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Lewis Hamilton wins US Grand Prix ahead of Alonso

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Lewis Hamilton Podium USA

Lewis : Hey Alonso , is it me , or the 1st place champagne tastes better than the second place one 😛 !

Lewis Hamilton must love everything about North America now. the young rookie won his second consecutive formula one race on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,  taking the formula one United States Grand Prix in grand style. This time Fernando Alonso did challenge him, but failed to get past. A thing about Alonso i notice is that he is arrogant and a snob. Seeing him in the post race celebrations left me fuming. He was frowning and seemed the least bit happy for Lewis. Even Felipe Massa looked happier than Alonso. Felipe Massa was able to ward off a late challenge by teammate Kimi Raikkonen and took third place. Kimi completed the Ferrari 3-4.

The start was exciting as Alonso went on to Lewis Hamilton like a vulture, but Lewis was quick to shut the door on Alonso’s face by moving across.

There was an incident on lap 1 only, but the stupid TV directors only showed it on lap 3. FIA really stinks at managing TV production.David Coulthard , Ralf Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello all retired at the first lap. I can see the Toyota guys kicking Ralf Schumacher out, you only give a guy so many chances. Jarno Trulli , the other Toyota driver gave a fabulous performance taking sixth place. Heikki Kovalainen of Renault (the dude you see in all those ING ads, came 4th) , a much needed good finish for the Renault team.

Jarno Trulli Pitstop USA

A person who is going to be a little red faced on his return to f1 would be Robert Kubica, Sebastian Vettel put up a gutsy performance and I am sure the BMW team must be looking at bigger things from the 19 year old rather than keeping him as the third driver. BMW Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld had a bad race with him having to retire with technical problems.

Nico Rosberg of Williams had a bad day at the office, with his car erupting in flames. He was later seen cursing his car and the fire on the back of his car (and his engineers ?). Also he was sen throwing his steering wheel , only to realize that he could be fined and putting that thing back again. Anger would not get you anywhere Nico.

And now we head back to Europe again and Lewis has raced on the next three circuits atleast, so Alonso might have to see Lewis’s rear a whole lot more !

Final Times and Positions of the Formula One United States Grand Prix 2007

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren Mercedes 1:31:09.965

2. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren Mercedes +00:01.518
3. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Scuderia Ferrari 00:12.842
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Scuderia Ferrari 00:15.422
5. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) ING Renault 00:41.402
6. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Toyota 01:06.703
7. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull-Renault 01:07.331
8. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) BMW Sauber 01:07.783
9. Giancarlo Fisichella (Italy) ING Renault 1 lap
10. Alexander Wurz (Austria) Williams-Toyota 1 lap
11. Anthony Davidson (Britain) Super Aguri-Honda 1 lap
12. Jenson Button (Britain) Honda 1 lap
13. Scott Speed (U.S.) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2 laps
14. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Spyker-Ferrari 2 laps
15. Christijan Albers (Netherlands) Spyker-Ferrari 3 laps
16. retired Nico Rosberg (Germany) Williams-Toyota 5 laps
17. retired Vitantonio Liuzzi (Italy) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 5 laps
R Nick Heidfeld (Germany) BMW Sauber 18 laps
R Takuma Sato (Japan) Super Aguri-Honda 60 laps
R David Coulthard (Britain) RedBull-Renault 73 laps
R Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Honda 73 laps
R Ralf Schumacher (Germany) Toyota 73 laps

Fastest lap: Kimi Raikkonen, 1:13.117 on lap 49 of Scuderia Ferrari

The race was late at night, i was coughing like crazy (my sore throat), but somehow managed to see the wonderful race, a magical race.

McLarens make 1-2 in Monaco

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Anyway here is the race result

Monaco Grand Prix 2007 Result
1 Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren-Mercedes 1:40:29.329
2 Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren-Mercedes -4.095 seconds behind
3 Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari at 1:09.114
4 Giancarlo Fisichella (Ita) Renault one lap behind
5 Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber at one lap
6 Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber at one lap
7 Alexander Wurz (Aut) Williams-Toyota at one lap
8 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari at one lap
9 Scott Speed (USA) Toro Rosso-Ferrari at one lap
10 Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda at one lap
11 Jenson Button (GB) Honda at one lap
12 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-Toyota at one lap
13 Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Renault at one laps
14 David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull-Renault at two laps
15 Jarno Trulli (Ita) Toyota at two laps
16 Ralf Schumacher (Ger) Toyota at two laps
17 Takuma Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri-Honda at two laps
18 Anthony Davidson (GB) Super Aguri at two laps
R Christijan Albers (Ned) Spyker-Ferrari 70 laps completed
R Adrian Sutil (Ger) Spyker-Ferrari 53 laps completed
R Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull-Renault 17 laps completed
R Vitantonio Liuzzi (Ita) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1 lap completed

Fastest lap: Fernando Alonso, one minute 15.284 seconds, lap 44

Race review to follow soon !

David Coulthard’s action shameful : Pat Symonds

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Pat Symonds was an angry man at Monaco. He slammed Coulthard and stated that David didnt even adhere to his own principles when he did not let Heiki pass him during qualifying.

“It is a shame that the oldest driver in the field, and the one who is most voluble about problems with traffic, was unable to adhere to his own principles,” Renault’s Pat Symonds said on behalf of his team

Kovalainen also criticised David Coulthard for not giving him way on his hot lap.

“On my final run I thought I could have made it into the top 10,” Kovalainen said.

“I came around the first corner on my flying lap and saw Coulthard’s Red Bull coming out of the pits and thought he would move over after Casino — or into the tunnel at the latest.

“But he just stayed there all the way round and ruined the lap,”

“To say the least, I was very surprised to see that from the most experienced driver in the field.”

David on the other hand blamed Red Bull for not telling him about Heiki Kovalainen’s hot lap and further expressed his regret. He claimed that the action was not deliberate.

Written by Formula One Addict

May 26th, 2007 at 4:45 pm

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