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Petronas Malaysian GP - Qualification Q1, Q2 and Q3


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#1 OO7

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:13

Let's talk.

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#2 Zava

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:17

Will Buxton ‏@willbuxton 6m
And so the rain begins to fall.

#3 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:18

Will Buxton ‏@willbuxton 6m
And so the rain begins to fall.



weekend cancelled, thank you Bernie.

#4 MortenF1

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:20

...not really expecting all trends and pointers from third free to carry over to qualifying. The teams will have to decide wether or not to tune their car towards the wet or not. Symonds says that today, the difference between a wet- and dry set-up, isn't more than around seven tenths, but that will mean a lot of places on the grid, when things are so close.

Hoping for Lotus and Räikkönen to find back to that good feeling with the car again.
Thinking we'll see better results from Williams and McLaren today, both looking much more competitive this weekend.
Ferrari looked less competitive than expected in third free, so it's tempting to air a thought of wet-settings for them.

Let's see......

Edited by race addicted, 23 March 2013 - 07:25.


#5 TomNokoe

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:20

This whole European friendly thing is ridiculous. Is there that much difference between 6am and 8am? Those 2 hours are vital.

#6 MortenF1

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:20

No! Rain?!
:(

#7 Will

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:22

Is it a big storm?

#8 TomNokoe

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:22

If its only a few spits then it will burn up quickly.... hopefully

#9 barneygumble

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:25

This whole European friendly thing is ridiculous. Is there that much difference between 6am and 8am? Those 2 hours are vital.


I live in europe and youre right. 2 hours isnt a massive difference

#10 MortenF1

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:26

It dries up amazingly fast here. But if it's going to rain tomorrow, it might as well rain in qualifying too.

#11 TomNokoe

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:26

No umbrellas on sky :)

#12 MortenF1

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:28

I live in europe and youre right. 2 hours isnt a massive difference


I don't know why they couldn't bring it forward instead, so that europeans had it live around midnight or one o'clock. Better to stay up late. :)

#13 Mc_Silver

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:31

Rain?

#14 jonpollak

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:31

Is it a big storm?


Bright sunshine at the moment..
Jp

#15 TomNokoe

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:32

I don't know why they couldn't bring it forward instead, so that europeans had it live around midnight or one o'clock. Better to stay up late. :)

I think it would be too early in Malaysia then

#16 SunnyENTP

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:33

McLaren for pole!

#17 Xeriks

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:33

Hope it stays dry, just so we can see the true pace of the teams over 1 lap.

#18 Lights

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:33

For most of Europe it was already 7am originally, I don't see the problem with that.

#19 MortenF1

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:34

I think it would be too early in Malaysia then


Yep, eight in the morning is too early probably, but nine then!

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#20 muramasa

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:53


Basically races shud start at 2pm local time.

for instance Suzuka now starts at 3pm but just one hour makes huge difference. if it starts at 2pm, race finishes at 4pm and you can take it easy and hang around the circuit before going home, while those who come from somewhere far can hurry. But recently race finishes at 5pm and suddenly alot less spare time and everyone hurry at once and everything packed.

maybe near-urban locations like Sepang, Melborne and Singapore can still handle it but not kind to spectators anyway.


#21 slmk

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:55

Red Bull should easily bag another front row...

#22 Wheels23

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:56

Let's hope we don't have a repeat of the Aussie Qualifying sess.

Damn you European audience.

#23 Wingcommander

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:58

Didnt Bernie just say it's a world championship (while talking about the amount of races in europe)? It doesnt look that way.

#24 Wheels23

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:59

So it is dry. It is not going to rain?

#25 swerved

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:00

It looks dry, and the lights are green, Come on Kimi!!.

#26 Dalin80

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:00

I used to love the really early races, made you feel a little special and part of the club being one of the devoted to get up and watch at silly o'clock, then F1 had to go all casual on me [dons hipster glasses/]

Early races also had the advantage that you could watch the race live and then a completely different repeat later in the day as none of it resembled what your tired caffeine addled brain remembered.

#27 mlsnoopy

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:01

This whole European friendly thing is ridiculous. Is there that much difference between 6am and 8am? Those 2 hours are vital.


Also if you have a race at 5-6am you can show it again at 14pm. Those that want to sleep in can than easily do that.

#28 superdelphinus

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:01

I'd actually prefer it at 6. 8 is definitely fully in the nagging zone

#29 SunnyENTP

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:01

I cant see anyone coming out in the first 5 mins thanks to the tyres

#30 Kelateboy

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:01

Track temperature 41C.

Nobody is keen to go out early.

#31 Santuri9

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:02

Enough about moving the schedule, the european audience didn't ask for it, or even complain so its all on Bernie.

Q1 starting soon!!!

#32 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:02

"Okay Max lets go get them dude" *cringe*

#33 SCEPurple

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:03

<3 chilton's race engineer.

#34 Santuri9

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:03

I don't know if its the tyres or the track but I don't like it that nobody wants to go out first in q1 :( really bugs me for some reason

#35 Gene and Tonic

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:04

The Marussia getting a lot of TV time here :)

#36 choyothe

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:05

LT still failing miserably I see.

#37 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:12

Sutil you beauty

#38 Pingu Pi

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:12

Check the tyre choice Brundle before you splurge.

#39 sheogorath

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:13

Stabby McStab is a man on a mission this season. Good for FI

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#40 swerved

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:14

Kimi purple S1.

#41 y2cwr2005

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:14

Most going medium in q1? These tyres baffle me.

#42 speednerd

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:15

**** yeah Sutil!!!

#43 SCEPurple

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:15

Sutil you beauty


Wow Di Resta seems to have hia hands more than full this year

#44 undersquare

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:16

Why are they burning up tyres going round and round? Surely 1:37.x is safe.

#45 muramasa

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:17


lol that massive analogue clock in that Rolex banner over the pitlane is actually working :lol:

#46 ChiltonsCats

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:17

slow lap from Vettel...on MEDIUM tyres...



#47 fololo

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:18

slow lap from Vettel...on MEDIUM tyres...

Sutil pole i will cry

#48 Pingu Pi

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:18

Webber going out in q1 would be crazy

#49 DracoN

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:18

wtf with RB-s :D

#50 Lotus53B

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:18

Gambling on wet race, won't need as many tyres? Or possibly the harder tyre is what they want for the race - the soft goes off too quickly... I think that they know what they're doing...I hope they know what they're doing. I'd hate to think that they were flipping coins to decide :)