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The 2012 Indian Grand Prix Thread

Post by Ed » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:01 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the seventeenth round of the 2012 season taking place at the Buddh International Circuit between the 26th and the 28th of October.

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The event timetable for the Indian Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 10:00 local time - 04:30 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 08:30 GMT

Saturday
Practice 11:00 local time - 05:30 GMT
Qualifying 14:00 local time - 08:30 GMT

Sunday
Race 15:00 local time - 09:30 GMT

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Post by jacfan » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:30 pm

DotD went to Alonso this week. I wish the championship was a bit closer. MS must be looking forward to his (second) retirement.
Good to see Senna in the points.
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Post by Thaddeus » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:02 pm

I agree with Alonso getting the nod this time. If he could qualify ahead of or immediately behind Vettel I think he could beat him in the race, but 5th is just too low.

I like Vettel, but not the fact that the season's in danger of becoming a procession.

Hulkenberg and Senna did well too, and I wonder how Hamilton's feeling about going to Mercedes now.

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Post by Thaddeus » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:02 pm

I agree with Alonso getting the nod this time. If he could qualify ahead of or immediately behind Vettel I think he could beat him in the race, but 5th is just too low.

I like Vettel, but not the fact that the season's in danger of becoming a procession.

Hulkenberg and Senna did well too, and I wonder how Hamilton's feeling about going to Mercedes now.

Sorry for the double post. I got an error message, but it seems to have been regarding the automatic redirect to this thread rather than the post going through.

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Post by jacfan » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:31 pm

Yes would have been a lot more interesting if Alonso had been on pole or 2nd or even third. I would love to see him win the title again or at least not have it all wound up too soon.
I am not sure that Hambone is not doing a "Rossi". It seems like a step backwards to me.
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Post by Thaddeus » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:30 am

Next year it'd be very surprising if the Mercedes can compete for regular wins. However, the reasoning behind the move seems to be the massive regulation changes in 2014, the biggest since 2009. That year saw Brawn spring from nowhere to absolute dominance of the early races, eventually taking Button to the title.

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