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    RACER has confirmed through multiple sources that Hinchcliffe had the steel wishbone enter and exit his right leg, then enter his upper left thigh, and continue into his pelvic region before it came to a stop.

    I have to say, I don’t understand oval racing… I’m wishing all the drivers the best and hope the race takes place without incident.

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    The problem with this race is that… it’s WTCC. It seriously sucks! the field is as tiny as F1, and the cars are not that spectacular tbh. There are so many other touring cars series far better than it, and a lot more competitive.

    But at least we’re going to have some very cool shots of the Nords, which is just heaven on earth. I’ve been there in March 2014 and I still can get over how amaizing it is to drive it and how every single nerve on your body understands right away the significance of the place. Just standing at the carpark, it feels like another planet.

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    I’m with @fastiesty , Alonso’s first lap at Hungary 2006 was just mindblowing. Watching the replay, how the drives through the field, finding grip everywhere besides the racing line. And that flamboyant driving style he had back in those days, throwing the steering on turn in. Fantastic.

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    Copycats…

    #293423
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    I’m looking for a team for the Sebring 12HRs coming in a few weeks. Anyone running?

    BTW, McLaren-Honda coming to the system too ! http://www.iracing.com/iracingnews/iracing-news/mclaren-iracing-to-build-virtual-mclaren-honda-mp4-30

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    Heck, I hate when they put electro music over the engine sounds !

    oh, wait…

    #293080
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    The guy recording says “it wasn’t normal what he has done, it went very weird”…

    #291849
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    Thats not a huge excuse. Rubens did very well and he wasnt used to either manuals (he said so in the interview) and right hand side steering. If anything Lewis, Mark and Jenson had the advantage of doing it twice. And even more those on later seasons, the track has been getting faster in the last 3 corners with the Stig going more and more over the apex.

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    Sorry im a bit late on this since I’m on holidays. I’ve seen the article and since we did the q and a, things have changed. Its been said that Fox Sports LA renewed the contract with the TV rights holder but now it’ll be like Sky and BBC. Half the races will be shown on SD and HD cable but half of them will be highlights late in the day. The whole calendar will be shown on a different paid channel which,as far as I know, has not released prices yet.

    Hope this helps correcting the table you’ve released earlier this week @keithcollantine

    #290574
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    If I had to chose, “ladder” games as described by those above are cool, but I’d go for something like “scenario based”. Pretty much like F1 World Championship (1997 season)for Nintendo 64, when you had to replicate feats done by real life drivers (or better them), such as beating everyone in a rainy Spa using intermediates (MSC), making it to the pits after losing a wheel in Hockenheim (Fisichella), trying to win after the gearbox failed in Hungary (Damon Hill), and so on.

    It was very fun and incredibly difficult. I also like very hard license tests like those in early Gran Turismo games. I’ll never get more satisfied with a bit of gaming than the time I scored a Gold in the racing Oreca Viper at Laguna Seca in GT2.

    #290537
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    I don’t care.

    I’m devoted to my very own F1 journalist and I’ll go wherever he goes.

    Tho, just so you know Keith Collantine. I prefer the mountains, so please go there… ;)

    #290350
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    Ok, now, Porsche, give us a proper livery and not that lame white one…

    #290089
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    I’ve seen this before… isn’t it quite old? like 2 years ago or so…

    Impressive anyway. Something that needs remembering every once in a while, just like the Climb Dance

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    Not Ranked:
    Andre Lotterer – getting his Caterham ahead of regular driver in his only qualy was impressive, sad he couldn’t finish the race.
    Will Stevens – We’ve seen worse pay drivers, really…

    22&21 (no particular order). Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil – Sure that Sauber was horrible, but neither did much to convince me that it was ONLY the car. If Grosjean and Maldonado managed to score in that dreadful Lotus, surely there was time on hand with better drivers for Sauber to score at least a point. 1 tiny little point… I’m glad to see them go, specially Sutil.

    20. Max Chilton – He managed to ruin his record of finishes taking his team mate in the process. All his contribution to the season was his interview after the accident on the first lap at Silverstone, which honestly was quite scary and he explained it very well. Maybe he’s a better commentator than driver. Not that’s hard to beat anyway.
    18. Marcus Ericsson – Pretty darn slow against Kamui, tho he raised his game later in the year. We’ll see what he does at Sauber.
    17. Kamui Kobayashi – Not much to say, really. Beating Ericsson easily and not achieving much. Not that I expected anything else.
    19. Pastor Maldonado – I’m putitng him this low because he got beaten easy by Romain and he crashed more often than not… his move with Gutierrez was just baffling…
    16. Kimi Räikkönen – I knew Alonso would destroy him, after landing again in Italy but now with a guy like Fernando so comfortable there. But I just couldn’t imagine Kimi struggling this much. Maybe it was the car, but he, just like Seb, seemed lost at the wheel.

    15. Kevin Magnussen – I have to say I expected a lot more from him, given how McLaren dropped Perez after just 1 year to promote what they knew would be the next top star in this sport. Who knows what’s going to happen to his career now, specially considering how bright the future looks for his McLaren Development Driver rival Stoffel Vandoorne.
    14. Romain Grosjean – Can’t blame his results. But to score points at Spain and Monaco with that fork on wheels? There really is a lot in offer in terms of quality drivers in F1, but too few competitive teams for them to drive…
    13. Sebastian Vettel – Where was Sebastian all season? I know that sometimes your car isn’t your best friend, but we saw nothing of the 2008-2013 Seb this year. Nothing at all. I still remember that error at Pouhon, that left him defenceless against Ricciardo, and allowed him to win the race. He seemed lost all season. Wonder what he’ll do with that slugish Ferrari next year (unless magic happens and engineering elves invade Maranello each night).
    12. Jean-Eric Vergne – He surprised me during some races. But really, after 3 years… well, Sutil stayed in F1 for 7 years having shown less potential than JEV… I guess sometimes it’s a matter of luck. Or maybe Red Bull just destroy drivers with such an aggresive driver development programme. They either get promoted or they get the boot in F1, not just within Red Bull teams, but in F1 altogether.
    11. Daniil Kvyat – I’m betting my money of Daniil next year. He wasn’t consistent on Sundays, but I see a lot of potential there.

    10. Sergio Perez – Made life difficult to Hulkenberg. For a first year in a new team after what surely was a huge dissapointment having left a top team like McLaren, he did very well.
    9. Jules Bianchi – A fantastic season that ended in tragedy. Thoughts are still with him.
    8. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India said before Brazil I think that they had found a problem with the aero in the car. Maybe it explains the team’s slump after a very strong first half of the year. Hulk made top work, even if he missed a podium. He picked up what was available calmly and sometimes even anonymously, instead of those giant killing performances of previous years.
    7. Felipe Massa – Took him a while, but a revitalized Massa clearly rose back to his old pre-Hungary 2009 ways in the second half of the season. Solid work, hope to see more next season !
    6. Jenson Button – Solid as usual, head and shoulders above Kevin in terms of race pace. Once the car came back to him in the latter part of the season, he really showed how good he is.

    5. Valtteri Bottas – Very consistent season, and finally getting the results he deserved. Ever since Canada 2013, it was clear Valtteri was going to impress all us strapped into a good car. He didn’t dissapoint, except for his Webber-like starts sometimes, and his last lap in qualy at Russia, when he was going green and seemed to slip in the very last sector, gifting an all Mercedes front row. Other than that, can’t remember many mistakes.
    4. Nico Rosberg – I’d have laughed so hard if you told me Nico would outqualify Lewis this easily back in febrary. But he did, and gave Lewis quite a run for his money. His pace in qualy didn’t translate very well on Sundays, and he seemed too prone to little mistakes that put him behind a faultless Hamilton. Specially Russia, he lost so many chances in the championship with a ridiculous mistake, locking his tyres for what seemed like a mile and still missing the corner… I don’t know what went through his mind in that moment. Still, very good season for him.
    3. Lewis Hamilton – Faultless. I have to be honest, I’m not giving him #1 because he often looked unspectacular because of the car he had. We must be thankful for those reliability issues too, we were in for a very boring championship otherwise. Top work all around.
    2. Fernando Alonso – I still mantain he’s the best driver of the field by a long way. He gets everything out of every situation, and he destroyed Kimi, who looked even worse than Massa compared to Alonso, considering he’s a very fast guy and a world champion himself. Thankfully, Nando is moving away from Ferrari… Ferrari just doesn’t deserve him.
    1. Daniel Ricciardo – What a first year in a top team, huh? Had that Renault engine been a little bit stronger, Daniel could’ve done a 2009 Vettel and get right in the fight with the dominant team’s drivers. All very oportunistic wins, not lucky, just oportunistic. A proper beast, smelling blood and attacking like his pants are on fire. Forced Vettel out of the team after making him look irrelevant

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    Not Ranked:
    Andre Lotterer – getting his Caterham ahead of regular driver in his only qualy was impressive, sad he couldn’t finish the race.
    Will Stevens – We’ve seen worse pay drivers, really…

    22&21 (no particular order). Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil – Sure that Sauber was horrible, but neither did much to convince me that it was ONLY the car. If Grosjean and Maldonado managed to score in that dreadful Lotus, surely there was time on hand with better drivers for Sauber to score at least a point. 1 tiny little point… I’m glad to see them go, specially Sutil.

    20. Max Chilton – He managed to ruin his record of finishes taking his team mate in the process. All his contribution to the season was his interview after the accident on the first lap at Silverstone, which honestly was quite scary and he explained it very well. Maybe he’s a better commentator than driver. Not that’s hard to beat anyway.
    18. Marcus Ericsson – Pretty darn slow against Kamui, tho he raised his game later in the year. We’ll see what he does at Sauber.
    17. Kamui Kobayashi – Not much to say, really. Beating Ericsson easily and not achieving much. Not that I expected anything else.
    19. Pastor Maldonado – I’m putitng him this low because he got beaten easy by Romain and he crashed more often than not… his move with Gutierrez was just baffling…
    16. Kimi Räikkönen – I knew Alonso would destroy him, after landing again in Italy but now with a guy like Fernando so comfortable there. But I just couldn’t imagine Kimi struggling this much. Maybe it was the car, but he, just like Seb, seemed lost at the wheel.

    15. Kevin Magnussen – I have to say I expected a lot more from him, given how McLaren dropped Perez after just 1 year to promote what they knew would be the next top star in this sport. Who knows what’s going to happen to his career now, specially considering how bright the future looks for his McLaren Development Driver rival Stoffel Vandoorne.
    14. Romain Grosjean – Can’t blame his results. But to score points at Spain and Monaco with that fork on wheels? There really is a lot in offer in terms of quality drivers in F1, but too few competitive teams for them to drive…
    13. Sebastian Vettel – Where was Sebastian all season? I know that sometimes your car isn’t your best friend, but we saw nothing of the 2008-2013 Seb this year. Nothing at all. I still remember that error at Pouhon, that left him defenceless against Ricciardo, and allowed him to win the race. He seemed lost all season. Wonder what he’ll do with that slugish Ferrari next year (unless magic happens and engineering elves invade Maranello each night).
    12. Jean-Eric Vergne – He surprised me during some races. But really, after 3 years… well, Sutil stayed in F1 for 7 years having shown less potential than JEV… I guess sometimes it’s a matter of luck. Or maybe Red Bull just destroy drivers with such an aggresive driver development programme. They either get promoted or they get the boot in F1, not just within Red Bull teams, but in F1 altogether.
    11. Daniil Kvyat – I’m betting my money of Daniil next year. He wasn’t consistent on Sundays, but I see a lot of potential there.

    10. Sergio Perez – Made life difficult to Hulkenberg. For a first year in a new team after what surely was a huge dissapointment having left a top team like McLaren, he did very well.
    9. Jules Bianchi – A fantastic season that ended in tragedy. Thoughts are still with him.
    8. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India said before Brazil I think that they had found a problem with the aero in the car. Maybe it explains the team’s slump after a very strong first half of the year. Hulk made top work, even if he missed a podium. He picked up what was available calmly and sometimes even anonymously, instead of those giant killing performances of previous years.
    7. Felipe Massa – Took him a while, but a revitalized Massa clearly rose back to his old pre-Hungary 2009 ways in the second half of the season. Solid work, hope to see more next season !
    6. Jenson Button – Solid as usual, head and shoulders above Kevin in terms of race pace. Once the car came back to him in the latter part of the season, he really showed how good he is.

    5. Valtteri Bottas – Very consistent season, and finally getting the results he deserved. Ever since Canada 2013, it was clear Valtteri was going to impress all us strapped into a good car. He didn’t dissapoint, except for his Webber-like starts sometimes, and his last lap in qualy at Russia, when he was going green and seemed to slip in the very last sector, gifting an all Mercedes front row. Other than that, can’t remember many mistakes.
    4. Nico Rosberg – I’d have laughed so hard if you told me Nico would outqualify Lewis this easily back in febrary. But he did, and gave Lewis quite a run for his money. His pace in qualy didn’t translate very well on Sundays, and he seemed too prone to little mistakes that put him behind a faultless Hamilton. Specially Russia, he lost so many chances in the championship with a ridiculous mistake, locking his tyres for what seemed like a mile and still missing the corner… I don’t know what went through his mind in that moment. Still, very good season for him.
    3. Lewis Hamilton – Faultless. I have to be honest, I’m not giving him #1 because he often looked unspectacular because of the car he had. We must be thankful for those reliability issues too, we were in for a very boring championship otherwise. Top work all around.
    2. Fernando Alonso – I still mantain he’s the best driver of the field by a long way. He gets everything out of every situation, and he destroyed Kimi, who looked even worse than Massa compared to Alonso, considering he’s a very fast guy and a world champion himself. Thankfully, Nando is moving away from Ferrari… Ferrari just doesn’t deserve him.
    1. Daniel Ricciardo – What a first year in a top team, huh? Had that Renault engine been a little bit stronger, Daniel could’ve done a 2009 Vettel and get right in the fight with the dominant team’s drivers. All very oportunistic wins, not lucky, just oportunistic. A proper beast, smelling blood and attacking like his pants are on fire. Forced Vettel out of the team after making him look irrelevant

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