2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

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Who will win the 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix ?

Poll ended at 24 Aug 2008, 16:50

Lewis Hamilton
21
28%
Kimi Räikkönen
29
38%
Felipe Massa
18
24%
Robert Kubica
4
5%
Nick Heidfeld
0
No votes
Heikki Kovalainen
0
No votes
Jarno Trulli
0
No votes
Fernando Alonso
3
4%
Mark Webber
0
No votes
Timo Glock
1
1%
 
Total votes: 76

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 22 Aug 2008, 21:21

Q: Mario, it means more pressure from behind for you. But you have said you want to be getting on terms with the two ahead.
MT: Well, it is never nice if you have to look back. We are pushing ahead but what I wanted to express is that we have moved resources from this year’s car to next year’s car already but we are still developing this year’s car and we have some developments in the pipeline for the races to come. We are still pushing ahead. You cannot predict any results, so we will see what we can do.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 22 Aug 2008, 21:51

Just watch Sutil, Phil and Joost. There's your accident. Piquet too, looks like a broken Renault in potentia.

As for Alonso's fine, I don't think 10K matters a great deal to Alonso. If it was someone with a lower salary, that would be unfair, but for Alonso that's ok enough. At least there are no race ramifications.

By the way, what does being given an official reprimand entail?
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by Suntrek » 22 Aug 2008, 23:05

iceman1 wrote:
fclen wrote:Now to wait and see what drama happens over Alonso cutting the pit entrance...

wonder if alonso's investigation will result in anything :roll:: Ban Him :p


I think some people's avatars should be banned instead.... :p

Stupid punishment, we've seen numerous drivers doing the same without penalty. I'm fine with all rules as long as it's the same for everybody, but I've never seen anyone being penalized or fined for this particular "crime" before. :pout:
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by Ace » 23 Aug 2008, 02:56

As it's new track and unknown area for good setup of the car, everyone started on high downforce settings. And times were droping as teams were finding better setup and getting "safer" DF configuration. So it is to expected to see times droping even more in qualys, as track becomes faster. I wouldn't read to much from FP2 times, anyway.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by erictheviking » 23 Aug 2008, 05:12

hamilton's a pro when it comes to street circuits :)

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by syncmaster » 23 Aug 2008, 05:45

By seeing friday practice session results i can say it will be a 1,2 finish for the ferrari on sunday..............the track is nice wide and long straights and both high and low speed corners and more over taking responsibility,the race gonna be spectular.And also track so wide and has long roads so there is no problem when drivers spin or go off the track drivers will not hit the barriers and no one will be trapped in the gravel :n
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by ScuderiaFan » 23 Aug 2008, 06:24

we want to see a ferrari victory and pole as well :) .. we should have a revenge after disappiontment race in hungary
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by Haukinen » 23 Aug 2008, 07:10

Ferrari is strong at this weekend. And Williams too. Liked to see Massa at pole, and Räikkönen wins the race. But there's maybe some surprises at quali. Like Glock, Vettel, Alonso, Kubica, Rosberg and why not Jenson Button.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by Jurist » 23 Aug 2008, 07:25

Yeah I desperately expect Kimi will win on Sunday..
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 23 Aug 2008, 07:36

well looking at friday practice sessions, ferrari look set to grab role but race is still a mystery with saftey car's and other things.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 23 Aug 2008, 07:42

a surprise winner maybe? - Alonso, Trulli, Heidfeld (people in the midfield) could win with SC help i think

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by syncmaster » 23 Aug 2008, 08:07

phil1993 wrote:a surprise winner maybe? - Alonso, Trulli, Heidfeld (people in the midfield) could win with SC help i think


not these weekned if any of them come in front of grid also then the top two teams will take away their postions in the starting phase of the race
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by sejtur » 23 Aug 2008, 09:07

We can't watch the saturday practice, ITV feed doesn't show it, it says it's back for the qualifying...
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by lucian » 23 Aug 2008, 09:08

I hope we won't have a safety-car because it ruins every strategy. I'm afraid especially for Kimi this time, it would be time for him to win a race after such a long time.
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