2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

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Who will win the 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix ?

Poll ended at 07 Sep 2008, 15:34

Lewis Hamilton
22
25%
Felipe Massa
29
33%
Kimi Räikkönen
27
31%
Robert Kubica
5
6%
Heikki Kovalainen
0
No votes
Nick Heidfeld
2
2%
Jarno Trulli
1
1%
Fernando Alonso
1
1%
Mark Webber
0
No votes
Timo Glock
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 87

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by syncmaster » 06 Sep 2008, 13:23

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iceman1 wrote:
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joostlamers wrote:Hamilton: "We're going to be hard to beat..."

i think Mclaren will dominate the race .. unless Massa repeats his perfect start as he did in hungary ..

yeah Massa will arrive first to Eau Rouge :D

amen :pray:


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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 06 Sep 2008, 13:24

iceman1 wrote:yeah Massa will arrive first to Eau Rouge :D


yes, going backwards

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 06 Sep 2008, 13:26

Chris Dyer: Raikkonen had problem in middle sector in final lap.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 06 Sep 2008, 13:26

Chris Dyer: "You can't be confident when so many things can go wrong"

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by syncmaster » 06 Sep 2008, 13:28

iceman1 wrote:Chris Dyer: Raikkonen had problem in middle sector in final lap.

hoping both Ferrari can get in front of the Mclaren's
Massa first one to reach Ea Rouge and kimmi 2nd or 3
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 06 Sep 2008, 13:28

phil1993 wrote:
joostlamers wrote:Hamiltons 10th pole in his career!! Despite that mistake in the first corner


11th.

6 last year
Aus
Can
Hun
Ger

so this makes 11

Last year Hungary, that was not a Hamilton pole: Alonso got that one behind his name, didn't he? You counted that one?
Canada, USA, GB, Fuji, China (2007)
Australia, Canada, Hungary, Germany, and now Belgium (2008)
That's 10 Phil :thumbsup:
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

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phil1993 wrote:Chris Dyer: "You can't be confident when so many things can go wrong"

Phil looks over joyed
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 06 Sep 2008, 13:30

phil1993 wrote:
iceman1 wrote:yeah Massa will arrive first to Eau Rouge :D


yes, going backwards

LOL bigtime :shhh: :)
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 06 Sep 2008, 13:35

joostlamers wrote:
phil1993 wrote:
joostlamers wrote:Hamiltons 10th pole in his career!! Despite that mistake in the first corner


11th.

6 last year
Aus
Can
Hun
Ger

so this makes 11

Last year Hungary, that was not a Hamilton pole: Alonso got that one behind his name, didn't he? You counted that one?
Canada, USA, GB, Fuji, China (2007)
Australia, Canada, Hungary, Germany, and now Belgium (2008)
That's 10 Phil :thumbsup:


i was counting Hungary as it is a pole that officially goes to Lewis..... but lets not debate it. 10/11, who cares. its pole for tomorrow

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 06 Sep 2008, 13:45

GP2 starts in 15 minutes if anyone is interested.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 06 Sep 2008, 13:48

Q Results:
Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 22 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:46.887 1:46.088 1:47.338 12
2 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:46.873 1:46.391 1:47.678 16
3 23 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:46.812 1:46.037 1:47.815 16
4 1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:46.960 1:46.298 1:47.992 14
5 3 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:47.419 1:46.311 1:48.315 18
6 5 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:47.154 1:46.491 1:48.504 18
7 10 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:47.270 1:46.814 1:48.736 19
8 4 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:47.093 1:46.494 1:48.763 20
9 14 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 1:46.777 1:46.544 1:48.951 19
10 15 Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari 1:47.152 1:46.804 1:50.319 16
11 11 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:47.400 1:46.949 13
12 6 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 1:47.052 1:46.965 15
13 12 Timo Glock Toyota 1:47.359 1:46.995 13
14 9 David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:47.132 1:47.018 15
15 7 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:47.503 1:47.429 12
16 17 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:48.153 9
17 16 Jenson Button Honda 1:48.211 9
18 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 1:48.226 9
19 8 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:48.268 9
20 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 1:48.447 9

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 06 Sep 2008, 13:50

Spa-Francorchamps to rename Stavelot corner

The Spa-Francorchamps track owners announced that it will rename the Stavelot corner after Belgian Formula 1 legend Paul Frere. Frere passed away at the age of 91 earlier this year.

Frere is a former Ferrari pilot in the fifties and won the Le Mans 24 hours in 1960.


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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 06 Sep 2008, 14:21

wasent that exit of bruno senna from pits was similar to what massa did. lets see if he will get a penalty.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by Suntrek » 06 Sep 2008, 14:21

Well congrats to Hamilton, it was an impressive lap.

I'm a little bit disappointed in Ferrari, I had expected them to be quicker but they seem to have some trouble in cold conditions.

Alonso best result possible, beating one BMW - though I suspect Nick is rather light while Kubica is heavy.

A little rain to morrow will spice up the show, I hope it's going to happen! :)
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 06 Sep 2008, 14:22

However stylized the Bridgetone Potenza tires were, it did not help improve Honda's performance accoring to the Autosport article here http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/70300,

The Briton admitted he had problems to get the tyres up to working temperature, but was hopeful there was still something that could be done for tomorrow.

"It was very hard to get heat into the tyres in the cool and damp conditions, which meant that I had little front grip which is particularly difficult here given the cambers in the corners. We also struggled with understeer," he added.

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