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    Keep it, and demand compensation from the FIA for nicking your idea :)



    Definitely Kvyat round the outside on Gutierrez – a great piece of gutsy opportunism and racing instinct.



    The convention is BTG (bridge to gantry) I understand. So a full lap of the Nordschleife minus a section of the pit straight. More info at if you’re into ‘Ring stuff.

    7 minutes is mighty impressive for a production road car – Bellof’s lap, whilst incredible in it’s own right, is not the fairest comparison since it was a full-blown fire-snorting race machine.



    Has to be Bottas on Gutierrez – was a bold and ballsy pass in an inferior car, in a location where few attempted a pass all race long.



    It’s scary how right-wing the Republican party is becoming – I hope Obama wins today.



    I thought this was a really great hour of TV – some incredible footage, and plenty of insightful interviews from drivers and team members. It managed, in the most part, to be interesting and accessible to the layman without dumbing down too much. I didn’t see “Grand Prix: The Killer Years” and I know this has a similarly hysterical title, but I would urge you to give it a go; I really enjoyed it.



    iPhone 4, via both the Safari and Google apps.



    @chalky – but by having the XL package with Virgin you’re already paying extra. None of that stuff is included in the M package (which I have). However, I agree with the point you’re making, i.e. that comparisons between the two are not simple to make.



    F1Fanatic Name: Casanova

    Birthday: 28th March

    What driver do you support? Button

    What team do you support? I love seeing the Saubers do well

    What is your favourite ever GP? Hungary 1997 is one I’ll never forget watching.

    Do you like any other sports? Snooker, Tennis, Rallying

    Have you ever got COTD? Yes! Christmas Eve 2010. Still reserving judgment on Petrov…

    Are you on Facebook? Yes

    Are you on Twitter? No

    Do you have a site? No

    Favourite part of F1Fanatic: The stats & analysis, and the predictions championship (despite how terrible I am at it)



    I fear Kubica’s hand will end up like Massa’s head or Herbert’s foot. He’ll come back, but will never quite reach his old level. But I would love to be proved wrong, and for Kubica’s hand to emulate Schumacher’s legs or Lauda’s burns.



    1) Do you spend some money on F1 or get along with what is available for free (websites, free-to-air TV coverage)?

    Apart from a TV license, I don’t spend any money on F1. I won’t be paying for Sky.

    2) What kind of F1 related items do you usually buy and how often? Race tickets, magazines, books, model cars, teamwear, DVDs,…?

    I don’t buy merchandise, and I no longer subscribe to F1Racing magazine (too expensive, and with the pace of F1 news these days, it’s out of date by the time it lands on the doormat).

    I’ve never been to a race. I’d love to, and I live conveniently close to Silverstone, but for me it’s prohibitively expensive. I was considering planning a holiday in Turkey to attend the Turkish GP next year (given that it’s a great track, and the tickets are some of the cheapest on the calendar). But now it looks like the GP will be cancelled; perhaps I’ll go to the Hungaroring instead.

    3) Do you save money by refusing from something just to be able to spend it on F1 related stuff? I mean, do you buy less clothes, avoid eating out or do whatever else just because so there is more left for F1?


    4) Approximately how big part of your “entertainment budget” is spent on F1? One tenth, one third, one half?




    I think McLaren would want another top-line driver and Ferrari would want another fast doormat… Here’s how things could look next year if this happened. I’ve used the current 2011 constructors championship standings (mostly) to determine the numbers etc.

    Red Bull Racing-Renault

    1. Sebastian Vettel

    2. Mark Webber (really not sure Webber will hang around to get trounced again, but gave him the benefit of the doubt)

    3. Sebastien Buemi

    Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes

    4. Lewis Hamilton

    5. Jenson Button

    6. Nico Rosberg

    Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

    7. Fernando Alonso

    8. Felipe Massa

    9. Timo Glock

    Lotus Renault GP

    10. Robert Kubica (provided he’s fit again, here’s hoping)

    11. Vitaly Petrov

    12. Bruno Senna

    Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team

    14. Nico Hlkenberg

    15. Michael Schumacher (let’s see if his odd-number preference extends to numbers >13)

    16. Nick Heidfeld

    Sauber F1 Team-Ferrari

    17. Kamui Kobayashi

    18. Sergio Prez

    19. Sam Bird

    Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari

    20. Jaime Alguersuari

    21. Daniel Ricciardo

    22. Jules Bianchi

    Force India F1 Team-Mercedes

    23. Adrian Sutil

    24. Paul di Resta

    25. Giancarlo Fisichella

    Team Lotus-Renault

    26. Jarno Trulli

    27. Romain Grosjean

    28. Davide Valsecchi

    AT&T Williams-Cosworth

    29. Rubens Barrichello

    30. Heikki Kovalainen

    31. Pastor Maldonado

    Marussia Virgin Racing-Cosworth

    32. Jerome D’Ambrosio

    33. Karun Chandhok

    34. Giedo van der Garde

    Hispania Racing F1 Team-Cosworth – bust…



    My grid is approximately set in the late 80s.

    Renault – Senna and Vettel

    Mercedes – Moss and Mansell

    Honda – Pironi and Montoya

    Lotus – Bellof and Hakkinnen

    Jordan – Michael and Ralf Schumacher

    Williams – Keke and Nico Rosberg

    Ligier – Clark and Lauda

    Hesketh – Raikkonen and Hunt

    Tyrrell – Prost and Button

    Rebel Alliance – Skywalker and R2D2

    Ferrari – Dastardly and Muttly

    Minardi – Fangio and Chuck Norris

    That I’d pay to see!



    I remember the last few races of the 1994 season; I was 9 years old. I particularly remember watching in disbelief as Schumacher clattered Hill in Adelaide and won the championship. It was only when I got a book of F1 history for Christmas soon afterwards that I even heard of Senna, Prost, Fangio, Stewart, Clark… and was saddened to realise that I had missed the chance to see Senna and Prost race by a matter of months.



    Some good suggestions above. Off the top of my head, you might also enjoy:

    Hungary 1997

    Italy 1971

    Dijon 1979

    Spain 1986

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