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  • #265351
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    On the practice start engine, what is the sound that sounds like when you start a road car with an internal combustion engine?

    #247338
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    And in 2009 at RBR

    #246509
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    @me4me I don’t think that g-forces can be simulated on the dyno, and they would have an effect on the fluids inside the engine.

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    It is not only Twitter though. Vettel has no MW Arden team, no MW Challenge, is not trying to buy a bicycle Team, no on-and-off girlfriend in America, no Triathlon team, is staying clear of Samurai books, etc… Now I really do not condemn those things, as there is nothing wrong with it, and I am happy for F1 drivers to do all that and live a public life besides F1. But it must be true that these things distract from F1 racing. Some more, some less, but they do.

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    Normally, I don’t mind a lot. Usually, when the replays are shown, everyone has settled into a rhythm and there are no pit stops yet. This time it was different as there were drivers pitting in lap 1 and 2, and it would have been great to show at least some of the progress of Grosjean and Vettel through the field.

    #242029
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    I don’t really like to see too much of Vettel driving around the track when he is on his own but I wouldn’t mind if they had shown a complete lap onboard from him when he was going fast (when nothing else was happening). I always find these views very impressive.

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    What I dislike most about DRS is that drivers stop trying to overtake somewhere else on the circuit. So I was thinking that one should only be able to use DRS if one was within a second at the DRS detection point for three laps or so. This will still stop slower cars from holding up faster cars for too long when it is really not possible to overtake, but most drivers should still have the incentive to overtake earlier rather than waiting.

    #237711
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    I am not @Michael but I’ve adjusted the results for the 12th race.

    Over the 5 past seasons here’s where Vettel was by the 12th race:
    In 2009 he had 128 points*, 2 victories, and 6 podiums – 2nd in the WDC
    In 2010 he had 151 points, 2 victories, and 6 podiums – Champion
    In 2011 he had 259 points, 7 victories, and 11 podiums – Champion
    In 2012 he had 140 points, 1 victory, and 4 podiums – Champion
    In 2013 he has 222 points, 6 victories, and 9 podiums – Champion???

    He’s still closing in on 2011′s results. 6 victories versus 7 and 9 podiums versus 11. He’s just 14% off that record dominating season.

    * 2009 points adjusted for new scoring system

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    Hopefully the Citroën version of the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak :) I guess that would be the C3.

    #229401
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    Best Driver: ROS
    Worst Driver: ALO (if it was his call to stay out, otherwise MAL)
    Best Team: Red Bull
    Worst Team: Ferrari (unless ALO ignored their call to come in, otherwise Force India)
    Best Overtake: VET on WEB (Best overtake in a long time actually)
    Best Funny-moment: HAM chez McLaren
    Most Surprising Result: Outcry about VET overtake
    Least Surprising Result: WEB finishes behind VET
    Special Mention to: BIA. Doing pretty well.
    Race Rating: 9/10

    Best BBC/Sky commentator/presenter: -
    Worst BBC/Sky commentator/ presenter: -
    Best Commentary moment: -
    World feed rating: 5/10

    #216118
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    The Maldonado crash video is interesting. Continue watching after the crash. In the last 30 seconds of the video, we can see cars going past with Vettel lining up behind Vergne, i.e. moments before the alleged yellow-flag pass. After Karthikeyan passes through, the camera pans to the right, and we can see the marshal’s post. I think I can see a green flag being waved there, but it is hard to make out as the advertising board on the marshal’s post is green, too. However, it seems almost certain that no yellow flag is being waved. Check the video:

    http://youtu.be/awronW8LZ4Q?t=4m34s

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