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F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix  
User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5731 times:

Race number 3!!!
Hopefully they won't have lighting issues and the race won't be a farce this year.

This will be a 'home' race for the 'Lotus' team....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPAUkpwjkf8
A lap of Sepang with Massa....

This is probably one of the only Tilke circuits that I enjoy.

I'll put in my top ten a bit later....

Some discussion points:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82546
Brembo brakse claim Vettel had a Torque drive failure.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/107/1078150p1.html
F1 2010 for PC, Xbox360 and PS3 getting GREAT reviews and looks like it's going be much more comprehensive than previous F1 games.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/trave.../tenday/MYXX0008?from=search_10day
Malaysia calling for scattered Thunderstorms all weekend (awesome)

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82529
Hamilton makes ammends with team.

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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5717 times:

I have heard they are planning to scrap the Malaysia GP? This is most recent from when I was in Singapore.

I hope BMW Sauber will give him a car with parts that will hold together.



 



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5715 times:

Hope this race will be as entertaining as the last one.

Will be interesting to see how things will end with Ferrari, McLaren and Redbull all having competitive cars. The only problem is the reliability of the redbull cars, but maybe things will be better this weekend.

Quoting BlueElephant (Thread starter):
http://www.weather.com/outlook/trave.../tenday/MYXX0008?from=search_10day
Malaysia calling for scattered Thunderstorms all weekend (awesome)

That is great, but I hope it wont pour down!



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5697 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):

That is great, but I hope it wont pour down!

I hope it rains enough not to red flag the race, but enough to keep all the drivers on inters/full wets for the entire race.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5688 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 3):
I hope it rains enough not to red flag the race, but enough to keep all the drivers on inters/full wets for the entire race.

Yeah, that would good. It would even be better if it rained during the first few laps, then drying up and then some more rain in the end. 



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5670 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Thread starter):
Hamilton makes ammends with team.

So basically the team told him to apologize for his childish radio transmisson and get over it. That's what I read between the lines.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 1):
I hope BMW Sauber will give him a car with parts that will hold together.

Like already mentioned, parts didn't fall off the cars when Heidfeld and Kubica were driving them!

I would like to see a wet race as well to see if the RBR is just as rock solid in Vettels hands as last season.

[Edited 2010-03-30 12:47:43]


When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5667 times:

Quoting sudden (Reply 5):

So basically the team told him to apologize for his childish radio transmisson and get over it. That's what I read between the lines.

I read it as...."Ok I get it now, I'm still upset but I guess it makes sense"...and..."Live, Learn, Move on"

Actually Martin Whitmarsh inferred that he's like that on the radio all the time, and that it's normal, and that they're ok with it.


User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5627 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 4):
if it rained during the first few laps, then drying up and then some more rain in the end

Got my vote 

I'll take a wet qualifying with that, please.


User currently offlinewaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5622 times:

I think this track is pretty good in terms of viewing the cars at their maximum, but it never really produces great races for the lead (I guess most every track is guilty of that, and this one suffers because it was introduced in '99, at the beginning of the "no passing" era). Anyway, I think the fast nature of the corners and the downforce priority that this entails will suit the Red Bulls very nicely. I see Vettel finally winning a race as the car holds together (barring any weather-related occurrences), and Webber pulling his head out of his arse for a decent race and a possible 1-2 for that team. The hopeful side of me wants to see Massa lead home Schumacher for the win, but realistically I see Ferrari and Mclaren fighting it out for the last spot on the podium, with it going to Massa once again. I also think Schumacher will outperform Nico for the first time this year as he is fairly settled and this is a track he's excelled at ever since his comeback dominance in 1999 (after all, he gave plenty of input into its design when Tilke was creating the layout!).

User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8457 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 3):
I hope it rains enough not to red flag the race, but enough to keep all the drivers on inters/full wets for the entire race.

Malaysia typically produces a downpour during the race. Last year happened to be worse than others.

Quoting sudden (Reply 5):
So basically the team told him to apologize for his childish radio transmisson and get over it. That's what I read between the lines.

DC's finally done something useful and told Hamilton to get a manager so he can focus on his day job.

Quoting sudden (Reply 5):
Like already mentioned, parts didn't fall off the cars when Heidfeld and Kubica were driving them!

From what I can recall, only Virgin have a car that isn't put together properly.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5583 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Thread starter):
This is probably one of the only Tilke circuits that I enjoy.

I prefer the Istanbul circuit from Tilke. I still have problems with all the others.

But it's true that compared to Abu Dhabi or Bahrain, the Malaysian circuit is not that bad.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
Hope this race will be as entertaining as the last one.

It won't, unless it rains.

Quoting sudden (Reply 5):
That's what I read between the lines.
Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 6):
I read it as

I'm not sure how I should interpret this (although I think that Hamilton has been "obliged to understand" the team strategy), but just when I thought drivers could get out of their formatted speech and their politically correct attitude - which is very booooooring (Montoya, Villeneuve, Mansell, Piquet, Prost, Senna, etc., I miss you!) - then I get to read this shit:

Quote:
It's good to see the team celebrating Jenson's win - victories are very important for our team because they not only bring everyone closer together, but they also help validate the work we're doing and the approach we're taking. After a difficult 2009 season and our regrouping over the winter, I think the win in Australia will make the whole team a lot stronger.

My God, please bring me a violin! Did you say it with a tear running on the cheek?   

Seriously, this speech is so               



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5556 times:

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 10):

My God, please bring me a violin! Did you say it with a tear running on the cheek?

Maybe Mclaren are sponsored by Kleenex so that the whole team could have a good cry and wipe their faces with the smooth sensation of a Kleenex, kind of thing!?



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5553 times:

It's been a long time since I posted a cartoon from this talented guy called Fiszman.

After the Bahrain GP:



First GP and first win for Alonso with Ferrari, in front of Massa who came back at 100% of his capacities


Board message: So Felipe, who is the best Ferrari driver now, huh? Who is it?
Felipe: That's fine, Fernando!! I can see clearly again! I don't need glasses!!!

 
Quoting sudden (Reply 11):
Maybe Mclaren are sponsored by Kleenex so that the whole team could have a good cry and wipe their faces with the smooth sensation of a Kleenex, kind of thing!?

Maybe that's the reason   

[Edited 2010-03-31 04:22:45]


"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5527 times:
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As Spaniard, I am hoping to see another Fernando Alonso win race and praying for Toro Rosso and BMW Sauber making a great race.

But I'm realist and I know that the enemy is at home and Felipe Massa is one of the rivals to defeat next Sunday without to rest importance to Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

I'm sure that we will live a great race!

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5500 times:

Good news!

FOFA now have got their own website!   

See here:

http://www.fofassociation.com/

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8457 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 10):
I prefer the Istanbul
circuit from Tilke. I still have problems with all the others.

But it's true that compared to Abu Dhabi or Bahrain, the Malaysian circuit is not that bad.

I'm sure those here who have kids could coerce them in to drawing a layout that's incredibly technical and would be entertaining.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

Virgin Racing in Shock Driver Buyout
Today at 10:00

FOFA's insider sources in the paddock can exclusively reveal that Lucas di Grassi and Timo Glock reached an agreement with Virgin Racing's management to purchase the team from its current owners. The move comes after the pair retired from the opening races of the 2010 season and a disappointing winter testing which was described by a person close to di Grassi's management as "uma m#rda total".

Timo Glock secretly explained the situation to FOFA's paddock infiltrator: "Basically we couldn't stand it any more. I still have my old connections at Toyota so we'll be running what would've been Toyota's 2010 car or Stefan's car. The team will be called 'Lumoglossi GP', it comes from the combined first syllables of our names. Bernie doesn't mind and Jean gave us his stamp of approval. All current Virgin cars will be burnt during a lavish party dedicated to the launch of our new team in China. Lucas wanted to destroy the cars personally with a chain-saw but I advised him not to because he may hurt himself or the guests. Eco-friendly bonfire ceremony is much better."

We asked Sir Richard Branson to confirm the story but he refused to speak to us.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5373 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 16):
Virgin Racing in Shock Driver Buyout

He he he, nice one   

I also heard the English media saying today that Shakespeare was actually French and not British  Wow!  



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlinecodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5349 times:

So weather could again play some role in the race.
Most likely RB and Ferrari will battle for P1, McLaren and Merc close behind. Renault and FI will feature in Q3.
Definately we're to see some front wings flying or bumps at turns 1,2 and 3. And of course Kubica will benefit from this   Rosberg for another Heidfeld-type drive ?
I'd like to see Petrov score some points, he says he knows the track well. McLarens and RBs should do well on the long straights.
I'm guessing some sort of reliability issues for RB or some mishaps for a few drivers like Webber/Alonso/Schumi. This could be another one stop race if it's not too hot.

KS/codeshare

[Edited 2010-04-01 04:05:05]


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User currently offlinecornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5326 times:

Quoting sudden (Reply 5):
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 1):
I hope BMW Sauber will give him a car with parts that will hold together.

Like already mentioned, parts didn't fall off the cars when Heidfeld and Kubica were driving them!

Indeed, and had he not already driven into somebody at the first corner, then perhaps his wing wouldn't have come off for his second corner accident......



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5315 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 16):
Reply 16

eh, and this means what?



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8457 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

Results from P1

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.921 19
2. Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.106 + 0.185 19
3. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.207 + 0.286 25
4. Schumacher Mercedes 1:35.225 + 0.304 14
5. Kubica Renault 1:35.402 + 0.481 22
6. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:35.479 + 0.558 22
7. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:35.955 + 1.034 20
8. Alonso Ferrari 1:35.959 + 1.038 20
9. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:35.043 + 1.122 19
10. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:36.100 + 1.179 20
11. Massa Ferrari 1:36.451 + 1.530 22
12. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.503 + 1.582 28
13. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:36.645 + 1.724 18
14. Petrov Renault 1:36.712 + 1.791 9
15. di Resta Force India-Mercedes1:36.891 + 1.970 25
16. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.899 + 1.978 24
17. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:37.802 + 2.881 27
18. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:38.278 + 3.357 18
19. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:39.460 + 4.539 21
20. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:39.755 + 4.834 17
21. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:40.159 + 5.238 25
22. Fauzy Lotus-Cosworth 1:40.721 + 5.800 19
23. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:41.832 + 6.911 27
24. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1:41.966 + 7.045 24

All Timing Unofficial

Quoting sudden (Reply 20):
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 16):
Reply 16

eh, and this means what?

Happy April 1st!!


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5231 times:

Results from P2

Pos Pilote No. Ecurie Chrono Tours
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR 2 McLaren 1'34.175 27 dans les stands
2 Sebastian Vettel GER 5 Red Bull 1'34.441 28 dans les stands
3 Nico Rosberg GER 4 Mercedes 1'34.443 30 dans les stands
4 Jenson Button GBR 1 McLaren 1'34.538 24 dans les stands
5 Michael Schumacher GER 3 Mercedes 1'34.674 30 dans les stands
6 Robert Kubica POL 11 Renault 1'35.148 34 dans les stands
7 Fernando Alonso ESP 8 Ferrari 1'35.581 34 dans les stands
8 Sébastien Buemi SUI 16 Toro Rosso 1'35.660 39 dans les stands
9 Vitaly Petrov RUS 12 Renault 1'35.872 20 dans les stands
10 Adrian Sutil GER 14 Force India 1'35.957 32 dans les stands
11 Kamui Kobayashi JPN 23 BMW Sauber 1'36.018 38 dans les stands
12 Vitantonio Liuzzi ITA 15 Force India 1'36.221 34 dans les stands
13 Pedro de la Rosa ESP 22 BMW Sauber 1'36.325 33 dans les stands
14 Jaime Alguersuari ESP 17 Toro Rosso 1'36.325 39 dans les stands
15 Felipe Massa BRA 7 Ferrari 1'36.602 30 dans les stands
16 Rubens Barrichello BRA 9 Williams 1'36.813 26 dans les stands
17 Nico Hülkenberg GER 10 Williams 1'37.415 19 dans les stands
18 Jarno Trulli ITA 18 Lotus 1'38.454 34 dans les stands
19 Heikki Kovalainen FIN 19 Lotus 1'38.530 32 dans les stands
20 Mark Webber AUS 6 Red Bull 1'38.786 13 dans les stands
21 Timo Glock GER 24 Virgin Racing 1'39.061 23 dans les stands
22 Lucas Di Grassi BRA 25 Virgin Racing 1'39.158 29 dans les stands
23 Karun Chandhok IND 20 HRT F1 1'41.084 27 dans les stands
24 Bruno Senna BRA 21 HRT F1 1'41.481 32 dans les stands



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5205 times:

This doesnt say too much other than that nothing has changed since the last race (no wonder!). The Ferrari´s were testing with full tanks again, so their times dont show the potential for their quailifying. Massa, 15th in second practice is quoted as being happy and saying the car is very good.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

Results from P3

Pos Pilote No. Ecurie Chrono Tours
1 Mark Webber AUS 6 Red Bull 1'33.542 17 dans les stands
2 Lewis Hamilton GBR 2 McLaren 1'33.559 14 dans les stands
3 Sebastian Vettel GER 5 Red Bull 1'33.587 17 dans les stands
4 Fernando Alonso ESP 8 Ferrari 1'33.751 19 dans les stands
5 Michael Schumacher GER 3 Mercedes 1'33.992 15 dans les stands
6 Nico Rosberg GER 4 Mercedes 1'34.090 13 dans les stands
7 Jenson Button GBR 1 McLaren 1'34.113 16 dans les stands
8 Felipe Massa BRA 7 Ferrari 1'34.174 15 dans les stands
9 Rubens Barrichello BRA 9 Williams 1'34.540 13 dans les stands
10 Robert Kubica POL 11 Renault 1'34.549 17 dans les stands
11 Adrian Sutil GER 14 Force India 1'34.623 11 dans les stands
12 Sébastien Buemi SUI 16 Toro Rosso 1'34.673 19 dans les stands
13 Nico Hülkenberg GER 10 Williams 1'34.882 13 dans les stands
14 Vitantonio Liuzzi ITA 15 Force India 1'34.957 16 dans les stands
15 Jaime Alguersuari ESP 17 Toro Rosso 1'35.026 16 dans les stands
16 Vitaly Petrov RUS 12 Renault 1'35.076 17 dans les stands
17 Pedro de la Rosa ESP 22 BMW Sauber 1'35.477 18 dans les stands
18 Kamui Kobayashi JPN 23 BMW Sauber 1'36.404 19 dans les stands
19 Timo Glock GER 24 Virgin Racing 1'37.299 15 dans les stands
20 Jarno Trulli ITA 18 Lotus 1'37.369 16 dans les stands
21 Heikki Kovalainen FIN 19 Lotus 1'38.161 18 dans les stands
22 Lucas Di Grassi BRA 25 Virgin Racing 1'38.783 13 dans les stands
23 Bruno Senna BRA 21 HRT F1 1'39.868 19 dans les stands
24 Karun Chandhok IND 20 HRT F1 1'39.895 16 dans les stands

Qualifyings in less than 2 hours
For those watching the race on their computers I recommend downloading tvants. There is always a channel broadcasting practices, qualiifying and the races of course.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
25 Post contains images flood : sweetness, it's raining
26 B747forever : Guys, I just turned on the TV to only see that Alonso, Hamilton and Massa all are out in Q1. What happened?
27 flyboysp : Played chicken with the weather and lost i think. I'm guessing though because my tv is on the fritz[Edited 2010-04-03 01:37:31]
28 stealthz : They, Their team, or both were dumb stupid. If they had of gone out early and put a time on the board then come in and waited, they would be in Q2 no
29 Post contains images MadameConcorde : 1 Germany S Vettel Red Bull 2 Poland R Kubica Renault 3 Germany A Sutil Force India 4 Germany N Hulkenberg Williams 5 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes 6 Jap
30 B747forever : Wow, they have to be very disappointed now.
31 B747forever : Red flags out! Wonder for how long we will have to wait now?
32 MadameConcorde : The weather... wondering if they will go out again?
33 B747forever : Well, no one has done a complete lap in Q3 so how will they decide the positions? I fear we will see the same thing tomorrow, it rains every afternoo
34 MadameConcorde : I hope they go again. Looks like it is not so bad at thet moment.
35 B747forever : Going to start again at 17:10 (LT)
36 MadameConcorde : This is the grid Position Country Driver Team 1 Australia M Webber Red Bull 2 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes 3 Germany S Vettel Red Bull 4 Germany A Sutil
37 B747forever : Congrats to Webber. I bet he is happy that he beat his team mate. Quite surprising to find Vettel in 3rd, I thought he would be the fastest.
38 sudden : Webber went out on intermediate, and Vettel was on full wet, which is the reason why Webber got pole. Great driving by Webber as well.
39 Post contains images flood : Awesome session. Rain or shine, I think we're pretty much guaranteed an exciting race tomorrow It'll be fun watching the guys fight their way up from
40 Post contains images MadameConcorde : It is going to be a heck of a race tomorrow with those big names in the back wanting to catch up and make up places... Hamilton, Alonso, Massa, Button
41 B747forever : If the rain doesnt force the race to be red flagged.
42 cpd : Isn't it funny, the man who was supposed to retire (according to a certain famous British driver) qualifies 1st by a huge margin, and Mr Hamilton star
43 waterpolodan : Exciting qualifying, but I'm disappointed with Schumacher. He'd been very quick throughout the sessions but just couldn't put a lap together at the en
44 B747forever : We have already seen that they have the speed, but lack the reliability.
45 Post contains links bill142 : I think it was a bit of a soft red flag. Here's a link to the KUL weather radar. http://kiosk.met.gov.my/radar_klia.htm
46 sudden : I have no issues with wet races, but when the red flag needs to be brought as often as at this circuit I don't find it entertaining anymore. Wise move
47 Post contains images photopilot : Someone needs to send Bernie to Meteorological school to learn what typical tropical weather cycles are like. Anybody who has spent ANY time in the tr
48 Post contains images MadameConcorde : On a street in Singapore last week trying to take a picture of the falling rain while sheltered at a bus stop. Some big bad storms. Sepang isn't very
49 Post contains images codeshare : Kind of a surprise session for Massa, Lewis, Button and Alonso. It does not always pay to wait a little longer in the pits Another strategy mishap or
50 B747forever : Yeah, at least not for Alonso who proved last week that he is able to do it. I am a little more doubtful about Massa though.
51 Post contains links LTU932 : http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8591618.stm This is OT, but since this is an important former F1 driver, David Coulthard will r
52 sudden : Well well, lets just hope the Merc. DTM team he will race for (and all the other teams) has a beyond huge budget, cause there will be a lot of crashi
53 bill142 : Bernie obviously hasn't worked out that you can set your watch by the daily tropical storms. Those poor drivers in DTM will have to go through the sa
54 B747forever : No rain during the start, but it will probably come during the race.
55 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Poor Pedro he can't race because of an engine failure.... bad karma... Go boyz!!!!! Go Hammy!!!!! Yes you can!!!!! Kamui... engine failure Schumi... c
56 sudden : Vettel is simply the best driver out there, and the only way for Webber to beat him is if Vettel has a failure. That became even more clear today. If
57 Post contains images MadameConcorde : SEBASTIAN VETTEL WINS THE MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX Congrats to Red Bull for the two first places! Bad luck for Alonso. Such a great drive and then a car b
58 BlueElephant : Great race by the Red Bulls out front. Brilliant drive by the Ferraris and McLarens too, disappointing that Hamilton couldn't get past Sutil, but Impr
59 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Some great moves by Jaime. I enjoyed watching him too. I can't believe Luca di Grassi finished the race in 14th place!
60 stealthz : By some definitions of the one move per straight "rule", my opinion he was attempting to break the tow rather than blocking. I have placed the word "
61 MIAspotter : Nice entertaining race. Some of the moves made today where simply amazing, specially Jaime! man that was sick!! Agree 100% but because it's Lewis they
62 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I am having a bit of trouble with the points system. How did Massa get ahead of Alonso by two points today? Now I am seriously worried about BMW Saube
63 Post contains images legoguy : Just like they did in Spa It was certainly one move too much and the warning was justified, not quite sure I'd go as far as saying it deserved a pena
64 CXB77L : Finally! I'm over the moon that Vettel has won the race. He could've won all three but for mechanical issues in the first two races. If Red Bull's rel
65 sudden : Excellent is a very strong word seeing the competition they are up against. And in general, these drivers are not that excellent. Also great to see R
66 Post contains images flood : Ditto, Petrov put up a great fight too and even managed to overtake Hamilton. Disappointing to see Schumacher out, he had another terrific start. Gre
67 stealthz : An infringement of what? If there is a rule to break, write it down!
68 flood : Not sure where the "karma" comes into play. Bad luck, yes... but if we're talking about Karma then, if anyone, Hammy would have been more deserving o
69 Post contains images cpd : Not really a Ferrari fan (or a fan of Alonso for that matter) but respect given where it is due, he did so well with that very unwell car. Just a sham
70 Post contains images flood : I'd start digging in the rulebook if weren't 3:30 in the morning lol... Maybe things have changed since I watched years ago, but I recall there were
71 bill142 : They're excellent compared to us boy racers. Don't be silly. The FIA wouldn't do something like that. This new Malaysia drafting rule will be conveni
72 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I must and will find out the answer to this. I am looking forward to the race in Monaco. I will hang out and around the pits and paddocks and ask que
73 Post contains images cpd : Oh, I feel so bad for you... Not. I love these Asian region races - the time zone is very convenient for us. Yes, there is a rule governing that - an
74 legoguy : If it's not a written rule, then it's likely an agreement between the drivers during the pre race meeting.
75 stealthz : Actually found it... or the closest thing to it! Despite what that rule says I still don't see that LH violated it, I can see the difference between
76 sudden : That's also a good way of putting it. Yeah, he broke the rule, but the rule also has a grey area. In the past it's been very clear that the drivers c
77 Post contains images BlueElephant : Just like he did at Spa, and every where else he seems to get penalized. Be careful with such statements, they could start a Ferrari vs. McLaren war.
78 waterpolodan : -It's maybe another example of HIA = Is that so? What Mclaren parts does it have other than the ECU that every car shares and the Mercedes engine, whi
79 stealthz : Yep. They use McLaren gearboxes and some hydralic systems, they would have also (and may in the future)used McLaren KERS systems. McLaren and Force I
80 waterpolodan : What makes the biggest difference in performance? Hydraulics? Gearbox? Nope. Those things are fairly well even across the board except for cars like
81 Post contains links and images legoguy : What's that then? Hamilton International Assistance? What about VIA? http://en.espnf1.com/malaysia/motorsport/story/13661.html
82 stealthz : I agree with that Agree with that also although I am not sure to what degree in modern F1 a chassis can be "vastly different" In my opinion one of th
83 waterpolodan : True, "vastly" in the sense that I use it means to the extent that the rules allow, obviously given the constraints of current regs that means they a
84 Post contains images sudden : riiight....blabla...bla...blabla.......
85 bill142 : Not sure exactly what, but FI and McLaren have a technology sharing agreement, so long as the rules let the technology be passed on. I'm sure Willi R
86 LTU932 : And from what I understood from the RTL commentators, I thought it was more a Gentlemen's Agreement among the drivers than a rule.
87 EZEIZA : Well, I'm back from a much needed mini holiday at the beach so I barely had a chance to check on F1 or anything else. I did however watch the race (5a
88 cpd : He was swerving about the road like a maniac left and right multiple times in order to "stop the car behind from slip streaming". Well apparently anyh
89 Baroque : Yep, very unfair, he was under control, not at all like the driver who slammed into the rear of Sutil a few years ago putting him out of the race. Ju
90 Post contains images cpd : I actually don't remember that race to be honest - a few years ago is a long time these days.
91 BlueElephant : They switched to the soft compound, just like Hamilton, and Button they were blindingly quick setting fast laps when they were on fresh soft rubber.
92 Baroque : Indeed, if you ping one you really should ping the other. I would have thought not being in control was a bit of a sin, and if you knock someone else
93 EZEIZA : Oh, yeah, I remember that ... I didn't consider it to even be in dispute, that's why i assumed some other incident had to happen. I thought it was a
94 BlueElephant : I don't think so, because they would have grained quicker and wouldn't have been as effective later in the race. Case in Point: Button.....who was th
95 Post contains images Baroque : OR strategy seems to have gone to hell A. Unless it rains and B, Even if it does rain.
96 Post contains images EZEIZA : yes, but Button was the opther extreme; they changed too early. Somewhere in between would have been the perfect combination (of course it is easy fo
97 sudden : Kimi taking Sutil out at Monaco. Not really something to compare this with. Hate has nothing to do with it, from my point of view. This sporting code
98 waterpolodan : I didn't like the ethical aspect of Hamilton's swerving, but I don't think it should be punished. When I saw it, my impression was that he was "getti
99 Post contains links and images GrahamHill : I have not seen the GP, but congrats to Vettel and blah blah blah But I've seen the Hamilton incident. Unsportsmanlike? I have seen many drivers doing
100 Kent350787 : What's gone wrong with F1 - this race was actually interesting, and there was even overtaking. Serves me right - I'd given up on F1 for the last few y
101 stealthz : There it is folks, was going to write this for the last day or so. It cannot be considered blocking if the leading driver moves first, if Petrov had
102 BlueElephant : But That's what I felt in the first place.
103 Post contains images sudden : Why did you of all people had to correct me on this one.
104 Post contains images GrahamHill : I know! I was just giving my arguments to the "people who hate Lewis" you were talking about: Because:
105 sudden : Yes...but....but....leave me alone! Ok, lets head off to China for round 4.
106 Post contains images GrahamHill : Come on, it's for you own good!
107 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Here is to a wonderful pictures gallery from the Malaysia Grand Prix. http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/gallery/13899.html with the matching article
108 cpd : I know what photography in the heat and humidity is like, I've done it before. You end up drowned in sweat - and just feeling very hot and bothered in
109 Post contains images codeshare : Finally I had some time to write something about the race. Seems that this season if SC starts from P2 all ends well for him. Not that I'm excited abo
110 cornish : Autosport magazine's lead story today is about factions in Ferrari trying to sign Robert Kubica for next season to replace Massa. No surprise there, 2
111 Post contains links BlueElephant : Could you share a link please? The only interesting thing I see on Autosport is this: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82763 FIA: Ride hei
112 cornish : No link as it is the lead story in today's magazine, and not on the website yet as far as I can see. The other interesting article on the web is that
113 Larshjort : I think they will make a system similar to what Red Bull is using. /Lars
114 Post contains links BlueElephant : Its interesting that's what's being printed but everything online seem to hint at an extension for the Brazilian. http://www.planetf1.com/news/18227/
115 cpd : And also reported - the alarm bells are apparently sounding at Ferrari with regards to the engine failures in their cars (and those of Sauber). Looks
116 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : If they have provided the BMW Sauber team with engines that are not up to par I hope there will be some compensation of some sort, financial or other
117 bill142 : The car is crap. Stop trying to shift the blame elsewhere. It's more than just engine.
118 Aesma : Well, that's what F1 is all about, isn't it ? Until Bernie dies and somebody changes things, at least. Does anybody know a way to get the GPs, practi
119 MadameConcorde : Please ask the question right before/during practice sessions/race time and I will be able to give you the good links that work and where you will (h
120 Post contains links GrahamHill : I just read this morning that the Korean GP could be cancelled because of delays in constructions: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82834 W
121 Post contains links bill142 : If anyone is interested in buying the Ex-Brawn/USF1 trailers, they're listed on eBay after being seized by creditors. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Formula-On
122 Post contains images MadameConcorde : hmm... I never thought I would see this trailer ending up on ebay. apparently it is doing well with 34 bids at this time and with no reserve price it
123 GrahamHill : £16,100 so far, that would be a bargain! Still 3 days left. I wonder how much they will sell 'em!
124 bill142 : A) Brawn GP are no longer B) Did you read the listing? It says they are NOT property of Brawn GP.
125 MadameConcorde : Not in detail, I admit. So this was not theirs but then why "sale on order by the high court"? Is this not Brawn related? Please explain. Thank you.
126 bill142 : They were repossessed from USF1 who have gone into bankruptcy. They were purchased from Brawn and have clearly not been re-painted to the USF1 Livery
127 stealthz : Like you said you didn't read the ad... Cheers
128 sudden : Really!? Darn, I was about to blame Ferrari for the front wings that "simply" fell off for no reason. Ah well, I find something/someone else to blame
129 GrahamHill : A volunteer to open the China GP thread?
130 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I am working on it!
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