2014 Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai

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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:24 pm

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Shanghai International Circuit - 20th of April 2014
First race: 2004
Length: 5.451 km
Turns: 16
Lap Record: 1:32:238 (M.Schumacher - Ferrari F2004)
Laps: 56
Race Distance: 305.066 km
Last Winner: Fernando Alonso with Ferrari
Last Pole Sitter: Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes (1:34:484)

2013 pole lap
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:37 pm

Imma go and say the strategy will be identical to Bahrain. A mix of OOP and OOOP
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:58 pm

Both Lewis and Nico are good here, for me though I think Hamilton is finally going to get 3 on the bounce.
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:03 pm

Hamilton Rosberg Button.
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:20 pm

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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:10 pm

mikeerfol wrote:Hamilton Rosberg Button.


Why Button?

Why not Mag? I wonder if the McLarens will bring up their pace.

I expect something more like.

Hamilton Rosberg Daniel Ric..
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:29 pm

Racer X wrote:
mikeerfol wrote:Hamilton Rosberg Button.


Why Button?

Why not Mag? I wonder if the McLarens will bring up their pace.

I expect something more like.

Hamilton Rosberg Daniel Ric..


Well it's too early so I just made a guess.
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:50 pm

Aren't F1 cars going the longer way in the 5th and 6th corners ? That map isn't %100 correct :D
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:51 pm

there will be a lot of spins in turn 16

What tires are allocated for Shanghai?
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:55 pm

Tyres are the white-banded medium compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the yellow-banded soft compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre.
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:26 pm

Shrieker wrote:Aren't F1 cars going the longer way in the 5th and 6th corners ? That map isn't %100 correct :D

Yeah you are right. I missed it. Thanks for noticing. Map fixed.
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:12 pm

Those cars are going to be flying at the end of the straight. Guess we might finally see them in 8th gear 11000+ revs. No limiter to slow them doe, should be epic.
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Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:43 pm

bonjon1979 wrote:Those cars are going to be flying at the end of the straight. Guess we might finally see them in 8th gear 11000+ revs. No limiter to slow them doe, should be epic.


fuel limited, they might not get over 13K revs in 8th

Looks like rain is in the forecast for this week
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Post Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:55 am

Really long straights with traction sections at either end of them and a few Malaysia style sweepers, I think that now that merc has shown their true pace at the end of the last race, providing both drivers get the setup perfect, it may be a bigger winning margin over third place than in Malaysia because rosberg will not want to be beaten by Hamilton three times in a row. This will most likely be more tactical than bahrain was however.
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Post Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:02 pm

Roll on 2 weeks, this is my favourite race of the year, love the circuit. There's nothing to choose between Lewis and Nico so it could go either way. They've got that much of an advantage if I was them I wouldn't worry about qualifying pace at all, it's all about race pace and tyre management that will decide the winner between these two this year.
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