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12th April 2013, 0:44 at 12:44 am #171741
also starring my favorite princess, margaery tyrell of highgarden (natalie dormer).12th April 2013, 0:36 at 12:36 am #231170
It’s not that the system is new – it’s that the system working is new.
nice one. and just in time for lauda to can it, too.28th March 2013, 22:02 at 10:02 pm #230670
i am not signing your petition. if you don’t like what they do with their race team, don’t buy their merchandise and cheer for someone else. better yet, buy your own formula 1 team and run it however you like with whoever you like.28th March 2013, 21:45 at 9:45 pm #230683
how can anything have a single side???28th March 2013, 6:01 at 6:01 am #230510
what a loonie!28th March 2013, 5:45 at 5:45 am #230643
a conventional floating gauge is borderline useless in any street car. that’s not an exaggeration – you can only get a relatively accurate measurement on a stationary car on level ground. race car tanks are baffled to lessen fuel sloshing around, which upsets handling and starves the fuel pickups, making a float unusable anyway.
instead of a float, they carefully meter the amount of fuel pumped out of the fuel cell. fuel returned to the cell from fuel injection excess and cooling circulation is also metered.
no fuel gauge is used in the car because it’s redundant. the information is relayed to the pits, and they advise the driver accordingly. having a gauge would only take up valuable space and driver attention. i hazard to guess the digital readout in any f1 car can be set to display a rough fuel level if needed in an emergency situation.26th March 2013, 8:47 at 8:47 am #230457
didnt watch any of post race activitys, what did that ….. marko have to say on the matter?
does anyone know?
he blamed mercedes…..26th March 2013, 8:34 at 8:34 am #229558
i would not be surprised if webbo does not see the end of 2013 with red bull, either his choice or theirs. if anyone over there has another reason to complain, he’s out right away. rbr has been 100% vettel’s team since before he got there.
what i find most distasteful isn’t team orders (a favorite among you guys i know) or even vettel’s lack of respect/sportsmanship, it’s the litany of lame excuses and phony apologies that followed. you knew exactly what you were doing and you’re not sorry, you’re sorry you have to hear it. perhaps he’s sorry his veneer of innocence has been stripped.21st March 2013, 20:43 at 8:43 pm #220752
is there a conflict of interest with nbc/universal/comcast being both a broadcaster and official business media partner of lotus f1?19th March 2013, 0:24 at 12:24 am #228761
…and he doubles down with a sauber fish :P16th March 2013, 5:21 at 5:21 am #228687
i forget where i read it, but a mclaren person explained they have already reached the maximum of the previous chassis’ development. while 2+ seconds off now, surely they will be comparable to the fastest cars at some point in the season.
i went through the 2013 sporting and technical regulations, but i can’t find any language relating to homologation of chassis/survival cells. engines yes, chassis no.
strangely i did find (tech) article 15.1 (permitted materials) which outlaws the coolest thing on earth, carbon nanotubes:
13) Carbon fibres manufactured from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor which have :
- a tensile modulus ¡Â 550GPa ;
- a density ¡Â 1.92 g/cm ;
- unidirectional or planar reinforcement within their pre-impregnated form, not including three dimensional weaves or stitched fabrics (but three-dimensional preforms and fibre reinforcement using Z-pinning technology are permitted) ;
- no carbon nanotubes incorporated within the fibre or its matrix ;
- a permitted matrix, not including a carbon matrix.27th January 2013, 19:02 at 7:02 pm #224141
I think mostl likely it will be Bulls. Why? Becaue there are no massive rule changes and Newey probably has done a good job this winter.
until they get beaten badly on a regular basis and/or dissolve, i don’t see how any other conclusion can be made. cheer on whoever you like, but red bull remains the hot ticket.27th January 2013, 18:09 at 6:09 pm #224548
with a title like that and zero merit to the speculation in the original post, this bogus thread should be locked and buried.24th January 2013, 22:19 at 10:19 pm #2242808th October 2012, 17:08 at 5:08 pm #205809
the books on the 2012 jconcepts fall indoor national championships are now closed. my classification is 9th / 10, i am spared the dishonor of being the very worst in class. the level of competition was excellent! it was great to see the skill and passion on display, and i got to sit down with ace drivers, parents, factory reps and even owner/engineers. the racing action was super intense, and the finals were as good as anything you’ll see on tv. as a race fan, i am 100% satisfied. as a racer i am, ahem, motivated.
my own driving was below what i expected from myself, and i’m not going to lie: my behind and my pride are both sore as hell. i was struggling with exhaustion at the end, but what really did me in was how long it takes me to warm up to my best and the very limited track time. add some on-track sex offenders and bad luck (like getting stepped on by a marshal) and i call it a “learning experience”.
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