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#2451 Francesc

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:08

That was fuccking great!! :clap: :clap: Thanks Williams team and gracias Pastor! :cool:

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#2452 Sevach

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:08

Wow wow wow wow wow.

i'm speechless :love:

#2453 KavB

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:08

Very impressive from Pastor! The guy has shown he has good speed from last year by qualifying in Q3 constantly. Terrible from Senna...

#2454 Little Leaf

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:10

At least congratulate him before saying that! Pastor to lead at turn 1!


I'm still (happily) in shock!

Obviously well done, great drive

#2455 Jambo

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:11

I know I was just kidding :p

I know you are a believer haha

#2456 Disgrace

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:12

That's an interesting point to watch out for!


Even more so now. :lol:

#2457 GustavoB

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:12

Maldo was awesome and Bruno fu... big time :( Just a miracle in the race to Bruno get into top 10 tomorrow. If Maldo can keep it calm maybe a podium it's a possibility.
I've should stayed at bed this morning... :( :(

#2458 Little Leaf

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:16

I know I was just kidding :p

I know you are a believer haha


I was tempted to write "typical" Maldonado, after all the comments last year ­čśŐ

What new parts are on the car then, do they have the new exhaust?

#2459 Sevach

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:21

Even more so now. :lol:


On the tire saving front, Pastor is the only guy who has 3 brand new primes, in q1 he went straight for options.

The guys around him have used all their options (1 set twice) and one prime.

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#2460 Sevach

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:23

I was tempted to write "typical" Maldonado, after all the comments last year ­čśŐ

What new parts are on the car then, do they have the new exhaust?


Rear wing(including new endplates), the monkey seat is finally being raced, maybe floor...

Exhaust is the old one.

#2461 MeatPopsicle

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:23

i dont think anyone would have predicted a pastor P2 in quali coming into this weekend.. congrats guys

cant believe the turnaround in form since last year!

#2462 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:32

Why I have tears in my eyes? :')

#2463 bullystoke

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:33

So angry at Senna!

worst possible thing to do with Frank there, especially with Bottas consistently putting in fast laps in Free Practise

only a matter of time......

#2464 Kyo

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:38

Wow, impressive!!! Hopping Maldonado has a clean race and get a podium finish.

and let's see if Bruno can get a 9 or 10 place at least.

#2465 race addicted

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:40

Extremly enjoyable to see Williams and Maldonado on the front-row!
I actually take more satisfaction out of this, than H├╝lkenbergs pole in Interlagos '10.

#2466 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:45

So angry at Senna!

worst possible thing to do with Frank there, especially with Bottas consistently putting in fast laps in Free Practise

only a matter of time......


Till what? He has 14 more points than Pastor already this season. Get real.


As for Pastor, I'm just going to look smug at all those who've slagged him off over the last year Posted Image

#2467 Kyo

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:46

Extremly enjoyable to see Williams and Maldonado on the front-row!
I actually take more satisfaction out of this, than H├╝lkenbergs pole in Interlagos '10.

Same here, especially because today a have hope they can hold their position, different from Hulks pole that was completely circumstantial.

#2468 Sevach

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:49

Extremly enjoyable to see Williams and Maldonado on the front-row!
I actually take more satisfaction out of this, than H├╝lkenbergs pole in Interlagos '10.


True, this was genuine performance, Interlagos was a fluke due to adapting better to the conditions.

#2469 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:49

Extremly enjoyable to see Williams and Maldonado on the front-row!
I actually take more satisfaction out of this, than H├╝lkenbergs pole in Interlagos '10.


Oh yes, Hulk's pole was due to the car being phenomenal in the wet that day and being the last to cross the line on a drying track. This was just a stellar lap from Pastor.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 15:21

Great lap from Pastor and genuine pace too, all through qually. I'm slowly turning from a disbeliever into a fan of the guy, not only is he fast but he's quite a ballsy racer too.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 15:25

As for Pastor, I'm just going to look smug at all those who've slagged him off over the last year Posted Image


I have to say I have been warming to him to an extent since the end of last year. I didn't think he warranted a place in F1 and without the cash, his place will remain in doubt. He wasn't impressive early last year but around Singapore time, he was outracing Rubens regularly.

He clearly has pace but he's also a very rough diamond as per some of his moves. His pace is unsurprising but if he binned it at turn one tomorrow, it would be just as unsurprising.

As they say, having pace with reliability problems is better than bullet proof reliability but no pace.

Edited by Disgrace, 12 May 2012 - 15:28.


#2472 Boing 2

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 15:29

You can tidy up speed, you can't speed up tidiness.

#2473 Longtimefan

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 15:32

Awesome lap by Pastor!

Time to relieve Bruno of his seat I believe.


#2474 joora

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 15:33

Really hoping for a great race tomorrow, would be phenomenal if Pastor manages to do a good start and drive in front, but that will be very difficult with Hamilton and especially Alonso, who has great starts).


#2475 Little Leaf

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 15:39

So did Lewis run out of fuel = penalty = pole for pastor!

#2476 Sevach

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 16:15

So did Lewis run out of fuel = penalty = pole for pastor!


I'm curious about this, when they announce what happened to him? does it affect the grid?

#2477 PayasYouRace

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 17:06

What a qualy session to miss. Clearly Williams were waiting for me to not be watching.

#2478 Little Leaf

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 17:25

What a qualy session to miss. Clearly Williams were waiting for me to not be watching.


You are now banned from watching any more this season if that is the result!!!!

#2479 TheBunk

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 17:49

Pole for Williams!!! This must be the first in 6-7 years?

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#2480 Little Leaf

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 17:53

Pole for Williams!!! This must be the first in 6-7 years?

first since Brazil 2010, but that was "weather assisted"

#2481 Boing 2

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 17:59

Their last performance pole must have been 04?

Oh well, didn't really want it this way but If Pastor gets a decent start, with the pace he showed in qually, he's got a real chance of a victory here, damned hard circuit to pass on.

#2482 kenny

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 17:59

Awesome lap by Pastor!

Time to relieve Bruno of his seat I believe.

Lol.. Are you serious?
1 mistake in qual and he should lose his seat???
:drunk:

#2483 Sevach

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:04

Unbelievable!!!!!!

Was this one Sam Michael assisted? :rotfl:

#2484 Boing 2

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:06

Unbelievable!!!!!!

Was this one Sam Michael assisted? :rotfl:



Was Sam sent to McLaren as a Deep Throat? if so he's doing a better job at that than he ever did as a designer.....

#2485 olliek88

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:07

Awesome lap by Pastor!

Time to relieve Bruno of his seat I believe.


How many points have they both scored so far this season?

#2486 Carlo's

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:09

Hahaha, Sam Michael has his mission completed :D Marvelous Williams, Frank deserved it. Big congrats for true Williams fans, this is your day :cat:

How this FW34 can be so bloody fast around there? From friday times it's seems that they will be right up there. Maybe a bit slower than Lotuses but....who knows what tomorrow can bring :cool:

#2487 teejay

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:11

And this one was "idiot" assisted, but still they had P2 pace in it - even as a McLaren fan, well done to Williams - I really hope they can win tomorrow.

#2488 athlon

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:11

Amazing job, congratulations to Williams. Why not to win the race tomorrow?

#2489 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:12

Sam Michael is undercover! I can't believe how awesome this day is! :D

#2490 Petroltorque

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:14

Was Sam sent to McLaren as a Deep Throat? if so he's doing a better job at that than he ever did as a designer.....

Yes, yes it was only a matter of time before Michael started to work his 'magic' at Macca. Congrats to Sir Frank, thoroughly deserved and a nicer man you will not meet.

#2491 PayasYouRace

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:21

You are now banned from watching any more this season if that is the result!!!!


I'll gladly agree if it meant a bit of success for Williams :p

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:21

Pole for Williams!!! This must be the first in 6-7 years?

My question is.....
Will the pole really be attributed to Williams and Pastor ?
Or do they only get the race position....... and the 'english' driver still get the statistic ?

#2493 Jambo

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:22

To last on the grid is very harsh, still will be great to see Williams starting from pole. Hopefully can remain ahead of Alonso at the start. Race pace seems good.

#2494 Francesc

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:22

Thanks uncle Sam!

Seeing a Williams-Renault on pole feels great!!! :clap:

Edited by Francesc, 12 May 2012 - 18:23.


#2495 Sevach

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:24

My question is.....
Will the pole really be attributed to Williams and Pastor ?
Or do they only get the race position....... and the 'english' driver still get the statistic ?


He was DSQ, so no, he doesn't get the pole.

#2496 KoezhVukotic

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:26

My question is.....
Will the pole really be attributed to Williams and Pastor ?
Or do they only get the race position....... and the 'english' driver still get the statistic ?

I think in the case of a grid drop they keep it but he was disqualified so his time is essentially removed leaving Maldonado's time the fastest so it should be Maldonado's. Certainly is on wikipedia, though that doesn't mean a huge amount

#2497 Seanspeed

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:29

Great job. If not for Hulk's freak pole in 2010(I believe?), this would have been their best quali result in quite a while.

Still.....I'm writing a hate letter right now in case Maldonado messes up Alonso at the start tomorrow. :p

#2498 rayburn

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:33

Wow, the day just got better! Just came in here to find Maldo is on pole - amazing!

Well done to all at Williams, and hope that Pastor keeps his excitement under control in the race.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:35


Not that I agree with the Hami penalty but pole is pole :p , this is exciting.

Not bad for a pay driver ;)

:up: :up: :up:


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 18:37

Well done! Congrats to Pastor and the team!!

Shame Bruno had problems, maybe he could be in top 5.

As the Williams has showed good race pace, maybe a podium tomorrow is possible :up: :up:

Anyway, the team needs to score points.