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#1 RC127

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:20

So, who's staying up then?

Got the day off work tomorrow (coincidental) so realised I can stay up to watch FP1...

Going to watch some movies, then give FP1 a try...

After all I can sleep in tomorrow!

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#2 Richard T

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:26

Will do!
Gotta get some sleep in before, have to go to school tomorrow ;)
Seems like it will be dry according to F1.com! So we hopefully get some proper running :)

Does this forum have a live chat for FPs, Qualys and Race?

#3 RC127

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:54

Will do!
Gotta get some sleep in before, have to go to school tomorrow ;)
Seems like it will be dry according to F1.com! So we hopefully get some proper running :)

Does this forum have a live chat for FPs, Qualys and Race?


Everyone tends to do that through the medium of the message boards - there is a live text commentary as well, but I guess if you are watching you won't need that!

#4 Bartel

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 22:02

So, who's staying up then?

Got the day off work tomorrow (coincidental) so realised I can stay up to watch FP1...

Going to watch some movies, then give FP1 a try...

After all I can sleep in tomorrow!

I took the day off, its not often us Aussies can watch FP's during the day! and what a day it is here on the Gold Coast.

Hoping no typhoon activity over the weekend, and a dominant McLaren outing :) WIth Vettel and Alonso taking eachother out....hahaha

#5 Longtimefan

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 22:03

Normally I would but my interest in the sport suddenly took a nose dive, so no.


#6 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 22:10

Man, I'm ill and I will sleep :( damn!

GMT sucks.

#7 Bartel

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 22:17

Normally I would but my interest in the sport suddenly took a nose dive, so no.

eh?

#8 Longtimefan

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 22:25

eh?


a certain announcement today cheesed me off somewhat. (is a polite way of putting it that wouldn't get me in trouble with the mods)

;)


#9 goldenboy

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 22:52

am travelling in sweden at the moment and just woke up around 1230am after falling asleep early. Couldn't sleep anymore so logged on to autosport to realise FP1 in a few hours. Score for the night owls!!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 23:49

a certain announcement today cheesed me off somewhat. (is a polite way of putting it that wouldn't get me in trouble with the mods)

;)


I think he's still racing through the end of the season. Might as well watch him while you can! :wave:

#11 BetaVersion

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 23:52

So, who's staying up then?

Got the day off work tomorrow (coincidental) so realised I can stay up to watch FP1...

Going to watch some movies, then give FP1 a try...

After all I can sleep in tomorrow!


that's not the way a proper F1 fan would refer to it :p

FP1 is at night here and FP2 will be obviously lat but I'll still watch it.

Longtimefan, think like this: this is the last time we get to see Schumacher driving a F1 car in Suzuka, so let's watch every second of it ;)


#12 showtime

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:35

Many team bringing new parts so I guess we should expect a rather boring FP1...

#13 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:38

Many team bringing new parts so I guess we should expect a rather boring FP1...


boring? you mean slow and mixed?

#14 showtime

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:50

boring? you mean slow and mixed?


I mean a lot cruising laps and short stints.

#15 JamesHunt

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:52

Oskari Saari (Finnish F1 journalist) reporting Kimi will test Lotus' DDRS in FP1

#16 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:54

Nah, I think we will see good running. And alot of laps, weather is sunny and fine. Not gonna be more boring than usual I think.

Williams: Only Maldonado is testing the new exhaust. So I expect Senna to do a lot of laps.
edit: and also Lotus apparently (thanks JamesHunt) will "split" the evaluation of new parts.

Edited by SealTheDiffuser, 05 October 2012 - 00:56.


#17 KingB

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:57

yeah 3 am in the morning, time for fp1 :cool: then get some sleep and stay up again for fp2...then sleep until midday. looks like a plan.

#18 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:58

yeah 3 am in the morning, time for fp1 :cool: then get some sleep and stay up again for fp2...then sleep until midday. looks like a plan.


I will do the same but will miss the bold part.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:02

Only 9PM here, so its almost ideal other than the fact that I'm missing football, but its just Cardinals/Rams anyway. Wont be staying up for FP2, but it'll be ready to watch tomorrow on the DVR.

Looks nice out there. Whats the temperature like?

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#20 RC127

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:06

Some glitchy audio on Sky aside, great to see that FOM are indeed the host broadcaster this weekend, taking over from Fuji (and their shoddy handheld cameras) - lots of non Fuji angles already showing up - basically all around the lap...

#21 Seanspeed

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:07

Flow vis on the Ferrari front wing. They've really been working on that for a while now.

#22 ali.unal

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:08

For a change, Live Timing is working for me this race without freezes and breke-ups!

#23 bourbon

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:23

lol @Martin Brundle for making the Mercedes crew sound like a group of Oompa Loompas...

#24 Kvothe

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:23

Interesting snippet, Lewis thinks Red Bull have had the best car, but that McLaren is in the top 3.

Edited by Kvothe, 05 October 2012 - 01:24.


#25 SamH123

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:24

Hamilton saying the RB is a slightly better car??
Surely not

#26 nada12

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:24

Only 9PM here, so its almost ideal other than the fact that I'm missing football, but its just Cardinals/Rams anyway. Wont be staying up for FP2, but it'll be ready to watch tomorrow on the DVR.

Looks nice out there. Whats the temperature like?

Luckily F1 rarely overlaps with football. Except for the Austin race. :|

#27 schumimercamg

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:25

Early stages I know but the Maclaren looks on rails

#28 Elloh

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:31

Early stages I know but the Maclaren looks on rails


yeah if you compare Mclaren with HRT, lets wait a minute to let more cars set laptimes...

#29 Obi Offiah

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:31

TV directing is ridiculous the moment. There are cars on the track yet the director wants to focus on the Williams and Fernando in the garage, and for some considerable amount of time. :rolleyes:

#30 bauss

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:32

how is it that Alonso has a purple 33.7 1st sector in live timing on his installation laps

#31 SamH123

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:33

Karthikeyan already 2.3 seconds up on his fp1 time last year :)

#32 Seanspeed

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:37

Karthikeyan already 2.3 seconds up on his fp1 time last year :)

Fastest time in FP1 by anyone last year was a 1:33.6. Already pretty close to that.

Mclaren's running a really barn door rear wing.

#33 SDLRob

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:38

did something just bounce off RoGro's car in that slomo?

#34 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:54

Hamilton saying the RB is a slightly better car??
Surely not


because if he doesn't win, he can blame it on the car


#35 KingB

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:57

because if he doesn't win, he can blame it on the car

like next year? :D

#36 jonpollak

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:57

So, who's staying up then?

Staying up?
it's 8 pm here :up:

That Croft guy is an ass...
Jp


#37 jonpollak

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:00

sorry ..
Here is a pertinent comment.

Love the new FOM camera angles.

Jp


#38 SamH123

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:03

how is it that Alonso has a purple 33.7 1st sector in live timing on his installation laps


Good spot, he must have cut some corner or he's been sandbagging on all his other laps

#39 goldenboy

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:16

Staying up?
it's 8 pm here :up:

That Croft guy is an ass...
Jp

what happened to mika with make up? :p

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#40 akshay380

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:20

Lovely morning here in India. Sadly no coverage of FPs and being in office means cannot watch it online. :( Live timings as of now.

#41 Rentta

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:20

Rb giving marks front wing to vettel again :D ?

#42 whitevisor

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:22

lol... same thing I thought too.

Hamilton fans the Mercedez is running well...

#43 schumimercamg

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:25

yeah if you compare Mclaren with HRT, lets wait a minute to let more cars set laptimes...



I was talking about the way the car looked not the laptimes.

#44 weston

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:31

lol... same thing I thought too.

Hamilton fans the Mercedez is running well...


LOL
Ask Rosberg.

#45 BetaVersion

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:09

Mercedes showed good pace on FP1, so this is a good moment for me to say my prediction: They won't make it to Q3.

I like to make predictions when things doesn't look be according to them so that I look like a smarta$$ later :p

#46 BetaVersion

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:33

Looking into sector times, Alonso's S1 indeed looks fishy

#47 gm914

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:41

Looking into sector times, Alonso's S1 indeed looks fishy

Are you predicting Fernando is going to eat sushi?

#48 SDLRob

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:09

Don't think Di Resta meant to do that

#49 Tonka

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:12

That'll impress Ferrari - not



#50 apoka

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:03

That'll impress Ferrari - not

Maybe Hulkenberg impresses them instead. :D Only half a second off the best time currently, which was set in similar track conditions.