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  • #166756
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    Could it be that the camera pod thingo is broken and when the mechanic tries to lift the wing from the pods it bends which in turn makes the nose cose bend like that. It looks like that from the gif; you can see the mechanic tries to remove the nose using the sides of the pods, which doesn’t work as they bend. The mechanic then lifts the nose from the center as if the movement of the pods was unexpected, and then manages to get the nose off right as the gif ends.
    From the video, you can see it takes him a while to get the wing off, it even looks like he gets the hurry up from the guy who loosened the wing.
    EDIT: ignore the crossed out part, I was seeing things

    But either way, the nose cone does seem to be bending in a way it shouldn’t.

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    #192114
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    I was wondering the same thing… was contemplating starting a thread to discuss today’s round up…. but I couldn’t really be bothered making the gigantic effort it would involve :)

    #176582
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    I saw someone post this in the forum here a few months back and i had to favourite it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1InrgZiv30

    cant remember who it was…. but it is amazing :)

    #176666
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    A big shout out to Johnny Herbert for me.

    I don’t know why but I’ve always loved that name (especially when Murray Walker says it).

    Also Andrea de Cesaris and Elio de Angelis to finish of the podium.

    #176104
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    Spam Alert… Keep it on topic please :)

    I do think that people tend to over exaggerate Vettel’s inability to pass, for sure he has/had room for improvement but he has indeed improved this year. Like others have already said, the fact that he keeps winning is why i think people try to discredit him.

    #161716
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    PM, just because YOU believe a boycott accomplishes nothing doesn’t mean it accomplishes nothing. If people wish to boycott the race, they are accomplishing something in their own right. They feel strongly enough about the situation that they are willing to sacrifice something they love and enjoy. Nothing you say or do will change that, so just accept that people have different views and perspectives then you and stop trying to prove them wrong.

    #158174
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    Im just surprised to see a Hamilton v Alonso thread without any childish posts in it haha

    I myself have never been much of a Hamilton fan but im not the type to say that driver x is better then driver y because i like x more then y. A great driver is a great driver no matter what my opinion of them is.

    With that being said and looking at the drivers solely by their driving, I think at the moment Alonso is the better of the two as a whole package. He has the speed, ability, experience, the knowledge and the knack for driving under pressure. At the moment, i see Hamilton as a great driver with great speed and ability but he lacks the experience of Alonso and he hasn’t got a great ability to deal with pressure. Once he matures as a driver and a person, he is still fairly young compared to Button/Massa/Alonso, he will be even better, but until then i will say Alonso.

    Something i’ve always wondered about is whether putting a talented rookie straight into a championship contending F1 car (a la Hamilton) is a good thing compared to putting a talented rookie into a backmarker/midpack contending car (a la Alonso). The way i see it, i think that a rookie can gain more experience starting with a slower team and working their way up the field. It gives them time to adjust to the style and intensity of the racing, they can learn to deal with pressure easier as things are generally a bit hectic in the midfield, lots of cars close to each other, the starts and opening laps etc…

    For me thats one of the main reasons why i think Alonso is the better overall driver, he knows what it’s like to be a backmarker, midfield and championship contender whereas Lewis is only really familiar with being a championship contender barring half of 2009.

    #157292
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    Villeneuve

    Massa

    and Johhny Herbert just because i love saying his name :)

    #150844
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    But Alonso won :P

    #149967
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    There probably are but this is the only one i’ve ever come across. That being said, i havent exactly been looking :P

    Now im tempted to turn this into an Alonso doppelganger thread haha

    #147810
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    See, i told you 30 million euros wasn’t enough

    #148731
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    I think the teams usually use the Bahrain engine once for the race then use it for practice in later grand prixs as the heat and sand generally hamper the life of the engine. So i dont think Alonso will use it again for the last race. However im pretty sure he has only used the engine from Spa (engine 7) once and that engine will be used for Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

    Alonso had used engine 8 for the past four races so any reliability problems engine wise look pretty slim in the last 2 rounds. That being said, anything can happen :)

    #149327
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    I think he passed out before he could finish the post :p

    #149173
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    i remember recently reading an article on autosport saying porsche were seriously considering an F1 return as an engine supplier

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