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Old 12th March 2005, 21:49   #1
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Default 2005 Championship - Alonso vs Schumi !

i think this will be the battle to watch out for
..alonso was stunning in melbourne
here are the 10 fastest laps of the race :

Rank Driver Time Lap #

1 Fernando Alonso 1:25.683 24
2 Fernando Alonso 1:25.984 41
3 Giancarlo Fisichella 1:25.994 55
4 Fernando Alonso 1:26.066 23
5 Fernando Alonso 1:26.117 39
6 Fernando Alonso 1:26.169 38
7 Fernando Alonso 1:26.200 54
8 Rubens Barrichello 1:26.233 54
9 Kimi Raikkonen 1:26.255 55
10 Jenson Button 1:26.260 55

how impressive is that !

i think the rule changes in 2005 are tailor made for him..
he is probably the most talented driver when it comes to driving a car with decreasing levels of grip ( as the race goes on )
..he is aggressive, dynamic and adapts really well to the car, more so then anyone else on the grid

i think he'l kick Fisi's ass and challenge schumi for the 2005 crown
he barely smiled on the podium.. all he wanted was the win !
all he needs is a little more experience ( he has made quite a few mistakes in qualifying ) and he'l be the top driver in F1 today
( with the current rules scenario )
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Old 13th March 2005, 10:59   #2
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yea man Alonso is doing well but lets not forget the other talented drivers out there
There is a lot of new talent on the grid this year and I think that this will make f12005 really interesting
also this was just the first race
letswatch through the entrire season
and alonso vs schumi!!!! what an unfair comparism. Schumi has a LOT more experience
Compare schumi to Hakinnen if you want
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Old 13th March 2005, 11:27   #3
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Hakkinen was amazing, and so is Kimi. Generally, all Finns are gods.... take a look at Tommi Makkinen, for example... he's a legend...
Somehow, the McLaren Teams cars have been letting the drivers down, but there is undoubted talent in them all. Evidence was the domiance of Hakkinen for 3 whole years non-stop over everyone and everything. Ferrari were trampled over by McLaren. Wait till the midddle of the season, McLaren will bounce back so hard, no onw will know what blasted by them until they look at a slow motion replay...

ALL HAIL McLAREN!!! ALL HAIL MIKA HAKKINEN!!! ALL HAIL KIMI RAIKKONEN!!!!!
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Old 13th March 2005, 12:42   #4
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definitly
themclarens perform superbly
the only problem is their reliabillity
thats where ferrari scores
real reliable cars
yea
hakkinen is a legend
though dont expectto see him in f1 cos hes sworn he will never return
this time over mclaren will be dominating cos of kimi and juan

ps- have u seen montoya's wife?
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it s gonna be mclaren v/s ferrari.
and the 2005 world F1 champion will be kimi raikkonen.



how i wish this could be true.
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Old 13th March 2005, 15:39   #6
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It'd be foolish to rule out Mclaren! Even if they are not in a position to fight for the championship, their own internal battle would bve just as interesting as the one for the championship.

LOL, wht's wrong with Montoya's wife, khanak?
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ALL HAIL McLAREN!!! ALL HAIL MIKA HAKKINEN!!! ALL HAIL KIMI RAIKKONEN!!!!!
Hate to play spoilsport, but Hakkinen was as good as his car and the McLaren was simply unbeatable for about 3 years.

You must remember that Schumi did run Mika real close for the title for 2 years with a car that was clearly nowhere near the McLaren. If it hadnt been for the last race jitters where he stalled on the grid, he may well have won the championship one year earlier.

I think Mika did the smart thing and quit while the going was good, else he would've had his face ground to the dust by the rampaging Ferrari.

Guess everybody's busy Ferrari-bashing and Schumi-bashing these days but I havent forgotten the early days (okay, 1999 and 2000) when Schumacher was reeling in everyone else with an inferior car. Give credit where it is due.

As for this year, Renault looks good and Alonso looks even better but its early days yet - the full effect of the rule changes is yet to be seen. Despite all the rule changes, there's hardly any overtaking in F1 these days (if there is one, they play it over and over again trying to figure out how it happened!!!) and its the qualifying order which more or less decides the race. The OZ GP qualifying wasnt what you might call normal.

I wish they'd take off more of those stupid aero kits that are spoiling the fun - overtaking should be about driver skill and vehicle dynamics, not about slipstreams and downforce!

For the sake of the sport, lets hope its a more competitive season this year. And for the sake of the sport I hope they kick out circuits like Monaco where overtaking is impossible.

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ps- have u seen montoya's wife?

????????whats so special about her. was she cheering the wrong mclaren.
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Yea definitly man
the rule changes are helping F1 from being a preprogrammed battle of the techies
well we might never have the thrill of yesteryears grandprixes cos of the new safety rules
but really
what would you want - to be alive or to be excited
hmmm
its like dating katrina i guess
youll enjoy urself but one day salooo will kill u
as for montoya's wife
Deeps thething is there is NOTHING wrong with her
I have a pic of her and Schumi's wife
I will post it soon
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My bet is still on Fishichella. Alonso is a great driver, i like his aggressive attitude. But Fisichella is super smooth, and the new tyre and engine regulations will work in favour to his driving style. Finally he gets a drive that he deserves.
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true
though you cant really count on these rookies
give em time and then see
remember fisichella last year
no where
and this year he is improving
everyone will get better with experience
For example if I were to put all my money on a driver it would be shumi
but if i were to sponser a driver it would be kimi or someone new
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i think there are a lot of possibilities for the championship
you have
Michael Schumacher
Kimi Raikkonen
Juan Pablo Montoyo
Giancarlo Fisichella (if he carries on driving like he did in Australia)
Fernando Alonso
probably even Jarno Trulli

i dont think it should go down to alonso, kimi or schumi already, its too early to say anything, you still have to see how well does the one engine for 2 races and work out, alot of questions will be answered after malaysia, and with the current qualifying sessions, there can be many outcomes of a race, i feel there are gonna be lots of championship contenders this year, it will keep changing throughout the season
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Hate to play spoilsport, but Hakkinen was as good as his car and the McLaren was simply unbeatable for about 3 years.
Cheers
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totally agree with u buddy, Hakkinen won in a technically superior Mclaren. Even the then Bridgestones on the mclaren were far better than the Good yrs the ferrari was using.
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If Hakinnen won in a technically superior Mclaren what would Schumi be without his technically superior Ferrari. Basically there is no way one can predict F1s outcome.Especially with the rule changes making it a more driver oriented sport. The real talent will come out now
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