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    #21
    Poor FM! He would've won the race if not for that "false-greenlight" and the fuel hose getting stucked on his car. He also had some mistake at the grandstand tunnel, where he had a minor crash onto the barrier. As for Kimi, why??? There was only 4 laps left. tsk tsk Anyway Congratulations to Alonso, Rosberg and Hamilton.

    Looks like there's a part on that circuit which is really bumpy. Man I wouldn't want to see the underbelly of those F1 cars after the race!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyFerrari View Post
    Going back to Fernando the original cry-baby, it's amusing he was lambasting his car when it gave up on him during Qualifying. He said, "The race is over! It's finished!". So what did good 'ol Flavio pulled out from his sleeves? He deliberately made Nelson Piquet Jr. crash into the wall to trigger the safety car just as Fernando was nearing the pitlane exit! What a perfect maneuver, eh? After the race, Flavio told the media that the safety car was for Rubens! Haha, nice try Paps!

    Bro.,- that is the awesome tactician in the person of Lover Boy Flavio....

    6808:frenchyf1:


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    #23
    Quote Originally Posted by deZw07 View Post
    Poor FM! He would've won the race if not for that "false-greenlight" and the fuel hose getting stucked on his car. He also had some mistake at the grandstand tunnel, where he had a minor crash onto the barrier. As for Kimi, why??? There was only 4 laps left. tsk tsk Anyway Congratulations to Alonso, Rosberg and Hamilton.
    So much so with the "manual override"......

    Looks like there's a part on that circuit which is really bumpy. Man I wouldn't want to see the underbelly of those F1 cars after the race!!
    Yup,- the sparks are really nasty......

    6808:frenchyf1:

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    #24
    Actually... I really believe it was an accident... it's a very hard thing for a racecar driver to actively want to lose a race...

    Michael Schumacher could have done it... once he loses the car, he can calmly think: "hmmm... might as well hold everyone else up, too..." (see Monaco Qualifying... ).

    There weren't that many accidents, but they were all big ones... Nelson... Sutil... Kimi... very tight on the run-offs.

    An excellent race for Alonso, whatever conspiracy theories might arise (we were joking about it on another site.... but I seriously doubt it was intentional... besides, if Nelson hadn't done it, Ruben's retirement would have...)... it's Rubens who kept the safety car out for another few laps after Nelson's car was brought in, sending more front-runners to the back of the queue. The only guys that Nelson's accident directly hurt were Kubica and Rosberg. And Alonso's pace all night was fantastic... getting a fastest lap just a few tenths off of Kimi's blistering pace... quite a feat with a categorically slower car.

    Great race for Nico Rosberg... intelligent driving and good pitwork (despite the stop-go penalty) got him up to second place... he really outdid himself in this race.

    Good race for Lewis. He's the front-runner who suffered the least from the yellow-flag pitstop fiasco... and the one championship contender who made the most of the evening. Only one overtake, compared to Kimi's half-dozen or so... but it was a difficult one, on David Coulthard, no less, one of the most dangerous guys on track to pass (going by recent race incidents and retirements... )... good driving by both guys... but DC felt the pressure, tried to guard the inside... hesitated... moved right just enough to give Lewis an opening to throw his McLaren into... a nice overtake, and certainly a much cleaner one than most of Lewis's driving last race... and Lewis was visibly calmer this race, letting off on Nico Rosberg to preserve his third place in the final laps. I hope he continues on this path and we see no more of the ugliness of Lewis "Ayrton-the-bully-Senna" Hamilton.

    Great finish for Glock. Good race. Terrific finish for Vettel in 5th... though he inherited the place more than took it.

    Terrible luck for Kimi. He was doing terrific in the middle of the race... just seemed to lose concentration and slipped up... big time... what the hell? Fastest laps are nice, but you don't score points for that... agggggh!!! Give me back my "Iceman!"

    Worse luck for Massa. Ferrari must be kicking themselves in the nuts for that incident.
    Last edited by niky; September 30th, 2008 at 10:39 AM.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    #25
    FM is really a class on his own not blaming anyone for what happened at least in front of the press.

    Now imagine if FA were in FM place...

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    #26
    FM is really a class on his own not blaming anyone for what happened at least in front of the press.

    Now imagine if FA were in FM place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoDer View Post
    FM is really a class on his own not blaming anyone for what happened at least in front of the press.

    Now imagine if FA were in FM place...

    And one arrogant driver would simply say "It is because you're not winning races...."....

    6808:frenchyf1:

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    #28
    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    Actually... I really believe it was an accident... it's a very hard thing for a racecar driver to actively want to lose a race...
    Not for Nelsinho. His race seat for next season is on the line. Flavio's last radio message to him in Singapore was: "Lose the race, or lose the seat!" Seconds after that, the crowd heard a crash of metal near the grandstand.


    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    Michael Schumacher could have done it... once he loses the car, he can calmly think: "hmmm... might as well hold everyone else up, too..." (see Monaco Qualifying...).
    Not in this case. The evil scheme was hatched from the pit wall.


    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    An excellent race for Alonso, whatever conspiracy theories might arise (we were joking about it on another site.... but I seriously doubt it was intentional...
    According to the Star Sports field reporter, the Renault team was pouring champagne over Nelson Piquet at the garage, as if he won the race.

    As this picture tells it, where is Nelsinho ????




    Quote Originally Posted by niky View Post
    The only guys that Nelson's accident directly hurt were Kubica and Rosberg.
    It's not who Nelson had hurt the most, but who had benefitted the most. Alonso went smack right into the safety car's tail pipe. Ross Brawn is the only other person who can plot a slingshot manuever like that.

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    #29
    With a conspiracy theory like that, you should be in hollywood. Its just as implausible as the plot of "Eagle Eye"...

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    ^^^ And the plot thickens.....

    In terms of team cohesiveness and spirit,- FM has indeed learned a lot from MS.....

    6808:frenchyf1:


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