2015 Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying Thread

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10 minutes into qualifying and no thread. We're slacking... I had to triple check one hadn't been started.

Vettel's time seems crazy quick if those tyres are supposed to be over a second slower, yet the BBC commentators seem to have missed that.

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Alienturnedhuman wrote:
Vettel's time seems crazy quick if those tyres are supposed to be over a second slower, yet the BBC commentators seem to have missed that.
Yeah, this could end up being a lot closer than expected. And those clouds look very threatening too.

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Ferrari are 0,5 sec adrift of Merc on the slower tyre...

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Vettel and Sainz both 1.39.814 8O

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Honda engine still sounding rough on initial power application. But it is sounding bit better.
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Ericsson is flying

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....and it's 1-0 to Button :)

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I just love this GP. The track layout is awesome and challenging, the stands are awesome, the ever looming thunderclouds, the hot temperatures and humidity.

Give me this over most European GP's any day. Yeah, I know, unpopular opinion...

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Keep yer hat on Nikki - dont want to be a lightening conductor
I'm not slowing down for Nico ........

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Never seen the entire field so desperate to get out onto the track :lol:

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Awesome lightning going on. Unsurprisingly queing at the pit lane
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The weather certainly gets the Teams out there early and keen to perform

Has Bernie got a Lightening Bolt Button
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Nico being told this first lap is "important. First lap is it". They are all panicing a bit
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Nice sparks out the back of Vettels Ferrari there. This should be a good session.
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Q2... looks like racing, not qualifying..

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Haha this is like a race
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And here somes the rain.
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Oh Kimi you fool :-((

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And that is it for q2

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Zoue wrote:Oh Kimi you fool :-((
What did he do wrong? Got stuck in a really bad position, like Hamilton et al - the difference being that he didn't make it. Doesn't make me less angry, of course.

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Wow, that was the most exciting qualifying session I've ever seen. One high-stake lap! Overtaking, and argy-bargy.

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All the guys I wanted to beat their team mates have lost to their team mates.

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Water wrote:
Zoue wrote:Oh Kimi you fool :-((
What did he do wrong? Got stuck in a really bad position, like Hamilton et al - the difference being that he didn't make it. Doesn't make me less angry, of course.
If others could do a fast lap, then with his experience he should have been able to, too. Lewis was right behind him coming out of the pits. How come he managed to do it but Kimi couldn't?

I like Kimi, but he's so prone to qualifying mistakes it's not even funny.

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Does Kimi also have a 10 place GI penalty for tunsafe release in Australia?

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Corskey wrote:Does Kimi also have a 10 place GI penalty for tunsafe release in Australia?
No.

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Zoue wrote:
Water wrote:
Zoue wrote:Oh Kimi you fool :-((
What did he do wrong? Got stuck in a really bad position, like Hamilton et al - the difference being that he didn't make it. Doesn't make me less angry, of course.
If others could do a fast lap, then with his experience he should have been able to, too. Lewis was right behind him coming out of the pits. How come he managed to do it but Kimi couldn't?

I like Kimi, but he's so prone to qualifying mistakes it's not even funny.
Surely because Hamilton in the fastest car on the grid and Kimi isn't? Ham only managed 8th and Kimi 11th

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Sunday morning Q3?

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Corskey wrote:Does Kimi also have a 10 place GI penalty for tunsafe release in Australia?
No. Stewards decided there was no further action necessary.

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This chat Crofty and Brundle are having...sounds like they don't believe Alonso's version of his crash.

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It also looked like he got compramised in the final corner by the Sauber being very close ahead, which prevented him getting the power down as early as he would have wanted. Hence Hamilton got past him on the line.
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fifthace wrote:Wow, that was the most exciting qualifying session I've ever seen. One high-stake lap! Overtaking, and argy-bargy.
... so maybe Bernie is not so off with his water-sprinklers-idea :nod:

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JohnnyGuitar wrote:This chat Crofty and Brundle are having...sounds like they don't believe Alonso's version of his crash.
I don't think many people do after Button saying he couldn't tell certain things.

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flyboy10 wrote:
Zoue wrote:
Water wrote:
Zoue wrote:Oh Kimi you fool :-((
What did he do wrong? Got stuck in a really bad position, like Hamilton et al - the difference being that he didn't make it. Doesn't make me less angry, of course.
If others could do a fast lap, then with his experience he should have been able to, too. Lewis was right behind him coming out of the pits. How come he managed to do it but Kimi couldn't?

I like Kimi, but he's so prone to qualifying mistakes it's not even funny.
Surely because Hamilton in the fastest car on the grid and Kimi isn't? Ham only managed 8th and Kimi 11th
The times weren't particularly fast, so the only excuse would be traffic, really. The cars have shown they can go faster after all. But since Lewis was right behind him, then it's clear that Lewis managed the traffic spacing better than Kimi did. The team should also look at why they could get Vettel out in P1 and couldn't get Kimi out in P2, but once out there Kimi should have made the best of it. And he didn't. Again x(

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I couldn't help but laugh at Brundle's (?) comment towards the end of Q1 - something along the lines of 'there's a good fight going on at the back of the field with Alonso fighting to stay off the bottom'!

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JohnnyGuitar wrote:This chat Crofty and Brundle are having...sounds like they don't believe Alonso's version of his crash.
Who does?

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Should be any benefit be given to drivers in each Q session to carry forward to the next one? Seems like it doesn't shake things up enough if one driver heads the time sheets in Q1 or Q2 and then everything just gets reset for Q3.

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Water wrote:
Zoue wrote:Oh Kimi you fool :-((
What did he do wrong? Got stuck in a really bad position, like Hamilton et al - the difference being that he didn't make it. Doesn't make me less angry, of course.
He got too close to Ericsson which in turn then messed up Hamilton's lap
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Saz wrote:It also looked like he got compramised in the final corner by the Sauber being very close ahead, which prevented him getting the power down as early as he would have wanted. Hence Hamilton got past him on the line.
Hamilton didn't get passed him
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Are these conditions really too bad for full wets?

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Qualifying starts again 18:15 local time. So another 15 or so mins.
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