@keithcollantine Perez declared (in an afternoon recorded program I use to watch) that his gearbox was damaged in qualy. Also he confirmed that he will get a penalty for gearbox change. I couldn’t find you any official source to confirm this.
Enjoy last race of the year, last race with V8 engines, last F1 race of Mark Webber! View
Keith, clearly HD subscription cost that Fer has provided is just a typo. Cost in ARS sounds about OK, but I think he meant “EUR 150″. you can check this in https://www.google.com.ar/search?q=argentinian+peso+euro&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=-9PHVNPpH7DgsASvwoCYCg#q=argentine+peso+euro&spell=1
The SD basic subscription (75 generic channels) that I have costs about ARS 270. Conversion between argentine peso and foreign currencies is a very tricky subject, as the local goverment had imposed several exchange restrictions and regulations. The Google converter above seems to work with the “official” exchange rate, but I can’t really tell you if it is a “real” magnitude or not.
BTW, there’s no difference between HD (as posted by Fer) and my SD subscription, except the fact that I have no access to practices.
I got really angry when LH had to retire… I saw this race as the last chance for him. Anyway, what most people didn’t notice is that the McLaren is still the most adaptable car right now. What happened here is a mix of really bad luck (remember the puncture?) and a disastrous performance of McLaren pit crew thorough the first half of season.
I think McLaren has managed to resolve their pit problems, and I certainly don’t expect more bad luck… IMHO, Vettel is not a problem (in fact, I don’t think the RB8 as a reliable car), but Alonso indeed is. The guy is in every f*** podium picture. And I don’t think this is gonna change…
BTW, I must expect a Hamilton gearbox change, don’t I? I can’t find a gearbox change table or schema, can you please point me to one? Thanks.