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    For me it was Suzuka 1991… did’nt understand much of what was going on with Senna and Berger trading the lead and Senna eventually becoming Champion for the third time.

    I really consider becoming an F1 fan at the start of the 1992 season (my first full season).

    #277346
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    oh my… the impact must have been huge since it managed to lift such a heavy vehicle
    … Forza Jules !

    #274097
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    could be a case of daddy buying a seat for his kid (Lance Stroll is a member of the Ferrari Academy, currently racing in Italian F4). The Ferrari ties make the deal quite possible in my opinion, however the kid seems quite fast (currently leading the Championship).

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    Minardi all the way !!!

    then; Footwork, Tyrrell, Real Lotus, Ligier,

    #259354
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    1980’s

    Ron Dennis or Luca di Montezemolo?

    #248239
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    done :)

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    @David-A

    they did way back when they were Toleman, before becoming Benetton, before becoming Renault and before becoming Lotus

    #247011
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    I have always believed that simple is better. So I would go for simple rules (1 rubber compound per race for example, less complicated aerodynamic devices, No DRS etc).

    Racing should be racing: you have 22 cars on a starting grid, they race (if they feel that they should change tyres during the race, they can, if not so be it,) and whoever crosses the line first wins.

    These complicated rules we have now, can sometimes make racing interesting but they also make it artificial for the knowledgeable fan and complicated for the would-be fans.

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    I agree, racing accidents can provide exciting entertainment (provided that nobody is injured, not talking about horrific accidents here).

    Apart from accidents however nowadays (with the current engine freeze) there are even less breakdowns. I remember the early 90’s when some races would be hit with a number of accidents and breakdowns and provide a golden opportunity for the smaller teams to score points.

    I hope that next year, the trend will change.

    #245425
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    Its about time Ron gets back the lead of the team…

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    As much as I would like to see a kid repeat Hamilton’s feat at McLaren, I would prefer that he gets some experience in another team, the reason is that next season might be not an easy one for Mclaren and he might risk getting ‘burned’ just like Perez.
    Hamilton in 2007 found a strong team with a race-winning car (unlike today’s Mclaren)
    I believe it would be better for Magnussen to get some experience at Force India for 1 season (without too much pressure) and Di Resta (or Hulk) gets the second McLaren seat.
    Magnussen would come in 2015

    #244953
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    Ideally (and I am a McLaren fan) they should keep the current lineup for next year and ‘park’ Magnussen in some decent team (like Sauber or Force India) then bring him back home in 2015

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    @Force-Maikel

    that would be another interesting topic to start… actually Mansell also drove for the top 4 – Ferrari, Mclaren, Williams and Lotus

    would be interesting to see how many more did that

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    I doubt it (and hope not). Willams never really recovered from the departure of Newey and Renault (back in the late 90s) and the main reason I believe is that Williams remained a private team not much different than Jordan, Sauber or Minardi (tho with a bigger budget). Mclaren is today a more solid company and can absorb better a difficult season or two (and the consequent loss of prize-money). They are still able to attract major sponsors. However they need to react fast and change whatever needs to be changed and bounce back by 2015 the latest.

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    Hammerhead Eagle I-Trust – aka Geoff

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