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rip - Unregistered

March 16, 2008 8:25 AM

A usual F1 race. Watch the start to see who wrecks, and watch the end to see who broke. Adding Bourdais adds some interest, though. If he was in a top car, everyone else would be racing for second.

richard - Unregistered

March 16, 2008 9:30 AM

yes, unusual and interesting race. hmilton won cleanly but the hamilton idolisers should not crown him champion just yet. he was lucky to be ahead of all the carnage. the results and placings through the race show that there are a lot more contenders this year. interesting that both ferraris, normally very reliable, should have unknown electronic engine problems. conspiracy theorists can have a field day. there may be more about this.

Cunny Funt

March 16, 2008 10:10 AM

Agro he got points on count back being Rubens was disqualified (the rules have been the same for years). Richard nobody is crowning Hamilton as we all know the Ferraris will be back at the next race but they didn't both go out with the same fault, also how can you say Lewis was lucky he put himself in that posisiton yesterday as that is what qualifying is for. He was no more lucky than any other driver that finished. They were all lucky not to get taken out or have problems.

Munro Gow

March 16, 2008 10:58 AM

What an interesting first race. I'm no fan of Hamilton but he deserved it, got away cleanly and stayed clear of all the incidents and had a fast reliable car underneath him. Delighted to see Rosberg make the step up onto the podium as well as seeing Williams back where they belong, a bit fortunate but thats a part of the game these days. Some right interesting goings on and you can see the drivers having to work for what they get...going to be a very interesting season to say the least.

Thomas from Sweden - Unregistered

March 16, 2008 11:32 AM

Hamilton was Stoner today!

Also, do you have to finish the race or not in order to get points? If so it would seem a bit fishy that KR was counted as finisher (-5L) despite the fact that he obviously retired (and noone finished placing behind him). Why is that?

KR impressed with his pace on that looong stint with soft tyres but boy, did he ever shoot himself in the foot. And Heidfeld, again proving to be the stronger of the BMW drivers (quali performance obvy down to fuel loads). I think he might be one to watch if BMW only manage to develop their car a bit more...

BUT the greatest sensations are obviously SeaBass - I did doubt he'd be this strong in F1 - & on the other side Piquet.

Sasha Alexandrovich

March 16, 2008 11:37 AM

All cars which are within a certain time from the race winner are considered to have finished / are counted in the results. Even when you are not running anymore. There is a rule about this. It has been like this for many, many years. Nothing fishy, nothing pro Ferrari.

Rob Shillito

March 16, 2008 11:43 AM

Well it was a champion performance from Lewis Hamilton and a very amateur performance from Kimi Raikonnen and as for Massa's move on DC well that was just plain crap driving. I think if you dont finish the race even if you end up in a position that usually scores points, you shouldnt score at all because you havent actually finished the race to earn the points

Snoopy - Unregistered

March 16, 2008 12:41 PM

Lots of missed opportunities today - people like Sutil or Sato really could have scored were it not for circumstances, but it was just one of those races. As a side note, when was the last time BOTH Ferraris retired with mechanical problems??

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