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15th November 2015, 18:48 at 6:48 pm #309071
The GP3 official press release now also says 28 cars is the maximum. Must’ve been a typo.8th November 2015, 15:58 at 3:58 pm #308611
8th November – Jorge Lorenzo – MotoGP – Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain – Race 18 of 18
8th November – Danny Kent – Moto3 – Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain – Race 18 of 186th November 2015, 20:36 at 8:36 pm #308576
Found the last (of possibly quite a few) thread: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/groups/f1/forum/topic/your-formula-one-calendar/
This was my post:
Fifteen races, not the ten of the first days, not the twenty of present. Inspired by 1986:
1. Brazil, Interlagos
2. Spain, Catalunya
3. San Marino, Imola
4. Monaco, Monte Carlo
5. Belgium, Spa-Francorchamps
6. Canada, Gilles Villeneuve
7. United States, Circuit of the Americas
8. France, Paul Ricard
9. Great Britain, Silverstone
10. Germany, Nurburgring
11. Hungary, Hungaroring
12. Austria, Red Bull Ring
13. Italy, Monza
14. Europe, Hockenheimring
15. Australia, Albert Park
I’ve always loved Kyalami – the modern version! I get it would probably not be a great addition, and my calendar tries to stay realistic and, with the exception of Paul Ricard, all of the circuits were in the calendar less than ten years ago. I’d put Kyalami first in the order, moving all the other races back.26th October 2015, 22:31 at 10:31 pm #307820
My head is exploding. As an Italian, you have no idea how much this is talked about, everywhere, all the time. I did not see it live, and I can believe who tells me Marquez slowed Rossi on purpose both in Sepang and in Phillip Island. I too can see Marquez hits Rossi before Rossi “kicks” him, but then why has Valentino not said precisely that to the stewards and in interviews? He’s trying to condone his behaviour, which to me means admitting he’s done something wrong. He clearly pushed him wide and slowed him down, but if he hadn’t meant to “kick” Marquez he would’ve said that. “He wanted me to lose the title and he’s managed to” is all he says, while threatening to skip Valencia.
I have never supported Rossi, always rooting for Pedrosa instead and with Iannone next in line to replace him. I supported Lorenzo when it was either him or Marquez in 2013, as I’ve never liked the latter. Now Rossi has managed both to make me like Marquez more and dislike himself more, and I don’t want to hear conspiracies which want Lorenzo and Marquez as allies since last weekend.
To who deserves the title: both Marquez and Lorenzo have more wins than Rossi. This was the reasoning Bernie wanted to introduce in 2009 with “medals”, and would’ve meant Massa would be 2008 champion against Hamilton. Keith also said last year that who wins more races deserves the title (not sure he’d agree on ’08 though) but I want to remain impartial until it’s over. Even halway-through the season I predicted Lorenzo or Marquez to take the title eventually.10th October 2015, 11:19 at 11:19 am #306804
Evans has confirmed he will be testing for Porsche in the WEC. A move away from GP2 is more and more likely.9th October 2015, 10:12 at 10:12 am #306690
Prema have ties to Mercedes and Ferrari, having run Fuoco and Ocon recently. Marciello won’t graduate at Sauber and there are better prospects for Haas to pick, so my guess is he’ll be remaining. A move from Trident to Prema? Perhaps he could be joined by Antonio Fuoco himself: he’s driving in GP3 already, but his team Carlin won’t continue next year.
Hilmer? Sad to say this but if they can’t keep going with Force India backing I guess that will be pulled next year and we will have seen the best of them. MP should finally drop de Jong if they hope to make a step forward, Rowland has already shown them how it’s done but he will have better options. Campos could and should keep Pic and Haryanto, Rapax will likely drop Visoiu, Arden is underperforming as badly as ever so either driver could get the boot but I guess Nato and Bernstorff will be their line-up. Racing Engineering will probably keep King, Rossi could graduate and be replaced by …? Trident would lose both Marciello and Cecotto, and should promote Ghiotto. Carlin have lost Leal and Sorensen, Stoneman would be a good pick indeed and Mardenborough looks to be the next in line. ART’s McLaren ties mean they will likely not promote Ocon, who could remain in GP3 or move to DAMS, and promote Kirchhofer in place of Vandoorne, with Matsushita the best option for Honda’s part. Status should keep Stanaway, and Stockinger if he helps pay for the Kiwi’s seat. Russian Time could keep Markelov but either Evans will want to try to do “a Leimer” or he will leave.8th October 2015, 16:46 at 4:46 pm #306673
Looking good for Audi… anda nightmare for Trulli. I had heard Duran was going to be Liuzzi’s team mate, was that announcement made after testing or what? Hope Abt can have some luck this year :(29th September 2015, 12:44 at 12:44 pm #306348
Did I miss something? Buemi has revealed his overhauled design for Formula E and there is no sight of Red Bull logos. No more their third driver? https://www.facebook.com/SebastienBuemi/photos/a.285268134819213.84658.285254441487249/1126742734005078/?type=3&permPage=111th September 2015, 9:19 at 9:19 am #304941
From Spa onwards, Massa changed from a slightly chrome version of his helmet to a matte finish, combined with darker yellow.
Post: http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/features/2015/8/in-pictures—the-best-from-spa-francorchamps/jcr:content/featureContent/manual_gallery_1/image47.img.1536.medium.jpg17th August 2015, 18:16 at 6:16 pm #303302
And here are the season 3 tables, as promised ! https://plus.google.com/+FilibertoGeoni/posts/ergARxZG8Yu15th August 2015, 19:26 at 7:26 pm #303208
Race 19: United States
Qualifying: 1st – Race: 1st
I was second to Maldonado in practice, second to Alonso in Q1 and 7th in Q2, while Fernando was knocked out in 14th place. I went on to take pole with my first attempt in Q3. At the start I shut the door on Webber and Senna took advantage to take second place. He slowed his rivals down quite a bit over the first two laps, then fell back due to DRS. I had now four seconds on Hamilton, and he slowly reduced it before I pitted on lap 6. He and others continued and I was sixth, holding position on Rosberg. After the top five had also stopped, I led Webber and Kobayashi by three-and-a-half seconds, and set the fastest lap on lap 9. Schumacher, Alonso and Schumacher again then lowered the time further, but I only improved by a tenth and gave up trying. Webber caught up in the final lap and with his last chance in the back straight he overtook me, but I out-braked him and took my lead back for the final metres to take my tenth win of the season.
Race 20: Brazil
Qualifying: 8th – Race: 1st
I led Q2 after finishing 7th in Q1, but rain in Q3 ruined my setup work and I salvaged 8th after risking to be dead last. The track was dry on Sunday and I jumped three positions at the start, and a further two on the back straight. As Rosberg had lost his lead to Webber and was fighting with Vettel, I seized the opportunity to pass the two ahead of me to take second place. At turn 7 I went on the inside of Webber and took the lead by keeping my foot down on the outside of turn 8. From then I ran away, extending my lead with every lap. I improved the fastest lap three times before pitting on lap 8. I came out 4th and stayed there for a lap, when the leaders pitted too. Webber leapfrogged Rosberg but had dropped to six seconds behind me, which I quickly extended to ten with fast laps in succession. On lap 12 I set a 1:13.0, and only got very close to that in the remaining laps, but no one else threatened to equal me. I lapped two Marussias, two HRTs and a Force India, despite three retirements. Rosberg followed Webber at the flag and Alonso was fourth ahead of Vettel: the top five in the race were the top five in the championship, in order. Despite beating Alonso by 180 points, I have “only” been promoted to equal status for next year.
Wins: 11 – Poles: 10 – Doubles: 8 – Grand Slams: 1
1. Australia – 1st + 1st
2. Malaysia – 22nd + 2nd
3. China – 22nd + 1st
4. Bahrain – 1st + 1st
5. Spain – 1st + 4th
6. Monaco – 23rd + 2nd
7. Canada – 1st + 1st
8. Europe – 1st + 2nd
9. Great Britain – 4th + 2nd
10. Germany – 1st + 1st
11. Hungary – 2nd + 1st
12. Belgium – 17th – 6th
13. Italy – 1st + 1st
14. Singapore – 1st + 1st (Grand Slam)
15. Japan – 8th + 12th
16. South Korea – 7th + 16th
17. India – 1st + 1st
18. Abu Dhabi – 7th + 2nd
19. United States – 1st + 1st
20. Brazil – 8th + 1st30th July 2015, 18:54 at 6:54 pm #302720
7. Massa – had a very good run of 3/4 races
8. Hulkenberg – drove very well since Le Mans
9. Bottas – evenly matched with Massa, which is worse than last year
12. Kvyat – not bad, but before Hungary he and his car had done nothing eye-catching
18. Ericsson – thrashed by a roookie
19. Maldonado – no improvement, and consistently behind Grosjean.
20. Merhi – gap to Stevens tends to be too large27th July 2015, 20:38 at 8:38 pm #302573
Herbert-Trulli-Barrichello, wow! That would have been one of my favourites! The best one I saw was Vettel-Massa-Kobayashi at Suzuka 2012: Massa back after two years, Kobayashi for the first time in front of his home crowd… the shivers! Alonso-Raikkonen-Massa from Spain 2013 was also nice, three drivers with a Ferrari past or present, but I would’ve liked the order reversed! And Australia 2014, the original one prior to Ricciardo’s disqualification only slightly better than the actual podium.26th July 2015, 16:10 at 4:10 pm #302461
@sam3110 beat me to it… I think the real constructors should not partner with rival teams, so Williams-Mercedes or even Lotus-Mercedes won’t do it for me. Williams-BMW seems to be going well, I’d add Sauber-Ferrari for their long-lasting relationship even under Petronas branding. Crazy where they ended up considering their early times as a Mercedes customer!
Williams-Renault, McLaren-Honda, McLaren-TAG-Porsche, Lotus-Ford-Cosworth, Cooper-Climax, Jordan-Mugen-Honda, Brabham-BMW…26th July 2015, 11:49 at 11:49 am #302383
@bradley13 I’m doing a career as… myself! Or we could say Massa, as I started in 2006 at Ferrari alongside Schumi and progressed till 2013, and the games always put me in Felipe’s seat. I’ve done 2013 already, I needed 2012 at Ferrari but I had to go through HRT and Caterham first :S I think in 2014 I’ll split the career between me (continue with Ferrari) and Massa (move to Williams), so there’s two more seasons to do… And don’t worry about the Wiki, I’d need to copy countless tables to it and Excel is actually quite handy, as I play on PC it’s always with me, regardless of internet connection. Thanks though!