Grand Prix 2012 Chinese Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Mephistopheles

Banned
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Button: "Pit-stop cost me shot at win"
Hamilton: "penalty cost me win chance
Alonso: "Could have been sixth without traffic"
Raikkonen: "Tyre strategy hurt us"

Blimey the coulda-woulda-shouldas are out in force today. They're all at it.
That's true but then again so are the statements ;)
 

Viscount

Pole Sitter
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Good drives by the Williams drivers, but as at least one of them has been able to potentially finish at least 7th in all three races so far this season, and their drivers' talents are still quite questionable, I am kind of wondering how good the car is and if a better driver in the Williams would be finishing even higher.
 

racecub

Champion Elect
I tell you what really struck me this race and that was the general quality of the driving by all drivers. there were so many overtakes and some heart stopping momnets as 'dodgy characters' were overtaken, but credit to them all they kept it clean. No cutting in when being overtaken. They gave each other room. That was nice to see, we always moan when they dont do it right, I thought today they did do it right, so credit to them all for that.
 

Incubus

Champion Elect
Well lap times are directly related to pace and you said that "Nico had the superior pace from start to finish".

The chart shows that not to be entirely true.
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Well I'd hate to be pedantic but actually I love being precisely that and so will point out that "from start to finish" could also be interpreted as"from start to finish" as in the whole of the race as a single value from start to finish rather than each individual lap. :twisted:
 

The Artist.....

Champion Elect
I think Lewis was the better driver because I am a Hamilton fan. And he gained more places and kept his head in traffic despite losing about 13 seconds to Button behind Perez, he also managed to come 3rd a couple of seconds behind Button albeit a dodgy pit stop
Remember that button lost a lot of time behind the raikkonen vettel scrap......
 

RasputinLives

So Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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Re: Viscounts post about Williams.

Seem me you and FB were all thinking same thing as I was thinking of doing an article on where that Williams would be with an Alonso/Hamilton/Vettel/Button in the cockpit or even a Perez/Kobi/Rosberg
 
I too think it was always going to be Nico's race and lets hope this puts to bed the "Why is it always Hamilton's pitstops that gets screwed up" conspiracy theory crap.
Can you point us in the direction of this conspiracy theory crap? who said it was always Lewis stops getting screwed?
Just to help, today JB had bad luck with his pit stop, unavoidable just like LH had a gearbox issue, also unavoidable

Now these bad luck incidents are different from LH getting left out 3 laps after JB even though he was 3 seconds slower than practically the whole field

To question why JB was brought in 3 laps before LH might seem to you to be conspiracy theory but at least try and understand that team decisions are not the same as bad luck that afflicts all drivers

Did you even see the race?
 

The Artist.....

Champion Elect
Cookin- just give it a rest! Button today could've been compromised by having his stops after Hamilton! The only reason people mention the word conspiracy as they are able to read between the lines in your posts where you imply that there are forces at work which disadvantage Hamilton!
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
Mod comment

And we have the Button vs Hamilton thread for these discussions so please keep it there.

Thank you

FB
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
The current Williams is probably about on the same pace as the Williams Rosberg had for 2007 - 2008 where he managed to grab a podium if things went all but was usually troubling the front runners

I am waiting to see what the Williams guys will do at Monaco, Spa and Suzuka the real driver tracks

Pastor supposedly a Monaco expert so he could feature in the top 6
 

Viscount

Pole Sitter
Contributor
RasputinLives said:
Seem me you and FB were all thinking same thing as I was thinking of doing an article on where that Williams would be with an Alonso/Hamilton/Vettel/Button in the cockpit or even a Perez/Kobi/Rosberg
I say do the article, it'll be an interesting read.

It kind of comes back to the debate of the importance of the driver vs the car.
 
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