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#201 Disgrace

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:21

JEV 0.7 ahead of Ricciardo.

Caterhams 21st and 22nd and Kovy out-qualified again. Embarrassing day all around for Tony Fernandes.

Edited by Disgrace, 17 November 2012 - 18:22.


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#202 slmk

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:22

Vettel just pulled 0.4 sec in the last sector alone...

#203 Lotus53B

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:22

Haha Vettel's toying with them.

Did he lift going through the yellow?

I heard Perez lift, but Seb sounded flat out

#204 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:23

I'm not sure if he did but we'll see. Both Marussia's outqualifying the Caterhams.

#205 Shiroo

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:24

Did he lift going through the yellow?

I heard Perez lift, but Seb sounded flat out

first of all u need to lift in that place not whole sector, and due to his superior car, he still can lift for 10% of lap, and still improve his time

#206 Kelateboy

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:24

Vettel just pulled 0.4 sec in the last sector alone...

For anybody to have any shot of the pole, they need to be leading after 2 sectors because Vettel is mighty quick in that final sector. But S3 is also the easiest sector to get it wrong with T19 looming...

#207 encircled

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:24

Impressive by Marussia more than half a second faster than the Caterham

#208 Rentta

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:25

Disaster for Caterham . Was the reason yellow flags ?

#209 Kelateboy

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:25

Did he lift going through the yellow?

I heard Perez lift, but Seb sounded flat out

When he clocked that lap, it was not yellow yet. I believe they waved the yellow flag when the marshalls were retrieving the car.

#210 seltaeb

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:25

Where did Williams suddenly find some pace?

#211 MadYarpen

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:27

If someone has sky stream, please PM me. I found only speed and it is not watchable.

#212 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:27

Where did Williams suddenly find some pace?

It's always been there, sometimes the drivers don't do the car justice.

That's been the paddock view as far as I know.

#213 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:27

Where did Williams suddenly find some pace?


in the (old) front wing


haha with the williams quick now again the " the-williams-car-was-always-fast-only-the-paydrivers-are-bad-brigade" cpmes out again. MAL is top material.

Edited by SealTheDiffuser, 17 November 2012 - 18:30.


#214 Nonesuch

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:28

I'm still getting used to the track after missing the practises, but it's great to see the crowds in such large numbers. :up:

After getting rid of the six usual suspects (good job by Marussia), it's at last time for the qualifying-that-matters. :)

#215 speng

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:29

Vettel just pulled 0.4 sec in the last sector alone...

wow, what a car

#216 SamH123

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:29

Where did Williams suddenly find some pace?


Before Abu Dhabi they reverted wing to Barcelona spec. (seems kind of obvious in hindsight doesn't it!)

#217 Lotus53B

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:31

I'm still getting used to the track after missing the practises, but it's great to see the crowds in such large numbers. :up:


Damn straight - it's good to see a new circuit with a good crowd (pay attention Bernie....)

I like this circuit - okay, I need to see the race, but it looks like it could be fun - if the drivers can stay on the black stuff!

#218 Peter Perfect

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:32

wow, what a car

Webber was 7 tenths behind.

#219 RealRacing

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:35

Do I hear crying (again)?

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#220 1Devil1

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:35

cry, cry fernando :rolleyes:

#221 Diablobb81

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:35

Pathetic.

#222 RockyRaccoon68

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:36

Alonso having a complete disaster so far!

#223 Anonymous

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:36

wow that girl, who is she?

#224 Anonymous

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:37

Do I hear crying (again)?


nothing new

fernando crybaby alonso

#225 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:38

8 tenths :smoking:

#226 Raziel

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:38

F%#K!!!

#227 Lotus53B

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:38

Mmmm - 8/10s

Vettel - win and championship, is my bet...

#228 1Devil1

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:38

What's wrong with rosberg. so slow..

#229 speng

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:39

Mmmm - 8/10s

Vettel - win and championship, is my bet...

Hard to beat Vettel in that RB. The car is fantastic

#230 slmk

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:39

McLaren reliability... once again.

#231 Disgrace

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:40

More McLaren unreliability. That is a real problem, not Alonso having two laps abandoned.

#232 Lotus53B

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:40

McLaren reliability... once again.

Aye, they've really dropped the ball.

No time to get round for a final lap

#233 Shiroo

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:41

heh championship is over.

#234 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:41

Vettel shaves 2 tenths off his time & Schumacher P5.

#235 Massa_f1

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:41

Seb is the master!

#236 RealRacing

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:42

I really hope (for Hamilton) that Mercedes improves a lot next season...

#237 Massa_f1

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:43

Good lap from MSC in a dog of a car.

#238 Disgrace

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:43

Senna P5 in Q1, again not delivering when it matters.

#239 choyothe

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:43

Kimi just made it, pretty lucky there.

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#240 slmk

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:44

I really hope (for Hamilton) that Mercedes improves a lot next season...


Agreed, but sounds like they've fixed reliability... unlike McLaren.

#241 SamH123

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:44

What happened to Rosberg today..
Been faster than MSC all weekend

#242 Lotus53B

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:44

Senna P5 in Q1, again not delivering when it matters.

More that everyone else delivers more...

In Q1, the top runners hold back, use the prime tyre, so the middle tier tend to look better

#243 fatd

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:45

McLaren reliability... once again.


Yeah what a let down... have they ever had a clean weekend??

#244 choyothe

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:45

Wish list: Vettel pole, Alonso dirty side in either 3rd of 4th row. :p

#245 speng

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:45

McLaren reliability... once again.

What happened? I am not watching?


#246 Shiroo

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:46

Senna being Senna. Williams should ditch him.
Hamilton going to Mercedes... well McLaren sucks with their reliability, Mercedes sucks with their speed. No-No choice tbh. McLaren would win both titles this year, if not reliability of the car (+ team **** ups)

#247 Peter Perfect

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:46

What happened to Rosberg today..
Been faster than MSC all weekend

1.4 seconds off MS's time! I know Mercedes have suffered from maintaining tyre temps, could that be the issue?

#248 slmk

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:46

What happened? I am not watching?


Button lost power or something. Came back into the pits with 2 minutes left which didn't give the team the time to fix the problem. He will start from 12th tomorrow.

#249 undersquare

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:46

So, battle between Ciaron Pilbeam and Mark Temple to get their driver into 3rd not 2nd....

I have an idea Red Bull will be smarter but let's see.

#250 ivand911

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 18:47

What happened to Rosberg today..
Been faster than MSC all weekend

The qualy is what counts.