Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

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Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby raymondu999 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:41 pm

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2012 tyres - medium (prime, white) and soft (option, yellow)
2011 tyres - medium (prime, white) and soft (option, yellow)

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2011 pole lap:
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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby PlatinumZealot » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:59 pm

That pole lap was when harsh reality kicked in for all the other teams. Vettel and RedBull had Arrived. Big time.

Bulls were over 20 kph faster in some of the corners that day. hehe. It is not going to happen this time around though.

What are conditions going to be like over the weekend?
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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby Crucial_Xtreme » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:23 am

Weather forecast from The Weather Channel. Side note, Sky has the weather as being sunny all weekend long, Friday included.

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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby WhiteBlue » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:56 am

These are the decimal odds from BetFair for qualifying and race results. Not so different to WDC odds. So I have not bothered to make a pie chart. Perhaps I will do later.

In qualifying is still some hope for the Alonso fans. They see their man in P4.

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In the race Alonso is set for P5. So the start of the season looks very bad for Ferrari.
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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby CHT » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:52 am

I reckon pit stop strategy is going to play a big part this weekend. For Melbourne, it will be Soft (yellow) and Medium (white)

Pirelli mentioned that the tyre life for this year will be shorter, so are we going to see more teams doing a stopper instead of 2? what is the performance difference between medium and soft? Will it be possible to do a 1 stopper for this year?

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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby Mysticf1 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:00 am

http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/melbourne.shtml

Local weather forecast, Definite chance of rain Friday, some chance Sunday, could make things complicated and muddy the waters when trying to determine relative pace of the teams.

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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby Crucial_Xtreme » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:35 am

New kerb at exit of T4. Too much over the kerb could lead them to left hand side wall.

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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby raymondu999 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:40 am

I doubt the cars would jump. They'd damage the underfloors though. The kerb seems of the same ilk as the one they installed in Catalunya Turn 8. And why are there grooved tyre marks on the racing line? Has someone done racing laps there?
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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby banibhusan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:40 am

Crucial_Xtreme wrote:New kerb at exit of T4. Too much over the kerb could lead them to left hand side wall.


Would be fun if the track remains wet on Sunday and someone fancies a move there. ;)

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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby beelsebob » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:41 am

Ohh, nifty kerb – that'll stop the controversial overtakes round the outside off the track!

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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby neilbah » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:47 pm

but theres clearly no white line you arent allowed to cross ;)

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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby raymondu999 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:55 pm

The lines are yellow all across the circuit in Melbourne
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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby Mandrake » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:02 pm

beelsebob wrote:Ohh, nifty kerb – that'll stop the controversial overtakes round the outside off the track!


I think that's actually a shame.

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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby raymondu999 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:54 pm

2 blimming zones.
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Re: Australian GP 2012 - Albert Park

Postby volarchico » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:58 pm

Is this the first time with two zones but only one detection point?




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