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    Pass of the year? Max Verstappen and his driving test.

    #309730
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    Looks like a McLaren Honda. I hope it doesn’t go like one…

    I’ll miss the third cars in 2016 – it always added an extra dimension to see what unfamiliar drivers from F1, GTE and IMSA could do with those cars, at Spa as well as Le Mans.
    Good opportunity for Rebellion Racing to bag a good result. Or even Nissan! The Toyotas will also be brand new (more likely to break), Wurzless and only two of them presumably.

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    Maybe the F1 drivers should criticize Indycar, while the Indycar drivers get stuck into Pirelli. That would be a way around it.

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    Imola.

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    @debaser91 Haha, I can’t get away with howlers like that among F1 Fanatics! I did mean Dallas – knew it was a street race, and I remember Nigel Roebuck mentioned the early Honda turbo and its all-or-nothing power delivery. The ’83 car was just underpowered I guess, not especially bad – and Rosberg’s Monaco win was all about choosing slick tyres on a drying track, and then disappearing off.

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    Couple of one-off winners worth mentioning.
    Jenson Button’s Honda in 2006, not a disaster but it needed a wet race to be a winner, and was nothing like as good as their 2004 car.

    And the 1984 Williams-Honda. Evil handling and turbo lag, not the ideal combination for Monaco… not really my suggestion – I just remember Nigel Roebuck picked it when asked this question around the time Fisichella won in his Jordan.

    Note the common theme, and keep an eye on those McLarens this year!

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    2003 Brazilian GP podium
    The 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix deserves a mention: only 2 drivers (3rd-placed Alonso was in the medical centre) and they were in the wrong positions! They swapped trophies at the next race…

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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.

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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/

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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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