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  • #272723
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    I feel obligated to have my say, so here’s my top 5
    1- Ferrari 412T2: The last V12, with a noise straight out of hell, a beautiful simple shape and those AWESOME golden rims! It might not have been successful but it was indeed spectacular.
    2- Williams FW26 (late season version): Yeah, I hated the walrus nose. But with the fix it looked (and sounded) incredible. Mind-blowingly fast, sadly the Ferrari was better overall.
    3- Benetton B186: Create F1 car. Add BMW Turbo engine with 1000bhp. Paint it with beautiful colours. Have Gerhard Berger drive it. Profit!
    4- Arrows A21: My god that orange and black livery. Sadly it rarely got screentime. All of the orange Arrows cars were awesome but the A21 was special. I think the shape helped a lot.
    5- Super Aguri SA06: I absolutely adored the tribal red stripes. A true example of what to do with your car when you have no sponsors.

    Special mentions to: Jordan 197, Benetton B196, Ferrari 312B, Lotus 72D, McLaren MP4/20 and Prost AP02. It was really hard to pick just five!

    #271178
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    @magnificient-geoffrey That. Was Brilliant.

    The FIA will need to double chech those high kerbs now, I know they are meant to stop corner-cutting, but if it happened in GP3, it can happen on any other race this weekend. Maybe they aren’t safe on some corners, when arriving at high speed and spinning. Perhaps the ones in the 1st chicane at Monza could have the same risk?

    #265310
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    I don’t know what you are expecting from a bunch of electric cars, but I think they are awesome. Why? If you are into cars you won’t go watch a category like this because of the sound. It is obvious they are going to sound like giant Traxxas cars. What is really exciting me is the level of racing these things can produce. The mix of young and old blood. We have Quick Nick and Jarno Trulli. Hell, we have Prost and Senna! (2nd gen XD). All great drivers. And the car, as silent and silly-sounding as it may be, looks pretty powerful. That start was unique, and they seem to produce all the freaking torque instantly!

    I will be attending the Punta del Este race for sure. And I will certainly follow the rest of the season closely. I think this series has huge potential, and doesn’t deserve to be ditched just because they sound like ghosts screaming ;-)

    I think I became the greatest FE fan on this site, LOL.

    #258441
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    JPM is, from a very personal point of view, a driver who I despise as a person but admire his reckless style. Today he taught F1 a huge lesson, first by saying what we all think of DRS, then demonstrating how to overtake with a very angry car, on a bad surface, without any gimmicks. Hats off.

    It was another hell of a race, IndyCar is beating F1 in almost everything this year. Action, sound and mostly, how close to the fans the series is. Last year there were lots of requests for onboards, and now we have the In-car Theatre. If only FOM and other series were like this…

    #254091
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    The front does look ugly, but it’s not F1 ugly… it’s more badass ugly. And if it has that savage power, I don’t care! WEC is shaping a milliom times better than F1. I’m sure more and more manufacturers will join in years to come if they keep doing a good job with the regulations.

    #249836
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    Currently the only active guy I remember with chances of winning the real Triple Crown as Graham Hill did, is JPM. And with the Indy 500, the Monaco GP and the Daytona 24h under his belt, a successful shot at Le Mans would consolidate him as a driver.

    As for JV, I too am curious. But if Dennis Vitolo returned after so long, why wouldn’t him? And I’m sure he still remembers how to handle a turbo car.

    #249724
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    Kimi Raikkonen with a mustache so that Ferrari doesn’t find out

    #246472
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    @fer-no65 Yep it is, the team is owned by Enrique Cadenas (director of Peugeot Cobra TC2000) and currently it’s the third estate van to race in our series. Before the 207 came the 206 (which you remember) http://blogs.montevideo.com.uy/imgnoticias/200811/17722.jpg and before it, the first was a 306 break http://www.lr21.com.uy/publicaciones/101/20020205/images/48f2.gif (horrid image but I couldn’t find another, heh ;) )

    #246469
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    In our local championship we have a pretty nice Peugeot 207 estate racing (and has won championships): http://motormario.com/wp-content/uploads/rama-2.jpg

    But that Civic looks really really awesome!

    #245241
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    I’ve never been a fan of Franchitti but I admired him a lot, his style and how versatile he was (is). The success he achieved in both CART (where I can still remember his beautiful Team Green Reynard) and IndyCar is enough to consider him one of the greatest drivers of American Open Wheel Racing. We’ll miss him a lot in the track, but he hinted he may still be involved somewhere in the team.

    So long Dario, thanks for everything. Dan would be proud.

    #241564
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    @skett Mix Mario Kart and F1 Race Stars, that would be badass!

    #241547
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    Bring Danica Patrick to Formula E, I say!
    (Seriously, that is the most pathetic rule in any form of sport known to mankind. What’s next, championship points per text? Come on Jean, that’s plain and absolute nonsense.)

    #242622
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    The rear-wheel-guard is there to give drivers a last opportunity to back down before making wheel-to-wheel contact and be launched, like Wheldon, Conway in Indy 2010 and many others. Even Dario suffered it in Kentucky 2007 (I think?), but the difference in crashes like this or like Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti in Long Beach last year, is that the guard can’t prevent a faster car being launched over a slower one, and remember Takuma got loose in that long right hander, so the speed difference was important. What would be sensible for Dallara, is to find a way to make those guards tougher (maybe making them with the same material as the safety cell) without unbalancing the cars too much due to the obvious added weight. But so far, the things, ugly as they are, are doing a good job. They just don’t work well when the cars have great speed differences. Those are my 2 cents. :-)

    #242603
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    Ow shucks! That was massive! I didn’t watch the race and I was waiting for ESPN to air it again in an hour and I come across this in the roundup, certainly an unpleasant unintended spoiler. Ever since Wheldon, when I see an IndyCar or any other single-seater flies towards a catchfence, I’m terrified. But really glad he is only a bit broken, and has nothing that cannot be fixed. Even tough I’m a Penske fan, my best wishes to Dario, and hope he’s back for St. Pete next year.

    #242763
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    Whoa, they couldn’t have done it if they tried!

    Seriously now, that was veeery close. The camera placements needs to be revised, at least in corners like that one. Maybe a catchfence could’ve come in handy.

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