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#19401 Longtimefan

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:53

No doubt again its going to be a lousy qually and worse race.

I'm really starting to hate Merc, the car is a dog and its not getting any better.

Not sure I even want to watch the race now. :(


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#19402 zelpre

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:23

Let's hope Michael wont extend his contract so I can finnaly stop watching this driving on raw eggs.

Edited by zelpre, 12 May 2012 - 11:24.


#19403 ivand911

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:28

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#19404 Wade

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:42

Knowing Merc and MS' luck, it would be a miraculous accomplishment if Schumi makes it out of Q1 today.

#19405 sharo

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:46

Yeah, I don't expect anything positive today.

#19406 zelpre

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:53

Has that new rear suspension on Michael's car any effects on his pace being off the pace compared to Nico?

Edited by zelpre, 12 May 2012 - 11:53.


#19407 zelpre

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:15

That was not a bad lap on hard by michael, just 1 tenth off the pace. Let's hope for the same story on softs.

#19408 ivand911

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:22

MS could do without his soft tyre lap.

#19409 Atonal

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:23

That was not a bad lap on hard by michael, just 1 tenth off the pace. Let's hope for the same story on softs.


Merc might have split setups....Michael biased towards the hards and Nico towards the softs as the result of Q1 shows.

#19410 zelpre

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:23

HORRIBLE! The lap set on hards was just fast enough to get in Q2, but again luck not on Michael's side and he had to made another lap on softs, which was just a half a second faster than on hards:/. Only P11.

#19411 FlashMaster

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:24

What's his problem with the softs? He was faster than Rosberg on hards.

#19412 ivand911

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:25

I guess he didn't push to much, he just needed small improvement to get in Q2. I guess they could saved the hard tyres then, if they end up using soft in the end.

Edited by ivand911, 12 May 2012 - 12:27.


#19413 FlashMaster

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:36

A tenth behind Rosberg after a good S3... that's gonna be close for Q3.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:38

Looks like shit pace on softs. Bring on the race or a magic lap. :D

#19415 Lelouch

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:43

BRAVO SCHUMI!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

#19416 FlashMaster

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:45

Wow that was CLOSE. Q3 on hards? I guess he used all of his softs.

#19417 Stallknecht

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:45

Fingers crossed for a magic lap @ Q3 from Schumi, :)

#19418 zelpre

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:46

**** what's wrong with the pace on softs! damn it!

#19419 Diablobb81

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:47

Wow that was CLOSE. Q3 on hards? I guess he used all of his softs.

He should have another set.

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#19420 spacekid

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:52

Doing Q3 on hard and qualifying 9th (or higher if some cars don't run) could be an interesting strategy. Don't think they'll do it, but would be interesting to see.

#19421 Lelouch

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:53

Doing Q3 on hard and qualifying 9th (or higher if some cars don't run) could be an interesting strategy. Don't think they'll do it, but would be interesting to see.

Is there anything better to do? I wonder..

#19422 Stallknecht

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:55

Hes on prime ATM

#19423 FlashMaster

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:59

God I HATE this team.

#19424 Diablobb81

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:59

Split strategy from Merc. Hopefully no accidents tomorrow.

#19425 ivand911

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:02

Split strategy from Merc. Hopefully no accidents tomorrow.

Yeah, 7th and 9th.


#19426 FlashMaster

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:02

I just hope he will start on hards tomorrow. But I see them screwing up his race again...

#19427 Diablobb81

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:06

Yeah, 7th and 9th.


I don't understand why they sent Nico out if that was the max time.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:07

I just hope he will start on hards tomorrow. But I see them screwing up his race again...


Yep, they MUST do it. The hard tyre is the better for him.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:07

I think he did a reasonable job in Q1 (depending how hard he used his softs). His hard time proved to be enough in the end but okay. Q2 was really on it, just like Rosberg! Dead heat, I say. Q3, smart cookie Schumi. Could be a good move in the end, being on the right side of the grid.

#19430 nateshan

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:08

I just hope he will start on hards tomorrow. But I see them screwing up his race again...

Yes, he is on hards.

#19431 FlashMaster

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:11

Yes, he is on hards.


He didn't set a laptime, they can choose.

#19432 thrillercd

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:11

was Nico on softs ?

#19433 SeanValen

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:12

Rosberg qualified maybe 2 early.

Who knows.
I think Schumacher showed hs pace in Q2, and his hard tyre choice makes sense, because Rosberg's Q3 fell back. There was too many who were going for pole.


Smart qualifying from MS given what we know about the compettition, and this sort of qualifying at spain isn't qualifying, it's basically sunday warm up before Sunday, as qualifying as we knew it doesn't exist anymore.


I think he did a reasonable job in Q1 (depending how hard he used his softs). His hard time proved to be enough in the end but okay. Q2 was really on it, just like Rosberg! Dead heat, I say. Q3, smart cookie Schumi. Could be a good move in the end, being on the right side of the grid.



Remember Schumahcer didn't set a Q3 time at all last year at Spain and he did well.


Edited by SeanValen, 12 May 2012 - 13:13.


#19434 zelpre

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:12

Pretty positive ending of the day then at least. Hards clearly are better for Michael. 1 set of softs saved too. He is in a better position than Nico I guess.

#19435 ivand911

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:14

was Nico on softs ?

yes


#19436 Massa_f1

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:15

Pretty positive ending of the day then at least. Hards clearly are better for Michael. 1 set of softs saved too. He is in a better position than Nico I guess.



Yea. I was expecting worse. So not such a bad end to the day.

#19437 Urawa

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:17

Michael looks not happy at Sky Germany. Says they are glad to be in Q3 after qualifiyng was their strength all year...

#19438 sharo

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:17

Now Michael has a tyre choice for the start bu I am afraid they'll pick the worst strategy. Again.

#19439 Sof1

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:18

Really disappointing qualifying format, with the tyre issues...I hate e fact that the tyres are preventing drivers to not even run in Q3.

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#19440 thrillercd

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:18

yes

Thanks Ivan. The gap between Nico and Hamilton is gigantic :confused:

#19441 ivand911

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:53

Thanks Ivan. The gap between Nico and Hamilton is gigantic :confused:

It was not new set of softs and he wasn't going for the fastest time. It was tactical time, they expected others to not set time. Also I think they compromised heavily Q speed for the race.

Edited by ivand911, 12 May 2012 - 13:54.


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 15:35

How's the weather for tomorrow as I read that there are chances of rain?
If that is so all that strategy might go down the drain.

#19443 ivand911

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 15:36

How's the weather for tomorrow as I read that there are chances of rain?
If that is so all that strategy might go down the drain.

yes and yes. Will be colder around 21 degree. I think they knew about that, so will this work we will see tomorrow.

Edited by ivand911, 12 May 2012 - 15:37.


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 17:02

yes and yes. Will be colder around 21 degree. I think they knew about that, so will this work we will see tomorrow.


We saw Schumi definitely better on the harder compound with the reverse on Rosberg's side. How are we supposed to interpret this? This is more a tyre issue than anything else. Look at the gulf between Hamilton and Button or Hamilton and the rest of the grid for that matter. Is Hamilton suddenly god? So Maldonado is the new boy wonder with that front row start for Williams. Glory gained, not through changing weather conditions, but the tyres.... gimme more... :eek: :| :( :cry: :confused: :evil: :mad:

#19445 ivand911

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:30

Shit, MS lost his clean side 9th place.

#19446 DutchCruijff

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:43

Hilarious, when I heard Hamilton getting a penalty all I could think about was Schumster being shifted to the dirty side :rotfl:

#19447 ali_M

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 19:06

Shit, MS lost his clean side 9th place.


Let's just wait and see how it goes. He seems to have the hard tyres sussed for whatever reason. I don't even know if credit should be given to him for that and it may well be very different tomorrow with different temperatures and the cars full of fuel. We are at the mercy of circumstance rather than ability. If the circumstance is good, then the ability will show. Otherwise it will be the same as with the rest of the season so far.

#19448 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 19:30

I'm actually quite glad I skipped quali today, for the first time in long while. Don't know what to hope for tomorrow, it seems impossible to predict.

#19449 zelpre

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 19:49

Shit, MS lost his clean side 9th place.


Have michael had any luck this season at all? :/

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 20:03

Shit, MS lost his clean side 9th place.


Dirty side and (hopefully!) hard tyres, will be a tough start.