So it’s F1 time Number of Laps: 66…… Circuit Length: 4.655 km…… Race Distance: 307.104 km….. Lap Record: 1:21.670 – Kimi Räikkönen last year (2008)…
Very interesting race this will be! Ferrari seems to have solved some of the technical problems at last and Massa will be starting gin P4! But the problem is that no one since 2000 (if I remember right it was Häkkinen winning after starting from P2) has won this race without being in pole position! So I will not get excited for Ferrari but hoping at least top 3 for Massa! As it is almost impossible for Räikkönen to get there from P16!
Lap 1; Massa passes Vettel, huge collide on turn one still not sure who’s involved! Seems like Toyota! Safety car is out! Lots of marshals out on track to clear up the track!
Lap 2; So from the live timing I see Trulli, Buemi, Bourdais and Sutil all out of the race! Hamilton seems to be the fastest man on track with 2:24.326… but from P15!
Lap 3; Our TV (LTV) channel goes to advertisements and just pisses me off! I see from live timing Nakajima Pits from P12.
Lap 4; Rosberg now is fastest man on track with 2:17.745. And also from the live timing it says Further examination of the reply suggest Trulli was tagged by Rosberg tipping the Toyota into spin! But I still can’t see it with all the replays! Maybe I’m just missing something!
Lap 5; Nakajima is fastest man on track now with 2:15.374… Safety car going in this lap!
Lap 6; Barrichello in first starts the racing! Alonso and Webber go into beautiful over taking and fight for P5… but seems like Webber will be keeping it for at least some time more!
Lap 7; Barrichello fast fast fast with 2 fastest laps till now! Hamilton passes Piquet for P13! Kovalainen in the other hand seems to be bit low!
Lap 8; Kovalainen has gone to pit after dropping to last place! Hi car pushed in to the garage… seems his race is over!?
Lap 9; Button is fastest man right now! 1.1 seconds down on his teammate who is in P1!! Vettel is closing up on Massa… and it’s getting me nerves!
Lap 10; Barrichello and Button trading fastest laps and we hear Button telling his teammate if he could drive bit faster!
Lap 13; we see Räikkönen and Heidfeld fighting for P9! About 0.2s what is between Räikkönen and P9!
Lap 14; Barrichello seems pulling off at last with his fastest laps! From live timing I read Alonso and Button will be going for their first pit stop in the next 5 laps!
Lap 15; Räikkönen seems to be so close to pass Heidfeld but the BMW Sauber seems to not making it any easy and keep him back!
Lap 17; LTV goes to commercials again!!! Live timing I love you!!! Not sure how to survive with out you!!! As it tells me the battle is still going on between Räikkönen and Heidfeld but no changes yet!
Lap 18; Glock pits… Button pits… Alonso in too!
Lap 19; LTV is back to the race! Just in time for me to see Räikkönen having a problem slowing down and stops! 😦
Lap 20; Massa and Vettel pit… Massa rejoins in P4 and Vettel in P5…
Lap 21; Barrichello leads again with Rosberg who didn’t pit yet in P2!
Lap 22; I see Räikkönen talking to press after this year’s new rule that the driver has to answers to questions of press after any misfortunes on track to explain what happened! Piquet Pits from P11…
Lap 24; Brown’s radio goes on telling Button that they are back to plan A and not doing plan B! Does that mean more stops for his teammate?? Kubica pits! Hamilton now in P7 😛 !!!
Lap 26; Rosberg pits from P2 and rejoins in P9! And I read from the Live timing that the reason for Kovalainen’s stopped race is the gearbox!
Lap 27; Barrichello making the gap between him and his teammate (Button) bigger! Vettel in the other hand not letting Massa relax in his P3 and pushing!
Lap 28; only Heidfeld and Hamilton who hasn’t stopped yet!
Lap 31; the Brown team getting ready for a pit! Barrichello going in for the bit and Fisichella pits too!
Lap 32; Heidfeld pits and so does Hamilton! Hamilton rejoins in P10! Kubica seems to have pushed passed Glock that ended up with a short run on the grass!
Lap 35; LTV goes once again to commercials! Live timing back to you!
Lap 36; live timing makes a very interesting statement with pointing to the battle between the Brown team mates! It will be interesting how it will develop and end!
Lap 37; LTV is back to the race! Nakajima pitting!
Lap 39; Button now is far a head in front!! And Vettel is still close to Massa trying to fight for his position! And seems will not let him relax! And Barrichello who is in P4 after his rejoin from his last pit seems tot be loosing time and ground!
Lap 40; Rely shows Massa loosing his front left wheel rim that goes flying off the circuit!
Lap 41; Vettel is pushing hard!
Lap 43; Hamilton seems to have a problem with his rear tyres!
Lap 44; Massa pits, so does Vettel and they do rejoin in same order Massa in P5 and Vettel in P6!
Lap 45; Alonso pits! And we hear the brown radio telling Barrichello that the drivers in front of him went to the pit faster than they thought! Alonso rejoins right in front of Hamilton that is not making it easy for him!
Lap 47; Kubica pits! Piquet pits too!
Lap 48; Glock pits, Button pits from lead…
Lap 49 Hamilton pits! Rejoins in P10!
Lap 50; Rosberg pits and rejoins in P6. Barrichello o pits and so does Webber! Barrichello rejoins in P2… and Webber in P3!
Lap 51; Heidfeld pits… Webber now seems to have kicked off Massa from P3 and maybe Ferrari will not be standing in podium in this race either!
Lap 52; LTV went to commercials AGAIN!!!! Live timing says Nakajima makes his third stop! Button much quicker on the harder tyres!!!!
Lap 53; still on live timing Vettel close enough to try to pass Massa! Fisichella pits from P 13!
Lap 54; Massa being told from his engineer to conserve fuel!!!
Lap 55; Fisichella pits for the fourth time! Does he have a problem?
Lap 57; I hear the Ferrari radio going on again telling Massa he is using a lot of fuel! He answers back that he needs to push for the position and so he can’t do anything! And Vettel is like stuck on his back!!! I’m thinking is it better if he settles for P5 just so he won’t need to stop again and get even further!
Lap 59; Glock chasing Hamilton!
Lap 63; Vettel passes Massa! I think he is going for the P5 just so he won’t do another spot! How come a big team like Ferrari keeps doing so stupid mistakes??? I mean for god sake they don’t know how much fuel needed till the end of the race??? 😛
Lap 65; Hamilton gets lapped by Button!!! Glad the chimp is doing worse than Massa! 😛
Last Lap; Alonso trying to over take Massa! The race finishes with Button ion first followed by Barrichello, Webber, Vettel, Alonso who took Massa over and then Massa in P6!