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Old 14-Nov-2010, 14:39   #1351
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Fucking piece of shit russian screwing up the race for Alonso. Seriously, for a whole season this guy has been making mistakes and crashing into everything he could but today that failure suddenly has to do his best ever. Alonso should just torpedo himself into that shit car a the end of the GP.
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Old 14-Nov-2010, 14:49   #1352
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FUCK YEAH!!! Vettel wins. As I said earlier in this thread, good to see the fastest F1 driver win the drivers title and without any team orders. Hell of a drive by Vitaly Petrov.
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Old 14-Nov-2010, 15:13   #1353
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Well, I'd have preferred Webber to have done better as I think there will be plenty more chances for Vettel, probably not so for Webber. At least we have another World Champ on the grid next year - well done Vettel.

Continue using this thread for the end of the 2010 season discussion, but there is a F1 2011 thread here for the build up to 2011, including the immediate tests.
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Old 14-Nov-2010, 15:13   #1354
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Well, well done Vettel. Hope next year will be as good as this one.
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Old 14-Nov-2010, 15:41   #1355
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Alonso should just torpedo himself into that shit car a the end of the GP.
Why not we all know alonso has no qualms about cheating
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Old 14-Nov-2010, 15:55   #1356
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Sure.. But if we start like that how about Button racing a car with a extra hidden fuel tank in 2005?
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Old 14-Nov-2010, 16:52   #1357
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Alonso did look like he was going to torpedo Petrov at the end of the race

With hindsight a bad call by Ferrari trying to cover Webber, should have just continued going.

Seb was the fastest driver over the year so well deserved.
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Old 14-Nov-2010, 18:40   #1358
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With hindsight a bad call by Ferrari trying to cover Webber, should have just continued going.
Yep that was a complete mistake on the decision to bring Alonso in, they made sure he'd come out of the pit ahead of Webber, but they screwed up letting him come out behind someone who had already stopped.
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Old 14-Nov-2010, 22:55   #1359
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Yep that was a complete mistake on the decision to bring Alonso in, they made sure he'd come out of the pit ahead of Webber, but they screwed up letting him come out behind someone who had already stopped.
Only one someone wouldn't have been as bad, but it was 2. If there was only one car in front of him he may have tried pushing just that little bit harder and gotten past. By the end of the race there was 3 cars in front of him. It was a big big screw up. They should have realized what happened to Mark and just left him out. Unless Alonso's tires were completely off, the decision they made was extremely bad even at the time. I'm' guessing they thought that Webber was going to be able to get past the cars in front and then go faster. The way the race went it looks like Webber knew that he couldn't do what was needed and just hung back and took it easy. Not the way I thought the race would go at all.

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Old 14-Nov-2010, 23:45   #1360
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Congrats, Vettel.

Ferrari did the wrong call on strategy.
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Old 15-Nov-2010, 10:50   #1361
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Congratz Vettel and RBR!

Ferrari didn't do their maximum and Alonso was destined to struggle behind Petrov because of the deficit in straight line speed. I wonder who at Ferrari thought Fernando can overtake a car with 5km/h higher straight line speed on a track where the only overtaking point is at the end of a long straight?
Oh, I know, they were hoping Petrov crashes as usually

Brilliant drive from Kubica, from effectively P14 to P5 with two best overtaking moves of the race. All that in a car which struggled for rear end grip all weekend!

Webber after first tyre change realized that his car hasn't got straight line speed advantage to overtake cars in front and just drove rounds without a fight (or he didn't want to aid his team mate for maiden WDC).

Not to forget Button doing perfect weekend, just how much simple change of brake pad material do to his driving abilities!

Hamilton was very quick, but realistically not quick enough to challenge Vettel. Kudos to him for trying his best though!

Great season! Can't wait for beginning of next one!
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Old 15-Nov-2010, 12:20   #1362
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What a glorious victory for no team orders.

Congratulations to Vettel. What a stunning performance throughout the year. Huge thumbs up to Petrov as well. Hope he'll be able to keep his seat.
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Old 15-Nov-2010, 12:47   #1363
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Team orders over the radio? maybe not. But over the years I've seen more than enough cases of one driver conveniently getting past his teammate with well planned pitstops.
Comparing a few years ago to this years season isn't quite the same, because of the ban on refueling. A few years ago - you'd often end up with team mates held up behind each other because of different race strategies. For both strategies to work, it's essential that both drivers do the best they can on the fuel load they're carrying. To have a team conviniently have one pass his teammate to make his strategy work therefore isn't exactly the same as having Alonso/Massa (or any other two teammates this year) on the same strategy, the same fuel load, both having track position and racing each other having to order one to let the other by.
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Old 15-Nov-2010, 20:24   #1364
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Seb deserved the win in the end, but this season was really not the norm. Usually a car as far ahead of the rest of the pack would have meant an easy wrapping up of the season much earlier.
The drivers this season made a lot of costly mistakes, including all the 5 championship contenders. It was Seb and Mark towards the middle of the season, Lewis towards the end and Alonso at the start of the season. All in all everyones mistakes and mechanical failures cancelled out and... the fastest driver (by going by pole positions alone) in the fastest car won.

Alonso at one point stated he wanted Lewis to win the race, something that Lewis was quite surprised at considering their history.
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Old 15-Nov-2010, 20:42   #1365
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Alonso at one point stated he wanted Lewis to win the race, something that Lewis was quite surprised at considering their history.
Well, If hamilton had won the race, Alonso would have won the WDC.

That's quite sporting of Alonso.
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Old 15-Nov-2010, 21:07   #1366
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... And not because of Lewis Hamilton's rather stylish goatee and ear piercing? Shirley not!
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Old 16-Nov-2010, 12:13   #1367
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Alonso yesterday
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Old 16-Nov-2010, 15:52   #1368
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Hahaha, Davros. Nice one.

Anyway, it was an amazing season. Every major player had problems during the season, every single one made mistakes. Vettel deserves the championship, Red Bull deserves theirs. Next year will be just as amazing or even better.
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