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by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Malaysia GP Qualifying Thread.
Replies: 239
Views: 41993

Re: The Official Malaysia GP Qualifying Thread.

What's the difference between the two compounds meant to be at this track? According to the Lotus engineers, not very much at all...maybe 0.2 secs.. Anyway, the Aussies haven't lost out in quali vs their teammates so far this season: Webber 2 - Vettel 0 Ricciardo 2 - Vergne 0 Schumacher will be fig...
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will Red Bull quit F1
Replies: 36
Views: 11380

Re: When will Red Bull quit F1

Johnston wrote:It's not a bad performance but in their own words they are there to win and 3rd and 4thwith 2nd in the constructors isn't winning.

So are McLaren.

A top team is one that shows courage and continuity in the tough times. As in F1 there is always tough times at one point.
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Michael Schumacher thread
Replies: 1106
Views: 285614

Re: The Official Michael Schumacher thread

Typical Schumacher. He annihilated Rosberg and First press conference since his come back and not even the slightest smile.
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel starts the GP of Malaysia on primes
Replies: 37
Views: 8313

Re: Vettel starts the GP of Malaysia on primes

Webber has the better strategy from this.

He can get rid of the stint of options while in traffic and run the rest of the race on primes.

Vettel hasn't come close to his form this year so far but there is always the "will RBR focus on Webbers strategy" question.
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Malaysia GP Qualifying Thread.
Replies: 239
Views: 41993

Re: The Official Malaysia GP Qualifying Thread.

I find it funny how since the ban of the Blown Diffuser Webber has out qualified Vettel both times. This sort of shows me Vettel gained the most of the extra downforce through the corners. Drivers like Hamilton, Button, Webber and more can handle the car a lot better with it. Which is what a lot of...
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Malaysia GP Qualifying Thread.
Replies: 239
Views: 41993

Re: The Official Malaysia GP Qualifying Thread.

I don't thing RB had any real reason to send Vettels out on the harder tyre. I think Vettels made the choice because he knew he wasn't going to be on pole, so may aswel try something different and hope for the best. If the harder tyre really gave that much of an advantage in the race do you not thi...
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When will Red Bull quit F1
Replies: 36
Views: 11380

Re: When will Red Bull quit F1

Red Bull have a huge infrastructure. They own 2 teams and have a very well funded young driver program. They also arn't exactly going poorly here. Webber particularly was by far the fastest of anyone including the McLarens on the prime tyre. They arn't the fastest, but they are a confident second fa...
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Malaysia GP Qualifying Thread.
Replies: 239
Views: 41993

Re: The Official Malaysia GP Qualifying Thread.

The primes seemed faster on the Red Bull. Webbers time in Q1 was 0.2 seconds faster than his time in Q2 on options. Vettel doesn't seem to have any edge in Qualifying this year, not even over his team mate. You are also forgetting Vettel had already done a lap on the options, and he improved upon it...
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is having Jenson as a teammate helping Lewis win the WDC?
Replies: 35
Views: 8840

Re: Is having Jenson as a teammate helping Lewis win the WDC

Yep, Lewis will have to remove his erratic behavior if he wants to match Button. Raw pace isn't everything.

I think Jenson will help to improve Lewis as a driver, he has alot to learn about racing and someone who can beat him will do him some good. Lewis has never really encountered this before.
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: This is where Vettel the 2 time Champ needs to pick it up
Replies: 66
Views: 16581

Re: This is where Vettel the 2 time Champ needs to pick it u

I think RB are easily capable of winning. (at least with Vettel). They are in a similar position to McLaren last year IMO but the difference is that I believe RB have updates pending that couldn't be implemented yet due to the 2 bad last tests and the rain in Australia. By Europe (race 5) they will...
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: This is where Vettel the 2 time Champ needs to pick it up
Replies: 66
Views: 16581

Re: This is where Vettel the 2 time Champ needs to pick it u

This is actually turning to be a determining race for many drivers. Lewis needs to win from pole today to start the season in fashionable way and get some much needed confidence. A major screw up like a collision or a DNF, a loss to Button or even worse, to Schumacher or Vettel might seriously dama...
by infi24r
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspect
Replies: 126
Views: 27299

Re: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspec

While it might not be advisable to post your first post in a 'conspiracy' thread, I think I might have something to contribute. Firstly, I find it hard to believe that an organization would deliberately sabotage their product. That isn't how billion dollar businesses like red bull are created. So, ...
by infi24r
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspect
Replies: 126
Views: 27299

Re: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspec

Will the conspiracy theorists answer a question I have about all this? With the field being so competitive this year, and McLaren looking like the better car, why would RBR intentionally concede the constructor's championship by sabotaging one of their own cars? . I agree, it won't happen. I think ...
by infi24r
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Report links Trulli with Massa's Ferrari race seat
Replies: 105
Views: 25348

Re: Report links Trulli with Massa's Ferrari race seat

" Massa's had one bad race and everyone's saying he should be fired. " How about the entirety of last season struggling to reach Q3 and crashing into Hamilton most races? As far as AUS goes.. It's pretty unforgivable not being able to beat your team mate in Q2 when his car is sitting beac...
by infi24r
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Report links Trulli with Massa's Ferrari race seat
Replies: 105
Views: 25348

Re: Report links Trulli with Massa's Ferrari race seat

Trulli is the the only recent driver i'd tip to be slower than Massa.
by infi24r
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes suspects Red Bull using illegal engine trick
Replies: 50
Views: 14935

Re: Mercedes suspects Red Bull using illegal engine trick

Ummmm....RBR are being out-qualified and ~10 km/h slower on the straights. Not exactly the kind of 'cheating' one would lose sleep over, right? Thats why no one is making a deal about it. In F1 teams only care if someone is cheating when they are losing to them. I think the removal of the blown dif...
by infi24r
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari need to get rid of Massa, sooner rather than later..
Replies: 20
Views: 6394

Re: Ferrari need to get rid of Massa, sooner rather than lat

F1zen wrote:When was the last time Ferrari replaced a driver mid season because he just wasn't cutting it? Interested to know.

Luca Badoer in 2009
by infi24r
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton vs Button 2012 (Championship Edition)
Replies: 470
Views: 90341

Re: Hamilton vs Button 2012 (Championship Edition)

@freelittlebirds If I'm understanding you correctly, what you're saying is that Hamilton couldn't beat his Button because Button did a better job than him? Button isn't doing better becasue of Hamilton, he was always good, we simply never saw him in a car good enough to demonstrate it, and in '09 t...
by infi24r
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari need to get rid of Massa, sooner rather than later..
Replies: 20
Views: 6394

Re: Ferrari need to get rid of Massa, sooner rather than lat

Time for Perez to get a call.

Massa should go back to a midfield team, i'm sure he could even be the #1 driver there.

Williams maybe? He's surely much better than Senna.
by infi24r
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Whitmarsh a hypocrite ? McLaren non aggression pact !
Replies: 55
Views: 16652

Re: Whitmarsh a hypocrite ? McLaren non aggression pact !

ladd wrote:So is Martin Whitmarsh the biggest hypocrite of them all ? He must be for sure !

No we all know that man wears yellow and blue.
by infi24r
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari to be offered stake in F1 as part of new agreement
Replies: 20
Views: 5839

Re: Ferrari to be offered stake in F1 as part of new agreeme

In no possible way, even for Ferrari fans is this a good move. It's so blatantly obvious why that I dont even think it needs an explanation. In addition, having RedBull part of it is pointless. They have made it very clear that the second they stop winning, they will pull out. It's a promotional ve...
by infi24r
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis gets along too well with Button
Replies: 87
Views: 23231

Re: Lewis gets along too well with Button

Very interesting thread. I love psychology, especially the long-distance kind; Melbourne is about 12,000 miles from Europe. Driver fastest speeds at the Start/Finish line: Hamilton 302 kph Button 288 kph Driver fastest speeds at the main straight speed trap: Hamilton 314 kph Button 301 kph Did Butt...
by infi24r
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Horner: "McLaren didn't win, Red Bull lost"
Replies: 44
Views: 15185

Re: Horner: "McLaren didn't win, Red Bull lost"

I remember how much of a fan I was of Red Bull in 2009. But during their blatently bias unfair treatment of Webber in 2010 they lost alot of respect from me. Hated them all through 2011 and I am enjoying very much their fall from grace. They got lucky (with 2 very good drives) from the drivers. Had ...
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspect
Replies: 126
Views: 27299

Re: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspec

Lap#, Lewis, Mark, Lap_Delta, Gap 42 1:33.630 [3] 1:33.812 [4] -0.182 -0.639 29 43 1:31.502 [3] 1:31.557 [4] -0.055 -0.694 30 44 1:30.535 [3] 1:30.724 [4] -0.189 -0.883 31 45 1:30.378 [3] 1:30.253 [4] +0.125 -0.758 14 46 1:29.865 [3] 1:30.175 [4] -0.310 -1.068 32 47 1:30.108 [3] 1:29.999 [4] +0.109...
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspect
Replies: 126
Views: 27299

Re: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspec

While it may have made sense in 2011 when it seemed to be a matter of when Red Bull took the constructors and drivers not if, I think this weekend we saw the team with their back against the wall and they needed both drivers to perform to an absolute top level to put together the result they got tod...
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Massa- career almost done?
Replies: 412
Views: 72323

Re: Massa- career almost done?

Done and dusted.

He isn't going to come back from this for 3 years in a row he has been extremely problematic.

I'm sure as we speak they are working out whether to put Perez or Kubica in the car
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: New safety car rules.
Replies: 30
Views: 7830

Re: New safety car rules.

I liked it, that was such an exciting restart with the top 4 guys all there.
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspect
Replies: 126
Views: 27299

Re: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspec

When Webber got past Rosberg he was setting purple sectors often 2 seconds a lap faster than Vettel. Also Webber hung onto Hamilton easily when Vettel let Button drive away. Button was faster than all three of them. Webber had the use of DRS behind Hamilton all the time. Without DRS and Lewis using...
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton
Replies: 171
Views: 34542

Re: Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton appears to have done a Webber from 2011. Good pace all around but lots of little mistakes which make a big difference in the end. Surely the only mistake he made all weekend was a little bit of wheel spin at the start. That lead to pitting second, coming out behind Perez, losing time and t...
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes - seemingly no improvement
Replies: 24
Views: 7606

Re: Mercedes - seemingly no improvement

Brawn said they'd be aiming for 3rd in the constructors this year and that seems very likely based on what we've seen.
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bravo OneHD!
Replies: 25
Views: 7175

Re: Bravo OneHD!

Too many commercials.

Hopefully now that the Aussie round is over they will drop back.
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspect
Replies: 126
Views: 27299

Re: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspec

When Webber got past Rosberg he was setting purple sectors often 2 seconds a lap faster than Vettel.

Also Webber hung onto Hamilton easily when Vettel let Button drive away.
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The final lap
Replies: 5
Views: 2736

Re: The final lap

There was no coverage but i think maldonado's williams and its associated debris may have triggered it all. Probably some drivers slowing more then others and getting tangled up. Hopefully the beeb will cover it later. It was on the aussie coverage. As the tangle happened Vergne went a bit to the l...
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The final lap
Replies: 5
Views: 2736

Re: The final lap

Sorry if this is covered elsewhere (has a search and couldn't find it), but watching sky's post-race coverage and it wasn't mentioned. What happened in the midfield, we saw Rosberg and Perez come together which allowed Kobayashi though for 6th and Kimi though for 7th. Did this effect Vergne who the...
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Mercedes AMG F1 thread
Replies: 150
Views: 59789

Re: The Official Mercedes AMG F1 W03 thread

I also would have liked to see if Vettel could get past Schumacher on track, that would have been an amazing fight to watch. But we didn't get to see it.

Hopefully the Bull's are weak in Quali again this weekend.
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Official Mercedes AMG F1 thread
Replies: 150
Views: 59789

Re: The Official Mercedes AMG F1 W03 thread

The second we got to the race the Mercedes pace seemed to evaporate. I have no idea why that was. Vettel was all over Schumacher and Rosberg was holding Webber and Alonso up. That is a real shame too because they looked so promising in quali. It might have just been Nico's pace and comfort with the ...
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspect
Replies: 126
Views: 27299

Re: Discussing Mark Webber - KERS + Start - Seems too suspec

Webber had the better race pace today, it was just his start that allowed Vettel to get ahead. Shame really.

They seemed to have the issue fixed at the end of last year.
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PETROV : similar to China 2011 isn't?
Replies: 19
Views: 5775

Re: PETROV : similar to China 2011 isn't?

Sebastian Vettel likes Petrov's antics very much.
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Its not fair...Red Bull and Toro Rosso
Replies: 20
Views: 6449

Re: Its not fair...Red Bull and Toro Rosso

elektrobanks wrote:I did think it wasn't fair when alonso was close to vettel in the opening stages. Personally i think the FIA need to get involved before the big manufacturers start investing in lower teams to become moving chicanes!

We all know one recently retired driver who would be perfect for that role right?
by infi24r
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Its not fair...Red Bull and Toro Rosso
Replies: 20
Views: 6449

Re: Its not fair...Red Bull and Toro Rosso

Algersuari held Webber up at Abu Dhubai 2010 and lost a place to Alonso

Anyway I think Vergne and Ricciardo have learnt, don't hold the Red Bull's up or you're gone.