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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby flash501 » 12 May 2012, 19:55

It does seem a little strange. How often have we seen a car pull over and stop shortly after the finish line when the race has finished? I don't remember them ever getting penalised. Once there was enough fuel left for a sample, I really can't see what the problem is.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby jim2wheels » 12 May 2012, 20:29

I bet he's fuming. I don't understand how a team like Mclaren can make so many mistakes, I would have thought they could have coasted home and taken the chance with the fuel.

I would have thought 5 places would have been sufficient.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby flash501 » 12 May 2012, 20:46

I suppose you could argue that they cheated by deliberately under-fueling the car to make it as light as possible. I reckon that's why he was put right to the back.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby flash501 » 13 May 2012, 13:27

Oh dear, Schumacher!
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby middle finger » 13 May 2012, 15:09

flash501 wrote:I suppose you could argue that they cheated by deliberately under-fueling the car to make it as light as possible. I reckon that's why he was put right to the back.

McLaren are dirty players since Senna times. Montoya left to NASCAR, Raikkonnen to wrc( thank god he's back), then was Alonso/Hamilton and Ferrari/mclaren issue.

Just watched the conference, Raikkonen sitting with sunglasses sunburn marks on his face, probably from sitting and doing f**k all whole day in the sun.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby jim2wheels » 13 May 2012, 23:36

F1 is a dirty sport, there's not a single team that wouldn't/haven't bent the rules.

Well chuffed for Frank Williams, fantastic result for the team. I grew up watching Williams dominate for larges spells and I think it isn't right if their not mixing it up with the big boys. Most open season that I can remember, we're in for an amazing season I reckon.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby flash501 » 13 May 2012, 23:48

On the weekend of his 70th birthday too, no less. 5 races, 5 different winners from 5 different teams. Outstanding stuff. And I must say, it's great to see Alonso losing out when it was all but certain that he would win with 25 odd laps to go. Never did like him, even if he is probably the best driver on the planet at the moment.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby jim2wheels » 13 May 2012, 23:58

I think it's hard to choose between Alonso and Hamilton. I wish they could have stuck it out at Mclaren together, would have been Prost and Senna all over again. He is a proper tool though.

Wtf is going in with Massa? I've never rated him, but he's plunged to new depths. I'll be damned if he lasts the season.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby flash501 » 14 May 2012, 00:14

Yeah, if I was a betting man, I would've thrown a few Euro's on Massa not finishing the Season with Ferrari. I did like him until last season where he started blaming everyone but himself for his constant mistakes. As for Alonso, I can't help but think that he would be a clear Championship leader if he was in a McLaren or a Red Bull. He's dragging results out of that Ferrari that he has no right to get, imo. We're starting to see Button's shortcomings in the last couple of races too. He's great if he has a car that he likes, but he isn't a patch on Hamilton when he has a car that isn't behaving properly.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby jim2wheels » 14 May 2012, 00:21

If he wasn't such a complete diva he would probably have another title or two and still be at Mclaren. He will never admit it, but I reckon he will regret the way he acted at Mclaren when he looks back on his career.

That's always been Buttons flaw, he's admitted it several times. Although, I do think he might have just struggled to understand the new aero package. Time will tell.

Roll on Monaco.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby flash501 » 14 May 2012, 00:31

I reckon Mercedes will be the team to beat at Monaco. (Watch them finish nowhere now! :lol: )
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby jim2wheels » 14 May 2012, 00:45

They did seem good out of the slow corners, could be down to gearing though.

I'll stick my neck out and say Hamilon by 20 seconds. :D
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby flash501 » 26 May 2012, 19:33

Schumi you tit! His first pole since his comeback and he has to start sixth after what he did in Spain.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby jim2wheels » 26 May 2012, 21:41

flash501 wrote:I reckon Mercedes will be the team to beat at Monaco. (Watch them finish nowhere now! :lol: )


Still looks good for Rosberg, even though Schumi blew his big moment. It's funny how age makes you like people you couldn't stand before, I was proper pleased for the old f**ker.

Not sure what to expect tomorrow, I think the tyres could have a massive impact on tomorrows race. Could see some dodgy overtakes on the tight corners after casino me thinks.
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Re: F1 Season 2012

Postby flash501 » 26 May 2012, 22:22

Schumi looked a touch emotional at the press conference afterwards.

7 of the last 8 winners have started from pole. I bet that's not the case tomorrow, even though I'd like to see Webber win.
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