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6th December 2013, 8:41 at 8:41 am #210782
The convention is BTG (bridge to gantry) I understand. So a full lap of the Nordschleife minus a section of the pit straight. More info at bridgetogantry.com if you’re into ‘Ring stuff.
7 minutes is mighty impressive for a production road car – Bellof’s lap, whilst incredible in it’s own right, is not the fairest comparison since it was a full-blown fire-snorting race machine.20th November 2013, 10:22 at 10:22 am #245480
Has to be Bottas on Gutierrez – was a bold and ballsy pass in an inferior car, in a location where few attempted a pass all race long.6th November 2012, 10:37 at 10:37 am #214383
It’s scary how right-wing the Republican party is becoming – I hope Obama wins today.5th April 2012, 13:30 at 1:30 pm #198468
I thought this was a really great hour of TV – some incredible footage, and plenty of insightful interviews from drivers and team members. It managed, in the most part, to be interesting and accessible to the layman without dumbing down too much. I didn’t see “Grand Prix: The Killer Years” and I know this has a similarly hysterical title, but I would urge you to give it a go; I really enjoyed it.26th January 2012, 8:29 at 8:29 am #190919
iPhone 4, via both the Safari and Google apps.9th December 2011, 9:34 at 9:34 am #187205
@Chalky – but by having the XL package with Virgin you’re already paying extra. None of that stuff is included in the M package (which I have). However, I agree with the point you’re making, i.e. that comparisons between the two are not simple to make.5th October 2011, 13:48 at 1:48 pm #179478
F1Fanatic Name: Casanova
Birthday: 28th March
What driver do you support? Button
What team do you support? I love seeing the Saubers do well
What is your favourite ever GP? Hungary 1997 is one I’ll never forget watching.
Do you like any other sports? Snooker, Tennis, Rallying
Have you ever got COTD? Yes! Christmas Eve 2010. Still reserving judgment on Petrov…
Are you on Facebook? Yes
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Favourite part of F1Fanatic: The stats & analysis, and the predictions championship (despite how terrible I am at it)26th August 2011, 10:01 at 10:01 am #176881
I fear Kubica’s hand will end up like Massa’s head or Herbert’s foot. He’ll come back, but will never quite reach his old level. But I would love to be proved wrong, and for Kubica’s hand to emulate Schumacher’s legs or Lauda’s burns.8th August 2011, 7:53 at 7:53 am #175980
1) Do you spend some money on F1 or get along with what is available for free (websites, free-to-air TV coverage)?
Apart from a TV license, I don’t spend any money on F1. I won’t be paying for Sky.
2) What kind of F1 related items do you usually buy and how often? Race tickets, magazines, books, model cars, teamwear, DVDs,…?
I don’t buy merchandise, and I no longer subscribe to F1Racing magazine (too expensive, and with the pace of F1 news these days, it’s out of date by the time it lands on the doormat).
I’ve never been to a race. I’d love to, and I live conveniently close to Silverstone, but for me it’s prohibitively expensive. I was considering planning a holiday in Turkey to attend the Turkish GP next year (given that it’s a great track, and the tickets are some of the cheapest on the calendar). But now it looks like the GP will be cancelled; perhaps I’ll go to the Hungaroring instead.
3) Do you save money by refusing from something just to be able to spend it on F1 related stuff? I mean, do you buy less clothes, avoid eating out or do whatever else just because so there is more left for F1?
4) Approximately how big part of your “entertainment budget” is spent on F1? One tenth, one third, one half?
Nil.18th May 2011, 14:07 at 2:07 pm #168804
I think McLaren would want another top-line driver and Ferrari would want another fast doormat… Here’s how things could look next year if this happened. I’ve used the current 2011 constructors championship standings (mostly) to determine the numbers etc.
Red Bull Racing-Renault
1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Mark Webber (really not sure Webber will hang around to get trounced again, but gave him the benefit of the doubt)
3. Sebastien Buemi
4. Lewis Hamilton
5. Jenson Button
6. Nico Rosberg
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
7. Fernando Alonso
8. Felipe Massa
9. Timo Glock
Lotus Renault GP
10. Robert Kubica (provided he’s fit again, here’s hoping)
11. Vitaly Petrov
12. Bruno Senna
Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
14. Nico Hülkenberg
15. Michael Schumacher (let’s see if his odd-number preference extends to numbers >13)
16. Nick Heidfeld
Sauber F1 Team-Ferrari
17. Kamui Kobayashi
18. Sergio Pérez
19. Sam Bird
Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari
20. Jaime Alguersuari
21. Daniel Ricciardo
22. Jules Bianchi
Force India F1 Team-Mercedes
23. Adrian Sutil
24. Paul di Resta
25. Giancarlo Fisichella
26. Jarno Trulli
27. Romain Grosjean
28. Davide Valsecchi
29. Rubens Barrichello
30. Heikki Kovalainen
31. Pastor Maldonado
Marussia Virgin Racing-Cosworth
32. Jerome D’Ambrosio
33. Karun Chandhok
34. Giedo van der Garde
Hispania Racing F1 Team-Cosworth – bust…20th April 2011, 15:32 at 3:32 pm #167307
My grid is approximately set in the late 80s.
Renault – Senna and Vettel
Mercedes – Moss and Mansell
Honda – Pironi and Montoya
Lotus – Bellof and Hakkinnen
Jordan – Michael and Ralf Schumacher
Williams – Keke and Nico Rosberg
Ligier – Clark and Lauda
Hesketh – Raikkonen and Hunt
Tyrrell – Prost and Button
Rebel Alliance – Skywalker and R2D2
Ferrari – Dastardly and Muttly
Minardi – Fangio and Chuck Norris
That I’d pay to see!10th February 2011, 10:40 at 10:40 am #159739
I remember the last few races of the 1994 season; I was 9 years old. I particularly remember watching in disbelief as Schumacher clattered Hill in Adelaide and won the championship. It was only when I got a book of F1 history for Christmas soon afterwards that I even heard of Senna, Prost, Fangio, Stewart, Clark… and was saddened to realise that I had missed the chance to see Senna and Prost race by a matter of months.28th January 2011, 16:52 at 4:52 pm #159025
Some good suggestions above. Off the top of my head, you might also enjoy:
Spain 198626th January 2011, 19:31 at 7:31 pm #158929
Infiniti, as part of the same company as Renault (Renault & Nissan have large stakes in each other and operate as one company), won’t be buying out a race team any time soon. Bear in mind Renault had its own team until recently, and has consciously moved out of team ownership; and any sponsorship deal would be more likely through the ex-Renault squad.
I’d put money on it just being a marketing announcement, so the engines used by RBR would be badged as Infiniti rather than Renault. It’s a sensible move to take too, since Renault got little recognition in the public eye from their engine powering the championship winning car in 2010.18th January 2011, 15:56 at 3:56 pm #158152
Lane was especially fat in the new, twisty, layout of Bahrain
Better lay off the pies then! :P