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F1 World Championship 2012 Thread


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JoeC    107

To be fair, it's not his fault. Lewis parked his McLaren just on the other side of the roundabout, out of shot.

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i11usive    6,086

Couple more Pastor Maldonado vids in GP2:

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Dan~    255

He's fine, he reminds me of Sato and Raikennen, just Raikennen can do it cleanly.

I like someone who gives it all to get round, and most times he does get round without a problem just he'll make a mistake then eeveryone makes him out to be a danger, but for all the other overtakes he does it's real excitement.

To be honest, I also congraulate anyone who takes out Hamilton, he brings it on himself and is basically a chav, remember Hamilton and Massa last year, Massa did cause one of the acidents, all the others were Hamiltons fault!

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+Frank B.    7,151

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+Frank B.    7,151

Adrian Newey says blown diffusers ban has hurt Red Bull in 2012

Adrian Newey has put his Red Bull team's failure to recapture its dominant 2011 form down to the winter rule changes designed to outlaw exhaust blown diffusers.

Red Bull was the first team to harness the concept in 2010 and last year optimised it to a degree that allowed it to dominate both the drivers', with Sebastian Vettel, and the constructors' championship.

Despite working to recreate such an effect in a limited way, which led to a rules clarification that forced Red Bull's Renault engine partner to modify engine maps designed to extract the most downforce available from blowing exhaust gases at aero-profiled brake ducts, Red Bull has won only three times this season.

While it leads the constructors' championship by 53 points, after 11 races last year it was 103 points clear.

"It's pretty much as we feared before the season started," Newey told AUTOSPORT.

"Having explored exhaust blowing technology quite heavily for two seasons and then having that taken away together with other changes like the front wing flexibility [test rules], hurt us quite a lot.

"Probably [it hurt us] more than other people because we had been exploiting it for longer. It has taken a while to try to understand what we need to do and to recover."

Newey also hinted that Red Bull has yet to re-adapt its car to the engine mapping rule change introduced ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix at the end of July.

While Vettel was able to finish fourth at the Hungaroring, he struggled to match the race pace of McLaren and the Lotuses and the car was flattered by running on fresher rubber relative to the top three late in the race.

"We've been working with Renault and were suddenly faced with a clarification that was a different interpretation to what we thought we were operating to.

"That's where we are and we've got to go back and have a fresh look."

Source: Autosport

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+Frank B.    7,151
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+Frank B.    7,151
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philcruicks    259

Brilliant session by JB, nice to see him back on for and congrats on his 1st pole for McLaren (hard to believe he hasn't got one before)

Nice to see Kobayashi and Sauber right at the top as well.

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123456789A    4,710

Dildonado got a 3 spot penalty and will be starting between Alonso and Hamilton. I'm wondering which of the two he's going to take out this time.

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i11usive    6,086

Dildonado got a 3 spot penalty and will be starting between Alonso and Hamilton. I'm wondering which of the two he's going to take out this time.

Let's hope it's Alonso

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+Frank B.    7,151

Going to be an interesting race. I can see Kimi R?ikk?nen winning it.

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philcruicks    259

How interesting, Bernie making a nice slip there...is MSC going to retire from F1 again.

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+Frank B.    7,151

How interesting, Bernie making a nice slip there...is MSC going to retire from F1 again.

What did Bernie say?

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philcruicks    259

What did Bernie say?

EJ was interviewing him and he said it will be a shame to see MSC go, he's a great driver etc...

EJ said you must know something we don't Bernie...is MSC planning on retiring.

BE "oh I don't know"

(that's a rough estimate of what he said can't remember the exact words)

Lol so either he's going senile or MSC could be retiring and just not many people know...

Also HAHA Sky people, BBC FTW!

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+Frank B.    7,151

Hm, I don't know. MSC seems motivated to drive for at least another year. We won't know for sure before October though.

Race time. Let's see how many are taken out in the La Source hairpin.

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123456789A    4,710

Let's hope it's Alonso

How about both...

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philcruicks    259

Oh no, Spa turn one strikes again!

Romain Grosjean's fault there.

F***ing hell the view from Alonso's car is just scary!!

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+Frank B.    7,151

Agreed, Grosjean is to blame for the chain reaction.

I expect a penalty for Maldonado - clear jump start

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123456789A    4,710

So did Hamilton smack Grosjean with that piece of his car yet?

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philcruicks    259

Agreed, Grosjean is to blame for the chain reaction.

I expect a penalty for Maldonado - clear jump start

Yeah I wanna see a replay from his car but I'm sure that's gotta be a jump.

So did Hamilton smack Grosjean with that piece of his car yet?

Haha so that's what it was for *rofl*

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philcruicks    259

Ah there you go...I should have had a look on YouTube for it.

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