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#15001 Umpire

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:45

Schumacher just clocked a mega lap..only 0.040s slower than FL so far...he should jump Rosberg easily.

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#15002 Spa95

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:45

Phew, they leave him out :up:

#15003 arknor

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:47

Phew, they leave him out :up:

i think he still needs another lap after his current one and then the stop itself to be atleast as fast as rosbergs

#15004 arknor

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:47

wow merc told him to stay out im amazed.... or maybe schumacher is about to catch that train we just saw and its a big trap

Edited by arknor, 30 October 2011 - 10:48.


#15005 spacekid

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:56

Will be interesting to hear what Nico has to say about this... but thats for another thread.

Some mega laps from Michael to get ahead! If he was saving himself and his tyres then this has worked beautifully.

#15006 DutchCruijff

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:56

Bye Bye, Nico :wave:

#15007 Urawa

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:56

who's the daddy :smoking:

#15008 DutchCruijff

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:57

Will be interesting to hear what Nico has to say about this... but thats for another thread.

Some mega laps from Michael to get ahead! If he was saving himself and his tyres then this has worked beautifully.

Knowing Nico he probably shredded his tyres to bits in all the excitement, what did look suspect was the slow pit-stop.

#15009 Herth

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:58

Hahaha, he did it again, NR prolly feels like a fool

I can see why all the hate towards MS, he keeps outsmarting the haters :)

#15010 arknor

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:58

Knowing Nico he probably shredded his tyres to bits in all the excitement, what did look suspect was the slow pit-stop.

i was wondering wether he was trying hard to keep up with hamilton as schumacher slowly falled back

Edited by arknor, 30 October 2011 - 10:58.


#15011 walkindude

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:58

Vintage Schumi schooling Britney..Can't wait for his videoblog

#15012 arknor

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:00

Vintage Schumi schooling Britney..Can't wait for his videoblog

barbie just purpled in a desperation to show hes the daddy , lets hope he still has enough fuel to finish :wave:
LOL and he was still slower than msc after giving it his all in S1

Edited by arknor, 30 October 2011 - 11:01.


#15013 F1Champion

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:00

About time that Michael had some decent strategy calls.

#15014 Richardc

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:01

Its not over yet.. COME ON

#15015 repeatoffender

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:02

Hahaha, he did it again, NR prolly feels like a fool

I can see why all the hate towards MS, he keeps outsmarting the haters :)



Yes we can see soon comments like:

NR was pitted first for MSC
NR was held back in the pits for MSC
NR was faster throughout the race but lost in the pits cause Brawn wants MSC to win



#15016 arknor

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:02

Its not over yet.. COME ON

hoping schumacher bins it? seems to be what nico needs to finish infront these days

#15017 Herth

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:04

Yes we can see soon comments like:

NR was pitted first for MSC
NR was held back in the pits for MSC
NR was faster throughout the race but lost in the pits cause Brawn wants MSC to win




And then u ll get the satisfaction of posting today's facts hahahah

Nothing else matters, right?

edit: oups screwed quote

Edited by Herth, 30 October 2011 - 11:07.


#15018 spacekid

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:05

Another embaressing day for Michael. Mercedes need to step in and repleace him with a quality driver. They have already tolerated Schumachers drastic lack of speed for two seasons, and enough is enough. Im actually surprised Michael has not had the sense to give up. Years ago he used to say, the moment someone quicker than him showed up, he would rather retire than risk himself pushing trying to keep up, yet hes been doing that for 2 seasons. Its not like the gap has been a 1 tenth, its closer to half a second, and thats what you expect from second class pay drivers, who last half a season.


Yes, he finished the race (you know, the bit that is important and you get points for) in 5th place ahead of his team mate.

He should be sacked immediatly for such appaling race performances, its amazing Mercedes let him finish their car in 5th place.

But who should he be replaced with?

And more imortantly, why aren't you trolling on the Nico thread that he's being beaten by somene you think should be fired? Shouldn't Nico be sacked too by that logic?

#15019 arknor

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:05

well the race is done maybe nico can win this by having the most fastest laps in the race so lamag can post about it :rotfl:

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#15020 Diablobb81

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:06

Where are the haters now? Ahahahahahahahahahha

#15021 Urawa

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:06

faster man (as pretty much always) over 300 km distance finished ahead again :)
I´m still a bit angry about the first stop, wasn´t necessary to leave him out in the dust there.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:07

hoping schumacher bins it? seems to be what nico needs to finish infront these days



And then u ll get the satisfaction of posting today's facts hahahah

Nothing else matters, right?



No! i was hoping for this exact outcome :clap:

#15023 ivand911

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:07

Gigantic race. Best from the rest.

#15024 Tarzaan

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:09

Brilliant race performance! His start was masterclass as usual.

#15025 DS27

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:11

The old fellow does it again - doesn't seem to matter where he qualifies with 1st laps like that :clap:

#15026 Scotracer

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:11

Very good performance.

The old champion is still in there - he is great at monitoring the situation, not wasting the tyres, and then pulling it all together when he has to. P5, great result from that car.


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:11

faster man (as pretty much always) over 300 km distance finished ahead again :)
I´m still a bit angry about the first stop, wasn´t necessary to leave him out in the dust there.


But isn't that what give him advantage in the end staying out a lot longer than Rosberg?

#15028 arknor

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:12

But isn't that what give him advantage in the end staying out a lot longer than Rosberg?

noone forced rosberg to pit when he did? the car infront always gets the first choice on stratergy

Edited by arknor, 30 October 2011 - 11:13.


#15029 ivand911

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:13

Very good pace. If he was closer to Nico at the start, would be easy ,but not such fun. What BBC said?

Edited by ivand911, 30 October 2011 - 11:14.


#15030 seahawk

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:14

Considering the car, he seems to slowly come back to his old form.

#15031 Jejking

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:16

Come on guys, don't go shooting on both Schumacher or Rosberg. We wanted to see a head to head shootout all year long but either way Schumacher ran into trouble (car/himself) or Nico was crashed out/had car issues/too little fuel/not the same tyre compounds. Well, a shootout we got! Schumacher blitzed his qualifying disadvantage right from the line and ended up right behind Rosberg, both of them not able to live with the pace of the cars ahead. Same tyre compounds, same tyre age (afaik), same temperatures, same piece of track, almost the same battles.

Yes, Schumacher did a very good job and passed his team mate, yes, Rosberg didn't maintain that position, but look at the gap ahead... 40 seconds in 60 laps to Webber. There is clearly not any more speed to be found in that car. First stint was for Nico, averaging about 0,2-0,25s a lap faster than Schumacher. Stint 2 was for Schumacher and he was much more able to cut the gap back to Rosberg, to 2 seconds? They were really trading blows hard that part of the race, lapping within 0,01s of each other. Stint 3 was Schumachers as well when he found grip on his hard tyres, reasonably easy to maintain the same pace as Nico, who even slightly went too far in lap 2 after MSC's stop.

Positive point: I'm amazed how Schumacher was able to put in about 6 (?) extra laps on that soft compound, eventually to be the fastest man on track for 3 laps or something. That tyre saving way Merc introduced, is paying off. Except the car is lacking speed to fight at the front. Good weekend for both of them.

#15032 Urawa

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:16

really cool how he can manage the tyres this year.
when I think about last season...

#15033 Lelouch

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:17

Brilliant race maybe at the top 3 of his 2011, first lap was amazing as most times this season and from there on he played his cards the best way possible :up::up::up::up::up:

Edited by Lelouch, 30 October 2011 - 11:17.


#15034 Sakae

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:17

Good stuff, Michael. :up:

#15035 Sof1

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:18

Brilliant race from Michael!

I would like to see Michael's race start, in car camera!!!

Edited by Sof1, 30 October 2011 - 11:18.


#15036 as65p

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:18

Good job for MS today, staying out of trouble and matching Rosberg. :up:

Now we need to apply common practice and analyse the lap times to determine who was really better. :p

#15037 FlashMaster

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:19

Team leader :up:

#15038 Jomyboy

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:21

If anyone thought Schumacher was way past it, the race performance was epic! In defence to Nico, the only thing that goes against him vs his teammate is the fact that Schumi gets this awesome starts so regularly that it almost negates all the advantage Nico gets out of qualifying. I think Michael will be very happy about his performance out... the best of the rest.

#15039 Diablobb81

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:22

Michael on RTL :
Nico's tires were gone faster, he had to pit, Michael managed them better especially in second stint.

Can't explain the quali pace difference even with tire problems and difference in setup (quali/race). He can easily match and even be faster than Nico in race.

Edited by Diablobb81, 30 October 2011 - 11:23.


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#15040 FlashMaster

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:23

MS didn't use KERS at the start, saved all for the straight. BRILLIANT :clap: :up:

#15041 umapathypon

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:23

Good job for MS today, staying out of trouble and matching Rosberg. :up:

Now we need to apply common practice and analyse the lap times to determine who was really better. :p

1st stint to Nico. 2nd to MS by a bigger margin. 3rd stint, MS did just what was needed. :)

#15042 Urawa

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:23

small dig from Ralf on Nico´s "I´m faster" comment on RTL :smoking: :lol:

#15043 SteF1an

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:24

Fantastic race, really looking forward to 2012! :up:

#15044 seahawk

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:25

The important point is that MSC shows constant improvement. He learns to converve the tires, gets the car set-up to be easy on the tires, has mastered to use KERS and DRS to the full advantage. Other and younger top driver do not seem to learn as much as quickly.

#15045 carbonfibre

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:26

small dig from Ralf on Nico´s "I´m faster" comment on RTL :smoking: :lol:

What did he say? :)

And the trend is clear now, last year he was behind Rosberg, this year he is turning that around and i can't wait to see what next year will bring.

Edited by carbonfibre, 30 October 2011 - 11:27.


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:29

small dig from Ralf on Nico´s "I´m faster" comment on RTL :smoking: :lol:


What did he say???

Anyway, Great race from Michael again.
Please Mercedes it's time to deliver a competitive car.


Funny comment by the engineer (don't know his name) after the final stop.

Free to race, keep it clean :rotfl:

#15047 thrillercd

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:31

Absolutely fantastic race pace :clap:

#15048 Spa95

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:32

I heard Michael said something specific about the vibration issue yesterday - something about 40 grams (?). Did anyone see/hear the interview?

Edited by Spa95, 30 October 2011 - 11:32.


#15049 Diablobb81

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:33

I heard Michael said something specific about the vibration issue yesterday - something about 40 grams (?). Did anyone see/hear the interview?


About the Korea tires. The set with vibration was unbalanced.

#15050 Spa95

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:33

About the Korea tires. The set with vibration was unbalanced.

Ok, thanks :up: