The Nürburgring GP Thread

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  1. takao macrumors 68040

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    since the first 2 training runs have been today i thought it was time to post a GP thread before somebody else does it ;)

    results of friday training (* are test/3rd drivers and not gonna race on sunday):
    1st run:

    1. Alexander Wurz* (AUT) McLaren-Mercedes 1:31,670 Min.
    2. Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari 1:32,578
    3. Ricardo Zonta* (BRA) Toyota 1:32,726
    4. Juan Pablo Montoya (COL) McLaren-Mercedes 1:32,873
    5. Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Ferrari 1:32,984
    6. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN) McLaren-Mercedes 1:32,988
    7. Nick Heidfeld (GER) Williams-BMW 1:33,142
    8. Mark Webber (AUS) Williams-BMW 1:33,248
    9. Christian Klien* (AUT) Red Bull Racing 1:33,304
    10. Ralf Schumacher (GER) Toyota 1:34,018

    2nd run:
    1. Alexander Wurz* (AUT) McLaren-Mercedes 1:30,623 Min.
    2. Ricardo Zonta* (BRA) Toyota 1:30,630
    3. Nick Heidfeld (GER) Williams-BMW 1:31,813
    4. Juan Pablo Montoya (COL) McLaren-Mercedes 1:31,841
    5. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN) McLaren-Mercedes 1:31,870
    6. Mark Webber (AUS) Williams-BMW 1:32,088
    7. Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Ferrari 1:32,143
    8. Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault 1:32,335
    9. Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Renault 1:32,842
    10. Ralf Schumacher (GER) Toyota 1:33,098
    ...
    13. Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari 1:33,242
     
  2. takao thread starter macrumors 68040

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    final line up for tommorow:

    1. Nick Heidfeld (GER) Williams-BMW
    2. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN) McLaren-Mercedes
    3. Mark Webber (AUS) Williams-BMW
    4. Jarno Trulli (ITA) Toyota
    5. Juan Pablo Montoya (COL) McLaren-Mercedes
    6. Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault
    7. Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Ferrari
    8. Ralf Schumacher (GER) Toyota
    9. Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Renault
    10. Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari

    great qualifiying by BMW, first Pole Position for Nick Heidfeld, they seem to have improved a lot

    and yet again another "Schumacher from the back of the field" race ;)
     
  3. MOFS macrumors 65816

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    On a contraversial note is it just me that thinks that both Italy and Germany have two GPs each? I mean, if you need to get rid of some European GPs surely one of each would be an obvious choice? :confused:

    Anyway - I think Williams are low on fuel in a bid to gain grid position. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Toyotas, Renaults and Mclarens come through later due to more fuel. Probably the Mclarens coming through very well - Raikonnen seem to be on form.
     
  4. brap macrumors 68000

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    Wasn't it originally the idea to have a 'floating' European GP... different track each time? I seem to remember an awesome, very wet Donington GP back in the day -- I think it was there that Senna made it necessary for pit lane speed limits!

    But yeah, it's quite silly that they've found a permanent home. The old way worked well, but I suppose it's down to whether or not a venue has facilities enough... it's an expensive business getting a world-class circuit [ask Jackie Stewart], and with the very real prospect of not getting the limelight again for a substantial time, it's probably far too risky.

    Anyway. Come on DC, get your act together man...
     
  5. takao thread starter macrumors 68040

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    correct .. but on the other side you have to pay a lot of money to get the "circus" for a year ;)
    like austria who completly rebuilt it's Formula 1/Moto GP course up to F1 standards and got a lousy 5 year contract or something and now F1 is gone again..
     
  6. MOFS macrumors 65816

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    And then you get Imola staying while Belgium leaves us for a year. :mad: :rolleyes:

    Anyway...still think the Williams are light.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Me too, but what about Kimi? Is he light too? I'd like to see one of the Williams cars win but I reckon Kimi might have them for race speed at the end of the day.
     
  8. MOFS macrumors 65816

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    Well Raikonnen has pitted first out of the Renaults and Mclarens. Alonso looking good - even DC is tho! :eek:

    But where is iGav? :confused:
     
  9. brap macrumors 68000

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    Do remember that he'd have been up there in Monaco, had Michael not driven into him. But the drive thru has killed any hopes of a decent result... :(
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Cool, it sounds like we've got a leader with bad tyres. Nothing better. :D

    As for iGav, I think he said his computer would be in the shop this weekend or something.
     
  11. MOFS macrumors 65816

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    I think Jenson would have cacked his pants if he'd seen how close Raikonnen came to smashing into the back of him. It seems like these tyre regulations have been the best think to happen to Formula 1 for ages - a guaranteed 10-15 laps of racing at the end of every GP so far! I'm looking forward to Britain and Belgium.
     
  12. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

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    What a pity that it had to end like that, but i must say that Kimi did put his car through a lot of ***** throughout the race. I find the current GP far more interestin than last year..atleast now there is a bit more excitement at the top of the leader board. And i am an Alonso fan :D :D
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I missed the first corner. What happened between Webber and Montoya? Was it anyone's fault or was it just a simple case of too many cars in one part of the track?
     
  14. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    Asmuch as i hate to say it, Webber outbraked himself and Montoya turned into him, he had to turn somethime!! montoya obviously rejoined but mark broke his steering and just kept going striaght
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah thanks barneygumble, I had a feeling that's what happened from what the live web commentary was saying but I was kind of hoping it wasn't Webber's fault - I'm a bit of a fan. To be fair but not trying to justify it at all, It'd be pretty frustrating for him to be reasonably competitive in all aspects of the weekend aside from the starts since it comes down to the car, and not him.
     

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