View Poll Results: Who will win!?

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  • Fernando Alonso - Scuderia Ferrari

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  • Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull Racing

    4 66.67%
  • Mark Webber - Red Bull Racing

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  • Lewis Hamilton - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

    2 33.33%
  • Nico Rosberg - Mercedes AMG Petronas

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  • Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus Renault

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  • Jenson Button - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

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  • Romain Grosjean - Lotus Renault

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  • Pastor Maldonado - Williams Renault

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  • Sergio Perez - Sauber Ferrari

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  • Paul Di Resta - Force India Mercedes

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  • Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber Ferrari

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  • Bruno Senna - Williams Renault

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  • Felipe Massa - Scuderia Ferrari

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  • Nico Hulkenberg - Force India Mercedes

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  • Jean-Eric Vergne - Scuderia Torro Rosso

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  • Daniel Ricciardo - Scuderia Torrro Rosso

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  • Michael Schumacher - Mercedes AMG Petronas

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  • Heikki Kovalainen - Caterham Renault

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  • Timo Glock - Marussia Cosworth

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    2012 Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada

    Well with a week's break after the snorefest that was Monaco, we are off to Canada where last year we saw a 4 hour wet race where Jenson Button reigned despite contact with Hamilton, a drive through penalty and at one point running last. With only a hand full of corners to go he forced the seemingly unflapable Vettel into a mistake.

    What will we see this year? One thing is for sure, it should be a whole lot more interesting than Monaco with any luck.

    Track Info:
    Circuit Name: Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve
    Number of Laps: 70
    Lap Distance: 4.361km
    Race Distance: 305.270km
    Lap Record: 1:13.622 (R. Barrichello)

    No weather prediction yet

    2011 Race Edit:
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    Last edited by ego; 30th May 2012 at 11:22 PM.

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    Last year it showed that Vettel is human, and he added his mark to the "wall of champions". The Circuit de Gilles Villenueve is a cracker. Pity that I won't be able to watch it due to my commitments at the Winternationals this year.

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    I think Seb has something to prove after being in the lead last yr.
    Having said that, I don't bet on stuff like this though hehe...

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    Time for Hamilton to come out of his shell this season and right the wrong of last year. Especially with tumors surrounding him leaving McLaren refusing to go away, he'll want to focus on his racing.

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    needs chemotherapy?
    eg alcohol?

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    lol whoops

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    By the way Qualifying is on at 2:30am Sunday morning and the race is on 4am Monday morning for anyone planning to watch. I havn't made up my mind yet if i'll get up and watch it yet.

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    Practice 1 top 10 results:

    1. Hamilton
    2. Vettel
    3. Rosberg
    4. Alonso
    5. Webber
    6. Hulkenberg
    7. Kobayashi
    8. Perez
    9. Schumacher
    10. Button

    Kovalainen caused a red flag after a heavy crash exiting turn 9

    Practice 2 top ten results
    1. Hamilton
    2. Alonso
    3. Massa
    4. Vettel
    5. Di Resta
    6. Kobayashi
    7. Schumacher
    8. Hulkenberg
    9. Button
    10. Rosberg

    12. Webber

    Senna caused a red flag when he put his car in the wall of champions adding yet another great name to those who have misjudged that chicane before.



    Also in P1 Bruno Senna and Sebastian Vettel are under investiagion after Vettel cut the final chicane to get ahead of Bruno Senna for the run to the line for a flying lap. Will update, when i know what if any penalty there is from that.

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    Qualifying results:

    1. Sebastian Vettel
    2. Lewis Hamilton
    3. Fernando Alonso
    4. Mark Webber
    5. Nico Rosberg
    6. Felipe Massa
    7. Romain Grosjean
    8. Paul Di Resta
    9. Michael Schumacher
    10. Jenson Button
    11. Kamui Kobayashi
    12. Kimi Raikkonen
    13. Nico Hulkenberg
    14. Daniel Ricciardo
    15. Sergio Perez
    16. Bruno Senna
    17. Pastor Maldonado
    18. Heikki Kovalainen
    19. Vitaly Petrov
    20. Jean-Eric Vergne
    21. Pedro De La Rosa
    22. Timo Glock
    23. Charles Pic
    24. Narain Karthikeyan

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    Made my choice, going to get up at 3:30 tomorrow to watch the race then go back to bed and wake up again and study for my exam on Tuesday.
    Last edited by ego; 10th June 2012 at 08:55 PM.

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    I should have stuck with my former choice shouldn't I? Lol
    Damn radio tells you results you don't want to hear whilst still half asleep Zzzz-huh-Zzzz-huh-Zzzz-WAT!

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    Bad luck! Well for those who havn't heard yet it's now a record 7 different winners from the first 7 races with Lewis Hamilton reigning supreme in the wee hours of this morning (our time). In a race that was the perfect antidote to the boredom of Monaco we were treated to different teams asserting their dominance at different points. Vettel made a clean break off the line estabilishing a 3 second lead while Hamilton and Alonso chased him, After 6 or 7 laps Hamilton started to pull him back in again. After the first round of pit stops from laps 15-22 depending on team the order had switched around with Alonso leading Hamilton from Vettel. Hamilton then passed Alonso with DRS and made a 3 second lead as his tyres began to show signs of wear around lap 45 and was asking McLaren if Alonso and Vettel would make a second stop or not. They replied that they will have to stop again so in came hamilton for his second stop. No sooner was Hamilton out of the pits than his team told him infact Alonso and Vettel will try to run to the end and to give it everything he had. Hamilton was 14 seconds behind catching them at a rate of a second a lap and after a hand full of laps eased past Vettel with the aid of DRS. Vettel pulled off for fresh tyres. Alonso chose to stay on the one stop strategy and was also hauled in with about 8 laps to go and from there was caught by both Grosjean and Perez, finally finishing .4 of a second ahead of Rosberg in 5th. Webber looked disinterested in the race managing only 7th for no obvious reason and Massa while looking feisty early on had a spin at turn 2 and from there returned back to his usual uninspiring self. Button is having a season to forget as he continues to struggle with tyre related setup issues. Started 10th and went backwards to 16th as he couldn't get either compound tyre to work.

    Full results:
    1. Lewis Hamilton
    2. Romain Grosjean
    3. Sergio Perez
    4. Sebastian Vettel
    5. Fernando Alonso
    6. Nico Rosberg
    7. Mark Webber
    8. Kimi Raikkonen
    9. Kamui Kobayashi
    10. Felipe Massa
    11. Paul Di Resta
    12. Nico Hulkenberg
    13. Pastor Maldonado
    14. Daniel Ricciardo
    15. Jean-Eric Vergne
    16. Jenson Button
    17. Bruno Senna
    18. Hekki Kovalainen
    19. Vitaly Petrov
    20. Charles Pic
    DNF. Timo Glock
    DNF. Michael Schumacher (DRS problem)
    DNF. Pedro De La Rosa
    DNF. Narain Kartawhateverhisnameis


    Drivers Championship Top 3:
    1. Lewis Hamilton (88pts)
    2. Fernando Alonso (86pts)
    3. Sebastian Vettel (85pts)


    Constructors Championship Top 3:
    1. Red Bull Racing (164pts)
    2. McLaren Mercedes (133pts)
    3. Lotus Renault (108pts)

    As you can see in this unpredictable season, the constant remains scoring good points at every race. The top 3 drivers are consistent points finishers and constructors you can see that despite not winning a race yet Lotus Renault are in 3rd place ahead of Ferrari who have.
    Last edited by ego; 11th June 2012 at 11:29 AM.

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    Sounds like a real race! And some fair driving, both physically and mentally by Hamilton over those last 20 odd laps.

    Lucky his team's mistake in bringing him on turned out to be a masterstroke. An angry little Lewis in the pits would be a scary sight if he finished second.

    Was also profitable for me! YAY!


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    It turned out that the two stop stragety was right in the end but I'm sure if it hadn't have been Martin Whitmarsh would have copped an ear full from Hamilton. This year we are seeing the cars being more tempremental to temperature with the Red Bulls favouring the 40 degree + on track temps, McLarens preferring sub 40 degress and the Saubers who initially looked like lame horses came alive when the track dropped 6 degrees in a matter of a few laps. Exciting racing this season, bring on Valencia!


    edit: I think it must be noted the excellent drive from Perez who started from 15th and managed a podium. One of the best drives i have seen all year and very impressive considering the Sauber is a bit tempremental to temperatures this year and still not carrying consistent race pace.
    Last edited by ego; 11th June 2012 at 12:46 PM.

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    Cant say that the changes to bring competitve, unpredictable, close racing back to Formula one dont appear to be working.

    Who hasnt won this year?


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