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Who will win the 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix ?
Poll ended at 07 Sep 2008, 15:34
Lewis Hamilton 25%  25%  [ 22 ]
Felipe Massa 33%  33%  [ 29 ]
Kimi Räikkönen 31%  31%  [ 27 ]
Robert Kubica 6%  6%  [ 5 ]
Heikki Kovalainen 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nick Heidfeld 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Jarno Trulli 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Fernando Alonso 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Mark Webber 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Timo Glock 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 87
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 16:56  
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If hamilton relinquished the position back why the hell is he still paying for it? That's the stupidest call I've ever seen!

FANTASTIC RACE THOUGH. THIS IS THE WAY F1 SHOULD BE! I don't care if Hamilton got 3rd, he was the #1 driver in that race.


he was, he was the moral victor. But moral victors dont get the trophy/points or money for 1st.

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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 16:56  
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Keep it calm people. There WILL be warnings IF we go OTT.

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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 16:57  
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blizzard wrote:
Everybody relax, there have been equal controversial decisions:

Last week, Castro-Neves was forced to let Justin Wilson through, although he didn´t do anything wrong

or in 1994 Michael was disqualified after a spin on the curb, because his undertray was 1 milimetre too thin.

So it has nothing to do with Ferrari. Just relax. If Hamilton deserves the championship he will win it, don´t bother. He´s still in the lead.


I agree. The decision is terrible,but this happens in sport.
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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 16:57  
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the championship is going to massa's way.
he has a new engine in italy and kimi will help him now who is also in a new wngine while lewis is on the 2nd race with same engine.
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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 16:58  
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"The stewards, having received a report from the race director and having met with the drivers and team managers involved, have...determined a breach of the regulations has been committed by the competitor and impose the penalty referred to," said an FIA statement.

Hamilton was deemed to have "cut the chicane and gained an advantage", thereby breaching Article 30.3(a) of the sporting regulations and Appendix L chapter 4 Article 2 (g) of the International Sporting Code.

With 25 seconds added to his race time, Hamilton has dropped to third in the classification behind BMW Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld.

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sorry TA, future town-sharer, but if you don't speak your mind you will get nowhere and if you are protected from the world then you will get nowhere.

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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 17:00  
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I can't believe that Hamilton was penalized for the bus stop incident with Kimi. Knocked him down to 3rd. but still in 1st for the Drivers Champ. points.

Hamilton, "It was one of the most exciting races of my career. I love having battles with Kimi, it's great fun". Source Autosport.com
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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 17:02  
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FANTASTIC RACE THOUGH. THIS IS THE WAY F1 SHOULD BE! I don't care if Hamilton got 3rd, he was the #1 driver in that race.


exactamundo. :n

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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 17:06  
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Absolutely pathetic decision from the stewards / FIA, whoever is responsible for it . The FIA should go away and look at themselves .

Really a Bad decision for the future of this sport .
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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 17:07  
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I'm absolutely shocked from this race. I was sure, that Kimi wins but no :sad: . Then Heikki retires too. I bet that James Allen was like: ''YEAH, YEAH, GO LEWIS! YOU ARE THE BEST DRIVER IN THE HISTORY OF F1!''
Our commentators were pretty sad. When they heared Lewis's team radio, they said: ''I don't wanna even translate that.''

Anyway, because of Lewis's penalty, Heidfeld came 2nd (again). He holds the record for the most 2nd places without a victory. Nick is permanent Number Two.
Penalty to Lewis was still stupid. He did nothing wrong. It was a race-event!

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FIA should have been quicker and given Lewis a drive thru which he should have completed Schumacher-esque in 1998 silverstone :p

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dima_schumi wrote:
massa vainqueur sur tapis vert.

Lewis Hamilton, vainqueur de la loterie des derniers kilomètres du Grand Prix de Belgique, sera finalement pénalisé de 25 secondes pour avoir coupé une chicane et en avoir conservé un avantage lors de sa bagarre avec Kimi Räikkönen. Il rétrograde ainsi en 3ème position, derrière Heidfeld et Massa !

Felipe Massa hérite finalement des 10 points de la victoire, la 5ème cette saison, la 10ème de sa carrière et revient seulement à 2 longueurs de Lewis Hamilton, toujours leader. Kimi Räikkönen dégringole à la 4ème place du championnat – un point derrière Kubica.


please keep theis section english, we have a french section. but thank you for your valued comment :D

As my dad says, it shows you how the men in suits decide the title

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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 17:11  
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next time that a thrilling battle takes place, honesty, would anyone give a sh*t? why should anyone give a sh*t?

in football the biggest thrill is when players score goals, in basketball when you score or dunk, in tennis in game/set/break points.

in Formula one, the biggest thrill is waiting for FIA/stewards decisions.

This is why my friends Formula 1 was not, is not, and will never be a sport. It is a privately owned, privately run circus that gives performances all over the world. But not a sport.
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Monza 2006: Alonso :" I no longer consider F1 a sport" - he is 110% correct.

Now when a race finishes we'll wait a year for the official results. The last time a driver was demoted from the victory was 1999 Malaysia i think when fearrari were DQ-ed for something that was illegal and then re-instated.

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PostPosted: 07 Sep 2008, 17:17  
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I quote from Darcyf1 forum:

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way to go FIA to ruin an awesome finish:
I'm gutted, mainly as normal racing fan this was absolutely awesome to watch, two F1 drivers fighting for the win. And then this decision. I just have no words for this and I honestly don't think I'm going to watch F1 in Monza...

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