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The Official Japanese GP Thread 2012 ***SPOILERS***

The Official Japanese GP Thread 2012 ***SPOILERS***

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CoopR

957 posts

142 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I do actually feel a bit sorry for Grosjean after seeing his interview. Perhaps he was thinking a bit too much after his recent holiday! But he maybe needs to take a close look at how Button threaded himself though all those cars, including the crash, to see how an experienced guy does it.

Well happy for Kobayashi though, very deserved and a long time coming!

JulesV

1,783 posts

130 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Was surprised to hear that Kobayashi may not be at Sauber next year. Really hope he gets a decent drive somewhere.

coetzeeh

1,557 posts

142 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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998420 said:
... and Lewis got his fast lap in Q3 stymied by a yellow, but wtf is going on with the setups at McL ?
or the front wing that can no longer bend given the new tests?

Ian Lancs

753 posts

72 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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coetzeeh said:
998420 said:
... and Lewis got his fast lap in Q3 stymied by a yellow, but wtf is going on with the setups at McL ?
or the front wing that can no longer bend given the new tests?
The new tests that no car has failed (and aren't even in the rules so they can't fail)

stephen300o

15,412 posts

134 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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JulesV said:
Was surprised to hear that Kobayashi may not be at Sauber next year. Really hope he gets a decent drive somewhere.
I think Sergio leaving gives Kamui a better shot to stay. A repeat performance in Korea would help also.

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vonuber

8,290 posts

71 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Alonso got a huge slice of lady luck in valencia. Swings and roundabouts.

MGJohn

10,203 posts

89 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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vonuber said:
Alonso got a huge slice of lady luck in valencia. Swings and roundabouts.
Oh no he didn't ~ he's a Driving God remember ... wink

Bedazzled

11,543 posts

127 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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MGJohn said:
Mark Webber, in the only interview I've seen so far, also showed superb professional tact...
See here - "first-lap nutcase Grosjean" hehe

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

161 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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998420 said:
... and Lewis got his fast lap in Q3 stymied by a yellow, but wtf is going on with the setups at McL ?
A few drivers went through the yellow flag on their second runs.

deadslow

4,901 posts

129 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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vonuber said:
Alonso got a huge slice of lady luck in valencia. Swings and roundabouts.
Being taken out is bad luck. Breaking down is not, its a performance failure.

Scuffers

20,887 posts

180 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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just read this on Autosport

Lewis said:
I struggled for the first 20 off laps, I don't know if it was before the first stop or after, and through Turn 14 I felt this thud on the rear and all of a sudden the car starting turning fantastically.
more gearbox issues?

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

161 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Scuffers said:
more gearbox issues?
Diff maybe! Surely that would be visible on the telemetry?

LaurasOtherHalf

10,505 posts

102 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Seeing as senna & grosjean got penalties for running into people & ruining their races why didn't kimi?

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

161 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Seeing as senna & grosjean got penalties for running into people & ruining their races why didn't kimi?
Because he never ran into anyone?

Scuffers

20,887 posts

180 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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TheHeretic said:
Scuffers said:
more gearbox issues?
Diff maybe! Surely that would be visible on the telemetry?
you would think so?

stephen300o

15,412 posts

134 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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TheHeretic said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
Seeing as senna & grosjean got penalties for running into people & ruining their races why didn't kimi?
Because he never ran into anyone?
He cut Fernando's tire with his front wing, but was a racing two into one won't go deal.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

161 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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stephen300o said:
He cut Fernando's tire with his front wing, but was a racing two into one won't go deal.
Yup, he never ran into anyone. He was on the grass at one point.

stew-S160

6,661 posts

144 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Just watched the race. Super stoked for Kamui! About time he got a podium.

davepoth

25,981 posts

105 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Watching the interviews now. Massa looks so happy. I really hope that kicks his losing streak.

Mermaid

21,492 posts

77 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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davepoth said:
Watching the interviews now. Massa looks so happy. I really hope that kicks his losing streak.
Good to see that. Not confident he will repeat this though.