• F1 2012 - Mercedes GP Montreal Qualifying Results: Rosberg and Schumacher Qualify 5th and 9th Respectively

      This week F1 returns to North America for the Canadian grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole after the RBR team was forced yet again to modify their car. FIA deemed their wheel hub caps were illegal and had to have their vents block. Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took fifth after sitting out of Free Practice 3 in the morning with a fuel connector problem. Schumacher was on a two lap strategy but with the team mismanaging his release he failed to make his second qualifying lap and had to settle for ninth place. Lewis Hamilton was unable to keep up with Vettel's momentum and could only claim second place. While Alonso and Webber took third and forth respectively.

      For Nico,



      Michael Schumacher had this to say:



      Ross Brawn after the session said:

      Norbert felt that we saw

      Canadian Grand Prix 2012

      Qualifying



      This article was originally published in forum thread: F1 2012 - Mercedes GP Montreal Qualifying Results: Rosberg and Schumacher Qualify 5th and 9th Respectively started by Scourge82 View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Thank you Scourge!
      1. Scourge82's Avatar
        Scourge82 -
        Awesome race today, gratz to Hamilton on the win. Shame Schumacher was forced to retire with a DRS wing problem. His luck has been horrible this year.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Funny to see Ferrari desperately keeping Alonso on track, even though he lost 4 seconds a lap in the last phase of the race.
        If he would hav pitted in lap 55 he easily would have been 3dr.
        Great win for Lewis.
        7 different drivers win the first 7 races.
        This has never happened before!
      1. Scourge82's Avatar
        Scourge82 -
        Hey David.

        I'm hating this season so far. Because of the tires if you make a little miscalculation in the race strategy, you have no hope. I don't know what Ferrari were thinking, they know better than that. Surprised Grosjean didn't crash into someone this time
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Hi Scourge, glad to see you're back Click here to enlarge
        Schumi has all the bad luck he can have. Funny to see the DRS is so sturdy they can not qickly disengage it even if the mechanics try to.
        Button was not in his element today. I don't know what he was thinking.
        Kimi was not in the best of forms eather, so Hamilton winning was the best outcome possible Click here to enlarge
        I love the unpredictable finishes so far this season.
        Even Massa has found the right way to set up his Ferrari at last Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Need the race recap/results!
      1. Scourge82's Avatar
        Scourge82 -
        yeah it was great seeing Hamilton win. I think right now, Alonso and him are the only real drivers out there that can take a decent car and race the hell out of them.

        @Sticky

        typing it up as we speak, just waiting on statements from the Mercedes team.
      1. Boosted1's Avatar
        Boosted1 -
        3 GP2 drivers in the podium, no doubt GP2 is growing some serious talent... Awesome job of Grosjean and Perez, weird you guys dont talk about it. Of course there was the strategy situation from Vettel and Alonso that slowed them down, still Grosjean and Perez did a very very good job, im glad young drivers are starting to step up, I think its worth mentioning and watching throug the rest fo the season.
      1. Scourge82's Avatar
        Scourge82 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Boosted1 Click here to enlarge
        3 GP2 drivers in the podium, no doubt GP2 is growing some serious talent... Awesome job of Grosjean and Perez, weird you guys dont talk about it. Of course there was the strategy situation from Vettel and Alonso that slowed them down, still Grosjean and Perez did a very very good job, im glad young drivers are starting to step up, I think its worth mentioning and watching throug the rest fo the season.
        GP2 has always been the breeding grounds for F1. At the moment their races are more exciting. But I can't stand Grosjean, he is a driving hazard. Perez is a good driver, but still needs to be more consistant. He's shown he can be fast and yet still save his tires, but there are some races where he just disappears.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Boosted1 Click here to enlarge
        weird you guys dont talk about it
        Grosjean, what can I say?
        It is the second race this season he managed to not collide with another driver and/or take himself out of the race. Is that positive? When he manages to do that he can be quick.
        To my surprise yesterday he was quicker then Kimi. Most of the time though he is a loose canon.
        Perez drove a solid race yesterday. He has proven to be able to set up the Sauber so it can preserve the tires throughout the race and be quick at the end. He set the fastest laptime in the 66th lap, only to be bettered by Vettel in lap 69. But he is out of the top 10 more then in it. Both drivers were lucky to have 2 team drivers on 2nd and 3rd whos team bosses were undicisive about changing their tires when they should have, or both Grosjean and Perez would have been 4th and 5th.
        It was amusing to see that Whitmarsh was so happy that Alonso fell back to 5th Click here to enlarge
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        What the hell is going on at Mercedes. Schumacher is having so much bad luck, it's hard to believe it's all coincidence. Did someone from the team superglue that wing?? Freaking unbelievable to see such things happen to a great champion Click here to enlarge
      1. Scourge82's Avatar
        Scourge82 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Autobahn335i Click here to enlarge
        What the hell is going on at Mercedes. Schumacher is having so much bad luck, it's hard to believe it's all coincidence. Did someone from the team superglue that wing?? Freaking unbelievable to see such things happen to a great champion Click here to enlarge
        No clue man. A lot of the F1 conspiracy folk think that Merc is doing it on purpose by having Schumacher develop the car for Rosberg and let him score the points. I don't really buy it. But it is really strange that all the issues are happening to him. I was hoping he would be back to his old self after seeing how well he did the second part of last season, but the car just doesn't want to cooperate.