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Old 05-29-2004, 07:59 AM
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Qualifying is such a misnomer. Not that Michael isn't really the fastest guy out there (yes Alex). Fuel loads make this just a guess. It all sorts out again tomorrow. There has been some recent discussion with Ross (blowhard) Brawn offering that they should tell everyone their fuel loads. I agree with Ross on this, though it may not be so important if they go back to a true qualifying format where they can at least set up the car for qualifying and then make some (including fuel) adjustments for the race. Let's find out who is really fastest.
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Old 05-29-2004, 09:03 AM
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The only solace possible now is speculating (hoping) that the BMW-Williams cars are running a similar fuel load and strategy to Rubens. The SpeedTV boys were pondering if Rubens might be set up for 2 stops instead of 3. Ralf was certainly a lot quicker in Q1 and didn't appear to have blunders in Q2. Barring that, they're middle pack cars. I hate this qualifying format. Can't go away soon enough. I could care less if the Minardi and Jordan sponsors get any airtime.
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Old 05-29-2004, 10:38 AM
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They need to do that new qualifying format WAY before the British GP. Like right now. Then it takes all this fuel speculation out of the window. Like others have said, it might not change much, but it'd at least prove pure, low-fuel speed.

As for the race, here's hoping Sato gets another start like Monaco, and Trulli a start like Spain, and then things might make for an interesting race. If MS leads the first lap, it could be painful for everyone but Alex...
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Old 05-29-2004, 10:39 AM
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Hmm, I must admit that it was an interesting qualifying and start grid is looking a little weird

It is very clear that Michael's car is light, so I'm guessing that tomorrow he's going for a 3 stop strategy. Sato is probably even lighter than Michael, he's going to come into the pits in the first 10-12 laps.

I'm not sure about Kimi and Trulli, but the rest of the field will pit 3 times.

My guess of line-up after the first corner :

Trulli
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Old 05-29-2004, 12:05 PM
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Does it even matter? His engine is going to blow up sometime during the race anyway.


Hey, I was trying to be kind
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Old 05-29-2004, 07:02 PM
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As for the race, here's hoping Sato gets another start like Monaco, and Trulli a start like Spain, and then things might make for an interesting race.
Yep. Just as long as Sato doesn't get another stop like Monaco!
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Old 05-30-2004, 12:36 AM
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Hmm, an odd starting grid. I expect MS to win, but as for everyone else, I can't even begin to guess. This could either be terribly boring or pretty darn exciting (as long as you remember that the #1 spot is more or less taken already), depending on how the drivers sort themselves in the first few laps. I wish I could watch it live.
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Old 05-30-2004, 06:11 AM
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Montoya

It is obvious that the guy has a problem with braking
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At least he hits someone named SCHUMACHER every time that he has a problem braking!




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Old 05-30-2004, 06:31 AM
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At least he hits someone named SCHUMACHER every time that he has a problem braking!




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Maybe it's better for everyone, if he goes back to the CART series.
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Old 05-30-2004, 06:39 AM
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LOL! I just peed my pants, as Michael was lapping Montoya
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Extremely embarrasing for Mclaren.
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Extremely embarrasing for Mclaren.
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Old 05-30-2004, 06:56 AM
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I can't take it anymore!
I was hoping to see Kimi at least on the podium.
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I was hoping to see Kimi at least on the podium.
I was hoping that he would finish the race ...

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Old 05-30-2004, 07:07 AM
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I was hoping to see Kimi at least on the podium.

Not in the middle, though, eh Alex?
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Rubens vs Sato
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Old 05-30-2004, 07:16 AM
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Rubens vs Sato
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Not quite yet; but what is there to cheer about in that, anyway?
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Not in the middle, though, eh Alex?
No, the middle is reserved for red cars only
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