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#1 aray

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:08

less than 5 hours remaining......

 

 

Circuit Name: Marina Bay Street Circuit

First Grand Prix: 2008

Number of Laps: 61

Circuit Length: 5.065 km

Race Distance: 308.828 km

Lap Record: 1:45.599 - K Raikkonen (2008)

 

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#2 race addicted

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:14

...how much are Singtel paying you? (I got that question when I once wrote "Sinopec Chinese GP" once, you see  :) )

 

Hoping for a clean start of course, but that Rosberg can jump Vettel. There will be a SC at some point, so no point in staring oneself blind on the grid order, 'cause there will be some shuffling I think.


Edited by race addicted, 22 September 2013 - 07:14.


#3 Antonov

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:22

will Kimi be okay?

 

if there is no safety car, I can see some retirements due to exhaustion. 



#4 MinT

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:34

I have got a good book ready.



#5 Andrew Hope

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:40

I look forward to Singapore all year. I've got everything I need for the race:

 

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#6 windy1603

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:44

will Kimi be okay?

 

if there is no safety car, I can see some retirements due to exhaustion. boredom if Vettel runs and hides



#7 aray

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:45

any chance of rain....?



#8 Antonov

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:49

yes, I wanted to ask that myself too. 

 

any chance? 



#9 race addicted

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:51

....wonder how many will flatspot right at the start? They've somehow managed to make a marked step between old and new asphalt right around the braking point for T1.



#10 sportyskells

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:52

just check the BBC site and no rain forecast for the night race



#11 Uwe

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:54

I don't understand this obsession with a dominant car/driver combo. "Vettel will run away with the race, this will be so boooring!" :rolleyes:

 

Even if one driver will be constantly in the lead (which is by no means guaranteed) we'll have plenty of fighting for the other positions. And this is what I want to see as a race fan.



#12 Antonov

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:55

it would be logical for there to be no rain. The pressure in the atmosphere builds during the day but should normally die as conditions get somewhat cooler (= nighttime). 



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:55

will Kimi be okay?

 

if there is no safety car, I can see some retirements due to exhaustion. 

Com'om! These guys are all very fit. Some of them look like urgently needing a good bacon sandwich, but they are very fit. As windy said, there are more chances they DNF because of boredom than exhaustion :p

 

PS. Räikkönen could be the very particular exception in this very particular race because of the very particular circumstances,  especially if he, again, has problems to breath



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:05

I don't understand this obsession with a dominant car/driver combo. "Vettel will run away with the race, this will be so boooring!" :rolleyes:

 

Even if one driver will be constantly in the lead (which is by no means guaranteed) we'll have plenty of fighting for the other positions. And this is what I want to see as a race fan.

 

Words of the great Senna. "Second place is the first loser."

 

And I agree. I watch to see a red car win. If it doesn't, then I hope for a battle with new winner or a victory by one of my other fancied drivers, and if they don't and are already out of contention already by lap 3, for me the race is boring. :stoned:



#15 Antonov

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:20

 

 

BACK INJURY PUTS RAIKKONEN'S SINGAPORE GP IN DOUBT

 

:cry: guys, please pray for the well-being of this poor soul



#16 SamH123

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:26

will Kimi be okay?

 

if there is no safety car, I can see some retirements due to exhaustion. 

 

I hope not, I wouldn't want to see that :eek: 

 

If Vettel doesn't have the pace to run away from 2nd place, traffic could make things interesting.  Dropping someone in traffic could affect things a lot, especially if some midfielders go deep into the race on primes



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:29

:cry: guys, please pray for the well-being of this poor soul

 

:rotfl:



#18 GiancarloF1

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:44

I smell a Grosjean victory in the air. Please make it happen racing gods!!



#19 Tron

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:48

I smell a Grosjean victory in the air. Please make it happen racing gods!!

 

I too smell a surprise-surprise...



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:55

it would be logical for there to be no rain. The pressure in the atmosphere builds during the day but should normally die as conditions get somewhat cooler (= nighttime).


I think you're mixing up pressure and convection, dude :) High pressure reduces the chance of rain because rising air is forced downwards and doesn't get high enough for the water to condense and form clouds, while tropical rain clouds generally build in the afternoon due to warm air rising because that's there's not much air pressure on it, hence they don't bubble up so much at night because the sun's not shining and doesn't warm the atmosphere. Having said that, even in England we get the odd overnight storm, and we don't have 30 degree nights like in the tropics..... There's always hope!

I don't know why I'm even posting in here, never mind giving a meteorological lecture; I'm moving into uni so I'll miss the race :(

#21 Tosh

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:58

Vettel's got this unless his gearbox thinks otherwise.



#22 Miggeex

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:59

I've got a feeling that it won't be that straightforward for Vettel afterall  :stoned: 



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:04

No-one will be able to rub shoulders with Vettel if he can tackle S3 today, like he did yesterday. For an interesting fight for the win, we need Vettel to drop a place at the start.

Simple as.



#24 jrg19

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:13

Would Valsecchi be allowed to race if Kimi was unable, start from the back of the grid?



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:14

I don't understand this obsession with a dominant car/driver combo. "Vettel will run away with the race, this will be so boooring!" :rolleyes:

 

Even if one driver will be constantly in the lead (which is by no means guaranteed) we'll have plenty of fighting for the other positions. And this is what I want to see as a race fan.

Spot on... that 1979 French GP... what a bag of $hite that race was. Jabouille miles clear of the rest. Boooooooooo



#26 Niceone

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:19

Would Valsecchi be allowed to race if Kimi was unable, start from the back of the grid?

No. You can change driver only before qualification



#27 kimister

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:20

Gro can make a bit surprise  :up:  It's time for him. Otherwise, It will be a very easy win for Vettel.

 

For Kimi, unfortunately, there are still doubts  if he will be anough good to race since it has been reported yesterday that he couldn't breath during corners while braking  :confused:



#28 Kelateboy

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:22

Vettel's race to win if his gearbox stays intact.

 

But I don't mind a Rosberg or Grosjean's victory!



#29 Antonov

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:29

 

Will Buxton ‏@willbuxton

Many rumours doing the rounds about Kimi's back injury. Perhaps its simply down to Grosjean kicking his ass over the past few races.

 

eurhm, what?  :confused:



#30 Baddoer

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:33

Grosjean will do it (you know what) :up:



#31 dau

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:35

Grosjean will do it (you know what) :up:

Yea, but where and into whom?



#32 Antonov

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:36

Grosjean will do it (you know what) :up:

 

this?  :lol:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=z_bcRiV6DY8



#33 kimister

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:39

eurhm, what?  :confused:

 

I cannot remember which races are those  :lol:  :rotfl: some people are so lame that they can tease with health problem of some one else  :down:


Edited by kimister, 22 September 2013 - 09:42.


#34 jrg19

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:43

 

I love Grosjean.  :lol:



#35 Disgrace

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:49

I think the entertainment will come from Alonso working his way up to the podium again. The usual mid-race safety car will also ensure Vettel doesn't finish a minute ahead of the rest.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:51

I just hope Perez don`t smash in to Kimi`s back. Maybe payback time from last race. :cry:  Main thing is please race gods let there be crazy action. Last 2 or 3 races have been super boring. I want to see crashing, safety car and lots of overtaking. Maybe some bad luck for Vettel. Gro for win! Kimi had very good pace at long runs, 2nd best after finger boy. Hoping some good luck for Kimi! :up:  



#37 MMandi

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:59

Vettel wins the championship here and everyone else cries



#38 sv401

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:07

Vettel wins the championship here

 

That is not possible mathematically yet. Nevertheless, you may be right about the crying (or at least booing) bit.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:21

I think the entertainment will come from Alonso working his way up to the podium again. The usual mid-race safety car will also ensure Vettel doesn't finish a minute ahead of the rest.

The clean side of the grid generally looks like fun: Vettel, Grosjean, Hamilton, Alonso  <eek>

 

How long are the options expected to go, anyone heard?



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#40 race addicted

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:28

Didn't Webber run a 14 lap stint on them in FP2? It was a long stint atleast, where he was easily able to produce the same laptime at the end.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:34

Didn't Webber run a 14 lap stint on them in FP2? It was a long stint atleast, where he was easily able to produce the same laptime at the end.

 

Yup, great recollection. Webber 1st lap time matched his last lap (14th lap).

 

http://www.f1fanatic...ctice-analysis/



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:47

How much total time does a pit stop cost here?



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:50

I reckon VDG has to be a prime candidate for causing a SC - he's smacked the wall about 4 times this weekend and luckily been able to keep going. His luck has to run out at some point...



#44 TomNokoe

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:56

If both Mercs can jump both Red Bulls at the start, we have a race on our hands

#45 Kobasmashi

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:57

How much total time does a pit stop cost here?


I'm guessing a lot, hasn't Singapore got a super low pit speed limit?

#46 TomNokoe

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:57

Isn't it around 20-22 seconds?

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:09

If both Mercs can jump both Red Bulls at the start, we have a race on our hands

 

Well I think it's guaranteed that they'll both be ahead of Webber by T1 - possible though that Rosberg will be ahead of Vettel. Grosjean is the joker in the pack :p



#48 jrg19

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:10

If it hasn't been mentioned 40 times already, David Beckham is at the GP.



#49 TomNokoe

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:11

Theoretically a 10-15 lap stint on the super softs mid race can buy you a pitstop. Be interesting on strategy

#50 Artkab2013

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:15

Run, Gro, run! :clap:

Kimi needs his payment  ;)