2013 German GP - Nurburgring

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2011*
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Tyres - Medium (prime, white) and Soft (option, yellow)

2012*
Tyres - Medium (prime, white) and Soft (option, yellow)
Winner - Fernando Alonso (Soft - Medium - Medium)

2011
Tyres - Medium (prime, white) and Soft (option, yellow)
Winner - Lewis Hamilton (Soft - Soft - Soft - Medium)

2007 pole lap - Kimi Raikkonen
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHs2lXCudSc[/youtube]

*2012 race held at Hockenheim, not Nurburgring
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Get ready for another crappy tyre race...

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Vettel wasn't great here in 2011..
I wouldn't expect any significant pecking order changes given the track looks similar-ish to Silverstone?

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Lewis likes this track and with Mercedes looking so good he could be on for his first win with the team.
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SamH123 wrote:I wouldn't expect any significant pecking order changes given the track looks similar-ish to Silverstone?
I can't agree with that point. Silverstone is massively different to Nürburgring. The German track is much slower and puts a lot less energy into the tyres.
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Too small a timeframe to change the tyres, but Pirelli has been ordered to have a meeting with the teams on wednesday and need to have a concrete proposal. Source: James Allen.
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gray41 wrote:Lewis likes this track and with Mercedes looking so good he could be on for his first win with the team.
Lewis was mighty in 2011 but I don't think you can classify 1 scoring finish out of 3 attempts "liking" the track
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WhiteBlue wrote:
SamH123 wrote:I wouldn't expect any significant pecking order changes given the track looks similar-ish to Silverstone?
I can't agree with that point. Silverstone is massively different to Nürburgring. The German track is much slower and puts a lot less energy into the tyres.
Sure, my comment was just a question really, this track isn't on the F1 2012 game :(
It just looks quite sweepy to my untrained eye

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gray41 wrote:Lewis likes this track and with Mercedes looking so good he could be on for his first win with the team.
I don't know anymore what Lewis has to do to win a race, maybe praying.
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WhiteBlue wrote:
SamH123 wrote:I wouldn't expect any significant pecking order changes given the track looks similar-ish to Silverstone?
I can't agree with that point. Silverstone is massively different to Nürburgring. The German track is much slower and puts a lot less energy into the tyres.
It's true that the majority of the lap is dominated by low speed corners but there are some fast sections. Turn 5 and the Schumacher essess, as well as turn 11 are very quick. To do good in the Nurburgring you need a car with good breaks, and a good balance because the track is neither front or rear limited. Another thing that makes this track very tricky is the fact that the apexes are not obvious.

I don't think we'll see the same problems we saw in Silverstone, tire wise, this track punishes you for using the kerbs in all but three places.

I think Lotus can do well here, however if Mercedes has gotten on top of their race pace they will be hard to beat.

It would be the ultimate irony, Rosberg a german wins Hamilton's home race, and Hamilton a brit wins Rosberg's home race.
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gray41 wrote:Lewis likes this track and with Mercedes looking so good he could be on for his first win with the team.
Yes agree or Another one for Ros and perhaps Mercedez closing in on RedBull. It's possible. If they keep getting their car to every GP in the form it has been. Mercedez did well bringing in all the Changes they did. Ros and Ham wow what a team.
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Hope Pirelli sorts things out or we'll end up seeing this
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Teams are not going to block a change in the tires do you think that the tires can be changed in time for Germany? With teams threatening to boycott they may need to get a move on.
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Looking at Alonso's race performance pattern (he performs well on every alternate race) for this season, I am predicting:

1. Alonso
2. Lewis
3. Vettel

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Hamilton pole and win.

Unless Pirelli change the tyres so much that all the teams have no idea how they react and we end up having a Caterham win. Stranger things have happened!
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