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    Is the ballast Adrian Sutil? That might even things out.

    #268569
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    Maldonado on Bianchi – a classic!

    My (serious) vote goes to Ricciardo getting past Hamilton, as he didn’t attack in the predictable DRS place, but instead hung back a little at the last corner, made sure he got turn 1 just right, then threw the kitchen sink at Lewis into turn 2. Really enjoyed that one, particularly as it was his second attempt.

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    Glad someone mentioned reverse grids. I don’t know whether the drivers and teams think the same way, but certain commentators (who rhyme with Bill Wuxton) always bang on about the race for Reverse Grid Pole for 8th place towards the end of the GP2 feature race.

    Knockout qualifying – is that a positive gimmick? It’s not for everyone but keeps me entertained on Saturday afternoons. And all the things they tried before to improve the show, like aggregate and single-lap qualifying (I remember reading a great F1F article on them all)

    I agree about the safety car – I never like to see large or hard-earned leads wiped out, even for real incidents or debris – that’s why I like the Slow Zone/Code 60 idea at Le Mans and the Dubai 24h which maintains the gaps – and wonder if, despite the drivers, it could be applied to F1.

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    There’s always one…

    Mega start by number 5 though, I think that’s Chandhok.

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    Is Autosport the new Pitpass?

    Can’t we have both Monza and Mugello? Mugello’s got scenery as good as the Red Bull Ring, and proper hairy corners too. And what happened to the Rome Grand Prix?

    #264996
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    With my feet.

    I wish they’d try out all the other gimmicks there first before dumping them on F1.

    #264216
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    What would you give the 1994 San Marino GP out of ten…?

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    Kevin Magnussen, in a McLaren-Honda.

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    They sound as bad as F1 cars when they’re doing 60!
    How do they spot the Next Slow board in the dark or spray? Presumably radio or some in-car display is the primary warning to the drivers.

    And a potential safety issue discussed on Radio Le Mans the other night was that Le Mans newcomers (like Lancaster) all had to do a simulator session with the slow zones – but for drivers who’d raced there before it wasn’t compulsory…

    But it should cut down massively on lost time, and the field splitting, bunching and performing hairy restarts behind safety cars. I hope improvements have been made so they don’t spend hours welding and rebuilding barriers like last year.

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    the England team is made up of players with almost no redeeming qualities as people.

    That comment’s like Ecuador’s second goal last night. Back of the net!

    Disappointments? Belgium look like a good-on-paper side – individuals who’ve looked good in the Premier League, but I doubt they’ll make the step up to international level as a team.
    England? They’ll let too many in against Argentina in the second round, possibly in extra time, after all the usual overblown, casually racist build-up to the match.

    Brazil for the Cup for me, probably Spain in the final but I wonder if they’re getting old?

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    Really good, if not completely unexpected, news! They must be confident if they’re having their launch in a brewery…
    It’ll be fascinating to see who they recruit from outside the Nissan family (snigger) – any F1 drivers, or raids on the other LMP1 teams. And while I guess a Renault F1 engine is an option, I suspect they’ll base the power-unit on the P2 and hybrid experience they already have.

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    I’d like to see Ferrari come back into F1…

    But while we wait and hope for that to occur, I don’t want to see any more great names attached to new teams for cynical commercial reasons. Nobody was fooled by either of the “Lotus” revivals. Although the black & gold cars look quite good, I’d rather see them racing as Renaults, in the yellow and black they used in their last year. It would have to be the team (or family, location etc) that returns, not just the name.

    #260358
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    San Marino – but with a proper fast kink again before Tosa, named after Roland Ratzenberger.
    Don’t much like either of the French tracks.

    Luca Montezemolo or Ron Dennis wandering around the garage?

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    Best wishes for Hinchcliffe – wasn’t clear to me what went on down the back straight, but any sort of concussion and it’s got to cast serious doubts on his fitness to run around Indy in the usual direction for the rest of May.

    Those bunched restarts have to change, they just look wrong – as if the leader’s going stupidly slow. But as Graham Rahal said on TV after he was a victim of the restart, those road-course rear wings are so big, the drivers can’t see a thing from behind another car – and that’s an issue for standing starts as well. And a little less downforce could be a good thing – it’s certainly made F1 more of a spectacle.

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    Vettel outbraking Bottas into 10 from waaaay back.
    Kind of missed that with so much going on in the last few laps, but BBC just showed all of Seb’s moves and that was my favourite.

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