Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

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Who will win the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix?

Poll ended at 13 Mar 2010, 16:18

Jenson Button
1
1%
Lewis Hamilton
22
19%
Michael Schumacher
14
12%
Nico Rosberg
2
2%
Sebastian Vettel
11
9%
Mark Webber
1
1%
Felipe Massa
22
19%
Fernando Alonso
35
30%
Rubens Barrichello
0
No votes
Nico Hulkenberg
0
No votes
Robert Kubica
9
8%
Vitaly Petrov
0
No votes
Other
1
1%
 
Total votes: 118

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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by Zack » 01 Mar 2010, 17:47

phil1993 wrote:One interesting point which no-one has raised is the possibility of the lower teams (such as STR, Lotus, Virgin) going for crazy strategies, like pitting on Lap 1 under a SC and trying to go the distance. Those kind of strategies might pay off...

Logically ''hmm'' won't work!
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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by shailf1 » 01 Mar 2010, 17:56

Zack wrote:
phil1993 wrote:One interesting point which no-one has raised is the possibility of the lower teams (such as STR, Lotus, Virgin) going for crazy strategies, like pitting on Lap 1 under a SC and trying to go the distance. Those kind of strategies might pay off...

Logically ''hmm'' won't work!

by the time others pit they will be more than 30 sec down.

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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by phil1993 » 01 Mar 2010, 18:08

You never know, it might be one of those gambles...

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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by MavF1 » 01 Mar 2010, 19:16

JoostLamers wrote:Hamilton for pole, Alonso for win


This is my guess,too. I wonder how far away Mercedes will be.

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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by Mitsuro Sano » 01 Mar 2010, 22:16

phil1993 wrote:You never know, it might be one of those gambles...

They will destroy the tyres before the end of the race :O . And, in my opinion, those team you quote ( maybe not STR ) lack of downforce a lot, so to keep a "good" pace and make this strategies pay off, the drivers will have to attack a lot and wear the tyres more than front runners' tyres. And a car lacking of downforce AND lacking of mechanical grip ( thanks mainly to those tyres ) is easily 10 sec off the pace! :lol:. A ( good ) example of that situation can be the Australian GP in 2009 when Vettel and Rosberg suddenly lost 5 secondes to Kubica after destroying their rear tyres. And the RedBull and the Williams were good cars aerodynamically!

However, those kind of strategies, I think, can be good for midfield cars or front runners :)

If Massa make the pole, then I think he will win! If not, Alonso is in a good shape to win this race!

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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by cformula1 » 02 Mar 2010, 09:42

I'm expecting the teams to be in this order (teams in brackets are unconfirmed).

Tier 1: Ferrari, McLaren
Tier 2: Red Bull, Mercedes
Tier 3: Williams, Renault
Tier 4: Toro Rosso, Sauber, Force India
Tier 5: Lotus, Virgin, Hispania
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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by Schumfs » 02 Mar 2010, 12:12

Helloz.
At the beggining of the thread phil wrote that De la Rosa will drive a BMW Sauber Ferrari :P
How can that be? :P
Anyway, Massa for win Flag:## ;)
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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by sdutt » 02 Mar 2010, 15:26

phil1993 wrote:You never know, it might be one of those gambles...


i agree, monaco wont be a bad place to do it (as long as they manage their tyres well), not necessarily first lap, but still it wont be too bad a gamble
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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by phil1993 » 02 Mar 2010, 16:43

Schumfs wrote:Helloz.
At the beggining of the thread phil wrote that De la Rosa will drive a BMW Sauber Ferrari :P
How can that be? :P
Anyway, Massa for win Flag:## ;)


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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by phil1993 » 02 Mar 2010, 19:54

First post updated - USF1 out, Chandhok in

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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by newtrex » 02 Mar 2010, 22:43

I think vettel has high chances to win
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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by mneiai » 03 Mar 2010, 05:44

sdutt wrote:
phil1993 wrote:You never know, it might be one of those gambles...


i agree, monaco wont be a bad place to do it (as long as they manage their tyres well), not necessarily first lap, but still it wont be too bad a gamble


This gives me visions of, what was it, 2005? when Alonso's tires were just completely gone and he was desperately trying to keep the others from overtaking.

Still, that sort of thing makes the races exciting and demonstrates the drivers' skills. I definitely want to see some crazy strategies!

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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by JoostLamers » 03 Mar 2010, 09:49

Is there still a 107% rule, cause that could mean problems for the Virgins, Lotusses and Hispania's (and Stefans)
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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by coup » 03 Mar 2010, 11:41

no, that went at the end of 2002
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Re: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Post by iceman1 » 03 Mar 2010, 14:40

The Official 09 season summary is now online http://www.formula1.com/video/race_edits.html

Jumping the story timeline is weird :zz:

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