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2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Mafia on Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:49 am

There you go! A proper GP thread :hypocrite: Enjoy the Best race of the calendar

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2011 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX
Spa-Francorchamps
Race Date: 28 Aug 2011
Circuit Name: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Number of Laps: 44
Circuit Length: 7.004 km
Race Distance: 308.052 km
Lap Record: 1:45.108 - K Raikkonen (2004)

Previous Winners:

2010: L. Hamilton
2009: K. Raikkonen
2008: F. Massa
2007: K. Raikkonen
2006: Race not held
2005: K. Raikkonen
2004: K. Raikkonen
2003: Race not held
2002: M. Schumacher
2001: M. Schumacher
2000: M. Hakkinen

Previous Pole sitters:
2010: Mark Webber
2009: Giancarlo Fisichella
2008: Lewis Hamilton
2007: Kimi Raikkonen
2006: Race Not Held
2005: Juan Pablo Montoya
2004: Jarno Trulli
2003: Race Not Held
2002: Michael Schumacher
2001: Juan Pablo Montoya
2000: Mika Hakkinen

Most successful Drivers at the venue:
6 Wins: M. Schumacher
5 Wins: A. Senna
4 Wins: J. Clark, K. Raikkonen
3 Wins: J. M. Fangio, D. Hill
2 Wins: A. Ascari, E. Fittepaldi, N. Lauda, A. Prost

Successful Constructor:
16 Wins: Ferrari
12 Wins: Mclaren
8 wins: Lotus
4 Wins: Alfa Romeo, Williams

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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Dev on Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:15 pm

This lunch break of theirs is way too long. Will someone get Bernie to get them all back at work? They are not being paid to take long breaks. :noway: :noway:
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Dev on Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:22 pm

Lovely pics from outside the McLaren garage after the race. :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby grunf77 on Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:33 pm

:puke: :hihi:
Listen, it was hard enough to drive those heavy old cars back then under normal circumstances, but with a crazed monkey clawing you at the same time, it becomes nearly impossible! http://www.timflock.com/jocko.htm
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Lyria on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:23 pm

This long break is to build the anticipation of the best race track of the year. Who doesn't love Spa? I'm always pleased when they head there, I love that track 8)
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Sinister on Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:19 pm

Why, have you raced there? :hihi:
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Dev on Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:26 pm

:rotflmao: :rotflmao:

I guess Lyria still considers JV's various crashes at Eau Rouge as memorable. :p

I remember in previous years, the long break was before Hungary, which helped increase excitement for a race no one really cared for. :D But for Spa? Who is not excited about Spa? I'm hoping for a Macca 1-2 of course :evil:

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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Adam on Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:35 pm

From MotorsportsGallery.info:

"Pastor Maldonado's race engineer Xevi Pujolar, has revealed the location of DRS zone on its Twitter account. However, FIA has yet to confirm it. According to him DRS zone will be located between turns four and five in the Belgium GP."

Inspired - encouraging drivers to lower their rear wings halfway through Eau Rouge. That's not inviting them to the scene of an accident AT ALL. :roll:

Anyway, we usually see a fair bit of overtaking down the back straight anyway. Why not put the DRS detection and activation zones at the entry and exit of Stavelot respectively, for overtaking opportunites through Blanchimont and into the Bus Stop?
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Crossa on Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:19 am

What's turn 4 then? I'd say its the final knick to the right after exiting Eau Rouge, leading onto the Kemmel straight? That would make sense

The nice bit here is the location of the DRS checking line.. the cars would have to follow each other quite closely through Eau rouge to be allowed to use the DRS
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Lyria on Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:10 pm

The FIA don't want the drivers to use DRS in Eau Rouge it would seem, and quite right too if it's that dangerous.

Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula ... 615926.stm
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby RedStig on Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:00 pm

Lyria wrote:The FIA don't want the drivers to use DRS in Eau Rouge it would seem, and quite right too if it's that dangerous.

Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula ... 615926.stm

I can't really imagine going through Eau Rogue with an F-duct activated and one hand on the wheel, guess that's why these guys get the big bucks. Only 6 more days left til my favorite race of the season!!!!!!! :yay:
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Sinister on Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:33 pm

Cougar wrote:I have said it before, and looks like I'll have to repeat it again; The Matador - 'El Nano' - will start on pole and will win the GP ... 8)

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......and 95% of the time your predictions were wrong. :D But don't feel too bad. Focus has a 100% fail record when it comes to predicting. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Adam on Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:06 pm

Lyria wrote:The FIA don't want the drivers to use DRS in Eau Rouge it would seem, and quite right too if it's that dangerous.

Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula ... 615926.stm


Racing is dangerous. If they can drive Eau Rouge in the rain they can drive it with DRS. Also, how exactly do they define when a driver is "through" Eau Rouge? Does it start at the left turn or the right? Does it end at the crest of the hill, or the end of the left turn, or the end of the chevron kerb?

PS: not being a hypocrite compared to my post below. There's a substantial difference between having your wing lowered on entrance to a flat-out corner, and lowering it halfway through.
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Lyria on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:10 am

RedStig wrote:
Lyria wrote:The FIA don't want the drivers to use DRS in Eau Rouge it would seem, and quite right too if it's that dangerous.

Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula ... 615926.stm

I can't really imagine going through Eau Rogue with an F-duct activated and one hand on the wheel, guess that's why these guys get the big bucks. Only 6 more days left til my favorite race of the season!!!!!!! :yay:



It's my favourite too, I love Spa, best track ever!!! :yay:
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Re: 2011 Belgian Grandprix Weekend

Postby Sinister on Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:33 pm

Calm down Lyria. :hihi:
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