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View Poll Results: Who will be 2010 F1 WDC?
Schumacher 53 43.80%
Hamilton 19 15.70%
Alonso 31 25.62%
Button 3 2.48%
Massa 7 5.79%
Vettel 7 5.79%
Others 1 0.83%
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Old 11th March 2010, 14:23   #76
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Of course, it will be Schumi. However, I wouldn't mind any other than Alonso. I just can't get myself to terms with the fact that he would be driving a Ferrari. There isn't a bigger cry baby than him. That's a shame.
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Old 11th March 2010, 17:08   #77
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Folks,

I want to know what exactly is happening this time around during practice sessions, I mean fuel strategies are out of the window this year.

Will the cars be running on fumes during practice sessions?
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Will the cars be running on fumes during practice sessions?
Practice is practice.. Teams will run whatever load they want to evaluate. Some could run on fumes while others on a full tank.
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Old 11th March 2010, 19:07   #79
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I feel Alonso coz of the new rules this year.
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Old 11th March 2010, 19:10   #80
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Folks,

I want to know what exactly is happening this time around during practice sessions, I mean fuel strategies are out of the window this year.

Will the cars be running on fumes during practice sessions?
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Practice is practice.. Teams will run whatever load they want to evaluate. Some could run on fumes while others on a full tank.
Oops ! Sorry ! I meant qualifying and not practice.

No F1 for 5 months, this gap of 5 months has rusted me.

So, I would re-phrase, what exactly is happening this time around during Qualifying sessions, I mean are fuel load strategies out of the window for this year qualifying.
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Old 11th March 2010, 22:38   #81
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Folks,

I want to know what exactly is happening this time around during practice sessions, I mean fuel strategies are out of the window this year.

Will the cars be running on fumes during practice sessions?
I had the same question. But thats what the rule says,

From F1.com

Sporting Regulation, Article 29 comes into force in Bahrain and states that ‘Cars may not be refuelled after they have left the pit lane before the race.’ It means that, for the first time since the 1993 Australian Grand Prix, cars will start the race with enough fuel to go the distance. While there are all sorts of technical ramifications, it’s perhaps the sporting impact on pit stops that will be most visible,



I guess, most of the cars will be qualifying on Fumes, before the race. Fill to the Brim, Shut it and Forget it.

We can see so many stalled cars this season, just running out of Fuel midrace.
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Its a wierd rule, even when the cars go in for the pitstop, jus a tire change cannot make much of a difference in the strategy. I reckon qualifying is going to play more crucial this time.
Everyone will be on the same fuel load and chances of taking a lead over laps may also not be a huge one.

Lets see what happens. Cant wait for the Quals and Race
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I cannot believe that I am typing this BUTTTT if I had to lay down my money on a driver to win the championship, it would be Alonso.

Given his "never give up" driving style and a very good running car, I think he has a better chance to the WC. Too early to say but consider this - 85% of the drivers who won the first race of the season have gone ahead to win the World Championship.

PS - I have not written off Vettel yet since he had a chance to the top spot on the podium.

Lets wait and watch...
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I cannot believe that I am typing this BUTTTT if I had to lay down my money on a driver to win the championship, it would be Alonso.

Given his "never give up" driving style and a very good running car, I think he has a better chance to the WC. Too early to say but consider this - 85% of the drivers who won the first race of the season have gone ahead to win the World Championship.

PS - I have not written off Vettel yet since he had a chance to the top spot on the podium.

Lets wait and watch...

Ferrari's had the NEW ENGINE advantage. That made their job easier.
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^^ New engine doesn't mean Ferrari gets 50BHP more or extra performance advantage!
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^^ New engine doesn't mean Ferrari gets 50BHP more or extra performance advantage!
Yep. In fact, that's one less engine for Massa and Alonso for the season. Nonetheless, the change seemed wise given what happened to Vettel.
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The engine showed erratic parameters during a routine test after qualifying and Ferrari team decided to play it safe by swapping the engines.

The engine will be reused in future!
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Here is a statistic:
In the last 16 out of 20 championships, the driver who won the first race won the championship in the end.

So I would put good money on Fernando looking at the odds.
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Ferrari's had the NEW ENGINE advantage. That made their job easier.
Maybe in terms in longetivity or newness of the engine. Definitely not in terms of power delivery.

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BINGO.

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Yep. In fact, that's one less engine for Massa and Alonso for the season. Nonetheless, the change seemed wise given what happened to Vettel.
Agree. Additionally I am pretty sure they will go extra cautious on the engines this season. Remember, the penalty for an engine change is double than what it was last season. The penalty is in effect for 2 races now.

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In the last 16 out of 20 championships, the driver who won the first race won the championship in the end.

So I would put good money on Fernando looking at the odds.
Can't beat statistics, can you?
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the opening race is a big dud show. if this is going to be same, then I am logging off and I have far better things to do than watch is nonsense.
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