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"Let's get ready to rumble. Watch us reck the mic, watch us reck the mic, watch us reck the mic... psyche!"

Ah, the inimitable words of Ant and Dec. Who'd have thought two rather bad child actors from Byker Grove would go on to dominate the charts, Saturday night TV and Britain's light entertainment industry in general?

Anyway, those famous lyrics from the Brit Award nominated (seriously) single, are meant to signify that we've hit the business end of proceedings in this monster weekend of F1.

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Silverstone may have learned only yesterday that it will not play host to the British Grand Prix from 2010 - that honour will go to Donington Park - but for now, it's all about Stowe corner, Hangar Straight and Becketts Outside.

In practice yesterday, there was little to choose between Ferrari and McLaren - Felipe Massa dominating the morning session despite a crash at Stowe and Heikki Kovalainen came out on top in the afternoon.
McLaren & Ferrari set Friday pace

Lewis Hamilton - Britain's great hope for this weekend - was third in both sessions, and after two dismal races in Canada and France he'll be desperate to impress on his home ground.

Elsewhere, David Coulthard and Jenson Button will both have been happy with second practice on Friday - finishing 4th and 7th respectively - but may have to hope for a little help from the weather if they are to earn a podium finish on Sunday.

The BMWs, meanwhile, of Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica looked surprisingly uncompetitive - it will be interesting to see if they can turn things around this morning in final practice - while the Williams of Nico Rosberg did almost enough late yesterday to suggest it may not be a two or three horse race tomorrow.

As with yesterday, we have our F1 guru Andrew Benson trackside, we have David Croft and Maurice Hamilton on Radio 5 Live sports extra, we have my good self pulling it all together and providing my own unique/alternate take on things, and I want you to get involved as much as possible on here or text on 81111.

Cheers.

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posted Jul 6, 2008

The race is going to be proper wet so yesterdays qualifying goes out the window so it depends who can adapt to the conditions the quickest... On past wet races you'd have to say Hamilton has a chance as does Kimi, Massa will struggle, Alonso and Button could be the suprise of the day.

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posted Jul 6, 2008

SportsAddict2000 (U8934034)
"Why doesn't someone setup a seperate Hamilton bashing forum for the little kids and leave the rest of us to talk F1."

It's already been done winkeye

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posted Jul 6, 2008

I think Hamilton will win with Raikkonen 2nd an possible Alonso 3rd but watch out for Vettel - could be top 6 if he drives well - he loves the rain. Kubica could also be pushing the top 6. I will hope the race is settled after an hour (although this is unlikely with the conditions) so I can watch the Wimbledon Mens Final uninterrupted - going to be a classic!!!

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posted Jul 6, 2008

Its perfectly clear to many who have not the slightest interest in F1, myself included, that Hamilton is mediocre at best yet he beilieves he should be champion; he must realise that to be a champion you need to do your talking, yourself, on the track not in press conferences and the like..

I guess the fact that you know nothing about F1 would be a reason for me to ignore your ignorance

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posted Jul 6, 2008

I had hoped to see Alonso on the podium today but with a bad choice regarding tyres causing an extra pit stop I think he may have too much work to do. But then in these conditions it's really anyones race and there are still a lot of laps to go.

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posted Jul 6, 2008

I think perhaps this GP will be won by ? Well lets not split hares on it!

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posted Jul 6, 2008

i don't really comment on f1,but,i notice it is like the football forums,basically,full of idiots without a clue.just my opinion.come on lewis!! CTID

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posted Jul 6, 2008

And they wonder whats so special about LEWIS HAMILTON winkeye

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posted Jul 6, 2008

anyone who has any doubts about LH talent should listen to what Ross Brawn had to say about his race today, and he wasn't even prompted for a LH comment. to the WUMs and Haters ... get used to his talent and his presence and his admirers and his points and you should also get used to eating humble pie. the guy is young, talented and going places.

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posted Jul 6, 2008

fearlessferddy07 (U12460435)

Sorry what was that you were saying?

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