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Formula 1 2011 Thread!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Slavik, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well things finally underway. And the first race we have already lost 2 cars for not meeting the 107% rule.

    Red bull and Mclaren strong as usual, but some of the most experienced drivers struggling with some "basic" mistakes.

    For the race tomrow I think top 4 will be Bed Bull and Mclaren, and given what we have seen of Ferrari so far they will be mid fielders.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like it will be a game of catch the Red Bull again this season.

    Almost a second faster than the next team, without using KERS.
     
  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Vettel is realy coming into his own as a driver, I said it last year, he will be the new schumacher, and his driving today realy shows his potential.

    For the Grand Prix tomrow:
    Pole: Vettel - Red Bull
    2nd: Hamilton - Mclaren
    3rd: Webber - Red Bull
    4th: Button - Mclaren
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I think given the rule changes in the recent years overtaking is more a matter of "hoping the guy infront messes up" oppsed to anything else. Some driver skill yes, but nowhere like it used to be 5-6 years back.
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There were over 300 more passes in 2010 than there were in 2009; 547 versus 244.
     
  7. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    How do those compare to early 2000's / mid 90's?
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's been relatively stable since around 1996.

    We have data back to 1982, it's members only though.
     
  9. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A good first race, not the most interesting but some nice building blocks.

    The battle between button and massa was good to watch, wheel to wheel action for a while.

    Unfortunaely the saubers were disqualified.

    So as of the moment

    Driver Standings
    Possition - Name - Points
    1st - Sebastian Vettel - 25
    2nd - Lewis Hamilton - 18
    3rd - Vitaly Petrov - 15
    4th - Fernando Alonso - 12
    5th - Mark Webber - 10
    6th - Jenson Button - 8
    7th - Felipe Massa - 6
    8th - Sebastien Buemi - 4
    9th - Adrian Sutil - 2
    10th - Paul di Resta - 1
    11th - Jaime Alguersuari - 0
    12th - Nick Heidfeld - 0
    13th - Jarno Trulli - 0
    14th - Jerome d'Ambrosio - 0
    15th - Timo Glock - 0
    16th - Sergio Perez - 0
    17th - Kamui Kobayashi - 0
    18th - Rubens Barrichello - 0
    19th - Nico Rosberg - 0
    20th - Heikki Kovalainen - 0
    21st - Michael Schumacher - 0
    22nd - Pastor Maldonado - 0


    Constructor Standings
    Possition - Team - Points
    1st - Red Bull -35
    2nd - McLaren - 26
    3rd - Ferrari - 18
    4th - Renault - 15
    5th - Torro Rosso - 4
    6th - Force India - 3
    7th - Lotus - 0
    8th - Virgin - 0
    9th - Sauber - 0
    10th - Williams - 0
    11th - Mercedes - 0
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  11. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well just won £140 on the grand national, of which I have re-bet it all into Vettel winning tomrow :)
     
  12. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well that was an interesting race. Nick Heidfeld had a brilliant race, and given Webbers reported problems he realy drove the wheels off that car to get 4th.

    Petrov driving a plane opposed to a car was good to watch.

    I hope the remainder of the season follows on as interestingly as this race :)
     
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I can't fathom why Vettel wasn't penalised for changing direction while defending, when Hamilton was.



    Inconsistent stewarding is a blight on Formula One.
     
  14. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Error occured :(
     
  15. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Hmm, I guess it could be considered that he made his defensive move, then moved to follow the racing line.
     
  16. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    It was interesting to see Vettel winning without KERS for the majority of the race. I'm a Mclaren fan but that guy is an amazing driver and it's a delight to watch him. I agree with you Paul, he's not much of a "pack" driver but he certainly knows how to drive.

    Webber, not so much... :LOL:
     
  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I still think that Hamilton or Alonso in a Red Bull would beat Vettel over a season.
     
  18. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    I agree.
     
  19. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    I sense somehow an anti-Vettel mood here ;)

    But I enjoyed to see Heidfeld in this current race, it was a good one.
     
  20. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Vettel killing the practice sessions.

    If he keeps on like this he is going to wear out his engines before the season is over.
     

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