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    If that slowing down wasn’t a car problem then I hope they ban him – from Formula Renault, F1, everything. For a few weeks, long enough to miss a couple of races.
    Brainless lack of consideration for other competitors – and all the team folks lining the pitwall at the finish of a race.

    #299832
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    Tiago Monteiro, in 2006.

    Poor Tiago – he must have won something

    I wish they’d put “Welcome to Quebec” on the wall again.

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    Some of these drivers were pretty good, but got lost without trace in midfield teams.
    Timo Glock, probably the most successful of them.
    Vitaly Petrov
    Tonio Liuzzi and Paul di Resta
    On the other hand, there’s the F1 career of Kazuki Nakajima.

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    Very good. Moskvitch to return to Formula 1:
    http://www.racecar-engineering.com/news/moskvitch-to-return-to-f1/

    #295117
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    I will click for a larger version – still not used to how small and narrow these look! Especially when they get photobombed by a GTE car in the background.
    Unlike some people they’re aware of the value of number 1 and what an achievement it represents for the whole team.
    Looking forward to seeing the Porsche later, and hoping for the best with its livery…

    #294498
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    Pleased they’ve moved the lap counter/clock away from the centre of the screen – that always got in the way of onboard shots.

    Pitstop times were good. At last, they show the “3.1” stationary time as the car pulls away, but also have the total pit-lane time that’s useful for comparison.

    Didn’t like the way they keep showing the number of places gained off the grid by each driver – confusing and unnecessary.

    #292710
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    Many of Jacques’ cars were engineered by “Jocques” Clear, whenever Ted Kravitz or James Allen had a slip of the tongue…

    #292060
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    And the next three drivers are…Michael Krumm, Lucas Ordoñez and Jann Mardenborough.
    Ordoñez will be in the number 21 third car at Le Mans, alongside Matsuda.

    No surprised faces this time – Krumm’s an established Nismo man and he’s been testing the car for weeks but what a story: two GT Academy winners getting their shot at LMP1.

    Looks like Mardenborough’s doing the full season – interested to see what this means for Jann’s single-seater career, and if he can fit any more GP3 around it.

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    Really exciting bit of new carness. On a different level from F1’s refined and tweaked 2015 cars, because of what the WEC rules allow (I’m sure the F1 teams would produce something mad if they could – I’d like to think Adrian Newey’s now spending half his time on a rival for this!)

    It could blow the others away, like Ross Brawn’s Jaguar in 1991 (and the colour scheme reminds me of that car a bit).
    The Michelin men will need to get the tyres right, just like the 6-wheeled Tyrrells, the Deltawing and that Wirth car in the States with the big front wheels.

    #289057
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    If Ron’s just increased his stake in McLaren, the cars will be grey. Like Eric Boullier’s hair by the end of the season.

    Looking forward to seeing the Martini Williams without an unfortunate nose. I like the clean design at the moment – why does it have to be plastered with logos?

    I agree the Lotus design has lost its impact, like the McLaren chrome or Red Bull. Still good-looking colours though. Maybe they should paint it yellow, that would stand out. I never liked the old Camel Lotus because it took away the original JPS colours, but they were easy cars to spot towards the back of the field…

    #287446
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    Would McLaren allow their driver to appear in a Porsche?
    Couldn’t see Mercedes letting one of their F1 stars race a Porsche or Audi. Or, for that matter, Honda letting its no.1 driver drive for Toyota or Nissan.
    I don’t see any such conflicts with Hulkenberg, unless Porsche is sponsored by any airlines you can’t book any flights with, or Indian cricket teams.

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    Kvyat sneaking up on Raikkonen – enjoyed that, a nice opportunist move.
    I know Kimi’s tyres were shot (and wish that wasn’t necessary to get these cars racing) but at least it wasn’t DRS.

    #287011
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    Liked the Putrajaya track. Like a little Long Beach – couple of good passing spots and fast turns, and a downhill section. Shame about the chicane with its track-limits issues, but that’s better than fishing cars out of the wall.

    The cars race well, they go round in packs and clearly have plenty of torque. But they need big names or numbers on them. There’s no excuse for the background music – the cars’ sound is meant to be an attraction in itself.

    I’d prefer two sprint races. They could just have Fanboost in race 2. The whole pitstop phase is long and confusing, and (like the long, slow safety car periods) that won’t keep young whippersnappers watching on those pad things.
    Just been reading an interview with Karun Chandhok and it’s good to see (a) he’s not sure about the midrace car change either and (b) Alejandro Agag’s asking for feedback off all the drivers and acting on it. Although so far, apart from losing the warm-up lap, it’s just been some predictable moaning about kerbs…

    #286425
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    He’ll fit right in at Ferrari – he looks just like Alonso!

    #286103
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    (To Fernando) What would you like to introduce in F1 that you saw in your visit to the 6 Hours of Bahrain and tour of WEC Race Control?

    (To Nico and Lewis) On Sunday one of you will forever become “the man who won the World Championship with double points”. What will that mean to you?

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