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  • #243027
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    @loup-garou @keithcollantine please correct me if I am wrong. But considering that Renault has supplied engines only since 1977 it makes the record even more impressive. Although it is possible that they have provided more engines per race hence increasing their chances for pole. Some research would be interesting :)

    #240919
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    @Matthijs My girl liked it quite a bit. Specially how it felt real and not a glorified version of sports stories. She particularly liked how it felt like a movie about people and not a movie about F1. Additionally, even though she didn’t mention it, I am sure she didn’t mind Hemsworth being in the film :D

    Regarding the Senna “good or bad guy” thing. I feel that they wanted to include some sort of redemption story line at the end of the film but was told to be cut short by the studios if they wanted any kind of screening times at all. I believe that an extra 15 minutes for a documentary that is 104 minutes on its final release cut would have not been very welcomed by movie studios. I base my hunch in that tag at the end where they say that Prost is now the Chairman for the Senna foundation. Don’t get me wrong, I still ADORE the film, but with that extended redemption story would be have been 100% perfect, if I am allowed the expression.

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    when I invited my girl to see the movie she said “Are you inviting me to a date for yourself?” :D

    Anyway, here is my opinion in bulletpoint format:

    – Solid performances all in all. Hemsworth is the only source of some skepticism. I just think his acting is very unidimensional (is that a word? I mean to say that it does not have a lot of depth) Bruhl was amazing.

    – Great script, beautiful story telling. It takes the plot, with its ups and downs, in a way that is easy to digest but also gripping and almost magnetic.

    – Ron Howard is a guarantee of a good movie. Great photography, big production style yet focusing on the smallest details (very much like Apollo 13 in a sense)

    – My favorite part of the movie: costume design. I found myself thinking all the time “cool hat”, “awesome tshirt”, etc. And not only for the F1 related gear, but also the “plain clothes”

    – Touching end, no good or bad guy (something that “Senna” failed to do)

    Those are my main take aways. Unfortunately it wont be a hit in the box office or the awards, but a beautiful rendition of a great story.

    #240881
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    @keithcollantine it seems that @andae23 beat me to it. I know its premature and no works have started in the track. Hope this goes forward

    #239392
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    Being Mexican I would love to introduce F1F community to Team Rebaque. To this moment, the only Mexican F1 team ever. Next up, my own: Hernandez F1 ;)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebaque

    #160016
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    When you keep on commenting and commenting even though no one replies to you :P F1Fanatic is for me the best F1 community online! Not a single doubt about that! Thanks guys :)

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    Its on an F1 story but here it is:

    Pedro Rodriguez was just crowned champion of the interseries sportr car championship. He was invited to drive during a non-championship race in Norisring. Legend has it that Saturday before the race the weather was brutal and the pilots were saying how dangerous it would be to drive in such a weather. At that point Pedro replied: “More dangerous means more fun” He died the next day during the race. #legend :D

    #232102
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    I think Rodriguez really suits all three categories. Least remembered (maybe because he didn’t race that much), most underrated (no one even mentions the fact that he qualified second on his first GP! and he still is the youngest ever to start from first row!) and unluckiest (he died before he could make an impact on the sport) a real shame!

    #228444
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    @s162000 I would recommend expressvpn.com you have to pay but easy to use and worth every penny

    #220973
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    BTW, feel free to correct my calculations as I have never bet before

    #220972
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    Here I go:

    Perez for World Championship
    Odds: 16/1
    Invested: 100 GBP
    Expected return: 1600

    I do put my “money” were my mouth is :D lets see at the end of the season!

    #224122
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    There is already such facilities around the world but used for different purposes. For example here in Helsinki there are a number of “service” tunnels that are wide enough to allow a tank to drive through them. Maybe Marussia, could use Moscow’s “Secret Metro” to test :D (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro-2)

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    @Bosley If Vodafone leaves McLaren, I would believe it is almost a certainty that America Movil or any of their brands would be happy to take their place. although of course there are probably other companies that might be interested as well.

    And yes, both Sergio and Esteban belong to Escuderia Telmex which is a Telmex owned team that helps develop drivers from their infancy. Also from Escuderia Telmex is the new Mexican promise, Franco Aragones :)

    #220738
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    @bobthevulcan I really don’t know. With Vodafone been the title sponsor of McLaren I doubt that Slim will user other brands for sponsorship. Most of his companies that require the international projection associated with F1 are on the telecommunications industry (America Movil and subsidiaries). The rest are either local consumer brands (like Inbursa) or B2B companies (Condumex, etc).

    #220734
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    @JPedroCQF1 and @the_sigman I always thought it was TAG due to their F1 line. After some research (30 seconds in Wikipedia) I found that Hublot and TAG belong to the same parent company (LVMH) which explains why TAG can sell a F1 branded watch and still Hublot be the official watchmaker. In any case, huge score for Rolex there, no doubt. Also, I wonder if Gutierrez will bring any Monterrey based companies to Sauber the same way Sergio brought Jalisco based sponsors to Sauber (Jose Cuervo)

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