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For some reason is not on out free-to-air tv. Wasn't going to watch it, (especially if Vettel wins) but did want to catch a bit of it. :(

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Fortunately it's on BBC so I'm just back from the pub and watching it now :)

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Wouldn't know. Didn't see any of it. Saw a snippit on the news where they said Kimi's race was over due to a rear puncture yet according to the F1 website, he came 4th.

 

I might try and invent a yawn-o-meter. :sleeping:

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Malaysian Grand Prix - Race Day - Sepang, Malaysia

Romain Grosjean finished just shy of the points whilst Pastor Maldonado had to retire from a promising but ultimately rather frustrating Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. Romain ran as high as third during the race, but later traffic and an induced 360° spin meant a P11 finish. Pastor suffered from a first lap puncture then had to retire nine laps from the chequered flag due to a braking issue.

Romain started from P10 on the grid on his qualifying medium compound tyres, changing to new mediums on lap 15 and scrubbed mediums on lap 26. His final tyre change was to new hards on lap 34.

Pastor started from P12 on the grid with new medium compound tyres, coming in at the end of the first lap to change to another set of new mediums due to a rear right puncture. He subsequently changed to scrubbed mediums on lap 18 and new hards on lap 33. He retired nine laps before the end of the race due to a braking issue.

Romain Grosjean, P11, E23-02

“Overall we had quite a good race with a strong first lap and some nice overtaking, although I lost a lot of time behind Hulkenberg and then the spin with Perez in such a fast corner. I had some fun overtaking with Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Force India, which was great, and we had a good strategy but we lost too much time to benefit from it. I also had an issue with my drinks bottle which added to the fun. Overall the car behaved well though and we’re not far from the top ten so we’ll work to close the gap for China."

Pastor Maldonado, DNF, E23-03

“The potential is clearly there, especially in the race where the car pace is very competitive and we can score good points. Unfortunately there was an incident on the first lap which lost me a lot of time and compromised the race from then on. Despite dropping to the very back fo the field, we switched to a different strategy and we recovered well. Unfortunately, we suffered from a brake issue, which isn’t great but it’s effectively our first race and we need to keep working through issues, ready for the next Grand Prix. As soon as we have a clean race, we will be fighting for good points."

Federico Gastaldi, Deputy Team Principal

"Today was about unfulfilled potential. Both Pastor and Romain could have scored strongly but events out of their hands meant they did not. That’s motor racing sometimes and we’re firmly focused on China to open our points account. We’ve shown again that the E23 is a great package and both our drivers are capable of delivering with the very best. Shanghai will present a challenge very different from the one seen here so that’s our next focus.”

Nick Chester, Technical Director 

"Romain was looking set for a pretty strong result however traffic and being tipped into a spin undid that potential whilst Pastor suffered from a first lap puncture then a problem with the brakes late in the race. It’s a shame as we demonstrated good pace in qualifying and reasonable race pace in clear air in the very high temperatures here today. We’re very eager to get back out on track in Shanghai and we’re learning more about the E23’s potential every time it’s out on track."

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Wouldn't know. Didn't see any of it. Saw a snippit on the news where they said Kimi's race was over due to a rear puncture yet according to the F1 website, he came 4th.

 

I might try and invent a yawn-o-meter. :sleeping:

 

 

At least you got a snippet.  We got 10 minutes of football (season hasn't started yet - idiots) and not one mention of a grand prix.  :thumbdown:  

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Was a good race for a change! Though I can't stand seeing that prancing donkey win.

 

Lotus really needs new drivers, they have a good car this year and 2 muppets whose main aim is to hit every car, curb and wall on the circuit!

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Grosjean has become a good driver on the whole. It's Maldonado who can't finish the first half of a race... 

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