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Round of Monaco 08 - Picks and Comments

Post by 8 n Pole Admin » Tue May 20, 2008 10:57 pm

The Monaco Grand Prix is on the 25th of May. Pick submissions close on Thursday, the 22nd of May prior to the start of the 1st Thursday practice session at 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT).

Go ahead and submit your picks here then come back and paste your picks on this thread let the rest know why you think this pick is the right one.

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Post by mlittle » Wed May 21, 2008 8:21 am

Looks like I'm first to post.........here are my picks for the Round of Monaco.................

1st} Kimi Raikkonen(wait.....what d'ya mean I don't get my face on the Borg-Warner Trophy?...... :lol: :lol: :shock: :shock: )
2nd} Felipe Massa(Excuse me.....what are the odds on Danica winning the Indy 500 this year?........ :lol: :lol: :lol: )
3rd} Lewis Hamilton(I'm still wondering why everyone's watching some oval race in the center of Indiana....... :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock: :shock: )
4th} Fernando Alonso(................................... :shock: :shock: :shock: .......................)
5th} Nick Heidfeld(at least I finished in the points........)
6th} Heikki Kovalainen(...and after the race, we'll all meet on Kimi's yacht and....... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: )
7th} Mark Webber(well, if I can't win here, maybe Ryan or Will can win the Indy 500 and......... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock: )
8th} Robert Kubica(hey, Felipe.....I'll bet the odds are better on her winning the 500 than either Ryan or Will.....who are they, again, Mark? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: )


And for pole position............who else, Kimi Raikkonen.
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Post by Lloyd » Wed May 21, 2008 9:01 am

Firstly well done on your blog Mlittle, had a look before and you have done well.
After my best ever results last race I have decided to consult the cards for this one. It is forecast to rain for Quali and the race so I am very keen to see how they travel without TC on the twisty off camber roads.

1st Kimi
2nd Fernando :)
3rd Heikki :D
4th Mark 8)
5th Lewis :x
6th Robert :roll:
7th Jenson :shock:
8th Jarno :)

Nico to have a heavy shunt :oops:
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Post by JayVee » Wed May 21, 2008 3:05 pm

I expect McLaren to be strong and I am picking Heikki for win and pole. So either I will improve massively or drop back massively. I have nothing to lose!!

Winner: Heikki Kovalainen - Rattles his teammate
Second: Kimi Raikkonen - Isn't able to keep up with Kovalainen
Third: Fernando Alonso - Podium is possible
Fourth: Felipe Massa - don't think this is one of his favourite tracks :shock: :shock:
Fifth: Lewis Hamilton - his turn for something to go wrong!
Sixth: Nick Heidfeld - has to beat his teammate!
Seventh: Mark Webber - hopefully he won't retire!
Eighth: David Coulthard - always finishes in Monaco!!

Pole: Heikki Kovalainen - Risky but possible!
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Post by cmlean » Wed May 21, 2008 10:29 pm

Well JayVee, I am surprised.

However, I will support your hero.

Winner: Fernando Alonso
Second: Lewis Hamilton
Third: Felipe Massa
Fourth: Mark Webber
Fifth: Robert Kubica
Sixth: Kimi Raikkonen
Seventh: Jarno Trulli
Eighth: Nico Rosberg

Pole: Fernando Alonso

Monaco will throw up its normal surprises so I will go out on a limb.

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Post by Jim Watt » Thu May 22, 2008 6:45 am

:D Greetings Race Fans (tho' as you have to admit, Monaco is more of a parade than a race)

It is with some real trepidation that I put in my picks for this race. After all, for Hungary I was unable to post being on Cape Cod at a house with an actual DIAL telephone and nothing resembling WiFi. I could have gone to the library and queued up for a 15 minute slot (they didn't have WiFi either; you had to use their bloody machines)...

what was the result (of carrying over my earlier picks)? only the best I've ever managed :oops: :oops:

I scored an incredible 43 points and was ranked 63rd for the Hungary round!

Can't brag on that (at least not for a while; will save it for later when no one remembers how I managed it!)

anyway, I love picking for Monaco because it is so crazy

JayVee, I hope you're right because you've not had a lot to cheer about this year!

that said, here's my humble picks:

1. Kimi
2. Felipe (GNASHING his teeth on the podium!!)
3. Robert the Pole in his Blue and White miracle machine
4. FERNANDO the miraculous
5. Lewis Hamilton (with pieces [diamonds maybe?] falling off his beat up McLaren
6. Mark Webber because he deserves it
7. Nelson Piquet just to confuse the flacks saying his career is over
8. Heikki will struggle, but manage to get some of the positions back that he will lose in the early going

Pole: my man the smiling Finn in the Red Number One

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Post by JayVee » Thu May 22, 2008 9:51 am

cmlean wrote:Well JayVee, I am surprised.

However, I will support your hero.
I know, I will always want Alonso to win but I am really trying to be realistic about my picks rather than being emotional (and failing miserably in that I must add).

I wouldn't be suprised to see him on pole but it may be due to fuel loads and then counting on safety cars as I am sure there will be a number of crashes this year.

Maybe I should change my picks and factor in crashes by those who keep struggling with no traction control!!
I'm back and yes supporting Alonso "The Cute" in the Ferrari!

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Post by JayVee » Thu May 22, 2008 9:55 am

Jim Watt wrote::D Greetings Race Fans (tho' as you have to admit, Monaco is more of a parade than a race)

It is with some real trepidation that I put in my picks for this race. After all, for Hungary I was unable to post being on Cape Cod at a house with an actual DIAL telephone and nothing resembling WiFi. I could have gone to the library and queued up for a 15 minute slot (they didn't have WiFi either; you had to use their bloody machines)...

what was the result (of carrying over my earlier picks)? only the best I've ever managed :oops: :oops:

I scored an incredible 43 points and was ranked 63rd for the Hungary round!

Can't brag on that (at least not for a while; will save it for later when no one remembers how I managed it!)

anyway, I love picking for Monaco because it is so crazy

JayVee, I hope you're right because you've not had a lot to cheer about this year!

that said, here's my humble picks:

1. Kimi
2. Felipe (GNASHING his teeth on the podium!!)
3. Robert the Pole in his Blue and White miracle machine
4. FERNANDO the miraculous
5. Lewis Hamilton (with pieces [diamonds maybe?] falling off his beat up McLaren
6. Mark Webber because he deserves it
7. Nelson Piquet just to confuse the flacks saying his career is over
8. Heikki will struggle, but manage to get some of the positions back that he will lose in the early going

Pole: my man the smiling Finn in the Red Number One

cheers and good luck to you all

Jim Watt
Hello Jim, was wondering where you were!!

Isn't Indy about to happen ? Do you think Danica can make it ?

I think Monaco will be a crashing parade with most of the race behind the safety car. With traction control they have been crashing there, it will be far worse without!! Now I am convinced I need to change my picks :shock:
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Post by JayVee » Thu May 22, 2008 11:27 am

Here are my changed picks (based on the assumption that these drivers will survive the Monaco crashing parade!!

Winner: Fernando Alonso
Second: Heikki Kovalainen
Third: Kimi Raikkonen
Fourth: Nick Heidfeld
Fifth: Mark Webber
Sixth: Jarno Trulli
Seventh: Nico Rosberg
Eighth: David Coulthard
Pole: Heikki Kovalainen

Now I fear my previous picks will score better!!
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Post by Bundy » Thu May 22, 2008 11:44 am

Winner : Kimi Raikkonen
Second : Felipe Massa
Third : Robert Kubica
Fourth : Fernando Alonso
Fifth : Lewis Hamilton
Sixth : Mark Webber
Seventh : Heikki Kovalainen
Eighth : Nico Rosberg

Pole : Kimi Raikkonen
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Post by jido » Fri May 23, 2008 12:43 am

You have registered the following picks :
Winner : Lewis Hamilton

Second : Heikki Kovalainen

Third : Kimi Raikkonen

Fourth : Felipe Massa

Fifth : Robert Kubica

Sixth : Mark Webber

Seventh : Fernando Alonso

Eighth : Nick Heidfeld

Pole : Lewis Hamilton

I believe McLaren will have the advantage over Ferrari here, I may be wrong. Kubica is on a roll :)
Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso are contenders for "drivers that outperform their car", with Nick close behind (I could have gone for Nico).

Pole Lewis Hamilton hopefully he does not start on a **** strategy.

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Post by Jim Watt » Fri May 23, 2008 3:35 am

Jay Vee asked: Isn't Indy about to happen ? Do you think Danica can make it ?

Yes. Actually I'll be video taping Monaco Sunday Morning while I'm driving out to the race track. Usually the show in the S. of France is over before the balloons go up at Indy (yes. they have balloons. and they actually release them just before the start) the drivers often watch Monaco while they're waiting around for all the traditional things to happen leading up to the start.

Yes. Danica has a first rate team and so her machine (they're all in identical machines, more or less) will be as ready as any other driver's. I actually expect her to be in the top five, maybe even second, but this year I think her team mate, Tony Kanaan (from Brazil) will win. He SHOULD HAVE won last year, but the rain favored his other team mate, Dario Franchitti, instead.

The odds makers are going with either the Penske (two time winner Castroneves & Ryan Briscoe) and Ganassi (Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon) teams to win -- but I don't think it will work out that way.

I expect young Andretti (he's starting seventh) to get in some trouble early on; I'm just hoping Danica isn't near by when he does.

enjoy the [F1] race!

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Post by Southernman » Fri May 23, 2008 4:23 pm

Winner : Kimi Raikkonen ~ Best Ferrari driver on this track. :1st:
Second : Felipe Massa ~ His turn to finish behind Kimi. :2nd:
Third : Lewis Hamilton~ Hard not to have him in top three. :3rd:
Fourth : Robert Kubica ~ Collect good points again.
Fifth : Heikki Kovalainen ~ Solid driver. :drive:
Sixth : Nick Heidfeld ~ 6th is his ability level.
Seventh : Mark Webber ~ Should be driving a Ferrari or McLaren.
Eighth : Jarno Trulli ~Big gamble.

Pole : Kimi Raikkonen

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Post by jacfan » Sat May 24, 2008 3:45 pm

Considering my place in the standings for this year I am not sure that anyone should take any notice what so ever of my tips however for what they are worth...... here they are.... late but were put in on time.

Winner : Kimi Raikkonen

Second : Lewis Hamilton

Third : Felipe Massa

Fourth : Heikki Kovalainen

Fifth : Robert Kubica

Sixth : Mark Webber

Seventh : Fernando Alonso

Eighth : Nico Rosberg

Pole : Kimi Raikkonen
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Post by 8 n Pole Admin » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:25 pm

Here is how the competition players picked for the top 3 places and pole:

Race Winner
Kimi Raikkonen 52.12%
Lewis Hamilton 33.14%
Felipe Massa 8.78%
Fernando Alonso 1.98%
Robert Kubica 1.42%

2nd Place
Felipe Massa 32.86%
Kimi Raikkonen 25.78%
Lewis Hamilton 25.50%
Heikki Kovalainen 6.52%
Robert Kubica 5.38%

3rd Place
Felipe Massa 27.20%
Lewis Hamilton 24.65%
Robert Kubica 15.01%
Kimi Raikkonen 12.46%
Heikki Kovalainen 10.76%

Pole
Kimi Raikkonen 49.29%
Lewis Hamilton 32.58%
Felipe Massa 13.31%
Robert Kubica 1.98%
Heikki Kovalainen 1.13%

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