Archive for July, 2008

Spectacular Lewis Hamilton Wins In Hockenheim

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Lewis Hamilton wins his fourth race of the season at the Hockenheim Ring in Germany – taking the lead in the Driver’s Formula 1 World Championship Standings.

Lewis stormed away from the field from the start of the race, leading by the length of the strait after only a few laps. Massa in the Ferrari was not able to keep up with his supreme pace, but fast enough to stay in front of McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen.

Lewis Hamilton on Hockenheim PodiumAs Lewis was leading the race by a country mile the safety car had to be deployed after a big Toyota crash on the pit-strait. Most cars came in to pit but McLaren left Lewis out on the track behind the safety car. This turned out to be a mistake as the rest of the field went into pit to get tyres and fuel to last to the end of the race, apart from Hamilton how had to come in again.

Lewis came out on track in 7th position after the pit-stop behind his team mate Heikki who soon realised that Hamilton was a lot quicker and decided to let him though. Lewis then managed to pass Heidfeld, Massa, who was having brake and tyre problems and Piquet who did very well to pit early the get his best ever F1 race result in 2nd position.

There was no stopping Lewis with his incredible speed and consistency this weekend and hopefully for the rest of the season ;-) .

F1 Driver’s Championship Standings:

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Hamilton is on Pole in Germany

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Another superb Lewis Hamilton pole position, this time in Hockenheim, Germany.

Lewis was looking good since he arrived at the Hockenheim circuit setting the fastest practice times throughout the weekend so far. His car was very well set-up, contrary to Kimi’s Ferrari which just didn’t hook up very well at all. But Hamilton was on form all weekend and today managed to secure his pole position for tomorrow Hockenheim Grand Prix.

Here’s what Hamilton had to say:

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Superb Hamilton Wins Silverstone Grand Prix

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

A superb race by our man Lewis Hamilton, who won his maiden home grand prix race in Silverstone.

Lewis Hamilton celebrating his win in SilverstoneIt was an eventful Formula 1 race today, with light to heavy rain mixed in with some sunny spells causing very tricky conditions for the Formula 1 drivers out there. There were plenty of spins by most of the drivers, including Lewis but Nick Heidfeld seems to be the only driver who didn’t spin off the track landing him a podium finish in second place.

Barrichello also had a great race finishing in third position with his Honda. This was mainly because he went for the full wet tires when it was pouring down with rain.

It seems Lewis Hamilton has silenced his critics for now who’ve been complaining about his lack of performance recently, especially his Montreal crash and his French no-points finish.

Things are starting to look up again as Lewis Hamilton is joint-championship leader with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen . Massa who finished last and Kubica who retired didn’t score any points. Though Robert Kubica is only trailing by a mere 2 points, this is really starting to look like 4-horse-race.

I can’t wait until the next race which will be in Germany on the 20th of July in 2 weeks time.

Silverstone 2008 F1 Race Results:

1.  HAMILTON     McLaren
2.  HEIDFELD     BMW           +68.5s
3.  BARRICHELLO  Honda         +82.2s
4.  RAIKKONEN    Ferrari       +1 lap
5.  KOVALAINEN   McLaren       +1 lap
6.  ALONSO       Renault       +1 lap
7.  TRULLI       Toyota        +1 lap
8.  NAKAJIMA     Williams      +1 lap
9.  ROSBERG      Williams      +1 lap
10. WEBBER       Red Bull      +1 lap
11. BOURDAIS     Toro Rosso    +1 lap
12. GLOCK        Toyota        +1 lap
13. MASSA        Ferrari       +2 laps
R.  KUBICA       BMW           +21 laps
R.  BUTTON       Honda         +22 laps
R.  PIQUET       Renault       +25 laps
R.  FISICHELLA   Force India   +34 laps
R.  SUTIL        Force India   +50 laps
R.  VETTEL       Toro Rosso    +60 laps
R.  COULTHARD    Red Bull      +60 laps

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Hamilton Starts Fourth In Silverstone

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Lewis Hamilton is going to start in 4th place in Silverstone on Sunday, the British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton sitting in carIt seems it was somewhat of a tough 3rd qualifying session for Lewis who was on provisional for a short while. Nearing the end of qualifying Hamilton came off the racetrack on a hot lap as he was pushing the car and either, the wind turned, the tires weren’t quite right or he simply made a small mistake.

Nevertheless, Lewis starting from the second row of the grid is still a good starting position, he could even be in 2nd after the first few corners, well have to wait and see ;-) especially as it is very likely to rain – that’s quite typical in England, but it sure can make an exciting race!

Silverstone 2008 Starting Grid:

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

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