• "Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built." - Henry Ford
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest. Follow RaceDepartment on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Steam and YouTube.

2011 Formula One Italian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Bram Hengeveld, Sep 6, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    Administrator Staff Premium

    Messages:
    42,669
    Ratings:
    +16,543
    [​IMG]

    This weekend the F1 circus moves to Monza, Italy. What are your thoughts about this race?
     
  2. Ondrej Kapal

    Ondrej Kapal

    Messages:
    3,561
    Ratings:
    +364
    Schumacher will surprise us all. Go old man, you can beat those youngsters :D
     
  3. Jekabs Elerts

    Jekabs Elerts

    Messages:
    172
    Ratings:
    +8
    Mercedes did have surprising straight line speed in Spa, didn't they?
     
  4. Ondrej Kapal

    Ondrej Kapal

    Messages:
    3,561
    Ratings:
    +364
    yea, I watched replay... it showed 319-320 km/h if I remember correctly... I was surprised, faster than RedBull
     
  5. Ivo Simons

    Ivo Simons

    Messages:
    11,357
    Ratings:
    +953
    Offcourse faster then Red Bull. :)
    Red Bulls top speed is never there strong point. :)
     
  6. Ondrej Kapal

    Ondrej Kapal

    Messages:
    3,561
    Ratings:
    +364
    But Mercedes... I remember their top speed issue in Canada
     
  7. Georgios Davakos

    Georgios Davakos

    Messages:
    6,158
    Ratings:
    +332
    But they have had time to get a better upgrade package.
     
  8. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium

    Messages:
    4,288
    Ratings:
    +817
    I would love to see Schumi win... if not Schumi hope it's Alonso or Massa... hum... seeing Felipe win again would be fantastic :redface:
     
  9. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    Administrator Staff Premium

    Messages:
    42,669
    Ratings:
    +16,543
    I am so hoping that MSC will ever get on the podium again. Monza could indeed be a track that suits the Mercedes GP team.
     
  10. James Chant

    James Chant
    Premium

    Messages:
    5,531
    Ratings:
    +821
    Bram are you in love with MSC? Or do you keep betting your house on him to get on the podium? :p
     
  11. Marcus Maat

    Marcus Maat

    Messages:
    14
    Ratings:
    +0
    man i would love to see schumi on the podium again. comeon old fella!
     
  12. Adam Eggbeer

    Adam Eggbeer

    Messages:
    6,265
    Ratings:
    +115
    Sauber had some insane straight line speed at Spa, even without the DRS. I reckon they could get a very good result here.
     
  13. Diego Lopez

    Diego Lopez

    Messages:
    1,701
    Ratings:
    +288
    I go for Felipe...he needs a win here. Forget the championship...just let Felipe win this one :p
     
  14. Georgios Davakos

    Georgios Davakos

    Messages:
    6,158
    Ratings:
    +332
    I think the regulair favorites will fight for the win because I haven't seen any one more then the regulair ones winning.
     
  15. Richard Knight

    Richard Knight
    GP2 - No.1 Virgin

    Messages:
    687
    Ratings:
    +445
    Wish it would rain like it did a few years ago when Vettel got a win for Torro Rosso! Otherwise it's gonna be a Red Bull or McClaren as usual. Love to see Kobayashi stun us all lol. time for a rain dance
     
  16. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Messages:
    2,562
    Ratings:
    +515
    Is it a rule that teams must run DRS?
    I'd be half-tempted to run a flat rear wing like in previous years and not have to bother with the system.
     
  17. Georgios Davakos

    Georgios Davakos

    Messages:
    6,158
    Ratings:
    +332
    If that isn't a rule then I am sure that the big brains behind each team will figger that hole in the rules and make it work for them.
     
  18. Diego Lopez

    Diego Lopez

    Messages:
    1,701
    Ratings:
    +288
    True. even tho F1 is a sport where innovation and reliability plays a big part, it has also become a sport to see which team can find the loopsholes in the regulations and exploit them to the maximum, which isnt fair at times, but thats the nature of the sport.
     
  19. Georgios Davakos

    Georgios Davakos

    Messages:
    6,158
    Ratings:
    +332
    Sorry but after thinking about it I remembered that on round 1 HRT didn't have DRS available and they were still allowed to qualify. So I belive that DRS isn't mandatory but people would deffinatly want that extra downforce to go quickly around the fast corners.
     
  20. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Messages:
    2,562
    Ratings:
    +515
    But with off-throttle blown diffusers providing a lot more downforce in the corners, surely there's even less need for wing angle?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.