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Re: Formula 1 - 2012
« Reply #90 on: April 20, 2012, 19:10 »
JUST IN:'Anonymous' hackers group just hacked and shut down http://F1.com as protest against the F1 GP in Bahrein

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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  • "ahaha, ever had the feeling you been cheated?" JL SF Jan'78

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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #91 on: April 20, 2012, 22:47 »
     ....ok...ok...this has become so obvious even FoxSports has picked up the story....though to honest they may be covering this in a weird attempt just to make those fancy-dan Europeans look bad( because there is no way on earth they have a clue about the real issues...in which case they would have buried this story immediately or more likely just ignored it)..yeah I know that sounds stupid but it is a recurring theme in the US especially among consevative lunk-heads....

    ...that being said, here is a link that shows a poster for the Bahrain Grand Prix most folks are unlikely to see...

     http://msn.foxsports.com/motor/gallery/Formula-One-Bahrain-Grand-Prix-protests-042012#photo-title=Making%20a%20statement%20&photo=30924439

    ...and here is a shot of a commemorative t-shirt that tells the story of the race for many in Bahrain...these people seem to be really excited about this race...seems to auger well for future of the sport does it not?....

    http://msn.foxsports.com/motor/gallery/Formula-One-Bahrain-Grand-Prix-protests-042012#photo-title=Committed%20to%20the%20cause%20&photo=30924438

    ....btw they should twin this race with the Grand Prix of Fallujah....which would celebrate Western efforts to bring humanitarian aid to the Middle East...

    Cheers

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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #92 on: April 24, 2012, 04:36 »
    ...some interesting post Bahrain tech discussion...the bit about the Schuey Ferrari advantage is especially interesting...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/17816565

    Cheers

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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #93 on: May 13, 2012, 18:25 »
    Slept through the whole race, but kudos to Maldonado for that win. First since the Montoyan era? Wowzers, it's been a dry spell for Williams.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #94 on: June 24, 2012, 09:48 »
    Just caught on qualifying from yesterday... Vettel, wow.  On a different level!  Also liked the interview with Button afterwards - along the lines of 'are you hopeful that you'll be able to move up during the race?' Answer - 'no. It's Valencia. It's boring and impossible to overtake here.'  BBC interviewer rapidly covers tracks
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #95 on: June 24, 2012, 11:57 »
    Aye, I don't like these new street circuits. Valencia and Singapore have got to be the two of the worst races of the season. Valencia being the worst, followed by Bahrain.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #96 on: June 24, 2012, 15:06 »
    Scratch that, it was mental. Brilliant race, and top winner. Maldonado, top racer, but lacks a bit of sense.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #97 on: June 24, 2012, 15:10 »
     ;D The racing gods decided to rip up the form book completely.  After a shocker of a weekend, Webber went from 17th to 4th - superb effort.  Also, that has got to be the highest number of retirements/dnf's for a very long time.  Alonso was practically in tears at the end on the radio, clearly meant a great deal, chapeau.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #98 on: June 25, 2012, 15:01 »
    Yep.  Epic race if you consider what we were all expecting to watch.  After seeing that first round the outside move I thought wow - that wont be beaten for a while.  Then that exact move was pulled what 5 times?

    Meanwhile, how did Senna get punished for the Kobayashi tuff up?  Seriously?  He is passed and is fully on the racing line (where there is no space on the right) and is minding his business and because Kamui poked a wheel into an impossible gap he gets a drive through?   hmm
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #99 on: June 25, 2012, 16:25 »
    ...except for the distraction of the unfortunate bad smell that came off the Bahrain race this has been an unbelievable year for F1...Montreal is usually boring...not this year!...ditto Valencia...but again not this year!!!...

    ...was hoping for more from Kimi and Weber toward the end but alas it was not to be....

    ...can hardly wait till Silverstone...

    Cheers

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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #100 on: July 07, 2012, 04:19 »
    Maria de Villota, Marussia test driver and Atletico Madrid driver in the Superleague formula, is now out of a critical condition according to doctors, but is still in serious condition. She has lost her right eye in a freak accident where the car suddenly accelerated into a support lorry.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #101 on: July 07, 2012, 05:09 »
    Yes. She had just done an installation lap on the straight and was crawling to the pit area at under 40kph when the car suddenly left forward through the pit crew and hit the rear tray of the truck.  Much of the impact was direct to her helmet and she suffered a fractured skull.  Unfortunately the efforts to save her eye failed in the higher priority of saving her life.

    No statement yet on what caused the surge.  Speculation (the idiotic kind) is all over the internet in last few days.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #102 on: July 07, 2012, 09:20 »
    Yeah, what caused the spurt is the weird thing. Mind, don't they have to keep it in gear when the vehicle is rolled back to the pits? If so, that could be a plausible explanation of things.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #103 on: July 07, 2012, 10:41 »
    Could be anything.  And for any of them there is generally a human caused option to go with a mechanical/software one.

    For example:
    If the pit limiter was used and accidentally switched off with the trottle down?
    Using the same system and it having a failure?
    KERS?
    Or what if she had a seisure that caused her leg to force the throtle down?  (VERY unlikely but still just as possible as a lot of garbage I have seen written)

    I can come up with at least 15 other possibilities and the odds are that they are all wrong.

    What I do know at this point is that the accidenta didn't happen due to the "Fact" that" women are not physically capable of driving an F1 car".
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #104 on: July 07, 2012, 10:49 »
    The average finishing position of Jenson Button at silverstone is 10th
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #105 on: July 07, 2012, 17:30 »
    Nice drive by Alonso, and Schumacher having a bit of a resurrection in recent times. Shame for Button, seems like one of the few nice guys nowadays. A stretch considering his Williams brattishness. Thought Lotus were disappointing considering their season.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #106 on: July 08, 2012, 06:00 »
    And for once, I hope it rains in Blighty.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #107 on: July 09, 2012, 02:55 »
    Best season I can remember, this. Top effort by Webber, and I just don't see any reason why Ferrari should be on the podium so often, speaks volumes about Alonso's ability.

    Maldonado is an idiot, he's an entertainer, but an idiot.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #108 on: July 09, 2012, 05:20 »
    ...so then, what do we file Kobacrash'si performance under?...

    ...apart from that bit of silliness, was another pretty great race...Webber did the job....and Alonso again drove out of his mind....heck, even Massa showed up to play...too bad about the way the season is working out for Button...he really needs a situation that produces a car/set-up that suits his style and I don't think he is going to get it at McLaren....

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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #109 on: July 09, 2012, 18:29 »
    In a way it's so bloody funny to see Hamilton bumbling along like a clueless idiot, but it's just a right shame that Button's his team mate. Funny how a seemingly nice guy ends up as a team mate for a bleeding twit. Button, Massa, Webber, at least Button's as good as his team mate, if not better. I'll consider Hamilton a proper great driver when he drags an average car to the podium on a regular basis.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #110 on: July 10, 2012, 11:20 »
    Maldonado is an idiot, he's an entertainer, but an idiot.

    Interesting in his interview after the crash that Perez laid into him in a big way, pretty much calling him irresponsible and a liability who all the other drivers dislike (on track at least) 
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #111 on: July 11, 2012, 05:39 »
    Incidentally, my face was one of the thousands that crossed the line first on Mark's car.

    Nice feeling to help the cause and take the win as well.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #112 on: July 11, 2012, 15:13 »
    Nice one Marty.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #113 on: July 13, 2012, 21:15 »
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #114 on: July 13, 2012, 23:15 »
    That's mentally good driving.  Eau Rouge in the soaking wet, and then to swerve and then keep it out the wall...unreal.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #115 on: July 16, 2012, 21:40 »
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/18857338

    Interesting here by Hamilton

    I was actually at lunch with the head of the Mclaren F1 organisations or something, he doesnt get involved in the mechanics or anything but he did reveal quite a few interesting things about the team as he apparently goes out quite regularly with the drivers.
    He was hardly impressed by Ron Dennis's personality and likewise with Lewis Hamilton who he derided as too much of a playboy type, yet he hugely respected Jenson Button.

    Also on Button's recent struggles he attributed it to the car just not suiting Jenson they are apparently attempting to configure it anew to suit though, otherwise apart from a few minor comments and his outlook on the whole is it the car or the drive that was it for F1 though he had quite a lot to say about the new Mclaren Venge ridden by Cav which he was involved in amongst other things
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #116 on: September 13, 2012, 15:36 »
    And with the two lowest downforce races out of the way, McLaren will shift back to the old rear wing and I'd expect Red Bull to be back up front again. With their wonky gearing and not very effective DRS, they really had no chance in Monza.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #117 on: September 23, 2012, 15:41 »
    ...just brilliant work from Schumacher today ( brain cramp?...old age creeping in?...or just bad luck?...)..worst case scenario his ride next year may be a walker...combine that with more car trouble for Hamilton and it may be the combination that could land Hamitrouble in a Mercedes seat next year...

    ....other than the car troubles borrrrring....

    Cheers

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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #118 on: September 23, 2012, 16:11 »
    Thought there might've been something mechanical too. There's a lot of strain on the brakes, obviously, the gearbox, twice as many shifts as in Monza, and even the hydraulics (in particular) due to the extreme bumpiness of the circuit. Jammed gears, failed brakes and  all seem plausible. Then again, it could easily be driver error too. Just thinking what would've happened if Verne did that to Schumacher. At least Schumacher apologised, so he's better than Sato.
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    Re: Formula 1 - 2012
    « Reply #119 on: September 23, 2012, 16:25 »
    Thought there might've been something mechanical too. There's a lot of strain on the brakes, obviously, the gearbox, twice as many shifts as in Monza, and even the hydraulics (in particular) due to the extreme bumpiness of the circuit. Jammed gears, failed brakes and  all seem plausible. Then again, it could easily be driver error too. Just thinking what would've happened if Verne did that to Schumacher. At least Schumacher apologised, so he's better than Sato.

    ....would love to give the benefit of a doubt as the same thing happened last year( and twice this year )...so yeah maybe a car issue that becomes apparent on that circuit...but on the other hand Rosberg didn't have the same troubles....

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