Belgian GP 2011 - Spa-Francorchamps

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Post Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:42 pm

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Circuit Information

Length: 7.004km
Race distances: 44 laps / 308.176km
Full throttle: 70%
Top speed: 310kph
Longest flat-out section: 24s / 1.865km
Right/left-hand corners: 9/10

Tyre wear: Medium/low
Brake wear: Medium
Downforce level: Medium

Source: BMW 2007

Strategy

Fuel use per lap: 3.151kg
Pit lane time loss: 19.8s (source: Williams)

2011 tyre compounds: Soft and Medium
2010 tyre compounds: Soft and Hard
2009 tyre compounds: Soft and Medium
2008 tyre compounds: Medium and Hard


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Post Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:43 pm

Looking forward to this one, as ever. 4 weeks will feel like an eon though...
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Post Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:47 pm

afiq wrote:...]


Andrew?
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Reason: removed ginormous quote. please don't do that =)
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Post Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:09 pm

Sucks that the summer break has arrived...

But should be fun this race, SPA is one of the great tracks of the world.
It is lowDF at SPA though and not medium.
The truth will come out...
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Post Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:14 pm

Atleast this map has got the corner numbers :lol:
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:01 am

While I love crazy races; I just hope this won't be an attrition race. I hate those.
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:47 am

I hope is does NOT rain. I want to see a pure head-to-head race ON THE TRACK. I think it will be Alonso, Vettel, Button, Webber, and Hamilton battling at the at the end. And tifosi will increasingly be asking, "Who replaces Massa next year?"
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:13 am

donskar wrote:I hope is does NOT rain. I want to see a pure head-to-head race ON THE TRACK. I think it will be Alonso, Vettel, Button, Webber, and Hamilton battling at the at the end. And tifosi will increasingly be asking, "Who replaces Massa next year?"

I think Massa has been improving, and should stay put.
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:52 am

Ferrari aren't going to pay out Massa like they did to Kimi, who are they going to bring in? Unless its Hamilton there is no driver on the grid worth paying out Massa for.

If it rains at Spa, I want it to rain not what we've seen in the last few races with the PMS rain.
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:05 am

DRS here will be hell >:)

I predict a 1:43 pole
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:18 pm

Best track to drive in the calender. I love the track. Can't wait for this one.

Should be interesting to see how long they hit the limiter on kemmel straight or at blanchimont in the race.
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:30 pm

I wonder, will they put the DRS zone on the start/finish straight or in blanchimont, given that the kemmel straight already provides lots of overtaking.
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:01 pm

One would hope that common sense prevails and the DRS is on the pit straight allowing the attacking driver to tuck up under the gearbox into La Source. There are more than enough opportunities throughout the lap with the level of tyre deg around a 4 mile lap.
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:21 pm

Petroltorque wrote:One would hope that common sense prevails and the DRS is on the pit straight allowing the attacking driver to tuck up under the gearbox into La Source. There are more than enough opportunities throughout the lap with the level of tyre deg around a 4 mile lap.

It begs the question (at least to me) Does F1 have the balls to actually run one race without a DRS zone? The DRS zone has worked out well this season, but they don't need one at Spa, but I already know the answer to that question.
Let’s see how insane they can really make it and put the detection zone at Le Source and start the DRS zone at Eau Rouge and end it somewhere on the other side of the Kemmel Curve :mrgreen:
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:35 pm

I think the biggest question is; will the pole lap do Eau Rouge with DRS engaged? :mrgreen:
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