F1 Guessing Game - Round 12 - European GP

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  1. #1 the ENGiNEER, Aug 19, 2008
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    RULES: http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?viewThread=y&gID=1&fID=3&tID=152606


    Predicta crazy for this round is by Arcanjo
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    Predict the gap in qualifying times between the 1st and 3rd drivers on the grid. Closest guess to the thousandth of a second gets 20 points.

    For example, the correct answer from the last GP (Hungarian) would have been: 0.292 seconds
    because 3rd-placed Massa's time of 1:21.191 minus 1st-placed Hamilton's time of 1:20.899 equals 0.292 seconds.


    Guesses must be submitted before the start of qualifying to get full points.

    Qualifying starts at 8:00 AM EST, Saturday, August 23, 2008.

    The race starts at 8:00 AM EST, Sunday, August 24, 2008.


    Good luck MOFOS!
     
  2. Sorry for being late
     
  3. Remember, this year's European GP is being held at the new street circuit in Valencia!
     
  4. 1.KR
    2.LH
    3.FM
    4.NH
    5.FA
    6.HK
    7.MW
    8.NP

    PC: 1.242
     
  5. Sticky, Mofos!
     
  6. LH
    RK
    KR
    HK
    NH
    FM
    JT
    DC
    PC: 0.982 sec
     
  7. KR
    LH
    FM
    HK
    RK
    NH
    MW
    FA

    PC 0.384
     
  8. Lewis Hamilton
    Felipe Massa
    Robert Kubica
    Kimi R�ikk�nen
    Nick Heidfeld
    Heikki Kovalainen
    Twat
    Rubens Barrichello

    PC: .647
     
  9. Toro Rosso ace Sebastian Vettel earned the bragging rights as the Formula 1 drivers christened the new Valencia street circuit on Friday morning, topping the times in an exciting first practice session.

    The young German was a factor throughout what was effectively a 90-minute recce and held the top spot on three separate occasions, ultimately prevailing over Ferrari�s Felipe Massa by 0.158s.

    World championship leader Lewis Hamilton was third fastest for McLaren despite a late spin, while Sebastien Bourdais made it two Toro Rossos in the top four.

    Hungarian GP winner Heikki Kovalainen was next up ahead of BMW�s Robert Kubica and reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen.

    Kazuki Nakajima (Williams), home hero Fernando Alonso (Renault) and Nico Rosberg (Williams) rounded out the top 10.

    The session was action-packed but 19 of the 20 drivers kept their cars out of the wall as they got to grips with the 3.4-mile circuit, which comprises a series of long sinewy flat-out stretches linking tight, mainly first- and second-gear corners.

    Given its location by the Valencia harbour in an area where there is a lot of construction work going on, and gusty winds which blew the dust around in all directions, the relatively smooth asphalt surface was very dirty to begin with.

    Bourdais was the first driver to record a timed lap, clocking a 1m49.926s and then a 1m46.934s before his team-mate Vettel moved the target to 1m45.484s.

    Raikkonen was the first of the usual front-runners to put down a marker when he lapped in the 1m43s range at the half-hour point.

    By the end of the session the top time had changed hands no fewer than 13 times among the Toro Rosso pair, Timo Glock�s Toyota, both Ferrari drivers, both McLarens and Kubica.

    The McLaren drivers exuded confidence, spending the first half of the session in the pits while their rivals thrashed around in the slippery low-grip conditions.

    When they did finally emerge they quickly showed their hand, exchanging the fastest time in the low-1m42s range before Kubica enjoyed a brief spell at the top of the timing charts with the first sub-1m42s lap.

    Hamilton lowered the benchmark further to 1m41.475s at the one-hour mark as everyone began to attack the circuit with more confidence.

    As they did so they occasionally overstepped the mark, but despite the number of imposing concrete walls, the Valencia circuit also has copious run-off room on many of the corner exits and only David Coulthard came to grief, putting his Red Bull RB4 into the barrier on his final run.

    Glock was an early spinner at turn two, Massa and Nelson Piquet Jr had a number of ragged moments, and Alonso went straight on under braking for the final corner.

    Later Hamilton, on worn tyres, lost the rear of his MP4-23 under braking for turn 12 after straying his left-front wheel over the kerb on the approach, while at the very end of the session a big lock-up from Raikkonen sent the Ferrari off and on at turn two.

    In the meantime the timing charts had scrambled once again, Kovalainen deposing Hamilton with six minutes left on the clock and then Vettel vaulting to the top with an impressive 1m40.813s lap three minutes later.

    Massa retaliated with a 1m40.654s, but Vettel was not to be denied his moment of glory and hit straight back with a 1m40.496s to ensure he goes down in the record books as the early Valencia pace-setter.

    The rest of the order was less of a surprise, although Red Bull Racing will surely be somewhat concerned to see its two drivers at the opposite end of the timesheet to their Toro Rosso counterparts.

    Coulthard and Mark Webber wound up 19th and 20th respectively, some three seconds off the front-running pace despite having completed a comparable number of laps.


    We apologise for the technical problems that affected the live video feed for the first 35 minutes of practice.


    European Grand Prix free practice session 1 times
    1. VETTEL Toro Rosso 1m40.496s
    2. MASSA Ferrari 1m40.654s
    3. HAMILTON McLaren 1m40.822s
    4. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1m41.099s
    5. KOVALAINEN McLaren 1m41.163s
    6. KUBICA BMW 1m41.281s
    7. RAIKKONEN Ferrari 1m41.317s
    8. NAKAJIMA Williams 1m41.329s
    9. ALONSO Renault 1m41.385s
    10. ROSBERG Williams 1m41.706s
    11. BARRICHELLO Honda 1m41.830s
    12. TRULLI Toyota 1m41.930s
    13. SUTIL Force India 1m41.951s
    14. GLOCK Toyota 1m42.036s
    15. PIQUET Renault 1m42.107s
    16. HEIDFELD BMW 1m42.453s
    17. BUTTON Honda 1m41.460s
    18. FISICHELLA Force India 1m43.075s
    19. COULTHARD Red Bull 1m43.312s
    20. WEBBER Red Bull 1m43.524s

    (ITV)
     
  10. Kimi Raikkonen showed he may be ready to reignite his championship defence this weekend by unleashing the fastest time set so far at the Valencia street circuit in the closing seconds of Friday�s second practice session.

    The Ferrari ace, who is eager to end a seven-race victory drought, lapped the 3.4-mile venue in 1m39.477s on his very final lap of the day.

    Spain�s motorsport icon Fernando Alonso had looked set to end the first day at his country�s new second race as the fastest man after he used a late soft-tyre run to propel his Renault to the top spot, before Raikkonen went just 0.02s faster.

    Jenson Button followed Alonso�s lead to show previously untapped speed in the Honda RA108 to finish up a close third for Honda, ahead of long-time session leader Felipe Massa in the second Ferrari.

    McLaren had spent the majority of the session trailing its Italian title rival and Lewis Hamilton wound up over two-tenths of a second off Raikkonen�s best effort in fifth place, ahead of team-mate Heikki Kovalainen.

    Toyota's Timo Glock completed a strong opening day in seventh, with Robert Kubica eighth for BMW.

    European Grand Prix free practice session 2 times
    1. RAIKKONEN Ferrari 1m39.477s
    2. ALONSO Renault 1m39.497s
    3. BUTTON Honda 1m39.546s
    4. MASSA Ferrari 1m39.678s
    5. HAMILTON McLaren 1m39.712s
    6. KOVALAINEN McLaren 1m39.954s
    7. GLOCK Toyota 1m39.967s
    8. KUBICA BMW 1m40.149s
    9. PIQUET Renault 1m40.439s
    10. FISICHELLA Force India 1m40.500s
    11. WEBBER Red Bull 1m40.585s
    12. ROSBERG Williams 1m40.607s
    13. COULTHARD Red Bull 1m40.696s
    14. NAKAJIMA Williams 1m40.742s
    15. TRULLI Toyota 1m40.877s
    16. VETTEL Toro Rosso 1m40.982s
    17. SUTIL Force India 1m40.999s
    18. HEIDFELD BMW 1m41.084s
    19. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1m41.246s
    20. BARRICHELLO Honda 1m41.377s

    (ITV)
     

  11. KR
    LH
    FM
    RK
    HK
    NH
    TWAT
    JT

    PC: .349

     
  12. LH
    FA
    KR
    HK
    RK
    FM
    NH
    SV

    pc .386
     
  13. KR
    LH
    FM
    HK
    RK
    JB
    FA
    NH

    PC: .270
     
  14. 1-LH
    2-HK
    3-FM
    4-FA
    5-KR
    6-NH
    7-MW
    8-SV

    PC: 0.287
     
  15. 1- LH
    2- FM
    3- FA
    4- KR
    5- HK
    6- RK
    7- NH
    8- JT

    PC: 0.219
     
  16. FM
    LH
    KR
    FA
    RK
    TG
    HK
    JB

    0.318
     
  17. kr
    lh
    fm
    hk
    fa
    nh
    rk
    rb

    o, 300
     
  18. 1: Lewis Hamilton
    2: Felipe Massa
    3: Heikki Kovalainen
    4: Robert Kubica
    5: Kimi Raikkonen
    6: Sebastian Vettel
    7: Sebastien Bourdais
    8: Nico Rosberg

    PC: 0.205
     
  19. 1; LH
    2; FM
    3; RK
    4; HK
    5; SB
    6; KR
    7; FA
    8; SV

    PC; .050
     
  20. KR
    FM
    RK
    LH
    HK
    TG
    NH
    SV

    PC:
    0.269
     
  21. How many commentators do they have on Speed? There's like half a dozen blokes in there. It's much better quality video for those who use TVU, the quali was delayed about 20 minutes though.
     
  22. 3 commentators and 1 reporter at the race (Peter Windsor)
     
  23. So the commentators aren't even at the track? Wut lol.
     

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