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  • #303873
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    @xtwl I agree with it entirely. Having drivers deliberately take their rivals out is completely unacceptable.

    I wouldn’t have objected if Scheider’s ban had also extended to the end of the season and if they’d also confiscated the other Audi drivers’ points from Austria too.

    #303336
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    For this year’s race asphalt has been laid on the inside of the corner approaching the chicane, and it has been painted with ‘non-slip’ paint.

    Presumably the thinking is that would have given Tereschencko a better chance of controlling the car and preventing it hitting the kerbs and being launched.

    #303334
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    Formula Renault 3.5 driver Beitske Visser will drive for Trident at Spa this weekend (alongside Ghiotto who was in that championship last year):

    http://www.gp3series.com/News/2015/August/Trident-set-to-field-Beitske-Visser/

    #303189
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    The GTR version looks pretty special:

    McLaren P1 GTR

    McLaren P1 GTR

    McLaren P1 GTR and McLaren F1 GTR

    McLaren P1 GTR and McLaren F1 GTR

    McLaren P1 GTR and McLaren F1 GTR

    #303180
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    @rjoconnell You could almost read that article as an example of ‘proof by contradiction’. Whoever wrote that is so drunk on the Kool-Aid they can’t see how utterly unreasonable their position is.

    I mean, he literally makes the case that drivers should be shushed when they feel the need to warn people that the sport is risking a fatality. How can you place loss of face above something as serious as that?

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    @debaser91 Wasn’t that Ligier design a one-off for the Japanese Grand Prix that year?

    #303101
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    @rjoconnell Without wishing to seem like a Russophobe I’d chuck Aleshin and Move for being too long in the tooth!

    A big vote for Guerrieri from me, he was excellent but rather unlucky in 2010.

    How about Borja Garcia? He led most of the 2006 series until the final double-header.

    #303100
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    @erinha Snap!

    #303079
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    Although it was daring, unconventional and sounded terrific, the BRM H16 engine was overweight, underpowered and unreliable. So I think Jim Clark’s win in the Lotus 43/BRM H16 belongs on this list:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2015/06/28/lotus-43brm-h16-2012-goodwood-festival-speed/

    Oh, and we can’t forget Gilles Villeneuve’s unfathomable back-to-back wins in the Ferrari 126CK, a car whose only strength was its engine, around the twists of Monaco and Jarama in 1981.

    #302975
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    It must be hard to top Niki Lauda in 1985 for one of the unluckiest title defences of all time. There’s a summary of the many, many things which went wrong for him in his final season here:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/08/18/hamilton-rosberg-reliability-team-mate-title-battles/

    #302973
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    Haha, thanks very much guys, appreciate it! Better not +1 myself, though :-)

    #302926
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    Sorry to see he’s now ruled himself out of next season as well on health grounds. Whatever the problem is, here’s hoping he gets well soon:

    As you well know, last June I suffered a fainting episode after the Moscow ePrix. As a consequence of this faint, my license to race was temporarily suspended because the FIA commission wanted to delve into medical research.

    During the month of July I underwent several tests for which there has not been a medical resolution and I am still waiting for the final diagnosis. For this reason I need to announce that, unfortunately, I will not be able to take part in the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2015/16 season with my team DS Virgin Racing.

    I want to wish good luck to the team in the new championship and thank everyone for their support.

    In September I will announce my future plans. Until then, happy summer to all!

    #302903
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    And the winner is…

    Hopefully if Renault do come back they come up with something better than that dog’s breakfast.

    #302693
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    @david-a I would say this crash for Rosberg was worse – brake disc failure leading to a very sudden deceleration to a stop:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtQjpEHZWMs

    This was in this article a while back:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/05/20/nico-rosbergs-route-f1/

    #302646
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    Sebastian Vettel: Spa-Francorchamps 2006, Formula Renault 3.5. Almost severed a finger.

    https://youtu.be/gAf5ap0M_gQ?t=19s

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