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#20201 MortenF1

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:35

Didn't know. Just read "no DRS in the tunnel".
Apart from that, I'll obviously turn to you for factual info. Void of blinkered fanboy-ism.

Edited by race addicted, 26 May 2012 - 11:36.


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#20202 BRK

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:35

'cept there's no DRS here.


Only in the tunnel. The regular DRS zone is on the main 'straight', like last year.

#20203 aditya-now

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:36

Why MS don't have stellar race pace? :confused: Maybe because his car/tyre combination is one second slower that Kimi's in last two races? We saw Kimi stellar pace in China. 7-8 positions lost in one lap, MS with his not stellar race pace didn't mange such disgrace. Stellar race pace comes from the car/tyre combo, not from the driver.


Why MS lost again 7 tenths to Nico in 3rd practice? :confused: Does he not know that he will have another 5 place grid penalty going against him? He should make this up by qualifying faster!



#20204 zelpre

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:37

Not that impossible. Soft tyres will last 50 odd laps. So, if he can manage to last quali-supersofts for 15-16 laps, he can go the end with softs for ~60 laps. Long shot, but worth tyring.


What? 50 laps? I think you are still in 2010.

#20205 ivand911

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:39

Why MS lost again 7 tenths to Nico in 3rd practice? :confused: Does he not know that he will have another 5 place grid penalty going against him? He should make this up by qualifying faster!

Are you seriously asking me about any time difference in FP3? In Monaco.


#20206 aditya-now

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:43

thanks for clarifying that the 6 wdc's were from superior machinery.
and the 1st was of course for graciously punting another driver of the track.


I think three drivers hold this distinction:

1.) Alain Prost (1989)
2.) Ayrton Senna (1990)
3.) Michael Schumacher (1994)

Michael of course tried one more time (1997) but did not succeed. Thereafter this
form of becoming WDC by punting the competitor off disappeared again from the
sport, and I am grateful as it is not what makes the sport.

Interestingly, Senna and Schumacher are the two who always get accused for it,
while the originator of that art form, Alain Prost, gets away lightly.

Concerning this weekend (2012):

nice that Michael is still there and that Alain is back for the weekend, only Ayrton
is missing from the party - in an age of the Maldonados, Grosjeans and Perez'.


#20207 ali.unal

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:44

What? 50 laps? I think you are still in 2010.

Last year Vettel did 56 laps on soft tyres, which are more-or-less identical to these years. Granted, their working rage is somewhat different, but as I said it's worth trying though (as I also said) it is a long shot.

#20208 Atonal

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:57

Aditya asks a valid question...why was Michael not trying to tweak the car for qualifying knowing full well that a penalty is in store and passing even with the DRS is fraught with uncertainties in Monaco? I think he should have spent more time on the super softs rather than working with the prime tyre in order to be best prepared come Q3 so that even after the penalty he would not fall out of the top 10. I don't know but looking from the outside Merc's strategy always seems suspect to a layman like me. I'm pretty sure that they have looked at it from all the angles and have sufficient data to make the right decision, after all Brawn is a smart man but as a viewer I just don't feel convinced. Come race day I won't be surprised if Michael and Nico run the same strategy even though one might be in the top 3 and the other out of the top 10. But what do I know, Michael and the team may have run the calculations and running a lengthy stint and doing the absolute minimum of stops may be the best outcome?

#20209 ivand911

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:01

Aditya asks a valid question...why was Michael not trying to tweak the car for qualifying knowing full well that a penalty is in store and passing even with the DRS is fraught with uncertainties in Monaco? I think he should have spent more time on the super softs rather than working with the prime tyre in order to be best prepared come Q3 so that even after the penalty he would not fall out of the top 10. I don't know but looking from the outside Merc's strategy always seems suspect to a layman like me. I'm pretty sure that they have looked at it from all the angles and have sufficient data to make the right decision, after all Brawn is a smart man but as a viewer I just don't feel convinced. Come race day I won't be surprised if Michael and Nico run the same strategy even though one might be in the top 3 and the other out of the top 10. But what do I know, Michael and the team may have run the calculations and running a lengthy stint and doing the absolute minimum of stops may be the best outcome?

You should ask the same question about Kimi too? Not many time on SS. I am not worried about that , they can use other driver data to see how SS is holding. Or you are not right and he have different race strategy for the race than Nico.

Edited by ivand911, 26 May 2012 - 12:02.


#20210 ivand911

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:11

If MS didn't lift in last sector(2sec) , he couldn't need to go out in Q1 any more. Probably.

He could save that SS in Q2 too.

Edited by ivand911, 26 May 2012 - 12:55.


#20211 Diablobb81

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:08

YES YES YES

#20212 le chat noir

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:08

Yeah!

#20213 Lelouch

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:08

I LOVE YOU MY KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#20214 le chat noir

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:09

Shut up coulthard

#20215 libano

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:09

boom!

#20216 Augurk

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:09

Michael!! Wow!

#20217 Disgrace

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:09

Ah, what a shame of all weekends for Michael to hit top form.

#20218 Scotracer

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:09

I'm smiling like a moron.

#20219 Umpire

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:09

OH YES!

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#20220 sniper80

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:10

Nice lap from Schumacher! Enjoy it fans!

#20221 aditya-now

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:10

Unbelievable achievement by Schumacher, congratulations to all fans.
What a shame he has the penalty from hitting Senna.

"What a feeling!"

The great old man is back....for once he got it all together.

#20222 genespleen

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:10

Hah! Three cheers for the old man! :clap:

#20223 Diablobb81

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:11

Like someone said :

this quali shows the great parts of Michael (pole) and the not so good parts (penalty).

I am so happy anyway.

#20224 Urawa

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:11

hail the king :clap: :clap: :clap:
typical for this year he´ll start from 6 tomorrow. Big chance for a win that would have been.
Still, he looked mighty on the soft compound

#20225 schumimercamg

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:12

HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA GET IN!!!!!

Bow down to the king you idiot trolls!!!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

#20226 MortenF1

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:14

Give it to me, guys!

Well done Schumacher! Top effort! I'm amazed.

#20227 ali.unal

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:14

Yes!

#20228 DutchCruijff

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:14

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


I screamed like a little girl.

#20229 walkindude

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:15

Schumacher is the KING!All Hail Schumacher!

#20230 schumimercamg

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:15

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


I screamed like a little girl.



So did I!!!

#20231 TheBunk

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:16

EAT IT BENSON, JUST EAT IT!!!!!


WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

HAPPY!!!!!

#20232 Tarzaan

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:16

Win or wall!

:smoking:

#20233 zachary2142

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:16

Bravo! Well done!


#20234 Augurk

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:16

First time in so many years I actually jumped up and applauded!

Funny that on twitter everyone is tweeting about his pole, except for jon noble who just tweets the starting grid (with schumacher 6th).

#20235 chrisaix

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:16

Wooooohooooo! Thats for all of you haters! I cant stop my jaw from smiling! :blush: :love:

#20236 spacekid

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:16

Really happy! Good showing from Schumi.

The guys on the BBC have totally dismissed the fact he drove the fastest lap and can only carp on about how poor he's been. Unbelievable.

#20237 ali.unal

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:16

Argh BBC! While photogprahing the top 3 qualifier, they switched to Eddie Jordan! What a shame.

#20238 aliasj

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:16

yoo hoooooo time to print and frame this timing sheet!!

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#20239 mkoscevic

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:17

A supreme lap by a Schumacher. ;-)

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#20240 Augurk

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:17

And wow, what a place to teach the youngsters who's king :smoking:

#20241 NateF

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:17

Damn the penalty that was great. Seriously though can I have one weekend where the drivers I support have a problem free weekend

#20242 Urawa

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:18

it´s breaking my heart he gets promoted to 6th, damn :|

#20243 1Devil1

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:19

Give it to me, guys!

Well done Schumacher! Top effort! I'm amazed.


No we will be nice to you. Nobody is perfect ;)

#20244 aditya-now

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:20

yoo hoooooo time to print and frame this timing sheet!!

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That's a time sheet for posterity - maybe the last time we see that. Incredible, and incredible feeling in the live comments.
Really sad his penalty, if he were 1st it would be one hell of a race - Schumacher holding up everyone to win the Monaco GP.

So his great abilities and his deficiencies all show in a focal point of time - no better place than Monaco!


#20245 Diablobb81

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:21

That's a time sheet for posterity - maybe the last time we see that.


Don't count your chickens yet.

Edited by Diablobb81, 26 May 2012 - 13:21.


#20246 Nonesuch

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:22

I'm happy for Michael - great result. :) :up:

#20247 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:24

Awesome lap. It just shows he still has plenty of speed left in him. Everyone around him is elite or top class so we shouldn't see any incidents with any ex GP2 kamikaze drivers..


I'm smiling like the first time i got laid :lol:

#20248 F1Champion

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:24

WOO HOO!! I jumped off my chair when Michael got pole! Fantastic job. Massive shame about the grid penalty, which was harsh but can't argue with it now.

I'm so happy, just like the old days for a moment.

A great day for Mercedes at Monaco.

#20249 kosmos

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:24

Fantastic job, shame about the penalty, but Karma is what it is. Too bad this pole is not going into his records and the chance of victory probably gone.

#20250 Massa_f1

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:25

What a lap. That was some brilliant stuff. He still has it.