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Post  Jivko on Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:54 am


Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1, and currently officially referred to as the FIA Formula One World Championship, is the highest class of auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The "formula" in the name refers to a set of rules to which all participants and cars must comply.The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, held on purpose-built circuits, and to a lesser extent, former public roads and closed city streets. The results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the constructors, with racing drivers, constructor teams, track officials, organizers and circuits required to be holders of valid Super Licences,the highest class racing licence issued by the FIA

Official site http://www.formula1.com/
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Post  Jivko on Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:48 pm

Race winner Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren celebrates in parc ferme. Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Chinese Grand Prix, Race, Shanghai, China, Sunday, 18 April 2010 Jump starter Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari F10 leads at the start of the race. Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Chinese Grand Prix, Race, Shanghai, China, Sunday, 18 April 2010 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB6 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/25 battle down the pit lane. Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Chinese Grand Prix, Race, Shanghai, China, Sunday, 18 April 2010 Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) BMW Sauber C29. Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Chinese Grand Prix, Race, Shanghai, China, Sunday, 18 April 2010 Race winner Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren MP4/25 takes the chequered flag at the end of the race. Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Chinese Grand Prix, Race, Shanghai, China, Sunday, 18 April 2010

Jenson Button won a nail-biting Chinese Grand Prix for McLaren on Sunday afternoon, with team mate Lewis Hamilton chasing him home second after a race of many parts.

It began with light rain, a jump start by Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari and an incident in the first corner when Vitantonio Liuzzi spun his Force India into Kamui Kobayashi’s BMW Sauber and Sebastien Buemi’s Toro Rosso, bringing out the safety car.

Alonso, and the chasing Red Bulls of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel immediately pitted to switch from slicks to wet tyres, leaving Nico Rosberg in the lead for Mercedes GP from Button. As racing resumed on the sixth lap these two continued to lead, chased by Renault’s Robert Kubica and, briefly until his BMW Sauber’s Ferrari engine broke, Pedro de la Rosa, all of them on Bridgestones slicks.

Further back, Hamilton had taken the late decision to switch to wet tyres, but three laps later it was time for slicks again. This time as they headed for the pits, Vettel and Hamilton had an incident where the Englishman passed the German on the entry; as they left their respective pits both got sideways, and there was a question mark over whether Hamilton was released into his rival’s path. Then Vettel appeared to move over on Hamilton, pushing him towards other team’s pits. After speaking to both drivers, reviewing video evidence and debating the matter, the race stewards decided to reprimand both Hamilton and Vettel for driving in a dangerous manner.

Back out on the track, Hamilton then dished out a driving lesson to Vettel, passing him with ease as he outfoxed both Red Bulls in one move on Lap 12.

At that stage Rosberg had a 2.9s lead over Button, who was biding his time. The 2009 champion made a mistake on the 18th lap that saw Rosberg increase his lead to 4.5s, but a lap later it was the German’s turn to err, as he slid off in the final corner and handed the lead to Button.

Rosberg’s error had been caused by heavier rain, and that triggered yet more wholesale pit stops on the 20th lap as Button, Rosberg, Kubica, the Pole’s impressive team mate Vitaly Petrov, Hamilton and Vettel all piled in for intermediate rain tyres, joining Mercedes GP’s Michael Schumacher, Webber, Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari, Force India’s Adrian Sutil, Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso who had all stopped the previous lap.

But just as it seemed things might settle down there came another dramatic twist as the safety car was deployed again on the 21st lap. Alguersuari had gone off in his Toro Rosso, damaging the nose wing and leaving debris on the racing line. In a flash Button’s lead was wiped out, as was Hamilton’s 40s deficit to the leaders.

The safety car pulled in on the 25th lap, but there was a huge traffic jam at the end of the back straight as Button backed up the field so much that Hamilton actually had to pull off on to the grass to avoid hitting Webber right in front of him. The Australian then got hung out to dry on the exit to the final corner, so that he had dropped from sixth to 11th place by the time he crossed the line.

As half distance approached, Button led Rosberg by a second, with Hamilton fast closing on his old sparring partner Kubica for third. The tough Pole had resisted him in Melbourne, but here the McLaren’s straight-line pace sealed the issue in Hamilton’s favour on the 29th lap, and soon Hamilton was giving Rosberg a hard time.

Now he was himself only 4.7s adrift of Button and scented victory. On Lap 34 he pulled the same move on Rosberg that had earlier embarrassed Schumacher, but to everyone’s surprise Rosberg fought back and repassed the McLaren. That was the moment in which Hamilton lost his chance of victory, as Button’s lead over him stretched from 4.6s to 6.2s within a lap.

Hamilton did the smart thing on Lap 37, switching to another set of fresh intermediate rain tyres, before Button, Rosberg and Alonso did likewise a lap later. In the stops Hamilton had overtaken Rosberg, and now it was mano a mano between the McLaren drivers. To begin with Button pulled away, opening his lead to as much as 9.9s, but as his tyres lost their edge Hamilton moved in again, and a major mistake by Button at the hairpin on Lap 51 left him tiptoeing home to the flag just 1.5s ahead.

Behind Rosberg, Alonso drove beautifully to recover to fourth place ahead of Kubica and Vettel, with Petrov doing a great job for Renault to catch and pass Alguersuari and Schumacher to take seventh ahead of Webber, with Massa finally passing Schumacher at the end.

Sutil was 11th from Williams’ Rubens Barrichello, Alguersuari, Lotus’s Heikki Kovalainen, Nico Hulkenberg in the second Williams, who’d had to avoid the first corner melee, and the reliable HRTs of Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok.

Joining Liuzzi, Kobayashi, Buemi and De la Rosa in retirement were Timo Glock, whose Virgin was pushed from the grid and did not start, and his team mate Lucas di Grassi who was to have started from the pit lane but only did so for a while after the race had started. Lotus’s Jarno Trulli also had a truncated race, and did not make the finish.

McLaren’s first one-two of the season puts the reigning champion back on top with 60 points, followed by Rosberg on 50, Alonso and Hamilton on 49, Vettel on 46, Massa on 41 and Kubica on 40.

In the constructors’ stakes, McLaren have 109 points to Ferrari’s 90, Red Bull’s 73, Mercedes GP’s 60 and Renault’s 46.

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DRIVER STANDINGS
1 Jenson Button British McLaren-Mercedes 60
2 Nico Rosberg German Mercedes GP 50
3 Fernando Alonso Spanish Ferrari 49
4 Lewis Hamilton British McLaren-Mercedes 49
5 Sebastian Vettel German RBR-Renault 45
6 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 41
7 Robert Kubica Polish Renault 40
8 Mark Webber Australian RBR-Renault 28
9 Adrian Sutil German Force India-Mercedes 10
10 Michael Schumacher German Mercedes GP 10
11 Vitantonio Liuzzi Italian Force India-Mercedes 8
12 Vitaly Petrov Russian Renault 6
13 Rubens Barrichello Brazilian Williams-Cosworth 5
14 Jaime Alguersuari Spanish STR-Ferrari 2
15 Nico Hulkenberg German Williams-Cosworth 1
16 Sebastien Buemi Swiss STR-Ferrari 0
17 Pedro de la Rosa Spanish BMW Sauber-Ferrari 0
18 Heikki Kovalainen Finnish Lotus-Cosworth 0
19 Karun Chandhok Indian HRT-Cosworth 0
20 Lucas di Grassi Brazilian Virgin-Cosworth 0
21 Bruno Senna Brazilian HRT-Cosworth 0
22 Jarno Trulli Italian Lotus-Cosworth 0
23 Timo Glock German Virgin-Cosworth 0
24 Kamui Kobayashi Japanese BMW Sauber-Ferrari 0

Constructor standings

Pos Team Points
1 McLaren-Mercedes 109
2 Ferrari 90
3 RBR-Renault 73
4 Mercedes GP 60
5 Renault 46
6 Force India-Mercedes 18
7 Williams-Cosworth 6
8 STR-Ferrari 2
9 BMW Sauber-Ferrari 0
10 Lotus-Cosworth 0
11 HRT-Cosworth 0
12 Virgin-Cosworth 0

Next race in Spain on 9th May 2010.

I really enjoyed this race.Congratulations to my favourite team Mclaren for the great double win. Wink
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Post  thechosenone on Sun May 02, 2010 3:05 am

Hi!
I'm new here and I'd love to join your forum community.Can't wait until the race in Spain.

Here are some news.
Michael Schumacher has warned fans that he is unlikely to be fighting for victory in next weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, despite the much-talked-about improvements to his Mercedes GP car.

Schumacher is confident the revised MGP W01, featuring a longer wheelbase and improved weight distribution, should bring a significant step forward at the Circuit de Catalunya, but believes it is still unlikely to match the likes of McLaren and Red Bull.

“Every team will come to Barcelona with a revised car and so of course do we,” said the seven-time world champion. “We have worked on general improvements to the car, as well as specific developments in downforce and efficiency, and I am confident that we have room to make further progress in the future.

“Our step forward in Barcelona will be bigger than you can make at each race during the flyaways but it would not be realistic to expect us to suddenly be competing right at the front.”

Schumacher, who has scored just 10 points to team mate Nico Rosberg’s 50 so far this season, openly admits he has struggled to get to grips with his 2010-spec machine after three years away from the sport.

Particularly problematic has been the narrower front tyres and the tendency towards understeer that comes with them. The German prefers a pointier front end to his car’s handling balance and Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn believes the changes to the MGP W01 should help address this.

"The start of the European season is the first opportunity to make significant changes to the car and the Spanish Grand Prix will see the first step in our development programme,” said Brawn. “In addition to a major aerodynamic and bodywork package, we have made changes to the wheelbase of the car which will help the overall handling and weight distribution.”

While some have questioned the wisdom of Schumacher’s much-hyped comeback following his poor start to the season, Mercedes believe he will soon be back in contention, citing Rosberg’s two podium finishes as proof of the car’s potential.

“Nico is currently second in the championship which shows that he and our team have done a good job in the first fifth of the season getting the best results from the material available,” said Norbert Haug, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport's vice-president.

“Michael did not have such a good run, mostly without his fault, in the first four races. I am absolutely convinced that this will change sooner rather than later."



Pirelli to pitch for Formula One tyre supply
Pirelli tyres. GP3 Series Testing, Paul Ricard, France, 4-5 March 2010.

Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli has announced plans to offer to supply tyres to all Formula One teams next year. Current suppliers Bridgestone are pulling out at the end of this season and a number of alternative makers are under consideration.

“Pirelli communicates its decision to present a technical and commercial offer for supply of tyres to all the teams in the Formula One world championship,” read a statement issued by Pirelli.

“The company plans to present the bid to FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) and FOA (Formula One Administration Limited) by 9 May, the date of the next Formula One Grand Prix to be held in Spain.”

Williams technical director Sam Michael revealed earlier this week that the teams had narrowed their preferred choice of supplier to two - Michelin or Cooper Avon - but Pirelli’s announcement means a final decision by the FIA is unlikely to be imminent.

Pirelli have a strong F1 pedigree, having won 44 Grands Prix between 1950 and 1991

Silverstone Arena layout officially unveiled
Silverstone officially opened its new Arena track layout on Thursday. Owners claim the revised circuit, which hosts the British Grand Prix in July, will improve the venue for F1 spectators, as well as maintaining a huge challenge for cars and drivers.

The new infield layout juts right at the reworked Abbey bend before heading into the new Arena complex of turns. This takes drivers on to the main straight of Silverstone’s National circuit, before rejoining the previous Grand Prix layout at Brooklands.

“This is a very proud day for Silverstone,” said Damon Hill, President of owners the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC). “The new section of track and improvements made elsewhere to the circuit are fantastic. The changes provide not only a stunning new driving challenge but will also lead to an enhanced spectator experience and provide great flexibility in terms of the different layouts we can use."

Guest of honour at the opening was HRH the Duke of York, who was also treated to a lap of the circuit with Hill in a two-seater Grand Prix car, and offered an honorary membership of the BRDC.

“I am very pleased to accept," said his Royal Highness, "but perhaps not qualified to do so. I am here because high performance engineering is a major contributor to the United Kingdom economy and that engineering prowess is regularly on display in the highest level of motor sport that takes place at Silverstone."

The work on Silverstone’s revised layout, which raises lap distance by 0.8km to 5.9km, comes after the BRDC signed a new deal last December to continue hosting the British Grand Prix for the next 17 years. The venue staged the very first world championship round back in 1950.

More than £5 million has been invested in the new circuit, which will remain among the fastest on the F1 calendar, with its projected lap time only increased by around four seconds. And away from the track, the Northamptonshire venue is making a number of improvements to its spectator viewing areas. In addition to constructing elevated viewing banks, existing grandstands and fence lines are being moved to bring fans closer to the on-track action.

This year's British Grand Prix takes place on July 09-11.

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Post  pizzaboy on Wed May 05, 2010 1:56 am

What do you think?Who will win the race in Spain?

By the way they ruined Silverstone Sad
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Post  George on Sun May 09, 2010 2:26 am

Red Bull put on yet another stunning display of raw speed at Barcelona during qualifying on Saturday afternoon, as Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel dominated all three sessions to fight for pole position, the team’s fifth of the season

1.Webber
2.Vettel
3.Hamilton
4.Alonso
5.Button

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Post  pizzaboy on Sun May 09, 2010 2:31 am

Man these Red bulls are beasts.They are untouchable.I still think that Mclaren will win the race tomorrow Razz
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Post  pizzaboy on Mon May 17, 2010 1:30 am

pizzaboy wrote:Man these Red bulls are beasts.They are untouchable.I still think that Mclaren will win the race tomorrow Razz

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN



Red Bull's Mark Webber clinched his second win within a week after a dominant performance in Monaco on Sunday. Team mate Sebastian Vettel took second ahead of Renault's Robert Kubica in a race interrupted by four safety-car periods.
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Post  Jivko on Mon May 17, 2010 1:34 am

Schumacher penalised for Alonso safety-car pass


There's confusion at the final corner as Schumacher passes Alonso

Mercedes GP’s Michael Schumacher has been penalised by the Monte Carlo race stewards for his overtaking manoeuvre on Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the dying moments of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Schumacher was handed a drive-through penalty, which is converted after the race into a 20-second time penalty, dropping him from sixth to 12th in the results.

Schumacher passed Alonso just as the safety car pulled in at the end of Lap 78. The FIA stewards, which included his old sparring partner Damon Hill, have deemed the German breached Article 40.13 of the Sporting Regulations, which states that “if the race ends whilst the safety car is deployed it will enter the pit lane at the end of the last lap and the cars will take the chequered flag as normal without overtaking."

Mercedes will appeal the stewards' decision and a date for that appeal will be set in due course by the FIA. Schumacher’s demotion moves Toro Rosso’s Sebastien Buemi, who had finished in 11th, into the points in tenth place.
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Post  thechosenone on Mon May 17, 2010 1:46 am

Jivko wrote:Schumacher penalised for Alonso safety-car pass


There's confusion at the final corner as Schumacher passes Alonso

Mercedes GP’s Michael Schumacher has been penalised by the Monte Carlo race stewards for his overtaking manoeuvre on Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the dying moments of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Schumacher was handed a drive-through penalty, which is converted after the race into a 20-second time penalty, dropping him from sixth to 12th in the results.

Schumacher passed Alonso just as the safety car pulled in at the end of Lap 78. The FIA stewards, which included his old sparring partner Damon Hill, have deemed the German breached Article 40.13 of the Sporting Regulations, which states that “if the race ends whilst the safety car is deployed it will enter the pit lane at the end of the last lap and the cars will take the chequered flag as normal without overtaking."

Mercedes will appeal the stewards' decision and a date for that appeal will be set in due course by the FIA. Schumacher’s demotion moves Toro Rosso’s Sebastien Buemi, who had finished in 11th, into the points in tenth place.

WOW I didn't expected them to punish him.Shocked I didn't enjoy the race that much.There are no places for overtakes and I almost fell asleep. Very Happy
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Post  Jivko on Mon May 17, 2010 1:47 am

thechosenone wrote:
Jivko wrote:Schumacher penalised for Alonso safety-car pass


There's confusion at the final corner as Schumacher passes Alonso

Mercedes GP’s Michael Schumacher has been penalised by the Monte Carlo race stewards for his overtaking manoeuvre on Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the dying moments of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Schumacher was handed a drive-through penalty, which is converted after the race into a 20-second time penalty, dropping him from sixth to 12th in the results.

Schumacher passed Alonso just as the safety car pulled in at the end of Lap 78. The FIA stewards, which included his old sparring partner Damon Hill, have deemed the German breached Article 40.13 of the Sporting Regulations, which states that “if the race ends whilst the safety car is deployed it will enter the pit lane at the end of the last lap and the cars will take the chequered flag as normal without overtaking."

Mercedes will appeal the stewards' decision and a date for that appeal will be set in due course by the FIA. Schumacher’s demotion moves Toro Rosso’s Sebastien Buemi, who had finished in 11th, into the points in tenth place.

WOW I didn't expected them to punish him.Shocked I didn't enjoy the race that much.There are no places for overtakes and I almost fell asleep. Very Happy

lol! me too . lol!
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Post  mrsport on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:15 am

We saw a very interesting race.Mclaren won 1 and 2 and Red Bulls crashed.Looking forward to Canada.By the way which tire company is going to support F1 teams with tires next season?
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Post  Jivko on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:37 am

mrsport wrote:Mclaren won 1 and 2 and Red Bulls crashed.

They sure did.Here's an image of the team with the victory shirts. cheers
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Post  Jivko on Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:27 am

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in their McLarens turned the world championship on its head in Montreal on Sunday afternoon, when they scored the team’s third one-two of the season after a tense race in which nobody was able to relax.



YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES cheers
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Post  mrsport on Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:28 am

Nice race.There were a lot of battles between the drivers and I really enjoyed it.Canada rocks bounce lol!
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Post  pizzaboy on Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:06 pm

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel bounced himself back into contention for the world championship with an easy European Grand Prix win in Valencia on a day when a spectacular back flip left Mark Webber on the sidelines in the other Red Bull.

Insane crash!!!


Webber is Ok. Smile
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Post  mrsport on Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:59 pm

Lap with Webber on Silverstone.
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Post  Murry on Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:30 pm

Really nice like there mate, simply amazing. Smile
Thanks for shering it with The Forum. Hope Red Bull wins today the race at Silverstone!!! Smile
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Post  Jivko on Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:43 pm

Red Bull gives you wings.I don't like them.Go Mclaren! Razz
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Post  George on Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:46 pm

I'm from the USA but I'm working as a volunteer in India.I like F1 but the American team failed and they could not enter F1.That's why I'm for Force India.By the way this reminds me of Star wars.Use the force Luke Very Happy cheers lol!

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Post  mrsport on Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:57 pm

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso led Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel in both Q1 and Q2 at Hockenheim, and again after the first runs in Q3, but on his very last run the German stopped the clocks in 1m 13.791s.

My prediction for today.
1.Vettel
2.Hamilton
3.Massa
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Post  Jivko on Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:05 pm

The Mclaren car doesn't have the speed this weekend but I'm sure that they'll perform well today. Smile
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Post  pizzaboy on Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:51 am

Felipe Massa handed Ferrari team mate Fernando Alonso a controversial victory in Sunday's German Grand Prix as the red team scored their second one-two of the season and the win they were under so much pressure to achieve before the summer break, beating Sebastian Vettel’s pole-winning Red Bull into third place.

Lewis Hamilton held on to his championship lead as fourth place brought him to 157 points

Ferrari fined, referred to WMSC over team order allegations
Following their controversial one-two result at the German Grand Prix, Ferrari have been fined US$100,000 by the FIA after race stewards deemed they had breached sporting regulations. The case has also been referred to the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC).

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, who had been leading the Hockenheim race, moved aside to allow team mate Fernando Alonso past on Lap 49. A few moments before, Massa’s race engineer Rob Smedley had told the Brazilian "Fernando is faster than you. Can you confirm you understood that message?"

Although Ferrari insisted this did not constitute a team order, the stewards decided they contravened Article 39.1 of the sporting regulations, which regulates against team orders, and Article 151 (c) of the International Sporting Code, which relates to bringing the sport into disrepute. The decision will also be forwarded to the WMSC for its consideration, meaning Ferrari could in theory face further sanction.

Maintaining Ferrari’s innocence, team principal Stefano Domenicali stated: “As for the stewards’ decision, given after the race, in the interests of the sport, we have decided not to go through a procedure of appealing against it, confident that the World Council will know how to evaluate the overall facts correctly.”

For his part, Massa suggested he and not the team had made the decision to surrender the lead to Alonso: “In my opinion this was not a case of team orders: my engineer kept me constantly informed on what was going on behind me, especially when I was struggling a bit on the hard tyres: so I decided to do the best thing for the team, and a one-two finish is the best possible result, isn’t it?”

In conclusion:Alonso is a dumbass and Massa is number 2 in the team.The race wasn't that good.There were not many overtakes today.
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Post  mrsport on Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:55 am

Bad race.They should have disqualified Ferrari.What they did was wrong.The message on the radio was clear.Let Alonso pass.Nice job by Hamilton and Button. Smile
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Post  Jivko on Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:57 am

Sebastian Vettel was in a world of his own in qualifying as he thrust his Red Bull to a fastest time of 1m 18.773s, and his second-run lap of 1m 18.832s would have been sufficient to win him the pole too as team mate Mark Webber could not improve on his first effort of 1m 19.184s.
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Post  mrsport on Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:29 am

The weather was expected to disrupt qualifying at Spa on Saturday, and it certainly did that. In the end it was Mark Webber who held on to pole position for Red Bull, while an heroic late lap from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton deprived Renault's Robert Kubica of a front-row grid slot.
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