Formula One 2012

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Formula One 2012

Postby crayegg » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:17 pm

Without the blown diffuser this year, Redbull's stranglehold is over! At least that's what I thought after qualifying on Friday.

Then comes race day. McLaren front row with Hamilton first and Button second. Redbull three rows back. Ferrari nowhere to be seen...

Jenson Button beats Hamilton at the start and sets sail. Vettle takes over 2nd from Hamilton late in the race with a safety car (full course yellow) pit stop and that's how it finishes, Button, Vettle, Hamilton.

McLaren is ecstatic, what a difference a good, reliable winter makes (as opposed to last year). Redbull pulls out a podium, down perhaps but not anywhere near out. Outstanding midfield full of hungry competitors.

F1 this season is going to be awesome!



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Re: Formula One 2012

Postby John Q. Public » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:21 pm

I don't know whether to say "YES!" or "Damn!" because I missed it. :(
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Re: Formula One 2012

Postby oceanvue » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:42 am

It's going to be a great season. No one is expecting much out of Ferrari again this year (did they even have a win last year??), Red Bull and Mclaren again all the way. Lewis Hamilton wins the drivers. On to Malaysia
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Re: Formula One 2012

Postby oceanvue » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:12 am

Hamilton gets the pole at Malaysia. Let's see if he keeps his focus and wins one for McLaren
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Re: Formula One 2012

Postby crayegg » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:25 pm

McLaren flexes its muscles again with a Hamilton-Button front row.

Mercedes' Schumacher third (give a multiple past champion [obvious hall of famer to boot] a good car and see what happens).

Vettle sixth??

Ferrari in the distance (notwithstanding Alonzo's "herculean efforts.") Massa is just about done (if there is any justice in the world, after taking a coil spring to the head at 180 mph, I hope he has a good retirement program, or workers' comp claim).

Thank goodness for DVR. I don't have to set my alarm for 3:00 am like back in 2007. Speed Channel rocks.

I predict a close season for drivers and constructors without the blown diffuser. Rear ends are squirrelly at this point.

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Re: Formula One 2012

Postby oceanvue » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:54 am

seriously..Ferrari 1 and 2 and Hamilton with a superior car in 3? Congrats to the Spaniard but don't be surprised if that's Ferrari's lone win for the year. Austin's readying itself for F-1 debut in November, stopped by track a couple of weeks ago and it's really starting to take shape
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Re: Formula One 2012

Postby crayegg » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:47 pm

Mexico's Sergio Perez in second! Nice. (I'm glad Bev is apparently not an F1 fan.)

I saw your post OV before I watched the race, and I must admit I was confused. Then the rain in Malaysia changed everything for Ferrari.

Alonzo, Perez, Hamilton.

Vettle out of the points...OMG. Still I won't count Redbull out.

Stick a fork in Massa, he is just about done.

This is gonna be a great season.

I believe the Austin track will be built and it will host many great races. The owners suing each other is not a good sign though. Bernie at the head of F1 is kinda fickle, he does not like that kind of thing. Another track is being built in New Jersey. And although Bernie would like a US Grand Prix, he doesn't NEED one.

[Off topic, and probably worthy of another thread if I wasn't so lazy, Indy cars are no longer open wheel racing.]

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Re: Formula One 2012

Postby oceanvue » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:18 pm

worst case I'm going to have a track 20 miles from my house to run on
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Re: Formula One 2012

Postby crayegg » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:24 pm

Nice.

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