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2010 Formula One Italian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1 Race Comments' started by James Johnson, Sep 9, 2010.

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  1. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

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    This weekend its the Italian GP around the Monza Circuit. The high speed and low downforce nature means that we could see more of the midfield teams play a part in this race but we will have to wait and see in 1st practice. :)
     
  2. I expect HRT to be flying on the straights. (just joking)

    It is going to be a really intresting race because the F-Duct might play the biggest role on this race. F-Duct VS Red Bulls Downforce.
     
  3. McLaren won't use F-Duct from the reason it isn't as much help on this track! It provides the most advantage on tracks with fast corners, Monza is from a lot of long straights with some slow corners, the only fast corner is probably Parabolica, Curva Grange is so fast it's not even a corner for these cars:) Red Bull was fast in Spa because Spa has a section with a lot of fast corners, where aero downforce is needed. Here they'll have a much harder job! I expect McLaren and Ferrari to be ahead them this time, simply they have the best top speeds, and usually McLaren's cars have very nice mechanical grip too. But of course we'll see.
     
  4. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

    I must say Mclaren are looking good. They were testing a high downforce rear wing and they still got 1st and 3rd in P1.
     
  5. I think Alonso will be fast on Monza, dont know why but "I got a feeling"
     
  6. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Interesting to see such high top speeds without f-duct :)
     
  7. Martin Bulgin

    Martin Bulgin
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    Good to see both Williams in Q3, the pundits make me laugh, they all say "top speed is everything here" but Button is proving them wrong.
     
  8. I cant belive Alonso took pole posision and hamilton made worse lap times then he did on Q2. I hope he got more speed Tomorow.
     
  9. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    Button is a great driver, very complete, he just lacks a bit of that "extra" top speed sometimes...
     

  10. Yeah !!! now a victory for Ferrari plz :)
     
  11. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

    Meh Mclaren had him bottled up behind Webber and he couldnt back off or he wouldnt have time to make hes last lap.
     
  12. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    I wouldn't say bottled up, the gap was like 5 seconds back, and Webber was going faster than Hamilton, and in that Red Bull car - respect :D
     
  13. who got pole?
     
  14. Alonso
     
  15. Hurray :) Ferrari FTW
     
  16. When Alonso has 5 second gap to a driver infront he starts to wave his hands like a maniake so the 5 second gap is very little.
     
  17. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs


    Maybe it's not the gap that's small, rather Alonso's fuse :)
     
  18. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

    5 seconds is not enough? Say that to the FIA in 2006 (Monza) when Alonso got done for being half way up a straight and was judged to be impeding massa. But nevermind that i ment to say that he was bottled up because if he backed off he ran the risk of losing he's next run altogether or he could keep on going and get into the turbulant air off webbers car and lose time.
     
  19. Martin Bulgin

    Martin Bulgin
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    I like Button and he is quick but his car is setup with loads of rear wing which is strange for this track but he has his f-duct, Lewis on the other hand is running a completley different rear end with little wing and no f-duct, also in one of the practice sessions IIRC Virgin topped the speed trap but overall they were behind all of the established teams,just the pundits keep going on that top speed is everything at Monza but Buttons setup and Virgins straight line speed proves otherwise.
     
  20. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    Diversion maneuvre: if Hamilton is slow then blame Alonso about anything :D
     
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