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#1 f1rookie

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 19:56

After a long break Formula 1 back to challenge in stunning F1 track at Spa-Francorchamps. Spa is the most demanding in the world, and to provide that reality only six drivers have managed to win at Spa more than double-times: Juan Manual Fangio and Damon Hill both have three wins to their name, Jim Clark and Kimi Raikkonen managed one better with four wins and Ayrton Senna won the race five times.

Belgian GP - Thursday FIA press conference

DRIVERS – Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso), Charles PIC (Marussia), Vitaly PETROV (Caterham), Pedro de la Rosa (HRT), Michael SCHUMACHER (Mercedes), Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)

Read Full: http://www.fia.com/e...-conf-bel1.aspx

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#2 gm914

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 20:49

LOL unless your opening post manages to reach the genius of a Risil Thread, I think we should just stick to how we've been doing it; separate threads for the build-up, Prac/qual, the race, and post-race.

Bit optimistic to want the whole weekend contained to just one thread.



#3 Buttoneer

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 20:52

Agree with gm914. Title amended.

#4 Gag Bueno

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 00:01

Ouch...

Juan Manual Fangio and Damon Hill both have three wins to their name, Jim Clark and Kimi Raikkonen managed one better with four wins and Ayrton Senna won the race five times.


Even not being Schumacher's most emphatic fan, I would say he has won also a couple of times there...


#5 BetaVersion

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:18

After a long break Formula 1 back to challenge in stunning F1 track at Spa-Francorchamps. Spa is the most demanding in the world, and to provide that reality only six drivers have managed to win at Spa more than double-times: Juan Manual Fangio and Damon Hill both have three wins to their name, Jim Clark and Kimi Raikkonen managed one better with four wins and Ayrton Senna won the race five times.

Belgian GP - Thursday FIA press conference

DRIVERS – Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso), Charles PIC (Marussia), Vitaly PETROV (Caterham), Pedro de la Rosa (HRT), Michael SCHUMACHER (Mercedes), Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)

Read Full: http://www.fia.com/e...-conf-bel1.aspx


horrible contribution to this board.

Lot's of bias and no creativity like in Risil's Indy threads.

_He conviniently doesn't even mention Schumacher as a multiple winner of Spa.
_Claims the track to be the most challenging, which if highly debatable, just to praise the drivers he mentioned

Not the way a opening of a GP thread should be :down:

Come on, man. You can improve on that. ;)

#6 aditya-now

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:45

As his name says, he is an F1Rookie, so cut the flak!

After a long break Formula 1 is back to challenge at Spa-Francorchamps. Spa is one the most demanding circuits in the world, and to provide that reality only six drivers have managed to win at Spa more than twice: Juan Manual Fangio and Damon Hill both have three wins to their name, Jim Clark and Kimi Raikkonen managed one better with four wins, Ayrton Senna won the race five times and Michael Schumacher six times.



#7 baddog

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:11

I am going to assume that that was an accidental mistake.

#8 korzeniow

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:08

Martin Brundle ‏@MBrundleF1
We wait 5 weeks for some F1 action and now it's raining in Spa for FP1. Hope these heroes go for a splash round. See you Live SkyF1 0845 UK

Damn it!

#9 Bartel

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:15

gutted, hope the rain was slight and it has stopped and dries out

#10 korzeniow

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:18

Andrew Benson ‏@andrewbensonf1
RT @fergieweather Further showery outbreaks of rain currently upstream to N on radar will continue to periodically affect the circuit today


#11 Bartel

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:18

puts that idea to bed :(

#12 Yoshi

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:18

Forecast is rain for the whole day. It looks a lot better for tomorrow and also sunday.

Edited by Yoshi, 31 August 2012 - 07:19.


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:20

I am going to assume that that was an accidental mistake.

No appologies offered, thus no mistake, so it appears...

#14 Lazy

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:22

After a long break Formula 1 back to challenge in stunning F1 track at Spa-Francorchamps. Spa is the most demanding in the world, and to provide that reality only six drivers have managed to win at Spa more than double-times: Juan Manual Fangio and Damon Hill both have three wins to their name, Jim Clark and Kimi Raikkonen managed one better with four wins and Ayrton Senna won the race five times and Michael Schumacher six times.


Yeah and Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France 7 times ;)

#15 Andy35

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:23

http://www.meteox.co...;soort=loop3uur

If you watch the loop it is moving eastwards slowly so perhaps might be ok for this afternoon, or maybe not, it is rather hilly around there.

Could be a lot of talk about bacon butties on the live part of Autosport today :)

Andy

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:28

Looking at the weather radar here in the Netherlands it's definitely gonna be raining until well into the night :(
Not the most promising outlook for today but tomorrow and on Sunday it's supposed to be dry here so chances are that the same goes for Spa (that's me hoping!!!).

#17 Slowinfastout

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:43

Rain is one thing, Autosport says hi temp is 11°C?

That's miserable... good luck Lotuses..

#18 MadYarpen

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:45

Track layout should help to warm up the tyres. Only worry for Lotus is possible rain IMO.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:47

dunno, the tires get a decent workout but the track is so large that track temp is less affected than usual..

If it's constant rain none of this matters though.

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#20 wingwalker

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:49

They just said on sky it started to rain again, and it looks like a serious fall. NOT NOW, for ****'s sake!


edit: what is the forecast for the weekend?

Edited by wingwalker, 31 August 2012 - 07:49.


#21 Slowinfastout

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:50

lol just swithed to SKy..

It's raining BUCKETS.

#22 Trust

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:52

This is the chance for Lotus to sort out wet problems.

#23 Slowinfastout

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:53

edit: what is the forecast for the weekend?


Spa weather.

If there's one place where the forecast don't matter, this is it. It's supposed to get nicer though, allegedly.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:53

lol just swithed to SKy..

It's raining BUCKETS.

This is getting pretty frustrating. It seems they've been a great deal of practice sessions like that this year.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:54

Thats a pretty heavy downpour! looks like they might need some of those buckets.

What an anti-climax after waiting so long :lol:

#26 Slowinfastout

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:58

Bottas getting Senna's car again this weekend..

#27 X61

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:01

Whoever is slow will blame the weather.

Whoever is fast will take all the credit for themselves and their team.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:02

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#29 Yoshi

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:06

Kimi on track

#30 goldenboy

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:07

this is why I chose monza this year..

#31 SteF1an

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:09

Schumacher with a special helmet. :up:

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#32 X61

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:10

I love the view--from my warm, dry home of course.

#33 Slowinfastout

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:15

rivers are forming up..

This session is scrapped... FFS mother nature screwed, it's 4:15AM here :o

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:20

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Alonso waiting....no hurry.....

#35 Disgrace

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:22

Eish, that's grim.

#36 roadie

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:24

British weather today at Spa then!

#37 puxanando

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:26

British weather today at Spa then!

"Eifelweather" :drunk:

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:27

rivers are forming up..

This session is scrapped... FFS mother nature screwed, it's 4:15AM here :o


same here...

#39 swerved

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:27

DDRS intake ducts on Kimi's car are taped over.

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#40 Slowinfastout

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:29

Kimi is so hilarious when interviewed, never get tired of it

#41 juandiego

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:30

This is a F1 and other racing car comparison at Eau Rouge I came across a couple of weeks ago: quite different speeds.


#42 swerved

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:30

Kimi is so hilarious when interviewed, never get tired of it



Yeah, enjoyed his little chuckle, and Kravitz is still sticking to his prediction, but lost a bet yesterday :lol:


So he's due to win a bet soon :drunk:

#43 X61

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:31

Props to the drivers who had the testicular fortitude to go out so far today.

#44 wingwalker

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:37

Raining hard, still.

#45 Bartel

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:39

I doubt there will be any running for the rest of this session, Friday could well be a complete washout

#46 puxanando

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:39

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Real fans!! :cat:

#47 Flamini

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:40

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The end of this rain is expected around 10:40...But it will rain again before the end of P1... Said Meteo France...

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:40

Interesting situation at STR... bit worrying DR doesn't know WTF is going on with the tech D situation..

#49 Mc_Silver

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:40

i hate rain :mad:

#50 Sukhoi

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:46

that Alonso Look...