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Old 10-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default F1 2013 - Round 15: Japanese Grand Prix

Sweet Maria, finally a back to back weekend! Vettel has a chance to close it out this weekend with a win and Alonso finishing no higher than 9th. Not likely but it's all over regardless. Last year's championship was turned on it's head into the first corner when Kimi's wing kissed Fernando's rear tire, spinning him off into the gravel to watch his 29 point lead drop to 4. The real battle to watch this year is Mercedes vs. Ferrari for 2nd in the constructor's as one point separates them. Also, Sauber and Toro Rosso are locked at 31 with Sauber ahead on race finish position.

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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2415221



http://www.formula1.com/races/in_det...t_diagram.html

Race Date: 13 Oct 2013
First Grand Prix: 1987
Number of Laps: 53
Circuit Length: 5.807 km
Race Distance: 307.471 km
Lap Record: 1:31.540 - K. Raikkonen (2005)

Hopefully the 'First Lap Nutcase' doesn't return...
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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With a win, he pretty much seals the drivers championship.

I was really hoping for a tighter race for a Driver Championship........... I think vettlel does it this weekend.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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This time last year, Alonso had nearly a 30 pt lead in the standings.



But then Grosjean
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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This time last year, Alonso had nearly a 30 pt lead in the standings.



But then Grosjean Kimi
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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Maybe Ferrari will force a veto of Vettels traction control before next weekend... That will slow him down
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #7
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This is my favorite track. Great Esses, Spoon, I130. It's all good.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:10 AM   #8
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http://en.espnf1.com/caterham/motors...ry/128953.html

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Kovalainen gets further FP1 run in Japan

Heikki Kovalainen will make another FP1 appearance for Caterham at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Having last driven for the team at Spa-Francorchamps in August, Kovalainen will take over Charles Pic's car for the opening practice session at Suzuka on Friday morning. It will be Kovalainen's fifth Friday practice outing for Caterham this season, having previously performed the role in Bahrain, Spain, Belgium and Italy.

Pic is the driver to lose out on track time having been hit by a 10-place grid penalty for this weekend's race after receiving his third reprimand of the season at the Korean Grand Prix.

Kovalainen has been linked with a return to a race seat with Caterham in 2014, with the team yet to confirm if it will retain either of its current drivers.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #9
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what happened to ermagherd?
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:29 AM   #10
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I'm sure vettel will tale the win but hoping for an exciting race at this great track!
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:29 AM   #11
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Heikki wasn't any quicker than their regular driver back at Spa.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #12
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:44 PM   #13
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http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2013/10/0...nded-for-2013/

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Suzuka’s single DRS zone extended for 2013

For only the second time this year there will be just one DRS zone for this weekend’s race. Most tracks have two DRS zones this year.

No second DRS zone has been added to the Suzuka circuit and a single activation point remains on the start/finish straight.

However the zone has been extended by 100 metres compared to last year’s configuration. The detection point is unchanged.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #14
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New chassis for Webber in Japan

Mark Webber will have a new chassis for the Japanese Grand Prix, but will not have to take a new engine and gearbox after his car caught fire in Korea last weekend.

Webber retired from the race after he was hit by a spinning Adrian Sutil, puncturing his car's oil radiator which led to a fire. The marshals responded slowly to the fire, leaving the left-hand side of the engine charred and causing irrevocable damage to the chassis. Significantly, however, the engine and gearbox remained undamaged and will be used again this weekend.

"It's a new car," he said. "The engine and gearbox were fine, it's just a new chassis. It was actually damaged more by the impact that the fire, because the crash structure [at the rear of Sutil's car] was quite strong.

"I'm used to bush fires in Australia, so it was fairly straightforward. I used the extinguisher in the car but that didn't do it, the marshals had zero English so I couldn't talk to them ... what more could I do? I couldn't blow it out."

It was another dose of bad luck in a year of incidents and failures for Webber. He said the Korea issue could not be blamed on his team, but admitted some of the other problems were "surprising" for an outfit like Red Bull.

"I don't think Korea can be blamed on any technical issues," he said. "Obviously we got the puncture, which was the first issue with Perez's failure and then we had to pit again, we were out of position and Sutil creamed me at the hairpin. That was it really.

"All the other ones, Singapore was uncharacteristic, in Monza we still managed to get home but I think we've finished quite a few races with not many technical issues, but there was the gearbox in Budapest and that basically meant a ten-place grid penalty. If you don't have KERS or a singular shift, even though you've finished the grand prix your weekend is basically destroyed.

"There has been quite a few challenging technical issues, which have been difficult to address. And given that we're in quite a stagnant state of technical advancement, we're not exactly in the era of pushing the boundaries, there has been quite a few that have slipped through the net. And that's a bit surprising for a few of us."
EDIT: Ted Kravitz just confirmed it's a "new-ish chassis" as he ran this one in Hungary. It's 7kg heavier which Mark's not the biggest fan of.

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Old 10-10-2013, 10:34 PM   #15
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On Thursday 10th October 2013, NBC Sports F1 reporter Will Buxton and Producer Jason Swales had some time to kill in the Japanese town of Yokkaichi, before starting work for the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix in nearby Suzuka... this is what they did.

Made as an homage to one of the most influential and awe inspiring bands of all time, and as a loving tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch.

Starring: Will Buxton
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:21 PM   #16
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So the merc's look to have good pace for p1. Hopefully they can keep this up to quali!
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^ that's kinda awesome.


edit: referring to the MCA tribute video.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:04 AM   #18
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Vettel without KERS in Q1 and Q3
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:43 AM   #19
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Interesting that both Bottas and Chilton shined comparatively brightly in qualifying (given their slow equipment)... We're deep in silly season now, and the is pressure is on those two.
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well I guess Mark just needed a new chassis.
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Good for Webber. It's a boost he needed this season.

Nice to see the mysterious Red Bull gremlins got their cars wrong for a change.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #22
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a little too late I'm afraid.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #23
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Webber was well aware that this pole was only accidental. He knew of the KERS problems, and he knew that KERS will help 4/10. He was frustrated that he was only 2/10 ahead of Vettel. Webber knows that his time is over. He has seen it today, again, even as the driver with the pole.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:17 PM   #24
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Webber was well aware that this pole was only accidental. He knew of the KERS problems, and he knew that KERS will help 4/10. He was frustrated that he was only 2/10 ahead of Vettel. Webber knows that his time is over. He has seen it today, again, even as the driver with the pole.
lol, "his time is over" - come on, he's a great driver just keeps getting the shaft. he'll do awesome at Porshe even though he's getthing the short end of the stick at Red Bull.

(btw, I might be coming to Germany in December, you near Binsdorf/Stuttgart?)
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:17 PM   #25
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Webber was well aware that this pole was only accidental. He knew of the KERS problems, and he knew that KERS will help 4/10. He was frustrated that he was only 2/10 ahead of Vettel. Webber knows that his time is over. He has seen it today, again, even as the driver with the pole.
I don't know if I'd go that far he is still a competitive driver even if he's not quite as as Vettel. He's had plenty of bad luck this season too making it seem like he's worse than he is. I think he realizes he's not going to be an F1 WDC and has decided to move on while he's still young/ good enough to win stuff like Le Mans etc.
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