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Old 22nd May 2011, 13:36   #16
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Why Schume did not go for Q3. I believe he was fastest in Q1.
His KERS was not working, so they decided to save the tyres instead of setting a time.

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Michael didnt set a time on choice.He went out anyways on Hard tyres and then pitted.All 9 guys ahead of him will start on Softs.Guys who didnt make it to Q3 too would start on Hard like him.He has saved a set of Softs and could well be in running for a P4\P5 finish tomorrow
Not completely true coz he used up a set of soft tyres in Q1 where everyone else ( except the Ferraris ) set their times on hard tyres. So the only advantage he has is that he can decide which tyre to start the race on. But I doubt he would start on the hard tyres since the hard tyres are too slow and don't last as long as they should, negating any advantage he could have by running long. I think the will start on the soft like everyone else.
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Old 22nd May 2011, 19:41   #17
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A good race.

Really shocking race pace displayed by RBR and Mclaren Mercedes. Its not a joke to lap every racer on the grid....

Michaels strategy for the qualifying paid off well, he finished a fantastic 6th, and thats the max possible result ever possible by the Mercedes GP car,

Time to rejig the dynamics of the car Mr Brawn. You cant run a car with All BRAWN and NO BRAIN..

Force India seems to have lost it this year....... No way, not at all showing any improvements.

Renault is just waiting for Kubica to come back, the car is good, Petrov and Heidfield are doing a good job, but looks like Kubica can do much better.

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Old 22nd May 2011, 20:01   #18
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Great start by Alonso. Too bad Ferrari don't have a car good enough to zoom away once in the front. Hope still not lost! Hope they come up with something better the next time. Great race by Button and Hamilton! and (yawn) Vettel!
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Best Spanish race in ages. First it was Alonso muscling his way through the first corner, then the Redbulls coming back as they do and finally McLaren proving that they have closed the gap on Redbull by finishing less than a second behind Vettel. Might have been slightly different had Redbull had full use of their KERS system. But, good to see them fighting it out on a supposedly dull track!

Ferrari will have to take a decision on Massa very soon. They cannot afford to have their second driver racing with the midfield teams, however ineffective that Ferrari is right now.
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Old 22nd May 2011, 21:14   #20
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Alonso's first set of hard tyres blistered, resulting in his nursing the second set. He might not have finished higher, but would not have been lapped by n the front two.

Battle is between RB and McLaren this year. That is however with RB KERS not yet reliable, otherwise RB might have been lapping everyone else.
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Awesome race, especially at the top. The fight for 1st and 2nd spot was one of the best I have seen in recent times. Even though Vettel won the race, I think it was really a good one for McLaren. Hamilton showed his class, and Jenson did really well to finish 3rd.
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Hallmark of the race was how Red Bulls and Mclaren used KERS and DRS to their maximim advantage.
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Just loved the final 10 laps - the fight between Vettel and Hamilton is simple epic material!!

Disappointing Force India again. The 'improvements' they keep talking about doesnt seem to help at all. Someone somewhere is not doing somethings right with the Force India crew. Again, Paul Di seems to be driving much better than Sutil taking the last couple of races into consideration.
Next is Monaco, usually a bad place for Force India due to various reasons. Not much hope is there?
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I feel sorry for Alonso he is such a superb racing driver driving not a such good car.
Wake up Ferrari give him a good car !
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Schumi and Alonso are one of the greatest F1 drivers.They are very good in climbing the order in the start of the races.They proved it yet again in the Spanish GP.

Very Very eager to see MGP-W02 competing in the front row, Lewis and Seb fighting with Schumi for P1.....Schumacher will show what he is capable of,when MGP-W02 is proving the pace.
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I feel sorry for Alonso he is such a superb racing driver driving not a such good car.
Wake up Ferrari give him a good car !
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Schumi and Alonso are one of the greatest F1 drivers.They are very good in climbing the order in the start of the races.They proved it yet again in the Spanish GP.

Very Very eager to see MGP-W02 competing in the front row, Lewis and Seb fighting with Schumi for P1.....Schumacher will show what he is capable of,when MGP-W02 is proving the pace.

Guys, Guys

Lets not draw Alonso in parallel with Schumi

C'mon... Alonso has not even achieved 50% of what the Legend has done.

But whats shocking to see . RBR and Mclaren lapped every one on the Grid.....

I really cannot understand how these 2 teams can be so drastically faster than the others.

I am hoping Mr Mallya gets over his IPL and concentrates on F1. Presently Force India is going NOWHERE.. The team seems to be totally clueless.

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Guys, Guys
Lets not draw Alonso in parallel with Schumi

C'mon... Alonso has not even achieved 50% of what the Legend has done.
Stats never paint a true picture.

Vettel has won 4 race wins this yr. Alonso - none.
Does that define the difference in their individual racing abilities? Not by a long shot.

Button and Hamilton have won a WDC each.. would you rate them as being equal?
Button will never get the better of Hamilton.

Similarly, MS and FA.
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Stats never paint a true picture.

Vettel has won 4 race wins this yr. Alonso - none.
Does that define the difference in their individual racing abilities? Not by a long shot.

Button and Hamilton have won a WDC each.. would you rate them as being equal?
Button will never get the better of Hamilton.

Similarly, MS and FA.
Lets talk about some stats which i believe is not .

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER-Formula One World Championship career

Date of birth : 3 January 1969 (age 42)
Nationality: German
Present Team : Mercedes GP
Car # 7
Races : 274 (273 starts)
Championships : 7 (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Wins : 91
Podiums : 154
Career points : 1,455
Pole positions : 68
Fastest laps : 76
First race : 1991 Belgian Grand Prix
First win : 1992 Belgian Grand Prix
Last win : 2006 Chinese Grand Prix
Last race 2011 Spanish Grand Prix
2010 position : 9th (72 pts)

FERNANDO ALONSO - Formula One World Championship career

Date of birth : 29 July 1981 (age 29)
Nationality Spanish
Team : Ferrari
Car : # 5
Races : 164 (163 starts)
Championships : 2 (2005, 2006)
Wins : 26
Podiums : 64
Career points : 880
Pole positions : 20
Fastest laps : 18
First race : 2001 Australian Grand Prix
First win : 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last win : 2010 Korean Grand Prix
Last race : 2011 Spanish Grand Prix
2010 position : 2nd (252 pts)
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Stats never paint a true picture.

Vettel has won 4 race wins this yr. Alonso - none.
Does that define the difference in their individual racing abilities? Not by a long shot.

Button and Hamilton have won a WDC each.. would you rate them as being equal?
Button will never get the better of Hamilton.

Similarly, MS and FA.
Spot on. Stats can be used to prove anything.

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Lets talk about some stats which i believe is not .
Stats aren't the only criteria. If so, anyone who looked at numbers would be an expert on F1. What about those like us who have watched the sport for years together then?

Heres a stat for you.
Schumacher has led 4741 laps out of 15347 he has driven. That is 30.89%
Marcus Winkelhock has led 6 out of 13 laps he has driven. That is 46.15%

Does that mean Winkelhock is a 15% better driver than Schumacher??!!
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Spot on. Stats can be used to prove anything.



Stats aren't the only criteria. If so, anyone who looked at numbers would be an expert on F1. What about those like us who have watched the sport for years together then?

Heres a stat for you.
Schumacher has led 4741 laps out of 15347 he has driven. That is 30.89%
Marcus Winkelhock has led 6 out of 13 laps he has driven. That is 46.15%

Does that mean Winkelhock is a 15% better driver than Schumacher??!!
I can only have a good laugh

Thank you for the joke.....

I dont want to get too pushy posting "FACTS" everytime.

The thread has reached its Saturation right now. Lets get on with the rest of the coming races.

Over and Out.

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