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2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - Live Thread
Chode ^ | 6/9/2011 | Chode

Posted on 06/09/2011 4:12:29 PM PDT by Chode

2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - Live Thread

2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX

Venue: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Date: Sunday 12 June
Lap length: 2.71 miles
Race laps: 70
2010 winner: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
First grand prix: 1978

Fri Sunny 22c

Sat Cloudy 18c

Sun Cloudy 19c


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: f1; formulaone; grandprix

on/off... if you want on or off the F1 list mash here to get added/removed

one of these links should work... http://www.justin.tv/directory/sports/auto_racing

1 posted on 06/09/2011 4:12:32 PM PDT by Chode
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To: Chode; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; brf1; briankk; cld51860; ColdOne; ...
UP...!!!

2 posted on 06/09/2011 4:13:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

BoInG


3 posted on 06/09/2011 4:14:29 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Chode
Stuff...

FIA president Jean Todt has said that although Lewis Hamilton escaped punishment over his outburst in the aftermath of the Monaco Grand Prix it might have been better to give him a ban. "He wrote to me and it was between him and the FIA," Todt said. "Maybe it would have been a better decision to send him to the judicial court and ban him for six grands prix or something but for me this thing is over." (Press Association)

Mark Webber has conceded that he is struggling to get the best from the new Pirelli tyres this season, which goes some way to explaining his dip in form this year compared to Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
Full story: ESPN F1

McLaren have begun work at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix. The team report: "Arrived in a hot and thundery Montreal paddock - the boys are already busy doing pit-stop practice.
Full story: McLaren F1 team on Twitter

Virgin driver Timo Glock is also keeping his eye on the weather in Montreal. "Just did track walk pretty hot here but looks like it's cooling down over weekend. Chance of rain for Sunday now!"
Full story: Virgin driver Timo Glock on Twitter

Williams chief executive Adam Parr says it is "just too late" to change the F1 calendar this season after the FIA decided to reinstate the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Full story: Reuters

The long-term commitment of Renault to Formula 1 is starting to look uncertain after Todt suggested the team may withdraw if the planned switch to 1.6-litre turbo engines is not adopted in 2013. Full story: Diario Sport (in Spanish)

Renault team boss Eric Boullier has denied rumours of financial difficulty, which first surfaced in 2010 when the team attempted to secure advance payment of their share of F1 revenues in order to cover a shortfall in expected sponsorship income.
Full story: Grandprix.com

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso expects the double DRS zone at Montreal will give a "big advantage" to drivers trying to overtake during the race. "For the first time this year we will have two places where it will be possible to use the DRS on Sunday," the Spaniard said. "I'm interested to see what will happen."
Full story: F1 Fanatic

4 posted on 06/09/2011 4:14:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Husband and son both flew up for the entire weekend.


5 posted on 06/09/2011 4:24:47 PM PDT by Galtoid ( .)
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To: Galtoid
it's a great weekend... stay in the city and take the underground to the track and back

then goto the bus station and cash out all the funny money at spot rates before leaving so's not to have to bring any of it home

it used to be a real bargain with the higher dollar exchange rate, don't think so now though

6 posted on 06/09/2011 4:34:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

It is fun....we happened to be living in Vancouver, BC during one....in a condo 8 stories above the straightaway....we had a party...I bought ear plugs and when everyone came in most said, Oh, No, I won’t need those, but by the end of the race everyone was using them. It gets REALLY loud.


7 posted on 06/09/2011 4:37:03 PM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: goodnesswins
yup, 1X,000 RPM's is brutal on the ears...
8 posted on 06/09/2011 5:26:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2011/857/6858/

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:15.107 34
2 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:15.476 0.369 29
3 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:15.601 0.494 33
4 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.977 0.870 26
5 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.989 0.882 25
6 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:16.089 0.982 34
7 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:16.102 0.995 28
8 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:16.324 1.217 32
9 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:16.422 1.315 32
10 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:16.687 1.580 28
11 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:16.905 1.798 16
12 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:16.941 1.834 39
13 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:17.051 1.944 32
14 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:17.684 2.577 34
15 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:17.757 2.650 20
16 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:18.470 3.363 33
17 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:18.482 3.375 38
18 17 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:18.536 3.429 14
19 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:18.601 3.494 38
20 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:19.209 4.102 28
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:19.810 4.703 25
22 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:20.284 5.177 31
23 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:20.311 5.204 38
24 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:20.922 5.815 26

9 posted on 06/10/2011 3:01:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2011/857/6859/

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:14.011 1:13.486 1:13.014 17
2 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:13.822 1:13.672 1:13.199 19
3 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:14.026 1:13.431 1:13.217 20
4 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:14.375 1:13.654 1:13.429 22
5 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.114 1:13.926 1:13.565 18
6 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:14.920 1:13.950 1:13.814 14
7 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.374 1:13.955 1:13.838 20
8 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:14.970 1:14.242 1:13.864 14
9 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:15.096 1:14.467 1:14.062 27
10 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:14.699 1:14.354 1:14.085 25
11 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:14.874 1:14.752 19
12 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:15.585 1:15.043 20
13 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.694 1:15.285 21
14 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:14.931 1:15.287 21
15 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:15.901 1:15.334 18
16 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:15.331 1:15.361 20
17 17 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:16.229 1:15.587 21
18 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:16.294 10
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:16.745 12
20 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:16.786 10
21 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:18.424 10
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:18.537 12
23 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:18.574 11
25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:19.414 13
Q1 107% Time 1:18.989

10 posted on 06/12/2011 7:59:37 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/formula_one/13739621.stm

Formula 1 bosses have banned the sport's latest must-have technical tweak from next month's British Grand Prix.

Governing body the FIA has written to the teams explaining how it plans to dramatically limit teams' ability to exploit exhausts to increase downforce.

Teams have been tuning engines to blow gases into the critical diffuser area even when drivers are off throttle.

11 posted on 06/12/2011 8:22:35 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9510918.stm

Mark Webber says he remains in no rush to sort out a fresh contract with Red Bull Racing for 2012, despite claiming his current focus is on staying at the team for another year.
Full story: Autosport.com

The decision to axe the Bahrain GP has yielded an unexpected bonus: a couple of weeks in which the world could take a close look at the tangled moral universe of Formula 1.
Full story: The Observer

The uncerain weather forecast is the biggest threat to Sebastian Vettel on race day. Showers are forecast and the big question is whether McLaren have gambled on that weather.
Full story: The Sunday Telegraph

The paddock was buzzing on Saturday in Montreal with plenty of rumours knocking about, including stories about attempts to revive the French Grand Prix. French prime minister Francois Fillon has asked for a meeting with Renault F1 boss Eric Boullier following alleged remarks about the failure of President Nicolas Sarkozy's government to support France's motorsport industry.
Full story: Joe Saward's Grand Prix Blog

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has joked that he and chief technical officer Adrian Newey are "like an old married couple" when discussing their working relationship for the reigning constructors' champions.
Full story: Formula1.com

McLaren's Jenson Button thinks Montreal's double DRS (Drag Reduction System) zone could backfire as it might prevent drivers from fighting back after being passed.
Full story: Planet F1

12 posted on 06/12/2011 8:29:09 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
NOTE TO SELF:

don't build a race track on an island in the middle of a river between two large bodies of water

also - a crown on the roadway and ample drainage IS GOOD

.

13 posted on 06/12/2011 12:18:12 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Chode

Meanwhile Audi won the 24 hours of le mans, and Corvette took two classes !!


14 posted on 06/12/2011 12:35:05 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Chode

Race finished...finally. And I thought cricket matches were mind-numbingly long... (whatever ‘cricket’ might be. I just hear it just goes on and on for days.)

And *now* just wait for Button getting a 10 sec penalty by the stewards for that incidence with Hamilton earlier in the race - frankly, deservedly so IMO. Weaving toward the left and putting Hamilton into the wall under conditions that were difficult enough already was a nasty move. Still, him putting Vettel under pressure to that last-lap error was great to watch. Good fun.


15 posted on 06/12/2011 2:44:19 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2011/857/6861/

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 70 Winner 7 25
2 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 70 +2.7 secs 1 18
3 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 70 +13.8 secs 4 15
4 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 70 +14.2 secs 8 12
5 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 70 +20.3 secs 10 10
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 +33.2 secs 3 8
7 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 70 +33.2 secs 13 6
8 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 70 +35.9 secs 18 4
9 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 70 +45.1 secs 16 2
10 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 70 +47.0 secs 15 1
11 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 70 +50.4 secs 6
12 17 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 70 +63.6 secs 17
13 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 21
14 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 24
15 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 22
16 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 69 +1 Lap 19
17 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 23
18 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 67 +3 Laps 11
Ret 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 61 +9 Laps 12
Ret 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 55 Accident 9
Ret 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 49 +21 Laps 14
Ret 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 36 Accident 2
Ret 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 28 Driveshaft 20
Ret 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 7 Accident 5

16 posted on 06/12/2011 5:38:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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17 posted on 06/12/2011 5:43:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Does it play oom-pa-pa?


18 posted on 06/12/2011 5:49:19 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC
looks like...
19 posted on 06/12/2011 5:54:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Elle Bee
yup... no crown is just silly
20 posted on 06/12/2011 5:57:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: truth_seeker
and what a wicked crash, great for the Vette's
21 posted on 06/12/2011 5:59:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Moltke
yup, i do hope they don't ding Button though...
22 posted on 06/12/2011 6:00:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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