Archive for June, 2008

Tough French Magny-Cour Race For Hamilton

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

We’ve gotta admit that this must have been a really tough race for Lewis Hamilton who is fighting for his maiden Formula 1 World Championship. Unfortunately the FIA penalty from last race lost him 10 starting-grid positions. There are different opinions about this and Lewis had to take a lot of sh*t for it.

What mattered most today is that he could not have a competitive race starting way back in 13th position as there is only one real overtaking opportunity at Magny-Cour. The lack of overtaking chances really made it a very tough French Grand Prix for him because he just couldn’t pass the car in front even though it was 0.5 seconds a lap slower. This is his second no-points-finish in a row! This has got to change

Current Formula 1 Championship Standings:

48 Felipe Massa
46 Robert Kubica
43 Kimi Raikkonen
38 Lewis Hamilton
28 Nick Heidfeld

Lewis is already 10 points behind F1 Championship leader Felipe Massa now. Let’s hope things will turn around for him in the next races. The season is long and a lot of things can still happen, but he needs to finish well consistently from now on.

French Formula 1 Race Results 2008:

1.  MASSA        Ferrari       
2.  RAIKKONEN    Ferrari       +17.9s
3.  TRULLI       Toyota        +28.2s
4.  KOVALAINEN   McLaren       +28.9s
5.  KUBICA       BMW           +30.5s
6.  WEBBER       Red Bull      +40.3s
7.  PIQUET       Renault       +41.0s
8.  ALONSO       Renault       +43.3s
9.  COULTHARD    Red Bull      +51.0s
10. HAMILTON     McLaren       +54.5s
11. GLOCK        Toyota        +57.7s
12. VETTEL       Toro Rosso    +58.0s
13. HEIDFELD     BMW           +62.0s
14. BARRICHELLO  Honda         +1 lap
15. NAKAJIMA     Williams      +1 lap
16. ROSBERG      Williams      +1 lap
17. BOURDAIS     Toro Rosso    +1 lap
18. FISICHELLA   Force India   +1 lap
19. SUTIL        Force India   +1 lap
R.  BUTTON       Honda         +54 laps

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Hamilton Qualifies 13th in France

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Lewis Hamilton managed to get up to 3rd in qualifying at the Magny-Cours circuit. Unfortunately the racing incident from Canada race resulted in Lewis having a 10-position grid penalty, which means Hamilton’s going to start from 13th position.

Meanwhile the Ferrari of Raikkonen and Massa are starting from the front of the grid followed by Renault’s Alonso. Canada GP winner Kubica will start from 6th position. It should be a very close race as the pack is very bunched up during the qualifying sessions with only a few hundredths of a second between racing drivers.

It could be a very interesting race to watch Hamilton going through the field at the Magny-Cours track, which is notorious for the lack of overtaking possibilities, but

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

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Hamilton’s Unlucky DNF In Montreal

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

The 2008 Montreal, Canada Formula 1 race is one Lewis Hamilton probably wants to forget about after crashing into the back of Kimi who was waiting for the red light to go off at the pit lane exit.

But these things can happen to the best of them. It’s just very unfortunate as Hamilton was leading the race comfortably before the safety car, and then this.

Robert Kubica decided to grab the opportunity of the usual front runners missing out on the points to win his maiden grand prix victory and to lead the Formula 1 World Championship.

Let’s just hope the next race (in two weeks) will be better – I’m sure it will be!

1.  KUBICA       BMW                 
2.  HEIDFELD     BMW           +16.4s
3.  COULTHARD    Red Bull      +23.3s
4.  GLOCK        Toyota        +42.6s
5.  MASSA        Ferrari       +43.9s
6.  TRULLI       Toyota        +47.7s
7.  BARRICHELLO  Honda         +53.5s
8.  VETTEL       Toro Rosso    +54.1s
9.  KOVALAINEN   McLaren       +54.4s
10. ROSBERG      Williams      +57.7s
11. BUTTON       Honda         +67.5s
12. WEBBER       Red Bull      +71.2s
13. BOURDAIS     Toro Rosso    +1 lap
R.  FISICHELLA   Force India   +19 laps
R.  NAKAJIMA     Williams      +24 laps
R . ALONSO       Renault       +26 laps
R.  PIQUET       Renault       +31 laps
R.  RAIKKONEN    Ferrari       +51 laps
R.  HAMILTON     McLaren       +51 laps
R.  SUTIL        Force India   +57 laps

Hamilton Clinches Montreal Pole

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Lewis Hamilton clinches the Montreal pole position from Robert Kubica in the final seconds of qualifying.

A fantastically exciting qualifying in Montreal, Canada resulted in our man Lewis Hamilton finishing in pole position leaving the Ferrari’s behind. It’s the perfect opportunity to extend his Formula 1 Championship lead.

Also well done to Robert Kubica who is really starting to shine recently. I’m looking forward to another exciting race tomorrow – let’s not forget Kimi who is starting right behind Lewis.

Montreal F1 Qualifying Results

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

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