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#1126 Dan~

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:43

There was nothing wrong with Ferrari's car, okay it was a little rubbish in the first few races but then really took up. This is proved by Ferrari coming 2nd in the constructors championship


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:52

Ferrari accepts FIA view on Vettel dispute

Ferrari say they consider the dispute over Sebastian Vettel’s driving in the Brazilian Grand Prix “closed”.

“Ferrari duly takes note of the reply sent by the FIA this morning and therefore considers the matter now closed,” the team said in a statement on Friday.

“The request for a clarification from the FIA, regarding Vettel’s passing move on Vergne, came about through the need to shed light on the circumstances of the move, which came out on the Internet only a few days after the race,” said the team.

“The letter to the FIA was in no way intended to undermine the legality of the race result. We received tens of thousands of queries relating to this matter from all over the world and it was incumbent on us to take the matter further, asking the Federation to look into an incident that could have cast a shadow over the championship in the eyes of all Formula 1 enthusiasts, not just Ferrari fans.”


Source: F1 Fanatic

Case closed. Can we move on now?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:34

to all the alonso lovers above, yesterday he was showing his true face again, celebrating prematurely his 3rd title on twitter. no joke! spanish newspaper picked it up and someone has got a screenshot of the now deleted tweet.

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Translation: "Not as sweet as winning on the circuit, but justice has been done and I am F1 World Champion for the 3rd time. Thank you!"

source: autosport forum and http://www.elnortedecastilla.es/rc/20121129/deportes/motor/mensaje-fugaz-publicado-desde-201211291642.html

#1129 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:43

Seriously?

That looks so fake, you can clearly see it has been edited and saved with such a low JPG quality to cover up the flaws.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:47

guy on autosport claims that there are retweets "#FelicidadesAlonso3" so it cant be just a screenshot done via photoshop afaik. if true, then the tweet was deffo there before getting deleted.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:50

I've just gone through ALL the tweets using that hashtag, I don't see any retweets just a handful of people using the hashtag wondering why its trending.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:54

The Ferrari "clarification" request in full (courtesy of SniffPetrol.com, and crudely censored by me)...

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:10

That tweet by Alonso is fake.
Look at the translation. I only did GCSE spanish but favourites in spanish is not favourites. Google translate says favoritos

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 13:11

Funny how you pick a single stat out of all that long list, and ignore every other one that supports Alonso :) I'll do the same with your comment on how "the ferrari topspeed is superior to everyone especially lotus":

Here's China's qually speed traps. Notice how Raikkonen is 3rd and Grosjean 5th? They were driving Lotuses. Alonso it bottom of the list, and Massa doesn't even make it. Red Bull also beat Ferrari here:

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And maybe that was just bad luck - let's try Spain:

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Oops. Guess not.

I'm on my lunch right now, so I don't have time to go dig out any more speed trap comparisons, but these were the first 2 I came across on Google, both saying that Lotus were pretty strong on top speed, and Red Bull had Ferrari covered for it too.

Fancy trying to find another stat where Vettel was beaten on the car performance by the Ferrari?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 16:47

Unsafe release is supposed to be a drive through penalty and Massa got off with a warning.


so did alonso in bahrain this year. its usually just a warning or monetary fine.
on the other hand: be sure, if it had been vettel he would have gotten at least a 10second penalty, probably even a DQ. :)

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 16:59

Yeah the whole world is out to get poor old Vettel, he never does anything wrong......

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 18:17

Yeah the whole world is out to get poor old Vettel, he never does anything wrong......


i did not say this. but for example rosberg could force hami, alonso and maybe another driver off track in bahrain without getting a penalty, while vettel in monza did just what alonso did to him the year before, then even gave the place to prevent a penalty but still got a penalty.
it just lacks consistency.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 18:26

There's a difference between taking the racing line and the other guy running off the road or running into them, and purposely forcing someone off the road, you see the way Vettel drives, he races and overtakes outside of the track and goes flying up the inside of people because he has the fastest car on the track and he doesn't get penalties for that, so less whining.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 18:36

i have no clue at all what you are talking about mate. in abu dhabi he had to move back behind grosjean because he past offtrack and in hockenheim he got a penalty against button.
but lets finish this now. the right guy won the championship and since today 30th november its officially confirmed anyway :)

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 20:07

i just have to add this: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: