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F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:34 pm

Madame doesn't seem to have started one of these yet and I'm sure will get all the required info as soon as she gets here but untill then you'll have to stick with my info.

Circuit: Silverstone
Direction: Round and round
Corners: about 15?
Conditions: looks exciting in FP1

FP1 results: Grosjean went fastest ~25 seconds slower than normal pace.

Assessment so far:
WET WET WET! This means exciting.

MadameConcorde please come and update with the proper information.

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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:13 pm

Practice 1 times. Apologies for the formatting. I don't know how to make it appear as a table.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m56.552s 13
2. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m56.827s + 0.275 10
3. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m57.174s + 0.622 6
4. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m57.664s + 1.112 11
5. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m58.119s + 1.567 7
6. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m58.463s + 1.911 7
7. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m58.483s + 1.931 19
8. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m58.493s + 1.941 10
9. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m58.942s + 2.390 8
10. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m59.076s + 2.524 12
11. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m59.414s + 2.862 11
12. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m59.614s + 3.062 9
13. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m59.733s + 3.181 7
14. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m59.787s + 3.235 10
15. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 2m00.125s + 3.573 5
16. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 2m00.253s + 3.701 6
17. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2m01.834s + 5.282 6
18. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 2m01.835s + 5.283 6
19. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 2m04.341s + 7.789 9
20. Dani Clos HRT-Cosworth 2m05.022s + 8.470 11
21. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 2m11.760s + 15.208 6
22. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 4
23. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 3
24. Jules Bianchi Force India-Mercedes 1
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:41 pm

Is anything happening on the track? The live coverage in Denamrk is showing a program about Schumis comeback from 2010

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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:43 pm

Quoting larshjort (Reply 2):
Is anything happening on the track?

Apparently, not a lot has happened today. There was even a period of 30 minutes with no car on track, just because teams had to save wet and intermediate tyres for Saturday and Sunday. How nice for the spectators who paid their Friday ticket for almost nothing....

I think it is time to revise that rule.
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:48 pm

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 3):

Apparently, not a lot has happened today. There was even a period of 30 minutes with no car on track, just because teams had to save wet and intermediate tyres for Saturday and Sunday. How nice for the spectators who paid their Friday ticket for almost nothing....

I think it is time to revise that rule.

The commentators said that Pirelli could get extra wet and intermidiate tires without problem if the teams agreed to that.
I agree the rules need to be revised, it need to be X amount of tires for qualification and race, and free tires for use in practise.

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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:02 pm

Where are all the F1 regulars on a.net?

Anyway, rather interesting qualifying session, albeit interrupted by the red flag. I was rather disappointed that these days, sessions seem to stop because of a bit of rain. Martin mentioned during the Sky coverage that there used to be a "monsoon" tyre a few years back. If so, let's bring it back.

Anyway, qualifying results:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m51.746s
2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m51.793s + 0.047
3. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m52.020s + 0.274
4. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m52.199s + 0.453
5. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m53.065s + 1.319
6. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m53.290s + 1.544
7. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m53.539s + 1.793
8. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m53.543s + 1.797
9. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m54.382s + 2.636
10. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault no time
Q2 cut-off time: 1m56.931s Gap **
11. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m57.009s + 2.112
12. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m57.071s + 2.174
13. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m57.108s + 2.211
14. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m57.132s + 2.235
15. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1m57.426s + 2.529
16. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m57.719s + 2.822
17. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m57.895s + 2.998
Q1 cut-off time: 1m47.105s Gap *
18. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m48.044s + 1.765
19. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m49.027s + 2.748
20. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m49.477s + 3.198
21. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m51.618s + 5.339
22. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m52.742s + 6.463
23. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m53.040s + 6.761
24. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m54.143s + 7.864
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:51 pm

I couldn´t watch the quali ´cause I was at work, but my friend kept me updated LOL.

Great to see Alonso back on the Pole, Ferrari seems to have gained some momentum and hope it continues like this.

Obviously rain is expected for tomorrow which will make for a pretty interesting race, let´s see how it goes.

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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:12 pm

Thankfully the rain has gone for now!

Good looking start by everyone, I think they've mostly kept their grid positions.
 
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:11 pm

Kobyashi did a good job on his pit crew.
 
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:30 pm

MW.. Not bad for a #2!!!  
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:34 pm

Incredible drive by Webber, fantastic overtaking move. Alonso still has a good few points on him in the championship though. Could be good if he moves to Ferrari next year.
 
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:43 pm

Congrats to Webbo! good drive.

Still quite happy with Ferrari´s result 

Not a brilliant show for the McLarens in their home GP. and Maldonado... WTF? he needs to cool off a bit with the risky overtakes.

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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:23 pm

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 11):
Maldonado... WTF? he needs to cool off a bit with the risky overtakes.

Yeah. I'm really annoyed that he has cost Williams some valuable points, twice in as many races. Personally, I don't think Williams should've ever signed Maldonado, but that's another story. I hope Williams will replace him with someone that can actually drive, e.g. Hulkenberg ...

Fantastic drive from Webber to bring home the victory, and I thought Vettel drove very well too.
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:42 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 8):
Kobyashi did a good job on his pit crew.

Yeah, but he is a rising star who will be driving for one of the top teams one day. And that stunt secured his future with Ferrari, naturally.
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:56 am

Quoting sudden (Reply 13):

Yeah, but he is a rising star who will be driving for one of the top teams one day. And that stunt secured his future with Ferrari, naturally.

Clearly the pit crew got in his way. Duh! Didn't you see that front wheel guy jump out and shout surprise? And he's risen so far so fast that he's still with the same team! If only here were backed by dirty North Korean petrol money. He'd have had that Ferrari drive years ago.
 
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:05 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 14):
Clearly the pit crew got in his way. Duh! Didn't you see that front wheel guy jump out and shout surprise?

I am really really sorry! What was I thinking, if at all.
I mean, a star like him could for sure not be making a mistake and come in too fast and simply screw up his breaking point.
Maybe he just wanted to show off and let the top teams know that he can do stuff.
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:07 am

Quoting sudden (Reply 15):

He took lessons on being cool from Lewis Hamilton, but it didn't quite work out for him.
 
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RE: F1 2012: British Grand Prix.

Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:20 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 16):
He took lessons on being cool from Lewis Hamilton, but it didn't quite work out for him.

Must be because he is Asian. He should learn from Lewis to make comments about his origin as well.
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