Moderators: richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
User avatar
notaxonrotax
Topic Author
Posts: 1301
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:29 pm

F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:52 am

Good day fellow F1 fans.


China is upon us!
Alonso is cleared to drive.....

Massa suffered a double puncture in the opening session.
Here are the results:

RESULTS - Practice 1, Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix (90 min)

1. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 1m38.037s

2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) +0.146s

3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) +0.628s

4. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) +1.024s

5. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) +1.118s

6. Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull) +1.588s

7. Carlos Sainz Jr (Toro Rosso) +1.639s

8. Jenson Button (McLaren) +1.910s

9. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) +2.132s

10. Max Verstappen (Toro Rosso) +2.195s

11. Sergio Perez (Force India) +2.310s

12. Fernando Alonso (McLaren) +2.501s

13. Valtteri Bottas (Williams) +2.791s

14. Romain Grosjean (Haas) +3.321s

15. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) +3.356s

16. Rio Haryanto (Manor) +3.577s

17. Jolyon Palmer (Renault) +3.779s

18. Pascal Wehrlein (Manor) +4.871s

19. Felipe Nasr (Sauber) +4.943s

20. Kevin Magnussen (Renault) NTR

21. Esteban Gutierrez (Haas) NTR

22. Felipe Massa (Williams) NTR


I am curious about Hamilton his start this Sunday!


No Tax On Rotax
For anybody that happens to be wondering:"yes, owning your own aircraft is a 100% worth it!"
 
User avatar
GrahamHill
Posts: 3017
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:35 am

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:58 pm

Quoting notaxonrotax (Thread starter):
I am curious about Hamilton his start this Sunday!

He already has a 5-place grid penalty because of a gearbox change. That's another opportunity for Nico Rosberg to increase his lead in the WDC.
"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
 
CPH-R
Posts: 6165
Joined: Thu May 03, 2001 5:19 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:54 pm

Should be fun to see what difference, if any, reverting to the old qualifying system makes.

And for those who can't get enough racing on sunday, there's also the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone on sunday, starting at 1 pm CET.
 
User avatar
larshjort
Posts: 1445
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:54 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:58 pm

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 2):
And for those who can't get enough racing on sunday, there's also the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone on sunday, starting at 1 pm CET.

And not to forget, the 42nd Grand Prix of Long Beach.

I am not going to get a lot done on Sunday 
139, 306, 319, 320, 321, 332, 34A, AN2, AT4, AT5, AT7, 733, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 146, AR1, BH2, CN1, CR2, DH1, DH3, DH4,
 
CPH-R
Posts: 6165
Joined: Thu May 03, 2001 5:19 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:19 pm

Quoting larshjort (Reply 3):
I am not going to get a lot done on Sunday

How's this for a schedule then? 
01:05 - 02:45 IMSA race
06:10 - 07:30 V8SC race 2
08:00 - 10:00 F1 race
11:30 - 19:15 BTCC full program
13:00 - 19:00 WEC race
13:15 - 14:30 ADAC GT Masters race 2
15:00 - 17:00 WRX
19:00 - 22:30 NASCAR race
19:00 - 19:50 PWC race
22:45 - 01:45 Indycar race

(All times CEST)
 
CPH-R
Posts: 6165
Joined: Thu May 03, 2001 5:19 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:50 am

Way more interesting qualifying this time around, if anything for the drama provided by messieurs Wehrlein & Hülkenberg!

1 ROS Mercedes 1:35.402
2 RIC Red Bull 1:35.917
3 RAI Ferrari 1:35.972
4 VET Ferrari 1:36.246
5 BOT Williams 1:36.296
6 KVY Red Bull 1:36.399
7 PER Force India 1:36.865
8 SAI Toro Rosso 1:36.881
9 VPN Toro Rosso 1:37.194
10 HUL Force India
11 MAS Williams 1:37.347
12 ALO McLaren 1:38.826
13 BUT McLaren 1:39.093
14 GRO Haas F1 1:39.830
15 ERI Sauber 1:40.742
16 NAS Sauber 1:42.430
17 MAG Renault 1:38.673
18 GUT Haas F1 1:38.770
19 PAL Renault 1:39.528
20 HAR Manor 1:40.264
21 WEH Manor
22 HAM Mercedes

Absolute monster of a lap Rosberg put in at the end.
 
User avatar
notaxonrotax
Topic Author
Posts: 1301
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:29 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:33 am

Quoting notaxonrotax (Thread starter):
I am curious about Hamilton his start this Sunday!

Hmm, I'd better focus on the rear of the field.....


No Tax On Rotax
For anybody that happens to be wondering:"yes, owning your own aircraft is a 100% worth it!"
 
User avatar
scbriml
Posts: 19452
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:37 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:44 pm

Quoting notaxonrotax (Thread starter):
I am curious about Hamilton his start this Sunday!

Well, he won't lose any places at the start of this race! 

Is he allowed to start from the pit lane?
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
There are 10 types of people in the World - those that understand binary and those that don't.
 
User avatar
notaxonrotax
Topic Author
Posts: 1301
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:29 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:05 pm

Quoting scbriml (Reply 7):

Is he allowed to start from the pit lane?

He prefers not to:

http://www.crash.net/f1/news/229466/...elishing-chance-to-fight-back.html


No Tax On Rotax
For anybody that happens to be wondering:"yes, owning your own aircraft is a 100% worth it!"
 
User avatar
scbriml
Posts: 19452
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:37 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:49 pm

Quoting notaxonrotax (Reply 8):
He prefers not to:

Yeah, but the advantage of starting from the pit lane is that you're pretty much guaranteed to avoid any first lap carnage. I wouldn't be surprised to see him lose his front wing as he tries to pass a couple into the first corner.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
There are 10 types of people in the World - those that understand binary and those that don't.
 
User avatar
notaxonrotax
Topic Author
Posts: 1301
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:29 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:50 pm

Quoting scbriml (Reply 9):
Yeah, but the advantage of starting from the pit lane is that you're pretty much guaranteed to avoid any first lap carnage. I wouldn't be surprised to see him lose his front wing as he tries to pass a couple into the first corner.

He addresses that too in the article.
He "prefers the excitement", and not lose the approximate 8 seconds.

I am curious to see how quickly he can make his way through the field.
ROS has been fortunate with the safety car staying in, in Bahrain.
Tomorrow may be different.....stay tuned!


No Tax On Rotax
For anybody that happens to be wondering:"yes, owning your own aircraft is a 100% worth it!"
 
CPH-R
Posts: 6165
Joined: Thu May 03, 2001 5:19 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:09 am

Eventful first handful of laps  Wow!
 
User avatar
larshjort
Posts: 1445
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:54 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:20 am

They went proper Indycar at the start, oh wait.

Both Saubers collected frnt wings, maybe Sauber need some samples to study :/
139, 306, 319, 320, 321, 332, 34A, AN2, AT4, AT5, AT7, 733, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 146, AR1, BH2, CN1, CR2, DH1, DH3, DH4,
 
User avatar
larshjort
Posts: 1445
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:54 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:29 am

Congratulations to Rosberg and Ricciardo, 3rd in the championship ahead of Vettel.
139, 306, 319, 320, 321, 332, 34A, AN2, AT4, AT5, AT7, 733, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 146, AR1, BH2, CN1, CR2, DH1, DH3, DH4,
 
User avatar
TheFlyingDisk
Posts: 2177
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:43 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:31 am

Not a bad race. Perhaps Bernie would be wise to propose having cars knock around the first lap so that the fast cars end up at the back & race their way to the front...
I FLY KLM+ALASKA+QATAR+MALAYSIA+AIRASIA+MALINDO
 
User avatar
scbriml
Posts: 19452
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:37 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:37 am

Exciting race, apart from at the very front.

Quoting scbriml (Reply 9):
I wouldn't be surprised to see him lose his front wing as he tries to pass a couple into the first corner.

You read it here first!   
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
There are 10 types of people in the World - those that understand binary and those that don't.
 
User avatar
zkojq
Posts: 4463
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:42 am

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:41 pm

Well, thus far, we've had a 100% success rate this season in terms of races being good to watch.   Today I particularly liked Kvyat's banter in the pre-podium room; "that's racing bro".
First to fly the 787-9
 
User avatar
GrahamHill
Posts: 3017
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:35 am

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:54 pm

Nice win for Rosberg. 36 points is starting to become a consequent gap, especially after only three races.

Good to see a Renault engine on the podium. The Red Bulls had pace this weekend. It will be interesting to see how they perform after the major engine upgrade that is planned around the Canadian GP.

On the other hand, the Renault team is in for a looooooong season...

Quoting larshjort (Reply 12):
Both Saubers collected frnt wings, maybe Sauber need some samples to study :/

Grosjean was quite furious at Eriksson, calling him an "imbecile" for the collision at the first turn. I understand it was his 30th birthday yesterday and he wanted to do well, but he also should keep in mind that he hasn't always been a safe driver himself in the past.

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 16):
Today I particularly liked Kvyat's banter in the pre-podium room; "that's racing bro".

Yes, and that's the kind of race we like!
"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
 
User avatar
Thunderboltdrgn
Posts: 2169
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:39 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:27 pm

Quoting larshjort (Reply 12):
Both Saubers collected frnt wings, maybe Sauber need some samples to study :/

Well before they can study these samples, they really need "some more money since from what
I have read, they hardly have any at all.
Like a thunderbolt of lightning the Dragon roars across the sky. Il Drago Ruggente
 
User avatar
larshjort
Posts: 1445
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:54 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:21 pm

Quoting larshjort (Reply 12):
They went proper Indycar at the start, oh wait.

So F1 went ful indycar from the start, and the indy GP of long beach get s a race from start to finish with green flags and all starters completed the race. What kind of upside down world is this.
139, 306, 319, 320, 321, 332, 34A, AN2, AT4, AT5, AT7, 733, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 146, AR1, BH2, CN1, CR2, DH1, DH3, DH4,
 
CPH-R
Posts: 6165
Joined: Thu May 03, 2001 5:19 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:55 pm

Quoting larshjort (Reply 19):
What kind of upside down world is this.

Audi even managed to get lose their first place at the WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone, courtesy of a technical rule infringement. Although they've appealed that decision, it's still very un-Audi'esque. But hey, at least it resulted in a privateer LMP1 team on the podium - although they never actually got to stand on it...
 
User avatar
GrahamHill
Posts: 3017
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:35 am

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:32 pm

Interesting stat: every driver who started the season with 3 wins went on to the win the championship. Ayrton Senna (1991), Nigel Mansell (1992), Damon Hill (1996), Michael Schumacher (1994, 2000, 2004).

Now, this season is a bit longer than the ones listed above. There's still 450 points to take!

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 20):
Audi even managed to get lose their first place at the WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone, courtesy of a technical rule infringement. Although they've appealed that decision, it's still very un-Audi'esque. But hey, at least it resulted in a privateer LMP1 team on the podium - although they never actually got to stand on it...

The appeal shouldn't work, so we can be pretty much sure to have a Rebellion confirmed as 3rd  
"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
 
CXB77L
Posts: 2613
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:18 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:04 am

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 16):
Today I particularly liked Kvyat's banter in the pre-podium room; "that's racing bro".

Agreed.

I'm a big fan of Vettel and I have defended him on numerous occasions here, but I can't this time. That was nothing other than a racing incident, and it's nothing Vettel wouldn't do if the shoe was on the other foot.
Boeing 777 fanboy
 
User avatar
zkojq
Posts: 4463
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:42 am

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:21 am

Kimi is very popular in China!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeNYmkwjBK8&feature=youtu.be

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 17):
Grosjean was quite furious at Eriksson, calling him an "imbecile" for the collision at the first turn. I understand it was his 30th birthday yesterday and he wanted to do well, but he also should keep in mind that he hasn't always been a safe driver himself in the past.

My thoughts entirely given how many points Grosjean has had on his super license. Other websites were reporting that Grosjean used the c word. Ericsson meanwhile has a reputation for keeping his nose clean. His drive at China seemed good, especially considering how slow the Saubers are. Fingers crossed that they find some development money soon....hopefully a tie up with Alfa Romeo will go some length to addressing their troubles.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 17):
On the other hand, the Renault team is in for a looooooong season...

They're supposedly considering putting a stop on 2016 development to focus on 2017.  http://www.grandprix247.com/2016/04/...alt-2016-updates-to-focus-on-2017/

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 22):
I'm a big fan of Vettel and I have defended him on numerous occasions here, but I can't this time. That was nothing other than a racing incident, and it's nothing Vettel wouldn't do if the shoe was on the other foot.

  

[Edited 2016-04-19 04:45:44]
First to fly the 787-9
 
User avatar
GrahamHill
Posts: 3017
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:35 am

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:08 pm

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 23):
They're supposedly considering putting a stop on 2016 development to focus on 2017.

They took over the team too late last year. The car has been developed to host a Merc engine. They had to rework in urgency to fit the Renault one. Also, when they took possession of the premises, half of the resources and machinery was gone. This shows how much trouble Lotus was in. It's hard to build a competitive car in these conditions.

Considering the major rule change coming in 2017, I too would be tempted to focus already on it. I know that they might sit on some FIA income for not scoring points and all, but Renault is not poor. They can find money somewhere else for a year.
"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
 
User avatar
notaxonrotax
Topic Author
Posts: 1301
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:29 pm

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:46 pm

Quoting notaxonrotax (Thread starter):
I am curious about Hamilton his start this Sunday!

To look on the bright side.......his start was not bad!


No Tax On Rotax
For anybody that happens to be wondering:"yes, owning your own aircraft is a 100% worth it!"
 
User avatar
zkojq
Posts: 4463
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:42 am

RE: F1 2016: Chinese Grand Prix

Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:55 am

Given that the metaphoric chickens are coming home to roost for Vijay Mallya, I wonder how long Force India have left? Unless a buyer can be found, I guess it's a race between them and Sauber as to who can last longest?

http://www.firstpost.com/business/sc...ily-be-given-to-banks-2750604.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36126961

I'm guessing that he'll claim asylum in the UK rather than facing the music in India.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoz...will-london-save-him/#5f8f77f72dc1
First to fly the 787-9

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: aerlingus747, Francoflier, keuleatr72, Runway28L, scottyraven, vhqpa and 40 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos