2008 Formula 1 Season Countdown – 30 Days To Go

30 Days

It is getting close. We are now only 30 days from the Australian GP.

Athough we did not have chance to see Ferrari side be side with McLaren during the tests for quite some time, it looks at the moment that Ferrari is the team beat. They were comprehensively faster than Toyota in Bahrain and the gap in the early days was scary

Force India revealed their car in Mumbai in a grand ceremony. Their livery sure does look different. We haven’t had so much gold colour on a F1 car for a long time.

Bernie Ecclestone fired some shots in the direction of Australia and the future of the race in Melbourne does not look too good. There were track related news coming from all over the place, good news for places, bad news for others, Silverstone being the other one in Bernie’s firing range.

Super Aguri is the last team to launch a new car, the team however cancelled the planned February 19 launch. All the other Formula 1 teams have already revealed their 2008 liveries, except for Williams, unless the leaked one is the one.

The tickets for Singapore Grand Prix went on sale today, but better do not get me started on this one. I will make a post on that once I calm down … All I can say now is I hope that they do better job with the lighting of the track than they did with mess they dare to call ticketing …

Back to track action. The tests in Spain suggest that a strong group is forming behind Ferrari and McLaren. BMW Sauber seem to have overcome their initial balance issues, Williams front wing problems look to be solved, Renault is right there with these 2 and Red Bull and their ugly finned car is doing quite OK.

McLaren wheel cover JerezToyota struggled a bit early on in Bahrain but they did pick up some pace. Honda still struggles and is not picking up any pace …

McLaren took up on the challenge from Red Bull and submitted their own entry into the “Ugly and Uglier” contest with their newest wheel cover design (on show in Jerez right now).

And rumours surfaced that McLaren may not have to spend the 2008 in the last pit garage

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5 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ShaunNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s hoping McLaren are close to Ferrari otherwise it’ll be a one horse race.

    Hope you got your tickets sorted out :)

    Shaun’s last blog post..An interview with Jay Dunn

  2. GerriNo Gravatar says:

    I cant wait. I wish I could be at the opener but that is not going to happen this year. And Shaun, I agree with you. Its about time Mclaren got in there and whipped Ferrari off its high horse.

    Gerri’s last blog post..A U.S. Shipping Address for New Zealanders

  3. f1bloggenNo Gravatar says:

    now it seems the website is up and running again for those who like to have a look at availiability around the track. or to be so lucky to be in town for the race and needs tickets..

    f1bloggen’s last blog post..Vad har hänt med F1BB? Take 2

  4. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    yesss… after 18 or so hours they got it going.

    got my tickets, even at the place I wanted.

    stay tuned, a nice report on my Singapore GP ticket buying experience with some screenshots coming up :-)

  5. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    It’s way too early to say who is leading the pack. No one is showing all their tricks or their full potential. While you have to think Ferrari is the front runner after their finish in 2007, things change fast in this sport.

    Remember, they completely dominated in 2004, winning most of the races with Michael on podium every race. Then, out of nowhere comes Alonzo and Renault to win in 2005.

    30 days is a long time.


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