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The 2011 Spanish Grand Prix Thread

Post by Ed » Tue May 17, 2011 9:26 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the fifth round of the 2011 season taking place at the Barcelona circuit in Spain between the 20th and 22nd of May.

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The event timetable for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 10:00 local time - 08:00 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 11:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
Qualifying 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

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Post by jacfan » Sun May 22, 2011 2:45 pm

Hey great qualifying!! Wooo-hoooo Mark is on pole!!!

Looking forward to a good race tonight.

Alonso sounded so happy to be fourth.
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Post by jacfan » Sun May 22, 2011 11:52 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
I have never before wanted so badly for Lewis to win.
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Post by jacfan » Sun May 22, 2011 11:55 pm

I wish the damn tyres would last longer. Four pit stops???? Ridiculous!!!
Spending too much time watching people pit.
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Of course this is just my humble opinion so no need to jump down my throat and tell me how wrong you think I am.
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Post by Ed » Mon May 23, 2011 12:10 am

Sebastian Vettel wins the race ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. Mark Webber, Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Nick Heidfeld, Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi make the top 10.

Vettel won by just 0.6 seconds from Hamilton as the two fought it out in the final stint of the race. Button managed to get up to 3rd going for a 3 stop strategy while Webber could only manage 4th place after dropping two places at the start and then losing a lot of time behind Alonso.

Worth mentioning is Nick Heidfeld who started 24th and finished in 8th.

The race gave us a number of changes in the lead and also some overtaking which is an improvement over races at this track from previous years.

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Post by Thaddeus » Mon May 23, 2011 1:29 am

I backed Vettel for driver of the day. The McLaren seemed faster, and he only had KERS for part of the time but managed to stay ahead of Hamilton. Great win for him.

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Post by Ed » Tue May 24, 2011 2:15 pm

Apologies for missing Webber in the Driver of the day list. He is now added to the options.

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Post by jacfan » Tue May 24, 2011 4:15 pm

What does everybody think about the fact that most of the drivers had to do four pit stops?
I see that Alonso was not happy with Pirelli.
Which I can't blame him for after the great start he had in the race!!
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Post by Thaddeus » Tue May 24, 2011 8:31 pm

Pirelli didn't make Alonso waste a set of softs in qualifying, and didn't make the Ferrari a slower car than the McLaren or Red Bull.

I prefer overtaking due to tyre degradation rather than the DRS, and very much enjoyed the race. Overtaking was eminently possible, but not a piece of cake (as Webber discovered).

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Post by Julian Mayo » Fri May 27, 2011 7:34 am

Pirelli do seem to be contributing to global warming......that was a helluva lot of tires used ... :shock: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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