2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Who will win the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix

Poll ended at 12 Oct 2008, 17:06

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 scermat » 16 Oct 2008, 09:43

Arrows_F1 wrote:The situation of Massa's move against Hamilton is clear and I think it was the reason why Bourdais was also penalised in the end. It was the same situation somehow.

But I'm still thinking about the start situation. Of course it was a dangerous move by Hamilton and the chaos could have been avoidable. But then I'm thinking what would have happened if something like this appeared at the back of the field (maybe Button brakes late and avoids crashing into Fisichella for example). Do you think Button would have been penalised then ? I can hardly imagine that.

This puts me not on the side of Hamilton. I'm as neutral as blizzard about this situation and I think Hamilton was penalised enough with falling back to the end of the field


correct me if im wrong, but i think it happened in the same GP. wasnt that the reason why DC crashed out? he was "squashed"? you can also see 2 cars being "pushed" wide at the back...
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by Intermediate07 » 16 Oct 2008, 14:53

shail69 wrote:
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Wtf happened to Hamilton in the first lap? :blink: :oh: :sad:

He was fighting with Heikki and went off track in the same way as kimi had to go when he was fighting with kubica with few laps to go.


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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 16 Oct 2008, 15:48

F1.com actually did a little something we would expect them to do after every race , After watching the F~0~M footage I think that it was a 50/50 racing incident. Consider Alonso and Kubica’s explanation from the post race conference:

Alonso: I saw the people in front of me going quite aggressively into turn one. I myself locked the front tyres and I went a little bit wide. But I think it surprised us in a way as with the cold temperatures most of us started with the prime tyres and then we locked the tyres and everybody went long

Kubica: I braked really too late and if someone had managed to take the apex I would have for sure hit him but suddenly everybody was straight. I locked the front wheel quite a lot but managed to stay on the track, I think I was the only one who did really.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 16 Oct 2008, 17:09

Does domenicali have a second job as a reporter..
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 16 Oct 2008, 18:06

I didn't realize this before, but you can see from the F~0~M highlights on formula1.com that Hamilton and Alonso actually touched on the run down to turn 2. I'm not being dragged into arguments of whose fault it was, if people can even be bothered to watch it, but it was Hamilton on Alonso Magny-Cours/Hamilton on Alonso Monza style.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by AzShadow » 16 Oct 2008, 20:04

Of course it's always about Alonso and Hamilton and their fights will be one of the best ones now and during the upcoming years.
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by blizzard » 16 Oct 2008, 22:54

shail69 wrote:Does domenicali have a second job as a reporter..
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I hope so, than somebody who is more competent than him could manage the Ferrari team. :p
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 17 Oct 2008, 01:07

Stewards questioned Webber over Massa move
"Fresh controversy over the stewarding of the Japanese GP has been sparked by the revelation that Felipe Massa's move past Mark Webber on the penultimate lap was investigated - but only to determine if the Red Bull driver ought to be punished for allegedly forcing the World Championship contender wide."

http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954, ... 15,00.html
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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 17 Oct 2008, 01:50

just woke up and its 2.50 am.
Anyone watching fp1.

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by fclen » 17 Oct 2008, 01:50

I'm here!

We really should talk in the china thread though. :oh:

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by shailf1 » 17 Oct 2008, 01:59

fclen wrote:I'm here!

We really should talk in the china thread though. :oh:

ok then :thumbsup:

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by Fergie1 » 17 Oct 2008, 15:09

Ali wrote:Stewards questioned Webber over Massa move
"Fresh controversy over the stewarding of the Japanese GP has been sparked by the revelation that Felipe Massa's move past Mark Webber on the penultimate lap was investigated - but only to determine if the Red Bull driver ought to be punished for allegedly forcing the World Championship contender wide."

http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,18954, ... 15,00.html

ahaha this is a complete joke. :pout:

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Re: 2008 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Post by scermat » 17 Oct 2008, 15:30

it wasnt penalisable but it did put some of his recent comments about driving of others into perspective imo. ;)
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