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2012 Hockenheim

This topic contains 11 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by Avatar of Klon Klon 2 years, 3 months ago.

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    Avatar of Klon
    Klon
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    Well, here we are with the first qualifying of the year finished with a first look into pace: apparentely Mercedes are the weakest manufacturer, at least for now. Let’s see where we will be heading tomorrow.

    Race pace however could be a completely different book with heavy fuel loads. Will Audi dominate the race, will BMW win on comeback or is Mercedes pulling out an ultimate trump card?

    #200496
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    raymondu999
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    Mercedes was only 2 tenths off though… It’s BMW that is a second off.

    #200497
    Avatar of Klon
    Klon
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    @raymondu999

    Mercedes was only 2 tenths off though… It’s BMW that is a second off.

    Well, because Werner completely blew his lap. Q4 is not really what I was looking at when I talked about the balance of performance, especially given the fact that nobody really did an absolutely faultless lap. Q3 is way more significant, and there we had only two Mercedes there compared to the four Audis and BMWs each. Also Q1 saw three Mercedes out and only two Audis and even only one BMW.

    #200498
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    raymondu999
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    I didn’t get a chance to watch qualifying other than live timing, so I could be off-kilter.

    #200499
    Avatar of Powderfinger
    Powderfinger
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    The BMW guys seem to have done a good job. Joining the DTM and being “level” with the Audi’s at the first race of the season is quite impressive.

    Werner locked his breaks going into the hairpin thats why he lost I think 1.2 sec in sector 2.

    #200500
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    Keith Collantine
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    All three manufacturers in the top three places, that’s a promising start to the season!

    #200501
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    raymondu999
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    Why didn’t… Was Molina the 4th placed runner? Why didn’t he set a time?

    #200502
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    Calum
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    Glad to here BMW have been able to compete, the yellow one looks fantastic.

    #200503
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    Powderfinger
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    @raymondu999

    He ran wide at turn 1 and the time he set was annulled.

    Great race so far. Two Mercedes and British drivers fighting for the lead.

    #200504
    Avatar of Powderfinger
    Powderfinger
    Member

    Nice.
    Gary Paffett wins ahead of Jamie Green and Matthias Ekstrom.

    5 Mercedes in the top 10.

    #200505
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    raymondu999
    Participant

    Dear God that Mercedes is fast in the race

    #200506
    Avatar of Klon
    Klon
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    Will Audi dominate the race, will BMW win on comeback or is Mercedes pulling out an ultimate trump card?

    It’s the trump card…

    Well, now that was actually a lot more exciting than a number of races last year. These new cars do their job and we had ourselves a neat event. We had the duel between Gary Paffett and Jamie Green in the early parts, Christian Vietoris vs. Mike Rockenfeller in the latter part and obviously Ralf Schumacher’s balls to the walls approach to this race.

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