Mar 24, 2008

Race 2 Malaysia : Kimi triumphs

He was rampant all weekend and it almost looked like he'll walk away with it until Felipe claimed pole by a staggering o.4 sec margin. But then you have to rely on the iceman to get pass his teammate sometime during the race especially when the latter is struggling big time with loss of TC. I am very much pleased with the way the world champion drove precisely just before and after Felipe went to the pits. In the first stint, Kimi was able to hold onto a 2 sec gap with his teammate but after that the real Kimi stole the limelight with a scorcher of a lap.

McLarens though were clearly off the pace with Hamilton struggling to get temperature on tyres during the first stint and Kovalainen enjoying a race of his own. BMW was again throwing some surprises with jaw dropping pace just when it mattered. Kudos to Kubica and Heidfeld. Trulli is upbeat after an unexpected 4th.

Force India finally finished a race with Fisichella on 12th position. Let me tell you, Vijay Mallya with all the money in the world would be ecstatic after this result as he is aware of the fact that a point finish is not too far away. On the whole, Malaysian GP wasn't a great race but was definitely a come back one for the champions from Maranello

Keep flying Kimi!

Drivers' standing after 2 races

1. Lewis 14 points
2. Kimi 11 points
3. Nick 11 points
4. Heikki 10 points
5. Robert 8 points

Next Race : Bahrain GP, Sunday April 6th

Mar 16, 2008

Formula1 Race 1 Australia Review

What a splendid start to the season and at the end of the day, F1 was a bigger winner than maybe Hamilton who had a perfect race from pole to flag.


  1. Hamilton
  2. Heidfeld
  3. Rosberg
  4. Alonso
  5. Kovalainen
  6. Nakajima
  7. Bourdais
  8. Raikkonen


Dismal Dismal Dismal..........that's the way it should be after both their cars had engine problems which was unlikely as they had no signs of glitches during the winter testing. Kimi finished 8th after I can't say an abysmal race but an eventful won nevertheless. Storming through the field in the first lap, gaining places, overtaking Alonso and Barrichello before losing his way while training to get pass Kovalainen. You know by how many points did he win the championship last year? haha......Kimi will take that one point. Massa is struggling big time and needs to adapt quickly to the TC less driving. He made a mess of it during the first 2 or 3 corners itself. Bad day at the office for the Maranello team


The big winners by far! Despite Kovalainen failing to stick to second place which he had under control for a long time during the race, McLaren seemed to have the advantage over Ferrari all weekend. Lewis Hamilton had good 56 laps right from pole. Thanks to the bulletproof reliability, both the McLarens finished , Hamilton 1st and Kovy 5th. They are showing signs of giving a tough battle to Ferrari all the way to Brazil


Kindov mixed bag! Kubica had a nightmare of a race and it's not only because he failed to finish. There is no excuse for losing seconds to the pole sitter when you start from row1 of the grid. He was yards behind Hamilton after 3 or 4 laps which inturn was bottling up the Ferraris behind. Heidfeld though had a clam and quite race finishing in the podium yet again. On the whole, BMW is posing a threat to Ferrari if not McLaren

Next Race : Malaysia 23rd March, 12.30 PM Star Sports