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    I hope some of the “scum” get to see a repeat of Sunday night’s Top Gear, because Vettel came across really well on that I thought.

    #171705
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    “send one up the inside”

    “a wall of death around the outside”

    and he does go on about DRS…have a drink each time he mentions the “activation zone” and you’ll be refreshed as a newt, long before the second round of pit stops!

    #171685
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    Straight to the scene of the accident!

    #158867
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    Liking the orange Jäger-bomb car TommyB89! Never seen that one before, it must have looked better than it went.

    Here’s my one for all you young ‘uns: http://bit.ly/lfntDB

    #166614
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    “Sweet as you like! Cream and almonds!” (eh?) as someone left the Montreal pits after a particularly quick stop…

    #171071
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    Best Driver: Button

    Worst Driver: Hamilton

    Best Team: er, no-one stood out…Hispania! Good result for them.

    Worst Team: Ferrari. Couldn’t keep up with leaders; seemed to get caught on wrong tyres; silly mistakes from both drivers

    Best Overtake: Schumacher on Kobayashi and Massa

    Best Funny-moment: nervous laughter, rather than LOL, at the marshal falling over while picking the bits of Heidfeld’s wing up

    Most Surprising Result: Button, awesome speed late in the race

    Least Surprising Result: early bath for Hamilton – becoming a bit predictable…

    Special Mention to: Schumacher for a great fighting drive without the car advantage.

    Race Rating: 8/10. Would’ve been higher but too much health & safety.

    Best BBC commentator/presenter: Brundle, another great job filling a long wait entertainingly.

    Worst BBC commentator/presenter: Eddie Jordan, more irrelevant rants than ever.

    Best Commentary moment: Coulthard on about the cameraman falling over in front of Rihanna, “trying to get a cheap shot”… and Brundle “almonds and cream!” (eh?)

    BBC Coverage rating: 9/10 – way better than usual Sunday evening telly!

    #168259
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    Did they have pit stops for tyres in 1976 & 77? Are there any videos of a six-wheeled Tyrrell one? Surely there was at least one wet/dry race?

    #157575
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    Brawn stood for something, a proper underdog winner. Particularly liked the Canon logos in Singapore, a nice throwback to the Williams days. I’ve tried to like the Mercedes but i can’t, despite nice touches like the retro numbers. Like Jaguar it’s a bit of a cynical exercise in reflected glory I guess. This year’s Merc’s an attractive shape (before it gets hit) though.

    Favourites? The Lotus in 1978 and 1986, Jordan 191 and ’95 Ferrari.

    #165182
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    At Sepang there’s plenty of overtaking already on those two straights. Why not have the DRS area somewhere else? Maybe the straight leading into the slow left out the back of the circuit (after the fast double right-hander) if it’s long enough.

    #165139
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    Best Driver: Petrov. Amazing start and kept his head.

    Worst Driver: Barrichello. Fought a losing battle with turn 3 all weekend. Insane assault on Rosberg, shame as the Williams looked quick.

    Best Team: Red Bull. Let the KERS non-story develop nicely!

    Worst Team: Hispania, how long do they need to get ready?!

    Best Overtake: none stood out but Alonso made some good ones early on.

    Best Funny-moment: Coulthard vs Jordan: DC pointing out there weren’t any cars in the Red Bull garage

    Most Surprising Result: Petrov 11 places ahead of Heidfeld

    Least Surprising Result: Vettel winning

    Special Mention to: Perez

    Race Rating: 7/10

    Best BBC commentator/presenter: Well impressed with Brundle but gonna give this to David Coulthard on his birthday. Sharp-eyed and more insightful than I expected, did a fine job winding Eddie Jordan up, and handled his 40th celebrations on live TV well.

    Worst BBC commentator/presenter: Eddie Jordan

    Best Commentary moment: Between 99% and 100%, how much was that Barrichello’s fault?

    Overall BBC coverage rating: 8/10

    #165034
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    The beauty of the DRS is we can all see when it’s working, not just when it’s an onboard shot with a TV caption. I too would like to see it available throughout the race, so drivers are free to do stupid things with it like Sutil… but I guess we should see how much it aids overtaking first.

    I wonder how much the sponsors like it, as their name keeps disappearing off the rear wing…

    #164961
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    Nope, I had him down for a low 24…

    These Pirellis must be really grippy (while they last), as in theory the cars have lost downforce with the new diffusers.

    Anyone know if they’re much faster down the straight with the adjustable wings?

    #164918
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    Really good – loads of enthusiasm, as inventive and insightful as ever, never patronising or cliched. And two mates (rather than “co-workers”) always works better.

    Encouraging too that Martin Brundle’s never satisfied – “Need to sharpen up some aspects”, he says on Twitter, so he should get better and better.

    Bit of a wobbly introduction for me before the action got under way – the words were fine, just need to work on delivery. Jonathan Legard was always good at this bit, that’s the benefit of experience, I guess.

    Nice one David Coulthard for explaining the “delta time” display on the steering wheels! Didn’t know that. We can see straight away if a guy’s up (-) or down (+) on his best lap time.

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