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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Eh...

    The 2 drivers who went into the pit stop after the safety car came out was penalised. You're not allowed to go into the PIT when the safety car is out.
    hehehe I know what you mean ...again..another complication here. That is why those two cars got penalised. The rule states no car may enter the pits for the purpose of refuelling until all cars on the track have formed up in a line behind the safety car, they pass the pit entrance, and the message "pit lane open" is given..then only they can go in. This ruling was implimented in 2007. Before that...you can go in to refuel when the safety car comes in.

    I think there was some miscommunication or in the excitment these two cars and their team forgot or got it wrong.
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    Thanks for the replay of what happen here, nobody plan this to happen. I think we need a lollipop man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    hehehe I know what you mean ...again..another complication here. That is why those two cars got penalised. The rule states no car may enter the pits for the purpose of refuelling until all cars on the track have formed up in a line behind the safety car, they pass the pit entrance, and the message "pit lane open" is given..then only they can go in. This ruling was implimented in 2007. Before that...you can go in to refuel when the safety car comes in.

    I think there was some miscommunication or in the excitment these two cars and their team forgot or got it wrong.
    Apparently, they were out of fuel... Only Alonso was lucky to make the decision to pit before the crash happened....
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    WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES

    'The race is lost. You can't overtake here and I'm starting from 15th, so I will be going out just to lap the track, but it's over already.' - Race winner Fernando Alonso, after his car developed mechanical problems during qualifying on Saturday night

    'Fantastic. The first podium of the season and the first victory. I can't believe it right now, I need a couple of days to realise that we could win a race this year...' - Alonso, after claiming his first win of the season last night

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    Night race wows world
    Thrills and spills mark Fl's debut in Singapore By Leonard Lim

    ON A night when sporting history was made, the big winners were Renault driver Fernando Alonso, Formula One and its fans, and Singapore.
    Over 100,000 spectators, close to half of them tourists, turned up in the heart of the city to witness the world's first F1 night race yesterday.

    Thousands more watched it on TV at home, at parties, and at nightspots. Many others who were downtown did not catch sight of the cars, but heard the howl of F1 engines and said it was something not soon forgotten.

    And after an incident-packed two hours which saw several crashes and a horribly botched pit-stop involving pre-race favourite Felipe Massa of Ferrari, they were left hungry for more.

    The race, won by Alonso - who had written off his own chances barely 24 hours earlier after developing an engine problem in qualifying - served up plenty of thrills for spectators and a worldwide TV audience estimated at 500 million.
    There were three crashes, several lead changes and wheel to wheel action.
    But while locals and foreigners alike said the race was quite the treat, they reserved the bulk of their praise for Singapore.

    Many agreed the $150 million tab for staging it was worth it.
    Said bank executive Joanne Lim, 27: 'To actually prepare to host the F1 in just over a year was amazing. Our successful staging shows the world the Singapore brand of efficiency.'

    Foreigners vowed to return next year - Singapore has a five-year contract to host the race - charmed by what they had seen.

    Said Briton Simon Crosse, 44: 'This is my first visit, and I've been overwhelmed. I've been to about 15 other Grands Prix, and this is the best.
    'The night atmosphere, the organisation, it was just fantastic.'

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gave the event the thumbs-up from the Pit Building yesterday, after watching part of the proceedings on track.

    'The race itself is one thing. I think the audience, we've got the stands full, people are enjoying themselves and we've got a lot of publicity from this for Singapore.

    'I've been watching it on TV the last couple of nights, not watching the cars, but watching the skyline, to see whether the skyline shows up and we see Singapore showing off its best.

    'And I think that it's a city we can be proud of, and this is a valuable buzz, publicity for us around the world, which will benefit us in many ways.'
    The praise flowed from many other quarters.

    The sport's supremo, Bernie Ecclestone, called Singapore the 'jewel in the crown of F1'.
    Across the world, newspaper and TV reports hailed the event as a stunning success. Writing in London's Sunday Times yesterday, for example, columnist and former race driver Martin Brundle called the Republic a 'world-class venue'.

    Of night racing, he added, 'all of the senses are heightened, and the atmosphere...was electrifying'.

    The accolades mean that two of the main aims of hosting the race - global exposure for Singapore and bolstering the Republic's reputation as an entertainment and events capital - have been met.

    It is early days yet to tell if the other aim - boosting tourist receipts - has been met as spectacularly, but several entertainment and food outlets said business was definitely up over the weekend.

    Indochine chief executive Michael Ma said: 'We've been extremely busy, roughly doubling our business over the weekend. It was a boon, especially for our Orchard and Clarke Quay outlets.'

    Many Orchard Road retailers also said business was up by about 20 per cent over the weekend, thanks to the big influx of tourists.

    To be sure, not everything went off without a hitch.
    Despite an extensive business continuity plan, for instance, stores in the Marina area were hit by road closures which left many tenants twiddling their thumbs over the weekend.

    Parts of the Marina Bay circuit also got the thumbs-down after Friday's practice sessions, especially the bumps in some parts and the high kerbing after St Andrews' Road.
    But after organisers fixed the problems, drivers were effusive in their praise.

    Said championship leader Lewis Hamilton: 'The most impressive thing for me is what an amazing job they have done here in Singapore to prepare the circuit.
    'I think they did a tremendous job.'

    The race itself? It was practically consigned to second place behind the praise for Singapore, but for the record: Nico Rosberg of the BMW team followed Alonso home in second place, with Hamilton finishing third.

    Massa ended 13th out of 15 finishers, after he roared out of the pit lane with a fuel line still attached to his Ferrari.

    The result leaves Hamilton on 84 points, seven ahead of Massa in the world championship standings with three races left.

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    [QUOTE=xtemujin;4394490]WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES

    'The race is lost. You can't overtake here and I'm starting from 15th, so I will be going out just to lap the track, but it's over already.' - Race winner Fernando Alonso, after his car developed mechanical problems during qualifying on Saturday night

    'Fantastic. The first podium of the season and the first victory. I can't believe it right now, I need a couple of days to realise that we could win a race this year...' - Alonso, after claiming his first win of the season last night

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    Me too,thought the race is lost when Alonso crash out during the qualifying..Almost throw away my SP tickets on Sat,but who know just a little of luck & skill he won it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    Man, I don't know if I should feel guilty for actually finding this amusing due to the added "words".....

    Makes me also wonder what went through Kimmi's mind when the whole thing was happening in front of his eyes...

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    where can i watch repeat telecast on internet?
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahbian View Post
    Man, I don't know if I should feel guilty for actually finding this amusing due to the added "words".....

    Makes me also wonder what went through Kimmi's mind when the whole thing was happening in front of his eyes...
    This is bad...Hope the ferrari team don't see this clip..
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    Default Re: Fernando Alonso Win 2008 F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix

    I was so disappointed on Sat night when Alonso didn't even came in top 10, despite him done well on the test laps on Friday night. Luckily, very luckily for him, and with effort and good tactics from the entire Renault team, he had done it!
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    Default Re: Fernando Alonso Win 2008 F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix

    Thats why in F1 the race is not won till you cross the finish line. Anything can happen anytime, even to the leaders.
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    Default Re: Fernando Alonso Win 2008 F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix

    All thanks to Alonso's teammate I think...haha.

    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm View Post
    Thats why in F1 the race is not won till you cross the finish line. Anything can happen anytime, even to the leaders.

    Driver skill + team work + outstanding F1 car + some luck = winner
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    Default Re: Fernando Alonso Win 2008 F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverPine View Post
    Driver skill + team work + outstanding F1 car + some luck = winner
    You left out "blunders" heheheheh.... It plays the bigger part most of the time heh

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    Will Fernando Alonso still consider the Winner of 2008 F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix ?

    "Renault admits fixing race" in today's Straits Times:
    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_430940.html



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    Will Fernando Alonso still consider the Winner of 2008 F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix ?

    "Renault admits fixing race" in today's Straits Times:
    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_430940.html



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    Very likely, from :http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/78489

    "Q. But it is not too late after 12 months to discover something that people suspected at the time?

    MM: It is like, in the real world, fraud goes on forever. If you cheat the tax man normally, if you don't declare your money, it is three or six years there is a limitation. But if you are fraudulent, it goes on forever. What we cannot do is we cannot interfere with the results of the championship, or indeed of that race, because of Article 179B of the International Sporting Code. On the 30th November the championship is finished, whatever. But of course if someone has done something they should not do, they can still get a penalty. So it is open."

    But as a 2 time World Champ, he should renounce his win, that's my opinion.

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    Default Re: Fernando Alonso Win 2008 F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverPine View Post
    Will Fernando Alonso still consider the Winner of 2008 F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix ?

    "Renault admits fixing race" in today's Straits Times:
    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_430940.html



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    If u look closely at the statement.. i do not think Renault ADMITS fixing race... they just say they will not challenge any sanction.. Granted that it's an admission by default but still it's different... much like how the Japanese politicians never admit it's wrong to visit the WWII Japanese memorials.

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    Look at the actual statement, it is not merely not chalelnging sanctions:

    Renault said: 'We will not dispute the recent allegations made by the FIA concerning the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.'

    When you say "I do not dispute" something, it means you agree with that something. IF you don't agree, then you will use the US WHite Houses' method of "I will neither confirm nor deny..."

    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32 View Post
    If u look closely at the statement.. i do not think Renault ADMITS fixing race... they just say they will not challenge any sanction.. Granted that it's an admission by default but still it's different... much like how the Japanese politicians never admit it's wrong to visit the WWII Japanese memorials.

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