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  • #257118
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    Without going into the anals of Minardi and other bottom feeding teams, I think the earliest I wrote off a team was Ferrari in 1996, they gained Schumi, Brawn, and a buttload of talent, they ditched the horribly heavy/thirsty V12 for a more well rounded V10 and… Rd1 the car was terrible and the year just descended into the worst moment in France when Schumi’s engine lunched itself on warmup lap from pole :/

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    MAL’s pass on GUT was memorable ;)

    #256871
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    I just saw the twitter feed, while I can’t say that it was a total shock, what I am surprised with is, that Ferrari aren’t that far back on pace, its just that Mercedes are that good this year. It seems that 3 races of mediocrity is enough for LDM…
    I feel for Domenicali, it was never going to be easy post Todt/Brawn/Schumacher Ferrari era, but he did very well. I wish him all the best.

    #252933
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    Just when you start to think that American motorsport might be making strides in the right direction, I’ve always thought American motorsport has always been about bigger engines, not about faster cars, recently they’ve been improving a hell of a lot, the NASCAR academy is one of the best motorsport academies in the world… Then this…

    This is the sort of thing that leads to serious injuries, I’m just glad in this instance the only thing injured is the back pockets of the teams that have to pay to repair their wreckages.

    #251621
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    @mpj1994 Everyone has different things that they look for in a good spot in viewing the action. Some of the things I take into consideration is “how much you see” in terms of whether you see a car dicing for position, or braking for a turn, or whether you like seeing the raw speed of acceleration. The other thing to think of that you may not have thought about is the viewing screens, they’re important as even though there is commentary blaring out of speakers at the track, when cars are circulating it is very hard to hear, so the viewing screens are really important if you’re after info like lap times and seeing action on other parts of the track unfold.

    Personally I like turn 9, but most people go for turn 5/6 or towards the end of the lap where you might see cars pit in.

    If you are going GA, then I would also recommend turning up early and making sure you bring a friend so that when you go to the toilet that they can save your spot. Although if you don’t have a friend, make a new one at the track and have something like a matt or chair to mark your territory and your newly acquainted friend can share/save your spot and vice versa when toilet/food/drink breaks are required.

    Use Thursday and Friday as your wandering days and sat/sun are days where you will find yourself glued to your spot :P

    #248631
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    I like the new wysiswyg in the comments :)

    And it looks far better in Chrome now…

    #248492
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    @wsrgo From my understanding there was a lot of questions about how the fund came into being in the first place, and that there wasn’t any discernible process followed in the creation of the fund and the allocation of said funds to the drivers.
    So I’m not sure its a case of trying to put all their eggs in one basket… Might be a case of cleaning up the previous regime’s mess.

    #203639
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    … you are refusing to buy Pirelli tyres for your standard passenger car based on what happened in last weekends race.

    #203636
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    … you find yourself standing in queue at the track gates for Friday practice at 5am to get a good spot to watch the action in General Admission

    … you return at 5am for Saturday qualifying

    … you return for 5am on Sunday for race day

    … you turn up for work on Monday, blistered, tired, ringing in the ears and with a smile on your face

    #203635
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    … when everyone in the tea room of an automotive company avoids talking about motor racing, let alone f1, in front of you.

    #203634
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    … your wife (who isn’t an F1 fanatic) turns to you and makes a comment on the latest F1 news.

    #246154
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    Got my tickets last week, so stoked! Sitting in the Sudtribune! Also my first time… I’m so excited, can hardly contain myself :)

    #244736
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    I own this and have Forza, and I must say that I’m really impressed with the Drivatar and Rivals system. I believe this to be game changer in terms of getting rid of those very rigid and stiff AI cars.

    #246250
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    I wonder if AON might possibly jump into F1? They’ve dabbled in motor racing in lower formulae and have a big presence in the EPL, so they’ve got prior experience. They’re a multinational Insurance company, so are big enough to foot the bill.
    The corporate colours of AON are red, so could it be that McLaren may use this as an avenue for going red and white?
    Pure speculation on my part, and maybe a little hopeful of another red/white McLaren :)

    AON Logo
    Honda Logo

    #246244
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    I found a couple of orange liveries on the net that don’t look bad at all…

    http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/6344/f1201220130103234901518.png
    http://wtf1.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/mclaren.jpg

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