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Tight German Grand Prix

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by Formula1dan (U12668399) 19 July 2008
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Its going to be a very difficult and tight race tommorrow at the German Grand Prix with Hamilton,Massa and Kovalainen all driving absoulotly brilliantly but will have to see tommorrow on race day.

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posted Jul 20, 2008

Wishfairness, Hamilton was clearly 2 seconds a lap faster than anyone else when he was pushing. Kova had no chance of keeping him behind. I'd suggest that Piquet also 'let' him through, as he wanted to consolidate his second place.

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posted Jul 20, 2008

Eazzyy:

Schumi was labelled a che at in the past for having team mates move over (remember Austria?). Kovaleinen moves over so by implication LH is a ....

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posted Jul 20, 2008

People only complained about Schumacher when he wasn't actually faster than his team mate, yet was still let through. Its clearly not an issue when one is 2 seconds faster than the other.
Also in the Schumacher days it was near impossible to overtake.
Not so anymore. Today, Hamilton could have overtaken Kovaleinen twice a lap throughout the race had he needed to.
Big deal.
Just get over it or shut up.

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posted Jul 20, 2008

Silence...LH has done it again.

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posted Jul 20, 2008

WishFairnessForAll

May I ask you what your opinion on Shumacher is?

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posted Jul 20, 2008

it's also worth remembering, our favourites aside, that we just saw a great race, very entertaining, safety cars, overtaking and debatable pit strategies.

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comment by Eazzy (U2505135)

posted Jul 20, 2008

WishFairness it is practically impossible to argue with you. People have told you that these two races are different. Barichello was going to win and he was slowed down so Shumi could pass. Today clearly Lewis was faster than all others. So Heiki had to let him pass. I'm not even sure it was a team order. As you probably failed to notice, after passing Heiki he passed Massa and Piquet while Heiki couldn't pass them. What more do you need? You just keep on drawing a wrong analogy. Relax. The race is over the best driver won today. If its too much for you to take, go and get budweiser and drink yourself to sleep. Let normal guys celebrate.

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posted Jul 20, 2008

Gentlemen, the quickest guy won today. The issue is not whether he deserved it or not (which he clearly did) but the fawning and and frankly embarrassing manure coming out of ITV (and some of the people on this board). The disparaging and condescending tone they used against Massa for example is outrageous: the guy had a car which wasn't as fast as the ML - that doesn't make him a pathetic loser as he was made out. Adding to that the fact that LH was let through by his team mate. Can you imagine Ron 'fair play' Dennis spitting blood if Massa had done the same to Raikonen.

Gents, the issue is consistency but when it comes to boy wonder everything is accepted as long as he wins - if he doesn't the excuses and accusations start flying. At least ML has now set a precedence: team orders are accepted means to influence the outcome of a race.

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posted Jul 20, 2008

i've already pointed this out to you, but here goes i'll do it again ... massa let KR pass in brazil last year, last race, KR needed it to win wdc. no shame in that, any team would do it, i've said it many times, did RD spit blood over it? not at all.

suggest you watch a few GPs.

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posted Jul 20, 2008

"The disparaging and condescending tone they used against Massa for example is outrageous: the guy had a car which wasn't as fast as the ML - that doesn't make him a pathetic loser as he was made out."

You're right, we shouldn't make Massa out to be a pathetic loser.

He does that well enough himself when he spins off over a dozen times in one race.

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