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#101 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:40

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



I think he is back to his 2005 form

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#102 Kelateboy

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:43

Live timing is kaput!

Please wait..... Eternity!

#103 spaforever

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:44

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

i second that :up:

#104 Motorbreath

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:44

Rosberg is in a very good form...

#105 cotecine

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:44

I think he is back to his 2005 form



I agree :-) looks good for the rest of the weekend. hope it works well in rain too.

#106 Markn93

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:45

43.8 from Webber as he starts long run.

#107 F.M.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:47

First drops of rain!

#108 y2cwr2005

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:47

That slowmo of mark webbers tyres is amazing. Literally falling apart.

#109 Tifoso05

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:49

Impressive Bianchi!

#110 Jimisgod

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:50

Grosjean with mediums is slower than Kimi with hards.


:rotfl: People expected any less?

#111 Motorbreath

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:51

Impressive Bianchi!


Agreed, a real shame he doesn't drive for Force India or Sauber

#112 SunnyENTP

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:51

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



Massa is a number 2. He has no choice but to do as he is told. Even of he is leading a race they have ways of making him fall behind Alonso. His only hope is to keep performing well in Qualification and maintain his excellent starts.

#113 muramasa

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:52

Tyres literally breaking apart :lol:

it's fun to see esp onboard that blisters developing, moving left and right, and disappearing :stoned:

#114 F1ultimate

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:53

Hulkenberg :well:

#115 F.M.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:57

I guess that's a premature end to FP2

#116 Ev0lutionz

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:59

Tyres literally breaking apart :lol:

it's fun to see esp onboard that blisters developing, moving left and right, and disappearing :stoned:



Formula Pirelli again. Its good though, provides the show and stops RBR's domination.

#117 F.M.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:59

2 minutes of rain, then a break, then more rain

Edited by F.M., 22 March 2013 - 07:00.


#118 Forma1

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:00

Massa is a number 2. He has no choice but to do as he is told. Even of he is leading a race they have ways of making him fall behind Alonso. His only hope is to keep performing well in Qualification and maintain his excellent starts.


Oh, Jesus! Another Fernando-hater!
Did you watch the last race? You know, it was held in Australia, 22 cars were running around the streets of Melbourne... Felipe was ahead of Fernando and he came earlier in the pit for his first stop while Fernando was struggling out there for one more lap. Ferrari don't favourize one specific driver, Ferrari try to play into the hands of the driver who is in better position! Try to get familiar with it.

#119 Myrvold

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:06

BTW Alonso and Hamilton are the only ones who can drive the heart out of the car even when it's undriveabble.


As we saw in 09 when Kovalainen was as fast as Hamilton when McLaren really struggled

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#120 seahawk

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:08

Tyres literally breaking apart :lol:

it's fun to see esp onboard that blisters developing, moving left and right, and disappearing :stoned:


The PR department at Pirelli must not like this.

#121 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:08

Kimi doing fastest sectors even in wet...

#122 y2cwr2005

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:09

Is it my bad quality stream or are the grooves on the intermediate wearing after 1 or 2 laps?!?

#123 hello86

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:10

Grosjean is doing better (and they just did their first laps)

#124 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:10

Grosjean is doing better (and they just did their first laps)


but grosjean is in his second already.

#125 F.M.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:12

Sutil doing a Kimi! :p Missing the magnum and cola though

#126 BigCHrome

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:14

Kimi doing fastest sectors even in wet...


He truly is amazing.

#127 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:15

Alonso and Ferrari strong in wet...but don't know the fuel loads.

#128 denthierry

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:15

but grosjean is in his second already.



Well, great Grosjean but i see a still much quicker Alonso.

#129 SunnyENTP

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:15

Guys Kimi is going to be WDC he looks unbeatable. I think him winning a WDC (other than Tiger Woods winning a Major ) would be the biggest sports come back story this year. Also think next year Reanult would be a bigger force to reckon with. Very excited about this year already!! Renault vs Ferrari vs RB

#130 hello86

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:16

but grosjean is in his second already.


Still doing better!

It´s only free practice so I wont get excited about any times. It´s just that IMO the Kimi hype is getting a little bit too much at the moment. Everybody suddenly seems to like him.

#131 F.M.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:21

Alonso and Ferrari strong in wet...but don't know the fuel loads.

Massa is going way faster than Alonso

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:22

The official live timing is really rubbish for mixed conditions. You cannot see lap time history (so the laps in the dry always stay there), do head-to-head comparisons of drivers/cars etc. There is just so much more they could do there ..

#133 F.M.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:23

The official live timing is really rubbish for mixed conditions. You cannot see lap time history (so the laps in the dry always stay there), do head-to-head comparisons of drivers/cars etc. There is just so much more they could do there ..

The app does show a lot more info. It even shows if they are on used or new tires.

Edited by F.M., 22 March 2013 - 07:24.


#134 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:27

The app does show a lot more info. It even shows if they are on used or new tires.


yes it does indeed but sadly not for us. teams do see it and judges as well.

#135 Shiroo

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:29

Kimis pace 2sec fAster thab anyone else atm

#136 denthierry

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:29

All you need to know is the Lotuses seem to be easily fastest cars at Sepang this Friday.

#137 F.M.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:29

Kimi going pretty fast on his mediums

#138 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:29

Kimi again doing much better times on dry than others.

#139 hello86

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:31

As a fan of Kimi I hope it stays dry! He wasn´t that convining on the wet (but still not bad) but he is pretty good in dry conditions (of course we dunno fuel loads ... doubt that he is THAT much faster than everyone else)

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#140 apoka

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:32

Kimis pace 2sec fAster thab anyone else atm

That's amazing. He is not that far from the best times in the dry of midfield cars on a still wet (but drying) track. Lotus looks like the best car (by far) so far.

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#141 Pingu Pi

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:32

Crofty - Raikkonen dominating this session in 1 lap pace.

Gap = 0.019

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#142 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:34

As a fan of Kimi I hope it stays dry! He wasn´t that convining on the wet (but still not bad) but he is pretty good in dry conditions (of course we dunno fuel loads ... doubt that he is THAT much faster than everyone else)



yeah his wet pace was ok but nothing that special but maybe he took it a bit easier...his dry pace has been by far the best today but indeed fuel loads unknown...would say he is fighting in 1-5h places in qualifying if dry and again racepace looks strong if dry.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:37

The official live timing is really rubbish for mixed conditions. You cannot see lap time history (so the laps in the dry always stay there), do head-to-head comparisons of drivers/cars etc. There is just so much more they could do there ..



But why should they invest money and time on something that less than 1% of the fans use?

#144 denthierry

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:37

I know i know, waaaaaay too early to tell, but if Lotus takes another win this weekend, it'll take one or two more races for some top pilots and teams (not mentioning anyone, but we all know who's whining when things don't come their way) to insinuate stuff about the car... (i already read ride height adjustment trick rumours here and there)

#145 benzine

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:37

still dont like him :D

#146 Niceone

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:41

But why should they invest money and time on something that less than 1% of the fans use?

Why there is this kind of service for winter testing? It shouldn't be expensive or difficult for them.

#147 ICEBALL

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:41

still dont like him :D


Who cares ? :wave:

#148 tormave

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:44

yes it does indeed but sadly not for us. teams do see it and judges as well.

It does for everyone. Just buy the tablet app. Yes, it costs money, but it shows all practice lap times, tyre stints, top speeds and allows in-sync replay if you can't watch the session live. Mind you, today it didn't due some glitch at the track.

#149 MortenF1

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:56

Force India looking better than in Melbourne; diResta even setting that competitive time on primes. Williams, remarkably, is probably looking worse (than in Melbourne)!
Räikkönen and Lotus can surely entertain thoughts of winning again, but to me it seems it will once again be Ferrari they will have to battle, rather than Red Bull.
Mercedes not very impressive today, especially on lower fuel and on the inters. Their long-runs was more promising though, but as I wrote in the WO4-thread it's hard to compare in a session like this.

#150 Vieras

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:59

But why should they invest money and time on something that less than 1% of the fans use?


1% of F1 fans still bring millions in revenue.