The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by g®eg, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. WildAnCrazymtl

    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    I get a feed and commentary from the BBC and did not hear see that. Just curious as to what you were watching.

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  2. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Yep, those where the "good old days" where if you weren't on the front row, you had virtually no chance of winning, and there might be one or two passes for position in the entire race. Enthralling.

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  3. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    It was from the China practice on NBC
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    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    Starting 9th is a recipe for disaster. When the lead cars bunch up for the first turn, the tail end of the field arrives, flying out of control, banging into each other. It happens on every start. What were they thinking?

    Vettel will probably get around Grosjean before the first turn, only to have Grosjean go airborne and land on him......

    Not to mention Perez and Sutil arriving while dicing.
  5. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Here's to hoping !:rofl
  6. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Kimi won Australia from 7th on the grid.
  7. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I think Red Bull's qualifying strategy is perfect for Red Bull.

    It was apparent that Red Bull wasn't fast enough to win pole. But the only way their can can win is to get the lead and keep it. So their tire strategy is intended to give Vettel the lead.

    I believe every single car front of Vettel is on the softer compound. He's on the harder compound. Therefore, unless he gets into an accident, he is assured of assuming the lead within the first ten or fifteen laps, when all the yellow tires pit.

    From there, it's classic Red Bull. Lay down fast laps and hope to overcome your initial deficit by the time you make your own first pit stop.

    Could be a winning strategy.
  8. wxwax

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    The tire strategy the FIA has demanded of Pirelli isn't eco friendly. It's the opposite. They go through more tires in a race, not fewer. :dunno Not sure what you mean.

    The unintended consequence is that qualifying suffers. The top cars ran very few laps. In two of the three segments they only came onto track for one time lap. If that continues, the FIA may make some changes.
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    I quite like what they did. Instead of just showing the practice, they did some actual production work. Playing back all those driver quotes and more or less matching them with when the driver was talking, was excellent. Vettel did sound like a pissy little girl. No surprise there.
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    My mistake. Button is also on the whites. If he stays ahead of Vettel it will wreck Red Bull's strategy.
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    srad600 Been here awhile

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    Exactly, I don't believe Button has the outright pace that Vettel has, but he is superb at managing his tires, so the lead may come to him.

    I honestly thought Mercedes were going to employ the same tire strategy, but I think they sensed an impending pole and wanted to notch that one up.

    I'll put my money on Webber as the dark horse...anger and frustration can be great motivators.
  12. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I just watched qualifying. I think it was the new hairdo that sent Webber to the back of the grid.


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    joef Been here awhile

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    Is that Jim Carrey's Lloyd character from dumb and dumber?
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    A. T. T-W Can't be bothered.

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    Cracking race.
  15. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Quite.
  16. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    They raced to the end today for sure.
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    I had a smile or two when team orders came down to various drivers that they could now 'race'.
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    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    Eco friendly is probably not the best choice of words for the point I wanted to make... I am not sure I like the direction F1 is going. It seems to me this tire bs is intended to punish the faster teams and give a break to the mid pack cars. When a faster car has to run to a lap time to make garbage rubber last and let a slower car seem competitive, it is almost like fixing the races. Not sure if this is an effort to attract an uninformed fan that must see artificial passing.

    Just give them good rubber and throw nails on the track and watch the cars get flats. That would mix up the order, because having the cars finish in order of their actual speed is boring according to some.

    It could be I am getting tired of the new F1, it seems they are losing their way like NASCAR a few years back.
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    Anyway, congrates to the winner, looks like Fernado will have a special night on top of the normal race win celebration with his girlfriend and his girlfriend's grilfriend. :D :clap:clap:clap

    Webber must be disappointed confussing the toro roso of Jean-Eric with Seb's car when he broad sided it. You could almost hear his say " shit wrong car"! :lol3

    Anyone else think if Seb stopped one lap sooner he would have passed Lewis? :ear
  20. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Alonso's girl looks like a teen.

    Seb wouldn't have needed a whole lap, if the finish line had been at the end of the straight he would've been spraying bubbly.