logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Painting
Heart Disease
Horror Literature
Dating
Hiking & Backpacking
SF/Fantasy Books
Healthy Foods


dailyclick
All times in EST

Autism Spectrum Disorders: 4:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Motorsports Site

BellaOnline's Motorsports Editor

g

2008 Championship Contenders

Guest Author - Christine Blachford

The 2008 World Championships have both been really close. We’ve seen several drivers leading the individual title race, whilst Ferrari and McLaren have dominated the constructors, with BMW chasing in a distant third. With just two races left in the season, there are only three drivers who can mathematically win the driver’s title.

Hamilton – 84 points

Hamilton has led the championship for the majority of the season, and looks to be in a strong position to take his first WDC title. Recent races appear to have been more about damage limitation than stretching his lead, but there are still two races to go, and he has a good chance of winning them both. His one concern will be no to repeat what happened in 2007. Last year, he looked like the championship would be his at the first time of asking, but the pressure was too much, and Raikkonen was allowed to slip through and steal the title. The Japanese race was a classic example of a mistake due to the pressure of a race, although Massa clearly didn’t help Hamilton’s cause at all. Hamilton is more experienced this year, and there is less pressure from outside to win, but perhaps the pressure comes from himself.

Massa – 79 points

At the beginning of the season, we all thought Raikkonen would be the Ferrari driver to watch. He would be defending his title, and had clearly been the stronger man in 2007. Yet, mistakes and unreliability dogged Raikkonen, and his qualifying performance suffered, allowing Massa to lead the red cars into battle. Massa has a reputation for being wild and reckless out on track, blindingly quick when he puts his mind to it, but inconsistent. We’ve seen some of that this year, but we’ve also seen a more mature driver who knows how to plot a race to his advantage. Just five points behind with twenty up for grabs, it’s entirely possible that he could snatch yet another title from Hamilton’s grasp.

Kubica – 72 points

BMW never really looked like they would be fighting for wins and titles, and even after their Canadian 1-2, things weren’t getting any better. However, the team has one thing going for it and that is consistency. When both Massa and Hamilton lost their heads in Japan, Kubica sailed through and picked up second place. He is 12 points behind Hamilton, which is a big ask of just two races. Most likely he would have to win won, and see the others fail. However, we have seen miracles before, and you can never predict what is going to happen.

I would love to hear your thoughts on our three championship contenders this year. Who are you backing for the title? Who do you think deserves to be a World Champion? Let us know what you think in the forums.
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add 2008+Championship+Contenders to Twitter Add 2008+Championship+Contenders to Facebook Add 2008+Championship+Contenders to MySpace Add 2008+Championship+Contenders to Del.icio.us Digg 2008+Championship+Contenders Add 2008+Championship+Contenders to Yahoo My Web Add 2008+Championship+Contenders to Google Bookmarks Add 2008+Championship+Contenders to Stumbleupon Add 2008+Championship+Contenders to Reddit




Driver Profile - Felipe Massa
Driver Profile - Lewis Hamilton
Massa Becomes a Championship Contender
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Motorsports Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2013 by Christine Blachford. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Christine Blachford. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2013 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor