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Random Crashes and Accidents : F1 and Karting

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The first one is a video of Lewis Hamilton crashing a kart in London in June 2007, the second one is Heikki Kovalainen’s crash captured by a fan in the Grandstands. Enjoy

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May 21st, 2008 at 11:11 am

Lewis Hamilton takes aim at Fernando Alonso (again)

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Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso

Lewis Hamilton trained his guns on Fernando Alonso again in what seems to be the start of 2008 formula one season mind games. He commented on the Spaniard’s behaviour among other things 😉

“He showed me just how not to behave as an F1 driver,” said Lewis Hamilton.

“He was (the no.1 driver) at the beginning, wasn’t he ? but it was changed. We should be a team. It should be equal,”

He further stressed that all would be equal at McLaren this season (yeah we all know how equality works at McLaren 😛 )

“I don’t want any advantages, any head starts; We should be a team and it should be equal,”

” I just like fairness, and I want Heikki Kovalainen to have the exact same opportunities. If he does and I beat him fair, there’s the reward (in that).

“Beat him on the same tyres, same engine then, knowing all that, you just know you’re a better driver.”

Lets hope McLaren puts its money where Lewis Hamilton’s mouth is.

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January 28th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

McLaren MP4-23 launch video

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Love the way they show off their Vodafone Mclaren cellphones at the end.

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January 10th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Lewis Hamilton wins the wet-wet Japanese Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen and Kimi Raikkonen on 2007 Japanese Grand Prix podium
It was raining cats and dogs at the start and it was raining at the end, the Japanese Grand Prix was run under totally wet conditions, with a large number of laps being run directly behind the safety car. It was an unlucky day for two time world champion Fernando Alonso who crashed out in the crucial race with no points. The whole Grand Prix looked like a farce actually, it was more keeping on track than racing.

Lewis Hamilton winning the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix

In the end it was Kimi Raikkonen’s battle with fellow Finn Heiki Kovalainen which was the center of attention, but Kovalainen managed to hold back Kimi in the dying stages of the race to claim his first podium of the season by finishing in second place. Kimi finished third. Felipe Massa had some wheel to wheel racing action with Robert Kubica in the last lap bumping and grinding against Kubica’s BMW Sauber. In the end though it looks like that the driver’s championship shall goto Lewis Hamilton, unless something extraordinary happens : He retires from a race.

Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa at Fuji 2007

Final Race Result of the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix
1 Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren-Mercedes
2 Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Renault +8.377 secs
3 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari +9.478secs
4 David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull-Renault +20.297
5 Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Renault +38.864
6 Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari +49.042
7 Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber +49.285
8 Vitantonio Liuzzi (Ita) Toro Rosso-Ferrari +55.622
9 Adrian Sutil (Ger) Spyker-Ferrari +1:00.129
10 Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda +1:28.342
11 Jenson Button (GB) Honda one lap behind
12 Sakon Yamamoto (Jpn) Spyker-Ferrari one lap
13 Jarno Trulli (Ita) Toyota one Lap
14 Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber two laps
15 Takuma Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri-Honda two laps
R Ralf Schumacher (Ger) Toyota 55 laps completed
R Anthony Davidson (GB) Super Aguri-Honda 54 laps
R Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-Toyota 49 laps
R Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 46 laps
R Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull-Renault 45 laps
R Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren-Mercedes 41 laps
R Alexander Wurz (Aut) Williams 19 laps

Formula One Drivers’ world championship 2007 after Japanese Grand Prix
Name Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 107
2 Fernando Alonso 95
3 Kimi Raikkonen 90
4 Felipe Massa 80
5 Nick Heidfeld 56
6 Robert Kubica 35
7 Heikki Kovalainen 30
8 Giancarlo Fisichella 21
9 Nico Rosberg 15
10 David Coulthard 13
11 Alexander Wurz 13
12 Mark Webber 10
13 Jarno Trulli 7
14 Ralf Schumacher 5
15 Takuma Sato 4
16 Jenson Button 2
17 Sebastian Vettel 1
18 Rubens Barrichello 0
19 Scott Speed 0
20 Anthony Davidson 0
21 Adrian Sutil 0
22 Christijan Albers 0
23 Vitantonio Liuzzi 0
24 Sakon Yamamoto 0

Photos : Ferrari Media and McLaren

Ferrari rise from ashes as Kimi wins French Grand Prix

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Kimi Raikkonen French Grand Prix

It was straight out of a well written movie script, in the recent races Ferrari had fallen far behind in terms of pace and till last race most people were wondering if this would be an all McLaren season. But thankfully, Ferrari regained form today scoring an impressive 1-2, with Kimi winning the race and Felipe Massa coming second. Lewis Hamilton of McLaren came third completing the top 3. The Ferraris completely dominated the race.

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Another surprise was Jenson Button, he finally scored a point in the souped up Honda and thus put Honda on the leader board. Robert Kubica back from injury was an impressive fourth and Nick Heidfeld was fifth scoring two great finishes for the BMW Sauber formula one team.

Fernando Alonso who started 10th made his way upto 7th place. Hamilton now leads him by 14 points in the Driver’s championship.

Toyota’s Jarno Trulli was out on the first lap, but teammate Ralf Schumacher was able to salvage some pride for the Toyota team getting 10th place just 1 short of a point scoring position.

Final Result of the 2007 formula one French Grand Prix

1. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1hr 30min 54.200
2. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari +00:02.414
3. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren-Mercedes 00:32.153
4. Robert Kubica (Poland) BMW Sauber 00:41.727
5. Nick Heidfeld (Germany) BMW Sauber 00:46.801
6. Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) Renault 00:52.210
7. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren-Mercedes 00:56.516
8. Jenson Button (Britain) Honda 00:58.885
9. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Williams-Toyota 01:08.505
10. Ralf Schumacher (Germany) Toyota 1 lap
11. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Honda 1 lap
12. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull – Renault 1 lap
13. David Coulthard (Britain) RedBull – Renault 1 lap
14. Alexander Wurz (Austria) Williams – Toyota 1 lap
15. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Renault 1 lap
16. Takuma Sato (Japan) Super Aguri-Honda 2 laps
17. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Spyker-Ferrari 2 laps
r. Scott Speed (U.S.) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 15 laps
r. Christijan Albers (Netherlands) Spyker-Ferrari 42 laps
r. Anthony Davidson (Britain) Super Aguri-Honda 69 laps
r. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Toyota 69 laps
r. Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 laps

r = retired

Fastest Lap: Felipe Massa, 1:16.099, lap 42.

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