The stage was well set for Felipe Massa and Ferrari to take a healthy lead over Lewis Hamilton who is currently leading the championship points but the Ferrari team goofed up and ended up without any points at the Singapore Grand Prix 2008. Kimi Raikkonen had the chance of finishing fifth, but he once again crashed his car at the closing stages of the race and this ended the hopes of gaining a few points for both Kimi and Ferrari (constructor’s points). McLaren now leads the constructor’s points by a single point over Ferrari.
Earlier, the Singapore Street Circuit made its debut under lights, the world’s first ever night race in F1 history. Felipe Massa started the race on pole position and he was comfortably leading the race until Nelson Piquet Jr., the Renault driver crashed. After this crash, the safety car came in and during that time, a lot of cars pit-stopped. Felipe Massa also entered the pits. The whole drama began there. Felipe was given the green signal to move out of the pit when refueling was still going on. As a result, Felipe zoomed out of the pit with the fuel hose attached to his car and it also knocked down a couple of mechanics during the process. Felipe had to wait for a long time near the exit of the pit lane and the Ferrari mechanics came after some time to remove the fuel hose. Felipe rejoined the race at the last position and was penalized for unsafe exit from the pit. Finally he finished the race at the 13th position. This incident had totally changed the outcome of the race and Fernando Alonso who started 14th in the grid, ended up winning the race.
With only three races remaining in this season, the Ferrari Chief, Luca di Montezemolo, has demanded one-two finishes in all the three races. Its going to be a tough job for the Ferrari team and a nail-biting finish for this Formula 1 season.
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I started blogging from the beginning of this year. It all started as fun, but all of a sudden I feel very rusty. I wondered what might be the reason. Initially, I thought it might be because of the extremely mechanical and pressurized work life that takes a heavy toll on my blogging. In spite of my hectic schedules, I used to have in mind about a few things that I should write about but those thoughts would fade away from my mind. Is it because of loss of memory or laziness?? sometimes even when I sit before the computer to write something I am unable to!! What went wrong? When one of my friends, Diwa, told that he is going to shift to microblogging (Twitter), I was the one who encouraged him to write. Now, I sometimes feel that posting brief updates on Twitter is comfortable as you don’t need to think a lot and write lengthy posts…….. Finally I have found out the black sheep.. it is none other than my own critical voice that prevents me or rather blocks my creative thoughts. So whenever I think of something to write, I start to imagine the outcome of that writeup or whether it is good, bad or ugly…etc.. Was that due to my past work experience as a quality analyst for eight long years and my current role as a technical writer writing customer-focussed user manuals and online help files?? Whatever maybe the reason, I have made up my mind to take control of my critical voice and let my creative voice to speak freely and loudly.
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