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    Chinese GP 2017 - Race Thread

    Ferrari "baggage" has arrived at the Chinese Racing Venue

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    This is too soon. Will re- open Thursday, or post an Oz GP 2046 thread.

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    Shanghai weather for today...hourly

    https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/CHXX0116:1:CH


    looks to be an interesting race.....wet then the track might possibly dry up so tyre strat will be important. By the way, I believe HEINEKEN is the main sponsor of this race.
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    Can someone just clarify the rules on wet starts? I read somewhere if the race starts behind the safety car then they will line up in grid formation once it is dry enough and the SC has pitted. Is this correct then we have a chance of jumping HAM

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    What's different for F1 2017: Standing starts in wet races
    Even if a rain-affected race starts behind the Safety Car, the race director now has the option to line the field back up on the grid for a normal standing start once conditions have sufficiently improved, rather than initiating a rolling getaway as has hitherto been the case.

    That only doesn't apply if the race has been red-flagged after the initial Safety Car-controlled laps.

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    Come on Ferrari! 5:30am, already punped, what's the weather predictions? I just read that Ferrari were slow during the last corner. I hope Vet takes over Hamster early on and controls the race

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk360 View Post
    Come on Ferrari! 5:30am, already punped, what's the weather predictions? I just read that Ferrari were slow during the last corner. I hope Vet takes over Hamster early on and controls the race
    I think Vettel just took the last corner easier and didn't want to push too much as he seen what happened to GIO and GRO.

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    The rain will also wash away Lewis Hamilton's advantage from starting from the ' clean side'.

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    Just checked with my mate in Shanghai... it's drizzling right now so no heavy rain. I guess it will be a damp start with drying conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizf1 View Post
    The rain will also wash away Lewis Hamilton's advantage from starting from the ' clean side'.
    Position 1 & 3 are clean side ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondilad View Post
    Just checked with my mate in Shanghai... it's drizzling right now so no heavy rain. I guess it will be a damp start with drying conditions.
    Wtever it is, it should be grid start rather than SC start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Position 1 & 3 are clean side ???
    Usually, pole position has the clean side of the track. I'm not sure if this track has a diagonal line as drivers move from the right to the left to ready themselves for turn 1.

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    I don't think anyone knows if the undercut or overcut has the advantage at this circuit due to the limited running. It will be an interesting race

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondilad View Post
    Just checked with my mate in Shanghai... it's drizzling right now so no heavy rain. I guess it will be a damp start with drying conditions.
    Good to hear. Would love to see a wet race, as long as there is a race going on.

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    Sky F1 coverage just started, it's raining but looks inters at the moment

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    I have a feeling Bottas will not be allowed to take the challenge to LH even if he is in good position to win some races, hopefully Kimi get's his understeer problem sorted asap and Ferrari developments/upgrades keeps up with Mercs & RB later in the year. Not a lot of rain just drizzles on track >.< . i hope we don't get a safety car start

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    Giovinazzi get 5 places grid penalty for gearbox changes
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    Any pics of the Schumi tribute helmet worn by Vettel this weekend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk360 View Post
    I have a feeling Bottas will not be allowed to take the challenge to LH even if he is in good position to win some races, hopefully Kimi get's his understeer problem sorted asap and Ferrari developments/upgrades keeps up with Mercs & RB later in the year. Not a lot of rain just drizzles on track >.< . i hope we don't get a safety car start
    unless ham crashes out.
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    It may be we could start off on a wet track and as the race goes on they kick up alot of spray and mid-race or 3/4 of the race we start seeing a dry line???? so yeah, tyre strat. will be important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs316 View Post
    Any pics of the Schumi tribute helmet worn by Vettel this weekend?
    I have'nt seen any so far.....will post if I see any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmatiasii View Post
    unless ham crashes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Wow nice ! Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Forza Ferrari


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    cars on some pratice laps .... on the green tyres for now.

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    I'm so excited ^___^ i hope everyone enjoys the race and we get a red car P1 at the finish

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    some parts of the track drying out.....

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    Ricci on super softs to start the race......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Ricci on super softs to start the race......
    Huge risk, but nothing to lose.

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