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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:23 pm 
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I hope Gosjean will be slower than Kimi. It doesn't look good now.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:24 pm 
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I'm speechless. Spent all my swearwords during the pitstop debacle. Slippery start and a botched pitstop. Cant have a good race without a bad one :(

Well honestly i have had hard time being too bothered with Kimi. Always want the best result, but for me he has already delivered and is quite nicely sitting at 3rd WDC spot.
More concentrated on the Alonso, Vettel fight.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:24 pm 
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From what SKY F1 said Kimi and Button were dropping Grosjean during their battle already so I cant see Grosjean catching Kimi now


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:24 pm 
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keenf1fan wrote:
Mistake? I thought massa just had better grip

no, Kimi went wide and lost traction as a result


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:25 pm 
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another slow lap..disappointing race

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:25 pm 
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One of thiese races... I recon there are some issues with tyres.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:25 pm 
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he's still fluctuating immensely. wtf?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:26 pm 
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If Hamilton wins this, Kimi will only be about 10 points ahead of him in Brazil...3rd in WDC will go down to the line it seems


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:28 pm 
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why is he losing so much of time in the middle sector? Setup?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:28 pm 
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he's done 1:41.60, then 1:41.95, then 1:41.65. Weird


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:28 pm 
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I'm secretly hoping for a safety car here....Anybody else?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:29 pm 
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I think it's over.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:31 pm 
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now 1:43.752. What is he doing?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:34 pm 
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I got a say i was truly surprised by Ferrari's today. Was not expecting anything like this from them.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:36 pm 
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now a personal best of 1:40.826. Don't get it


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Zoue wrote:
now 1:43.752. What is he doing?

He is struggling with tires.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:39 pm 
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Now a 1 min 39.8 where has found this pace from

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Genuinely disappointing to watch Kimi and lotus get passed so easily in the last 20 laps.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Thanks, I am ok with the position. There was no luck and Lotus slotted to the position they deserved.

What I enjoyed was "schooling a brat" by Hamilton and Massa this weekend.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:41 pm 
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He has now just done the 3rd fastest lap of the race only 0.1 sec slower than vettel on the last lap

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:41 pm 
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I think this race just highlights the skill Kimi had in Abudhabi, The lotus is clearly slower than the red bulls, mclarens and Ferrari's. Being ahead of everybody except Alonso and Vettel in the standings is a testament to how he has outperformed the car. (With a touch of luck too)
Have to try and find a silver lining after a race like this.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:43 pm 
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last lap was proper fast....den wats that he was struggling with??.... eager to hear his post race comments

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:44 pm 
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must have been struggling with the tyres. Ironic that at the end he was comfortably faster than Button and probably had the speed not to lose that place. Bummer


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:45 pm 
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He must have got the tyres in the operating window because the last lap was really quick

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:45 pm 
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I hope he will do better in Brazil.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:48 pm 
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well he has to hold off hamilton for that 3rd place...hamilton is only 16 points behind him now

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:49 pm 
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Shame. Combination of bad pit stop and some tyre issues(?) lost him a podium today. If they had got him out ahead of Alonso I think he would have made it (assuming of course he didn't still have problems with the tyres). The car is clearly fast and Kimi had an excellent run before his stop.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:49 pm 
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weak race from Kimster, for some reasons.Hope for better next time. It's ups and downs- life.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:50 pm 
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the start killed Kimi... he was 7th in no time... I think he did well to fight back. Too bad that slight error during his pit or he would have gotten out ahead of Alonso


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:54 pm 
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Will be looking forward to Mika Salo's and Heikki Kulta's views on the race


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:57 pm 
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The difference in post race demeanor between Lewis and Kimi is really something


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Hakkattack wrote:
the start killed Kimi... he was 7th in no time... I think he did well to fight back. Too bad that slight error during his pit or he would have gotten out ahead of Alonso


Don't think it would have made any difference to the result. No way he could have stayed ahead on cold tires.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:01 pm 
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Dont cry boys and girls. Lewis Haimlton wins in a hat of confederates. Texas will love it :))))))))))


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Kimi drove well today the cars that passed him at the end both fellipe and button were clearly faster

hammi had one chance against vettel in a similarly paced car and he took it....impressive
didnt get flustered by vettels shimmi into the braking zone ...like kimi at bahrain.
got to say vettel clearly has a lot of bxxx to do that and risk it all...surely alonso would not have done that.

really hope vettel makes it three ...hes had to fight his team mate fair and square like all the others
alonso has had every ounce of team effort his way all year.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:19 pm 
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carlysronnin wrote:
Kimi drove well today the cars that passed him at the end both fellipe and button were clearly faster
hammi had one chance against vettel in a similarly paced car and he took it....impressive
didnt get flustered by vettels shimmi into the braking zone ...like kimi at bahrain.

they were only faster because Kimi was having problems of some kind. The last few laps showed that Kimi had the speed to match them. He did an excellent first stint, especially considering his poor start on the dirty side, and he put himself in a podium position before the stop. A real missed opportunity, unfortunately


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:34 pm 
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ah well. Good race all in all and I'm happy to see the championship delayed till Brasil. That's going to be entertaining


I can't believe we're 7 days away from the season finale!! The season is over already!


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It was a good race by Kimi, it just didn't work out for him today. Starting from the dirty side of the track seemed like only the beginning of his problems. Then there was the incredibly slow pit stop which cost him a place/s and then tires that just didn't look they wanted to work for him, despite getting some good times.

Hopefully Brazil will be a much better weekend, even if there is meant to be rain!

:-P :D 8) :-P :D


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not a bad race overall even if I'm slightly disappointed with P6. The start and that long pit stop made things difficult. His overtakings were great :thumbup: Would love to see Kimi finish 3rd in the WDC standings. Hamilton is just 16pts behind :? I still can't believe that Kimi's back in F1 let alone that he's P3 in the WDC :] Kimi's comeback was superb :proud: :thumbup:
Just one week to go and the F1 season will be over already :-((


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:39 pm 
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Thank you Lotus for bringing back Kimi for us. This year is a warm up, please surprise us next year with a better car.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:48 am 
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Hope he manages to hold on to third in WDC.


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