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2013 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by RaceDepartment, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. RaceDepartment

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  2. Diego Lopez

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    1st!

    another weekend of drama and setting alarms.
     
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  3. Bram

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    2nd. Do I get champaign too?

    Poll is here btw guys! Voted for Jenson Button. Expecting a strong return from McLaren Team this weekend.

    Welcome back insomnia :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Kartik Sri Harsha

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    A Little correction Last year Pole time was 1:35.121
     
  5. Diego Lopez

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    wonder how much that Chinese smug is going to clog up all the radiators and peoples lungs over the weekend.

    by far the most air polluted place in the world. Wouldn't go even with full paid plane and race tickets, gimme a Hazmat suit first.
     
  6. Shane Butler

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    China is one of the most under-rated tracks on the calendar. We've had some great races over the last few years.
     
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  8. Dan Hawkins

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    Is it actually really that bad over there? I've heard it is and it isn't, but an obvious sign is the locals always wearing masks....
    Nice find Hampus!
     
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  10. Antony Snook

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    Probably going to be a monsoon race weekend. I am in Canada so i will not get the live feed so don't wine to much if you do.
     
  11. Hampus Andersson

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    :laugh:
     
  12. Qazdar Karim

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    next year's pole 1:38 and so on :p
     
  13. Johnny Russian

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    i've been living in South Korea since February this year, and we have been getting a lot of this stuff called 'yellow dust' recently in Korea which blows in from the deserts around China every spring when it gets really windy. this dust is filled with all sorts of nasty pollutants like sulpher.

    when it gets really windy i have actually resorted to wearing one of those masks myself. it surprised me at first, but you can actually really feel the yellow dust in your throat and chest. i would walk down the street coughing a lot, but when i had my Michael Jackson mask on, it was a lot better.

    never been to China so not sure how much actual pollution there is there besides the yellow dust, but i would imagine it to be quite bad.

    wiki article on the 'yellow dust' if anyone's interested

    EDIT: just read the article Hampus posted on Hamilton's illness, i wouldn't be surprised if it was from the yellow dust, especially considering Hamilton has been suffering eye and nose irritations. that dust can also make you sick :(
     
  14. Bram

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    Unacceptable! Bring on the rain!

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  15. Shane Butler

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    Facinating post! Never thought that pollution was so bad in that part of the world. And poor Lewis. Hope he is well up to speed for the weekend and he can get over his illness.
     
  16. Alberto Casado

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    I was 3 months in Beijing, pollution is _very_ bad, lots of dirty heating (coal, wood...), rather low standards for car emissions compared to Europe. The fresh snow would only take a couple of days to get a salt&pepper aspect from atmospheric black particles depositing over it.

    And then when you got a dust storm... well, those days you simply stay away from the street and put a wet cloth under the windows and door.

    Not a good place for your lungs, definitely.
     
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  17. Diego Lopez

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    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/201...-pollution-linked-to-millions-of-early-deaths

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollution_in_China

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12595872


    http://www.china-mike.com/facts-about-china/facts-pollution-environment-energy/

    http://www.treehugger.com/corporate...ution-twice-the-officially-listed-levels.html

    I could care less about the environment, but that's why I avoid it and not live in such a place.
     
  18. Hampus Andersson

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  19. Metalfreaky

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    I'm curious about Ferrari's big update package. Hope it will improve qualifying speed a little bit.
     
  20. Diego Lopez

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    Same

    im also curious, about the scripted lines Webber has been told to memorize to answer the questions he will get over the weekend. I wonder if that's what he's been doing all night :cool:
     
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