F1 2012 Championship Thread

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  1. MacLeod

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    Still it was wrth the wait to see Vettel make a mistake on the last lap
     
  2. Lonemagpie

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    oddly enough, just as he did in Canada last year- looks like red flags are poison to the Red Bulls
     
  3. Geckothan

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    Apart from the one near the end of Monaco last year that basically handed the win to Vettel and completely ruined the race! I remember Pirelli were pushing for a ban on tyre changes during red flags after that, but I guess they didn't get very far with it.
     
  4. Lonemagpie

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    Ah, yes...

    Well, two out of three ain't bad!
     
  5. MacLeod

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    The only thing they should be allowed to replace during red flag periods is race damage. I.e. nose cones etc...

    As for Tyres they should only be allowed to be changed for climatic conditions.
     
  6. MacLeod

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    In latest news the FIA is to re-asses the Mercedes Rear wing

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/17588028

    Where would F1 be without someone protesting a piece of technology at the star of every season.

    Sounds to me more a case of sour grapes that they didn't think of it.

    Double Deffusers
    F-Duct
    Blown Exhasts etc..
     
  7. Geckothan

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    Red Bull (and their puppets at other Renault-powered teams) are probably just annoyed that their car can't perform without the EBD gimmick, so they're trying to get everyone else's gimmicks banned to bring them down to their level.
     
  8. MacLeod

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    Until they can bring in their gimmick for this year.
     
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    Vettel out in Q2.

    How embarrassing. :lol:
     
  10. MacLeod

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    Well it was Vettel's choice to go with an old spec, looks like it was the wrong call at least for qualifing.

    A rather interesting grid for tomorrow though. Even though Mercedes line up 1 and 2, I suspect that their race pace will be slower than the other leading teams. After all the extrra speed they gain from stalling the front wing as part of the DRS is only useful when they can actually use the DRS.

    Tempature alters the pace of cars as well, some cars run better when it's cooler others when it's hotter. Tyre wear etc..
     
  11. MacLeod

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    Well it's a Rosberg win from the 2 McLaren's. With Lewis now leading the Championship.
     
  12. wahwahkits

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    Yes, although Lewis hasn't won a Grand Prix so far this season, he has been consistent on getting on the podium every time.
     
  13. Lonemagpie

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    Damned cursed luck for Schumi again. Still, nice to see Rosberg get a win, after 111 races!
     
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    Agreed, hopefully this season will continue how it's started -- being impossible to predict who will win :techman:
     
  15. MacLeod

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    Well it is theortically possible to win the Championship without winning a race.
     
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    Well it was certainly an intersting race in Bahrain.

    McLaren have some work to do now that pitstops have wrecked two races for there drivers onw for Lewis the other for Button.

    Rosberg was lucky to escape without penalty for the incidents with Lewis and Alonso.

    The bigger winners from the McLaren's woe appeared to be the Lotus' and the Force India of Di Resta.
     
  18. MacLeod

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    I see the silly season (next years line up) is starting early this year.

    With Di Resta for Ferrari in 2013 to partner Alonso
     
  19. MacLeod

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    Well Hamilton has been stripped of pole, because apparently there was not enough fuel to get back to the pits and provide a sample.

    Surely this means results where driveres have stopped at the end of the race without doing a victory lap, should be penalised by being stripped of their points?
     
  20. Geckothan

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    Disappointing for McLaren, though Lewis didn't do too badly, all things considered, though he could have easily been victorious if he started from the front.

    Still, excellent birthday present for FW, at least until the garage caught fire (there were no serious injuries though, afaik)!
     

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