Archive for March, 2009

Lewis Hamilton Finishes 4th 3rd in Australia

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Lewis Hamilton manages to finish in 4th 3rd place after starting from 18th in Melbourne, Australia.

What an incredible weekend this has been for Lewis Hamilton. After qualifying in 15th position and then being put to the back of the grid because of a gearbox change – it has to be said that this really is a good result at this point in time.

Yes, it’s true that the race was not won by Lewis and yes, McLaren doesn’t seem to be super-competitive at the moment. Unlike Brawn-GP (formerly Honda), who won the race, McLaren hasn’t been concentrating on the 2009 car for as long as they put most of their efforts into the 2008 car, which won the Formula 1 world championship in 2008.

The 2009 Australian Grand Prix Result:

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Hamilton Starts 15 18th in Melbourne

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Lewis Hamilton at Melbourne during qualifying

Lewis Hamilton’s 2009 Formula 1 season hasn’t gotten off to a fantastic start with the car being slower than most of the competition as well as he having problems with the gearbox.

Lewis said:

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New F1 Medal System Withdrawn and a Solution

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

The medal system which was put forward last year by Bernie Ecclestone and approved by the FIA are now being back tracked and axed – only days before the the Formula 1 season starts in Melbourne.

The simple aim of the medal system, which basically means that the driver with the most race-wins wins the Formula 1 driver’s championship,was to make F1 more exciting with drivers going for a win rather than taking 8 points for second position.

FOTA had recommended a 12-9-7-5-4-3-2-1 points system, but the FIA World Motor Sport Council instead voted in favour of Bernie Ecclestone’s idea for the title to automatically go to the driver with the most race wins, with the points only being used to decide tie-breaks and the lesser positions.

There have been numerous criticisms of the medal system including from Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher.

A Solution

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Reintroducing Competitiveness in Formula 1 with KERS

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

2009 McLaren

The Formula 1 season will soon be upon us again. The first race will be on the 29th of March in Melbourne, Australia, in a few weeks time.

The 2009 season looks to be reintroducing wider competitiveness into Formula 1, for the top teams anyway according to Massa. Most teams seems to be behind schedule with KERS – the kinetic energy retention system. This will allow the drivers to store energy which is generated from braking, for instance, this then can be used to give a temporary boost. This can be very useful for overtaking – as this is one of the main purposes.

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