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2012 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD
Chode ^ | 11/02/2012 | Chode

Posted on 11/02/2012 3:07:13 PM PDT by Chode

Formula 1 Yas Marina 2012

Race Date: 04 Nov 2012

First Grand Prix: 2009

Number of Laps: 55
Circuit Length: 5.554 km
Race Distance: 305.355 km
Lap Record: 1:40.279 - S Vettel (2009)

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: f1; formulaone; grandprix

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1 posted on 11/02/2012 3:07:23 PM PDT by Chode
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To: Chode; al_c; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; biff; bobby.223; bobt7818; BreezyDog; brf1; briankk; ...
UP...!!!

2 posted on 11/02/2012 3:09:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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2012 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX
Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:41.751 34
2 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:41.919 0.168 34
3 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:42.412 0.661 36
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:42.466 0.715 21
5 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:42.500 0.749 34
6 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:42.532 0.781 28
7 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:42.587 0.836 31
8 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:42.823 1.072 33
9 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:42.998 1.247 37
10 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:43.106 1.355 36
11 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:43.191 1.440 34
12 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:43.200 1.449 36
13 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:43.255 1.504 34
14 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:43.267 1.516 32
15 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:43.578 1.827 34
16 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:43.689 1.938 32
17 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:44.260 2.509 27
18 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:45.005 3.254 19
19 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:45.245 3.494 36
20 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:45.782 4.031 33
21 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:46.589 4.838 36
22 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:46.671 4.920 32
23 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:46.707 4.956 26
24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:47.406 5.655 35


3 posted on 11/02/2012 3:10:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

pong


4 posted on 11/02/2012 3:10:28 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3hiV7R53mI


5 posted on 11/02/2012 3:14:07 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
i got distracted last night...
6 posted on 11/02/2012 3:14:40 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

understandable...


7 posted on 11/02/2012 3:24:43 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
God i hate the DRS!!! and to call that a hill, well... let alone to PLUMMET down the hill
8 posted on 11/02/2012 3:42:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
God i hate the DRS!!!

Funny you should say that, as I would like to have it explained how it is NOT a "driver's aid" like the ABS and TC of the early 90's, which they outlawed. I know DRS helps make a race more interesting by facilitating more passing on the straights, but they didn't need such things many years ago.

Anyway, I wonder what happened to Vettel that he didn't make it back to the pits, and if there will be some penalty. If he gets moved back close to Alonso, it might make it interesting in the first few laps, but considering their Q times, it should be only a few laps before Vettel pulls away from him.

Ferrari is struggling, they need to get it together before they run out of races. The first part of the season was fun, but it's beginning to look like another Red Bull rout.

9 posted on 11/03/2012 8:06:23 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc
yes it's a drivers aid just like the KERS is, but... my objection is only the PASSING car can use it and NOT the defender and to me that is simply wrong on a couple levels

i dint see the Q so i don't know what happened but the kid prolly will pull away unless there's mayhem on the track

10 posted on 11/03/2012 8:13:51 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:41.497 1:40.901 1:40.630 15
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:41.933 1:41.277 1:40.978 17
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:42.160 1:41.511 1:41.073 16
4 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:41.981 1:41.907 1:41.226 22
5 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:42.222 1:41.532 1:41.260 20
6 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:42.342 1:41.873 1:41.290 20
7 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:41.939 1:41.514 1:41.582 17
8 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:41.926 1:41.698 1:41.603 17
9 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:41.974 1:41.846 1:41.723 17
10 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:42.046 1:41.620 1:41.778 24
11 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:42.579 1:42.019 16
12 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:42.624 1:42.084 17
13 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:42.572 1:42.218 16
14 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:42.735 1:42.289 14
15 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:43.298 1:42.330 18
16 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:43.582 1:42.606 17
17 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:43.280 1:42.765 14
18 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:44.058 9
19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:44.956 11
20 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:45.089 10
21 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:45.151 11
22 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:45.426 9
23 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:45.766 8
24 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:46.382 9
Q1 107% Time 1:48.601


11 posted on 11/03/2012 8:32:18 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
In the post-Q interview Vettel mentioned something about his brakes. Now, I know the engineers told him to stop the car immediately, so there must a problem there. The Red Bull "invincibility" seems to run hot-and-cold, LOL; sometimes bulletproof, sometimes full of gremlins!

I've checked the official F1 site, but there's no word on any RB problems or what, if anything, will happen to Vettel for not making it back to the pits.

I don't think Hamilton has a chance at the championship and Webber might statistically, but not realistically. That leaves Alonso and Vettel. It seems like Ferrari is struggling, so Alonso is going to have to pull a Mansell or Prost or Senna this race or at Austin (where it could be decided).

I hope Abu Dhabi is an interesting race. The past 2 or 3 have been pretty boring with Vettel running away with it all from the very start.

12 posted on 11/03/2012 10:17:26 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc
yup, Lew is out... but i hope Vettel wins over Nando as i can't stand him after the crap he pulled at McLaren
13 posted on 11/03/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
LOL!

I kinda lean to Vettel (he seems like a nice kid and not like Schumi in his early years). But Webber, Hamilton, Button - they seem like decent folk you can root for, too.

I just want some serious competition and racing. I don't want to see someone run away with it all; that gets boring so fast.

14 posted on 11/03/2012 11:25:29 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc
i agree with everything you said... but NO Nando. even if RB runs away with it
15 posted on 11/03/2012 12:07:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Well, looks like RB isn’t going to run away with it this weekend (at least as far as Vettel is concerned).

But please remind me - what was it that Alonso did at McLaren that has caught your disfavor? Must’ve slipped my mind, or perhaps it isn’t brought up in every other broadcast like the sins of MS in past days. (In temporary ignorance of Alonso’s misdeeds: I like the guy. Focused, not bitching about the recent accidents which were none of his fault, driving the t*ts off an underperforming Ferrari...)

Back to today’s post-qualy comments by Horner:

“As a result, the FIA has excluded Sebastian from qualifying and we will withdraw the car from Parc Ferme in order to investigate further. Therefore Sebastian will start from the pit lane for tomorrow’s race. We will need to make the most of Mark’s strong front-row grid position and Sebastian will have a busy evening ahead of him.”

Note the second part of that first sentence! “Withdraw the car from Parc Ferme in order to investigate further”! Could be that they knew full well that something was toast and now they can fix it out of Parc Ferme conditions...

As to tomorrow: If Alonso survives the start and first few corners (Maldonado right up there in the fray!!!) he’ll make up a few points on Vettel and it’ll be even again for the next round in Texas.

Ecclestone engineering at its finest!


16 posted on 11/03/2012 2:57:58 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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first was his constant whining about Lew always getting the hot setup which was pure cBS and second, was his trying to blackmail Ron Dennis with his knowledge of McLaren having propriety Ferrari documents to which Ron told him to go 0bama himself and went to the FIA with the documents on his own and paid the ultimate price of losing all their constructors points that year
17 posted on 11/03/2012 3:29:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Dang, you’re right. He was a devious bastard. I tend to remember more of the on-track transgressions than the off-track BS that happens, I guess.


18 posted on 11/04/2012 3:24:13 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Chode
WAY TO GO KIMI!!!
19 posted on 11/04/2012 6:56:48 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Now that was an interesting race!!

Very good pit strategy from RB for Vettel (with a heavy dose of luck from crashing cars and two Safety Cars!). Still, he drove the beejeezus out of his car to finish third from dead last.

On to Texas (I wish I was going to be back home in time for that race, but it is not meant to be).

20 posted on 11/04/2012 7:21:47 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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2012 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX
Provisional Results
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 9 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 55 Winner 4 25
2 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 55 +0.8 secs 6 18
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 55 +4.1 secs 24 15
4 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 +7.7 secs 5 12
5 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 55 +13.0 secs 3 10
6 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 55 +20.0 secs 15 8
7 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 55 +22.8 secs 8 6
8 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 55 +23.5 secs 14 4
9 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 55 +24.1 secs 12 2
10 16 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 55 +27.4 secs 16 1
11 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 55 +28.0 secs 13
12 17 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 55 +34.9 secs 17
13 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 55 +47.7 secs 18
14 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 55 +56.4 secs 21
15 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 55 +56.7 secs 11
16 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 55 +64.5 secs 20
17 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 55 +71.7 secs 22
Ret 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 41 +14 Laps 19
Ret 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 37 Accident 9
Ret 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 37 Accident 2
Ret 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 19 +36 Laps 1
Ret 23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 7 Accident 23
Ret 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 7 Accident 7
Ret 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 0 Accident 10


21 posted on 11/04/2012 7:37:57 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jeffc
yes it was and Seb drove a great race!

but it was Kimi's day, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah... I know What I'm Doing." ya gotta love it!

the after race in the drivers lounge said it all, Kimi and Seb talking, joking, back slapping each other and Nando all by himself

Texas will be one hell of a race

22 posted on 11/04/2012 7:50:55 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

That was hilarious!! I about fell out of my chair when I heard Kimi say that, LOL! He just doesn’t seem all that “mirthful” in interviews, I just chalk that up to being focused. Still, it was very funny!


23 posted on 11/04/2012 8:23:58 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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the interview on the podium with DC was tooo funny also, "Yeah I caught SH!T last time for not Smiling Enough!"

and Seb saying "fukced up" and DC telling the audience that English is his second language so you'll have to excuse him was priceless...

24 posted on 11/04/2012 8:38:22 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Strange that this was posted but buried on the official F1 site. I had to google and google to dig this info up.

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2012/10/13935.html

NBC Sports will broadcast the 2013 F1 season. That's channel 220 on my DirecTV.

25 posted on 11/14/2012 12:39:37 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc
i shudder to think of their coverage...
26 posted on 11/14/2012 3:15:37 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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