2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

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Who will win the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton
18
22%
Felipe Massa
31
37%
Robert Kubica
6
7%
Kimi Räikkönen
13
16%
Nick Heidfeld
0
No votes
Heikki Kovalainen
1
1%
Fernando Alonso
11
13%
Sebastian Vettel
0
No votes
Jarno Trulli
0
No votes
Timo Glock
0
No votes
Nico Rosberg
0
No votes
Nelsinho Piquet
0
No votes
Kazuki Nakajima
3
4%
 
Total votes: 83

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 08 Oct 2008, 19:37

well, it will make the car look a little bit different.

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Post by Fergie1 » 08 Oct 2008, 19:43

joostlamers wrote:
syncmaster wrote:Can't wait for the Qualifying and the Race

yeah!! Bring it on!! i'm going out of my bed to see FP2 :p

I'm getting up at 6am too watch FP2 on my laptop in bed. :p

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Post by phil1993 » 08 Oct 2008, 20:05

I wish I could! but i will suffer all weekend through getting up at 6am for quali and 5.30am for the Race!!!!! and i leave the house at 7am so wont have time :(

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 08 Oct 2008, 20:29

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AzShadow wrote:The farce thing is not a fact, but your point of view so please respect others' opinions too and don't do any unnecessary provocations. Thanks.

If you would have read my previous post properly, you would have seen that it is not my point of view, it's a fact. You want a name? Okay: the only person who spoke to Hamilton himself after the race, before he got his penalty was Alan Donelly. He is the chairman of the racestewards. So the 3 race stewards gave the penalty to Hamilton without having spoken with Hamilton!!! We was robbed!! (the sun :p )


Jesus Christ.. "..that is not a point of view, it's a fact." - Since when did you know the facts? You know the evidence, but not the facts. Namely you know the evidence that Lewis Hamilton was not consulted, but why does that mean he was stitched up? What happens on the race track matters, not what Lewis has to say for himself. Stewards are there to oversee the racing. Fact is a very borderline word. What you have there is an opinion. FACT?? There are few solid facts in the world.

Basically saying "I'm right, I'm right, it's fact, therefpore you're wrong" over and over is NOT appreciated.
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Post by JoostLamers » 08 Oct 2008, 20:31

More 'make cars green' photos:
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It certainly looks nice, but I really don't know if it's gonna work. It's a good start to something, that's for sure
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 08 Oct 2008, 20:36

TwistedArmco wrote:
joostlamers wrote:
AzShadow wrote:The farce thing is not a fact, but your point of view so please respect others' opinions too and don't do any unnecessary provocations. Thanks.

If you would have read my previous post properly, you would have seen that it is not my point of view, it's a fact. You want a name? Okay: the only person who spoke to Hamilton himself after the race, before he got his penalty was Alan Donelly. He is the chairman of the racestewards. So the 3 race stewards gave the penalty to Hamilton without having spoken with Hamilton!!! We was robbed!! (the sun :p )


Jesus Christ.. "..that is not a point of view, it's a fact." - Since when did you know the facts? You know the evidence, but not the facts. Namely you know the evidence that Lewis Hamilton was not consulted, but why does that mean he was stitched up? What happens on the race track matters, not what Lewis has to say for himself. Stewards are there to oversee the racing. Fact is a very borderline word. What you have there is an opinion. FACT?? There are few solid facts in the world.

Basically saying "I'm right, I'm right, it's fact, therefpore you're wrong" over and over is NOT appreciated.
Don't.

Gosh!! Why don't you believe me?? :huh: The reporter is not a fan of Hamilton, he just says that with all those prove, the çase has an awful smell. You can't disagree with him. The penalty just not right! I don't care you don't appreciate it, it has to be discussed!!
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Post by phil1993 » 08 Oct 2008, 20:41

Shall we make a thread 'Belgian GP- who actually gives a toss anymore' - (unless Ham loses title by <6pts) cos frankly im fed up of it, i was after the tuesday after the gp

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 08 Oct 2008, 20:44

those tyres look like part of the Honda colour scheme

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 08 Oct 2008, 20:45

Gosh!! Why don't you believe me?? The reporter is not a fan of Hamilton, he just says that with all those prove, the çase has an awful smell. You can't disagree with him. The penalty just not right! I don't care you don't appreciate it, it has to be discussed!!


It has to be discussed.. with opinions. Not "you can't disagree with him". I damn well can disagree with anyone I want to, and so can anyone else! It's not a "fact". After all, you would dispute the "fact" that Felipe Massa won the Belgian Grand Prix, but the FIA thinks it's fact.
This is the only part of your argument that I am not ok with.

I am ok with you thinking that the penalty is wrong, perhaps the worst decision in the History of the sport, etc. I am ok with all of that. But that is opinion, not fact, and repeating over and over again that you "cannot disagree" with your logic and that everyone else is wrong and you speak only in fact counts as trolling the forum, and will get only you into warningland.

OPINION NOT FACT. ALMOST NOTHING IS SOLID FACT, ALMOST EVERYTHING IS DEBATABLE. BUT DEBATE WITH OPINIONS. DO NOT ANNOY ME FURTHER.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 08 Oct 2008, 20:47

phil1993 wrote:Shall we make a thread 'Belgian GP- who actually gives a toss anymore' - (unless Ham loses title by <6pts) cos frankly im fed up of it, i was after the tuesday after the gp


How about we make a thread called "Anyone who trolls the forum gets banned - we are all reasonable people here*"


*By the way, those that believe that the penalty was right are also reasonable people, despite what Mac fans may think..
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 08 Oct 2008, 20:51

Let's stop. And talk about the Japanese GP again :p
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by Fergie1 » 08 Oct 2008, 21:15

TwistedArmco wrote:
phil1993 wrote:Shall we make a thread 'Belgian GP- who actually gives a toss anymore' - (unless Ham loses title by <6pts) cos frankly im fed up of it, i was after the tuesday after the gp


How about we make a thread called "Anyone who trolls the forum gets banned - we are all reasonable people here*"


*By the way, those that believe that the penalty was right are also reasonable people, despite what Mac fans may think..

You've just said whoever trolls gets banned, in my eyes that could start a argument.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by blizzard » 08 Oct 2008, 22:05

In contrast to all opinions mentioned, I think the green stripes on the tires and the "make cars greener" campaign are a good thing. I don´t think it´s hypocratical, because F1 became more ecological over the past years. The switch from V12s and V10s to the smaller 2.4 liter V8s, in 2005 a whole set of tires had to be used for qualy and race, Honda´s earth livery (although it was the biggest flop in F1 history :)), next year KERS, and so on.

I think F1 keeps up with the times in that matter.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 08 Oct 2008, 23:14

Fergie1 wrote:
joostlamers wrote:
syncmaster wrote:Can't wait for the Qualifying and the Race

yeah!! Bring it on!! i'm going out of my bed to see FP2 :p

I'm getting up at 6am too watch FP2 on my laptop in bed. :p

I am waking up at 2 am to watch FP1. :n

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 08 Oct 2008, 23:21

1. Fuji c**p compared to Suzuka says Irvine
F1Complete wrote:Eddie Irvine, a former Ferrari driver and 1999 championship runner-up, has slammed F1's decision to strip Suzuka of its status as the permanent home of the Japanese grand prix.

2. Hamilton looking to extend his advantage
Planet-F1 wrote:Lewis Hamilton is hoping to repeat his stunning performance from last year's Japanese Grand Prix as he aims to increase his lead over Felipe Massa.

3. Ferrari's Massa promises Fuji fightback
Reuters wrote:Ferrari's Felipe Massa warned championship leader Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday that the fight for the Formula One title will rage all the way to the wire.

4. Sutil hoping for second happy homecoming
CrashF1 wrote:Adrian Sutil has more reason than most to look forward to returning to the Japanese GP at Fuji, but admits that a repeat of 2007 might be tough to achieve.

5. Domenicali: Simple statement, difficult task
CrashF1 wrote:Ferrari insists that it will be possible for its cars to finish 1-2 in the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend.

6. We aim to make up for lost ground at Japan - Theissen
F1Technical wrote:Following the spectacular Singapore Grand Prix, the BMW Sauber F1 Team is now preparing for the 15th race of the season: the Japanese Grand Prix. BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen reports on how the team from Munich and Hinwil has spent the last few days, and hopes for more World Championship points in Fuji.

7. What challenges does Fuji present?
F1Network wrote:The major feature of Fuji is the very long straight, and this straight goes into a slow corner which will mean some interesting overtaking opportunities. There are only two high speed corners, with the 100R and 300R. We will see dry set-ups with low downforce configurations. The surface is quite smooth, so I do not expect problems with wear. As we saw last year, the biggest challenge could be the weather and I will certainly be bringing wet weather clothing.

8. Fuji Speedway snapshot
GPUpdate wrote:Fuji Speedway is still a relative unknown in Formula One. Although the circuit debuted on the calendar last year, the majority of data collated was distorted due to the torrential rain which affected the sessions.

However, what is clear is that 33% of the 4.563km Fuji lap is dominated by the start / finish stretch which provides plenty of overtaking opportunities. Measuring 1.5km in length, it's the longest straight driven all season, one on which drivers will reach top speeds of 195mph and spend almost 20 full seconds on the throttle. The end of the straight is then met by a hairpin at turn one, followed by a series of six left and ten right-hand low speed winding loops and gradient changes before the drivers journey back onto the start / finish straight.

There are no extremes at Fuji so the best lap times will be achieved by those cars with the strongest mechanical and aero principles. Set-up direction will ultimately be dictated by Fuji's long straight but must also take into consideration the slower speed corners. A medium downforce configuration, to carry speed and assist overtaking, coupled with strong brakes and a balanced ride through the winding corners, will be the optimum operating level for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix at the Fuji Speedway.
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