Chinese GP: Lewis vs Alonso, again?

The shanghai paddock is totally devoid of atmosphere thanks to misplaced artistic licence by the designers. Each team has an office on an individual island in a man-made lake on the site of a former marsh.

The area is known as a place of ‘peace and meditation’, a misnomer if ever there was one given the constant bitching and plotting going on behind closed doors.

Saying that, the McLaren office has been remarkably calm and serene -certainly compared to this time last year when Fernando Alonso punched an office door off its hinges as a demonstration of a perceived injustice by McLaren as he qualified fourth to Lewis Hamilton’s pole.

Hamilton repeated the job this year but the atmosphere was very different as he and Heikki Kovalainen sat down after qualifying. Unlike his predecessor in the second McLaren, Kovalainen was very subdued, a
reflection of a disappointing fifth on the grid for which the Finn appeared willing to blame no one but himself.

Hamilton hid his disappointment well because Kovalainen not only failed to get among the Ferraris but he also allowed Alonso into fourth place; in some ways a more menacing presence for Hamilton than the Ferraris second and third on the grid.

Despite pretending that he couldn’t care less, Alonso remains bitter over his year with McLaren and the fact that Hamilton was able – or allowed to by McLaren, if you listen to Alonso – to humble the twice world champion on a couple of occasions last year. Alonso has gone on record recently in saying
his deal was to be Number 1 whereas McLaren have always denied this and pursued their policy of being even-handed. It’s a policy which gets short shrift from David Coulthard if you read his autobiography ‘It is what it is’. But that’s what McLaren say and it clearly niggles Alonso.

Which brings us to the start of this penultimate race of the 2009 season. Given half a chance, Alonso will put a wheel inside Hamilton’s McLaren even, some suspect, if it means eliminating both cars.

Hamilton’s start had better be good. Otherwise the island of peace and meditation will be anything but.

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I’d like for Bourdais to some points this race, since he has been unlucky with the penalty at Fuji.

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I’m brazilian, but I do not support Massa as much as I could. I have the feeling that Massa does not deserve to be de first brazilian to win the championship after Senna. I would prefer Kubica, who has been driving a lot better than Massa or Hamilton.

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Graham Potter said:

When will you Hamilton haters give up? Every F1 article turns into a Hamilton witch hunt….Blah blah.

Well every article is about Lewis 99.9% of the time….He’s not the only driver in the race, theres plenty of other drivers that are ALOT better than he is, other drivers have driven better races, had more patience, kept a cool head, not screwed up, not seen the red mist & have just came though to win, no need to mention no names cuz we all know who they are, they get a small mention then it’s pretty much forgot about. Then Lewis drops a fart that smells of roses & he’s in an article every bloody day. He’s got everything going for him, he’s hardly proved a thing since he’s been in F1 where as other drivers that haven’t had baby-sitting he’s had………Has!

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Ohhh and btw? Who are those other British drivers? Jenson?…Button and….David…Whats his name? Scotish guy?…Yeah, Coulthard, David Coulthard.

And what about poor little Anthony Davidson? Remember him? Once Lewis came into the picture, Davidson just….Well was forgot about, shame.

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Forza Alonso!

If he’d been given a fair chance last year, he’d have kicked Hamilton’s ass.
Hope he’s in a better car next year.

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I don’t think Hamilton needs any assistance to ruin his pole position. Maybe, I don’t know, he will do something stupid, Alonso and Flavio will have another awsome strategy, Alonso wins, Massa 4th, Hamilton 9th.

It could happen, right?

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I have an idea, Heikki crash into Massa’car in the first corner from the back and run him off the track and make him retire(I mean not deliberately, just like what Massa did in Fuji, Totally not delibertely).

And Lewis doesn’t make a mess from the first corner.

And He will be the 2008 WORLD CHAMPION.

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Shanghai has shanghaied me off… It’s the most boring track apart from valencia this whole season…

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Come On Lewis In Brazil You Can Do It

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The most boring race.

Kimi’s salute was the best bit.

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That Maurice Hamilton is just pathetic.

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Does anyone know what channel I can watch F1 racing on in America? I really want to watch the championship

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I hate Hamilton more than anything else!


I hope Fernando takes Hamilton out and all the people who want him to win smash their Tvs in frustration!

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Go onto YouTube and watch all the anti-Lewis videos, tonnes of english people hate his guts…


I wish someone would shoot a rocket at his car!

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