2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by iceman1 » 11 Oct 2007, 17:54

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_s ... 038791.stm

Hamilton went to a basketball match yesterday.

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by donald29 » 11 Oct 2007, 18:22

Ferrari and Kimi are in a good position as Kimi has number 1 status and their number 2 is fast and good around this track. mclaren however have 2 overrated drivers wo are at loggerheads with each other.

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by JoostLamers » 11 Oct 2007, 21:02

iceman1 wrote:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/basketball/7038791.stm

Hamilton went to a basketball match yesterday.

In a magazine I read that Hamilton played soccer with Ashley Young, now Aston Villa ''hmm'' (correct me if i'm right). And he has the black belt(?) with karate !cool!!!!
He loves sports, just like me !cool!!!! !grin!
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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by Suntrek » 11 Oct 2007, 23:06

dacer wrote:
zack wrote:Kimi and Alonso will have fresh engine...


Sure?. I think is Kimi and Hamilton


Kimi and Hamilton will have fresh engines, Alonso will not.

Don't think that matters much though, the engines are bullet-proof now with the 19.000 rpm limit.
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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by iceman1 » 12 Oct 2007, 07:05

Walter Wolf has said that Kimi will win the championship and both McLarens will bump into each other. He has said that if he would have a team in f1 once againhe would certanly take Kimi and Kubica

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by Zack » 12 Oct 2007, 07:32

suntrek wrote:Kimi and Hamilton will have fresh engines, Alonso will not.
Don't think that matters much though, the engines are bullet-proof now with the 19.000 rpm limit.

Power still can be tweaked....Which is vital for brazil bumpy and uphill climb parts of track.
Normally teams play it safe for engine to survive 2 gp's ..as per the rule!

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by JoostLamers » 12 Oct 2007, 14:51

iceman1 wrote:Walter Wolf has said that Kimi will win the championship and both McLarens will bump into each other. He has said that if he would have a team in f1 once againhe would certanly take Kimi and Kubica

And...Walter Wolf is :huh: ''hmm''
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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by [FIN]SpeedFreak » 12 Oct 2007, 15:29

joostlamers wrote:
iceman1 wrote:Walter Wolf has said that Kimi will win the championship and both McLarens will bump into each other. He has said that if he would have a team in f1 once againhe would certanly take Kimi and Kubica

And...Walter Wolf is :huh: ''hmm''


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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by iceman1 » 12 Oct 2007, 15:40

joostlamers wrote:
iceman1 wrote:Walter Wolf has said that Kimi will win the championship and both McLarens will bump into each other. He has said that if he would have a team in f1 once againhe would certanly take Kimi and Kubica

And...Walter Wolf is :huh: ''hmm''

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Wolf_Racing , he gave Frank Williams his P45

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by [FIN]SpeedFreak » 12 Oct 2007, 15:40

iceman1 wrote:Walter Wolf has said that Kimi will win the championship and both McLarens will bump into each other. He has said that if he would have a team in f1 once againhe would certanly take Kimi and Kubica


Also Mika Salo have said that. Even Kimi's maneger believes that Fernando propably attemp to drive Hamilton out of the race. He might want to give WDC rather Kimi than Lewis. I also would prefer anybody else as world champion than Hamilton. Lewis just doesn't deserve that title yet. I Think that he needs to learn some humble and respect to other drivers and also he should start to learning rules of the sport. He just cuts very dangerously by start/finnish straight at starts. Rules says that you can change your driving line twice. Hamilton does it at least five times at the start. &doh

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by Adam Ribeiro » 12 Oct 2007, 18:49

To me, Felipe is the best in Brazil, everybody know´s that! But... I hope Kimi win and Felipe 2nd!! And Fernando & Lewis crash!!! xD, hahahahaha!!! I´m brazilian, but I say: "Go, Kimi, go Kimi" Ferrari is the best!! And McLaren engineers know´s that!!

1 - Kimi Raikkonen 110 pts. (win)
2 - Fernando Alonso 109 pts. (3rd)
3 - Lewis Hamilton 107 pts. (crash)
4 - Felipe Massa 94 pts. (2nd)
5 - Nick Heidfeld 63 pts. (4th)

That´s all....

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by Mozzer56 » 12 Oct 2007, 23:11

Just a point, surely Kimi needs Hamilton to finish 6th or worse? Then they would both be on 110, but Kimi would have more wins than Hamilton? It says Kimi needs Hamilton 7th or worse up there.

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by Adam Ribeiro » 13 Oct 2007, 01:59

Kimi have five wins! Lewis have four wins! If Kimi win and Lewis 6th, they´re 110 pts!! But Kimi with 6 wins!! Kimi Champion!!

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by iceman1 » 13 Oct 2007, 07:45

People might see a different Interlagos this year, The pit lane area was modified and it´s said that the lap times will decrease some hundredth or even seconds

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by McLaren-F1 » 13 Oct 2007, 13:37

Fernando Alonso 's Lap Guide
“It’s a great racing track with a lot of overtaking, especially going into Turn One. It’s quite a short lap but very tricky all the same. The track is normally pretty dirty when we get there on the Friday, but it gets quicker and quicker during the weekend. As a result we normally start with a medium downforce set-up but during the weekend, as more rubber gets laid down, we take the rear downforce off to allow the car to go as quick as possible down the straight. This gives you the chance to overtake and gain positions during the race. It is an anti clockwise track which makes it more difficult for the left hand side of the neck. The important thing to remember is not to underestimate the time that you can gain or loose on the pit entry, and especially on the pit exit. The pit exit is a very complicated set of three corners; the first one is blind on a very steep downhill slope; it’s very easy to meet the apex and its very low grip as well. In Turns Two and Three as you come out of the pits it is very high speed with low grip. It is possible to gain a lot of places here if you practice a lot during Friday and Saturday morning before the race, as it can give you an advantage if you take this set of corners faster than anyone. A lot of races in Sao Paulo are won on the pit entry and pit exit speed of the driver. The track itself is good for overtaking. Turn One is a second gear corner. It is off camber with a heavy gradient, which makes it quite understeery and difficult to get the car turning precisely. Once you are in Turn Two you have to touch the kerb slightly and go straight on the power as Two and Three are taken flat out. On acceleration you get into the back straight which is a long straight where you reach seventh gear. Turn Four is a 90 degree, third gear corner. You really have to stay away from the kerbs on the exit because they are very bumpy. Turn Five is taken flat easy. Turns Six and Seven make up a very difficult corner; it’s a double apex high speed fifth gear corner. Basically the trick here is to clip the first and the second kerb. This leads to the very slow speed section of Turns Eight, Nine and 10. They are all second gear corners and are very slow but challenging as they are very slippery. For Turn Eight you have to attack the inside kerb as much as you can, sometimes nearly going onto the grass. Turn Nine is a very understeery corner where you can lose a lot of time if you go into it too quick. Turn 10 is very slippery on the front wheels and it’s easy to over shoot. You have to pace yourself a little bit on the entry and it’s important to get a clean exit because you start a very steep downhill to Turn 11, a fifth gear corner taken flat; it’s not easy flat though because of the adverse camber and the downhill slope. Then you get to probably the most important and critical corner of the whole circuit at Turn 12. It’s a very slow second gear corner, but its so important to exit with good traction and speed because this leads into Turn 13 and 14, which can be taken flat easy.”
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