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2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:54 pm
by UnlikeUday
1 of the most crucial & fabulous weekend of the entire season is here!

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NUMBER OF LAPS: 61

CIRCUIT LENGTH: 5.065 KM

RACE DISTANCE: 308.828 KM

LAP RECORD: 1:47.187
By Daniel Ricciardo (2016)

Tyres:
Purple-marked ultrasoft tyre
Red-marked supersoft tyre
Yellow-marked soft tyre

Press Conference:
Part 1: Fernando Alonso (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Jolyon Palmer (Renault)
Part 2: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Lance Stroll (Williams)

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:58 pm
by UnlikeUday
As per the link below, rain is expected on raceday:
https://www.f1today.net/en/news/f1/231240/weather-forecast-and-timetable-for-the-2017-singapore-gp

Without rain even, there will be atleast 1 safety car appearance.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:15 pm
by lamo

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:43 pm
by Black_Flag_11

I think this is my new favourite ever video.

B@$tard doesn't know how lucky he is!

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:12 pm
by Exediron
Black_Flag_11 wrote:

I think this is my new favourite ever video.

B@$tard doesn't know how lucky he is!

:lol:

Seriously, though, this is part of the reason the V6 engines are healthy for F1. A lot of people in the cities that host races feel the same way as that guy.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:44 pm
by tootsie323
UnlikeUday wrote:As per the link below, rain is expected on raceday:
https://www.f1today.net/en/news/f1/231240/weather-forecast-and-timetable-for-the-2017-singapore-gp

Without rain even, there will be atleast 1 safety car appearance.
Is this likely to cause reflective glare from a floodlit circuit?

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:24 pm
by Black_Flag_11
Has there been a single Singapore GP yet that hasn't had rain forecast for the race?

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:23 am
by cm97
lamo wrote:Listen to those V8's :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwthZnF8iZQ&t=0


"Feel sorry for me YouTube", I have only travelled halfway around the world to stay in a top hotel in one of the most expensive cities in the world. And the poor snowflake is still awake at 11PM! What a disaster.

Next time do some research on the local area before booking genius!

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:29 am
by ob1kenobi.23
A shame it wasn't the V10 era.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:48 am
by rivf1
Lol the FIA have put Mclaren,Renault and FI reps in one press conference and Honda, TR and RB in the other

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:15 am
by Black_Flag_11
rivf1 wrote:Lol the FIA have put Mclaren,Renault and FI reps in one press conference and Honda, TR and RB in the other

I think McLaren, Renault and Honda would have been better :-P

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:18 am
by UnlikeUday
Force India's new engine cover consisting of 30 mini sort of wings on top of the shark fin:

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Source - http://www.autosport.com

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Source - www.en.f1i.com

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:52 am
by UnlikeUday

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:44 am
by Zazu
Don't see rain being an issue at all. If it does rain they won't run which is now the norm. Track will dry in about 10mins once the rain has stopped

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:18 pm
by cmberry20
Zazu wrote:Don't see rain being an issue at all. If it does rain they won't run which is now the norm. Track will dry in about 10mins once the rain has stopped


Well, thats means the cars wont start racing for another 20 minutes after that - we are dealling with Charlie you know!!

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:43 pm
by GingerFurball
It'll be interesting to see how Red Bull do on a track they've been historically strong at.

Would love to see Ricciardo pick up a win.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:55 pm
by Fiki
UnlikeUday wrote:Image
Source - http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk
Stoffel Vandoorne leading at least one F1 table! Not really the one he should be leading, but beggars can't be choosers. Still, this year has certainly been instructive for him.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:03 pm
by Fiki
Exediron wrote:
Black_Flag_11 wrote:

I think this is my new favourite ever video.

B@$tard doesn't know how lucky he is!

:lol:

Seriously, though, this is part of the reason the V6 engines are healthy for F1. A lot of people in the cities that host races feel the same way as that guy.
This year at Francorchamps, I was astounded to experience the noise level in the "Fanzone" during those DJ sessions. While simple earplugs were sufficient for the F1 cars, I needed extra protection there, waiting for interviews/cap throwing sessions with/by drivers. All the while seeing children there without the least bit of hearing protection.

I can sympathise with that hotel guest. Talking to a Monte Carlo resident when I was there in 1993, it is clear not everybody is happy their city gets taken over by foreign occupying forces for an entire week.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:39 pm
by RaggedMan
UnlikeUday wrote:Force India's new engine cover consisting of 30 mini sort of wings on top of the shark fin:

Image
Source - http://www.autosport.com

Image
Source - http://www.en.f1i.com

Looks like a picatinny rail. Are they going to mount some sort of optical devices on there to keep the drivers from hitting one another?

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:10 pm
by lamo
The odds for this race are quite surprising, I guess Hamilton is so favoured due to betting patterns. They do not appear to reflect reality.

Vettel - 6/4
Hamilton - 7/4
Dan - 8/1
Max - 8/1
Bottas - 8/1
Kimi - 12/1

Vettel actually seems really good value... I am tempted to place a big bet to cushion the blow when he likely wins :lol:

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:21 pm
by mikeyg123
lamo wrote:The odds for this race are quite surprising, I guess Hamilton is so favoured due to betting patterns. They do not appear to reflect reality.

Vettel - 6/4
Hamilton - 7/4
Dan - 8/1
Max - 8/1
Bottas - 8/1
Kimi - 12/1

Vettel actually seems really good value... I am tempted to place a big bet to cushion the blow when he likely wins :lol:


Hamilton will get a disproportionate amount of bets in Britain so will inevitable get a little bump from that. I think the Red Bull drivers look decent at 8/1. Especially as rain is suggested.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:42 pm
by lamo
I was thought Red Bull might spring a surprise, until it was pointed out that they have been comfortably beaten by both Mercedes and Ferrari in Hungary and Monaco thus far, but you never know.

Even though this is in Singapore, track temperatures are actually really low here aren't they? Because it is at night?

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:56 pm
by Lojik
I'd say Dan is a very good punt at 8/1

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:10 pm
by lamo
Slightly more detailed, although it is in Spainish -

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Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:42 pm
by Herb Tarlik
Exediron wrote:
Black_Flag_11 wrote:

I think this is my new favourite ever video.

B@$tard doesn't know how lucky he is!

:lol:

Seriously, though, this is part of the reason the V6 engines are healthy for F1. A lot of people in the cities that host races feel the same way as that guy.


Uh....those are V-6 engines outside his hotel. Not quiet enough.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:42 pm
by Herb Tarlik
cm97 wrote:
lamo wrote:Listen to those V8's :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwthZnF8iZQ&t=0


"Feel sorry for me YouTube", I have only travelled halfway around the world to stay in a top hotel in one of the most expensive cities in the world. And the poor snowflake is still awake at 11PM! What a disaster.

Next time do some research on the local area before booking genius!


:nod: :nod: :nod:

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:48 pm
by Lotus49
Herb Tarlik wrote:
Exediron wrote:
Black_Flag_11 wrote:

I think this is my new favourite ever video.

B@$tard doesn't know how lucky he is!

:lol:

Seriously, though, this is part of the reason the V6 engines are healthy for F1. A lot of people in the cities that host races feel the same way as that guy.


Uh....those are V-6 engines outside his hotel. Not quiet enough.


In 2010?. I'm pretty sure they are V8's.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:52 pm
by Herb Tarlik
Lotus49 wrote:
Herb Tarlik wrote:
Exediron wrote:
Black_Flag_11 wrote:

I think this is my new favourite ever video.

B@$tard doesn't know how lucky he is!

:lol:

Seriously, though, this is part of the reason the V6 engines are healthy for F1. A lot of people in the cities that host races feel the same way as that guy.


Uh....those are V-6 engines outside his hotel. Not quiet enough.


In 2010?. I'm pretty sure they are V8's.


Ack! My mistake....I didnt look at the date and thought it was from this years event, which hasnt started yet of course!!!!

I thought those engines were way louder than I remember in person.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:19 pm
by Lotus49
:thumbup:

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:16 pm
by lamo
He would have been sound asleep if it was V6's

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:20 am
by Zazu
It's currently pouring with rain like it has done each day around midday. I reckon the track will be very green all weekend

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:40 am
by GingerFurball
Does that not happen every year?

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:39 am
by Lojik
Crofty, Ted does NOT know the creature from Jurassic Park, so please... stfu!!!!

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:39 am
by Herb
McLaren: For info, you're P7
Alonso: For info, we could be P1.


I'm bored of Alonso's whining now.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:46 am
by UnlikeUday
Herb wrote:
McLaren: For info, you're P7
Alonso: For info, we could be P1.


I'm bored of Alonso's whining now.


It's justified!

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:56 am
by Herb
UnlikeUday wrote:
Herb wrote:
McLaren: For info, you're P7
Alonso: For info, we could be P1.


I'm bored of Alonso's whining now.


It's justified!


The first few times is justified. Now it's just boring. We get it, the engine is no good. Sitting their whining is not going to make it any quicker.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:04 am
by UnlikeUday
Herb wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:
Herb wrote:
McLaren: For info, you're P7
Alonso: For info, we could be P1.


I'm bored of Alonso's whining now.


It's justified!


The first few times is justified. Now it's just boring. We get it, the engine is no good. Sitting their whining is not going to make it any quicker.


We're talking about 3 long years of misery & embarrassment!

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:05 am
by UnlikeUday
Perez quite impressive in 5th. Seems the additional teeth on top of the shark fin are doing the trick.

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:17 am
by Black_Flag_11
This weekend could be big for the championship. Red Bull should be strong but how strong? If they slot in between Ferrari and Mercedes then that they could help Vettel's title bid but with the points system being the way it is they could have a bigger impact by beating Ferrari at what is a must win race for them.

Hopefully it's as close as FP1 in any case, love this GP :nod:

Re: 2017 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thr

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:20 am
by rivf1
Interesting horner just said on sky that there is another announcement coming in the not so distant future with RB, strongly hinted it was aston martin(not porsche), he didn't say what though.