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#1 zeph

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:22

I though it appropriate to start a thread about him, given today's terrific result.

Showing up his lauded teammate on his first ever GP, congrats!

Edited by zeph, 27 March 2011 - 08:23.


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#2 salamin

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:23

the guy was all over massa with 1 less stop :eek:

it was fun to watch when massa came into pits, that perez was still able to use the drs on the straight

#3 FA and RK fan

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:30

He was great, maybe even MotR. BUt tactics really help him get past many cars, but i don't want to take anything away from him. He did great. :up: :up:

#4 Birelman

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:30

Yea, we didn't get to see enough of him, but I think I'm really impressed given his 1 stopper he was able to still go really fast, even at the end! Makes me wonder what all the whining was about from all the other drivers about the tires!! If this kid can make them work, so can the pros! They just need to get with the program, in that sense, I think he showed everyone up!!!

So far, so good for him, I think this is one to watch!!! :)

#5 Anssi

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:31

Congratulations, Mr. Perez.

#6 Alx09

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:32

I was extremely impressed with Perez today, awesome result. Such a smooth and controlled drive from him in his first race.

#7 olliek88

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:38

Martin whitmarsh just said perez's drive was "incredible" , strong words, only one race but a future replacement when JB retires? i know its a long way off and very early in his career but just speculating, kimi went there from sauber after one season so who knows?



#8 dau

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:38

So, when will we get that Mexican GP then?

#9 zeph

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:39

Frankly, i did not see him at all and was surprised to see him on P7 in the last few laps. No idea where he came from, but the fact that he finished ahead of Kobayashi is not without merit.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:40


Great race, frankly I would have not thought it possible that somebody goes for one stop only and that Sergio Perez is going to take points from Oz. Very well done by the team, Pirelli and Perez.



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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:42

Martin whitmarsh just said perez's drive was "incredible" , strong words, only one race but a future replacement when JB retires? i know its a long way off and very early in his career but just speculating, kimi went there from sauber after one season so who knows?


*cough* Ferrari young driver programme *cough*

#12 thechin

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:42

Loved Kobayashi since he came in and Perez looks good too. Great to see exciting, talented young drivers getting a chance. Let's hope the big teams take note and some of the dead wood can be cleaned out.

#13 zeph

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:43

Yeah, you gotta love Sauber for seeking out talent and giving them an opportunity to shine.

Edited by zeph, 27 March 2011 - 08:44.


#14 Ferrim

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:44

the guy was all over massa with 1 less stop :eek:

it was fun to watch when massa came into pits, that perez was still able to use the drs on the straight


Didn't see that... shouldn't happen.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:44

*cough* Ferrari young driver programme *cough*


Oh yer, forgot about that, lol! in that case massa's replacement haha.

#16 Victor_RO

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:44

Peter Sauber must be grinning from ear to ear, his gamble on young drivers is looking very very VERY good right now.

#17 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:45

Woah, let's calm down a bit. Perez drove well but it's a bit hard to put the first race into proper perspective. That could be his only points finish of the year and the only time he finishes ahead of Kobayashi for all we know.

#18 Slowinfastout

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:47

Peter Sauber must be grinning from ear to ear, his gamble on young drivers is looking very very VERY good right now.


The drivers are fine but the car seems to be very good too, being kind to the tires may means a lot of points down the road, and the millions that come with them!

#19 Slowinfastout

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:48

Woah, let's calm down a bit. Perez drove well but it's a bit hard to put the first race into proper perspective. That could be his only points finish of the year and the only time he finishes ahead of Kobayashi for all we know.


lol

Does a leopard ever change its spots?

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#20 JohnnyWoodcock

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:49

I will judge him after a few races not 1



#21 FranDaMan

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:50

Brilliant result from him today. Him and Petrov were the drivers of the day for me.

#22 Birelman

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:52

I will judge him after a few races not 1

I don't think anyone is really judging him. I my case, I'm simply acknowledging a good performance, and great way to start his career!

#23 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:54

lol

Does a leopard ever change its spots?


I'm just saying don't extrapolate a career or even a season after one race. After the first race of 2010 people thought the season was going to be terrible.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:56

Almost 40 laps on soft tyres is impressive. Makes you wonder why others pitted 3 times.

#25 MinT

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:57

Woah, let's calm down a bit. Perez drove well but it's a bit hard to put the first race into proper perspective. That could be his only points finish of the year and the only time he finishes ahead of Kobayashi for all we know.


For once I agree with you.

#26 Group B

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:59

Great first race :up:

#27 nomeg1

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:00

He was Excellent !
A small parenthesis for Jérôme d'Ambrosio also, who finished the race for his first F1 ever, and with a weak car, I am not saying he over-drove, but he finished.

#28 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:01

For once I agree with you.


Wow, thanks for lowering your standards.

#29 Furore

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:05

A particularly measured and mature drive, especially given that he is only 21 and starting his first race against a relatively highly fancied team-mate. Add to that the fact that he missed the bulk practice 3, it was an oustanding performance. He had caught my eye yesterday when he matched Koba's times in the first period of qualifying and prior to that performing admirably during friday practice. Evidently had some problems with traffic in Q2. I think there will be more to come from this one!

#30 JohnnyWoodcock

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:08

I don't think anyone is really judging him. I my case, I'm simply acknowledging a good performance, and great way to start his career!


My post was aimed at those that were linking him with McLaren or Ferrari, couple of crashes and it will be 'who should replace Perez ?' threads so while it is an encouraging start by him it is far too early to tell how good he is but he was good today.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:08

Mexican fans deserve a good national prospect for the sport! There are other great up and coming Mexican drivers that might be given the nod soon enough.

#32 marcoferrari

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:45

Great job from Perez, today! He and Petrov were the biggest surprises for me... :up:

#33 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:06

Lets hope this performance isn't a one off. Hot prospect.

#34 AlainProstX

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:06

I already made a bet with two friends about "Who`s going to be the best rookie in 2011". Both of them put their money on Di Resta, while my favourite was Perez.

Great drive by Perez. Kobayashi/Perez is a good (and very young) driver combo.

Looking at how bad Massa performed to day, one of them would be a nice option for 2012.

#35 David Lightman

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:47

Both Saubers excluded, gutted!

#36 Tufty

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:14

Sauber disqualified due to rear wing irregularities :cry: Perez and Kobayashi lose their results

#37 Birelman

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 13:21

My post was aimed at those that were linking him with McLaren or Ferrari, couple of crashes and it will be 'who should replace Perez ?' threads so while it is an encouraging start by him it is far too early to tell how good he is but he was good today.

hahaah! You're being too kind with "couple of crashes" just losing to Kobayashi once or twice should suffice in a few people calling for his head!!!!! lol

#38 gm914

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 13:37

Shame about the decision to disqualify the Saubers. Both drivers were exciting to watch.
Pedro and Ricardo have a fiver on you up there, son!

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 13:38

Did you know that both Sergio and Robert Kubica were disqualified after finishing 7th in their first race? They both drove Sauber and their number was #17.

I believe there is more to come from Sergio! :up:

Edited by anode, 27 March 2011 - 13:40.


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#40 Risil

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 13:51

Sauber are good at rookies. However it is that their management deals with inexperienced drivers, some other teams could probably learn some lessons.

Edited by Risil, 27 March 2011 - 13:52.


#41 Sausage

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 13:55

Almost 40 laps on soft tyres is impressive. Makes you wonder why others pitted 3 times.


Aye, I want to cheer him on but this was a freak strategy wich paid off (before dq at least). So I'm not even sure how he drove. It was good but no clue really how good. So all I can say for now is he didnt't look bad at all :up:

#42 rolf123

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 14:03

Oh come on. He conserved tyres automatically while being stuck behind other cars.

It's not like he has super-human tyre wear detection abilities or anything.

#43 FA and RK fan

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 16:23

Oh come on. He conserved tyres automatically while being stuck behind other cars.

It's not like he has super-human tyre wear detection abilities or anything.


Or maybe he has, i saw some human freaks of nature in my life. :wave: :wave: :wave:

Seriously, i feel sad they got DQF. But i am looking forward as i am sure Sauber could mix it up this year (for sure).

Edited by FA and RK fan, 27 March 2011 - 16:24.


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Posted 27 March 2011 - 17:02

Almost 40 laps on soft tyres is impressive. Makes you wonder why others pitted 3 times.

because Sauber is much more gentle to the tires.

#45 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 17:46

So, when will we get that Mexican GP then?


With a brutal drug war going on all over Mexico between rival drug cartels (check out blog del narco online for more info) I don't see a Mexican GP happening now, or even in the next 5-10 years time.

#46 midgrid

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 17:52

That was an incredibly disciplined race of conservation from a rookie - perhaps he should switch to endurance racing immediately to save time later in his career. :lol:

But seriously, that was one of the most impressive début race performances I've ever seen. In my opinion, he's the driver of the race for his perfect balance of speed and tyre sympathy.

#47 g1n

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 17:58

Good drive, although its ridiculous to judge someone just by one race. So much for 3-4 tyre stops, I always knew it was just a media hype and Perez proved it :)

#48 BigWicks

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 18:07

Good drive, although its ridiculous to judge someone just by one race. So much for 3-4 tyre stops, I always knew it was just a media hype and Perez proved it :)


but the leaders were killing the softs after 12-15 laps, so perez was doing something different

#49 Bunchies

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 18:11

but the leaders were killing the softs after 12-15 laps, so perez was doing something different


Didn't he start on the hard tires? The softs should be prone to lasting longer after a little rubber goes down on the track.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 18:12

Very impressive race by Perez. Regardless of being disqualified, which was the cars fault not his, he did an excellent race today.