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Forget The Appeal, Lewis Will Win Anyway

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I don't think the appeal will be successful but It would be a pleasant surprise If I was proved wrong. In all honesty though, I'm almost hoping the appeal is lost and Hamilton still goes on to win the championship...I'm sure that would really pee off Bernie Ecclescake and Max Measly and anyone else with a large VMM chip on their shoulder.

I'm confident Lewis will win at Monza and have a sneaky feeling it won't be plain sailing for Ferrari.

1st - Lewis
2nd - Kimi
3rd - Heiki

Bring it on :)

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posted Sep 12, 2008

Although I agree that Hamilton could of and perhaps should of bided his time to overtake Kimi, this is far too easy to say in hindsight. Don't know about anyone else but at the time I was jumping off my seat screaming at my TV at this rare moment of excitement. Fact remains that the punishment was ridiculously harsh and inconsistent with lack of action for past incidents.

As for Lewis' comments about Kimi, theres no harm in it, just a bit of banter and psycholgy at work. While there is great rivalry between drivers there is also great respect, certainly between the top three anyway. The only people who took it to heart are the Ferrari fanboys winkeye

I also believe that when Lewis talked about not being overtaken he didnt mean literally not overtaken ever again. I think he was referring to what happened at the start of Valencia when he failed to defend his lead into the first corner.

Anyway heres looking to a great race this weekend, really looking forward to it smiley

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posted Sep 12, 2008

I agree with all of that apex77. Looking forward to it too come rain or shine.

The consensus of opinion around the pits as I read it is that Lewis's overtaking manoeuver at Spa was at best perfectly fair and at worst gaining a small advantage, given that he did allow Raikkonen back in front, but which, given the fact that he had a great advantage in grip did not affect the final outcome of the race. Basically, there is doubt over the advantage gained but the punishment certainly did not fit the crime.

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posted Sep 12, 2008

McLaren are undoubtedly the best team in F1, from the technical, management and strategy angles and also from a sporting point of view. As far as I know they made no complaint about Kimi Raikkonen running into the back of Lewis Hamilton. How appropriate that Martin Whitmarsh has been appointed Chairman of the Sporting committee

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posted Sep 12, 2008

i think its fair that hamilton got that cause he clearly was on kimi tail when they were abo to cross the line. Plus if it was another team, the spy thing that mclaren did last season they should not be allow to be in this championship.. look at the football world, when juventus was caught with the match fixing, they got punish n wasn't allow to be in the 1st league. Good for Hamilton and Mclaren

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posted Sep 12, 2008

SportsAddict,

If it rains on sunday do you think there will be much overtaking, because if there is there will be a lot of penalties been thrown around unless it's the red cars doing the over taking.
winkeye

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posted Sep 12, 2008

I can't somehow see either of the red cars overtaking anybody if it rains. The reason why they are so quick in the dry is why they can't cope with wet conditions. The opposite would seem to apply to the McLaren, although they at least can nearly match Ferrari when it's dry. This of course is an advantage and unless McLaren take one wheel off each of their cars they should be penalised.

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comment by Paul (U13319554)

posted Sep 12, 2008

Red cars doing 360s. The rain is supposed to make it more a level playing field which allows the best drivers to rise to the top like what Button did the year before at Hungry. Haven't we seen the best? The reason everyone is banging on about Lewis is because there's not another driver that can challenge the Ferraris on the grid at the moment, although I would like to see Honda start making some improvements. The only other exiting driver out there at the moment is Alonso, he's done a great job with the Renault this year but always seems to come unstuck.

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posted Sep 12, 2008

McLaren are undoubtedly the best team in F1, from the technical, management and strategy angles
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Have they actually won anything this century?

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posted Sep 12, 2008

When it`s raining the balance between different manufacturers shift, and that`s due to the characteristics of the cars.

The Ferraris are not great in the rain because they have a package with very good aerodynamics and less "mechanical" grip. That`s also why the Ferraris don`t wear out the tires as quickly as most other manufacturers.

The McLaren has more mechanical grip and not quite as good aerodynamics. That`s why the McLarens tend to be harder on the tires and better in the rain.

Another example is Renault, they have always had cars with good mechanical grip. They usually do well in wet conditions.

This has to do with the different teams basic philosophy and can be seen in their cars year after year after year.

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comment by U13291103

posted Sep 12, 2008

I feel, cheated as a fan if Lewis isn't reinstated can anyone take F1 seriously ever again? We should just hand the championship to Massa or Kimi, right now because this isn't a sport. I won't be watching sunday race I got better things to do with my time. The FIA-t already got their winner way before the race have even started.

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