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    @geemac
    Be that as it may, people are only human after all and everyone has their own lives to live. I certainly don’t buy the argument that just because you speak up once in a while it’s somehow hypocritical or less valid. What I’m after is to see whether people feel that Russia’s relationship with F1 is different than Bahrain’s.

    Speaking of which…

    @stephanief1990
    I think that Putin is using the race precisely in the same way as the Bahrani rulers, the same way as China: it’s purely an international (and internal) PR exercise – it’s a stamp of approval. Russia may not have major demonstration crackdowns as we speak, but Putin runs a squarely autocratic regime and is simply more adept than many others at hiding his brand of repression – current case in point: the ‘unidentified self-defence militias’ patrolling Crimea.

    #251995
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    Hey now, hold yer horses everybody. The exact thing he says is “I feel like everything happens for a reason”. Now, personally it’s one of my pet peeves when people say that, but I don’t think it’s at all insensitive. It’s just a way some people have of saying that they want to focus on what can be done positively now, rather than dwelling on the bad. Now, I may feel that the “things happen for a reason” thing is a back-asswards way of looking at causality on the world, but there’s no ill will in it. And besides, it’s hard to dispute that everything does happen because of identifiable reasons.

    #251259
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    I would be interested to know what people who were very vocal about Bahrain think about the Russian GP.

    #248396
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    I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist – but I gotta say it’s not totally outside the probable universe, although neither is that double nose design, especially coming from Lotus. For one thing they would have found a novel way of getting air under the nose within the new regs. If it did turn out to be a bluff, I’d be extra impressed, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.

    #248060
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    I just heard some rumours online

    How does one go about doing that?

    #247027
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    @magnificent-geoffrey
    I for one propose the Federation of Undeterred f1 Connoisseurs Knowledgeably Furious, Irate and occasionally Apoplectic or…. FUCKFIA

    #244621
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    Fun. Any number crunchers up to tallying the actual relationship of pole times to fastest lap times? And as a related trivia question – when has pole time been beaten in-race?

    #237572
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    Vettel added yet another jewel to his Montreal GP crown when his famed finger thrashed all challengers in the traditional Canadian sport of picking Mounted Policemen’ noses.

    #237605
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    I’m surprised we don’t see it far more often – damn straight that’s what I would do. Anyways DRS blows. A pass shouldn’t be a given.

    #237098
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    Lewis (thinking): Why’s he keep looking at me funny?
    Jenson (thinking): Can’t believe he still hasn’t noticed I drew the outline of his hair with a permanent marker while he slept!

    #236604
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    Sorry, it’s a spur of the moment sort of thing:

    “One day, when the supply runs out, Bernie will likely fritter to dust on camera during a grid walk, but today it’s smiles all around as everyone celebrates his annual rejuvenating lunch of seven Spanish children’s souls. Says the octogenarian: ‘We all joke that it’s my annual-ritual-anti-burial. Har! No, but seriously, I like them with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”

    #236215
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    Could weight penalties work in F1 instead of grid penalties for things like gearbox changes?

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    #224751
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    Mercedes will produce another middling car, but Hamilton will score more points than either Schumacher or Rosberg did for the team in any single season.

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    @klcc88
    I would avoid hotels like the plague on event weekends. Look at sites like https://www.airbnb.ca http://www.vrbo.com/search?q=montreal http://www.wimdu.com/montreal You can rent apartments from owners for peanuts compared to what hotels will charge, plus you’ll get to stay in Montreal’s truly charming neighbourhoods rather than some concrete tourist tower. I travelled around Europe using sites like these and I am never, ever going to a hotel again if I can help it.

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