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F1 2010 :Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka)  
User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5692 posts, RR: 44
Posted (3 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 3732 times:
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Less than a week to go before Suzuka, time to catch up on what is going on in F1...

PlanetF1 is reporting that Petrov is questioning why Renault may be interested in Raikkonen rather than him...
Vitaly...Sure he costs more, is a tad inconsistaent but can win races!!

Fernandes and Branson both feel that F1 should do away with Blue flags on the grounds that the experienced, skilled and faster drivers should not have a problem overtaking the tailenders and that all should be allowed to "race"
Interesting to note that not only do Fernandes and Branson run teams that are, being kind, running towards the back of the field, they are also dilletantes, rich kids with money!!, with no real background in car racing. They are in it for the money and will leave as soon as another marketing opportunity presents itself!**
I find it especially offensve that Fernandes brings Ken Tyrell's name into this argument -

Quoting Tony F in Autosport:
"I think it would be good for the sport to get rid of blue flags. In the days of Ken Tyrrell, he would never let any car pass."

Get with the program guys, Blue flags are a safety issue, they are necesarray because the wannabe racing drivers in your teams(and the slower drivers in almost any race anywhere) tend to think the rear vision mirrors are for checking your hair not what is about to over take you!.

Cheers

PS Does this sound like the ramblings of a retired flag marshall that has seen too many of his signals ignored?

** I put Dietrich Mateschitz. in this group as well!


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User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

Thanks for opening this one mate.

Quoting stealthz (Thread starter):
PlanetF1 is reporting that Petrov is questioning why Renault may be interested in Raikkonen rather than him

Yeah, well, ah never mind. I wil only type something stupid in response to why Petrov even says that.
Time to wake up and smell reality Petrov.

By the way, Raikkonen says nothing is true in regards to drive for Renault next year. Or even being linked to the team.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/87205

Quoting stealthz (Thread starter):
Get with the program guys, Blue flags are a safety issue

Indeed! I don't even see why they raise this point. Lots of time and money are being spent on Safety in this sport. So why turn the clock back!?

[Edited 2010-10-06 04:09:17]


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

Thank you very much for opening the thread. I look forward to the race at Suzuka.

We will have to wake up at weird hours in the night to watch qualifyings but it's all well worth it.

It is a certainty that if Kimi wants to join Renault, Vitaly will have to step back and leave him the seat.
I am no Schumi fan, yet I hope he will still be racing in 2009.

Let's see what Suzuka will bring. Another Ferrari win? One of the Red Bulls?
Hammy? Jenson?

LIke with every race, all is always so unpredictable.

 

Edited:

No Kimi in F1... at least not for the next season.

Former Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen has angrily rejected talk he could make a return to F1 next season driving for Renault.

The 2007 champion now drives in the world rally championship, but Renault boss Eric Boullier said Raikkonen had been in touch about coming back to F1.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9065307.stm

[Edited 2010-10-06 05:12:10]


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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2609 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3650 times:
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Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 2):
I am no Schumi fan, yet I hope he will still be racing in 2009.

Schumacher didn't race last year .... oh, you meant 2011?  

As for the Raikkonen/Petrov news, I'm not really sure who to believe at the moment - Renault say Raikkonen contacted them, while Raikkonen has denied it. I think I'll wait and see what happens. It'd be great to see Raikkonen racing in F1 again.



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User currently offlinewaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3636 times:

As much as I'd like to see Kimi return and give Kubica a decent team mate so Renault can make real progress, I'm also enjoying seeing an ex-F1 star trying his hand at rallying, which I've always considered the most challenging form of car racing in the world. This year hasn't been stellar for Kimi, but a lot of success in rallying is down to accurate pace notes and driving experience on the stages so when Kimi starts seeing stages he's already driven next year and has had a chance to refine his pace notes, I think he'll improve dramatically and hopefully one day challenge Loeb for a good result.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 3):
Schumacher didn't race last year .... oh, you meant 2011?

I must have fallen asleep while typing.
Yes, I mean 2011.



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User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

Looking forward to see the Suzuka Grand prix, the championship becomes more and more exciting for every round.

Quoting waterpolodan (Reply 4):
As much as I'd like to see Kimi return and give Kubica a decent team mate so Renault can make real progress, I'm also enjoying seeing an ex-F1 star trying his hand at rallying, which I've always considered the most challenging form of car racing in the world. This year hasn't been stellar for Kimi, but a lot of success in rallying is down to accurate pace notes and driving experience on the stages so when Kimi starts seeing stages he's already driven next year and has had a chance to refine his pace notes, I think he'll improve dramatically and hopefully one day challenge Loeb for a good result.

While not stellar, they certainly haven't been bad either. It's not because he is lacking (much) speed compared to the other top drivers.

/Lars



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User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 3):
I think I'll wait and see what happens. It'd be great to see Raikkonen racing in F1 again.

Yeah, it might well be a cat and mouse game as we have seen so often in this sport.
I would really like to see him return though.

Quoting waterpolodan (Reply 4):
This year hasn't been stellar for Kimi

Indeed. But lets not forget that he won one event in France(?), so he is by all means progressing.



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User currently offlinewaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Quoting sudden (Reply 7):

Indeed. But lets not forget that he won one event in France(?), so he is by all means progressing.

Must not have been at the top level, as his best result in the WRC this year is 5th in Turkey. Anyway, he's now definitely out of the running for the Renault seat, as this quote appeared in an article on F1racing.net today-
“I have never even seriously considered driving for Renault and I can assure you, one hundred percent sure, that I will not drive for Renault next year.”

Seems the talks the people in his camp had with Renault were blown way out of proportion by the marketing guys at Renault, probably to get some preemptive sponsorship interest, and it was never a remote possibility that they'd land him. One way or another, Petrov should lose his seat, but it won't be Kimi.


User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

The cat and mouse game has started. Renault hits back at Raikkonen now.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/87222

Talk about silly season.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3551 times:

Alonso tries out the Suzuka track on a bycicle with his track engineer Andrea Stella to see about all the little glitches all along the 5.8 kilometers track recalling sweet memories of Suzuka 4 years ago. From what the article says the Red Bulls are given as the favourites with rain during Saturday's qualifyings.

http://www.gazzetta.it/Motori/Formul...-ricordi-suzuka-711379386787.shtml

About Suzuka qualifyings Alonso says: "rain or shine I must do it" while Hammy says "I am hoping for no rain" and Vettel saying "I never found the right way". Ferrari says: "we have no right to making mistakes".

http://www.gazzetta.it/Motori/Formul...vuole-sbagliare-711252734369.shtml

  



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User currently offlinewaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3533 times:

The memory of throwing the title away with Schumacher's engine failure in 2006 must be fresh in their minds, hopefully reliability plays no part for any of the 5 drivers in contention in the next few races so that the fight is clean and on track.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

I will set the alarm clock to watch the first practice at 3.00 AM my time. Second practice at 7.00 AM.

Nights with weird wake-up hours on sight.
It's Formula 1 time!!!

              



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

Middle of the night here. Watching Suzuka first practice.

Hammy crashed into a wall. The car is in really bad shape. He had set the fastest time. The way it looks I doubt the car will be recuperable for this race. Bad karma for him. Not his season. All are on the track. Kamui is doing well in 10th place. Now let's hope he doesn't crash.
The rain hasn't shown up yet. It is supposed to come tomorrow.

BBC site:
0245: Whoops, there's a McLaren crashing into a wall. It's Hamilton's. Oh dear. That does not look good. What on earth happened there?

0249: We've got a replay of that incident now. Hamilton runs a little wide coming out of Degner Two and carries on into the tyre wall. The left front wheel is severely bashed and Hamilton is standing underneath the bridge ruefully shaking his head.

 Wow!        

Game over for P1.
Jenson also had his spin, ran into the gravel and he almost hit the wall in the exact same place as Hammy.

BBC site:
0327:Oh dear, another McLaren and another problem at Degner. Jenson Button runs over the rumble strips and bounces around. The car lifts up into the air before spinning into the gravel in the same place Hamilton came off. Button is able to get out of it though and immediately heads towards the pits. Lots of work in the McLaren during the break methinks.

McLaren Kaputt LOL

This looks like it's going to be for the Red Bulls.

P1 resullts:
Position Country Driver Team
1 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
2 Australia M Webber Red Bull
3 Poland R Kubica Renault
4 Germany A Sutil Force India
5 Great Britain L Hamilton McLaren
6 Brazil R Barrichello Williams
7 Germany N Hulkenberg Williams
8 Germany M Schumacher Mercedes
9 Germany N Heidfeld BMW Sauber
10 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes
11 Brazil F Massa Ferrari
12 Great Britain J Button McLaren
13 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
14 Japan K Kobayashi BMW Sauber
15 Russia V Petrov Renault
16 Italy V Liuzzi Force India
17 Switzerland S Buemi Toro Rosso
18 Spain J Alguersuari Toro Rosso
19 Finland H Kovalainen Lotus
20 Germany T Glock Virgin
21 Italy J Trulli Lotus
22 Belgium J d'Ambrosio Virgin
23 Brazil B Senna Hispania
24 Japan S Yamamoto Hispania

Ok... two more hours and on to Practice 2!!!!
This middle of the night Practice watching is very well worth it.
Suzuka is such a fantastic track!!!

 spin 

[Edited 2010-10-07 19:39:25]


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User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

Quoting stealthz (Thread starter):
Fernandes and Branson both feel that F1 should do away with Blue flags on the grounds that the experienced, skilled and faster drivers should not have a problem overtaking the tailenders and that all should be allowed to "race"

The blue flag is there for a good reason. If Mr Fernandes and Sir Richard Branson have problems with that, maybe they should build faster cars. Who knows how long either of them will be in this game for?

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 13):
This looks like it's going to be for the Red Bulls.

It was never going to be anything other than Red Bull in the laptimes, but McLaren in the race could be strong with high straightline speed going up the hill towards the 130R, and also the other section going towards the Spoon curve. The main straight is also very fast, so they'll be very quick along there too.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

Quoting stealthz (Thread starter):
Less than a week to go before Suzuka, time to catch up on what is going on in F1...

I just love when it is at Suzuka, as opposed to Fuji. It brings back memories of the old video game "Pole Position."



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

On to P2. Looks like McLaren fixed the car. Hammy looks gloomy. He should be out soon.
BBC site:
0623: Lewis Hamilton fans, there's some news. He is in his racing gear and BBC pit-lane reporter Holly Samos says he will be out in around 15 minutes.
Vettel is the fastest.

Still no Hammy on sight.
BBC site:
BBC F1 commentator Jonathan Legard on Twitter: "Hamilton still in the garage with less than half an hour to go. Likely to be only dry running before the race. Heavy rain due tomorrow."
Vettel still fastest with Webber right behind him.



End of P2.
We can add Yamamoto, Buemi and Schumi to the list of spinners.

Red Bull are best again in P2.
Hammy was on the track for about 8 minutes. The shame on him.
I wonder how he will do tomorrow in the wet.

Kamui has done very well. I hope he will not crash during qualifyings if it gets too wet. We'll see.

Country Driver Team
1 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
2 Australia M Webber Red Bull
3 Poland R Kubica Renault
4 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
5 Brazil F Massa Ferrari
6 Great Britain J Button McLaren
7 Russia V Petrov Renault
8 Germany M Schumacher Mercedes
9 Germany A Sutil Force India
10 Germany N Hulkenberg Williams
11 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes
12 Japan K Kobayashi BMW Sauber
13 Brazil R Barrichello Williams
14 Germany N Heidfeld BMW Sauber
15 Switzerland S Buemi Toro Rosso
16 Spain J Alguersuari Toro Rosso
17 Italy V Liuzzi Force India
18 Great Britain L Hamilton McLaren
19 Finland H Kovalainen Lotus
20 Italy J Trulli Lotus
21 Belgium J d'Ambrosio Virgin
22 Germany T Glock Virgin
23 Brazil B Senna Hispania
24 Japan S Yamamoto Hispania

BBC site:
0729: Hamilton's car is sounding like a tractor at times. "Horrible," says Maurice Hamilton. His best is a 1:34.542 which is enough for 18th.

LOL

Hammy has lost it. He should dump the girlfriend and concentrate on racing. I hope he can catch up tomorrow or we will give the McLaren to Kamui.

 biggrin 


[Edited 2010-10-07 23:36:06]


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

0730: That's your lot. Hamilton improves to 13th with a 1:33.481. Vettel leads the way (1:31.465) with Webber (1:31.860), Kubica (1:32.200), Alonso (1:32.362) and Massa (1:32.519) following in behind.

P2 rectified results

Driver Team
1 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
2 Australia M Webber Red Bull
3 Poland R Kubica Renault
4 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
5 Brazil F Massa Ferrari
6 Great Britain J Button McLaren
7 Russia V Petrov Renault
8 Germany M Schumacher Mercedes
9 Germany A Sutil Force India
10 Germany N Hulkenberg Williams
11 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes
12 Japan K Kobayashi BMW Sauber
13 Great Britain L Hamilton McLaren
14 Brazil R Barrichello Williams
15 Germany N Heidfeld BMW Sauber
16 Switzerland S Buemi Toro Rosso
17 Spain J Alguersuari Toro Rosso
18 Italy V Liuzzi Force India
19 Finland H Kovalainen Lotus
20 Italy J Trulli Lotus
21 Belgium J d'Ambrosio Virgin
22 Germany T Glock Virgin
23 Brazil B Senna Hispania
24 Japan S Yamamoto Hispania


Suzuka is fantastic. Wish I could be there.
End game for today. Let's see what comes tomorrow!

       



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User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 13):
Bad karma for him. Not his season

To me it looks like Hamilton can't handle the pressure at the moment. He's taking way too many uncalculated risks that doesn't pay off. Sunday is when it counts, so lets see.



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User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8446 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Quoting sudden (Reply 18):
To me it looks like Hamilton can't handle the pressure at the moment. He's taking way too many uncalculated risks that doesn't pay off. Sunday is when it counts, so lets see.

Don't be silly. Friday practice is where it's won or lost.


User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Quoting bill142 (Reply 19):
Don't be silly. Friday practice is where it's won or lost.

fair enough as that's why I wrote that Sunday is what counts. But did you see how he went off? It looks really odd.



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User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8446 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

Quoting waterpolodan (Reply 11):
The memory of throwing the title away with Schumacher's engine failure in 2006 must be fresh in their minds, hopefully reliability plays no part for any of the 5 drivers in contention in the next few races so that the fight is clean and on track.

Funny you should mention that. Engine reliability hasn't been Ferraris strong point this season.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 15):
I just love when it is at Suzuka, as opposed to Fuji. It brings back memories of the old video game "Pole Position."

It's back at Suzuka permanently now.

Quoting sudden (Reply 20):
fair enough as that's why I wrote that Sunday is what counts. But did you see how he went off? It looks really odd.

I was joking. But no I haven't seen the incident.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 15):
I just love when it is at Suzuka, as opposed to Fuji. It brings back memories of the old video game "Pole Position."

 

It's also a very technical track. One of the drivers' favourites.



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User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8446 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

Quoting sudden (Reply 20):
But did you see how he went off? It looks really odd

I just saw it and it looks to me like he just got loads and loads of under steer.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

P3.
The weather is atrocious. The track is soaked, conditions are really really bad.
Very dangerous. They can hardly drive. The cars are aquaplanint. It's going to ruin the cars.
Rivers across the track. Very impressive. The rare drivers out there, are called back to the garages.
I don't know how people do it in the open grandstands.

Forecast is that it's only going to get worse.

BBC site:
0314: And we have our first spin. Timo Glock pirouettes at Spoon but he keeps the engine running and is able to carry on. The rain is getting heavier now and Glock says he can't drive. He really is tip-toeing around the track now.

So far, these courageous drivers have gone out:
Glock
Hamilton
Alguersuari
Buemi
Kubica

I hope more of them will go out.
Hammy is out again. He says on the team radio: "there are massive rivers everywhere".
He will get the car back to the pits.

Alguersuari, Buemi are out again and so are Schumi. Massa also went out for a try and got back to the pit.
The cars are really slow.
Alguersuari has 9 laps out.

Checkered flag is out. Session is called off.
The Toro Rossos keep going!  


The forecast is that it is still going to get worse.  











[Edited 2010-10-08 20:07:07]


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25 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Qualifying... The safety car is out doing rounds on the soaked track apparently aquaplaning. They will call the teams to go out on the track for the q
26 Post contains images MadameConcorde : The waiting is over. The decision we have been expecting for a while: Qualifying is postponed until Sunday. This is understandable as the rain is gett
27 Post contains images MIAspotter : Looks like it... Spanish TV has the following schedule. Qualifying 3:00 AM Pre-race programme 6:00 AM Race 8:00 AM I will wake up at 7 or 7:30 MIAspo
28 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I will watch the whole thing. There is only one Suzuka a year. They should have given the first places on the grid to Alguersuari, Buemi and Glock, t
29 david_itl : Hamilton will have a 5 places grid penalty after McLaren changed gearboxes.[Edited 2010-10-09 06:13:27]
30 Post contains images photopilot : Followed by another banzai first lap move that will see him out of the race again!!!.
31 sudden : Hamilton can't afford playing it defensive, so you might be correct as he must go for it now if he want to be in the hunt for the title.
32 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD8_uKk4xgI&feature=related
33 photopilot : Yes, but the old axiom in racing will always remain...... "To Finish First, You First Must Finish!"
34 Post contains images MadameConcorde : There is no need that they have qualifyings tomorrow. The safety car should be in pole with Alguersuari and Glock in second and third places followed
35 sudden : Your point being?
36 sudden : FYI, If the quali can't be driven tomorrow either due to weather, they will line up the grid according to the number on the cars. So the grid will the
37 Post contains images MadameConcorde : The track is pretty much dry all along other than a few wet spots. Nothing epic like yesterday. Maybe raining during the race, which I hope it will, y
38 sudden : With the 5 grid penalty Hamilton will start behind all his major competitors. Auch!
39 Post contains images MadameConcorde : No trouble there. He can make up the 5 places if all goes well. Suzuka has plenty of possibilities for passing other cars. Di Grassi made a mess out
40 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Final laps. Hammy lost his 3rd gear. Bad karma. Looks like Kamui was hit by Algersuari when he tried to overtake him his car is now damaged. I hope he
41 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Happy happy Sebastian Vettel
42 Post contains images CXB77L : Vettel's happy, I'm happy It was a great drive by Vettel, near flawless ... but for Webber snatching the fastest lap in the final lap. I'm also pleas
43 Post contains images MIAspotter : Crazy race! with the crash at the start and also Massa and Hulkenberg, then Kubica loosing his rear wheel (WTH) Glad for Alonso to finish 3rd, he kept
44 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Did you notice the black arm band worn by Fernando Alonso today during race and press conference? It was in memory of the 4 Italian soliders killed in
45 Springbok747 : Ugh.. cant bear to see that arrogant idiot Vettel win..should have been Webber. At least Webber is leading the championship. Good drive by Alonso..tha
46 Post contains images MadameConcorde : If Kamui was driving a Red Bull Vettel and Webber would have no chances not only Suzuka... no.... Every race!!! Peter Sauber can be proud of him.
47 sudden : I think Vettel is showing that he's more then serious about his future in the sport. Despite all the bad talks earlier in the season he just goes out
48 Post contains images Springbok747 : Agreed..Webber should have jumped Vettel at the start..that was the only time he had a chance. Vettel drove a flawless race..cant take that away from
49 Post contains images sudden : I'm all for it mate! I would not bet my money on any of them though as the "Fantastic 5" manage to keep us biting our nails.
50 codeshare : Eeeek! Damn it, what was that with Kubica's wheel ? It could have been a decent points finish perhaps a podium even. Rosberg later also, at least he d
51 photopilot : Hammy's season is done. With another gearbox problem, that's a 5 grid place penalty at the next race again. He's 28 points behind and despite there be
52 codeshare : That's what I thought too, but still anything can happen. Right now it's between Webber, Vettel and Alonso. Hamilton and Button need to produce extrao
53 MadameConcorde : Alonso is a master. He has conscience, he is consistent, he uses his brain rather than acting on impulse. Rather modest, not showy, not agressive or
54 Post contains images GrahamHill : This weekend I watched a fantastic race. A race on an amazing track, with uphills and downhills, long straights and tricky turns. I saw a 1-2 finish f
55 Post contains images MadameConcorde : There is a reason for this which I will ewplain and go into detail later. Kamui is certainly not your usual F1 driver.
56 stealthz : Outstanding summary GH, whilst I am no(longer) a great fan of Aus touring car racing, Bathurst is special. Been there many times, my first 1000 was i
57 GrahamHill : It is. This track never stops to amaze me. I have a lot of admiration for the drivers who are brave enough to race in those amazing turns up in the m
58 na : Agreed. He was the only one who gave something to an otherwise boring procession.
59 bill142 : The series is changing in 2012 to allow more manufacturers in. It's probably not what you're wishing for, but it will hopefully be more than just For
60 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Korea racing track approved by FIA. Korean F1 Grand Prix given go-ahead after inspection The Korean Grand Prix will go ahead on 24 October as schedule
61 Post contains images GrahamHill : An inspection that was not according to the rules of 90 days prior to race weekend! By seeing a lap with Chandok, it looks very boring. A Tilke trade
62 Post contains images MadameConcorde : There are fantastic tracks such as Imola that could very easily be revived. I guess it is Big Business and Big Money that is now taking Formula 1 fro
63 bill142 : It's not overly interesting to drive in F1 2010. For a purpose built circuit, it's a lot like a street circuit with many 90 degree turns.
64 GrahamHill : I think one simple solution would be to build a track on a hilly ground. When you have uphills and downhills, it already adds some drama. Then you ad
65 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Not only did Kamui thrill all his fans at Suzuka, he also thrilled sponsors namely Panasonic the consumer electronics giant. Company representatives m
66 Post contains links waterpolodan : This is as good a time as any to share my favorite Bathurst video clip, Greg Murphy's crushing pole lap from a few years ago. He blew the field away
67 aerobalance : The new US GP venue at Austin, TX will incorporate the 'natural terrain' features of the area - the lovely hills of Austin are spectacular and will m
68 Post contains images GrahamHill : Impressive. Really, really impressive! As you said, you can feel he's on the limit. End result: one full second ahead of the others! I've seen some i
69 Post contains images codeshare : Yeah... if the car is good, like in race #1 and Monza, and when he hets help from Massa I'd say Rosberg is consistent or Button. If Alonso has the ca
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