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September 7, 2008

2008 FORMULA 1 ING BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Filed under: F1,PLEASURES — by noracassandra @ 4:12 pm

Number of laps 44… Circuit length 7.004 km… Race distance: 308.052 km… And Lap record is held by 1:45.108 – K Räikkönen (2004)

Starting the race with ½ wet and ½ dry track was a difficult decision for all teams… as some thinking if they start with wet tyres and some dry… but I would guess everyone will be using dry tyres!

The race starts for me to realize that the live timing on F1 web site is not working… so I had to watch the race with out any English commentary which made it really difficult for me to know everything going on!!! All I could do is follow what was happening just by watching the race! And try to understand a comment or two that are said in Greek!

Lap 1; on a wet ground Kovalainen loses 2 positions giving Räikkönen the P3… and to just pass Massa on the first turn… Trulli has spun and lost many places (I wasn’t sure how many)… and Kovalainen got down to the P11, and Hamilton makes a mistake and so Kimi Räikkönen passes him and takes the lead…

Lap 2; Fisichella pits as it seems he getting repairs… and he is the last on track…

Lap 3; Kovalainen passes Glock and in P10… and we see a replay for Fisichella’s contact with another car which caused the early pit…

Lap 4; Kovalainen now in P9…

Lap 5; And again Kovalainen makes a pass this time it Piquet and now he is P8… and Räikkönen leads almost 1.5s….

Lap 6; Hamilton is close to Räikkönen again… and Heidfeld passes Piquet and in P9.

Lap 7; new fastest lap from Räikkönen…

Lap 8; Kovalainen is trying to pass Kubica for P7… but Kubica is holding his place!

Lap 9; Kovalainen passes Kubica…

Lap 11; Kovalainen and Webber make a contact and Kubica passes Kovalainen…

Lap 12; Hamilton pits and he rejoins behind Kovalainen… Räikkönen pits and rejoins behind Massa and Alonso… Webber pits, Massa pits and Kovalainen pits as well…

Lap 15; Piquet spins off road and crashes to the tyre wall and damages his front wing… he’s out of his car and his race is over… Kubica and Bourdais… tension watching who comes out first and it was Bourdais…

Lap 17; Coulthard passes Barrichello for P12.

Lap 18; Heidfeld takes over Glock to take P8… and Räikkönen leading…

Lap 20; new fastest lap set by Räikkönen… battle continues between Kubica trying to get P5 from Bourdais… and we hear the BMW Sauber control telling Kubica that Bourdais is going for a pit stop soon!

Lap 21; Barrichello is out of the car in the Honda garage…

Lap 25; Räikkönen and Hamilton both get into the pit with Räikkönen leading… Räikkönen gets out first right behind Massa…

Lap 26; rain expected in 20 min…

Lap 27; Massa pits from lead and rejoins in front on Trulli…

Lap 29; Bourdais in forth and the team telling him to push more!

Lap 30; Hamilton is closing up on Räikkönen… 1.9s between them! Heidfeld makes the last stop and takes harder tyres… Bourdais makes his stop too and rejoins in P8…

Lap 33; Kubica pits, Vettel too and Kubica seems to take bit longer so Vettel leaves first!

Lap 37; Hamilton closing up on Räikkönen, spots of rain showing on cameras… but doesn’t seem any hard rain coming yet…

Lap 38; raining in few spots of the track… drivers slowing down including Räikkönen… and Hamilton is getting even closer…

Lap 42; rain getting harder…

Lap 43; Hamilton tries to pass and almost gets his pass… but Räikkönen keeps his place… but Hamilton fights harder and takes the lead on La Source turn… and rain gets harder… Heidfeld pits for wet tyres and is the only one with the wet tyres on track… while Räikkönen fights to get the lead back and passes Hamilton just to spin and hit the wall and his race was over… and I was as pissed off as it gets… and I think I would stay pissed off for the rest of the day!!!

Lap 44; many pit for wet tyres but none of the leaders! Hamilton almost loses control and I don’t deny I was hoping he does and gets out too! (I don’t know but a man his age having his daddy taking around the world just seems enough reason to dislike the babyman)… Alonso pits from P3… and seems as if Bourdais will stand on the podium today!

Last lap; Hamilton passes the finish line first, Massa right after… Kovalainen is out of the race in his last lap as his car stopped on the side of the track… and Heidfeld passes and takes third as he was the fastest on his wet tyres…

Now I have had headache, my body aches, I have to be on a horrible diet, F1’s live timing not working today right… and Räikkönen’s bad luck… made me just in the worst mood ever…

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