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8th October 2015, 16:46 at 4:46 pm #306673
Looking good for Audi… anda nightmare for Trulli. I had heard Duran was going to be Liuzzi’s team mate, was that announcement made after testing or what? Hope Abt can have some luck this year :(29th September 2015, 12:44 at 12:44 pm #306348
Did I miss something? Buemi has revealed his overhauled design for Formula E and there is no sight of Red Bull logos. No more their third driver? https://www.facebook.com/SebastienBuemi/photos/a.285268134819213.84658.285254441487249/1126742734005078/?type=3&permPage=111th September 2015, 9:19 at 9:19 am #304941
From Spa onwards, Massa changed from a slightly chrome version of his helmet to a matte finish, combined with darker yellow.
Post: http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/features/2015/8/in-pictures—the-best-from-spa-francorchamps/jcr:content/featureContent/manual_gallery_1/image47.img.1536.medium.jpg17th August 2015, 18:16 at 6:16 pm #303302
And here are the season 3 tables, as promised ! https://plus.google.com/+FilibertoGeoni/posts/ergARxZG8Yu15th August 2015, 19:26 at 7:26 pm #303208
Race 19: United States
Qualifying: 1st – Race: 1st
I was second to Maldonado in practice, second to Alonso in Q1 and 7th in Q2, while Fernando was knocked out in 14th place. I went on to take pole with my first attempt in Q3. At the start I shut the door on Webber and Senna took advantage to take second place. He slowed his rivals down quite a bit over the first two laps, then fell back due to DRS. I had now four seconds on Hamilton, and he slowly reduced it before I pitted on lap 6. He and others continued and I was sixth, holding position on Rosberg. After the top five had also stopped, I led Webber and Kobayashi by three-and-a-half seconds, and set the fastest lap on lap 9. Schumacher, Alonso and Schumacher again then lowered the time further, but I only improved by a tenth and gave up trying. Webber caught up in the final lap and with his last chance in the back straight he overtook me, but I out-braked him and took my lead back for the final metres to take my tenth win of the season.
Race 20: Brazil
Qualifying: 8th – Race: 1st
I led Q2 after finishing 7th in Q1, but rain in Q3 ruined my setup work and I salvaged 8th after risking to be dead last. The track was dry on Sunday and I jumped three positions at the start, and a further two on the back straight. As Rosberg had lost his lead to Webber and was fighting with Vettel, I seized the opportunity to pass the two ahead of me to take second place. At turn 7 I went on the inside of Webber and took the lead by keeping my foot down on the outside of turn 8. From then I ran away, extending my lead with every lap. I improved the fastest lap three times before pitting on lap 8. I came out 4th and stayed there for a lap, when the leaders pitted too. Webber leapfrogged Rosberg but had dropped to six seconds behind me, which I quickly extended to ten with fast laps in succession. On lap 12 I set a 1:13.0, and only got very close to that in the remaining laps, but no one else threatened to equal me. I lapped two Marussias, two HRTs and a Force India, despite three retirements. Rosberg followed Webber at the flag and Alonso was fourth ahead of Vettel: the top five in the race were the top five in the championship, in order. Despite beating Alonso by 180 points, I have “only” been promoted to equal status for next year.
Wins: 11 – Poles: 10 – Doubles: 8 – Grand Slams: 1
1. Australia – 1st + 1st
2. Malaysia – 22nd + 2nd
3. China – 22nd + 1st
4. Bahrain – 1st + 1st
5. Spain – 1st + 4th
6. Monaco – 23rd + 2nd
7. Canada – 1st + 1st
8. Europe – 1st + 2nd
9. Great Britain – 4th + 2nd
10. Germany – 1st + 1st
11. Hungary – 2nd + 1st
12. Belgium – 17th – 6th
13. Italy – 1st + 1st
14. Singapore – 1st + 1st (Grand Slam)
15. Japan – 8th + 12th
16. South Korea – 7th + 16th
17. India – 1st + 1st
18. Abu Dhabi – 7th + 2nd
19. United States – 1st + 1st
20. Brazil – 8th + 1st30th July 2015, 18:54 at 6:54 pm #302720
7. Massa – had a very good run of 3/4 races
8. Hulkenberg – drove very well since Le Mans
9. Bottas – evenly matched with Massa, which is worse than last year
12. Kvyat – not bad, but before Hungary he and his car had done nothing eye-catching
18. Ericsson – thrashed by a roookie
19. Maldonado – no improvement, and consistently behind Grosjean.
20. Merhi – gap to Stevens tends to be too large27th July 2015, 20:38 at 8:38 pm #302573
Herbert-Trulli-Barrichello, wow! That would have been one of my favourites! The best one I saw was Vettel-Massa-Kobayashi at Suzuka 2012: Massa back after two years, Kobayashi for the first time in front of his home crowd… the shivers! Alonso-Raikkonen-Massa from Spain 2013 was also nice, three drivers with a Ferrari past or present, but I would’ve liked the order reversed! And Australia 2014, the original one prior to Ricciardo’s disqualification only slightly better than the actual podium.26th July 2015, 16:10 at 4:10 pm #302461
@sam3110 beat me to it… I think the real constructors should not partner with rival teams, so Williams-Mercedes or even Lotus-Mercedes won’t do it for me. Williams-BMW seems to be going well, I’d add Sauber-Ferrari for their long-lasting relationship even under Petronas branding. Crazy where they ended up considering their early times as a Mercedes customer!
Williams-Renault, McLaren-Honda, McLaren-TAG-Porsche, Lotus-Ford-Cosworth, Cooper-Climax, Jordan-Mugen-Honda, Brabham-BMW…26th July 2015, 11:49 at 11:49 am #302383
@bradley13 I’m doing a career as… myself! Or we could say Massa, as I started in 2006 at Ferrari alongside Schumi and progressed till 2013, and the games always put me in Felipe’s seat. I’ve done 2013 already, I needed 2012 at Ferrari but I had to go through HRT and Caterham first :S I think in 2014 I’ll split the career between me (continue with Ferrari) and Massa (move to Williams), so there’s two more seasons to do… And don’t worry about the Wiki, I’d need to copy countless tables to it and Excel is actually quite handy, as I play on PC it’s always with me, regardless of internet connection. Thanks though!25th July 2015, 18:49 at 6:49 pm #302440
Race 18: Abu Dhabi
Qualifying: 7th – Race: 2nd
I quickly realised my setup was very poor on traction: if my tyres were too cold or too worn I’d easily spin. Across the weekend I spun and several times almost did so at turns 6, 13, 18 and 21. In Q1 due to this I had to do lap, lap, slow-down lap and then lap a third time to take third place behind Alonso and Rosberg on prime tyres. In Q2 I was 8th ahead of Alonso before I left the track with a second set of tyres, but spun out on the first and second attempts. In Q3 I was only 7th with my first lap on the only new set, and with the older one I couldn’t improve. In the race I got a brilliant start as most drivers ran deep at turn 1, I was third and overtook Vettel on the inside of turn 2 to take second place. I very nearly spun out of turn 6 and had to let both Red Bulls through, but I passed both in the first back straight. Alonso was already five seconds away, but on lap 2 I set the fastest lap and cut the gap by a full second. It stayed the same for a lap then it was his turn to go faster. Vettel was a few seconds behind, but did not have my pace. I started losing grip two laps before my pit stop and Vettel eventually got within a second when we stopped on lap 6. I came out 8th, and drove solidly to be back in 2nd place after the others had stopped too. I usually pushed on my first clean lap after changing tyres, but I waited an extra lap and then set the fastest lap of the race. It was lap 9 and Alonso was six seconds ahead, Vettel three behind and Webber far behind his teammate. Schumacher beat my time by four tenths and I was furious, and on lap 12 I somehow pulled out a miracle by lapping a further three tenths faster than that, a 1:43.7 which was about as fast as I went in Q3 on options. At turn 6 on the following lap I almost spun again, and avoiding all kerbs as I had been doing already I tried to keep Vettel out of DRS range. Alonso won with ease and I was not far behind, comfortably ahead of Vettel despite all the difficulties I had. With the maximum points thanks to our third one-two, Ferrari were crowned constructors’ champions.25th July 2015, 17:25 at 5:25 pm #302438
@bradley13 I’m doing a career as… myself! Or we could say Massa: I started playing as Felipe in F1C mods 2006-2009, then Codies always put me in his seat in their games. I’ve done 2013 already and I needed 2012, but I had to go through HRT and Caterham first :S I guess in 2014 I’ll do two more seasons, one at Williams to continue Felipe’s career and one at Ferrari to continue mine.
Don’t worry for the Wiki, Excel is quite handy as, playing on the PC, it’s always with me regardless of internet connection, and I’d have countless tables to copy… but thanks anyhow!24th July 2015, 20:20 at 8:20 pm #302358
@bradley13 well done on your career! I’ve got three races left before I pull the plug on the career mode in 2012, I want to drive for Ferrari at least one season in each game and 2014 is next once I’ve won the title for McLaren. 2015… we’ll see ;)
And kudos for your brilliant tables – I don’t have my own wiki but I have the same tables on Excel! Will post them once the championship’s over :D23rd July 2015, 19:26 at 7:26 pm #302264
Race 17: India
Qualifying: 1st – Race: 1st
I was 7th in practice, 10th in Q1 and 4th in Q2, ahead of Alonso and Webber. In Q3 with my first lap I was two tenths faster than Vettel and than anyone else, and despite being slower in every sector on my second try I was still purple. I’m back on pole after two nightmare races, with Alonso qualifying fifth behind both Mercedes. At the start I was attacked by Vettel, but I had the racing line and led the pack out of turn 1. I pushed out of Vettel’s DRS range by lap three, though he subsequently cut it down again before he and Schumacher pitted on lap 4. Rosberg and I stayed out, pitted on lap 5 and came out ahead of them. I was second, with Alonso the only driver to wait a further lap to change his tyres. He came out just ahead of Rosberg, slowing him down quite a bit but getting passed immediately on the back straight due to DRS. He dropped back and had a hard time keeping Schumacher behind. I had enough fuel to keep my engine running high for the rest of the race, and Rosberg was catching me too slowly to get within DRS range in time. I lapped an HRT at the start of the penultimate lap, when I lowered the fastest time previously set by Schumacher and then lapped a Caterham. My final lap was fractionally slower, but would have been enough to grant me the Hat Trick, which didn’t become a Grand Slam only because of Alonso.22nd July 2015, 19:36 at 7:36 pm #302206
Race 16: South Korea
Qualifying: 7th – Race: 16th
I was lying 23rd in Q1 and took the inevitable decision to put option tyres on. After two laps I was 9th, more than glad to have passed the first round. I was 9th again in Q2, over a second slower than Alonso. In Q3 I halved the gap, qualifying 7th, and while Rosberg took pole Alonso was fifth. With a good start I was fourth after turn one, fighting along with Alonso against Schumacher. We both passed him, and I passed my teammate. Rosberg was already far away, and was superior on pace; I was slowing the others down a bit, as a train was forming, but it spread out in the following laps. I pitted on lap 6, and had to fight against Alonso and Schumacher who were trying to overcut me. I was still in second place after their stops, though Raikkonen had the momentum and passed Alonso. I tried in vain to set the fastest lap, then on lap 12 I spun and hit the barriers, losing my wing. I pitted, put worn options on and joined in 16th place. An attempt on the final lap to set the fastest lap was unsuccessful and I took the worst result of the season home.21st July 2015, 11:35 at 11:35 am #302177
@jackysteeg I started following GP2 in 2011, and Bianchi was immediately one of my favourites. His rookie teammate Gutierrez had already won in Valencia, Jules was still on 0 wins at his second season. Then this race came, and I remember it so vividly. Such a brilliant battle, Jules came out ahead but Vietoris was just as good. Clean racing, thanks to the drivers and cars. I fell in love with GP2, and I continue watching it today.
I remember watching the previous races, but this is the piece of racing that stands out amongst the rest, and it’s yet to be surpassed.