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#3451 Vesuvius

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:38

Didn't they run on mediums earlier? I am noticing the orange only now!


No they havent run mediums yet.

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#3452 SpaMaster

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:41

Ha thanks. I didn't pay attention. That would be reserved for the final 10 min then! :)

#3453 Shiroo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:43

Raikkonen looks good in that long run. Was 0.5sec behind Vettel best time at his first time lap in that long stint

#3454 Vesuvius

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:43

Kimi was running quite heavy on his second run..still did 1,34,0 with old hards.

#3455 Jovanotti

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:44

I frankly think KR and RG are just running different programmes and their pace is not comparable atm.

#3456 Vesuvius

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:44

I frankly think KR and RG are just running different programmes and their pace is not comparable atm.


Yup I think so too.

#3457 cotecine

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:50

alo on soft now. lets see what he can do.

#3458 cotecine

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:50

kimi out. COME ON KIMI

#3459 Trust

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:56

I'm puzzled by his S2. He should be able to do there 40.0, and not only 40.3.

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#3460 Shiroo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:57

he stayed on track so he wasnt quali fueled on that lap

#3461 Trust

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:01

he stayed on track so he wasnt quali fueled on that lap

So is Alonso, and majority of the field.

#3462 cotecine

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:01

looking good me thinks. :yawnface:

#3463 Vesuvius

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:02

So is Alonso, and majority of the field.


It's very close

#3464 Diderlo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:02

So is Alonso, and majority of the field.


Alonso pitted 2 laps ago. Kimi still on track.

#3465 Vesuvius

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:03

looking good me thinks. :yawnface:


I think it looked better yesterday but not too bad...but it's so close that small error and you can be out of q3 even.

#3466 SpaMaster

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:04

So is Alonso, and majority of the field.

But Alonso and Raikkonen came out much earlier than others. I don't agree with the 'majority of the field'. Even Alonso did two laps less.

Kimi seems to have decent pace on mediums.

Edited by SpaMaster, 20 April 2013 - 09:05.


#3467 Shiroo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:05

Gro had 6th time with hard as well :]

#3468 cotecine

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:05

so what do you guys think? were will he start tomorrow?

#3469 Jovanotti

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:06

I'll be happy if Räikkönen puts it in the top 5 and takes it from there in the race. No need for drama if it isn't a front row.

#3470 Diderlo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:06

Alonso did 2 timed laps after the fast lap, Kimi did 5 timed laps after the fast lap.

Edited by Diderlo, 20 April 2013 - 09:07.


#3471 cotecine

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:08

I'll be happy if Räikkönen puts it in the top 5 and takes it from there in the race. No need for drama if it isn't a front row.


:up:


#3472 Jeeves

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:08

I'm going to be really optimistic and expect another lightning out of the sky in Q3 from KR, like in China. Grosjean seems to be getting to grips with the car too. :up:

So that's P1 and P3. :)

#3473 cotecine

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:10

I'm going to be really optimistic and expect another lightning out of the sky in Q3 from KR, like in China. Grosjean seems to be getting to grips with the car too. :up:

So that's P1 and P3. :)


that would be nice. :)

#3474 weareracing

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:11

Both cars in the top 6 would be enough for me, if either Kimi or Romain can get on the front row that would be a welcome bonus. :up:

#3475 cotecine

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:11

you guys seen this?



#3476 Music Lover

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:11

Good to see Gro on the pace!

#3477 cotecine

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:17

the best fan video made. :) old but really nicely done.

http://www.youtube.c...M...C4w&index=1


part 2

http://www.youtube.c...p;v=14qA8-9nzcg

Edited by cotecine, 20 April 2013 - 09:18.


#3478 Music Lover

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:22

you guys seen this?

For once, good questions!
Not spoiled by that...



#3479 Grundle

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:38

Its looking like Ro Gro can qualify near the front this race.
Lets pray for him, "First corner, first lap, its simple after that."


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#3480 Pitlane

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:21

you guys seen this?


Almost chocked by how much kimi talked in that interview :-) good stuff

#3481 intelligentsia

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:32

It is so difficult to say how things are going by looking at FP3. They were doing quite strange runs, one quick lap and one slow lap. It will be tough to beat Red Bull and Ferrari in qualifying. Everyone is close together even Force India could surprise.

#3482 2ms

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:42

Almost chocked by how much kimi talked in that interview :-) good stuff


Actually, I've been noticing that Kimi pretty much always talks as much as he can these days. I also get the impression he's not too fond of all this hype around him lately. Maybe it makes him uneasy that so many people seem to be considering him "cool" etc lately. He seems to really make effort to just be a regular guy.

#3483 SpaMaster

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:49

Actually, I've been noticing that Kimi pretty much always talks as much as he can these days. I also get the impression he's not too fond of all this hype around him lately. Maybe it makes him uneasy that so many people seem to be considering him "cool" etc lately. He seems to really make effort to just be a regular guy.

Yeah right.

#3484 Lord_Shaitan

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:49

It looks like they opted for setup with more downforce in FP3.

FP2:
1 8 Romain Grosjean 15:03:25 315.8
2 7 Kimi Räikkönen 15:18:24 315.6

FP3:
10 7 Kimi Räikkönen 11:35:20 309.1
12 8 Romain Grosjean 11:18:26 308.9

#3485 darkkis

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:54

It looks like they opted for setup with more downforce in FP3.

FP2:
1 8 Romain Grosjean 15:03:25 315.8
2 7 Kimi Räikkönen 15:18:24 315.6

FP3:
10 7 Kimi Räikkönen 11:35:20 309.1
12 8 Romain Grosjean 11:18:26 308.9

How about fuel loads?

#3486 OSX

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:00

Lauda: Raikkonen Is Sensational
20 April 2013

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Niki Lauda has advised Red Bull to follow through and sign Kimi Raikkonen for 2014.

"He is sensational, a cool guy, and absolutely on the level of Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton," the triple world champion told Germany's Bild newspaper.

"Kimi is definitely a title contender."

"If I was Red Bull and I wanted to change something with the drivers, then I would definitely go for Kimi.

"He is the best driver on the market by far."

http://www.motorspor...uda...raikkonen


#3487 Jovanotti

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:01

Any comments after FP3?

#3488 Vesuvius

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:02

Any comments after FP3?


Yeah would like to know as well...didn't see our live programs before quali so missed interviews.

#3489 Viryfan

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:52

Greeattt Strategy from Lotus.

PLain failure.

#3490 Shiroo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:53

Greeattt Strategy from Lotus.

PLain failure.

it was Gro failure that he failed with lap so much.

#3491 Viryfan

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:57

it was Gro failure that he failed with lap so much.


Please go compare first lap on medium from RoGro and first lap from Kimi in Q2.

He was faster on that first lap.


#3492 Shiroo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:59

Please go compare first lap on medium from RoGro and first lap from Kimi in Q2.

He was faster on that first lap.

both of them made plenty of mistakes. And it doesnt matter who was faster, result is all that matter

#3493 denthierry

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:01

What a disappointment :(

I can only hope this means they are very confident of one stop less than the others, but haven't seen anything that points in that direction.
What the heck happened? :|

Edited by denthierry, 20 April 2013 - 12:03.


#3494 Carlo's

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:02

Shocking pace.

#3495 Viryfan

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:02

both of them made plenty of mistakes. And it doesnt matter who was faster, result is all that matter


So , one has the right to make 2 runs, and one just one run at the end of qualy?

#3496 Vesuvius

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:03

Horrible quali, we start from 8th because of Hamiltons penalty but that's also bad as it's dirty side. Seems like we really struggled without softer tyres.

#3497 Shiroo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:03

hmm what happened? we had decent pace yday, not bad at morning and now it went just bad. Everyone else was hiding their cards or smt went totally wrong?

#3498 Vesuvius

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:03

So , one has the right to make 2 runs, and one just one run at the end of qualy?


They did almost the same here with Kimi last year!

#3499 Topsu

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:04

What the heck happened? Horrible pace. FI is faster than us?

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#3500 SpaMaster

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:04

That was a dismal lap. Slower than the Q2 lap. Would start 8th. What an opportunity wasted!