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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Matty, Jun 20, 2012.
BBC still haven't started showing Classic F1..
is that the red button jobby?
yeah me to like watching them
I thought they had a different feature this time; the list of greatest drivers.
There is only a finite amount of classic races that they can show, and all of the ones shown in the past are still on BBC servers and can be found by a quick google search (Andrew Benson's blog - classic F1).
Can't watch anything on the BBC website (iPlayer) so I assume I can't watch the vids on there normal website..
And what I generally meant was that they haven't started showing there feature yet. At least on my way of viewing the red button content.
Sucks... I'll be on a flight during qualifying, but I should be able to watch the race live (and in German)!
There seems to be a lot of hype about Schumacher winning. Not sure if that's just to try and get more people to watch or because he managed that (non) pole position in Monaco. How amazing would 8 winners in 8 races be?!? Probably not gonna happen, but you never know.
I bet you wouldn't be feeling that way if the BBC had more-favourable races on its schedule.
Valencia is the fat kid that has to go in goal.
Hey, I had to go in goal when we were playing football. Not because I was fat - quite the opposite; I looked like one good puff of wind would blow me over - but because I wasn't very fast. I got so good that I ended up representing my school as the keeper.
No, Valencia is Coach Bernie's kid who isn't very good, but Bernie places him in centre-forward anyway, so the other kids are forced to play with him.
Actually I'm very happy with all the races the BBC got... apart from the Valencia, Austin swap.
First free practice results ended with the first 9 guys separated by 0.292 seconds. Looks close but obviously you don't know fuel loads.
Maldonado on top after the first practice session, followed by the 2 Red Bulls and a Mclaren. Alonso 5th, Di Resta 6th, Schumacher 7th, Rosberg 8th and Hamilton 9th.
This thread gets no love compared to all the other races, even Bahrain had a significant post amount within it
Bahrain is a better track, imo.
It's not that it's a bad track—having played it in both of the most recent F1 games, I'd say it's a fun track to race on—it's just that there's absolutely nowhere to overtake, and the races themselves are boring.
Felt the same way. There are places to overtake but sometimes the straight is just too short for cars to slipstream and the constant turning, curves and all makes it hard for the car at the back to follow closely. It's a fun track to be driven around, at least in a virtual life but there needs to be a lot of improvement to make this an interesting GP.
But seriously though, not being harsh to Valencia circuit but if this turns out to be a boring one, like it used to be, I'd rather watch the Bahrain GP over and over again.
Yep, that was my point. The enclosed circuit makes Valencia even worse around some of the corners.
Vettel leads second practice session with Hulkenburg 2nd, Kobayashi 3rd, Schumacher 4th, Senna 5th, Di Resta 6th, Alonso 7th, Grosjean 8th, Webber 9th and Rosberg 10th. I get the feeling this is all going to change come Saturday afternoon (or whenever qualy is held).
It will most definitely change, but I don't think the different race, different winner thing will end just yet. It's still everyone's game...
This is a great "time-trial" track. As a racing track however...
I'm going to go out on a ledge here and say the different winner each race streak is going to be broken this weekend. Going to go out on another ledge and say it's going to be Vettel after he takes the pole position.
I have a feeling that will happen too. I can picture him just running away with the race although it would be nice to have a good race in valencia for once.
I would say the only hope of keeping the streak going is Kimi but its a long shot.
My wife was disappointed to see the McLarens finishing P2 in 12th and 14th, but I informed her that there isn't much point in reading a whole lot into Friday times. In years past I've watched with delight when a rival driver has a bad Friday, only to return Saturday at or near the top of the time sheets. It's basically a test day and so they're just fiddling. P3 is when we can expect to see actual pace relative to the other guys.
Force India look unusually strong in practice 3, with P4 and P5 From Hulk and Di Resta. Perhaps a potential podium/win for them?
Hopefully Button has gotten his pace back, with P1 in practice 3
Lotus looking good here too in practice 3, with Grosjean in P2 an Raikkonen in P3
Found the results here:
1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.562
2 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:38.655
3 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:38.759
4 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:38.819
5 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:38.892
6 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:39.084
7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:39.141
8 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.178
9 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:39.318
10 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:39.357
11 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:39.358
12 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:39.395
13 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:39.434
14 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:39.543
15 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:39.946
16 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:40.037
17 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:40.134
18 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:40.681
19 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1:41.282
20 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:41.931
21 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:42.758
22 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:42.815
23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:42.943
24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:43.124
Full FP3 results, looks like the Red Bulls were running higher fuel loads compared to the others.
Actually according to the live timing they said that Webber may be having some problems with his car, he hardly did any running time at all.
Yeah, webber had brake issues so didn't do any soft tyre running at all and vettel ran wide at turn 2 on his soft tyre run.
I have a bad feeling that the rest of the season will pretty much look like last year.
With one driver running away with it, or a certain driver running away with it?
With the same driver running away with it as last year.
Really interesting build up to the qualifying on the BBC!