Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Not A Good Start

Well there isnt much worth saying about the GP this past weekend in Australia. Kimi and Massa both looked like rookies and it appears the reliability issues that began last year have not been worked out for this year. Lets hope they can get things together so they don't end up in the same situation they were in last year.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It was great to see Michael Schumacher in an F1 car again. Especially when he clocked the fastest times of the two test sessions he took part in. It s to bad we didnt get to see Michael and Kimi race against each other this past season. It would have been interesting to see how to two fared against each other in the same car.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Ferrari's Kimi "The Iceman" Raikkonen Did It

Well everything that needed to happen to make Raikkonen the world champion did happen and it was amazing. The best race of the season IMO as I was on the edge my seat hoping Hamilton wouldnt be able to make up the positions needed to win that he lost in the opening laps of the race. Well its good to have the Crown back in Ferraris hands but its bad because we have a long wait to next season.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Ferrari Continues to Struggle With Reliability

This continues to be a tough season for Ferrari with regards to reliability. The good news is that Massa was able to finish on the podium. Jean Todt admitted the Italian squad must keep working to solve reliability problems with the F2007 after Kimi Raikkonen retired midway through Sundays’ European Grand Prix. Todt insisted, however, that Kimi is still very much in the title hunt. Ferrari has their work cut out for them over the next couple months is they want to take the lead in the drivers and constructors championship.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ferrari Maintain Form at Silverstone

Things didnt look good at the start of the race Sunday. Massa stalled on the line and was forced to start from pit lane. Massa was able to work his way back up from last to fifth which was quite an accomplishment. Kimi also had great success Sunday as well but it didn't look that way after the first stops were completed. Kimi was hot on Lewis Hamilton before the first stops and was able to get in front of him after his stop but much to everyones surprise Fernando was able to get in front of Kimi after his first stop. The good news for Ferrari was that Fernando's strategy didn't pan out and Kimi was able to run deeper into the race allowing him to take the lead after his second stop and cruise in for the win. Hopefully Ferrari can carry their recent success through the rest of the season and get back into contention for the championships.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Ferrari Back Where They Belong...In Front

McLaren arent going to walk away with the Championship without a fight from Ferrari. After a disappointing stint in North America Ferrari has managed to find the pace to win again in France. When race winner Kimi Raikkonen was asked what had improved with the car he simply said, “Everything! You can feel the improvement everywhere, really. In every corner. We are back where we expect to be.”

At the same time, Lewis Hamilton tried to downplay the feerari win by saying, “Both Kimi and Felipe said they made a good step forward at Silverstone, and we made a step forward too, but when you are behind people, as we were here, it is a lot harder to show your true pace. I don’t think they were as quick, as much faster, as it looked today. Traffic and strategy had a lot to do with that, so I still think we can bounce back at the next race, without a doubt.”

Silverstone marks the midpoint of the world championship, and McLaren currently have 114 points, Ferrari 89. So its still possible for a come from behind win for Ferrari in the constructors championship.

As for the driver standing things look a little worse for Ferrari. Ferrari is going to need some divine intervetion to make a comeback here considering how well Mclaren has done this year as far as reliability is concerened. Not that it cant happen but it is going to be a bigger uphill battle.

1 Lewis Hamilton British McLaren-Mercedes 64
2 Fernando Alonso Spanish McLaren-Mercedes 50
3 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 47
4 Kimi Räikkönen Finnish Ferrari 42

Hopefully Ferrari can carry the momentum forward to the UK next week.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

US Grand Prix

Well I just got back From Indy yesterday. It was a great race to watch, unfortunately Ferrari wasnt able to perform better. I like everyone else assumed they would return to form here but without the big tire advantage they have always enjoyed here in the past they weren't able to do it. The only good news is that Kimi did set the fastest lap of the race so maybe the 15 seconds they trailed Hamilton by isnt as bad as it looks. Indy is a great track to watch a race at IMO because there is so many great views of the track if you get the right seats. I also enjoyed watching qualifying from the infield. You can get very close to the track on the infield which is pretty cool. Next year I think I may spend the extra money to get into the paddock club seats as I would really like to get a little closer to the action. If anyone has some advice on how to get into the paddock please pass it along.