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Old 13th May 2010, 19:54   #16
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Ferrari seems to enjoy the circuit and making the most of it is Alonso.

Mercedes GP also looks quite comfortable.

Trouble seems to be with Mclarens. But i believe practice results dont set any precedent.

Tomorrow's qualifying will be interesting.
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Managing traffic in Q will be the key.

Can anyone shed some light on the tyres that Bridgestone are bringing for the race?

Is it a) Super Soft and Soft or b) Super Soft and Medium?

If its the former, then the F10 will be quite strong in the race.

Also, MGP has reverted to the smaller wheelbase for this round.
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Managing traffic in Q will be the key.

Can anyone shed some light on the tyres that Bridgestone are bringing for the race?

Is it a) Super Soft and Soft or b) Super Soft and Medium?

If its the former, then the F10 will be quite strong in the race.

Also, MGP has reverted to the smaller wheelbase for this round.

Is that the reason that Nico is back to speed?
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Is that the reason that Nico is back to speed?
Yep. But you never know with the results from Free Practice.

Renault and Kubica looks good for the weekend.

This is what I found in the official site:
"After reviewing last year's data and because of the changes in positioning for our compounds this season, we can use the super soft and medium at Monaco." - Hirohide Hamashima, Bridgestone director of motorsport tyre development

So that's not reading too well for the F10.

But whoever manages the traffic best on Sat to get a clean lap for Q has a sure shot chance of winning the race, provided it doesn't rain.
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hope neither of the red bulls make the front row in Q3.
its getting very boring seeing them up there each time

..though the probability of a 'normal' race at monaco is close to zero
bound to be safety car intervention even without rain!
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hope neither of the red bulls make the front row in Q3.
its getting very boring seeing them up there each time

..though the probability of a 'normal' race at monaco is close to zero
bound to be safety car intervention even without rain!
Yeah .. i am looking fwd to the first lap mayhem, and i am trusting one of the Virgins/HRT/Lotus/Torro Rosso cars to bang into the barriers and bring out the SC.

Potential Armco hitters:
  1. Senna
  2. Petrov
  3. Di Grassi
  4. Hulk
  5. Algusari
Special mention:
  • Schumacher (hit deliberately but show it as an accident)
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  • Piquet Jr (on demand barrier hitting) sadly not in F1 anymore
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^^ Did you forget Karun Chandok for the Potential list?
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i guess Sutil should very well here; at least am hoping for some luck and Force India on Podium; that will be great
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This is the only track which can truly equalize all teams. Add extra downforce and, as the Brits say, "Bob's your uncle" !!
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^^ Did you forget Karun Chandok for the Potential list?
Well the Indian in me stopped me from doing that, i yearn to see the tricolor going up the podiums some day, Narain missed it in Indy (6 car race, actually i am happy that he didn't, would have been a tainted podium anyway, but stll tiago beat him in the same car), the Zhuhai A1 GP in 07 (Narain's victory), is when i had heard the national anthem and saw the tricolor.

Wonder what anthem would be played for FIF1, as they are based in Silverstone

back to monaco and with the skepticism around Q esp from the bigger teams, Q chaos can lead to a very exciting grid with the cars mixed up and rain would just be the icing on the cake.
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i guess Sutil should do very well here; at least am hoping for some luck and Force India on Podium; that will be great
Sutil had been great at this circuit, this year he does not have Kimi for company

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This is the only track which can truly equalize all teams. Add extra downforce and, as the Brits say, "Bob's your uncle" !!
Its all about downforce.

1) Ferrari's = practice session showed, they are good for this track.

2) Mercedes = Mixed results in practice, but Schumi's track experience might help.

3) Mclaren = While Jenson is on a song, Hamilton might have trouble due to his agressive driving style.

4) Redbulls = They have been the fastest, but this track does not demand that, And not to forget the reliability issue, they've been facing offlate.

5) Force India = Sutil is the only hope, he's been the best in this circuit, higher positions in Qualifying should do him good. I wish he gets the podium, that guy deserves one. Liuzzi still is not able to capitalise on a good car, Mr VJM needs to look for another driver, or get Fisi out of Ferrari retirement (lol)

Qualifying will be a cracker.
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Can some one explain the two holes in the wing of the Mclaren this actually might reduce some down force by those slots if i am not wrong; I thought Monaco was a high down force circuit
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Can some one explain the two holes in the wing of the Mclaren this actually might reduce some down force by those slots if i am not wrong; I thought Monaco was a high down force circuit
If this is what you are talking about.

They are the the openings for the radiator.

All cars have them, right.
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Webber on pole
with
Kubica
Vettel
Massa
Hamilton
Rosberg
Schumacher
Button
Reubens
Luizzi
and Sutil on 12th

First time Sutil is out qualified by his teammate

Rosberg betters Micheal in old chassis and button struggling

Should be an amazing race with alonso starting from pitlane
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If this is what you are talking about.

They are the the openings for the radiator.

All cars have them, right.

Sorry was talking about the rear wing; and radiator behind the rear wing lol
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