Formula One: Poll

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Is Kimi Räikkönen going to win this year's F1 driver's championship?

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No
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Formula One: Poll

Post by Damien Thorn » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:44 pm

Let's revive an old topic to talk about all things fast and dangerous...

McLaren seem to be on top this year, and this Lewis Hamilton is straight out of his diapers onto the F1 platforms. (Vamos, Alonso!) Are Kimi and Ferrari going to make a comeback still? I don't really get it; he should be able to win this year's championship with both hands tied behind his back, but we haven't seen much of him yet...

So, I guess I should rename this topic: Is Kimi going to win this year's driver's championship after all?

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Post by Mormegil » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:37 pm

I seriously doubt it.

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Post by StratoTimo » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:07 pm

Mormegil wrote:I seriously doubt it.
Me too but I really hope that he can win it :wink:
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Post by htcdude » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:36 pm

No.
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Post by IceBreaker » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:45 pm

StratoTimo wrote:Me too but I really hope that he can win it :wink:
I agree with you fully. It is going to be unlikely the more the season goes, but the hoping spark is in my head of course.
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Post by NeonVomit » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:48 pm

Seems McLaren will take it. And the impossible is looking ever more likely, a driver in his first ever season taking the championship...
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Post by StratoTimo » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:10 pm

But all that I hope is that Kimi will win in Monza! That every Italian guys/girls get some party after race! And Of course I hope that he win in Silverstone and Lewis is going to drive his first race without coming to finish! :wink:
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Post by MetalManiac » Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:58 pm

I seriously doubt it.
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Post by Stratofanius » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:42 am

I hope not.

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Post by Damien Thorn » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:50 pm

Mmm, not very uplifting, those poll results so far...

I'm gonna see Aerosmith, Steve Vai, Thin Lizzy, The Scorpions and Europe in concert this Saturday (rock!), so I'm not going to watch the qualifications for the French GP. Let's hope Kimi and Felipe can achieve a better result in qualifying this time, though, and let's also hope the Dutch Spyker Ferraris won't come in last again. I wouldn't be surprised if people start referring to those orange cars as "orange flags".

You know what the orange flag stands for, right?

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Post by Damien Thorn » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:01 pm

NeonVomit wrote:Seems McLaren will take it. And the impossible is looking ever more likely, a driver in his first ever season taking the championship...
Mmm, what's so unlikely about that? The way I see it, my grandma could win the title in this year's McLaren; the car is just that excellent. Also, little Lewis Hamilton is the team manager's personal protegee...

Have you all seen what Dutch driver Robert Doornbos is doing in the US Champcar series? Now there's a real achievement. I say they should ditch old Coulthard from the Red Bull team - and F1 altogether - and invite Doornbos back into the Red Bull F1 team, or BMW, Toyota (bye, bye Ralph) or Renault will take him for next season.

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Re: Formula One: Poll

Post by Nikka » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:54 am

Kimi Nr1 :)

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Post by Damien Thorn » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:11 pm

Kimi Nr. 1 again...

Also, now we know why McLaren were doing so fantastically well during the last couple of races:

http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/ ... 35958.html

This is all totally ridiculous... sending your wife off to a copyshop to make some photocopies of classified Ferrari documents. What a sad tosspot that defector Mike Coughlan is. According to me, this goes against everything that formula one stands for, and the proposed penalty of taking away all McLaren's points in the constructor's championship is a good start...

Still, I don't think Ferrari will need that kind of help to win both championships this year. Vamos!

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Post by NeonVomit » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:10 am

If this does turn out to be true, it will be a true disgrace to the sport, but something to laugh about.

However I don't think Hamilton's talent can be denied.
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Post by finnlandia » Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:04 pm

The Formula 2 here on Hungaries. The racig was very good. Only it that obtained I do not know it because the edge took the sound away, and we sat on bad place . There will be tomorrow. Sombody comes from among you onto Hungary Hungaroring. AUGUST 3-4-5

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Post by finnlandia » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:59 am

Officially on a Saturday and the racing of the year begins on Sunday here on Hungary. But, from today on Budapest bridge car parade in the morning. On a Friday free training,box street visit etc. On Saturday and Sunday racing. :D 8) :wink:

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Post by NeonVomit » Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:35 pm

So what's it going to be like this weekend? I don't see any forecasts for rain... let's hope it goes well!

For the record, I'm not 'with' anyone. I haven't been since Montoya dropped out. I just enjoy watching a good race :)

Qualifying is especially important on this circuit, much like the Monte Carlo GP. So it's gonna be very tense today! Because tomorrow it's gonna be all about team strategy and less about pure driving skill, as overtaking is very difficult.

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Post by finnlandia » Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:58 am

I will be there on the Hungaroring today and I cath everything to say. At least try,and who it interests only reads it then. :)

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Re: Formula One: Poll

Post by Damien Thorn » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:39 pm

Howdy,

Now, I have to be honest, I did not watch last Sunday's race because I was in London, but what is that nonsense about not granting McLaren the constructor's championship points because Alonso held up Hamilton in qualifying? It makes no sense at all to me. Even though most of you would know I'm pretty much always backing the Ferraris, that does not mean I can ignore injustice when I see it happen. The fact that Alonso was put back five places on the starting grid sufficed. I don't understand the FIA. They ignore that spy scandal entirely, although that should obviously have cost McLaren all constructor's championship points earned until the scandal became public, but they choose to withold last Sunday's points because the team mates were giving each other hell on the track. Isn't it Ron Dennis' job to step in when that happens? Not the FIA's, that's for sure...

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Post by StratoTimo » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:25 pm

So can you swim? :D

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Re: Formula One: Poll

Post by NeonVomit » Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:46 pm

Ok, so it comes down to this.

Who will take it?

With three possible winners, it's going to be one hell of a race tomorrow. My pulse rises just thinking about it :shock:
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Re: Formula One: Poll

Post by BERTA » Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:57 pm

Well...well...

I'm very sorry for Fernando but I'm very happy for Kimi !

But overall.....I'M VERY HAPPY FOR McLAREN...it's what they deserve,they have bet for the wrong pilot and now they are paying it with a great ridiculous ...they could win but they made a mistake and lost the drivers championship and teams championship...very well Ron Dennis...

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Post by Mormegil » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:23 pm

My thoughts right now: :shud:
How the hell did that happen?

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Post by RazielSR » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:55 pm

Congratulations to Kimi!
Mclaren is ridiculous, this is what happens when you have a champion in the team and you don't want to see it.
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Post by StratoTimo » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:22 pm

Mormegil wrote:My thoughts right now: :shud:
How the hell did that happen?
Why?

Are you fan of Hamilton and McLaren?



Fucking awesome that Kimi Won!!!
I knew that whole season!!!
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Re: Formula One: Poll

Post by stratoplayer » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:17 am

KIMI KIMI KIMI

Boo Ya!

Fucking awesome that he won, the guy deserved a break for once.
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Re: Formula One: Poll

Post by NeonVomit » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:00 am

A thrilling season finale overall. Kimi is one of my favourite drivers and this title has been long in coming for him.

However, Hamilton has had the most incredible first season in F1 history, and when he gets some more experience, I think he's going to be one of the major forces in F1.

Mclaren have always pursued a policy of treating their drivers equally, and while this is a very fair policy on a team level, in terms of championship it makes them slightly less competitive and I think we saw the results of it yesterday - that little difference was all Kimi needed.

So congratulations to Kimi and Ferrari!

Now we have to wait until next season - no F1 for months!! aaaaargh!!!
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Post by stratohawk » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:26 am

Kimi made it! 8)

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Post by NeonVomit » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:50 am

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Is it me, or does Alonso look far too happy to have come in third? :lol: :lol: he's just happy that Hamilton didn't get it :lol: :lol:

Great season and great race.

Let's hope next season is even better!
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Post by RazielSR » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:20 pm

NeonVomit wrote:
Is it me, or does Alonso look far too happy to have come in third? :lol: :lol: he's just happy that Hamilton didn't get it :lol: :lol:
You can be sure :D :D :D
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