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#51 SDLRob

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:19

that's almost the same exact spot Di Resta ended up earlier....

I can see a little bit of tarmac being put down overnight in the spot that flicked him about.....

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#52 DracoN

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:21

Drivers fault, not track.

#53 SDLRob

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:32

blimey Caterham.... get better bolts for the rear wing!

#54 Myrvold

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:35

that's almost the same exact spot Di Resta ended up earlier....

I can see a little bit of tarmac being put down overnight in the spot that flicked him about.....


Why? Shouldn't the drivers be able to stay on the track?

#55 Rentta

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:36

blimey Caterham.... get better bolts for the rear wing!

Scary stuff...

#56 BigCHrome

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:41

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


Brazil too. Thankfully my team has a bye week and a primetime game for both of those races. :clap:

#57 SDLRob

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:48

Why? Shouldn't the drivers be able to stay on the track?


they should, but clearly they can't and i'd rather put a little bit of tarmac or something down...instead of being spun about at high speed into the wall.

#58 hsvone

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:11

I'm not sure how aware people are on this forum but something I noticed in the afternoon session was the amount of aerosol spraying in the skies overhead, which was especially noticeable at the hairpin. It was clearly visible to me anyway. :wave:



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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:32

Practice 1: :: Sector times :: Lap Chart
Practice 2: :: Sector times :: Lap Chart


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#60 korzeniow

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:02

What about Saubers? Did they have problems? Wasn't this track suppose to siut them?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:48

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#62 lokiman

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:35

The teams are currently meeting with Charlie. Apparently, the new team garages at the track have not been built to spec and they're far too small. Health and safety issues appear to big a big concern. FFS.........

#63 korzeniow

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:39

The teams are currently meeting with Charlie. Apparently, the new team garages at the track have not been built to spec and they're far too small. Health and safety issues appear to big a big concern. FFS.........


What that have to do with health?

#64 lokiman

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:50

What that have to do with health?



Cramped quarters, not enough room for people to do their work safely and without bumping into each other, etc, I suppose. Depending on just how cramped we're talking about, I can see how it could be a legitimate safety issue.

#65 Kvothe

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:53

The teams are currently meeting with Charlie. Apparently, the new team garages at the track have not been built to spec and they're far too small. Health and safety issues appear to big a big concern. FFS.........


Nothing to do with Suzuka, it's to do with the COTA in Austin (USA grand prix).

#66 lokiman

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:01

Nothing to do with Suzuka, it's to do with the COTA in Austin (USA grand prix).


Oops, I got the wrong end of the stick from a twitter feed. Thanks for setting me straight. Sorry, peeps.

#67 Kvothe

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:08

Oops, I got the wrong end of the stick from a twitter feed. Thanks for setting me straight. Sorry, peeps.


Don't worry, happens to the best of us.

#68 BetaVersion

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 19:31

What about Saubers? Did they have problems? Wasn't this track suppose to siut them?


Yeah, so far I'll do a facepalm here. They are doing way worse than I expected. I'm not full of excusesas some

#69 Clatter

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 19:35

Oops, I got the wrong end of the stick from a twitter feed. Thanks for setting me straight. Sorry, peeps.


The tweet is also a load of rubbish.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 19:49

I'm not sure how aware people are on this forum but something I noticed in the afternoon session was the amount of aerosol spraying in the skies overhead, which was especially noticeable at the hairpin. It was clearly visible to me anyway. :wave:


..... and therefore?

#71 King Six

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 19:55

I'm sure Perez will still one stop his way onto a good position, with these excuses for tyres, the world is his oyster. Hell, it landed him a top seat.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 20:31

they should, but clearly they can't and i'd rather put a little bit of tarmac or something down...instead of being spun about at high speed into the wall.


Nah, they have enough "make a mistake - and get away with it" tarmac already.

#73 Baddoer

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 20:41

Koba had long run on comparable pace with Hamilton, Perez have pretty solid stint too. Too early to write Sauber off, I think

Edited by Baddoer, 05 October 2012 - 20:42.


#74 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:32

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?


http://live.autosport.com/ but some people prefer to read and post "live" in the forum threads instead. Both have their advantages

#75 smoothcrim

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:56

retire already schumacher .

#76 Jimisgod

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:04

retire already schumacher .


Classy. :rolleyes: