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#20351 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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#20352 Sakae

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 15:48

We are vindicated!

#20353 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 :)))

#20355 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:

#20356 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.


#20357 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 :)

#20359 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.

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#20360 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.


#20361 Tardis40

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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!!!


#20362 PoliFanAthic

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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.


#20363 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/

#20364 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.

#20368 Romulan

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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.

#20369 jj2728

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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.

#20370 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.


#20371 Massa_f1

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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)

#20372 d246

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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.

#20373 ali_M

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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.


#20374 Urawa

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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.

#20375 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

#20377 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.


#20378 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

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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:

#20382 ali.unal

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:18

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.

Michael's last pole was in French GP at Magny-Cours back in 2006, July. Monaco GP was before that.

Schumi said he was going to try one-stop race, which is the most sensible thing to do, I reckon given that Vettel almost managed it to work last year. However, Webber and co might try two stops in order to be in the safe side. It will be interesting how tyres will behave as almost noone had done a long-run comparison on Thursday. It's open.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:21

Michael's last pole was in French GP at Magny-Cours back in 2006, July. Monaco GP was before that.

Schumi said he was going to try one-stop race, which is the most sensible thing to do, I reckon given that Vettel almost managed it to work last year. However, Webber and co might try two stops in order to be in the safe side. It will be interesting how tyres will behave as almost noone had done a long-run comparison on Thursday. It's open.


According to Hembery the primes should last 50 laps, while options 35 laps.
Quite doubt the latter but we´ll see.

Edited by Urawa, 26 May 2012 - 18:22.


#20384 Dan333SP

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:27

Just wanted to poke in and say how much I enjoyed Michael turning back the clock this morning, even if he won't lead the field away tomorrow. Haven't jumped up in amazement watching F1 since the 2008 Brazilian GP, makes me remember how much more fun the sport is when your favorite drivers do well. Here's to hoping he rides a good race result into Canada, where I think he'll have his best shot at a win all year (plus I'll be there cheering for him).

#20385 exmayol

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:27

GO MICHAEL! School them haters!!!

Edited by exmayol, 26 May 2012 - 18:28.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:37

Well done Michael!!! :clap:

Briliant lap, not quite them lottery now I presume! :p

Looks like the Mercedes drivers and Webber are the guys to beat this weekend, the Mercedes certainly looks good around Monaco!

#20387 my_own_shadow

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:44

Anyone know when the last time a 43 year old put a car on pole?


And by the way this Michael's performance changes the history books a bit: only three drivers, namely Emilio Guiseppe Farina (47 years, 79 days at 1954 Argentine Grand Prix), Juan Manuel Fangio (46 years, 209 days at 1958 Argentine Grand Prix) and Sir Jack Arthur Brabham (44 years, 17 days at 1970 Spanish Grand Prix), were older when they took the pole.

Moreover today Michael has become the oldest polesitter in "modern" Formula One World Championship, which started in 1981 (as originally it was World Driver's Championship in 1950-1980). Previous record was hold by Mario Gabriele Andretti, who took pole at 1982 Italian Grand Prix being 42 years, 196 days old.



#20388 H2H

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:49


Sadly I could not see the old great man turning back the clock. It is a shame that he got those stupid penalty in Spain.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:52

http://img802.images...52615h35m20.jpg
:smoking:

A sample of a pole sitter on the edge:
http://img32.imagesh...52615h33m30.jpg

How to do the Rascasse corner:
http://img651.images...52615h34m01.jpg

Pitty about this oversteer which cost him S3 time:
http://img138.images...52615h34m49.jpg

and this is how you celebrate with a proper finger, Vettel:
http://img842.images...52613h11m44.jpg

#20390 walkindude

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 19:21

Look how close he gets to the wall when one handed through swimming pool.Like a proper boss

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 19:24

Alonso ‘very pleased’ for pace-setting Schumacher
http://www.gpupdate....ing-schumacher/

#20392 Tarzaan

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 19:46

Michael's last pole was in French GP at Magny-Cours back in 2006, July. Monaco GP was before that.

Schumi said he was going to try one-stop race, which is the most sensible thing to do, I reckon given that Vettel almost managed it to work last year. However, Webber and co might try two stops in order to be in the safe side. It will be interesting how tyres will behave as almost noone had done a long-run comparison on Thursday. It's open.


He also has the pole in hungary, but there he has a time penalty...

#20393 George Costanza

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 19:47

This was Michael's best lap at Monaco since 2000.... Incredible.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 19:53

That was great to see, I am happy for Schumi. :up:

#20395 Pits

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 19:56

Does anybody know how many fresh sets of tires Schumacher and the opposition has?

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 20:19

Does anybody know how many fresh sets of tires Schumacher and the opposition has?

it doesn't really matter at monaco

#20397 Dolph

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 20:30

I'm celebrating Schum'is best qualy result since 2006 :clap: :drunk: :up: :clap: :up:

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 20:33

Does anybody know how many fresh sets of tires Schumacher and the opposition has?

He said he's one stopping so it makes no difference, unless that's what he wants everyone to think.

#20399 ivand911

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 20:50

I'm celebrating Schum'is best qualy result since 2006 :clap: :drunk: :up: :clap: :up:

:clap: :up:


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 20:52

I'm celebrating Schum'is best qualy result since 2006 :clap: :drunk: :up: :clap: :up:



:clap: :up:


Woohooo!! :clap: :up: :up: