2012 British GP - Silverstone Circuit

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2012 British GP - Silverstone Circuit

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2011 Results:
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2011 Results:
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Race Date: 08 Jul 2012
Number of Laps: 52
Circuit Length: 5.891 km
Race Distance: 306.198 km
Lap Record: 1:30.874 - F Alonso (2010)

Strategy
2012 tyres - Soft (option, yellow) and Hard (prime, silver)
2011 tyres - Soft (option, yellow) and Hard (prime, silver)

2011 pole lap by Mark Webber:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzhiGbgYBtU[/youtube]
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Reason: added dates to 2011 results to avoid any confusion
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I'd put a strong bet on McLaren and Hamilton here.

Their car handles well in cooler conditions and high downforce high speed stuff.

Qually:
1. HAM
2. ALO
3. BUT

Race:
1. HAM
2. ALO
3. PER

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Going to watch my first Grand Prix ever! So excited for 2 weeks time.

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I'm there myself this year, paddock-side 8)

I'm going to pick myself a decent camera, so I'll try and snap some decent pics for you guys.

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I'm curious to which valencia sector does the Silverstone track resemble?
It looks a bit like sector 3 at Valencia where Williams were the best all weekend

If I was Maldonado I would be pretty pleased to only be docked of the 1 point at Valencia in order to go again with no penalty at Silverstone, they could be strong there

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SamH123 wrote:I'm curious to which valencia sector does the Silverstone track resemble?
It looks a bit like sector 3 at Valencia where Williams were the best all weekend

If I was Maldonado I would be pretty pleased to only be docked of the 1 point at Valencia in order to go again with no penalty at Silverstone, they could be strong there
None of them really. Silverstone is 70% about high speed downforce, something that Valencia doesn't really have. Though sector 3 is certainly the closest.

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Isn´t Mclaren supposed to come with a upgrade package there as well?

I think they will be mighty around here, Lewis was very fast in Barcelona in the high speed stuff.
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Nando wrote:Isn´t Mclaren supposed to come with a upgrade package there as well?

I think they will be mighty around here, Lewis was very fast in Barcelona in the high speed stuff.
Yep, agreed, plus Silverstone will be cooler than Barca.

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Lap data
Lap length 5.891km (3.66 miles)
Race laps 52
Race distance 306.332km (190.346 miles)
Lap record* 1’30.874 (233.374 kph) by Fernando Alonso, 2010
Fastest lap 1’29.615 (236.652 kph) by Sebastian Vettel, 2010
Maximum speed (2010) 304.3 kph (189.083 mph) by Adrian Sutil, Force India
DRS zone/s (race) Wellington straight
Car performance
Full throttle 69%
Power loss 4%
Tyre energy (1-3) 2
Brake energy (1-3) 3
Downforce level High
Gear changes per lap 43
Fuel use per lap 2.9kg
Strategy
Pit lane time loss 19s
2011 prime tyre: Hard (2010: Hard)
2011 option tyre: Soft (2010: Soft)
Silverstone has a mixture of high and slow speed corners which, as at the previous race at Magny-Cours, puts a greater importance on a well balanced car.
Balance ? Oh God .. I pray for Button :(
I predict more comfortable Mclarens and I don't expect Red Bulls to be very far
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My (nearly baseless) prediction is that Red Bull will take pole and the checkered flag. Vettel was murdering everyone in Valencia.

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I looked into my crystal ball and saw something most of you guys will not be pleased with.
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beelsebob wrote:
SamH123 wrote:I'm curious to which valencia sector does the Silverstone track resemble?
It looks a bit like sector 3 at Valencia where Williams were the best all weekend

If I was Maldonado I would be pretty pleased to only be docked of the 1 point at Valencia in order to go again with no penalty at Silverstone, they could be strong there
None of them really. Silverstone is 70% about high speed downforce, something that Valencia doesn't really have. Though sector 3 is certainly the closest.
Still not comparable. The corners in S3 Valencia is comparable, but S3 in Valencia includes two bits of heavy braking which aren't present in Silverstone.

I agree that the McLaren will be the one to watch, with the Lotus in close pursuit, as I expect the extended lateral loadings to help ease their "unable to heat tyres in extreme cold" situation.

However I'm reserving judgment until Saturday morning. It will be interesting to see how the RB8 now fares on high speed circuits.

Last year's pole lap:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzhiGbgYBtU[/youtube]
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What I want to see:

Raikonnen
Hamilton
Webber

What I think will happen

Vettel
Hamilton
Alonso

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Vindicated.
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Personally I think the race will end as such:
Vettel
Hamilton
Schumacher

for another all-champion podium.
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