FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Who will the 2008 Chinese Grand Prix?

Poll ended at 18 Oct 2008, 18:50

Lewis Hamilton
24
33%
Felipe Massa
25
35%
Robert Kubica
9
13%
Kimi Räikkönen
9
13%
Nick Heidfeld
0
No votes
Heikki Kovalainen
0
No votes
Fernando Alonso
5
7%
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
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 72

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Zack » 14 Oct 2008, 06:19

syncmaster wrote:U never known in china Ferrari has good results in rain also

well, that is expected to be after artificial rain test in Fiorano :) .They haven't got chance yet to know if the problem is really fixed.In Dry condition, Tyre Wear will be key and good grid position is half work done as usual.Sadly ... i feel BMW will struggle &doh
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by syafiqa » 14 Oct 2008, 06:37

I believe there's no problem for Massa to win his home race.. :roll::
If hamy cant beat massa at china..then he must say sayonara/bye2 to his title hope. :wave:

I hope hamy will repeat again his stupidity.. :n :n
another weekend for lewis to DNf or finish the race without points. :p :p :p :)
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 14 Oct 2008, 07:53

Both McLaren will start this race with a new engine while Ferrari duo will use the same engine they used in Japan. Only Lewis Hamilton still has his joker engine change, which he definitely will use in Brazil. So, Lewis will have that kind of advantage. Having said that, McLaren had some reliability problems in last races on Heikki's car. That may be something to consider also.

In China, according to Autosport "Throughout the week the weather is set fair with an abundance of warm, pleasant sunshine, no rain, and maximum temperatures that will remain constant at between 23 and 25 degrees Celsius." It will be an advantage for Ferrari. If they get a 1-2 in this race in dry conditions which is very likely, then they will have the upper hand before Brazil, where Massa will be unbeatable with his new engine. If it rains, anyone's game.
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by AzShadow » 14 Oct 2008, 11:42

Hamilton is in disadvantage because you are not allowed to use the joker engine change in the final race of the season. So Hamilton will have to use the same engine in China and Brazil whereas Ferrari will have brand new engines for their drivers to the final race. That's why it's odd that McLaren didn't use Hamilton's joker in Japan, just for this tactical advantage.
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Post by Ali » 14 Oct 2008, 12:07

AzShadow wrote:Hamilton is in disadvantage because you are not allowed to use the joker engine change in the final race of the season. So Hamilton will have to use the same engine in China and Brazil whereas Ferrari will have brand new engines for their drivers to the final race. That's why it's odd that McLaren didn't use Hamilton's joker in Japan, just for this tactical advantage.

Oh I didn't know that. Then it was really wrong decision not to use it. Their joker now became void and null.
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Post by Fergie1 » 14 Oct 2008, 15:03

McLaren's strategy has bemused me this year. The only thing I can think of now is them changing Lewis's engine after qualifying in China.

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Post by shailf1 » 14 Oct 2008, 16:11

AzShadow wrote:Hamilton is in disadvantage because you are not allowed to use the joker engine change in the final race of the season. So Hamilton will have to use the same engine in China and Brazil whereas Ferrari will have brand new engines for their drivers to the final race. That's why it's odd that McLaren didn't use Hamilton's joker in Japan, just for this tactical advantage.

didnt know that

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Post by Fergie1 » 14 Oct 2008, 16:37

shail69 wrote:
AzShadow wrote:Hamilton is in disadvantage because you are not allowed to use the joker engine change in the final race of the season. So Hamilton will have to use the same engine in China and Brazil whereas Ferrari will have brand new engines for their drivers to the final race. That's why it's odd that McLaren didn't use Hamilton's joker in Japan, just for this tactical advantage.

didnt know that

McLaren don't either by the looks of it.

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Post by Zack » 14 Oct 2008, 16:37

I think that is not going to affect their competitiveness :) ... it can only be physiological friction.

Mclaren Mercedes(sp.) should be proud of themselves.One of the best engine manufacturer for 2008.
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Post by ScuderiaFan » 14 Oct 2008, 16:48

off course i would like to see scuderia winning this race with Massa and kimi respectivlly .. but the 2008 season ur gonna expect the unexceptable .. who knows whoes gonna win ?? hopfully Massa
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by kimi and mika » 14 Oct 2008, 16:54

if it's dry, ferrari will probably dominate....but if it rains, (alonso will dominate!)


So either way Lewis needs to come 2nd if he is to have a chance...If Massa is leading in Brazil i'm pritty sure Massa will be WDC, this is the most critical race of the season as Lewis can win the Championship here and nobody else can but in Brazil it's a one race shoot-out for the title.

My pridiction (dry):

1. Massa
2. Kimi
3. Lewis
4. Kubica
5. Alonso

I think Kimi might let Massa though somehow that isn't illegal. Maybe a false mistake?

My pridiction (wet):

1. Kimi
2. Lewis
3. Massa
4. Alonso
5. Vettel

Kimi will own! Lewis 17 second behind then Massa 3 seconds behind him.
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by megasyxx » 14 Oct 2008, 16:56

were missing joost here.....our (mclaren fans) lawyer and defender :)
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Post by phil1993 » 14 Oct 2008, 17:04

Yeah, he's banned

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by megasyxx » 14 Oct 2008, 17:13

kimi and mika wrote:My prediction (dry):
1. Massa
2. Kimi
3. Lewis
4. Kubica
5. Alonso


scores in this scenario;
hamilton 90, massa 89, kubica 77; massa - hamilton showdown in last race,

kimi and mika wrote:My prediction (wet):
1. Kimi
2. Lewis
3. Massa
4. Alonso
5. Vettel
Kimi will own! Lewis 17 second behind then Massa 3 seconds behind him.


in this one we'll have;
hamilton 92, massa 85; same, massa - hamilton showdown in last race!
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Post by Zack » 14 Oct 2008, 17:23

kimi and mika wrote:My pridiction (wet):
1. Kimi
2. Lewis
3. Massa
4. Alonso
5. Vettel


Probably we'll see Kimi & Vettel switching position on that occasion :p :n
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