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Lewis Hamilton takes 30th career pole with surprise success in duel with Sebastian Vettel.

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Mark _

July 27, 2013 2:59 PM

@ Slick - 3 hundredths of a second is not "quashing" anyone. What does that work out to, a meter of difference? Given varying fuel loads and track conditions it is not possible to come to the conclussion that you have. Blaming the regulations when Lewis inevitably goes backwards tomorrow is wrong. I could understand if you blamed Merc though. If Lewis cannot manage his tires perhaps he needs to race in GP2 or Touring cars.

pcxmac

July 27, 2013 3:05 PM

I love it, you guys actually believe the guys driving the cars have the ultimate say on how well the tires wear during the race.

I dont think many of you guys know very much about 'setting up' a road car let alone one that's being used for racing.

Lots of variables, lots of scrutiny. Have you guys asked yourselves why Ricciardo is getting more pace out of his car lately??? Take a wild stab in the dark and stop repeating what you are told by the commentators.

Setup means a lot in terms of tire wear, how the platform is built helps determine the ways the platform is setup, and how the car behaves.

Stop blaming the pilots if they cannot make their tires last, 80% of that comes down to investment in setup/development by the teams themselves, if you want to compare pace compare teammates, and their respective political standing with in the team.

Mark _

July 27, 2013 3:22 PM
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@Slick - are you new to F1 or just new to this site? Perhaps you have not noticed that both Merc drivers have done very well in qualifying this season. Today's performance was to be expected. Being realistic does not make one a hater. Commenting on the topic also does not make one a troll.

benignlyindifferent

July 27, 2013 3:57 PM

I was at the qualifying sessions... did not see the Hamilton pole coming, and he gapped Nico by a fair margin too. Very impressive. Grosjean was great and Kimi had issues on both of his final runs, explaining that gap. I still don't see Mercedes keeping tires under them and so I suspect we'll see them fall away. However, if they do finally resolve the wear issue they will be mighty. Still can't cheer for Lewis, though.

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