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Old 06-10-2013, 02:10 PM   #1096
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Well, never mind then. Thanks for the update.
LOL no worries....
its been a moving target.
I'm sure with a Red Bull win the talk about tires will stop
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #1097
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Kimi Raikkonen on his Canadian Grand Prix:
My race didnt start very well and then my brakes were fading with the pedal going soft; similar to the problem we had on Friday. It wasnt ideal but at least the brakes were good enough to slow me down for the corners. Unfortunately though it meant I lost a lot of time and wasnt able to attack, plus we lost a few seconds in the pit stop which obviously didnt help either. Most of my race was just following the cars in front and defending from those behind, so not the most enjoyable day nor the most enjoyable result. Its been a bad weekend, but at least we scored a few points.


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Either this should go in the Guinness Book of World Records for Kimi's longest speech, or his publicist should get a medal
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #1098
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I remember in 2008, Vettel beating Alonso soundly in a second tier car. Sure, Alonso's a damn fine driver, but I'm calling bull-sheisse on that one.
Don't try to confuse people here by bringing up stuff like that. Seb's a rotten little Kraut prick who should be drummed out of F1 for winning to much.

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Old 06-10-2013, 07:19 PM   #1099
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Don't try to confuse people here by bringing up stuff like that. Seb's a rotten little Kraut prick who should be drummed out of F1 for winning to much.

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He should go away and run match races with Jimmy Johnson.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #1100
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Don't try to confuse people here by bringing up stuff like that. Seb's a rotten little Kraut prick who should be drummed out of F1 for winning to much.

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Old 06-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #1101
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It never ceases to amaze & amuse me listening to you FF be hating on Vettel non-stop. I wonder how many of you clowns have actually raced, and WON............................ANYTHING?
Is Seb a little self-absorbed? Maybe. But I bet just about anyone, at his age, in his shoes, would be acting about the same way.

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Old 06-10-2013, 07:46 PM   #1102
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Don't try to confuse people here by bringing up stuff like that. Seb's a rotten little Kraut prick who should be drummed out of F1 for winning to much.

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You should have read what they were saying about Schuni when he was dominant. Cheater, no character, that sort of thing.

Lighten up, Rider. Vettel has all the fans he needs. A little counterpoint just keeps us entertained.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:16 AM   #1103
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You should have read what they were saying about Schuni when he was dominant. Cheater, no character, that sort of thing.

Lighten up, Rider. Vettel has all the fans he needs. A little counterpoint just keeps us entertained.
I did, and I liked him too. Always have.

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:32 AM   #1104
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Jenson Buton during a tyre change at the Canadian GP.



June 11th 2013 (F1plus).- Hot on the heels of his downbeat assessment of McLaren's performance in Canada, Jenson Button has now written off the 2013 title.
Montreal marked the first time the team has not scored a point in 65 straight races with Perez finishing 11th followed by Button in 12th.
The Briton was quoted saying that he was never so happy to get off the car once the race ended. He later added in reference to the troubled development of the MP4-28, the gap to the front of the field remains "massive".
Button has now told British newspapers: "We're so far behind, we're never going to win the championship this year."
Indeed, with 12 races to go in 2013, Button is already more than 100 points behind in the drivers' standings.
No only the MP4-28 is underperforming, but to know that Force India is doing better to the point of being in front of them (5th against 6th) in the standings is a low blow to the teams morale.
The obvious temptation for a heavily-resourced team like McLaren would be to now switch all of its focus towards the radical new regulations and an all-new, V6-powered car for 2014.
But Button suggested the Woking based team is determined to improve in 2013.
"We can still win grands prix," he said, even though he ruled out a podium for his home British grand prix, next time out at Silverstone later this month.
As for how long the slump will last, the 33-year-old admitted: "No one knows the answer to that. It's pointless for me to try and answer."
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #1105
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:53 AM   #1106
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:29 AM   #1107
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I like Button. He deserves a better car than he has this year.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #1108
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I like Button. He deserves a better car than he has this year.
I agree, I like him too.
But you have to admit, if anyone knows what it is like to be stuck in a shit car for a season (or seasons) it is JB!

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Old 06-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #1109
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The FIA hearing over the Mercedes/Pirelli test bruhaha will be interesting: The information is that they used a 2013 car (as opposed to a 2011 car), that they did a thousand kilometres and their two main drivers conducted the test instead of test divers (while wearing plain helmets - presumably in an attempt to hide the drivers true identities). It does seem difficult to find a defence for their actions.

If deemed guilty of a breach of the rules (and on the face of it that seems likely) it will be interesting to see what sanction is applied: Fines are meaningless. Stripping them of Monaco and Montreal results will favour some teams more than others in terms of the championship standings.

Some additional "facts" (in quotes because I watched a report about this, no confirmation):
Apparently even though Merc used current cars/drivers, the test was not for current year tires. The test was for 2014 tires. Since Merc will not be allowed to use a 2013 car in 2014, those tires and a current spec car will never see the track at the same time. This to me says that they gain no advantage by doing the tests. So why all the fuss?
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:25 PM   #1110
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Some additional "facts" (in quotes because I watched a report about this, no confirmation):
Apparently even though Merc used current cars/drivers, the test was not for current year tires. The test was for 2014 tires. Since Merc will not be allowed to use a 2013 car in 2014, those tires and a current spec car will never see the track at the same time. This to me says that they gain no advantage by doing the tests. So why all the fuss?
What I heard is that M-B could have been testing other things like aero components during the test that might help this this season.
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