la force supreme des mclaren

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  1. Two contrasting videos: should explain, much better than I could, what happened on Sunday.

    Lets just remind us of the last time a Ferrari cut a chicane, and see the difference what happened.

    Funnily enough Ferrari, nor Schumacher didn't get penalised.... how convenient.

  2. I am sure there is more to the race control story, I don't see why that took 24 hours to come out.

    Unlike you, I have limited faith in a team that repeatedly lied to the world all of last year.

    Straightlining a chicane and using that momentum to pass a car is 'racing'?

    Actually the Race contol story came out soon after the Race.

    I was first a Mika Hakkinen fan and after his retirement an ardent Rubens Barichello fan and after seeing what they did to him during his time at Ferrari i lost all love for Ferrari.

    Unlike you ,I have enormous Respect in a team who've been continually harassed by a governing body who've been on the payroll of the most unsporting team in all kinds of sport.

    Straightlining a chicane because you've been forced off the road and slowing the momentum by lifting the throttle letting him by no less....and out braking him in the next corner to pass him is 'Racing'. Yes.

  3. Sorry to say you're wrong but you don't have the actual telemetry and Mclaren have theirs and they showed that there was a throttle lift from Lewis after he was back on the straight(6.7kphs slower than kimi to be exact) and Mclaren sought conformation TWICE from Race control that what Lewis did was okay....Also Ferrari were slower than Mclaren at Spa in terms of straight line speed AND going for it at the next corner is not moronic but proper 'balls of fire' motor racing.(something Gilles,Ayrton and your "Idol" MS would be proud of).

  4. Kimi's thoughts.......

    Kimi Raikkonen said he did not want second place at the Belgian Grand Prix after crashing out on the final lap while battling for the lead with Lewis Hamilton.

    The Ferrari driver had led the majority of the race, but Hamilton benefited from the rain during the final laps to close the gap and pass the Finn.

    Raikkonen regained his position when Hamilton and the Ferrari driver himself nearly crashed into the spun car of Nico Rosberg, but lost it again moments later when he spun too.

    The world champion then lost control of his car again and crashed against the wall.

    Raikkonen admitted it was all or nothing for him.

    "I was prepared to win or lose, but unfortunately I went off," Raikkonen told reporters. "I only wanted to win. I slid wide on the fast left hander, and tried to come back on the circuit but I spun.

    "I needed to get points so wanted to win it or lose it but unfortunately went off. I didn't want to finish behind we would have lost points. We see what we can do."

    Raikkonen made contact with Hamilton a few times while battling for position, and their clash was put under investigation by the stewards.

    Hamilton jumped the final chicane when the pair made contact, and although he let Raikkonen past, the Briton kept his momentum and overtook him on the following corner.

    Raikkonen did not want to comment on the incident.

    "There are rules about cutting chicanes and gaining an advantage and they are looking it. So I don't have anything to say," the Finn said.

    The result left Raikkonen a massive 23 points behind Hamilton in the standings with just five races left. Teammate Felipe Massa is eight behind the Briton, and it is now likely the Finn will have to play a support role.

    He said, however, that he is only planning to win races.

    "It is not up to me if he (Massa) wins or not," he said. "I will do the best I can do and we see what the situation is. I try to win races and we will see what happens."

  5. Lewis Hamilton snatched victory in the Belgian Grand Prix from Kimi Raikkonen in the dying stages of the race.

    But their thrilling duel as rain fell in the final laps of the race is being investigated by the stewards who feel Hamilton and Raikkonen may hae broken the rules.

    The duel began when Hamilton caught Raikkonen on lap 42. He drew alongside the Ferrari on the outside of the chicane, but Raikkonen pushed him off the track

    Is this what Raikkonen is being investigated for? Should he be penalised for it?

    That meant Hamilton arrived on the start/finish straight ahead of Raikkonen. Having gained an unfair advantage he let Raikkonen past (which is what he should have done with Vettel at Magny-Cours) but then re-passed Raikkonen at the next corner (La Source).

    Is this what Hamilton is being investigated for? Should he be penalised for it?

    Later on lap 43 Raikkonen ran wide at Pouhon but regained the circuit without seeming to gain much of an advantage.

    Then Hamilton came across a spinning Williams and had to drive off the circuit in avoidance. Raikkonen also took evasive action and seemed to hit Hamilton in doing so. But surely for both drivers this was an unavoidable consequence of Raikkonen trying to avoid the Williams?

    I don

  6. Hamilton and Kimi were out of control because of their skill driving in the wet. Kimi skills in the wet allowed Massa to inheret second place, and Massa was smart enough to drive his car to a safe second place. Hamilton was all over the frigging place, and almost lost it twice after he inherited the lead from Kimi. Ask Kimi if driving it past the edge of control is a good investment. Poetic justice would have been for both those clowns to end up in the wall.

    You are the cutest clown in the world! :lol:

  7. Defintely Felipe. Poor chap.........gutted for him...........brilliant start and awesome race pace.............although this could be the reason why the engine gave up...............well done Heikki! Glock did an outstanding job under pressure from Kimi...........Lewis could've overdriven but they reported that debris caused him the puncture.......(although Ham was poor on race pace compared to Felipe.)May be because of the tyres.............

    what do you guys think of the pecking order in terms of pure pace between Mclaren and Ferrari?

    Bring on Valencia!

  8. Heikki Kovalainen will remain alongside Lewis Hamilton at McLaren next year, his team confirmed to in Hungary on Thursday.

    The Finn joined the Woking-based at the start of this season and, although being quick in qualifying, bad luck has robbed him of several points-finishing positions.

    He has taken just one podium finish, where he finished third in Malaysia, but secured his maiden pole position at the British Grand Prix.

    It is understood that Kovalainen's contract with McLaren contained an option for his services next year and the team have ended speculation about his future by confirming he will remain there.

    Although there is no official statement, McLaren F1 CEO Martin Whitmarsh told that Kovalainen would be continuing with the team.

    "We welcomed Heikki on board at the start of the year," said Whitmarsh. "He is under contract to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, and will continue to race for us in the 2009 season."



    Hope it does good for his confidence and wonders for his luck.........

  9. FIA gives Hamilton's engine the all-clear

    Lewis Hamilton's engine has been given the all clear by the FIA following its routine examination prior to the Hungarian Grand Prix.

    As reported last week, the FIA has begun a series of random tests of the power-units of the car manufacturers in F1 to ensure they are complying with the freeze on development.

    Mercedes-Benz were the first manufacturer whose engine was picked to be examined, with Lewis Hamilton's race-winning unit from the German Grand Prix sealed after the race for a detailed examination by the FIA.

    The sport's governing body duly conducted an exhaustive test of the engine and its parts, as well as comparing it with the engine that was submitted to the FIA by Mercedes-Benz's High Performance Engines division earlier this year.

    The FIA confirmed in Hungary on Thursday that all parts of the engine conformed with the regulations, and there was no disparity between the power unit submitted before the season and the one being used now.


    Naughty ol'Flavio complaining as always.....

  10. Aha, thanks for lifting the summary. Typical trash journalism from them, always post an article with exactly one side of the story presented, but do it in a way so that they appear impartial. What about the other schools of thought?

    There are no other schools of thought here...........he did a very bad thing and has to be punished for it.........god decided that he is going to deal with him later.

  11. Mosley has thus achieved what he set out to do. This is a decision which could have profound implications on British laws and it may be that the matter will go to appeal. There is little doubt that the News of the World has little to be proud of and has not come out of the affair well, but then the newspaper has never had a good reputation.

    The other element that is important to consider is that while Mosley has the right to do what he likes in his private life (so long as it is legal), there is a school of thought that once these activities were exposed it was his duty to resign to protect the FIA because of the embarrassment that was caused for the federation and for the Formula 1 world. There is nothing wrong with Mosley then fighting for his rights as a private individual, but it should not have been a battle fought while he remained in the office of the FIA President.

    The FIA member clubs voted to keep Mosley because of the need for stability in the sport. When that decision was made the damage had already been done to the federation and to F1 and some felt that getting rid of Mosley would add to the damage. He committed himself to standing down in October 2009 and we will now have to wait to see if he keeps to that pledge.

    Good for him...........Bad for motorsport.Period.