Keith Collantine

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  • #186357
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    @joao-pedro-cq No reason why you couldn’t have posted this in the F1 forum instead of off-topic.

    #186278
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    I lost patience with Wikipedia years ago. I’ve considered creating something similar within F1 Fanatic before but not found a solution I’m close to happy with yet.

    I’m not sold on the approach. Even on Wikipedia, with loads of users, the F1 articles on there are often poorly written, of massively inconsistent quality, riddled with errors, and showing clear influence from users with very strong agendas.

    #183001
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    Thanks for the nominations so far everyone, keep them coming, we’ll have the vote on the site soon.

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    #185291
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    Corresponding video from Barrichello during the race:

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    @baddyglass The Coulthard one had the opposite positioning problem to the Vettel one – a bit too low!

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    @tflb1 Remind me what he said.

    #175642
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    As @raymondu999 points out, Brundle has confirmed he’ll be a Sky commentator next year:

    http://twitter.com/MBrundleF1/statuses/140726736831774720

    “Yes I’ll be doing grid walks in the future of course, it’s my trademark. It’s not for me announce who else is working where from next season. I’m convinced two mighty broadcasters in Sky and BBC head to head at 10 races will be great for F1 fans overall. Be patient, lots happening.”

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    We’re in the territory of duplicate discussions now so I’m closing the thread:

    BBC reveal free-to-air live F1 races for 2012

    Sky launch dedicated UK F1 channel

    #184884
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    @mustalainen

    321.

    How the record for most F1 starts has grown.

    (If you read this after Sunday, 322…)

    #184869
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    @geemac Sorry I missed it!

    OK your turn to post a question…

    #184867
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    @geemac So the answer is…

    @matt90 Because of the quiz! I love her idiosyncratic scripts though.

    #184853
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    Full press release now out:

    Sébastien Ogier has been signed as the first official Volkswagen driver for the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The 27-year-old Frenchman and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia (31) are joining the Volkswagen Motorsport squad effective immediately. Ogier, who finished the 2011 WRC in third place, will be instrumental in helping to shape the development of the Polo R WRC for Volkswagen’s 2013 entry in the World Rally Championship.

    ‘Volkswagen is the number one in Europe and will soon be number one in the world,’ said an exuberant Sébastien Ogier on his arrival in Hanover. ‘I’m sure that they’re going to compete with the goal of clinching the WRC title, and I’m happy to be part of this from the outset.’ And co-driver Julien Ingrassia stresses with self-confidence: ‘We’re looking forward to a team with a fighting spirit and the determination to win. Anything’s possible!’

    ‘I am very happy about Sébastian Ogier and Julien Ingrassia joining us,’ says Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management for the Development Division. ‘Both of them are important pieces of the puzzle on our way towards building a successful team in the World Rally Championship. It is also a mark of confidence for our team if such a strong pairing opts for a new team in the WRC that is still in the process of being developed.’ Motorsport Director Kris Nissen adds: “We are proud that such a successful and quick duo as Sébastian Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia have decided to join Volkswagen. The aim of putting a competitive Polo R WRC on the road for them as quickly as possible will additionally drive our team. We look forward to working with them and are hoping for many victories and titles in the future.’

    Also involved in the contractual negotiations was rally legend Carlos Sainz, who is instrumental in the successful implementation of the WRC 2013 project as an expert adviser to the Volkswagen team. “For me, Sébastien is one of the world’s three best drivers,’ praises the two-time World Rally Champion (1990, 1992) and 2010 Dakar winner. The Frenchman, who was Junior WRC Champion in 2008 and third in the 2011 WRC, is considered one of the world’s best drivers. Many experts view the rally racer, who is also a licenced ski instructor, as the upcoming World Champion. In the past season, he won five rallies, thus winning the same number of events as the subsequent world champion Sébastien Loeb. In 2010, in Portugal, he mounted the top of the podium for the first time and has been successful at seven WRC rounds so far.

    Ogier will perform his first run as a Volkswagen factory driver at the Race Of Champions in Düsseldorf on 3 and 4 December, being pitted against the other “Super Seb” from Formula One.

    Sébastien Ogier
    Date and place of birth: 17 December 1983 in Gap, Hautes Alpes (France)
    Height: 1.81 m
    Weight: 75 kg
    Profession: Ski Instructor
    Successes: 2008 Junior World Rally Champion; 2010 First victory at the Portugal Rally;
    45 rallies, 7 victories, 14 podium places

    Julien Ingrassia
    Date and place of birth: 26 November 1979 in Aix-en-Provence (France)
    Height: 1.83 m
    Weight: 72 kg
    Profession: Businessman
    Successes: 2008 Junior World Rally Champion; 2010 First victory at the Portugal Rally;
    45 rallies, 7 victories, 14 podium places

    #175627
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    Here’s the first confirmed team member – Rachel Brookes:

    “At Heathrow for flight to Brazil for Grand Prix. Going to be working on F1 for SSN next year :) #christmashascomeearly”

    https://twitter.com/#!/RachelBrookesTV/status/138678007266160641

    http://www.rachelbrookes.co.uk/
    https://twitter.com/#!/RachelBrookesTV

    Here’s her showreel from her website:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG0C6alRYWE

    Meanwhile there have been rumours Sky will bring in Nigel Mansell as a pundit.

    #184395
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    @prisoner-monkeys

    I can see that long straight getting a crappy Baltimore-style chicane in it.

    Is this clockwise or anti-clockwise?

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