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Grand Prix 2013 Korean Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Grand Prix Discussions' started by mjo, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. mjo

    mjo Procrastinating Contributor

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    Mokpo's love motels welcome you to the Korean Grand Prix, situated on bleak wasteland miles away from anywhere else. Envisioned as a 'motor city', with tall buildings surrounding the circuit, it is likely that the race will drop of the calendar in the next couple of years, showing the success of the Korean venture into Formula 1. It's not a brilliant circuit to be honest, and some of the races there were rather tedious. It is, therefore, seen as one of the less memorable grands prix of the season.

    In terms of the championship, Vettel's won it. Only Alonso (60 points behind with 150 left to play for) has a realistically small chance of overcoming the young German.

    The only really memorable race here was the inaugural one in 2010, held in wet conditions, and finishing in the dark after an unnecessarily long red flag & safety car period. When we eventually got racing on the construction site that was the Yeongam circuit, Webber span out, Vettel's engine expired, Alonso won, the midfielders forgot how to drive and Jonathan Legard got all confused between Hamilton & Button.

    To be honest, it would be easier to skip these final races and fast forward to 2014. Ah well.

    Ready, Steady, Discuss!!!
     
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  3. LifeW12

    LifeW12 Podium Finisher

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    Worst event of the year. An the race will suck.
     
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  4. Josh

    Josh Champion Elect

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    So you won't watch it? Alright, see you for Japan :wave:
     
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  5. LifeW12

    LifeW12 Podium Finisher

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    Maybe the first lap.
     
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  6. Westy

    Westy Pole Sitter

    The first laps one of the only laps you need to watch. If Vettel leads at any stage of it the race is over.

    Edit: I hope I am proved wrong.
     
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  7. MCLS

    MCLS Anti F1 fan Valued Member

    As someone who's watched F1 for over 10 years now (admittedly nowhere near as long as some of you old codgers) it's painful to say it's probably one of the first races that I'm not looking forward to at all, although I'll probably moan about it a lot before the race and then moan about the race a lot after Vettel wins, and no doubt I'll still end up watching it, probably a metaphor for being English that!
     
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  8. KekeTheKing

    KekeTheKing Banned Supporter

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    Seb might be due a spot of misfortune in Korea. You never really know though, and that's why we'll all tune in.

    Plus, I heard that Tom Jones was mistakenly packed away in some sea freight that was sent on to Yeongam, so you won't want to miss him there. :wave:
     
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  9. Johnny Carwash

    Johnny Carwash Champion Elect Contributor

    At least if Sebastian Vettel wins in Korea he won't get booed,as there is never anyone there to watch the race.
     
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  10. F1Yorkshire

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    Hate to say it but will the Gangnam bloke be there again? I'd rather watch him non stop for 2 hours than another lights to flag Vettel victory.
     
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  11. LifeW12

    LifeW12 Podium Finisher

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    There's a saying in racing that you can't win the race in the first corner. In the case of Vettel its the total opposite.
     
  12. MCLS

    MCLS Anti F1 fan Valued Member

    In a way, it's almost won on Saturday, around half the races this year have been won from pole position, even more I suspect from the front row
     
  13. Chad Stewarthill

    Chad Stewarthill Champion Elect Contributor

    I just thought of something that might spice up the racing a bit...

    The marshals could chuck a honeycomb full of angry Nepalese bees into the cockpit of each car just before the lights go out.;)
     
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  14. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    And Seb would cross the finish line, and dish out some freshly made honey...
     
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  15. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Korea is a god dam awful Grand Prix isn't it? I let it off a little as back in 2010 I put a £40 bet on Alonso on a wim(I don't usually bet) and when he came home first I used the winnings to add to what I'd already saved and bought an engagment ring and asked my now fiance to marry me a week later.

    Still a crap track though.

    My eyes are on Grosjean this weekend. For my money he was pretty flawless at Singapore and got nothing to show for it due to car issues. Needs to show he can do it at least two races in a row if he wants to be lead driver at Enstone like he keeps saying.
     
  16. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    That's the spirit! ;)
     
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  17. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    Vettel gets pole, Mercedes boys follow him. Alonso and Massa way behind. By lap 10 Vettel is advised to take it easy. Somehow Alonso and Webber find their way to the top and complete the podium. There, no need to watch the race now :D
     
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  18. Titch

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    I can't remember anything about last years F1 in Korea. It must have been really good.......!
     
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  19. downforce

    downforce Race Winner

    I remember about a dozen things braking on Hamiltons car and then Kermit grabbing hold and he finished in 10th place.

    and Vettel won
     
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  20. no-FIAt-please

    no-FIAt-please Champion Elect Premium Contributor

    Hulkenberg had a great overtake on 2 cars, Hamilton and... someone? :thinking:

    IMO 2010 was probably the best race at Yeongham, if only for the championship (Webber putting it in the wall and collecting Rosberg, Vettel's engine giving up, Alonso taking 25pts home) and the rain.

    2011 Wasn't so bad... kind of. The Hamilton-Webber fight was pretty entertaining though!
     
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  21. MCLS

    MCLS Anti F1 fan Valued Member

    The return of stupid o'clock practice sessions! Is it bad that I'm looking forward to them as much as the actual race itself?
     

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