June 22, 2008


Filed under: F1,PLEASURES — by noracassandra @ 1:38 pm

Kimi Räikkönen starting in pole position as he won for Ferrari the 200 pole position and Massa right behind him witch made me excited about this race… Hamilton last the 10 positions and so Alonso took his place in third!

The race has 308.586 km in distance made in 70 laps on a 4.411 km circuit… lap record is still held by Michael Schumacher in 2004.

The race started with the forecast saying a possible rain in 30 min or less!

Lap 1; Trulli take over Alonso from the take off, and Hamilton passes Vettel. But the bad luck hit Coulthard who dropped down from 11th to 16th. And Hamilton touched Kovalainen but not sure if any damage happened!

Lap 2; Räikkönen sets the fastest lap… Hamilton fighting behind Kovalainen.

Lap 4; Barrichello got to P17 as he started in the back because of his gearbox change.

Lap 5; Räikkönen sets the fastest lap record ones again for the race… and keeps getting the gap between him and Massa bigger… Hamilton takes over Kovalainen but in my opinion he is being bit too impatient and might be having an accident for that!

Lap6; the impatient Hamilton seems to try to take over Piquet but seems the Renault is keeping the McLaren to the back!

Lap 8; the fight continues with Hamilton and Piquet and seems Hamilton is under investigation for cutting the chicane earlier.

Lap 10; Räikkönen is far a head and sets another fast time.

Lap 12; and Hamilton still hasn’t passed Piquet… and another fastest lap for Räikkönen.

Lap 14; Hamilton did get the penalty because and goes a drive in penalty… drops back to his 13th P!

Lap 16; and once again Räikkönen sets fastest lap! Alonso pits and Bourdais closing on Nakajima.

Lap 17; Räikkönen is almost five seconds clear from Massa. And Hamilton flying again.

Lap 18 button goes to the pit for the second time and stops his race.

Lap 19; Alonso got under pressure from Hamilton.

Lap 20; Hamilton passes Alonso and pits right after and switches to harder tyres which make me think if rain is coming he will be losing so much time as he will need to pit again.

Lap 21; Trulli pits, Kubica too and both stay on harder tyres… Räikkönen pits and keeps the harder tyres as well.

Lap 22; Glock pits, and so does Sutil.

Lap 23; Massa pits and rejoins in second.

Lap 24; Webber pits from third and seems McLaren is getting ready for a stop.

Lap 26; Piquet and Kovalainen pit and rejoin in the same order.

Lap 27; Coulthard and Bourdais pit and Kovalainen takes over piquet.

Lap 28; Hamilton takes over Rosberg for the 16th P and we hear rain is expected for at least 5 minutes.

Lap 30; and no rain yet. And Vettel pits.

Lap 33; Trulli fights for P3 with Kubica. And Fisichella makes his first pit which make you think if he is a one-stopper.

Lap 35; seems Massa catching up with Kimi bit too fast… made me wonder if there is something wrong with the my Ica-Man.

Lap 36; Nakajima pits.

Lap 38; Massa caught up with Räikkönen… Seems Räikkönen does have a problem.

Lap 39 shows the movement on the exhaust which might be the problem! And Massa takes Räikkönen over.

Lap 41; was the lap that Rosberg stops for first time…

Lap 43 Kovalainen passes Webber… Alonso pits and joins in P12.

Lap 44; Räikkönen seems to keep his speed but doesn’t seem that as the rest are catching up with him!

Lap 47; Kubica pits and switches to softer tyre.

Lap 48 Hamilton passes Alonso and Bourdais pits… Räikkönen pushing so hard to keep his P2…

Lap 50; Webber and Glock pit.

Lap 51; Trulli pits for P3 and swaps to softer tyres… Piquet pits as well.

Lap 53; Räikkönen pits, takes softer tyres. And Kovalainen pits right after.

Lap 54; Massa pits from 1st P and rejoins just to keep his position on the track.

Lap 58; Barrichello pits and Hamilton passes Glock for P10.

Lap 59; drops of rain seem to be in only few small places on the track… Massa’s speed drops…

Lap 60; Kovalainen giving so much pressure on Trulli. And Nakajima makes his second stop and proves my thoughts of him being one-stopper wrong!

Lap 63; Trulli fighting well for his first podium since 2005… seems he will not be losing it easy!!!

Lap 69; piquet passes Alonso and Kovalainen passes Trulli just to make a touch and lose the control for Trulli to get his 3rd P back.

Last lap; Massa passes the finish line as first followed by Räikkönen in second and Trulli makes it and he is third!


1 Comment »

  1. hello there girl,….!
    you didn’t write anything on the silver stone race, I’m guessing you are very busy to do so!!!
    so what should i do?
    i used to live 10 minutes away from the silver stone circuit it is very challenging one and very demanding to both cars and drivers simultaneously, the race was in rainy conditions and Kovalainen had the pull position followed by Webber, kimme and Hamilton respectively, at the start kimme had a very good start, actually stunning one,trying to get between the front drivers, but they both realize that and closed the gap on hem from both side of the track like a shutting door, giving plenty of space on the right side of the track to Hamilton to slip away and take the lead , second later Kovalainen realized what happened and he pushed to retain what he seems to be loosing, and not far later, Hamilton having the lead from him, he showed what type of driver he is, the ice man kept hanging there like a wolf waiting for hes prey to make a mistake, and his first victim was Webber, when he lost grip in the third lab, giving the iceman more sighting to the two mclarens who where going even further and further.
    not long after when Kovalainen lost his consecration and skipped over the grass to give kimme the chance to follow Hamilton, the gap was almost 5.6 second between the two.
    graduallythe gap became less and less tell it almost vanished and kimme start to have best labs,when they both went into the bitlane to refuel and change tyres, the rain and wet condition was dominant in the circuit.
    Ferrari was too stupid to realize that, and tried to overcome Hamilton by not changing tyres of kimme’s car, they didn’t succeed in that and worse he didn’t have a grip what so ever,…he was like a child learning how to walk for his first time, and went from second to 11th position and struggling all the way to keep up the pace.
    only 12 laps later he went again to change tyres and gamble by adding fuel till the end of the race, it was saving what we possibly can.
    Hamilton flew alone and showed what he is mad of, he hold it tell the end of the race, and he also had many problems, skipping and skidding, but he and his team where good enough to snatch the title deservebly!
    meanwhile kimme only manage to get fourth position with a pit of luck when so many lost their grip in the rain and went out of the race, otherwise he would be in the 7th or 8th position in best cases!
    Heidfeld and Barrichello where another story, the first one was in 7th at the grid and benefited lot from the fight and fuss a head of him and went to be second after kimme’s problem he was the last to get refueled.
    on the other hand Barrichello team Honda gambled to have full wet tyres and their gamble paid very well he manage to pass everyone and get into third position he was the man of the race!

    Alonso was fifth in the grid and finished fifth at the end, he was as good as he suppose to be, he had many problem during the race, didn’t change the tyres like kimme and still he managed to deliver some result. he was and he is super driver!!

    massa proven to me what i though of him always, stupid arrogant and not worth driving a leading car, he started 9th, skid , roll about, went out, went in, slipped away and finished last one, he was 13th position.

    this is a little discribstion for what had happened in the last race.

    i could go on and on, but this is enough dosage to you all!! :):):)

    Comment by mohammed alficker — July 16, 2008 @ 7:55 am |Reply

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