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#17801 Group B

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:01

Leyser, long time no see :clap:

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#17802 pizzalover

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:03

As a dedicated Schumacher hater I've had nothing good to say about the man for twenty years. But, to make a comeback to a very competitive F1 grid, qualify third today as a 42 year old man is an outstanding sporting achievement.
I'm going to have some very mixed feelings if he makes the podium, let alone wins a race.

What with Kimi doing so well, this is shaping up to be a classic season.

#17803 ayali

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:03

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:

#17804 zyphro

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:05

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:

:) :up: :up:

#17805 Massa

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:08

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:


:up: :rotfl:

#17806 salamin

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:12

remember, last year haters were saying MS should be replaced by di Resta :lol:

#17807 zyphro

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:14

remember, last year haters were saying MS should be replaced by di Resta :lol:

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

They're all hiding in a bunker. :wave:

#17808 Rol

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:16

Great job Michael! So happy for you! :)

It was special to see him in the post qualifying interview. More than five years since we had the last one, it must have felt a bit like the first one there! ;)
The lap Michael did seemed superb, certainly not much left in it - so we should not be frustrated. On the contrary the minimal gap to McLarens should give hope that Mercedes will be all year close to the top in qualifying. (In the race though I expect McLaren and RedBull to be stronger yet.)

Interestingly, I had a feeling in the post conference that Michael was a bit tense. It might have been just the emotions of being there finally, but maybe he was frustrated of just not getting in to the front row. This I can understand, as it could have given him a good chance of leading the race and dictate the pace.

Good news is that the new regulations (which seem to favour driver skill and adaptibility more) work for Michael. So far he seems to have the clear upper hand over Rosberg, which possibly takes some useless pressure of him. I am sure being close to the top gives additional motivation, and the vast experience of racing for wins is becoming a factor. :)
It would be logical in this situation that Michael gets at least as much attention from Mercedes as Nico, but hopefully even more as he is the one who seems to be in real fight for the podium.

Getting very hopeful now :D, as Mercedes seems to have made the expected step forward. Our chances are improving that Michael will sign a 2 year contract extension! Please do it!
This is doing very goog to F1 I think. Just as an example: 15 years ago I took my younger sisters (then 11 and 13 years) to a race to see Michael and get a feeling of the atmosphere. This year I will take my own children to a race to see Michael and get a feeling of the atmosphere. This is how historic and epic Michael is. :up:





#17809 S3baman

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:17

remember, last year haters were saying MS should be replaced by di Resta :lol:


People need to jump off the di Resta bandwagon. The Hulk is a much better driver and while Paul got the better of him today, over the week-end Nico looked more comfortable and faster.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:18

i woke up just now and i saw the news WOWOWOWOWOW
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
:kiss:

#17811 Leyser

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:18

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Leyser, long time no see :clap:


Hey there! :up:
I again have a reason to be awake at 4am on weekends, and it sure as hell ain't Ferrari and bloody Massa.
Michael is back doing top 3 pressers, we are enjoying it... 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?

#17812 Octavian

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:19

People need to jump off the di Resta bandwagon. The Hulk is a much better driver and while Paul got the better of him today, over the week-end Nico looked more comfortable and faster.


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

#17813 S3baman

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:22

Leyser, I never heard that quote from Patrick. Coming from him, those words mean a lot especially since Williams had some fantastic world champions.

#17814 Lelouch

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:22

This thread is becoming so epic and fun to read now that Schumi fans have a reason to smile again :-)

#17815 DutchCruijff

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:38

My dream of Schumacher in the top 3 Quali press conference has been fulfilled. :love:

#17816 Wade

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:41

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#17817 DutchCruijff

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:43

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

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:43

Wow, he doesn't look old at all, does he?

Still one of the fittest drivers?

Edited by vipul_singh, 24 March 2012 - 10:44.


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:44

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

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#17820 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?

#17821 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.

#17822 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.

#17823 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

#17824 merschu

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:57

A few more pictures. :)

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#17825 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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#17826 stormshadow

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:01

A few more pictures. :)

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Like a ninja! :smoking:

#17827 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.

#17828 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.

#17829 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.

#17830 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.

#17831 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.

#17832 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.



#17833 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.

#17834 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.

#17835 george1981

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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.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:42



#17837 George Costanza

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:42

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

#17838 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.


#17839 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?

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#17840 Dan333SP

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:03

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

#17841 Ruf

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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!


#17842 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.

#17844 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:


:up:

#17845 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.

#17846 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.

#17848 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.

#17849 mimin

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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. :)

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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) :))