News Update 08/31/2008

 

 

Kimi has di Montezemolo’ full surpport.
Loeb pulls it off in the WRC rally of New Zealand.
Valentino Rossi takes the victory at Misano.

 

WRC :New Zealand

 

Pos  Driver        Car         Time
1.  Loeb          Citroen     3h59:18.9
2.  Sordo         Citroen     +    17.5
3.  Hirvonen      Ford        +    41.5
4.  P Solberg     Subaru      +  2:48.9
5.  Aava          Citroen     +  3:30.7
6.  Andersson     Suzuki      +  7:37.4
7.  Gardemeister  Suzuki      +  7:54.9
8.  Villagra      Ford        +  8:35.0
9.  H Solberg     Ford        +  9:15.2
10.  Prokop        Mitsubishi  + 13:49.0

F1Weekly Podcast #300 (08-27-2008)

American Champion 1927 – 2008

 Please visit www.philhill.com to sign book of remembrance.

 

 Podcast # 300

Kimi may become number two.
Valencia the anti climactic race of the year.
Vettel going to Red Bull sooner than later.
Kubica signs one-year extension…Nick?
Motorsports Mondial with Nasir.
Interview with A.J. Foyt

Friday at Monza:

Pos  Driver        Team                     Time     Laps
1.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes    (B)  1:22.967   97
2.  Raikkonen     Ferrari             (B)  1:23.371   79
3.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari (B)  1:23.632  114
4.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota     (B)  1:23.634   99
5.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault    (B)  1:23.737  120
6.  Alonso        Renault             (B)  1:23.820   80
7.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari  (B)  1:23.865   77
8.  Glock         Toyota              (B)  1:23.897   79
9.  Kubica        BMW-Sauber          (B)  1:24.089   57
10.  Button        Honda               (B)  1:24.321   96

 

News Update 08/24/2008

Olé Olé Felipe: Ferrari’s Felipe Massa put on a masterful performance to win Sunday’s inaugural European Grand Prix in the streets of Valencia. Starting from pole position he scored his fourth win of the season to get back in  the title hunt and now trails championship leader Lewis Hamilton of McLaren, who finished second, by only six points. Rober Kubica made his first appearance on the podium in third place since his maiden win for BMW in Montreal.

An engine failure provided a smoke screen for yet another dismal performance from reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen. Local hero Fernando Alonso was out on the opening lap, losing his rear wing courtesy of Kazuki Nakajima. Spa-Francorchamps is the next stop on the Formula 1 circuit.

Felipe Massa takes a great win in Valencia!

Hamilton sails into second place.

Robert Kubica third and Heikki fourth.

Vettel and Bourdais finish as they started.

Kimi with a pit stop disaster and an engine failure.

 Pos  Driver        Team                      Time
1.  Massa         Ferrari               (B)  1h35:32.339
2.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  +     5.611
3.  Kubica        BMW Sauber            (B)  +    37.353
4.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  +    39.703
5.  Trulli        Toyota                (B)  +    50.684
6.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  +    52.625
7.  Glock         Toyota                (B)  +  1:07.990
8.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota       (B)  +  1:11.457
9.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber            (B)  +  1:22.177
10.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  +  1:29.794
11.  Piquet        Renault               (B)  +  1:32.717
12.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault      (B)  +     1 lap
13.  Button        Honda                 (B)  +     1 lap
14.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari   (B)  +     1 lap
15.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota       (B)  +     1 lap
16.  Barrichello   Honda                 (B)  +     1 lap
17.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault      (B)  +     1 lap

Fastest lap: Massa, 1:38.708

Not classified/retirements:

Driver        Team                      On lap
Raikkonen     Ferrari               (B)    46
Sutil         Force India-Ferrari   (B)    42
Alonso        Renault               (B)    1

World Championship standings, round 12:               

Drivers:                    Constructors:            
1.  Hamilton      70        1.  Ferrari               121
2.  Massa         64        2.  McLaren-Mercedes      113
3.  Raikkonen     57        3.  BMW Sauber             96
4.  Kubica        55        4.  Toyota                 41
5.  Kovalainen    43        5.  Renault                31
6.  Heidfeld      41        6.  Red Bull-Renault       24
7.  Trulli        26        7.  Williams-Toyota        17
8.  Alonso        18        8.  Honda                  14
9.  Webber        18        9.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari     11
10.  Glock         15      
11.  Piquet        13      
12.  Barrichello   11      
13.  Vettel         9      
14.  Rosberg        9      
15.  Nakajima       8      
16.  Coulthard      6      
17.  Button         3      
18.  Bourdais       2   

News Update 08/23/2008

 

Viva Valencia: Formula 1 returns to Spain this weekend for the inaugural European Grand Prix in Valencia. The tragic 1975 race in Montjuich Park in Barcelona was the last time Grand Prix cars raced on a street course in Spain. Motor racing started in Europe on public roads and the seaside street circuit in Valencia may be the wave of the future. Street race under the lights in Singapore next month and Abu Dhabi next year may raise the tide even further. Adelaide in Australia, Bremgarten in Switzerland, Casablanca in Morocco, Oporto in Portugal, Reims and Rouen in France and Dallas, Detroit, Long Beach and Phoenix in the United States are among the cities where Formula 1 world championship races have been held on street circuits. Italy was the first country to host two championship rounds in one year, 1957, when Pescara hosted the penultimate round on 15-miles of public roads before the final event of the season at Monza.

Felipe Massa shows his worth with Pole position!
Lewis Hamilton grabs second place.
Kubica with third and Kimi rounding off the second row.
Vettel with fantastic pace during quali gets sixth.
Fernando and Renault fail to get out of Q2!

Pos  Driver        Team                 Q1        Q2        Q3       Laps
1.  Massa         Ferrari              1:38.176  1:37.859  1:38.989  19
2.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes     1:38.464  1:37.954  1:39.199  15
3.  Kubica        BMW Sauber           1:38.347  1:38.050  1:39.392  18
4.  Raikkonen     Ferrari              1:38.703  1:38.229  1:39.488  21
5.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes     1:38.656  1:38.120  1:39.937  18
6.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1:38.141  1:37.842  1:40.142  19
7.  Trulli        Toyota               1:37.948  1:37.928  1:40.309  21
8.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber           1:38.738  1:37.859  1:40.631  19
9.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota      1:38.595  1:38.336  1:40.721  18
10.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1:38.622  1:38.417  1:40.750  18
11.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota      1:38.667  1:38.428            15
12.  Alonso        Renault              1:38.268  1:38.435            12
13.  Glock         Toyota               1:38.532  1:38.499            14
14.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault     1:38.559  1:38.515            15
15.  Piquet        Renault              1:38.787  1:38.744            15
16.  Button        Honda                1:38.880                       6
17.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault     1:39.235                       9
18.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari  1:39.268                      10
19.  Barrichello   Honda                1:39.811                      10
20.  Sutil         Force India-Ferrari  1:39.943                       9

News Update 08/22/2008

 

Viva Valencia: Formula 1 returns to Spain this weekend for the inaugural European Grand Prix in Valencia. The tragic 1975 race in Montjuich Park in Barcelona was the last time Grand Prix cars raced on a street course in Spain. Motor racing started in Europe on public roads and the seaside street circuit in Valencia may be the wave of the future. Street race under the lights in Singapore next month and Abu Dhabi next year may raise the tide even further. Adelaide in Australia, Bremgarten in Switzerland, Casablanca in Morocco, Oporto in Portugal, Reims and Rouen in France and Dallas, Detroit, Long Beach and Phoenix in the United States are among the cities where Formula 1 world championship races have been held on street circuits. Italy was the first country to host two championship rounds in one year, 1957, when Pescara hosted the penultimate round on 15-miles of public roads before the final event of the season at Monza.

Kubica fastest in final  practice.
Honda trying to convince Fernando.
Valencia track popular with drivers.
Bourdais fighting for his F1 career.

Pos  Driver        Team                     Time              Laps:

1.  Kubica        BMW Sauber          (B)  1:38.754           15
2.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota     (B)  1:38.877 + 0.123   18
3.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari  (B)  1:39.009 + 0.255   16
4.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota     (B)  1:39.270 + 0.516   17
5.  Massa         Ferrari             (B)  1:39.276 + 0.522   18
6.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari  (B)  1:39.300 + 0.546   16
7.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes    (B)  1:39.314 + 0.560   13
8.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber          (B)  1:39.335 + 0.581   18
9.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault    (B)  1:39.421 + 0.667   16
10.  Piquet        Renault             (B)  1:39.452 + 0.698   20
11.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault    (B)  1:39.597 + 0.843   17
12.  Button        Honda               (B)  1:39.628 + 0.874   10
13.  Alonso        Renault             (B)  1:39.652 + 0.898   17
14.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes    (B)  1:39.802 + 1.048   14
15.  Raikkonen     Ferrari             (B)  1:39.810 + 1.058   20
16.  Glock         Toyota              (B)  1:39.919 + 1.165   22
17.  Sutil         Force India-Ferrari (B)  1:40.019 + 1.265   21
18.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari (B)  1:40.059 + 1.305   21
19.  Barrichello   Honda               (B)  1:40.512 + 1.758   20
20.  Trulli        Toyota              (B)  no time             2

F1Weekly Podcast #299 (08-20-2008)

Slippery when wet: Muy macho hombre de España, Fernando Alonso, man who rocked the boat at McLaren, now sails into Valencia harbor for the inaugural European Grand Prix in the Spanish port city. With an impressive cargo of 49 podium finishes, 19 wins and two world championships Alonso now finds himself drifting on a lonely sea with an uncompetitive hull. Flavio Briatore, Captain of his heart, may have provided him a safe passage with a mediocre mate but the McLaren and Ferrari fleet has left the Renault reeling in their waves. Alonso may jump ship in 2010 but may have to endure another sinking feeling next season.

Podcast # 299.

 

Fernando happy with second home Grand Prix.
Quick Nick ready to fight for his 2009 contract.
Peugeot will join the ALMS at road Atlanta in October.
The Host Clark Rodgers on vacation this week.
Motorsports Mondial with Nasir.