Can we get back to talking about the actual race? They are calling for rain this weekend which might actually make the race interesting.
Sure the idea is to win races...but a team manager views race strategy differently with a lead later in the season.
Last edited by tbvvw; 07-26-2012 at 03:56 PM.
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so practice 1 and 2 were nothing special. just ptactice.
why is it that when mclaren head the time sheets in practice they are talked about as amazing, oh my god, nobody can beat them so on and so on. they are always good in practice.
its funny to see how mclaren are acting suprised that redbull got penalised for engine maps. they are the ones crying every minute about neweys ideas. for the IA to change the rule mid season is also stupid.
whats this, redbull are down in practice. the rules hit them so hard so they must have cheated. what nonsense.
the FIA have been told about an illegal cooling system mclaren are using on their engine. i have no information on this. anyone hear of this.
hamilton was p1 both sessions in the dry but never ran the intermediates in the wet like many others.
the guys on speed feel the lewis might go to ferrari even though alonso said no. but hey are sure acting friendly lately. lewis said he would never leave mclaren a million times and no interest in ferrari. matchett feels that hamilton dreams of a ferrari drive. i just do not see it happening, unless alonso would be stupid to aggravate his comfort and power as the team leader. there would be problems at some point. hamilton does not want to be a number 2 either. remember (massa).... alonso is faster than you. you understand this statement
i am sure redbull will be up there as newey i am sure has backup plans..
Last edited by rscshakespeare; 07-27-2012 at 10:44 AM.
I don't see Hamilton leaving Mclaren unless they have consecutive seasons of bad performing cars. Hamilton has been quick enough to qualify on the front row for 8 of the 10 races run so far, in 2 of them he was penalized.
Mclaren has delivered a competitive car for him for as long as he has been with the team. Another reason would be a falling out with his teammate, but he doesn't seem to mind being paired up with Button.
Ferrari can't ask for a better driver than Alonso right now. Their problem is Massa who has had more inspired drives of late, but isn't pulling his end of the Constructors Championship.
F1 has already played out the Alonso/Hamilton teammate situation and it did not end well. I don't know that either driver wants to try it again.
If anything, we'll see Kov in Ferrari before Lewis. Lewis is MCL all the way.
Also to the guy above who said "its funny to see how mclaren are acting suprised that redbull got penalised for engine maps. they are the ones crying every minute about neweys ideas" - where do you get your information from?
Form is temporary; Class is permanent
Red Bull ride height
If true it's blatant cheating and way outside of any of their typical push the boundaries exploiting of loopholes.
If there was sufficient evidence that the car was so "blatantly" illegal, there is no way we just be hearing about it now, nor would RBR have escaped any sanctions at the Canadian GP or thereafter. I'm guessing it was another loophole/grey area issue where they were going against the 'intent' of the rule, rather than breaking it outright.
That, and I really don't think RBR are stupid enough to run something that is blatantly against the rules. It's far more in line with their behaviour to push the regs rather than break them.
but, gotta hand it to Newey & Co. for coming up these master ideas that somehow let them keep their results on the race day.
Will be interesting to see if anything else comes about from it, currently I think its only the 1 article.
is it true that redbull did not even use the softs (never) during fp1 and fp2? both drivers. that vettel on mediums was just 0.8 off of hamiltons soft pace and feels he can get plenty out. go get them boy!
kimi needs a win.. this should be a good race to get it.
Last edited by rscshakespeare; 07-27-2012 at 04:34 PM.
Oh, and Webber and Vettel 1st and 3rd and the end of FP3. We'll see what qualifying brings today.
hamilton gets p1. good job but he is not so much a contender anymore at this stage, more of a distraction for the top three leaders. will get overtaken by grosjean in second.
vettel third. webber way back. who knows what happened there. not helping his championship points.
alonso in sixth. lets hope for a positive result.
there is a 60% chance of rain, so the mclarens will get caught out and fernando will rise to the top.
it seems that redbull are in trouble again. probably instigated again by mclaren.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner insists his team never made illegal changes to its car in parc ferme, despite a fresh controversy erupting over a ride-height adjuster at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Fresh from the reigning champions being involved in a row over engine maps in Germany last week, it emerged in Hungary that back at the Canadian GP the team was asked by the FIA to change a mechanism that gave it the possibility to alter front suspension settings manually.
Teams are supposed to only use tools to make such adjustments, and the FIA was not happy with the ease by which Red Bull could change its suspension - and therefore alter the ride height. It was asked to modify the system so that tools needed to be used.
The regulations state that teams cannot change suspension settings between qualifying and the race - and in order to ensure compliance tools must be used to make such alternations.
Article 34.5 of the Sporting Regulations states: "In order that the scrutineers may be completely satisfied that no alterations have been made to the suspension systems or aerodynamic configuration of the car (with the exception of the front wing) whilst in post qualifying parc ferme, it must be clear from physical inspection that changes cannot be made without the use of tools."
The benefit of having an easily adjusted suspension setting would be in allowing changes to be made to the car before the race without raising the suspicion of scrutineers - but Horner is adamant that his outfit never exploited that possibility.
"It was something that could either be changed by hand or by tool, but the FIA said they preferred it was a tool that was used," Horner told AUTOSPORT.
"We never changed the ride height in parc ferme or anything like that. It really is a non-issue."
When asked why, if the regulations state that tools must be used, the team had a system that allowed settings to be changed manually, Horner said: "There are a lot of parts that are changed manually on the car, but a tool is used. The suspension has never been changed in parc ferme. Never.
"Basically what was on the car on Canada has been on the car at other races as well, but at no point has it been adjusted in parc ferme. It is question of whether you do it with a tool or manually, and it is done with a tool."
The right-height issue is the latest in a string of technical controversies that Red Bull has been involved in this season – with it having to change its floor after Monaco because of holes, refine its wheel hub design in Canada and revise its engine map settings after Germany.
Horner says that the string of issues is simply the end result of his outfit producing another quick car.
"I think it is the consequence of being competitive," he said. "When others are complaining the reason the car is quick, and that is the case here."
Lewis certainly looks fast. Massa right there w/ Alonso. Grosjean outqualifies Kimi again. WTF happened to Webber??? Both Williams to Q3
1 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.794 1:21.060 1:20.953 18 2 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:22.755 1:21.657 1:21.366 26 3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:22.948 1:21.407 1:21.416 18 4 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.028 1:21.618 1:21.583 22 5 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:22.234 1:21.583 1:21.730 22 6 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:22.095 1:21.598 1:21.844 19 7 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:22.203 1:21.534 1:21.900 19 8 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:22.475 1:21.504 1:21.939 22 9 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:22.271 1:21.697 1:22.343 24 10 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:22.176 1:21.653 1:22.847 19 11 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:22.829 1:21.715 17 12 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:21.912 1:21.813 15 13 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.079 1:21.895 16 14 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:22.110 1:21.895 17 15 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:22.801 1:22.300 17 16 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:22.799 1:22.380 10 17 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:22.436 1:22.723 17 18 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:23.250 8 19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:23.576 8 20 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:24.167 7 21 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:25.244 9 22 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:25.476 10 23 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:25.916 9 24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:26.178 11