|19th November 2010, 10:33||#106|
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none directed towards him.. he just followed the call to pit
|20th November 2010, 02:24||#108|
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And as Alonso rightly said, the title was not lost in Abu Dhabi but because of various mistakes and failures over the season. I felt Monaco should have been the costliest one considering Ferrari's pace in Singapore.
Anyway he will come back stronger next year and with good support from the team, hopefully be fighting for the WDC in 2011.
|20th November 2010, 07:48||#109|
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Boring season but close fight
I thought the season was dominated by the mechanicals once again instead of drivers but it was good to see each team had their time in the sun.
To take nothing away from Vettel, he did the best he could and won.
I found this interesting link on jalopnik.com, thought you all would like to have a look.
The 2010 F1 Season's Awesomeness In One Chart
Shows how close the fight really was.
Still rooting for Hamilton to work his magic in 2011.
|21st November 2010, 11:15||#110|
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After party "Party"
For some of us it was like an "after Party" Party at Yas Marina on 16th 17th 19th and 20th.
The young driver testing programme and the Tyre Testing Programme were on on the above days in Yas Marina and some of us were fortunate to be called in to Marshall this as well.
For those so inclined there were enough of Autograph and Photo opportunities, with an overall relaxed atmosphere
I think of interest (at least for Indians)will be the two young drivers tested by Force India - the timings were as follows (on Bridgestone):
Testing Results were as follows
Paul di Resta
Best lap time: 1:40.901
Laps completed: 27 / Kilometres completed: 150km
Best lap time: 1:41.178
Laps completed: Yelmer: 67 Kilometres completed: 372km
Sutil and Liuzzi tested on both days of tyre testing
All 12 F1 teams were testing the new tyres on 19th and 20th Nov at Yas Marina - as most of you would know, Pirelli will be replacing Bridgestone as the sole tyre supplier to F1 in three year agreement, from 2011 to 2013
The unofficial timings from the Tyre testing on 20th were as follows (brackted some figures from 19th
1. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari, 1:40.529, 105 laps
2. Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull, 1:40.825, 66 (1.40.500 - 77 laps
3. Rubens Barrichello - Williams, 1:41.294, 101
4. Robert Kubica - Renault, 1:41.614, 90 (1:41:032
5. Gary Paffett - McLaren, 1:41.622, 46 (1:40:874
6. Oliver Turvey - McLaren, 1:41.740, 30
7. Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP - 1:41.757, 74
8. Paul di Resta - Force India, 1:41.869, 35
9. Kamui Kobayashi - BMW Sauber, 1:42.110, 43 (1:40:950
10. Sebastien Buemi - Toro Rosso, 1:42.145, 98
11. Vitantonio Liuzzi - Force India, 1:42.416, 46
12. Sergio Perez - BMW Sauber, 1:42.777, 46
13. Jarno Trulli - Lotus, 1:44.521, 83
14. Pastor Maldonado - HRT, 1:44.768, 65
15. Timo Glock, Virgin - 1:44.783, 82
However the fastest for both days was Felippe Massa with 1:40:170 with 94 Laps
Source: Adam Cooper
Interesting to note that di Resta's timing (on driver test with Bridgestone)was well within the top three timings from the final day
Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe
Last edited by r_nairtvm : 21st November 2010 at 11:17.