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#13551 MikeTekRacing

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 15:55

Agree, but with a great start + problems of others it's possible

webber is too much in front to help out :D

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#13552 GoRacing

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 16:59

I think MS made a mistake in not running. He could have qualified ahead of Nico and maybe even Massa. Track position is crucial here and he cannot make up too many places from the dirty side of the grid as the run down to first corner is not too far. Now he has two new sets of SS right? So maybe start on softs?

Edited by GoRacing, 24 September 2011 - 16:59.


#13553 sharo

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 17:02

They may be counting on a SC scenario and more fresh rubber.

#13554 EdwardCullen

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 17:27

wasn't it P8 for MS and P9 for NR ?

my mistake :blush:

#13555 GoRacing

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 17:45

Can anyone let me know if MS has two sets of new SS left and Nico just one? Everywhere I read, it says one set for both.

#13556 Diablobb81

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 17:51

He should have one more set than Nico.

#13557 Spa95

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 17:58

http://www.motorspor...t_11092413.html
MS - Two sets of 'fresh' super softs. One was not used and the other one was used on his outlap before the red flag and again on his outlap in Q3, so that set is almost fresh.

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#13558 GoRacing

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 18:02

http://www.motorspor...t_11092413.html
MS - Two sets of 'fresh' super softs. One was not used and the other one was used on his outlap before the red flag and again on his outlap in Q3, so that set is almost fresh.


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#13559 merschu

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 18:20

Schumacher waving his hand during FP3 when Maldonado blocked his fast lap!




Schumacher's BBC interview with David Coulthard today.



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#13560 baggio10

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 18:45

I think not setting a time is a good move. They will wait for tomorrow to see the weather forecast. If rain is expected, he will start on supersoft. If forecast is for dry conditions, he will start on the harder tyre (the soft) as safety car is highly possible.

#13561 walkindude

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 19:53

Schumacher waving his hand during FP3 when Maldonado blocked his fast lap!




Schumacher's BBC interview with David Coulthard today.


:up: :up: :up: That part about him being at the circuit longer than any other driver.The same was mentioned at a previous race too..Gotta love his commitment.

#13562 EdwardCullen

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 20:13

:up: :up: :up: That part about him being at the circuit longer than any other driver.The same was mentioned at a previous race too..Gotta love his commitment.

:up: :up: 5 in the morning :eek:

#13563 Augurk

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 20:20

Schumacher waving his hand during FP3 when Maldonado blocked his fast lap!




Schumacher's BBC interview with David Coulthard today.

New team around him, it seems to be working. Lets hope for a good race.

No use wasting a set of options for a possible 1 place gain on the grid, that he has a good chance of making good at the start anyway.

#13564 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 20:27

:up: :up: :up: That part about him being at the circuit longer than any other driver.The same was mentioned at a previous race too..Gotta love his commitment.


Schumacher knows what it takes. At the top of page 338 on this thread there is an article from 1998 make reference to such commitment, from jogging on the Fiorano circuit at midnight on his own to late night meetings etc.

I also once read of Schumacher picking up pizzas late at night in his Ferrari 456 GT for him and his engineers to prove his commitment to the team.

If he was the default no.1 driver it is because he worked his bollocks off. Aside from Prost and Senna, nobody has ever been as commited as Schumacher. Its so sad that people have forgotten this and just point to 1994 and 1997 finales. To be in F1 for 20 years and at the top of your game is seriously impressive.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 20:39

He's certainly impressing me now; the old man is starting to give Rosberg a seriously hard time.

#13566 SpeedyS

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 01:18

He's certainly impressing me now; the old man is starting to give Rosberg a seriously hard time.

These kind of statements 1 year / 6 months ago had no merit but it has changed and I believe NR is increasely feeling pressure from MS on the track but also from MS commitment within the team.

#13567 zelpre

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 09:38

Rain animation in Singapore
http://app2.nea.gov...._animation.aspx

Anyone knows where Marina Bay circuit lies?

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 11:32

Rain animation in Singapore
http://app2.nea.gov...._animation.aspx

Anyone knows where Marina Bay circuit lies?


In Marina Bay.

http://en.wikipedia...._Bay,_Singapore



#13569 zelpre

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 11:38

In Marina Bay.

http://en.wikipedia...._Bay,_Singapore


Lol i was trying to find rain animation for Marina Bay, but there's just animation for Singapore and I don't know where in Singapore Marina Bay lies.

#13570 DutchCruijff

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 11:39

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#13571 spacekid

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:25

Oh dear. Schumi's come out behind a huge gaggle of cars 5 places behind Nico. Its all over this afternoon already for Michael ):

Edit - could be worse, at least he avoided Hamilton

Edited by spacekid, 25 September 2011 - 12:29.


#13572 Diablobb81

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:28

Yes, the tires suddenly gave away. He lost a shitload of time in 2 laps.

#13573 FlashMaster

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:33

MGP are a bunch of idiots. They should've started him on softs. Looks where Di Resta is now

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#13574 Spa95

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:35

He's going very well now...shame about the lost 10 seconds.

#13575 spacekid

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:37

Sigh. On the BBC Martin Brundle just said Lewis Hamilton fans will be asking why has Lewis been penalised when Michael got away with what he got away with at Monza.

Let it go BBC chaps, let it go...

Nice overtake from Schumi, but he's lost 10 seconds to Nico. He's in big trouble with the Findias now. Bah.

#13576 Urawa

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:42

Bad pit call. pace is good atm

#13577 Lelouch

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:43

His pace looks good now, at least compared to Ros

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:44

I wonder if Sir Jackie Stewart will complain that Kobayashi held Schumacher up and how it isn't fair.... oh wait... thought not! :p

#13579 spacekid

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:45

His pace looks good now, at least compared to Ros


Agreed, its looking very good, he's taken 6 seconds out of Nico in about 3 laps! I wonder if Nico lost a bit of speed when he lost those bits of underfloor on the turn 10 kerbing?

Anyway, nice pace from Michael now :up: Such a shame he got dumped into all that traffic on lap 11.

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#13580 Diablobb81

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:46

So he started on used options? looks like it. But pitstop was two laps too late.

#13581 Lelouch

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:50

Omg his tyres died and he is still out there, 1:57:083 wtf are they doing?

#13582 Spa95

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:50

Looks like his tyres had it...

#13583 DutchCruijff

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:50

They need to pit him this lap ffs.

Wow, Rosberg gained a second per sector.

Edited by DutchCruijff, 25 September 2011 - 12:51.


#13584 spacekid

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:51

Omg his tyres died and he is still out there, 1:57:083 wtf are they doing?


Looks like they are keeping him well away from Nico.

#13585 dav115

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:52

What a JOKE.

#13586 DutchCruijff

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:52

3 seconds behind and then 3 laps later 9 seconds behind. Bullshit

#13587 Lelouch

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:53

Looks like they are keeping him well away from Nico.


yes. no reason at all to keep him out 2 more laps for Christs's sake.. oh, there it is gap back to 8 seconds, gz MGP..

//back to great pace now it seems.. let's see what he can do

Edited by Lelouch, 25 September 2011 - 12:54.


#13588 Spa95

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:54

He is going well in that first sector today. :up:

*Edit: and the second. :D

Edited by Spa95, 25 September 2011 - 12:55.


#13589 Diablobb81

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:54

F@ck Merc and f@ck this strategy. He lost 15 sec or more because of this s@it.

#13590 spacekid

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:55

yes. no reason at all to keep him out 2 more laps for Christs's sake.. oh, there it is gap back to 8 seconds, gz MGP..


And already back down to 7.

Whats annoying is Michael is faster here, but all we're gonna hear about after the race is Nico won this one and Michael is old and slow and should retire la la la....

#13591 Lelouch

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:55

EPIC SCHUM! :up: :up: :up: :up: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

#13592 Diablobb81

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:56

Great work pitting the slower driver first.

#13593 Spa95

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:57

What tyres is Michael on? I noticed Rosberg is again on the SS - thought they might stay clear of those for the rest of the afternoon.

#13594 DutchCruijff

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:58

Great work pitting the slower driver first.

Driver in front gets first dibs.

Schumacher hunting Rosberg down, again.

#13595 Urawa

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:58

you can be as fast As you want when the pit wall is sleeping

#13596 Lelouch

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 13:00

Oh my god..

#13597 spacekid

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 13:01

Damn. Nasty. Looks like Michael got too much DRS at the wrong moment. Shame he was having a great run there making up time.

Glad he's ok, thats the main thing..

#13598 Lelouch

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 13:02

I blame Nico!!! :p

#13599 DutchCruijff

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 13:03

What are you doing man?

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#13600 Tarzaan

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 13:03

OMG...