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3rd August 2012, 23:45 at 11:45 pm #206677
One thing that gets me every time on the round-ups – the quotes from the articles you use are frequently nothing to do with the headlines of those articles.
Webber turns Olympic spectator in break (Reuters)
“I know other teams have been asked to address things with their cars, but they (the FIA directives) are not for general consumption. And some of ours do make the general consumption, which is just the way it’s been.”
The quote has nothing to do with the Olympics. My mental gearbox isn’t semi-automatic, and there’s always a horrible crunch of gears when I try to parse these things.
Would you consider having a main headline that you write yourself that relates to the quote, and then a smaller line at the bottom giving details of the article it’s taken from?27th May 2012, 21:31 at 9:31 pm #202351
Always scary to see a car heading towards those fences. They’re basically industrial strength cheese graters. Not that I have any suggestions for anything else, but I just think they’re nasty.22nd April 2012, 22:17 at 10:17 pm #199941
OK, so it seems that the decisions were released at 18:00 UK time. That’s 3 hours after the end of the race, plus the race time after the actual incidents. My point still stands.15th April 2012, 10:15 at 10:15 am #199381
A good Camembert is hard to beat. Especially if it’s turned liquid.23rd January 2012, 23:36 at 11:36 pm #190411
Toad in the hole.10th September 2011, 11:51 at 11:51 am #177988
@raymondu999 The changes seem fair enough. If the drivers have to slow and go round them, then they still get the penalty effect without damaging the cars.
@KaIIe I agree that the bumps have to be a decent distance from walls and barriers, so that cars will have a chance to land and slow down a bit before impact. Monaco is a special case – as it is in pretty much every other respect.14th July 2011, 11:14 at 11:14 am #174073
Steph/Ads21 You’re right – it was Alonso/Massa. I don’t blame Alonso for throwing a fit about it. I found the video:
If that’s blocking then I’m an upside-down aircraft carrier.14th July 2011, 6:45 at 6:45 am #174069
I don’t dislike Ferrari because they made the sport dull with a period of dominance. Yes, it wasn’t the most entertaining period of F1 and I was rooting for someone else to beat them, but it’s not Ferrari’s fault if they produce a much better car than everyone else. What were they supposed to do? Make it worse so the other teams had a chance?
I dislike Ferrari because of their arrogance in thinking that they’re the core of Formula 1. Yes, they’ve been around the longest and be very successful with it, but that doesn’t mean they should get to have a veto on rules that they don’t like (I’m astounded that the other teams put up with that), get extra money just for being Ferrari, or wander around slagging off everyone and everything. Their repeated attacks on the new teams were pretty unedifying.
Regarding the FIA favouritism: as a rule all conspiracy theories should be dismissed out of hand, but some penalties of recent years just have to make you wonder. The biggest one from recent memory was qualifying in Monza, when a car (McLaren?) was penalised for disturbing the air flow on a Ferrari along one of the straights, and therefore slowed it down. The stewards said the car should have moved off the racing line, but the distance between the cars makes it obvious that doing so would have made no difference (ye cannae break the laws o’ physics, cap’n). If this was a genuine problem, then pretty much every car on the grid should have been penalised for being on the track in front of another car at some point.
Luckily, I can split my support for a driver/team. If there’s a driver I like in Ferrari, I still want them to do well – but I wish they were doing well for another team.11th July 2011, 19:30 at 7:30 pm #173751
Well, I nearly used ‘minnows’, but that seemed harsh.11th July 2011, 10:57 at 10:57 am #17374811th October 2010, 0:32 at 12:32 am #147221
Live broadcasting takes a lot of getting used to – if you haven’t seen it, watch Jake’s video showing the first 20 minutes of the Singapore GP coverage:
I’m guessing that Lee has barely any experience of that kind of work, so it’s not surprising there were a few mistakes. I know I couldn’t handle it. As a first/early attempt, she did a pretty good job. With more experience she’d improve no end, and more of her personality would come through.27th July 2010, 7:38 at 7:38 am #142802
There’s a good video explaining the rule on http://www.indycar.com (titled Barnhart explains the blocking rules). I didn’t see what was wrong before, but this makes it clear.
Essentially, on a road course you’re not allowed to take the inside line into a corner unless you’re overtaking. If you’re defending, you have to stay wide (which basically means you can’t defend if you’re a slower car). I’ve always wondered why it seemed to easy for drivers to overtake on road courses in IndyCar, and now I know.
I’m not a fan of this rule, but it’s there and Helio broke it.