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Will Sebastian win the title @ Suzuka?


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Will Sebastian win the title @ Suzuka?

  1. Yes! (29 votes [16.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.38%

  2. No! (79 votes [44.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.63%

  3. I don't know! (7 votes [3.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.95%

  4. I don't care! (62 votes [35.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.03%

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#1 Raziel

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:15

So, Vettel has a chance to win his 4th title already at Suzuka, the circuit that is well known for deciding many titles in the past of F1!

He needs to win the race and Alonso to DNF.

 

The question is clear, can he do it?


Edited by Raziel, 06 October 2013 - 08:20.


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#2 topical

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:16

Who cares. If not Suzuka, then the next race, it's all a formality and there is 0% excitement surrounding it.



#3 slmk

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:16

Yes. 

 

He has the fastest car. Don't see pecking order changing.



#4 Zava

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:17

correction: he needs Alons 9th or lower, and a win.

 

hence: no, he won't.



#5 slmk

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:17

You should have added an option "I don't care," because, quite frankly, this is the worst WDC/season since 2004.



#6 Raziel

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:20

You should have added an option "I don't care," because, quite frankly, this is the worst WDC/season since 2004.

"I don´t care" option added :yawnface:



#7 Crossmax

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:23

You should have added an option "I don't care," because, quite frankly, this is the worst WDC/season since 2004.

Worse than 2011? Really?



#8 kimster89

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:23

I voted i dont care option. We know he is a champ for a long time now and it brings zero excitement when its also mathematically finished.


Edited by kimster89, 06 October 2013 - 08:23.


#9 Nonesuch

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:27

Probably not, but it's a formality at this point.

 

India makes for a good occasion, too. They know The Finger.  ;)

 

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#10 Acathla

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:28

Voted 'I don't care'. 



#11 mnmracer

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:33

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You should have added an option "I don't care," because, quite frankly, this is the worst WDC/season since 2004.



#12 SPBHM

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:33

I hope so, maybe he will be more relaxed for the other races, taking more risks and giving the others a chance of winning a race.



#13 mnmracer

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:33

OT: nope, don't think Alonso will DNF/finish <9.



#14 Kingshark

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:35

The probability of Alonso finishing 9th or lower are very low, so probably not.

 

He'll have it wrapped up in India, though.



#15 August

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:07

I almost hope he won't because I wanna see Alonso on podium after Seb's clinched the title.



#16 joshb

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:51

No. Alonso will do his bit to keep it going until India, where I think he'll take it



#17 kimister

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:55

I also think he will insure the title at India, not next week .



#18 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:55

He won't win it. I don't think Alonso will have a technical issue. Only thing he can hope for is a scenario like last year when Alonso was hit by another driver and had to retire.



#19 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:56

Worse than 2011? Really?

It's starting to look like 2011 now.



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#20 Obi Offiah

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:03

Vettel/RBR fans must be itching for 13th of October to arrive.  I have to say I can't wait for that day also, as that is when season 4 of The Walking Dead starts.  ;)



#21 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:06

No



#22 fatd

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:06

It's a bit like a reversed Brawn 2009 season, with more competition in the first half of the season and a runaway from RB in the second half..

#23 Massa_f1

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:10

It's a bit like a reversed Brawn 2009 season, with more competition in the first half of the season and a runaway from RB in the second half..

 

Really the way I see it is the Brawn ran away with the first half of the season, with more competition in the second half.



#24 fatd

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:11

Really the way I see it is the Brawn ran away with the first half of the season, with more competition in the second half.


Hence the 'reversed Brawn' situation. Perhaps I didn't word it clearly, sorry.

#25 race addicted

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:17

It's just as well he does. Get it over with.



#26 spacekid

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:04

No, I think Fonzie will finish above 9th.

 

Guys - its a forgone conclusion that Seb will win the title, but there is still plenty of racing going on. I enjoyed the battle between the Lotus drivers very much, and there were some fun battles up and down the field.

 

If your only interest in F1 is whether two or more drivers happen to be within 25 points of one another by the last race of the season then yes, the last races of the season are pretty much pointless. I love Suzuka and Interlagos and am really looking forward to the races there. As long as the tyres aren't a joke and DRS isn't too dominant, I think there will be some really good racing action to enjoy. Not necessarily for the lead, but good racing none the less.

 

Every F1 race is a special event for me. If F1 held non-championship races, I'd watch it just the same way.


Edited by spacekid, 06 October 2013 - 11:08.


#27 Nitropower

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:05

Who cares. If not Suzuka, then the next race, it's all a formality and there is 0% excitement surrounding it.

 

This



#28 jrg19

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:06

Its basically down to where Vettel wants to have his victory party, right?



#29 dreamer

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:19

most propably he will...



#30 st99

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:21

I don't think he will win it in Japan, it's more likely he does win in India.

 

Silly stat: If he wins the WDC in India he will have won the title in a different circuit each year: Abu Dhabi-Japan-Brazil-India?



#31 Spillage

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:31

Hence the 'reversed Brawn' situation. Perhaps I didn't word it clearly, sorry.

Reminds me of 2001 a bit actually. Threatened to be interesting but in the end one driver/car combination was just too strong.



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:35

I hope no, because of the following reasons:

1. Winning title at India will make Vettel's title unique. Each title won at different country.

2. I want Hamilton and Alonso to be at podium when Vettel wins the title. I've read the interviews of Alonso and Hamilton today after the Korean GP. I would love to see what they will say to the press while freshly upset at the podium interviews with Vettel just having won his fourth title.   ;)



#33 Kelateboy

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:37

No, Vettel will not win his 4th WDC at Suzuka. He'll win it in India.

 

But it does not make any difference since Newey is already back at Milton Keynes working on RB10 since Singapore GP.



#34 Peat

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:44

I hope he does, then the hacks will stop wittering on about it. It's a foregone conclusion, it was races and races ago. Let's just get on with some racing.

I have to admit, i switched off after 25 laps today as i was desperately bored. Watched the rest when i returned, the second half was kinda fun!

#35 Raven8

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:47

I don't care



#36 sennafan24

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:50

I am picking India, Alonso I doubt will get a DNF in Japan. The Ferrari is very reliable for all the shit I have given i this year.


Edited by sennafan24, 06 October 2013 - 11:50.


#37 apoka

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:17

Suzuka is possibly Vettel's best track, but Alonso P9 or lower? I voted "no".



#38 slmk

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:22

Worse than 2011? Really?

 

The racing in 2011 was much better. This year, races have been abysmal.



#39 DampMongoose

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:26

Couldn't care less, championship is over... One of the dullest in quite a while, for the first time I've not gone out of my way to watch all the races. New regs cant come soon enough, shame drs isn't going though.

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#40 sennafan24

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:28

2012 was better than this year by quite a bit, and people still moaned about then about 7 different winners in the first 7 races! Some people will always find a reason to moan.

 

Its not even a slagging of Vettel, but viewers in general will enjoy F1 more when the WDC is close. But hey, one cannot really not knock Vettel/RB for being better than the rest by a hefty margin this year. They are just doing a excellent job.

 

2014 I think will be much better.

 

If it was up to me though, I would still have 2007/2008 regulations! That for me was more reflective racing, I agree with Irvine that DRS, Tyres and Kers make things more than a bit artifcial.



#41 slmk

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:28

Couldn't care less, championship is over... One of the dullest in quite a while, for the first time I've not gone out of my way to watch all the races. New regs cant come soon enough, shame drs isn't going though.

 

Couldn't have been duller than Spa - IMO. 

 

Ever since they changed tyres, every race has turned into a procession - with RBR getting away with it 95% of the time.



#42 slmk

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:29

2012 was better than this year by quite a bit, and people still moaned about then about 7 different winners in the first 7 races! Some people will always find a reason to moan.

 

Its not even a slagging of Vettel, but viewers in general will enjoy F1 more when the WDC is close. But hey, one cannot really not knock Vettel/RB for being better than the rest by a hefty margin this year. They are just doing a excellent job.

 

2014 I think will be much better.

 

If it was up to me though, I would still have 2007/2008 regulations! That for me was more reflective racing, I agree with Irvine that DRS, Tyres and Kers make things more than a bit artifcial.

 

What they should is go back to refueling, strip the cars of as much downforce as possible, increase the width of the tyres, bring back V12s and get rid of KERS/DRS.



#43 sennafan24

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:33

What they should is go back to refueling, strip the cars of as much downforce as possible, increase the width of the tyres, bring back V12s and get rid of KERS/DRS.

We are becoming dinosaurs with these viewpoints man   ;)

 

I do agree, other than refueling which I think was a bit too dangerous all in all. 



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:51

Couldn't have been duller than Spa - IMO.

Ever since they changed tyres, every race has turned into a procession - with RBR getting away with it 95% of the time.


I was on about the championship being dull in general, Spa being the icing on a very unpalatable cake!

#45 SonnyViceR

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:51

 other than refueling which I think was a bit too dangerous all in all. 

 

95% of the motor series around use refuelling and they don't have problem with it...

Also refuelling might be a tad artificial for a sprint series like F1 (that has such short races), but all in all as a show method made more sense than crappy spec tires, DRS and other junk Formula Dull is so full of nowadays.

 

As for the poll question, couldn't care less.


Edited by SonnyViceR, 06 October 2013 - 13:52.


#46 sennafan24

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 13:54

95% of the motor series around use refuelling and they don't have problem with it...

 

Interesting, your opinion is worth more value than mine in this case, as I am strictly an F1 fan.



#47 Raven8

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 14:00

What they should is go back to refueling, strip the cars of as much downforce as possible, increase the width of the tyres, bring back V12s and get rid of KERS/DRS.

This +  get rid of Pirelli



#48 SR388

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 14:35

Maybe they should have a nascar style playoff? That would be great fun for the fans.

#49 ViMaMo

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 15:06

Please, let the misery end asap.  :p



#50 SpartanChas

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 15:57

This has been worse than 2011 IMO. At least then Vettel domination was quite a new experience. We're about to see it in the second Asian leg of the season for the third time in a row now. Plus the calendar has been rubbish. This is not an exciting season at all.

He'll win it in India though, can't imagine Alonso having a bottom 12 finish.