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    Pizzonia appeared in this month F1 Racing.

    He is racing in Brazil. And he is doing triathlons. He plans to be the first former F1 driver to complete an ironman Triathlon.



    1 – Johnny Herbert, Nurburgring 99, not sure about the Grand Prix, Luxembourg or Europe… Let’s Say European Grand Prix 1999

    2 – Giancarlo Fisichella, Brazil 2003?

    3 – 75 Laps

    4 – Renault (2 Williams, 2 Ligier)

    5 – 5 points – 7th in a GP in 1993, don’t remember where. 8th twice with Minardi in 1995 (in Canada where he passed Mika Salo on the last lap when the people where already on the track celebrating alesi victory, and in Hungary), 8th again with Minardi in 1999, don’t remember where.

    6 – 2000?

    7 – No Idea

    8 – Vanwall

    9 – I’m not British, No Idea.

    10 – Malaysian GP, at Sepang.



    Propaganda is like magic. Controlling the media is a huge step to control the minds of the people. Look at this, the government sends the army to open fire against peaceful demonstration. They kill several unarmed people. They have the same government for almost 40 years, and most of them probably still believe this is the best for the nation.

    In the western countries we have lots of propaganda, most of us believe that we can decide our destiny just because we can choose the persons we have in the governments, but that’s a naive thinking…

    About the title of the topic: “Supporting Bahrainis = Supporting the GP” I don’t agree. Don’t you have a better destination for the millions that you pay to Bernie? Don’t you have poor people, schools, hospitals, child care centers, unemployed? Don’t you have roads, railways or bridges to build? I love F1, but let’s face it, it’s just a bunch of cars going around in circles. There are lots of much more important things in life.



    Maldonado and Perez where first and second at the GP2, isn’t this prove enough?

    Justin Wilson is at the IRL, I think is problem was being to tall. At smaller series this is not so important. But in F1, where everything is milimetricaly calculated, the necessity of a bigger cockpit was a big issue for him.




    Where not talking about business.

    Where talking about why he is considered a pay driver, and others in the same situation are not.

    For me that’s the main reason. According to the press Germans and British are never pay drivers, they always got into F1 just by talent.



    Almost all drivers who get into F1 take money with them at the beginning of his careers. Even the talented ones, like Schumacher and Alonso did it in the past.

    Maldonado and Perez where 1st and 2nd of the main feeder series, why shouldn’t they deserve to move on to F1? IMO the only reason why they are portrayed as “pay-drivers” is because they came from non traditional countries, and the elitist world of F1 doesn’t accept it very easily.



    I think the problem is the reliability of the cars.

    In fact, the increasing of the points zone, from 6 to 8 to 10, as reduced the opportunities of the small teams. Because the top teams now won’t take any mechanical risk. The freezing in the development of the engines is another reason.

    I believe, if we re-open the development of the engines, and switch to a point system who encourage the risks (with differences from place to place, like the 10-6-4-3-2-1), we would see again lots of retirement due to mechanical failure.

    And even the retirements due to accident had reduced a lot since the F1 moved from real tracks to parking lots, where going out of the track is a normal a thing.



    1 – Montjuic (pronounced like it’s written – the J is like the english ‘g’ in George)

    2 – Monaco

    3 – Adelaide

    4 – Phoenix

    5 – Detroit



    Even in last years mode, I never understood why some medium teams sacrificed the race strategy just to gain 2 or 3 places in Q3.

    It’s much better start the race in P9 or P10 with a good strategy, than starting in P4 or P5 with a bad strategy.



    In your overtaking data you have a big problem, you clear the laps where the driver pits (which is correct), but you should clear to the overtakes done to drivers who where on the pits.

    The best way in my opinion is to a graphical lap chart (with times instead of positions) and check for each driver line in graphic when he crossed over other drivers line. And then at the end remove the false positives, the ones you saw on tv that where motivated by off-track of one of the drivers, and no forbidden overtakes.

    In your stats Perez seems to have 13 overtakes, but he didn’t overtake no one on the track.



    In F1 the drivers identity is not on the numbers, but in the helmets colors. And unfortunatelly they are selling is identity, making the helmet just a part in the car design.

    For me, more important than the numbers would be the drivers using the helmet as a real identity.



    I didn’t saw all the race, so, if I mention any overtaking that wasn’t a real overtaking please point it.

    Vettel 1 (Button)

    Hamilton 0

    Petrov 0

    Alonso 4 (Kobayashi, Rosberg, Massa, Heidfeld)

    Webber 1 (Kobayashi)

    Button 2 (Buemi, Kobayashi)

    Perez 0

    Kobayashi 0

    Massa 0

    Buemi 1 (Di Resta)

    Sutil 2 (Di Resta, Di Resta)

    Di Resta 0

    Alguersuari 5 (D’ Ambrosio, Glock, Trulli, Kovalainen, Heidfeld)

    Heidfeld 0

    Trulli 0

    D’ Ambrosio 0

    Glock 1 (D’Ambrosio)

    Barrichello 7 (Glock, D’ Ambrosio, Trulli, Maldonado, Kovalainen, Perez, Kobayashi)

    Rosberg 0

    Kovalainen 0

    Schumacher 0

    Maldonado 2 (Kovalainen, Perez)



    It’s not Schumacher is David Coulthard, he was having problems with his helmets, so he did the race with a helmet borrowed from Scumacher.



    @ajokay: In spanish and portuguese, most of the times only the father surname is shown.

    But in spanish they refer the father surname first and the mothers name next, in portuguese the fathers surname is the last that’s why you have:





    Fagioli (1898) was in fact older than Chiron (1899). But not the answer I was looking for.

    And since no one seems to know the solution, and to make the trivia go on… The solution is Philippe Etancelin, that was born in 1896.

    Your turn Stevo, you where the one who get closer to the result.

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