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post #496 of 984
I think Hulkenberg is going to do well this season now that he's in a better car.

I'm ready for it to be monday so I can download the torrents and watch Qualy and the race.

Red Bull making everything look easy, except for Webber's small oversteer/slide.
post #497 of 984
Thread Starter 
BBC - no Eddie Jordan? That sucks.

The Merc is looking pretty strong. Nobody is going to touch Red Bull this weekend, and maybe this season.
post #498 of 984
1:55 AM ET ... how do I watch while balancing out Irish activities on Sunday?
post #499 of 984
Qualifying.

Vettel on pole,
Webber 2nd
Hamilton 3rd,
Massa 4th
5th.FA
6th. NR
7th.KR
8th.RG
9th. PdR
10th. JB
post #500 of 984
NBC Sports coverage already eclipsing Speed...
post #501 of 984
Well. That was unexpected!
post #502 of 984
At least the season starts off exciting and without the usual Red Bull technical dominance.

I still remember people saying Raikkonen would never regain his previous form after taking time off from F1.
post #503 of 984
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Well. That was unexpected!

No kidding.

Fantastic drive by Kimi. I think the track temps had a lot to do with Red Bull's lack of pace, but we'll know in Malaysia. We've learned the Lotus and Ferrari are quick in colder temps.

It was a great race, glad that bitch Alonso didn't take it. Ferrari fucked Massa over again by pitting Alonso first on the second stint. I actually think Massa had a better chance to win it.

Rosberg's pace is pretty good, but you can see clearly that Hamilton is quicker. The more he gets to know the car, the more he'll outpace him. Rosberg was screaming fast in the wet though.
post #504 of 984
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Ferrari fucked Massa over again by pitting Alonso first on the second stint. I actually think Massa had a better chance to win it.

Massa disagrees:
Quote:
Massa denied this was a case of Ferrari putting Alonso on a preferential strategy and said he would not have wanted to pit when his team-mate did because in theory the tactic should not have worked.

The Brazilian felt Ferrari needed to get at least 15 laps out of each set of tyres, whereas Alonso pitted after 11.

"When you're fighting with the guy at the front and then you lose two positions, you're always disappointed," Massa said.

"Honestly it was a little bit too early to stop. We were planning to stop maybe three or four laps after.

"Looking at the degradation on the tyres, it was quite high. But he took a risk and it worked."

Massa felt track conditions moved in Alonso's favour.

"The track improved and it was much better for keeping the pace with more rubber on the track, and he didn't have any cars in front," said the Brazilian, who ultimately finished fourth.

"So it worked. For sure when you are behind it's always easier to stop before and try to take the risk.
post #505 of 984
Thread Starter 
Ya, but but but... I'll shut up smile.gif
post #506 of 984
Team orders are legal. And we all know Massa has given in since he drove alongside Schumacher.
post #507 of 984
Usually the guy who rolls over makes it pretty easy to read between the lines so that it's clear what happened. Doesn't seem to be the case here.
post #508 of 984
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Usually the guy who rolls over makes it pretty easy to read between the lines so that it's clear what happened. Doesn't seem to be the case here.

I agree with this sentiment.

I was also impressed with NBC. I stayed up and watched the qualifying segment they aired before the race starting at 12:30am Sunday morning. They showed the entire qualifying from the morning if anyone recorded it.

Glad Kimi won.
post #509 of 984
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Originally Posted by chas View Post

I agree with this sentiment.

I was also impressed with NBC. I stayed up and watched the qualifying segment they aired before the race starting at 12:30am Sunday morning. They showed the entire qualifying from the morning if anyone recorded it.

Glad Kimi won.

Problem with any US signal is that they fuck the race up with commercials. BBC coverage is the best IMO.
post #510 of 984
On NBC only the first few commercials pulled away from the race. The balance of the commercial break had the race on in a picture in picture format. Better than nothing.
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