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#51 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:32

Wow, watching the visible degradation on the Lotus there was so bizarre, seeing the layer shred from Middle to the inner side through a couple of corners was a great sight,


yes, left tyre was in quite bad condition especially on Romains car.

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#52 Diderlo

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:34

Kimi looks to be in much better shape than the rest in tyre management.


Force India was also very consistent

Edited by Diderlo, 22 March 2013 - 03:34.


#53 y2cwr2005

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:36

Vettel pulling off a 21 lap stint, but rears were seriously off after 16 laps or so. Trying to match lotus tyre wear?

#54 Menace

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:37

Vettel pulling off a 21 lap stint, but rears were seriously off after 16 laps or so. Trying to match lotus tyre wear?


If so, he didn't do that well. :p

#55 SamH123

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:37

OMG can't wait for the Kimi feature

#56 SunnyENTP

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:37

Looks like Kimi domination



:up:


Ok time to put some money on him WDC!

#57 Markn93

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:39

Vettel pulling off a 21 lap stint, but rears were seriously off after 16 laps or so. Trying to match lotus tyre wear?

Er, it was 21 laps for the whole session, not stint. That includes both short runs at the beginning and long runs towards the end.

#58 y2cwr2005

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:47

Yeah, was wrong. Actually 7 laps on 1 set and 14 on the other set. No so lotus like.

#59 Diderlo

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:53

Yeah, was wrong. Actually 7 laps on 1 set and 14 on the other set. No so lotus like.


The tyres were the same though!
But looking at the times it seems that RB can't yet match Kimi. On every lap the wear off was bigger, not just laps 15+. However in FP2 we'll see better when teams have made some adjustments. Lotus for example said that they will focus on tyres in FP2.

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#60 aray

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:11

last year poll was 1:36:219....we are already in 1:36:9....cars become quicker...

#61 SamH123

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:16

Hulkenberg might be worrying a bit about his swap to Sauber right now - only a few tenths in front of Gutierrez (who got lapped last week) while FI are looking great

#62 ElDictatore

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:17

last year poll was 1:36:219....we are already in 1:36:9....cars become quicker...


Tyres are faster as well, so it's kinda difficult to compare, but logic dictates that they should be faster now. Well, most are.

#63 aray

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:20

Hulkenberg might be worrying a bit about his swap to Sauber right now - only a few tenths in front of Gutierrez (who got lapped last week) while FI are looking great

perhaps got too greedy about opportunities...though can't blame him....Sauber was really on a upward curve last season...

#64 Ev0lutionz

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:36

Looks like Kimi domination


He is long due for a WDC imho :up: Anyone but Vettel.

#65 BackOnTop

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:37

2012 Fastest Lap: Kimi Raikkonen – 1:40.722

#66 benzine

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:52

last year hulkenberg move was the right choice seeing Force india going downhill on finances and Sauber getting 4 podiums, but now seeing sutil and di resta so high up , it looks like the wrong move

#67 Cool Beans

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:27

No **** Sherlock.

#68 SamH123

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:38

Any weather updates for FP2?
I figure the lack of news means it's staying dry

#69 Ev0lutionz

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:48

Any weather updates for FP2?
I figure the lack of news means it's staying dry



Sky just tweeted they are staying in the shade. Seems like its hot.

#70 Kelateboy

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:51

I think he's on options

It is not against the rules to run options in FP1, but 99% of the time, teams don't do that. That is because they have to return 1 set of primes back to the FIA at the conclusion of FP1. They would normally use options in FP2, where they have to return 1 set each (primes and options) to the FIA.

#71 Massa_f1

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:52

Tyres are shocking. Not good at all. I hate them.


#72 vas04614

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:52

Rain Rain..go away. plsssssssssssssssssssss

#73 OO7

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:53

Apparently a few spots of rain in the air for FP2.

#74 kosmos

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:59

Rain coming.

#75 Zava

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:07

is live timing working for anyone?

#76 ZuTiMa

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:07

nope


#77 SpeedFanatic

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:07

Live timing again... :down:

#78 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:08

Kimi looks really strong.

#79 Borko

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:09

Live timing is dead? Showing just Please wait..

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#80 Lone

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:09

is live timing working for anyone?


Please wait...

#81 kosmos

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:09

is live timing working for anyone?


Please wait.... (we are incompetent).

#82 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:10

we have our own live timing in mtv3 max sport tv channel and it works quite well :)

#83 tormave

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:10

is live timing working for anyone?

Nope, even the clock is stuck at 90 minutes.

EDIT: live timing folks tweeting there's a comms issue at the circuit

Edited by tormave, 22 March 2013 - 06:13.


#84 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:21

rain coming soon

#85 SunnyENTP

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:22

Please wait.... (we are incompetent).


:up:

:lol:

#86 BigCHrome

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:23

Herbert is a good commentator.

#87 tarmac

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:24

Massa is faster than you

#88 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:25

Massa is really back to his best again, which is nice....Fernando will have difficult times with him this year, especially in qualifyings.

#89 Kelateboy

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:26

RBR still has not sorted out their tyres' woes. Vettel's front left hard tyres suffered serious graining after just a few laps.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:28

Since when did Varsha get picked up by NBCsports? Surprised to hear him after being told he wasn't going to be around this year.

#91 Baddoer

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:30

I start to miss HRT.

#92 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:31

Grosjean with mediums is slower than Kimi with hards.

#93 Szoelloe

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:31

Herbert is a good commentator.


He is by far the worst of anybody Sky or BBC have ever involved in the F1 coverage. I'd say he usually speaks terrible BS.


#94 Shiroo

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:32

Massa is really back to his best again, which is nice....Fernando will have difficult times with him this year, especially in qualifyings.

He never was in that bad form. But when his car sucks.... he does the same.

#95 cotecine

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:35

Kimi out

#96 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:36

Kimi coming 24,9 first sector...

#97 Forma1

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:38

He never was in that bad form. But when his car sucks.... he does the same.


Finally anyone who can figure it out. Let's just remember in 2010 and 2012 when the car was quick, Massa was always there. The difference emerges when the car is though to drive. BTW Alonso and Hamilton are the only ones who can drive the heart out of the car even when it's undriveabble.

#98 cotecine

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:38

Looking relly good. He's back to his fast ways. :-)

#99 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:40

Finally anyone who can figure it out. Let's just remember in 2010 and 2012 when the car was quick, Massa was always there. The difference emerges when the car is though to drive. BTW Alonso and Hamilton are the only ones who can drive the heart out of the car even when it's undriveabble.


don't agree with that, few others can as well.

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#100 kartinhero

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:40

Kimi is driving like he think he's sitting in a McLaren