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#91 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by Appletree 30.06.2013 11:00

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yep, in TS they said they put the new aero packace to Romains car and the new device to Kimis car because they dont work together yet!!!! What the hell..? To me it tells Lotus is gambling and they are gambling with their driver who fights for the championship. Just stupid unless they already know they are so far behind its no use. On the other hand Kimi tested the device with the heavy car on friday and they made the descion according to that data.

#92 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by YiNing 30.06.2013 16:23

On Sky, Anthony Davision compare the difference of today's tyre failures (after tyre failure there was no steel belt) with those at the beginning of year (after delimination the steel belt was still there), looks like Pirelli actually changed the tyre construction without telling the teams.

#93 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by icemaid 30.06.2013 16:34

Kimi is pissed with the team & rightly so! <img src=" title="annoyed" />

#94 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by miezicat 30.06.2013 18:11

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Lay it on Me - Race

Kimi Räikkönen set a new record for consecutive Grand Prix points placings [25] by taking fifth position in an eventful British Grand Prix at Silverstone today. The Finn ran as high as second place in a race punctuated by safety car periods and characterised by an unusual amount of tyre failures.

Romain Grosjean had a more difficult race, from which he retired at the end due to a front wing failure. Kimi leaves Silverstone third in the Drivers’ Championship while the team remains fourth in the Constructors’ Championship.

• Kimi started from P8 with a used set of medium tyres, changing to new hard tyres on laps 11 and 29.
• Romain started from P7 on a used set of medium tyres, changing to new hards on lap 9, scrubbed hards on lap 30 and new mediums on lap 42.
• Today was Kimi’s 36th consecutive race finish – 28th consecutive with Lotus F1 Team – and 25th consecutive Grand Prix points finish; the latter statistic meaning he sets a new record

Kimi Räikkönen, P5, E21-03
“I tried to hold on at the end of the race, but with tyres that were maybe twenty laps older than the others’ it was impossible to keep them behind. It’s a shame as the race went pretty well until then; we had good pace and looked set for a pretty easy P2, but this is racing sometimes. It’s three races now where we haven’t had the result we maybe expect, but hopefully if we can have a bit more luck and also get rid of some of the mistakes we’ll be able to get back to the front.”

Romain Grosjean, DNF, E21-02
“Towards the end of the race we lost quite a big part of the front wing meaning it became really difficult to drive, so in the end it was best to retire because of safety considerations. We don’t know if it was caused by some debris or something to do with the fact that it was a new part; we will be working to find out the root of the problem. Before that my race wasn’t going quite to plan and we were suffering with tyre performance. This was related to the front wing issue which started earlier in the race. The safety cars didn’t really go our way either so it’s a race I’d rather forget. Let’s go to Germany and have a better weekend.”

Eric Boullier, Team Principal
“The outcome of the race isn’t rewarding with the amount of work that has been done by the team recently. Most of the upgrades we brought here seem to be working which is a positive sign, although we did struggle a bit in qualifying to generate good grip from the tyres. Our strategy was great today until the last safety car when we should have called Kimi in to save at least one position and make the podium. Unfortunately, we made the wrong call for which we apologise to Kimi and to the team. This sometimes happens and it isn’t easy to manage when you have so many safety car periods. We will be in Germany in a few days’ time where we’re confident we will be competitive and aiming to make amends.”

Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director
“We have mixed feelings today. We made some good places up during the race but in hindsight, we should have pitted Kimi at the final safety car. It wasn’t obvious at the time, but the benefit of hindsight is always enlightening. Romain had a front wing failure near the end of the race, the cause of which we don’t know yet. We weren’t affected by the tyres issues that we have seen today but warned our drivers to stay clear of the kerb at Turn 4 as there was a suspicion it might be the cause. Despite not being as good as it could have been, it was a better weekend for us than the last two. Further upgrades we have coming for Germany mean we fight on.”

Ricardo Penteado, Renault Sport F1 Team Support Leader:
“A positive Grand Prix on our side and we got the most we could from the engine performance. We decided not to run with new units to retain some flexibility for later in the season; this year it’s very unpredictable so we need to keep as many aces up our sleeves as we can. Obviously we would have liked to end up on the podium, particularly after Kimi’s performance, but a top five finish is important with our rivals scoring big this weekend. We’ll try and redress the balance next weekend.”

#95 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by YiNing 30.06.2013 18:46

http://www.f1times.co.uk/news/display/07786

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Rosberg reprimanded for ignoring yellow flags
Sunday 30th June 2013, 17:24 by Ryan Wood

British Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg has been given a reprimand for failing to slow for yellow flags.

The German was reported to the stewards office after the race to explain his actions after failing to "show a significant reduction in speed" when yellow flags were out at turns three and five for debris caused by an incident between Adrian Sutil and Nico Hulkenberg on lap 36.

The stewards, which include Nigel Mansell this weekend, only handed down a reprimand for the incident which is in line with previous penalties for similar regulation breaches.

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#96 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by jpp47 30.06.2013 19:00

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With a shitty pit stop strategy Lotus fuck up Kimi's job maybe a reason more for him to consider RB <img src=" title="annoyed" />

#97 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by Kriss 30.06.2013 19:14

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from Nicole

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- I asked the team during the SC if I can come to the pitstop. We had over half a lap to make a decision about it. There are ten people sitting and staring at all kinds of monitors. I can't understand how they could make such a wrong decision. I lost an easy 2nd position right there. I have to ask the team why they did it.

But you still had a competitive race pace.

- That's why it bugs me so much. I would had come in earlier myself, but somehow you still believe that people who's work it is to make these decisions would do right decisions. But what can you do. It bugs to lose so many important points because of something like this, Räikkönen said.



http://yle.fi/urheilu/raikkonen_talli_mokasi/6711556

#98 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by Boudica 30.06.2013 19:47

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This was such a disappointing race. Kimi did a good job, but he was let down by strategy. You dont often see him this mad, he never blames the team, he is obviously very disappointed.

#99 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by Kriss 30.06.2013 19:56

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This was such a disappointing race. Kimi did a good job, but he was let down by strategy. You dont often see him this mad, he never blames the team, he is obviously very disappointed.



Poor Kimi he has every reason to be disappointed. he did so well, he was in a good position. <img src=" title="mad" />

And we had a very good chance to see his terrible haircut

#100 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by Kriss 30.06.2013 19:57

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Also a couple of top teams clearly not happy with @nico_rosberg escaping with a reprimand. He did a purple sector under double yellows

#101 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by Appletree 30.06.2013 20:05

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Obviously the team did know what to do with Gro because they pitted him as the safety car came out. <img src=" title="fury" />

#102 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by miezicat 30.06.2013 23:25

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#103 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by Sonny 01.07.2013 04:56

Can I summarize this race? <img src=" title="facepalm" /> for the tyres and Lotus strategy. The only highlight of the day was Kimi undercutting Alonso and Sutil for his second pit stop and showing the true pace of his car.

Wish I had more to say. I hope Lotus can do better in Germany <img src=" title="holy" />

#104 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by WHATEVER 01.07.2013 05:56

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From ely0611

http://www1.skysports.com/watch/video/s ... wrong-call

#105 RE: F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - 2013 by Sonny 01.07.2013 05:58

<img src=" title="ty" /> for the video , W. I've never seen Kimi so <img src=" title="mad" /> and <img src=" title="sad" />

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