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Post by buil » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:37:00


Have a look at the circuit.

From 18 to 4 it is a McLaren circuit. If all circuits were like that
you'd give the trophies to McLaren and run the series for the places.
But, from 4 to 18 it's a Redbull circuit and if all circuits were like
that you'd give the trophies to Redbull and run the series for the
places. Combine both and Ferrari can interfere so this is actually an
ideal circuit to test the top three.

BUT ! it is not that simple. The circuit is green, very green and
greasy just look at the media to confirm that. So the team and driver
who forecasts the track condition best as it evolves and prepares and
sets up for it will win. That is not to say the pole sitter will win.

Macca have the best launch control, Ferrari are not tardy but
Redbull ... well. That's not to say it will be all over at turn one,
look at the run to turn 3 !!!!! Macca territory and Alonso won't
hesitate either. Failing that they have the run to four, so tuff stuff
for Redbull. However form four it is REDBULL in caps, race over unless
Hamilton in his lowdown force setup can keep up through the twisty
bits and use his advantage on the straights??? OR Button in his high
downforce setup can keep up through the twisty bits and plug the hole
and draft past ???

So all up it promises great stuff and it does not stop with the top
three, Bitsa, Nico and Rubins might want a piece of the action not to
mention the Killer and others lower down. So sit back watch and learn
and most importantly ... ENJOY.

I'd be interested in your take? Brad, Bird, AC, Frank?

beers,

 
 
 

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Post by buil » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:44:13


Quote:
> Have a look at the circuit.

> From 18 to 4 it is a McLaren circuit. If all circuits were like that
> you'd give the trophies to McLaren and run the series for the places.
> But, from 4 to 18 it's a Redbull circuit and if all circuits were like
> that you'd give the trophies to Redbull and run the series for the
> places. Combine both and Ferrari can interfere so this is actually an
> ideal circuit to test the top three.

> BUT ! it is not that simple. The circuit is green, very green and
> greasy just look at the media to confirm that. So the team and driver
> who forecasts the track condition best as it evolves and prepares and
> sets up for it will win. That is not to say the pole sitter will win.

> Macca have the best launch control, Ferrari are not tardy but
> Redbull ... well. That's not to say it will be all over at turn one,
> look at the run to turn 3 !!!!! Macca territory and Alonso won't
> hesitate either. Failing that they have the run to four, so tuff stuff
> for Redbull. However form four it is REDBULL in caps, race over unless
> Hamilton in his lowdown force setup can keep up through the twisty
> bits and use his advantage on the straights??? OR Button in his high
> downforce setup can keep up through the twisty bits and plug the hole
> and draft past ???

> So all up it promises great stuff and it does not stop with the top
> three, Bitsa, Nico and Rubins might want a piece of the action not to
> mention the Killer and others lower down. So sit back watch and learn
> and most importantly ... ENJOY.

> I'd be interested in your take? Brad, Bird, AC, Frank?

> beers,

Mind you RB must be looking very very hard at theirs starts ...
so ....

 
 
 

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Post by Brad » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:30:34

Quote:

> Have a look at the circuit.

> From 18 to 4 it is a McLaren circuit. If all circuits were like that
> you'd give the trophies to McLaren and run the series for the places.
> But, from 4 to 18 it's a Redbull circuit and if all circuits were like
> that you'd give the trophies to Redbull and run the series for the
> places. Combine both and Ferrari can interfere so this is actually an
> ideal circuit to test the top three.

> BUT ! it is not that simple. The circuit is green, very green and
> greasy just look at the media to confirm that. So the team and driver
> who forecasts the track condition best as it evolves and prepares and
> sets up for it will win. That is not to say the pole sitter will win.

> Macca have the best launch control, Ferrari are not tardy but
> Redbull ... well. That's not to say it will be all over at turn one,
> look at the run to turn 3 !!!!! Macca territory and Alonso won't
> hesitate either. Failing that they have the run to four, so tuff stuff
> for Redbull. However form four it is REDBULL in caps, race over unless
> Hamilton in his lowdown force setup can keep up through the twisty
> bits and use his advantage on the straights??? OR Button in his high
> downforce setup can keep up through the twisty bits and plug the hole
> and draft past ???

> So all up it promises great stuff and it does not stop with the top
> three, Bitsa, Nico and Rubins might want a piece of the action not to
> mention the Killer and others lower down. So sit back watch and learn
> and most importantly ... ENJOY.

> I'd be interested in your take? Brad, Bird, AC, Frank?

> beers,

I haven't come up with anything that precise. I thought it looked to suit
Red Bull quite well, but looking again I guess I see where you are coming
from with McLaren suitability.

As long as Fred finishes behind Webber, and hopefully 4th or worse. I will
be happy. Vettel can win as I think Webber will negate that with a Brazil
win. I suspect he is seeing that as the race to wrap up the championship at
and all he needs is a solid top 3 here.

My money is on a Webber podium, and to a lesser extent a Vettel win.

You sound like you are giving Button more hope than me.

I'm keen to see how Renault perform on Friday. Well Kubica.

--
Brad

 
 
 

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Post by Brad » Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:31:27

Quote:


>> Have a look at the circuit.

>> From 18 to 4 it is a McLaren circuit. If all circuits were like that
>> you'd give the trophies to McLaren and run the series for the places.
>> But, from 4 to 18 it's a Redbull circuit and if all circuits were
>> like that you'd give the trophies to Redbull and run the series for
>> the places. Combine both and Ferrari can interfere so this is
>> actually an ideal circuit to test the top three.

>> BUT ! it is not that simple. The circuit is green, very green and
>> greasy just look at the media to confirm that. So the team and driver
>> who forecasts the track condition best as it evolves and prepares and
>> sets up for it will win. That is not to say the pole sitter will win.

>> Macca have the best launch control, Ferrari are not tardy but
>> Redbull ... well. That's not to say it will be all over at turn one,
>> look at the run to turn 3 !!!!! Macca territory and Alonso won't
>> hesitate either. Failing that they have the run to four, so tuff
>> stuff for Redbull. However form four it is REDBULL in caps, race
>> over unless Hamilton in his lowdown force setup can keep up through
>> the twisty bits and use his advantage on the straights??? OR Button
>> in his high downforce setup can keep up through the twisty bits and
>> plug the hole and draft past ???

>> So all up it promises great stuff and it does not stop with the top
>> three, Bitsa, Nico and Rubins might want a piece of the action not to
>> mention the Killer and others lower down. So sit back watch and learn
>> and most importantly ... ENJOY.

>> I'd be interested in your take? Brad, Bird, AC, Frank?

>> beers,

> Mind you RB must be looking very very hard at theirs starts ...
> so ....

If Webber drops into anti-stall for the fourth race in a row, I'll slash my
***y wrists before turn 4.

--
Brad

 
 
 

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Post by Bald » Sat, 23 Oct 2010 06:13:49

Formula 1 drivers have hailed the new Korean Grand Prix circuit as a
big hit - and they predict it will produce exciting racing in Sunday's
inaugural event in the Asian country. ---- Autosport.com

How would they know? They haven't had an exciting race for years!

 
 
 

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Post by ~^ beancounter ~ » Sat, 23 Oct 2010 08:16:28

that is one looonnnggg  straight.....reminds me
of the brickyard...
 
 
 

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Post by Frank Ada » Sat, 23 Oct 2010 08:28:01



Quote:

>If Webber drops into anti-stall for the fourth race in a row, I'll slash my
>***y wrists before turn 4.

Hmmm.. Maybe it's time for an F1 fans' help line.  ;)

--

Regards, Frank

 
 
 

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Post by Bigbir » Sat, 23 Oct 2010 23:01:22

Quote:



> > > Have a look at the circuit.

> > > From 18 to 4 it is a McLaren circuit. If all circuits were like
> > > that you'd give the trophies to McLaren and run the series for
> > > the places.  But, from 4 to 18 it's a Redbull circuit and if all
> > > circuits were like that you'd give the trophies to Redbull and
> > > run the series for the places. Combine both and Ferrari can
> > > interfere so this is actually an ideal circuit to test the top
> > > three.

> > > BUT ! it is not that simple. The circuit is green, very green and
> > > greasy just look at the media to confirm that. So the team and
> > > driver who forecasts the track condition best as it evolves and
> > > prepares and sets up for it will win. That is not to say the pole
> > > sitter will win.

> > > Macca have the best launch control, Ferrari are not tardy but
> > > Redbull ... well. That's not to say it will be all over at turn
> > > one, look at the run to turn 3 !!!!! Macca territory and Alonso
> > > won't hesitate either. Failing that they have the run to four, so
> > > tuff stuff for Redbull. However form four it is REDBULL in caps,
> > > race over unless Hamilton in his lowdown force setup can keep up
> > > through the twisty bits and use his advantage on the straights???
> > > OR Button in his high downforce setup can keep up through the
> > > twisty bits and plug the hole and draft past ???

> > > So all up it promises great stuff and it does not stop with the
> > > top three, Bitsa, Nico and Rubins might want a piece of the
> > > action not to mention the Killer and others lower down. So sit
> > > back watch and learn and most importantly ... ENJOY.

> > > I'd be interested in your take? Brad, Bird, AC, Frank?

> > > beers,

> > Mind you RB must be looking very very hard at theirs starts ...
> > so ....

> If Webber drops into anti-stall for the fourth race in a row, I'll
> slash my ***y wrists before turn 4.

As any self-respecting Aussie surely would. Come on Brendan, Frank,
buildy show your true colours...why not make a pact. ;)

--
Bigbird

 
 
 

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Post by Mower Ma » Sat, 23 Oct 2010 23:23:04


Quote:
> Have a look at the circuit.

>  From 18 to 4 it is a McLaren circuit. If all circuits were like that
> you'd give the trophies to McLaren and run the series for the places.
> But, from 4 to 18 it's a Redbull circuit and if all circuits were like
> that you'd give the trophies to Redbull and run the series for the
> places. Combine both and Ferrari can interfere so this is actually an
> ideal circuit to test the top three.

> BUT ! it is not that simple. The circuit is green, very green and
> greasy just look at the media to confirm that. So the team and driver
> who forecasts the track condition best as it evolves and prepares and
> sets up for it will win. That is not to say the pole sitter will win.

> Macca have the best launch control, Ferrari are not tardy but
> Redbull ... well. That's not to say it will be all over at turn one,
> look at the run to turn 3 !!!!! Macca territory and Alonso won't
> hesitate either. Failing that they have the run to four, so tuff stuff
> for Redbull. However form four it is REDBULL in caps, race over unless
> Hamilton in his lowdown force setup can keep up through the twisty
> bits and use his advantage on the straights??? OR Button in his high
> downforce setup can keep up through the twisty bits and plug the hole
> and draft past ???

> So all up it promises great stuff and it does not stop with the top
> three, Bitsa, Nico and Rubins might want a piece of the action not to
> mention the Killer and others lower down. So sit back watch and learn
> and most importantly ... ENJOY.

> I'd be interested in your take? Brad, Bird, AC, Frank?

> beers,

I thought the track looked remarkably good - though that street circuit
bit at the end of the lap will almost certainly guarantee a safety car.

Otherwise a good mix of corners (which I could not easily copy in
scalextric any more than Spa). Nice bumps, adverse cambers and that dip
on the apex of 16 (?).

--

Chris

I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

 
 
 

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Post by Frank Ada » Sat, 23 Oct 2010 23:37:03



Quote:



>> > > Have a look at the circuit.

>> > > From 18 to 4 it is a McLaren circuit. If all circuits were like
>> > > that you'd give the trophies to McLaren and run the series for
>> > > the places.  But, from 4 to 18 it's a Redbull circuit and if all
>> > > circuits were like that you'd give the trophies to Redbull and
>> > > run the series for the places. Combine both and Ferrari can
>> > > interfere so this is actually an ideal circuit to test the top
>> > > three.

>> > > BUT ! it is not that simple. The circuit is green, very green and
>> > > greasy just look at the media to confirm that. So the team and
>> > > driver who forecasts the track condition best as it evolves and
>> > > prepares and sets up for it will win. That is not to say the pole
>> > > sitter will win.

>> > > Macca have the best launch control, Ferrari are not tardy but
>> > > Redbull ... well. That's not to say it will be all over at turn
>> > > one, look at the run to turn 3 !!!!! Macca territory and Alonso
>> > > won't hesitate either. Failing that they have the run to four, so
>> > > tuff stuff for Redbull. However form four it is REDBULL in caps,
>> > > race over unless Hamilton in his lowdown force setup can keep up
>> > > through the twisty bits and use his advantage on the straights???
>> > > OR Button in his high downforce setup can keep up through the
>> > > twisty bits and plug the hole and draft past ???

>> > > So all up it promises great stuff and it does not stop with the
>> > > top three, Bitsa, Nico and Rubins might want a piece of the
>> > > action not to mention the Killer and others lower down. So sit
>> > > back watch and learn and most importantly ... ENJOY.

>> > > I'd be interested in your take? Brad, Bird, AC, Frank?

>> > > beers,

>> > Mind you RB must be looking very very hard at theirs starts ...
>> > so ....

>> If Webber drops into anti-stall for the fourth race in a row, I'll
>> slash my ***y wrists before turn 4.

>As any self-respecting Aussie surely would. Come on Brendan, Frank,
>buildy show your true colours...why not make a pact. ;)

LOL.
I don't respect myself that much.

ps: Those who jump in to agree will be shot. ;-)

--

Regards, Frank