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#20351 salamin

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 14:51

Brawn emotional after MS's pole

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#20352 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 14:53

Schumacher actually predicted pole position, starting the race sixth and then winning.......

It wasn't shown on BBC but it was aired on Sky in the post-qualifying press conference.

http://www1.skysport...o/12870/7779821

Edited by Ferrari_F1_fan_2001, 26 May 2012 - 14:55.


#20353 ivand911

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 14:55

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MS: Guys, I know very good parking spot nearby.

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#20354 TheBunk

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:03

I cannot stop smiling :)

#20355 ali_M

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:05

Well, Well done Mike!, who knows, maybe in 3 more years he can actually win a race, who knows, stranger things have happened! :drunk:


Wow... nice one this.

You nicely confirm how pathetic envy can so colour one's opinion DESPITE genuine racing experience. Sorry that you are unable to really appreciate what took place today. Maybe you should meet with Warwick and have a drink? :smoking:

A wonderful pole from Schumi and the best circuit to have done it on!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Well done by Webber as well. It's so refreshing really after all that has happened. It's about time the critics rightfully got some of their words to chew on.

Edited by ali_M, 26 May 2012 - 15:06.


#20356 1Devil1

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:05

But where is the onboard lap? Nobody uploaded it to youtube etc.?

#20357 Pits

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:08

But where is the onboard lap? Nobody uploaded it to youtube etc.?


Yeah, it didn't show on TV and it's not to be found online anywhere.
I would love to see it... :clap:

#20358 aliasj

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:11

No matter what happens tomorrow this pole will never be forgotten. He did it against 8 guys who all did fast laps.


You're right!! This didn't happen to be one of 'those' no-run S3 tire session. Also, this happens to be Monaco!

#20359 DutchCruijff

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:12

Bloody nice to see Jock & Nico chuffed for him :)

Think it'll be difficult to find his pole lap today purely due to the sh*tty directing going on. I didn't even know if he was out on the track.

http://www1.skysport...formula1/video/
http://www1.skysport...o/12870/7779957
http://www1.skysport...o/12870/7779962

Edited by DutchCruijff, 26 May 2012 - 15:17.


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#20360 Szoelloe

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:18

Bloody nice to see Jock & Nico chuffed for him :)

Think it'll be difficult to find his pole lap today purely due to the sh*tty directing going on. I didn't even know if he was out on the track.


The pole lap is always available on formula1.com, but I don't really know from when exactly. I believe next week though.


#20361 DutchCruijff

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:19

The pole lap is always available on formula1.com, but I don't really know from when exactly. I believe next week though.

I suspect Sky Sports/BBC F1 will show it tomorrow, as they always do before the start.

#20362 TheBunk

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:21

Sky showed the lap with Davidson analysing.

#20363 Atonal

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:22

It is special that Michael got the pole in Monaco, a track which is still considered to be the place where a driver can out drive the car and make a difference. Top marks to Webber, Rosberg and Lewis too as they put in very good performances and all of them have over the years showed pace at this track. Like Ivand said all the contenders got a shot at pole and there were no glaring tyre saving strategies as such. So I will say it again well done Michael!

On another note can anyone enlighten me who Michael referred to in the press conference when he was saying thanks to the team? Some special group of people which are close to him and with whom he sat down at the start of the week to work together for a shot at pole? I think Jock (I don't believe in the silly conspiracies blaming him for the DNFs) is a part of that unit as ever since he has joined Micheal's side of the garage his performances have been on the up.

#20364 Szoelloe

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:22

Sky showed the lap with Davidson analysing.

yep.


#20365 Starlight

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:37

Congrats for Michael. It seems that he predicted it too..... Great lap. Hope it all goes well for the race too.


"I have to confess, it brought a little tear to my eye” - Mercedes Team Principal Ross Brawn

Twitter- Ross on Michael's Pole lap

#20366 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:38

Great performance today by Schumacher! Pole position at Monaco!

#20367 DutchCruijff

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:39

Montreal is looking very promising, if ever we are going to see another Schumacher win it's going to be there.

#20368 Devero

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:41

Happy for the old man, sad that he got the penalty

#20369 MarcelBrDirani

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:41

No matter what happens tomorrow this pole will never be forgotten. He did it against 8 guys who all did fast laps.



Don´t forget that these other 8 drivers were driving the best car of the grid, the Marcedez,. No wait...


Anyway, good job by Michael, i think beeing 0.1 s faster than Rosberg is a the ultimate proof that he is the Monaco Master. Can´t think about any other driver who could do the same.




#20370 jj2728

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:45

Hat's off to MS. A well deserved pole, albeit one that is negated by the grid penalty. Regardless, Mercedes look strong for tomorrow.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:48

We are vindicated!

#20372 ivand911

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:53

Don´t forget that these other 8 drivers were driving the best car of the grid, the Marcedez,. No wait...
Anyway, good job by Michael, i think beeing 0.1 s faster than Rosberg is a the ultimate proof that he is the Monaco Master. Can´t think about any other driver who could do the same.

I guess you hear "tyre lottery" phrase, not for the first time. This is the answer for all your questions. We don't know which car is the best, there could be not pleasant surprise tomorrow. In F1 we live day by day.

Edited by ivand911, 26 May 2012 - 15:54.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 16:22

He wil eat that amateurs in front of him like a pigeon eat bread :)))

#20374 ali_M

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 16:35

He wil eat that amateurs in front of him like a pigeon eat bread :) ))


I wouldn't count on that. It's going to be tough as it has always been for him since his return. All will have to come together.

I just hope that he doesn't have an incident. Where's the fingers-crossed emoticon? I could use one of those now!!! :stoned:

#20375 ivand911

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 16:47

MS training starts for tomorrow:
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Michael Fastbender (USA), big fan of MS.

Edited by ivand911, 26 May 2012 - 16:50.


#20376 ali_M

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 16:48

Just watching the BBC feed of qualifying and Coulthard was amusing. It must be quite difficult for Coulthard to witness his contemporary be the fastest in F1 at Monaco, with such such a tight grid of talent, while he's in the commentary box and otherwise driving mid-to-back of the pack in DTM. I'm sure he was taking some consolation in Schumi's lack lustre record to date. This pole must be difficult for him. I can imagine him fidgeting more and feeling his earlobe more than normal.

Coulthard's behaviour at the end of qualifying in response to Schumi's success, as well as the comments of so many fellow retired drivers like Brundle, Berger and others really call for serious success on Michael's part. I'm seriously hoping that he keeps on it and succeeds for them. They really aught to show more respect and support for his comeback. But they've so disappointingly allowed their own egos to get in the way and that should not be allowed to go unchecked.

You go Michael!! :clap: You show them! :lol:

Edited by ali_M, 26 May 2012 - 16:51.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 16:52

Just watching the BBC feed of qualifying and Coulthard was amusing. It must be quite difficult for Coulthard to witness his contemporary be the fastest in F1 at Monaco, with such such a tight grid of talent, while he's in the commentary box and otherwise driving mid-to-back of the pack in DTM. I'm sure he was taking some consolation in Schumi's lack lustre record to date. This pole must be difficult for him. I can imagine him fidgeting more and feeling his earlobe more than normal.

Coulthard's behaviour at the end of qualifying in response to Schumi's success, as well as the comments of so many fellow retired drivers like Brundle, Berger and others really call for serious success on Michael's part. I'm seriously hoping that he keeps on it and succeeds for them. They really aught to show more respect and support for his comeback. But they've so disappointingly allowed their own egos to get in the way and that should not be allowed to go unchecked.

You go Michael!! :clap: You show them! :lol:


You could see damon hill sinking in the ground too when michaels age was mentioned :)

#20378 Dolph

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 16:58

Too bad that Michael even does not get credit for the pole in the record books.

#20379 ivand911

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:06

Too bad that Michael even does not get credit for the pole in the record books.

We will never forget that 69th pole.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:08

No matter what happens tomorrow this pole will never be forgotten. He did it against 8 guys who all did fast laps.


Sure it will, when he wins the Grand Prix!!!


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:09

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Michael Fastbender (USA), big fan of MS.


Fassbender and he's actually born in Germany. :)

And that's Liam Cunningham with him, whom one might know from Game of Thrones - if not from one of his many other great movies.

Edited by PoliFanAthic, 26 May 2012 - 17:19.


#20382 Romulan

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:20

Michael, Glückwünsche auf Ihrer Stange!

(Sorry if the translation is not proper.)

http://ets.freetranslation.com/

#20383 ivand911

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:25

Hamilton praises Schumacher's efforts after topping times in Monaco qualifying
http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/99905

H_Kovalainen: Congrats Schumacher great lap by him today, shame he loses it because of the penalty but that's life. Still good effort

Mark Webber says Monaco Grand Prix qualifying was 'Michael Schumacher's day' as former champion loses pole to penalty
http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/99887

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:26

We will never forget that 69th pole.


Awww!

Seriously, it is strange that it doesn't get it's rightful place in the statistics, as they should show who actually was fastest.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:27

Michael, Glückwünsche auf Ihrer Stange!

(Sorry if the translation is not proper.)

http://ets.freetranslation.com/


Michael, Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur schnellsten Runde ;)

Pole was translated to bar, it's quit funny because your translation can be interpreted as "Michael congratulations for your (best friend down in your pants :lol: )

normally you use the english word pole position, german has no 100% correct translation

Edited by 1Devil1, 26 May 2012 - 17:38.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:33

Don´t forget that these other 8 drivers were driving the best car of the grid, the Marcedez,. No wait...


Anyway, good job by Michael, i think beeing 0.1 s faster than Rosberg is a the ultimate proof that he is the Monaco Master. Can´t think about any other driver who could do the same.

:rotfl:

Bitter time.

Mclaren have the best mech grip. Everybody says they have the best car. It's Hamilton that isn't so fast as people think.

Old MSC was 0,15s than Rosberg, who is rated as very good qualifier by many, but Webber also showed that Mercedes wasn't, by any means, the best car.

Who made the pole was the driver, not the car.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:37

Michael, Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur schnellsten Runde ;)

Pole was translated to bar, normally you use the english word pole position, german has no 100% correct translation


Thank you! Your version is now in my permanent library.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:42

Just watching the BBC feed of qualifying and Coulthard was amusing. It must be quite difficult for Coulthard to witness his contemporary be the fastest in F1 at Monaco, with such such a tight grid of talent, while he's in the commentary box and otherwise driving mid-to-back of the pack in DTM. I'm sure he was taking some consolation in Schumi's lack lustre record to date. This pole must be difficult for him. I can imagine him fidgeting more and feeling his earlobe more than normal.


I seriously doubt that.

#20389 ali_M

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:44

I seriously doubt that.


Of course you do!! :wave:

Edited by ali_M, 26 May 2012 - 17:45.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:47

Just watching the BBC feed of qualifying and Coulthard was amusing. It must be quite difficult for Coulthard to witness his contemporary be the fastest in F1 at Monaco, with such such a tight grid of talent, while he's in the commentary box and otherwise driving mid-to-back of the pack in DTM. I'm sure he was taking some consolation in Schumi's lack lustre record to date. This pole must be difficult for him. I can imagine him fidgeting more and feeling his earlobe more than normal.

Coulthard's behaviour at the end of qualifying in response to Schumi's success, as well as the comments of so many fellow retired drivers like Brundle, Berger and others really call for serious success on Michael's part. I'm seriously hoping that he keeps on it and succeeds for them. They really aught to show more respect and support for his comeback. But they've so disappointingly allowed their own egos to get in the way and that should not be allowed to go unchecked.

You go Michael!! :clap: You show them! :lol:



To be honest the Sky crew praised his lap and Brundle sounded genuinely sad about the grid pen. It was more the BBC team (mostly DC's behavior and comments i found irritating)

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:49

Quali summed up MS perfectly. Fast as hell but with a whiff of controversy. Great to watch but a bit of a shame too.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:49

To be honest the Sky crew praised his lap and Brundle sounded genuinely sad about the grid pen. It was more the BBC team (mostly DC's behavior and comments i found irritating)


I didn't watch the Sky feed, but my mentioning Brundle wasn't about his response to Michael's pole, but his comments in general since Michael's comeback. He has often not been fair, IMO, with his ego getting in the way quite often. The upside with having past drivers commentating is that we get the technical insight, but the other side is that their egos too often get in the way, especially when their own contemporary is still out there driving. It's not easy for them to commentate while that's happening and they do have their lapses, but too often. Coulthard's today was quite bad. He admittedly calmed down by the time Michael was getting out of the car.

Edited by ali_M, 26 May 2012 - 17:51.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:57

Michael said 1 stop strategy is the way to go, Vettel wants to try it too.

#20394 aliasj

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:58

Very interesting FACTS.

Schumacher's FIRST ever pole. 1994, Monaco.
Schumacher's LAST pole. 2006, Monaco (Penalty, sent to back of grid).
Schumacher's comeback pole. 2012, Monaco (Penalty, 5-places).

Maybe it is a sign of things to come.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:59

http://www.dailymoti...umi-monaco-2012

motor racing lovers, I just found the pole lap onboard :clap:

The old master just spanked everybody in S2 and then, to humiliate the youngsters, he went one-handed into the fastest corner of Monaco, done at approx 200kmh :rotfl:

This is F1 I like, drivers making a difference through skill and not only for knowing the tires better and etc :D

#20396 Snic

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:59

Very interesting FACTS.

Schumacher's FIRST ever pole. 1994, Monaco.
Schumacher's LAST pole. 2006, Monaco (Penalty, sent to back of grid).
Schumacher's comeback pole. 2012, Monaco (Penalty, 5-places).

Maybe it is a sign of things to come.


Yeh you have a new date for the LAST ever pole sentence now :p
Anyone know whe nthe last time a 43 year old put a car on pole?

Edited by Snic, 26 May 2012 - 18:00.


#20397 Dolph

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:10

Yeh you have a new date for the LAST ever pole sentence now :p
Anyone know whe nthe last time a 43 year old put a car on pole?



1 Italy Nino Farina 47 years, 79 days 1954 Argentine Grand Prix
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 209 days 1958 Argentine Grand Prix
3 Australia Jack Brabham 44 years, 17 days 1970 Spanish Grand Prix

#20398 Skinnyguy

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:13

Great job from Michael, really hoping Mercedes to remain competitive on long runs. Michael deserves a good result after all the misfortune.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:13

http://www.dailymoti...umi-monaco-2012

motor racing lovers, I just found the pole lap onboard :clap:

The old master just spanked everybody in S2 and then, to humiliate the youngsters, he went one-handed into the fastest corner of Monaco, done at approx 200kmh :rotfl:

This is F1 I like, drivers making a difference through skill and not only for knowing the tires better and etc :D


Nice lap and amazing one handed through the fastest corner - love it! But he definitely lost time in last corner maybe a tenth?

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:14

http://www.dailymoti...umi-monaco-2012

motor racing lovers, I just found the pole lap onboard :clap:

The old master just spanked everybody in S2 and then, to humiliate the youngsters, he went one-handed into the fastest corner of Monaco, done at approx 200kmh :rotfl:

This is F1 I like, drivers making a difference through skill and not only for knowing the tires better and etc :D


Wow, what a great lap that was!!
Thanks for posting, have been looking for this all afternoon... :up: