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#151 Diablobb81

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:04

I can't wait to get on twitter.

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#152 BorkoF2012

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:04

What happened to ham ? :eek:

He slowed in like Alonso did because of yellow flags, but Kobayashi didn't

#153 Meanbeakin

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:04

the team have clearly sabataged his car...guess its not such an amicable split afterall.


Uhhh...they still have a constructors championship to win.

#154 chrisblades85

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:04

Off to London for a day off football and beer. Hopefully I can get up for the race. Will have to set about 4 alarms. Can't see past a Vettel win.

#155 Massa

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:05

Alonso could end up P4 or even P3 without Raikkonen crash.

#156 robefc

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:05

raikkonen got out before jenson done the pb


sh1t luck if lewis slowed under yellows and JB just behind him got away with it

not sure what time lewis was going to get mind but there's a big gap behind JB, which would have put him third

#157 Rentta

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:05

Lucky vettel is lucky ,
Webber had the pace .

#158 Lazy

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:05

raikonen.... damn idiot


And with MW saying those nice things about Kimi? Hmmm.

#159 stanga

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:05

Shame, Kimi kind of ruined it for us.

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#160 f1rules

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:06

oh oh its twitter time, I'm just not sure how ham will collect telemetry of all the drivers in front of him, really bad from hamilton today

Edited by f1rules, 06 October 2012 - 06:07.


#161 superdelphinus

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:07

What is vettel so nervous about

#162 light

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:07

Well seeing as McLaren are probably the most professional team in motorsport, I highly doubt that they would 'sabotage' one of their driver's cars, regardless of where that driver is going next year.

Button isn't that far behind hamilton in the championship and i think they would have no problem shifting Button ahead come the end of the season......i just think more goes on behind the scenes that we will ever know about and its definatley possible for them to turn the wick down on Hamiltons car to make sure thsi will happen...i second behind Button?.....please.

#163 light

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:08

Button isn't that far behind hamilton in the championship and i think they would have no problem shifting Button ahead come the end of the season......i just think more goes on behind the scenes that we will ever know about and its definatley possible for them to turn the wick down on Hamiltons car to make sure thsi will happen...i second behind Button?.....please.

1* second


#164 superdelphinus

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:08

Kobi is going to get a pen for that

#165 Juggles

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:08

sh1t luck if lewis slowed under yellows and JB just behind him got away with it

not sure what time lewis was going to get mind but there's a big gap behind JB, which would have put him third


He wouldn't have got third. I was watching live timing, his first sector on his final lap was 0.2s down on Alonso and 0.1s down on Raikkonen already. Maybe he would have moved up a few places but there was something fundamentally wrong with his setup throughout qualifying.

#166 ayali

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:09

The bad luck continues for Lewis!

Being slow is bad luck??
He was .5 behind Vettel before Kimi went off

#167 superdelphinus

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:09

He was only a second behind because his one lap on fresh rubber got compromised, calm down. He has been slower than button regularly this weekend

#168 DracoN

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:09

Kobi is going to get a pen for that

for what ?
it was kobas only fast lap and he did lift.

#169 stanga

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:09

Button isn't that far behind hamilton in the championship and i think they would have no problem shifting Button ahead come the end of the season......i just think more goes on behind the scenes that we will ever know about and its definatley possible for them to turn the wick down on Hamiltons car to make sure thsi will happen...i second behind Button?.....please.


I think everyone is allowed an off day.

#170 f1fastestlap

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:10

1* second


One sec because is first attempt was done on used tyres... Is 2nd attempt ruined by kimi spin so you can't judge what the positions would be...

#171 LuisPena

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:10

The bad luck continues for Lewis!


No bad luck, just a very very poor performance.

#172 Kelateboy

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:10

Button ahead of Hamilton even with his penalty ...

And this is the same Hamilton who looked invincible in the last 3 races. It shows how fast your fortunes can change in Formula 1.

Before Singapore GP, almost everyone was writing off Vettel for WDC. Whatever happens for the rest of the season, you will have the youngest 3 time WDCs.

#173 JamesHunt

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:11

So Kimi knows he doesnt have the pace to fight for the top so he deliberately spins and now everyone will catch the penalty because of ignoring the yellows. A genius :up:

#174 BigCHrome

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:12

Being slow is bad luck??
He was .5 behind Vettel before Kimi went off


Better .5 than 1.5.... :down:

#175 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:12

Yeah I have a feeling Kobayashi is gonna receive a penalty for that.

#176 light

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:13

One sec because is first attempt was done on used tyres... Is 2nd attempt ruined by kimi spin so you can't judge what the positions would be...

i have to admit i didn't see the 2nd attempt so i dont know what kind of time he was on but before that point he was nowhere near the pace.

#177 ayali

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:15

Better .5 than 1.5.... :down:

It was .5 in the first sector alone, lord knows how much he'd lost in the rest of the lap


#178 krod

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:15

Shame, Kimi kind of ruined it for us.


What team do you work for?

#179 Kvothe

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:15

8 cars under investigation for speeding during yellow flags



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#180 Kvothe

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:16

No bad luck, just a very very poor performance.


He was on for fourth until the yellow flag....

#181 f1fastestlap

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:17

i have to admit i didn't see the 2nd attempt so i dont know what kind of time he was on but before that point he was nowhere near the pace.

He was way faster through S1 on his 2nd attempt...

#182 stanga

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:17

What team do you work for?


None. 'Us' the viewing public.

#183 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:17

It feels like 2009 all over again with all these investigations :drunk:

#184 HPT

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:17

What team do you work for?


Ruined the spectacle was what he meant me thinks.

#185 smoothcrim

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:18

kimi u noob,grosjean will destroy u next year.

#186 undersquare

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:18

He wouldn't have got third. I was watching live timing, his first sector on his final lap was 0.2s down on Alonso and 0.1s down on Raikkonen already. Maybe he would have moved up a few places but there was something fundamentally wrong with his setup throughout qualifying.

Yeah more like 4th/5th net 3rd/4th, just looking slow for some reason. Previous laps had a poor S1 as well.

Ah he's just saying he lost the setup, now has way too much understeer. A bit better for the race, hopefully.

#187 ali.unal

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:18

On Sky, Hamilton admitted that the changes he made in the car made him slow. Asked if Raikkonen's yellow flag affected him, he said no, he said he was just slow.

#188 superdelphinus

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:18

Looks like it turned into a two horse race...

#189 robefc

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:18

That's an awesome grd from a vettel fan's perspective, favourite for WDC?

#190 ali.unal

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:21

Looks like it turned into a two horse race...

I'd say one bull race!

#191 GX390

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:22

The only driver I can see getting a penalty is Kobayashi.

#192 ayali

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:23

On Sky, Hamilton admitted that the changes he made in the car made him slow. Asked if Raikkonen's yellow flag affected him, he said no, he said he was just slow.

Seems he went in the wrong direction with the setup again with Button making the right choice

#193 GiancarloF1

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:23

kimi u noob,grosjean will destroy u next year.


+1

Kimi has never been such a huge talent. Grosjean looked ordinary against Alonso, just like Massa. Both Massa and Gro are faster than Kimi. Next year Gro will destroy Kimi.

#194 Juggles

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:24

8 cars under investigation for speeding during yellow flags


Assuming the two lucky ones are Alonso and Hulkenberg? Might put a fiver on Hulkenberg to Ferrari.

#195 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:29

Good analysis by Ant, Kobayashi might just get away with it.

#196 HPT

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:31

Good analysis by Ant, Kobayashi might just get away with it.


What did he say?

#197 Cenotaph

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:31

Good analysis by Ant, Kobayashi might just get away with it.


Hope so, I'm sick of penalties..

#198 f1rules

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:31

Seems he went in the wrong direction with the setup again with Button making the right choice


maybe he should hire button as race engineer

#199 robefc

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:32

I think Monisha is great

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#200 joshb

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:34

That's an awesome grd from a vettel fan's perspective, favourite for WDC?


No-the gods are against him and i fear he'll have a comical car problem when it looks good