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    Chinese grand prix (spoilers)

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    If you think f1 is boring or are not a huge fan watch the re-run this afternoon! Very exciting race!

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    Original Poster

    Lewis Hamilton you beast!

    Great race thanks to pirelli for tyres that give different strategies. Great drive from webber also

    numptyj

    Lewis Hamilton you beast!Great race thanks to pirelli for tyres that give … Lewis Hamilton you beast!Great race thanks to pirelli for tyres that give different strategies. Great drive from webber also



    Hmm. Just heard Brundell (i think) say that

    I'm still chuckling about Jensons pit stop.

    Stuck £20 on him at 7/2 :-)

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    deek72

    Hmm. Just heard Brundell (i think) say that



    I was David coulthard I already mentioned it on twitter so maybe he should get his own opinions

    numptyj

    I was David coulthard I already mentioned it on twitter so maybe he … I was David coulthard I already mentioned it on twitter so maybe he should get his own opinions

    Ha ha! He must be following you

    Banned

    What an absolutely awesome race.

    Shame about button, but then it was his own fault. Hamilton... Just flawless.

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    vibeone

    What an absolutely awesome race.Shame about button, but then it was his … What an absolutely awesome race.Shame about button, but then it was his own fault. Hamilton... Just flawless.



    And to think he had 35 seconds to spare to get out to the grid after that fuel line issue, great work from the woking squad!

    great run from hamilton - i think most intresting race since the start of season

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    whatsThePoint

    What a great race series that its down to the tyre maker to put … What a great race series that its down to the tyre maker to put excitement into it



    were given a brief to make tryes less durable than last years bridgestones in order to spice the racing up and not to give processional races so far they seem to have done that. You may hate on it but it's been a cracking race

    F1 is 95% car 5% driver,just like Horse racing where it's 95% horse & 5% jockey.

    They also say that just over 63% of statistics are made up.

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    whatsThePoint

    At least you agree its down to the tyres to make it exciting or it would … At least you agree its down to the tyres to make it exciting or it would be boring but tbh i've seen better/more exciting/closer racing on the roads around me



    It's a combination of many elements, these guys are still driving round at up to speeds of 200mph and cornering and braking with loads of up to 5g.

    Not gonna bother ranting on anymore to your baiting and hating on f1 lol

    didn't watch the begining of the race , but what happened to hamiltons car at the start - I saw brief clips of them getting rid of water or fuel from the car just before the car was due on the grid ?

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    astonmart4321

    didn't watch the begining of the race , but what happened to hamiltons … didn't watch the begining of the race , but what happened to hamiltons car at the start - I saw brief clips of them getting rid of water or fuel from the car just before the car was due on the grid ?



    They had a fuel line issue so were leaking fuel into the air filter...they got the car out to the grid with 35 seconds to spare...otherwise Lewis would have started last and from the pits!

    Just finished watching it - recorded it in case I didn't wake up. Webber was sensational, what a wonderful drive he had moving up through the places. Button had a great start but then the spark went when he went in the pits in the wrong place, apparently he came in on the wrong lap anyway? What was that all about?
    Best grand prix for a long time.
    So difficult being a Jensen fan sometimes.

    new rules are a bit gimmicky with kers and drs but who cares it makes exciting racing, Hamilton and Webber are = driver of the day imo. Buttons lack of aggression cost him.

    yeh, erm where do people race at 200mph on 'narrow public roads' (that havent been closed to make a temp. race circuit)?

    i do actually see where you are coming from regards to making f1 more exciting - I have found it has become generally less exciting in recent years but perhaps I am a bit nostalgic for the golden years when we had real personalities and rivalries [senna/prost, hill/schuey etc...]


    whatsThePoint

    I didn't say i hated it and i do watch it if available online but i think … I didn't say i hated it and i do watch it if available online but i think you'll find doing 200mph on narrow public roads is far exciting than doing it on a track with plenty of run off spaces



    Edited by: "dt_matthews" 17th Apr 2011

    what circuits are you referring to then?

    whatsThePoint

    Of course the roads are closed for racing It would just be called a … Of course the roads are closed for racing It would just be called a normal commute for some people if they weren't


    Original Poster

    dt_matthews

    what circuits are you referring to then?



    he lives on IOM so TT racing etc, and just general people driving fast on the roads anyway

    Fantastic race.

    Usually the 1st 5 laps, and the last 5 are the only interesting ones. This race was the best one for a long long time.

    yep, first race i have watched for some time where I have been captivated the whole race thru' woohooo. cool.

    thesaint

    Fantastic race.Usually the 1st 5 laps, and the last 5 are the only … Fantastic race.Usually the 1st 5 laps, and the last 5 are the only interesting ones. This race was the best one for a long long time.


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    thesaint

    Fantastic race.Usually the 1st 5 laps, and the last 5 are the only … Fantastic race.Usually the 1st 5 laps, and the last 5 are the only interesting ones. This race was the best one for a long long time.



    normally the last stint was always boring as the race had been played out and then drivers just 'cruised' round in a fuel consumption mode just keeping their lead/positions in check.

    Great to see lots on and wheel to wheel action all around with different people on different strategies
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