Formula 1 Gran Premio Santander D'Italia 2012

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Who will win the Italian Grand Prix?

Fernando Alonso
5
12%
Sebastian Vettel
1
2%
Mark Webber
0
No votes
Kimi Raikkonen
5
12%
Lewis Hamilton
21
49%
Jenson Button
3
7%
Nico Rosberg
1
2%
Sergio Perez
1
2%
Michael Schumacher
3
7%
Felipe Massa
2
5%
Jerome d'Ambrosio
1
2%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 43

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Formula 1 Gran Premio Santander D'Italia 2012

Post by Ferrari92 » 03 Sep 2012, 23:08

FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2012
Round 13 of 20
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Circuit map:
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Circuit info:
Race Date: 09 Sep 2012
Circuit Name: Autodromo di Monza
Number of Laps: 53
Circuit Length: 5.793 km
Race Distance: 306.720 km
Lap Record: 1:21.046 - R Barrichello (2004)

Past Winners:
2011 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2010 Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
2009 Rubens Barrichello (Brawn Mercedes)
2008 Sebastian Vettel (STR Ferrari)
2007 Fernando Alonso (McLaren Mercedes)

Past Pole Sitters:
2011 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
2010 Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
2009 Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes)
2008 Sebastian Vettel (STR Ferrari)
2007 Fernando Alonso (McLaren Mercedes)

Timetable (GMT):
Fri 07 September 2012
Practice 1 08:00 - 09:30
Practice 2 12:00 - 13:30

Sat 08 September 2012
Practice 3 09:00 - 10:00
Qualifying 12:00

Sun 09 September 2012
Race 12:00

Championship standings
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Tyres:
Medium and Hard
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2011 Race Highlights


Onboard lap - Fernando Alonso (2011)
Last edited by phil1993 on 04 Sep 2012, 17:51, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Although Romain might win a race, I suspect he won't win this one. Poll amended!

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Post by tderias » 04 Sep 2012, 00:56

Nice post :) I see that in the past 5 years, 4 out of the 5 pole sitters went on to win the race... interesting. I love back to back races, can't wait for this one!!!

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Post by Ferrariman60 » 04 Sep 2012, 01:30

Yeah, back to back races are the best, especially when they're at my 2 favorite tracks!
Requiescat in pace, Jules Bianchi


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Post by JoostLamers » 04 Sep 2012, 08:39

I'm not going :( , for the first time since 2003 I won't be visiting a GP, and I'm really gonna miss Monza! Great place, special atmosphere!

But means Lewis will win! :D
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Post by sportingcp » 04 Sep 2012, 11:23

Ambrosio for the win!

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Post by François » 04 Sep 2012, 11:48

This one should be fought between Alonso and the McLaren pair. I don't think RBR or Lotus can give them a fight. Maybe watch out for some midfield team coming alive in a low-downforce setting.
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Post by tderias » 04 Sep 2012, 13:29

If Lotus introduce the 'device', I think it will give them a mighty boost down those long straights.

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Post by sportingcp » 04 Sep 2012, 14:56

tderias wrote:If Lotus introduce the 'device', I think it will give them a mighty boost down those long straights.


Apparently they won´t debut the device at Monza also. I think they are missing a good opportunity if they continue to delay when they have it ready probably all the other top teams will have a DDRS too and all the effort will be in vain.

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Post by hamilton10000 » 04 Sep 2012, 15:34

who voted for grosjean winning the race lol

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Post by darrenyc » 04 Sep 2012, 15:44

sportingcp wrote:
tderias wrote:If Lotus introduce the 'device', I think it will give them a mighty boost down those long straights.


Apparently they won´t debut the device at Monza also. I think they are missing a good opportunity if they continue to delay when they have it ready probably all the other top teams will have a DDRS too and all the effort will be in vain.



I read somewhere that the double DRS boost isnt significant on a low downforce circuit, hence the trade off (weight, higher CG) didnt make sense . Should be ready for the next race though

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Re: FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2012

Post by Ferrari92 » 04 Sep 2012, 15:46

Last 3 years Button finished 2nd

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Post by iceman1 » 04 Sep 2012, 15:46

hamilton10000 wrote:who voted for grosjean winning the race lol

Eric Boullier :::

JoostLamers wrote:I'm not going :( , for the first time since 2003 I won't be visiting a GP, and I'm really gonna miss Monza! Great place, special atmosphere!

But means Lewis will win! :D

Oh yes! I remember 2010 pretty well :p

tderias wrote:If Lotus introduce the 'device', I think it will give them a mighty boost down those long straights.

Lotus won't introduce it in Monza because it's Monza, they won't introduce it in Singapore because it's dark there. I suspect they'll use it for the first time during the young drivers testing :p

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Post by darrenyc » 04 Sep 2012, 15:50

François wrote:This one should be fought between Alonso and the McLaren pair. I don't think RBR or Lotus can give them a fight. Maybe watch out for some midfield team coming alive in a low-downforce setting.



I'm picking Button as fav to win although lotus and RBR were quite competitive at Montreal, which is quite a similar low downforce circuit.

hope there's no 1st lap carnage this time round, with Grosjean banned and Maldonado far behind!

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Post by phil1993 » 04 Sep 2012, 17:44

We didn't have a Belgian at the Belgian Grand Prix, they'll be no Italian at the Italian Grand Prix but we will have a Belgian with an Italian sounding name at the Italian Grand Prix.

Is it worth putting $10 on Custard? Probably not. But let's hope he does well as he's a nice guy and underrated.

Anyway, 10 facts about him.
1. He’s so eager he sometimes arrives at the track before all the engineers.
2. His last race was the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix.
3. He was nicknamed ‘custard’ by his last team, in recognition of the similarity named Ambrosia custard brand.
4. He is The Master. Or, at least, he was the inaugural International Formula Master champion in 2007.
5. He is the first Belgian to race in F1 since Bertrand Gachot in 1995.
6. He likes taxi drivers.
7. If he wasn’t an F1 driver, he’d like to be an airline pilot.
8. He has very blue eyes.
9. His name generates ‘about’ 1,370,000,000 results on Google
10. At 1.72m he’s the team’s shortest driver.

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Post by tderias » 04 Sep 2012, 22:47

iceman1 wrote:
tderias wrote:If Lotus introduce the 'device', I think it will give them a mighty boost down those long straights.

Lotus won't introduce it in Monza because it's Monza, they won't introduce it in Singapore because it's dark there. I suspect they'll use it for the first time during the young drivers testing :p


:lol: too funny! James Allison confirms they will be running it in Japan :D

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