2008 FORMULA 1 79° GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA

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Who will win the 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix ?

Poll ended at 14 Sep 2008, 15:30

Lewis Hamilton
23
28%
Felipe Massa
31
37%
Robert Kubica
11
13%
Kimi Räikkönen
12
14%
Nick Heidfeld
1
1%
Heikki Kovalainen
3
4%
Jarno Trulli
0
No votes
Fernando Alonso
2
2%
Mark Webber
0
No votes
Timo Glock
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 83

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2008 FORMULA 1 79° GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA

Post by Arrows_F1 » 08 Sep 2008, 15:30

[center]2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix
LXXIX Gran Premio Santander d'Italia (official)



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Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Race Date: 14th September 2008
Laps: 53
Lap Distance: 5,973 km
Race Distance: 306,720 km
Lap Record: 1:21.046 - R Barrichello (2004)

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Wikipedia wrote:The 2008 Italian Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race which will be held from 12 September to 14 September 2008 at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy. It is the fourteenth and last European race of the 2008 Formula One season.

Last year's race was won by then McLaren driver Fernando Alonso ahead of Lewis Hamilton. The 2006 race saw the last Ferrari win at Monza, with Michael Schumacher's victory and retirement announcement.

Two other former Italian Grand Prix winners are in 2008's field. Rubens Barrichello won the race in both 2002 and 2004, after Ferrari had already clinched the drivers' crown with Schumacher. David Coulthard won the 1997 race for McLaren.

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton with 76 points leads the Drivers' Championships ahead of Felipe Massa of Ferrari by 2 points with Robert Kubica a further 16 point adrift of Massa and Kimi Raikkonen 19 points behind. In the Constructors' Championships, Ferrari leads with 131 points, 12 ahead of McLaren. However, these figures are in doubt due to McLaren launching an appeal regarding a penalty in the Belgian Grand Prix.


Current Driver Standings

01 Lewis Hamilton 76
02 Felipe Massa 74
03 Robert Kubica 58
04 Kimi Räikkönen 57
05 Nick Heidfeld 49
06 Heikki Kovalainen 43
07 Jarno Trulli 26
08 Fernando Alonso 23
09 Mark Webber 19
10 Timo Glock 15
11 Nelsinho Piquet 13
12 Sebastian Vettel 13
13 Rubens Barrichello 11
14 Nico Rosberg 9
15 Kazuki Nakajima 8


Current Constructeur Standings

01 Ferrari 131
02 McLaren-Mercedes 119
03 BMW Sauber 107
04 Toyota 41
05 Renault 36
06 Red Bull-Renault 25
07 Williams-Toyota 17
08 STR-Ferrari 17
09 Honda 14
10 Force India-Ferrari 0


Winners 1995-2007

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1995: Johnny Herbert        Benetton-Renault B195    1:18.27,916 = 233,814 km/h
1996: Michael Schumacher    Ferrari F310             1:17.43,632 = 236,034 km/h
1997: David Coulthard       McLaren-Mercedes MP4/12A 1:17.04,609 = 238,036 km/h
1998: Michael Schumacher    Ferrari F300             1:17.09,672 = 237,591 km/h
1999: Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen 199         1:17.02,923 = 237,938 km/h
2000: Michael Schumacher    Ferrari F1-2000          1:27.31,638 = 210,286 km/h
2001: Juan Pablo Montoya    Williams-BMW FW23        1:16.58,493 = 239,103 km/h
2002: Rubens Barrichello    Ferrari F2002            1:16.19,982 = 241,090 km/h
2003: Michael Schumacher    Ferrari F2003-GA         1:14.19,838 = 247,585 km/h
2004: Rubens Barrichello    Ferrari F2004            1:15,18,448 = 244,374 km/h
2005: Juan Pablo Montoya    McLaren-Mercedes MP4/20  1:14.28,659 = 247,096 km/h
2006: Michael Schumacher    Ferrari 248 F1           1:14.51,975 = 245,814 km/h
2007: Fernando Alonso       McLaren-Mercedes MP4/22  1:18.37,806 = 237,047 km/h


TIMETABLE

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Local time:                              CEST (UTC + 2 Hours)
Western European Times (UK etc.):        CEST - 1 Hour
Eastern European Times (Finland etc.):   CEST + 1 Hour

Session                      UTC/GMT          CEST             EDT            Stream / Channel
Friday 12th September
F1 Friday Practice 1         08:00-09:30      10:00-11:30      04:00-05:30    ITV
F1 Friday Practice 2         12:00-13:30      14:00-15:30      08:00-09:30    Several Available (See Streams)

Saturday 13th September
F1 Saturday Practice         09:00-10:00      11:00-12:00      05:00-06:00    See Streams
F1 Qualifying                12:00            14:00            08:00          Several Available (See Streams)

Sunday 14th September
F1  Race (53 Laps)           12:00            14:00            08:00          Several Available (See Streams)


Racing Weekend Events Schedule:

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THURSDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
14.00 - 15.00    TRACK FAMILIARISATION BY SAFETY CAR F.1
15.00    PRESS CONFERENCE F.1
16.00    TEAM MANAGERS MEETING F.1
17.00    TEAM MANAGERS DRIVERS’ MEETING GP2

FRIDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
08.50 - 09:15    PRACTICE SESSION FORMULA BMW
10.00 - 11.30    1st PRACTICE SESSION F.1
11.55 - 12.25    PRATICE SESSION GP2
12.50 - 13.15    QUALIFYING SESSION FORMULA BMW
13.00    DRIVERS’ MEETING PORSCHE SUPERCUP
14.00 - 15.30    2nd PRACTICE SESSION F.1
16.00 - 16.30    QUALIFYING SESSION GP2
16.00 - 17.00    PRESS CONFERENCE F.1
17.00    DRIVERS’ MEETING F.1
17.00 - 17.45    PRACTICE SESSION PORSCHE SUPERCUP

SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER
11.00 - 12.00    3° PRACTICE SESSION F.1
12.25 - 13.10    QUALIFYING SESSION PORSCHE SUPERCUP
14.00 - 15.00    QUALIFYING SESSION F.1
16.00 - 17.20    RACE 1 (32 laps= Km. 185,067) GP2
17.30 - 18.00    RACE 1 (12 laps= Km. 69,207) FORMULA BMW

SUNDAY 14th SEPTEMBER
08.45 - 09.15    RACE 2 (12 laps = Km. 69,207) FORMULA BMW
10.30 - 11.20    RACE 2 (21 laps = Km. 121,344) GP2
11.45 - 12.20    RACE (14 laps = Km. 80,793) PORSCHE SUPERCUP
12.30          DRIVERS’ TRACK PARADE F.1
12.45 - 13.15    STARTING GRID PRESENTATION F.1
14.00 79°       FORMULA 1TM GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA F.1
(53 laps= Km. 306,720)


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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 08 Sep 2008, 15:50

Good idea Arrows_F1.
Let's look forward. Not backward..

I predicted a Kovalainen win. I think that SOMETHING might happen at Monza. I don't know what, but Kovy will be the one to pick up the pieces.

If all goes normally, i.e, not too hot, no mechanical failures for anyone, then it should be a Mac track. Mind you Felipe is on his 1st race with the engine he's on. The other title contender isn't.
No, I'm not calmer. Just more jaded.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by teahouse » 08 Sep 2008, 15:53

that's felipe track

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 08 Sep 2008, 16:00

I think The McLaren mechanics should block the track in protest of the penalty, but i know it wont happen sadly. i think Lewis would maybe take Massa out if he got the chance, but thats not Lewis' mentality. Ferraris engine superiority (as seen at spa) but McLarens superior handling over the short corners like the chicanes mean this race should be damn close... But if lewis wins, how will he know thats hes won. he should get on the podium, get his trophy and throw it on the floor and walk off... or burn the FIA flag :p lol, im joking... just saying that as i fear the entire italian population will start shooting me.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by megasyxx » 08 Sep 2008, 16:02

i believe that he's on fresh engines, so that would be an advantage. but in my opinion, it would definitely be a ferrari one-two. co'z never will they want to happen again the humiliation they suffered from monza last year.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by teahouse » 08 Sep 2008, 16:11

fresh engine for felipe... and kimi hungry.....

i don't about kovvy....in race seems always out of pace......when he won in hungary also was 30 sec away......and monza with low wings does not help if you don't feel confortable

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 08 Sep 2008, 16:15

phil1993 wrote:I think The McLaren mechanics should block the track in protest of the penalty, but i know it wont happen sadly. i think Lewis would maybe take Massa out if he got the chance, but thats not Lewis' mentality. Ferraris engine superiority (as seen at spa) but McLarens superior handling over the short corners like the chicanes mean this race should be damn close... But if lewis wins, how will he know thats hes won. he should get on the podium, get his trophy and throw it on the floor and walk off... or burn the FIA flag :p lol, im joking... just saying that as i fear the entire italian population will start shooting me.

Then I go protest with them!! :)
I am really looking forward to the weekend!! BUT!! Look at this weather prediction:
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/b ... v_business
I don't wanna be part of another wet race after last years Nürburgring!! It just soooo cold when the rain comes down on you, but that shower, was just beyond every shower I have ever witnessed! Besides that: when it's dry; they all do more laps in the practices :p , and I just wanna see them coming by as much as possible :p . Prediction? I really haven't got a clue, who will have the upper hand here.. ON THE TRACK, because off track it's pretty clear who has got the upper hand...
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by megasyxx » 08 Sep 2008, 16:25

changing weather conditions again eh? they should put layers and layers of grass on run-off areas on chicanes so no advantage would be gained.

heheh.....nice one, @ joost - and by the way i know who you voted for in this thread :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by scermat » 08 Sep 2008, 16:33

i think BMW will be strong here.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by teahouse » 08 Sep 2008, 16:36

let 's put gravel on chigane exit........i want to see who is cutting them

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 08 Sep 2008, 16:52

scermat wrote:i think BMW will be strong here.

dont know about heidfield but kubica is almost sure to pick up huge points.
He is good in specially circuits that require heavy braking.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by sk_f1 » 08 Sep 2008, 17:27

i think lewis will have a head start but will make some stupid dumb mistake because of his age and the penalty given at spa and give a ferrari the lead

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by megasyxx » 08 Sep 2008, 17:32

yes, it's only his 2nd year in formula one...and will most likely have more of those silly, painful mistakes.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by dazmoffman » 08 Sep 2008, 17:33

lewis for the win but expect it to be scrutinised and handed to ferarri, hopefully the bmws will be strong and i hope it doesnt rain as mafia execution will happen to kimi as he ploughs it into the tifosi stand.

my prediction if it stays dry.
1 massa
2 kimi
2 lewis
4 kubica
5 kovi
6 alonso

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1 Italian Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 08 Sep 2008, 17:39

Hey guys, have a look at this article:
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/n ... 0146.shtml (and the next page)
It is an interview with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, about how he prepares for a race weekend, and a little preview of Monza: "I think we'll be quick."
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