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Who will win the 2008 German Grand Prix ?
Kimi Räikkönen 40%  40%  [ 32 ]
Felipe Massa 14%  14%  [ 11 ]
Lewis Hamilton 26%  26%  [ 21 ]
Heikki Kovalainen 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nick Heidfeld 6%  6%  [ 5 ]
Robert Kubica 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
Jarno Trulli 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mark Webber 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Fernando Alonso 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 81
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PostPosted: 07 Jul 2008, 20:37  
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2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix
Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland (official)



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Hockenheimring
Race Date: 20 Jul 2008
Number of Laps: 67
Circuit Length: 4.574 km
Race Distance: 306.458 km
Lap Record: 1:13.780 - K Raikkonen (2004)


Current Driver Standings
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01 Lewis Hamilton 48
02 Felipe Massa 48
03 Kimi Räikkönen 48
04 Robert Kubica 46
05 Nick Heidfeld 36
06 Heikki Kovalainen 24
07 Jarno Trulli 20
08 Mark Webber 18
09 Fernando Alonso 13
10 Rubens Barrichello 11


Current Constructeur Standings
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01 Ferrari 96
02 BMW Sauber 82
03 McLaren-Mercedes 72
04 Toyota 25
05 Red Bull-Renault 24
06 Williams-Toyota 16
07 Renault 15
08 Honda 14
09 STR-Ferrari 7
10 Force India-Ferrari 0


Winners 1996-2006

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1996*: Damon Hill  Williams-Renault FW18-4  1:21.43,417
1997*: Gerhard Berger  Benetton-Renault B197  1:20.59,046
1998*: Mika Häkkinen  McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13  1:20.47,984
1999*: Eddie Irvine  Ferrari F399  1:21.58,594
2000*: Rubens Barrichello  Ferrari F2000  1:25.34,418
2001*: Ralf Schumacher  Williams-BMW FW23  1:18.17,873
2002: Michael Schumacher  Ferrari F2002  1:27.52,078
2003: Juan Pablo Montoya  Williams-BMW FW25 1:28.48,769
2004: Michael Schumacher  Ferrari F2004  1:23.54,848
2005: Fernando Alonso  Renault R25  1:26.28,599
2006: Michael Schumacher  Ferrari 248-F1  1:27.51,693

*=Held at old track version

TIMETABLE

18th July 2008

Friday FP1: 10.00 to 11.30
Friday FP2: 14.00 to 15.30

19th July 2008

Saturday FP3: 11.00 to 12.00
Saturday Qualifying: 14.00

20th July 2008

Race: 14.00

- All times are Race local times

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PostPosted: 07 Jul 2008, 21:35  
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Unfortunately, I will probably miss this Grand Prix, which I love. I will go to Tunesia for 8 days. I'll leave at the 15th of July, and will be back in Holland on the 22nd of July.

This sucks pretty hard, because I really love this GP!! I remember 2003.. Montoya, he's best race!! Huge crash in the first corner with Raikkonen and Barrichello.. SC... Montoya was just SOOO good, unbelieveble, never seen something like that before, almost lapping nr. 2 in the race. Also very very hot GP back then.

Expectations this year? Don't know, we'll see. It's been a while that they have been here, so, I'll wait with predicting until the weather is pronounced and when the Free Practices are driven. Williams, I expect to be strong, that's the only guess I make :p

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PostPosted: 07 Jul 2008, 21:39  
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Anyone else noticed a pattern from the last few races that the winner of the race before has not done well in the race after. Hamilton - Monaco then pit lane crash Canada. Kubica - Canada then a relatively poor France. and Massa - France then the 5 spins in Silverstone.
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PostPosted: 07 Jul 2008, 21:45  
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I may not be ready to accept the pattern. I want Lewis & Heikki to put up a good show again. Germany is the homeland of Mercedes & BMW. So i am expecting strong performance from Mclaren ... I m sure they would challenged by Ferrari .. Hope they can beat it
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PostPosted: 07 Jul 2008, 23:19  
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the boys from maranello need to get it together...........
I hope Nico Rosberg can score some points in front of his home crowd and come back where he belongs on the grid.....it's been a terrible year for him
that's all i'll say for now
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PostPosted: 08 Jul 2008, 09:12  
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Like people said above it's hard to predict that which team has the advantage before we know the weather.
I think that again it will be a close battle between McLaren's and Ferrari's and BMW tries to get between them. It's like 2003 season again when 3 teams are fighting for the race wins and championships.
This race has been very bad for Kimi and his best result was 3rd in 2006 but he has had very much bad luck particulary on this track so hopefully he and Ferrari can bounce back!
It's interesting to see that can Heikki be as strong in qualifying as he was in Silverstone.
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PostPosted: 08 Jul 2008, 11:55  
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Well, since Monaco, I've been baying for rain. I think I'll settle for a normal dry race with Ferrari one-two, Mac and BM fighting for 3rd to 6th places and Nando in 7th. I'd like to see a FIF or STR in 8th.

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Hockenheim isn't famous for wet races. The last one was in 2000 and i don't expect a wet race or any wet session. However, a start crash is more likely to happen, maybe in the back of the field or at the front (as we saw it in 2003). So even if it's dry i think we will see an interisting race.
I'm expecting a Ferrari win, maybe a 1-2, a nice battle between McLaren and BMW Sauber and i also think that one of the midfield teams will mix up the starting grid again.

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PostPosted: 08 Jul 2008, 16:21  
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has hamilton driven in this circuit before? it was not in the calender last year.
if he hasent it might be an advantage for ferrari duo
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He probably did in GP2 and defo today in testing,
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Fergie1 wrote:
He probably did in GP2 and defo today in testing,


he didnt win in gp2 but had podiums in the featured and sprint races if my memory is correct
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Countdown to the race: http://www.bored.com/makecountdowns/show.php?id=137586

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Without wanting to be nostalgic or sentimental I preferred the old Hockenheim. Anyway I think this could be a Magny-Cours repeat,with a Ferrari win and McLaren struggling to be third and fourth. BMW at home will do well and I fancy Kubica to get on the podium
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i fancy a close macca-ferrari race. the mclarens wil be quick in s3, and the hairpin, but the ferrari down the back straight. looking forward to a race there again, prefer it to Nurburgring.

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i think it all prefers on the top speed of the cars because of the long straights

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