Remember ? Silverstone 1998

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Remember ? Silverstone 1998

Post by Jotaspa » 06 Jul 2007, 11:14

Well I want to start something new.

1 week before the next GP I will open a thread where we will talk about the GP in Schumi's career. For example next GP will be Silverstone, so let's talk about one of the Silverstone GP that Schumi did, and I choosen 1998 for some reasons.

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The race saw a huge rain and Mika was leading when he made the mistake that Schumi was waiting to demonstrate his skill one more time under the rain.

But at the end of the race, drama. Schumi had to go a stop and go penalty but Ferrari decided to call him on the last lap because at that time the 25 seconds penalty added on your final time was not clear enough.

It was a strange finish because nobody could say who had won : Mika or Michael ?

A great race finally.

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Re: Remember ? Silverstone 1998

Post by Kimitheiceman » 06 Jul 2007, 11:53

But in the end it was Michael who took the victory in the pit-lane. Most silly thing I ever saw. :)

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Re: Remember ? Silverstone 1998

Post by megasyxx » 06 Jul 2007, 16:28

Kimitheiceman wrote:But in the end it was Michael who took the victory in the pit-lane. Most silly thing I ever saw. :)


it seems stupid...but it's a loophole in the rulebooks in which they took advantage of :D
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Re: Remember ? Silverstone 1998

Post by iceman1 » 07 Jul 2007, 07:05

Hmm...we can talk abt the Gp in General :p

Having been beaten at Magny-Cours McLaren needed a win at Silverstone and Mika Hakkinen took pole position by nearly half a second. But Michael Schumacher's Ferrari was there in second place and David Coulthard was in no position to help out Hakkinen as he was down in fourth on the grid behind World Champion Jacques Villeneuve - sporting purple hair for the first time. With Heinz-Harald Frentzen only three-tenths slower Williams looked quite competitive. Damon Hill showed well in front of his home crowd and qualified seventh, and then came the two Saubers looking better than normal, with Jean Alesi ahead of Johnny Herbert.

The weather was bad on Sunday and the track was damp when the race started. Hakkinen got away well with Schumacher and Coulthard on his tail while Alesi made a sensational start to be fourth at the first corner. Irvine, on the other hand, ended up down in 10th, having qualified in fifth position. After five laps Coulthard was able to show McLaren's supremacy once again as he passed Schumacher to take second place. Further back Irvine carved his way through the field to get up to fifth place by lap 12.

The rain intensified and several drivers spun out. Most of them stopped for wet tyres and during the pits stops Irvine was able to get ahead of Alesi. The conditions continued to deteriorate but the two McLarens stayed ahead of the two Ferraris while Ralf Schumacher moved into sixth after a remarkable drive through the field in his Jordan.

The rain became worse and worse and just before the second pit stops Coulthard spun out. A few laps later Hakkinen went off at high-speed at Bridge Corner, damaging the front wings of the car. He could still drive the damaged car, but it was slower than it had been. He had a 40secs advantage so there was still hope.

At that moment a Safety Car was sent out and the whole field bunched up behind Hakkinen. At the restart Schumacher went ahead. Hakkinen went off again trying to keep the Ferrari behind him.

Schumacher pulled away and then received a signal to indicate that he had been given a penalty for overtaking under yellow flags (which prohibit such manoeuvres) during the Safety Car period. The issuing of the penalty, coming so late in the day, was bungled by the stewards and the Ferrari tacticians took advantage of this by ignoring the order and bringing Michael in on the last lap. He therefore won the race in the pit lane when he was coming in for the penalty, which could not now be carried out since the race was over. It was thus impossible for the stewards to take away the win. The stewards had to withdraw the penalty and they later handed in their licences.

From: Granprix.com

yeah Hakkinan was very Angry ::huh::

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Post by Zack » 07 Jul 2007, 07:14

cool ..haha

if some1 hv this race please upload it :D
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Re: Remember ? Silverstone 1998

Post by leighlast » 07 Jul 2007, 09:27

Sounds like a classic race... my VHS copy of the race was found about 2 years ago but it got tapped over ::oops:;

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Re: Remember ? Silverstone 1998

Post by HamiltonF1 » 07 Jul 2007, 19:25

Dunno if it was that year but I saw a race in silverstone when david coulthard in the mclaren had a huge discussion with the team and was yelling in his mclaren that he wanted wet tyres :p
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