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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
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 12 Oct 2008, 07:14  
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The Hamilton turn 1 incident is stupid and we have ferrari fans screaming guilty from their rooftops. I could tell you for almost a fact that Hamilton had to lock up for that long to make the corner.

And to the mods/admins: if you don't want people to swear, put more words into the swear filter. its hardly that guys fault there arent enough words in it.


If we don't want people to swear, then you don't swear. Full stop.

Why is it always the Mac fans?? Just be reasonable. Or be as unreasonable as hell, just don't swear.


because we don't know Brazilian swear words that forum members may use



wanna know some words? I can help you with that! hehehehe

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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2008, 07:15  
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I think this race told us some important points such that:

1) Renault secured 4th in the championship if not a miracle emerges.
2) Alonso will stay in Renault and Flavio will reconsider giving the seat to Nelsinho. He has the 4th fastest lap of the race just 0.1 slower than supreme Alonso.
3) Ferrari are still the fastest car on track.
4) Lewis gets more and more nervous when the end of season approaches even if he leads the driver standing. He can't cope with this mental challenge.
5) Kubica is the most consistent driver of all. I'd love to see him in the best car of the grid.
6) Honda was hopeless.


I seriously wonder how come Honda believed that they can make FA join them .. Probably Nick Fry & Ross Brawn should think of new strategies to obtain the services of a good driver :shhh:


+1

More to add

Ruben & Fisi ...awesome commitment.
Alonso & Vettel ... solid consistency.
Great Race from Toyota & Marky :)
Massa ... can fight back.

Personally, i would have loved Kubica or Kimi to win.
But Alonso really drove every bit of that Renault and as said before he deserved than anubody else ..
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.. congrats to Suntrek .. TA and other Alonso fans

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And he have done that then who would have been in lead or battling with Robert and Kubica

wow, hes so good he can drive two cars at once :p

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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2008, 07:17  
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Yes if Kubica or Kimmi had won then it had made more interesting championship battle

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Fergie1 wrote:
But Hamilton would of had to lock up for that long to avoid more damage by going straight on even further which w/could cause Raikkonen to crash into Hamilton.


I think the point is that he braked particularly late. Had he braked earlier, there would have been no need to stand on the brakes and cock up the first corner for Raikkonen. Comparing that to Spa is perhaps valid, but it's not as if Kimi completely missed his braking at Spa, he just squeezed Hamilton rather roughly.

You see, I always think before I say. It saves time and anger later..

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Isn't Kimi now statistically unable to win the championship?
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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2008, 07:19  
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phil1993 wrote:
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And he have done that then who would have been in lead or battling with Robert and Kubica

wow, hes so good he can drive two cars at once :p

But he didn't do that :oh:

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.. congrats to Suntrek .. TA and other Alonso fans


Cheers, mate. I can't stop grinning.. :)

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Isn't Kimi now statistically unable to win the championship?


Yes

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Lewis Hamilton admitted the first-corner incident that caused his Japanese Grand Prix to go disastrously wrong within seconds of the start was his own fault.

The McLaren driver made a poor getaway from pole position and then, while trying to repass Kimi Raikkonen at turn one, locked up heavily, ran wide and forced the Ferrari off the circuit.

After an unscheduled pit stop to replace the damaged tyre and later a drive-through penalty, Hamilton dropped out of contention for a points finish and came home a lowly 12th.

When asked by ITV Sport’s Louise Goodman if he regretted the move, Hamilton replied: “Of course.

“You can always look back and wish you did something else, but I made a mistake and I paid for it.

“This sort of thing happens, you’ve just got to keep your head up and keep going.”

Hamilton was involved in a second controversial incident when he clashed with championship rival Felipe Massa on lap two.

This time the stewards threw the book at the Brazilian, handing him a drive-through penalty – but Hamilton felt Massa had been guilty of a more serious offence than his own.

“We both got the same penalty but I didn’t hit anyone and he did, so I guess that’s just the name of the game,” he said.

Massa salvaged one point from the afternoon to trim Hamilton’s title lead to six points.

The Briton insisted he would not be taking a more conservative approach to the last two races, however – and vowed to win them both.

“I don’t think it makes any difference,” he said.

“I lost one point today, which I guess is damage limitation.

“We’ll move onto next week. We’ll still be as competitive and we’re going to make sure we win the last two races.

“We plan on winning. Not at any cost, but we plan on winning.”

http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=44239
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Isn't Kimi now statistically unable to win the championship?

yeah :sad:

Canada 1998, M Schumacher came out of the pits and forced Frentzen off, he got a 10 second stop and go penalty.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiSQP-267QA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYt8dfJrVLk
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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2008, 07:26  
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Does Piquet keep his job now? I said yesterday he was c**p and noone cares about him but he has done a few good drives. Surely is a risk taking DiGrassi next year as he might not do well straight away in F1.
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I hope Lewis can be champion in China - Massa crashes and Lewis finishes 4th :)

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phil1993 wrote:
I hope Lewis can be champion in China - Massa crashes and Lewis finishes 4th :)


What ever may happen but i bet that Hamilton and Massa both are in a huge pressure now.I wish Robert also finish in a strong place so that it can be a three way battle in Brazil

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phil1993 wrote:
I hope Lewis can be champion in China - Massa crashes and Lewis finishes 4th :)


its Karma .. before this race you prayed Massa - DNF. LOL

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that was spectacular but of course extremely Dangerous

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