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Grand Prix 2017 Chinese Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Grand Prix Discussions' started by Greenlantern101, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives He's the master of going faster Contributor

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    OK. I see where your coming from but let's apply this to a real situation. I'm not going to put my son in his car seat when I drive to the shop today because since that rule was made, cars have become safer, roads and road rules have become safer and anyway I'm only driving to the local shop not a long distance. Is that OK?
     
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  3. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    RasputinLives Of course your opinion is ok, it's yours. I don't agree with the correlation in your example, but that's my prerogative :)
     
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  4. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Pole Sitter

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    I heard of rumour to change the race to a Saturday. But i always thought that was a non runner because they would have to get rid of FP3 & would mean that their would be a 1/3rd of the grid likes of Hamilton Perez Ocon Raikkonen Vettel Palmer Giovinazzi & Ericsson whose 1st laps of the weekend (exc install laps) would be in Q1.
     
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  5. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel In the zone. Valued Member

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    I'm not going to be blasé about other people's lives. The helicopter in Japan in 2014 is a red herring - the accident was unsurvivable - but the act of racing through the storm was a massive problem.
     
  6. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I've got a 100% dependable contingency plan. In the event of shitty weather we give them a standard Road car and tell them to get on with it.
     
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  7. Bushi

    Bushi Pole Sitter

    Sooooo..............we can conclude that the porsche supercup isn't dangerous.
     
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  8. Rutherford

    Rutherford Rookie

    No, no we can't, according to F1 rules it must be safe for a helicopter to transport a person in the event of a sustained injury. This has been the case since 1986.
    It's not the first time that a session has been stopped because the helicopter can't take off.
     
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  9. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Being over an hour away from a hospital is totally normal for 90% of the world population. Now I'm just being flippant. I blame the whisky.
     
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  10. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives He's the master of going faster Contributor

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    Greenlantern101 90% of the population aren't racing cars at 200mph.
     
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  11. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    On the Saturday of the 2001 Belgian GP we arrived at the circuit a few minutes late only to find out that FP3 was delayed due to the mist at the hospital. As time went by and we started to get our sun tans it was further delayed with an announcement that the time had been shifted so that it would finish half an hour before qualifying to make up for some of the lost time. Then it came through that the Free Practice was abandoned but that qualifying would take place even if the mist persisted due to the agreement on timing with the TV companies.

    So Mr Ecclestone's pocket was more important that the driver's lives.
     
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  12. Titch

    Titch Mine is the best pink car on the track. Premium Contributor

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    So ......... does anyone know, will we have qualifying ? Or not. Should I get up, or stay in bed.
     
  13. gethinceri

    gethinceri Bearded. Contributor

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    I think I'll drink through.
     
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  14. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    A sensible solution seems to have been arrived at:

    "If the medical helicopter cannot fly, organisers have arranged for a police escort so, in the event of a driver being hospitalised, he can be transported quickly by road to the main hospital which is more than 30km away."
     
  15. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Hooray
     
  16. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Given how Mercedes are performing relative to Ferrari in these early races can we draw any conclusions about the influence of Paddy Lowe within the team?
     
  17. racecub

    racecub Champion Elect

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    We can conclude that Paddy alone was not responsible for poor pit calls at Mercedes. LOL
     
  18. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    No that was Martin Whitmatsh
     
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  19. racecub

    racecub Champion Elect

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    Let's not get into Whitmarsh!!8-)

    But what a race awaits!

    Nip and tuck between the Mercs and Ferrari
    No p1or 2 to work on race set up
    Possibility of rain.
    Rain and two rookies on the grid.
    Max charging from the back.
    A track you can overtake on.

    This could be a goodie!
     
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  20. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Danny R's Red Bull 1.3 seconds off the front two teams. That's a lifetime in F1 terms.
     
  21. racecub

    racecub Champion Elect

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    Yes definitely looking at a two horse race ( team wise) at the front. On that, red Bull have car upgrades coming regularly from now onwards and a new lighter engine for canada. They think they'll be ahead :o by Austria. Fighting talk!!

    Some close times also between the midfield teams.

    Alonso only about a sec off Ricciardos pace. Does that mean the Red Bull is appalling? Or the McLaren isn't that bad?
     

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