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  • #258077
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    I started last year with my F1 related readings, based on Keith’s recommendations. I’ve read Jackie Stewart’s autobiography (it’s quite long and sometimes it’s boring, but you read it all in his voice ! it’s very nice), and Peter Warr’s too (EPIC book ! loved it from start to finish). I still have in my bookshelf the McLaren M23 Haynes Owner’s Manual which I’m reading now, and the enormous “Inside the Innovator” by Karl Ludvigsen (about Colin Chapman, also recommended by Keith but not reviewed on the website).

    Another one Keith missed is Mark Donohue’s “The Unfair Advantage”. It was the first book of motorsport related stuff I’ve read in english. As he was a mechanical engineer like me (well, sorta, I’m still in university), I decided to have a go and I got it.

    Excelent from every angle. He goes into detail on all the cars he drove and how he worked to make them faster, all the different ones aswell ! from amateur races, Trans Am, to Can Am, Le Mans and F1. I reckon if it came with a perfume, it’d be racing fuel in a little glass bottle, cuz that book screams motorsport. Recommended !

    #256842
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    I saw it, and god that’s boring ! to think that Lopez left this:

    To join such a boring touring car series… with 2 incredibly short races, dominated by a long way by 1 team… Dunno. It’s Europe and all, but still.

    #256846
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    I saw it, and god that’s boring ! to think that Lopez left this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DnNtqV9BcG0#t=97

    To join such a boring touring car series… with 2 incredibly short races, dominated by a long way by 1 team… Dunno. It’s Europe and all, but still.

    #256848
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    I don’t understand this championship at all. Just 20 cars, very short races, a horrible track for a first race of the season, with just the 2nd round starting 4 days later, a team utterly dominating the field and nothing interesting at all…

    In hindsight, if Pechito Lopez wanted to race hard, he could’ve well stayed here in Argentina.

    #256817
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    They look like 2003 F1 racers. Love them.

    #255880
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    Still not working properly, I believe. All notifications automatically go under “Read”. It worked once 3 weeks ago, but seems the problem is back

    #249649
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    Another delay.

    Can I just point out how unwatchable American motorsport is? ads so damn constantly… I always bang on about it when I watch the big races (both 500s), but come on… really… Food, food, pick up truck, more food, insurance…

    “We’ll return to this commercials, after this motorsport break”.

    #248163
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    Winning a race seems oh so random at NASCAR anyway that it’d feel deeply unfair to that lucky guy being given a chance to snatch the championship because he got lucky in the later part of the season.

    The chase cup thing has been implemented in Argentina aswell and oh boy it sucks bad ! championships are all-year affairs, a long endurance of races. Why the heck does the championship need to start again in the latter part of the year?

    #247785
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    I’d love to enter but the dates couldn’t have been any worse for me. Half the time I won’t be available :(

    #247385
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    Kudos to Maldonado for ending this nonsense of avoiding the 13 !

    #248009
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    @keithcollantine maybe… but they could just ship the Citroen for him. They’ve been testing in Abu Dhabi the past few days. It’s a huge difference between the two cars anyway…

    #248011
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    That’s cool ! for me the Super Touring era was the essence of racing. I’m very much into touring cars and those were the best of the lot, by a long way. I’ll be watching that, for sure !

    #245109
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    It’s not a driver’s championship anyway. All eyes should be focused on the cars.

    It’s far from ideal, but for a very first season, from the total unknown, maybe all those gimmicks are not bad. I mean, street racing: not ideal in terms of motorsport, but in terms of promotion way better than racetracks. Twitterboost: it’s the opposite of ideal, but it’s all about promotion… they need that for a first year, even if we don’t like it.

    #247284
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    or 010… with the 1 being a longer than the other numbers… you get the picture

    #247225
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    only 2 even numbers. Wonder if that trend is going to continue…

    not that it means much, but it’s just interesting :)

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