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Time to head to Belgium for the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix

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The Belgian Grand Prix is definitely one of my favourite races, the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix still evokes emotional responses from the inner F1 fan in me, the race was beautiful to say the least and sort of cemented my interest in formula one.

The 2008 Belgian Grand Prix is on the 7th of September at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The grand prix wasnt held in 2006, the last 3 races have infact been won by the Iceman Kimi Raikkonen, twice in a McLaren (2004,2005) and once in the scarlet Ferrari (2007).

While statistically the iceman is more likely to score a win in Belgium, whats more interesting is that Felipe Massa is just 6 points adrift of Lewis Hamilton while McLaren is also just around 8 points off Ferrari in the constructor’s championship. There was a discussion on blogf1.co.uk about Ferrari and team hierarchy. The truth is that most teams including McLaren have been following team hierarchy as well as team orders for a long time but somehow Ferrari is the only team that gets caught up in controversy whenever someone even suspects a team order was issued.

However the time now is really crucial, the Ferrari team is in a position where the use of team orders might mean the difference between a driver’s championship and seeing Lewis Hamilton wave the same championship from the sidelines.

So what do you think, should Ferrari resort to stealth team orders and win the championship ? Or should they play ‘like other teams’ and let nature decide the course of the championship.

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Written by Formula One Addict

August 31st, 2008 at 8:29 am

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