F1 » Heikki: Lewis will have a bit of an advantage.


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F1 Rules! - Unregistered

January 03, 2008 9:18 PM

We will probably see more safety cars this season. It is the guys who can hold it together best that will come through. Following last season, the FIA and race stewards will be watching every move like hawks! I hope it doesn't take the edge of Lewis' style, though he could do a better job behind the safety car. Massa, Heiki and Piquet will be vital to the championship, especially if they fall behind their team-mates early in the season. Will McLaren stick with an equal driver policy? Especially if Lewis consistently thrashes Heiki? Remember they haven't won anything in 8 ye**** Mercedes will be demanding results - or pushing Ron Dennis out if they win nothing again this season! Bring it on!

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

January 03, 2008 9:09 PM

Those guys will be working overtime in the gym right now. We will see more offs towards the end of races and it is the drivers that can keep it on the black stuff the longest that will finish races and score points. Lewis has proved that it's a game of percentages now. If a driver can come consistently second or third and win a few, he'll be in the mix.

So, Lewis and Kimi will be right up there, while Massa is still prone to the odd mistake. Alonso will probably have to drive the season of his life to take the WDC, depending on how improved the Renault will be. I still can't see anybody outside those 3 or 4 going for the WDC, although Heidfeld or Webber might spring a surprise win or two.

Zer0 - Unregistered

January 01, 2008 7:12 AM

he's just downplaying his ability to beat lewis... he just try to make his team mate feels to have an advantage over him.

but in truth i tell you, he will out-qualify, out-race, out-pace, and out-perform lewis in 2008.

Stewy - Unregistered

January 01, 2008 2:24 AM

Chu,

Massa has made some great comments about the elimination of TC. We will most probably see more crashes and offs. It will not be very safe for the drivers. There will not be any major changes to on track over taking. To improve overtaking the speeds need to reduced and the aero packages need to be downgraded.

Overall I think we will see more reckless driving from the self proclaimed greatest racer of all time. Heikki will not be allowed to challenge Hamilton under any circumstances. The team orders are locked in at mclaren and Heikki is just making ecuses to the British press.

chu - Unregistered

January 01, 2008 1:15 AM

changing topics, what does everybody think about the alleged elimination of TC? i think it s bs period. watching the few tests that ve been carried out do far, seems to me these cars are still packed with electronics

do they really think the fans will believe this crap if times are as fast and we see no swheel spinning, no offs, etc ?

sokudo - Unregistered

December 31, 2007 11:59 PM

i see where you are coming from, andy but the points do not reflect the situation. hamilton was favoured most of the time and it got him nothing. mclaren with their hybrid should have made mince meat of the ferraris, they did not and alonso made enough mistakes without help. you are right. they were better but i think brazil was the worst scene of team orders, and turkey. is it a coincidence that when ferrari were dominant hamilton could challenge but alonso could not? it was the same in bahrain.

andy pandy

December 31, 2007 4:20 PM

to be honest i can't wait for the 2008 season because i want to see what ferrari and all there fans say and do if renault get there act together and mclaren and renault keep getting the race wins.
we all know max mosely favours ferrari so how is he gonna peg back mclaren and renault next year if both teams start beating ferrari.
also it just shows unlike certain other teams mclaren are a fair team to drive for because if they had favoured one driver or the other in there team this year that driver would now be world champion and not kimi raikonnen.this years points
hamilton = 109 points,alonso 109 points,kimi 110 points,massa 104 points.
how could mclaren have favoured hamilton.

Dishonest Ron - Unregistered

December 31, 2007 1:22 PM

Heikki is a cheap second seat, lost his drive with Renault and not yet an established F1 name. I have no doubts that Lewis will be the favoured or number 1 driver, makes sense in many ways as he has continuity on his side, knowledge of team members etc. I also expect Heikki not to be a million miles away from Lewis either. What i would appreciate is the whiter than white image that McLaren likes to emit to be dropped, if last season told us anything it was McLaren can and do stoop as low as the any of the others.

Bob the Knib - Unregistered

December 31, 2007 11:10 AM

I see the voice of reason (in Chu) has returned!!Where does all this guys venom and anger come from?It is New Years Eve Chu,how about your resolution for 2008 being to be a little more objective and to actually start understanding that F1 is a big boys game? Show a little more calm and tranquility,I am certain you will feel better for it!

chu - Unregistered

December 31, 2007 9:23 AM

Watch your back Heikki - expect a slower car, wrong tyre sets for quali, claims from your own team, a different set of rules for you, no rules for your teammate ... all that was already done in 07.

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