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Posted May 29, '12 at 3:28am

Strop

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Why are there not more posts toasting Webber's win at Monaco? Or am I the sole Webber fanboy here?

Haha, I kid. Fantastic season so far, and yes Mark was lucky to snag the pole at the expense of Schumi (who ended up having some kind of fuel pump problem and had to retire). Hamilton's day was disappointing (to have a decent pit stop only to be pipped by both Alonso AND Vettel because they had even better pit stops!!!), but not as disappointing as Button's... I think his post race interview is the closest he's ever come to pointing the finger at another driver, and that's saying something! The weather had me sweating a bit, like it did everybody really, and was probably the biggest contributing factor to the close finish!

p.s. DC, the video links were taken down due to copyright, but I really want to know what they were all about!

 

Posted May 29, '12 at 7:19am

waluigi

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McLaren had a good pit stop? Preposterous!

Anyways, this season had been amazing. Who'd of thought that the first six races would each have a different winner? I'd love to see Schumi back on the top step of the podium (or on the podium for that matter), but with his luck, that doesn't look likely. Congrats to Webber on his win, just wish I could of seen it. Then again, being at Indy over the weekend I'd say is at least a little better :D

As for the next race, I think that Lotus could win. They have one of the fastest cars in a straight line, and since montreal is such a fast course, they could have an advantage.

 

Posted May 30, '12 at 3:44pm

SSTG

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Yeah it was nice to see some old guys getting pole (Schumacher) and Webber winning! I actually thought the race was boring until the last 10 laps. I'm a little bummed that they didn't show the flag girls very much and the princess (so hot) wasn't in the royal box.
Next stop Montreal (where I was born). I know this circuit so well from riding my bike on it for many years.

 

Posted May 31, '12 at 8:59am

MrDayCee

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The season has been GREAT so far! In terms of different winners that is... I was really hoping for a win for Schumi this time as he once was the King of Monaco at some point... but I guess I'll have to wait untill further on in the season! Meh... =/

Webber did an outstanding job btw! Flawless race to a sure win! Third Red Bull Monaco win in a row in fact! Next year Vettel? *grins*

@ Strop : I'll give it another try here and also on your profile, so let's hope it works... just B QUICK to watch them before they are deleted!!! M-kay? ;)

# Webber's Wheely China GP

# Webber's Salto Mortale Valencia GP
(Sorry for the lousy music there...)

And I'll toast to Webber's win! If anyone deserved it, it's him! He's closer to Vettel as he ever was in the rankings for the championship... only thing is that Vettel can calculate... ;)

 

Posted May 31, '12 at 9:01am

MrDayCee

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The season has been GREAT so far! In terms of different winners that is... I was really hoping for a win for Schumi this time as he once was the King of Monaco at some point... but I guess I'll have to wait untill further on in the season! Meh... =/

Webber did an outstanding job btw! Flawless race to a sure win! Third Red Bull Monaco win in a row in fact! Next year Vettel? *grins*

@ Strop : I'll give it another try here and also on your profile, so let's hope it works... just B QUICK to watch them before they are deleted!!! M-kay? ;)

# Webber's Wheely China GP

# Webber's Salto Mortale Valencia GP
(Sorry for the lousy music there...)

And I'll toast to Webber's win! If anyone deserved it, it's him! He's closer to Vettel as he ever was in the rankings for the championship... only thing is that Vettel can calculate... ;)

 

Posted Jun 9, '12 at 10:36am

MrDayCee

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A few weeks have passed and therefor some latests developments in Formula 1 before the start of the Canadian GP tomorrow... =D

# There are new rumours about a Grand Prix being held in Mexico in the near future! The 'Hermanos Rodrigues' circuit near Mexico City is said to be scouted... Perez might get his own GP then! =D

# Strong rumours have surfaced upon Hamilton leaving McLaren at the end, or even before the end, of this season. Rumours are stated by french journalist 'Jean-Louis Moncet' who claims to have an anonymous but very reliable source within Formula 1. (o.O)

# Sadly, also reports of two deaths of former F-1 drivers during the last weeks...
-'Roy Salvadori' died last week Saturday at the age of 90. He was an F-1 driver from 1952 to 1962 and started in 50 Grand Prix', best result was a 2nd finishing position in the 1958 German GP.
-The driver who then held the title of oldest F-1 driver alive, 'Paul Pietsch', died on May 31 at the age of 100 years. His F-1 career was from 1932 to 1936, 1937-1939 and 1950-1952. His best result was a 3rd place finish in the Italian GP.
-The title for oldest living former F-1 driver now rests with the 95 year old 'Robert la Caze'. He started his only Grand Prix in 1958 at the Marocco GP.

# Williams testdriver Susie Wolff, wife of Williams board member Toto Wolff, thinks that there will be another female driver in F-1 within the next 10 years. She stated in a BBC interview that more women will start to come forward to claim a seat in the top of motorsports. Let's see what the future brings, maybe Danika Patrick will switch to F-1? =)

# The Mercedes GP team still prefers Michael Schumacher to keep driving for the team. Ross Brawn states that he still provides a vital key to the team's progression. They don't have any intention of looking for replacement drivers, unless Schumacher decides to retire early, in that case they have a shortlist of possible drivers. But this is all not an issue as Schumacher has not decided to call it quits. ;)

Anyone excited for tomorrow? McLaren is looking good, but so is Ferrari... =)

 

Posted Jun 9, '12 at 8:23pm

SSTG

SSTG

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Knight

Vettel on pole, meh.
He's going to ruin my home GP if he wins.
Vade retro Satana! There, I just exorcist him. Maybe he'll go away.

 

Posted Jun 10, '12 at 4:11pm

timestables

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Was it only me who noticed that Lewis Hamilton was still holding the Union Flag he was given when he was weighed? The drivers are not strictly meant to have any contact with anyone until they are weighed to stop them being handed weights. The UK commentator & ex driver Martin Brundle often talks about times when drivers would be slipped spanners to put in their pockets for the weighing to keep their weight up, this is why there are so many stewards around. The stewards came down on him heavily recently when he ran short of fuel on his in-lap. Blatently holding something handed to him whilst being weighed should carry a hefty penalty, even if it was totally innocent, the stewards should have spotted this.

Apart from that, a good race and yet another winner - 7 different out of 7.

 

Posted Jun 10, '12 at 5:03pm

SSTG

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Knight

I'm happy for Hamilton but disappointed for Alonso for finishing out of the podium but at least Vettel didn't make it either thanks to my exorcism. ;)
The race was exciting though.

 

Posted Jun 24, '12 at 5:25pm

SSTG

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Knight

Woohoo, YES! Alonso won against all odds! Schumacher 3rd place!
Man I'm so happy today! Best GP since the final in 2008!
xD

 
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