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#8501 Andy865

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 18:53

Frans man. You are classic!

On topic, Amus reports that Schumacher is still not happy with the tires, and hopes for more changes before the start of the season. No idea if its any good as a publication, i happen to not be german! :)

I cant find the link to it either. A run down of it was in the Ferrari thread.

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#8502 EdwardCullen

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 19:00

Frans man. You are classic!

On topic, Amus reports that Schumacher is still not happy with the tires, and hopes for more changes before the start of the season. No idea if its any good as a publication, i happen to not be german! :)

I cant find the link to it either. A run down of it was in the Ferrari thread.

schumacher was talking about the tyre degradation
its a mis quote, as now people will interpret it as last year's tyre problem...when in reality he was just saying the tyre degradation is bad and hope it will be changed....exactly like all the other dirvers were saying!

#8503 nateshan

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 19:01

Frans man. You are classic!

On topic, Amus reports that Schumacher is still not happy with the tires, and hopes for more changes before the start of the season. No idea if its any good as a publication, i happen to not be german! :)

I cant find the link to it either. A run down of it was in the Ferrari thread.


Translated by Google:

Mercedes - Note: 3

From the silver arrows one is not smart. The lap times are only average, but the drivers and engineers exude optimism. We therefore, only functional tests run have apologized. Michael Schumacher still at odds with the characteristics of the tires and hopes that by the beginning of the season change. Pirelli race director Paul Hembery to disappoint him: "Much will it not happen again, than fine tuning to adapt. The teams and drivers now know the tire, and it is up to them, as well as possible themselves." The car is like the Ferrari too conservative. The new MGPW02 see them in comparison to its predecessor from spectacular. Team boss Ross Brawn can still not make you nervous: "We still have our exhaust Joker in the hindquarters played other. Have it already."

#8504 ivand911

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 19:05

I think the tyre problem is specific for this track. Will be different picture on the next track.
http://motorsport.ne...a-03fev/547.jpg
http://motorsport.ne...a-03fev/314.jpg
http://motorsport.ne...a-03fev/299.jpg
http://motorsport.ne...a-03fev/464.jpg
http://motorsport.ne...a-03fev/456.jpg
http://motorsport.ne...a-03fev/449.jpg

Edited by ivand911, 04 February 2011 - 21:48.


#8505 marchi-91

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 00:35

Looks like he needs a smaller race suit

#8506 Bison

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:01

Moss is right.

He was lucky, and he has none of the luck left at all..... :wave:


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#8507 finignig

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:40

Frans still out and about i guess?

why dont you guys just put him on your ignore list and move on?!, its just a nice took you know, enriches your experience on the forums!

Edited by finignig, 05 February 2011 - 02:42.


#8508 Polle

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:29

You know the season is ready to kick off when Frans arrives

#8509 arknor

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:57

Looks like he needs a smaller race suit

probably the one he wore last year :rotfl: , aparently hes lose quite alot of weight

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 13:12

You can say what you want about Schumacher. But I have found some love for Mercedes last season. They are a team what try to keep the sport honnest. They will not give Schumacher the kind of threadment he received at Benetton/Ferrari, at least they did not in they're 1st season back in F1.

Is'n it a prove for that he was not give any kind of threadment in Ferrari and Benneton?
In 2010 he had a better teammate,in 1995 or 2004 he did not.But now he is in his 40's and haven't drive since 2006 so it is not any surprise that he need time to catch up.
Wil he be any better this year?
I am not any Michael Schumacher-lover like you seems to be but i belive he could be competative but he still is 42.
But he is a great sportsman to take the challenge,he know what he is up against,Lewis Hamilton,Vettel,Button,Rosberg etc,it is a very competative field!

#8511 cindy4ever33

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 13:19

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Michael even forgot that the tyre supplier this season is no longer Bridgestone. :rotfl:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 13:33

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Michael even forgot that the tyre supplier this season is no longer Bridgestone. :rotfl:

I think he just use his 2010 helmet. Maybe it is more comfortable than the new one. But, still the guy who is responsible for his helmet need to remove that sticker. Or Michael secretly advertise Bridgestone. :)

Edited by ivand911, 05 February 2011 - 13:47.


#8513 TheNewStig

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 13:51

Later on:
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#8514 Frans

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 13:58

:rolleyes: or it's the only helmet where his head fits in.....

#8515 TheNewStig

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 14:06

:rolleyes: or it's the only helmet where his head fits in.....

He have a huge place in your's head.
It seems he fits in there to :rotfl:

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 22:37

You can say what you want about Schumacher. But I have found some love for Mercedes last season. They are a team what try to keep the sport honnest. They will not give Schumacher the kind of threadment he received at Benetton/Ferrari, at least they did not in they're 1st season back in F1. Which will probably be the most memorable seasons for the team for a long time to come. It will be named the season where the "Monster-Legend-7-Time-WDC" came, but it was no Veni, Vedi, Vici at all, now wasn't? :lol:

People have forgotten, that Michael has collected a whole bunch of wins in F1 in his carreer what are hollow, and meaningless to the FANS of the SPORT.

He raped the regulations and spitted on the rules. Drove against several WDC deciding Williams cars against they're sidepods, and his famous "Chop-Swerve" move has been named the "Schumacher-Chop" ever since. Yes the man made F1 fun to watch to some degree, but mostly he made the results unbearable most of the time.

2010 was an eye opener. It amazed me more than I could imagine. Mercedes GP = :up::up::up:

So, .. was Schumacher ALWAYS overrated maybe? Of course, but a 2nd season will tell us more about that and will open more people's eyes....
So, .. he will not win another race in his carreer, let stand alone another title? WHahahahaaaaaa :rotfl: :rotfl: Bring it on!!!! A podium will feel like a title for him !!!

2010 was for Schumacher more or less a Veni, Vedi, Ooopsie and I really really hope and pray that 2011 will be an extention of that. It will be bad for my health and it could cost me a lot of bans at bars in 2011, but it's worth it.

And, the moral of this story is? ... Well, ... Silver is for 2nd place, no? ... And Michael always had 7 stars on his helmet ever since he began.... now, conspiritual or not, WHY do you think that is? WHY not 8 stars on his helmet. He was brought by, supported by and made by no one less that Bernie and his hencemen. A German WDC was what he needed, and that's what F1 got. A couple of times! He made the man a "Veni, Vedi, Vici" German Sieger of Autosports. (Bernie later said he needed a black driver and there was Lewis.... Bernie also spoke of a woman in F1... it's a matter of time...) But Michael did his part. Which means he is only field-filling now, to let other driver look better, because a lot of people still believe and hope in the Mythological Michael Schumacher. The man who could so called win in a Minardi, or so they told us always...... :lol:

Regenmeister ..... (ooh, where's you illegal traction control now eh Michael? No more unfair advantages? Oh yes, you deserved them ... no you didn't.)

And no fear, Germany's NEW here is here! It's Vettel now, isn't? Poor old-Michael. Is he really only back in F1 to amuse me? :smoking:

I feared the beginning of 2010, I really did. But now, ... 2011 looks really good already. I LOOOVe to see him struggle with movable wings, KERS buttons and new Pirelli's in the field.
And I am also wondering what kind of sercret wonder-device Brawn has been able to coop-up for the Silver Arrows.... but as soon as I found it, I will tell it here 1st, no worries.

Franz seems to be horny...

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 18:14

He was at the exposition "ISPO" for winter sports in munich today and was also asked about the car.
He responded that the reliability was fine on the final day, which was very encouraging. Asked about the speed of the car he smiled and said it´ll show soon.

After seeing that I think they´re in a much better situation than 1 year ago.

After those question someone in the background told him what happened to Kubica :(

Edited by Urawa, 06 February 2011 - 18:15.


#8518 Longtimefan

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 21:26

Frans - What a bitter shallow person you are.



#8519 KiloWatt

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:44

Frans - What a bitter shallow person you are.


I just think he's got a crunch on him and isn't ready to admit it yet...

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#8520 7timesbetterthantherest

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 00:23

man, I hope this new season would start 2morrow but we have to wait another month :down:

Pretty quiet on the Schumacher thread ... :confused:

Here are some odds as of so far :

2011 Formula 1 Drivers Championship Starting Odds

Fernando Alonso 3.75 All Books
Sebastian Vettel 3.75 Bet365
Lewis Hamilton 3.75 All Books
Michael Schumacher 17.00 Sportingbet.com.au
Jenson Button 13.00 Bet365
Mark Webber 15.00 Bet365
Nico Rosberg 15.00 Bet365 - Sportingbet.com.au
Robert Kubica 21.00 Sportsbet.com.au
Felipe Massa 21.00 Bet365 - Sportingbet.com.au
Nico Hulkenberg 51.00 Bet365
Adrian Sutil 81.00 Bet365
Kamui Kobayashi 101.00 Bet365
Rubens Barrichello 101.00 Bet365
Jaime Alguersuari 101.00 Bet365
Vitaly Petrov 151.00 Bet365
Sebastien Buemi 251.00Bet365
Vitantonio Liuzzi 251.00 Bet365
Nick Heidfeld 501.00 Bet365
Jarno Trulli 501.00 Bet365
Heikki Kovalainen 501.00 Bet365
Timo Glock 501.00 Bet365
Lucas di Grassi 501.00 Bet365
Christian Klein 501.00 Bet365
Bruno Senna 501.00 Bet365


So Schumi is in 4th and Button and Rosberg are in 5th and 7th place respectively ....

Pretty darn good odds would'nt we all agree ? 42 years old with a so-so 2010 season and he's in 4th place ... Not bad at all ... :up:


I cant wait till Bahrain - podium for Michael ...

#8521 Raelene

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 00:41

honestly - big deal who gets what odds.

#8522 Myrvold

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:21

Uhm, Schumacher is 8th?

"Michael Schumacher 17.00 Sportingbet.com.au
Jenson Button 13.00 Bet365
Mark Webber 15.00 Bet365
Nico Rosberg 15.00 Bet365 - Sportingbet.com.au
Robert Kubica 21.00 Sportsbet.com.au"

#8523 Frans

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:31

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rolleyes:



These Schumi's .... Always tampering with the results.... :lol:

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 13:09

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rolleyes:



These Schumi's .... Always tampering with the results.... :lol:

here he comes like a fart in the wind :wave:

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 13:32

man, I hope this new season would start 2morrow but we have to wait another month :down:

Pretty quiet on the Schumacher thread ... :confused:

Here are some odds as of so far :

2011 Formula 1 Drivers Championship Starting Odds

Fernando Alonso 3.75 All Books
Sebastian Vettel 3.75 Bet365
Lewis Hamilton 3.75 All Books
Michael Schumacher 17.00 Sportingbet.com.au
Jenson Button 13.00 Bet365
Mark Webber 15.00 Bet365
Nico Rosberg 15.00 Bet365 - Sportingbet.com.au
Robert Kubica 21.00 Sportsbet.com.au
Felipe Massa 21.00 Bet365 - Sportingbet.com.au
Nico Hulkenberg 51.00 Bet365
Adrian Sutil 81.00 Bet365
Kamui Kobayashi 101.00 Bet365
Rubens Barrichello 101.00 Bet365
Jaime Alguersuari 101.00 Bet365
Vitaly Petrov 151.00 Bet365
Sebastien Buemi 251.00Bet365
Vitantonio Liuzzi 251.00 Bet365
Nick Heidfeld 501.00 Bet365
Jarno Trulli 501.00 Bet365
Heikki Kovalainen 501.00 Bet365
Timo Glock 501.00 Bet365
Lucas di Grassi 501.00 Bet365
Christian Klein 501.00 Bet365
Bruno Senna 501.00 Bet365


So Schumi is in 4th and Button and Rosberg are in 5th and 7th place respectively ....

Pretty darn good odds would'nt we all agree ? 42 years old with a so-so 2010 season and he's in 4th place ... Not bad at all ... :up:


I cant wait till Bahrain - podium for Michael ...


Great odds for Nick Heidfeld - the Renault is fast and the odds are 501.00......


#8526 aditya-now

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 13:34

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rolleyes:



These Schumi's .... Always tampering with the results.... :lol:


Yes, what else can you expect from them...

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 13:54

on bwin schumacher has the 4th smallest odd (12) after vettel (3.25) alonso (3.50) and hamilton (5)



#8528 r4mses

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 18:16

I dont know if it was posted before, there's an interesting feature on MSC on CNN (three parts)

http://edition.cnn.c...macher.bk.a.cnn



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Posted 09 February 2011 - 18:21

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rolleyes:



These Schumi's .... Always tampering with the results.... :lol:


Come on Franz, even your boy Vercrashen is respecting him

http://www.formel1.d.../newsID/1664523

Edited by FlashMaster, 09 February 2011 - 18:21.


#8530 steveninthematrix

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 18:49

"the tallest tree catches the most wind"

#8531 ali.unal

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 19:48

http://plus.autospor...aily-jerez-blog

"Michael, was the plan this morning to show the car's pace to prove all the critics wrong?"

The smile disappeared. The corners of his mouth moved inwards. The steely eyes that we saw so little of last year were back. I was careful not to suggest it was an out-and-out glory run, but in his mind I'd crossed a line. How dare somebody accuse the seven-time world champion of resorting to such tactics?

Glory run or not, the question was there to be asked. Yes, teams run a variety of programmes each day, but the two shorter runs took place quickly and early, and that was it. That's not a lot of work before switching to runs nearly twice as long...

But Schumacher was having none of it. He asked if I considered a 10-lap run to be short, and my response was "reasonably so". With that he turned away to conclude the media session, simply telling me "you may interpret it how you want".


Glenn Freeman. What an ****le.

#8532 BRK

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 19:55

On the forums nonsense like this would amount to little more than pure and deliberate trolling,so that's what this guy seems to be,a troll of the highest order. Not just on the internet but in real life,mind you...

Did you pay a dollar to read this garbage? :lol:

#8533 ali.unal

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 19:57

On the forums nonsense like this would amount to little more than pure and deliberate trolling,so that's what this guy seems to be,a troll of the highest order. Not just on the internet but in real life,mind you...

Did you pay a dollar to read this garbage? :lol:

Yeah, unfortunately. And he announced this story in his twitter by labelling it "Schu-gate"

Nonsense. Pure BS.

#8534 BRK

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:03

Yeah, unfortunately. And he announced this story in his twitter by labelling it "Schu-gate"

Nonsense. Pure BS.


Man...I've seen a lot of Hill/Jerez 97/Austria 02 style bait attempts in the past by journos,but trying to provoke him over a test session is as cheap as it can get.

#8535 steveninthematrix

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:12

Over-steery tires... Michael's dream

MS loves pointy cars, that oversteer quite a bit, which he balances with the throttle..... the thing that Sutil is struggling with, is precisely what Michael likes in his style.... and he is one of few drivers who enjoys this...

these Pirelli tires stay the same, and expect Michael to move near the front

win #92 anyone?! :clap:

#8536 FlashMaster

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:15

@glenn_autosport

For those unhappy with the Schumacher piece, it was not a tactic to provoke him. I assure you it was nothing more than a genuine question


troll.

Edited by FlashMaster, 11 February 2011 - 20:16.


#8537 Bunchies

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:16

Over-steery tires... Michael's dream

MS loves pointy cars, that oversteer quite a bit, which he balances with the throttle..... the thing that Sutil is struggling with, is precisely what Michael likes in his style.... and he is one of few drivers who enjoys this...

these Pirelli tires stay the same, and expect Michael to move near the front

win #92 anyone?! :clap:


I think he likes pointy in the "grippy" sense, not the "Drifty" sense.

#8538 BRK

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:19

@glenn_autosport



troll.


The tweet before this one:

Behind the scenes at Jerez blog updated, explaining how to get on the wrong side of one Michael Schumacher http://twurl.nl/z814ib 36 minutes ago via web


Genuine question. :rolleyes:

#8539 FlashMaster

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:21

He even gets paid to write such rubbish

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#8540 ali.unal

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:24

What's wrong with these nested quotation in Autosport forum? Why isn't it allowed to have one or more nested quote, which would make the post above ^ more meaningful!

Anyway, I remember when Schumacher gave a press conference on his come back last year, one journo showed up and asked whether Michael came back to show he could win in fair way too. Rumours were that it was again an Autosport journo to ask that question. Michael responded to it by saying "Yeah, 91 victories and 7 titles were won by unfairly, yeah you are right."

Man, you can bash him if you want, but why so low?

#8541 JackTorrance

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 20:27

Schumacher was his usual fantastic self again today. That man is simply the best ever. Great to see his name on top of the list. I hope the tyres suit his style more and hell show us some of the brilliance he had earlier in his career, when he dragged cars into places that it didnt belong. :up: :up:

#8542 baddog

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 22:27

My problem isnt the question.. nothing gives F1 people the right not to be asked questions like that. Whats crap is the way the journo writes the story to make it all about 'him and schumi' as if they were some kind of equal opponents in a contest. Its NOT about you its about the subject of the piece you poseur.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 23:01

My problem isnt the question.. nothing gives F1 people the right not to be asked questions like that. Whats crap is the way the journo writes the story to make it all about 'him and schumi' as if they were some kind of equal opponents in a contest.


I would agree on both counts. The journalist's responsibility is to ask the question everyone else was already thinking. But a good journalist will avoid becoming part of the story. Of course, many of them will just say it's their blog, and blogs aren't "real" journalism, but that's a whole 'nother hobby horse and beyond the scope of this response.  ;)

#8544 as65p

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 23:09

Seems the guy hit a nerve, and not only with Schumacher...

#8545 scheivlak

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 23:17

I would agree on both counts. The journalist's responsibility is to ask the question everyone else was already thinking. But a good journalist will avoid becoming part of the story. Of course, many of them will just say it's their blog, and blogs aren't "real" journalism, but that's a whole 'nother hobby horse and beyond the scope of this response. ;)

Apart from that, the journo's answer "reasonably so" to Schumacher's question shows that he's a total jerk without any decent knowledge.

#8546 RSNS

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 23:50

I wondered why Autosport did not report the news of Schumacher's first heading the time sheets since his return at the top of the page. Could this be the reason? (Honest question; perhaps Autosport does not always prints the test session's results at the top).

#8547 JackTorrance

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:32

Am watching Schumacher giving Senna a wax at Spain GP 1992 in wet conditions. Senna couldnt touch the German. Schumacher the only one who gave the superior Williams of Mansell something to think about. What a driver!

edit: woops, and Senna spins off and crashes trying to catch Schumacher with 2 laps to go.

Edited by JackTorrance, 12 February 2011 - 01:51.


#8548 steveninthematrix

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 13:56

I think he likes pointy in the "grippy" sense, not the "Drifty" sense.


drifty sounds more like understeer, and the front drifts away...



#8549 steveninthematrix

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 16:07

Spain 92 F1 Entire Race Part1



#8550 Frans

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 16:12

nothing wrong with that journalist, he does a great job there! And of COURSE it was a glory lap of Schumacher, nothing else. low fuel, only for 10 laps on different tires, bam. congratulations.