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  • #294855
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    You are 100% right. The power in Formula 1 has definitely gone to the wrong people.

    People think Bernie is getting extra greedy at the moment but the fact is that he is leaned on heavily by CVC who sole objection with F1, as with any investment firm is to make as big as profit as possible. The history of Formula 1 is meaningless to them, as there is little money to be made out of it.

    You’re bang on with the Strategy Group as well. Putting the power with the elite is just going to widen the gap between the have and have nots. It’s an inevitability.

    But the problem is that those who have power will not want to give it up. CVC are still getting a hell of a lot of money from F1 and the offer to buy back FOM would have to be simply enormous. Even harder is wrestling control back from the Strategy Group. Strategy Group teams are not going to accept terms that are worse than what they have now and been too forceful, you run the risk of losing half of the current F1 teams and the iconic teams like Williams, Ferrari and McLaren.

    #294449
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    @rocknrolla The results are not put up until the Tuesday after the race, so until then you won’t be able to see the leaderboard.

    #294028
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    Thank you. OK my clue:
    This date saw the beginning of something glorious, and it’s also been a glorious day for an Anglo-French combination, as twice on this date they have come together to bridge a long gap.

    #294022
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    @jackysteeg Really had to rack my brains for this one but I think I’ve gotten it – 16th August
    On 16 August 1992, Ayrton Senna won the Hungarian Grand Prix as Nigel Mansell clinched the championship.
    On 16 August 1998, Michael Schumacher won the Hungarian Grand Prix thanks to Ross Brawn’s tactical masterstroke of three stopping him.

    #293841
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    @sbewers Correct!

    #293835
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    Brilliant. Now for my clue:
    On this date, Two legends have made incredible comebacks to victory in changeable conditions on a legendary track, but also on this date, legends have had to take a back step as a new talent reigns supreme in an exotic land.

    #293754
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    9 March – David Coulthard won the Australian Grand Prix in 1997 for McLaren on this date and won again in 2003 for his final F1 victory.

    #293632
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    1. Hamilton
    2. Rosberg
    3. Vettel
    4. Bottas
    5. Ricciardo
    6. Raikkonen
    7. Grosjean
    8. Kyvat
    9. Magnussen
    10. Sainz

    Massa will retire, Button as well. Verstappen to finish an agonising 11th.

    #293568
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    Will Stevens.

    #293416
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    It really depends on his enthusiasm for the sport and results this season. If he has a rejuvenating season and is close to or indeed actually beating Vettel then he may have a future in Formula 1. But if he is lacklustre again and is well behind Vettel, then he will lose interest and quit. If he is really poor at the beginning of this season, I wouldn’t be surprised if he jacked it in mid-season.

    #291906
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    Will Sauber do better than last year? Definitely. But I don’t think they will be brillant this season and I find it very unlikely they’ll be fighting for podiums. I see them competing at a Toro Rosso sort of level, achieving points often enough, but not really setting the world alight.

    #288498
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    I have only ever been up close to an F1 car in my life and that was when I was nine at a local car fair. Disappointingly it wasn’t the McLaren MP4/4 of the Ferrarii F2002.

    No it was the Footwork FA12 from 1991, which was an absolute crapbox in every sense. It often failed to qualify and was the only ever Arrows car not to score a point throughout a whole season, something that wasn’t mentioned.

    #239591
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    Here’s how I see the 2014 calendar:
    1. Australia 16 March
    2. Malaysia 23 March
    3. China 13 April
    4. Bahrain 20 April
    5. Spain 11 May
    6. Monaco 25 May
    7. Canada 8 June
    8. New Jersey 22 June
    9. Austria 6 July
    10. Britian 13 July
    11. Germany 27 July
    12. Hungary 3 August
    13. Belgium 31 August
    14. Italy 14 September
    15. Singapore 28 September
    16. Japan 12 October
    17. Russia 26 October
    18. Abu Dhabi 9 November
    19. United States 23 November
    20. Brazil 30 November

    I believe Korea will join India in dropping off the calendar and grandprix.com seem to validate that opinion.
    http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns26023.html

    If your wondering why I have a two week gap between Canada and New Jersey, that’s because the FIA have blocked the date for Le Mans.
    http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130628/f1/130629839
    If New Jersey doesn’t happen, then Austria will probably be brought foward to 29 June.

    #239069
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    2014: Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
    2015: Fernando Alonso Ferrari
    2016: Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
    2017: Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
    2018: Sergio Perez McLaren
    2019: Antonio Felix de Costa Red Bull
    2020: Sebastian Vettel Ferrari

    #206091
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    Drivers
    1 ALONSO
    2. VETTEL
    3. WEBBER
    4. HAMILTON
    5. ROSBERG
    6. RAIKKONEN
    7. BUTTON
    8. MASSA
    9. SCHUMACHER
    10.GROSJEAN
    11.PEREZ
    12.MALDONADO
    13.HULKENBURG
    14.KOBAYASHI
    15.DI RESTA
    16.SENNA
    17.RICCARDO
    18.VERNGE
    19.KOVALAINEN
    20.PETROV
    21.GLOCK
    22.KARTHIKEYAN
    23.PIC
    24.DE LA ROSA

    Constructors
    1. RED BULL
    2. FERRARI
    3. MCLAREN
    4. MERCEDES
    5. LOTUS
    6. SAUBER
    7. WILLIAMS
    8. FORCE INDIA
    9. TORO ROSSO
    10.CATHERHAM
    11.MARUSSIA
    12.HRT

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