2011 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX

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Race Date: 10 Apr 2011
Circuit Name: Sepang International Circuit
Number of Laps: 56
Circuit Length: 5.543 km
Race Distance: 310.408 km
Lap Record: 1:34.223 - JP Montoya (2004)


1) Pole and winner?
2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?
3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?
4) Do you want rain?
5) Heidfelds performance?
6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?
7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?
 

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Excellent! Appears we have rain on the way for Malaysia, hopefully will spice thigns up a little... erm, hopefully not enough to end the race though.


1) Pole and winner?

Have to stick with the strength and say Vettel to both, I'm happy to be wrong though.

2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?

Conditions might reduce their domination a bit, but I'd have to say not a lot different from Melbourne. Mclaren probably closest at the moment, Alonso is always there too.

3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?

Possibly. I'm guessing Sepang is a little more demanding on the tyres than Melbourne, which might affect teams decisions on whether to bring them in. Hopefully there will be no more Perez-esque disqualifications... :mad:

4) Do you want rain?

Always brings a little of what neutral F1 fans want: Unpredictability. No red flags though please.

5) Heidfelds performance?


Will be solid. Had some traffic issues in Melbourne qualy and damage during the race. I'm thinking points finish.

6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?


Don't like seeing them struggle, but if they can't make the required times, then they really shouldn't be competing in the pinnacle of Motorsport.

7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?


I think they'll have their work cut out staying ahead of the Renaults. Expecting a solid race from Rosberg.
 

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1) Pole and winner? Vettel, Rain
2) How about the gap between RBR and the others? Depth of flood waters.
3) Any more Perez-esque strategies? Only if a team thinks to add sails.
4) Do you want rain? Doesn't seem to be a choice.
5) Heidfelds performance? Does he have an outboard motor?
6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule? Everyone will fall in the time of no-laps.
7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back? Maybe float?
 

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1) Pole and winner?
Webber, Hamilton
2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?
RBR will seem dominant throught practice and quali but rain will be an advantage towards mclaren in the race, just a detialed guess
3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?
yes
4) Do you want rain?
meh yeah actually I'd like to see how the pirellis peform
5) Heidfelds performance?
who knows
6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?
1 car will race
7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?
Mabye they seem confident but they did in oz
 

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1) Pole and winner?
Vettel looks like the easiest choice, but I hope he will not be that dominant this time.

2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?
Probably similar, rain can change that.

3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?
Maybe, depends how the hard compound will work.

4) Do you want rain?
The should prepare the lifeboat. Looking at forecast I'm concerned we can have 2009 again. Late start doesn't help again.

5) Heidfelds performance?
Without broken sidepod he should do much better. Points are possible.

6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?
Optimistic version - only Liuzzi. Rain during the quali can help them - no 107% rule then.

7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?
Points - yes, podium - without a huge storm I can't see it possible.

Massa about DRS in Malaysia:
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/90462
 

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1) Pole and winner?
2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?
3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?
4) Do you want rain?
5) Heidfelds performance?
6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?
7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?
1) Button
2) Not as big as we thought
3) Teams will try, don't think any will pull it off though.
4) Not too much.
5) 14th
6) won't qualify.
7) Yes
 

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1) Pole and winner? Vettel, Hamilton
2) How about the gap between RBR and the others? We still haven't seen the true differences between RBR and the rest - Vettel's gap in to Hamilton in Australia was very small untill the bib broke.
3) Any more Perez-esque strategies? Not on this track.
4) Do you want rain? Yes.
5) Heidfelds performance? Top 10?
6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule? I hope they fuck up again and don't qualify.
7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back? Top8 prolly.
 

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1) Pole and winner? Hamilton, Vettel
2) How about the gap between RBR and the others? Be very close between them and Mclaren
3) Any more Perez-esque strategies? I hope so
4) Do you want rain? Yes please
5) Heidfelds performance? Meh
6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule? Liuzzi I suppose
7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back? As long as the car crosses the line, then yes
 

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1) Pole and winner?

Vettel for both

2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?

Diminished compared to Melbourne, especially if there's rain. I expect (read: hope) Hamilton and/or Alonso will be up there giving him a run if it is wet.

3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?

Maybe, but they'll probably fail at it.

4) Do you want rain?

Yes, but not a red flag.

5) Heidfelds performance?

*shakes magic 8 ball* Reply hazy, try again. My gut goes with 12th.

6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?

Liuzzi in, Karth out.

7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?

If bouncing back is top 10, then yes. Can't see either one in the Top 5 though.
 

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1) Pole and winner?
2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?
3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?
4) Do you want rain?
5) Heidfelds performance?
6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?
7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?
1) Webber, Vettel
2) Still a decent gap, but Ferrari and McLaren should be a bit closer
3) Yes
4) Yes please
5) Fingers crossed, it better be good.
6) LMAO, I hope they get knocked out every race this season. Just for the lulz.
7) Please please please.
 

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1) Pole and winner? Vettel, Hamilton
2) How about the gap between RBR and the others? The same; the others will catch them a bit but the track suits them more.
3) Any more Perez-esque strategies? Yes but they won't work, too much wear in Malaysia.
4) Do you want rain? Not a huge shower but a few spinkles wouldn't hurt. Of course that never happens in Malaysia.
5) Heidfelds performance? Much better, should be equalling Petrov at least.
6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule? Only one will qualify. Liuzzi.
7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back? Hope so, that would be nice.
 

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1) Pole and winner?

Vettel, Vettel

2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?

I think Mclaren will be closer than they were in Australia.

3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?

From Perez himself.:D

4) Do you want rain?

Not really.

5) Heidfelds performance?

I think he will perform well, maybe even podium.

6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?

They will not make to the race.

7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?

Merc will perform solid, but no podium.
 

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1) Pole and winner?
Webbo & Petrov (omgz!)

2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?
Nasty accident both RBRs out

3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?
Yes, tons of teams emulating, specially backmarkers

4) Do you want rain?
Late race

5) Heidfelds performance?
Improve with an intact radiator

6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?
I hope to see them racing. Obviously lack of funds is their main problem, and if they can't race, sponsors won't be pleased, which in turn will make their lack of funds problem even deeper...

7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?
I think they were just unlucky last time out, and they're up there with the "top of the rest"
 

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1) Pole and winner?

Pole: Buemi, race win: di Resta. Yes, that was a random guess.

2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?

It will be as wide as Red Bull want it to be. They have speed in reserve in that car.

3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?

With the hot weather, no.

4) Do you want rain?

Yes, I want to see the wets in action. I don't want to see another race-stopping monsoon though.

5) Heidfelds performance?

Depends on whether he's smacked into at the start again.

6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?

Liuzzi might scrape inside the 107%, Karthikeyan won't qualify.

7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?

From what? Their pace in Australia was probably what was expected of them. They'll be at the same level.
 

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Schumacher testing his rain tires! :D




What a nut, hehe. You can see why he's back, he's generally enjoying himself, good for him! :D
 

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1) Pole and winner?
Hamilton
2) How about the gap between RBR and the others?
dont think that will be a factor in this race, i think it will come down to a Ham, vet and Nico race...
3) Any more Perez-esque strategies?
no
4) Do you want rain?
every damn race!
5) Heidfelds performance?
will be good
6) HRT and their friend the 107% rule?
i think the rain may help, only one way to find out!
7) Is Mercedes going to bounce back?
yes.
 

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