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    F1 Fans!!!!
    Welcome to the Season 2011 thread!

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    Previous Seasons's Discussion Archives







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    Live Timing


    World Championships Standings after (Season Finale) Brazilian GP
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    Drivers:                    Constructors:             
     1.  Vettel       392        1.  Red Bull-Renault          650
     2.  Button       270        2.  McLaren-Mercedes          497
     3.  Webber       258        3.  Ferrari                   375
     4.  Alonso       257        4.  Mercedes                  165
     5.  Hamilton     227        5.  Renault                    73
     6.  Massa        118        6.  Force India-Mercedes       69
     7.  Rosberg       89        7.  Sauber-Ferrari             44
     8.  Schumacher    76        8.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari         41
     9.  Sutil         42        9.  Williams-Cosworth           5
    10.  Petrov        37       
    11.  Heidfeld      34       
    12.  Kobayashi     30       
    13.  Di Resta      27       
    14.  Alguersuari   26       
    15.  Buemi         15       
    16.  Perez         14       
    17.  Barrichello    4       
    18.  Senna          2       
    19.  Maldonado      1        
    F1 2011 World Driver's Champion
    Sebastian Vettel
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    This Image was posted by @Born2Race with request that it should be posted in the first post after Japanese GP when Vettel secures the title, I promised that it will be at the end of Season on the first post. So here it is fulfilling my promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackeye117 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Race View Post
    Go to Formula 1? - The Official F1? Website and then point your cursor over 'Video' and then click on 'Race Edits'.
    and don't forget, u have to be a registered user to watch vdos..

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    And race edits also have some clips that we miss out in the race.... Like Rob Smedlys conversation with Massa in Singapore Really love that conversation.....

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    thanks guys. really enjoyed those.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_waqas View Post
    and don't forget, u have to be a registered user to watch vdos..
    Yeah. I already had an account cause I have official Formula1 app on my cellphone. Same account worked on website.
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    Ferrari says no malicious intent in Smedley's radio message to Massa
    Ferrari says there was no malicious intent in Rob Smedley's comments to Felipe Massa at the Singapore Grand Prix, where the race engineer told the Brazilian to "destroy" Lewis Hamilton's race.

    Ferrari says 2012 car will be "much more aggressive"
    Ferrari's chief designer Nikolas Tombazis is hopeful a much more aggressive approach to the design of next year's car will pay off and help the team start the season strongly.

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    -- Ayrton Senna

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    "Fear is part of people's life. Some of them don't know how to face it, others — where I include myself — learn coexisting with it or face it, not as a negative thing, but like a autoprotection sensation."

    -- Ayrton Senna

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    it looks like development of Indian circuit is still incomplete .. less then month left for the race.

    Suzuka is my favorite track.. would hate to see VET win here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_waqas View Post
    Suzuka is my favorite track.. would hate to see VET win here..

    I love it when people make such comments...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aref View Post

    I love it when people make such comments...
    <label for="rb_iconid_10">-Formula 1 - Season 2011 - icon10</label> .. our (ALO's, BUT's, HAM's) time will come too..

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    Massa moves on from Hamilton clash
    Felipe Massa says he has already moved on from his clash with Lewis Hamilton, and has downplayed the comments from his race engineer Rob Smedley in Singapore.

    Pirelli still seeking Formula 1 tyre rules tweaks for 2012
    Formula 1 teams are set to be asked once again to approve a tweak to next year's tyre regulations, so Pirelli do not have to take wasted sets of rubber to every race.

    Webber: I will be stronger in 2012
    Mark Webber has promised he will be a much stronger competitor next year, but concedes that his best chance of winning the world championship has already passed him by.

    Farmers threaten to disrupt Indian Grand Prix
    Indian farmers have threatened to disrupt the country's inaugural Formula 1 race as they claim they deserve a bigger compensation for their land having been used to build the circuit.

    Alan Jones joins stewards for Japanese Grand Prix
    Former world champion Alan Jones will be the FIA driver steward during this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

    Button secures new multi-year contract at McLaren
    Jenson Button will stay on at the McLaren team, having signed a multi-year contract with the British squad, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

    Here is the timing schedule for this weekend's Japanese GP:
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    Practice Session 2        10;00 To 11:30
    
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    Qualifying Session        10;00 To 11;00
    
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    Lowe says Button is 'crucial' to future McLaren cars
    Jenson Button's new multi-year contract with McLaren is key to the development of future Formula 1 cars from the team, according to McLaren's technical director Paddy Lowe.

    McLaren fine with Hamilton's aggressive style
    McLaren's technical director Paddy Lowe insists the team does not want Lewis Hamilton to change his approach to racing, although he concedes he would like to see the Briton make less mistakes.

    Alonso says runner-up spot not a lost cause, but concedes it will be hard
    Fernando Alonso says the runner-up spot in this year's championship is not a lot cause, even though he admits it will be very hard to secure the position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m_waqas View Post
    it looks like development of Indian circuit is still incomplete .. less then month left for the race.

    Suzuka is my favorite track.. would hate to see VET win here..
    The Indian circuit is ready , only landscaping left to do. Go to Indian GP twitter page for latest updates.

    Meanwhile , follow the TopGear team filming in India in the link below

    http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-cars-imports-india/108860-pics-top-gear-shooting-india.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickatnite View Post

    Meanwhile , follow the TopGear team filming in India in the link below

    http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-cars-imports-india/108860-pics-top-gear-shooting-india.html
    First the Indian GP and now TG team shooting in India, do you have any idea how much jealous i am???!!!!
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    Suzuka set-up guide

    1. Engine
    Engine performance alone is not a key indicator of car performance around Suzuka, although it plays an important role. Drivers will need to be quick on the throttle heading out of the Spoon curve in order to maximise their run down the back straight and through 130R, the quickest part of the track where engine power will come to the fore. The ‘S’ curves at the start of the lap are another special feature of Suzuka, with quick change of direction crucial to a competitive first sector. It’s not a track where much lowspeed is required, though there is one small chicane and a hairpin; the rest of the track is medium to high speed corners especially between Turns 2 and 7 when the car is on part-throttle. Suzuka is 50m above sea level though the circuit’s ambient characteristics will have little effect on engine power.

    2. Brakes
    There are only a couple of heavy braking applications: into the hairpin Turn 11 and in to the chicane Turns 16 and 17. There is lot of time to cool the brakes, which is similar to other high speed tracks such as Silverstone. Suzuka is a venue where more effort is put into keeping the brakes warm than cool.

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    A car with a strong change of direction is needed, particularly in Turns 3 to 7 (the part of track called “the Snake”).

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    A set-up which gets the best from traction and grip, whilst allowing quick changes of direction from the tyres, is required at Suzuka. Pirelli are taking their soft and medium tyres – this will present a challenge as Suzuka is traditionally a high-grip track. Tyre management is one important aspect. Long runs on both types of tyres in the Friday free practice sessions are essential to characterise the tyres to the track. Trouble-free track time in free practice will be important to evaluate the multitude of options.

    5. Aerodynamics
    A similar level to Silverstone and Barcelona – just a few steps away from maximum.

    6. Gearbox
    Special attention to gear three and four is required to ensure smooth power application through the first sector.
    Gear 1: 147 kph
    Gear 2: 180 kph
    Gear 3: 213 kph
    Gear 4: 247 kph
    Gear 5: 283 kph
    Gear 6: 319 kph
    Gear 7: 358 kph

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    Turn 1 is almost flat and only a bit of a lift. A quick turn leading straight into the slower Turn 2.
    Turn 3 - 6: the car is constantly changing directions. Front grip needs to be maximised to avoid understeer, which would kill the speed.
    Turn 7: drivers need to be cautious with the throttle as they head up the hill. Fourth gear is adviseable, in order to turn in and to aim for the top of the curbing on the left (about 3/4 of the way up). Drivers start accelerating here and hit fifth gear as they come close to the curb on the right at the top of the hill. Drivers should be in sixth gear before Turn 8.
    Turns 8+9: these tricky corners comprise the Degner Curve. The first part is short and narrow; it starts very wide but quickly narrows. A cautious approach is needed because of the dangerous kerb on the inside; it remains, however, important to get close to it. If the car touches the corner or ‘bottoms out’, it is easy to go off track and hit the wall.
    Turn 11: heavy braking into Turn 11. Good traction is required at the Hairpin – second gear is taken at this corner. A very gentle approach with the throttle is needed on the way out as it is very easy to break traction.
    Turn 13 +14: known as the ‘Spoon Curve’, it can be very easy to have too much understeer here. It is also essential to get on the power early to maximise speed down the straight.
    Turn 15: 130R is taken flat, but it may not be as easy with a heavy car full of fuel.
    Turn 16: the main overtaking opportunity on the track. The DRS may offer drivers passing opportunities, but its effectiveness is expected to be low at this track.
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    Back In The Hunt At Suzuka

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    Suzuka, one of the favourite circuits of drivers who have sampled its sensuous curves, has the only figure of eight configuration on the calendar and offers a relentless challenge to cars and drivers alike.

    Designed by Dutchman John Hugenholtz as a test track for Honda in 1962, Suzuka always excites., and after the sucker-punch of Singapore’s slow corners, Suzuka should play more to the qualities of the Lotus Renault R31.

    “I expect us to be much more in the hunt than we were in Singapore,” says LRGP’s Technical Director, James Allison.


    Ayao Komatsu – My Home Race

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    Ayao Komatsu, Vitaly’s Race Engineer from Japan, arrived in England in 1994 to read Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University. Twelve years later he began working at Enstone and remembers vividly returning to his homeland for his first Japanese Grand Prix. Five years later on he still looks forward to returning to the annual race which, this time around, could be more emotionally-charged than ever before…..



    Vitaly Petrov: “Suzuka may be a famous circuit but it’s also quite a tricky one”

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    Vitaly prepares himself for the speedy track of Suzuka – a polar opposite of the tight and twisting Marina Bay Circuit.

    VP: It was a challenging weekend for us and frustrating not to see our hard work translated into results. We didn’t perform at our usual level. We now need to show what we can do in the final five races.

    I came back straight after the race. I went through my usual training routines, before returning to England to visit the factory, meet with my engineers and discuss what happened in Singapore. Of course, we have also been preparing for Suzuka and the engineers have given me some data from last year to look at, which should help stand me in good stead.

    Suzuka may be a famous circuit but it’s also quite a tricky one. Everyone knows it well, and all motorsport fans love it. I’ve only been to Suzuka once before, but racing there really is quite special, it is challenging and very, very fast. The first sector is incredible: the ‘s’ curves are like a rollercoaster, flipping the g-forces from side to side through very long corners, and it’s tough to keep the correct line, particularly because if you get one corner wrong, you really suffer in the other corners.

    I hope the car will be strong there. It’s important to have confidence in the high-speed corners because if your confidence is down you can lose a lot of lap time. There is a very small margin for error because there are very few run-off areas, But Suzuka doesn’t work like that - if you go off with one wheel, you don’t come back. It’s one of the most fearsome tracks, but when you get it right it gives you immense satisfaction.


    Sodden in Suzuka

    -Formula 1 - Season 2011 -308728

    The FIA’s official preview to the Japanese Preview states that the Suzuka’s near-coastal setting “has often made the track susceptible to sudden changes in weather conditions”. Well, I’m pleased / not so pleased (please delete as necessary) to report that the heavens well and truly opened this morning, and it has been raining cats and dogs (no need to delete the cats or the dogs part) since. In fact as I write, the white awning under which I am sat feels as though it’s about to cave in due to the incessant raindrops falling. Thankfully the laptop is still in one piece (unlike in Canada, where my previous laptop succumbed to its fate after a Montreal-style downpour), and I am able to put a few words together before the first leak appears.
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    After a difficult race in Singapore, Cirebox reminds us how it happened and looks forward to the Japanese Grand Prix!


    -Formula 1 - Season 2011 -308732

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    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes builds for the future by re-signing Jenson Button to new multi-year contract.

    -Formula 1 - Season 2011 -308744

    Read more here:
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    Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to confirm that it has re-signed 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button to a new multi-year contract.
    Jenson’s re-signing is a move that will strengthen Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ long-term stability as it continues to grow and develop its race-winning form into further world championship successes.

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