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2011 Formula One Indian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1 Race Comments' started by Chris Jenkins, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    I thought I'd get this started for Scott. (Scott, feel free to hijack, edit, etc)

    FP1 times: (copied from Autosport)

    1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1:26.836
    2. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull 1:27.416
    3. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull 1:27.428
    4. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:28.394
    5. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 1:28.531
    6. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:28.542
    7. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 1:28.644
    8. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India 1:28.705
    9. Sebastien Buemi (Switzerland) Toro Rosso 1:29.219
    10. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber 1:29.355
    11. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 1:29.700
    12. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Renault 1:29.705
    13. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Renault 1:29.799
    14. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber 1:30.132
    15. Rubens Barrichello (Brazil) Williams 1:30.367
    16. Jaime Alguersuari (Spain) Toro Rosso 1:30.566
    17. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 1:30.669
    18. Jarno Trulli (Italy) Lotus 1:30.818
    19. Karun Chandhok (India) Lotus 1:32.487
    20. Timo Glock (Germany) Virgin 1:32.771
    21. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) HRT 1:33.928
    22. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT 1:34.113
    23. Jerome d'Ambrosio (Belgium) Virgin 1:35.796
    24. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1:35.899
  2. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Hamilton & Perez both given 3 place Grid Penalties for speeding under yellow flags in FP1!
  3. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    FP2 times: (copied from Planet F1)

    1. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m25.706s
    2. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m25.794s + 0.088
    3. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m25.930s + 0.224
    4. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m26.454s + 0.748
    5. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m26.500s + 0.794
    6. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m26.714s + 1.008
    7. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m27.316s + 1.610
    8. Bruno Senna Renault 1m27.498s + 1.792
    9. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m27.853s + 2.147
    10. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m27.868s + 2.162
    11. Vitaly Petrov Renault 1m27.890s + 2.184
    12. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m28.050s + 2.344
    13. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m28.289s + 2.583
    14. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m28.552s + 2.846
    15. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1m28.691s + 2.985
    16. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1m28.708s + 3.002
    17. Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1m29.332s + 3.626
    18. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1m30.241s + 4.535
    19. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m31.098s + 5.392
    20. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1m31.469s + 5.763
    21. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m31.804s + 6.098
    22. Jerome D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1m32.593s + 6.887
    23. Tonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1m32.768s + 7.062
    24. Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1m32.824s + 7.118
  4. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    What was MSC doing in the FP2? Driving backwards? 21st!
  5. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Rosberg only 19th as well.
    Maybe they were doing some parts testing
  6. That's a bit annoying about Hamilton. No luck, no luck at all.
  7. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    I'm very surprised that they penalised him for that.
    The automated yellow flag icon from the screen (controlled by Race Control) had been turned off, this automatically turns off the light on the driver's steering wheel.
    One side of the track was showing green, the other had yellow flags.

    Surely an exception could be made because there was a mix-up of signals?
  8. Yeah i saw that, not to mention the air quality was a little less than ideal.
  9. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Was the dust affecting visibility?
    I listened to it on 5 Live, didn't see it on TV.
  10. Looked pretty thick. I'm not sure if it was dust or heavy smog.
  11. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    probably both. Did you see the dust getting kicked up from the outside of the apex?
  12. Very dusty indeed. The track looks promising. I did build a GE map with BTB and i just hoped that there would be elevation changes. I got my wish, it's totally different than my flat version. Variable track width makes it very interesting indeed.

    That Hamilton penalty was a bit unnecessary. I thought that it was okay as he did +0.1 in that lap and -0.5 the next but stewarts do have all the section times. He gets every penalty available, not sure if it's fair, i guess they are trying to teach him a lesson.

    EDIT: Just looking FP2, that T9 is causing difficulties, a lot of spins and overshoots.. Nice:cool:
  13. Air quality is poor again for FP3.
  14. Formula1.com: "Hamilton and Perez drop three apiece, Petrov, Ricciardo and Karthikeyan five, the Russian for his indiscretion in Korea, the Australian for a gearbox change and the Indian for blocking Schumacher during Q1. Thus the starting order will be: Vettel, Webber; Alonso, Button; Hamilton, Massa; Rosberg, Sutil; Buemi, Alguersuari; Schumacher, di Resta; Maldonado, Senna; Barrichello, Petrov; Kobayashi, Kovalainen; Trulli, Perez; D'Ambrosio, Ricciardo; Karthikeyan, Glock."
  15. Will we hear in this race, "Seb, Mark is faster than you."
  16. The F1 Rock event turned into a riot. There were too few security personnel and some technical diffilculties also linked to security. Very unfortunate turn for what was suppose to be a wonderful weekend. At least one serious injury is reported.

  17. One slight annoyance for me. Every new track added to the F1 calendar in the last few years (with the exception of Circuit of the Americas, Yas Marina and Port Imperial) has been christened "[X] International Circuit". I don't know about you, but "Buddh International Circuit" doesn't sound particularly charismatic (though I realise it does have spiritual significance for some people). Wouldn't the name of the region the circuit is in, Greater Noida, be a better name? It sounds epic, and fits for a Formula One track.
  18. Massa, Massa, Massa...
  19. Hamilton, how many times this season are you going to extend your reach when it comes to Massa?
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