PDA

View Full Version : Kimi Raikkonen snatches the ultimate prize!


Cozz
10-21-2007, 05:41 PM
<br><FONT SIZE="10"> Kimi wins 2007 WDC!!!</FONT><p>-http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/071021193834.shtml<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><i>It has been a real roller coaster of a season and the finale in Brazil was a fitting climax to a year that has enthralled fans both on and off the circuit. Kimi Raikkonen has achieved what seemed all but impossible and he overcame a seven point deficit by winning the this afternoon at Interlagos while Lewis Hamilton suffered his own problems.<p>The start of the 71 lap Grand Prix saw pole-sitter Felipe Massa sprint in the lead with Kimi Raikkonen making a good getaway and slotting into second. One man not making a good start was Lewis Hamilton who dropped from second to fourth and then compounded his problems by running off track and losing another four positions.<p>At that point Hamilton will have been frustrated but he was still in the race and the championship race was very much still on. Lap seven however saw the McLaren Mercedes slow dramatically with a gearshift issue. Hamilton dropped from sixth position to 18th and while he was able to reset the electronic systems and get back under power, his title hope were in tatters.<p>Out front Raikkonen shadowed Massa and seemed content to bide his time behind his Ferrari team-mate. The turning points for Raikkonen came in his second round of stops as he was able to stay out a few more laps and once he had made his final pit stop, emerged in the lead of the race. Fernando Alonso at this point ran in a lonely third and was not able to mount a serious challenge.<br>Cliquez ici...<p><br>Raikkonen took the chequered flag by just over a second from 2006 race winner Massa and with 110 championship points on the board, takes the title by one point from Hamilton who battled back to seventh position on track and Alonso who finished third.<p>"I always believed we could recover from our poor results and do a better job than our rivals," Raikkonen said. "So I never gave up and it was a great result for me and the team.<p>"I wasn't really 100 per cent sure of what was happening at the end as we were still waiting for still to finish - I had to wait a long time to hear that I had finally won it. I waited and waited. It was amazing for me that after all the last races we have had such a good finish to the season and I am very happy now."</i></TD></TR></TABLE>

Cozz
10-21-2007, 05:41 PM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>don't mind me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">

Comrade
10-21-2007, 09:02 PM
I almost cried too, lol. All those people who are part of Ferrari are amazing to watch!<br>We can say we witnessed history today.<p>CONGRATULATIONS TO <B>KIMI</B> !!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/tuut.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/tuut.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/tuut.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>This is what happens when you don't work as a team, Hamiltonso. <p>KIMI: 110<br>Fernando: 109<br>Louis: 109<p>wow.

Ascariss
10-21-2007, 11:56 PM
I read the news this morning on bbc sport. was pleasently surprised.

pcread
10-22-2007, 08:32 AM
I'm glad it wasn't Alonso. Being half-Finnish, I don't mind that Kimi finally won a Title. It will probably be his only one. If next year's balance of cars is as it was this year, Lewis will walk it. I doubt Alonso will stay. Good riddance to bad rubbish. He showed no loyalty to the team, just being out to serve his own aims of that 3rd consecutive title. Attempting to blackmail your own boss is not a good career move. <p>And as to the BMW/Williams fuel temperature issue; if the roles had been reversed and Ferrari stood to gain over McLaren, then you can bet the housekeeping that FIA officials would have disqualified them.

drugmirko
10-22-2007, 10:57 AM
BMW and Wiliams had to low fuel temperature..... Kimi might lose the title if Rossberg Heidfeldt and Kubica are disqualified because of this.....<p><br>tihs F1 cousine is becoming really tasteless....<p><IMG SRC="http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7343/liquidnitrogen1wm7.jpg" BORDER="0">

Comrade
10-22-2007, 12:12 PM
Well, how then does McLaren explain Alonso being in front of Rossberg, Heidfeldt, and Kubica? Whatever it was, the race result proved no advantage over McLaren cars. McLaren failed Hamilton with the transmission problems and that's the sole reason why he was so far behind.

pcread
10-22-2007, 04:29 PM
It's not about position, it's about rules, enforcing rules and the consequences of breaking rules. If the rulebook says the fuel mustn't be less than 10'C below ambient, then suddenly it is, but the FIA doesn't do anything about it, then it just makes a mockery of the whole system. What rules are flexible? And for whom?

Cozz
10-22-2007, 07:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pcread</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's not about position, it's about rules, enforcing rules and the consequences of breaking rules. If the rulebook says the fuel mustn't be less than 10'C below ambient, then suddenly it is, but the FIA doesn't do anything about it, then it just makes a mockery of the whole system. What rules are flexible? And for whom? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>If anything flexible for Lewis. Lewis even blocked Kimi in Q3. Ferrari had proof of lost time and that Kimi could have gotten pole. Ferrari complained to the stewards but instead they turned the other cheek. Funny thing is a certain driver was penalized for blocking in Q3 earlier this year and he blocked before the other driver started the hot lap. Amazing double standards! Erratic driving behind the SC? Alonso even complains and says he didn't know what was going on in second place and was at times passing Lewis, he was going so slow.<p>Here's the problem with the fuel. FIA says fuel temp must not drop below 10 degrees under air temp in the fuel tank. Got that? "Fuel Tank". Problem is there's no sensor for the FIA to look at in the tank. They look at temps in the rigs. So BMW cools it to 14 degrees below air temp. The FIA says BMW broke the rules. BMW says it's 145F on the track and the tank is in front of a 19000 rpm motor. The tank sees at least 4 degrees above air temp. Colder gas will mix in with the hotter tank and will be within regulation. Then BMW ask to prove them wrong. The FIA can't. The FIA has been caught with there pants down again.<p>BMW and Williams just found a nice loop hole that McLaren and Ferrari never caught on.<p>McLaren must prove otherwise. Which is next to impossible since the FIA is clearly at fault here.

Cozz
10-22-2007, 07:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>If anything flexible for Lewis. Lewis even blocked Kimi in Q3. Ferrari had proof of lost time and that Kimi could have gotten pole. Ferrari complained to the stewards but instead they turned the other cheek. Funny thing is a certain driver was penalized for blocking in Q3 earlier this year and he blocked before the other driver started the hot lap. Amazing double standards! Erratic driving behind the SC? Alonso even complains and says he didn't know what was going on in second place and was at times passing Lewis, he was going so slow.<p>Here's the problem with the fuel. FIA says fuel temp must not drop below 10 degrees under air temp in the fuel tank. Got that? "Fuel Tank". Problem is there's no sensor for the FIA to look at in the tank. They look at temps in the rigs. So BMW cools it to 14 degrees below air temp. The FIA says BMW broke the rules. BMW says it's 145F on the track and the tank is in front of a 19000 rpm motor. The tank sees at least 4 degrees above air temp. Colder gas will mix in with the hotter tank and will be within regulation. Then BMW ask to prove them wrong. The FIA can't. The FIA has been caught with there pants down again. This is why they were cleared.<p>BMW and Williams just found a nice loop hole that McLaren and Ferrari never caught on.<p>McLaren must prove otherwise. Which is next to impossible since the FIA is clearly at fault here.</TD></TR></TABLE>