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Who will win the Chinese Grand Prix?
Poll ended at 19 Apr 2014, 14:59
Nico Rosberg 40%  40%  [ 4 ]
Lewis Hamilton 50%  50%  [ 5 ]
Nico Hulkenberg 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Fernando Alonso 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jenson Button 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Sebastian Vettel 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
Kevin Magnussen 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Valtteri Bottas 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Sergio Perez 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Daniel Ricciardo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Felipe Massa 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Kimi Raikkonen 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 10
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 Post subject: Re: 2014 Formula One™ UBS Chinese Grand Prix
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2014, 13:32  
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PostPosted: 20 Apr 2014, 14:47  
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Massa's pitstop problem was the Williams mechanics trying to fit the rear tyres on the wrong way round. Oh dear.

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It didn't have nothing to do with Alonso launch?

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Nope, not that Smedley said.

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PostPosted: 21 Apr 2014, 09:29  
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Massa's pitstop problem was the Williams mechanics trying to fit the rear tyres on the wrong way round. Oh dear.

Oh dear, indeed. That's just ludicrous.

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Phil, what happened with a rating for Kobayashi? :D

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PostPosted: 21 Apr 2014, 10:25  
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Heh :p

I was wondering about this year - it seems that while some drivers are struggling with their cars, those with certain driving styles are struggling with the tyres. Vettel, for example. He had the measure of Ricciardo in Malaysia and in Bahrain their respective strategies flattered Ricciardo, but in China it was different. On options Vettel was faster, but on primes he just sunk like a stone. Raikkonen and Perez have also saved tyres well in the past but this year they've struggled to feel the front end and have the right balance - perhaps exacerbated by Pirelli's 2014 tyres being comparatively harder. Ditto with McLaren - Button/Magnussen both smooth drivers and the front end was just woeful.

I only say this because in the past Kimi has suited softer tyres, as has Perez (in terms of saving them - he had his best races in 2013 during tyre saving races). Those two guys were closer to their team-mates in hotter conditions (Malaysia/Bahrain, although Perez-Hulk in Malaysia is impossible to compare) than they were in Australia/China. They might not be getting the tyres warmed up as they like them, losing grip and then hitting the graining period sooner. So they end up with the worst of both worlds.

It'll be interesting to see how it plays out in Spain, if it's warmer (then again, Barcelona is again front limited) or whether my theory is just plain wrong :p

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Your theory is interesting, but there are other factors as well. ;)

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Nice ratings Phil, much to agree with including Koba's rating.
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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2014, 16:35  
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Funny ratings for Kobayashi LOL XD
He did a great job, 54/56 is almost 10/10 :-D

Mercedes dominance is absolutely amazing, thisbseason is all about Mercedes. Even 8'm very happy for Lewis being there in the best situation for claiming WDC, I really wish to watch some more fights, besides Rosberg of course..

What confusing me is, the biggest loser team is probably Mclaren. Starting the season with both of their drivers in podium, and ended the flyaway races without scoring points is such a woeful achievement. Even with their special rear suspension, I can't imagine why they're getting worse and worse.. It's now seems like a true reversal of Mclaren becoming Mercedes in the past, and Mercedes becoming Mclaren.
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