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Old April 23 2013, 03:25 PM   #91
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Jensen's take on the race
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Old April 23 2013, 03:40 PM   #92
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Old April 24 2013, 09:22 PM   #93
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^ I haven't read sniffpetrol for years. Funny stuff.

Last race didn't really excite me, but thought several drivers did very well to finish where they did. I don't like the excessive tyre degredation/management we're seeing though; kind of ruins races IMO.
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Old May 12 2013, 12:23 AM   #94
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And it's a Mercedes front row lock out. At this point in the Championship it seems as if Lewis made the right decision to leave McLaren.
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Old May 12 2013, 12:44 AM   #95
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If only the Mercs were kinder to their tyres....

I don't want to see them storming to the middle of the field as Red Bulls, Lotuses and Ferraris glide past them with ease. Nice to see the front row lock out, though.
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Old May 12 2013, 11:18 AM   #96
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True, but if Mercedes can fix their tyre issue it looks like they have a fundamently fast car. It's McLaren that have the bigger woes at the moment as it looks as if Force India are nipping at their toes in terms of current pace.
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Old May 12 2013, 06:10 PM   #97
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Good result in terms of the championship (though it would be nice to have the Mercs a bit higher up, and for McLaren to have a front-running car), but the race itself was a joke.

The tyres are just getting stupid now, both in their effect on the racing (which was really obvious today), and also their terrible reliability (apparently Alonso was on the verge of having a delamination before one of his stops).

At least Vettel didn't win, anyway. Alonso has really grown on me in the past year, and Kimi is always awesome.
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Old May 12 2013, 06:30 PM   #98
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Yep, at least two tyre delaminations this weekend. The 2012 spec tyres seemed to work ok last season. Perhaps they should have kept the same spec of tyre this year. Allowing Pirelli to spend most of this year work on the 2014 spec tyre, which given the change to smaller turbo engines might have an impact on the tyres.

I think mercedes made a mistake not going onto a four stop race given their high tyre wear.
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Old May 12 2013, 06:59 PM   #99
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I heard that Pirelli changed the material of the belt for this year. Undoubtedly the cause of the failures. The ridiculous tyre wear I can forgive (seeing as they were asked to make the tyres behave like that), but actual failures are just unacceptable.
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Old May 12 2013, 09:37 PM   #100
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Agreed, maybe one or two failures a year, but what have we had 4 or 5 already this season?
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Old May 14 2013, 08:51 PM   #101
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And Pirelli are too make changes to the Tyre's from the Canadian GP onwards

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/22523596
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Old May 20 2013, 03:27 PM   #102
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And the Tyre debate rumbles on.

Withe the FIA saying Pierlli can only change the tyre's to prevent the reent failurs and not revert to the 2012 spec.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/22593977
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Old May 26 2013, 12:52 PM   #103
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Red Bull being being all butthurt and whiney as usual.
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Old May 26 2013, 01:29 PM   #104
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Yes, with the Tyre tets that Mercedes did.

Have to like Horners commeent "It didn' hurt them too much, as they are on the front row" or words to that effect.

Shame I must have missed the silver car on pole position for the 3 races before the tyre test.

I can understand why Pierelli might want to use the Merceds to test the tyres as they are one of the teams hardest on the tyres. So if they hold up well with a car that chews tyres they should work well on cars who are lighter on the tyres.
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Old May 26 2013, 01:53 PM   #105
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...aaaand Vettel gets all the luck as usual. What a dickhead.
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