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#17801 zyphro

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:45

Made mine, and defo other Schumi fans, day. Sitting in the library giggling like a little girl.

You go to Imperial right?

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#17802 tommyhjortasen

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:46

Have to give MS some respect, what a great quali!

Best luck for tomorrow.

#17803 zyphro

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:47

It was all a bit too emotional :blush: . If he finishes tomorrow in the same place i'm uncorking a bottle of bubbly :clap:

:up: Ill join you on that one.

#17804 DutchCruijff

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:51

You go to Imperial right?

Yes :cry: :cry: :cry: and ironically not an engineer

#17805 merschu

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:57

A few more pictures. :)

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#17806 Massa

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:00

It's why i like him, he is always professionnal.


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#17807 stormshadow

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:01

A few more pictures. :)

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Like a ninja! :smoking:

#17808 zyphro

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:12

Yes :cry: :cry: :cry: and ironically not an engineer

Haha.

I've been hearing stories about that place. Mostly negative ones?

I ended up choosing Warwick over it :p.

#17809 i.am.cloned

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:12

Shumi, forever the best! :)
really happy to see him in top3 PC again. Hoping for the repeat tomorrow.

#17810 Sakae

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:10

Where's Mastah?

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Check beneath third rock from the Sun.

#17811 Tarzaan

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:37

top speeds:

http://f1-live.hu/hi..._az_egyenesben/

sector times:

http://f1-live.hu/hi...ro_szektoridok/

MS(the Merc) is good in the overtaking places and in top speed.

RBR-s top speed and alonso's are very low, which is promising for the race.

#17812 Scotracer

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:57

I have to say, I closed my eyes for Turn 15 on Michael's Q2 AND Q3 runs.

#17813 zelpre

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:03

Very happy with todays qualifying. Finnaly saw him in the press conference :D

Anyways redbull is faster than Mercedes in race pace. BUT i think we can be more positive. We have try degredation issiues, but we shouldn't have it that much as in Australia. Australia's track characteristics are stop & go corners which increases tyre degredation. While Malaysia's track doesn't have this stop and go corners, it should be better for Mercedes. As for the high temperatures, I think all will have same problems.



#17814 zelpre

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:06

I have to say, I closed my eyes for Turn 15 on Michael's Q2 AND Q3 runs.


Yeah I'm closing my eyes at every track when Michael enters the last corner. It seems like he is in big pressure right up at the end of the lap, and always does the oversteer mistake.

#17815 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:33

Haha.

I've been hearing stories about that place. Mostly negative ones?

I ended up choosing Warwick over it :p.


Imperial rules! Or that's what I tell myself when I feel like I've learned too little at university. :drunk:

Other than that, mighty pleased with today. Could've been second, perhaps, but third is a good place to start. Hopefully the pace will be strong enough to fight for a top-5 finish.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:34

What are the chances of MS leading into turn 1? He's on the clean side of the track, the Mercedes is quick in a straight line and good at starting.

#17817 zyphro

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:42



#17818 George Costanza

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:42

What an excellent lap by Michael. It was vintage Michael today.

#17819 zyphro

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:43

Imperial rules! Or that's what I tell myself when I feel like I've learned too little at university. :drunk:

Other than that, mighty pleased with today. Could've been second, perhaps, but third is a good place to start. Hopefully the pace will be strong enough to fight for a top-5 finish.


Imperial isn't all that; I conducted my research.

It is excellent but damn the stories I've been hearing (from both undergraduates and postgraduates): you want to stay far away from that place lol.

When I went to visit, it seemed dull too- compared to Warwick :D.

There isn't much separating the top 5 Uni's either way (oxbridge, LSE, Imp, Warwick).

Ok ive taken it OT, ill stop there :p.

Edited by zyphro, 24 March 2012 - 13:43.


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#17820 zyphro

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:44

What an excellent lap by Michael. It was vintage Michael today.


Do you have an onboard?

#17821 Dan333SP

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:03

If it rains tomorrow... Might have a vintage performance from MSC :up: :up:

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:06

What are the chances of MS leading into turn 1? He's on the clean side of the track, the Mercedes is quick in a straight line and good at starting.

Pretty high, and if it rains we're in for a mega treat, as Dan 333sp said!


#17823 TheBunk

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:09

Hey, Mark Hughes :wave: :wave: :wave: :lol:

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:20

It is SO NICE to see MS with good results again. I was starting to be concerned that he would have one of those lame comebacks where a top 5 is a great result. Let's hope for more Mercedes improvements as 2012 rolls along.

#17825 Dolph

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:21

Great job by Schumi. He's back
loved seeing him with his race suit half peeled off next to those 2 mac corporate drones in their fake PR race suits

:cool:


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#17826 Dolph

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:22

I like Hulk's Dekra cap - reminds me of when the young Schumi would where a Dekra cap :D


Saw the same.

#17827 Scotracer

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:23

Hey Mastah, wanna chime in?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:26

:love: :love: :love: :love: :love: schhhuuuuuuummmmmiiiiiiiii!! Just saw the news! Im eagerly waiting for tomorrows race. Please be it on the podium.

#17829 Watkins74

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:46

Nice job by Michael and It would be really great to see him on the podium tomorrow.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:30

I am so happy Michael got P3. I was so nervous when he was in the buble zobe in Q2. Congratulation Michael, I wish you can reach the podium. :)

Edited by mimin, 24 March 2012 - 15:30.


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:43

If it rains tomorrow... Might have a vintage performance from MSC :up: :up:


Reminds me of a rather fun race at Sepang... (for a Ferrari/Schumi fan) :))

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:47

I still remember being amazed by Fisi missing his grid spot at that race... Every time I watch a highlight video from that era, the only thing I can think is how much I miss the sounds of V10s :(

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:54

Reminds me of a rather fun race at Sepang... (for a Ferrari/Schumi fan) :))

:up: :up:


#17834 Dan333SP

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 16:00

One thing I've been wondering after these last 2 qualifying sessions... Even us die hard MSC fans admit that he's lost a bit of absolute speed from his prime in '97-'04, although the exact difference is impossible to quantify. That said, he's now qualified 4th and 3rd, at .4 and .2 seconds away from pole, respectively, in the first 2 races. Would "prime" Michael have taken pole in each of these events? I'm thinking that he surely would have today because he excelled at Sepang (and had input into its design, if I recall), maybe not so much in Melbourne. Silly hypothetical exercise, no doubt, but I'd have to bet that he is at least 2 or 3 tenths off his best ever sort of performance, which interestingly is still good enough for the top 3! Amazing, and it goes to show what absolute dedication and training can do for human performance, even in the face of the inevitability of aging.

#17835 zyphro

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 16:02

One thing I've been wondering after these last 2 qualifying sessions... Even us die hard MSC fans admit that he's lost a bit of absolute speed from his prime in '97-'04, although the exact difference is impossible to quantify. That said, he's now qualified 4th and 3rd, at .4 and .2 seconds away from pole, respectively, in the first 2 races. Would "prime" Michael have taken pole in each of these events? I'm thinking that he surely would have today because he excelled at Sepang (and had input into its design, if I recall), maybe not so much in Melbourne. Silly hypothetical exercise, no doubt, but I'd have to bet that he is at least 2 or 3 tenths off his best ever sort of performance, which interestingly is still good enough for the top 3! Amazing, and it goes to show what absolute dedication and training can do for human performance, even in the face of the inevitability of aging.



He could've taken pole if he wanted to.

But as you know; he has to take care of his tyres, rather than punishing them and facing the consequences in the race.

Edited by zyphro, 24 March 2012 - 16:02.


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 16:03

Reminds me of a rather fun race at Sepang... (for a Ferrari/Schumi fan) :))


:up:

Amazing it's been like 10 years since then, and after Schumi won the 2000 title, some people thought he might retire. Over 10 years later, he retired and came back.
Amazing stuff. :smoking:

I still remember being amazed by Fisi missing his grid spot at that race... Every time I watch a highlight video from that era, the only thing I can think is how much I miss the sounds of V10s :(


F1 will forever change and remind us of different eras. 100 years from now, maybe racing on Mars with tracks filtered for oxygen airways for open cockpit racing. :smoking:



Old ancient chinese proverb "may you live in interesting times"








Anyhow regarding today, you can tell Schumi is glad to put the car up there in 3rd, but his mindset wasn't expecting it, once he's got a few results in the races behind his back, it's stilll early days, and he knows that and redbulls and ferrari's could easily be up there strong in the race, so the harder task is coming up.


#17837 Longtimefan

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 16:04

Over half a day to the race and already I'm nervous and jittery.

I don't expect Schumi to hold on to a podium slot through the race, RBR have the race pace on us, maybe even lotus, but I'm just hoping for reliability and no incidents for him, bring it home and pocket the points.

although that said, if he did get on the podium I would be thrilled to bits and probably grin like an idiot for the next two weeks.

Go Schumi!


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 16:12

One thing I've been wondering after these last 2 qualifying sessions... Even us die hard MSC fans admit that he's lost a bit of absolute speed from his prime in '97-'04, although the exact difference is impossible to quantify. That said, he's now qualified 4th and 3rd, at .4 and .2 seconds away from pole, respectively, in the first 2 races. Would "prime" Michael have taken pole in each of these events? I'm thinking that he surely would have today because he excelled at Sepang (and had input into its design, if I recall), maybe not so much in Melbourne. Silly hypothetical exercise, no doubt, but I'd have to bet that he is at least 2 or 3 tenths off his best ever sort of performance, which interestingly is still good enough for the top 3! Amazing, and it goes to show what absolute dedication and training can do for human performance, even in the face of the inevitability of aging.

I said much more than 2-3 tenths last year, but now he's got a car that suits him a bit better I might guess at nearer half a second. It stands to reason; the man is 43 years old, peaked (speedwise) 12-15 years ago, has been out of it for 3 years, had the bad neck injury, etc, so the idea of him losing much less than 4/5 tenths since those blistering laps of 94-2000 just doesn't hold water for me.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 16:30

AMuS says they discussed whether they might go out with prime tyres in Q3 but decided it´s better to use the options.
They are 0,4 sec faster on the Merc.

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#17840 zyphro

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 16:34

AMuS says they discussed whether they might go out with prime tyres in Q3 but decided it´s better to use the options.
They are 0,4 sec faster on the Merc.

Is this reliable? if so: :) :up:

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 16:36

Terrific the genuine happiness/support between MS and Button.

Anyhow regarding today, you can tell Schumi is glad to put the car up there in 3rd, but his mindset wasn't expecting it,


I saw his face, 3rd wasn't good enough - I wonder if he knew he fluffed it somewhere and was kicking himself for it.

If it rains tomorrow... Might have a vintage performance from MSC :up: :up:


I wouldn't get too excited, a chassis that's hard on tyres and set-up is probably going to be a pig in the wet.


is Frans still here to tell us that Ross Brawn is holding Keke hostage in a shed near the North Pole in order to make Nico drive poorly in his sabotaged car?


Frans made a big mistake, he came in dribbling on about Joss the Loss's rant about Schumacher and half the forum let him have the last 10 years of his Schumacher bleating right back at him :lol:

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 16:38

I'm hoping Button wins but if Schumacher wins instead i'll cheer just as loudly :)

Go and roll back the years MS.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 17:17

Great too see Michael in the post qualifying interview, as one of the top 3 quailfiers, and maybe has taken out some of the starch in Rosberg's collar?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 17:59

Eddie Irvine

But Michael Schumacher shouldn't be there in my opnion. End of. What's he doing there? I'm embarrassed for him. After the first year when he hadn't got up to speed it was obvious he had lost it. He's one of the greatest drivers there's ever been and he can't beat Rosberg! Don't get me wrong, Rosberg is a bloody good driver, but you can't say he's as good as Schumacher in his prime. Michael has to say he is selling an inferior product.

http://plus.autospor...beating-vettel/

Good old Eddie.

#17845 Ruf

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 18:02

Reminds me of a rather fun race at Sepang... (for a Ferrari/Schumi fan) :))

:up:
That's one of my favorites races ever!

PS: Bloody hell, those cars really were beautiful...

#17846 tommyhjortasen

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 18:08

If MS wins tomorrow I will be very glad. Years means nothing, almost.

#17847 KavB

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 18:18

Wow. I have to be honest, I thought Schumi's poor qualifying would hurt him if the Mercedes turned out to be a good car, but I'm glad I've been proven wrong! Two consecutive row 2 starts. I'm pretty surprised Rosberg hasn't got anywhere near him.

Here's hoping for a podium, or even better that 92nd win!

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 19:02

Eddie Jordan, Niki Lauda and all the other bullshitters who have said that Schumi has nothing to do in F1 anymore have proved once again what idiots they are.

Schumi has never been a personal favourite of mine, but you have to give the guy credit. He had basically everything to lose coming back, but he did it out of passion and look at him drive now. Great stuff. :up: :up: :up:

Edited by Ghostrider, 24 March 2012 - 19:03.


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 19:09

Eddie Jordan, Niki Lauda and all the other bullshitters who have said that Schumi has nothing to do in F1 anymore have proved once again what idiots they are.

Schumi has never been a personal favourite of mine, but you have to give the guy credit. He had basically everything to lose coming back, but he did it out of passion and look at him drive now. Great stuff. :up: :up: :up:



It just shows how guys like EJ, Irvine, Mark Hughes, award winning F1 writer blablabla, are clueless idiots. In your face, gents.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 19:12

Things are looking very bright so far, im really happy Michael is showing that he still has the speed and proving people wrong in already writing him off saying he is too old etc etc. Let's hope he has a good race tomorrow and maybe even a podium with a bit of luck. :)