25.2.08

hamilton faster than schumacher & raikkonen

lewis hamilton, that guy who has rewritten the record books last year seems to be getting better. recently he beat seven-time world champion michael schumacher and defending champ kimi raikkonen. it would have been a great win but it did not happen in any race but in the testing session held in barcelona, spain.

although schumacher retired more than a year ago, he still drives a an F1 car for ferrari. i don't know if he is the test driver for the team or he just wants to drive as fast as he once did. anyway, even kimi "the iceman" raikkonen wasn't able to keep up with lewis' pace.

this does not mean anything though when it comes to predicting who will win the season opener in australia. hamilton could lead now but kimi might be faster in qualifying. teams in F1 of course are secretive when it comes to their real capabilities on the tracks. alonso even said that bmw may not be showing it right now, but they are really fast. the two-time world champion said that the bmws are running with full tanks which would definitely make them appear slower.

anyway, prediction time... who will win this year's australian grand prix?
my pick: felipe massa (believe that!)