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Re: F1 2012 thread
Wa wa waaaaaa Lewis. McLaren trying to do that trick like a few years back failed like a treat. Like hell it was mistake whitmarsh! He tried to cheat plain and simple and the FIA nailed your balls for it.
The RB8 is really showing what a handful it is (Average one weekend, winner the next and then back to average again) they still haven't sorted out that rear exhaust compared with the other top teams. Being slower than Williams and Sauber seems to support that the RB8 isn't as good as people make out. Newey is still fucking around with that tunnel under the floor and he refuses to give it up even if it has taken up weeks of development and yet no improvement, the RB8 is going backwards and it's costing them.
Vettel getting a 2nd and a win and Mark with his constant 4th places, with possibly the 5th best car on the grid shows why RBR hire them as their drivers, not the likes of Massa helping to flatter Alonso in that Ferrari. Both Vettel and Mark are fighting their cars almost as much as Alonso is, it's just everybody expects them to always have the fastest car yet it clearly isn't even the 3rd fastest.
Vettel was conceding he wouldn't of got 5th with the car and their straight line is terrible, almost as slow as HRT.
At least he has got fresh prime tyres spare for a good race, maybe a podium if a lot of shit happens up front, but I would rather start 7th than 24th...
Looks like Alonso is close to getting the car he wanted, Ferrari have chucked everything at it, but I expect him and Maldonado to get sucked in by both Lotus' early on as their race pace in practice 2 was the outright best, followed by McLaren who look out of it already with a shit qualifying. Lets not bother talking about fuel loads or sandbagging in practice as it's far to tight for that shit now and they need all the accurate data they can get.
Lotus 1/2 with Alonso and Vettel fighting for 3rd/4th.
"Vettel pulled it out of the bag when he needed to," said BBC commentator Martin Brundle. "That's the difference between the great and the good."