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Lewis Hamilton hits Kimi Raikkonen at the Canadian Grand Prix 2008

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Bizarre by Lewis Hamilton, he wasn’t interested in stopping but looked more interested in passing Kimi Raikkonen and stopping parallel to the Ferrari, more to follow from the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix.

The FIA keep removing videos.

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June 9th, 2008 at 3:48 am

2008 FIA formula one Canadian Grand Prix is next

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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Parc Jean-Drapeau, รŽle Notre-Dame, Montreal,Canada

The next race is the Canadian Grand Prix which is held at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit since 1982 and is one of the few races in the North American calendar.

You can see the satellite photo of the Gilles Villeneuve circuit above. The circuit is pretty beautiful and built on a manmade island.

The race has been won 7 times by Michael Schumacher and thrice by Nelson Piquet. This year promises to be a thriller again, with Lewis Hamilton having the momentum from the Monaco race, but Ferrari proving to be a better team otherwise. Force India too have a point to prove now, they must show that Monaco wasnt a fluke and they do have the strength to give good finishes.

Just to refresh your memories and make you feel nostalgic, below is the podium photo of the 1998 Canadian Grand Prix. The race was won by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine his teammate at Ferrari was third. Giancarlo Fisichella was second. David Coulthard in his McLaren Mercedes was on pole.

1998 Canadian Grand Prix

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June 4th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Robert Kubica F1 Crash at Montreal 2007

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The FIA has been working overtime removing formula one videos from Youtube, but thankfully some still remain. The Youtube people faced a sort of rebellion with hundreds of such videos being uploaded as the initial ones were removed. This is bad PR for the FIA is all i can say.

And this particular one cant be touched by them as its not their copyrighted footage. Robert Kubica had a lucky escape on Sunday as can easily be seen in the video. The crash was phenomenal. Thankfully no one got injured badly in the accident and there was no broken leg. The person in the white must have suffered a heart attack when Kubica’s car came crashing at the corner. Look how fast it came.

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June 12th, 2007 at 6:15 am

Hamilton wins chaotic Canadian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton snatched his maiden formula one victory, in his maiden pole position grand prix start. The race was extremely chaotic and featured four safety car periods and a spectacular accident among other things. The race also saw two top drivers, Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa being disqualified for exiting the pitlane when the light was red. the funny part is the entrance light was green, anyway i really dont understand all these complicated pitting rules. 

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable race with lots of accidents to keep your eyes busy (i know i am sick)

Nick Heidfeld took the second place from Alonso when he went wide at the first corner. Lewis though was able to hold on to his 1st place. Alexander Wurz of Williams was eventually third. Fernando Alonso had been awarded a ten second stop and go penalty. Nick Heidfeld was runners up and brought a lot of joy to the BMW Sauber team after Kubica’s crash.

Robert Kubica suffered a sprained ankle after a huge crash into the barriers on lap 26. It was earlier feared to be a broken leg. At the time of the accident it was looking a lot worse death even, later when everyone was talking about a broken leg, i was reminded of Silverstone and Michael Schumacher. But thankfully due to the incredibly safe F1 cars these days he got away rather lightly.

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Result of Canadian Grand Prix after 70 laps of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal

1 Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren-Mercedes one hour 44 minutes 11.292sec
2 Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 4.343 seconds behind
3 Alexander Wurz (Aut) Williams-Toyota 5.325
4 Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Renault 6.729
5 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 13.007
6. Takuma Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri-Honda 16.698
7 Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren-Mercedes 21.936
8 Ralf Schumacher (Ger) Toyota 22.888
9 Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull-Renault 22.960
10 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-Toyota 23.984
11 Anthony Davidson (GB) Super Aguri-Honda 24.318
12 Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda 30.439
R Jarno Trulli (Ita) Toyota 58 laps completed
R Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Toro Rosso 54 laps
R Christijan Albers (Ned) Spyker-Ferrari 47 laps
R David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull-Renault 36 laps
R Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber 26 laps
R Adrian Sutil (Ger) Spyker-Ferrari 21 laps
R Scott Speed (USA) Toro Rosso-Ferrari eight laps
R Jenson Button (GB) Honda no laps
DQ Giancarlo Fisichella* (Ita) Renault 51 laps
DQ Felipe Massa* (Brz) Ferrari 51 laps

Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa disqualified for leaving the pit lane jumping a red light

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June 11th, 2007 at 9:28 am

Lewis Hamilton snatches maiden pole at Canada

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Seeing Lewis Hamilton, someone muttered – Is this the start of something beautiful ! ๐Ÿ˜›

Ralf Schumacher Montreal 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
BTW The qualifying telecast in India was delayed by the Asia vs Africa Cricket match ๐Ÿ˜€

Lewis Hamilton, the McLaren Mercedes rookie formula one driver further impressed people by scoring pole position. Maybe it was some of that aggression from Monaco. Teammate Fernando Alonso managed a second place. But what was surprising was the fact that Nick Heidfeld split the Ferraris and the McLarens. Nick Heidfeld is really impressing with his gutsy drives this season. Maybe he deserves a team better than BMW. Ralf Schumacher(in photo) again disappointed with a dismal 18th, the Toyota team later blamed it on traffic. Jarno Trulli came out with flying colours though managing a respectable 10th place.
Here is the qualifying order for Sunday’s formula one Canadian Grand Prix :

Qualifying Order times at the 2007 formula one Canadian Grand Prix:

1. Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren one minute, 15.707
2. Fernando Alonso (Sp) McLaren 1:16.163
3. Nick Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 1:16.266
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:16.411
5. Felipe Massa (Brz) Ferrari 1:16.570
6. Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull-Renault 1:16.913
7. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Williams-Toyota 1:16.919
8. Robert Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber 1:16.993
9. Giancarlo Fisichella (It) Renault 1:17.229
10. Jarno Trulli (It) Toyota 1:17.747
11. Takuma Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri-Honda 1:16.743
12. Vitantonio Liuzzi (It) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:16.760
13. Rubens Barrichello (Brz) Honda 1:17.116
14. David Coulthard (GB) Red Bull-Renault 1:17.304
15. Jenson Button (GB) Honda 1:17.541
16. Scott Speed (US) Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:17.571
17. Anthony Davidson (GB) Super Aguri-Honda 1:17.542
18. Ralf Schumacher (Ger) Toyota 1:17.634
19. Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Renault 1:17.806
20. Alexander Wurz (Aut) Williams-Toyota 1:18.089
21. Adrian Sutil (Ger) Spyker-Ferrari 1:18.536
22. Christijan Albers (Ned) Spyker-Ferrari 1:19.196

Here is what Lewis Hamilton had to say after the qualifying

“It has been a fantastic day, it is already a fantastic weekend,” Lewis Hamilton said.

“It is not easy when you have a two-time world champion hunting you down.

“I stayed strong and I did it. I owe it all to the team, we worked very hard to get it right.

“You come to that last corner at 200mph and on the final lap I went quicker than I have ever been. I almost touched the wall.

“For the final lap the car was sweet. I did not make a mistake and I got the time – I am thrilled.”

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