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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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