The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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

  1. srad600

    srad600 Been here awhile

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    Not so sure about that, those soft tires were done. If there was another lap I think Lewis would have walked away with Vettel squirming on crap tires.
  2. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Yeah, Vettel's tires were shot. He got 3 good laps out of them, which is about right.

    A dominant run by Ferrari. I see they're using the double (or passive) DRS -- I think for the first time. Makes sense on a track with two long straights. Clearly the fastest car in race trim.

    I can't find a list of pit stops. Anyone? I think Massa's first pit stop was really slow, and he made a second pit stop before lap 25, which knocked him way back in the order. Then he got stuck behind the worst car -- a Force India. They, like Ferrari, are fast down a straight so it was extremely hard to make a pass.

    I wonder how much, if at all, Vettel was slowed by being behind Hulkenberg? It may be that the Red Bull simply didn't have enough pace, no matter what their tire strategy was.

    Kudos to Mercedes for really improving their car this season. What seemed like a disastrous move for Hamilton is now looking very timely indeed.
  3. joef

    joef Been here awhile

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    Yes to Webber, no to passing Lewis. The softs would have not made it in my opinion but it would have been exciting to watch, Seb drove like he was on a mission
  4. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    So you think that the midpack cars are going to have better tire wear than the front runners? Doubtful.
  5. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    brilliant race :clap

    shame the NBC guys never twig on things like "Vettel still needs to stop" until after they've blathered on missing the point for a while.

    Other than that.. inspired drive from Alonso & well managed from Kimi. Hamilton did just what he needed to do for his 3rd.
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    Rajin Cajun Been here awhile

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  7. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    A. T. T-W Can't be bothered.

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  9. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    hot times at Force India

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    and a cool shot for the Alonso fans... well driven!

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    spezjag Long timer

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    Do you remember Jim Clark's 1967 drive at Monza? The past we remember existed, if only in memorable events that stand out like shinging stars against a ink-black sky.
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    I'm no Alonso fan but wow, that is a great shot. Perfectly timed and between the flag and his arm being up in celebration, a perfect storm of the right elements at the right time.
  12. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    as they say "sometimes its better to be lucky than good..."
    talk about it all coming together
  13. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    interesting graphic from Pirelli

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    Diffy always seems to watch a different race to the rest of us, I think he just likes the sound of his own voice...
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    wxwax Excited Member

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    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    That ain't no 5 minute hand wax! :lol3
  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    doesn't seem obvious the guy NOT doing up the wheel nut...
  18. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    speaking of the good old days

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    Underboning Been here awhile

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    Interesting article on NBCSports.com (of all places) linking Webber to the Porsche LMP1 team for 2014.