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Tifosi back Fisichella to shine on debut at Monza
Posted By: James Allen  |  06 Sep 2009   |  9:26 am GMT  |  330 comments

The Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Italy has been conducting a survey into how the Italian Ferrari fans, known as the ‘tifosi’, feel new boy Giancarlo Fisichella will get on at Monza this weekend.

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The results show a lot of faith in the choice of Fisichella to replace Luca Badoer and get a decent result.

49% believe he will score points at Monza.
23% believe he will score a podium
11 % believe that he could win the Italian Grand Prix.

Sceptics are thin on the ground: only 8% think he will fail to score a point.

A Ferrari has been on the podium in the last four races, with a famous win for Kimi Raikkonen at the last race, ahead of Fisichella’s Force India car.

Fisichella has been at Maranello in recent days, working on the Ferrari simulator to get the feel of the car and learn how to deploy KERS, which will be very important at Monza. Drivers will deploy it twice on the pits straight; once coming out of the Parabolica, then when it resets itself at the start line, he will push it again. It could give a significant speed advantage on such a long straight.

What do you think of Fisichella’s chances? Please send in your estimates of how far off his qualifying lap time will be (in fractions of a second) relative to Raikkonen. The nearest one will win a signed copy of my biography of Michael Schumacher, The Edge of Greatness.
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I’m quite proud of my little prediction…

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0.622 seconds quicker than Kimi

D’oh! I went for 0.322 seconds quicker than Kimi. Knew he wouldn’t get into Q3 🙂

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Adrian Setterfield

.601 slower than Kimi

4

Fisi will be 0.469 slower than Kimi!

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I predict Fisi will be 0.316 slower than Kimi

6

I guess Fisi will be 0.236 slower than Kimi.

7

I woulsd say .158 of a second slower than Kimi

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Dear James,

my guess: Fisi will be 0.325 seconds behind Kimi.

Antonis

9

Fisi will be 0.235 slower than Kimi!

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Li Jihong(李骥鸿)

Fisi may be .575 behind on Kimi

11

Fisi will be .394 behind kimi

12

Well..Fisi will be +.280 slower and out of the edge of Q3.I will be totally surprise to see Fisi quicker than Kimi

13

0.999 behind Raikonnen

14

I think Fisi will be 0.294s slower than Kimi.

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I think he should be around .237 behind on Raikonnen.

16

I’ll say +0.071

17

My prediction is that Fisi will be 0.467 slower than Kimi.

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Munaf von Rudloff

I think Fisi will adapt well, but the ferrari is different to the Findia in that it has better developed aero and more drag though. adapting to KERS use won’t take long so i’m going to say 0.176 slower than Kimi in Q3

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Fisi 0.398 slower than Kimi

20

Fisico will most probably be 3 tenths off Raikkonen´s pace.

To be more precise, 0.329 of a second.

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Fisico will be 0.3 sec faster than Kimi.

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FISI -0.257 slower than RAI

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Fisi – i think +0.511 slower

24

Fisi .189 sec behind kimi.

25

About +0.12.

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