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Brilliant drive from lewis!
Stupid strategy from Ferrari and Red Bull LOL
Last edited by Rocker09; Jun 11, 2012 at 12:15 PM.
Ateneo lost. Celtics lost. Manny defeated. Schumi DNF. FUUUUUUUUU.... This has to be the worst sports weekend for me ever.
The gremlins struck again. 7 time world champion, 7-time Canadian GP winner, driving car no. 7 going for the 7th different driver to win this F1 season. And it ends in another disaster. Tsk.
Ferrari got too greedy and they paid dearly for it. Trying to make their tires last for almost 50 laps was stupid. Ditto for Red Bull. They should have reacted to Hamilton's 2nd stop and looked at the difference in lap times. Mclaren's pit crew made a mistake again on Hammy's pitstop (Nicole was like 'what dafuq'. lol), but proved they were on the correct strategy.
Grosjean made his tires last for about 50 laps, but I think this is attributable to the Lotus' characteristic. Same goes for Sergio Perez with his Sauber. From 15th to 3rd and his ninja moves on Rosberg and Massa (I have even mistaken him for Kamui for those moves), he has the drive of the day for me. This kid proved that Malaysia was no fluke. His driving style further enhances the Sauber's characteristic of being easy on its tires. That puts him with two podiums while Massa still has zero.
Next race is Valencia. I'm not a fan of this circuit but because the Pirellis are acting like women on PMS, being near unpredictable, we may have a good race.
In the category of 'Too Good to Pass Up,' this is a real shirt that's available online for any Red Bull fans.
Looking forward to the race this weekend. I don't think there will be an 8th different winner but I hope I'm wrong.
Massa will win, book it.
Here's hoping Vettel gets pole this Sunday
my prediction - vettel will win in valencia, one of the two mercs will finish in the top three.
Okay, Vettel got the pole. He just need to watch it from Lewis Hamilton. Or it will be Canadian Grand Prix all over again.
First post... Forza Ferrari! Hehehe. Minalas nga lang sa Valencia.
Anyway, mahaba pa racing. Bka maghimala na naman c Alonso. Asa p.... :-)
Hehehe. Lucky charm ***** ng buena-manong post. Beginner's luck....
Sabi nga ni Nora, WALANG HIMALA! :-)
Dilang anghel nga. Nice one, nmont0410.
I just have to tip my hat to Alonso. That was a champion's drive. He did everything right and a lot of factors came their way. As he said, that's F1. That's sports. Vettel almost had this one in the bag. But a Torro Rosso (Vergne?) caused the chaos. And from there, bad luck struck against Red Bull. Grosjean was in a good position to challenge Alonso, but his Renault-powered Lotus failed him. Kimi raced a gutsy recovery drive, passing Hamilton, but didn't have enough in the end.
As for Hamilton and Maldonado, I think Hamilton should have given a bit more room before the contact. Maldonado, though overly ambitious with his move, had nowhere to go. Besides, I think the Mclaren had no grip by then. Mclaren for the nth time this season, have bungled their pitstops again.
I think Schumacher earned a little redemption this time with his first podium since his comeback. That was a great drive from him, as well as for Webber. Webber matched Schumi pass for pass until the end. They were on a strategy that is becoming very popular among midfield teams this season; going for long stints on the hard tires and finishing strong in the end. I thought it wouldn't work with the safety car period, but it played out well. Perez and Maldonado have been abusing this strategy. Force India used it today and it paid off for Hulkenberg and Di Resta. Speaking of the Hulk, it's nice to see his highest finish to date.
The commentator during the post race interview mistakenly declared 3 Ferrari champions on the podium (Alonso has yet to earn a championship with Ferrari). But it's great to see those three champions, sharing a common Ferrari history, on the podium.
Tough luck for Vettel and Hamilton. Vettel had this one in the bag before technical trouble...Word is a protest is in the cards for the new Red Bull double floor rear end, if that fails, look for more copy cats.
As for the Hamilton/Maldonado incident, I only have to think back to Spa 2008, whoever has the racing line, and is ahead, is not obligated to give space, especially to a car that is effectively off the track. For all Maldonado's finger pointing, he could have rejoined behind Hamilton and overtaken him cleanly in the DRS Zone by the next lap, if not sooner.
I'm happy to see that 3rd place finish for Schumacher, though.
As you can see, openings under the exhaust ramp may be creating a double diffuser like effect. We shall see come Silverstone.
Well, you're the engineer!