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August 25, 2008

2008 FORMULA 1 TELEFONICA GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE

Filed under: F1,PLEASURES — by noracassandra @ 7:00 pm

Number of laps 57… Circuit length 5.440 km… Race distance: 310.080 km… and because it a new circuit so the lap record will be made today!

Lap 1; looked like everyone started with hard tyres… Kovalainen passes Räikkönen… Alonso seemed having a prob and slowing down! Nakajima and Alonso got in pit.

Lap 2; seems Alonso broke his rear wing when Nakajima ran into him at the starts.

Lap 3; Hamilton sets the fastest lap as he chases Massa! Nakajima is back in the race with new front wing…

Lap 4; Massa sets the fastest lap with 1:40.256 keeping his lead with almost 2 seconds… Alonso is out with a new rear wing…

Lap 5; Coulthard passes Piquet and in P16… and Massa has new fastest lap with 1:40.160…

Lap 6; Massa still pulls away and gets another fastest lap with 1:40.091 which makes him almost 3 second leading from Hamilton…

Lap 7; Fisichella gets a lot of pressure from team mate Sutil… Hamilton gets the fastest lap from Massa with 1:40.090…

Lap 8; Coulthard spins after trying to pass Sutil… Massa and Hamilton flying fast… and Kubica under pressure from the two Finns, Kovalainen and Räikkönen…

Lap 9; seems Kubica’s nose having a prob and might need a change… Massa takes his fastest lap back with 1:39.466…

Lap 10; Coulthard is in P18 after his spin… Kubica is fast again or seems he is…

Lap 11; Massa is getting further from Hamilton… Kubica with his prob still driving and handling it very well! And a replay that showed Bourdais with his damaged front wing…

Lap 12; Coulthard gets P17 after Barrichello runs wide…

Lap 13; Kubica seems to get a way from the two Finns!! Räikkönen having very hard time trying to pass Kovalainen even though he seems to be faster…

Lap 15; Coulthard pits from P17… Ferrari seems to be getting ready for their stop… and Massa is the one that pits with 9.1s and out with harder tyre and joins right in front of Räikkönen… I did wish Räikkönen would be in front as he has the lighter car at the moment!

Lap 17; Hamilton pits and gets out after a 8.9s behind the two Ferraris…

Lap 18; Vettel pits, Kubica too… and Räikkönen right after… Kubica with 8.9s stop, and Räikkönen with 9.9s stop

Lap 19; Räikkönen joins in P9… Trulli pits from P4 with a 8.8s stop he rejoins behind Räikkönen…

Lap 20; Sutil gets in the pit… Kovalainen pits too and with 9.4s stop and harder tyre…

Lap 22; Massa back in the head of the race…

Lap 23; Heidfeld pits from P5 and rejoins in P11 after a 8.5 s stop and harder tyre…

Lap 25; Massa now leads with 5 seconds away from Hamilton…

Lap 27; seems as Piquet is having a prob with his front wing… and Massa flying in the lead!

Lap 29; Webber pits from P10 and overshoots hit pit marker but no one is hurt and no harm done… Fisichella pits too!

Lap 30; Button pits…

Lap 31; Glock, Barrichello and Nakajima pit… Glock get’s out with supper soft tyres…

Lap 33; Coulthard pits… battle between Glock and Heidfeld for P9…

Lap 34; Piquet still hasn’t stopped… Nakajima runs off wide and gets back in the back of the track… Piquet pits, with 9.3s and switching for softer tyre his one stop plan was done!

Lap 35; Massa sets fastest lap with 1:38.708.

Lap 37; Massa pits from the lead, takes softer tyre in a 8.5s and almost touches Sutil who was in the pit too… and soon Sutil obeys the blue flag and let Massa pass.

Lap 39; Hamilton pits takes softer tyre in 7.1s… Rosberg too… and seems Massa and Ferrari team are being investigated for the unsafe releasing which almost hit Sutil.

Lap 40; Vettel pits and a wait for what will be said and ordered from the Massa’s last pit release…

Lap 41; Kubica pits and rejoins in P6 with softer tyres… Glock fighting for P8…

Lap 42; Trulli pits followed by Heidfeld…

Lap 43; Sutil is out of the race after ran off and lightly hitting the tyre wall but his car taking a way under a yellow flag…

Lap 44; the two Finns go to pit…Räikkönen pulls the fuel hose which end up pulling the refueling machine, but get’s off safe and rejoins in P6…

Lap 45; The refueling machine accident for Ferrari gets the Ferrari mechanics to come out of the garage to fix the situation…

Lap 46; OH NO!!! Räikkönen is out… he stops after engine failure… what a horrible luck!!

Lap 49; as it seems there was an injured guy from the accident with Räikkönen and the fuel hose… the injured fuel man is taken to the circuit medical center for check ups…

Lap 53; everything seems to have settled and the race will finish the way it is except for Nakajima taking P15 from Barrichello…

Last lap; Massa gets his fourth win for this season and followed by Hamilton in second and Kubica in third….

With this results we have Hamilton on top with his 70 points, Massa in second with 64 and Räikkönen in third with 57 points… will I see any improvement with Räikkönen’s points and position??? He seems to have pulled back and not pushing hard enough… he is not the ice man I thought I knew in the last years! 😦

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August 3, 2008

FORMULA 1 ING MAGYAR NAGYDIJ 2008

Filed under: F1,PLEASURES — by noracassandra @ 1:45 pm

Number of laps: 70… Circuit length: 4.381 km… Race distance: 306.663 km… The lap record is held on: 1:19.071 by Michael Schumacher in 2004…

2,4,6 and so on…. Is the dirty side positions… how many would lose their position today??? That’s what I was waiting for!

Lap 1; lights when off and at the first turn Massa takes over Hamilton in a beautiful outside round… while my Iceman lost his position when was trying to take over Kubica when Kubica forced the fin to get back and in that point Alonso takes him over… and our new young birthday boy (Piquet) gets two position up to P8…

Lap3; Hamilton is pushing hard and was the fastest on track…

Lap 5; Massa takes the fastest lap off Hamilton with 1:22.215…

Lap 6; Massa sets a new fastest lap again 1:22.213… seems to be bit light Massa today!

Lap 7; another fastest lap for flying Massa 1:22.059… and shows him leading by two seconds!!!

Lap 10; seems everyone is keeping their positions for a while… the closest battle is between Barrichello and Vettel for the P14… and we see a replay for Sutil’s recovering from the off-track moment!

Lap 11; Glock is bit worried about the tyre pressure but the team tells him not to worry as he is doing perfect and getting closer to Kovalainen!

Lap 12; Räikkönen still behind Alonso in 7th P… and seems Coulthard is the only man with softer tyre and having hard time in P11… and Massa sets another fastest lap…

Lap 16; Glock is flying!!! But Massa once again sets fastest lap 1:21.355… will be Hamilton able to catch up with Massa???

Lap 18; Räikkönen is closing up on Alonso… Massa pits, stays on harder tyre and gets a 8.2s stop to rejoins in 4th right behind Glock!

Lap 19; Kubica pits, Webber in pit too…

Lap 20; Hamilton pits stays on harder tyre 9.4s stop… rejoins behind Räikkönen meaning he will be slowed down…

Lap 21; got upset with Glock’s pit stop… 13.5s!!! too long!!! Vettel pits and so does Kovalainen with 9.9s stop… McLaren is having a smart plan… let’s see if it works!

Lap 22; Alonso and Kimi both get in the pit… both with harder tyre and join the race with Alonso still a head! And almost touch on the first corner but they are safe!

Lap 24; Trulli pits and stays on harder tyre… 8.8s stop for him… Vettel is in again, seems having probs! While Trulli rejoins behind Räikkönen in P9.and replay shows Vettel baulking Räikkönen…

Lap 25; Vettel get into the garage… seems his race for today is over!

Lap 26; Piquet pits and rejoins behind Alonso and Räikkönen in P8.

Lap 28; Massa leads with three seconds… and Coulthard still on soft tyre yet to pit!!

Lap 30; Coulthard pits from P5 takes harder tyre in a 8.3s stop and rejoins a head of Barrichello… Fisichella pits from P18…

Lap 31; Rosberg pits and so does Sutil!

Lap 32; Button makes his stop from P12… Bourdais pits as well, but what seems to be a very long stop and replay shows the flames coming out of the fuel hose but quickly put off!

Lap 33; Barrichello and Nakajima pit… and replay that shows Barrichello’s and Nakajima’s fuel filler with flames also…

Lap 39; Heidfeld the only man hasn’t been in the pit yet! He is a one stopper for sure!

Lap 40; The only real battle is for P14 between Fisichella and Nakajima…

Lap 41; Hamilton get off track… that’s it… his tyre was gone… manages to get in the pit… but for sure… low point will be his score for this race… sorry people… but I’m smiling! :S

Lap 42; Hamilton rejoins in P10… seems he will be having a chance in getting a lot better position as soon as the second pitting starts!

Lap 44; Massa pits… Rejoins between Kovalainen and Glock with softer tyre..

Lap 45; Glock is the fastest on the track!

Lap 47; Sutil and Bourdais make their second stops…

Lap 48; Glock pits from P3… Webber pits… Kovalainen pits from the lead goes for softer tyre in a 6.8s stop and rejoins behind Räikkönen!

Lap 49; Hamilton in P9…

Lap 50; Räikkönen runs off track… just a briefly but costs him time!

Lap 51; Alonso pits from P2… and rejoins in P7!

Lap 52; Rosberg passes Nakajima… Räikkönen pits comes out with softer tyre as required right in front of Alonso…

Lap 53; Fisichella passes Rosberg…

Lap 54; Button pits…Trulli also pits as does Coulthard…

Lap 55; Piquet pits from P4… and rejoins in 7th!

Lap 56; Fisichella runs off track but makes it back!

Lap 57; Fisichella pits from P15…

Lap 59; Räikkönen sets a fastest lap 1:21.267…

Lap 60; Rosberg pits…

Lap 61; Heidfeld and Coulthard a very tight battle for P11…

Lap 62; new fastest lap for Räikkönen 1:21.195… and a replay show Sutil’s off track but he rejoins! But heads to the pit!

Lap 65; Räikkönen less than 1.5s behind Glock… can he make it to P3???

Lap 66; less than one second between the Iceman and Timo Glock… and Sutil is in the garage out of the race!

Lap 68; Massa is out… (And this one I’m not happy about)… huge cloud of smoke coming out of his car… and stops…

Last lap; Kovalainen finishing first for the first time in his carrier… Glock in second his first time on the podium… and Räikkönen in third after his team telling him to keep the third and not to push so he wouldn’t lose his engine… and the disappointed Hamilton finishes behind Alonso in fifth!

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