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09-26-2009, 12:46 AM
FAST FACTS: 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix
Race Date 28 September 2008
Milestones • Asia’s first F1 street race
• First night-race in F1 history*
*subject to approval by FIA
Number of Laps 61 (estimated)
Circuit Length 5.067 km
Race Direction Anti-clockwise
Number of Turns 23 turns
Maximum Speed • In excess of 300 km/h along Raffles Boulevard
• Between 250 and 300 km/h on Pit Straight,St. Andrew’s Road and
Esplanade Drive
Slowest Corners 80-100 km/h at T3, T10, T14, T18, and T19
Overtaking Opportunities • Turn 1 Pit Straight,
• Turn 7 Raffles Boulevard
• Turn 14 Esplanade Drive
Race Time

8pm (subject to confirmation)


I hope this dosnt happen again !

Friday practice this year. Sounds really loud there.

09-26-2009, 12:50 AM
New Sponsors on the Brawn car

ING'less Renault


09-26-2009, 08:11 AM
Love that pic of Hamilton.

Anyone watching Quali this morning? McLarens are fast!

09-26-2009, 08:44 AM
Button and Kimi out of Q2! :eek:

Soooo not expected!

DJ Lazy
09-26-2009, 09:05 AM
Sweet quali this morning!! Barichello crashes, button and kimi out in q2... Hamilton on Pole! :D

09-26-2009, 10:59 AM
Who can realistically beat Brawn?
Can anybody but Reubens beat Jenson for title?
Could be exciting year-end drama...

09-26-2009, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by DJ Lazy
Sweet quali this morning!! Barichello crashes, button and kimi out in q2... Hamilton on Pole! :D
sounds like a shitty quali to me :(

Hamilton was delighted to be able to redeem himself after his crash at Monza, and to reward his mechanics for a very long night building him a car round a new monocoque. The integral KERS wiring of his initial chassis showed signs of potential problems, so a new tub was flown out as a precaution. He felt he could have gone at least a couple of tenths faster had he done a second run. On corrected fuel weights, he looks very strong. A frustrated Kovalainen, like the Red Bull duo, did his banker lap on the soft Bridgestone tyre, but was unable to use the set of new super softs that his crew had kept back for his final effort.
i wonder whos private jet was used haha. oh wait thats a flav move.

09-26-2009, 03:12 PM
I was wondering why the BMW's were so quick. Some new parts.






red bull esk rear wing

Fergie . meh

Beyonce . mmmmmm

DJ Lazy
09-26-2009, 04:47 PM
Provisional Grid.

1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, 660.5kg
2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 651
3. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 657.5
4. Mark Webber, Red Bull, 654.5
5. Fernando Alonso, Renault, 658
6. Timo Glock, Toyota, 660.5
7. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber, 650
8. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber, 664
9. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren, 664.5
10. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP, 655.5
11. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams, 680.7
12. Jenson Button, Brawn GP, 683
13. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 680.5
14. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, 678
15. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 690.9
16. Adrian Sutil, Force India, 693
17. Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, 683.5
18. Giancarlo Fisichella, Ferrari, 678.5
19. Romain Grosjean, Renault, 683
20. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India, 656

09-26-2009, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by ryanallan
I was wondering why the BMW's were so quick. Some new parts.
New parts is an understatement haha.


"Everything is new except the steering wheel and the cockpit." according to head of engineering, Willi Rampf, who believes that the new updates will bring nearly 1s in lap time to the car.

Chris Elyea
09-26-2009, 08:20 PM
Well, Reubens did spoil a few people's last gasp flying lap, but look at the weight of Hamilton's car! He's 9.5 kg heavier than Vettel. I find that amazing. Kovy is a ways back, but he's even heavier. Somebody might be wanting to bet me a sushi dinner on this race....

Button is 22.5 kg heavier than Hamilton, so 32 kg heavier than Vettel. Pit stop strategy is going to be very interesting this race!

09-27-2009, 01:55 AM
motherfuck Button. 2 laps to do it and choke.

09-27-2009, 05:27 AM
Vroom.... Go McLaren!!!

09-27-2009, 06:01 AM
Hope you guys didn't have Heidfeld in your picks... he's starting from the pits.

Anyone awake this morning?

09-27-2009, 08:00 AM
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah bitches!!!!

DJ Lazy
09-27-2009, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by rage2
Hope you guys didn't have Heidfeld in your picks... he's starting from the pits.

Anyone awake this morning?

When did this happen? When I setup my pics at about 7pm he was still listed as being on the grid. Eitherway my pool picks are completely fucked today!!!

Mclaren win though! That makes me happy. I missed the last 17 laps as I had to leave for work though, what happened to webber?

09-27-2009, 08:31 AM
Heidfeld thing happened overnight. His car was underweight at Parc Ferme so he got a penalty. He also took a gearbox and engine change since he was moved down so far anyways.

As for Webber, his brakes blew up. Shortly after, STR pulled both cars due to brake probs. Vettel eased off, as did Button and Barichello. Button's brakes were so bad at the end it was throwing black smoke up just like Webber's car, and he was basically driving 3-4s a lap slower for the final few laps.

09-27-2009, 09:03 AM
damn I think I got screwed in the pool as well

congrats to Hamilton he ran a good race

Sutil fucked up big time too with his little stunt

so much black smoke/dust from the brakes

09-27-2009, 11:34 AM
well my picks were fuck too, this pool is all about luck.

anyway, exciting race.
its hard to watch this night race stuff, the tv screen is so bright.

09-27-2009, 12:36 PM
I am consistently mediocre when it comes to the pool. Rosberg's bonehead mistake cost me bigtime.

DJ Lazy
09-27-2009, 03:01 PM
I think Rosberg cost all of us a lot of points.. :nut:

I royally screwed up, thinking that the Toyota would follow their typical race and drop to the mid-field, out of the points... Sure wasn't expecting a podium. :rofl:

09-29-2009, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by ryanallan
well my picks were fuck too, this pool is all about luck.
This article explains why it's a lot to do with luck for us watching from the outside...


Good writeup on teams and directions they went on setup, and how it affected the outcome.

DJ Lazy
09-29-2009, 04:07 PM
^^ No mention of Toyota in that article?, when they trumped everyone except Mclaren.