There are 2 reasons for this post:
1) To congratulate Steve Robertson one more time for the win.
2) To motivate everybody to join us again next year for the 2009 Prediction Game
There are worse things that can happen to you than this:
The MUMM bottles were delivered last week and that pretty much concludes the 2008 Prediction Game. Well almost, 2 prizes haven’t been claimed yet. If that does not happen within next 2 weeks then bad luck, game over .
Macau GP Formula 3 Race
The 55th Macau Grand Prix will be held between November 13 – 16, 2008 on the Guia Circuit in Macau. The provisional entry for its star event – the Formula 3 race – has already been released. The Macau GP Formula 3 race traditionally features the best of the best from different Formula 3 series around the world. There may not be any big big names on this list, but how big names were Robert Kubica or Sebastian Vettel back in 2005 …
Here is the updated Entry List for the Windsor Arch Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix:
Timo Glock, the title decider ?
It is funny how the actions of the almost rookie driver became the topic of heated debates following the final race of 2008 season. But how did Glock actually end up in that position ?
Well on the Brazilian GP race day it was combination of his tactics and the weather. He was well behind Hamilton before the rain, and without the rain he would not even be ahead of Hamilton in those final stages. There would be no drama and no premature celebrations in Ferrari garage. Unless of course all the cars ahead of him planned one more splash and dash stop even without rain.
That was the race day. But how come neither Massa nor Hamilton were able to lock title earlier ? How come we even had to talk about Timo Glock ? They both had their opportunities… (read on)
The racism and improper behaviour of fans in Formula 1 is back in the news. Bernie Ecclestone believes that the events earlier this year during Barcelona test were more joke than racist abuse. Jaime Martin, F1 editor of Spanish newspaper Marca accepts they may have been racist “but if Lewis was bald, the insults would have related to his baldness.” Ecclestone also considers the booing aimed at Hamilton in Brazil last weekend or back in Valencia during European GP as normal expressions of allegiance by home fans:
“In Spain people supported Fernando Alonso and in Brazil they supported Felipe Massa. People are entitled to support who they want to support. When was (Hamilton) insulted? Do you remember the Ferrari guys that wore the red wigs? People are expressing themselves.”
The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris yesterday and came up with three significant decisions.
1) The 2009 Calendar
I made a post on the latest version of the calendar yesterday (click here). FIA hasn’t commented much on the new calendar. They simply took advantage of the French GP dropping out, moved China to April, kept the summer break and shortened the season by 2 weeks. No mention at all about the Canadian GP. Now I am not sure if this is a good sign or not. The talks between Montreal officials and Bernie Ecclestone took place about 2 weeks ago, there was some sort deadline for some decisions to be made set for the Friday before Brazilian GP. We haven’t heard anything from Canada neither we had from Bernie. All we get is the 3rd version of 2009 calendar. So does it mean this version is finally the final one and we can forget about any North American Formula One race next year or are the talks still going on behind the scenes making further changes to calendar possible ? I would like to start making some plans for Formula 1 travels for next year and knowing which final calendar is really final would be very helpful …
2) Three race engines