2014 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX

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2014 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX

Post by KevC » 23 Mar 2014, 12:27

2014 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX


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Kuala Lumpur
Race Date: 30 Mar 2014
Circuit Name: Sepang International Circuit
First Grand Prix: 1999
Number of Laps: 56
Circuit Length: 5.543 km
Race Distance: 310.408 km
Lap Record: 1:34.223 - JP Montoya (2004)

UK Times
Fri 28 March 2014
Practice 1 02:00 - 03:30
Practice 2 06:00 - 07:30
Sat 29 March 2014
Practice 3 05:00 - 06:00
Qualifying 08:00
Sun 30 March 2014
Race 09:00

Previous Winners
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Kuala Lumpur
2012 Fernando Alonso Ferrari Kuala Lumpur
2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Kuala Lumpur
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Kuala Lumpur
2009 Jenson Button Brawn GP Kuala Lumpur
2008 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Kuala Lumpur
2007 Fernando Alonso McLaren Kuala Lumpur
2006 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault Kuala Lumpur
2005 Fernando Alonso Renault Kuala Lumpur
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Kuala Lumpur
2003 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren Kuala Lumpur
2002 Ralf Schumacher Williams Kuala Lumpur
2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Kuala Lumpur
2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Kuala Lumpur
1999 Eddie Irvine Ferrari Kuala Lumpur


Button on board 2013


Start onboard 2013 Raikonnen


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73 consecutive races now without a mechanical failure for Alonso.
Nico Rosberg only needs one more win to equal his father’s tally.
Rosberg’s win was the 100th for a Mercedes-powered car in Formula One and Hamilton’s pole was the 100th for Mercedes power as well.
Pending the appeal, the disqualification of Ricciardo, will give Button his 50th podium.
Daniil Kvyat finished tenth and was promoted to ninth behind team mate Jean-Eric Vergne. By doing so he became the youngest ever F1 point-scorer, 25 days younger than previous holder, Sebastian Vettel. Previous holders of that title are Perez, Massa, Amon, Nico Rosberg, Buemi, Button, and Algesuari.


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If I'm treading on anyone's toes posting this please feel free to say.

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Post by François » 23 Mar 2014, 12:58

If Red Bull have solved their engine woes, they should go very well around this track. However, the straights are long, so will superior aerodynamics make up for a deficit in engine power over one lap? Fuel economy may also turn out to be a talking point once again.

I don't expect great racing, but maybe a clearer picture of the pecking order and things to look forward to.
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Post by Edi96 » 23 Mar 2014, 17:08

Kevin Clark wrote:Daniil Kvyat finished tenth and was promoted to ninth behind team mate Jean-Eric Vergne. By doing so he became the youngest ever F1 point-scorer, 25 days younger than previous holder, Sebastian Vettel. Previous holders of that title are Perez, Massa, Amon, Nico Rosberg, Buemi, Button, and Algesuari.

:huh: That list can't be correct

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Post by KevC » 23 Mar 2014, 17:57

Youngest point scorers (from f1 fanatic)
- maybe poorly worded. It should be the youngest scorers are....

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Post by sermilan » 24 Mar 2014, 21:09

Kevin Clark wrote:73 consecutive races now without a mechanical failure for Alonso.

2010 Malaysia engine failure?

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Post by Vorull » 24 Mar 2014, 21:22

sermilan wrote:
Kevin Clark wrote:73 consecutive races now without a mechanical failure for Alonso.

2010 Malaysia engine failure?

I think that is exactly 73 (I counted 75 but w/e) races ago.

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Post by alex1369 » 25 Mar 2014, 00:56

Somethings wrong with PL. When i select next race to submitt my tips... Bahrain comes!! It should be Sepang, but it not there at all when i scroll the tracks.
There are some tracks missing on calendar too... so something has to be done about that before friday...

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Post by kals » 25 Mar 2014, 02:29

Technically speaking Alonso had a mechanical failure during last year's Bahrain GP, but the issues with the DRS didn't stop him from finishing the race.

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Post by iceman1 » 25 Mar 2014, 08:50

alex1369 wrote:Somethings wrong with PL. When i select next race to submitt my tips... Bahrain comes!! It should be Sepang, but it not there at all when i scroll the tracks.
There are some tracks missing on calendar too... so something has to be done about that before friday...

Ok fixed it. Thanks :thumbsup:

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Post by phil1993 » 25 Mar 2014, 13:22

If anyone missed it at the weekend, we had a feature about F1 press officers, thanks to Oana :)
http://www.f1zone.net/news/working-in-f ... cer/30299/

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Post by iceman1 » 25 Mar 2014, 18:53

Wow what an amazing pictures. It's from 2009!
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Post by KevC » 26 Mar 2014, 13:59

Press Conference Lineups:

Thursday

Jenson Button
Nico Hulkenberg
Pastor Maldonado
Charles Pic
Jean-Eric Vergne
Sebastian Vettel

Friday

Pat Fry (Ferrari)
Dave Greenwood (Marussia)
James Key (Toro Rosso)
Tom McCullough (Sauber)
Paul Monaghan (Red Bull)
Jonathan Neale (McLaren)

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Post by tderias » 26 Mar 2014, 16:30

Some of the run-off areas/kerbs have been changed, though only minor tweaks.

In other news, Vettel wins best sportsman of the year in the Laureus Awards, which is apparently a big thing. Nevertheless, he deserves it, and it makes me feel happy that F1 drivers are being recognised for their achievements :roll::

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Post by iceman1 » 27 Mar 2014, 09:27

Alonso is ready to help Kimi to fix his problems: "I do not know what his problem is exactly. But I'll help as best I can, but I also have enough to do"

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Post by iceman1 » 27 Mar 2014, 09:55

Drivers press conference!

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