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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:44 pm
 


The British Grand Prix was a hope for British fans, I for one am happy its over. Lets see what happened.


My team fails to finish the race despite excellent tests, practices and qualifying. Nuff said.

This was a hopefull return to victory for Lewis Hamilton and the British fans were cheering on their hero. He lead the first part of the race but then complained that the car wasn't working right anymore. He loses his P1 position to Alonso who then loses it to Kimi in the last third of the race. Felipe Massa stalls and has to start from the pit row and its dropped in last position for the start. But he fights his way through and earns a 5th place finish. Alonso does some fist shaking at Scot Speed for some reason. Both BMWs and Renaults finished in the points so a good day for them. Adrian Sutil's Spyker blows up its Ferrari engine in a specatular smoke show. Luizzi of Scuderia Torro Rosso-Ferrari retires after his transmission screws up on him.

Here are the current points standings.

Dirvers' Champoinship

1) Hamilton 70pts
2) Alonso 58pts
3) Raikkonen 52pts
4) Massa 51pts
5) Heidfield 33pts
6) Kubica 22pts
7) Fisichella 17pts
8 ) Kovalainen 14pts
9) Wurz 8pts
10) Trulli 7pts ( Panasonic Toyota)
11) Rosberg 5pts
12) Coulthard 4pts
12=) Sato 4pts
14) Schumacher 2pts (Panasonic Toyota)
14) Webber 2pts
16) Button 1pt
16) Vettel 1pt

Constructors' Champoinship

1) McLaren-Mercedes 128pts
2) Ferrari 103pts
3) BMW 56pts
4) Renault 31pts
5) Williams-Toyota 13pts
6) Panasonic Toyota 9pts
7) Red Bull-Renault 6pts
8 ) Super Aguri-Honda 4pts
9) Honda 1pt

See you people after the European Grand Prix.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:42 pm
 


The European Grand Prix was a wet and wild one. No German GP this time around.

Panasonic Toyota had high promise with excellent practice and qualifying rounds. However despite their best effort, the weather, a retard kraut in a bimmer, and a screwed up pit stop they came away with no points. Every European race has ended in failure and frustration, only the fly away races were productive.

With a sudden drenching of the wet stuff, the start of the race was a entertaining one. Five cars including Hamilton run off the track in the same place. Spyker made the only smart move at the start by changing to the wet tires and was rewarded with leading the race for several laps. The race was red flaged in order to let the rain run its course. With the race re-started, Spyker lost its pole position in a matter of seconds and was at the back of the pack a half a lap later. Kimi's engine forces him to retire. Nine cars retire in this race for various reasons. Hamilton has struggled all the way through the race and finished in his worst position this year, 9th. Red Bull has its best race of the year with a podium (3rd) and 5th place finish. Late in the race the rain makes a return trip and forces another round of pit stops. In the last few laps, a Titan fight between Alonso and Massa erupts. Alonso snatched victory away from Massa. Another win for McLaren-Mercedes.

Here are the current standings as of the European GP

Drivers' Championship

1) Hamilton 70pts
2) Alonso 68pts
3) Massa 59pts
4) Raikkonen 52pts
5) Heidfield 36pts
6) Kubica 24pts
7) Fisichella 17pts
8 ) Kovalainen 15pts
9) Wurz 13pts
10) Webber 8pts
10=) Coulthard 8pts
12) Trulli 7pts (Panasonic Toyota)
13) Rosberg 5pts
14) Sato 4pts
15) Schumacher 2pts (Panasonic Toyota)
16) Button 1pt
16=) Vettel 1pt

Constructors Championship

1) McLaren-Mercedes 138pts
2) Ferrari 111pts
3) BMW 61pts
4) Renault 32pts
5) Williams-Toyota 18pts
6) Red Bull 16pts
7) Panasonic Toyota 9pts
8 ) Super Aguri-Honda 4pts
9) Honda 1pt

Roll on to Hungary


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:08 am
 


WDHIII wrote:
But Ferrari said McLaren should be punished by FIA for possessing its secret documents.


Corporate espionage is the price you pay to play with the big boys. Make your documents more secure in the future.

Sorry, but I don't fault McLaren for wanting to lay eyes on this data. I don't think there is a team mechanic out there that wouldn't be salivating at the chance to get a peek under the hood of the Ferrari cars.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:57 am
 


First post!! WOOT

I always liked Renaut but hated Flavio with a passion. Complete idiot.

But this is my first year not watching it. Its just wayyy to boring, until they remove that TC on cars next year...then I might if there`s a difference :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:43 am
 


Ferrari cheat ? No wayy... that`s impossible. Even if Ferrari used illegal devices on their cars, the FIA wouldnt of done anything since its their baby.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:45 pm
 


This year's Hungarian Grand Prix looked like an episode of Melrose Place, 90210, or someother thing like that.

My team did a very good race this weekend. Not only did both drivers qualify in the top 10 (Ralf 6th, later 5th read on why, Trulli 9th), they finished the race both in the top 10, scored points, first in a euro race this year. Ralf once again out-qualifies teamate Jrarno Trulli and posts his best finish of the season, 6th place and thus scores points for himself and the team. Lets see who the rest of the field did.

All this started back on saturday during qualifying, where Alonso pits during the last 2mins. of the final round of qualifying. He gases up and switches tires, but doesn't leave. McLaren-Mercedes tells him to stay put for 20 seconds. Hamilton then pulls up behind and waits for his turn. Alonso stays put an extra ten seconds. All the while the clock is ticking away for qualifying. Alonso finaly leaves and Hamilton switches tires and drives off. However, Hamilton is unable to get his "hot lap" and thus loses pole position (qualifies 2nd) . The FIA stewards investigates and penalizes Alonso by droping him to 6th place and Hamilton inherits pole position. Also, the McLaren-Mercedes team gets penalized, their punishment is that the team will not be able to collect constructor points this race. Internal strife within the team and its drivers is growing according to F1 insiders prior to the race. Oh...lets not forget about the FIA no punishing McLaren-Mercedes for supposed espionage on competitor Ferrari.

Anywho lets see how the race went. Hamilton takes victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix after intense pressure form Kimi Raikkonen. Alonso couldn't move up the field much and finishes 4th. The world champion couldn't challenge much 3rd place Hiedfield of BMW who scores BMWs second podium finish of the season. Teamate Kubica finishes in 5th followed by Panasonic Toyota's Ralf. The Williams team's Rosberg gets 7th. Renault's sole point comes from Kovalainen after a good fight from Red Bull's Mark Webber. Rounding up the top 10 was Panasonic Toyota's Jarno Trulli. Spyker's Adrian Sutil thinks he's driving an SUV and gos off-roading several tmes. Super Aguri's Davidson clash with Renault's Fisichella retires both drivers. Honda's Rubens get pissed. Jenson Button of Honda gets a mechanical breakdown and retires. Ferrari's Felipe Massa finishes 13th, not a good weekend for the prancing horse team.

Here are the current standings

Drivers' Championship.

1) Hamilton 80pts
2) Alonso 73pts
3) Raikkonen 60pts
4) Massa 59pts
5) Heidfield 42pts
6) Kubica 28pts
7) Fisichella 17pts
8 ) Kovalainen 16pts
9) Wurz 13pts
10) Webber 8pts
10= ) Coulthard 8pts
12) Trulli 7pts (Panasonic Toyota)
12= ) Rosberg 7pts
14) Schumacher 5pts (Panasonic Toyota)
15) Sato 4pts
16) Button 1pt
16= ) Vettel 1pt

Consrtuctors' Championship

1) McLaren-Mercedes 138pts
2) Ferrari 119pts
3) BMW 71pts
4) Renault 33pts
5) Williams-Toyota 20pts
6) Red Bull-Renault 16pts
7) Panasonic Toyota 12pts
8 ) Super Aguri-Honda 4pts
9) Honda 1pt

Lets see if the controversy continues to Turkey. See you people then.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:50 pm
 


Allah be praised are the words from the men in red in this year's Turkish Grand Prix.

Panasonic Toyota's strong practice results come to nothing in qualifying and in Sunday's race. Ralf gets stuck in slow traffic during the first round of knockout qualifying and doesn't make it further than that. Trulli however qualifies top ten but gets spun out in the first turn and resumes 21st. Ralf was quite the mover during the race and finishes 12th (started 18th). He also fought off the Honda cars as well. No points were scored, but at least they both finished.

Felipe Massa leads the "red tide" for Ferrari's one and two finish at Instanbul Park. This win gives Massa a one point lead over teamate Kimi in the drivers' Championship. Kimi kept up with Massa but couldn't mount a challenge to pass him (Masssa). Thus both men just toured all the way to the finish in that order. McLaren's challenge for the race lead completely evaporates when Hamilton's right front tire rips apart and limps back to the pits. Hamilton emerges in fifth place when he resumes the race. Teamate Alonso finishes a distant third and thus closes the point gap with Hamilton to just fives points. It was pretty much a non-eventful race.

Here are the standing as of the Turkish Grand Prix.

Drivers' Championship

1) Hamilton 84pts
2) Alonso 79pts
3) Massa 69pts
4) Raikonen 68pts
5) Heidfield 47pts
6) Kubica 29pts
7) Kovalainen 19pts
8 ) Fisichella 17pts
9) Wurz 13pts
10) Roseberg 9pts
11) Webber 8pts
11=) Coulthard 8pts
13) Trulli 7pts (Panasonic Toyota)
14) Schumacher 5pts (Panasonic Toyota)
15) Sato 4pts
16) Button 1pt
16=) Vettel 1pt

Constructors' Championship

1) McLaren-Mercedes 148pts
2) Ferrari 137pts
3) BMW 77pts
4) Renault 36pts
5)Williams-Toyota 22pts
6) Red Bull-Renault 16pts
7) Panasonic Toyota 12pts
8 ) Super Aguri-Honda 4pts
9) Honda 1pt

See you after the Italian Grand Prix.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:53 pm
 


It was a boring race, only Mark Webber didn't finish, no crashes (and that surprised me, because it was very hot there).

I had more fun watching the Champ Cars on Zolder later :?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:58 pm
 


Hometown advantage comes to nothing in the Italian Grand Prix.

Panasonic Toyota will want to forget this race weekend. Practice sessions were mediocre, qualifying saw Ralf in 18th and Jarno in 9th. Points scoring fell onto Jarno but finished outside the points positions in 11th and Ralf was only able to fight his way up to 15th. Another disapointing Euro race for my team. I can't wait till the next round of the "fly away" races. Anyway, lets see how the rest of the field fared off.

After disapointing performances in the last few races, World Champion Alonso scores his 4th win this year with a dominating performance in Italy. McLaren drivers Alonso and Hamilton utterly himuliate the Ferrari team on its own turf and extend their lead to 23 points in the constructors Championship. Lone Kimi finishes in a WAY distant third (27 seconds). Teamate Felipe Massa was forced to retire with suspension problems just nine laps into the race. A real disaster for the Ferrari team and its hometown fans. Red Bull's David Coulthard hits Fisichella's Renault and shunts the wall. Honda's Button finishes 8th and scores a point for the very troubled Honda team. Alonso is now just three points behind points leader Hamilton.

Here are the current standings

Drivers' Championship

1) Hamilton 92pts
2) Alonso 89pts
3) Raikonen 74pts
4) Massa 60pts
5) Heidfeld 52pts
6) Kubica 33pts
7) Kovalainen 21pts
8 ) Fisichella 17pts
9) Wurz 13pts
10) Roseberg 12pts
11) Webber 8pts
11=) Coulthard 8pts
13) Trulli 7pts (Panasonic Toyota)
14) Schumacher 5pts (Panasonic Toyota)
15) Sato 4pts
16) Button 2pts
17) Vettel 1pt

Constructors' Championship

1) McLaren-Mercedes 166pts
2) Ferrari 143pts
3) BMW 86pts
4) Renault 38pts
5) Williams-Toyota 25pts
6) Red Bull 16pts
7) Panasonic Toyota 12pts
8 ) Super Aguri-Honda 4pts
9) Honda 2pts

I'll see you next weekend after the Belgium Grand Prix


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:03 pm
 


The "red squad" bounces back after hometown flop.

My team had a very strong showing in 2nd practice and a respectable qualifying run. But none of that mattered in the Belgian Grand Prix. Trulli drops four spots right at the start of the race and Ralf didn't gain climb up any positions but didn't lose any. Both gained one position each one the starting grid after Kubica and Fisichella's motor swaps cost both men several positions each. Back to the "fly away" races in two weeks for the Japanese GP.

McLaren-Mercedes were stripped of their constructor points and fined 100 million dollars for using stolen Ferrari tech. This has been going on for a few months now. Also, for the remained for the 07 season, McLaren-Mercedes are forbidden from scoring constructor points (however, the drivers can still score driver points). The team must also submit to FIA inspections of their 2008 car before the 2008 season begins. If any "stolen" tech. is discovered the team (McLaren-Mercedes) will be punished even further.

After their himuliation at Monza (Italian GP), Ferrari bounces back with a 1,2 finish in Belgium. Kimi followed by Massa secures Ferrari's position at the top of the constructors' Championship. The stripped McLaren team finishes 3 and 4 (Alonso, Hamilton), and now Alonso is only 2pts behind teamate Hamilton in the Drivers' standings. At the start of the race, Alonso pushes Hamilton wide at the hairpin turn, then he (Alonso) slams the door on his teamate (Hamilton). Antonio Luzzui of Scuderia Torro Rosso team (STR-Ferrari) gives the team its best finish of the season in 12th place. 14th place goes to Spyker's Adiran Sutil. Spyker's B-spec car really performed well and the team hopes it will continue in the last races of the season. Here are the current standings

Constructors' Championship.

1) Ferrari 161pts
2) BMW 90pts
3) Renault 39pts
4) Williams 28pts
5) Red Bull 18pts
6) Panasonic Toyota 12pts
7) Super Aguri-Honda 4pts
8 ) Honda 2pts

11) McLaren-Mercedes 0pts

Drivers' Championship

1) Hamilton 97pts
2) Alonso 95pts
3) Raikkonen 84pts
4) Massa 77pts
5) Heidfield 56pts
6) Kubica 33pts
7) Kovalainen 22pts
8 ) Fisichella 17pts
9) Rosberg 15pts
10) Wurz 13pts
11) Webber 10pts
12) Coulthard 8pts
13)Trulli 7pts (Panasonic Toyota)
14) Schumacher 5pts (Panasonic Toyota)
15) Sato 4pts
16) Button 2pts
17) Vettel 1pt

See you people in two weeks.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:41 pm
 


No sun rising in this land.

What a weekend to forget for Panasonic Toyota. Both don't get into the last qualifying round, Ralf rear-ends a Spyker car, and the weather was up in the air. The race wasn't much better either. Trulli finishes outside the top 10 and Ralf retires after electronic problems from water getting into the cockpit.

Ralf announced on monday that he will not be with Panasonic Toyota in 2008. His contract with my beloved team ends at the end of this season. Reading that article wasn't the highlight of my day. I want him to stay on with the team regardless of his struggles in the past couple of seasons. It won't be the same cheering on my team without Ralf at the wheel.

Hamilton claims victory in the rain soaked Japanese Grand Prix. Following him was a battle between Renault and Ferrari, a reminder of the 05, 06 seasons when both red and blue battled for supremacy. Massa (Ferrari) and Kubica (BMW) bumped and grinded eachother in the final laps (looked like NASCAR for a while) in a fight for sixth.

World Champion Alonso gets lubbed, screwed, and tattooed. Gets blown off by teamate Hamilton, drops way back in the field in his first pit stop, gos off-roading, collides with Vettel of Scuderia Torro Rosso, and ends it all in a spectacular crash that rips his car and Championship hopes apart. Only three drivers stand in the race for the drivers' Championship: Hamilton 107pts , Alonso 95pts and Kimi 90pts. Massa finished the race too low in the standings and is thus officialy out of the race for the drivers Championship.

Heavy rain that wouldn't stop kept the safety car out for the first 19 laps. Ferrari pits to install extreme wets (started with standard wets), as per the racing officials' order. Ferrari claims ignorance of that order, but every other knew about it.

It was an odd one. Red Bull and sister team Scuderia Torro Rosso each lead laps. Until Vettel (Scuderia Torro Rosso) rear ends Webber (Red Bull Racing) taking both cars out of the race. Sutil of the Spyker team chased down Ferrari's Kimi and ACTUALLY challenges the fin and Ferrari. Spyker ACTUALLY gave Ferrari a run for its money. A battle of Ferrari engines (Spyker buys its engines from Ferrari). Kimi actually had to fight off Sutil and Spyker, wow, did I ever laugh. Alex Wurz of Williams get clobbered by Massa and retires, and Super Aguri pulls a double DNF.

Here are the current standings.

Constructors Championship

1) Ferrari 170pts
2) BMW 92pts
3) Renault 51pts
4) Williams 28pts
5) Red Bull-Renault 23pts
6) Panasonic Toyota 12pts
7) Super Aguri-Honda 4pts
8 ) Honda 2pts
9) Spyker-Ferrari 1pt

Drivers Championship

1) Hamilton 107pts
2) Alonso 95 pts
3) Raikkonen 90pts
4) Massa 80pts
5) Heidfield 56pts
6) Kubica 35pts
7) Kovalainen 30pts
8 ) Fisichella 21pts
9) Rosberg 15pts
10) Wurz 13pts
10=) Coulthard 13pts
12) Webber 10pts
13) Trulli 7pts (Panasonic Toyota)
14) Schumacher 5pts (Panasonic Toyota)
15) Sato 4pts
16) Button 2pts
17) Sutil 1pt
17=) Vettel 1pt

Off to China this weekend.

GO RALF GO


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