Chinese GP 2009 - Shanghai

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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:22 pm

richard_leeds wrote:About time the scrutineers did breath tests to encourage responsible driving.


I'd say, since Ecclestone is so keenly looking for a spectacle, that they should start with breath-tests to discourage responsible driving.

Also, start with alcohol-powered cars, Simpsons style: During Kimi's stop, it'll be a "One for you, one for me."
Metar
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:53 pm

Metar wrote:
richard_leeds wrote:About time the scrutineers did breath tests to encourage responsible driving.


I'd say, since Ecclestone is so keenly looking for a spectacle, that they should start with breath-tests to discourage responsible driving.

Also, start with alcohol-powered cars, Simpsons style: During Kimi's stop, it'll be a "One for you, one for me."

Well, in that department, us at Ferrari have an upper hand if that is to be implemented. LOL

Anyway, loved this comment from Vettel:
My original car was called ‘Kate’. But then it got smashed at the opening race in Australia. So we called this one ‘Kate's Dirty Sister’ because it is more aggressive and faster.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

This guy is quickly becoming my favorite character in F1 in a long time.
jddh1
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:02 pm

According to my Chassis Usage chart, Vettel was using the No. 3 chassis in Oz, and now he is using the No. 1 Chassis (launch Day One).

And the Chassis usage is looking pretty intresting at the moment, as Hekki has used the same engine all season so far, which is no surprise as he has only completed 1 full race on it. Kubica is already on his 3rd engine.
ESPImperium
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:09 pm

ESPImperium wrote:According to my Chassis Usage chart, Vettel was using the No. 3 chassis in Oz, and now he is using the No. 1 Chassis (launch Day One).

And the Chassis usage is looking pretty intresting at the moment, as Hekki has used the same engine all season so far, which is no surprise as he has only completed 1 full race on it. Kubica is already on his 3rd engine.

I forgot how bad Kubica's season is going. Although I think he'll be able to use the Chinese engine again.
jddh1
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:24 pm

Kubica must have smashed up Kate really badly with his BMW Sauber as now he is using the 5th BMW Sauber tub as well, as at Aus, he was using the 3rd BMW Sauber Tub.

There are a few intresting things going on as well. But ill start posting the chart here once the season is in full swing here in Europe.
ESPImperium
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:36 pm

Does anyone recall what Vettel said to DC during the grid-walk on Sunday?
It was quite the comment and I can't remember it for the life of me. Youtube doesn't have the answer either(yet)
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roost89
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:10 pm

It was something about women, and how DC should know about the women.
ESPImperium
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:22 pm

ESPImperium wrote:It was something about women, and how DC should know about the women.

roost is not talking about the interview he gave to Formula1.com.

I think he's referring to another conversation that happened in the China GP.
jddh1
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:25 pm

andartop wrote:Yes, a good drive, but would have achieved a much better result if he wasn't mowing the lawn for half the race.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Funniest thing in this thread! I was going to keep my mouth shut about how Lewis got praised for his drive while spinning off and being lucky not to get nailed, while Massa got destroyed for doing the same thing. Mind you Hamilton finished higher, and I know that, but he deserved some sort or derision for spinning every 10 laps.
Ray
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:31 pm

Ray wrote:
andartop wrote:Yes, a good drive, but would have achieved a much better result if he wasn't mowing the lawn for half the race.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Funniest thing in this thread! I was going to keep my mouth shut about how Lewis got praised for his drive while spinning off and being lucky not to get nailed, while Massa got destroyed for doing the same thing. Mind you Hamilton finished higher, and I know that, but he deserved some sort or derision for spinning every 10 laps.


He spun twice... the rest was taking the asphalt runoff off the edge of the final turn... most of the driver went off there, even Webber... and Vettle too if I remember correctly(he also got really sideways there during qually)... there was a big puddle at the apex of turn 16(last corner) and Webber requested the chinese officials to improve the drainage at that corner after the race.
ISLAMATRON
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:35 pm

ISLAMATRON wrote:He spun twice... the rest was taking the asphalt runoff off the edge of the final turn... most of the driver went off there, even Webber... and Vettle too if I remember correctly(he also got really sideways there during qually)... there was a big puddle at the apex of turn 16(last corner) and Webber requated the chinese officials to improve the drainage at that corner after the arce.


I didn't say anything about spins, I said about mowing the lawn. With the 2009 cars you can get a few good extra bucks just by cruising off circuit!
The man admitted himself it was one of his worst performances in the wet..

PS I hope you meant to type "race", not "arse".
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andartop
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:57 pm

andartop wrote:
ISLAMATRON wrote:He spun twice... the rest was taking the asphalt runoff off the edge of the final turn... most of the driver went off there, even Webber... and Vettle too if I remember correctly(he also got really sideways there during qually)... there was a big puddle at the apex of turn 16(last corner) and Webber requated the chinese officials to improve the drainage at that corner after the arce.


I didn't say anything about spins, I said about mowing the lawn. With the 2009 cars you can get a few good extra bucks just by cruising off circuit!
The man admitted himself it was one of his worst performances in the wet..

PS I hope you meant to type "race", not "arse".


Clearly it was his worst wet performance in F1, but I didnt say you said spins... I was responding to Ray... and yes, see the C? I meant race
ISLAMATRON
 
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Post Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:08 pm

jddh1 wrote:Well, in that department, us at Ferrari have an upper hand if that is to be implemented. LOL

Anyway, loved this comment from Vettel:
My original car was called ‘Kate’. But then it got smashed at the opening race in Australia. So we called this one ‘Kate's Dirty Sister’ because it is more aggressive and faster.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

This guy is quickly becoming my favorite character in F1 in a long time.


yeah he is awesome, when Webbo retires in a few years time Vettel will be my #1 favorite Driver. 8)
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djos
 
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Post Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:44 am

Vettel really shown that he is in the class of his own that day. Everyone complaint about the conditions (being the toughest of their career etcs) and they all went off track at least once.

Vettel kept it all together and he remain the fastest throughout the race. I mean sure being first place means you have a clear view. But what about the time when he is behind Button faster the last pitstop? He was behind a fast Brawn car which had a lighter fuel load and getting lots of spray from that car. What did he do? He overtook Button despite his car is heavier.

Moreover, what is impressive is that everytime the safety car goes away, he could immediately build a gap. Goes to show how well he can handle cold brakes, cold tires and variable conditions without making mistakes. The last driver that I know who can do this is Michael Schumacher and before that Senna.
jamsbong
 
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Post Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:59 am

Is this the same Vettle who spun in the wet just 15 days ago? Or the VEttle that spun in the rain at Silverstone last year and took out his semi teammate DC?

They all make mistakes and especially in the rain. Let him win a couple WDC's before he starts to get those kind on comparisons.
ISLAMATRON
 
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