Saturday, April 14, 2007

Hamilton seeks to make F1 history

from the bbc:

Felipe Massa will start the Bahrain Grand Prix in pole position after edging a head to head battle with English rookie Lewis Hamilton.

British driver Lewis Hamilton can make Formula One history by claiming a third consecutive podium finish in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

The 22-year-old McLaren rookie would become the first driver to start his F1 career with three top-three placings.

...nutty will be keeping his metaphorical fingers crossed (i'm not really superstitious). among all the racing greats, this feat has never been done. ever.

for him to pull this off, there needs to be a lot of factors working in his favour.

apart from being a brilliant driver, and not making any costly mistakes, you also need:

- a very competitive car belonging to one the top teams on the grid.
- no mechanical failures.
- no pit-lane delays which cost you precious time.
- no accidents which can retire you from the race.
- a good, clean start, securing a top position, with no bumping into the first turn.
- no flats or punctures.
- luck.

to podium in your first three races at motorsport's highest level (sorry nascar) has never been done before.

go lewis hamilton!

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