The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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

  1. metale

    metale Been here awhile

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  2. Turder

    Turder Throttle engineer

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    Busted. Let's see how he goes during the race. Can they service Vettel's KERS? Cars are in parc ferme but...
  3. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I think they can fix same for same under FIA supervision.
  4. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/129819.html

    Dr. stating her death was due to long term injury effects.
  5. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Yep, seems like confirmation of the speculation, doesn't it? And without electronic enhancements, the best driver of all time is beaten to the pole by his teammate. :lol3

    Still, as Greg says, they'll fix it for Sunday and he'll leave Webber in his dust.

    I wonder if Ferrari have quietly abandoned development of this year's car? Alonso 8th. Maybe they put everyone onto the KERS-traction control squad. :D
  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I think they sent Kimi out too early in q3. But the car seems to have pace.
    Will Webber get a Webber start or will he be on fire? (Hopefully not literally)
  7. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I would bet that Vettel has no better chance of making it to turn 1 in front than when Webber is on pole, sorry to say.
  8. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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  9. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Webber's done deferring to Vettel. He's angry at him and he literally has nothing to lose. But it won't matter. With his traction control and generally better starts, Vettel will nip Webber and run away. Personally, I hope Webber rips a wheel off Vettel so we can have a race.
  10. wxwax

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    De Villota becomes the first F1 team driver to die as a result of an accident since Ayrton Senna in 1994.
  11. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    :lol3

    yes, it would be just horrible to see mark push seb into the runoff in turn one.

    just horrible.

    :rofl
  12. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    I like the little German squealing "Keep him away from me" when it looked like Webber might be able to get up and battle for first.
    Was it better to put half worn mediums on rather than new hard compound?
    Would Webber have had better pace with the hards?
  13. Moronic

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    Yes, it really is so hard to see why Vettel gets booed on the podium by those "unsportsmanlike" spectators, when he's such a sporting little fellow himself. :lol3


    Edit: And autosport.com quotes Webber saying he wasn't sure why the team chose to three-stop him but not Vettel, claiming he'd have got to the end quite okay on two stops.
  14. rd_waeldar

    rd_waeldar n00b

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    I think that remark was in regard to the back marker he was coming up to, not calling for a team order.

    But I gues it's tough for some when the best driver wins, even when he is not on pole position.
  15. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    Is that you Sebastian? If it is wasn't it good your team boss put old tyres on that bastard Australians car so he couldn't battle for first with you? :D Wasn't it also good they pulled him in for another pit stop that wasted more time that put him back into third instead of first? :evil Now tell the truth is it you Seb or is it one of your supporters?
  16. rd_waeldar

    rd_waeldar n00b

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    Sorry to disappoint you, it's not Seb and I'm not really one of his biggest supporters, but at least Vettel got passed Grosjean rather quickly whereas Webber got hold-up for a couple of laps.

    I think that was the deciding part of the race.:wave
  17. A. T. T-W

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

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    I find that I didn't actually mind the result because it didn't come from pole and it was far from certain until quite near the end.

    On the occasions that I've seen Vettel interviewed (other than post-race), I think that he comes across a decent bloke (especially his sense of humour).

    Webber can be found at Silverstone on his days off watching and encouraging young drivers in lesser formulae (not in Red Bull branded clothes either). Another decent bloke.

    It's Red Bull that I cannot for the life of me warm to.
  18. joef

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    Right on, no one else saw that?
  19. Moronic

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    Why would Vettel demand from his team that they keep away a back-marker from another team?

    You might well be right, but I can't see the sense in it. He could not reasonably have believed they could do anything.
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    My favorite quote:

    "It's not fair!"