Surprising European GrandPrix

23 07 2007

Well Well Alonso seems to have cut Hamiltons lead a lot. Heavy rains seems to have a large impact on the performance of the Ferraris. Alonso had finished at pole after overtaking Massa at the last five laps. Hamilton held a faltering performance and finished ninth. The Ice Man was at third place when at half distance he was forced to retire due to  a mechanical mishap. The highlight of the day was the Debutant Markus Winkelhock in the Spyker was leading the race initially when he started from the pits with wet tyres. All the other cars set on dry tyres were facing problems from corner one.  Finally the race ended with Alonso at first, Massa at second and Webber at forth. Kimi’s chance at the title seems weak, but there might be a turn of events after the court hearing against McLaren. Alonso has a shot at the title by closing the gap with Hamilton.

European Grand Prix result after 60-lap race:

1. Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren-Mercedes two hours six minutes 26.358 seconds
2. Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari 8.155 seconds behind
3. Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull-Renault at 1:05.674
4. Alexander Wurz (Aut) Williams-Toyota 1:05.937
5. David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull-Renault 1:13.656
6. Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 1:20.298
7. Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber 01:22.415
8. Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Renault 1 lap behind
9. Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren 1 lap
10. Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Renault 1 lap
11. Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda 1 lap
12. Anthony Davidson (GB) Super Aguri-Honda 1 lap
13. Jarno Trulli (Ita) Toyota 1 lap
R Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 34 laps completed
R Takuma Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri-Honda 19 laps completed
R Ralf Schumacher (Ger) Toyota 18 laps
R Markus Winkelhock (Ger) Spyker-Ferrari 13 laps
R Jenson Button (GB) Honda two laps
R Adrian Sutil (Ger) Spyker-Ferrari two laps
R Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-Toyota two laps
R Scott Speed (US) Toro Rosso-Ferrari two laps
R Vitantonio Liuzzi (Ita) Toro Rosso-Ferrari two laps



F1 Qualifying – Germany

21 07 2007

hey guys, guess what the ice man is just on a roll . Kimi is starting at pole tomorrow at the Nürburgring circuit. Hamilton had crashed out and the latest news is, he will be starting from 10th place. It has not yet been confirmed whether he will starting with McLaren’s spare car from the pit lane. The reason for Hamilton’s crash was that the front right wheel gun failed to work properly making the tyre loose forcing Hamilton to plough into the barricade at an estimated 150 kmph. Alonso has managed to qualify between the Ferraris. Right now the sun is shining for the Ferraris and lets see the teams fortunes tommorrow.

Results from qualifying, European Grand Prix:

1. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari one min 31.450 secs
2. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 1:31.741
3. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1:31.778
4. Nick Heidfeld (Germany) BMW Sauber 1:31.840
5. Robert Kubica (Poland) BMW Sauber 1:32.123
6. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull – Renault 1:32.476
7. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Renault 1:32.478
8. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Toyota 1:32.501
9. Ralf Schumacher (Germany) Toyota 1:32.570
10. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1:33.833
11. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Williams – Toyota 1:31.978
12. Alexander Wurz (Austria) Williams – Toyota 1:31.996
13. Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) Renault 1:32.010
14. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Honda 1:32.221
15. Anthony Davidson (Britain) Super Aguri – Honda 1:32.451
16. Takuma Sato (Japan) Super Aguri – Honda 1:32.838
17. Jenson Button (Britain) Honda 1:32.983
18. Scott Speed (U.S.) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 1:33.038
19. Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 1:33.148
20. David Coulthard (Britain) RedBull – Renault 1:33.151
21. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Spyker – Ferrari 1:34.500
22. Markus Winkelhock (Germany) Spyker – Ferrari 1:35.940

F1 Silverstone Qualifying

8 07 2007

Hey guys well looks like the fiasco is shooting up another step. Guess what a third team is involved and the name spoken is Honda. It seems team boss Nick Fry spoke to Nigel Stepeny the Ferrai defaulter just before he got caught. Another interesting piece of info is both the McLaren and Ferrari defaulters worked for Lotus. Go figure that out :). Anyways both teams seem to be breaking out of the clouds unscratched but the final verdict will be out only after three weeks. Meanwhile the stage is set for race day at Silverstone with Hamilton at pole. Second in line is Kimi with a difference of 0.1 secs. Third is Alonso and fourth is Massa. The interesting part here the difference in time between the first and forth qualifiers is just 0.3 seconds. Looks like it is going to be a very competitive race and I hope Kimi wins.


What is happening??

5 07 2007

Well well more updates form the F1 scene and the race has not even started. Alright I want to put this nice and big.

Ferrari suspects very highly sensitive information has leaked out to McLaren and they have run to High court in London for assistance.

This issue is getting weirder by the minute. Ferrari says a third party outside F1 and cops has suggested that another McLaren personnel might have sensitive information belonging to Ferrari. Hmmm….. I wonder who the third party and is it outside the realms of possibility that Ferrari might have someone working McLaren to know thisinformation??. The race is getting hotter by the second. Never thought these two companies with adopt to such dirty tactics.

Meanwhile it is predicted rain for this race weekend and Hamilton seems to be all set for winning. The good news for him and the bad news for Ferrari is Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone said there is “no way” Lewis Hamilton will be docked points whatever the outcome of the Ferrari-McLaren spy row. He has stated that in this case it is clear that the driver is not responsible for this and if there will be any penalty it will be awarded only for the team championship. But he has left a fine line. He has stated that if it is possible to prove that McLaren cars performance has been increased due to the information stolen from Ferrari then the drivers too may be facing problems.

Dont miss this action at the weekend in silverstone. The race has gone nuclear 😀 .



4 07 2007

Hey guys…..

Guess what Kimi is back… yeah i know i sound a bit lopsided since he has won only two races this season… but he is the best [:D]. Anyways even more interesting news I came across on the net. This is a direct quote from the BBC network.

McLaren are embroiled in a spying row following claims one of their leading staff illegally received information from arch-rivals Ferrari.

What is this all about I wonder. I am a McLaren fan, but something is awfully fishy over here. First and foremost if they were spying why leak the info?. Even more weird is that McLaren says that the info got from Ferrari employee is not known to any McLaren employee. I wonder if that is possible. The final coupe de grace is McLaren has admitted to this fiasco a week after team manager Nigel Stepney of Ferrari was caught and thrown out. The teams are really at war over here. Lets see what happens in the British Grand Prix at silverstone.

And as usual it is all out war between the new guy and the former world champion. Man McLaren is facing a lot of heat. Alonso is claiming that now the team will rather prefer Hamilton to win at his home ground. Alonso seems to sound more irritated after every race. Maybe he is facing a hard time with a newbie outshining him. bkgl