F1 2012 Championship Thread

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  1. Geckothan

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    Can't really complain, seeing as it's an anti-Vettel measure, which is the best type of measure.
     
  2. MacLeod

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    Well a great drive by Lewis to take the chequered flag.
     
  3. Geckothan

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    Pretty good race overall, and the track turned out to be rather awesome. Hopefully it'll still be as fun next year with the surface worn in a bit.

    Also lol @ Vettel's whine on the radio. "HOW DARE SOMEONE OVERTAKE ME WAH WAH WAH"

    Great drive from Lewis as well. He's easily the driver of the year, along with Alonso and Kimi.
     
  4. Defcon

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    As Ferrari obviously checked with FIA before they did that (at least according to an interview Domenicali had with German TV), there will be no consequences.

    @Geckothan: I'm not Vettel's biggest fan either and think he's severely overrated, but you come off as very petty since all you seem to be able to do is harp on him.

    If he was half as bad as you make him out to be, he wouldn't be able to compete for the Championship no matter what car he sits in.

    Would Alonso and/or Hamilton beat him if they had the same car? Most likely, but I doubt it would be quite as clear-cut as you make it out to be.
     
  5. MacLeod

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    Well I can see a very simple change to the rules to prevent a re-occurance of trying to get on the odd number side of the grid, just change the penalty from 5 places to 6.

    By my calculation team errors/failures have cost Lewis somehere in the region of 100 or so points.
     
  6. Holdfast

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    Looking forward to watching the highlights in a few minutes. Already got spoiled on the result earlier but still I love the new track's layout and want to see it in action.

    In terms of result, nice to hear Lewis won and it's always great when a championship goes to the final race of a season. :cool:
     
  7. Lonemagpie

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    Yeah I don't even mind so much if Vettel wins the triple next week, so long as it's gone to the final race to decide the championship
     
  8. MacLeod

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    I'd still prefer Alonso to win the Drivers Championship than Vettel, but a last race title decider is always nice. Though do we want it to come down to the lasp corner of the last lap for it to be decided like in 08?
     
  9. Geckothan

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    Sorting it out at the last corner would be a little too tense for me. I'd rather someone smash Vettel out at the first corner and get it over with. I have a feeling that the finger-waving prick is going to end up winning it anyway though, sadly :(
     
  10. MacLeod

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    Well we'll find out in less than a week. Perhaps Ferrari will suprise us with an upgrade package that works.
     
  11. Geckothan

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    Whatever happens, it'll probably be a decent race at least. Rain please!
     
  12. MacLeod

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    Well The Brazillian GP has thrown up a few decent races.
     
  13. Holdfast

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    That was worth watching. Austin really is a fab track; I love the massive elevation changes around turn 1.

    Enjoyable first race there; here's to many more there to come. It's vital the F1 beds down well in the USA to maintain a truly worldwide presence. Hopefully New Jersey will also become a permanent fixture on the calendar alongside it.

    Talking of which, the calendar really has exploded in recent years. There are just so many races, with hardly any off-season for development work. I like the long racing years but wonder if we now need more in-season testing time to compensate for these changes?
     
  14. MacLeod

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    The question is how big can the calender get, we have places like Mexico, Russia, a 2nd pssoible a 3rd GP in the US. Will the teams allow it to go beyond 20 races and if not which races will get dropped?
     
  15. Avon

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    i'm going to say Go Vettel! for brazil just to balance out geckothan. sure he's been lucky and his cars good, but then name a champion thats still won having a bad car and no luck.
     
  16. Lonemagpie

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    I wonder if it'd occur to Seb to pull a Senna-on-Prost on Alonso... (i.e. take himself and Alonso out and so win by default)
     
  17. MacLeod

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    Or even a Prost-on-Senna move.
     
  18. Lonemagpie

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    Indeed. (Prost did it first, in 89, but Senna did it more effectively a couple of years later!)
     
  19. Holdfast

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    I think they would; in F1 money tends to do the talking. More races would mean more money (from TV deals, sponsors, winnings, etc). Obviously it would need negotiating but I think they'd eventually go for it. The problem would be finding time to adequately develop & test the cars so every weekend doesn't become just a race of attrition due to unreliability.

    If they did start dropping races instead, some of the European races would be under threat. Hungary would probably be top of the list, I'm guessing.
     
  20. MacLeod

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    in terms of European races, aren't we approaching he minimum whats left to cut

    Monaco
    Italy
    Britain
    Belgium
    Germany
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    hungary

    Not a lot left to cut, As those are some of the most historic races and tracks that can provide interesting races.
     

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