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#11451 as65p

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:12

Horrible FP3 after an encouraging FP2. Not sure how much to expect from Qualifying. 7th would be great.


His f-duct didn't work.

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#11452 Sof1

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:21

His KERS didn't work.

#11453 EdwardCullen

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:21

Horrible FP3 after an encouraging FP2. Not sure how much to expect from Qualifying. 7th would be great.

When FP3 started his KERS was not working on his installation lap, i dont think they could fix it during the session....so he ran without it
I hope they can fix it for qualy

#11454 BRK

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:30

but heck, let's not stop the losers from posting. internet is free...


But immature fanboy comments and trolling should not be encouraged. There ought to be a mandatory minimum age and IQ requirement for posting on these boards, that will keep out the clowns.

MS was fun to watch yesterday, exploring the limits of the car. Hope they can fix the KERS issue in time for quali, it would be annoying to have yet another weekend ruined because of the KERS\DRS.

#11455 spacekid

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:21

When FP3 started his KERS was not working on his installation lap, i dont think they could fix it during the session....so he ran without it
I hope they can fix it for qualy


Cheers mate, hadn't picked up on that.

Both Mercs looking horrible in Q1. Barely faster than the front runners on quicker rubber, and slower than Findia and Renault. Could be struggling to make Q3. Whats happened since yesterday??

#11456 Diablobb81

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:36

I think a miracle is needed for Q3. His car is all over the place.

#11457 as65p

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:45

MS was fun to watch yesterday, exploring the limits of the car.


That's code for struggling like hell, isn't it? :D

#11458 Sof1

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:45

Rosberg is doing great by comparison! Wonder whats wrong with Schumi!

#11459 arknor

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:04

Rosberg is doing great by comparison! Wonder whats wrong with Schumi!

i'd like to think his kers wasnt working again

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#11460 Augurk

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:04

Would be interesting to see what happened there. Didn't they manage to fix KERS?

#11461 Massa_f1

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:04

sh*t qualfying. It has to be said. :down:

#11462 Urawa

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:05

Slower than his fp2 time, what´s going on wtf?

Edited by Urawa, 23 July 2011 - 13:05.


#11463 as65p

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:05

1.2 secs behind Rosberg.

F-duct playing up again, surely! :drunk:

#11464 arknor

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:05

i'd like to think his kers wasnt working again

That's code for struggling like hell, isn't it? :D

he always used to do that in practice sessions even back in his ferrari and benneton days

#11465 Sof1

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:05

Disastrous!

#11466 EdwardCullen

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:05

Hard tyres?

#11467 Sof1

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:05

Disastrous!

#11468 Augurk

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:05

Button having similar issues. Odd what happened there.

#11469 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:07

Those were some consistently slow quali laps. :(

#11470 DutchCruijff

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:09

A combination of KERs and a wet set-up?

#11471 Massa_f1

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:10

Those were some consistently slow quali laps. :(

Thery were just terrible. I bet he will loose his front wing against Petrov as well.

#11472 EdwardCullen

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:10

Soft tyres confirmed
Maybe like last race he is on wet setup?

#11473 BRK

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:10

Pretty disappointing session for Michael, I would actually be happier if it wasn't a problem with the car as it would mean he had a fair shot at qualifying.

Hope it's a wet race tomorrow, could be fun and games. :D

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:12

He says the car was fine with primes but once he put the options on he loses around 1 second to NR and he couldn´t extract them at all

Edited by Urawa, 23 July 2011 - 13:12.


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:12

What happen all the time in S3? 24,1 against 23,3 for Nico.

#11476 as65p

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:12

he always used to do that in practice sessions even back in his ferrari and benneton days


I know what you refer to from his first career, but I don't think it's anything like what we saw over the past two days. That was simply and ordinarily struggling with the car and track. Just look at the times. If he really was exploring the limits, it evidently got him nowhere today, contrary to the past.

#11477 Diablobb81

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:16

Awefull setup. I haven't seen one clean lap.

#11478 Disgrace

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:17

What the heck was that? No softs left? Did he make a mistake and pull in the pits like Button did?

#11479 spacekid

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:19

I'm just holding out for rain now.

Its clear the balance on the car is way off. That doesn't excuse his performance gap to Nico, but in different conditions the balance could swing right back Michaels way. Or he'll lose a wing. Can't wait to find out!

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#11480 Scotracer

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:27

And he disappoints yet again. I don't know why I watch qualifying expecting anything even average.

#11481 Diablobb81

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:29

Unless it rains tomorrow and he stops making mistakes it's going to be a very long race.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:53

The real problem is that he will start just behind Petrov...

#11483 Sof1

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:55

What I would like to know is what is happening with Schumi in quali, this one in particular where there is a very big difference in Q3 times.

#11484 ali.unal

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 13:55

Barichello, Button, Heidfeld and Schumacher owned today by their team mates. Do old gunners have more problem with Pirelli on one lap performance? Did their time already pass as far as qualifying concerned?

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 14:05

Most of the time was lost on a short 25 sec sector with a not very demanding chicane and one mid-fast corner.
Can´t understand.

#11486 rog

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 14:14

He struggled the last 1-2 corners in sector 3 a lot. Very odd.

#11487 YellowHelmet

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 14:21

I think it is the time for the inevitable.



#11488 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 15:01

Here's hoping for a wet race tomorrow.

Anyone know the possibilites for rain for the race?


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 15:02

Here's hoping for a wet race tomorrow.

Anyone know the possibilites for rain for the race?

look here

#11490 spacekid

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 15:07

My German isn't great, but looks like rain early morning, dry race, then rain in the evening?

Shame. I'd be in the mood for a wet race if the drivers were actually allowed to drive in the rain. At least we won't see a race pottering around behind the safety car in damp conditions.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 15:11

My German isn't great, but looks like rain early morning, dry race, then rain in the evening?

Shame. I'd be in the mood for a wet race if the drivers were actually allowed to drive in the rain. At least we won't see a race pottering around behind the safety car in damp conditions.

i think it maybe wont rain all the race, but to have a race without any shower, i think it wont happen.

#11492 ivand911

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 15:32

Points finish tomorrow will be a good result. 7th-8th will be great, considering.

Edited by ivand911, 23 July 2011 - 15:35.


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Posted 23 July 2011 - 15:37

Here another: http://www.wetter.co...e...&prev=3days

70% chance of rain at race start and very cold for a summer day.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 15:37

Points finish tomorrow will be a good result. 7th-8th will be great, considering.

yes point finish from side.. would be okay.. go schumi

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 16:04

Time to retire. Again.

#11496 Augurk

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 16:07

Time to retire. Again.

He and Button.

#11497 as65p

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 16:13

Here another: http://www.wetter.co...e...&prev=3days

70% chance of rain at race start and very cold for a summer day.


I'm just glad if there's no heavy rain (none predicted anywhere I looked), as that would mean safety car laps galore. A few showers, why not...

#11498 Diablobb81

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 16:26

He and Button.


And Massa.

#11499 spacekid

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 16:27

Time to retire. Again.


Have you also made the effort to go to the Button thread to demand his retirement? And if not, why not?

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 16:31

"We did not perform to expectations this afternoon and already this morning the car was not the one I had in my hands up to the first run in P3," said Schumacher. "It felt like I was just sliding around out there and the balance wasn't great.

"We had a KERS problem this morning, which we thought explained the big gap to Nico, however in qualifying I was still nearly a second away and couldn't have matched his time, so we have to analyse deeply what could be the reason for it.


I wonder when the penny will finally drop on that one. Maybe it's just too much to ask for a driver with his history to acknowledge that he ain't anymore who he used to be .