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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.


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.


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 !

Juan Pablo Montoya at it again


Juan Pablo Montoya in happier times

“When he left , he left a void in formula one, no one crashes as well as he does in F1;” F1 Addict, May 2007

Juan Pablo Montoya loves to destroy money. When he isnt wrecking million dollars worth of cars (F1 or NASCARs) , our site’s (un)official mascot and Colombian hero (Juan Pablo Montoya) enjoys getting fined for other things. He was fined $10,000 for making an obscene gesture to the TV cameras covering the practice session at Phoenix. He made the gesture to the camera mounted in the car. He later claimed that the gesture was a joke intended for the TV crew that he has been working with. Our hero later shrugged off the incident as something he didn’t care about :

“I am done thinking about that, to be honest,”? “Honestly, I don’t even care.”

“It’s their decision, and I’ll leave it at that,”? “If that’s what they want to do, then that’s what they want to. I am not going to say whether I agree with it or not. I don’t care.” Juan Pablo Montoya said

He also talked about his new motor home, which he said has 6 TVs plus a projection TV. He said it was ‘perfect’. Hmmm, i wonder what they need the six TVs in a motorhome for ?? So Connie can see him crash from all angles ?

Written by Formula One Addict

May 6th, 2007 at 10:54 am

Massa snatches the Bahrain Grand Prix


Ferrari’s Felipe Massa won the formula one Bahrain Grand Prix 2007, cleanly for a change.Sakhir was as hot and sandy as ever, but that couldnt deter Massa’s Ferrari. After being heavily criticised for being tricked by rookie Briton Lewis Hamilton in the last race (not to mention being made fun of), today it seemed that Felipe Massa was a man on a mission. He was careful not to commit mistakes, and held off Lewis Hamilton quite nicely near the dying stages of the race. Massa was delighted after the race

“The results in the first two races were not what I expected,” said the Ferrari Driver.

“Something was missing. But this time we put everything together. I’m really pleased.”

Kimi Raikkonen , scored a good third place, but he must have wanted to shut out Massa for good. Ferrari is known for favouritism and i dare say, 2-3 more races of Massa disaster and Kimi might even have become the no.1 driver of the Ferrari F1 Team.

Ferrari Pit Crew

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton finished in second place, this rookie will definitely go places. He now holds the record for the best formula one debut, being the first ever driver in formula one history to score three successive podium finishes. Lewis Hamilton was delighted after the race

“I think this weekend we have definitely closed the gap on Ferrari and I couldn’t ask for more,” he said.

“It is one more step for me and in Barcelona we will push again.

“Unfortunately I didn’t get as good as start as Felipe, he did very well on the first corner and I just had to make sure I stayed as close to him as possible.”

Teammate Fernando Alonso was fifth at the end of the race.

McLaren Lewis Hamilton

The Renault’s performance was lacklustre again, they failed to get a good finish, with Giancarlo Fisichella and Heiki Kovalainen getting 8th and 9th places respectively. The world champions team definitely needs to pull up their socks and do much better.

The surprise package was David Coulthard, starting from the last row on the grid, he made his way upto seventh place, but had to retire unfortunately due to a mechanical failure.

Briton Jenson Button and American Scott Speed’s campaign had ended on the very first lap after Speed clipped the back of Jenson’s Honda.

And here is a really nice photo of Kimi Raikkonen at the post race press confrence.

Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 2007

The driver’s championship is already up for grabs, the top three drivers are tied with the same points . Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen each has 22 points. Today’s race winner Felipe Massa follows with 17 points.

BMW’s excellent form continued, Nick Heidfeld outraced and outpaced Fernando Alonso to grab fourth place. Robert Kubice was sixth. BMW Sauber are now third in the constructor’s championship points table.

2007 FIA Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix result:

1 F Massa (Br) Ferrari 1:33.27.515
2 L Hamilton (GB) McLaren 1:33:29.515
3 K Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:33:37.523
4 N Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 1:33:41.315
5 F Alonso (Sp) McLaren 1:33:41.519
6 R Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber 1:34:12.520
7 J Trulli (Ita) Toyota 1:34:48.518
8 G Fisichella (Ita) Renault 1:34:49.215
9 H Kovalainen (Fin) Renault 1:34:56.915
10 N Rosberg (Ger) Williams 1:34:56.524
11 A Wurz (Aut) Williams @ 1 Lap
12 R Schumacher (Ger) Toyota @ 1 Lap
13 R Barrichello (Brz) Honda @ 1 Lap
14 C Albers (Ned) Spyker @ 2 Laps
15 A Sutil (Ger) Spyker @ 4 Laps
16 A Davidson (GB) Super Aguri @ 6 Laps
17 M Webber (Aus) Red Bull @ 16 Laps
18 D Coulthard (GB) Red Bull @ 21 Laps
19 T Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri @ 23 Laps
20 V Liuzzi (Ita) Scuderia Toro Rosso @ 31 Laps
21 J Button (GB) Honda @ 56 Laps
22 S Speed (USA) Scuderia Toro Rosso @ 56 Laps

Fastest Lap of Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix 2007: Felipe Massa

Next up is the European leg of f1 racing , with the Spanish Grand Prix (Circuit de Catalunya) on the 13th of May 2007. Smack in the middle of my exams.

‘It was a hot-hot day in Bahrain, but Felipe Massa was as cool as a cucumber,a cucumber thats been left in the deep freezer’ My Friend

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2007 Bahrain Qualifying: Massa snatches Pole

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Bahrain Formula One 2007 Grand Prix Qualifying Review

Telecast Time is 5pm on ESPN India IST

Felipe Massa

That familiar Marlboro was back on the Ferrari rear wings and so was the confidence. Felipe Massa once again got pole position, pipping Lewis Hamilton by a very small gap. Kimi Raikkonen snatched third place while Fernando Alonso of McLaren was fourth.


Lewis Hamilton, the rookie who conquered the world and who is now a household name in Britain, was really impressive and just almost got the pole position, missing by about 4/10th of a second. He will be going for a record three podium finishes for a rookie in his first three races.


Giancarlo Fisichella scored a seventh place for Renault, while teammate and rookie Heiki Kovalainen wasnt even able to qualify for the last session. Poor Heiki , his debut has been completely overshadowed by Lewis Hamilton.

Nick Heidfeld put in another good performance finishing in fifth place.

Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying Times

1. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 01:32.652
2. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 01:32.935
3. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari-Ferrari 01:33.131
4. Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren-Mercedes 01:33.192
5. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 01:33.404
6. Robert Kubica Poland BMW Sauber 01:33.710
7. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Renault-Renault 01:34.056
8. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 01:34.106
9. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota-Toyota 01:34.154
10. Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Toyota 01:34.399
11. Alexander Wurz Austria Williams-Toyota 01:32.915
12. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Renault-Renault 01:32.935
13. Anthony Davidson Britain Super Aguri-Honda 01:33.082
14. Ralf Schumacher Germany Toyota-Toyota 01:33.294
15. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Honda-Honda 01:33.624
16. Jenson Button Britain Honda-Honda 01:33.731
17. Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 01:33.984
18. Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 01:34.024
19. Scott Speed USA Toro Rosso-Ferrari 01:34.333
20. Adrian Sutil Germany Spyker-Ferrari 01:35.280
21. David Coulthard Britain Red Bull-Renault 01:35.341
22. Christijan Albers Holland Spyker-Ferrari 01:35.533

What will happen tomorrow, will Lewis Hamilton trick Felipe Massa into a mistake again ?

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