Monday, 30 May 2011

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Driver standings and Constructor standings after Monaco 2011

Driver standings
1. Sebastian Vettel 143pct
2. Lewis Hamilton 85pct
3. Mark Webber 79pct
4. Jenson Button 76pct
5. Fernando Alonso 69pct

Monaco, Monte Carlo - Race results

1. Sebastian Vettel 2:09:38.373 (bad luck at first tire change wich made him late 4 seconds, but sensational and a lot of luck at the end with red flag when his tires were destroyed)
2. Fernando Alonso +1.138 (good start and if would not have been a red flag he would have risked for 1st place)
3. Jenson Button +2.378 (best strategy, but all ruined with first safety car and the red flag)
4. Mark Webber +23.101 (bad start like usually this year and a lil' bit of luck at the end with red flag, becaouse Kobayashi would be worth 4th place)
5. Kamui Kobayashi +26.916(best position in a race in F1 for him so far)
6. Lewis Hamilton +27.210 (bad luck in qualify, and not a very good race for him)
7. Adrian Sutil +1 Lap (bad luck)
8. Nick Heidfeld +1 Lap
9. Rubens Barrichello +1 Lap (finally made points for AT&T)
10. Sebastien Buemi +1 Lap

News

- FIA confirmed that HRT drivers will be able to take part in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, even if drivers could or could not complete the 107% lap time rule

- Sauber has confirmed that Sergio Pérez has no serious injures after his heavy crash in Monaco, even so his car was seriously fucked up


- new official partner for Virgin: musicMagpie; the logo of the cash for CDs, DVDs and games website are displayed on helmets of Timo Glock and Jerome d’Ambrosio

Nothing to post - Perez and Rosberg accidents at Monaco 2011



Sorry for language...

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Driver standings by Qualifying after Monaco 2011

1. Sebastian Vettel 143pct
2. Mark Webber 88pct
3. Lewis Hamilton 84pct
4. Jenson Button 78pct
5. Fernando Alonso 64pct
6. Nico Rosberg 46pct
7. Felipe Massa 31pct
8. Vitaly Petrov 27pct
9. Michael Schumacher 15pct
10. Nick Heidfeld 10pct

Qaulifying Monte Carlo - starting grid 2011(Monaco)

1. Sebastian Vettel 1:13.556



2. Jenson Button 1:13.997





3. Mark Webber 1:14.019




4. Fernando Alonso 1:14.483
5. Michael Schumacher 1:14.682

Practice 3 in Monaco - Results

1. Fernando Alonso 1:14.433
2. Jenson Button 1:14.996
3. Felipe Massa 1:15.024
4. Sebastian Vettel 1:15.245

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Yes and No.. in Monaco


Yes and No.. in Monaco from setbyspeed on Vimeo.

Practice 1 and 2 in Monaco - Results

Practice 2
1. Fernando Alonso 1:15.123
2. Lewis Hamilton 1:15.228
3. Nico Rosberg 1:15.321
4. Jenson Button1:15.448
5. Sebastian Vettel 1:15.667

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Preview 2011 Monte Carlo, Monaco GP


Technical details
Monaco Circuit has 3.3 km, 78 laps with a race distance of 260 km; 5 very short highspeed straches, 7 slow turns, 0 ideal spots for overtaking and a top speed around 290 km/h.
Best Preview by Mark Webber:


Wikipedia history
The Monaco Grand Prix held since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 hours of Le Mans. The Circuit de Monaco consists of the city streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine, which includes the famous harbour. The race circuit has many elevation changes, tight corners, and a narrow course that makes it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One racing. Despite the fact that the course has had minor changes several times during its history, it is still considered the ultimate test of driving skills in F1.

Statistics
Lap Record: 1:14.439 - M Schumacher (2004)
Mercedes engine dominated this circuit and with the current configuration of the track, since 2003,winners are : Juan Pablo Montoya - Williams-BMW 2003; Jarno Trulli - Renault 2004; Kimi Raikkonen - McLaren Mercedes 2005; Fernando Alonso - Renault 2006; Fernando Alonso - McLaren Mercedes 2007; Lewis Hamilton - McLaren Mercedes 2008; Jenson Button - Brawn Mercedes 2009; Mark Webber – RedbullRacing 2010.
Multiple winners for: Ayrton Senna 6(1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993), Graham Hill 5(1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969) and Michael Schumacher 5(1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001).





Lets see last year pole gained by Mark Webber with very nice commentary from BBC:

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News

- a truck parked at Ste. Devote(first corner - Monaco) was caught on fire tuesday afternoon and the flames caused damage to the surface. Now, a section of asphalt has already been replaced, but very little time remained to dry the surface



- DRS zone will be on the pit straight and in the tunnel and into the chicane will be dezactivated; this means turn 18 to turn 1 would act as the DRS zone where as turn 17 to turn 18 would the DRS detection zone

News

- As Ferrari disappointed in this start of F1 season: Aldo Costa is no longer the technical director at Ferrari and now this job belongs to former McLaren engineer Pat Fry;Corrado Lanzone is put in charge of production; but Engine and Electronics continues with Luca Marmorini


- Mclaren has an open competition to design a unique set of overalls for Lewis & Jenson at your home GP! and every saturday of the 2011 season Mclaren drivers will wear overalls designed by you (for more click here)

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Nothing to post - Amazing start for Alonso in Catalunya 2011

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I downloaded this from youtube because in few hours or in few days this video may be removed due the license property of f1 or something like that...(u can watch it on youtube here)

Driver standings and Constructor standings after Spain(Catalunya) 2011

Driver Standings
1. Sebastian Vettel 118pct
2. Lewis Hamilton 77pct
3. Mark Webber 67pct
4. Jenson Button 61pct
5. Fernando Alonso 51pct

Spain, Catalunya - Race results

1. Sebastian Vettel 1hr39min03.301sec(smooth)
2. Lewis Hamilton +0.6 sec(maximum)
3. Jenson Button +35.6 sec(good strategy)
4. Mark Webber +47.9 sec
5. Fernando Alonso +1 Lap(amazing start)
6. Michael Schumacher +1 Lap(awesome start)
7. Nico Rosberg +1 Lap
8. Nick Heidfeld +1 Lap(good race)
9. Sergio Perez +1 Lap
10. Kamui Kobayashi +1 Lap

Driver standings by Qualifying after Spain(Catalunya) 2011

1. Sebastian Vettel 118pct
2. Lewis Hamilton 78pct
3. Mark Webber 73pct
4. Jenson Button 60pct
5. Fernando Alonso 52pct
6. Nico Rosberg 42pct

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Qaulifying Spain - starting grid 2011(Catalunya)

1. Mark Webber 1:20.981


2. Sebastian Vettel 1:21.181



3. Lewis Hamilton 1:21.961




4. Fernando Alonso 1:21.964

Practice 1, 2 and 3 in Spain(Catalunya) - Results

Practice 3
1. Sebastian Vettel 1:21.707
2. Mark Webber 1:21.791
3. Michael Schumacher 1:23.057

Preview 2011 Barcelona, Spanish GP

The Circuit de Catalunya is a racetrack in Montmeló, to the north of Barcelona.
History
The Circuit of Catalunya was built in 1991 and began hosting the Spanish Grand Prix that same year.
Because so much testing is done at this circuit, Formula One drivers and mechanics are extremely familiar with it. This has led to criticism that drivers and mechanics are too familiar with Catalunya, reducing the amount of on-track action. When first used, overtaking was frequent as cars could follow closely through the last two corners and slipstream down the long straight. As aerodynamic balance became more critical, this overtaking method drastically decreased as the cars were unable to follow each other through the fast final corner due to turbulence created by the leading car. The circuit is not known to produce copious amounts of overtaking, despite the long straights.
In 2008, Heikki Kovalainen left the track at 240 km/h (149 mph) after a wheel rim failure at turn 9. He managed to decelerate to 130 km/h (81 mph) when he hit the tyre barrier. He was temporarily unconscious and suffered minor concussion, but a few minutes later, spectators were relieved when he gave a thumbs up.
Technique details:
Barcelona Circuit has 4.6 km, 66 laps with a race distance of 307 km; 5 highspeed straches, 3 slow turns, 2 ideal spots for overtaking and a top speed around 310 km/h.
Best Preview and this year pole(1:20.981 - record lap of Catalunya's circuit) (both by Mark Webber):


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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Characteristics of some F1 drivers (may 2011)

1. Sebastian Vettel: Shows too much that finger(sometimes gets annoying with his celebration), but otherwise a phenomenal pilot with a very good car, who has the future ahead to become if not the greatest, one of the greatest pilot ever

2. Fernando Alonso: Even though he won the championship two times in a row(in 2005 and 2006) and his nickname is "The King", he has just 20 pole positions since his first race in F1(2001 at Minardi); but he has a superb driving skill and he can overtake anyone

3. Lewis Hamilton: This world champion(in 2008) has an extrem driving style, very spectacular, fights with Alonso for the best overtaker, but he takes too many risks and the result is often that he ends into the wall
4. Nico Rosberg: Maybe he is an awesome racing driver and.....

News

- Luca di Montezemolo denied rumor that Massa leaves Ferrari in 2012
- RedBull's partner and supplier team footwear (Geox) is offering up five sets of tickets to grands prix in Europe this summer(in Monza, Nurburgring, Valencia or British GP). The prizes include: two Paddock Club tickets (for Saturday and the race day), accommodation and a whole lot more. For more details check on the Geox WEBSITE(until Sunday, May 22)


- Robert Kubica's condition increase every day and his return is expecting to be sometime arround september this year or earlier



- 2 days ago Bruno Senna headed to Duxford for a day’s aero-testing in the R31 car, so we may expect improvements from Renault on Catalunya's track next week, but it seems that tests didn't go very well so far

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Mr Fluffy and Jenson Button - F1 full of crazy people

Planetf1.com says:
"Pushing Jenson's Buttons

After the debacle at the Chinese GP when Jenson Button tried to stop in the Red Bull garage for tyres, the McLaren team have been working out ways to guarantee he will stop in the correct pitbox. Now, having sent him for three sessions with a hypnotherapist, McLaren have found out the perfect object for Jenson to identify on his way into a crowded pitlane. For the Turkish GP the McLaren team will strap Jenson's childhood teddy, Mr Fluffy, onto his front jack."




"Asked down the pitlane what other treasured objects fellow drivers might use, Rubens Barrichello said a picture of his kids, Heikki Kovalainen asked for a stuffed moose and Mark Webber requested a photo of Kylie Minogue's arse.
Lewis Hamilton thought a picture of himself would do the job."

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Driver standings and Constructor standings after Turkey 2011

Driver standings
1. Sebastian Vettel 93pct
2. Lewis Hamilton 59pct

Turkey, Istanbul - Race results

1.SebastianVettel 1hr30min17.558sec(impeccably) 
2. Mark Webber  +8.8 sec(bad boy)
3. Fernando Alonso +10.0 sec(good strategy)
4. Lewis Hamilton +40.2 sec(bad luck)
5. Nico Rosberg +47.5 sec(?)
6. Jenson Button +59.4 sec(safely - no risks)
7. Nick Heidfeld +60.8 sec(unlucky)

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Driver standings by Qualifying after Turkey 2011

1. Sebastian Vettel 100pct
2. Lewis Hamilton 63pct
3. Jenson Button 50pct
4. Mark Webber 48pct
5. Fernando Alonso 40pct
6. Nico Rosberg 35pct
7. Felipe Massa 19pct
8. Vitaly Petrov 19pct
9. Nick Heidfeld 10pct
10. Jaime Alguersuari 6pct
11.  Michael Schumacher 4pct

Qaulifying Istanbul - starting grid 2011(Turkey)

1. Sebastian Vettel 1:25.049   
2. Mark Webber 1:25.454   
3. Nico Rosberg 1:25.574   
4. Lewis Hamilton 1:25.595   
5. Fernando Alonso 1:25.851   
6. Jenson Button 1:25.982   
7. Vitaly Petrov 1:26.296   
8. Michael Schumacher 1:26.646   
9. Nick Heidfeld 1:26.659   
10. Felipe Massa no time

Practice 1, 2 and 3 in Turkey - Results

Practice 3
1. Sebastian Vettel 1:26.037   
2. Michael Schumacher 1:26.038
3. Mark Webber 1:26.404   
4. Nico Rosberg 1:26.420   
5. Jenson Button 1:26.578   
6. Lewis Hamilton 1:26.726   
7. Vitaly Petrov 1:26.755   
8. Fernando Alonso 1:26.819   
9. Felipe Massa 1:26.883   
10. Sebastien Buemi 1:27.080

Preview Istanbul Park, Turkey

Best preview : Mark Webber




Last year preview here .

This year Pole position: (Vettel : 1:25.049)
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