO

3.What role is BMW Sauber going to play?

bmw - 3 place if McLaren poor strategy, 2 place if Massa DNF

4.Will there be rain?

No, No, No

5.Who crash into the barriers again?

No barriers in Bahrain ..?

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by Suntrek » 24 Mar 2008, 22:04

Can Ferrari hold on to their performance at Malaysia?
Certainly. It will be another 1-2 for Ferrari if Massa can hold it together.

Can Massa finally get a good result?
Depends. He always does some spinning, but as long as he only does them in FP (luckily Ferrari has built a tank for him) and refrains from doing them in the actual race - unlike Sepang - he'll be OK.

What role is BMW Sauber going to play?
Third fiddle, same as before. Maybe they can challenge McLaren, it would be nice.

Will there be rain?
Rain? In the desert? :huh: I'll try to do a rain dance, I want rain, but I doubt it will work. :sad:

Who crash into the barriers again?
Massa is a good candidate as usual. Sutil? Toro Rosso guys, maybe? DC? Oh well, I really don't care who does it as long as it's not Alonso. :cheezy:
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by cheng.damien » 25 Mar 2008, 05:56

Jeeves wrote:
phil1993 wrote:
Jeeves wrote:Hmm.. I don't think it's very likely to have a wet weather race in Bahrain. Isn't most of the country just.. desert?

Should be a good one, as the track really has some good overtaking places.


they have good overtaking places, but you have to be very close to pass, so there is never much overtaking


Well, F1 is no exception to that. Yes, you have to be very close to pass. :roll::

Most of the turns leading to the long straights are relatively slow-speed ones. That makes it a bit less of an effort for the driver chasing to get closer.


Turn 9, 10 and 13 should be interesting ones for overtaking opportunities.
Before this year, it was already difficult to find braking points.
This year, it should be even more challenging with the lack of sophisticated engine braking systems.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by oliver1983 » 25 Mar 2008, 06:09

Hi everybody im new in the forum, and here are my comments
1.Can Ferrari hold on to their performance at Malaysia?
not likely if the temperature goes extermley hot, remember the cars where developed and tested in cold wheather, however im aware that many test where held at bahrain, with good results, im hopping for the best


2.Can Massa finally get a good result?

only if he start thinking as a team member not as an individual


3.What role is BMW Sauber going to play?

nothing to be affraid of for the big ones


4.Will there be rain?

No

5.Who crash into the barriers again?

sato....

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by falstar » 25 Mar 2008, 10:21

Can Ferrari hold on to their performance at Malaysia?
I'm pretty sure they can.

Can Massa finally get a good result?
I think it's his last chance. So he'd better be good or :wave:

What role is BMW Sauber going to play?
Maybe first race win ?? :pray: who knows
Will there be rain?
Nope.

Who crash into the barriers again?
Sato or Nakagima

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by tfhar » 25 Mar 2008, 10:35

Can Ferrari hold on to their performance at Malaysia?
Sure they can.

Can Massa finally get a good result?
Maybe can. Will him do the same mistake 3 times?

What role is BMW Sauber going to play?
Maybe first race win ?? Or 2-3 both who knows
hope them more stronger than now. then good show coming :nosweat: red-silver-blue white 3 way war begin again :roll::

Will there be rain?
Nope. Will hot like desert. haha

Who crash into the barriers again?
Lewis Hamilton :p bcoz of tyres :cheezy: (haha don't know y i dont like Halmilton)
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by macel » 25 Mar 2008, 14:27

Unless something unexpected happens, this is going to be a fairly boring race (at least for the first place). Ferraris are probably going to leave everyone else behind and decide the winner during their pit stops.

Hopefully BMW is as good or even better than in Malaysia so that we see some heavy fighting between McLaren and BMW. I seriously doubt we'll see as good/competitive Toyota in Bahrain as we saw in Malaysia.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by morsus » 25 Mar 2008, 14:57

1.Can Ferrari hold on to their performance at Malaysia?
Yes. But other teams will get close and it will be tight.

2.Can Massa finally get a good result?
See answer to nr 5.

3.What role is BMW Sauber going to play?
I would love to see them get the win. Wouldn't be great for F1??

4.Will there be rain?
No way, hose.

5.Who crash into the barriers again?
Massa.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by HamiltonF1 » 25 Mar 2008, 21:06

Well everyone is saying Ferrari cuz of the wintertesting but we dont know what laptimes the Mclaren's would have driven so I dont say that Ferrari doesn't have a good chance but we dont know what Mclaren can do ;)
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by jamps » 25 Mar 2008, 21:40

They should. They tested thuroughly in winter, and their pace was mind blowing. :pray:

He better! Otherwise I don't think he will stick around for the spanish GP! :roll::

They have been strong in the last 2 GPs'. I can't see why they can't be strong in Bahrain as well. :shhh:

Rain at this time in Bahrain?! Absolutely positively not. :wave:

Bourdais? Rosberg? :cheezy:

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by Sanredrose » 25 Mar 2008, 22:46

rao_battula wrote:I expect Ferrari 1 - 2 (KR - Massa) and Massa is instructed to target finishing the race without trying too hard. He can learn from KR' turkey race, where he just followed Massa to finish. He quoted saying "there is no point in racing your team mate." That is what is called team spirit. Kudos to KR. And Massa did same in Brasil 07, but seems not too happy about it.

-BSR


May be Massa is afraid that if he loses some space the team might push him into the role of a second fiddle to Kimi. I think Ferrari may be justified in doing that .. Kimi keeps his cool and tries to get the best what he can out of a race .. Massa doesn't seem so.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by Sanredrose » 25 Mar 2008, 23:04

Turn 9, 10 and 13 should be interesting ones for overtaking opportunities.
Before this year, it was already difficult to find braking points.
This year, it should be even more challenging with the lack of sophisticated engine braking systems.[/quote]

If i remember from the last race it looks a bit different when you need to overtake someone. The driver who is trying to make the pass is subjected to the turbulent air flow of the car in front of him which impedes his pace. Especially when they try to do that in a corner or a u turn or s bend the car which performs the overtaking manuovere experiences a lag allowing the car which he passed to regain his position ... But i din see this kind of an issue in the Australian GP ... Any thoughts on this ????

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Post by cheng.damien » 26 Mar 2008, 03:50

sanredrose wrote:Turn 9, 10 and 13 should be interesting ones for overtaking opportunities.
Before this year, it was already difficult to find braking points.
This year, it should be even more challenging with the lack of sophisticated engine braking systems.


If i remember from the last race it looks a bit different when you need to overtake someone. The driver who is trying to make the pass is subjected to the turbulent air flow of the car in front of him which impedes his pace. Especially when they try to do that in a corner or a u turn or s bend the car which performs the overtaking manuovere experiences a lag allowing the car which he passed to regain his position ... But i din see this kind of an issue in the Australian GP ... Any thoughts on this ????[/quote]

To an extent, the drivers will be affected by the dirty air flow coming from the driver in front.
Of course this depends on the type of circuit.
As Melbourne is made of typically second gear corners, the effect of the dirty air is not of a great concern as compared to circuits with high speed corners.

Correct me if i'm wrong though.

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