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#15351 Sakae

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 16:26

Wow, I would like a second confirmation. I was always suspecting he might choose to stay active some more, but I thought we would hear about it only in incoming months. If true, that will clear calendar for many hopefuls. On my part I will be elated once confirmed on MGP site.

My guess was quite accurate after all, as he will decide on 2013 only next year.

Edited by Sakae, 10 November 2011 - 16:26.


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#15352 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 16:55

Makes complete sense.

#15353 DutchCruijff

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 17:09

He really does have a shit sense of fashion.

#15354 merschu

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 18:03

The reason Corinna Schumacher is here:

Schumacher celebrates "20th anniversary" in the desert

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Abu Dhabi (AP) - In the desert, Michael Schumacher has celebrated the two decades long relationship with his current wife Corinna. "Yesterday we have there, our 20th anniversary" committed, the record world champion in Abu Dhabi told before the penultimate round of the Formula 1

"The East has its charms," enthused the Mercedes driver from Kerpen in the paddock of the Yas Marina Circuit. "Bedouin tents and the very different nature." He and his wife had enjoyed the atmosphere.


http://translate.goo.....Wueste-69747/

#15355 ivand911

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 18:09

The reason Corinna Schumacher is here:

I think the reason is clear, to help him finish the race. To bring him luck. I hope he will repeat his qualifying from last year.

Edited by ivand911, 10 November 2011 - 18:14.


#15356 holiday

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 18:32

The reason Corinna Schumacher is here:


Heard Heinz-Harald too was invited. :p :cat: :lol:


#15357 Szoelloe

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 18:36

Heard Heinz-Harald too was invited. :p :cat: :lol:


LOL


#15358 Tardis40

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 18:50

Perhaps another deal in the offing?

#15359 Tarzaan

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 19:11

Schumi has already denied this report saying he wants more time to decide whether to continue or not! I guess he wants to see how good the Mercedes GP car is next season before committing for a new contract.



There are some rumors they want to announce it with a big hype. Maybe in Dubai, because the Aaabar...

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#15360 T-Mobile

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 19:17

I think the reason is clear, to help him finish the race. To bring him luck. I hope he will repeat his qualifying from last year.


Ugh, you just reminded me how quickly that race ended for him. Hopefully he makes it through cleanly this time...

#15361 zelpre

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 22:20

Corinna is attending a race after a long time! :) The last race she attended was probably Canada this year.


She was also in Nurburgring.

#15362 zelpre

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 14:40

Michael P7 in FP2.

Michael by far(for 1.4 seconds) the fastest sector 2 - 40.7

#15363 LiJu914

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 14:43

Michael by far(for 1.4 seconds) the fastest sector 2 - 40.7


Thanks to shortcutting...

#15364 Szoelloe

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 14:48

Thanks to shortcutting...

yep


#15365 zelpre

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 14:58

Thanks to shortcutting...


wha? didn't see that...-.-

#15366 Richardc

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 15:05

not on his fastest lap though i hope?!

#15367 LiJu914

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 15:12

not on his fastest lap though i hope?!


Nope. It was on a slow lap. He shortcutted one particular corner several times on purpose to get faster to the line for his next hotlap...

Edited by LiJu914, 11 November 2011 - 15:12.


#15368 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 16:42

Nope. It was on a slow lap. He shortcutted one particular corner several times on purpose to get faster to the line for his next hotlap...



Outlaps don't count anyway I don't think.

#15369 cheapracer

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 19:34

Outlaps don't count anyway I don't think.


The FIA will be on to it if it's offering an advantage though.

Senna once set a fastest time and got pole at Magny Cours by being way too hot for the last corner and spinning across the finish line that was positioned immediately after the corner!


#15370 krea

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 20:12

Michael (and Mercedes) wouldn't do it if this is not legal like the pit stop thing in the last race.

#15371 metz

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 20:19

Michael (and Mercedes) wouldn't do it if this is not legal like the pit stop thing in the last race.

Or they THOUGHT it was legal, like the last lap Schumacher pass on Alonso in Monaco.

#15372 krea

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 20:29

Monaco was spontaneous , but stuff like this now are part of the driver meeting.

#15373 cheapracer

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:16

Monaco was spontaneous , but stuff like this now are part of the driver meeting.


No - The rules were unclear and it had to be resolved by the FIA and the rules rewritten afterwards for clarity. This year commentating, Coulkthard even got it wrong again (can't remember which race, Canada maybe).

#15374 cheapracer

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:20

Oh and this thread was on page 2, first time I've seen it there all year otherwise being on page 1, not bad for a 42year old "has been" who's running 7th currently :lol:

I had to go looking for Rosberg's thread once which was on page 4 and maybe have to get used to it with the amount of Kimi threads next year (if that happens  ;))

#15375 Jomyboy

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:30

I dunno what's gone wrong with Schumacher, but suddenly his one lap pace looks sad. Did they change anything on the car, are there any updates?

#15376 ivand911

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:41

I dunno what's gone wrong with Schumacher, but suddenly his one lap pace looks sad. Did they change anything on the car, are there any updates?

It is FP, if you look FP2 times you should be worried about Nico too. Race pace is more important.


#15377 Szoelloe

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:04

I dunno what's gone wrong with Schumacher, but suddenly his one lap pace looks sad. Did they change anything on the car, are there any updates?



He did not shave yet today

#15378 Kubiccia

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:14

Sadly, Schumi is too slow nowadays. I expect him not to go to Q3 again. :|

#15379 LiJu914

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:27

The strange thing is, that he´s even 0,5sec slower than his best FP2-time. But maybe this one was set on the "experimental tyres"...

Anyway i don´t expect much from him in Qualifying.

Edited by LiJu914, 12 November 2011 - 12:27.


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#15380 Tardis40

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:29

Everybody is too slow, except the drivers that happen to be employed by a certain three teams. Barring mistakes, Mercedes is the fourth place team. P7 and P8 is the best they can hope for.

Edited by Tardis40, 12 November 2011 - 12:30.


#15381 Redaxo

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:31

Who cares about the Q3 this season?

As long as Schumacher keeps doing starts like before in this season, he will be right behind Rosberg with a car on complete race-setup...

#15382 Kubiccia

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:46

don't you guys miss that magic qualifying laps that Schumi used to do? :well:

#15383 Henrytheeigth

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:50

don't you guys miss that magic qualifying laps that Schumi used to do? :well:


Yep! And speaking of MS lol, does anyone who used to hate his dominance laugh when he makes unforced errors? I am an MS fan but I do actually. It's like the other side of the coin kind of scenario lol. I'm just glad he's back. :D

#15384 Szoelloe

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:52

don't you guys miss that magic qualifying laps that Schumi used to do? :well:


no

#15385 GoRacing

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:14

no


Struggling like crazy in Sector 2.

#15386 Lelouch

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:21

seriously, wtf????

#15387 Diablobb81

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:22

He never gets a good run on harder tires in Q1. It's always an adventure.

#15388 Urawa

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:23

no setup in the world can explain that

#15389 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:23

I could swear I saw he had intermeds on. :drunk:

#15390 Math89

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:24

Don't think he is comfortable with the circuit. To many mistakes imo.

#15391 GoRacing

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:25

He never gets a good run on harder tires in Q1. It's always an adventure.


Did he waste a set of soft tyres going back out again? Very remote chance of making it to Q3 with this kind of pace.

Edited by GoRacing, 12 November 2011 - 13:48.


#15392 Szoelloe

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:27

Did he waste a set of soft tyres going back out again? Very remote chance of making it to Q1 with this kind of pace.


Don't think so. Those should have been used softs, not new ones.


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:28

Don't think so. Those should have been used softs, not new ones.


They only have new softs.

It's not really wasted but it shouldn't have been necessary to use them.

Tough to get in Q3.

Edited by Diablobb81, 12 November 2011 - 13:29.


#15394 GoRacing

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:29

I could swear I saw he had intermeds on. :drunk:


Don't know what tyres he had, but it was neither medium nor soft!!

#15395 Vic Vega

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:30

Way to go Joke Clear!

#15396 Johnrambo

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:34

Way to go Joke Clear!


He's not the one driving so badly that they have to use soft tyres.

#15397 Szoelloe

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:36

They only have new softs.

It's not really wasted but it shouldn't have been necessary to use them.

Tough to get in Q3.


yep, my bad, will good be for the race as scrubbed-in ones.

Way to go Joke Clear!


Was that Jock? said 40.5, MS went 40.5

Edited by Szoelloe, 12 November 2011 - 13:37.


#15398 merschu

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:38

Mercgpfans retweeted this:

Msc P17 in Q1 because of his Kers which was OUT. Everything is explained ! #F1 #AbuDhabiGP



http://twitter.com/#!/mercgpfans/statu...349794561458176

Edited by merschu, 12 November 2011 - 13:43.


#15399 merschu

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:39

Was that Jock? said 40.5, MS went 40.5


I think it was Andrew Shovlin.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 13:45

Again he didn't get a good middle sector...