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2011 Formula One Belgian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1 Race Comments' started by Bram, Aug 21, 2011.

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  1. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

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    One more week to go and the F1 championship continues again. Any predictions?
     
  2. I predict concistant wet race.

    But I am looking for an awesome battle between Mclaren, Ferrari and Red Bull. (hopefully they will be even closer in both race and quali pace then ever.)
     
  3. Erik Tveit

    Erik Tveit
    I can haz cookie?

    Mclaren: Topspeed
    Red Bull: Downforce in high corners
    Ferrari: ??

    Anyways, I predict Force India with both cars in top 10. Always been strong here and on Monza. :)
     
  4. Best track in the world and with changeable conditions always being likely, I hope to see Jenson take the win :)
     
  5. David J Anderson

    David J Anderson
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I hope for a Classic. I would love to say "Mercedes FTW" but a miracle would have to happen.
     
  6. Rumor has it that Alonso is hungry for another win.
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    But this time he will need to do it without the "Ferrari International Assistance" help.
     
  7. Alonso will win. Haterz. :coolface:
     
  8. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Well the weather reports suggest a mainly wet weekend so unless Red Bull have learned a lot in the past 4 weeks, I predict another McLaren/Ferrari battle for the top step.
     
  9. I whish a could be there again, fantastic track!

     
  10. i would like to see button win in the wet, if not then alonso or webber :)
     
  11. Chris Hempsall

    Chris Hempsall
    Moderator

    I'm assuming the DRS zone will be the Kemmel Straight no?
     
  12. Wouldn't that mean top speeds of over 340km/h?
     
  13. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Not if it's as wet as the forecasts say it's going to be.

    They may choose to have the detection zone at 13/14 or 14 to 15, then have the activation zone at Corb Paul Frere. It's not a perfect straight, but it's pretty much flat-out.
     
  14. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

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  15. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Doubt it, there is raw overtaking there anyway - no like in Nurburgring it will probably be around some where else, possibly from Blanchimont to the Chicane
     
  16. Chris Hempsall

    Chris Hempsall
    Moderator

    I think your right, Kemmel is already a good place for overtaking. Having DRS from Blanchimont would be awesome. However there's been some incidents in that spot in the past so it's not the safest place I suppose. Watching 2 cars fighting it out down to the bus stop will be thrilling to watch though.
     
  17. Well its being reported on BBC website that Bruno Senna has replaced Heidfeld at Renault which i think is utter rubbish. Senna is only there because of his name, not because he is quick because he is no better or quicker than Heidfeld is in an F1 car.
     
  18. The DRS zone will be from Raidillon until the braking zone of Les Combes. The DRS will not be allowed between the braking zone of La Source and Raidillon during Free-Practice and Qualifying.
     
  19. Dunno about that, Senna was quite fast in GP2 in 2008 and let's face it not even Ayrton Senna could win in the HRT car.
    Hopefully this is the moment that we will see Bruno's real potential in F1 although I pretty much agree that he will probably never live up to his uncle.
     
  20. Chris Hempsall

    Chris Hempsall
    Moderator

    Ayrton probably couldn't have won in an HRT, but he would have looked good in one haha. Remember what he said... 'If you think I'm fast wait until you see my nephew'. Maybe Bruno is the fastest thing since Schumacher given the right car and we're kind of dumbing him down exactly because of who is Uncle was. Ayrton was a legend as a driver and as a man and maybe we don't want Bruno to live up to his uncle, I know that when he came into F1 I wanted him to leave as quick as possible and leave the Senna legacy alone, but at the end of the day, that's not fair on the guy. Let's see how he does in a Renault, he has no excuses now barring the car blowing up again.
     
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