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F1 heads to Monaco as fear over future looms

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Formula One’s survival is on the line. On one side are some of its biggest teams which bring millions to formula one and on the other side is Max Mosely who seems to be hell bent on implementing the proposed rule changes for the 2010 formula one season which introduce budgetary caps and a two tier teams system.

So now heading into Monaco which is one of the swankiest formula one grand prix, one wonders what next year would be like ? Would there be no Ferrari and Renault ? Its reported that 7 teams wont be filing by next week’s deadline.

So getting back to the GP, Brawn GP’s Jenson Button is on home turf (technically anyway). He would be poised to claim another win and win the season in record time. Lewis Hamilton is also hopeful of resurgence and is hoping that his McLaren would be able to perform. In an interview he was hopeful for a top 5 finish at this week’s event.

In other news Campos racing has applied for the constructor’s places in the 2010 formula one season. They are one of the first (the first?) teams to do so.

Anyway, this weekend is crucial for the survival and future of formula one. The gut feeling inside me says all will be solved though. Till then, Ciao !

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May 22nd, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Force India : Photos from Monaco Grand Prix 2008

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We give you 2 photos of Force India F1 team from the 2008 Monaco Grand Prix where Adrian Sutil almost finished in a point scoring position before Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari hit him from behind, the first one is of Vijay Mallya with Indian actresses Riya Sen and her sister Raima Sen.

 riya sen raima sen vijay mallya monaco 2008

The other is of Adrian Sutil before he crashed, at that time he seems to be in front of a McLaren.

Anyway, it would be better if Mr. Mallya would invite fans to visit the races rather than actresses who wont even know the drivers’s names.

Force India leading McLaren

Images Copyright : Force India Media

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May 30th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Kimi Raikkonen denies Adrian Sutil a points finish

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The post is a little late, we were shifting the site to a new server, if anything is broken let me know.

What do you do when you are unable to overtake Force India F1 in a Ferrari, well ofcourse hit it so hard that the other person is forced to retire. This is what seems to have happened at the Monaco Grand Prix. While many argue that what happened was an accident, and indeed even if it was it doesnt change the fact that it was an accident caused due to a driver error by Kimi Raikkonen and kicked out Force India formula one team and Adrian Sutil from a potential point winning position.

Kimi Raikkonen later did apologise though,

I said I am sorry for him and his team because probably they are not going to be often in the position to score a fourth position. Plus it was in Monaco.

“So it was harder for him than for me, but it was a racing incident and I could not go anywhere. There wasn’t much space and I could not slow down.

“It was just a racing incident. I just locked the rear brakes on the bump and you cannot really slow the car after that. There was nowhere to go, and not enough space to try and avoid him.

“Basically I just think my brakes were a bit too cold and I locked the rear. I nearly lost the car but unfortunately I hit him, and it is sad for them.

“So, I feel sorry for him, but I could not do anything. I tried to slow down but there was nowhere to go and nowhere to slow down, and I lost fifth place.”

Adrian Sutil took positives out of the race:

I am just disappointed. It is hurting so much. We did a great race and we made no mistakes. We did a perfect strategy, everything went well. We did fastest laptimes during the race, and the performance was great for this car. For Force India this was an absolute highlight over the past few years.

 

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May 29th, 2008 at 6:50 am

More Monaco Photographs

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Some nice photographs from Monaco Grand Prix 2007 featuring the Spyker Formula One Team. Enjoy the picturesque beauty of Monaco.

 Monaco Grand Prix 2007, Spyker

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June 3rd, 2007 at 3:21 pm

McLaren faces flak for team orders

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I couldnt write the race review as i had a practical exam on Monday, that too of Physics of Materials , which includes Semiconductors etc., lots of stuff to learn.

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso

Anyway, i found the race yesterday, exceptionally boring. The McLarens were ahead of the others by a huge margin, the only two cars competing for the front were those of Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. But the shocker came when suddenly both cars went slower by two seconds. It was obvious that Lewis Hamilton had been told to lay off Fernando Alonso’s car whom he was pressurising a lot. Lewis expressed his sadness after the race.

“It is something I have to live with. I’ve number two on my car and I am the number two driver.” said Lewis Hamilton

I was told to take it easy, so there was no point pressuring him into a mistake, and then if he had made a mistake to crash into him, so it was best to finish one-two.

Soon enough damage control started at the McLaren camp with the team making statements about equality of drivers among other things, Lewis too it seems was ‘instructed’ not to raise the issue further.

My question is how is this any different from what Ferrari had done to Rubens Barrichello for which there was such a hue and cry. The fact was what you saw there was a mockery of racing and fake driving with both drivers being told not to push. People pay money to watch racing, not two drivers of same team in one and two positions pretending to race.
UPDATE?

The McLaren Team have been fully cleared of any misconduct at Monaco by the FIA

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May 28th, 2007 at 9:32 am

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