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  • #258117
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    Thanks for the recommendations! Some books I didn’t know about yet. I think the books review section on your website is really underrated @keithcollantine !

    #257985
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    I’m going to Spa to watch WEC in a few weeks, really looking forward to it. Just 28 euros for a 6 hour race!

    #257977
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    I forgot about that one, I own Jacky Stewart’s autobiography as well. I never read it completely though, I’m not sure why… Guess I should find it!

    @dragoll How come you read Matchett’s books in the wrong order? What made you feel like you should’ve read the other one first?

    #257839
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    I read about “The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit” and I hear there’s an awful lot of mistakes in the book. Cannell wasn’t that interested in Formula 1 before he wrote the book, or so I’ve heard. I will still read it later on, because the story of Phil Hill and Wolfgang Von Trips is interesting and there’s not a lot written about them. I wish the author would’ve made sure there were no mistakes in the book though.

    #257712
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    I own and have read “The Lost Generation” as well, it’s a great book indeed. However, I like Rindt’s book even better because of the size of the book and the fact there’s photos on just about every page in the book.

    I have also read Gilles Villeneuve’s biography by Gerald Donald last summer, fan-tas-tic book. The only slight criticism I have is that it didn’t really tell me how Gilles felt about his teammate winning the world championship title in 1979. He couldn’t possibly have liked that, could he?

    #257498
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    Quite the readers here…

    #254159
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    They broadcast races 3 weeks after they took place didn’t they? I think they weren’t full races either, correct me if I’m wrong.

    #254089
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    I have no idea if it’s being broadcast in the Netherlands. Does anyone know?

    #253610
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    Season got off to a fantastic start. To be honest, I was a bit skeptic about the rule changes, especially concerning the open class; they’re allowed to use a softer tyre in qualifying and carry 4 more liters of fuel during races. Aleix Espargaro looked like he was going to be faster than the factory bikes during pre-season testing and practice in Qatar but thankfully the factory bikes were back in front during the race. That’s good news because otherwise Yamaha and Honda might have threatened to pull out, I’m sure.

    The race was fantastic, it’s a shame the new Bridgestone tyres put the likes of Lorenzo and Crutchlow at a disadvantage because they like carrying more speed into corners which these tyres do not allow. I’ve seen a lot of people on social media claim Rossi’s back but I’d hold your horses. He was equally good in Qatar last year and his season was far from brilliant, even his win in Assen wasn’t THAT much of an archievement because most other contenders were injured at that point. We’ll see if anyone can beat Marquez to his second title this year.

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    I see people recommend others to bring something to protect them from rain. Make it a rain coat instead of an umbrella! If you’ve got bronze tickets you’re really going to spoil the session for people standing or sitting behind you if you’re going to hold up an umbrella and block their view in the process. Unfortunately, I saw plenty of selfish people last year and saw some people get into arguments because of it too. Try thinking of others when you’ve got bronze tickets; the good spots are crowded and it’s that much better for everyone if you try to think of others too. My father and I got into an argument with some guy shooting photos at the outside of Pouhon last year during qualifying, he was easily 2 meters tall, was sitting at the highest point of the hill and stood up everytime a car passed us. Everyone behind him started complaining and thought he was a ****. Don’t be that guy.

    #249057
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    Found a workaround, but it’s embarrassing this is what it takes tbh.

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-login.php

    Log in there and you’ll be redirected back to F1Fanatic, even on iPhone.

    #249056
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    Still awaiting for a possibility to log in, I’m only rarely on a computer. @keithcollantine

    #248993
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    @keithcollantine To be honest I think it’s a huge step backwards. I usually browse the website with my iPhone, but the forums look messy on there. My biggest problem however, is that I can not log in on my iPhone anymore. The log in form used to be on the bottom of the index page, but this now loads older articles infinitely. So I had to visit the forums every time to log in, but now the log in form is gone there as well. So now what? No more commenting for me?

    #248202
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    Seriously? This little interest?

    #248178
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    Indecided to look it up.

    Here lies the answer: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17643

    He estimates a car weighs around 600 kilos in 2014, if he’s a bit off I can see why heavier drivers (the minimum weight limit includes the driver) would make it hard to stay within the weight limit of 690 kilos, especially because the estimations made in the link above are based on minimum weights.

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