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  • #297262
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    Last lap, Dallas 1984 (thanks to Mansell)?

    #297130
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    @funkyf1 Not much other than I think he’s at least a tad more intelligent than Kanye tends to be perceived to be, to be honest. :)

    I’ll admit there wasn’t much of a need for me to go and explicitly to make such a point, though.

    #297092
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    @funkyf1

    He is the Kanye of F1, he says what he thinks, which it seems from previous threads on this post some of may think reflects his intelligence.

    He’s more intelligent than Kanye, though, I think.

    Some might even find evidence for him being more intelligent than my favourite Canadian power trio none of whom went to university – including their lyricist (who wrote things like Natural Science). Everyone else would of course (rightly) ask about why they bother to find it, though :)

    And I think calling Lewis the F1-nian Kanye is more inaccurate than calling the aforementioned trio the Led Zeppelin of Canada considering their work with the current (and best known) line-up:)

    #297057
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    @junior-pilot

    But what does ‘pop star celebrity’ mean?

    Popstar girlfriend, pictures of him in the studio posted on Twitter, McLaren telemetry posted on Twitter, and for some people maybe even the gold necklace he wore, etc

    And perhaps the fact that he’s the best F1 driver at the moment to have the Union flag beside his name means that those kinds of newspapers will just find articles on him more profitable than ones on, say, Paul di Resta.

    And combining the aforementioned newspapers with Lewis engaging on a(n otherwise relatively harmless media-wise) mind game with Rosberg results in, well, you know what.

    Now, I don’t mind those as long as he does his job at least decently well (he does, and has been since somewhere in 2011), but I don’t know about what others think.

    #296726
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    could Manor score a point or two this year?

    Well, if we see a Monaco 1997, why not?

    Otherwise, no idea:)

    #296621
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    Have we seen the best of Rosberg?

    Yes, Ayrton Senna wasn’t WDC yet back then. Neither was Mansell. :P

    @jackysteeg

    And now that Mercedes seem to have genuine competition from other teams, he can’t afford to give Mercedes any reason to stop letting him and Hamilton race freely.

    You mean “And now that Mercedes seem to have genuine competition from other teams, he can’t afford to give Mercedes any reason not to stop letting him and Hamilton race freely“?

    #296236
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    I’m thinking break-away series….but seeing that NASCAR is more popular than the IRL (That’s not what it’s called nowadays but really is what it happens to be) means that I’ve got to be more careful with what I wish for than that.

    #296238
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    Ooo……Team Merseyside back at #2….

    #296169
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    @keithedin

    , but improvements can happen exponentially in a short space of time

    In all of my comments above I forgot to explicitly say that. Yeah, you’re right:)

    #296154
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    @walsh-f1 Excuse my seriousness but they wouldn’t.

    #296111
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    Like to add, they are not in 1.0, but both hydrogen cars and electric cars are still in development and will see massive strides forward in the years to come.

    @xtwl (Like to add too;)I, personally, actually think of it a little bit differently: that they’re both version 1.0.x or 1.x or something like that, but with the numbering scheme used by Linux prior to version 3, or by Firefox in its version 3 days, ICE engines would be version 21.12.x.x or something like that:)

    Of course, that’s just me.

    #296110
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    @xtwl

    You’re completely missing my point. Electric cars are not the future because they don’t save the environment which is the first reason we started with this technology.

    OK, point indeed missed I guess. Electric carts originally competed with ICE cars back in the pre-WW1 days though so Eco-thingies weren’t the reason EV’s got it’s initial start. But (yeah) regarding the current generation of EVs, you’re right.

    You seem not to realise that FCEVs are really EVs, though. The Mirai which some refer to as ugly (I think it looks great – not few of the new Toyota designs suck but the Mirai’s doesn’t in my opinion) is actually an electric car. Where does it get its electricity, though? A certain member of the periodic table.

    Then there is still the emission created whilst building a electric car compared to an hydrogen engine. Once read a study about the inpact of 1000 cars on the environment and ozon. Electric cars influence that three times as badly as the same amount of petrol cars.

    IF that is caused by the batteries, then EVs that don’t rely on batteries (i.e. Fuel Cell EVs) don’t really fall foul (any better terms? Anyone?) of this.

    I don’t know why you keep bringing up the touchpad…?

    I only bring up touchpad in combination with pointing sticks, and as for why I keep using that, well, it’s not easy to come up with examples, you know! :P

    Because I own a petrol car, I can drive everywhere without having to worry about anything.

    And then the fuel pump fails, or the radiator (for me, calling EVs unfinished or hydrogen cars unfinished can only be done by a standard under which ICE cars aren’t finished either. We do prefer ICE cars, but that’s a different matter).

    As you said yourself electricity comes from Nuclear reactors

    1) Electric cars powered by solely green energy coming from solar panels, dams, and windmills. Together with the technology that we will have in the coming years that will be a good solution. Drawback is the massive cost of these green plants and the oil industry basically destroyed.

    Electricity also comes from fuel cells. Cars using fuel cells are both electric and hydrogen-using.

    I can agree with you now only as far as the opinion (sadly I think we’ve got to call it that) that batteries aren’t the future of EVs, never mind motoring.

    However, I can’t agree with you on the idea that EV’s aren’t the future. Not as long as fuel cells exist. Or a hole in Peter Warr’s (you know what I’m talking about!:). The idea that EVs can be nothing more than engines that have the fuel burned elsewhere (namely dams and nuclear reactors) is just wrong.

    Basically even if someone with a crystal ball of 100% accuracy says that hydrogen will be the future of motoring, the question of whether it’s going to be hydrogen ICE cars, or fuel cell electric cars, or both, would still be far from being answered.

    #296085
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    @xtwl

    Where does electricity come from? We don’t need a solution in ten to twenty years, we need it now!

    Nuclear reactors, Fuel Cells, etc

    Electricity is everywhere already! Where it’s coming from isn’t really a problem. The only single problem is how awfully long batteries recharge. Electric cars are not unfinished and already work perfectly.

    Especially since batteries can be replaced with something else anyway (fuel cells), removing the range problem.

    That said, I’m not saying for sure how EVs compare against FCEVs or Hydorgen-ICE. I’m just annoyed when a comment suggests that electric cars are still at a beta stage or otherwise pre-version-1.0 stage or something like that based on some of the things different in EVs compared to ICE cars. I hope such a logic is never applied to Touchpad v. Pointing stick arguments.

    And you seem to be treating electricity as this kind of molecule, rather than an energy caused by the movement of electrons, which needn’t involve batteries that can take ages to recharge.

    Let’s put it this way: The Toyota Mirai is an EV. Is it hampered by slow charging? Of course not!

    Having said that, should Hydrogen ICE cars pick up in popularity, I can’t wait to see Wankel hydrogen cars with emissions of nothing but water and fuel! It’ll emit a lot of emissions, but it’s fuel or water anyway!

    And, as hydrogen prices drop, not only hydrogen ICE engines will become more viable, but FCEVs as well. So EVs could still be the future!

    #296083
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    @jamiefranklinf1 In case he doesn’t get a chance?

    So you’re expecting him to?

    When is he expected to get the chance, then? When Ruiz loses out too much from his teammate? :P

    #296013
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    @robocat A team pulling out? :P

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