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 TwistedArmco » 17 Aug 2008, 20:37

Phil1993 wrote: :<>: scroungers - bring back hanging!!!!!


Let's declare war on Spain! &doh

Hell, why would Lew even venture to Spain with all the anti-Lewis sentiment? That's like Fernando Alonso taking a walk through Leicester Square..
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 18 Aug 2008, 12:14

I voted for Hamilton. It's a street circuit, so I think McLaren will have the upper hand, and Hamilton is the faster guy over Kovalainen, maybe he can go for the podium.. Who knows, but I don't expect Heikki to take the victory again. The battle between the Ferrari's and the McLaren of Hamilton will be close I think. I think it will be an enjoyable race ;)
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by Suntrek » 18 Aug 2008, 13:37

TwistedArmco wrote:
Phil1993 wrote: :<>: scroungers - bring back hanging!!!!!


Let's declare war on Spain! &doh

Hell, why would Lew even venture to Spain with all the anti-Lewis sentiment? That's like Fernando Alonso taking a walk through Leicester Square..


Well, he had hired bodyguards apparantly.... :n
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by Suntrek » 18 Aug 2008, 13:48

I voted Alonso (so sue me, I can at least wish! :pray: )

On a more serious note:

The outcome will be very hard to predict, there will probably be SCs, so anything can happen. I think Ferrari will have the upper hand, the track is very fast even if it is a street circuit. Kimi will probably do better than Massa - I'm not sure Massa will be able to stay away from the walls. :pout:
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 18 Aug 2008, 22:19

ITV F1 wrote:Valencia by numbers

Circuit length: 3.380 miles

Type of circuit: Temporary street track

Number of laps: 57

Estimated lap time: 1m37s

Estimated top speed: 200mph at the end of the long straight between turns 11 and 12

Number of corners: 25 in total, 14 right-handers, 11 left-handers

Fastest corner: Turn 14, a fourth-gear, right-hander, 110mph

Overtaking opportunities: With only F3 and GT cars taking to track so far, the possibility for overtaking in the grand prix is relatively unknown. However, turns 12 and 17 both look promising as they are slow corners that are wide on entry and preceded by long straights.

Usual weather: The Mediterranean coast of Spain is usually bathed in sunshine at this time of year. Temperatures are likely to be as high as 30C, making conditions similar to the last grand prix in Hungary.

Chances of a first corner crash: Unknown. The first corner is a sweeping right hander that shouldn’t cause any problems, but it is quickly followed by a tight chicane compromising of turns two and three. There is a large run-off area but the apex of turn 3threeis up against a concrete wall and may cause drivers to think twice before making a move early in the race.


Looks like there are some overtaking oppertunities and the chances of rain is minimal.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by Schumfs » 18 Aug 2008, 23:00

Well ITV is right.
Mediterrenean coast, mid-late August, we will probably have a hot weekend but nobody knows for sure except weather brodcasters :P
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Post by iceman1 » 19 Aug 2008, 06:40

Check these sites for weather updates, 5-10 day forecast:
Weather.com
Accuweather
Yahoo Weather

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 19 Aug 2008, 07:53

So now I can pick my Birthday present..
I want Hamilton to take the Championship :) , and a win at Monza :)
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 19 Aug 2008, 07:58

iceman1 wrote:Check these sites for weather updates, 5-10 day forecast:
Weather.com
Accuweather
Yahoo Weather

well one of the msays it might rain in saturday afternoon and sunday morning.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by ScuderiaFan » 19 Aug 2008, 08:03

Kimi will me aggressive .. i except him to win this race .. go kimi
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by syafiqa » 19 Aug 2008, 08:53

ScuderiaFan wrote:Kimi will me aggressive .. i except him to win this race .. go kimi


Kimi will be more aggressive...i expect him to win the race..go kimi

This quote is much better i think :E
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by swca92 » 19 Aug 2008, 09:55

Well I expect Hamilton to win this race. The McLaren should like the track and Hamilton goes well on street tracks (Melbourne,Monaco,Montreal). I'll be surprised if Kimi wins,Massa may be the best bet for Ferrari to win the championship.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 19 Aug 2008, 10:31

this is a track like montreal which suits mclaren in shorter runs while ferrari at long runs and there are genuine overtakings, i think one of the ferraris will be victorious while one of the mclarens will take pole.
well it depends on stratedy as well, the teams are planning their stratedy taking in the fact that the saftey car would surely come out.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by syafiqa » 19 Aug 2008, 10:43

Despite his lack of performances recently,
I'll still has a positive view towards kimi to win the race. :wave:

Vote for Kimi!! :1st:

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 European Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 19 Aug 2008, 12:32

syafiqa wrote:Despite his lack of performances recently,
I'll still has a positive view towards kimi to win the race. :wave:

Vote for Kimi!! :1st:

Let it be their own opinion please.. and their own view on the coming GP-weekend..
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TA: I think Syafiqa is mentioning the fact that she voted for Kimi, not persuading others to vote for Kimi.. After all, English is a lot of people's second or third language.
Just looks like a slight misunderstanding all round.
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