Formula 1 2012 Discuss the season
Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:58 PM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:44 PM
This post has been edited by vince14: 19 March 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:59 PM
Which is exactly what happened to them last year. They got a podium in Melbourne last year and by the end they were lucky to score points. They don't have the capital I think to compete throughout the season in making new parts and changes to the cars.
Ferrari once again find a way to out pace their qualifying which is amazing. They're just unable to put a hot lap down.
I was surprised by Rosberg's inability when Schumacher seemed to be having no trouble. But then he may also have had a tranny issue that was never brought to light. Or after Schumacher's car went they dialed back Rosberg's to salvage points.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:19 PM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:38 PM
I was sooo much hoping Perez would win it. Something must have happened in the closing few laps? Even after the Perez's long pitstop to go on slicks from the inter's he was still reeling Alonzo in like crazy. Oh well. I'm sure one of the bigger teams will pick up Perez soon.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:00 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:15 AM
I don't see how Grosjean got screwed, since he was the one who ran into the back of Schumacher and spun both of them.
I just don't see how Ferrari can keep Massa any longer. I like the guy, but he just isn't getting it done. For over two years now, it's been a constant litany of excuses of how he can't get the tires to work, or can't get the balance right. Alonso seems to be able to make it work. I don't really expect Massa to beat Alonso, but he's not even close as a number two driver. The other big teams (Red Bull, Mercedes, and McLaren) have two drivers can score points for the constructors race, and at Ferrari it's almost all Alonso.
If I were Perez, I'd think hard about going to Ferrari this year, if that's what's offered. I think this year he has a better chance for podiums and even victories in the Sauber than in a Ferrari. I just don't think Ferrari is going to catch up. They are almost a mid level team now.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:13 AM
I was referring to the Australian GP when he got taken out by Maldonado in the opening laps of the race. I agree, he didn't look as good in Malaysia.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:29 PM
Are they sandbagging to get their system OKed for good or did they just set their car up totally wrong for qualifying and not race? They say their rear tires go away too fast but I don't see that on the track. I don't see them sliding around like the Ferarris or the lower level HRT Marrusia teams. They're just overall slower as the race goes on.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:14 PM
He's never been the same since his big accident at the Hungaroring
Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:39 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:43 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:40 PM
I think Massa's problem is that he only does well in a car he's comfortable in and is preforming well. Since he came back, Ferrari hasn't been delivering the same competitive car that they were before his accident. The cars are harder to drive, harder to get set up, and the new Pirelli tires have different characteristics. Guys like Alonso (and Hamilton, Vettel, Schumacher back in the day, and others) have the skill to extract the maximum out of a car that isn't the most competitive car on the track. Massa just doesn't.
I think Ferrari has been more than patient with him and are giving them all the help they can, but at some point I think they are going to have to face up to the fact that they aren't building world beater cars any more and right now they need two drivers able to extract the maximum out of the cars that Ferrari can give them. Massa isn't one of those guys.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:55 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:39 PM
An interesting race and good for Roseberg to earn some of that money. Mclaren in command so far so I'm happy.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:33 PM
Yet he was completely cleared of both instances? And the fact that they waited till after the race reeks of conspiracy. If that was Hamilton he'd have had two drive throughs. When Schumi almost put barrichello in the wall two years ago he was penalized heavily. Because there's no wall there it's ok?
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