Gran Premio de España Santander 2011

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Who will win the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix?

Sebastian Vettel
15
37%
Lewis Hamilton
6
15%
Mark Webber
10
24%
Jenson Button
0
No votes
Fernando Alonso
7
17%
Felipe Massa
1
2%
Nick Heidfeld
0
No votes
Vitaly Petrov
0
No votes
Nico Rosberg
1
2%
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes: 41

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Gran Premio de España Santander 2011

Post by phil1993 » 10 May 2011, 18:53

Gran Premio de Espana Santander 2011
Circuit de Catalunya | Round 5 of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship

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Timetable (UK Time):

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Fri 20 May 2011
Practice 1    09:00 - 10:30
Practice 2    13:00 - 14:30
Sat 21 May 2011
Practice 3    10:00 - 11:00
Qualifying    13:00
Sun 22 May 2011
Race    13:00


Past winners:
2010 - M. Webber (Red Bull)
2009 - J. Button (Brawn)
2008 - K. Raikkonen (Ferrari)
2007 - F. Massa (Ferrari)
2006 - F. Alonso (Renault)

Past pole sitters:
2010 - M. Webber (Red Bull)
2009 - J. Button (Brawn)
2008 - K. Raikkonen (Ferrari)
2007 - F. Massa (Ferrari)
2006 - F. Alonso (Renault)
Anyone else spot a trend...

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01    Sebastian Vettel    93
02    Lewis Hamilton    59
03    Mark Webber    55
04    Jenson Button    46
05    Fernando Alonso    41
06    Felipe Massa    24
07    Nick Heidfeld    21
08    Vitaly Petrov    21
09    Nico Rosberg    20
10    Kamui Kobayashi    8
11    Michael Schumacher    6
12    Sebastien Buemi    6
13    Adrian Sutil    2
14    Paul di Resta    2


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01    RBR-Renault    148
02    McLaren-Mercedes    105
03    Ferrari    65
04    Renault    42
05    Mercedes    26
06    Sauber-Ferrari    8
07    STR-Ferrari    6
08    Force India-Mercedes    4


Who will take pole?
Who will win the race?
Will we finally see a Safety Car period?
What about the midfield?
Barcelona is traditionally the upgrade race: will the order change?

Vettel already has 93 points. He didn't achieve that until Race 9 last year...

:!: Don't forget the prediction competition, currently led by yours truly (let me bask in the glory, it won't last!)
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Re: Gran Premio de Espana Santander 2011

Post by Eric_Cartman » 10 May 2011, 19:07

Who will take pole? Hopefully Vettel :)
Who will win the race? Hopefully Vettel :)
Will we finally see a Safety Car period? I don't think so. The first safety car period will be at Monaco
Barcelona is traditionally the upgrade race: will the order change? I think we saw the biggest upgrades in Istanbul. So I don't expect that the order changes in Barcelona
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Re: Gran Premio de Espana Santander 2011

Post by Mar » 10 May 2011, 20:41

Phil, please, don’t take me wrong :hug: . But could you put the ñ in España in the thread title? please, please, please :pray: . It looks horrible (and sounds even worse :blush: ).

Who will take pole? Let me think ''hmm'' Vettel?
Who will win the race? May the best win, whoever he is.
Will we finally see a Safety Car period? As long as nobody gets hurt, why not? It's been quite a rainy spring. Maybe we get a wet GP.
What about the midfield? My impossible wish: to have them all within 2 tenths of the fastest car.
Barcelona is traditionally the upgrade race: will the order change? Not much.

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Post by Mar » 10 May 2011, 20:51

THANKS A TON! :hug:

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Post by iceman1 » 11 May 2011, 10:48

F1fanatic wrote:The Spanish Grand Prix will have one of the longest zones for the Drag Reduction System seen so far.

The circuit’s official Twitter account said the zone where drivers can use DRS during the race will be 830m long. It is expected to be situated on the start/finish straight.

The FIA reduced the length of the DRS zone at the Chinese Grand Prix from 902m to 752m after concerns were raised that it would make overtaking too easy.

Concerns were also raised at the frequency of overtaking in the DRS zone during the Turkish Grand Prix, and the ease with which drivers could overtaking using their adjustable rear wings.

The Circuit de Catalunya has a reputation for being one of the most difficult F1 circuits to overtake on.

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Post by JoostLamers » 11 May 2011, 11:23

Hope McLaren get their updates and pitstops right this time. It's always the same: McLaren bring updates to a GP weekend, but decide after the friday that they are not good enough so they take them off and race without upgrades. Hope Vettel DNF and doesn't take pole for once.
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Post by Ali » 11 May 2011, 14:26

JoostLamers wrote:Hope McLaren get their updates and pitstops right this time. It's always the same: McLaren bring updates to a GP weekend, but decide after the friday that they are not good enough so they take them off and race without upgrades. Hope Vettel DNF and doesn't take pole for once.

Well, that's no satisfaction for anyone when your rivals get DNF and other teams collect the spoils. This is not racing, this is only winning. I hope no one gets DNF and may the best win.
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Post by JoostLamers » 11 May 2011, 14:32

Ali wrote:
JoostLamers wrote:Hope McLaren get their updates and pitstops right this time. It's always the same: McLaren bring updates to a GP weekend, but decide after the friday that they are not good enough so they take them off and race without upgrades. Hope Vettel DNF and doesn't take pole for once.

Well, that's no satisfaction for anyone when your rivals get DNF and other teams collect the spoils. This is not racing, this is only winning. I hope no one gets DNF and may the best win.

We need Vettel to DNF for the sake of the Championship, plus, it's also a mechanical sport
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Re: Gran Premio de España Santander 2011

Post by valentino 46 » 11 May 2011, 15:59

done to Lewis , i hope that McLaren came with a lot of Updates :)
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Re: Gran Premio de España Santander 2011

Post by Vorull » 11 May 2011, 16:18

I really hope Mark wakes up and beats Vettel :) He was very good last year and in 2009 also.

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Re: Gran Premio de España Santander 2011

Post by harrisv48 » 11 May 2011, 16:28

I think is time for Mark Webber to win. In Australia finish 5th , in Malaysia finish 4th , in China finish 3rd , in Turkey finish 2nd...and in Spain will be the WINNER :)

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Post by phil1993 » 11 May 2011, 17:03

Btw guys, I'm aware the F1Zone calendar says the race is this Sunday. Of course, that is incorrect. I must have been sleepy doing the calendar way back in December :lol:

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Re: Gran Premio de España Santander 2011

Post by zoefrances » 11 May 2011, 17:11

I hope we have another exciting race.
I am hoping that mercedes will do well, I would like to see mark, lewis and jenson able to challenge seb more.
who will get pole? seb
who will win? the driver ist past the flag, probably seb :lol:
if it rains it could be interesting.

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Re: Gran Premio de España Santander 2011

Post by MavF1 » 13 May 2011, 21:53

Who will take pole?
Well I think the guy who did it in Turkey....and in China....and in Malaysia. Did I miss one out? Oh, yeah, and of course in Australia , too :roll:: :sleep:
To be honest, I don't feel like watching qualifying next weekend.

Who will win the race?
I hope I'm wrong, but "The Finger" I guess.

What about the midfield?
I wonder if a certain 7 times world-champion can finally match the pace of his teammate and doesn't stick out of the mass with his strange defensive moves in the first few laps. Just for once.

Barcelona is traditionally the upgrade race: will the order change?
No, it won't. McLaren hopefully brings some upgrades worth mentioning which can bring them closer to Red Bull.

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Re: Gran Premio de España Santander 2011

Post by phil1993 » 14 May 2011, 12:02

Early weather forecast:

Friday - Light rain, 21c, 30% chance of rain
Saturday - Rain, 21c, 60% chance of rain
Sunday - Scattered showers, 22c, 30% chance of rain

Spanishweather.net says there will be light rain through Friday and Saturday as well as Sunday morning, but it'll be a dry race.

MSN says 90% rain chance on Friday, 95% Saturday, 25% Sunday.

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