Post by andymacdonald30 on Mar 23, 2008 22:49:34 GMT
It was a great race
RAIKKONEN was very very good and deserved to win HAMILTON had a good race too. But for the slight mess up on the pit stop. A stuck wheel nut held him up for 13 or so seconds putting him back to 5th place Other wise he could have finished 3rd Button had a great race finishing in 10th. That for Honda is a great improvement
Well done to all of them for being able to drive in temperatures and humidity that would put most of us into hospital after a short walk
T4 VW Transporter 2.5 TDI Slightly heavily modified to 155 BHP and whole load of fun
VW because I am worth it !!
Ready for the Stage 3 remap with a hybrid turbo
Pushing 200 BHP
MotoGP: Michael Schumacher plays down wild card rumour
03 April 2008 17:21
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has again ruled out making a shock wild card appearance in a MotoGP race in 2008 after he made a surprise appearance on Ducati’s GP8 machine in Mugello today.
The bike mad German, who has recently taken part in races in Catalunya and Misano, rode the Desmosedici after test and development rider Vittoriano Guareschi was injured in a crash.
Schumacher, who first rode Casey Stoner’s GP7 in Valencia last year and was only five seconds off the pace, has been linked with a wild card during 2008, with rumours of an appearance in the Sachsenring race in July.
Schumacher completed 42 laps with a best time of 1.58, which is eight seconds behind the fastest 800cc race lap in Mugello clocked by Dani Pedrosa in 2007.
"It was a nice surprise yesterday when I received the sudden offer to come to Mugello today, “said Schumacher.
"And despite the difficult weather conditions it was again big fun to ride the Ducati. But I repeat it very clearly that I have no intention at all to step into any kind of MotoGP competition."
What a interesting race, we had 3 cars out on the first lap, but the worrying one was Kovalainen when he when into the tyre barrier at 140 MPH all you could see was the back end off the car, but the news is he is alive as he puts his thumb up. we also had Barrichello dragging the nose under the car around the circuit which was hair raising... Now Alonso has now gone out to, 14 cars left... Nick Rosberg has just gone out...
Raikkonen wins and Jenson Button comes 6th ;D ;D ;D
Super Aguri withdraw from 2008 championshipFollowing weeks of speculation concerning the future of the team, Super Aguri announced Tuesday that they are to withdraw from the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship with immediate effect.
Super Aguri, founded by former driver Aguri Suzuki, had been participating in Formula One racing since the 2006 season. The Japanese team, who scored their first championship points after only 22 races (Spanish Grand Prix, 2007) and finished ninth in the 2007 constructors’ championship, will cease all activities as of May 6, 2008.
The Honda-powered team, whose driver line-up comprised Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson, ran into financial difficulties last year, and completed little winter testing ahead of the 2008 season as a result. A planned buyout by the Magma Group looked set to save the team until that fell through last month, and only last week Suzuki expressed optimism about a new deal with German automotive company Weigl.
Explaining his decision to withdraw from Formula One racing, Aguri Suzuki released the following statement:
“In order to realize my dream to become an owner of a Formula One Team, I applied for a grid position in the FIA Formula One World Championship in November 2005. Since then, I have participated in the championship for 2 years and 4 months as the SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM, but regretfully I must inform you that the team will be ceasing its racing activities as of today.
“The team has competed against the many car manufacturer backed teams and has succeeded in obtaining the first points after only the 22nd race finishing in 9th place overall in the 2007 Constructors’ Championship. However, the breach of contract by the promised partner SS United Oil & Gas Company resulted in the loss of financial backing and immediately put the team into financial difficulties. Also, the change in direction of the environment surrounding the team, in terms of the use of customer chassis, has affected our ability to find partners.
“Meanwhile, with the help of Honda, we have somehow managed to keep the team going, but we find it difficult to establish a way to continue the activities in the future within the environment surrounding F1 and as a result, I have concluded to withdraw from the Championship.
“I would like to express my deepest thanks to Honda, Bridgestone, the sponsors, all the people who have given us advise during various situations over the past couple of years all the Team Staff who have kept their motivations high and always done their best, Anthony Davidson who has always pushed to the limit despite the very difficult conditions, Takuma Sato who has been with us from the very start and has always fought hard and led the team and lastly our fans from all over the world who have loyally supported the SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM.”