Tom L.

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    Surprised no one’s mentioned Trulli’s victory in Monaco yet, the only time in a stretch of 13 races that Schumacher was beaten!

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    Oh yes, that obscure 3-time world champion Nelson Piquet, I’d forgotten about him!

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    Surely this move by Piquet on Senna should get a mention! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Hbuydy9LI

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    Dale Coyne have retained Carlos Huertas for a second year.
    Francesco Dracone will be alongside him for at least the first four races. After a couple of unsuccessful Indycar outings in 2010, Dracone has spent the last few years racing in Auto GP, with his best results a pair of 6th places last year.

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    ART have announced Japanese F3 champion Nobuharu Matsushita alongside Vandoorne: http://www.gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2015/02_Feb/Nobuharu-Matsushita-completes-ART-Grand-Prix-line-up/

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    Has everyone forgotten his start at Hungary ’08 around the outside of Hamilton? Or the battle with Kubica at Fuji in the rain? Oh wait, that’s the “old” Massa, that doesn’t count. He’s not the same driver any more!

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    Not a bad race, but I thought the TV coverage was rather disappointing. Somehow they managed to completely miss a first-lap pile-up at Eau Rouge that took 4 cars out, only cutting to it once the drivers had vacated their cars. No replays were forthcoming at all. They also cut away from Jaafar and Sainz just before they collided, despite it being pretty clear Jaafar was about to have a lunge down the inside, and again there were no replays.
    I can understand them wanting to follow the leaders in case something happens, but when major events in the race manage to slip under the radar, there’s a bit of a problem!

    Good to see Stockinger have a good run, even if he wasn’t able to convert it into a top 10 result as he should have done. Did anyone pick up what the problem was with his pit stop? (The commentary I had was in Russian…)

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    I must say, I’ve been impressed by Viso this year. Consistency has historically been his problem, but this year he’s been consistently qualifying and racing up at the sharp end, even if the results haven’t always gone his way for one reason or another. He’s also cut out the unnecessary accidents – as far as I remember, the only one he’s had so far was when he was taken out by Hinchcliffe at Long Beach, through no fault of his own. Looks like moving to Andretti was the right move for him, I think he’ll get a big result soon.

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    They’ve given a 10-place grid drop for Monaco to… Rio Haryanto.
    Seems a bit harsh, I’m not sure where else he could have gone!

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    Ryan Cullen has just been announced as joining Marussia.

    As for the other seat I have no idea – Pal Kiss returning, maybe? There was some talk of him finding a FR3.5 seat for this year but nothing came of it, so he could come back for another year.

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    What happened to Nato?
    My stream thought it would be a good idea to cut out at key points in the race (for example, just before the safety car came in, and – for the second day in a row – on the final lap before the winner had crossed the line). It also managed to miss a couple of laps near the beginning of the race, in which Nato went from 1st to 25th, and no replays were forthcoming… did he spin off?

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    Very entertaining race. A lot of big names (Franchitti, Hunter-Reay, Power) hitting problems and failing to get results, a promising debut from Vautier, De Silvestro finally being able to show what she can do, some of the more unpredictable racers like Andretti, Sato and Viso racing cleanly in the pack to score good points, the comedy of errors from JR Loldebrand, the scramble to the finish line, and a first-time winner in Hinchcliffe. Looking forward to round 2!

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    Disappointed that I had to scroll so far down the thread to find JPM and the horse with horns!

    Anyway… here’s Rubens struggling like a pig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B59B5p7KrrM

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    Signing Ericsson does seem to make sense – in recent years DAMS have often gone for one driver with a bit more experience to partner an up-and-coming youngster. But I wasn’t expecting Richelmi in the second seat…

    Where does this leave Rio Haryanto, now the Carlin and DAMS seats have been filled?

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    It might be interesting to talk about the Prost GP team, seeing as it was (at least initially) intended as a French “national team” in the Force India/HRT mould: the idea behind the project and how/why it failed.

    This article has some interesting perspectives: http://cfm.globalf1.net/?page_id=140

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