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#14151 Richardc

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:26

5 laps

Hope DRS doesn't rob him again.

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#14152 arknor

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:33

5 laps

Hope DRS doesn't rob him again.

schumachers faster in the last sector every time and matchs massa in the middle, but hes much slower in sector 1 , he should just hold the position by the skin of his teeth

#14153 ivand911

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:36

6th, GREAT.

#14154 Diablobb81

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:36

Awesome

#14155 ivand911

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:37

His last stint with softs was phenomenal.

#14156 Richardc

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:39

Good stuff, he did better than to be expected today. 3s behind Lewis in the Mclaren

#14157 Urawa

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:42

Good race. The last stint ob softs was :up:

#14158 spacekid

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:42

Good effort :up: . Should keep the trolls quiet for another week.

Nice to see the old chap leading a race again. Shame I didn't actually see it, but y'know...

#14159 arknor

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:43

Good effort :up: . Should keep the trolls quiet for another week.

Nice to see the old chap leading a race again. Shame I didn't actually see it, but y'know...

didnt see the battle with massa either :rolleyes: the stupid race director would rather show buttons mum or whoever it was and then button pulling off the road at the end aswell rather than actually show the race thats still going on.

how come fom never do a picture in a picture?

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#14160 chrisaix

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:43

6th, this is a great result. Great race again by schumi. :love:

#14161 BRK

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:46

Fantastic race by Michael again, thought he showed some great pace during the race. Brilliant job keeping the quicker Ferrari behind for as long as he did. :up:



#14162 sharo

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:47

Bravo Shummie!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

#14163 Tarzaan

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:48

If Merc make a real F1 car, MS easily get his 8th WDC...

#14164 spacekid

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:48

didnt see the battle with massa either :rolleyes: the stupid race director would rather show buttons mum or whoever it was and then button pulling off the road at the end aswell rather than actually show the race thats still going on.

how come fom never do a picture in a picture?


Yeah... well we did get a few seconds of it and it all looked very quiet. If it was anyone but Massa I think there would have had fireworks, but a man with a broken front wing and a broken spirit?

I'm not sure how hard Massa was trying to get past, on the timings he was just floating around 0.5s back but in the few seconds we saw he was hardly hussling Schumi. Massa can still be quick, but once Schumi was ahead...

Anyway it doesn't matter, 6th is better than expected so that will do! Really its been a great run since Canada, he couldn't be doing much better in the Merc right now.

Edited by spacekid, 09 October 2011 - 07:51.


#14165 Lelouch

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:49

Great race, i nearly burst into flames when he was leading! :D
It's a shame we didn't see him defending massa at all though.. :/

//Edit: btw 4/15 DNF is meeh :(

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#14166 Nonesuch

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:50

Another great race by Michael. Would have liked to see more of it, but there you go. Here's hoping he'll have the car to regularly challenge for the podium next year. :up:

#14167 Wilgot

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:50

Yeah... well we did get a few seconds of it and it all looked very quiet. If it was anyone but Massa I think there would have had fireworks, but a man with a broken front wing and a broken spirit?

I'm not sure how hard Massa was trying to get past, on the timings he was just floating around 0.5s back but in the few seconds we saw he was hardly hussling Schumi.

Not sure how much Massa could do, he was on much older tires.

#14168 ivand911

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:54

MS did his best lap on his last lap 1:37.916. He was just managing the situation.

#14169 DutchCruijff

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:55

A very good race by Michael considering he actually gained from the SC. I'll say it again but if this man was in the 2nd RB, or the 2nd McLaren or the 2nd Ferrari he'd being doing a better job than his counterparts.

#14170 mkoscevic

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:57

You can feel how Schumacher has improved in the last few months. Another great race by him!

#14171 ivand911

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:58

A very good race by Michael considering he actually gained from the SC. I'll say it again but if this man was in the 2nd RB, or the 2nd McLaren or the 2nd Ferrari he'd being doing a better job than his counterparts.

I think he lost from SC, everyone behind him come very close, maybe it help only with Massa? Suttil and DIR lost from SC for sure.

#14172 Lelouch

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:59

A very good race by Michael considering he actually gained from the SC. I'll say it again but if this man was in the 2nd RB, or the 2nd McLaren or the 2nd Ferrari he'd being doing a better job than his counterparts.


He should retire he embarasses the younger ones too much :p

#14173 DutchCruijff

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:00

I think he lost from SC, everyone behind him come very close, maybe it help only with Massa? Suttil and DIR lost from SC for sure.

He would have coasted to 7th without the SC, he gained 6th with the SC so he gained from it.

#14174 MikeTekRacing

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:02

Before the sc ms was not going to race anybody in front or have anybody race him from behind

He lost time having all the guys is the back all over him but that didn cost him anything
Instead he got a chance at massa and took it with both hands

#14175 Sakae

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:02

Not too shabby for an "old" man. :D

#14176 cheapracer

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:02

Good drive, shows he has recovered the bulk of his driving skills.

Shame we didn't see a few laps of him leading for novelty value but then again he did get his unfair share at Monza  ;)

#14177 cheapracer

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:09

I'll say it again but if this man was in the 2nd RB, or the 2nd McLaren or the 2nd Ferrari he'd being doing a better job than his counterparts.


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#14178 spacekid

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:15

I think Michael would be doing a better job than Felipe. Mark Webber has gone missing this year, it would be very interesting to see how Michael would do in his car.

Which is the 2nd McLaren? :p Not sure on that one  ;)

#14179 GoRacing

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:18

Not sure if it was set up or the car, but MS was so much slower than everybody else in the 1st sector. But he was close in 2nd sector and the fastest in the 3rd.

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#14180 Longtimefan

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:20

Great race by Schumi!

Race director was abysmal.


#14181 Raelene

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:21

Which is the 2nd McLaren? :p Not sure on that one ;)

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

#14182 ivand911

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:21

Not sure if it was set up or the car, but MS was so much slower than everybody else in the 1st sector. But he was close in 2nd sector and the fastest in the 3rd.

He didn't pushed so much, managing the tyres all race. Maybe set up was not also best there, some times when he needed he was OK. I think in first sector you can save most from the tyres?

Which is the 2nd McLaren? :p Not sure on that one ;)

I think it is very simple, just check WDC table.

Edited by ivand911, 09 October 2011 - 08:24.


#14183 Wilgot

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:24

Not sure if it was set up or the car, but MS was so much slower than everybody else in the 1st sector. But he was close in 2nd sector and the fastest in the 3rd.

I've noticed on quite a few occasions this year that he has been running different setups than everyone else, being notably slower in one sector and a bit faster in another.

#14184 Tarzaan

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:26

I bet autosport will give more points to Rosberg than Schumi...

Edited by Tarzaan, 09 October 2011 - 08:26.


#14185 DutchCruijff

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:26

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Serious face was on.

#14186 ivand911

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:28

What MS did today was equal to win for me. Spa also. Canada too. With 4th fastest car!! Little more speed and he could challenge Lewis today.

#14187 Sevach

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:33

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Leaving aside Mr hot topic, i really think MS has been doing a good job lately, better than Massa and Webber.

#14188 Unbiased

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:35

Just give the man a fast car, it will be great to watch.

#14189 Tarzaan

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:37

What was Eddie Jorden & the BBC gang's opinion about Michael's drive?

#14190 Richardc

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:39

They've not really mentioned it.

#14191 DutchCruijff

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:40

What was Eddie Jorden & the BBC gang's opinion about Michael's drive?

They don't have an opinion except from Brundle thinking Schumacher could hunt down Webber who was 10s down the road with 7 laps. to go :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Edited by DutchCruijff, 09 October 2011 - 08:42.


#14192 GoRacing

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:40

What was Eddie Jorden & the BBC gang's opinion about Michael's drive?


Can't remember them speaking much about MS today, except that they said what everyone knew. He led the race for the first time (not counting Hungary earlier this year) since Japan 2006. They even thought he might catch Hamilton in the end, which even I thought with much fresher tyres, but the pace wasn't there on the medium tyre.

Edited by GoRacing, 09 October 2011 - 08:40.


#14193 cheapracer

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:44

LOL at this thread getting more poster time than Vettle winning his 2nd WDC today - and that's only the team players (trolls working on retaliation plan, a bit confused and on the back foot about the good result still :lol: ).

#14194 Tarzaan

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:45

Thx:)

There was a moment about 5 laps before the finish when Schumi was only 1,7 from Hamilton.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:50

Not sure if it was set up or the car, but MS was so much slower than everybody else in the 1st sector. But he was close in 2nd sector and the fastest in the 3rd.

My educated guess is this time, because he knows the track so well, he went for a setup to gain time in the final sector. Past has shown (yes, the past) that he was always ├╝ber in sector 1, at least with the McLaren of Hakkinen not calculated. It's a technical section so I suspect he went for it hoping to equal his competitors there and gain elsewhere in the lap.

#14196 GoRacing

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:50

Did anyone notice how much MS was lifting in the corners after he made his 1st pit stop? There was a team radio that said the mechanics forgot to adjust his front wing which would cause blisters and that he had to manage his tyres the entire stint.

Edited by GoRacing, 09 October 2011 - 08:51.


#14197 Spa95

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:51

What was Eddie Jorden & the BBC gang's opinion about Michael's drive?

The Red Button Forum is about Red Bull and McLaren (again)....I don't think they even mentioned any other driver or team so far.

Edited by Spa95, 09 October 2011 - 08:51.


#14198 salamin

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:58

what a start from MS again, from Koba's onboard it seemed Schumacher is warp jumping away
too bad that the last races will have short start/finish straights (though Korea has a killer straight after turn 1)

#14199 Kristian

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:05

If Merc can give him the car the technical team should be able to produce, then I think we'll see his final season in 2012 end with a couple of wins. He's back, let's put it that way. If you take away the incidents he's had this year and take into account the points lost, then he'd be miles ahead of Rosberg in points.

OK his qualifying is still a bit suspect, but don't forget that this was never his strongest point anyway, unless he was in the fastest car.

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#14200 GoRacing

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:11

If Merc can give him the car the technical team should be able to produce, then I think we'll see his final season in 2012 end with a couple of wins. He's back, let's put it that way. If you take away the incidents he's had this year and take into account the points lost, then he'd be miles ahead of Rosberg in points.

OK his qualifying is still a bit suspect, but don't forget that this was never his strongest point anyway, unless he was in the fastest car.


I think even in qualifying, he has closed the gap to Nico. Hope he gets a better car next year that will help him win a couple of races, maybe that will motivate him to stay beyond 2012 for a championship challenge in 2013.