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#1 Andromeda

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:20

Formula 1's only complete night race and the longest and most demanding race on the calender.

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For the last 3 years the pole sitter has won the race.

Previous Winners

2008: Fernando Alonso
2009: Lewis Hamilton
2010: Fernando Alonso
2011: Sebastian Vettel

Fastest Lap: 1:45.599 - K Raikkonen (2008)

Maldonado lines up with Hamilton on the front row given the short run down to the first corner and the very dirty side on the even side of the grid Hamilton will need to have a real dog of a start to lose the position by the first corner and Maldonado may have to do some aggressive defending against Vettel to maintain his 2nd place. While Button and Alonso may look to gain a position or 2 at the start but Button will most likely have his hands choc full of Alonso who has never lost places off the start.

Edited by Andromeda, 23 September 2012 - 08:23.


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#2 race addicted

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:25

Fingers crossed as ever, for a clean start! And I also hope no-one gets completely screwed over by a (the) SC-period.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:25

Formula 1's only complete night race and the longest and most demanding race on the calender.

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For the last 3 years the pole sitter has won the race.

Previous Winners

2008: Fernando Alonso
2009: Lewis Hamilton
2010: Fernando Alonso
2011: Sebastian Vettel

Fastest Lap: 1:45.599 - K Raikkonen (2008)

Maldonado lines up with Hamilton on the front row given the short run down to the first corner and the very dirty side on the even side of the grid Hamilton will need to have a real dog of a start to lose the position by the first corner and Maldonado may have to do some aggressive defending against Vettel to maintain his 2nd place. While Button and Alonso may look to gain a position or 2 at the start but Button will most likely have his hands choc full of Alonso who has never lost places off the start.

I agree

#4 RedOne

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:26

I hope it's not one of those races where nothing happens, it could be facinating let's see what happens.

Edited by RedOne, 23 September 2012 - 08:27.


#5 Andrew Hope

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:28

Trendy as it is to blindly shit on any track added to the calendar in the last few seasons, this is definitely one of the better ones. Looking forward immensely to the race.

#6 BullHead

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:28

1st Hamilton
2nd Vettel
3rd Alonso

#7 MinT

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:34

Hamilton runs off into the distance whilst Maldonado holds up the rest.

Alonso takes Button off the start

nothing else happens much.

the end

Edited by MinT, 23 September 2012 - 08:34.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:41

Hamilton runs off into the distance whilst Maldonado holds up the rest.

Alonso takes Button off the start

nothing else happens much.

the end


Apart from the Mercedeses and Räikkönen having a race-long scrap of their own, being out of sync compound-wise from the rest. Atleast that's what I expect them to do. (Start on primes I mean.)
...might happen though, that the W03 can't take care of it's rear tires, and instead of gaining, goes backwards.

Edited by race addicted, 23 September 2012 - 08:47.


#9 robefc

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:48

Hamilton runs off into the distance whilst Maldonado holds up the rest.

Alonso takes Button off the start

nothing else happens much.

the end


supersonic Macca pitstops gets button back in front of alonso

Merc strategy means they get in front of him too

:D

#10 WatchingF1since4yearsold

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:10

1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Button
4. Maldonado
5. Di Resta
6. Webber
7. Schumacher
8. Grosjean
9. Rosberg
10. Raikonen

DNF. Alonso

:p

#11 race addicted

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:21

Gearbox penalty for Senna, so down to 22nd on the grid for him.

#12 jstrains

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:36

The weather forecast for Singapore

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#13 Schumacher7

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:43

The weather forecast for Singapore

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What time does the race start?

#14 BRG

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:43

Trendy as it is to blindly shit on any track added to the calendar in the last few seasons, this is definitely one of the better ones. Looking forward immensely to the race.

I'm not. Each year, I watch qualifying and realise how dire this track is. Concrete canyons, broken up by artificial chicanes. Even Valencia has more character and integrity as a race track.

And being run at night, it could be anywhere - the fact it is in Singapore is largely lost. It could be anywhere really. And has there ever been a decent race here?

#15 jrg19

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:44

8pm

#16 moorsey

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:48

What time does the race start?


20.00pm.

#17 Schumacher7

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:49

Thanks guys, wet track?

#18 ali.unal

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:50

Thanks guys, wet track?

Force India: "Great atmosphere for #F1 raceday at #SingaporeGP. Engineering meetings done, time for lunch, then drivers' parade. Chance of rain very low."

#19 Kvothe

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:53

I'm hearing that Eddie Jordan might be doing the podium interviews after the race.


May God have mercy on us all!

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#20 Ravenak

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:56

May God have mercy on us all!


:rotfl:

#21 Antonov

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:57

a damp track could be very interesting. Hope it happens.

Raikkonen MUST start on the prime, harder tyre, surely?

#22 seahawk

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:58

Grosjean tales out Alonso at the start, Maldonado crashes into Vettel, Lewis wins, Jenson second - perfect race.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:59

Webber on Grosjean: "He knows I've a good right hook so he will stay away from me. But he better put his sneakers on if he hits me."

:lol:

Edited by Kvothe, 23 September 2012 - 10:01.


#24 Longtimefan

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:02

It's going to be a dull, boring race. I can feel it now. :/



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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:02

Webber on Grosjean: "He knows I've a good right hook so he will stay away from me. But he better put his sneakers on if he hits me."

:lol:


:lol: :up: :up:

#26 race addicted

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:02

Raikkonen MUST start on the prime, harder tyre, surely?


I can't imagine anything else. He needs to go loooong in his first stint, not impossible this strategy could be made easier by a SC-intervention. Then, irrespective of them doing two or three stops, they should run to the flag on new supersofts. (Or did Räikkönen use all his supersofts? 'cause he took them in Q1 already. I'm 99% sure he then ran that scrubbed set first in Q2, and then a new one towards the end, which was, mysteriously, slower than scrubbed.)

Edited by race addicted, 23 September 2012 - 10:03.


#27 ali.unal

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:05

Webber on Grosjean: "He knows I've a good right hook so he will stay away from me. But he better put his sneakers on if he hits me."

:lol:

I thought the first time I heard that was totally uncalled for, putting unnecessarily pressure on a driver who already had enough. That's not helpful and not very nice of Webber.

#28 WatchingF1since4yearsold

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:09

Grosjean tales out Alonso at the start, Maldonado crashes into Vettel, Lewis wins, Jenson second - perfect race.


I will PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARTY down if that happens :D

#29 Topsu

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:09

Looking forward to Senna's crash and the SC mayhem.

#30 korzeniow

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:12

I'm not. Each year, I watch qualifying and realise how dire this track is. Concrete canyons, broken up by artificial chicanes. Even Valencia has more character and integrity as a race track.

And being run at night, it could be anywhere - the fact it is in Singapore is largely lost. It could be anywhere really. And has there ever been a decent race here?


Same here :up:

#31 Kvothe

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:12

I thought the first time I heard that was totally uncalled for, putting unnecessarily pressure on a driver who already had enough. That's not helpful and not very nice of Webber.


It was humorous response to what was probably a difficult question, if anybody is putting any pressure on Grosjean it's undoubtedly the media.

I don't see any problem with what he said.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:14

Webber on Grosjean: "He knows I've a good right hook so he will stay away from me. But he better put his sneakers on if he hits me."

:lol:

:rotfl:

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:16

Webber on Grosjean: "He knows I've a good right hook so he will stay away from me. But he better put his sneakers on if he hits me."

:lol:


Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Webber is in no position to complain about someone clumsily taking people out - unless Australia 2010, among numerous other incidents, has magically slipped his mind.

Edited by Muppetmad, 23 September 2012 - 10:17.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:18

Rain passing by

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:21

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Webber is in no position to complain about someone clumsily taking people out - unless Australia 2010, among numerous other incidents, has magically slipped his mind.

It will definitely have slipped his mind. He is a racing driver after all, and they all have instant amnesia about any indiscretions they commit. And that's assuming they even recognise them as faults in the first place.

#36 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:26

Damn you guys! :p everybody wants Maldo to crash, then when he fulfills your request he's an idiot! :lol:

#37 Antonov

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:27

I'm afraid our only hope for an excellent race is Maldonado making an excellent start and beating Hamilton going into turn 1. But that's so unlikely with his off-line grid position.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:27

Let's wait and see...

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:29

If Maldonado goes 2012 on Lewis today then he must receive a race ban!

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#40 Antonov

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:32

If Maldonado goes 2012 on Lewis today then he must receive a race ban!


depends on the circumstances of course, but I see what you are hinting at :up:

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:33

Ian Fergusson ‏@fergieweather

#F1 #SINGAPORE Showers to SW of circuit are losing forcing now, so hopefully all gone over nxt hour (currently unlikely any reaching Marina)

#42 Kvothe

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:34

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Webber is in no position to complain about someone clumsily taking people out - unless Australia 2010, among numerous other incidents, has magically slipped his mind.


he's not complaining, it's just a bit of humour.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:36

People here wishing for drivers to crash into a wall or into another drivers is disgusting.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:39

Looking at the radar the rain is most definitely fizzling out quickly. Can't see any rain falling now, certainly not a downpour, not unless something strange happens.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:40

Webber on Grosjean: "He knows I've a good right hook so he will stay away from me. But he better put his sneakers on if he hits me."


Except Grosjean probably doesn't know if he has a good right hook, because I'm not aware of Webber ever hitting Grosjean or any F1 driver, even when Vettel took him out in Turkey. Webber's all mouth and no trousers hardman act is a bit tedious. As far as I can see he's just another straight, boring, well behaved motorsport driver not some streetfighting, gangster hard man. Would be interesting if Grosjean takes him out and see Webber not hit him :lol:

Edited by screamingV16, 23 September 2012 - 10:42.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:43

Let's wait and see...

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:44

Sky saying Maldonado is world class, oh dear.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:48

Except Grosjean probably doesn't know if he has a good right hook, because I'm not aware of Webber ever hitting Grosjean or any F1 driver, even when Vettel took him out in Turkey. Webber's all mouth and no trousers hardman act is a bit tedious. As far as I can see he's just another straight, boring, well behaved motorsport driver not some streetfighting, gangster hard man. Would be interesting if Grosjean takes him out and see Webber not hit him :lol:

'All mouth and no trousers' rather aptly sums up Webbers career I think. Over here in Australia you'd think he was the next Jack Brabham the way he's talked about. He is the absolute definition of the solid journeyman number 2 driver no more.

#49 Antonov

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:49

Sky saying Maldonado is world class, oh dear.


someone who wins a Grand Prix at the absolute top level of motorsport is indeed world class to me.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:49

Does the rest of the world not have humour? or does it only exist in Australia? some of the comments about Webber are lolworthy.