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#20401 Sof1

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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:

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#20402 Smile17

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 20:56

You could have bet on Schumi hitting the front again. The win will come soon enough, he will not retire without one. Great lap, but the fact that we had more 'surprises' this season, makes this pole less impressive. Can't deny that.

#20403 1Devil1

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 21:12

You could have bet on Schumi hitting the front again. The win will come soon enough, he will not retire without one. Great lap, but the fact that we had more 'surprises' this season, makes this pole less impressive. Can't deny that.



I do not agree. All the big boys Hamilton, Mark and Rosberg were strong, we had no odd candidate like perez or maldonado aiming for a good result. I wouldn't say the tires aren't a reason merc is strong here, but their for sure less important than on other tracks. This lap will remembered as great comeback :up:

#20404 my_own_shadow

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 21:15

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

Well, not quite a pole (you know that since 2003, when all these silly qualification rules have been initially introduced, to set a fastest time doesn't necessarily meen to be polesitter anymore), but a fastest time throughout the qualifying (during Q2).

So, although his actual Q2 time - 1'18''875 - was the fastest ever time over 4381m Hungaroring circuit, Michael was given a stupid two-second penalty, and his superior lap became a virtual 1'20''875 which didn't allow him to participate in Q3.

And by the way, Schumacher's time was bettered only by Vettel in 2010 with Newey's championship-winning RB6 by just 112 thousands of a second. Till now it is the second ever fastest time over rebuilt in 2003 Hungaroring circuit.

Edited by my_own_shadow, 26 May 2012 - 21:21.


#20405 ali.unal

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 21:18

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

:love: :up: :up:

#20406 ivand911

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 21:25

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#20407 Snic

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 21:46

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


This is what makes the pole so special for me, brilliant stuff thanks

#20408 Muz Bee

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 22:12

Well done to Michael, that was superb and an encouragement to all those fans who kept faith. I stand corrected as the old man takes back ownership of Monaco! With race strategies being so crucial P6 on grid could be good enough for a shot of victory.

My reason for believing top 6 or 8 could win is that the closeness of the field in lap times could keep the field bunched and throw pit strategy into even greater importance. Certainly the tyre management crisis at MB doesn't seem to be in play - like China where they had no problems. And we know what happened there! Maybe they will try for a 1 stop strategy to prevent getting mired behind likely one stoppers like Kobayashi.

#20409 1Devil1

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 22:37

Well done to Michael, that was superb and an encouragement to all those fans who kept faith. I stand corrected as the old man takes back ownership of Monaco! With race strategies being so crucial P6 on grid could be good enough for a shot of victory.

My reason for believing top 6 or 8 could win is that the closeness of the field in lap times could keep the field bunched and throw pit strategy into even greater importance. Certainly the tyre management crisis at MB doesn't seem to be in play - like China where they had no problems. And we know what happened there! Maybe they will try for a 1 stop strategy to prevent getting mired behind likely one stoppers like Kobayashi.


That's a good point I wouldn't bet on somebody is pulling a gap in the recent years the fastest cars were in front in monaco and controlled the race. especially this year with abnormality of the pirelli tires I wouldn't surprise to see a train like we have seen in china and than somebody can hit back from further down with a better strategy or pitstop.

Edited by 1Devil1, 26 May 2012 - 22:38.


#20410 TheBunk

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 22:39

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


YES!

YES!!

YES!!!!!
YEHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:)

My feeling at this moment.

Damn this feels good.

Vindicated!!

Not a track better to have shown this dominance, than at drivers track Monaco.

He can qualify P24 the rest of the year and still say: but I was the quickest in Monaco. I SHOWED THEM HOW ITS DONE!!!!!


WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :up: :up: :up: :up:

Edited by TheBunk, 26 May 2012 - 22:42.


#20411 spacekid

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 22:39

One thing I haven't seen mentined on here yet is a safety car. Normally cars slide into a barrier and the marshalls are so good at clearing them it can often be dealt with under waved yellows, so you can't count on them.

I'm kinda hoping to see a 1-stop as I think it could yield a podium, but if a safety car does come up its timing could be critical to a lot of races.

#20412 PorcupineTroy

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 22:45

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).


Same here! Would love to see him do well tomorrow, but I wouldn't mind him saving his best for Montreal :smoking:


#20413 Sof1

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 22:57

YES!

YES!!

YES!!!!!
YEHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:)

My feeling at this moment.

Damn this feels good.

Vindicated!!

Not a track better to have shown this dominance, than at drivers track Monaco.

He can qualify P24 the rest of the year and still say: but I was the quickest in Monaco. I SHOWED THEM HOW ITS DONE!!!!!


WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :up: :up: :up: :up:


Oh yeah! :drunk: :drunk: :up: :up: :up: :clap: :clap: :clap:


#20414 Tardis40

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:41

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

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


Thanks for posting. That's the best I've seen the car look yet. Bodes well for the Grand Prix.



#20415 Igorr

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:50

Awesome time from Michael.. Very happy to se Webber destroy vettel as well, as last year he was written off, which was clearly to the EBD where vettel had the edge. Now without it, where the car requires more driver input to stabilize the rear end, the more aggressive drivers such as michael, mark, lewis etc are getting the edge out of it in qualli.

#20416 Birelman

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:53

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).

He turned back the clock?! That cheating bastage!! I knew it!!!! :up:

#20417 Myrvold

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:35

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


Nope. A Pole Position is the first spot on the grid. Mark Webber will start there. Michael Schumacher was the fastest, but is not the polesitter. The statistic is about the amount of pole positions, which, Schumacher still has 68 of.
I think it's pretty clear really. It can be debated as much as people would like, but it doesn't change the fact that it will be Webber, not Schumacher starting from pole position.

#20418 chrisaix

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:19

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.


It may not be written in the history books, but for all of us who have witness ones again michael's majestic drive, it will be remembered forever and pass on to our childrens and grans childrens. No one can still be competetive as michael for such a long time in the sports :up:

#20419 femi

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:34

YES!

YES!!

YES!!!!!
YEHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:)

My feeling at this moment.

Damn this feels good.

Vindicated!!

Not a track better to have shown this dominance, than at drivers track Monaco.

He can qualify P24 the rest of the year and still say: but I was the quickest in Monaco. I SHOWED THEM HOW ITS DONE!!!!!


WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :up: :up: :up: :up:



Great lap, hope he finishes the race though...

Edited by femi, 27 May 2012 - 05:34.


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#20420 vlado

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:04

great driving from MS.. :up: A clean start would be really nice :) I think he has a shot at the podium.

#20421 Dolph

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:59

He turned back the clock?! That cheating bastage!! I knew it!!!! :up:


:rotfl:

#20422 DutchCruijff

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:07

This is going to end remarkably well (podium/win) or horribly (another f*cking collision).

#20423 Massa_f1

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:52

Considering how close the field is this year. I am going to say that was one of his best ever qualifying laps. It was also unexpected which made it even better. The pole might not go down in the record books, but it was one of his best.

a full clean race today with a points finish please.

#20424 BCM

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:55

Never been a Schumacher fan, but fair play to him yesterday. Pulled it out of the bag right at the end. Bit of bad luck not being able to profit from the effort but that's life.

#20425 zelpre

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:58

So prediciton for today's race?

It could be a good race, but it can end horribly too. I'm just to much afraid of another collision...

#20426 Schumacher7

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:20

This is going to end remarkably well (podium/win) or horribly (another f*cking collision).

That's how I can see it going as well.

#20427 Pamphlet

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:23

So prediciton for today's race?

It could be a good race, but it can end horribly too. I'm just to much afraid of another collision...


P2 at best. Webber and Hamilton both have better chances of winning than him. Rosberg has equal chances.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:23

Various people would of picked up on the fact that i'm faaar from a Shuey fan (Ivan  ;) ) But was actually glad to see him put in such a great lap yesterday, top job! And then watching the lap back, one handed changing the brake bias through the fast swimming pool chicane was just :drunk: x10! Fair play, thats takes a lot of skill and balls.

I don't feel too well after typing that. :p

#20429 ivand911

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:38

Various people would of picked up on the fact that i'm faaar from a Shuey fan (Ivan ;) ) But was actually glad to see him put in such a great lap yesterday, top job! And then watching the lap back, one handed changing the brake bias through the fast swimming pool chicane was just :drunk: x10! Fair play, thats takes a lot of skill and balls.

I don't feel too well after typing that. :p

 ;) :up: Lets enjoy the race.


#20430 Math89

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:08

Come on Schumacher!

I really hope it will not be another weekend were there was extreme joy on saturday and extreme sadness on sunday.



#20431 Tardis40

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:09

This is going to end remarkably well (podium/win) or horribly (another f*cking collision).


At least he's between two experienced drivers in Alonso and Massa. I'm a little nervous about Grosjean being so close however.


#20432 Longtimefan

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:25

I'm almost too nervous to watch this.

Go Schumi! Get a heap of points but watch out for Grosjean.



#20433 TheBunk

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:28

Spare a thought for Andrew Benson. Now Brawn says Schumacher should continue.

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/99925

#20434 zelpre

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:28

Michael said 1 stopper strategy to win the race from P6 on the grid.

Your thoughts, guys?

#20435 spacekid

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:36

Michael said 1 stopper strategy to win the race from P6 on the grid.

Your thoughts, guys?


Unless he gets a very lucky safety car, absolutely no chance.

He has to find a way past Alonso, Grosjena and then Hamilton just to get near a podium.

Overtaking Alonso and Hamilton at Monaco - it's just not gonna happen unfortunately.


#20436 BetaVersion

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:07

GrowJohn squeezed MSC into the barriers.

It's a shame that MSC lost some positions, but I'm not sad that Grosjean is out

#20437 Birelman

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:08

GrowJohn squeezed MSC into the barriers.

It's a shame that MSC lost some positions, but I'm not sad that Grosjean is out

Lol Gro might be fast, but he's a destroyer!

#20438 Diablobb81

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:10

A very good start by Michael. Too bad that RG was all over the place.

#20439 ivand911

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:13

I hope MS tyre and suspension will held. It was hard hit.

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#20440 spacekid

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:14

Yes, any hope for the afternoon is gone.

BBC guys said Michael took Grosjean out, but realkly did he need to move so far left after tapping the Ferrari.

Anyway, long afternoon in 8th for Schumi now.

#20441 Longtimefan

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:15

I hope MS tyre and suspension will held. It was hard hit.


Me too :well:

#20442 Birelman

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:18

Lol You all must be salivating over the opportunity for Schumacher to pass Raikkonen if all people! Lol

#20443 BetaVersion

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:26

The slow Ferraris are screwing MSC's pace.

Only a 1 stopper can save him

#20444 spacekid

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:29

Lol You all must be salivating over the opportunity for Schumacher to pass Raikkonen if all people! Lol


Er... not especially. Why?

Michaels pace is well above Raikonnens this weekend, but he's been dumped down to 8th and at Monaco there is no way to get past and run at the correct pace.

Thats Monaco, what can you do?

#20445 BetaVersion

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:34

Slow Kimi and Vettel are destroying his race and the front runners also seems on 1 stopper

So, only rain can save now

#20446 1Devil1

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:34

raikkonen too slowwww :drunk:

#20447 schumimercamg

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:36

Even though this race isnt exactly going Michael's way it's nice to see him all over the back of what many believe to be a quicker car. Good show from MSC.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:39

These Lotus drivers are ruining the race of MSC

#20449 spacekid

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:42

Kimi needs to be sensible here and make space, or there will be a crash at the tunnel exit.

#20450 spacekid

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:44

Schumi destroyed his tyres behind Kimi. Zero chance to spin this out to a 1-stopper now.