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#15801 Kubiccia

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 17:32

FP3 Michael already behind Nico.

It'll be interesting if Michael will be able to repeat or. confirm the time he did at FP3. Hardly believe he will improve it, that rarely happened this season.

I have never seen this before. How can a driver consitently be slower on qualifying than his is on fu***ng practice :confused:

His Q2 time today was 2 tenths slower than FP3 time. I really can't fathom it. :|

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#15802 zelpre

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 17:34

I have never seen this before. How can a driver consitently be slower on qualifying than his is on fu***ng practice :confused:

His Q2 time today was 2 tenths slower than FP3 time. I really can't fathom it. :|


unexplainable really.

#15803 Sakae

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 17:37

I am not sure of rules; can he switch rubber, or must he stay on current set up (he has no time in one sector in Q3).

#15804 Lelouch

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 17:38

he can switch

#15805 chrisaix

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 17:38

I have never seen this before. How can a driver consitently be slower on qualifying than his is on fu***ng practice :confused:

His Q2 time today was 2 tenths slower than FP3 time. I really can't fathom it. :|



yeah man, im quite baffled. how can that be possible if the track has more rubber, unless they changed something dramatically on the car. i was hoping he could still finish above rosberg on the final standings. it still possible but will be difficult on where he is now.. oh man...

#15806 Szoelloe

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 17:43

unexplainable really.


Well, maybe Slate and Mastah are right. He is simply thrashed by his teammate. Not that I think so.


#15807 Math89

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 17:46

To be honest, I allready learned not to expect anything for qualifying but just to focus on the race.

#15808 Kubiccia

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 17:49

Well, maybe Slate and Mastah are right. He is simply thrashed by his teammate. Not that I think so.

but the thing is that he's trashed only on qualifying, because on all FPs he's most of the time ahead. I don't know if it is confidence, something that he changes for qualifying setup or whatever, but I think Nico is looking better than he actually is. When your team mate gets slower as the weekend goes on, it's not hard to outqualify him, tbh.

#15809 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 18:07

omg, Jesus Christ, you win. You could come up with several more scenarios.


No need to be jesus christing over this. I was just filling up some board space with the usual speculation.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 18:08

Having an option to choose primes/options might be a very good thing if the rain starts after the start. If forecast says rain in 10 minutes you take softs, if it says in 30 minutes you take mediums and then go straight to inters. Don't know, could be interesting. Or maybe he is just plain slow for whatever reason.

#15811 Szoelloe

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 18:11

No need to be jesus christing over this. I was just filling up some board space with the usual speculation.


well no need to take it personally, we could go on for two more pages pro and contra. :)


#15812 jj2728

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 18:49

but the thing is that he's trashed only on qualifying, because on all FPs he's most of the time ahead. I don't know if it is confidence, something that he changes for qualifying setup or whatever, but I think Nico is looking better than he actually is.


I think it's the other way around in that Nico is actually better than he looks at times. He hauled that Merc up into second for a time today.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 18:51

I think Michael used all of his tires.


This.

#15814 jj2728

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 18:52

I have never seen this before. How can a driver consitently be slower on qualifying than his is on fu***ng practice :confused:

His Q2 time today was 2 tenths slower than FP3 time. I really can't fathom it. :|


It's called 'a combination of factors' and is as old as motor racing. And besides, who's to say he couldn't have a stellar race tomorrow?

#15815 zelpre

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 19:13

"The forecast says there is a high probability for rain during the race"

"With this in mind, we have kept all of our options open for tomorrow and we had a strategic approach to qualifying today. Still we need to find out why we weren’t able to match our times from this morning. There will be a lot of data checking now, so that tomorrow it will be very different and we can attack for some points.”


WTF?

again WTF? Attack for some points.? great, another wasted time. And it will be a waste of time watching tomorrow's race.

Even if it rains, 10th position means he will lose front wing in the first corner.

If it doesn't rain, the race is f***ed up anyways, because of no extra tyres saved.

#15816 pUs

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 19:32

This.


That.

#15817 sawyer_si

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 19:53

"Michael took a measured approach to Q3, in order to save a set of new tyres [for the race], and he is in a good position strategically," Brawn said.



#15818 Szoelloe

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 19:56

THISTHATTHISTHISTHAT LOL ^^^^^^

#15819 F1Champion

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 20:18

Isn't this something like the third race in a row in which he used softs in Q3, although his time would've been sufficient? Of course, he was never really safe, but still.


He has to get on top of Q1, he cannot afford to use a set of softs in that session. Softs have to be for Q2 and Q3.

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#15820 puxanando

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 20:23

:drunk: Another time something wrong on Schumis car, but they don't know what....He should change his "number"!

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 21:39

:drunk: Another time something wrong on Schumis car, but they don't know what....He should change his "number"!

And the red helmet :)
I am not superstitious but who knows ...

#15822 DanardiF1

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 22:05

And the red helmet :)
I am not superstitious but who knows ...


Yeah bring back the old white/german flag helmet... I think Luca di Montezemolo has cursed the red helmet...

#15823 Sakae

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 23:36

With a good first lap and right choice of tires he can make maybe make it to the 5th... (dream lives on) :)

Edited by Sakae, 26 November 2011 - 23:38.


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Posted 27 November 2011 - 00:02

:drunk: Another time something wrong on Schumis car, but they don't know what....He should change his "number"!


And the red helmet :)
I am not superstitious but who knows ...


Perhaps they should change the driver. :p

Edited by Wingcommander, 27 November 2011 - 00:03.


#15825 Muz Bee

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:27

I swear 7 is the luckiest number there is - just ask MS. I think a good race for him is "on the cards".

#15826 cheapracer

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:55

omg, Jesus Christ, you win. You could come up with several more scenarios.


I don't recall posting any.


#15827 zelpre

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:10

..so P10 as in 2006. Let's hope it has something to do with it.

#15828 Lelouch

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:36

..so P10 as in 2006. Let's hope it has something to do with it.

But not with the retirement part :p

Edited by Lelouch, 27 November 2011 - 10:36.


#15829 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:37

I'm predicting a mega Schumacher race if it rains.

#15830 Henrytheeigth

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:38

I'm happy he's back! You know it appears that season 2010 shall see me have own the most models from that year - Alonso, Webber, Vettel, and MS. History in the making for me lol:D

#15831 Wade

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:42

Im hoping for a podium today. Let's go Schumi!

#15832 zelpre

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 13:53

All of us, all fans of Michael all over the world are expecting too much today...I hope there won't be a big disappointment because of the such a big wish itself.

Edited by zelpre, 27 November 2011 - 13:53.


#15833 repeatoffender

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 13:56

All of us, all fans of Michael all over the world are expecting too much today...I hope there won't be a big disappointment because of the such a big wish itself.



It will rain, clouds looming.

BJ

#15834 Szoelloe

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 14:20

It will rain, clouds looming.

BJ


they seem to be looming for three days now, but the cam shows the sun is still shining in SP. To me it looks like a dry race.

#15835 zelpre

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 15:24

It looks like a dry race to me too.

#15836 ivand911

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 15:28

Will MS start with mediums? If they still expect rain, I think he will start with softs.

Edited by ivand911, 27 November 2011 - 15:38.


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Posted 27 November 2011 - 15:42

All of us, all fans of Michael all over the world are expecting too much today...I hope there won't be a big disappointment because of the such a big wish itself.



I am expecting a poor race so i wont be disappinted. Still dont know what Schumacher was thinking yesterday.

#15838 zelpre

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 16:13

WTF? Schumi is slow as hell? Did you see the onboard? So slow...

#15839 Massa_f1

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 16:17

Its time to go home.

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#15840 ivand911

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 16:29

Now Massa is slowing down MS.

#15841 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 16:51

No rain expected either.....

Race is over.

Going for a loooooong pee.

#15842 ivand911

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:16

MS personal record with mediums. :rolleyes:
Michael qualifying was yesterday. This super laps will not help you now. Lap 63, MS 1,1 sec faster than Nico. Is MS with softs???

Edited by ivand911, 27 November 2011 - 17:27.


#15843 Spa95

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:27

Meanwhile Rosberg has been slowly trundling around on its own all afternoon. Obviously not very motivated without Michael near him.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:29

Meanwhile Rosberg has been slowly trundling around on its own all afternoon. Obviously not very motivated without Michael near him.


just wanted to post the same^^

#15845 ivand911

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:38

Good season for MS. Hope for much better 2012. I want MS to find very good car under the Christmas tree.

Edited by ivand911, 27 November 2011 - 17:38.


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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:40

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Fastest S3 for Michael on the last lap.

Apart from the stupid incident, good pace in the race from Michael - consistently faster than Rosberg.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:43

Not a good end to the season at all, but I hope he sticks with it for next year.

#15848 Urawa

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:46

whatever happens between the pratice sessions and qualifing, they need to sort it out.
pace in the race was good again like all season long except for 3-4 occasions.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:47

Who?

#15850 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 17:49

A shame, but not much in it anyway.

Michael said in the interview that there were some balance problems on the car, they couldn't sort them out before the 3rd stint (front-wing tweaking), and that he's looking forward to next year.

Edited by PoliFanAthic, 27 November 2011 - 18:16.