The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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

  1. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    :lol3 I agree. But they ran well at Sepang, and I'm sure Adrian Newey has clever <s>cheats</s> updates on the way. :deal Remember how their form changed dramatically in the second half of last season? Newey's a genius, I've no doubt he'll find something.

    I must admit that to my callow eye there's not a lot of difference between Sepang and Shanghai. I was surprised to see Red Bull so far off the pace in China. I'm sure updates to the other cars were a factor, but I assume the track contributed as well. :dunno
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    hot off twitter:

    they missed the end of the quote "against Vettel"

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    also just in:

    Kovalainen rejoins Caterham as reserve

    :clap

  4. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Bahrain tire info

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  5. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    in the days before DRS:

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    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    I think it read " that is not in the best interrest of Red Bull Racing" :D
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    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    You mean in the good o'l days before DRS ! :lol3:lol3:lol3
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    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    Yes I agree the best driver in the field won the WDC!:D

    Not sure I got my tire questions answered, but hey we can't all agree (ie be right:D)...

    What would be the fun in that! :lol3:lol3:lol3
  9. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I guess it depends if you are an Alonso fan or a Schumie fan

  10. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    defending your position

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    demonstrations & protests continue
    (lets not get this thread kicked to CSM though please....)

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    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    I am a Shumi fan all the way! :clap:clap:clap. Go Shumi!

    However I am an even bigger racing fan. Shumi was the master but sometimes things don't always go your way! The reason these things are so special is that this did not happen often the master usually got around the slower car and the second rate driver... :lol3

    Kidding, I gained a lot of respect for Alonso this past weekend when he brought his girlfriend's girlfriend to the race! In this case, and this case only... Go Alonso! :clap:clap

    In the other clip Shumi may have learned something that he used later on... Or he was too busy laughing and thinking, I got karina, you can have this one Mika... Loser! :deal

    All joking aside DRS, KERS, shitty tires makes F1 feel a little WWF to me. It is more fun to watch a driver work for his position than know he can push a button and off he goes.

    To me race wins ment more when they had to be earned. As a fan I remember hoping Shumi would get past the other driver, when he did not I was dissapointed and when he did it ment something.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    twelve pages of analysis Chinese GP

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    if you're into it.. it's a pretty good read
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    is it time to put a fork in McLaren?

    McLaren: Spain upgrade has to deliver after slow start to F1 season

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    McLaren admits that its Spanish Grand Prix update package "has to deliver" after Jenson Button had to use an alternative strategy to finish fifth in China last weekend.
    Despite having made progress from its troubled start to the campaign, the Woking-based outfit is resigned to waiting until its revamped car arrives to see if it can rescue its title hopes.
    And although Jenson Button led the race in China thanks to his two-stop strategy, team principal Martin Whitmarsh knows that doing that is not good enough.
    "I would like to be leading it when the chequered flag comes out," he said, after seeing Button eventually come home in fifth place.
    "I am not delighted. I cannot be delighted. To be honest, I am disappointed about it.
    "An enormous amount of work went into some modifications which were a bit on the fly, a bit of a try here, and I think we made a bit of progress but not as much as I would like.
    "So overall I am a bit disappointed but we now have to make sure that the big package coming for Spain delivers."
    When asked by AUTOSPORT if it was essential McLaren's Spanish GP updates produced a big step forward if the team was to remain in the title hunt, Whitmarsh said: "It has to deliver something."
    Button himself says there are tangible signs that McLaren is making progress, as he felt it vital the team did not let its motivation slip.
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    "We are still a long way behind the lead guys but there is progress, from the first race to now," he said.
    "The first race was 1.5 seconds [off pole position], the last race was nine tenths and here we were seven tenths in Q2, so it is definitely improving.
    "We were two tenths off a Red Bull in Q2, so there is definitely progress.
    "It is tough being where we are, but we need to be positive that we are moving forward."
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Tech Thursday

    Force India look to be struggling with downforce :D

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    Australian spec engine cover

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    will they get Grosjean to like the E21?

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    Williams wings.. can you spot the difference?

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  16. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    And how much difference can that make when Kimi breaks half of those little wingy bits off one side, and drives it that way to end, finishing 2nd?
  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    they said it cost him 0.25 seconds / lap....

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    press conferences.. gotta love em

  19. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  20. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    it's all a game of misdirection...