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A 7th DIFFERENT race winner, Canada 2012?


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#1 weareracing

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 23:36

Thinking it COULD happen.
Hamilton, either Lotus driver and Schumacher.
All capable of winning :smoking:

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#2 ryan86

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 23:39

It could and personally I hope it Schumacher or Massa (a continuation of improved form would be enough though)

#3 weareracing

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 23:42

Forgot about Felipe.
How SWEET would a Massa, Schumacher, Raikkonen podium (pick your 1-2-3 to suit) be.. :kiss:

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 23:43

It could and personally I hope it Schumacher or Massa (a continuation of improved form would be enough though)


:up: here here

#5 Disgrace

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 23:44

Hamilton. Unreal that he hasn't won yet.

#6 PNSD

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 23:44

Based on track demands I think Schumacher could be a shoe-in. He did amazing last year here so could go well again.

Then again, Montreal is pretty much Hamilton's track. No driver is better than Lewis here, and that's pretty much a fact.

#7 KavB

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 00:02

I'm going to say Hamilton. I really wish it is Schumacher or Raikkonen though. Not surprised Hamilton hasn't won yet; It's still early in the season and he usually kicks starts his season up a gear around Canada time. 2007 he won his first GP, 2010 he took a back to back win (Although if it weren't for the Red Bull collision at Turkey, he would have won his first race of the season here).



#8 SirRacer

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 00:19

The one that will repeat win will be Alonso, Hamilton will have to wait

#9 Alfisti

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 00:22

On paper RBR should struggle on race day, well down on straight line speed. You really do figure that Hamilton, either Lotus or Schumi are a serious shot at this. IMHO Rosberg may spoil the party if the Merc saves it's tyres.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 00:28

Based on track demands I think Schumacher could be a shoe-in. He did amazing last year here so could go well again.

Then again, Montreal is pretty much Hamilton's track. No driver is better than Lewis here, and that's pretty much a fact.



He is mighty around here but he only won the race on time despite having a car capable of winning more than once. Why all Hamilton fans must claim he is the best around here, Monaco, the best qualifier and say it is a proven fact??. Fact it Michael Schumacher won here 7th times, was mighty around here last year, nevertheless I would dare to call him the best driver in montreal. I always imagine if Hamilton will win one grand prix more than four times his fans will say he was good-like here the others drivers didn't have to start :D

Edited by 1Devil1, 28 May 2012 - 00:37.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 00:30

I reckon Button will kick start his seasonn here....

Massa/Schumi could be on podium.

I think Lewis's first GP win will maybe come after the WDC is decided.

#12 pinkypants

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 00:30

I reckon Button will kick start his seasonn here....

Massa/Schumi could be on podium.

I think Lewis's first GP win will maybe come after the WDC is decided.

#13 Wander

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 00:37

I think we will get a 7th winner. Lewis, Michael or Kimi.

#14 Brother Fox

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 00:41

Surely if Grosjean can get all his ducks in a row he'd be a chance too?

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:06

Hamilton has to be favourite for Canada very easily.

He is really fast at this track further more the McLaren will definitely perform very strongly here but the degradation may make it difficult for Hamilton.

Edited by Andromeda, 28 May 2012 - 01:06.


#16 Wander

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:54

He did take his first career pole and win there and had further poles in 2008 and 2010, good point. Montreal is also one of the few tracks Vettel has not won at. Webber's Canada record is not special either and Alonso has had mixed results and quite a few retirements, but one win there as well.

I don't think Grosjean has raced there before so I'd be surprised if he won it. Kimi has done it once though, in 2005.

Schumacher has the best record (duh), 7 time winner and 2nd 5 times.

Button won last year in a splendid fashion, but I don't think that necessarily means much this time.

Statistics say Schumacher or Hamilton.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:04

By the looks of it, it will be very very hot. So McLaren will be garbage again. I'd say Schumi or Lotus have the best chance.

#18 Boxerevo

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:17

I think Schumacher is on a better position,mercedes i guess will probably be the best team on the track.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:20

By the looks of it, it will be very very hot. So McLaren will be garbage again. I'd say Schumi or Lotus have the best chance.


McLaren is actually better in the heat. Notice they always lose performance whenever the track temp drops.

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#20 BigCHrome

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:28

McLaren is actually better in the heat. Notice they always lose performance whenever the track temp drops.


They had no pace in the hot Bahrain. Plus their biggest issue is tire wear.

You don't get increased tire wear in the cold.

#21 pingu666

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:39

people say hes really good round there as hes been fast every year, has he either won or dnf'ed at every canadian gp ?

its like kimi and spa, you expect them to be above their average at certain tracks, based on their history

but yeah, lewis, kimi, grosgean, micheal, and maybe massa if hes back on form, but its the first medium downforce track of the year, so maybe a smaller team might spring a surprise :)


#22 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:27

Based on track demands I think Schumacher could be a shoe-in.

:lol: Dispatching the pun police... :p


Mercedes should be strong. There are no fast corners as such at Montreal.

Edited by V8 Fireworks, 28 May 2012 - 04:28.


#23 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:30

I think Lewis's first GP win will maybe come after the WDC is decided.

2013 season then? That's a bit harsh...;)

(or will it be Lewis taking the incredible wdc win, without winning a race?)

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:47

On paper RBR should struggle on race day, well down on straight line speed. You really do figure that Hamilton, either Lotus or Schumi are a serious shot at this. IMHO Rosberg may spoil the party if the Merc saves it's tyres.


Yeah, but last year they had the same perceived weaknesses, yet took pole and 2/3 in the race (Vettel should have won). Same with Monza.

The straightline speed issue with RBR must still be a choice imo, they obviously prefer the downforce in braking and traction, even at a circuit like Montreal that has almost no high speed corners. Lotus have the same engine, yet seem to consistently be near the top of the speed traps. Would be interested to see average speed down a straight at Montreal, as I have a feeling RBR get to their Vmax quicker and spend more time there, even if it's lower.

#25 aray

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:21

high temp may hamper macca and merc....i am placing my 'bet' on lotus duo...

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:43

He is mighty around here but he only won the race on time despite having a car capable of winning more than once. Why all Hamilton fans must claim he is the best around here, Monaco, the best qualifier and say it is a proven fact??. Fact it Michael Schumacher won here 7th times, was mighty around here last year, nevertheless I would dare to call him the best driver in montreal. I always imagine if Hamilton will win one grand prix more than four times his fans will say he was good-like here the others drivers didn't have to start :D

He's won there 7 times in nearly 20 years, Hamilton has had 5 starts in Montreal. That would mean that Schumacher's 7 wins relative to Hamilton's 2 in 5 starts are pretty much equal records at this track percentage wise.

Same reason why I don't understand why Schumilovers yell so loud "Monaco master" when he's had nearly 20 starts at Monaco with 5 wins. When you put that record against Senna's 6 wins in 10 starts it's almost insignificant. Same with Schumacher's pole position record 68 against 64 in nearly double the starts.

#27 sosidge

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:53

He's won there 7 times in nearly 20 years, Hamilton has had 5 starts in Montreal. That would mean that Schumacher's 7 wins relative to Hamilton's 2 in 5 starts are pretty much equal records at this track percentage wise.

Same reason why I don't understand why Schumilovers yell so loud "Monaco master" when he's had nearly 20 starts at Monaco with 5 wins. When you put that record against Senna's 6 wins in 10 starts it's almost insignificant. Same with Schumacher's pole position record 68 against 64 in nearly double the starts.


So what is your opinion on Schumacher's win rate compared to Senna's?

#28 Sexton

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:26

I just hope Hamilton has learned the difference between a red light and a green one.

#29 Bloggsworth

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:27

A 7th different winner, is that a hope, a prediction or on the Pirelli schedule?

#30 Bloggsworth

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:28

So what is your opinion on Schumacher's win rate compared to Senna's?



Neither bear comparison with Fangio's...

#31 Baddoer

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:37

Force India will be my dark horse for the race

#32 Vickyy

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:40

Force India will be my dark horse for the race


I doubt whether they will be able to take such step forward. Currently they are 0.5-0.6s behind williams/Saubers.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:41

On paper RBR should struggle on race day, well down on straight line speed. You really do figure that Hamilton, either Lotus or Schumi are a serious shot at this. IMHO Rosberg may spoil the party if the Merc saves it's tyres.

yeah, that's what I'm thinking too, Rosberg to be the first to double this year, if not, then maybe Raikkönen, lotus is also good in straights, though slow corners are there also... but soft & supersoft on canada says degradation time for me, so that's a strong point too.

#34 Zava

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:44

Hamilton has to be favourite for Canada very easily.

He is really fast at this track further more the McLaren will definitely perform very strongly here but the degradation may make it difficult for Hamilton.

don't think so, mclaren's biggest strength is high speed aero corners right? not much of those... and they're not great in traction, straight line, and tyre management on this allocation is also not great.

#35 DS27

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:04

Why not eight from eight - MSC to win in Canada and Lewis to win after that.

#36 muramasa

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:10


I'll defo bash whoever achieves 2nd win of the season :p


#37 Manneken3000

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:20

Not Lewis, not this year

#38 DILLIGAF

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:21

Be good to see Kimi be the 7th for mine.

#39 kosmos

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:26

I think it's time for Lotus to win or I fear they will not win this season unless Kimi pulls a rabbit from his hat in Spa, something that it's quite possible

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#40 SenorSjon

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:36

Schumacher can't win. Someone in the Mercedes team has a red button which stops his car. :down:

Other than that, the biggest chance is a crash with a Renault powered car.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:37

So what is your opinion on Schumacher's win rate compared to Senna's?

Gotta give credit where it's due, Schumacher holds a great win ratio, however, Fangio's is still far better.

I still don't know what that has to do with his win ratio in Canada in particular compared to Lewis, or his ratio at Monaco compared to Senna though, which was my point.

Schumacher is a great driver, no doubt, but his fans tend to give him titles for tracks, poles, or rain mastery, which IMHO are a bit exaggerated, as demonstrated by the examples I mentioned.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:38

Maybe Kobayashi, he did ok last year.

Canada always springs a surprise.

#43 EvanRainer

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:44

Keep in mind that it could easily be a wet race as well

#44 hello86

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:18

By the looks of it, it will be very very hot. So McLaren will be garbage again. I'd say Schumi or Lotus have the best chance.


Well at the moment it isn´t very hot in Canada! (around 20°C)

#45 bub

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:28

Hamilton surely.

#46 RockyRaccoon68

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:34

Mercedes will be very strong in Quali so I think we might see Schumacher get to start from pole this time and I wouldn't be surprised to see a front row lockout. Monaco showed they are great in the slow corners and double DRS/Mercedes engine makes them great down the straights, they are basically the 2 requirements for Canada. Mclaren will be strong in the race though and I think Hamilton might be winner number 7.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:36

In this shockingly unpredictable season we had another victory from pole. Winners are all huge surprises, too. No one would bet a dime on four wins out of six from Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari. China was a huge upset with Mercedes, it's longest straight never favoured them, like they didn't lead or qualified in second in recent seasons without current Pirellis. F-ducted DRS played no part, either. Which leaves us with one win from Williams to complain about (penalty to Hamilton helped).

It's getting really embarrassing in terms of how teams are handling their loses with tyres being easy excuse for bad races. Unsurprisingly it was McLaren's turn to throw "lottery" now. I'll start listening to them if they give it as an explanation for their wins. It's really predictable and cringe-worthy now.

#48 EvanRainer

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:39

I wouldn't be surprised with an all Merc front row. The biggest question mark is probably where Lotus is going to slot in.

The weather also is not cold but does not look to be "very very hot" http://uk.weather.co...ntreal-CAXX0301

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:52

Why not eight from eight - MSC to win in Canada and Lewis to win after that.


Well, with Kimi and Romain we could have altogether ten winners in ten races, and that is not to discount Sergio Perez who could become yet another winner in 2012. It would be a far stretch, though, were they all to win in the eight, nine or ten races.

Remember, 30 years ago we also had 11 GP winners - from only 16 races. That year, by the way, a certain Rosberg won only one race and still became WDC...


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:29

in each race, i consider 4 top drivers : Rosberg, Hamilton, Alonso and Vettel. Those drivers are close in every aspect of driving (overtaking, consistency/race pace, one lap speed, reliability).
if the mercedes has the same form as monaco, Rosberg will be a big favorite