2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

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Who will win the 2008 German Grand Prix ?

Kimi Räikkönen
32
40%
Felipe Massa
11
14%
Lewis Hamilton
21
26%
Heikki Kovalainen
0
No votes
Nick Heidfeld
5
6%
Robert Kubica
6
7%
Jarno Trulli
0
No votes
Mark Webber
2
2%
Fernando Alonso
4
5%
 
Total votes: 81

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 18 Jul 2008, 13:52

Massa looks to have the edge on Kimi.

Why are people running so massively wide at Turn 10? I thought that was a flat corner, but Kubica, Heidfeld, Webber, Piquet, Glock and Trulli all ran at least 10-15 metres wide there.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 18 Jul 2008, 13:59

Great lap from Lewis but there is no denying that he seemed slower than the Ferrari's on the longer stints.

Mclaren For pole But Ferrari's are faster on race pace.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by alin » 18 Jul 2008, 14:18

TwistedArmco wrote:Why are people running so massively wide at Turn 10? I thought that was a flat corner, but Kubica, Heidfeld, Webber, Piquet, Glock and Trulli all ran at least 10-15 metres wide there.


Kubica said on radio that the car has massive understeer and he cannot take flatout the 10th and 11th corners; he also said that they have to do something fast about it because in race trim, and even quali trim, this means that the tires will be finish pretty soon.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by f1anatic » 18 Jul 2008, 14:29

BWM with a race win this season should be trying harder on their home race. I do not have the luxury of watching it live on TV/lives tream to comment on the action itself..but their lap times are dismal: 1 sec behind after the 2nd practice.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by syafiqa » 18 Jul 2008, 15:40

iceman1 wrote:Great lap from Lewis but there is no denying that he seemed slower than the Ferrari's on the longer stints.

Mclaren For pole But Ferrari's are faster on race pace.


Yeah..thats right. :cheezy:

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 18 Jul 2008, 17:52

there's a chance of rain for qualifying, which always livens things up.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by markpaz455 » 18 Jul 2008, 18:10

iceman1 wrote:there's a chance of rain for qualifying, which always livens things up.


the ferrari's are always screwing things up on such conditions

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 18 Jul 2008, 18:37

isn't this a sorry sight: the straight heading up to the 3rd chicane of the old circuit

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hock old.jpg


and it gets worse, this is what ostkurve looks like now

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old ostkerve.jpg

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 18 Jul 2008, 18:42

if you want more hockenheim pictures, go on google earth, find hockenheimring and look at the pictures of the old part of the circuit.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by MP4/4#12 » 18 Jul 2008, 18:50

Don`t know why they didn`t kept it for random racing, dtm or whatever, it was a great slipstream kind of circuit, now it seems they`re going to plant potatoes or something. It was great to see the drivers struggling in the stadium sector cause their wings were so low for those long straights, a classic circuit down the toilet. Real shame

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by Fergie1 » 18 Jul 2008, 19:47

I think Glock needs to remember F1 cars aren't meant to fly. :p

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 18 Jul 2008, 19:55

just looked at the weather predictions - cloudy qualifying, showery race?!

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 18 Jul 2008, 20:33

alin wrote:
TwistedArmco wrote:Why are people running so massively wide at Turn 10? I thought that was a flat corner, but Kubica, Heidfeld, Webber, Piquet, Glock and Trulli all ran at least 10-15 metres wide there.


Kubica said on radio that the car has massive understeer and he cannot take flatout the 10th and 11th corners; he also said that they have to do something fast about it because in race trim, and even quali trim, this means that the tires will be finish pretty soon.


Ah, thanks, I didn't catch Kubica saying that. I did hear Vettel complaining about the cold situation though, so that ould very much explain it.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 18 Jul 2008, 20:56

well i hope we have a rain in qualifying. it haent been yet in this season

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 German Grand Prix

Post by swca92 » 18 Jul 2008, 21:32

I read 70% chance of rain for tomorrow

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