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Jerez testing, day 2

Post by Flow » 15 Jan 2008, 23:03

Drivers are testing their new No Aids car (Jerez — January 15th, 2008)

. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Renault) 1:19.503 (70 laps)
. Pedro de la Rosa (ESP/McLaren) 1:19.650 (111 laps)
. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN/Ferrari) 1:19.708 (90 laps)
. Nico Rosberg (GER/Williams) 1:19.755 (81 laps)
. Felipe Massa (BRA/Ferrari) 1:19.772 (85 laps)
. Heikki Kovalainen (FIN/McLaren) 1:19.780 (130 laps)
. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Toro Rosso) 1:20.305 (86 laps)
. Sébastien Bourdais (FRA/Toro Rosso) 1:20.346 (76 laps)
. Mark Webber (AUS/Red Bull) 1:20.392 (80 laps)
. Kazuki Nakajima (JPN/Williams) 1:20.525 (68 laps)
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Post by Steve » 16 Jan 2008, 00:29

Cool to see Bourdais is on pace there, I hope he does well !!
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Post by Bilbo » 16 Jan 2008, 02:12

Yeah, I hope he gets a trouble-free season because he's been waiting for this opportunity for quite a long time. He couldn't have done much more than he already did in/for ChampCar anyways...

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Post by Steve » 16 Jan 2008, 02:19

Hopefully Scott Speed can get another chance sometime, we need a U S driver in there !!
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Post by Ruben Miranda » 16 Jan 2008, 03:54

Hello
Really nice that all the tiles are very close.

Yes Bourdais is looking good
I hope he do's well also he will be missed in Champcar.
He had a few problems but all in all a great driver and a stand up guy.

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Post by Dropkick » 16 Jan 2008, 11:55

i think you have more chance of seeing marco than scott in f1 in the future
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Post by carrera » 17 Jan 2008, 06:28

I agree ,I think Marco will be the next u.s driver in f1.
No surprise though that renault are up there with the big boys for now.Lets see how that holds out.
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Post by Kaali » 17 Jan 2008, 11:23

I'm sorry but Scott Speed had not IMHO not deserved to be in F1 at all. Think it was a mistake he started in F1. He doesn't even has the potential to be there. I mean when he first started I did not notice improvements. Kinda like he was bad all the time. But who the next american F1 driver from the states will be? I dunno man. I have no clue who is what in the states.
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Post by Steve » 17 Jan 2008, 13:27

Kaali wrote:I'm sorry but Scott Speed had not IMHO not deserved to be in F1 at all. Think it was a mistake he started in F1. He doesn't even has the potential to be there. I mean when he first started I did not notice improvements. Kinda like he was bad all the time. But who the next american F1 driver from the states will be? I dunno man. I have no clue who is what in the states.
But he was also on a REALLY bad team, remember Liuzzi didn't exaxtly light up the F1 world either. I think on a decent team Speed could have done pretty well.
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Post by Kaali » 17 Jan 2008, 13:55

Steve wrote:But he was also on a REALLY bad team, remember Liuzzi didn't exaxtly light up the F1 world either. I think on a decent team Speed could have done pretty well.
Well I don't like Alonso at all but he started at Minardi and scouts could tell that he was a great driver and moved on. THE Iceman started at Sauber and look where he is now. I don't see great teams surrounding Speed that want to hire him ...
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Post by dutch power » 17 Jan 2008, 17:44

The only reason he was in F1 was because of redbull and the american market redbull was looking for, thats all. I doubt if he would have reached f1 at all without redbull.


And its just testing guys, alonso was even driving with the old car so a test doesnt say anything. The first race will tell it. I realy hope renault and bmw will be able to go for regular podiums. However i think that now alonso left mclaren that mclaren will be slower then ferrari this year, and renault will make a step forward to 3th team i think. And ferrari ofcourse will be the team to beat.

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Post by carrera » 17 Jan 2008, 18:35

I'll have to agree with renault being the third team but don't count out BMW.They were strong last year and I think they will fight renault for that 3rd position.Alonzo is of course driving last years car so we have no idea if the car will end up like last years honda or if they will beat BMW.I like the looks of the BMW though except for those carbon fibre wheel covers.Those could prove to be dangerous if they come off or shard under contact with another car.I too think Ferrari will kick ass this year and so they should.
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Post by carrera » 17 Jan 2008, 18:41

As for Scott Speed,
I think the politics of F1 got to him quite early.Not alot of freedom in that team.More politics than anything else.I don't think Liuzzi should be there either but that is my opinion of course.Felipe Massa.I have never liked him at all even at Sauber.All he did was make mistakes and he will always be second on the ferrari team so I just laugh when I see him whining.Especially when he put that nice doughnut on Fernandos car last year.He did that just to be a dick and then blamed it on Fernando.I think Fernando should have wiped him into the wall just to put him in his place.Did I mention I don't like Massa?.I am sure I did ...hahahahahaha ROFL
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Post by SteveB » 18 Jan 2008, 06:12

I have to agree with Carrera.
I too never liked MASSA....I think he is a little baby when he doesn't get his way.
Look at the interviews after a race when he didn't win....his facial expressions just made me want to jump through the TV and SLAP him.
It looked like he was going to cry.

He thinks he can be a #1 driver at FERRARI.....pfffffffffffffffffffff he doesn't have near as much talent as KIMI and it was just a matter of time that KIMI settled in with FERRARI.....now the RACE is ONNNNNN!!!!!

If FERRARI has the car for 2008 like I think they will KIMI is going to kick ass....

Of course this is my opinion.


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Post by sailsy » 18 Jan 2008, 08:20

I reckon kimi will walk it again this year!!

He started slow last year new team, but from the start this year he will fly !!

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Post by Dropkick » 18 Jan 2008, 09:10

I do not think you can write mac off tbh (much as i would like to!!)
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Post by SteveB » 19 Jan 2008, 04:19

I agree DK. :)

To be honest I hope McLaren doesn't fall off the pace this year....if they do it will be another boring F1 season.

I can hardly wait to see these guys run with NO AIDS :)
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Post by Dropkick » 20 Jan 2008, 01:38

whoever comes good this ytear i just hoe for close season with0out any politics .................but time wll tell

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Post by SteveB » 21 Jan 2008, 03:38

Ya I agree DK.

I think we had enough of the politics last season.
IMO if crap like that happens again this season I am sure that more fans will stop watching....lets hope all goes well. :)
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