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Round of France 08 - Picks and comments

Post by 8 n Pole Admin » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:24 pm

The French Grand Prix is on the 22nd of June. Pick submissions close on the 20th of June prior to the start of the 1st Friday practice session at 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT).

Go ahead and submit your picks here then come back and paste your picks on this thread let the rest know why you think this pick is the right one.

Important Notice: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will be penalised 10 places on the grid for the French Grand Prix, this means they have no chance of being on the first 3 places on the grid.


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Post by DanoF1 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:12 pm

Winner : Kimi Raikkonen

Second : Felipe Massa

Third : Robert Kubica

Fourth : Heikki Kovalainen

Fifth : Fernando Alonso

Sixth : Nick Heidfeld

Seventh : Mark Webber

Eighth : Nelson Piquet Jr

Pole : Felipe Massa

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Post by Jim Watt » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:37 am

:cheers: Hullo Racing Mates!
I've been out of town; who knows what my score will be on Montreal? The F1 video makes it look like the most entertaining race of the year so far.
Anyway, I don't think France will be all that different from last year; the same amount of red on the podium, only slightly different because I expect Lewis :up: :up: (in spite of his 10 spot penalty) to eat his way to the second step, causing an even greater explosion of Lewis Mania in the British Press. :clap:

That said, here's me picks & reasons:

:1st: Der Kimster in the Big Red Machine will reclaim his rightful place in the standings!! :drive:
:2nd: Lewis in the Silver 'n Black will like wise make silent his detractors :burnout:
:3rd: Little Phil in the Other Big Red Machine will turn in his usually solid performance...:roll:

4th: for the first step DOWN from the podium, returning to the REAL world of F1 racing, Robert Kubica, the Polester, will get some more points. 8)
5th: will go to Mr. Nick Heidfeld, still dreaming of one day claiming team glory :zzzz:
6th: probably SHOULDNT go to :lucky: little Heikki (he IS, after all, driving the second fastest machine in the race!)
7th: (and possibly even higher up the grid) will go to THE BEST DRIVER (except for Mr. Raikkonen) on the circuit, the Spaniard in the Works, Mr. Fernando Alonso :clap: :clap: :clap: (He'll be, unfortunately, driving one of those MISERABLE French racing machines; hopefully it will not cross the line dragging something behind it)

[Sorry Jay Vee; it's no fun to watch someone carrying the car when he could be contesting for the championship; that's for sure! :alright:]

and the 8th, & final point, will go to MARK WEBBER in the Red Bull Racing Machine :burnout: :clap: (D.C. eat your heart out!)

The Pole will, of course, go to :lucky: Kimi (much to little Phil's dismay)

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Post by mlittle » Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:18 pm

Picks for the Round of France................


1st} Felipe Massa(as long one of the Red Cars wins, does it matter to the Scuderia who's driving?...........)
2nd} Lewis Hamilton(................ :shock: :shock: :shock: )
3rd} Robert Kubica(Dr. Thiessen, is it time to go points racing yet? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: )
4th} Kimi Raikkonen(............... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: ........................)
5th} Fernando Alonso(note to self........how much could I get for driving Indycars next year......just a thought! :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock: )
6th} Timo Glock(hey, I finally got some points for Toyota...... :) .........)
7th} Heikki Kovalainen(I coulda' been a contendah this year, ya' know....... :shock: :shock: :( .........)
8th} Mark Webber(hey, someone's got to finish 8th........this week its' Webbo's turn! )

And for pole position..................Kimi Raikkonen
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Post by GhoGho » Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:35 am

The picks you have entered are:

Winner: Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari will leapfrog him ahead of PM during the pitstops

Second: Felipe Massa - will again outqualify Kimi, but be demoted to second.

Third: Lewis Hamilton - Hey, its only 20 odd car lengths, no big deal.

Fourth: Robert Kubica - one of the best out there in an ever improving car!

Fifth: Heikki Kovalainen - will again show his extraordinary luck

Sixth: Nick Heidfeld - outdriven and out paced by his team mate

Seventh: Fernando Alonso - because the driver is starting to realize that to win you have to have a car capable of winning no matter how good you think you are, and the Renault is not up to the challenge

Eighth: Mark Webber - has to show DC how to do it this time round

Pole: Felipe Massa - because he just keeps getting better.
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Post by Lloyd » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:16 am

The picks you have entered are:

Winner: Kimi Raikkonen Return to form and better luck

Second: Felipe Massa Close

Third: Heikki Kovalainen will show his skill in a good car

Fourth: Mark Webber proving that the RB4 is a better car than the Renault

Fifth: Sebastien Bourdais :shock: It is his home! May run long

Sixth: Fernando Alonso still going round

Seventh: Nico Rosberg recovers well from his penalty

Eighth: Nick Heidfeld best of the beamers as they return to earth

Pole: Kimi Raikkonen

Lewis has no luck getting thru the traffic. Well thats what the cards are telling me... :)
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Post by Jim Watt » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:45 am

Lloyd wrote:

Lewis has no luck getting thru the traffic. Well thats what the cards are telling me...

I think Lewis is one of those drivers, like Michael Schumacher, who MAKES his luck. He'll have less trouble than you think -- and it will be great fun, if the BLOODY FRENCH TV people will show it, seeing him get round DC and Fernando! For the rest, no problemo, I think

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Post by Bundy » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:01 pm

Winner : Felipe Massa
Second : Kimi Raikkonen
Third : Robert Kubica
Fourth : Nick Heidfeld
Fifth : Mark Webber
Sixth : Fernando Alonso
Seventh : Nico Rosberg
Eighth : Lewis Hamilton

Pole : Felipe Massa

For those who have Lewis coming 2nd, don't forget he has a 10 place grid penalty, that is a massive drive to get past 2 BMW's, 1 Ferrari after starting from 13th. I can't see Alonso, Webber, Trulli, Rosberg letting him by easily & then he has to get past Heidfeld , Kubica & Raikkonen......I DON'T THINK SO....
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Post by mabs_nsx » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:22 pm

I forgot all about Hamilton's penalty and picked him 4 pole. Dose it still count if he gets it b4 he drops down???

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Post by 8 n Pole Admin » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:43 am

mabs_nsx wrote:I forgot all about Hamilton's penalty and picked him 4 pole. Dose it still count if he gets it b4 he drops down???
No, for the purposes of the competition, the top 3 are those who start in those positions on the grid on race day. It is just like a 10 place penalty for an unscheduled engine change.

We posted a notice regarding this matter at the top of this thread.
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Post by Southernman » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:47 am

Winner : Kimi Raikkonen
Second : Felipe Massa
Third : Robert Kubica
Fourth : Lewis Hamilton
Fifth : Nick Heidfeld
Sixth : Heikki Kovalainen
Seventh : Mark Webber
Eighth : Fernando Alonso

Pole : Kimi Raikkonen

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Post by jido » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:22 pm

You have registered the following picks :

Winner : Felipe Massa -- I am starting to believe he has it, he can do as well as Kimi

Second : Kimi Raikkonen -- No crashing this time OK?

Third : Heikki Kovalainen -- If he can get his tyres to work it should be a good day for Heikki

Fourth : Fernando Alonso -- :o :)

Fifth : Robert Kubica -- Among the best on the circuit

Sixth : Jarno Trulli -- Supposing the Toyota has the pace on Magny-Cours

Seventh : Sebastian Vettel -- He looks strong in combination with the new car

Eighth : Mark Webber -- Always look for the Red Bulls! Webber a great driver

Pole : Kimi Raikkonen -- Front man for Ferrari :D

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Post by jacfan » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:51 pm

I have had computer problems recently and haven't been using it much. Got my tips in but didn't post them.
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Post by 8 n Pole Admin » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:57 am

wen and jido top score this round with 45 points each.

Scoring is back to the normal level this round with the average score for France at 28.46.

wen submitted picks for this round earlier than jido and is the winner of this round so congratulations to wen you have won a NewsOnF1 Compact Smart Digital Clock with Alarm.

wen managed to pick 7 of the top 8 finishers with 1st, 2nd and 8th in their exact finishing place. Picking Kimi Raikkonen for pole earned wen 4 additional points and scored a bonus 6 points for picking 7 and Pole!

jido also managed to pick 7 of the top 8 finishers with 1st, 2nd and 5th in their exact finishing place. Picking Kimi Raikkonen for pole earned jido 4 additional points and scored a bonus 6 points for picking 7 and Pole!

Please give us your comments on how you've managed such a stunning pick!
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Post by jido » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:08 am

Guys and gals, I am in for a round of applause! Look at that! :beer:

:cheers:

I would give a free beer to everyone, if you can all fit in the Idiots Pub. :lol:


Your 8 'n' Pole score for the Grand Prix of France is as follows:

Race Result Your Pick & Score
1st - Felipe Massa Felipe Massa - 10
2nd - Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen - 9
3rd - Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen - 5
4th - Heikki Kovalainen Fernando Alonso - 1
5th - Robert Kubica Robert Kubica - 6
6th - Mark Webber Jarno Trulli - 3
7th - Nelson Piquet Jr Sebastian Vettel - 0
8th - Fernando Alonso Mark Webber - 1
Pole - Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen - 4


Bonus Points : 6

Your Score for this round is 45 and your Rank for this round is 1 (Top score this round: 45)


How did I do? Hey, what can I say... Pure genius! :oops: (er, but I got 10 points for Canada :shock2: )

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