Part 9 of 2007 Formula 1 high resolution downloads – Toyota and their drivers Jarno Trulli and Ralf Schumacher. All the photos are free but for personal use only. Right click on the links below and save. Enjoy ! We will not see Ralf Schumacher in Toyota F1 car next season and it is possible we may not see him again in F1 at all…
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Part 8 of 2007 Formula 1 high resolution downloads – Red Bull and their drivers Mark Webber and David Coulthard. All the photos are free but for personal use only. Right click on the links below and save.
Part 7 of 2007 Formula 1 high resolution downloads – Williams and their drivers Nico Rosberg, Alex Wurz and Kazuki Nakajima. All the photos are free but for personal use only. Right click on the links below and save.
BMW Sauber team surprised many this year and claimed the best of the rest title. After the exclusion McLaren exclusion that meant no 2 in costructors table.
They declared ther intentions right at the race 1 in Melbourne. Nick Heidfeld finished in strong 4th place, well clear ahead of Renaults. Kubica however suffered from their early season reliability issues and did not make it to the chequered flag. In the next race in Malaysia, Nick Heidfeld found himself ahead of Felipe Massa after Massa’s failed attempt to overtake Alonso. He managed to keep Massa behind and claimed the second 4th place in a row. Kubica again suffered car problems and finished way down the field and outside the points.
It took 3 races, but after Bahrain Kubica also had points under his belt for 6th place. However the way Heidfeld overtook Alonso and kept him in bay counts as one my highlights of 2007 season. Third 4th place in a row for Heidfeld. By now BMW Sauber were clearly established as 3rd best team.
It took 17 races and 1065 laps to complete the 2007 Formula 1 season. Fernando Alonso leads the table of drivers with most completed laps:
1039 – Alonso
1037 – Hamilton
1025 – Heidfeld
1023 – Kovalainen
982 – Raikkonen
965 – Rosberg
951 – Massa
948 – Barrichello
923 – Sato
902 – Trulli
The last place in this table belongs to Marcus Winkelhock, completing 13 laps in his only race (European GP). He however also lead that race…
Part 6 of 2007 Formula 1 high resolution downloads – Renault and their drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Heikki Kovalainen. It is well possible that Renault will enter 2008 season with all new drivers line up. All the photos are free but for personal use only. Right click on the links below and save.
1. Raikkonen 110
2. Hamilton 109
3. Alonso 109
4. Massa 94
5. Heidfeld 61
6. Kubica 39
7. Kovalainen 30
8. Fisichella 21
1. K. Räikkönen – Ferrari – 1:28:15.270
2. F. Massa – Ferrari + 1.493
3. F. Alonso – McLaren + 57.019
4. N. Rosberg – Williams + 1:02.848
5. R. Kubica – BMW + 1:10.957
6. N. Heidfeld – BMW + 1:11.317
7. L. Hamilton – McLaren + 1 laps
8. J. Trulli – Toyota + 1 laps
Felipe Massa will start his home GP from pole position, with Lewis Hamilton next to him on the front row. P3 to Raikkonen, P4 to Alonso… Does not look too bad for Hamilton at the moment, but the race can still proove to be a tricky one. The track is slippery and the super soft tyres may cause some problems to drivers…
Q1 brought a bit of a shocker with Kovalainen not making it through. Nakajima did not repeat his decent runs in practice sessions and went out as well. Sutil car broke down early on in the session. Yamamoto, Sato and Davidson are the other three not making it.
Q2 eliminated Fisichella, both Hondas, Toro Rossos and Ralf Schumacher. Not the best day for Renault today. Heidfeld just about made it to the Q3.
1. F. Massa – Ferrari – 1:11.931
2. L. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:12.082
3. K. Räikkönen – Ferrari – 1:12.322
4. F. Alonso – McLaren – 1:12.356
5. M. Webber – Red Bull – 1:12.928
6. N. Heidfeld – BMW – 1:13.081
7. R. Kubica – BMW – 1:13.129
8. J. Trulli – Toyota – 1:13.195
Massa, Hamilton and Raikkonen on top with less than 2 tenths separating them. Not a best session for Alonso but good runs for Webber, Trulli, Barrichello and both Toro Rossos. The gaps between drivers are not too big (it is a short lap though), it will be interesting fight to get to Q2 and Q3…
Saturday Practice Results:
1. F. Massa – Ferrari – 1:11.810
2. L. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:11.934
3. K. Räikkönen – Ferrari – 1:11.942
4. M. Webber – Red Bull – 1:12.446
5. J. Trulli – Toyota – 1:12.461
6. R. Barrichello – Honda – 1:12.478
7. N. Heidfeld – BMW – 1:12.579
8. F. Alonso – McLaren – 1:12.594
The first Friday practice session was declared wet but drying during the session. Few drivers – Heidfeld, Kubica, Alonso and Fisichella did not record any times. The quickest cars were Ferraris, ahead of Kovalainen, Rosberg, Hamilton and Schumacher. Vettel had impressive session too with 7th fastest time.
1st Practice Session Times:
1. K. Räikkönen – Ferrari – 1:19.580
2. F. Massa – Ferrari – 1:20.062
3. H. Kovalainen – Renault – 1:20.829
4. N. Rosberg – Williams – 1:21.064
5. L. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:21.121
6. R. Schumacher – Toyota – 1:21.243
7. S. Vettel – Toro Rosso – 1:21.598
8. M. Webber – Red Bull – 1:22.104
The last race of 2007 season, 35th Brazilian GP is here. For 25th time the race will be held at Interlagos, near Sao Paulo.
The first F1 race (non-championship) on this track was held in 1972 (won by Reutemann ahead of Peterson and Wilson Fittipaldi). From the following season it became a proper part of the Formula 1 Championship. In 1981 the Brazilian GP moved to Jacarepagua near Rio de Janeiro. It returned back to revised and shortened Interlagos track in 1990.
The track is one of only few anticlockwise circuits on the F1 calendar putting some extra strain on the neck muscles of the drivers. The track has 13 turns (9 left and 4 right) and combines 2 long straights with corners of different nature. The other famous feature of this track is the bumpy surface. However the track was resurfaced recently with same compound as used at Spa and allegedly the bumps mostly disappeared. This means the driver can expect slippery track and the set up requirements may be different than in previous years.