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Postby steophonic » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:45 pm

Spartan wrote:I quite enjoyed a race without Seb. He's a brilliant driver but it was getting boring. That being said, not much else happened in the race. Glad Hamilton won.
I agree.

Although, I was kinda hoping they would be able to fix his car in the pits, because it would have been a really interesting race to see him try and fight back from being last in the field.
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Postby SeeForever » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:14 am

Can't believe someone else won a race :o

You don't really get the likes of Vettel, Button, Hamilton, Alonso, Webber (ie the only podium drivers in the last 15 races) having to battle their way through the field much anymore, especially from the back

I just wiah most of the cars would be on a more level playing field but that just won't happen, though you can't deny Vettel is one great driver
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Postby Play » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:21 pm

Seabastian Vettel just broke Nigel Mansell's long standing record for most pole positions in a year! He got 15 Pole positions this year out of the 19...mesmerizing to say the least 8-)
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Postby Spartan » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:16 pm

I thought it was a great end to the season. A solid race that showed some great driving from a lot of drivers.

VERY pleased for Webber. He's my favourite driver and drove a great race, deserving to win after putting in fastest lap after fastest lap.

Great finish for Button too - he's been a consistently great driver this season but always seems to be overshadowed by Hamilton for some reason. Button comes across as a proper gent too.

Also great for Force India getting both cars in the Top 10, and Sauber for pipping Toro Rosso to the post in the Constructors Championship. Good drive from Barrichello - I hope he doesn't leave F1, he seems like the nicest guy in the field.

Overall, I think this season has shown some really great driving. It's a shame Vettel got carried away with the winning 'cos it could've been a really tight battle otherwise. Roll on March 2012!!
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Postby nickf1 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:08 pm

Great to see that Webber finally won this year, just hope that next season won't be dominated by any driver and that there will be a lot more different winners.. Great result for Sutil, I hoped that Heidfeld will stay in top 10 in overall standing but Sutil has overtake him and Petrov :o
Can't believe it that Renault only scored 7 points since Nick left the team, that saying everything..
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Postby SeeForever » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:24 pm

Decent race to end the season at one of my favourite circuits, relieved to see a new winner in 2011!

Schumacher involved in another incident but this time it's not his fault!! I'd like to see Rubens stay in F1, he is one lovely guy (you never hear/read anything negative about him)

Force India have really improved throughout the 2nd half of the season more than anyone, as for Renault it's all gone horribly wrong

Let's hope next year won't be a 1 man show, there have been too many races this year where the winner just drove off into the distance
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Postby Spartan » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:51 am

nickf1 wrote:Can't believe it that Renault only scored 7 points since Nick left the team, that saying everything..
The team was going downhill when Nick was still there, it has nothing to do with Nick. Overall, I think Bruno Senna put in some great qualifying times but, for some reason, hasn't had great race consistency but he's fresh and new.

I think Schumi should just retire already. I appreciate he still has a strong passion for F1 but he's passed his prime. I'd give his seat to Sutil, and keep Di Resta at Force India with Hulkenberg.
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Postby nickf1 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:45 pm

Yes they went downhill when Nick was there still.. but he always puts stronger performances in races.. They would have definitely more points now if he stayed in team..
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Postby Play » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:16 pm

nickf1 wrote:Yes they went downhill when Nick was there still.. but he always puts stronger performances in races.. They would have definitely more points now if he stayed in team..
But now they have more fans following them thanks to Bruno
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Postby nickf1 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:09 pm

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nickf1 wrote:Yes they went downhill when Nick was there still.. but he always puts stronger performances in races.. They would have definitely more points now if he stayed in team..
But now they have more fans following them thanks to Bruno
That's the truth, but i'm not sure how safe Bruno is there for next year..
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Postby Marshall » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:17 pm

So happy Jenson finished second in the World cup and Webber finally won this year. feeling sorry for Lewis though.
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Postby nickf1 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:46 am

Raikkonen to return with Renault in 2012, confirmed

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/ ... om+News%29

:o wow!
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Postby Play » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:03 pm

Woohhooooo!!! Champagneeeee 8-) 8-) 8-)

I officially can't wait for the next season! Kimi is my man, I even had him as my avatar back then!
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Postby Spartan » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:15 pm

I like Kimi, even though he seems like a grumpy bastard at times.

So confirmed drivers for next season.

RED BULL RACING:
Vettel
Webber

MCLAREN:
Button
Hamilton

FERRARI:
Alonso
Massa

MERCEDES:
Rosberg
Schumacher

LOTUS F1 (prev. Renault):
RAIKONNEN
????

FORCE INDIA:
????
????

SAUBER:
Kobayashi
Perez

TORO ROSSO:
????
????

WILLIAMS:
????
????

TEAM CATERHAM (prev. Lotus):
Trulli
Kovaleinen

HRT:
De La Rosa
????

MARUSSIA F1 (prev. Virgin):
Glock
Charles Pic
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Postby Marshall » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:49 pm

no Kubica?
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Postby Spartan » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:00 pm

Marshall wrote:no Kubica?
I don't think he's 100% better yet plus I heard that he had fallen out with Renault/Lotus F1.
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Postby nickf1 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:51 pm

I have heard that he's not interested to drive for Renault anymore, he's now waiting for Ferrari seat..

I hope that Nick can grab one of those seats (preferable in Force India)
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Postby Play » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:59 pm

I hope Petrov won't be in Renault next year...too much Vodka would be flowing in the team then!

Hopefully Hulkenberg will find a seat for himself
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Postby SeeForever » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:00 am

Spartan wrote:
Marshall wrote:no Kubica?
I don't think he's 100% better yet plus I heard that he had fallen out with Renault/Lotus F1.
Romain Grosjean has returned to drive for Renault (Lotus) next year

If he and Kimi are their drivers then, where does Kubica fit in all this?? Sounds to me he won't be driving for them again
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Postby Play » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:00 am

Come march, come march!!
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Postby nickf1 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:21 pm

Reports coming out of Italy suggest that Robert Kubica has broken his leg after falling over on ice.
there is drama over the twitter!
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Postby Play » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:38 pm

nickf1 wrote:
Reports coming out of Italy suggest that Robert Kubica has broken his leg after falling over on ice.
there is drama over the twitter!
He is very good at wasting the giant potential he had!
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Postby Spartan » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:47 pm

Play wrote:
nickf1 wrote:
Reports coming out of Italy suggest that Robert Kubica has broken his leg after falling over on ice.
there is drama over the twitter!
He is very good at wasting the giant potential he had!
:lol: I think it's safe to say that he won't be returning to F1 any time soon.

Feel a bit sorry for Algueshuari and Sutil - both decent drivers but neither of whom seem to have secured a seat for next year.
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Postby diamondtooth » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:03 pm

Is Kimi really coming back :o
In a Renault! I used to love Kimi. He seemed fearless.
I'd love if Kimi, Alonso and Webber had great seasons.

On another note I watch the Senna film recently. I don't know much about Senna until I saw the film. He was cool :(
Seemed to be so much politics in the sport then. He won against the odds.
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Postby nickf1 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:13 pm

yep Kimi is really back :) ^^

Spartan wrote:
Play wrote:
nickf1 wrote:
Reports coming out of Italy suggest that Robert Kubica has broken his leg after falling over on ice.
there is drama over the twitter!
He is very good at wasting the giant potential he had!
:lol: I think it's safe to say that he won't be returning to F1 any time soon.

Feel a bit sorry for Algueshuari and Sutil - both decent drivers but neither of whom seem to have secured a seat for next year.
whaat? Sutil didn't secured a seat for this season?? :o :roll: this sport really becoming a joke.
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