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THE US GRAND PRIX

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There is only one question isn't there? Can Lewis Hamilton win a second straight Formula One victory at the United States Grand Prix?

For the second time in seven days, the British rookie finds himself on pole having out-gunned McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso.

Hamilton had it all his own way in Canada but Alonso will be determined to use his experience and fight back in Indianapolis.

With Alonso lagging eight points behind Hamilton in the drivers' standings, the double world champion must be looking to score a victory at the Motor Speedway.

But will the McLaren drivers race each other freely?

Ferrari duo Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen are looming in third and fourth and want to challenge McLaren.

Your thoughts please on how Indy will unfold.

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comment by chalky (U1446465)

posted Jun 17, 2007

Fair point i can't argue with that.

Whatever the finer points though isn't it great to see some proper scrapping in the Grand Prix's and also in the championship. I have absolutely no doubt that FA will be fighting back very soon - LH is clearly good but i dont see how he can keep FA at bay forever...

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posted Jun 17, 2007

Funny is it not, that the supposed number ones for the two top teams, Alonso for McLaren and Raikonnen for Ferrari, are both quite clearly the number twos?

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comment by Guv-nor (U7476305)

posted Jun 17, 2007

I went to have a look at how the Indianapolis track website were showing it, and have seen a lot better one thing was that at this page http://www.usgpindy.com/grid.php they had the British flag upside down. There is a contact us at the bottom of the page. Public relations seems a good one to choose.

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comment by Wil (U8675472)

posted Jun 17, 2007

I hope it isn't only FA.

Anybody else who wants to have a go is worthy in my opinion.

If you had the opportunity to see Audi overtake Peugeot in the early stages of the Le Mans 24hrs today, you would agree that F1 is losing its spectacle. These cars had to last a long time but they still overtook each other, this is what is lacking in F1. It wasn't dangerous but there was still the difference in speed of the cars that allowed the move to take place. It is like premiership football, the teams are so good they are able to snuff the opposition's moves out without any visible effort.

Being a Rugby fan, I hope that this doesn't happen to the pinnacle of global Motorsport.

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comment by sadaco (U5877216)

posted Jun 17, 2007

Great performances by the top drivers made up for a very good race in an otherwise boring and largely unsuitable circuit for modern F1 cars. Hamilton drives in a superb way almost 100% faultless, he is one with the car. Has great talent, really amazing how well he handles the car in all situations.

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posted Jun 17, 2007

"the British flag upside down."

...only had half a National Anthem even though they only had to play one.

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posted Jun 17, 2007

"the British flag upside down"

No it's not. It is the wrong size though - supposed to have a 2:1 ratio.

Half an anthem was annoying though - especially considering how long the Italian anthem always goes on for when Ferrari win.

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posted Jun 17, 2007

Well done Lewis Hamilton.
You have that rare british trait: A WINNER.

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posted Jun 17, 2007

re: Banner Maz

"Well done Lewis Hamilton.
You have that rare british trait: A WINNER."

Hill (G and D), Mansell, Stewart, Clark, Surtees, Hunt. And that's just the driver champions not race winners. A long history of British winners really and it seems a shame to be so critical.

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comment by Guv-nor (U7476305)

posted Jun 18, 2007

The reason the flag is now the rigth way up is explained by me having emailed them- even got a reply -

Andrew - our apologies. We have sent your email to our Online Service Department to have the correction made.
Thank you for pointing out our mistake. Again - we apologize.
Best Regards,
IMS Client Service

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