2013 UBS Chinese Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by lbsf1, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. m8h3r

    m8h3r Premium

    Messages:
    7,464
    Location:
    England
    Tense lap to be a Hamilton fan.
     
  2. aarror

    aarror

    Messages:
    1,680
    Location:
    Canada
    7th for Ricciardo! Awesome for him, Vergne will be feeling the heat now.
     
  3. Ridox2JZGTE

    Ridox2JZGTE

    Messages:
    11,650
    Vettel should have had the S tire on lap 49/50 :( He would have had more chance to pass Hamilton and got closer to Alonso.
     
  4. Beerz

    Beerz Premium

    Messages:
    7,508
    Location:
    Portugal
    ^^ Just pointing out my almost perfect prediction. :D

    I really thought Hamilton could take on Kimi.
     
  5. Ken

    Ken Premium

    Messages:
    7,432
    Location:
    United States
    What if Kimi hadn't damaged that front wing?
     
  6. Jiggins

    Jiggins

    Messages:
    235
    Location:
    Australia
    Such a great drive by him, I think he deserves to be in a better team.
     
  7. m8h3r

    m8h3r Premium

    Messages:
    7,464
    Location:
    England
    Jesus Christ, the marbles!! Be careful down there, may just :censored: up your suspension, that's not an F1 track, it's rally!
     
  8. Hernan04

    Hernan04

    Messages:
    378
    Location:
    Argentina
    Was a great race. Congrats to Alonso and Ferrari for their win!
    Nice race also by Kimi, taking the 2nd place and Lewis, for the 3rd spot.
     
  9. Yukon

    Yukon

    Messages:
    741
    And that was exactly what happened, just in a different order.

    I'm glad Hamilton managed to hold on to third position. You could hear the desperation in his voice when he was questioning why there was no blue flags for the slower Caterham in front. Even his engineer on the radio sounded relieved just there. :D

    Good race, it all came down to the strategies, people were all over the place and pit stops played a huge part. Vettel managed to make up 13 seconds in the last 4-5 laps? Great to watch. Podium for Hamilton. :tup:
     
  10. dhandeh

    dhandeh Premium

    Messages:
    11,315
    Location:
    England
    It seems the worse that qualifying is, the better the race is.
     
  11. mattythedog

    mattythedog Premium

    Messages:
    7,551
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    That was a great race, really good final few laps.
     
  12. RACECAR

    RACECAR Premium

    Messages:
    32,069
    Location:
    United States
    I don't suppose it would've made much of a difference :lol:
     
  13. Ken

    Ken Premium

    Messages:
    7,432
    Location:
    United States
    Now my third race ever watched is in the books. All this year. All I can I say, why haven't I been watching longer. I've truly missed out.

    You're right. Guess I'm being pig headed, but this was Alonso's to win.
     
  14. aarror

    aarror

    Messages:
    1,680
    Location:
    Canada
    I'd forgotten how ugly the trophies were. :sick:
     
  15. Tired Tyres

    Tired Tyres

    Messages:
    10,645
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    And then see his tyres turn to rubbish for the last two laps?

    Redbull are the only people who can judge when the right time to pit is for their own cars.
     
  16. MUSC4EVER

    MUSC4EVER

    Messages:
    13,010
    Location:
    Wales
    Driver of the day? Alonso for me, but i thought Riccardo and Button both had strong races..
     
  17. Beerz

    Beerz Premium

    Messages:
    7,508
    Location:
    Portugal
    LOL!

    DC speaking chinese :lol:
     
  18. Tired Tyres

    Tired Tyres

    Messages:
    10,645
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Agreed. Alonso make the most of what he had. A good win.

    Vettel next best, nearly but not quite enough.
     
  19. Seismica

    Seismica Premium

    Messages:
    4,346
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I think Vettel could've gone 1 lap earlier. In my opinion, they should have pitted on lap 50. Button pitted lap 49, Vettel pitted lap 51.

    I'm not sure it would have made a huge difference, but probably just enough for Vettel to make the pass.
     
  20. 05XR8

    05XR8

    Messages:
    32,584
    Location:
    Australia
    Awesome win by/for Zo & Ferrari. excellent finish for "Dan the Man".
    Red Bull dropped the ball during qualifying. Should(woulda coulda) have used the soft tyre.
    On to the next race!
     
  21. wajdi1977

    wajdi1977

    Messages:
    1,934
    Location:
    Israel
    Vettel should have pited 2 laps before and he would make the podium!
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2013
  22. MUSC4EVER

    MUSC4EVER

    Messages:
    13,010
    Location:
    Wales
    Alo cant have TWO girlfriends!, One of them has to be his sister surely!!
     
  23. Tesla

    Tesla Premium

    Messages:
    2,311
    "I hope I've said that correctly or I've just offended a nation"


    :lol:
     
  24. Ken

    Ken Premium

    Messages:
    7,432
    Location:
    United States
    Forgive a newbie, but what makes the Bahrain Grand Prix so controversial?
     
  25. RACECAR

    RACECAR Premium

    Messages:
    32,069
    Location:
    United States
    I lost it when he said that.
     
  26. Ridox2JZGTE

    Ridox2JZGTE

    Messages:
    11,650
    Just my guessing, a lap earlier would not be so bad I think for the tire, I was assuming the S tires fitted on Vettel's car might still have enough grip for another lap to chase the top 3. He gained a lot within the last 4 laps.
     
  27. mattythedog

    mattythedog Premium

    Messages:
    7,551
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I don't see why not. Wouldn't you if you could? :p
     
  28. Wardez

    Wardez Staff Emeritus

    Messages:
    9,739
    Location:
    United States
    Intense last minute charge by Vettel, shocking pace.

    Ferrari really built themselves a great car, really impressive.

    I was totally expecting Lewis to pass Kimi, that E21 is a tank going so quick with the damage. GJ to everyone really, to Paul for P5 too especially after Sutil took him out like that, wow.

    Really fun race to watch.

    I was only able to watch the start, then I didn't watch till about lap 25 so I missed Mark's collision, gotta see what happened. Webber fail!
     
  29. Yukon

    Yukon

    Messages:
    741
    I think they were referring to the current situation in the country, as it's not exactly entirely peaceful over there at the minute. The race was cancelled in 2011 after lots of people died during political demonstrations.
     
  30. freshseth83

    freshseth83 (Banned)

    Messages:
    8,246
    If Vettel pit earlier the tires would have went off too much to make a charge.