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2012 Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1 Race Comments' started by Michael Brown, Oct 30, 2012.

Who Will Win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

Poll closed Nov 3, 2012.
  1. Sebastian Vettel

    50.0%
  2. Mark Webber

    10.0%
  3. Jenson Button

    3.3%
  4. Lewis Hamilton

    23.3%
  5. Fernando Alonso

    6.7%
  6. Felipe Massa

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Michael Schumacher

    3.3%
  8. Nico Rosberg

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Kimi Raikkonen

    3.3%
  10. Romain Grosjean

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Someone Else

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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    Taken from the official F1 website. Time is local.
     
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  2. So, does anyone know where's last year's sniper? Got some business with him.
     
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  3. I'm actually looking forward to the YDT next week, more than the actual race :) I'm rooting for a couple of those guys and I really hope that they perform well and perhaps get a drive next season. It should be very interesting indeed..
     
  4. Da Costa should be fun to see.
     
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  5. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Red Bull gives you wings. More wings = More downforce. More downforce = Faster through corners. Simple :rolleyes:
     
  6. Last race for Soft tire nomination also could be a Last time for 2 stopper If the circuit have enough wear or else we could see a one stopper for the season.
     
  7. I think this race will be the deciding race in regards to the championship. If it ends up being another Vettel/Alonso 1-2, Vettel will have a 20 point advantage heading to Austin and Alonso will then have a very slim chance of making it up if Vettel keeps up this form.

    It's possible for Vettel to win the championship simply by winning the next two races. Of course, a lot can happen, but he is currently on a 4 race win streak at the moment.
     
  8. OMG. THE THREAD MAKER ADDED THE POLL!!! :D
     
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  9. Tom

    Tom
    Staff Emeritus Staff

    ALL HAIL MICHAEL! :cool:

    I think Vettel will get his 5th in a row. Even tho I'm not a fan I'd really like to see him winning both the race and possibly the WDC in Austin.
     
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  10. I also think the two DRS zones might be counter-productive. If someone gets passed in the first zone, what's keeping them from regaining that position in the second zone which is right after?
     
  11. Found some Interesting statstics From comments of F1 fanatic website

    Some interesting trivia from there:
    * Juan Manuel Fangio has never finished on a Grand Prix podium if he didn’t start from the first two rows.
    * Alain Prost won 8 races starting from pos. 5, 6 or 7; he only won 2 races starting lower.
    * Ayrton Senna only won 2 races starting lower than the second row, and finished on the podium only 6 times not starting in the top 6.
    * Out of his many wins, Michael Schumacher won only 6 races starting lower than the second row, and finished on the podium only 9 times not starting in the top 6.
    * Fernando Alonso won only 3 races starting outside the top 4.
    *Of the 392 combined race wins of these drivers, only 41 (less than 1 in 9) were not won by starting in the top 4.
    *Of the 193 combined race wins of the modern day drivers, only 18 (less than 1 in 10) were not won by starting in the top 4.
    *Of the 795 combined podium finishes of these drivers, only 97 (less than 1 in 8 ) were not achieved by starting in the top 6.
    *Of the 440 combined podium finishes of the modern day drivers, only 42 (less than 1 in 10) were not achieved by starting in the top 6.
     
  12. Can't look beyond anyone than Vettel for this race. In top form at the moment and he has won this race both times, once from second behind Hamilton and the other from pole...beating Hamilton (if memory serves me correctly). I feel for Alonso as he has drove that Ferrari ragged when it clearly isn't the best car, I feel he deserves a third WDC too, but if it ends up being Vettel then I can't deny him of such an impressive achievement.
     
  13. ATM the Mclaren seems quite strong and balanced but it is practice so I guess some teams are not showing what they are really capable of.
    But this is a track were Vettel have won all the races he have finished in so he is definitely the strongest contender to win the race with a good car and 3/4 wins and only 1 DNF. But I expect Sauber, Williams and Force India to be very close and their will definitely be a great battle to watch there. :)
     
  14. Looks like another depressing weekend for Alonso fans -.-
     
  15. I think Hamilton has a good shot at winning this one.
     
  16. I hear the McLaren was faster than the Red Bulls in long pace. Ferrari also seems pretty good, if they can hold onto Vettel for the opening laps someones other than Vettel could have a shot at winning it.
     
  17. From the recent Weekends it looks like Lewis really was on the Mission to develop a car for him at Mercedes.
    Lewis walking towards other teams garages to learn what kind of new parts they are carrying and all those technical things. If Mercedes develops a great car with the Help of Lewis it will treat to watch for us.
     
  18. Tom

    Tom
    Staff Emeritus Staff

    That'll be a close one - Q1 about to start. :)
     
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