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#101 RedOne

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:45

That feeling you get in your stomach when the cars line up and wait for the lights to go out.

Edited by RedOne, 10 March 2013 - 09:45.


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#102 TigersWood

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:47

- Alonso winning his 3rd WDC.

- Ferrari making poles.

- Hamilton having more success than McLaren.

#103 Markn93

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:31

That feeling you get in your stomach when the cars line up and wait for the lights to go out.

:up: Nothing like it.

Also the frantic switching between live timing on laptop and pictures on tv, the feeling of helplessness and hope as a driver trundles towards his pit box, and the emotional relief when the chequered flag falls and its a good result.

#104 Jimisgod

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:20

9. Grosjean to beat Raikkonen.


:rotfl:

Only in repair bills.

#105 Kingshark

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:41

:rotfl:

Only in repair bills.

It's not as if Romain out-qualified Kimi half the time in 2012. :rolleyes:

All he needs to do is stop crashing. :wave:

Edited by Kingshark, 11 March 2013 - 04:50.


#106 Arion

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:56

And that's nonsense and you have nothing that could back up your claim.


there's a poll here, RBR is voted the car to beat by a large margin despite a testing season that tells you nothing.
let's hear your proof that RBR is not regarded as the best team on the grid right now.



#107 fastdriver

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:06

Looking forward to my pulse quickening and that incredible moment when the cars line up on the grid, the lights come on and the engines start to rev. There's nothing in the world quite like it.

This.

#108 Giz

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:40

Is it Sunday yet?

#109 travbrad

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:44

It'll be really interesting to see how Hamilton copes with having what is presumably going to be a less than ideal car, and how Perez copes with being in the spotlight of a top team (particularly in qualifying). Being a couple tenths off will be a lot more costly if it happens in a Mclaren than in a Sauber.

Is it Sunday yet?


At this point I'll settle for Friday. Just want to see some F1 cars on the track again. :)

Edited by travbrad, 11 March 2013 - 09:46.


#110 Sakae

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:00

Vettel vs. Alonso - The two best drivers will once again engage in battle for the WDC. If Alonso wins he solidifies his status in this era, if Vettel wins he enters legendary status for all-time.

Hmm difficult; I see Vettel being rated always by certain posters in P5 in the current group, whilst majority of posters systematically, on this forum anyway, placing him in P3, thus how he can jump from THAT to a legendary status (which BTW is denied even to M. Schumacher by the same people), is hard to see. I do like and respect Vettel, and I think he has in him to go to distance, but I gave up on hatred and lack of recognition. I wish him focus and steady push, which he has so aptly demonstrated several times already.

In my observation Alonso and Hamilton are both overrated (for various reasons), but barring some nasty tire-related surprises, it will be close this year. I do expect stewards to scrutinize Vettel more than any time before, and more than rest (Grosjean might be an exception), while reliability with tire-factor might be two vectors deciding this year championship.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:39

It's not as if Romain out-qualified Kimi half the time in 2012. :rolleyes:

All he needs to do is stop crashing. :wave:

:rotfl:

Yeah, "all he needs". Like it was nothing... to your info, there are no points for qualifying. This whole debate about "out qualifying" means nothing, if one driver is 3th in WDC beating his teammate with 207 points to 96.

Massa will beat Alonso this year - all he needs is to be quicker then Alonso :rotfl: See? Makes exactly no sense like your post ;).

Edited by Jacobss, 11 March 2013 - 10:40.


#112 icewest07

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:42

Well I am looking forwrad to see which team will sign Kimi for 2014... lol

#113 The Kanisteri

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:48

Good competitive season and hopefully Ferrari out of best 3 in both championships. I also would like to see pay drivers to fail totally so in following seasons, teams hire for talents, not for pile of money.

#114 Enzoluis

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:58

The ยด14 season start, with new engines and something less boring than extra blowing engines, flex wings and airflows management.

#115 Kingshark

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 15:15

:rotfl:

Yeah, "all he needs". Like it was nothing... to your info, there are no points for qualifying. This whole debate about "out qualifying" means nothing, if one driver is 3th in WDC beating his teammate with 207 points to 96.

Massa will beat Alonso this year - all he needs is to be quicker then Alonso :rotfl: See? Makes exactly no sense like your post.

Ridiculous.

There's a big difference between beating someone on raw pace and beating someone on consistency. It's easier to teach a fast driver how to be consistent, than it is to teach a consistent driver how to be fast.

#116 Topsu

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 15:49

That feeling you get in your stomach when the cars line up and wait for the lights to go out.

I can't wait for it!

Also waiting for the last year with proper engine sounds :(

Edited by Topsu, 11 March 2013 - 15:53.


#117 RealRacing

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 16:34

Hmm difficult; I see Vettel being rated always by certain posters in P5 in the current group, whilst majority of posters systematically, on this forum anyway, placing him in P3, thus how he can jump from THAT to a legendary status (which BTW is denied even to M. Schumacher by the same people), is hard to see. I do like and respect Vettel, and I think he has in him to go to distance, but I gave up on hatred and lack of recognition. I wish him focus and steady push, which he has so aptly demonstrated several times already.

In my observation Alonso and Hamilton are both overrated (for various reasons), but barring some nasty tire-related surprises, it will be close this year. I do expect stewards to scrutinize Vettel more than any time before, and more than rest (Grosjean might be an exception), while reliability with tire-factor might be two vectors deciding this year championship.


Agree. If there's anything the business-makers of F1 learned from the Schumi era was that any driver or team dominating the sport for too long is not good for their pockets. Expect some bias towards popular teams and/or drivers that haven't won championships lately.

#118 Jacobss

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 16:59

Ridiculous.

There's a big difference between beating someone on raw pace and beating someone on consistency. It's easier to teach a fast driver how to be consistent, than it is to teach a consistent driver how to be fast.

You sir, have no clue about F1. This sport is primarly about consistency. Being quicker on one lap, then being slower on next five doesnt bring you much forward. Also, it doesnt work that way with "it's easier to teach". Fast driver can loose his speed if he start to become consistent, exactly like when consistent driver becomes quicker, losing his consistency. It's always a compromise. Grosjean was maybe in 2-3 races quicker then Kimi, but in the last 17 he crashed or was just slower. And only that counts in F1, nothing more. This is a fact, and the rest is only your opinion :).

But seeing your avatar i can understand frustration about Kimi being the last Ferrari champion. :kiss: Lets hope it stays like that for as long as with Jody Scheckter. :clap:

#119 peroa

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:13

I have a dream:

- where the tyres will actually allow for some racing
- that teams won't sacrifice Q3 so that they will have fresh tyres for the race and would rather start south of P11

But I have a feeling that I will be deeply disappointed, sadly...
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#120 August

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:17

In addition to my previous wishes, I'd love the WDC to be a four-man battle between Williams and McLaren drivers. Sauber and FI would be the WDC #3 and #4 teams, both winning at least one race. And Ferrari and RBR would be behind Caterham and Marussia in final points.

#121 Richard T

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:19

What are you most looking forward to in 2013 F1?

As of now: Friday morning! :D





And Alonso WDC!!

#122 eronrules

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:20

FFS, for 2013 atleast say what each team really expects, there is too much playing down going on, which is annoying :mad::evil:

e.g

RBR - give us the WCC/WDC or we'll take it anyway ... Sieg Heil :lol:

Ferrari - We'll chase all year round and fail at the last moment :o

MClaren - car will be fast and we'll Fu** it up anyway :wave:

Mercedes - we'll start good but abandon the car mid season and concentrate on Roscoe :p

Lotus - we have no Fu**ing idea what or where we are :|

Williams - 1/2 race win, nothing more, need money :smoking:

Sauber - don't expect wins from us :well:

FI - VJM, please go away :kiss:

STR - we're the expected Q1 victims and expect both our drivers to be replaced at the end of season :stoned:

CT - we'll continue from where we ended last season ... i.e sucking :yawnface:

MR - give Money, Have seat :wave:

Edited by eronrules, 11 March 2013 - 17:43.


#123 Longtimefan

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:39

The thing I was looking forward to the most was the W04 being another total dog.
I was going to see how long Hamiltons cool lasted before he threw his toys out of the pram.

Unfortunately it seems I'll never know now. :p


#124 ForzaGTR

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:39

Drama please


I think that's a safe bet.

#125 Claudius

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:48


Vettel having a dog of a car for a change (ain't gonna happen this year unfortunately).

Alonso having a teammate who is allowed to challenge him (ain't gonna happen in Ferrari).

Having 5 teams fighting for wins during the whole season.


#126 OoxLox

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:54

Having 5 teams fighting for wins during the whole season.


+1 and my fervent wish is for both WDC and WCC going to the wire in Brazil.

#127 michal2009b

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:54

Ferrari and Massa fighting for wins from Australia.

RBR not delivering his best throughout the year and Vettel out of the title race in Austin.

Fernando, Felipe, Jenson, Kimi and Lewis fighting for the title in Brazil with Alonso winning it and Felipe winning his home grand prix.

Edited by michal2009b, 11 March 2013 - 17:55.


#128 RealRacing

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 18:34

What character will come after the animal imitations and the Samurai...
Nixon?

#129 eronrules

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 18:44

What character will come after the animal imitations and the Samurai...
Nixon?


Mao Zedong  ;)

#130 schumimercamg

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 19:07

HAM vs ROS

#131 Disgrace

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 19:13

Prettier cars.

No more DRS.

Tyres that drivers can push on.

:well:

#132 schumimercamg

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 19:17

Prettier cars.

No more DRS.

Tyres that drivers can push on.

:well:



Oh come on buddy, there must be something you're excited about!

#133 crespo

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 19:18

Not so much looking forward to, but hoping for Alonso WDC...

F1 Gods (and Grosjean): At least just give us a chance to watch him race in Spa and Suzuka.. those daggers pierced more than just his WDC hopes - seeing how Massa went he could have had a couple of cracking races there.

#134 Kobasmashi

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 20:00

Early mornings

Helmut Marko saying stupid things

Ferrari being controversial

Hamilton being controversial

Vettel's team radio when things go wrong for him

Maldonado causing mischief

A wet Malaysia

...I'm just looking forward for it to start again!!

#135 Jimisgod

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:17

Ridiculous.

There's a big difference between beating someone on raw pace and beating someone on consistency. It's easier to teach a fast driver how to be consistent, than it is to teach a consistent driver how to be fast.


Yeah right. Tell that to Andrea de Cesaris. Fast driver but never could shake those crashing urges for a whole decade.

#136 vas04614

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:26

Force India doing well...

#137 ViMaMo

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:09

5 really wet races. :cool:

Very closely fought championship with couple of contenders.

Hope Williams wins again this season, and the team gets back to world championship winning ways.

Edited by ViMaMo, 12 March 2013 - 09:12.


#138 CrashPad

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:24

Well Melbourne GP of course!
Other than that, seeing Kimi win a race, since the only race I missed last season just happened to be Abu Dhabi GP :cry: