Archive for May, 2008

Fantastic Lewis Hamilton Wins In Monaco!

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

A fantastic race win today by Lewis Hamilton, who had qualified third in Monaco on Saturday.

The Formula 1 Monte Carlo Grand Prix race is well known for the near impossible overtaking around the city-circuit, and Lewis starting in third, didn’t have the as good a chance as he could have had. BUT, Hamilton managed to get into second position, overtaking current Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen , by the first corner.

Of course there was the rain which made conditions very tricky around the street circuit – but it made things the more interesting to watch. There were quite a few cars in the barriers, lots of mistakes happening all around, including Lewis who got too close to a barrier and needed new tyres.

Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton who achieved a life-long ambition by winning the Monaco Grand Prix. 😀

Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix Race Results

1.  HAMILTON     McLaren
2.  KUBICA       BMW           +3.0s
3.  MASSA        Ferrari       +4.8s
4.  WEBBER       Red Bull      +19.2s
5.  VETTEL       Toro Rosso    +24.6s
6.  BARRICHELLO  Honda         +28.4s
7.  NAKAJIMA     Williams      +30.1s
8.  KOVALAINEN   McLaren       +33.1s
9.  RAIKKONEN    Ferrari       +33.7s
10. ALONSO       Renault       +1 lap
11. BUTTON       Honda         +1 lap
12. GLOCK        Toyota        +1 lap
13. TRULLI       Toyota        +1 lap
14. HEIDFELD     BMW           +4 laps
R.  SUTIL        Force India   +9 laps
R . ROSBERG      Williams      +17 laps
R.  PIQUET       Renault       +29 laps
R.  FISICHELLA   Force India   +40 laps
R.  COULTHARD    Red Bull      +69 laps
R.  BOURDAIS     Toro Rosso    +69 laps

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Hamilton Starts Third In Monaco

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Lewis Hamilton will start the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix from third position.

Hamilton looked strong since arriving in Monaco topping Thursday’s second practice session. Somehow Ferrari manage to grab the 1-2 starting position with Kimi starting behing Massa. The race tomorrow should be super interesting, as it always is in Monaco – I bet the fuel strategy’s going to be interesting as it can mix things up a bit and will play a big part tomorrow.

I can’t wait to see the race of the season! 🙂

F1 Monaco 2008 Starting Grid:

1.  MASSA         Ferrari       1m15.787s
2.  RAIKKONEN     Ferrari       1m15.815s
3.  HAMILTON      McLaren       1m15.839s
4.  KOVALAINEN    McLaren       1m16.165s
5.  KUBICA        BMW           1m16.171s
6.  ROSBERG       Williams      1m16.548s
7.  ALONSO        Renault       1m16.852s
8.  TRULLI        Toyota        1m17.203s
9.  WEBBER        Red Bull      1m17.343s
10. COULTHARD     Red Bull      no time
11. GLOCK         Toyota        1m15.907s
12. BUTTON        Honda         1m16.101s
13. HEIDFELD      BMW           1m16.455s
14. NAKAJIMA      Williams      1m16.479s
15. BARRICHELLO   Honda         1m16.537s
16. BOURDAIS      Toro Rosso    1m16.806s
17. PIQUET        Renault       1m16.933s
18. VETTEL        Toro Rosso    1m16.955s
19. SUTIL         Force India   1m17.225s
20. FISICHELLA    Force India   1m17.823s

Hamilton Second in Turkey with McLaren Strategy

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

An interesting Formula 1 race in Turkey today. Lewis Hamilton started from the clean side on the second row of the grid, unlike Kimi Raikkonen, who lost a few places starting from the dirty side.

Super Lewis Hamilton overtaking maneuver on Felipe Massa during the race, giving Lewis some race leading laps to show his true racing speed on his 3-stop strategy.

The next race is in two weeks, in Monaco – the race of the year! I can’t wait! 🙂

Turkey 2008 Formula 1 Race Results:

1.  MASSA        Ferrari       
2.  HAMILTON     McLaren       +3.7s
3.  RAIKKONEN    Ferrari       +4.2s
4.  KUBICA       BMW           +21.6s
5.  HEIDFELD     BMW           +38.7s
6.  ALONSO       Renault       +53.7s
7.  WEBBER       Red Bull      +64.2s
8.  ROSBERG      Williams      +71.4s
9.  COULTHARD    Red Bull      +75.2s
10. TRULLI       Toyota        +76.3s
11. BUTTON       Honda         +1 lap
12. KOVALAINEN   McLaren       +1 lap
13. GLOCK        Toyota        +1 lap
14. BARRICHELLO  Honda         +1 lap
15. PIQUET       Renault       +1 lap
16. SUTIL        Force India   +1 lap
17. VETTEL       Toro Rosso    +1 lap

R.  BOURDAIS     Toro Rosso    +34 laps
R.  NAKAJIMA     Williams      +57 laps
R.  FISICHELLA   Force India   +58 laps

Lewis Starts 3rd in Turkey

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Lewis Hamilton managed to start from third position at the Istanbul Circuit in Turkey despite his McLaren Formula 1 car not handling well in some corners where the back seemed to slide out a few times.

Kimi Raikkonen seemed to have a few problems with his Ferrari as well causing him to start from 4th position, next to Lewis.

It should be an interesting race which has been brought forward in the calendar from mid-summer. This is causing some difficulties for the teams as the tyre temperatures are not very high, causing less grip for the drivers.

F1 Turkey 2008 Starting Grid:

1.  MASSA         Ferrari
2.  KOVALAINEN    McLaren
3.  HAMILTON      McLaren
4.  RAIKKONEN     Ferrari
5.  KUBICA        BMW
6.  WEBBER        Red Bull
7.  ALONSO        Renault
8.  TRULLI        Toyota
10. COULTHARD     Red Bull
11. ROSBERG       Williams
13. BUTTON        Honda
14. VETTEL        Toro Rosso
15. GLOCK         Toyota
16. NAKAJIMA      Williams
17. PIQUET        Renault
18. BOURDAIS      Toro Rosso
19. SUTIL         Force India
20. FISICHELLA    Force India