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  • #236373
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    WHAT?!?! Cecotto got away with it? I was just watching the race (delayed) and came online to see how bad his penalty was, and to my surprise there isn’t a penalty!

    #228478
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    Well, I would love to see him back on F1 next year! Bye Massa! :-)

    #224251
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    This website has some pictures taken after the race, showing they made contact :-)
    http://www.motorpasion.com.br/cinema-tv/mansell-e-piquet-se-enfrentarao-para-promover-o-ford-fusion

    It says Mansell touched the rear of Piquet’s car, then Piquet put him off track after hitting him on the left.

    #215295
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    Button on Raikkonen! Raikkonen on Hulkenberg was second best probably.

    #214763
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    Besides the passing of Sid and De Villiota’s accident which everyone mentioned, more on the racisng sude, Lewis misfortunes were hearth breaking. His car letting him down last Sunday after such a dominant pole was just awful, even if it handed victory to Kimi (which I was happy for). I personally would have liked the championship to go to either him or Alonso (nothing against Vettel, just preference).

    #214695
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    Koba’s podium and Williams victory.
    I was going to say Massa back on podium, but while it was good… it didn’t thrill me that much.

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    #213903
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    Senna on Maldonado was quite nice indeed.

    #212622
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    I went to the series website to try and get some information on the rules and check if there is a speed limit or something. I couldn’t find any documentation.
    I think someone mentioned in this forum before (I think it was @guilherme) how messy the brazilian motor racing entity (CBA) is. I admit I don’t follow their work very closely but I can only agree with that assessment. As people mentioned here, safety standards are not taken very seriously in any of the series I know of, but more concerning is that it doesn’t seem to be getting more attention – this crash is an example, nowhere you see anyone concerned with it, only reports that “wow that was a big crash but the driver is relatively fine so let’s simply move on”.

    #212637
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    Is that only me or teams are doing a bit more to please us (fans) lately? Sauber cut a car in half, Lotus did the papercraft E20 and lots of other stuff in their Facebook page, McLaren are doing these cool animations… hope that the trend continues!

    #212605
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    I have been to one of these races around 2008 and it is indeed a bit scary. Every now and then there is a big shunt but I think this one is the first to have serious consequences. The tracks are normally in smaller cities, with less than ideal safety standards.
    When I read the reports that he was at 190 km/h I thought it was a bit too much, but still… way too fast. I would agree that a speed limit is necessary (and also choosing tracks with no precipices around!).

    #211642
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    Seems I’m not alone in my liking for Sauber!

    #211636
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    I am a bit like @prisoner-monkeys. But I do have a soft spot for a couple teams: Williams and Sauber. It is actually a soft spot for “underdogs”, which Williams and Sauber were as I started following the sport more closely (having just watched with my father before that but not really “understanding” it). They maybe do not fit that definition any longer, but I still like them.
    As for drivers, I like Alonso, Koba and Kimi – as you see, not very much aligned with the teams. Maybe teams is what I really support, while drivers I kind of admire and recognize.

    #210356
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    I live in Brazil, but a bit far from São Paulo… I found this link (below) but it wasn’t working for qualifying yesterday. Not quite sure it will be aired by TV’s here… anyway thanks for the tip!

    http://live.fiawec.com

    #209940
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    Brazil is indeed booming in many aspects, but one that is crucial for F1 in my view is perhaps the most neglected thing in this country: technology. All aspects of it, starting with basic math and science education to form engineers for instance, or simply the existence of any tech firm that would benefit from associating its name with F1 or use that as a “testing / development bed” for its products.
    Many teams in F1 are no longer solely a racing team – they are tech companies and / or tied to automotive industry (e.g. McLaren, Ferrari, Williams, Mercedes, Caterham, Marussia). The others (Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India, Lotus, Sauber, HRT) are international business plataforms for their funding firms.
    The first of above “avenues” for a Brazilian F1 team is, in my opinion, not viable due to the aforementioned lack of technological aptitude.
    The second is maybe not as interesting as it may sound – the brazilian grownt is largely due to the internal market, what makes Formula 1 and its inherent global character less appealing. Brazilian firms who would be interested in enhancing its global position via Formula 1 association are limited in number (Petrobras, Vale and OGX come to mind, but that’s all).

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