June 21, 2008

Kimi holds a master class in France

When you get to pull off without having to beat your own time with a Mclaren still running behind you...that's confidence. 

Kimi gives Ferrari its 200th pole and Mclaren had not much of an answer. Hamilton's job was to get pole and minimize the impact of his penalty from Canada but failed when he had a big mistake in turn 7 (consequence free thanks to the massive paved runoff). If you saw qualifying, the look of papa Hamilton's face at the end pretty much said it all. Hamilton will be the meat in a Toro Rosso sandwich on the grid, right between Vettel and Bourdais. 

Massa also could not answer Raikkonen's lap. He made several mistakes on his final try and that he still held second is a measure of Ferrari's speed over the competition this week end.  There also seemed to be some tension between the two Ferrari drivers at the post qualifying weigh in.  Certainly they were not celebrating a red one-two.   

Alonso is showing what it means to be one of the two World Champions in the field putting in a great performance in a second tier car. 

BMW's really struggled with oncar footage clearly showing just how long they had to wait to get on the power compared to the competition. Someone made a wrong decision there.

1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:16.449 
Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:16.490
Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.693
Fernando Alonso Renault 1:16.840
Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:16.920
Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.944
Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:17.037 
Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:17.233
David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:17.426
Timo Glock Toyota 1:17.596
11 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 1:15.770
Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:15.786
Sebastian Vettel STR-Ferrari 1:15.816
Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 1:16.045
Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:16.235
Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:16.243
17 Jenson Button Honda 1:16.306
Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:16.330
Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 1:16.971
Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 1:17.053

Tune in tomorrow morning and we'll see if we can bring you the race live!


  1. Thanks so much for posting those videos!

    Just a suggestion, please next time no music. We just want to hear the engines!

  2. I just added one "au naturel" so to speak....

  3. Wow. I bet you're soooo glad that Lewis isn't on pole. If your Ferrari loving shit wasn't so blatant I might still read this blog seriously. Yours - Someone who loves cars and racing no matter what (unlike you cunts).

  4. alonso put on the master class, I respect him more and more through this season. Come to think of it, the times Kimi was most fun to watch was when Mclaren were struggling, I could care less about him now.


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