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  • #186361
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    Sad as it is I, too, don’t think that Kubica will ever return to F1.

    If Webber has another season like this one he would be stupid to remain at Red Bull. He would be better going to another team rather than being treated as a door mat, how does the saying go – “It’s better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees!”

    Ferrari are obviously going to put Alonso first, who else would go there and play second fiddle?

    #186283
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    @keithcollantine I take it you have looked at a MediaWiki install?

    @smifaye Yes, moderating a wiki would be a lot of work for Keith, however I’m sure Keith has a fair few members of this site he trusts and could assign them moderator status to help keep things in check!!

    The problem with Wikipedia is that there is no consistent structure to the articles, i.e. one drivers profile will be laid out differently to another, or one race report will again be laid out differently to others. With a dedicated wiki the owner & mods could ensure articles are kept consistent, and with the benefit of allowing many, many people to contribute the information would soon build up.

    #157797
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    Ha Ha, I work in WGC too and I know what you mean about that sign!!

    #176057
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    I’m guessing the meds have worn off!! :D

    Joking aside, you mean some thing like this picture – http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/4151984/img/Anonymous/all-f1-cars-ever-3.jpg

    #175292
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    One that really gets me though is every time the commentators mention the ‘wooden plank under the car’ – it isn’t made of wood!

    I though it was made of wood!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skid_block

    http://www.formula1.com/news/technical/2010/837/786.html

    Both of the above articles mention it being made of wood, what’s it made of then?

    #173502
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    please do not comment without knowing all the facts.

    Is this aimed at me?

    Why was Keith’s response tucked away in a completely separate article and not in the one it related to? Keith’s link to his response was posted some 10 minutes after I made my post above, do you expect me to check back through every article to check out all the facts?!!

    There’s no way for me to know what time Keith’s response was appended to an article that was originally posted many, many hours earlier, for all I know it was done after I made my post!!!

    I’m glad the issue is now resolved. It’s a shame that an excellent site like this attracts that malicious kind of behavior.

    Keep up the good work everyone.

    #173497
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    OK, I’m going to be a bit controversial here but I think the action taken against the commenters in the Ferrari 60 years since first win article shows some of the issues people here are frustrated about!!

    All comments that related to the article being a “copy & paste” have been removed. Now I don’t give two shits whether it’s true or not, the article was really interesting and a joy to read.

    There has been no comment, that I can see, from Keith on the matter, just a blanket removal of comments. It’s this kind of censorship that, for me at least, shows disrespect for the readers.

    If it’s not true that the article is a “copy & paste” come out and say so and cite sources.

    If on the other hand it is a “copy & paste”, put your hands up, apologise and give credit to the original author, failing that remove the article.

    Now I admit that some of the comments were down right rude and insulting but others were legitimate concerns, Keith’s claim to accept constructive criticism and engage his readers is looking on shaky ground!!

    I really like this site and it’s my first port of call for anything F1 related, don’t ruin all your good & hard work by alienating your readers.

    #173674
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    I have a link to download the latest episode, but I won’t post it just in case it infringes forum rules.

    #168720
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    I agree with LL.

    In my opinion forums are designed for discussions, the comments section of blogs are for just that, comments!!

    I appreciate that the main site came first and that is where Keith wants the attention focused, however I beleive it’s not practical to have a discussion in an area that is not designed for it. Maybe it’s because I spend a lot of time on many other forums that I am more comfortable in forums.

    The way I think a blog and forum should be dived is something like this, for example:

    Blog post about new engine specification, people them comment on the article or links to further information.

    Forum post where people discuss whether the new specifications are a good or bad thing and others reply.

    #169334
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    As I understand it, once the race has started the cars are no longer under parc ferme rules. This means that the teams can make any changes to the car they want at anytime.

    Obviously we don’t see this take place very often!! In theory a team could bring one of their cars into the pits rebuild any damage and send the driver back out again to carry on with the race.

    I forget which season it was that drivers had a one lap qualifying in the reverse order they finished the previous race, so you would often see a team try and repair a broken car to get back out on track and further up the finishing order to get a better qualifying slot at the next race.

    #157648
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    Prost, Alonso & Button have won races for 3 teams.

    I’m sure there are more but can’t think of any right now!

    #139292
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    Race 6 is with a “West” McLaren. I can see that on the screen in the left side of the picture. And the picture is from Imola so its the San Marino GP 97-2005

    It’s definitely Spa, just not sure which year!!

    #151990
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    -Alonso’s and Massa’s superb 1-2 in Monza, the tifosi’s celebrations! One couldn’t help but feel happy for Ferrari, felt like chanting the Italian anthem with them too bad I don’t know it’s words.. That was one mad podium celebration, great to see the fans in the bottom of the podium – fans should be allowed to do that in every GP :/

    Not quite! Button was second and Massa 3rd. Oh, and Vettel slammed in to Button at Spa, not Webber.

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    #144624
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    Are there any steering wheels out there with a proper clutch and a proper H-pattern gearshift? I know it’s nothing like modern racing but damn, that’d be fun.

    My G25 has a clutch pedal and 6 speed “H” pattern gearshift + reverse!!!

    Gran Turismo makes use of the clutch and “H”-gate, it’s really cool.

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