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#10501 BRK

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:12

Actually considering how much quicker the Red Bull was I don't even know how he managed to close right up at the end.

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#10502 ivand911

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:13

1:19.1 personal fastest lap in last lap. Why he didn't manage that earlier? :rolleyes: Great drive, but disappointed for missed podium.

#10503 ali.unal

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:13

Just missed... just!

#10504 MikeTekRacing

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:13

1:19.1 personal fastest lap in last lap. Why he didn't manage that earlier? :rolleyes: Great drive, but disappointed for missed podium.

he had drs from being close to webber ;)

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:14

Actually considering how much quicker the Red Bull was I don't even know how he managed to close right up at the end.

Would love to know what happened there...

#10506 Urawa

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:14

I think the tyres dropped off and came back after, little too late sadly :|

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:14

1:19.1 personal fastest lap in last lap. Why he didn't manage that earlier? :rolleyes: Great drive, but disappointed for missed podium.


Er...lower fuel load?


#10508 Scotracer

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:14

Soooooooo cloooooooooooooooooose.

Still, I'm so happy. Michael is back.

#10509 leomax

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:15

At last MS looks like the old self.

#10510 ivand911

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:16

What BBC said about his driving?

Edited by ivand911, 12 June 2011 - 21:16.


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:16

Today was a masterclass from Schumacher, and even the worst "antis" will have nothing against him. Well done....the man is a maestro.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:17

What BBC said about his driving?


Nothing.

#10513 KavB

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:17

Heartbroken for Schumi! I'm not even his fan but I was more disappointed for him losing his podium than Vettel losing the win.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:17

What BBC said about his drive?

Impressive. Disappointed for him. I trust this meets with your approval.

#10515 Massa_f1

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:17

At last MS looks like the old self.


Anyone else chuffed but also gutted?

#10516 Buttoneer

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:18

Nothing.

Yes they did. They said 'wunderbar' at one point.

#10517 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:19

Soooooooo cloooooooooooooooooose.

Still, I'm so happy. Michael is back.


Not 100% yet but getting there.

His confidence must have gone up massively. He is still easily one of the best out there.

#10518 stillOrange

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:20

Congratulations to Schumi!
Great opportunistic move on Massa and Kobayashi!
Well defended against Webber!
His breaking points were perfect!


Still haven’t seen anything similar from Nico, at least not this season  ;)


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:20

Yes they did. They said 'wunderbar' at one point.


OK, nothing compared to what they would say had he had a bad race. They haven't mentioned him since the finish (though i did go to the toilet for a minute, so can't be 100% sure)

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#10520 Tarzaan

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:20

I hope it is a beginning of a better future :)

#10521 weston

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:21

What BBC said about his driving?


Some nice words.

#10522 ivand911

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:21

Impressive. Disappointed for him. I trust this meets with your approval.

:up: It is fair from them then.


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:21

Hugely disappointed that Schu didn't get a podium. Big shame.


Its the damn DRS. Placement like Turkey was a joke.

#10524 Scotracer

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:22

MERCEDES, THIS IS WHAT WE CAN DO IF YOU GIVE MICHAEL A CAR WORTHY OF HIS NAME.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:23

OK, nothing compared to what they would say had he had a bad race. They haven't mentioned him since the finish (though i did go to the toilet for a minute, so can't be 100% sure)

they will probably talk about it more on the forum if they have one

#10526 differential

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:24

Soooooooo cloooooooooooooooooose.

Still, I'm so happy. Michael is back.


He was always there tbh. This tyre eating dog of a car is a distortion: take this race, before the track was drying up he and vettel were trading fastest laps. As the track became drier and drier the lap times werent increasing at the same rate.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:29

Masterful race by Schumi! He was amazing today, very much the Michael of old. Very disappointed that he missed out on the podium but I'm savoring his drive even so.Hope this is the start of the turnaround!!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:30

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: OH YEAH BABY!

#10529 SeanValen

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:30

If they had started the race a bit earlier, and I really think the safety car was out for too long, what was the point for wet tyres? I think Mercedes was robbed of a podium and everyone else who had wet tyres and set to gain, Mercedes needed about 10 laps more of wet running, and the safety car was out for at least 4-5 laps too long after the red flag situation.

The race was started when intermediates was needed, I don't agree with that, and it cost MS in the end, but at the same time, it might of dried out earlier and MS would of been eaten up earlier by button/redbull,


But either way, I think in Spain/Monaco and Canada Schumacher has shown enough that convinces me along with some races last year like Spa/Suzuka/Monaco/Turkey that he's strong enough to compete amongst the main players and all that is missing is Mercedes building a winning car.


Great race for MS especially as it's one of the most watched races of the season, good for his sponsors. :smoking:

I think when it comes down to it, MS did everything he could this weekend, the rain and safety cars was out of his control, and its buys him enough blocks to drown some critics for a bit.


I can't name the sector, but the sector where MS was nailing it and getting it right on the edge of kerbs to get some distance from Webber, that comes the most proof of that ambition for higher results.

Edited by SeanValen, 12 June 2011 - 21:34.


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:31

I think this race has shown, schumacher isn't lying when he says he is still there, its this shitty car!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:31

So glad for Schumi, was shouting at the TV when he was in second hoping he could maybe have a lunge at Vettel! Pity he wasn't in Button's position. Still, really nice to see him up there in 4th. :up:

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:31

OK, nothing compared to what they would say had he had a bad race. They haven't mentioned him since the finish (though i did go to the toilet for a minute, so can't be 100% sure)

Then don't make statements as if fact. Eddie Jordan commented positively after the race. In fact overall, they said a lot about Schumie that was positive.

#10533 30ft penguin

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:32

Great drive, some nice overtaking by the old man. Made me finally watch (and enjoy) a race again all the way through, instead of just watching the first few laps and then reading the race report on the web afterwards. Shame about DRS, I am sure he could have defended until the end of the race at least against Webber and taken a podium without that silly turbo boost mode. But as soon as DRS was enabled, Webber and Button just sailed past.

#10534 differential

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:32

they will probably talk about it more on the forum if they have one

Isnt one sadly.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:34

Michael! Michael! Michael! Seriously that was some excellent racing today by the man! Yeah the DRS and the race winner with 6 pit stops somewhat reflects the absurdness of modern F1 but hey they all have to live with these rules so whatever. I'm happy for MS big time!!!

Edited by exmayol, 12 June 2011 - 21:35.


#10536 arknor

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:37

I think this race has shown, schumacher isn't lying when he says he is still there, its this shitty car!

and it shows he didnt win so many championships just because of the car like some people were claming, today he seemed just as sharp as he ever was when hes provided with a sharpening stone

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:37

Never thought to see you up there again, great race by MS :up:

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:38

Michael! Michael! Michael! Seriously that was some excellent racing today by the man! Yeah the DRS and the race winner with 6 pit stops somewhat reflects the absurdness of modern F1 but hey they all have to live with these rules so whatever. I'm happy for MS big time!!!



He is a top defensive driver so without DRS who knows what would of happened. i think even 2nd was possible still. Sadly with DRS defensive skills dont matter to much.


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:39

As said in another thread. I felt sick for the last 15 laps. Very, very impressive. Probably driver of the day, if not button? Best defender, joint if not best overtaker, as good (relative) race pace to top drivers - only not as good in qualifying. He's undoubtably still awesome.

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#10540 BRK

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:40

What I think is that the way F1 is these days, absolutely everything has to fall into place and click for a driver to have a good weekend/race' in Michael's case today that was only partly the case, the hopeless DRS passing and the shot tyres handicapped him at the very end, overall the fact that this race was run in mixed conditions did help a bit. Nonetheless, that opportunistic move on Massa and Kobayashi and the passes on the Renaults/ Webber were just superb, this is not at all a case of the race coming to him, he made a ton of places up on merit and thoroughly deserves his 4th place.

So while I think MS finally had a chance to show what he's still capable of at 42, it's not a case of him having suddenly found speed or something: it's always been there, problems race after race during qualifying and sheer bad luck at the races has just dented his campaign massively. If things click at some race later on this season, expect to see yet another masterful drive. If they don't, it'll be business as usual, BUT hopefully without any of the annoying bad luck he's had since his comeback.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:40

Great drive, some nice overtaking by the old man. Made me finally watch (and enjoy) a race again all the way through, instead of just watching the first few laps and then reading the race report on the web afterwards. Shame about DRS, I am sure he could have defended until the end of the race at least against Webber and taken a podium without that silly turbo boost mode. But as soon as DRS was enabled, Webber and Button just sailed past.




:up: He's back for sure, and giving his quali lost drive problem on saturday among other car issues this year, when things are working, the potential is confirmed, the turkey race he was pissed because he knew he was capable of more, yence his dissapointment in the race result,

Spain always consistently strong there, even last year
Monaco his best qualifying position, race stopped with car issue, last year robbed of points
Canada quali strong plus lost drive, and the race today speaks for itself.




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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:41

As said in another thread. I felt sick for the last 15 laps. Very, very impressive. Probably driver of the day, if not button? Best defender, joint if not best overtaker, as good (relative) race pace to top drivers - only not as good in qualifying. He's undoubtably still awesome.


Ditto, great feeling to be back battle at the front. Jenson had a few scuffles but over came them... I'd still give Schumacher driver of the day ;)

#10543 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:42

Give him a better car, better strategy and results like this will be commonplace.

He is an All Time Great for a reason....

#10544 ivand911

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:44

Michael overtake on Koba and Massa, priceless. :D

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:44

Sad he missed the podium at last, it was a great perfomance though!
I kept jumping up n down the house watching him get up to second, then i was actually watching the time, was hoping we d reach the 2hours limit
In the changeable conditions the car had pace, but after changing into dry tires it was obvious that MW and JB had the upper hand cuz of the machinery..
add DRS into that..

Anyway, apart from that, i believe race control should reconsider the laps they keep the SC in, imo they ve become way too soft


What BBC said about his driving?


Well they threw a couple of good words, EJ at least admitted he would have liked to have him on the podium
And except from the press conference they showed MS's interview, although it was too short, as if it was cut..

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:47

Still feel completely deflated, i was fully hoping for a podium with 12 laps to go. Anyone got a link to his post race interviews to make me feel better?

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:47

Michael! Michael! Michael! Seriously that was some excellent racing today by the man! Yeah the DRS and the race winner with 6 pit stops somewhat reflects the absurdness of modern F1 but hey they all have to live with these rules so whatever. I'm happy for MS big time!!!

I am too. It was sad to see face and dissapointment of his wife, but at the end, they are probably both happy this evening.

Edited by Sakae, 12 June 2011 - 21:47.


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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:47

As said in another thread. I felt sick for the last 15 laps. Very, very impressive. Probably driver of the day, if not button? Best defender, joint if not best overtaker, as good (relative) race pace to top drivers - only not as good in qualifying. He's undoubtably still awesome.



:up:

Mercedes could do with more rain races to make up for the lack of race consistency. The rainmaster stuff was there today, I was a bit concerned giving no one's done wet running, but the pace of MS in qualifying despite problems and Monaco showed me he's turned a key.

And I also think in terms of rear tyre wear, MS was handeling that better then Rosberg in Monaco, at least in terms of damage limitation,

All in all much more better from MS and Mercedes since the start of the year, he's patient and calm in some of the more tricky weekends, combined with experience, having chit chats, laid back then going out and setting fastest laps, enjoying being a driver and the driving himself,

Good points for Mercedes with renault scoring less.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:48

Showed he still had that killer instinct today. When the raw pace of all cars was negated today by a slippery track we saw Schumacher putting in amazing laps and for all those who questioned his commitment to push the limits of the car since he return look at how far he took it to the edge today in terms of brushing past the walls.

Give him a car capable of winning and he will win. If the track had not dried as it did today he'd have won that race IMO.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:48

Great stuff from MS for sure. He really can't do much down the straight and you knew he could only hold off Mark and Jenson for so long. Had some fantastic laps there and showed without any doubt that he can still hang with the big boys. His confidence will be sky high and I look for him to feed off of that and have some great gp's for the remainder of the season. Button was in his own world today. :wave: