It is currently 24 Aug 2017, 01:00

All times are UTC




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 973 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 ... 65  Next

Who will win the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix
Poll ended at 12 Oct 2008, 17:06
Lewis Hamilton 22%  22%  [ 18 ]
Felipe Massa 37%  37%  [ 31 ]
Robert Kubica 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
Kimi Räikkönen 16%  16%  [ 13 ]
Nick Heidfeld 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Heikki Kovalainen 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Fernando Alonso 13%  13%  [ 11 ]
Sebastian Vettel 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jarno Trulli 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Timo Glock 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nico Rosberg 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nelsinho Piquet 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Kazuki Nakajima 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 83
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 06:31  
F1 Driver
User avatar

Joined: 07 Oct 2007, 21:13
Posts: 2476
Location: Istanbul
Country: Turkey (tr)
hannibal_rising wrote:
Ali wrote:
I guess Ferrari tried some tactic game by sending Kimi lighter than both Massa and Hamilton to snatch the pole or even front row but it unfortunately faded. Even worse than they thoght cause Massa is nowhere near to fight for the lead if weather conditions doesn't decide play a part in the show. It can be another blow for Ferrari strategicly speaking. Massa has to pass Alonso in the first turn otherwise his championship hopes will quickly decrease.

Fuel load prediction = Massa > Kovalainen > Hamilton >= Raikkonen



I don't think they have such a bet about the fuel. On the italian television they interviewed many from ferrari and they were not much happy about Massa. They were expecting more... so, I don't think it's a strategic decision...

No mate, you should read what Rob said in the previous page. He said they are happy with their strategy giving some clues of Felipe's fuel load. Indeed, how could a championship contender's engineer be happy with his driver in 5th and his rival in 1st place unless his driver have lots of fuel on board? If not, they must have been mad.

_________________
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying" -Woody Allen
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 06:32  
F1 Driver
User avatar

Joined: 26 Jan 2008, 21:24
Posts: 2441
Location: Enfield, London
How come Kimi is so fast all of a sudden? Where has his pace come from? Japanese nightlife? Sushi? An actual desire to prove Ferrari right for giving him a contract?
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 06:38  
F1 Rookie
User avatar

Joined: 19 Feb 2008, 16:29
Posts: 914
Ali wrote:
hannibal_rising wrote:
Ali wrote:
I guess Ferrari tried some tactic game by sending Kimi lighter than both Massa and Hamilton to snatch the pole or even front row but it unfortunately faded. Even worse than they thoght cause Massa is nowhere near to fight for the lead if weather conditions doesn't decide play a part in the show. It can be another blow for Ferrari strategicly speaking. Massa has to pass Alonso in the first turn otherwise his championship hopes will quickly decrease.

Fuel load prediction = Massa > Kovalainen > Hamilton >= Raikkonen



I don't think they have such a bet about the fuel. On the italian television they interviewed many from ferrari and they were not much happy about Massa. They were expecting more... so, I don't think it's a strategic decision...

No mate, you should read what Rob said in the previous page. He said they are happy with their strategy giving some clues of Felipe's fuel load. Indeed, how could a championship contender's engineer be happy with his driver in 5th and his rival in 1st place unless his driver have lots of fuel on board? If not, they must have been mad.



They always say that when they cannot have the pole... hehe... moreover, he said he was happy with the strategy not smiling at all... neither felipe was smiling... But the race is long, and probably Massa will take some positions... He may take the third place easily... more places... uf... depends... Yesterday Hamilton in soft tyres did a good lap... but the second lap was +0.5... and the third +1.2... So everything is a big question mark for tomorrow...
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 06:40  
F1 Rookie
User avatar

Joined: 19 Feb 2008, 16:29
Posts: 914
swca92 wrote:
How come Kimi is so fast all of a sudden? Where has his pace come from? Japanese nightlife? Sushi? An actual desire to prove Ferrari right for giving him a contract?


not feeling anymore the pressure for winning the championship?
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 06:41  
Co-Admin
User avatar

Joined: 27 Jun 2007, 15:26
Posts: 4153
Location: Bombay
Country: India (in)
Ali wrote:
hannibal_rising wrote:
Ali wrote:
I guess Ferrari tried some tactic game by sending Kimi lighter than both Massa and Hamilton to snatch the pole or even front row but it unfortunately faded. Even worse than they thoght cause Massa is nowhere near to fight for the lead if weather conditions doesn't decide play a part in the show. It can be another blow for Ferrari strategicly speaking. Massa has to pass Alonso in the first turn otherwise his championship hopes will quickly decrease.

Fuel load prediction = Massa > Kovalainen > Hamilton >= Raikkonen



I don't think they have such a bet about the fuel. On the italian television they interviewed many from ferrari and they were not much happy about Massa. They were expecting more... so, I don't think it's a strategic decision...

No mate, you should read what Rob said in the previous page. He said they are happy with their strategy giving some clues of Felipe's fuel load. Indeed, how could a championship contender's engineer be happy with his driver in 5th and his rival in 1st place unless his driver have lots of fuel on board? If not, they must have been mad.

But in this case he is mad anyway :p

To me its stupid & risky strategy ... it can put WDC title out of reach.

_________________
Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings PEACE -Buddha
There is no point in defining a point... But there is a point in trying -Zack

ImageImage
[Videos]

Donate & support us
-ZACK- IO
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 06:43  
F1 Driver
User avatar

Joined: 05 Apr 2008, 09:57
Posts: 1506
Zack wrote:
Ali wrote:
hannibal_rising wrote:
Ali wrote:
I guess Ferrari tried some tactic game by sending Kimi lighter than both Massa and Hamilton to snatch the pole or even front row but it unfortunately faded. Even worse than they thoght cause Massa is nowhere near to fight for the lead if weather conditions doesn't decide play a part in the show. It can be another blow for Ferrari strategicly speaking. Massa has to pass Alonso in the first turn otherwise his championship hopes will quickly decrease.

Fuel load prediction = Massa > Kovalainen > Hamilton >= Raikkonen



I don't think they have such a bet about the fuel. On the italian television they interviewed many from ferrari and they were not much happy about Massa. They were expecting more... so, I don't think it's a strategic decision...

No mate, you should read what Rob said in the previous page. He said they are happy with their strategy giving some clues of Felipe's fuel load. Indeed, how could a championship contender's engineer be happy with his driver in 5th and his rival in 1st place unless his driver have lots of fuel on board? If not, they must have been mad.

But in this case he is mad anyway :p

To me its stupid & risky strategy ... it can put WDC title out of reach.

Lets just wait and watch

_________________
Desire has no limits
Image
Image
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 06:44  
F1 Driver
User avatar

Joined: 26 Jan 2008, 21:24
Posts: 2441
Location: Enfield, London
If Lewis wins the race and Massa is 5th Lewis is 12 points clear with 2 races left.Same as last year...
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 06:47  
F1 Driver
User avatar

Joined: 05 Apr 2008, 09:57
Posts: 1506
swca92 wrote:
If Lewis wins the race and Massa is 5th Lewis is 12 points clear with 2 races left.Same as last year...

No it will be not same as last year.Last year Kimmi and alonso was in reach and these people were very much were capable of wining championship but this year it will be Massa if they finish as they are on the grid

_________________
Desire has no limits
Image
Image
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 06:52  
F1 Driver
User avatar

Joined: 07 Oct 2007, 21:13
Posts: 2476
Location: Istanbul
Country: Turkey (tr)
Ferrari wanted to sandwich Hamilton but apperantly they didn't consider their "other" rivals, which are those low fuelled and team mates. I feared Glock might have been light to give Japanese fans some cheering but fortunately it didn't happen.

In a track where drivers are seperated withing hundreds of seconds, 0.2 second difference between Lewis and Kimi AND Kimi and Massa are huge. Both Kimi and Massa got it wrong in their last attempt, while Lewis was flying. I infer from what Ron said "It's his best ever pole" statement that he'd done a perfect lap as just Massa did in Singapore. Lewis may not that lighter than Kimi. It's really disappointing for Ferrari but very very promising for Macca.

Btw, Kimi would give his position to Massa if any need will occur. I have no doubt about it. Racing for team means not only taking points but also winning both championship. It's not important who win it as long as Ferrari wins but now it's important who will win WDC-wise. So Kimi must be a team player and give his position to Massa. He surely would do that.

_________________
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying" -Woody Allen


Last edited by Ali on 11 Oct 2008, 06:59, edited 1 time in total.
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 06:57  
F1 Driver
User avatar

Joined: 26 Jan 2008, 21:24
Posts: 2441
Location: Enfield, London
syncmaster wrote:
swca92 wrote:
If Lewis wins the race and Massa is 5th Lewis is 12 points clear with 2 races left.Same as last year...

No it will be not same as last year.Last year Kimmi and alonso was in reach and these people were very much were capable of wining championship but this year it will be Massa if they finish as they are on the grid


I meant in terms of points advantage.Ferrari,whatever they say,have screwed up.Massa will do well to get on the podium this race.Kovalainen could be crucial for McLaren,he could well knock Massa down to 4th tomorrow and give Lewis an extra points advanyage
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 07:05  
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: 29 Sep 2007, 17:32
Posts: 25503
Country: United Kingdom (uk)
Kovalainen is looking good this weekend for once so that could make a difference. BMW aren't, no-one else seems to be 3rd at all. Macca and Ferrari could well scamper off into the distance

_________________
F1Zone.net News
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 07:37  
F1 Rookie
User avatar

Joined: 29 Mar 2008, 18:08
Posts: 645
Location: North-West England
great to see raikkonen back where he belongs! :)

_________________
Image
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 07:41  
F1 Driver
User avatar

Joined: 09 Sep 2007, 23:17
Posts: 1199
Location: San Diego
phil1993 wrote:
Kovalainen is looking good this weekend for once so that could make a difference. BMW aren't, no-one else seems to be 3rd at all. Macca and Ferrari could well scamper off into the distance


Hope Mclaren scores a 1-2 tomorrow ! It has been almost a year since a Mclaren 1 - 2. I hope it comes on the day when it will make a difference !
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 07:49  
F1 Driver
User avatar

Joined: 05 Apr 2008, 09:57
Posts: 1506
sanredrose wrote:
phil1993 wrote:
Kovalainen is looking good this weekend for once so that could make a difference. BMW aren't, no-one else seems to be 3rd at all. Macca and Ferrari could well scamper off into the distance


Hope Mclaren scores a 1-2 tomorrow ! It has been almost a year since a Mclaren 1 - 2. I hope it comes on the day when it will make a difference !

I will be surprised if Heikki Kovalainen makes a good start.He is losing places on lap 1 in previous races and spoiling the party of Mclaren to lead in constructors.Kimmi on front row no surprise for me but i will be surprised if finishes as grid position or higher then that and then i will say that kimmi is back in form.Massa need a cracking start to overcome his mistakes from Qualifying lap or to make use of his strategy(What ever it may be)

_________________
Desire has no limits
Image
Image
 Offline Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2008, 07:54  
F1 Champion
User avatar

Joined: 25 May 2007, 21:38
Posts: 11852
Location: Tilburg
Country: Netherlands (nl)
Ron Dennis: "We will race strategically, no question."

_________________
<<<The flag Lew1s waved at
Image
 Offline Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 973 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 ... 65  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
Jump to:  

F1Zone.net is proudly powered by phpBB