2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

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2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by raymondu999 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:42 am

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2012
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Tyres - Medium (prime, white) and Soft (option, yellow)

2012
Tyres - Medium (prime, white) and Soft (option, yellow)
Winner - Nico Rosberg (Soft - Medium - Medium)

2011
Tyres - Hard (prime, grey) and Soft (option, yellow)
Winner - Lewis Hamilton (Soft - Soft - Soft - Hard)

2012 pole lap
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVGnmXc5eBE[/youtube]
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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by AnthonyG » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:41 pm

It's gonna be a long 3 weeks for Webber.
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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by JimClarkFan » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:44 pm

Flawless pole lap last year, I hope the Mercs will be good again this year. Picking them or Ferrari for pole, simply because of the best car of the year often does not end up on pole at this track for whatever reason.

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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by Mestrades » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:45 pm

After Malaysia, in what order, in terms of performance you believe that teams arrive in China?

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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by SilverArrow10 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:58 pm

Yes one of my favourite race tracks and grand prix. Always offers an exciting race with plenty of overtaking.
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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by Gerhard Berger » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:22 pm

JimClarkFan wrote:Flawless pole lap last year, I hope the Mercs will be good again this year. Picking them or Ferrari for pole, simply because of the best car of the year often does not end up on pole at this track for whatever reason.
Traction is very important at this circuit, hence i doubt Ferrari will get pole. I guess the team do have a significant upgrade, so have to see how that goes.

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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by Joie de vivre » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:23 pm

I just hope we will have a nice sunny Qualy and Race to actually see where teams are standing.

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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by Nando » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:26 pm

Probably the best track for racing. I quite like the layout as well, very technical but with some cool corners, especially T1.
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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by PlatinumZealot » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:02 pm

Mercedes should be able to tune their DRD to work well on this track. The pole shoot out is going to be fun.
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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by SilverArrow10 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:05 pm

n smikle wrote:Mercedes should be able to tune their DRD to work well on this track. The pole shoot out is going to be fun.
An excellent point. They did last year why not this year.
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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by Nando » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:17 pm

n smikle wrote:Mercedes should be able to tune their DRD to work well on this track. The pole shoot out is going to be fun.
T1 might have something to say about that, it´s an incredibly fast corner entry.
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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by raymondu999 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:56 am

The layout looks good on a map too. It's based on the Chinese character 上

Rosberg's good in China - he's lead the last 3 Chinese GPs (in 2010 he lead until he made a mistake which allowed Button to close up on him and pass, 2011 he lead but had to back off to save fuel, then in 2012 he won) and so is Hamilton. Would be interesting to see how the two stack up against each other here.

China is usually a very cold (albeit dry) race - we could see Lotus back on form here.
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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by RB7ate9 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:03 am

I sincerely hope that teams start busting out DRDs in China (or at least Bahrain). After that we have Spain, Monaco, and Canada: probably not the best places to employ them. China or Bahrain will be the best times to test out the DRD in anger before going to places like Spa and Monza, and especially for the Tilke tracks for the last round of flyaways.

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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by rkn » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:51 am

n smikle wrote:Mercedes should be able to tune their DRD to work well on this track.
What makes you say that, when they have never actually raced it, do you have access to test results?
Nando wrote:Probably the best track for racing. I quite like the layout as well, very technical but with some cool corners, especially T1.
Are you serious? Or is this continuation of your recent merc fanboyism? Name one legendary that took place there. Even with the long straight and DRS it's pretty difficult to overtake, as are all Tilke dromes.

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Re: 2013 Chinese GP - Shanghai

Post by Nando » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:15 am

rkn wrote:Are you serious? Or is this continuation of your recent merc fanboyism? Name one legendary that took place there. Even with the long straight and DRS it's pretty difficult to overtake, as are all Tilke dromes.
Reported.
Pretty much every year since Pirelli has arrived the races have been absolutely stellar, in my opinion BY FAR the best races of the season.
upsets, cliff hangers, chaos, little bit of weather, marbles it has everything this race.

For your information i´m not a team fanboy. I follow one driver wherever he goes since Kubica and BMW is not in F1 anymore.
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