Did anyone watch the Brazil F1 Race? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-21-2007, 10:40 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Halifax, Canada 91SSE / 97SSEi
Posts: 5,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Merlin 91/97 is on a distinguished road
Default Did anyone watch the Brazil F1 Race?

WOW!

3 drivers going for the World Championship title in the last race of the year. It hasn't happened since 1986!

And the underdog WON!

Way to go Kimi!!!!! (the Iceman is my favorite driver)

It was Hamilton'* race to win/lose.... and he lost it.

Just wondering if anyone else watched it?
Merlin 91/97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2007, 10:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

Missed it! and I wanted to catch it, I thought for sure goin in Hamilton was gonna take it. Isn't it refreshing to see 3 drivers goin for it, as opposed to the ole' lets-just-end-this-because-we-all-know-Schumacher-is-gonna-win?
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 01:52 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,108
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
chadow427 is on a distinguished road
Default

I caught parts of it, but I missed where Hamilton blew it in the beginning, watched him try to catch up. There'* a lot of money in that sport, what was up with that $100 million dollar fine against Mclaren?
chadow427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 03:42 AM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
bastard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 694
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bastard is on a distinguished road
Default

I watched it. Kimi wasn't the underdog by a long shot. Didn't you notice how both Ferraris ran away from the pack at the start? In the post race interview, Kimi said they were holding back to save the tires and conserve fuel. And Alonso said he was holding pace with them for the first three laps, then when they got warmed up and started pulling away he knew he couldn't catch them.
I believe the best man won. That'* not a knock against Team McLaren or their drivers, I just believe Kimi finally found a team he can win with.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chadow427
what was up with that $100 million dollar fine against Mclaren?
McLaren team members were found to be in possession of Ferrari'* stolen tech manual, which described Ferrari'* aerodynamics, proprietary mechanical specifications, and race strategy plans in great detail. Here is a link to an interview with Max Mosley, president of the FIA, that explains the situation better than anyone else could.
bastard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 12:35 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Halifax, Canada 91SSE / 97SSEi
Posts: 5,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Merlin 91/97 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bastard
I watched it. Kimi wasn't the underdog by a long shot. Didn't you notice how both Ferraris ran away from the pack at the start?
Kimi wasn't the underdog for the race, but for the WDC. If Alonso had scored 2nd or Hamilton 5th or higher, even with Kimi winning the race, the WDC would have gone to one of the McLaren drivers.
Merlin 91/97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2007, 01:45 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 7,030
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lash is on a distinguished road
Default

I saw it, or at least most of it, between chores and stuff. It was one of the better F1 races I've seen in a long time. I saw Hamilton get greedy early on, when he didn't have to, and that just started his troubles. I believe a quote from early in the race from Ferrari was, "It is Hamilton'* race to lose." as far as the title went, and that'* exactly how it went.

Good stuff!
lash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 01:59 AM   #7
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 15,928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneMeMN is on a distinguished road
Default

Hamilton had a nice charge going, but the tranny put him too far back to contend sadly. Another retirement or two, or a crash infront of him would've made things really interesting however..

I hope FA goes back to Renault and they continue their crash and burn with respects to track speed.

Hamilton will be back with a vengance next year, and he'll be even more cool under pressure, and look at the big picture more IMO.

I really hope FIA get off Ferrari as well, They've still given them too many things, let them get away with things, etc... Traction control being gone next year will make it much more of a race however, great chassis will really shine through, as will drivers.
BonneMeMN is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Michael Jackson didn't die, he just moved to Brazil and became a taxi driver. niceguy Lounge 2 02-01-2011 11:56 AM
What did you watch today? rjolly87 Lounge 13 05-30-2005 09:04 PM
Anyone ever watch Overhaulin' on TLC? willwren General GM Chat 17 10-01-2004 10:49 AM
Did anybody watch FInals NBA Djomla Lounge 4 06-15-2004 12:09 AM
Last Frasier, anyone watch it? crzydmnd72 Lounge 7 05-14-2004 08:51 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:12 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.