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Poll: Who will bin it this year there? (177 member(s) have cast votes)

Rookies

  1. Perez (20 votes [11.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.30%

  2. di Resta (18 votes [10.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.17%

  3. d'Ambrosio (17 votes [9.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.60%

  4. Maldonado (93 votes [52.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.54%

  5. Karthikeyan (29 votes [16.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.38%

Champions

  1. Alonso (12 votes [6.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.78%

  2. Button (2 votes [1.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.13%

  3. Hamilton (42 votes [23.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.73%

  4. Schumacher (24 votes [13.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.56%

  5. Vettel (97 votes [54.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.80%

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#51 BillBald

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 16:28

"I am the champion now. So why is everyone talking about Lewis all the time?"

"Maybe you need to remind everyone that you are the champion".

"How?"

"You'll think of something". :)



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#52 Palmero

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 16:41

Don't know about you guys, but I want more angles of the Marshal falling over.. that was a classic.. he did it in such a a theatrical way.

#53 MadYarpen

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 16:42

Don't know about you guys, but I want more angles of the Marshal falling over.. that was a classic.. he did it in such a a theatrical way.

if anyone finds it on YT, post it here - i missed this moment:(

#54 swerved

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 16:43

Don't know about you guys, but I want more angles of the Marshal falling over.. that was a classic.. he did it in such a a theatrical way.



It was quite funny, "The wall of the drunken marshall" he seemed to trip over nothing. I did notice the marshalls were pretty quick to react though in general.


#55 Don_Humpador

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 16:48

if anyone finds it on YT, post it here - i missed this moment:(



Wow that was hard.

#56 MadYarpen

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 16:53

wow people are fast

#57 swerved

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 17:19

wow people are fast



Yeah, at 23 seconds in the marshall in the background looked to be moving before Vettel hit the wall, great marshalling :up:


#58 Don_Humpador

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 17:22

wow people are fast

:p

#59 H2H

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 17:26


So it is Vettel!

Just like in FP1 of Turkey he pushed a little too hard and put the car into the wall. As long as he does overdrive only on Fridays...



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#60 MadYarpen

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 17:32

Yeah, at 23 seconds in the marshall in the background looked to be moving before Vettel hit the wall, great marshalling :up:

I meant how fast it appeared on youtube, but you are obviously right, :up: :up: for these guys;)

#61 pingu666

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 17:39

softish wall too, is that new for this year?

#62 bauss

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 17:42

he carried way too much speed into the corner, even for a RedBull

#63 R2D2

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 17:44

I'm fairly sure it was Lewis' fault that Vettel hit the barrier. I think he waved at him in the paddock 5 minutes earlier.

#64 seahawk

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 17:48

fingerboy is making more and more faults. Lewis is getting to him and he knows nobody can beat Lewis if Lewis is in a car, which is at least equally good.

#65 H2H

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 18:38

fingerboy is making more and more faults. Lewis is getting to him and he knows nobody can beat Lewis if Lewis is in a car, which is at least equally good.


:rotfl:

wins 5 out of 6
143 points out of 150

that wall needed the stamp of the reigning champion and he obliged

Edited by H2H, 10 June 2011 - 18:39.


#66 phil1993

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 18:44

Well last year Hamilton binned it in FP1 in Japan and everyone went batshit crazy about 'OMG HES OVERDRIVING LOLOLOLOLOL'

Its practice, people make mistakes. Thats the point of practice

#67 Afterburner

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 18:52

fingerboy is making more and more faults. Lewis is getting to him and he knows nobody can beat Lewis if Lewis is in a car, which is at least equally good.

I would honestly like to hear a detailed and well-supported reasoning as to how a driver who finished far from the podium while being involved in several incidents last weekend could have enough of a psychological effect on the convincingly dominant, current world champion to cause him to make a slight but costly mistake during a lap in a practice session.

I'm all ears--or would you rather admit that it's more likely he just made the mistake from a judgment error and there's nothing more to it than that? It's called "The Wall of Champions" for a reason. ;)

#68 H2H

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 18:53

Well last year Hamilton binned it in FP1 in Japan and everyone went batshit crazy about 'OMG HES OVERDRIVING LOLOLOLOLOL'

Its practice, people make mistakes. Thats the point of practice


That is what Peter Windsor said about Jim Clark. Even Jim pushed sometimes too hard in practice, but usually only in places were the direconsequences were not too sure.





#69 Ddouble

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 19:17

:rotfl: The poll was over in one page.

Edited by Ddouble, 10 June 2011 - 19:18.


#70 DanardiF1

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 19:21

That is what Peter Windsor said about Jim Clark. Even Jim pushed sometimes too hard in practice, but usually only in places were the direconsequences were not too sure.


It's also what Michael Schumacher used to do... establishing where the limit is...

#71 Apollonius

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 19:27

Some say he may have done it on purpose ;)

#72 joshb

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 19:56

Luckily for him he got out and did alright in FP2 but the drivers will do another 100-120 laps round there this weekend, thats a lot of walls for them to miss. It only takes 1 and from now on, your weekend could be at best comprimised and at worse over.

#73 olliek88

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 20:08

Some say he may have done it on purpose ;)


Others say Mark Webber sabotaged his car............................................

Nothing to do with this poll though, Mark was just fed up!

#74 ImDDAA

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 20:15

fingerboy is making more and more faults. Lewis is getting to him and he knows nobody can beat Lewis if Lewis is in a car, which is at least equally good.


Don't be silly. One of Vettels biggest strengths is how he handles pressure, you can even see it in his pre-F1 days.

An accident in FP is nothing and happens to the best of them, including Hamilton.

#75 ImDDAA

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 20:17

I would honestly like to hear a detailed and well-supported reasoning as to how a driver who finished far from the podium while being involved in several incidents last weekend could have enough of a psychological effect on the convincingly dominant, current world champion to cause him to make a slight but costly mistake during a lap in a practice session.

I'm all ears--or would you rather admit that it's more likely he just made the mistake from a judgment error and there's nothing more to it than that? It's called "The Wall of Champions" for a reason.;)


I'd also like a list of drivers who didn't make a mistake today, because I saw almost everybody leave the track at one point or another today.

#76 rachelxx

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 20:48

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#77 rachelxx

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 21:10

Wall of Champions

The final corner of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve became well-known for crashes involving former World Champions.In 1999, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve all crashed into the same wall which had the slogan Bienvenue au Qu├ębec (Welcome to Quebec in English) on it. The wall became ironically known as the "Wall of Champions". The wall also was involved in a crash with Ricardo Zonta, who was, at the time, the reigning FIA GT sports car champion. In recent years, GP2 Champion Nico Rosberg and CART Champion Juan Pablo Montoya have also fallen victim to the wall. In 2011 Friday practice, the wall claimed reigning F1 champion Sebastian Vettel[8] whilst the rumble strip claimed the pride of a Race Marshall[9].
Full list of victims:
Damon Hill, 1996 F1 World Champion, in 1999
Michael Schumacher, 7 time F1 World Champion, in 1999
Jacques Villeneuve, 1997 F1 World Champion, in 1999
Ricardo Zonta, FIA GT sports car Champion
Nico Rosberg, GP2 Champion
Juan Pablo Montoya, CART Champion
Jenson Button, 2009 F1 World Champion, in 2005
Sebastian Vettel, 2010 F1 World Champion, in 2011

http://en.wikipedia....ll_of_Champions
:rotfl:

Edited by rachelxx, 10 June 2011 - 21:10.


#78 swerved

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 21:12

I meant how fast it appeared on youtube, but you are obviously right, :up: :up: for these guys;)




:rotfl: I wonder if Bernie will be as fast removing it, it should be kept, for posterity :)

#79 swerved

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 21:15

fingerboy is making more and more faults. Lewis is getting to him and he knows nobody can beat Lewis if Lewis is in a car, which is at least equally good.



:rotfl:

I heard a rumour that Seb whispered to the wall "I'll hit you again next season, when i'm still World Champion, ring ta ting ding ding"


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#80 MadYarpen

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 21:38

Some say he may have done it on purpose ;)

he was going so fast into that corner that it crossed my mind :rotfl: :rotfl:

#81 MadYarpen

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 21:39

Should I somehow change the poll?

#82 TeamMacca

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 22:09

The Crash Kid is back with a boom!!

#83 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 22:21

Massa seemed to tease the Wall a couple of times.

#84 Bonaventura

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 23:43

Not voted yet but I predict a clear win for Hamilton in this poll.

not really , isn't he?

Edited by Bonaventura, 10 June 2011 - 23:49.


#85 Kucki

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 23:53

I was surprised Vettel did not let off the brakes once it was clear he was locking tyres sliding straight towards the wall.

#86 Les

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 23:55

He probably done it to help stop Maurice Hamilton jibbering on nonesense about jet fuel.