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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

So it's high time Alonso returned to his winning ways and what better way to try and do it than on his home soil !

Montagny is back for another two races and McLaren is hoping to get it finally right.

Thoughts ?

UTA  checkeredflag 


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Alonso will have the home field advantage, and considering that Michael has been very strong in Imola and Nürburg, I can only say it'll be a very tight race.

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8465 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Bah.. I don't know whats going to happen. Ideally it would be nice if McLaren can get it togeather, but I'm beginning to have my doubts.

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 1):
Alonso will have the home field advantage

How can you have a "Home track advantage"? as they were saying on the show last week that a track is a track and theres no such thing as a hime track advantage.
GO SCHUMI!!

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3691 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

SCHUUUUUMIIII!!!!

I think the home advantage of Alonso will be minimal, because all F1 teams use the circuit in Barcelona for training, so everybody knows this circuit perfectly... And we all know that Schumi is the better driver  Wink


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

Time for Schumi to make it a hattrick Big grin . Would be the perfect scenario: Schumi clearly beats Alonso on his home turf, and as a result, Alonso will go berserk again and b!tch about how crappy of a team Renault has become  Wink .

User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 5):
Alonso will go berserk again and b!tch about how crappy of a team Renault has become

But they haven't all they've done is stumbled a little... Alonso still leads Schumacher by quite a lead in the points grid...If schumacher is going to start winning again (and wins this race as well) then Alonso just needs to keep a hold of second until Renault find their footing... I'm not the biggest fan of either driver.

I'm actually starting to think Rosberg could take podium at this race. After his last performance at the Nurburgring from 22 to 5th... (alright he finished 7th but only due to multiple pit stopping so tactics need working on)



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User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

I also think Schumacher will win this time... An important factor will be the weather, though. We had some rain tonight and the track was wet today so the training sessions was very slow. I hope it gets better by Sunday.


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1846 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 6):
I'm actually starting to think Rosberg could take podium at this race. After his last performance at the Nurburgring from 22 to 5th... (alright he finished 7th but only due to multiple pit stopping so tactics need working on)

He had a similar performance, in Malaysia I believe, starting last and end up as 7th as well. That guy definitely has potential and a good team behind him, but seems he needs to start in the back of the field to have a good result  Wink .


User currently offlineTifoso From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Schumi will win, of course Big grin

Should be a good battle between Ferrari and Renault. Let's hope Fisi messes up and Massa doesn't, and Ferrari collects good constructor points.  Wink


User currently offlineMDD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Quoting Tifoso (Reply 9):
Schumi will win, of course

Should be a good battle between Ferrari and Renault. Let's hope Fisi messes up and Massa doesn't, and Ferrari collects good constructor points.

 yes 

I also hope that Montagny will have a better race (and a proper qualification) so he can show his talent. Ok, you can't do much in a Super Aguri but Sato has at times managed to challenge the more established teams.


User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2830 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

I also hope Schuey wins, nothing better than wiping the smile off Alonso's face by winning in his "home circuit"

Let's see tomorrow how the Qualifying session ends and then make some predictions.

GOOOOOOOOO Schumi! Forza Ferrari!!!

MIAspotter

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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 6):
I'm actually starting to think Rosberg could take podium at this race

Dude your right, if Rosberg doesnt win this race he almost certainly will by the end of the year, he is a stunningly fast driver for his young career in F1.

GO SCHUMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3814 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

The new tire changing policy definitely put Ferrari (/Bridgestone) back to the front line of the discipline, and once the red dragon is back to spitting flames, with schumi at the controls and Jean Todt running Ops , I fail to see how's to properly compete...


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User currently offlineTifoso From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 13):
I fail to see how's to properly compete...

You compete for 2nd place, not 1st Big grin

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 11):
MIAspotter

(The Official A.net Tifoso)

I think that honor belongs to me, Sir  Wink Big grin

Tifoso  Smile


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8465 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 12):
Dude your right, if Rosberg doesnt win this race he almost certainly will by the end of the year, he is a stunningly fast driver for his young career in F1

The kid is fast but he still has heaps to learn. Pace alone dosn't win races. I expect he will win, but you'd be a brave man to bet on it happening this year.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 3):
How can you have a "Home track advantage"?

Its the intangible things such as knowing the fans are there supporting you. Look around the circuit I think you'll see alot of support for Fernando. It's purely in the head.

Quoting Tifoso (Reply 9):
Should be a good battle between Ferrari and Renault. Let's hope Fisi messes up and Massa doesn't, and Ferrari collects good constructor points

I think there a better chance of it being the other way around. Massa's erratic all or nothing driving style is doing him no favours. He's only in a Ferrari by chance.

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 13):
The new tire changing policy definitely put Ferrari (/Bridgestone) back to the front line of the discipline, and once the red dragon is back to spitting flames, with schumi at the controls and Jean Todt running Ops , I fail to see how's to properly compete...

A formula 1 team is like baking a cake. You have to use the right measure of ingredients and put them into the mix at the right time. Once you perfect the only thing that will fail you is leaving the cake in the oven to long.


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

It's really hard to predict right now. We should wait for official qualifying session and even that means very little.

At the moment, it is really hard for me to believe that McLaren or Honda could do something spectacular in Spain today.



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1766 times:

Red flag had stopped first session, due to DC accident, session started @ 1:11.

Tom.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8465 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Renault front row, Alonso P1, Fisi P2.

McLaren didn't fare to well KR is P9 JPM is P12.

Bah...


User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2830 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Quoting Tifoso (Reply 14):
I think that honor belongs to me, Sir

Very well then sir! LOL

MIAspotter (A.net Official Vice-Tifoso)



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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

An all Renault front row, but like they say, "It's how you finish that counts!" Alonso will finish on the podium, but probably not first.  checkeredflag  Doesn't Schumi has a fresh engine this weekend? Also, please tell me this isn't another CBS televised race here in the U.S.! They are terrible.  thumbsdown  I could not find the race on www.speedtv.com

Thanks,

David

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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8465 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 20):
Doesn't Schumi has a fresh engine this weekend?

Yes, but this is the last race for Alonso's engine. So Renault will probably allow him a few more revs as they know he will have a new engine next race regardless.


User currently offlineTifoso From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 20):
Also, please tell me this isn't another CBS televised race here in the U.S.! They are terrible.

Unfortunately it is  banghead 

The commentary is absolute trash, and the tape delay only makes it worse.  Sad

MS has more fuel on board than Alonso...let's hope MS gets ahead of Fisi (who is on the dirty side of the track) at the start, so that he doesn't have to be stuck behind him.

Tomorrow should be fun, expect for the absolutely useless CBS coverage.


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

OK, Alonso won and I congratulate him.  bigthumbsup 

Enough of fair-play from me. I feel like  cry   cry   cry   hissyfit   hissyfit   hissyfit 

Can someone tell me when will little Spaniard learn who the daddy is and not to interfere anymore like he did today?  Angry



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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2830 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 23):
Can someone tell me when will little Spaniard learn who the daddy is and not to interfere anymore like he did today?

What do you mean? I think he did a wonderful race today, he just vanished in front. Hard for me to say this but I congratulate him..... I think King Juan Carlos is more of a Schuey fan, you could tell on the Podium he was chatting to Schuey more than to Alonso.

MIAspotter (A.net Official Vice-Tifoso)

[Edited 2006-05-14 16:23:11]


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25 Post contains images EZEIZA : Well, I guess a congrats to Alonso is in place. Great race by him and the team. Still not too dissapointed by Schumi's 2nd place. It proves yet again
26 Rmcf : When he finishes 18 seconds in advance of Schumi, Alonso didn't interfered, he just gave a lesson of how to drive a F1. great race for the "little sp
27 TheSonntag : Ok, congratulations to Alonso... I think today we saw the only worthy opponent to Schumi driving in front... This will continue to be a very interesti
28 Post contains images Aleksandar : Come on guys, it was only a joke. Let the fastest win. I mean Schumi
29 Post contains images Tiger119 : - Another terrible broadcast. When they showed the press conference at the end of the race, they didn't even show Fisichella's comments or Alonso's f
30 L-188 : It is pretty sad when the best part of the commentary is when they shut up and let the engine sound play for about a minute and a half. After seeing
31 Post contains links and images Mygind66 : Just came from Barcelona today......... What to say? I'm deaf but not blind and Alonso did a superb race today. About the King, He did a lap with Alon
32 Post contains images Kaddyuk : Enrique, Excellent picture... I think i'll have to make a visit to barcelona for F1 next year, you've got an excellent view there!
33 Post contains images Tifoso : Congratulations to Alonso and Fisi Ferrari and Schumi simply could not match their pace today Oh well, 2nd is best of the rest I learnt my lesson last
34 Post contains images Tifoso : Hope you had a great time! Out of curiosity, how many folks here are attending a race this year? Not me, unfortunately
35 Mygind66 : I did, thanks Tifoso... I've seen 2 times Motobikes in Barcelona but the F1 is something different. Never seen before live (I couldn't afford 270Euro
36 BA757 : Once again Spain proves it has the dullest race of the season. This is what happens when teams test extensively at a race venue (alla Mclaren's friday
37 Bill142 : 10 laps between two drivers is pretty poor. By the sounds of things, McLaren have made up their minds regarding FA's team mate for 2007. Should all b
38 BA757 : Well I hope its Raikkonen, but I feel it probably won't be. If Raikkonen is going anywhere, please let it not be Ferrari! As I have said before, I'd
39 Post contains images Waterpolodan : Count me in, I'm going to the Canadian GP for the 8th consecutive year I was thinking that during the early stages of the race. It's clear how much t
40 Post contains images BA757 : I attended the Imola race, and will also be attending Monaco, albeit with only a GA ticket Exactly. Banning testing at race venues would be a good id
41 Alphafloor : I think the bad news of the week-end for Ferrari is that Renault annouced they will stay in F1 until 2012...
42 Bill142 : I went to Melbourne, contemplating Japan or China later in the year.
43 Senliture : I was in Melbourne as well, and I don't think I can afford going any more races this year. Maybe next year I will go Albert Park again, it's a great
44 Bill142 : Next year it will be back at the beginning of march so hopefully it will be much nicer.
45 Post contains links Tifoso : Actually, it's exactly the opposite. From http://www.pitpass.com/fes_php/pitpass_news_item.php?fes_art_id=28054
46 Tiger119 : - Enrique, is that an Atlanta Braves cap? It's a great photo. - Speaking of attendance, doesn't the USGP still have the highest attendance of all For
47 Post contains images Tifoso : Yes, it is typically 140,000. The stands however look empty because they are designed to seat 400,000. The race tickets at Indy are significantly che
48 Post contains images Duff44 : About 255,000 actual seats plus god-knows-how-many in the infield Only about 60% of those seats are good for seeing the F1 race though, since many ar
49 Bill142 : Yes. It was moved to avoid a clash with the commonwealth games. Ecclestone has been going around suggesting that the race might remain in the same da
50 Post contains images Mygind66 : You're right! The Braves is my favourite baseball team despite this year it seems they're not going to be division champions I'm afraid.. The guy in
51 Post contains images Tiger119 : - It is hard to believe going to a race for a weekend in Europe costs that much - You have good taste in sports, Formula One and The Atlanta Braves!
52 BA757 : Yes it easily can. Last year I was looking at going to USGP as I was in SFO the weekend after, and was shocked at just how cheap the tickets were. Ki
53 Bill142 : How much are tickets to the US GP?
54 Tifoso : Look here : https://imstix.brickyard.com/inettix/OnlineTicketing.aspx
55 Bill142 : Wow those are some pretty cheap Tickets. Even in US dollars after a rough conversion they are still pretty cheap. A general admin pass to AGP was AU$1
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