Brazilian GP: conspiracy theory

Anyone get the feeling it’s going to get a bit JFK at Interlagos in a fortnight? A gunman on the grassy knoll, a sniper in the book depository… someone’s going to be taking a pot shot at Lewis Hamilton, but no one quite knows where it’s coming from.

So who do you reckon is going to give Lewis a race-ending bump? Kimi off the start line? Alonso on the squeeze into the first corner? The same Alonso, remember, who last week told a Spanish newspaper that if he could help Massa to win the championship, he would?

Not that we’re suggesting for a second that any F1 driver would deliberately tag another, but hey, it’s going to be a tense race weekend. Accidents can happen. Especially to aggressive little arrivistes who’ve seemingly managed to wind up the entire field throughout the season.

So, put yourself in Lewis’s race boots. You’ve got to finish fifth or better in Brazil. What do you do? Short of turning up in a race suit with a big bulls-eye target painted on it and qualifying in a full army-spec Land Rover Defender, we mean.

Do you try and qualify out front and hope no one will catch you? Will Massa be just too quick for that?

Or, as several in the TG office are advocating, do you try and put yourself somewhere around fifth/sixth on the starting grid and try to stay out of trouble? Is that just too risky, with the potential to be locking wheels with Alonso, never mind the thought of someone like Nelsinho on a kamikaze charge from the back?

Or maybe, just maybe, do you try and qualify just behind Massa and accidentally punt him off on the first corner?

Perish the thought…

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In response to wayne (a comment a long way back and i cant be bothered to look for number) yes Mclaren had some Ferrari blue prints, but what gets overlooked is Ferrari had some of Mclarens. It was a swap, so are Kimi and Massa driving Mclarens then?

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Only one way to decide the F1 champ…Massa And Hamilton, 2 Chevy Lacetti’s and 10 laps of the Top Gear track…Winner Takes it All!

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yeah id buy tickets for that race at the top gear track, saves going to brazil! cool idea…….

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If it all goes to plan and alonso does take out lewis all we can really hope for is the live tv footage of lewis kicking the sh*te out of fernando.At least lewis would get some satisfaction as would the rest of his fans( come on who wouldn’t wanna see alonso getting a booting!)

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that would be so funny, it would piss me off to se Lewis not win but it would be brilliant to wath Fernando being smacked in the face.

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i understand about Alonso’s erm, ‘distaste’ for Hamilton and Mclaren BUT i think its pretty ungrounded. Hamilton would of been nurtured by Ron and teh management team more than Alonso because he was a rookie. How can a 2 times world champion complain that he isn’t being pampered as much as a rookie…..thats how every company around teh world works, teh newbies get attention while settling in and teh old hands are left to perorm as they know best !!

I do think that Hamilton has doen teh wrong thing from time to time this year, Fuji may not of been worthy or the punishment (teh guy outbraked himself, he hardly ‘drove’ the other wide did he ?) but it showed an immature attitude towards racing and he really should of wound back and gained places later in teh race.

still, this is no reason for Alonso to be saying and teh stuff he does and act teh way he does. He’s putting all his eggs in one basket cos if if Ferrari don’t want him who else will ? If he doesn’t get a red seat i reckon he’ll end up at teh other end of teh field.

As for Massa, well, i hadn’t liked him as a driver for years but i honestly think he has come of age this year. If teh drivers weren’t so nervous of random steward decisions i think we could of seen more wheel to wheel action like we saw in Spa (don’t even get me started on that decision !!)

All i hope for is a good race with no black clouds in teh form of FIA/steward decisions or random spaniards acting like spoilt children
:-)

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I think McLaren should just fuel both McLaren lighter than optimal in qualifying, so they could both be up front and hopfully get out of trouble.

The track is quite tight as Lewis already found out last year.

And I hope FIA will keep it… umm… “clean” regarding their decision making…

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Lets hope for a fair race and let the best driver win. I surely believe in both drivers and I think Massa deserves the championship too, but the Ferrari team, doesn’t. The McLaren team did a great job the whole season and I believe it wont be different at Interlagos. But, Massa is in his country, in a track he knows very well. As a Brazillian, I hope Massa wins the Race, becuse even if Lewis comes second and get the title, it would still be a great Sunday for us. Lets see what will happen.

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Hello, folks…and… That´s all true.
As Harada said up there, we´re here with our fingers crossed hoping that the best driver win at Interlagos. But also, each one of us have an empty soda can to throw at Hamilton´s head on sunday (just to help destiny to choose the best). I think Massa is arrogant as Hamilton, as good as driving (insanely fast) as Hamilton, but unfortunately, Ferrari is not a half of McLaren´s team. Again, as a brazilian, i sure hope that Massa get´s the #1 trophy, but a team that lets his driver leave the pit with the fuel pump still engaged dont deserves the world´s championship.

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We’re now barely commenting on a blog about conspiracy theories?! If it wasn’t for Spa, Lewis would be champion already! He would have had 4 points more than he got from that race, and Massa would have got 2 less.

I wouldn’t even call it a conspiracy theory anymore. To think it is beyond reason for Ferrari to have the sort of pull to make sure Spa happened the way it did is pretty naive.

When Lewis takes the crown on sunday, he’s going to raise his fists into the air and it’s going to be a symbolic middle finger to the FIA and Ferrari for all the dirty, back room tricks they pulled.

GO LEWIS!!!

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Massa was robbed, someone conspired against him to let Hamilton get 5th place. That last lap was a joke, F1 is worse than pro cycling.

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the real conspiracy is glock managin to lose 18 seconds in the last 2 sectors ont he last lap!!! mental!!!
massa shud of been the world champion not the arogent sod of lewis!

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I win!!! I win!!!

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Glock! Your a** is mine….

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I am so so disgusted….

not a conspiracy….year right….
This is the worst thing since the announcement for a tender for standardised engines…

Toyota you have disgraced your professional code….
in my eyes not only will I not purchase the IQ for my girlfriend i hope this all comes back to you as it for sure will…..

Alonso is back and you are all gonna get messed up next year.

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Timo C0ck!

well, quoting Alen last lap: ” …Timo Glock is doing well on dry tires his sectors are looking good…”

yeah till Hamilton arrives….

what disgust.

This sport is officially worse than a Spanish soap opera. Le mans series where I come.

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sore losers. Hamilton won fair and square. You lot are just determined to hate him, and to be honest, he couldn’t care less about what people have to say behind his back. Good grace dictated that you should be good sportsmen and women and show some decency. You are just as bad as tha brazilian corwd that booed him… shame on you.

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