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2011 Formula One Turkish Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by James Chant, May 6, 2011.

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  1. James Chant

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    It's been 3 weeks in the waiting, and we are nearly there!

    Times are GMT +1 (BST) - 6 / 7 / 8th May 2011

    Friday
    Practice 1 - 08:00
    Practice 2 - 12:00

    Saturday
    Practice 3 - 09:00
    Qualifying - 12:00

    Sunday
    Race - 13:00
     
  2. Scott Webber

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    Watching P1 right now, Pireli has done a good job on the colour code on the outside :)
     
  3. James Johnson

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    Good Job Vettel.

     
  4. Chris Jenkins

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    I love how Schumacher didn't seem to learn his lesson that the apex is slippery when wet.
    How many times did he spin in FP1??
     
  5. Ross Balfour

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    I have no idea why the Red Bull's were on Inters... so stupid!
     
  6. Scrush

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    alonso had inters too

    vettel is a good driver. also world champions can crash their cars. i wonder why hamilton had noh crashes this year :D
     
  7. Ross Balfour

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    No but in the early stages, with an hour to go.. they're lap times were insanely slow.
     
  8. Bram

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    Its a practice session so I can imagine they wanted to feel how the car behaves on intermediates to simulate possible rainy scenarios for this weekend's qualy and race.
     
  9. Scott Webber

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    Indeed, they need to practice with both wet tyres to see how the car handles with them.
     
  10. Xosé Estrada

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    According to weather forecast there is 0% chance rain for tomorrow and sunday.
     
  11. Georgios Davakos

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    What a shame, I was looking forward for a wet race at Istambul.
     
  12. Omer Said

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    Thank God! I have frozen today morning there :D, chilly wind and cold grass brrr....

    I used to want rainy races, but after having a rainy race i pity for the spectators from now on!
     
  13. Zeynel Babacan

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    ahh i want too to come there :)
     
  14. Omer Said

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    I wish you were here :( Also that's the last year of Turkey in the calendar ;(
     
  15. Zeynel Babacan

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    oh yes :(
     
  16. James Chant

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    Really!? its one of the Tilke Tracks that i like
     
  17. Xosé Estrada

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    It's still not sure, they are negotiating... you know, Bernie wants 26 million € and Turkish government says (and I agree :D) that is too much, they payed 13 million € per year in the actual contract, that would mean 200% for a GP that usually has empty grandstands.
     
  18. James Chant

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    Shame. Theres alot of circuits, and not enough places on the calendar to fill them. we already share 2 german tracks, lost the french one, san marino, etc etc, already USA and Russia on the cards for the future...
     
  19. Rob Butler

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    Bernie has called the Turkey race the "best GP on the calendar", wouldn't be good business if it was to disappear from the calendar.
     
  20. James Chant

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    So Vettel 0.001 ahead of Schumacher? I don't think everyone is showing their true pace in this practice session
     
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