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#1 muramasa

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 14:35

atm Suzuka Circuit is doing ustream live of F1 cars arriving Japan from Chubu Airport :D

 

http://ustre.am/j5VB

 

 

 

[EDIT] seems finished now.


Edited by muramasa, 07 October 2013 - 15:23.


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#2 eronrules

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 14:46

Pika pika  :love: (thread title)

 

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#3 CrashPad

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 14:52

I'm quite afraid this is the kinda track where there's no stopping the RedBull/Vettel combination, though memories of the 2011 race give me some glimmer of hope.



#4 Tron

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 14:53

I'm still suffering of red depression. Don't think I'll be able to swallow another of electric vomit going unchallenged... Not that they don't deserve it, it is the best car, but still the most horrendeous livery.

 

No rain, no game...



#5 alfa1

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 14:54

The most important ones of all.   ;)

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#6 muramasa

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 14:56

I didnt know they bring 2 sets of safety/marshall car :blush:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a lot of photographers/press people :D

 

 

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Edited by muramasa, 07 October 2013 - 15:19.


#7 HoldenRT

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 15:23

Wonder who will win. :lol:



#8 vista

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 15:28

I won't here another word about the rare phenomena called "rain".



#9 eronrules

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 16:17

I won't here another word about the rare phenomena called "rain".

according to google weather , chance of rain on friday, sunday being sunny for a change  :drunk:



#10 Lukenwolf

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 16:22

according to google weather , chance of rain on friday, sunday being sunny for a change  :drunk:

 

If the wheather report is anywere near the 'accuracy' of those for the last three races, it'll absolutely pour down on Sunday :lol:



#11 eronrules

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 16:24

If the wheather report is anywere near the 'accuracy' of those for the last three races, it'll absolutely pour down on Sunday :lol:

i'm counting on that accuracy too  :p



#12 Tropicana

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 16:34

I predict a Vettel win and most viewers changing the channel at about the ten lap mark.

#13 SonnyViceR

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 16:55

If the wheather report is anywere near the 'accuracy' of those for the last three races, it'll absolutely pour down on Sunday :lol:

 

i'm counting on that accuracy too  :p

 

You make it sound as if this was still a series where you could have wet weather racing without relying on 3 hour 'let's wait until it's past intermediates' red flag period or at the very least 40 laps behind the safety car when the first drop of rain appears on mr Whiting's window. So does it really matter what happens...


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#14 eronrules

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 16:59

I predict a Vettel win and most viewers changing the channel at about the ten lap mark.

if there was ever a circuit tailor made for Red Bull cars, it would be suzuka. so if any knowledgeable F1 fans expect anything but Red Bull domination, he/she should stop watching it altogether.

 

we watch F1 for the sport, we care less about who wins, there are 21 other drivers to watch as well. we are interested in the Non-Vettel championship (in Brundle's word) 



#15 eronrules

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 17:00

You make it sound as if this was still a series where you could have wet weather racing without relying on 3 hour 'let's wait until it's past intermediates' red flag period or at the very least 40 laps behind the safety car when the first drop of rain appears on mr Whiting's window. So does it really matter what happens...

well, it's really not so much as the amount of water, rather the 'changeover period' and bravery or stupidity of driver/team calls that make wet races enjoyable. come now, you'll like it too ... you know you do. 



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 17:01

The most important ones of all.    ;)

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Indeed! Hopefully because it's raining! Be worth watching then, otherwise I'm not getting up for a dry cruise to victory for the all conquering young German



#17 SamH123

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 17:10

I'm not convinced this is nailed on RB domination (in qualifying) because Hamilton was the quickest in s2 in S. Korea and s2 is quite representative of the Suzuka circuit

 

I think this is a Webber circuit to some extent, I hope he can stop it being 19-0 in quali this year somewhere at least



#18 SonnyViceR

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 17:11

well, it's really not so much as the amount of water, rather the 'changeover period' and bravery or stupidity of driver/team calls that make wet races enjoyable. come now, you'll like it too ... you know you do. 

 

Of course just like with the heavy rain, changeover periods can be exciting in any form of motorsport, but in F1 even they are becoming increasingly rare for the same reason. When my interest towards F1 started to fade more increasingly in the later stages of the last decade, I at least had the option to skip all the dry races and had the wet weather races to look forward to. Now there's nothing left as these cars aren't allowed to run in the wet due to lame tire rules and all the crap FIA insist on having. And even if they are allowed to have a brief go in the rain, for like five minutes before Whiting makes the panic call, it's mostly done at these ultra sterile asphaltdromes where's it's irrelevant whether you spin / make a mistake or not due to there not being any punishment (of course this also happens in dry)

 

The increased downforce also makes them easier to drive


Edited by SonnyViceR, 07 October 2013 - 17:17.


#19 muramasa

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 17:20

Nearby train station gets circuit visual :D

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http://response.jp/a...014/610846.html

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.kansenzyu...13/10/4136.html



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#20 Shiroo

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 17:27

Next year Japan.. next year I will be there for god's sake!

Why the heck Japan is so awesome? :(

 

about the race. It will be Vettel, Raikkonen + smn on podium. Might be the Grosjean once again. Only chance for a win for someone else than Vettel is probably his mechanical problems or incident,



#21 Alfisti

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 17:39

Anyone else doing the Bathurst/Suzuka double? If so, anyone stupid enough to do it from the easy coast of North America? 



#22 Ellios

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 17:40

Nearby train station gets circuit visual :D

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http://response.jp/a...014/610846.html

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.kansenzyu...13/10/4136.html

 

 

Just love the Japanese for their efficiency and diligence!

 

Although I did once get a bit lost trying to navigate Japanese trains from Hamamatsu to Nagoya airport

 

please continue the pictures/media content very enjoyable, Arigatou!



#23 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 18:59

Anyone else doing the Bathurst/Suzuka double? If so, anyone stupid enough to do it from the easy coast of North America? 

 

Would be if I was at home this weekend, but I'm not, so very unlikely to happen unfortunately. Anyway, yeah, the only chance of anything other than Vettel domination on Sunday is mechanical problems, someone crashing into him, or numerous safety cars stopping him from pulling out a big gap early on, but realistically, I can't see anything other than 5 in a row for Vettel



#24 Andrew Hope

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 19:01

♥Suzuka♥



#25 race addicted

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 19:45

Looking more forward to this one than Korea. Totally expecting another Vettel-win (in the dry), but hopefully with Webber following him home. If Lotus' LWB-car works well, in line with how it was in Korea, I believe they will be the second fastest package again. Should be close between Ferrari and Mercedes, with Sauber right with them again, perhaps even ahead like last year. Button performing his season-best race or GP-weekend as a whole, this year.



#26 apoka

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 20:33

Vettel is very strong at Suzuka and its one of the nicest tracks. It will be a pleasure to watch him flying through the corners. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(I wonder how man people would like to press a dislike button now. Luckily it doesn't exist.  :p )



#27 Racer3

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 20:47

[@muramasa]

please continue the pictures/media content very enjoyable, Arigatou!

 

+1 :up:



#28 Raziel

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 21:59

The most important ones of all.    ;)

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Where is Jeep? Oh nooo....... :(



#29 Alanmelon

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 22:07

Vettel is very strong at Suzuka and its one of the nicest tracks. It will be a pleasure to watch him flying through the corners. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(I wonder how man people would like to press a dislike button now. Luckily it doesn't exist.  :p )

Ever tried watching paint dry? I reckon it's right up your street.



#30 KingTiger

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 22:44

I hope Pirelli brought proper race tires and not that soft garbage from S. Korea that blatantly favored Lotus.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:17

Indeed! Hopefully because it's raining! Be worth watching then, otherwise I'm not getting up for a dry cruise to victory for the all conquering young German

Doesn't matter what the timezone is, who's dominating, the weather. One must always watch F1 at Suzuka. 



#32 Andrew Hope

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:24



Where is Jeep? Oh nooo....... :(

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Knowing he could never again reach the heights of his grand prix adventures, Glorious Korea Jeep committed the only honorable act and sold himself for scrap. But his legend will live on in the thousands of tiny belt buckles he became, straining to hold back a gut full of Korean cuisine attached to F1 fans everywhere.



#33 HP

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:34

I hope Pirelli brought proper race tires and not that soft garbage from S. Korea that blatantly favored Lotus.

They bring the 2 hardest compounds (http://www.motorspor...s-13100716.html)

 

 

Apparently Mark Hughes thinks the soft tires in Korea were to avoid Red Bull domination (http://plus.autospor...-not-the-tyres/)



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:39

better quality photos for flight arrival - https://twitter.com/suzuka_event/media



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:25

I didnt know they bring 2 sets of safety/marshall car :blush:

 

 

 

 

Only way they can get ahead of the Jeep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#36 eronrules

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:59

no Double DRS for a change ... like FIA could put a second DRS zone anyway  :rolleyes:

 

although ... spoon to 130R would have been a possibility. (...... and runs   ;) )

 

sadly ... we'll miss Kobayashi's kamikaze moves in the T11 hairpin  :cry:

 

from 1:30

 


Edited by eronrules, 08 October 2013 - 05:07.


#37 Kobasmashi

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:28

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Knowing he could never again reach the heights of his grand prix adventures, Glorious Korea Jeep committed the only honorable act and sold himself for scrap. But his legend will live on in the thousands of tiny belt buckles he became, straining to hold back a gut full of Korean cuisine attached to F1 fans everywhere.


I think you're confusing last weekend with the North Korean Grand Prix

#38 Kelateboy

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:21

I'm not convinced this is nailed on RB domination (in qualifying) because Hamilton was the quickest in s2 in S. Korea and s2 is quite representative of the Suzuka circuit

 

I think this is a Webber circuit to some extent, I hope he can stop it being 19-0 in quali this year somewhere at least

 

Korea S2 is representative of Suzuka circuit?

 

Care to elaborate? 



#39 SamH123

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:35

Korea S2 is representative of Suzuka circuit?

 

Care to elaborate? 

 

Well I'm not an expert, I just thought it was having driven both tracks on the game. 

Suzuka has a quite a lot of sweepy front limited corners and only 1 big traction zone and which is similar to Korea s2

 

Ross Brawn mentioned one of their strengths being front limited tracks and I think I've also heard the Merc is quite pointy and on the nose which should suit Suzuka

 

I think you were implying I am wrong though?



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#40 Shiroo

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:42

so what do you guys expect in non-Vettel race ?

I will go with:

1. Lotus

2. Mercedes

3. Ferrari / Sauber



#41 muramasa

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:31

Just love the Japanese for their efficiency and diligence!

 

Although I did once get a bit lost trying to navigate Japanese trains from Hamamatsu to Nagoya airport

 

please continue the pictures/media content very enjoyable, Arigatou!

cheers.

 

yeah public transportation in Japan is complex even for Japanese. And except big cities there's rarely english explanation so shud be tough for visitors I guess.

 

 

nowadays twitter is alot more efficient :)

http://togetter.com/li/573983

 

for me it's fun to see how F1 people enjoy Japan.

For example sth like this is nothing special for me but they find it interesting :D

 

https://twitter.com/...2049408/photo/1

 

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Also Chilton riding bycicle in Osaka, Massa at club(?), engineers enjoying foods and shinkansen etc

 

 

 

lol what's going on? :D  tweet by Macca engineer working for FI.

Dont know who that guy is but I bet the girls have no idea who either :lol:

 

https://twitter.com/...7875968/photo/1

 

Found more fake @JamesCalado fans today here in #Japan @wakeyp88 #F1 pic.twitter.com/CBigi4Sp6W

 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:57

so what do you guys expect in non-Vettel race ?

I will go with:

1. Lotus

2. Mercedes

3. Ferrari / Sauber

 

We still need to include Mark Webber there.



#43 Afterburner

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:58

I am actually quite interested to see whether or not Vettel will actually manage three Grand Slams in a row. Has that ever been done before?

#44 Shiroo

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 13:05

We still need to include Mark Webber there.

 

I included him.

:rotfl:



#45 eronrules

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 13:12

I included him.

:rotfl:

and Exclude Felipe baby ...  :o



#46 Kelateboy

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 13:12

I am actually quite interested to see whether or not Vettel will actually manage three Grand Slams in a row. Has that ever been done before?

 

Is Vettel's performance in Korea qualify as a Grand Chalem?

 

When Vettel came out from his 1st pit stop, Mark Webber was leading him. Mark went straight to the pit after that , but there were times he was leading Vettel, ie from the exit of the pit to the entrance of the pit for a single lap.

 

Any F1 statistician here?  :D



#47 maverick69

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 13:15

Getting up in the wee hours for another Finger Boy romp. Whoooo. I'm so excited - I've just done a little dribble.....

Edited by maverick69, 08 October 2013 - 13:16.


#48 vista

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 13:16

Well, Vettel has never won 5 races in a row. But this time last year, he had never won 4 in a row before.



#49 OO7

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 13:17

Wonder who will win. :lol:

Mark Webber of course.



#50 Jovanotti

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 13:18

if there was ever a circuit tailor made for Red Bull cars, it would be suzuka.

Not this year. I mean they are pretty much the best anywhere, but the margins have been way bigger on circuits like Canada or Singapore, not on fast, flowing tracks. If it's dry and Räikkönen can sort his qualy, he'll have a shot at the win on Sunday.

 

#hopedieslast


Edited by Jovanotti, 08 October 2013 - 13:19.