F1.. what does it mean?
September 10, 2008 7:09am CST
with the recently concluded belgian GP put into another formula one controversy when the race stewards relegated hamilton in third place because of the incident with kimi in the dying lap. massa eventually won the race when the decision was handed a few hours after the race which i would say detrimental in the outcome of who would be this season's champion. another controversy that lingers my mind is what happened in the pit-lane in valencia GP that they only handed massa a fine. in this season alone, i think hamilton and the mclaren's have been punished 4 or 5 times already, although some of it had really concrete reasons for imposing it but in belgian GP it is very clear what the result is. so i guess, and how many of you out there would believe that the meaning of "F1", is not Formula 1 but FERRARI 1. go figure it out!!!
10 Sep 08
Hi Sirrob, I feel the same on this one as you well know and I think it began last season myself with the Australian GrandPrix and Ferrari got away with stuff then there was all that stuff over stolen documents and now they are penalising Hamilton yet again because he car is supposed to have Ferrari stuff on it,I am fed up with the polictics of it all and just wish they would give the guy a break. I like all the drivers, the only one I'm not too keen on is Alonso but it makes you wonder just what backhanders Ferrari give the FIA and others eh! as they always seem to get away with everything. I am looking forward to the Singapore night race though, that should be an event. Ellie :D
11 Sep 08
hello ellie, nice to see you here. you are absolutely right, F1 (i mean Ferrari 1) always get away with their tactics in the tracks and even in the back office. there are a lot of controversies already in FIA but it seems everything just favored the Ferrari 1. a very good example is what massa did in valencia in the pit-lane and they just handed him a fine. and as you can see in my explanations above and if you able to watch that video there, it is very clear how things come in being. they only consider the first incident which i think has something to do with being hit by kimi's car or trying to avoid collision and have they penalized that car (i don't know whose car is it) who they caught up in the middle which brought hamilton in the grass then kimi got the lead. they aren't considering how the wet tracks affect kimi's driving skills, which shows when he spins twice that made the deciding factor for him not finishing the race. if kimi finished in that race, would they bring up the case? perhaps they won't deal with the incident if kimi wins the race and they brought it up because kimi failed again in his bid to win race. singapore night race is awesome and a GP to watch closely. it is a history making GP that has so many first timers, first formula 1 night race and first street race at night. it would be fantastic to watch specially if it rains too, surely lewis will win if that's the case.
11 Sep 08
Hi Sirrob, Yes I saw the above response. I am hoping Hamilton wins the night race, I have friends flying out there to see it from the UK and the wife of the couple is a Hamilton fan so it would be fantastic for her to witness that in person. Good luck for Singapore Lewis. Ellie :D