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#13151 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:17

Great race!

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#13152 jj2728

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:19

Niki Lauda just said on RTL that MS drove a perfect race and maximized his car's potential. His duel with Lewis was awesome and pure racing. Lauda should know...



:rotfl: wait until he says something against MS......

#13153 MightyMoose

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:19

I am no fan of Lewis Hamilton far from it but he showed maturity beyond his years when dealing with the slow but unsporting and unpredictable Schumacher. Hamilton dispatched the desperate wanderer and finished well down the road but his race was ruined by having to wait of the FIA to tell Ross to tell Schumacher to stop being a Dick. By the time Schumacher got the message any chance for Hamilton to get on the podium was ruined


Nope, still not succeeding, this is turning into an epic fail. Just give it up for today Slate, you clearly can only repeat the same BS over & over again to no effect.

#13154 Augurk

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:21

:rotfl: wait until he says something against MS......

That his comments are usually wild of the mark and complete bollocks doesn't mean he can't occasionally get it right :smoking:

#13155 Lelouch

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:24

:rotfl: wait until he says something against MS......


he will be among the first to criticize as usual.. and insist that Michael should retire ofc.. :down:


#13156 EdwardCullen

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:30

c´mon guys, we´ve learned here that Lewis clearly had the inferior package today, we have to take that into account :eek:

Yup inferior package gave him the fastest lap :rolleyes:

#13157 Augurk

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:31

Yup inferior package gave him the fastest lap :rolleyes:

Let's try to recognise sarcasm next time :up:

#13158 FTATRWeSaluteYou

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:32

Michael was great today. Hes still got it. Now if Ross Brawn would shut up and get to work on improving the car Michael would be a force again.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:35

I wonder what Charlie said to Ross re Schumacher's dangerous double blocks?
Any one like to speculate on the exact verbiage :lol:

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#13160 Jejking

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:36

There you go:

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What's next, maybe I photoshopped them :lol:? No, the simple truth is I'm right and you're wrong, and it was you who called me a liar without any evidence :down:.



That is very simple math, so if you can't do it, I will. Average speed of 1:23 lap at Monza is 251 kph, so on average in 3 seconds they cover 210 metres. But with the speed on straights (320 kph) 3 seconds equal to 266 metres.



What the hell are you talking about?



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I'm sorry to interrupt your party about yesterday but have you followed live telly? That gap to Hamilton was NOT three seconds after the first sector, more like 1.5. Whatever it was on start/finish, it doesn't matter. Simply because you cannot calculate everything happening during the lap itself. Everybody including the commentators agreed Hamilton would hold him up if he'd go out of the throttle. And it happened. Not to earth shattering amounts of time but like tenths.

Edited by Jejking, 11 September 2011 - 14:44.


#13161 arknor

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:43

I wonder what Charlie said to Ross re Schumacher's dangerous double blocks?
Any one like to speculate on the exact verbiage :lol:

deviating from the racing line once and returning to it is fine , but be careful because lewis is crying and throwing his toys out of the cockpit again , we wouldnt want him to see red and take another car out of yet another race.



#13162 SparkPlug

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:43

That was a battle I really enjoyed. Lewis was throwing down one attack after the other through different parts of the circuit, but the old dog always had the answer each time. Too bad for Rosberg, I'd fathom a guess that he would be charging through the field towards the end of the race with the extra set of softs !

#13163 arknor

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 14:50

That was a battle I really enjoyed. Lewis was throwing down one attack after the other through different parts of the circuit, but the old dog always had the answer each time. Too bad for Rosberg, I'd fathom a guess that he would be charging through the field towards the end of the race with the extra set of softs !

probably would have got stuck behind massa because of the double drs

Edited by arknor, 11 September 2011 - 14:50.


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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:07

I am no fan of Lewis Hamilton far from it but he showed maturity beyond his years when dealing with the slow but unsporting and unpredictable Schumacher. Hamilton dispatched the desperate wanderer and finished well down the road but his race was ruined by having to wait of the FIA to tell Ross to tell Schumacher to stop being a Dick. By the time Schumacher got the message any chance for Hamilton to get on the podium was ruined

:rotfl: :rotfl:

Fantastic to see the great man mixing it at the front again.



#13165 Sakae

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:09

I am happy for Schumi. Good race for MGP under the circumstances.

#13166 ivand911

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:12

I can't stop smiling. Thanks Michael. :kiss: He promised surprise and he did it.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:14

It will be so GREAT watching Schumi gain five spots by the end of lap 1! I wish I was there.

:lol: :clap: :clap: :clap:

[rubbing it in] YES I TOLD YOU SO!!!!

#13168 Lelouch

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:15

I can't stop smiling. Thanks Michael. :kiss: He promised surprise and he did it.


He has started giving us reasons to smile almost every weekend hasn't he? :)


#13169 Lelouch

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:16

:lol: :clap: :clap: :clap:

[rubbing it in] YES I TOLD YOU SO!!!!


can i has podium prediction pl0x? :p

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:17

:rotfl: :rotfl:

Fantastic to see the great man mixing it at the front again.

Same here, I was watching on the BBC and had flashbacks to years ago when Schumi was schooling another one time British WDC.
Looking forward very much to a competitive 2012 MGP and an aggressive Schumacher.

#13171 ivand911

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:18

I wish that MS would be the other driver in RBR. Vettel would have more work to do then. What performance at 42!!!!!! Mind-blowing. :clap:

Edited by ivand911, 11 September 2011 - 15:20.


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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:21

He has shown to Massa what he had to do. Schumacher would be a perfect team mate for Alonso. Alonso - Schumacher, the perfect line up, fast, experimented, and dirty when its necessary

Edited by Massa, 11 September 2011 - 15:27.


#13173 Disgrace

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:23

Schumacher finally gave us what we've been waiting for, Hamilton vs. Schumacher on track. His form is finally coming good.

#13174 EdwardCullen

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:25

I can't stop smiling. Thanks Michael. :kiss: He promised surprise and he did it.

Yup me too :kiss:

#13175 ivand911

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:28

I think MS didn't push much after last pit stop? He was just conserved the engine. Gap to Massa was enough, he could go even slower I think.

#13176 F1Champion

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:28

I am no fan of Lewis Hamilton far from it but he showed maturity beyond his years when dealing with the slow but unsporting and unpredictable Schumacher. Hamilton dispatched the desperate wanderer and finished well down the road but his race was ruined by having to wait of the FIA to tell Ross to tell Schumacher to stop being a Dick. By the time Schumacher got the message any chance for Hamilton to get on the podium was ruined


The desperate wanderer ended up in front of Hamilton in a slower car. How is it that such a thing could happen?
Can't stop smiling at your desperate posts.

#13177 fieraku

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:34

I am no fan of Lewis Hamilton far from it but he showed maturity beyond his years when dealing with the slow but unsporting and unpredictable Schumacher. Hamilton dispatched the desperate wanderer and finished well down the road but his race was ruined by having to wait of the FIA to tell Ross to tell Schumacher to stop being a Dick. By the time Schumacher got the message any chance for Hamilton to get on the podium was ruined

I'm a Lewis fanatic and a Schumi supporter,and thank god for those two or I'd have turned the TV off!
:wave: The title has been sealed since race1,the least we can hope for is a battle like today for the remaining races.



#13178 rm111

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:39

I'm a Lewis fanatic and a Schumi supporter,and thank god for those two or I'd have turned the TV off!
:wave: The title has been sealed since race1,the least we can hope for is a battle like today for the remaining races.

Yep if not for the schumi/hamy battle the race would have been a snorefest.

#13179 weston

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:47

Schumacher: "It was an exciting race today, both for me and I think for all of our fans, and that is why I am happy. The fighting against Lewis was big fun, and my mirrors seemed to be very small at times. We are both known for driving on the limit, and that is what we did. I had to make my car as wide as a truck, and had to stretch the possible as much as I could, but in the end, as expected, he was still faster."

After the race, asked if Schumacher’s driving had been fair, Hamilton said “Yeah, that’s racing.” He said his car’s straight-line speed made it hard to pass the Mercedes: “We just lost a little bit on the straights and that’s why I couldn’t pass Michael.”

Edited by weston, 11 September 2011 - 15:49.


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#13180 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:47

From MGP website: Michael gained four positions on the first lap, taking his season total of places gained on the first lap to 35.

#13181 fieraku

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:52

Yep if not for the schumi/hamy battle the race would have been a snorefest.

And most importantly they occupied 80%* of TV time. Vettel won and he was on screen for all of 6 minutes.




* might be a tad exaggerated

#13182 Diablobb81

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:57

http://www.youtube.c...U...der&list=UL

Great fight. Too bad a few people want to spoil it.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:58

And most importantly they occupied 80%* of TV time. Vettel won and he was on screen for all of 6 minutes.

It was a good battle, a hard but fair one. That’s why we all love drivers like Senna, Mansell, Schumacher, Alonso or Hamilton.
(Vettel is about to join this group).

#13184 VresiBerba

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:59

Driver of the race again!

Well done Michael.

Hang on, I agree that Shumi was spectacular at Spa, but 'the driver of the race' at Monza? He started eighth, was gifted three positions when Petrov, Massa and Webber had collisions which promoted him to fifth. That position, given that his team-mate was also involved in a crash, was about the worst he could do, and he finished... fifth. It's not like anyone, least of all you I suspect, expected Alguersuari to finish ahead of Shumi, and that was his closest rival.

#13185 razno

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:01

http://www.youtube.c...U...der&list=UL

Great fight.


Wohoo.. outside line .... :clap:


#13186 F1Champion

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:02

Hang on, I agree that Shumi was spectacular at Spa, but 'the driver of the race' at Monza? He started eighth, was gifted three positions when Petrov, Massa and Webber had collisions which promoted him to fifth. That position, given that his team-mate was also involved in a crash, was about the worst he could do, and he finished... fifth. It's not like anyone, least of all you I suspect, expected Alguersuari to finish ahead of Shumi, and that was his closest rival.


I don't think so, he made the position before the collision, watch the replay. Started 8th and got to 4th.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:02

I'm a Lewis fanatic and a Schumi supporter,and thank god for those two or I'd have turned the TV off!
:wave: The title has been sealed since race1,the least we can hope for is a battle like today for the remaining races.


:up:

It was great fun. I thought Hamilton was very respectful to Schumi, and Schumi gave all his best within the limitations of his car. Great racing from both! :clap:

#13188 Diablobb81

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:03

He started eighth, was gifted three positions when Petrov, Massa and Webber had collisions which promoted him to fifth.


Yeah, he was gifted by being in front of them.

Go away.

I think he actually even overtook Hamilton but the SC was deployed at the same time and he had to give the place back too.

Edited by Diablobb81, 11 September 2011 - 16:04.


#13189 EdwardCullen

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:03

http://www.youtube.c...U...der&list=UL

Great fight. Too bad a few people want to spoil it.

great move :clap:

#13190 nomeg1

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:04

Schumacher said his driving was within the rules: “I felt I did exactly what I was supposed to do and as far as I understand there was no request for me to see the stewards so I guess everything is in order.”

After the race, asked if Schumacher’s driving had been fair, Hamilton said “Yeah, that’s racing.”

Hamilton added: “It was a good race. I got some points and I finished, so I can’t really complain.”

That is sportive and fair play Lewis ! :clap:

#13191 razno

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:04

Hang on, I agree that Shumi was spectacular at Spa, but 'the driver of the race' at Monza? He started eighth, was gifted three positions when Petrov, Massa and Webber had collisions which promoted him to fifth. .....



Troll! :down:

http://www.youtube.c...etailpage#t=28s

Edited by razno, 11 September 2011 - 16:06.


#13192 weston

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:12

Hang on, I agree that Shumi was spectacular at Spa, but 'the driver of the race' at Monza? He started eighth, was gifted three positions when Petrov, Massa and Webber had collisions which promoted him to fifth. That position, given that his team-mate was also involved in a crash, was about the worst he could do, and he finished... fifth. It's not like anyone, least of all you I suspect, expected Alguersuari to finish ahead of Shumi, and that was his closest rival.


Are we speaking about Monza 2011 ? In 2011 Schumacher was already in front of Massa and Button at Turn 1.

Edited by weston, 11 September 2011 - 16:19.


#13193 bub

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:16

Great drive from Michael. Good to see him finally showing his true ability again.

#13194 arknor

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:18

Hang on, I agree that Shumi was spectacular at Spa, but 'the driver of the race' at Monza? He started eighth, was gifted three positions when Petrov, Massa and Webber had collisions which promoted him to fifth. That position, given that his team-mate was also involved in a crash, was about the worst he could do, and he finished... fifth. It's not like anyone, least of all you I suspect, expected Alguersuari to finish ahead of Shumi, and that was his closest rival.

lol how was he gifted any position when he was already infront of all of them on merit before they were involved in an incident? you make no sense also look at the laptimes for massa..
http://en.mclarenf-1.....=Felipe Massa
nothing sugggests he had the pace to beat michael

#13195 fieraku

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:21

Hang on, I agree that Shumi was spectacular at Spa, but 'the driver of the race' at Monza? He started eighth, was gifted three positions when Petrov, Massa and Webber had collisions which promoted him to fifth. That position, given that his team-mate was also involved in a crash, was about the worst he could do, and he finished... fifth. It's not like anyone, least of all you I suspect, expected Alguersuari to finish ahead of Shumi, and that was his closest rival.

I really respect your posts,but this is a low blow. MS made his own destiny today with hard racing and battling.



#13196 Sof1

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:43

Anyone has the start of the race from MS onboard cam?

#13197 NateF

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:49

I think Schumacher will get a podium in Korea

#13198 Afterburner

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:49

Fantastic drive from Schumacher today, and quite an exciting duel with Hamilton as well. Now if Merc can just get their car sorted, we might see more awesome battles near the front such as this one. :D

#13199 EdwardCullen

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:59

Fantastic drive from Schumacher today, and quite an exciting duel with Hamilton as well. Now if Merc can just get their car sorted, we might see more awesome battles near the front such as this one. :D

Well the Mercs are fast on tracks with long straights
well Indian GP looks like a good place for Schumy to get podium (as i will be there to watch it) hopefully
the Indian Gp track is said to have much higher average speed than Monza! :clap:

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#13200 Aloisioitaly

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 17:04

It was a good battle, a hard but fair one. That’s why we all love drivers like Senna, Mansell, Schumacher, Alonso or Hamilton.
(Vettel is about to join this group).


We all?!?