2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

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Who will win the 2008 FORMULA 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton
24
24%
Felipe Massa
31
32%
Robert Kubica
9
9%
Kimi Räikkönen
11
11%
Nick Heidfeld
1
1%
Heikki Kovalainen
0
No votes
Jarno Trulli
2
2%
Fernando Alonso
17
17%
Mark Webber
0
No votes
Timo Glock
0
No votes
Vettel
3
3%
 
Total votes: 98

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by syncmaster » 27 Sep 2008, 23:33

Massa on pole awsome performance.Just can't wait for the race
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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by Fergie1 » 28 Sep 2008, 00:33

I think there will be a first corner crash as the first corner is almost exactly like Albert Park turn 1 apart from the fact the one in Melbourne goes the other way.

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by Zack » 28 Sep 2008, 03:37

Fergie1 wrote:Do we know what Kimi's problem is yet when Kimi is virtually asleep start-mid race then in the last quarter or so he comes alive?


Tyre Temperature; but this race we might see him awake from the start to end :).
Regarding FP3 "Unfortunately we had some issues with the steering wheel this morning and I ran wide and had trouble getting back which was unfortunate" - Kimi

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Q. The pitlane entry has been a bone of contention for a lot of drivers this weekend. Do you feel there was anything else you could have done to stay out of Rubens Barrichello's way?

Nick HeidfeldNick Heidfeld: No, because the GPS system does not work here. Normally we are pretty good from the team side to inform me of cars arriving, but here it is not just working. It doesn't show you cars, it then shows the wrong cars or the wrong positions. So I was not informed because the GPS does not work.

The last part of the circuit was so tight and I watched the mirrors but you don't see cars coming. When I saw him (Rubens) I tried to do the best I could to get out of the way. After the white line I tried to be as quick into the pitlane without moving completely right and going into his way. It was the best I could do. But apparently it was not enough.

Q. Do you feel it was a bit unfair as you could not go anywhere else?

NH: I would agree, but that is the way it is with the marshals. As I said with Lewis (Hamilton, at Spa), you get a penalty and you have to accept it. Unfortunately I don't agree but there is nothing I can do. It is just a bit frustrating because even before the race weekend started it was obvious that there would be issues with the pitlane entry and pitlane exit, so I don't know why it wasn't thought through properly.

Q. Is it something that will need to be changed for next year?

NH: Yes, clearly. And I am sure it will be. It was just difficult to do in such a short time. We discussed it yesterday (in the drivers' briefing) and the line was changed in order to make it a bit better. I don't think it is better, but other people think it is. So it is a bit mixed. But I said it was not better before the incident, so it is not related to that.

Q. And it is a shame for you, because qualifying looked quite good up until then?

NH: Yeah, I was really happy with qualifying. The improvements from yesterday to today were good. I pushed hard, had some good laps. I was happy with sixth position and, also I think the fuel is not too bad, but on a circuit like there where you cannot overtake, from sixth to ninth is a huge difference.

Q. How tough will the race be?

NH: I think it will be the hardest race of the season physically. If you look at the drivers, they all sweat like s***. It is incredible. I thought it would be okay because we drive around at night, but if you walk around like this (in a shirt and shorts) then it is okay. If you have the overalls on you still feel like it is 30 degrees. It is horrible.
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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by Burgerlim » 28 Sep 2008, 03:47

think this race gonna have a lot of SC. cant see much overtaking opportunity.. and some turns are misleading due to the tracklights distraction,
also the track is very bumpy...
but but but... Its very nice ambient here as every one could hear the roaring of F1 cars engine at every street corner :)

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 28 Sep 2008, 04:46

If anyone cares, MotoGP will start in 15 minutes

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 28 Sep 2008, 06:16

Fergie1 wrote:Do we know what Kimi's problem is yet when Kimi is virtually asleep start-mid race then in the last quarter or so he comes alive?


the pit ccrew find the secretly hidden vodka filled drinks tube to his helmet and replace it with water

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 28 Sep 2008, 07:27

Dark Templar wrote:
shail69 wrote:Time Difference between q3 and q2.
The lesser the gap, the lighter you are.

Well the hamilton's bar can be considered as an anomaly.Because his time in q2 was not that quick because of the pressure and other things.
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Lewis isn't the lightest, on q2 he was blocked by Coulthard

no he was not leiws did not even catch dc,
he locked the brakes many times and was off the pace, thats why i said his bar is an anomaly.

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 28 Sep 2008, 07:57

He was blocked by DC, as we all saw. Ron Dennis has told it also after the qualifying, he Lewis himself said, that he was a bit carefully, not slow, just carefully. There were also yellow flags, so he couldn't go full speed. An on his second run in Q2, he did a personals besttime in S1. So he was underway to improve his laptime :thumbsup:
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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 28 Sep 2008, 08:01

Looks like Bernie is going to use the success of Singapore to pressure the Japanese into having a night race too.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsp ... 637758.stm

Wonder if the Aussie’s will be getting more pressure to change the time of their race again

1. MASSA Ferrari
2. HAMILTON McLaren
3. RAIKKONEN Ferrari
4. KUBICA BMW
5. KOVALAINEN McLaren
6. VETTEL Toro Rosso
7. GLOCK Toyota
8. ROSBERG Williams
9. HEIDFELD* BMW
10. NAKAJIMA Williams
11. TRULLI Toyota
12. BUTTON Honda
13. WEBBER Red Bull
14. COULTHARD Red Bull
15. ALONSO Renault
16. PIQUET Renault
17. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso
18. BARRICHELLO Honda
19. SUTIL Force India
20. FISICHELLA Force India

* after penalty (3 place drop) for impeding Barrichello.

Things are now looking even better for Vettel who’s up to 6th on the grid

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by MrPonx » 28 Sep 2008, 09:33

I still can't get over Alonso's retirement... it would've been 100x more exciting at the front

2 Ferraris woking on Massa's campaign
Lewis working on his
and Alonso in the middle having nothing to lose and so thirsty for a podium finish

ah well...

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 28 Sep 2008, 10:25

hoping the start would be like interlagos 07.
Come on ferrari

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by MrPonx » 28 Sep 2008, 10:37

shail69 wrote:hoping the start would be like interlagos 07.
Come on ferrari


without Alonso :(

from hating this guys guts in the beginning of 2007 I became one of his biggest admirers, I'm not a fan, but i really want him in a fast car asap

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by syncmaster » 28 Sep 2008, 10:41

Yeah Alonso is a aggressive driver he deserves a fast car
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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by swca92 » 28 Sep 2008, 10:45

Alonso's dragged that Renault to places it shouldn't be this year,that's a fact.With new regulations next year the established pecking order should change,and Alonso could perhaps become a contender again.

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Re: 2008 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

Post by syncmaster » 28 Sep 2008, 10:47

Star sports build up in 13 mins
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