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      04-15-2010, 10:30 PM   #23
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Red Bull should have no problems qualifying in front.

As for Sunday? We could very well see a lottery, with rain predicted.
I agree. Based on what we have seen so far, seems like Red Bull are outpacing the rest when the car stay together . Then again, with a few races under the belt, some teams may have made some significant changes. I am hoping for a 3-way battle between RB, Maclaren and Scuderia.....with Vettel coming out on top again
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my usual prediction....VETTEL!!!!!!
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Buemi's accident in the opening practice.

Buemi was unhurt after the STR5's entire front suspension shattered, losing both its wheels and putting the Swiss driver into the barriers...
A right-front upright failure was the reason for Sébastien Buemi's frightening accident in the opening practice.
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First Practice:

1) Jenson Button McLaren 1:36.677
2) Nico Rosberg Mercedes +0.071
3) Lewis Hamilton McLaren +0.098
4) Michael Schumacher Mercedes +0.832


Second Practice:

1) Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:35.217
2) Nico Rosberg Mercedes +0.248
3) Jenson Button McLaren +0.385
4) Michael Schumacher Mercedes +0.832
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Does anyone know how the "f-duct" works? I've heard that it stalls downforce for more straight-line speed, but how? Redirecting the air somewhere else?

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LOL! If you saw this lad running at you like this would your first thought be "Holy crap! One of the fastest racing drivers in the world!" or "Holy crap! What a freakin fruitcake!"


I THOUGHT THE SAME THING!!!!
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Does anyone know how the "f-duct" works? I've heard that it stalls downforce for more straight-line speed, but how? Redirecting the air somewhere else?

Thanks for the help
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Think the Bugatti Veyron....when Top Gear's James May test it to the top speed....it had to lower the rear spoiler....reduce the downforce....and reduced downforce will also reduce the drag produced by the wing.....

similar principle applies to the "f-duct"...since FIA banned moving rear wing...the will have to play with aerodynamic airflow....

normally the airflow will create downforce when it make contact with the rear wing....however....by channel separate airflow to disrupt the rear wing....the downforce was disrupted and less effective....thus less downforce, less drag, more straight line speed....kinda like when there's cross wind on the circuit....

however, less drag also produce less "dirty air" behind the car....so Petrov can get a tow from Hamilton easily on straight....its kinda like a double knifed sword.....
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rofl! Nice pics!
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DAMN!!!
Thank God the wheels didn't smack any marshals or spectators....

Buemi: "WTF???!!!"
Buemi: "There's no way in hell they can blame me for this..."
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Buemi: "There's no way in hell they can blame me for this..."
hahaha!
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Final Practice:

1) Mark Webber RBR 1:35.323
2) Lewis Hamilton McLaren +0.241
3) Sebastian Vettel RBR +0.368
4) Jenson Button McLaren +0.424

Schumacher 7th +0.939

I’m watching qualifying now but I won’t spoil the fun for people watching it later.
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Amazing qualifying!!!! Sebastian did it again. McLaren, especially Hamilton completely screw up Q3. Looking forward to tomorrow. High probability of rain :-)
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Damn the redbulls are FAST!!!!!!!
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Best times in individual sectors:

Sector 1
1) Vettel Red Bull 24.816
2) Rosberg Mercedes +0.012
3) Webber Red Bull + 0.017
4) Hamilton McLaren +0.031

Sector 2
1) Webber Red Bull 27.875
2) Vettel Red Bull +0.004
3) Hamilton McLaren +0.059
4) Massa Ferrari +0.126

Sector 3
1) Vettel Red Bull 41.811
2) Rosberg Mercedes +0.151
3) Button McLaren +0.162
4) Alonso Ferrari +0.169
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"So that's what is smells like when you crap yourself in the cockpit... Disgusting, mate"
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Very happy with RB on the front row, the safest place in a wet start. Nico bettered Schumacher again, but I'd look for Schue to make a charge if it rains. Should be another great race tomorrow.
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