The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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

  1. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Are 4 results enough to form a pattern?
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    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Statistically speaking, no.
  3. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Probably not, I agree. Although 4 races do represent 21% of the schedule. And Red Bull have been amongst the loudest about wanting the tires changed, which means they're worried. Which mans any pattern of tire usage is worth noting.
  4. Rajin Cajun

    Rajin Cajun Been here awhile

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    I agree with that. It does seem as if that RBR tends to like the harder compounds while Lotus really does well on the softer compounds. I'm really hoping to see Kimi bring it over the next few rounds. Looks like the tire choices will be back in their favor?
  5. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Good point.
  6. PeteN95

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    Didn't Pirelli say they were going to revise the hard compound for Spain?
  7. wxwax

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    Monaco's a lovely setting. The race is historic, in F1 terms. It's fun to watch the cars whipping through the streets.

    Yet, at its core, it's an oddball little race. I find I'm always a bit ambivalent about it.
  9. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    So I stopped by the local Sat morning car get together and one of the guys brought his new toy!?! Alesi's 3rd place Ferrari from Monaco '91!?!? :eek1

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  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    An old Schumacher Ferrari shows up at my local cars and coffee too.
    I love looking at the details too.

    Too bad they never start them.
  11. wxwax

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    Thanks for posting that!
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    Ace100 Monkeywrencher

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    Weren't they running that nasty toluene rocket fuel back then? It's probably not something one could easily fill up with nowadays.
  13. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    I'm pretty sure the Schumacher car doesn't have an engine, certainly not the original Ferrari one anyway.
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    I've heard they're running a TDI in it these days . . .
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    Rajin Cajun Been here awhile

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  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    McLaren the new Williams?

    The lack of foresight at McLaren might harm their future as hopes dwindle for 2013 which combined with the team refusing to switch focus to turbo era.

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  18. wxwax

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    Williams just doesn't have the money anymore. Their disastrous relationship with BMW made the team a poster child for Spanky's campaign to reduce F1's dependence on manufacturers. Left without a top tier engine before (arguably during) BMW's tenure, Williams slid in competitiveness and I suspect their budgets began to shrink.

    With McLaren losing their Vodaphone sponsorship -- and soon to lose their Mercedes engines -- you can see the similarities. Looking for a principal sponsor while struggling on the track is not a good place to be.
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    Good riddans, I hope he mates up with Stoner in Super cars and has to live it all over again
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    anatomy of a pit-stop

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