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#851 S3baman

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:51

Great drive from the top 3. Congratz to Kimi on finally getting the win he should have earn in the early stages of the championship.

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#852 Diablobb81

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:51

Kimi!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

#853 seahawk

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:51

Good thing is, whoever wins the WDC this year deserves it.

#854 jk

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:51

Great race.
The WDCs shows why they are the best. The midfield guys made a mess of this race.

#855 F1ultimate

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:51

Amazing Kimi.

#856 MP422

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:51

Super win for Kimi!!

Lewis had it in the bag though.


I think I'm happier for Kimi... Ham wasn't in the title anymore really anyway. Lewis will get the next one.

#857 f1fastestlap

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:52

Vettel, unbelievable, unbelievable luck

#858 Rentta

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:52

Thank you kimi and alonso . Great racing

#859 Disgrace

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:52

Quality ending to an otherwise poor quality race.

Champions in a class of their own. Even out of a drive Kobayashi and Maldonado showed a field of idiots how to do it.

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#860 Konsta

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:52

Kimi is brilliant!! I am very happy!! :cool:

#861 aray

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:52

great race by Seb....fantastic drive by Kimi and Alonso....deserved victory for Kimi...

#862 Sinceref189

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:52

YESSS KIMII well done great drive by Vettel and oh yea **** you mclaren your boy couldn't even make the podium.

#863 berni19

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:52

The best possible winner for me...pity for Hami but Kimi deserved it..if instead of Button on that corner was Perez or Grosjean Fetl wont see chequered flag today...go Fernando to win this Championship this year..


#864 Toffeli

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:52

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#865 BenettonB192

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:52

That was one of the most entertaining races in recent years. And in Abu Dhabi of all places lol.

#866 ivand911

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:53

Vettel, unbelievable, unbelievable luck

They all have luck this weekend.

#867 chrisblades85

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:53

The top 4, Kamui and Bruno are the only drivers that looked they haven't come straight from Formula Ford.

#868 Anonymous

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:53

congrats kimi!!! :clap: :clap:

#869 Kelateboy

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:53

Kimi!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

+1. Deserved winner!!!! :up:

#870 Mr.Wayne

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:53

What a drive from Vettel. What a weekend indeed!

He got a free engine. Free gearbox.

He showed what a GREAT racer he is. Unbelievable stuff with Button (Webber might want to learn something there).

And what looked like a lost lead 2 hours ago, now (although greatly reduced), gives some strategic room for the final blow.

#871 Heasven

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:54

Congrats Kimi, great job :up:

#872 Heasven

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:54

Congrats Kimi, great job :up:

#873 Lelouch

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:54

Great race, some great drives combined with some horrific ones! :p
Really really entertaining!

#874 PilgrimsDrop

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:54

Not being affected by loyalty or affection for either driver, which I am. Neither are my supported driver. Just stating how ridiculous you are for cursing one driver having DRS when you've benefitted from it earlier.

1. I've not made any comments about any driver benefitting by DRS... the same rules apply for all... contrieved racing yes but it's what we got...
2. Your comments are re Vettel are not made objectively but rather the opposite... so you jumping on somebodys comments and then using objectivity as your reasoning for your comment is down right laughable...

Edited by PilgrimsDrop, 04 November 2012 - 14:56.


#875 Tardis40

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:55

Couldn't have scripted this any better for Vettel. Half the field crashes out. Hamilton's car dies. Two safety cars at just the right moment.

#876 MP422

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:55

Who's better Kimi or Michael ? :love: :rotfl:

#877 ivand911

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:55

What a drive from Vettel. What a weekend indeed!

He got a free engine. Free gearbox.

He showed what a GREAT racer he is. Unbelievable stuff with Button (Webber might want to learn something there).

And what looked like a lost lead 2 hours ago, now (although greatly reduced), gives some strategic room for the final blow.

They didn't change his engine, according Marco.


#878 Seanspeed

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:55

Fantastic work by Kimi and Alonso. :up: :up:

I'd have prefered to see them switched, but still enjoy seeing them side by side, 1st and 2nd like that. :)

Vettel did a good job, too, but everything was put right in his lap.

Edited by Seanspeed, 04 November 2012 - 14:56.


#879 ivand911

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:56

Who's better Kimi or Michael ? :love: :rotfl:

The one with the better car. Can you tell who it is?

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#880 Disgrace

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:56

Couldn't have scripted this any better for Vettel. Half the field crashes out. Hamilton's car dies. Two safety cars at just the right moment.


Indeed, but at least he didn't drive half as awfully as Webber.

#881 RealRacing

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:56

Couldn't have scripted this any better for Vettel. Half the field crashes out. Hamilton's car dies. Two safety cars at just the right moment.


A bit like Valencia...


#882 karne

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:56

So, to sum up:

Vettel: ALL THE LUCK

Webber: NO LUCK

#883 S3baman

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:56

Just won first race in over 3 years after coming back to the sport, yet he's even cooler than before. Gotta love this guy.

#884 choyothe

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:56

:rotfl: Alonso sulking in the corner

#885 Raziel

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:57

I told you last night that today we will watch "Return of the Finger™" movie and now I can say that is Oscar-worthy! :lol: : :drunk: :D

#886 Konsta

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:57

Anyone questioning Seb´s ability to charge can just sod off. Great drive. Then again, anyone claiming Felipe is worth something as a racer can also spend a quiet moment...

Kimi so deservedly took the victory today!!

#887 sha

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:57

Couldn't have scripted this any better for Vettel. Half the field crashes out. Hamilton's car dies. Two safety cars at just the right moment.


he couldn't be more lucky

#888 rijole1

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:57

KIMI- simply the best!

#889 fisssssi

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:57

Vettel has to buy the cucumber a beer for that one.

#890 DrProzac

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:57

Nice music lol :)

#891 Mr.Wayne

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:57

A bit like Valencia...

The difference is that in Valencia, Alonso's main title rival gave him free points.
Here, Alonso took points from Vettel's lead.

#892 discover23

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:57

Man.. Alonso was pushing line mad in those last few laps.. 3 or 4 consecutive purples... That was fun.. Freaking redbull is too fast now.. The top teams have now put a huge performance gap over their competitors making it much easier for Vettel to climb up so many places in the race...

#893 chrisblades85

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:58

So, to sum up:

Vettel: ALL THE LUCK

Webber: NO LUCK


The same Mark Webber who crashed into Pastor and Felipe?

#894 RealRacing

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:58

Then again, anyone claiming Felipe is worth something as a racer can also spend a quiet moment...


Ferrari apparently.



#895 choyothe

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:58

I told you last night that today we will watch "Return of the Finger™" movie and now I can say that is Oscar-worthy! :lol: : :drunk: :D


:up: The best driver out there is going to win 3 in a row I think, unless his car fails him one more time.

#896 MP422

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:59

now thats a proper f1 driver, Ghost face win !

#897 Myrvold

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:59

Anyone questioning Seb´s ability to charge can just sod off. Great drive.


Well, he was unlucky behind SC, had a moment with Senna, got loads of positions by others doing mistakes.
I find it very special that I remember quite few overtakes from Vettel on "fast-cars".
So I'm far from convinced.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:59

:rotfl: Alonso sulking in the corner

He cut the championship lead of Vettel by only 3pts.
What do you expect?

Great drive by Kimi and Vettel. Hamilton just could not buy a win these days. Pity him....

#899 sv401

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:59

he couldn't be more lucky


He could have been more "lucky" by not having the fuel problem in the first place, which would probably have allowed for winning the race after Hamilton's retirement (+13 points relative to Alonso). The net result for the weekend is still Alonso being lucky.

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#900 Tardis40

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:00

Kimi, about to enjoy his favorite fruit drink!