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  • #288545
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    3 cars so far

    2007/2008: School trip to Brussels and in a shopping mall on one of the bussiest streets I found a Sauber F1.06 on display, I believe it was because they were selling Certina watches.

    2010: Went to spa for the Racing days by Renault and got up and close to the Renault R29 but then painted in the 2010 livery.

    2014: Same event, diffrent car and team, this time the Championship winning Red Bull RB8 with 2014 livery

    Hope to add more to the list when I visist the German Grand Prix next year

    #288355
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    I higly doubt it, Vettel is a competitive guy, no way he deliberatly underperformed so he could get out of his Red Bull contract.

    ……and he didn’t see an opportunity, he was asked by Mattiacci in september when Fernando asked Ferrari if he could leave. Vettel in return ambushed Red Bull.

    It was merely a coincidence, nothing more. I also higly doubt a team absolutly wants to retain a driver that doesn’t want to drive for them. They would have allowed him to leave either way albeit after Ferrari/Vettel had payed them a compensation.

    #288254
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    Yes, McLaren is in chaos disarea (better word) right now, not a position Ron wanted to be in right now, especialy now Honda is comming in. Not forgetting he promised the board of shareholders a title sponsor this year, a promise he has definetly not deliverd.

    This has been one of my great anoyances with this years Silly Season, Ferrari is in Chaos but McLaren-Honda is going to dominate F1, at least that is what the average F1 fans seems to think.

    This drama/saga about the 2015 drivers is just redicoulus, we know Alonso is going there, why they haven’t acounced it is beyond me. Then there is the Button/Magnussen case, what on earth have they more to talk about more, it’s not like they don’t have some data to compare both of them…

    It makes the management look weak, which it probably is. Ron Dennis is not making a good impression on his comeback as a McLaren boss. Looks like he has the same problem as Bernie, that is being stuck in the 80’s

    Then there is the techniacl departement, Sam Micheal was hailed as the big name Mclaren neede but after 3 years and 2 horendous cars he is out. Perhaps the only silver linning here is peter prodromou, but then again making a perfect copy of the RB front wing and stiking it onto your car doesn’t make much of an impression either.

    So again, Ferrari is in mega trouble but McLaren-Honda will take 2015 by storm?? It’s probably just going to be Mercedes / Williams and Red Bull up front next year.

    #287333
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    The fact Alonso made several visits to Mark Webber this year during WEC events makes this rumour even more juicy

    #287003
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    The champ is allowed to use his own number if he wishes so, never thought anyone would not elect to run the #1.

    Mercedes might not agree though and request him to use the #1, for the PR of course.

    #274553
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    So just watched the race and count me hooked! The racing was genuinely good (except for Prost vs Heidfeld) and the pit stops weren’t as dramatic as I thought they would be, the guys at eDams nailed them.

    The cars looked slow, because they are slow… 165 km/h was the maximum I spotted out there, that’s what you get when you only have 150 kw compared to the 200 kw for Qualifying but give it some time and they will improve the speed, especially when the series moves away from being a spec series but for now they will remain slow on the straights but the cornering speeds were pleasantly high.

    The music bugged me out to but I’ve read on twitter that ITV4 has confirmed it was an issue with the world feed?

    #273586
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    Good I have been waiting for another bomb to throw open this championship. Doesn’t look good for Palmer if he loses the championship despite having once a massive lead.

    Look what it did to Stefano Coletti, he went from being a hero to become a bit of a laughing stock.

    This is the chance for Stoffel to show McLaren they need to get him in F1.

    Go Stoffel!

    #272549
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    Have no idea where they are going with this but I have to say great job by them to involve the fans.

    If only Bernie/FOM could understand the value of social media….

    #270744
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    Hot rumour coming from Italian media: Sebastian Vettel has signed a contract with McLaren for 2015.

    Problem is that while creating a buzz on Twitter, no one seems to be able to provide a link to the Italian media reporting this…

    #269444
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    This decision is stupidity of the highest degree, F1 is going soft on penalties but in F3 the repression is taking on weird forms.

    #260157
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    <p>Please give a warm welcome to our new @FIAFormulaE drivers, @AlguersuariJA and @sambirdracing! pic.twitter.com/JmVVxDAJnZ</p>— Virgin Racing (@VirginRacingFE) 13 mei 2014

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    #260279
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    @bradley13 Definitely a contender for me (always liked Alguersuari and was impressed by Bird in GP2 last year) but I’m going to wait and see who the other teams are going to choose before settling on Virgin Racing :-)

    #260164
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    So Alguersuari and Bird will be racing for Virgin Racing

    #258612
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    For an starting up team his experience could come in handy, he could also prove useful political wise because he knows the complexities of them. Not sure is interested in a job for Haas though.

    #256864
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    has no racing experience

    O dear… :-o

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