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The Official Chinese GP Thread 2012***SPOILERS***

The Official Chinese GP Thread 2012***SPOILERS***

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Crafty_

10,190 posts

112 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Ferrari apparently bringing 5 updates to the race with (as someone predicted above) a bigger update in Spain, seems to be a case of when they can get an update out of the factory they are sticking it on the car.

Saw a tweet this morning that teams are starting to arrive to heavy rain, if that continues maybe alonso can pull another blinder ? Forecast looks a bit dismal : http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/1796236

mattikake

4,552 posts

111 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Anyone know if the beeb will have practice on, on the red button? Would be handy to know before I bother getting up at 3am for P1!

Gaz.

51,751 posts

163 months

Tuesday 10th April 2012
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mattikake said:
Anyone know if the beeb will have practice on, on the red button? Would be handy to know before I bother getting up at 3am for P1!
D.M.N@DigitalSpy said:
Chinese Grand Prix - UK TV Times
Friday
02:45 to 04:50 - Live Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1)
02:55 to 04:35 - Live Practice 1 (BBC Red Button)
06:45 to 08:50 - Live Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1)
06:55 to 08:35 - Live Practice 2 (BBC Red Button)
11:00 to 12:00 - Live F1 Show (Sky Sports F1)

Saturday
03:45 to 05:15 - Live Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
03:55 to 05:05 - Live Practice 3 (BBC Red Button)
06:00 to 08:30 - Live Qualifying (BBC One)
06:00 to 08:45 - Live Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
13:00 to 14:15 - Qualifying Repeat (BBC Two/HD)

Sunday
06:30 to 11:30 - Live Race (Sky Sports F1)
07:00 to 10:15 - Live Race (BBC One)
10:15 to 11:15 - Live Forum (BBC Red Button)
14:50 to 16:50 - Race Repeat (BBC One)
19:00 to 20:00 - Race Highlights (BBC Two/HD)
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1638751&page=134

mattikake

4,552 posts

111 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Cheers!

DanDC5

11,144 posts

79 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Marcia said:
DanDC5 said:
I'm predicting Jenson, Lewis and Kimi for the podium. I think he'll have the 'normal' race he needs this weekend and we'll see the his and the cars true race pace.
You're being a bit optimistic with Kimi,i think.I reckon we will see him up there,but maybe not quite this early in the season.
I think if he has a clear weekend he'll be up there. The car seems to have the potential and I think he's determined to stick a good performance in.
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Park'O

656 posts

86 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Steamer said:
Marcia said:
3. Fred
I admire your optimism!
Highly likely to be another wet race, so you never know!

Steamer

9,947 posts

125 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Park'O said:
Steamer said:
Marcia said:
3. Fred
I admire your optimism!
Highly likely to be another wet race, so you never know!
With the recent weather news - I'd like to retract my original post then!

P-Jay

7,748 posts

103 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Looking forward to watching the pre-race on Beeb. I may switch to Sky for the actual race as it'll all much of a muchness, just need to decide if I prefer DC or MB on the Mic.

Marcia

4,610 posts

102 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Looking forward to watching on TV for a change,rather than streaming it on my 15" laptop screen biggrin

rm89

341 posts

89 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Dry race:
1. Lewis
2. Webber
3. Vettel

Wet race:
1. Jenson
2. Perez
3. Alonso

Now it's guaranteed that I'll be entirely wrong, having covered all bases!

norfolkscooby

3,150 posts

67 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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Lewis has a five place grid penalty due to gearbox change.

smartypants

27,164 posts

81 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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Doh.

MDT

345 posts

84 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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norfolkscooby said:
Lewis has a five place grid penalty due to gearbox change.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/17686441

That is bad luck... for me as I have that chassis in my FF1 team frown

Altrezia

8,133 posts

123 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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Some of these rules are so annoying. I don't see what they add to the sport - so far we've seen fans of Kimi robbed of a potential podium and race up at the front, and now fans of Hamilton the same.

:/


norfolkscooby

3,150 posts

67 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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Lotus put in an official protest about Mercedes DRS blown Wing, dispite being told 4 times its legal. Hearing This evening.

Surprised they havent blamed Tony Fernandes yet.

norfolkscooby

3,150 posts

67 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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Hearing done, merc system legal. Another egg on lotus face!!

KrazyIvan

3,178 posts

87 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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norfolkscooby said:
Hearing done, merc system legal. Another egg on lotus face!!
Do you have a source for this?

As for Lotus, I can't help but wonder if this is now due to them having less money to spend on development!

ajprice

13,141 posts

108 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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KrazyIvan said:
Do you have a source for this?

As for Lotus, I can't help but wonder if this is now due to them having less money to spend on development!
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/98736

KrazyIvan

3,178 posts

87 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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ajprice said:
Thanks smile

Cant see this being the last of it, I suspect Lotus will not appeal that ruling, which is a shame, as there is already enough politics (Bahrain) detracting from what should be a very close and hard fought season.

nice audi driver

53 posts

66 months

Thursday 12th April 2012
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Altrezia said:
Some of these rules are so annoying. I don't see what they add to the sport - so far we've seen fans of Kimi robbed of a potential podium and race up at the front, and now fans of Hamilton the same.

:/
It's not about adding to the sport, but making sure the teams do everything in their power to stick to the required intervals for engine/gbox changes. Give F1 engineers an inch and they'll take several miles.