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F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:55 pm

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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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:18 pm

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.



 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:36 pm

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!
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:48 pm

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.
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:58 pm

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. 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:46 pm

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]
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:00 pm

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.
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:12 am

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.
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:34 am

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!).
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:49 am

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.
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:53 am

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               
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:27 am

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!?
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:37 am

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?
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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]
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:17 pm

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!

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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:24 pm

Good news!

FOFA now have got their own website!   

See here:

http://www.fofassociation.com/

  
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:49 am

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.
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:34 am

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.
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:30 am

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!  
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:04 am

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.

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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:43 pm

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......
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:44 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 16):
Reply 16

eh, and this means what?
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:07 am

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!!
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:42 am

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
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:14 am

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.
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:30 am

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.
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:06 am

sweetness, it's raining 
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:25 am

Guys, I just turned on the TV to only see that Alonso, Hamilton and Massa all are out in Q1. What happened?
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:33 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 26):
Guys, I just turned on the TV to only see that Alonso, Hamilton and Massa all are out in Q1. What happened?

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]
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:34 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 26):
What happened?

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 now.

But they waited too long and the weather got worse... stupid!
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:48 am

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 Japan K Kobayashi BMW Sauber
7 Australia M Webber Red Bull
8 Italy V Liuzzi Force India
9 Brazil R Barrichello Williams
10 Germany M Schumacher Mercedes

wondering what will happen next... Schumi barely made it...

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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:50 am

Quoting stealthz (Reply 28):
But they waited too long and the weather got worse... stupid!

Wow, they have to be very disappointed now.
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:54 am

Red flags out!

Wonder for how long we will have to wait now?
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:56 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 31):
Red flags out!

The weather... wondering if they will go out again?
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:59 am

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 32):
The weather... wondering if they will go out again?

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 afternoon in KUL during this time of the year.
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:05 am

I hope they go again. Looks like it is not so bad at thet moment.
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:06 am

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 34):
I hope they go again. Looks like it is not so bad at thet moment

Going to start again at 17:10 (LT)
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:22 am

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 Force India
5 Germany N Hulkenberg Williams
6 Poland R Kubica Renault
7 Brazil R Barrichello Williams
8 Germany M Schumacher Mercedes
9 Japan K Kobayashi BMW Sauber
10 Italy V Liuzzi Force India
11 Russia V Petrov Renault
12 Spain P de la Rosa BMW Sauber
13 Switzerland S Buemi Toro Rosso
14 Spain J Alguersuari Toro Rosso
15 Finland H Kovalainen Lotus
16 Germany T Glock Virgin
17 Great Britain J Button McLaren
18 Italy J Trulli Lotus
19 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
20 Great Britain L Hamilton McLaren
21 Brazil F Massa Ferrari
22 India K Chandhok Hispania
23 Brazil B Senna Hispania
24 Brazil L di Grassi Virgin

[Edited 2010-04-03 02:27:53]
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:28 am

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.
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:33 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 37):
Quite surprising to find Vettel in 3rd, I thought he would be the fastest.

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.
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:36 am

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 the back!
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:37 am

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... Woohoo!

Let's see what tomorrow's weather will bring!!         
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:43 am

Quoting flood (Reply 39):
I think we're pretty much guaranteed an exciting race tomorrow

If the rain doesnt force the race to be red flagged.
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:44 am

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 starts 20th!
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:56 am

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 end so he missed what might end up being his best chance of the year at a pole, when the weather neutralizes the relative lack of speed in the Mercedes. Nico is making him look slow, but I'm still confident things will turn around very soon as in all the dry sessions MS was as quick or quicker and he had the measure of Nico in the wet until the last couple minutes of Q3. I think the Red Bulls will waltz away with the race tomorrow if it's dry, and probably if it's wet too, but watching the Ferrari/Mclaren brigade come from the back of the grid will be very exciting, so I think we're guaranteed a good race at least for the first half or so, can't wait.
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:07 am

Quoting waterpolodan (Reply 43):
I think the Red Bulls will waltz away with the race tomorrow if it's dry, and probably if it's wet too

We have already seen that they have the speed, but lack the reliability.
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bill142
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:36 am

Quoting B747forever (Reply 31):
Red flags out!

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
 
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:01 am

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 by Force India to let Sutil overtake Liuzzi at the start of Q3 as Liuzzi is 10th on the grid. Meaning that he would just have held up Sutil.
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:17 pm

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 tropics quickly learns that it's a daily occurance to have late day rain, and heavy at that. Sure, it only lasts a hour or so, but to schedule a race right in that time window...... that's insanity. Didn't Bernie learn anything last year? And no, the one hour change in start time didn't really change much as we have clearly seen.

As to the race. Well it will be exciting but I also predict several red flags or safety cars, or once cars start filling up the sandtraps, far too many yellow flagged corners. It will be a spectacle but not a race. Is that what F1 has sunk to?



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MadameConcorde
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:36 pm



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 far away from there. These storms don't last but they can be drenching.
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RE: F1 2010: Malaysian Grand Prix

Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:47 pm

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 blunder from McLaren. They all will have a tough start, but hey, they all got lots of races won so shouldn't be that hard for them  
Other part of my predictions were correct (RB at the front). We can speculate what could have happened had they not stopped Q3, Kubica was on a fast lap as he was first on the track - but I'm not sure if he would be penalised for that pit lane wait alongside on of the Force India cars.
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