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  • #172706
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    My boyfriend, Tommy, was a regular poster on here and told me about it. I posted more when I was still at uni in 2008 and 2009, I guess I was on my laptop more back then!

    #134430
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    Hi Phil. I remember you from the Red Bull Racing community :) you might not remember me though, I was Peachy on there but I didn’t post much once it became really hostile, it wasn’t a nice place to post if you’re a Seb fan! (I don’t post much here either, but I’ve told myself I should post more! I just pop in to moderate occasionally then pop off again hehe).

    Anyways, welcome, it’s much friendlier here :)

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    I’m not surprised if some booed him near you, no one did near me but some booed Alonso and there was a massive cheer when Seb’s pitstop went wrong, but it’s what I expected really.

    Everyone near me were huge Jenson fans, but at least I didn’t cheer when his wheel came off! My Dad did have a wry smile on his face though which seemed to annoy a few people.

    There was a big boo for Seb when he came on stage at the after show party, but after a few mins of him chatting and joking and saying how lovely it was to have such amazing support no matter what nationality he is (little does he know there’s a lot of people who live in the past and still criticise me for supporting “The German”…) they were all cheering him on try and get him to play guitar and he had a massive cheer after all that.

    The only fans that seemed to boo him were the stereotypical chavvy McLaren fans, most seemed just peeved that Seb still had a good result and Jense didn’t finish.

    #171108
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    We watched a couple of the BTCC races from the weekend before at one point didn’t we? I loved watching the 24 laps of le mans race, that was just as good as a proper race :)

    #171192
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    Ah I’ve been wondering about that too, I kept forgetting to look. A quick bit of googling seems to suggest it’s this: http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/logo/holcim-apasco

    “Holcim’s core businesses include the manufacture and distribution of cement, and the production, processing and distribution of aggregates”

    Seems a bit strange they’ve opted to just have a logo and not their name on the car, the bulldog doesn’t exactly scream cement production.

    #171091
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    Best Driver: Michael Schumacher. Couldn’t vote Jenson due to him being involved in two collisions that resulted in DNFs for the other drivers and speeding behind the safety car.

    Worst Driver: Adrian Sutil

    Best Team: Red Bull

    Worst Team: Virgin

    Best Overtake: Schumacher on Massa and Kobayashi.

    Best Funny-moment: Well the track marshall falling over was hilarious for about a second then I thought he was going to die, but once I knew he was fine it was hilarious again.

    Most Surprising Result: Schumacher challenging for a podium and now being on joint points with Rosberg.

    Least Surprising Result: Hamilton crashing out. I had a feeling he might.

    Special Mention to: Alguersuari, for once he seemed to keep out of trouble and finished 8th after starting from the pitlane, making it a double points finish for Toro Rosso :)

    Race Rating: 7/10. Epic end but far too much safety car. I don’t get the point of them having wet weather tyres when they only let them race once the track is dry enough for inters!

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    SS, SS, SS, S, S

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    Red Bull

    #163424
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    @Damon we met Alex the Virgin Racing superfan who I’m sure you know from Twitter, and he got in touch with Geoff from Virgin Racing who runs their Twitter account and he DM’d us to ask for our mobile numbers and text to say if we’re lucky he’ll try and get us in the paddock, then between Q1 and 2 he text to say meet me outside the paddock entrance before Q2. I guess you could just try and be cheeky and DM him on Twitter, but it just depends if they’re schmoozing any sponsors, and as it’s the first race I’m guessing they might be :-/ it’s worth being cheeky though and asking :) you get to wear the headphones and listen to all the team radio!

    #163471
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    I like this idea for a couple of superficial reasons, I’d like to see big numbers on the cars just because I think they look good, I really like the numbers on the HRT this year for instance…but that’s probably because they don’t have anything else to put on it! But really I’d like it because it’d mean driver merchandise wouldn’t go out of date as quickly as it does now!

    #163536
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    I agree that you can get everything online now-a-days but I still love occasionally getting magazines, I love the season preview magazines especially. Having big pictures of the cars makes it easier to compare how the cars look and you get a better impression of the liveries :) I love just relaxing on the sofa with a cup of tea flicking through a mag, not really the same when you do it with a laptop.

    People in the UK should get the Guardian on Monday, there’s a season preview mag in it :) http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/competition/2011/mar/15/f1-2011

    #163421
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    Be nice to them on Twitter :) I know of people that have been invited in by a couple of different teams at various times across the weekend. I managed to be in the Virgin garage for a practice session in Germany last year and Red Bull for Qualifying :)

    #159718
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    Wow you have a great memory Damon! Interesting story :)

    I can’t remember exactly when I started watching F1, it’s kind of always been there. My Dad’s always watched it, and when me and my brother used to go to his every weekend the F1 race was a big part of the weekend, we’d sit down to watch it before a big Sunday dinner :) I’ve got good memories of warm cozy Sundays watching the race and smelling dinner cooking, sometimes being allowed a cheeky bit of my Dad’s beer hehe. I remember supporting Hakkinen when I was little, then Montoya and now Hamilton and Vettel. I started watching every race and following news more closely in 2005.

    #159126
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    I’m bored of the Lotus saga and couldn’t really care less about “Team Lotus”. I love the JPS livery on the Renault though so if I had to pick one I’d go with them and I did quite like Renault before.

    #158914
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    I paid £1 for 6 issues the other day, and a £1 for 3 issues of F1 Racing. So far we’ve had one of each delivered and I prefer F1 racing, Autosport’s good but it perhaps has a few too many rally articles in for me, which doesn’t particularly interest me.

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