View Full Version : F1: Spanish GP. Ahhh Barcelona!!.....

Colin B
May 7th, 2004, 02:05 PM
.....what a town!!

Anyway, first Friday practice is over. Deja vu anyone?:

1 M.Schumacher Ferrari 1m15.658s
2 Barrichello Ferrari 1m16.033s
3 Davidson BAR 1m16.616s
4 Zonta Toyota 1m16.639s
5 Button BAR 1m17.060s
6 R.Schumacher Williams 1m17.165s
7 Alonso Renault 1m17.429s
8 Sato BAR 1m17.481s
9 Panis Toyota 1m17.489s
10 Raikkonen McLaren 1m17.563s
11 Montoya Williams 1m17.635s
12 Webber Jaguar 1m17.763s
13 Coulthard McLaren 1m17.973s
14 Trulli Renault 1m18.341s
15 da Matta Toyota 1m18.362s
16 Wirdheim Jaguar 1m18.603s
17 Klien Jaguar 1m18.615s
18 Glock Jordan 1m18.655s
19 Massa Sauber 1m18.760s
20 Fisichella Sauber 1m18.886s
21 Heidfeld Jordan 1m19.198s
22 Pantano Jordan 1m19.925s
23 Bruni Minardi 1m20.858s
24 Leinders Minardi 1m21.053s
25 Baumgartner Minardi 1m21.535s


Avid Merrion
May 7th, 2004, 02:09 PM
i am liking this deja vu! :lol:

go Ferrari!! :drive:

Avid Merrion
May 7th, 2004, 02:13 PM
Go the rest... :p
:lol: :p

May 7th, 2004, 02:20 PM
Go Shumi!!!! :)

May 7th, 2004, 02:22 PM
11 Montoya Williams 1m17.635s
:mad: :fiery: :o

May 7th, 2004, 02:26 PM
am i the only Mclaren fan left in the world? :rolleyes:

May 7th, 2004, 02:28 PM
am i the only Mclaren fan left in the world? :rolleyes:
My bf and cousin are proud Kimi supporters. :devil:

May 7th, 2004, 03:00 PM
Go Michael!!!!!! Get that next pole and win :D

May 7th, 2004, 03:13 PM
go schumi, go!!!! :drive:

May 7th, 2004, 03:20 PM
go schumi, go!!!! :drive:
Go Amanda,go :lol:

May 7th, 2004, 04:03 PM
Go Amanda,go :lol:
grar! :lol:

May 7th, 2004, 04:37 PM
am i the only Mclaren fan left in the world? :rolleyes:
I love mclaren! I like Finish drivers for some reason, i use to LOVE hakkinen! he was my Idol!:worship: :worship: :worship:

What the hell is up with them this season?

May 7th, 2004, 05:32 PM
Go JPM! :drive:

Colin B
May 7th, 2004, 06:46 PM
Edit Edit Edit

NB Times posted here for Friday Overall, not second practice as stated earlier (stupid BBC still have it wrong!)

Overall After Friday Practice 2:

1 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 01:15.658
2 Jenson Button BAR 01:15.935
3 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 01:16.033
4 Anthony Davidson BAR 01:16.188
5 Ricardo Zonta Toyota 01:16.360
6 Ralf Schumacher Williams 01:16.433
7 Fernando Alonso Renault 01:16.534
8 Jarno Trulli Renault 01:16.734
9 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren 01:16.798
10 Cristiano da Matta Toyota 01:16.833
11 Olivier Panis Toyota 01:16.925
12 Juan Pablo Montoya Williams01:17.067
13 David Coulthard McLaren 01:17.069
14 Mark Webber Jaguar 01:17.178
15 Takuma Sato BAR 01:17.481
16 Timo Glock Jordan 01:17.600
17 Bjorn Wirdheim Jaguar 01:17.676
18 Felipe Massa Sauber 01:17.906
19 Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber 01:18.001
20 Nick Heidfeld Jordan 01:18.117
21 Christian Klien Jaguar 01:18.615
22 Giorgio Pantano Jordan 01:18.726
23 Gianmaria Bruni Minardi 01:19.149
24 Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi 01:20.313
25 Bas Leinders Minardi 01:21.053

Button set the fastest time of the second session (1.15.935)


May 7th, 2004, 06:50 PM
What's up with my Monty?! :eek:

King Aaron
May 7th, 2004, 08:13 PM
Go Ralf. :drive: Keep your head and speed!

May 7th, 2004, 10:17 PM

Go Sato!

May 8th, 2004, 01:29 PM
Schumi gets Pole :banana: :D :)

Colin B
May 8th, 2004, 01:31 PM
What's up with my Monty?! :eek:
Monster was 3rd fastest in this mornings warm-up after Sato (first driver into th 1.14s) and Michael. ;)

Qualifying session is now running. Jenson just made a costly mistake. :(


May 8th, 2004, 01:32 PM
still some to go but Sato 2nd :o

Rubens 3rd now

Button made a silly error, ran wide.... :lol:
he was looking good, then he looked in mirror and saw himself :tape:

May 8th, 2004, 01:35 PM
Vamos Montoya. Get the pole. :banana:

Colin B
May 8th, 2004, 01:41 PM
*Trulli goes 2nd! Ralph on track.

*EDIT - ITV commentary error! Sato stays 2nd. :)

Colin B
May 8th, 2004, 01:47 PM
Monster in p2!

May 8th, 2004, 01:48 PM
1 M Schumacher

:eek: :eek:

Rubens :haha:

Jenson :o :sad:

Colin B
May 8th, 2004, 02:04 PM
Qualifying result:

1 M. Schumacher FER 1:15.0220.
http://bbc.infostradasports.com/images/nix.gif2 J. Montoya WIL 1:15.6390
3 T. Sato BAR 1:15.8090
4 J. Trulli REN 1:16.1441
5 R. Barrichello FER 1:16.2721
http://bbc.infostradasports.com/images/nix.gif6 R. Schumacher WIL 1:16.2931
7 O. Panis TOY 1:16.3131
http://bbc.infostradasports.com/images/nix.gif8 F. Alonso REN1:16.4221
9 M. Webber JAG 1:16.5141
10 D. Coulthard MLA 1:16.636
http://bbc.infostradasports.com/images/nix.gif11 C. da Matta TOY 1:17.0382
http://bbc.infostradasports.com/images/nix.gif12 G. Fisichella SAU 1:17.4442
13 K. Räikkönen MLA 1:17.4452
http://bbc.infostradasports.com/images/nix.gif14 J. ButtonBAR1:17.5752
http://bbc.infostradasports.com/images/nix.gif15 N. Heidfeld JOR 1:17.8022
http://bbc.infostradasports.com/images/nix.gif16 C. Klien JAG 1:17.8122
17 F. Massa SAU 1:17.8662
http://bbc.infostradasports.com/images/nix.gif18 G. Bruni MIN 1:19.8174
19 G. Pantano JOR 1:20.6075
http://bbc.infostradasports.com/images/nix.gif20 Z. Baumgartner MIN 1:21.4706

Should be fun watching Button carve his way through tomorrow!


May 8th, 2004, 02:21 PM
go Rubens :) time to do something good for once :)

go Ferrari !!!!!!!!!!!!

King Aaron
May 8th, 2004, 06:26 PM
:banghead: Ralf! 6, 6 and 6! Drive the wheels off tomorrow! :drive:

May 8th, 2004, 06:34 PM
Michael very strong again... If he can hold his place at the start, he should be driving this race on first place from start to finish.

May 8th, 2004, 07:30 PM
Go Michael:bounce:

May 8th, 2004, 10:10 PM
Despite Montoya driving the wheels off his Williams, Michael's Ferrari is too fast. Montoya needs to go on maximum attack off the startline.

Sato :eek: :worship:

Button :sad:

GO JPM!!! :drive:

May 9th, 2004, 01:02 AM
Hmmm the first corner could be interesting although Monty's car tends to be a little sluggish off the startline. Saying that, it doesn't mean he won't go for something a little 'special' at the first corner. :p Let's just wait and see! :D

Avid Merrion
May 9th, 2004, 01:35 AM
well Eddie Irvine reckons that JPM should "ram him off" the track :lol: didn't see you try that one yourself Edster! :p
if The Monster read that interview, should make for an interesting 1st corner! :D

May 9th, 2004, 04:25 AM
Sato's 3rd?!! :eek:

He'd better do something to keep that place. Getting a pole position in qualifying is useless unless you can do the same thing on racing day, and I reckon Sato hasn't got much of a chance to do that.

If Jenson pulls off a miracle, Barcelona will probably be a Schuey-Button-JPM 1-2-3 again.

May 9th, 2004, 04:33 AM
I love mclaren! I like Finish drivers for some reason, i use to LOVE hakkinen! he was my Idol!:worship: :worship: :worship:

What the hell is up with them this season?

yeah! me too! GO KIMI!!!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

go mclaren!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

May 9th, 2004, 11:07 AM
I don't think that Montoya will try to punt Schumi, but I do expect him to drive very aggressively on the first lap. The Ferrari is so fast in race conditions that Montoya needs to get in front of Schumi and hold him up, otherwise the race will be for 2nd and 3rd on the podium. I think that after Imola, Montoya may be willing to risk contact in a slow corner to take the lead. If he can get the racing line into turn 5, he may be able to repeat the move that he put on Ralf through turns 5, 6, and 7 last year. Other than that, I think that the run down to La Caixa is another good place to try to pass. We'll just have to wait and see what happens, but it will surely be exciting.

May 9th, 2004, 02:07 PM

Michael slows down, so Rubens does at the same time

Michael has an Exhaust problem so Ferrari *Coveniently* mess up Rubens last stop

Who said Team Orders didn't exist?

It's so untrue how many errors have happened on the 2nd Ferrari over the last few years

Avid Merrion
May 9th, 2004, 02:36 PM
:worship: Schumi!
:worship: Rubens!
:worship: Ferrari!

and another thing, how good was Trulli's start? :eek:

May 9th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Eurgh. Poor Monty. At least he didn't seem to be in too muh of a mood afterwards. Must have had a good one last night. ;)

May 9th, 2004, 03:18 PM
Michael, Rubens, Jarno :yeah:

Ferrari pitcrew :rolleyes:

Williams, your car sux!!! :fiery:

Montoya said that his brakes started going off on lap 3. What a joke :rolleyes:. He should be given a car that can challenge the Ferraris, not some piece of junk that is 1 second per lap off the pace.

Oh, and while I'm at it, McLaren :rolleyes: :rolleyes:. They are hopefully well on the way towards designing the car for next year. JPM and Kimi don't deserve to have their careers wasted driving bricks with wheels.

May 9th, 2004, 03:21 PM
Something very shifty about the Ferrari incident. I'd be not best pleased if I were Rubens. I mean I'm not trying to take anything away from what Michael did cos he is clearly doing a great job, but they made it a little too obvious that something was going on.

May 9th, 2004, 03:41 PM
Well done Ferrari!!!!!!

May 9th, 2004, 05:13 PM
well done Schumi :banana: :yeah:

Rubens 2nd, but that pitstop cockup :fiery: , somehow i get the feeling it was planned in order to stop him pushing Schumi.

Ferrari 1/2 :banana:

Colin B
May 9th, 2004, 05:13 PM
Ooops, they did it again! ;)
When will everyone else figure out a way to keep up? Who would have thought, back in March, that quarter of the way into the season, Ferrari's main challenge would be coming from Renault and BAR?

And they say F1 is predictable. :rolleyes:


Colin B
May 9th, 2004, 05:24 PM
Something very shifty about the Ferrari incident. I'd be not best pleased if I were Rubens. I mean I'm not trying to take anything away from what Michael did cos he is clearly doing a great job, but they made it a little too obvious that something was going on.
Not quite as obvious as in 2002 when Rubens slowed down to let Michael overtake, though. At that time, Jean Todt said that that they could have been more 'subtle'. Maybe that's what they were trying to do here.

The outcome wouldn't have been much different had Rubens won anyway; Ferrari 1st and 2nd, although Michael said afterwards that they were not sure his faulty exhaust would let the car make it to the finish. But as I said above it's up to everyone else to catch up, not Ferrari to lose form.


May 9th, 2004, 05:43 PM
Exactly Colin B. It says a lot about the other teams if Ferrari can slow down one of his cars without even risking to lose the first two places :eek:

May 9th, 2004, 05:50 PM
Well done Ferrari, but can the other teams at least make an effort next time;)

May 11th, 2004, 10:20 AM
:mad: Ferrari 1-2 again !!
:D Truill .... :D points for BAR Honda but not enough.

Colin B
May 11th, 2004, 11:58 AM
As Vut has bumped the thread up, I thought I'd share some facts I was reading regarding Michael/Ferrari's victory:

Most of us knew it was Michael's 200th Grand Prix his 75th win and a (record equaling) 5th out of 5 for the season but it was also his 5th pole at Circuit de Catalunya and his 5th win in the event.

Less aesthetically pleasing but equally impressive, it was the 22nd 1-2 victory featuring Michael out of Ferrari's total of 64 (since 1951) - more than 1/3rd!

Michael was as phlegmatic as ever:"It's a lot of nice numbers coming together at once", he said, "but we now look forward to the next one. That's the way our business is".


After the race, it also came to light, how lucky he was to finish at all. His damaged exhaust had caused a lot of damage beneath the car but happily, nothing vital. In Monaco 2000, a damaged exhaust melted part of his suspension, causing a catastrophic failure whilst he was leading.

Next up: Monaco - May 23rd.