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Mar 17 2013

Formula One 2013: Albert Park

Yawn.

So here’s what’s happened so far.  Q3 was slippery and then the rain came and Qualifying was closed until 8 pm tonight which was not broadcast live.  It is being aired now and the track is wet and everyone is starting on Inters, but what it means for the race is that the track will hardly be rubbered in.

The grid looks a little bit like this-

Grid Driver Team Q-Time Q-Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:27.407 27
2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:27.827 26
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:28.087 29
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:28.490 23
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:28.493 26
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:28.523 28
7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:28.738 27
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:29.013 25
9 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:29.305 23
10 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:30.357 24
11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.067 19
12 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:38.134 19
13 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:38.778 19
14 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:39.042 20
15 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.900 18
16 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:40.290 19
17 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:47.614 11
18 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:47.776 10
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:48.147 11
20 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:48.909 11
21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:49.519 11
22 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:50.626 10

Pic is racing at the sufferance of the stewards because he was outside the 107% rule, but the field is thin this year and I’d be surprised to see it enforced ever.

Yawn.

I’m surprised to see Mercedes so high, and McLaren is much worse off than I thought they would be, though they’ve “redesigned much of the car to have a larger margin for development throughout the season“.  Scuderia Marlboro looks exactly as bad as they did last year and Red Bull just as dominant.

I was wrong about the compounds on offer, it’s Medium and Super Soft not Soft and Super Soft.  Don’t say I never acknowledge my mistakes.  There’s a second a lap beween the two.

The NBC Sports site is hopeless and has nothing nearly as useful as the Speed Racecast.  I was reduced to using one of my blind mailboxes to register with Formula One so I can get Timing and Scoring for the race, we’ll have to see how that works out.

So I apologize in advance.  First Race, New Network, we’ll see how it goes.

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  1. ek hornbeck
  2. ek hornbeck

    Sent Button and Perez out on Super Softs in the damp.

    Ruins the tires and doesn’t improve the times.

  3. ek hornbeck
  4. TMC

    bmaz

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    Vettel

    Massa

    Alonso

    Raikonnen

    Hamilton

    Rosberg

    Webber

    di Resta

    Button

    Sutil

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  10. ek hornbeck

    Super Softs going away fast.

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    Rosberg (unpitted)

    Sutil (unpitted)

    Vettel

    Massa

    Alonso

    Raikonnen

    Hamilton

    Perez

    Ricciardo

    Button

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    Sutil

    Vettel

    Massa

    Raikonnen

    Hamilton

    Rosberg

    Alonso

    di Resta

    Vergne

    Perez

  19. ek hornbeck

    Mediums only good for 20 laps.

  20. ek hornbeck

    Raikonnen

    Hamilton

    Rosberg

    Alonso

    Vettel

    Sutil

    Massa

    di Resta

    Webber

    Gutierrez

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    Raikonnen

    Hamilton

    Alonso

    Vettel

    Sutil

    Massa

    di Resta

    Webber

    Button

    Grosjean

  24. ek hornbeck
  25. ek hornbeck

    Alonso

    Vettel

    Sutil

    Raikkonen

    Massa

    Hamilton

    Webber

    Button

    Grosjean

    Vergne

  26. ek hornbeck
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    Sutil

    Raikkonen

    Alonso

    Vettel

    Massa

    Hamilton

    Vergne

    di Resta

    Webber

    Perez

  30. ek hornbeck
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    Raikkonnen

    Alonso

    Vettel

    Massa

    Sutil

    Hamilton

    Webber

    di Resta

    Button

    Grosjean

  32. ek hornbeck
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    Raikkonen

    Alonso

    Vettel

    Massa

    Hamilton

    Webber

    Sutil

    di Resta

    Button

    Grosjean

  34. ek hornbeck
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    Raikkonen

    Alonso

    Vettel

    Masa

    Hamilton

    Webber

    Sutil

    di Resta

    Button

    Grosjean

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    Raikkonen

    Alonso

    Vettel

    Massa

    Hamilton

    Webber

    Sutil

    di Resta

    Button

    Grosjean

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