2008 FORMULA 1 Santander British Grand Prix

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Santander British Grand Prix

Post by formulaonemadman » 06 Jul 2008, 13:55

wow-best race of the year
i think lots of prediction points would be lost-no one could have predicted a accurate race at all!
thanks shail69 for the avator!!!

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Post by maltafan » 06 Jul 2008, 13:56

Zack wrote:Rookie of the Race goes to MAssaa LOL
not even a rookie spins so much.

He was lucky that he managed to continue in all those spins. Piquet did it once and he had to stop.
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Post by phil1993 » 06 Jul 2008, 13:57

joostlamers wrote:HAMILTOOOOOOOOON!!!! : Flag:## :shhh: :toot: :T:@


!yahoo: !yahoo:

also, i predicted Hamilton would win in the predictions race - just for hope!

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Santander British Grand Prix

Post by Dark Templar » 06 Jul 2008, 13:58

maltafan wrote:
Zack wrote:Rookie of the Race goes to MAssaa LOL
not even a rookie spins so much.

He was lucky that he managed to continue in all those spins. Piquet did it once and he had to stop.


Piquet like Kubica :> or Kubica like Piquet!

but for me that race was funny ;d

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Post by iceman1 » 06 Jul 2008, 13:59

Zack wrote:Rookie of the Race goes to MAssaa LOL

Massa who ?

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Post by JoostLamers » 06 Jul 2008, 13:59

Zack wrote:Rookie of the Race goes to MAssaa LOL

Indeed, what a joke!! :thumbsup:
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Santander British Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 06 Jul 2008, 14:01

phil1993 wrote:
joostlamers wrote:HAMILTOOOOOOOOON!!!! : Flag:## :shhh: :toot: :T:@


!yahoo: !yahoo:

also, i predicted Hamilton would win in the predictions race - just for hope!

I predicted it 2 :thumbsup: but the rest I have wrong
But.. Anyway.. !yahoo:
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Santander British Grand Prix

Post by Lightning983 » 06 Jul 2008, 14:01

I really, really, REALLY hate Hamilton... :<>:
Ah, the good old times when the only 2 anthems playing in Silverstone were the German & Italian :sad: :sad:


But what i hate even more, is what the Ferrari team has come down to...
It's really obvious what team had Ross Brawn at their disposal today... the 3rd place Honda :D

Does anyone remember when was the last wet race that ferrari had a good strategy? i mean after Schumacher? They really disappoint me, race after race. And expecially Massa, whom i gave a pet name of "tractor driver" about a year ago... since he spends more time off track than on it. Ferrari should have hired vettel last year, and now they would have had a better driver in the team...

I reckon he was going for the record 10 spins in 1 race, but missed it by just a few :D

Bottom line -> all the guys that retired after Schumi left were obviously crucial for the functioning of the team... they lack the finesse they used to have.


But, to return to the race... it was amusing, but i missed having a couple of SC periods... that would have been better.

Shame for Kubica... really a shame, since he would be leading the championship if he didn't DNF.

GREAT job for Honda, and Rubens. That reminded me of the last time he dominated in Silverstone, but then he was driving a Ferrari.

Webber, Kovaleinen dissapointed me... a lot. i Expected much better races from them.

Alonso was good... at times great, but at other times not so great. Average.

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Post by phil1993 » 06 Jul 2008, 14:04

Lightning983 wrote: And expecially Massa, whom i gave a pet name of "tractor driver" about a year ago... since he spends more time off track than on it. Ferrari should have hired vettel last year, and now they would have had a better driver in the team...


Oh, excuse me, isn't Massa jointly leading the WDC?!?!? I would have Massa in my team - he just doesn't do wet weather driving.

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Post by Dark Templar » 06 Jul 2008, 14:07

btw. Massa FAIL!!!

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Post by phil1993 » 06 Jul 2008, 14:08

What a days racing from GP2 and Formula One.

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Post by Lightning983 » 06 Jul 2008, 14:10

phil1993 wrote:Oh, excuse me, isn't Massa jointly leading the WDC?!?!? I would have Massa in my team - he just doesn't do wet weather driving.


Well you can have him :cheezy: :cheezy: i don't want him @ Ferrari... i never liked him... not even when he was in Sauber... can't really stand the guy, and now the only thing that's missing is Ferrari signing Alonso, and i'll have 2 drivers i can't stand in my team... these are bad times for me as a Ferrari fan :sad:

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Santander British Grand Prix

Post by AzShadow » 06 Jul 2008, 14:11

What a chaotic race indeed! :blink:

Just some evaluation about the teams' strategic mind, eh. Ferrari who lost Brawn messed up totally. Especially on how to recover from a mistake. I mean, they left the tyres and thought that it would get dry. All right. It didn't get dry. What do you do then? Call the drivers back in immediately to avoid losing too much time. What did they do? Left Kimi out and he lost like 30-40 seconds. This prevented him from getting to podium, even 2nd place, and from leading the WDC. And Ferrari keeps doing these mistakes all the time. Honda who have Brawn now did a fantastic tyre choice with Barrichello and he was just flying through.

Anyway, lots of drivers spinning etc. so it was really down to the skill and Hamilton handled it pretty well. When the conditions were extreme, even he couldn't stay on the track perfectly anymore, but otherwise it looked great. Raikkonen spun a couple of times but hold himself together at the end. Massa was just hopeless. I didn't even bother to count how many times he spun. Kovalainen was also struggling a lot which was quite surprising considering his past wet races.

Alonso had a busy day. :cheezy: Passed twice by Kovalainen and once by Raikkonen. But he defended himself well nevertheless.

Anyway, congrats to Hamilton and now we have 3 guys leading with the same amount of points like at one point last year. Could the championship be any better?
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Santander British Grand Prix

Post by musashi_sw » 06 Jul 2008, 14:12

almost every one is saying bad things of massa, but ferrari was TERRIBLE in this gp
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Post by iceman1 » 06 Jul 2008, 14:14

Lightning983 wrote:
phil1993 wrote:Oh, excuse me, isn't Massa jointly leading the WDC?!?!? I would have Massa in my team - he just doesn't do wet weather driving.


Well you can have him :cheezy: :cheezy: i don't want him @ Ferrari... i never liked him... not even when he was in Sauber... can't really stand the guy, and now the only thing that's missing is Ferrari signing Alonso, and i'll have 2 drivers i can't stand in my team... these are bad times for me as a Ferrari fan :sad:

I don't think Massa will be at Ferrari next season

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