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Alonso and Bernie tip Kimi for title (for ron)

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  1. maxorido

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  3. RP

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    That is the beauty of racing. Nothing is for certain.
     
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    Very interesting - in a BBC interview with Alonso, he says Hamilton could win the title. I think I'll go with this prediction.

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  5. Cartist

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    Ferrari has been reliable so far (giving Kimi the best shot), I'm curious to see how those new gearboxes hold out...
     
  6. ferraridude615

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    Ron puts almost every Autosport article as a thread, but not this one. I wonder why :)
     
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  8. Remy Zero

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    i think that either one of the Ferrari drivers will win the title. unless, of cos, they decide to shoot themselves in the foot, like how they almost did in Japan last year.
     
  9. kraftwerk

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    Yes he did, I heard him say LH would be even better this year... ermm not disagreeing with him on that but I don't take any notice of what he say's, he should just stick to what he is good at.
     
  10. jknight

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    Hi Steve, I've also read other articles about Lewis for this year too. He and Heikki will definitely be a force not to take lightly. We'll know how it shapes up in less than two weeks. Thank goodness for my iPhone so I can watch live timing while we're at Sebring. (This weekend it begins in earnest - LMS at Paul Ricard - although some of the teams will be at Sebring and forego the test).

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    As much as it pains me to say this, and it truly does, McHammer has to be seen as the season favourite.

    He's now familiar with every track. He's going to receive undivided attention and he doesn't have to worry about his teammate. His testing times have been formidable and Mclaren haven't (seemingly) experienced problems with reliability. Plus, LH has got that scary numerical alignment thing going for him (23 this year, driving car #23, an MP4-23...).

    With that nasty spike called 2007 still firmly imbedded and the collective feeling at Woking/Unterturkheim they were unjustly raped and pillaged, it's no premonition they'll be out for blood, if not retribution.

    Kimi and Phil have their work cut out.
     
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  13. Alesnik-MD

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    Do you seriously believe this is a factor? Maybe Michael Jordan and Lebron James will come and work his pit crew season and inspire him to the WDC.
     
  14. RP

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    Sometimes I sleep in. Autosport comes out at 9 AM British time, that's about 3 AM East coast time, so the early bird catches the story.

    As for this article, didn't see it that day, I would only predict that a Ferrari driver will win the WDC. Bernie has 50/50 odds of being correct.

    This is sort of like predicting the Red Sox will win next year's World Series. Easy to go with a winner, but you are not always right.
     
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    The second time this has happened this off season so far. Coincidence?
     
  16. Remy Zero

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    what..a man can't sleep? :D
     
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    Kimi Baby Kimi for 08. However, I think Hamilton will run him close all year.
     
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    It's what the news media do all the time: Censorship by leaving out stories that don't fit the picture.

    As for 2008 WDC: Kimi is going to walk over the competition.
     
  19. IanMac

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    It will all depend on the car (which is rather stating the obvious ;)) and we just don't really know yet how the cars will shape up, although the Ferraris seemed quickest in testing. For that reason making LH favourite is, I think, premature. If the McLarens turn out to be as quick as the Ferraris LH has every chance because he's as quick a driver as anyone, IMO.
     
  20. ferraridude615

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    Alonso, the conceited jerk, is even tipping Kimi instead of himself. Maybe he knows something that we don't.
     
  21. tifosi12

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    He's just being realistic.

    I totally hate it when some midfield drivers state that their goal is to win the championship. Yeah, right.
     
  22. ferraridude615

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    It's very surprising that this is coming from Fernando Alonso. Also, isn't it great that Alonso is writing off his team already before the first race, certainly this will keep the team working hard to make the car faster.
     
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    Again he is being realistic. If a double world champion would be stating some unrealistic dream as the goal, he would loose all credibility. I think it is more motivating for the team members to know that their driver know what is possible and states that than some fairy tale goal where you already know it is BS.
     
  24. kraftwerk

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    Good post Is, not sure about the number thing interesting though, if it's his lucky number..:)

    I have got a feeling HK is going to keep him honest , and because he is the underdog/newbie in the team, nothing to lose so to speak he will give him a few good close races..cant waaaait!
     
  25. IanMac

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    I think it's one thing to be realistic and honest within the team, that might be motivating, but pretty much to write off your team's chances in public before the season even starts must be more likely to demotivate the team members. I'm not suggesting he should make any outlandish claims such as they're going to win the championship or even win races, he should just keep his public comments neutral.
     
  26. tifosi12

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    Ah, c'mon, what fun would F1 be if Alonso wouldn't be the whining baby that he is! :)
     
  27. ferraridude615

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    +1, as I was always told "Don't say anything if you don't have anything good to say." Who knows Renault might discover a use of anti-matter on a F1 car and find 10 seconds a lap.
     
  28. Remy Zero

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    DC and Ralf comes into mind.. :D
     

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