European GP 2009 - Valencia

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European GP 2009 - Valencia

Postby ISLAMATRON » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:32 am

May I be the first to predict a boring race ending with a Hamilton Victory

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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby mx_tifoso » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:40 am

I love your enthusiasm :lol: .

Found correct circuit image..

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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby ISLAMATRON » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:45 am

What track it that? Not the same one they ran on last year and the one on F1.com

http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail ... agram.html

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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby ISLAMATRON » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:45 am

thanks for changing your pic and making my post look sillier than Renaults strategy dept

that track looks like 1 giant boring fail

Who had the great idea of 25 turns? all of them slow and tight?
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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby djos » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:13 am

I'll continue being a one-eyed Webber/RB supporter and predict Webber for the win with Vettel playing tail gunner for 2nd and Lewis completeing the podium. 8)
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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby jonathan189 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:14 am

I feel for everyone who paid €480 to see Alonso!

ISLAMATRON wrote:Who had the great idea of 25 turns? all of them slow and tight?


The person who designed Valencia.

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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby axle » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:19 am

ISLAMATRON wrote:thanks for changing your pic and making my post look sillier than Renaults strategy dept

that track looks like 1 giant boring fail

Who had the great idea of 25 turns? all of them slow and tight?


25 Turns? Each one costing €xxx?! Or maybe they are grandstands and seat prices ;) :P

I just want to see Nico rewarded with a podium for all his near misses...this is probably his last hope for one this year.

McLaren are on an upward swing and will be the team to beat IMO.
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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby ESPImperium » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:24 am

jonathan189 wrote:I feel for everyone who paid €480 to see Alonso!

ISLAMATRON wrote:Who had the great idea of 25 turns? all of them slow and tight?


The person who designed Valencia.


Herman Tilke. Thats the man you have to thank, again for desigining this track and many others as well as tweaking many others as well.

This should be a really intresting race, with the McLarens back at the front with the Red Bulls, Brawn trying to come back to early season form and the ferrari of Kimi in there with Rossberg and the Toyotas as well. I can see 7 or 8 potential winners; Hamilton, Hekki, Button, Webber, Vettel, Rossberg, Glock and Kimi.

Cant give my usal sinopsis for this GP yet as we have a 4 week break now and i havnt got my data up to date yet. Once ive done my data, ill have a better idea for engines and gearboxes. Updates and such will be in a couple weeks time.

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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby natef1 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:16 am

Has the track itself been changed at all from last year's woeful attempt?

Should be another good KERS circuit from what I can imagine, a long run down into what is effectively Turn 2, the first braking point on the lap.

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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby ESPImperium » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:22 am

Just a couple of run off aeras and the pit lane exit have been changes i think. The pit lane exit has been extended a little so not to have a carbon copy incedent to the Massa/Sutil pit lane realease last season.

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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby Shrek » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:45 pm

does the circuit have walls on both sides of the track with no run off area?
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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby DaveKillens » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:42 pm

ISLAMATRON wrote:MAy I be the first to predict a boring race ending with a Hamilton Victory

I don't know if Hamilton has a chance, but I hate the idea it may be as boring as last year. Geesh, that was really bad last year.
This will probably be the only race I miss live, and choose to view recorded. And even then, I may choose to not even watch it if I learn it's boring.. again.
Racing should be decided on the track, not the court room.

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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby PNSD » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:02 pm

This is a real proper stop-start track. Heavy braking and long acceleration parts. Because of the shear size and length and number of accerlation points KERS wont be that much of a use imo.

I reckon Brawn will be back. Heavy braking will make sure the tyres are upto temp adn they have great traction.

Mclaren should be up there still imo but maybe not as quick as Brawn or RBR. I am 100% sure Brawn will solve the current issues and be back at Valencia. They need to be because at Spa and Monza the KERS cars will monster them and at Suzuka RBR will be top most likley.

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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby _____ » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:01 pm

Vettel, Button, Rubens.

Your prediction?

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Re: European GP @ VAlencia 2009

Postby PlatinumZealot » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:15 pm

DaveKillens wrote:
ISLAMATRON wrote:MAy I be the first to predict a boring race ending with a Hamilton Victory

I don't know if Hamilton has a chance, but I hate the idea it may be as boring as last year. Geesh, that was really bad last year.
This will probably be the only race I miss live, and choose to view recorded. And even then, I may choose to not even watch it if I learn it's boring.. again.


And I thought i was odd for not even watching it last year.. :lol:
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