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, 09:09

Its nearly 5 months actually. From November 2nd until Australia FP1 on March 27th. Thank God for Winter testing vids

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Sanredrose » 19 Oct 2008, 09:10

swca92 wrote:The 4 1/2 months of no F1 is looming...


Never think of that .. Because the uploader team at f1zone are gearing to release a lot of full seasons over the next 5 months. I think that will keep the forum busy and everyone here to watch some historical races & relive them ...

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by TwistedArmco » 19 Oct 2008, 09:12

Yawn, yawn, yawn. It's kind of a good thing to be so bored by an ok race - it means the standard of races this year has been that good. But it was stilll boring. And I watched it with three Hamilton fans.. :roll::
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Post by phil1993 » 19 Oct 2008, 09:13

no hangover today then TA?

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Post by TwistedArmco » 19 Oct 2008, 09:15

Nah, that was more Freshers' Week. I'm ill anyway, so I went to bed early.
No, I'm not calmer. Just more jaded.

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Post by Zack » 19 Oct 2008, 09:19

...much expected Team-order no brainier troll :@:2

BMW no team orders :sad:
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 19 Oct 2008, 09:20

Hamilton's such pace remembered me Schumacher 2004. In one week time, what might have changed so dramatically? Quite interesting. Lewis seems to get a boost from those criticisim and disliking towards him. He reacted very very solidly. I'm very happy for him for at least he's now a relieved guy.

No testing though before Brazil so we can expect the same pace from Lewis. I don't think he will make the same mistakes he did in last year. It's over to me. Lewis will clinch it in Brazil. I hope title won't be decided by some silly technical issues or safety car periods.
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 19 Oct 2008, 09:21

Hamilton was saving his engine because he has to use it in Brazil. he can't use his free engine change in the final race of the season

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Post by Ali » 19 Oct 2008, 09:27

iceman1 wrote:Hamilton was saving his engine because he has to use it in Brazil. he can't use his free engine change in the final race of the season

I didn't know you're a Lewis fan, you disappointed me :p
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 19 Oct 2008, 09:31

TwistedArmco wrote:Nah, that was more Freshers' Week. I'm ill anyway, so I went to bed early.


I'll do the classic, "we'll theres something going round":p i was ill a few weeks ago. sorry that its a weekend that ur ill on

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Mitsuro Sano » 19 Oct 2008, 09:34

hannibal_rising wrote:
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.


I don't see any problem too. And it's normal that Raikkonen let Massa take the 2nd place. We often see that, not only with Ferrari ( McLaren at Spa 2005 for example, or Renault at Indianapolis 2006 ). It's not like Austria 2002.

It's a good race, a bit boring at the end of the race. Great drive by Hamilton, nobody could catch him! Just need to keep his head at Interlagos! ( Massa will be unbeatable )

Kovy IS very unlucky!! Put a finn in a McLaren Mercedes and there will be a lot of problems! Ask Kimi and Mika!

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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 19 Oct 2008, 09:35

Renault guaranteed 4th place in the championship so did Toyoto in 5th. Kubica's WDC chance is now gone.
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 19 Oct 2008, 09:39

Ali wrote:
iceman1 wrote:Hamilton was saving his engine because he has to use it in Brazil. he can't use his free engine change in the final race of the season

I didn't know you're a Lewis fan, you disappointed me :p

i am a Mclaren fan , There’s a Constructor’s Championship to win :p

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Post by Zack » 19 Oct 2008, 09:40

Ali wrote:No testing though before Brazil so we can expect the same pace from Lewis.

50km shakedown is allowed .. Ferrari loves it :)

For Massa to win WDC .. Alonso should be near/front of Hamilton :p

Three guys opted for 1 stop strategy - Glock(2points), Dc & Fisi.
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Re: FORMULA 1 2008 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 19 Oct 2008, 09:42

Zack wrote:
Ali wrote:No testing though before Brazil so we can expect the same pace from Lewis.

50km shakedown is allowed .. Ferrari loves it :)
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Ferrari has almost won WCC Flag:##

Come on, it's roughly 10~15 laps. Will it be enough?

Yes, I think so. Ferrari made it as guarantee as Lewis did his.
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