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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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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 11:56  
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I actually have no idea who will win, Kimi isn't on form and this years McLaren is stronger on more Ferrari track since Spain. So I haven't voted.

i dont think mclaren have done enough to challenge ferrari in belgium.
The race would exactly be like France with two ferrari 1,2 and rest of the field wayyy behind.
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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 12:33  
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1. Who will take pole? Kimi or Massa (a Ferrari)
2. Will we see any surprising podium finishes? No.
3. Who will be in the top of the constructors championship? Ferrari

1. Can Raikkonen take his 4th(!) win here? Yep he can get 4 (in a row!)
2. Can Hamilton stay in the lead of the Drivers Championship? He could, it's possible. He probbaly will.
3. Will Massa be as good as the last 2 races? Yes and no, he won't win though.
4. Is Heidfeld able to close the gap with teammate Kubica? No
5. Can STR stay in there recent form? No
6. Will Toyota be able to fight for the position of 'best of the rest'? Yes

Most of these will probably be wrong as these are predicted before any practice sessions, I might post again when the practices start.

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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 13:29  
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1. Massa for pole.
2. No surprise except if it rains.. Then we may see a surprise.
3. Ferrari still.

1. No, his Quali form will only put him 2nd to 4th.
2. Yes, because he will finish third or second, unless a Ferrari engine fails.
3. Yes. He is on a roll.
4. No
5. Yeah. High speed circuit. They will beat their RBR counterparts certainly.
6. Yes, and they'll get it courtesy of Trulli.

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 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 13:43  
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1. Who will take pole?may be Kimi but it should be Massa
2. You can never predict about the surprises like did anyone predict about canada?
3. It will be Ferrari off course

1. Yes he can
2. I think Hamliton will be leading unless a surprise and he may finish below 3 or 4
3. Will Massa be as good as the last 2 races? Yes he will be but he may drive little bit consuming keeping engine conditions
4. Is Heidfeld able to close the gap with teammate Kubica? No
5. Can STR stay in there recent form? Definetely no
6. Will Toyota be able to fight for the position of 'best of the rest'? Hard to say
shail69 wrote:
Fergie1 wrote:
I actually have no idea who will win, Kimi isn't on form and this years McLaren is stronger on more Ferrari track since Spain. So I haven't voted.

i dont think mclaren have done enough to challenge ferrari in belgium.
The race would exactly be like France with two ferrari 1,2 and rest of the field wayyy behind.


Hoping the same.But i want kubica to be on podium 2 or 3 and(1 for kimmi and massa only)so that hamliton can be dropped from the leadership of the championship...

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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 13:50  
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Fergie1 wrote:
I actually have no idea who will win, Kimi isn't on form and this years McLaren is stronger on more Ferrari track since Spain. So I haven't voted.

i dont think mclaren have done enough to challenge ferrari in belgium.
The race would exactly be like France with two ferrari 1,2 and rest of the field wayyy behind.

its good to be optimistic but cautiously is better :)

Ferrari's pace significantly depends upon track temperature & Tire Compound.I'll prefer to wait :O

Ferrari testing six lever steering wheel in current test similar to mclaren :cool:

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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 15:16  
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1. Who will take pole? Kimi :)
2. Will we see any surprising podium finishes? No
3. Who will be in the top of the constructors championship? Ferrari

1. Can Raikkonen take his 4th(!) win here? Yeah
2. Can Hamilton stay in the lead of the Drivers Championship? I think so
3. Will Massa be as good as the last 2 races? Nope He'll retire
4. Is Heidfeld able to close the gap with teammate Kubica? No
5. Can STR stay in there recent form? No
6. Will Toyota be able to fight for the position of 'best of the rest'? Yes
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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 15:32  
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shail69 wrote:
Fergie1 wrote:
I actually have no idea who will win, Kimi isn't on form and this years McLaren is stronger on more Ferrari track since Spain. So I haven't voted.

i dont think mclaren have done enough to challenge ferrari in belgium.
The race would exactly be like France with two ferrari 1,2 and rest of the field wayyy behind.

You've forgot the fact that both McLaren's got penalty's in France where Kovalainen did great to get to 4th and Hamilton had a 10 place for rear ending Raikkonen and a drive through for cutting the corner.
Ferrari might be faster but it won't be a runaway victory like last year.
It better rain or this race will be worse than Spain. (which one I hear you ask :p )
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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 16:04  
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1. Can Raikkonen take his 4th(!) win here?
He was very strong in this track for the last couple of years, and he likes this track very much. Despite he was struggled for the last few races, he should able to win this race

2. Can Hamilton stay in the lead of the Drivers Championship?
Yes

3. Will Massa be as good as the last 2 races?
We knew that he is an excellent qualifier, but I don't think he can win here. Maybe he will finished in 2nd or 3rd

4. Is Heidfeld able to close the gap with teammate Kubica?
Heidfeld's performance is no where near of Kubica this season. I can't see any improvement from Heidfeld, so I think he would still outpaced by Kubica

5. Can STR stay in there recent form?
This team is improving a lot every race, and so does Vettel. I think Vettel will show another great performance. Bourdais still needs a time to get used to the car

6. Will Toyota be able to fight for the position of 'best of the rest'?
Tough question :)
Toyota's performance is just like a roller coaster. Sometimes they're good, but sometimes they're bad. This will be a hard race for them, with Renault and RedBull joins the battle. So I can't answer this question until we see the qualifying :p

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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 17:27  
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I see a lot of people ask if Kimi can take his fourth 4 on spa....
Don't forget that he won 2 of the 3 times in a mclaren. I remember 1 time when Kimi perfectly anticipated for re-starts after safetycar situations. I still feel he is a brilliant driver, but I would not forget mc laren. To be honest, I think it will be a victory for Lewis in spa.
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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 19:08  
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I see a lot of people ask if Kimi can take his fourth 4 on spa....
Don't forget that he won 2 of the 3 times in a mclaren. I remember 1 time when Kimi perfectly anticipated for re-starts after safetycar situations. I still feel he is a brilliant driver, but I would not forget mc laren. To be honest, I think it will be a victory for Lewis in spa.

i wouldnt be so sure until a disaster happens for ferrri.
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shail69 wrote:
Fergie1 wrote:
I actually have no idea who will win, Kimi isn't on form and this years McLaren is stronger on more Ferrari track since Spain. So I haven't voted.

i dont think mclaren have done enough to challenge ferrari in belgium.
The race would exactly be like France with two ferrari 1,2 and rest of the field wayyy behind.

You've forgot the fact that both McLaren's got penalty's in France where Kovalainen did great to get to 4th and Hamilton had a 10 place for rear ending Raikkonen and a drive through for cutting the corner.
Ferrari might be faster but it won't be a runaway victory like last year.
It better rain or this race will be worse than Spain. (which one I hear you ask :p )

but still they were slower than the ferrari and dont forget about kimi's exhaust.
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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 19:30  
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The words of Murray Walker;"Anything can happen in Formula 1 and it usually does". They'll ring true this weekend witht the closeness of the top 2 teams and the weather.
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I think Ferrari's race speed will be affected by their engine issues.
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PostPosted: 29 Aug 2008, 20:19  
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1. Who will take pole?
Massa but i hv hopes 4 kimi. i think mclaren will be very strong(by mclaren i mean mclaren & lewis ... heikki is yet another ruben in making :p ).

2. Will we see any surprising podium finishes?
only if it rains

3. Who will be in the top of the constructors championship?
Ferrari

1. Can Raikkonen take his 4th(!) win here?
yes he can if Kimi/Ferrari can get sorted with tyre & engine issues.Starting from first row of the grid will be mandatory for victory.

2. Can Hamilton stay in the lead of the Drivers Championship?
Sensible driving :yes

3. Will Massa be as good as the last 2 races?
i think so ..yes

4. Is Heidfeld able to close the gap with teammate Kubica?
doubtful

5. Can STR stay in there recent form?
probably yes... that will be vettel of course

6. Will Toyota be able to fight for the position of 'best of the rest'?
sadly no ...may be slight behind BMW & ahead of Renault.

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Yes even i think so.But they should push hard on Saturday and then consume on sunday

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