Chinese GP: practice

Lewis Hamilton could actually become world champion on Sunday at the Chinese GP, which is pretty amazing for British fans, when you think we’ve not had a world champion since Damon Hill back in 1996. The chances are pretty slim that he’ll do it mind, but it’s definitely possible.

To find himself as world champion come the end of the afternoon, one of the following three outcomes needs to occur:

Lewis finishes 1st with Felipe Massa in 5th, or worse.
Lewis comes 2nd with Massa 7th or worse.
Lewis arrives home in 3rd with Massa failing to score at all, and Robert Kubica not winning the race.

And if this morning’s practice form is anything to go by, then Lewis is certainly showing that he means business, after he gapped second place man Fernando Alonso by nearly 0.3s, with his first session’s quickest time remaining unbeaten all day.

Alonso’s Renault looked good and even his teammate Nelson Piquet ran well, quick enough for third spot.

Toyota’s Jarno Trulli had a difficult time in session one, but drove to fourth quickest in the afternoon.

The Ferrari’s were curiously off the pace, with Felipe Massa in sixth and Kimi Raikkonen in eigth, but they were both concentrating on long runs. A very intriguing amount of under the radar activity!

There was also a large amount of spins and offs, with Sebastien Bourdais having several off-track excursions. Raikkonen, Hamilton, Webber and Piquet also had a few moments between them.

So, are you up to making any predictions?

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I’m guessing Hamilton can win, but the possibilities are really slim, so I shall not make any predictions yet. And maybe if you make a prediction you can destroy Hamilton’s luck, and maybe he’ll come last. I know by experience that when journalist predict something it almost never happens. So I will just read your blog pointlessly and for mere curiosity, because I will not believe any prediction that journalists make, as it almost always doesn’t come true. Good luck Lewis, though, but, most importantly, for Massa. I want him to be the world champion. Finally, a possible Latin American champion!!. Cheers for Massa. We haven’t had that in a long time…

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Lewis all the way !!! watch for FA.

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hahaha! Alonso’s going to play bumper cars.

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massa is world champion…DREAM ON LEWIS!!!

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Hamilton is going to be champion

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Lewis Pole… not bad ehh so guy mass thrid no chance Hamilton all the way but thinking about the FIA we need to win the race by over 25 second because we ge pinalized for coughing :| so the cup is coming home !! oh yes it is !!!

Suck that massa ( oh yea liverpool all the way)

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Update:
Hamilton:Pole
Massa:3rd
Kubica:11th

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Haha, Hamilton Pole.
Now, to all those people who said Lewis is melting under the pressure and wont get pole, what do you think now?
:( shame about Kovy, Lewis needs an ally with the FIA favorites behind him.

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Qualifying Results
1st:Hamilton
2nd:Raikkonen
3rd:Massa
4th:Alonso
5th:Kovalainen
6th:Heidfeld
7th:Vettel
8th:Trulli
9th:Bourdais
10th:Piquet
11th:Kubica
12th:Glock
13th:Barrichello
14th:Rosberg
15th:Coulthard
16th:Webber
17th:Nakajima
18th:Button
19th:Sutil
20th:Fisichella

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Shame About Button & Coulthard & Kovalainen

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