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  • #265953
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    Qualifying is certainly not pointless. As mentioned above, Silverstone is not too hard to overtake at in its modern form. At tracks such as Austria we saw just how hard it was to overtake.

    If qualifying is useless then why has it been two seasons since we saw a winner start from outside of the top ten (Alonso – Valencia 2012)?

    And there are still plenty of recent examples of good defensive drives.

    Hulkenberg at Korea last year stands out to me. Then there is Michael at Monza 2012. Or Lewis in Bahrain on worn tyres this year.

    Or Lewis in Spain. In Spain Lewis beat Rosberg because he began the race in front. If Rosberg had pole he would have probably won that race.

    #262234
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    @maddogmolloy Are drivers allowed to just race in a handful of events?

    Because I am interested in joining, but I would probably only be able to participate in two events.

    #260107
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    Maybe Lewis likes to start with less fuel on board. We don’t know, the graphic doesn’t take this into account.

    #259845
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    Rosberg on Hamilton – Lap 67 :)

    In all seriousness, Fernando on Kimi in the closing stages of the race was the best IMO

    #258477
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    94- Damon Hill (Senna dies, and Schumi is DSQ from the Champ. for the incident in Adelaide)
    95- Michael Schumacher
    96- Damon Hill
    97- Jacques Villenuve (As weak of a WDC as he is, he did deserve the 97 crown)
    98- Mika Hakkinen
    99- Eddie Irvine (really close with Hakkinen, all he needed was one additional point & Schumi to pull over in Japan)
    00- Michael Schumacher
    01- Michael Schumacher
    02- Michael Schumacher
    03- Michael Schumacher (The only reason the Mclaren was fast was because they threw caution to the wind)
    04- Michael Schumacher
    05- Fernando Alonso
    06- Fernando Alonso
    07- Lewis Hamilton (no gearbox problems in Brazil)
    08- Lewis Hamilton (he & Massa’s luck balanced out)
    09- Sebastian Vettel
    10- Fernando Alonso (didn’t try to cover Mark in Abu Dhabi)
    11- Sebastian Vettel
    12- Sebastian Vettel (he really proved his worth in 2012)
    13- Sebastian Vettel
    14- Lewis Hamilton (so far)

    I didn’t account for injuries/deaths. These things happen.
    Senna probably would have won where the Williams team did, Schumi would have won 1999, and Robert Kubica might have picked up a title driving for Red Bull in ’12 or ’13.

    #257954
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    Anyone looking for an engine supplier next year?

    I’ve heard of this brilliant motoring company based near Charlotte, NC, USA that is willing to produce V12s for next seasons championship. We go by the name of ‘Blocker Engineering’ and are willing to supply up to two teams with engines for next season.

    Americans know how to build big engines (I’m not so sure about small ones though!), and we hope to continue that trend as a company that has no interest in protecting the environment or protecting the planet. We have even gone to the extreme of hiring Jeremy Clarkson as a consultant!

    So, yes, if you want engines that “block” out the environment and make your team more competitive as a result Blocker Engineering is the answer.

    Anyone interested?

    #255901
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    Hamilton on Rosberg at T5 on the lap before Hamilton pitted (19ish?)

    #253940
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    Malaysian GP – Sepang
    Australian GP – Mount Panorama
    Abu Dhabi GP – Yas Marina
    Canadian GP – Montreal
    Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis (oval)
    Monaco GP – Monaco
    French GP – Circuit de la Sarthe
    British GP – Silverstone (current layout)
    German GP – Hockenheimring (pre-2002)
    Austrian GP – Red Bull Ring
    Belgian GP – Spa-Franchorchamps
    Italian GP – Monza
    Japanese GP – Suzuka
    United States GP – COTA
    Mexican GP – Mexico City
    Brazilian GP – Interlagos

    #253349
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    I am actually in favour of this for the Indy 500.

    I think the other two shouldn’t be worth as much as the Indy 500, but it is okay to make them
    more valuable than the shorter rounds. I think a 3/2 point system for Fontana and Pocono would be
    better.

    #248958
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    I actually think Magnussen will beat Button in terms of total points. Kevin has been highly impressive in last couple years in junior categories, along with a washed up Jenson Button, who had his last hoorah in 2011 if we are honest. Kevin is going to pull a Hamilton!

    #247402
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    @geemac You most certainly are. Helio Castroneves is the most #3 associated driver in open-wheel racing. Not only does he race #3, he has won 3 Indy 500s

    #247394
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    I think I have a hunch about why Ricciardo chose #3:

    Dale Earnhardt Sr.

    http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2011/11/12745.html

    #240386
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    I actually like Turn 1 @ Shanghai, in my opinion it is one of the better first corners on the calendar.

    I think sector three at Valencia (might be on 2014 calendar) is the worst sector in F1.

    For this season though, the worst bit of track is probably the second chicane at Monza, along with the final chicane at Barcelona (already mentioned).

    #239518
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    Grosjean on Massa, despite it being ‘illegal’.

    #237140
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    Raikkonen on Gutierrez at Sante Devote. Either the final or penultimate lap.

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