Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

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Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by andrew » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:05 am

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Circuit data
Lap data
Lap length 5.451km (3.387 miles)
Race laps 56
Race distance 305.256km (189.677 miles)
Lap record* 1’32.238 (212.75 kph) by Michael Schumacher, 2004
Fastest lap 1’32.238 (212.75 kph) by Michael Schumacher, 2004
Maximum speed 306 kph (190.14 mph)
Car performance
Full throttle 55%
Tyre wear Medium
Brake wear Medium
Downforce level 7/10
Gear changes per lap
Fuel use per lap 2.638kg
Strategy
Pit lane time loss 21 seconds
2011 prime tyre**: Hard (2010: Hard)
2011 option tyre**: Soft (2010: Soft)

*Fastest lap set during a Grand Prix
**Pirelli in 2011, Bridgestone in 2010

2010 Result

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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by raymondu999 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:58 am

Should be a fun race. Turn 1 will kill the front left Pirellis
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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by Fil » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:18 pm

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Personal attacks for such pittance is pretty disappointing to see on here.



Hoping the DRS timing is set just prior to T14, and set open shortly after. Would love to see the drivers set with the challenge of opening it through T16 at 160kmh! This'd make it similar to AusGP final corner (think Sutil).
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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by volarchico » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:27 pm

Fil wrote: Hoping the DRS timing is set just prior to T14, and set open shortly after. Would love to see the drivers set with the challenge of opening it through T16 at 160kmh! This'd make it similar to AusGP final corner (think Sutil).
Isn't it more likely for DRS to be between 13 and 14? Long straight, followed by a slow corner...

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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by raymondu999 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:35 pm

Isn't there a massive bump in the middle of 16? I don't think they could do 16 with DRS activated even in qually
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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by Diesel » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:22 pm

DRS zone will be home straight.
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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by raymondu999 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:36 pm

Source? Shouldn't the FIA include that now in their circuit diagrams? I take it by home straight you mean pit straight?
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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by volarchico » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:40 pm

Diesel wrote:DRS zone will be home straight.
What would be the point of having it activate on the pit straight when turn 1 doesn't seem to be a very good overtaking spot?

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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by ESPImperium » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:41 pm

Personally i think that the DRS zone should be from Turn 4 to Turn 6;

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Altho Turn2, 7/8 and 13 will really push the Pirellis to the edge of dispair.

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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by raymondu999 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:06 pm

I never remembered 13 as a tyre killer... is it? It's an increasing radius corner, meaning the fronts will be in progressively less load. I think DRS zone should be 10-11. That way it sets them up nicely for a pass into 11, or forces the other guy to defend and be offline in 13, allowing a better run with a late apex out of 13.
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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by netoperek » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:52 pm

It's a show, remember that :) DRS zone will probably in front/within view of some expensive grandstands...

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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by Echo » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:45 pm

Have been on that race twice (2008, 2010)... Just amazing to sit opposite the pitlane, Red Bull tried all the time lure McLaren and Ferrari with a pit stop, but they didn't care :D Have just been disappointed that the Macca won there when I'm at that race :(...
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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by volarchico » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:59 am

Echo wrote:Have been on that race twice (2008, 2010)... ...Have just been disappointed that the Macca won there when I'm at that race :(...
Well, you should definitely go again this year! ;)
netoperek wrote:It's a show, remember that DRS zone will probably in front/within view of some expensive grandstands...
Good point, hadn't thought about that aspect of choosing the DRS zone.

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Re: Chinese GP 2011 - Shanghai

Post by CyleB » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:31 am

the DRS zone will be on pit straight i think....because the DRS was added for "the Fans" to make it more exciting.... so IMO they will put it on pit straight for the off chance of a last second pass makes for good tv i guess
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Who will win this years China GP? and why?

Post by pearsey13 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:29 am

Well I have noticed that in Malaysia, Webber, Hamilton, and Button were closing in on Vettels speed significantly since Melbourne, and this weeks chinese GP seems to me a bit harder to pick a winner. what do you guys think? has Vettel still got it?
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