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  • #215188
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    I can see what you’re saying. Reminds me of Montreal too.

    #215185
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    My apologies, I meant for the 2008 and 2009 grid, as was mentioned above.

    #215183
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    I can assure you they did not clean up the grid in Singapore. I remember Martin Brundle talking about it on his grid walk one year. It has to be 100% agreed between the drivers

    #215181
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    @fer-no65 I think this was requested in the drivers meeting, but it required all drivers consenting to this. However, one driver didnt and the grid therefore wasnt cleaned up. I dont know or remember who it was, but you’d imagine it would have been the pole sitter.

    #214952
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    What a bunch of apes. The drivers, the teams, the crowd and the people filming it. I’m glad F1 doesnt see this all that often.

    #196318
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    @keeleyobsessed James Allen would be great as an anchor, although he has himself said he is happy with where he is, doing what he’s doing at the moment (he has other commitments beyond 5live). In fact, I think he is an anchor for an Australian show covering Grand Prix?

    #196312
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    Lazenby has been far better this year compared with Jake anyway. Simon is doing a solid job and reckon he’ll improve with time, he has a great team alongside him.

    Back to Jake, I think his best year was his first, and the standout moment for me was when he, EJ and DC were in the Brawn GP garage getting involved in the celebrations.

    #210540
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    @lin1876 Given the amount of widelife of the insect variety at many of the races, a windscreen semi-canopy (of any sort) wouldnt work, you can imagine the mess it would make. Drivers have visor peel offs to help with this, but it would be inpractical and boring to see drivers coming into the pits every 10 laps to have a peel off job on a windscreen done.

    #210525
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    I dont think Dan Wheldon’s death was open cockpit related, it was more of the epic forces involved when hitting the safety fence on the oval after being launched.

    #210522
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    Just throwing it out there, when did we last see a death as a result of another vehicle striking a driver in open cockpit racing?

    It looks to be an inevitable step now, but I still think an anti-roll bar is unnecessary. The drivers are aware of the risks, Mark Webber has said in his recent BBC F1 collumn that this is part of the appeal of open cockpit racing.

    #207806
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    These guys have a long way to go if they want to even consider getting a race seat in a higher Formula of racing. Racing in torrential rain on slicks doesnt work. You can get away with it in karts (just…!), but not in machinary like this.

    #198358
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    Incredible! I wouldnt be suprised if they built more again next year. This event is always such a hit. I need to get myself back up there. Havent been since 2008, but know I’m gonna have to again soon!

    #185373
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    I really hope that Sky pair James Allen with Martin Brundle. You lot can say and think what you like, but that was some great commentary between those guys. Best I’ve ever heard it, Murray’s high pitched squel of a pig impressions just didnt do it for me, as much as I like the fella…!

    #152846
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    I’m gonna have to get involved in this at some point, sounds bloody awesome!

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