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  • #169034
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    I remember starting this topic about a year ago. It seems like a good time to bring this up again.
    I think the topic should focus on four questions:
    1: Is anyone aware of regulations and punishments concerning podium etiquette?
    2: Is anyone aware of who is scheduled to hand out trophies at the race tomorrow?
    3: Do we think any drivers would use the podium to protest?

    Personally:
    1: None except the Schumacher punishment quoted earlier in the topic.
    2: No
    3: Webber… Maybe Raikonnen.

    #169551
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    TV isn’t a reality show, whereby you may ‘vote off’ anyone you don’t want to watch anymore. You can use the ‘licence fee’ argument with the BBC, but unless over 50% of the licence fee payers object to any BBC decision, there is little logic in the BBC changing it’s program content based on a minority’s objection. Besides, Flavio’s English probably isn’t perfect and I bet Top Gear are going to make some good jokes at his expense without him even realizing.

    #169025
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    I wasn’t saying they should or should not shake the hands of the Bahrain officials, but I was wondering whether there are any rules in F1 that ‘force’ drivers to accept trophies and show respect to officials on the podium, and if so – what are the punishments?

    #167398
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    What about Red? The team looked awesome dressed up in Red in China, plus it would piss of Ferrari. http://www.thef1times.com/news/cache/images/lewis-hamilton-china-2011-red.jpg

    #161787
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    To be fair to the media re: @Bradley13 “The media just got bored”, the media just give us what we want as information, and right now we’d prefer to hear about the Royal Wedding and Libya, it can’t report everything.

    #167731
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    I cannot remember who said this but somebody said; “Driving through Monaco is like sh*ting through the eye of a needle”, that always struck me as hilarious.

    #134810
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    I am a big Jim Clark fan. I am a big Lotus fan. So this just makes sense :)

    #165117
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    The more I think about it, the more I’m agreeing with the general consensus here; F1 doesn’t need gimmicks to make the mid table teams ‘more exiting’. I do love F1, and I am very sad that the midfield and bottom table teams don’t get enough coverage, but this doesn’t appear to be a good answer.

    Thank you everyone for your input.

    #167168
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    [The following statement needs to be read in an over-dramatic, crazy tone]

    This season isn’t over – It’s only just begun.

    No, seriously – It’s only just begun, we’ve still got 16 races to go.

    #165076
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    There seems to be such a vast amount of opposition to the quali-tyre rule, including myself. Can’t we petition the FIA about this? I mean, think about it, if we got even a few hundred signatures backed by the reasoned arguments Keith gave on this site we could force the FIA to take a look at it. No-one seems to like the rule; it’s artificial, it’s arbitrary and it makes the races much less exiting. Could we launch a petition?

    #164145
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    I think we can all agree that rather than motor racing being a barrier to environmental development, they will be an important part of that development. As it stands, eco-friendly technologies like Hydrogen powering electric motors (which appears to be the best long term replacement for the Internal Combustion Engine) are not efficient or versatile enough. I think the day Ferrari starts looking into a hydro-power super-motor will be the start of the end of the ICE, because the biggest advantage ICE has objectively in the future is high performance, when that goes, ICE has nothing left for it other than nostalgia.

    #164052
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    I’ve often thought that starting the races Le-Mans style (ie: you have to run to your car and start it up by yourself) would be interesting, with the racers running from the back of the grid to negate the advantage from starting at the front. Fantastic!

    #161751
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    This is a very interesting debate, and I can appreciate the points put out on both sides, at the end of the day this all stems from individual philosophy on how you perceive sport and culture in general. Obviously when states exploit sport for political ends then it looks pathetic, and I feel for the American athletes who couldn’t go to Moscow 1980 or the Russian athletes who had to watch the 1984 LA Olympics at home. Yet when individuals boycott, it’s a different matter. We have to take into perspective that under this boycott’s logic you could easily create a boycott for the Abu Dhabi GP, the Chinese GP or even the Indian GP. Additionally remember that most people regard sport as a liberating cultural force, anyone remember the excitement of South Africa 2010, that a country blighted by so many problems before could now celebrate the ‘greatest show of earth’. So, that’s my view, for now I don’t think I will boycott the GP, because I don’t see the sport in terms of politics, I view the sport as being more about the fans and the teams rather than the politics behind it. Personally if every single government on Earth got taken over by a brutal dictator tomorrow, and Formula 1 was still on, I’d still watch it.

    However, I might consider boycotting it as a protest against Ecclestone putting people’s lives at risk by letting a GP go ahead in a country which is clearly dangerous to travel to.

    #158214
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    Johnathan Legard said the same thing in almost every race: “Here he is, he’s made his move! It’s Hamilton coming down the inside!!! He’s out-braked and… Oh, wait, is this a replay?”

    #152202
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    Favorite Driver: Kobayashi

    Of all time: Jim Clark – the Farmer, the Legend

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