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 Post subject: F1 RACE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2008
PostPosted: 03 Nov 2008, 14:36  
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@iceman 1: please make this post to an announcement (or a sticky) thread. Many thanks :wave: :D

F1 RACE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2008
- I will add a special picture soon, and of course I'm searching for a virtual trophy :D

As phil1993 is making a voting for the MAN OF THE YEAR 2008, I decided to make a voting, too. I want to know from you, which race was the best one of 2008.
It works this way: Below you see all 18 races of this season, with some statistical data and the podium of 2008. You can give every race a rating between 1 (bad race) and 10 (wonderful race). Please send me your ratings for the races via PM. I'll count the points and the race with most points wins the award.
Voting schould look like this: A - 5/10 points, B - 2/10, C 6/10.... and so on.

Voting ends on December 21st (Sunday before Christmas). The results will be published here on December 23rd

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A - Australian Grand Prix
- 14/15/16 March 2008
- 58 laps, 307.574 km
- Sunny; Air 36-37°C, Track 47-51°C
- 1st - L Hamilton/2nd - N Heidfeld/3rd - N Rosberg
- Only 7 finishers

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B - Malaysian Grand Prix
- 21/22/23 March 2008
- 56 laps, 310.408 km (189.056 mi)
- Sunny, partly cloudy; Air 30-31°C, Track 39-46°C
- 1st - Kimi Räikkönen/2nd - Robert Kubica/3rd - Heikki Kovalainen
- Massa spins (second retirement in a row)

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C - Bahrain Grand Prix
- 4/5/6 April 2008
- 57 laps, 308.238 km (191.530 mi)
- Sunny, widespread dust; Air 28-30°C, Track 34-39°C
- 1st - Massa/2nd - Kimi Räikkönen/3rd - Robert Kubica
- Hamilton crashes into Alonso and loses his front wing. He only manages to finish 13th

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D - Spanish Grand Prix
- 25/26/27 April 2008
- 66 laps, 307.230 km (190.872 mi)
- Sunny; Air 22-24°C, Track 34-41°C
- 1st - Räikkönen/2nd - Massa/3rd - Hamilton
- Kovalainen suffers a major accident, after his suspension broke

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E - Turkish Grand Prix
- 9/10/11 May 2008
- 58 laps, 309.72 km (192.56 mi)
- Partly cloudy; Air 17-18°C, Track 27-36°C
- 1st - Massa/2nd - Hamilton/3rd - Räikkönen

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F - Monaco Grand Prix
- 23/24/25 May 2008
- 78 laps, 260.52 km (162.24)
- Wet, drying later; Air 19-22°C, Track 19-24°C
- 1st - Hamilton/2nd - Kubica/3rd - Massa
- First wet race of the season, many spins and crashes, Räikkönen crashes into Sutil, who is running 4th at this moment

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G - Canadian Grand Prix
- 6/7/8 June 2008
- 70 laps, 305.27 km (189.7 mi)
- Sunny; Air 26-28°C, Track 34-42°C
- 1st - Kubica/2nd - Heidfeld/3rd - Coulthard
- First win of Kubica, BMW Sauber, fist podium of the season for coulthard and Red Bull. Hamilton collides with Räikkönen in the pits

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H - French Grand Prix
- 20/21/22 June 2008
- 70 laps, 308.77 km (191.8 mi)
- Dry at first, two brief rain showers near end; Air 24-26°C, Track 25-32°C
- 1st - Massa/2nd - Räikkönen/3rd - Trulli
- First podium for Toyota since Australia 2006. During the weekend rumours came up, that this would be the last French Grand Prix in Magny Cours

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I - British Grand Prix
- 4/5/6 July 2008
- 60 laps, 308.355 km (191.603 mi)
- Overcast, rain and sunny; Air 16-18°C, Track 15-23°C
- 1st - Hamilton/2nd - Heidfeld/3rd - Barrichello
- Honda's first podium since 2006, Hamilton wins after a wet race in front of his home crowd

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J - German Grand Prix
- 18/19/20 July 2008
- 67 laps, 306.458 km (190.433 mi)
- Cloudy, partly sunny; Air 22-23°C, Track 28-34°C
- 1st - Hamilton/2nd - Piquet jr./3rd - Massa
- Glock suffers his second massive crash of the season. nelson piquet gets his first podium and the first podium of the season for renault

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K - Hungarian Grand Prix
- 1/2/3 August 2008
- 70 laps, 306.66 km (190.55 mi)
- Sunny; Air 29-32°C, Track 43-49°C
- 1st - Kovalainen/2nd - Glock/3rd - Räikkönen
- Miles in the lead, Massa suffers an engine failure with 3 laps to go, Kovalainen gets his first victory, Glock his forst ever podium

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L - European Grand Prix
- 22/23/24 August 2008
- 57 laps, 308.883 km (191.931 mi)
- Sunny
- 1st - Massa/2nd - Hamilton/3rd - Kubica
- Kimi's enigne blows up and he is nearly out of the title fight. Massa takes the first victory on this new circuit

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M - Belgian Grand Prix
- 5/6/7 September 2008
- 44 laps, 308.176 km (191.492 mi)
- Cloudy, rain in last 3 laps
- 1st - Massa/2nd - Heidfeld/3rd - Hamilton (after penalty)
- Most of the race was boring. But in the last lap it started raining and there was many trouble. Räikkönen and Hamilton fought for the victory, finally Räikkönen crahsed into the wall and Hamilton took victory. Hamilton was later penalised for cutting the chicane and lost the victory to Massa.

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N - Italian Grand Prix
- 12/13/14 September 2008
- 53 laps, 306.720 km (190.58 mi)
- Rain
- 1st - Vettel/2nd - Kovalainen/3rd - Kubica
- First win for Vettel and Toro Rosso. Vettel is the youngest F1 driver to win a Grand Prix.

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O - Singapore Grand Prix
- 26/27/28 September 2008
- 61 laps, 309.087 km (192 mi)
- Dry
- 1st - Alonso/2nd - Rosberg/3rd - Hamilton
- First ever F1 night race. As Massa gets in for his first pit stop, his pit don't crew lift up the fuel hose early enough, so he goes away with it and has to wait at the end of the pit straight for his crew. The other mechanics aren't allowed to put the fuel hose off. He doesn't score any point. Alonso takes first victory for Renault since Japan 2006. Rosbergs takes another podium for Renault. Piquet crashes during the race. Räikkönen doesn't finish again.

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P - Japanese Grand Prix
- 10/11/12 October 2008
- 67 laps, 305.721 km (189.945 mi)
- Dry
- 1st - Alonso/2nd - Kubica/3rd - Räikkönen
- Both Hamilton and Massa recieve drive through penalties for different "incidents". Second win in a row for Alonso. Kubica has still chances to win the title.

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Q - Chinese Grand Prix
- 17/18/19 October 2008
- 56 laps, 305.066 km (189.559 mi)
- Hot, Humid and Cloudy
- 1st - Hamilton/2nd - Massa/3rd - Räikkönen
- Räikkönen gives second place to Massa right before the end of the race. Kubica out of the title fight

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R - Brazlian Grand Prix - TITLE DECIDER
- 31/1/2 November 2008
- 71 laps, 305.909 km (190.067 mi)
- Rain at start, drying out before rain towards the end
- 1st - Massa/2nd - Alonso/3rd - Räikkönen
- A thrilling race to the last corner. For most of the race, Hamilton is the champion, but some rain in the end, seems to destroy his chances as he falls back behind Vettel to 6th place (Massa leads most of the race). But then in the laste corner before the finish in the last lap, Hamilton overtakes Glock for 5th to become the youngest ever world champion.

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 Post subject: Re: F1 RACE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2008
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Thank you but we have a category for the best race of this season : viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3593 right ?
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Yeah think so. I put a best race category and 'Other' if you thought the ones i didnt include were better

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yeah, I just saw it, but i would really love to make an extra voting for that, i worked the whole weekend on this post, getting all information. please let me do this award :pray:

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I'd prefer not but its up to iceman and i've got nothing against you doing it, so go ahead :D

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yeah I know , i am sorry it'll be silly to run 2 awards for the same topic
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please, phil, think again, and if your really, really, really, really want to do this topic, I'll ask iceman1 to close this thread.

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you made a mistake in your description of the Singapore GP

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Massa makes a fatal mistake at the pit stop by destroying the fuel rig



It was the pit crew´s mistake, proven 1000 times.

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blizzard wrote:
you made a mistake in your description of the Singapore GP

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Massa makes a fatal mistake at the pit stop by destroying the fuel rig



It was the pit crew´s mistake, proven 1000 times.


I'm sorry for this silly mistake :blush: , I've corrected it.

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i am sorry matey i appreciate your hard work but we'll follow this thread viewtopic.php?f=51&t=3593

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