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Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by RaceDepartment, Apr 11, 2013.
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another weekend of drama and setting alarms.
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
A Little correction Last year Pole time was 1:35.121
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.
China is one of the most under-rated tracks on the calendar. We've had some great races over the last few years.
Hopefully Mercedes is strong here too but i wonder what their top speeds will be like, they seem to have changed philosophy a bit for this year.
Hamilton cancelling media duties for today. Illness or allergies.
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!
Weather report - Looks set to be a dry weekend.
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.
next year's pole 1:38 and so on
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
Unacceptable! Bring on the rain!
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.
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.
I could care less about the environment, but that's why I avoid it and not live in such a place.
I'm curious about Ferrari's big update package. Hope it will improve qualifying speed a little bit.
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