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2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by bigdc48 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:41 am

Formula 1 is back this week after a long summer break. They're heading to one of the most challenging and exciting tracks on the planet, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Last year, Jenson Button went wire-to-wire to his first victory over 2013 point leader and 3-time defending world champ Sebastian Vettel on this 4.3-mile, 7-kilometer racetrack, a race that also featured the stupidity of Romain Grosjean's infamous 1st lap crash.

Last time out, Lewis Hamilton put everyone to school at the Hungaroring in very hot conditions.

What will happen Sunday?
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by PYLrulz on Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:45 am

Weather...

They are calling for scattered showers Sunday.

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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:40 pm

A drivers nightmare-FP1 is semi wet, with sector 1 wet, sector 2 dry and sector 3 damp. Almost impossible to work on a set up in this weather...

Meanwhile, something went wrong with Raikkonen's car 30 minutes into the session.
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Post by PYLrulz on Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:22 pm

Weather update...

Weather Channel says flat out rain now, 80% chance now instead of the 30% chance they were calling for earlier in the week.
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:10 pm

I forgot to mention yesterday, but both Vettel and Alonso suffered tyre failures in yesterday's session. The reason of the explosions are unknown...Pirelli on the way out in 2014, incoming: GoodYear?
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by navycook75 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:15 pm

Milan655 wrote:I forgot to mention yesterday, but both Vettel and Alonso suffered tyre failures in yesterday's session. The reason of the explosions are unknown...Pirelli on the way out in 2014, incoming: GoodYear?
They should bring in Firestone, because I haven't heard anything bad about them in Indycar. (correct me if I'm wrong.)
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by crl on Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:17 pm

navycook75 wrote:
Milan655 wrote:I forgot to mention yesterday, but both Vettel and Alonso suffered tyre failures in yesterday's session. The reason of the explosions are unknown...Pirelli on the way out in 2014, incoming: GoodYear?
They should bring in Firestone, because I haven't heard anything bad about them in Indycar. (correct me if I'm wrong.)
I haven't, either.

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Post by Alta on Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:30 pm

Milan655 wrote:I forgot to mention yesterday, but both Vettel and Alonso suffered tyre failures in yesterday's session. The reason of the explosions are unknown...Pirelli on the way out in 2014, incoming: GoodYear?
I thought they wanted less tire blow outs.
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Dan Mackay on Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:49 pm

if the following doesnt come true, then hax

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Post by BWard on Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:01 pm

The only thing that can stop Vettel from winning is the rain.
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:18 pm

Wet Q1, session end sees a dry circuit with several cars switching to the drys..lets see..

EDIT: Both Marussia and Van Der Garde into Q2!!


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Post by BWard on Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:22 pm

Holy shit, Van der Garde in a CATERHAM third in Q1.
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Post by Milan655 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:23 pm

Di Resta almost caused chaos with that spin in the final corner, close to ruined a lot of people's sessions. Panicking when I saw that, with both Ferrari's in the bottom 6 at that point!
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Post by BWard on Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:26 pm

Both Marrusia's through to Q2, what is this?!
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Post by Milan655 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:43 pm

I have a feeling Bianchi might be without KERS.
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:53 pm

Di Resta on pole.
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by BWard on Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:02 pm

4 poles in a row for Hamilton. Smile
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Post by Milan655 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:03 pm

I called that terribly wrong, P2 for championship leader Vettel, and P8 is Raikkonen, P9 Alonso. Not good...
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:16 am

It's a wet weather race so anything can happen. Not to mention, knowing Kimi, getting through the field should be a walk in the park for him.

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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:56 pm

Kimi Raikkonen suffers his first retirement since the 2009 German Grad Prix.
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Chives2112 on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:38 pm

At least Ricciardo was able to salvage a point after Toro Rosso's disastrous Q1.
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:58 pm

Chives2112 wrote:At least Ricciardo was able to salvage a point after Toro Rosso's disastrous Q1.

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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:59 pm

Also that race was trash.
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by BWard on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:36 am

The only good thing about that race was Maldonado destroying Paul di Resta's Force India.
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by crl on Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:59 am

So, there was a protest against Shell during the race today:

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Post by navycook75 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:46 am

crl wrote:So, there was a protest against Shell during the race today:
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by PYLrulz on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:53 am

Greenpeace... Nothing more than eco-terrorists. Whaling ships should just sink their shanty boats
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Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:32 am

PYLrulz wrote:Greenpeace... Nothing more than eco-terrorists.  Whaling ships should just sink their shanty boats
Really? They barely did anything during the race - if it wasn't for the discussion about it I never would've known they were there at all.
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:43 am

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:Greenpeace... Nothing more than eco-terrorists.  Whaling ships should just sink their shanty boats
Really? They barely did anything during the race - if it wasn't for the discussion about it I never would've known they were there at all.
There was a bit of booing. They have the same effect on the earth that wood splinters have. Occasionally they might get into your skin, by so lightly it's not worth even bothering about.
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Re: 2013 Belgian Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by crl on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:38 am

Just saw the re-air on NBC. During the podium, the world feed faded into a wide shot of the whole podium, but one of the banners had already been raised up, so they quickly faded into a close-up of Vettel. The camera zoomed in on Vettel further when the guy in the suit went to take down the first banner.

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