FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

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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 phil1993 » 19 Oct 2008, 08:52

Only one race left now :( 17 gone, my my.

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by hannibal_rising » 19 Oct 2008, 08:52

scermat wrote:
iceman1 wrote:
scermat wrote:Hmmmz.

Article 39.1 and Epic Overtakingz by Massa Rite THAR! OMG!


no fans of any of the top three can complain about teams orders. They've all done it this year.


theres a big fat line between making life easy for an overtake and slowing down though. BIG one.

not that i think theyre wrong. but technically its against the rules and we've seen lewis get penalties for things that were a hell of a lot more borderline than that. i therefore expect a full FIA Investigation.


LOL



they won't investigate this... even if kimi slow down before to let Massa pass.

Hard to catch constructor title for McLaren...

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by AzShadow » 19 Oct 2008, 08:53

Why won't Massa even admit what really happened between him and Kimi. :tired:
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scermat wrote:
iceman1 wrote:
scermat wrote:Hmmmz.

Article 39.1 and Epic Overtakingz by Massa Rite THAR! OMG!


no fans of any of the top three can complain about teams orders. They've all done it this year.


theres a big fat line between making life easy for an overtake and slowing down though. BIG one.

not that i think theyre wrong. but technically its against the rules and we've seen lewis get penalties for things that were a hell of a lot more borderline than that. i therefore expect a full FIA Investigation.


LOL

If your team mate is fighting for the championship and you’re out of the fight then it is perfectly acceptable for you to let him past you and to do your best to hold up his championship rivals, as long as you don’t purposely run them off the track. :roll:: yeah not the best scenario happened today

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Post by iceman1 » 19 Oct 2008, 08:55

AzShadow wrote:Why won't Massa even admit what really happened between him and Kimi. :tired:

kimi about to laugh when massa was trying to explain his burst of speed in the last stint :) Massa : "i was particulary strong in that last stint so i caught up to kimi and managed to get past him"

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Post by AzShadow » 19 Oct 2008, 08:55

Just FYI, if somebody's complaining about Ferrari's strategy, McLaren's been doing the same with Kovalainen in a couple of races and in fuel strategies the whole year so... :roll:: At least Ferrari gave both of their drivers the chance to fight for the championship in the first half of the season.
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Post by Ali » 19 Oct 2008, 08:57

AzShadow wrote:Why won't Massa even admit what really happened between him and Kimi. :tired:

I totally agree with you. Kimi's just said "It's a team game" and tried to answer neatly to Windsor's question about team orders. Massa also did it last year in favor of Kimi and at that time Kimi had thanked him but here today Massa didn't seem to know what to say I think. He said "he catched and passed Kimi, which was the only good thing in the race." Come one Massa :wave:
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by scermat » 19 Oct 2008, 08:58

iceman1 wrote:
scermat wrote:
iceman1 wrote:
scermat wrote:Hmmmz.

Article 39.1 and Epic Overtakingz by Massa Rite THAR! OMG!


no fans of any of the top three can complain about teams orders. They've all done it this year.


theres a big fat line between making life easy for an overtake and slowing down though. BIG one.

not that i think theyre wrong. but technically its against the rules and we've seen lewis get penalties for things that were a hell of a lot more borderline than that. i therefore expect a full FIA Investigation.


LOL

If your team mate is fighting for the championship and you’re out of the fight then it is perfectly acceptable for you to let him past you and to do your best to hold up his championship rivals, as long as you don’t purposely run them off the track. :roll:: yeah not the best scenario happened today


:D fair enough... but thats not exactly what i meant.
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Post by iceman1 » 19 Oct 2008, 08:59

Ron Dennis ;

"It was a disciplined race. We were very pleased with the performance of the team this weekend. Unfortunate, with losing a tyre on Heikki's car. It was a cut on the inside sidewall. Fortunate, we saw the deflation so we were able to bring him back slowly but it took him out of the points. We had very high (pneumatic valve) air consumption on the engine and I was very worried that the engine would fail in front of Lewis, so we thought it prudent to take him out because of that and not risk an engine failure.

"The car is very quick, there is no real opportunity to improve anybody's car between now and Brazil, the cars go straight there, so we just have to hope that we can do the job. It's very challenging for Ferraris to beat Lewis because we can afford to come third. To finish in anywhere in this race you have to finish, so the target is to finish and be disciplined."

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Post by phil1993 » 19 Oct 2008, 09:01

Rob Smedley: "not too bad, we were outclassed by McLaren but especially Lewi, hats off to the kid. He won by about 16s. Is McLaren the fastest car, or is it just Lewis. Poor Heikki has been beaten by him. but its not over till its over"

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by scermat » 19 Oct 2008, 09:02

phil1993 wrote:Rob Smedley: "not too bad, we were outclassed by McLaren but especially Lewi, hats off to the kid. He won by about 16s. Is McLaren the fastest car, or is it just Lewis. Poor Heikki has been beaten by him. but its not over till its over"


doesnt that own all the "Lewis is c**p cause he never drove in a slow car" Tifosi? :p
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 19 Oct 2008, 09:03

Steve Rider being surrounded by Chinese people :p

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Burgerlim » 19 Oct 2008, 09:04

Cool! finally... a repeat of last year scenario... :) just hope for the different results! ... haha... been 9 years since 1999 for mclaren?

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by hannibal_rising » 19 Oct 2008, 09:05

AzShadow wrote:Just FYI, if somebody's complaining about Ferrari's strategy, McLaren's been doing the same with Kovalainen in a couple of races and in fuel strategies the whole year so... :roll:: At least Ferrari gave both of their drivers the chance to fight for the championship in the first half of the season.



But Kovalainen was already far from Lewis after a few races...

And about Massa's overtaking, I don't see a problem. I'm sure the rule is about avoiding dirty movements or actions more than try to win the championship in a fair way.

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by swca92 » 19 Oct 2008, 09:06

The 4 1/2 months of no F1 is looming...

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