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Aug 25 2013

Formula One 2013: Spa-Francorchamps

I don’t know what I hate more.  Far East Starts, European Starts, or Tape Delay.

I suppose I hate them all equally which makes me an odd guy to follow Formula One.

There were really no surprises in qualifying despite the rain other than di Resta on the Force India and Caterham making Q2 along with the Cosworths.  Cosworth engines will not be making the transition to blown sixes which means this is the last year for them.

Spa is the longest track and arguably the fastest one and has the greatest elevation change (most hills).  Cars will be running minimal down force to maximize speed and the Red Bull advantage in mechanical (non aero) grip should serve them well.  The commentators are already giving the season to Vettel but it’s not as cut and dried as that, a few DNFs and Alonso and Hamilton are back in the hunt.

Of course Red Bull could park for the rest of the year and win constructors, really the only question is how they transition.

At this level and at the halfway point there is nothing to eat but dust baked in the cake.  Even so it’s more interesting than bumper car figure eight Turn Left “racing”.

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  1. ek hornbeck
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    Vettel

    Hamilton

    Rosberge

    Button

    Alonso

    Webber

    di Resta

    Hulkenberg

    Grosjean

    Perez

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    Vettel

    Hamilton

    Rosberg

    Alonso

    Webber

    Button

    di Resta

    Hukkenberg

    Raikkonen

    Grosjean

  10. ek hornbeck

    Vettel

    Hamilton

    Alonso

    Rosberg

    Webber

    Button

    Raikkonen

    Perez

    Grosjen

    di Resta

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    Vettel

    Button

    Alonso

    Hamilton

    Grosjean

    Rosberg

    Webber

    Ricciardo

    Guiterrez

    Massa

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    Vettel

    Alonso

    Hamilton

    Rosberg

    Webber

    Grosjean

    Button

    Massa

    Raikkonen

    Sutil

  20. ek hornbeck

    Vettel

    Alonso

    Hamilton

    Rosberg

    Webber

    Button

    Massa

    Raikkonen

    Grosjean

    Sutil

  21. undercovercalico

    Well. Maybe not it is 08:00 here. The only name I recognize now is Hamilton.

  22. ek hornbeck
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    Vettel

    Alonso

    Webber

    Button

    Hamilton

    Rosberg

    Grosjean

    Ricciardo

    Perez

  24. ek hornbeck

    Vettel

    Alonso

    Button

    Hamilton

    Rosberg

    Webber

    Grosjean

    Massa

    Ricciardo

    Perez

  25. ek hornbeck

    Vettel

    Alonso

    Hamilton

    Rosberg

    Webber

    Button

    Grosjean

    Massa

    Sutil

    Perez

  26. ek hornbeck

    Vettel

    Alonso

    Hamliton

    Rosberg

    Webber

    Button

    Massa

    Grosjean

    Sutil

    Perez

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