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#1 Zander

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:00 PM

A new thread for a new season.

To kick things off, let's predict who'll come out on top in Melbourne. My guess is McLaren or Ferrari. McLaren may have a better car than Ferrari but I think Alonso is the better driver. So I give Alonso the nod for Sunday's race.

The 2011 Calendar:

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1. Australian GP - 27th March Winner - Vettel
2. Malaysian GP - 10th April Winner - Vettel
3. Chinese GP - 17th April Winner - Hamilton
4. Turkish GP - 8th May Winner - Vettel
5. Spanish GP (Barcelona) - 22nd May Winner - Vettel
6. Monaco GP - 29th May Winner - Vettel
7. Canadian GP - 12th June Winner - Button
8. European GP (Valencia) - 26th June Winner - Vettel
9. British GP - 10th July Winner - Alonso
10. German GP - 24th July
11. Hungarian GP - 31th July
12. Belgian GP - 28th August
13. Italian GP - 11th September
14. Singapore GP - 25th September
15. Japanese GP - 9th October
16. Korean GP - 16th October
17. Indian GP - 30th October
18. Abu Dhabi GP - 13th November
19. Brazilian GP - 27th November

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:49 PM

Red Bull will qualify 1-2. Then the usual teams in the top 10. Maybe Perez or Kobayashi getting in. Williams new guy was apparently quite bad, as were the Virgins. Lol'd at Chandhok crashing straight away, not sure how he crashed where he did.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 07:49 PM

Lewis Hamilton is going to win the Driver's Championship again (starting the campaign with a win on Sunday)!

Edited by RVD 4:20, 25 March 2011 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:59 PM

Oh, we have a new thread.

As expected, Red Bull takes the pole, but Vettel was the only one who really made a gap at the top, where it was expected that both Vettel and Webber would dominate.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:54 PM

So close to having a perfect prediction. :( Petrov being so much faster than Heidfeld suprised me most today.

Interested to hear more about Red Bulls KERs system, apparently one of the reasons for the dominance.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:02 PM

I think Lewis has a good chance of taking the race tomorrow; I can see something going wrong for Vettel in the race.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:47 PM

He is in 2nd place though and with a fast starting Webber behind him, i don't see him getting 1st place at the start.

Perfect scenario would be if Hamilton and Webber manages to knock eachother off the road. Alonso passes Button and overtakes Vettel in the long run, due to having better race pace.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:26 PM

I was a bit disappointed with Ferrari today as i expected Fernando to get into the first row.

Anyway podium prediction for tomorrow.


1 Sebastian Vettel
2.Mark Webber
3. Fernando Alonso


I expect Lewis or Jensen to come in either 4th or 5th and Massa will probably be 8th and Kobayashi should get a 6th place.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:44 PM

I'll be honest with you, I'm not bothered who wins the title this year, as long as it isn't that arrogant little prick Alonso.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:04 PM

They're all kind of arrogant pricks.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:11 PM

^ Exactly.

I always back Ferrari every year since i began watching in 1998 and this year will be no different.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:39 AM

Great to see Petrov, Buemi and the two Saubers doing well. DRS was crap, will probably work better at China and Malaysia though.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:47 AM

Perez finishing 7th on a 1-stopper is a more important result than people might think. I'll bet you that the top teams will look at that and try to find a way to make this possible for themselves, because everybody assumed that it wasn't possible.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:16 AM

They're all kind of arrogant pricks.

Very True.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:02 AM

Perez and Kobayashi disqualified. So much for Perez having the debut of his life.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:05 AM

Ouch. Wonder how that will effect the car for the next race as well if they have to make some changes.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:07 AM

I really don't like Vettel, but I suppose second isn't too bad for Lewis for the first race.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:19 PM

I don't understand why you wouldn't like Vettel. Seems like a perfectly nice, down-to-eath guy. Anyway, I backed him last year and I'll back him this year.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:22 PM

Schumacher, I am disappoint.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:55 AM

I don't understand why you wouldn't like Vettel. Seems like a perfectly nice, down-to-eath guy. Anyway, I backed him last year and I'll back him this year.

His stupid speeches when he wins or take pole position. We are who we are. Feels cheesy and forced as hell to make that one good quote...

And of course, the Webber-situation and Vettel eliminating Button in Spa didn't made him too popular with the Brits as well.

And he's German.

It's not like Alonso-hate, but out of all the championship drivers last year, Vettel was probably the most impopular driver behind Alonso.

For the Brits.