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20th December 2015, 3:11 at 3:11 am #310707
Gilles Villeneuve giving away the 1979 title to Scheckter comes to mind. He was convinced 1980 would be his year but he was very wrong. While it didn’t necessarily ruin his career, he really should’ve been champion.
Also maybe JP Montoya going to McLaren and never really getting along with anyone. He was really liked in Williams and I never understood why he jumped ship. The Macca was really fast but unreliable. Once they fixed the walrus Williams, it got insanely quick. Had he stayed there, he might have carried on racing beyond 2006.1st December 2015, 18:00 at 6:00 pm #309947
@mazdachris For the foreseeable future all LMP1 Audis will be R18s, simply because R19, R20, etc., are Renault’s trademark, for some old road cars and of course their F1 cars. Granted, they could’ve gone with S19, as the S is another Audi denomination but…29th November 2015, 0:40 at 12:40 am #309726
I’m sure Audi’s engineers know what they’re doing but GOD that car looks like it ran into a wall. Nevertheless, it is an impressive machine. The livery helps a lot. Still prefer this year’s car, though.19th October 2015, 22:17 at 10:17 pm #307247
@bradley13 You beat me to it! That BTCC race is a strong contender not only for best race of the year, but of the decade. I was screaming the whole time!14th September 2015, 0:50 at 12:50 am #305148
12th/13th September, Mazda Road to Indy Championships.
USF2000: Nico Jamin, Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing, Round 8/8, Race 15/16
ProMazda: Santiago Urrutia, Team Pelfrey, Round 8/8, Race 15/16
Indy Lights: Spencer Pigot, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian, Round 8/8, Race 16/16
Especially chuffed with Santiago, first time an Uruguayan driver wins a racing championship outside South America.19th August 2015, 1:13 at 1:13 am #303323
I’d prefer alternating. If you somehow manage to ignore the epic track that was destroyed in 2002, the current Hockenheim is not a bad circuit. The parabolika is very tricky when you go side-by-side and the run after the hairpin is quite tricky too. Plus the stadium section remains as cool as ever, thankfully. I feel it’s hated because of that, because no matter how cool it is, it cannot match what was there before.
The Nurburgring is also a very nice fast flowing track (except that stupid first section). I especially like the second half, from the hairpin all the way to the chicane, it’s fantastic.30th June 2015, 18:04 at 6:04 pm #30125930th June 2015, 0:22 at 12:22 am #301187
I just hope they come back to Punta del Este. I was eager to attend, but money issues prevented my family to go (Punta del Este is quite far away from the capital city Montevideo, and the coach ticket is a bit expensive, not to mention general admission was $600, which is USD22 but is a lot of money for our economy). However, I’d love to see them on Australia’s Surfer’s Paradise (or Gold Coast), on Adelaide or maybe on Pau in France. Macao is also an awesome track but the fast main section would make the cars look a bit silly.
As for drivers, I’d like people fully comitted to the championship. I hate teams swapping drivers every race. It’d be awesome to see Susie Wolff there, just to see if she still has what it takes to race. But preferably, less F1 rejects and more young up-and-coming drivers. Alex Fontana was a nice addition, for instance.24th May 2015, 0:31 at 12:31 am #298905
I have an old F1 Racing mag in which Max Mosley says “People love crashes but they also love seeing the drivers jump out a few seconds later” I think that’s the situation. It’s part of the excitement. Ask NASCAR.
However I’m still very much worried. If Hinch was stabbed in his crash there is a serious flaw in those safety cells. God knows what can happen if a car takes off mid race.13th May 2015, 1:20 at 1:20 am #298275
I’m massively excited, but I only hope everyone stays safe, drivers and spectators. We saw what happened in the GT3 race. I don’t think the WTCC cars can fly like that but still. It’s the Green Hell, after all.27th February 2015, 19:55 at 7:55 pm #293168
Please Mr. Agag, you’re doing FAR better than Bernie, your series is awesome and though it doesn’t have our beloved engine roar, it has our also beloved epic racing and fan accessibility. Don’t, just plese don’t ruin it with things like this.27th January 2015, 14:58 at 2:58 pm #290894
I’ve submitted info about my country (Uruguay) in the form. Curiously, we get exactly the same coverage as Argentina and most of Latin America, but cheaper because the SD channel is included with the base pack.
Prices vary between providers, but I’ll put what I pay so you get an idea:
Monthly fee: Around $U 1000, which is USD 45 or €35
Extra fee for HD base pack: Around $U 250 which is USD 11 or €9 (This grants you access to HD race and qualy broadcasts only, not FPs. To get HD FPs, you need another HD pack which costs more or less the same)
This is what my family pays, other providers offer other prices, but ours is one of the cheapest here. Still pretty good quality but utterly horrid commentary.
I realise now how cheap our fee is compared to many European countries. Still, to our home economy, 45 dollars is A LOT. But it’s not only F1 we pay for, we get many other channels and with the base HD pack, we get HD IndyCar, Formula E and lots of Football matches. With the additional pack that gets you HD FPs, you get HD broadcasts of GP2, GP3, NASCAR, WTCC, DTM and F3 euroseries (the latter not live). For a petrolhead family like mine, this is more than enough.3rd January 2015, 14:45 at 2:45 pm #289981
One that shows not much has changed in F1 internal affairs in 24 years:
“Welcome to the piranha club”
Ron Dennis to Eddie Jordan, 1991.14th December 2014, 2:41 at 2:41 am #289085
It was bloody awesome. I spent all day sad because I couldn’t go, but judging from your opinion, it’s very likely they’ll return (and I’ll be there for sure this time!)16th November 2014, 1:04 at 1:04 am #285657