2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

2011 Formula One Season.

Who will win the UBS Chinese Grand Prix?

Poll ended at 17 Apr 2011, 07:57

Sebastian Vettel
14
47%
Jenson Button
2
7%
Lewis Hamilton
10
33%
Mark Webber
1
3%
Fernando Alonso
3
10%
Felipe Massa
0
No votes
Nick Heidfeld
0
No votes
Vitaly Petrov
0
No votes
Kamui Kobayashi
0
No votes
Sebastien Buemi
0
No votes
Michael Schumacher
0
No votes
Nico Rosberg
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 30

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Re: 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 15 Apr 2011, 07:04

Hamilton "These tyres are finished".

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Re: 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 15 Apr 2011, 07:07

looks like new helmet for Vettel for this race :lol:

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Post by phil1993 » 15 Apr 2011, 07:07

http://www.f1zone.net/site/formula-one-live-timing/ seems to post some of our tweets but not all of them :lol:

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Re: 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 15 Apr 2011, 07:48

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Post by valentino 46 » 15 Apr 2011, 08:04

Hamilton still have the same problem with the soft tyres :<>:
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Post by alex1369 » 15 Apr 2011, 08:31

valentino 46 wrote:Hamilton still have the same problem with the soft tyres :<>:
Thats his own problem - unfortunatley

If he doesnt change his driving style then he wont win a race

He will have to go 4x into pits while others 3x

Thats 25 sec lost - just like that

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Post by phil1993 » 15 Apr 2011, 08:58

Hamilton can still win despite his aggressive style. It will mean 4 stops vs 3 stops. The problem was in Malaysia they intended to do 3 stops so did the pace for that, but then they needed 4 stops. Look at Webber - he had a KERS problem and still managed 4th.

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Re: 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by JoostLamers » 15 Apr 2011, 09:48

Again RBR vs. McLaren this weekend. Rumours were that the race pace was quite even, but RBR faster in qualiying pace. No surprise, it's been that way in Oz and Malaysia as well..
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Post by alex1369 » 15 Apr 2011, 09:51

I would really like that my man wins but unfortunatley he kills them before it even "starts"

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Re: 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 15 Apr 2011, 10:41

Hamilton needs to learn how to go slow.
Mark Hughes wrote:With Hamilton and Button out on their low-fuel, soft-tyre runs at the same time as Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull, Lewis was driving visibly more aggressively than either of the others His best lap shaded Button's by a tenth and was actually quicker than Vettel's first flyer. So far, so good. But as Button and Vettel then eased into cooling-off laps to prepare for second attempts on the same sets, Hamilton was already radioing in: "These tyres are finished." He didn't mean they were worn out, simply that he had already used up the qualifying-level grip that they give for a short time before a step-change down to race stint level of grip. He pitted as Vettel and Button both showed their rubber had energy enough to put in another fast time after a cooling-off lap.

Vettel improved to 1m37.688s, fastest of the session, around 0.15s better than Hamilton's best. Button was on course to have improved too before encountering Jaime Alguersuari in the final sector.

Hamilton is going to need rein-in his frustration at not being able to express his full talent if his results are not to be compromised by the tyres as they were in Malaysia. But if the fact that tyre wear is not expected to be as high here in Shanghai as it was in Malaysia is good for Hamilton in one sense – it's bad in another: for it also means that Red Bull is potentially in better shape than at Sepang.

If we are looking for a clue to the reading of the weekend at this early stage, a good place to start is the very different gap Red Bull had to McLaren at Malaysia a week ago compared to that at Melbourne. Analysing the reasons why the Red Bull's qualifying margin shrunk from 0.8s at Albert Park to just 0.1s at Sepang suggests that the RB7s might just be about to run away with Shanghai.

It transpired that in Malaysia Red Bull had deliberately engineered-in significant understeer to their cars, such was the extremely high rear tyre wear imposed by the layout and surface of that track. This set up was costing as much as 0.6s of qualifying lap performance and hence the closeness of McLaren. The RB7 does seem inherently a little harder on the delicate rear Pirellis than the McLaren and the harder the track is for tyre life, the more likely it is that the Red Bull's qualifying is compromised relative to McLaren.
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Re: 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 15 Apr 2011, 10:47

It's going to be an intriguing race certainly, but I feel it will be an easy 1-2 for Red Bull. Hopefully Button can make an impact.

I'm looking forward to Canada to see how the tyres will be there. Sauber could win that one :D

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Re: 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by valentino 46 » 15 Apr 2011, 11:00

button should write a book , How to manage your tyres in 10 lessons , and Lewis should be the first one to read it :lol:
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Re: 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by Ali » 15 Apr 2011, 11:13

Lewis Hamilton: 'not comfortable' with McLaren upgrades. My feeling RBR is very quick this week end.
Jenson Button: McLaren still no closer to Red Bull. I'll be surprised if we fight for pole.
Mark Webber: Red Bull to discuss Kers for China Grand Prix. Long runs on options are good.
Sebastian Vettel: Upbeat after finding 'good rhythm'. No problems ne issues. I don't think we have big problem with KERS.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsp ... efault.stm
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Re: 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by phil1993 » 15 Apr 2011, 12:03

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Re: 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Post by iceman1 » 15 Apr 2011, 15:03

Pirelli predicting two pit stops as the norm for Shanghai, with one-stopping an outside possibility:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90734

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