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  • #268561
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    Cannot wait for this. You’ve got a guaranteed sale as soon as it’s available on Android! Unfortunately I don’t have any apple devices.

    Do you have any idea at all when it’ll be released on Android? As in, are we talking days, or years?

    #263132
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    My Fiancee has Myalgic encephalomyelitis, otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Among the obvious symptoms (fatigue!) she also suffers from joint pains. Her condition is so severe that she had to drop out of university, and is now studying part time from home. As such, she needed a good quality desk chair!

    I took a chance with this one:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400669815423?referrer=ldoi-widget

    They ship to Europe, but unsure of cost, sorry. If you wish, they also do an identical chair with a massage function, which is only about £15 more, but I only found it after I had purchased!

    I must admit, I was a bit sceptical, due to the low price. But I took a chance, thinking that if it was rubbish then I’d use it and I’d get my Fiancee a decent one. But its absolutely brilliant! The only thing that I would change is the arms – I’d rather they were adjustable, but I didn’t expect to get one with adjustable arms without spending three times the price!

    The padding is lovely and thick, incredibly comfy!
    We’ve had it for about a year now, with quite a lot of use (a few hours every day) and its showing no signs of wear whatsoever. Assembly was very easy too – I did it myself, with my Fiancee occasionally lending a hand holding stuff together while I screwed it in place, but I could have done it on my own if needed.

    Highly recommended!

    #255938
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    To add a few more to the list:

    2011:
    Malaysian GP: Hit the pit entry wall during free practice.
    Monaco GP: Collided with Hamilton on lap 73.
    Canadian GP: Spun
    Belgian GP: Forced Hamilton off track during qualifying.

    2013:
    Australian GP: Spun on lap 24
    Monaco GP: Collided with Chilton

    And, obviously, Sunday’s fiasco with Gutierrez.

    #249743
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    I’m gonna be controversial and say Vettel.
    If we had this discussion after the first few races of last year, Hamilton would be the safe choice, and look what happened!

    #248462
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    1) Hamilton
    2) Rosberg
    3) Button
    4) Alonso
    5) Hulkenburg
    6) Perez
    7) Vettel
    8) Raikkonen
    9) Magnussen
    10) Massa
    11) Bottas
    12) Ricciardo
    13) Kobayashi
    14) Vergne
    15) Grosjean
    16) Vergne
    17) Maldonado
    18) Ericson
    19) Kvyat
    20) Sutil
    21) Bianchi
    22) Chilton

    #247919
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    Bradley Downton, thats not surprising if you know how insurance companies work. Typically, the only people that can afford a new car are older drivers with more experience. You don’t see many 17 year olds driving around in brand new cars, most are driving around in corsas older than they are. Hence newer cars have less crashes than older ones. Also, as they are newer, parts are easier to obtain, thus they are cheaper to repair in the event of a crash.

    I’m in a similar boat to you – 20 year old male driver – and I’ve got an 06 plate Ford Focus Ghia 1.6TDCi. Again, few young drivers get a focus, and those that do usually get a petrol, so my insurance last year was a very respectable £690. My Fiancee has done the same thing by buying a Honda Jazz – never seen anyone else under the age of 60 driving one!
    My brother’s first car was a rover 75 and he got reasonable insurance. But on the other hand, my Mum bought a Vauxhall Corsa, and her insurance has gone up quite a bit.
    “Old people” cars generally offer cheaper insurance for young drivers, or at the very least avoid cars which are driven lots by young people.

    #247699
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    I got quite lucky this year :).
    I received a total of three Mercedes t-shirts from my parents and my Fiancée, and a large picture of Hamilton from her grandparents. Being a MASSIVE Hamilton fan, i’m quite pleased with this haul! :).

    #247148
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    I’d like it to go to the BTCC route, where commentators have a radio link to the drivers. Obviously not while they’re racing, but on the warm up lap/safety car period etc, its brilliant to hear interviews with the drivers in the moment, rather than a post race interview once they’ve started to calm down.

    Although saying that, I wonder what would happen if Fuji 07 repeated itself with a driver talking to a commentator crashing under the safety car?

    #246698
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    Mika Hakkinen was the only one to fail to qualify in his debut season?

    #245096
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    It’s available on BBC1 this weekend. See here:
    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2013/11/21/2013-brazilian-grand-prix-tv-times/

    So if you have freeview/etc, you can watch it on there, and if not, if you have access to the internet, you can catch it live on iPlayer.
    Sorry I can’t answer your question, but hope this helps.

    #244685
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    The problem with changing the length of the races is the change in points system that would be needed. It would be unfair to have 25 points for a win at Korea in under an hour but a win after three hours at Monaco still only gets 25 points? It’d need changing.

    I’m fine with 2-tyre pit stops, and they should also abolish that stupid top-10-start-on-the-same-tyre rule, and the use-both-compounds rule.

    #244677
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    Although you say that it should be something the teams can control, the best way would be to arrange the season properly! Have Asian races at the start or at the end of the season, not both. Not flying off to Canada in the middle of the European season, etc.

    Although, realistically, I would be in favor of more parts being ‘frozen’, like Gary Anderson’s idea. I also think that you can’t freeze for five consecutive races – there’s no way teams would agree to do Monaco followed by Canada on the same rear wing, as with Monza and Singapore.

    #244468
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    A static 360 degree panoramic view, like Google street view, would be much more useful.

    #241782
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    I like the limited time or limited number or uses idea.
    Or, if they still didn’t want the leading car to use it for defending, they should automatically shut the DRS when both cars are along side each other. So (theoretically, at least!) we would not get highway passes, but the defending driver can try and outbreak the attacking driver to give them more of a chance.

    #240696
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    eBay, Amazon, Play.com etc.
    You should be able to get most if not all of them through a combination of those sites.

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