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  • #293076
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    I hope it could be Richie Stanaway. I have a feeling it will be Beitske Visser…
    Or Tio Ellinas? He has a history of racing with Manor (two years in GP3).

    #292772
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    Plus, a decent shot of Kimi’s lid.
    Back to helmet brands, Nasr and Palmer have used a Stilo helmet in testing, which was last used by Valsecchi at Lotus (both Lotuses).

    #292770
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    Marc Gené’s helmet has also surfaced: as I anticipated, all Ferrari drivers have transitioned from Schuberth to Bell helmets, with the exception of Vettel who is using an Arai.

    #292734
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    @bradley13 could well be, I just went by what I remembered!

    #292720
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    Esteban Gutierrez and Jean-Eric Vergne have revealed their Ferrari helmets.

    #292711
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    When i first heard of it I thought he’d gone into the barriers on the outside – much like Hamilton a few years ago. Now I think of it, Kovalainen had gone out in the same place and probably suffered a concussion too. I was thinking of a Schumacher-Silverstone ’99 type of crash, but the place where Alonso hit is strange. It’s happened a few times when a driver put a rear wheel over the kerb and spun, but turning right after the corner has finished is something strange. Reports of a broken front wing preventing him from turning would have meant a collision on the left, not on the right side of the track. It’s like Alonso was keeping the wheel turned, as I don’t belive it would stay pointed in one direction without input from the driver. It reminds me of Massa’s Hungaroring crash, where the accident itself had nothing strange, but was the result of something else. But I also don’t get how he stopped the car so quickly, in such a short distance from what I gather was the point of the impact.

    #292569
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    I fear Hulkenberg might be past his best chance – a wasted talent, possibly. He would have been my choice for the past years, but now I have to say Bottas. I hope Grosjean also gets a breakthrough win soon.

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    Jean-Pierre Jabouille and Jean-Pierre Jarier? The two Frenchmen both drove in the late Seventies/early Eighties.
    Also, the Fabi brothers, Teo and Corrado, were both on the grid in 1984.

    #292311
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    In the first part at least, the driver ahead is much slower, but by the time he’s caught up he manages to defend into every corner, great defensive driving! It’s not just the guy with the camera that’s crazy ;)

    #291573
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    Jordan King has stepped up from European Formula 3 to race for Racing Engineering. He looked promising an year ago, having won the British F3 and tested for Addax, but last season he failed to improve in Euro F3 and still hasn’t won a race, in two years of racing.

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    After Vettel’s disappointing [too] simple design, here’s Raikkonen‘s: lots of black, no more yellow. The Iceman is back!

    #291196
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    Sauber helmets
    Nasr – his design is as simple as it’s ever been: it’s all red with two white stripes and a large white shape on either side.
    Ericsson – I’m not sure what the differences are but there may be some more yellow on it, as there’s enough blue on the car already.
    Marciello – has a detailed but nice design. Lots of red, an Italian flag on the back, some gold to resemble Bianchi’s helmet and which goes well with the carbon fibre and white parts.

    #291084
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    I guess for now we’ll have to make do with the following:
    Alonso – there seem to be no differences from last year’s, apart from more blue on the chin. His helmet could be wonderful in the McLaren as much as it could be dreadful, I find it hard to picture it without red surrounding it!
    Button – has drawn inspiration from his Japan 2011 helmet, but now uses a new shade of red which matches Magnussen’s, and has a red background with white initials on the side too.
    Magnussen – I can’t tell the differences but he seems to have reverted back to a white (or light silver) background with bright red on it. Certainly the lack of sponsors on the ring make these helmets more beautiful!

    #290681
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    Together with the livery, Force India have shown their drivers’ helmets:

    Hulkenberg’s design is a polished version of his 2014 lid which looks even more menacing!

    Perez has kept his yellow/green background but has added silver and black, whith a Mexican flag stylized on top, making it, in my eyes, one of the prettiest helmets of recent years!

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    Race 5: Spain
    Qualifying: 1st – Race: 4th
    I was in the top ten in free practice and in the first two qualifying sessions, but the gaps were minimal and everything could go wrong very easily. I was perfect in Q3 and took provisional pole on my first attempt, then improved by three thousandths. I was beaten by both Mercedes at turn 1 but by the end of the first sector I was back in the lead, and I kept it without trouble until the pit stops: I was overall the fastest driver, though both Rosberg and Schumacher had taken turns in beating my fastest laps. I sat stationary an extra second in the pits but stayed in front of Schumacher; on cold, hard tyres I lost my advantage on Rosberg, who came out over two seconds ahead. As I’d seen in Q1, I lost my performance advantage on the prime compound, and Nico ran away. I lost KERS for four laps as well but after that Schumacher was no longer a threat. Trying to steal the fastest lap (which was still in the high 1:23s) from Rosberg, I spun at the final chicane on lap 14 and dropped to fourth place, behind Vettel. Of course now I needed to catch the Red Bull he went fastest, and he and Rosberg took turns in lowering the fastest lap until it became a 1:23.0, over a second faster than I could achieve and two seconds faster than my current pace, meaning I couldn’t aim to overtake anyone. Instead, I almost spun at the last corner but preceded Vergne to the chequered flag.

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