2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by JoostLamers » 13 Oct 2007, 16:03

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by iceman1 » 13 Oct 2007, 17:25

Formula One heads to Sao Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix this week where one of three drivers will follow in the footsteps of Mika Hakkinen (champion in 1998-99) and Michael Schumacher (champion in 2000-2004) to become the next Formula One drivers’ champion using Bridgestone Potenza tyres.

Bridgestone’s soft and super soft tyres, the same combination as used in Monaco, Canada and Hungary earlier this season, will be the tyres that McLaren Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen will use as this year’s thrilling title race comes to its conclusion.

The Autodromo José Carlos Pace is all set to be location of this end of season showdown and the 4.3km circuit, also known as Interlagos due to its location between two artificial lakes, will provide a true test for these championship protagonists. It is the second track this season to be run in an anti-clockwise direction, and it is characterised by its undulating and bumpy nature.

A twisty infield section, with the possibility of a dusty circuit to start the weekend, means that front tyre graining is likely to be a factor. Heavy braking and rapid acceleration out of the corners will also place demands on the tyres, with good rear traction a particular requirement for a fast lap.

Bridgestone tyres have been used on the winning car in Brazil in seven grand prix since Bridgestone’s Formula One participation started in 1997. They have also been on the pole position car seven times in this period. Last year, Bridgestone-shod Felipe Massa (Ferrari) thrilled his home crowd by taking pole and victory.
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Hirohide Hamashima, Motorsport Tyre Development Director - Why are Bridgestone bringing the soft and super soft compounds to Brazil?
“Interlagos looks like a circuit that would be quite severe on tyres, but this is not the case, as it is not actually that harsh. High levels of grip are an important requirement here, especially in the infield section. Because of these grip requirements we will bring the soft and super soft compounds, the softest tyres we have in the 2007 Bridgestone Potenza Formula One range. However, we expect to have less grip here than when we were in a competitive situation last year, so teams and drivers will have to work hard to find the best set-up.”

What challenges does Interlagos present?
“It is a track which has a lot of gradient changes and the first corner will be a particular challenge. The corner is downhill and comes after the long straight, so identifying the correct braking point will be vital. This corner is very difficult and drivers often lock their front wheels here, so they will have to be careful to avoid flat-spotting their tyres. This year there is an unknown element too, as the circuit has been resurfaced.”

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http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/ ... 5959.shtml

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by Zack » 13 Oct 2007, 18:02

IMO Ferrari will be quick here... situation will be better than monaco :@:2


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Post by iceman1 » 13 Oct 2007, 18:14

zack wrote:Happy Eid "Eid Mubaarak" to all you :T:@


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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by McLaren-F1 » 13 Oct 2007, 19:32

Yeah it suits more than Ferrari but it'll be close fight between them also qualiyfying will be very important too..

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by iceman1 » 13 Oct 2007, 19:52

McLaren-F1 wrote:Yeah it suits more than Ferrari but it'll be close fight between them also qualiyfying will be very important too.

Yeah Brazil is more a mechanical grip circuit than top speeds and aero, The McLarens also handle better on a bumpy track

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by xplor » 13 Oct 2007, 21:10

i'll start my post with a slight correction to iceman's first post:
Portuguese: Grande Prêmio do Brasil
the right way to put it is :"Portuguese: Grande Prémio do Brasil" thats portuguese :T:@

to stay on-topic:

I predict even performances from mclaren and ferrari, saying that its easy to assume that in normal conditions (no rain) the winner will probably be the pole guy, and i do believe that massa must be taken under serious consideration due to the home factor. He was pretty strong last year.

But there are some other variables we should pay attention to:
- the fresh engines from Hamilton and Kimi
- First corner trouble, that can always happen, and take of the contenders out
- Strategy's i belive, will not be so important, as hamilton and alonso may run (as always) with almost the same amount of fuel, and kimi should also choose a light fuel load for quali to take the pole.
- There are some people who believe tha mclarens will bump onto each other... well... alltough it might happen, but knowing alonso and hamilton i think is safe to presume they want the win more, than see the other one retire... dont u think so?
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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by musashi_sw » 14 Oct 2007, 00:01

iceman1 wrote:
McLaren-F1 wrote:Yeah it suits more than Ferrari but it'll be close fight between them also qualiyfying will be very important too.

Yeah Brazil is more a mechanical grip circuit than top speeds and aero, The McLarens also handle better on a bumpy track


they make the track again, and its not so bumpy anymore
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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by darthfury » 14 Oct 2007, 00:09

xplor wrote:i'll start my post with a slight correction to iceman's first post:
Portuguese: Grande Prêmio do Brasil
the right way to put it is :"Portuguese: Grande Prémio do Brasil" thats portuguese :T:@

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No, the right way in PT-BR is "Grande Prêmio do Brasil"
So, it is just fine =p

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by iceman1 » 14 Oct 2007, 15:01

It's easy to forget that Raikkonen has won the most races out of the top 3 ,in that respect I suppose he does deserve the title

Under the old Pre 1991 Points system (9/6/4/3/2/1) when only the best 11 finishes counted towards the championship. If my maths is right things would look like this:

Raikkonen - 66
Hamilton - 57
Alonso - 56

If under that points system all races counted towards the WDC it would look like this:

Hamilton - 83
Raikkonen - 78
Alonso - 77

And under the Gurney System:

Raikkonen 5299
Hamilton 4427
Alonso 4375

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by WDC » 15 Oct 2007, 06:54

yes, and with the pre-2003 points system of 10, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 it would be... if my calculations are correct:


Hamilton 87
Raikkonen 83
Alonso 81

and with those points just the championship would be decided by who wins the race, except alonso who would need to win with hamilton third.

but, whichever way you want to look at it, we are in for a real treat!
gtting closer now, to be honest im starting toget nervous as well as excited! :roll::
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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by anaconda » 15 Oct 2007, 07:50

WDC wrote:gtting closer now, to be honest im starting toget nervous as well as excited! :roll::


bring the gp of interlagos now.. TODAY!!!!

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by iceman1 » 15 Oct 2007, 16:34

WILLIAMS PREDICTING RAIN FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND

http://www.motorsport-total.com/f1/news ... 01512.html

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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by xplor » 15 Oct 2007, 17:40

so with the pre-91 system kimi was already champion! !grin!
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Re: 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix - Title Decider

Post by F1 Champion » 15 Oct 2007, 17:46

iceman1 wrote:WILLIAMS PREDICTING RAIN FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND

http://www.motorsport-total.com/f1/news ... 01512.html

:T:@

Hopefully it will be drying out during the race $peace @Beer

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