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#1 boldhakka

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:39

The grid:

1. Nico Rosberg
2. Lewis Hamilton
3. Sebastian Vettel
4. Mark Webber
5. Kimi Raikkonen
6. Fernando Alonso
7. Sergio Perez
8. Adrian Sutil
9. Jenson Button
10. Jean-Eric Vergne
11. Nico Hulkenberg
12. Daniel Ricciardo
13. Romain Grosjean
14. Valtteri Bottas
15. Giedo van der Garde
16. Pastor Maldonado
17. Paul di Resta
18. Charles Pic
19. Esteban Gutierrez
20. Max Chilton
21. Jules Bianchi
22. Felipe Massa

No rain forecast for the race.

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#2 Deluxx

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:31

This thread is better than the other one

#3 Atreiu

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:12

Is it really Nicos race to lose?

#4 toofast

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:08

Alonso will win this somehow.

#5 Sardukar

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:24

Is it really Nicos race to lose?


if both mercs get off the line well, then yes.

#6 aray

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:00

Hoping for a Alonso win...if not then Rosberg,the guy deserve some wins...

#7 Menace

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:11

Hoping for Kimi win... if not Rosberg or Webber will do just fine.

#8 MikeV1987

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:12

Hoping for Kimi to finish on the podium at least, if he keeps up this consistency then this WDC is his.

#9 cotecine

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:22

Hoping for Kimi to finish on the podium at least, if he keeps up this consistency then this WDC is his.


:up:

#10 Iranie

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:42

Oh my. I think we are going to have a spectacle today. Anybody from the top 6 can win it. Supposing that Mercedes has a lot of degredation they will form a Trulli-train until the first pits come up. Then we'll see who has the best strategy from the rest of the pack. It'll be also interesting to follow what Massa and Grosjean can do.

The first pit is absolutely crucial. If you get stuck behind a driver who starts with the harder tyre, you are going to have a bad time. Long first stint could be benefitial even if you are running a two-stopper.

Edited by Iranie, 26 May 2013 - 07:43.


#11 karne

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:46

Hoping for a Mark Monaco Special Super Start, a neat little nip up the inside of Vettel (or ballsy daring breathtaking move around the outside, I don't mind) just to really annoy him, and then Mark somehow undercuts the two Mercedes (yeah right with an RBR strategy) and charges off into the distance!

#12 PurpleHam

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:51

You can overtake at Monaco, but are these tyres going to allow a bit of harassing of the car infront, and when you stick it up the inside, you need a driver that isn't going to turn in.

Big pressure on Rosberg at the start, he gets a bad start and his good work yesterday will be undone.

#13 SpaMaster

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:53

Hoping for a Mark Monaco Special Super Start, a neat little nip up the inside of Vettel (or ballsy daring breathtaking move around the outside, I don't mind) just to really annoy him, and then Mark somehow undercuts the two Mercedes (yeah right with an RBR strategy) and charges off into the distance!

Are you going to keep repeating this? Nobody associates Webber with a super-start habit. I haven't seen a driver who gets bogged down at the start in modern F1 time and again like Webber. And then I see posts like this, that too with desperate repitition.

#14 Callahan

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:04

Are you going to keep repeating this? Nobody associates Webber with a super-start habit. I haven't seen a driver who gets bogged down at the start in modern F1 time and again like Webber. And then I see posts like this, that too with desperate repitition.

It's just her opinion mate, deal with it.

#15 P123

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:22

I'm hoping to see di Resta come through into the points as he has top 10 pace. They got it badly wrong in Q1 by not changing to another set of inters.

#16 f1rookie

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:23



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#17 Lights

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:17

The problem now is that if Mercedes is competitive in the race and actually wins it...

Don't even know how to finish that sentence.

#18 sheepgobba

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:24

Alonso will win this somehow.


I don't think Alonso can as Monaco is difficult to overtake. At best it can a podium he achieves?


#19 Cool Beans

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:25

I have a feeling Mercedes has got on top of their tyre problems. I hear their latest simulator is really top of the line, almost like running at a real track!

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#20 TailG

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:28

Alonso has a good chance to win if he overtakes Kimi at the start. Merc/Vettel will pull a gap for the first 5-6 laps, then their tires are gone and others catch up. Mercs & Vettel will make 2-stops but have problems using their fresh tires because of traffic.

Same goes for Kimi if he keeps Alonso behind.



#21 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:36

Gut feeling is Vettel will win, and at least 1 of the top 6 will retire on lap 1

#22 Dzeidzei

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:38

I have a feeling Mercedes has got on top of their tyre problems. I hear their latest simulator is really top of the line, almost like running at a real track!


Actually it seems their latest race simulation was done in Barcelona last week. Its a lot like running a real track.

#23 Lights

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:38

I have a feeling Mercedes has got on top of their tyre problems. I hear their latest simulator is really top of the line, almost like running at a real track!

Yeah I have a similar feeling.

Nico Rosberg (1st, Q3 - 1m 13.876s):
“I have to say thank you to everybody at the team for all of their hard work in improving our car and our performance so much since last year. Having said that, we know that race pace has been our weakness. We've learnt a lot since the last race, and this track should suit us, but we'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out if this will be enough.”

I wonder what he means with that.

#24 alfa1

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:40

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It just reminds me again how much I hate the currentr oversize front wings.

No proper sense of proportion.


#25 NateF

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:40

I wonder what he means with that.


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#26 sennafan

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:55

Alonso will win this somehow.



no this is his bad race. so far this season he has alternated a good race with a bad one.

#27 steferrari

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:03

Was the track declared dry for Q3 and so they have to start with their Q3 tyres ?
Or it still was wet and they can choose between Soft and Supersoft ?

Thanks.

#28 Baddoer

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:04

Choo-choo!

#29 Massa_f1

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:10

Could not care who wins today as long as its not a Mercedes

#30 Longtimefan

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:12

Could not care who wins today as long as its not a Mercedes


I'll go with this too. :lol:

#31 Cool Beans

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:20

Pretty ballsy of Mercedes to introduce a new suspension at Monaco. Monaco being what it is they surely would have preferred to test it for three days at a normal circuit first.

#32 sheepgobba

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:23

Was the track declared dry for Q3 and so they have to start with their Q3 tyres ?
Or it still was wet and they can choose between Soft and Supersoft ?

Thanks.



I don't remember hearing on commentary or reading that it was declared dry.

But I might be wrong.

#33 TailG

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:28

Pretty ballsy of Mercedes to introduce a new suspension at Monaco. Monaco being what it is they surely would have preferred to test it for three days at a normal circuit first.


I see what you did there... :up:

#34 TailG

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:29

I don't remember hearing on commentary or reading that it was declared dry.

But I might be wrong.


I don't think it was declared wet at any point, even though they were running on intermediates, they were allowed to use DRS all the time.

Edited by TailG, 26 May 2013 - 10:30.


#35 fred54

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:35

It will only be a procession until the Mercs pit, after that they will tumble down the order. Also its of no interest for the Mercs too eek out the first stint and make it last as long as possible because no matter how bad their tyres are their rivals behind will always have slightly better tyres and will pump in the necessary faster laps before pitting and they should come out infront of the Mercs. They only way a Merc could win is they played rear gunner, but that won't happen today because Rosberg and Hamilton won't play the team game and safety car could hinder it too.

#36 Nonesuch

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:50

The way qualifying turned out makes it possible the race will be be slightly more interesting than the regular Grand Prix' in Monaco.

I'll be especially interested in seeing how Massa does from the back. Helped by circumstances and odd strategies there have been a few interesting comeback races at Monaco, as unlikely as it seems, and here's hoping Massa can at least score some points. Alonso on the podium would be great. :)

Pretty ballsy of Mercedes to introduce a new suspension at Monaco. Monaco being what it is they surely would have preferred to test it for three days at a normal circuit first.

:lol: :up:

#37 harrys

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:50

I have heard a rumour from a very good source close to Mercedes that the Mercs will be splitting strategy, with Rosberg 1-stopping and Hamilton 2-stopping.

#38 toofast

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:53

I have heard a rumour from a very good source close to Mercedes that the Mercs will be splitting strategy, with Rosberg 1-stopping and Hamilton 2-stopping.


Who? Mercedes salesman? :rotfl:

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:02

Hot weather...bad news for Mercedes and good for Lotus.

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#40 TomNokoe

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:04

I have heard a rumour from a very good source close to Mercedes that the Mercs will be splitting strategy, with Rosberg 1-stopping and Hamilton 2-stopping.

Other way round, I guarantee.

Hamilton and Sutil friends again. :up: :up:

Edited by TomNokoe, 26 May 2013 - 11:04.


#41 Trust

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:04

Hot weather...bad news for Mercedes and good for Lotus.

This year for Lotus is the same be it warm or cold their pace is good. Though I agree about Merc, but also Ferrari will profit with warm weather.

#42 Cavani

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:10

want to know how this 1000km affect the mercs and suddenly we won't get a train

#43 Risil

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:31

I hope there are 10 safety cars

#44 aray

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:31

Darth Vedar's underlings are about to kidnap Kimi and Grosjean... :p

#45 Dalton007

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:35

Always look forward to the Monaco GP only to be disappointed by the end of it. The torture!

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:39

I hope there are 10 safety cars


Was just thinking we haven't seen it all season. Shows how slow they are all driving....although of course this race has the barriers.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:40

Darth Vedar's underlings are about to kidnap Kimi and Grosjean... :p


At the rist of embarrasment, that was Daft Punk, or alteast thier head gear, which I never noticed before but works quite well for a pit stop...

Edited by fred54, 26 May 2013 - 11:40.


#48 aray

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:40

Brundle:Keke,can Nico win the race..?
Keke:OH!NO!.....
. :rotfl:

Edited by aray, 26 May 2013 - 11:42.


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:44

I wonder if Mercedes will do a Villeneuve of Suzuka in 1997. Hold the pack up and cause as much chaos behind as possible whilst saving their own skin.

#50 Vesuvius

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:46

Brundle:Keke,can Nico win the race..?
Keke:OH!NO!.....
. :rotfl:


Lol

Keke was forced to come watch the race as he has officially retired from any activity from f1 and he didn't to come and watch the race but some convinced him to come.