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#1 race addicted

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:33

An hour to go now, before the lights go out! Another front-row lock-out by Red Bull but this time with Vettel on pole. Can Webber steal the lead in lap one, like Vettel did to him in Korea?
How close will race-pace be, between Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren?

Will Räikkönen be able to mix it with Massa or will the group ahead ease away from him?

The Force India's are probably a bit out of position and should be able to move forward.

Edited by race addicted, 28 October 2012 - 08:34.


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#2 wattoroos

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:39

Di Resta could probably attempt a one stopper or even Grosjean, could see some mixed up strategies

#3 korzeniow

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:41

An hour to go now, before the lights go out! Another front-row lock-out by Red Bull but this time with Vettel on pole. Can Webber steal the lead in lap one, like Vettel did to him in Korea?
How close will race-pace be, between Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren?

Will Räikkönen be able to mix it with Massa or will the group ahead ease away from him?

The Force India's are probably a bit out of position and should be able to move forward.


If not for last minute set up change Kimi could mix up with McLarens for 3rd place.

Now it's bigg unknown how good his race pace would be...

#4 race addicted

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:48

If not for last minute set up change Kimi could mix up with McLarens for 3rd place.

Now it's bigg unknown how good his race pace would be...


Yeah, the man himself said a realistic target would've been the second row if not for those set-up changes. Bad news!

He needs the track conditions to come to him but who knows if everything will fall into place for that to happen.

#5 SamH123

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:55


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A Lotus team member told me that most guys could do the whole race on one set of soft tyres #F1 #IndianGP

Looks like a 1 stop is very likely

#6 race addicted

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:11

WTF! Hamilton's headrest isn't properly on! Knowing McLaren they wont notice and it'll come off in the race....

#7 SUPRAF1

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:14

Hamilton doing an interview? :p

#8 ayali

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:15

Hey that was a nice interview with Lewis.
Well done Lewis and Brundle :up:

#9 robefc

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:16

Hamilton doing an interview? :p


Loved how brundle made out it wasn't planned and lewis completely gave the game away!

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#10 Starish

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:16

Wow lol, a hamilton grid interview.

#11 Lights

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:16

Has that happened before? Martin was really waiting for him, seems like they agreed prior to it.

#12 SDLRob

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:17

well... that Grid Walk took a bit of a pervy turn there

#13 Kelateboy

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:18

ESPN F1 ESPN F1Verified ‏@ESPNF1

A Lotus team member told me that most guys could do the whole race on one set of soft tyres #F1 #IndianGP

Looks like a 1 stop is very likely

If they are doing a 1 stopper, then the front runners on softs would have to make the 1st stint last for at least 25 or so laps.

#14 race addicted

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:18

Give us a summary then, folks! Not everyone is watching BBC or Sky...... :)

#15 Lights

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:19

The usual nipple talk.

#16 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:20

MB: "Bernie did you get my card?" BE: "No, I receive a batch of credit cards daily."

#17 korzeniow

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:21

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#18 SDLRob

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:23

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I do like the Lotus twitter account.... always assured a good laugh

#19 Kelateboy

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:24

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You should switch the two side... Pole position is on the right hand side. :D

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#20 race addicted

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:26

The usual nipple talk.


OK, I'll youtube it later. :)

#21 swerved

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:28

The safety car was certainly warming its tyres up.

#22 robefc

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:28

Has that happened before? Martin was really waiting for him, seems like they agreed prior to it.


They did, last time was when lewis had a tribute for someone on his helmet, can't remember when or where

#23 race addicted

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:30

Grosjean, Kobayashi and Schumacher on primes.

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#24 NateF

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:31

They did, last time was when lewis had a tribute for someone on his helmet, can't remember when or where

Singapore 2011 and Hamilton crashed out. I know who to blame if he crashes out today, damn you Brundle. Just getting it in now.

#25 RockyRaccoon68

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:32

Rocket start from Lewis to pass Webber then he can take Vettel on the next straight while Alonso catches up!

#26 Lights

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:32

They did, last time was when lewis had a tribute for someone on his helmet, can't remember when or where

Ok. Perhaps Bob Marley?

#27 choyothe

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:34

Crazy tow!

#28 WatchingF1since4yearsold

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:35

well that's the first 2 places over then.

#29 Lights

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:35

Button Hamilton Alonso - Epic!

#30 kosmos

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:35

Go Alonso!.

#31 Massa

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:36

Massive straight line speed for Ferrari

#32 choyothe

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:36

DRS between 3-6 will be massive I think soon.

#33 Junky

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:36

Michael left the lucky in his first career.

#34 sock22

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:37

Race over, enjoy the Red Bull parade guys

#35 jstrains

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:37

Nice aggressive first lap from Alonso

#36 WatchingF1since4yearsold

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:37

race for 3rd is the only thing of any interest whatsoever today then.

#37 Longtimefan

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:38

Mark almost got alongside and chickened out.

Race over now. 1.2secs on lap one, cannot believe this isn't another Newey cheat somehow.



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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:38

Apparently great start by kovalainen

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#39 SUPRAF1

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:38

Vettel is unstoppable :-P

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#40 choyothe

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:38

Alonso will take Button with DRS

#41 revlec

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:39

How FAST is the Ferrari??? look at both ALO and MAS on the straights!!!!

#42 choyothe

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:39

Ferrari's got a crazy good race car

#43 sha

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:39

Vettel is unstoppable :-P


Red Bull too.

#44 Kerch

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:39

This would be a great race if the battle for 3rd was the battle for the lead.

#45 Raziel

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:40

Ferrari with superb DRS and top speed!

#46 jstrains

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:40

Superb pass on Button and now close in on Red Bulls!

#47 WatchingF1since4yearsold

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:40

Ferrari's got a crazy good race car


well, faster than the McLaren's yeah, but they will still be nowhere near the procession 1-2

#48 sailor

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:40

Race over, enjoy the Red Bull parade guys

Looks like.

Boring race like last year

#49 Les

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:40

Ferrari with superb DRS and top speed!


Alonso driving a blinder. Here come the endless start replays...

#50 choyothe

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:42

Superb pass on Button and now close in on Red Bulls!



Alonso driving a blinder. Here come the endless start replays...


Dominant top speed and a DRS-pass? Okay then...

Button is really slow