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Just been watching some of the practice sessions on the BBC website. The McLarens are looking pretty quick (running on fumes perhaps?) and Schumacher is on the pace too, but we haven't seen much of Ferrari and Red Bull yet as they seem to be running high fuel loads. I hope they don't turn up to qualifying over a second faster than everyone else!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8588391.stm

On a side note, it seems Virgin Racing have come to realise their car's fuel tank is actually too small to see them to the end of a Grand Prix. They've been granted special permission by the FIA to run with a cut and shut bodged together car while they re-work their entire chassis http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8588379.stm

It's all very well allowing new teams to join, but only if they are properly prepared
 

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Just been watching some of the practice sessions on the BBC website. The McLarens are looking pretty quick (running on fumes perhaps?) and Schumacher is on the pace too, but we haven't seen much of Ferrari and Red Bull yet as they seem to be running high fuel loads. I hope they don't turn up to qualifying over a second faster than everyone else!
http://news.bbc.co.u...one/8588391.stm

On a side note, it seems Virgin Racing have come to realise their car's fuel tank is actually too small to see them to the end of a Grand Prix. They've been granted special permission by the FIA to run with a cut and shut bodged together car while they re-work their entire chassis http://news.bbc.co.u...one/8588379.stm

It's all very well allowing new teams to join, but only if they are properly prepared
First a wing drops off, and now they don't have enough fuel to finish a journey. Not quite the advert for Virgin Airlines they'd expected...!
 

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FI sure is a bit more involving that it has been for many years.Are these guys good or what?
Looking back over the years(as you do if you are an old fart like me)the true greats are long gone.
Exhibit "A" M'Lud
Yup..I know..much safer bla de bla...but..
in comparison. Nice pink shirts & matching water bottles though. The drivers are beginning to look and sound like football managers.Job one minute and nae job the next.
 

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Race starts in just over 8 hours and rain is forecast; can I be bothered to get out of bed first thing on a Sunday though?
 

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here we go again linky dinky why cant they just race

or is that to easy

wonder who brain wave that was not letting the ride hight go above a certain level
 

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anyone else got up early to watch this?

I hope its going to be worth it.........I have already lost an hours sleep with the clocks going forward
 

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Got up to watch it, Alonson spun out, went back to sleep again.

It was a good race overall to be fair, lots of overtaking. But it just felt a bit... too exciting? Like it was manufactured almost.
 

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well no doubt the Button haterz will be along sometime but I fail to see how you can knock the lad for his driving. He made it look utterly effortless today and to be that quick while being so gentle on the car is true skill. Smart to come in when he did as well. Lewis chucking the toys oot the pram as well made it all the more enjoyable for me
 

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Well Hamilton isn't a happy bunny. Drives like a demon posessed, gets pulled in for a stop at the wrong time then has an off. I think he was very restrained in his post race interview. Just wasn't his day.

Well done to Button though. Lets see where it goes from here.
 

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Always liked Button, and now he has a good car under him
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I thought Button might be having a strop when he came in for tyres as Lewis had just overtaken him but it looks like it was the right move to make. 5 mins later it went nuts in the pitlane as they all came in to change. I thought it was a pretty good race overall much better than last week
 

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shame for vettel. kubica is a wall, very mature drive. jenson classy but quite fortunate, but u know what they say about making luck. webber fast but clumsy! hamilton immense but moaning like an old woman. I think mclaren were a bit naive as he should have easily passed but the aero prevents overtake. joke that he was gaining 1sec+ per lap then effectively followed to the end. alonso fast but a little sloppy. massa a little ragged. was enjoying schumacher being stuck behind alger-whatshisname?
 

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Well, I reckon that one was worth getting up early for.

Yeah, Jenson rolled the dice with his tyre stop and his luck was in, but he still did an awesome job wringing all the available advantage out of his very short stint as the only guy on the right tyres. Felt sorry for Lewis - the whole world got to listen to him on the pit radio as the penny dropped that he'd stopped for tyres and the guys in front of him didn't have to... I actually cringed for him. Felt sorry for Webber too, but that was absolutely his own fault. Making your own luck? Yeah, I reckon so.
 

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Enjoyed that one, makes a nice change to see a decent amount of overtaking for a change
And a brilliant decision from JB to change tyres earlier than everyone else, despite going off the track within seconds of the pitstop


Quite funny to hear Hamilton losing his rag, excellent stuff! Looks like being an interesting battle between him and Jenson, bring on the next race!
 

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It was a good race, let's hope there are more this season with changing weather and fast drivers coming up through the pack. As good an arguement for reversed grids if I ever saw one!

Loved the team radio feed from Alonso too
"Hamilton 3.5 seconds behind, gaining fast...."
"I don't want to know!"
 
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