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Old 09-13-2008, 01:20 PM
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Qualifying - Unbelievable to say the least. Can't wait till the race tomorrow !
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This should be a very good race for the other teams. Massa is starting in 7th, Kubica in 11th, Kimi in 14th, and Lewis in 15th. Come on Heikki time to prove yourself worthy of that McLaren car again. Sebestian Vettel definitely showed up to this race weekend though, that guy is quick, and he took the douche bags, Alonso, record away of being the youngest pole sitter. Sebastian Bourdais should be quick as well, I really like what the Torro Rosso's have done this year and next year i feel they could be the BMW of this year. I also hope Mark Webber does very well for himself since I think hes a very under rated driver.
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Congratulations to Vettel and STR they have done a realy good job and deserve the win!

Lewis did a splendid race, he passed so many people during the first two stints. Kovalainen could have done a better job but still second is not too bad.
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Fantastic Race

I found myself repeatedly through the race thinking they should all happen in the rain, it certainly seams to be a great equalizer. It was a fantastic race, congrats to all.
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LH had an unbelieveable race...seems like he played it cool at the end though. he might have been able to pass the pack...but too much at risk with the points.
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That was an excellent race. It is great to see one of the struggling teams finally win. Well deserved!

Nice driving by Lewis during the race. Too bad about the tire choice on the first pit stop.
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Another great race...this is shaping up to be one of (if not THE) best seasons of the decade.

Curious to see if any more info comes out about LH's waning charge in the last 10 laps...gaining on Massa and the 3rd-6th place crowd by 2 sec/lap then fading...conservatism or was the McLaren setup fading?

I'm a Heikki fan but his performance today was dissapointing. And what's up with Kimi? He only seems to find his motivation in the fading laps of each race. 8 fastest laps (most cut in the last 20 laps) to date but not the end result....
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I'm a Heikki fan but his performance today was dissapointing
I was to until yesterday, Its pretty obvious hes not a above average F1 driver. I'm not sure who they replace him with but they need to keep there options open.
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Team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Race Recap: Monza

A recap of the Italian Grand Prix that transpired in Monza over the weekend. As usual, if you missed the race but plan on catching it later via your trusty TIVO, then read no further; otherwise, click through to eMercedesBenz to read the full details and photos of how the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team fared.
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Heikki is hurting himself. No matter how fast he thinks he is if he doen't start shining then the paddock (not just McLaren) will start to view him as a second string driver at best. At worst he might be relegated to test driver.
Big congrats to Vettel but Heikki should have won that race. Dude you already got dumped by Renault, McLaren gave you a shot and you can't get consistent points, now you're losing to Toro Rosso's?

If he keeps this up he might be in a Toro Rosso next year. Or maybe a Force India.
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