2012 - Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland

Who will win the German Grand Prix?

Poll ended at 21 Jul 2012, 19:53

Fernando Alonso
6
19%
Mark Webber
2
6%
Sebastian Vettel
3
10%
Lewis Hamilton
5
16%
Kimi Raikkonen
7
23%
Nico Rosberg
0
No votes
Romain Grosjean
0
No votes
Jenson Button
2
6%
Sergio Perez
1
3%
Pastor Maldonado
0
No votes
Paul di Resta
0
No votes
Michael Schumacher
4
13%
Felipe Massa
1
3%
 
Total votes: 31

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Re: 2012 - Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland

Post by iceman1 » 17 Jul 2012, 10:31

donald29 wrote:For those with a box capable of receiving Sky Sports but don't have it, Sky are doing a 'free weekend' so you can watch their German GP coverage.

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news ... ee-weekend
Great news. I guess they'll show lots of good things to convince people to subscribe to the F1 package :zz:

Pirelli couldn't test the "new" hard tyres in Silverstone, so they're bringing them again to Germany.
Pirelli’s latest specification of the P Zero Silver hard tyre was scheduled to make its debut in free practice at Silverstone – before the famous British weather decided otherwise. Consequently, the new hard tyre will now be brought to Germany for the drivers to try out in free practice on Friday. They will have two sets of the new tyre on top of their usual allocation of 11 sets, with the P Zero White medium compound and P Zero Yellow soft nominated for Germany.
You can read the full story here: http://www.f1zone.net/news/the-german-g ... iew/14982/

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Post by tderias » 17 Jul 2012, 12:04

So they'll give the teams hard tyres that aren't even going to be available on race day and they expect them to be tested? Surely no team would have fully understood how the mediums and softs will work in Hockenheim by Friday, to have the luxury to test the hard compound for future reference. Unless, of-course, I'm missing a big trick here...

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Post by KevC » 17 Jul 2012, 14:52

iceman1 wrote:
donald29 wrote:For those with a box capable of receiving Sky Sports but don't have it, Sky are doing a 'free weekend' so you can watch their German GP coverage.

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news ... ee-weekend
Great news. I guess they'll show lots of good things to convince people to subscribe to the F1 package :zz:
They do it every now and then to try and push people in to paying up.
Have to remember though that anything recorded on a sky+ box will only play back until sunday midnight. After that you can't decode it to watch without a subscription.

As the HD channels seem to be free too I might watch the HD version for a change :)

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Post by F11992 » 18 Jul 2012, 02:08

SpliT wrote:In Germany, this time of year is usually warm and sunny, and Lotus is quick in these condition. :cool:

Kimi or Grosjean to win? :roll::
At the time the weather isn´t that hot as it should be. "Only" 20-23 degrees Celsius. Partly cloudy, rainy and sunny. Weather like in April.

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Post by iceman1 » 18 Jul 2012, 09:53

Pastor Maldonado: The German fans who visit Hockenheim create a good atmosphere, particularly in the final few corners with the big grandstands, so it’s a fun circuit to drive. The final sector is also challenging with lots of corners coming quickly after each other where time can be won or lost. I’m disappointed to not have scored points in the last race but our car is showing that it can compete at different circuits so I’m feeling confident heading into this weekend.
He says the same thing before each GP :p

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Post by iceman1 » 18 Jul 2012, 12:48

Whitmarsh says will have noticeable updates this weekend (new design for the sidepods).

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Post by alex1369 » 18 Jul 2012, 14:04

iceman1 wrote:Whitmarsh says will have noticeable updates this weekend (new design for the sidepods).
And they will get P5 and P10 with them

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Post by mikhailv » 18 Jul 2012, 18:14

alex1369 wrote:
iceman1 wrote:Whitmarsh says will have noticeable updates this weekend (new design for the sidepods).
And they will get P5 and P10 with them
Ever the optimist. Id say P4 and p13!

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Re: 2012 - Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland

Post by SpliT » 19 Jul 2012, 09:54

Derek Warwick will be the FIA driver steward this weekend.

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Post by iceman1 » 19 Jul 2012, 12:00

The first pictures of the updated McLaren:
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Post by donald29 » 19 Jul 2012, 13:06

Vettel says he first went to Hockenheim in 1992 and remembers waiting to see Schumacher. :p

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Post by darrenyc » 19 Jul 2012, 14:49

iceman1 wrote:The first pictures of the updated McLaren:

thats fast work! hope the upgrades work a treat for McLaren. they badly need it to stay in the fight

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Re: 2012 - Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland

Post by iceman1 » 19 Jul 2012, 15:55

donald29 wrote:Vettel says he first went to Hockenheim in 1992 and remembers waiting to see Schumacher. :p
But Schumacher doesn't seem to be very happy :p
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Post by MavF1 » 19 Jul 2012, 17:20

Iceman, you don't happen to have the press conference from today, do you? Would be nice.

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Re: 2012 - Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland

Post by iceman1 » 19 Jul 2012, 18:38

MavF1 wrote:Iceman, you don't happen to have the press conference from today, do you? Would be nice.
Here we go!

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