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    • colinw
    • By colinw 10th Mar 17, 4:22 PM
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    2017 F1 Thread
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    • 10th Mar 17, 4:22 PM
    2017 F1 Thread 10th Mar 17 at 4:22 PM
    Sad way to start it but John Surtees former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion has died at the age of 83, his family have announced.

    As for the F1 testing it looks like this might be an interesting season as Ferrari are looking pretty good in testing. Mercedes might have some real competition this year. Looks like McClaren's problems are continuing though.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 16th Sep 17, 3:02 PM
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    Well those last runs were a bit of a limp ....
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • colinw
    • By colinw 16th Sep 17, 3:04 PM
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    Well those last runs were a bit of a limp ....
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    The start could be interesting though!
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 16th Sep 17, 3:14 PM
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    The start could be interesting though!
    Originally posted by colinw
    Sadly I will miss the race tomorrow
    But yeah it should be an interesting start.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • catkins
    • By catkins 17th Sep 17, 3:28 PM
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    Very pleased for Lewis. Once it started raining I knew Lewis would most likely win. Vettel can't drive in the wet.
    The world is over 4 billion years old and yet you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie
    • blindman
    • By blindman 17th Sep 17, 4:33 PM
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    Very pleased for Lewis. Once it started raining I knew Lewis would most likely win. Vettel can't drive in the wet.
    Originally posted by catkins
    Vettel can't drive

    If there is a ever proof of "karma" then this was it.
    Last edited by blindman; 17-09-2017 at 4:35 PM.
    • LABMAN
    • By LABMAN 17th Sep 17, 6:11 PM
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    Vettel can't drive

    If there is a ever proof of "karma" then this was it.
    Originally posted by blindman
    I liked Webber's comment to the effect that Vettel needs to remember that the back of his car is further back than the back of his helmet.
    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 17th Sep 17, 6:25 PM
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    I liked Webber's comment to the effect that Vettel needs to remember that the back of his car is further back than the back of his helmet.
    Originally posted by LABMAN
    Is that what he said , that is funny.

    Never saw the race , listened on the radio as I drove. I know Ferrari are blaming that young Belgian / Dutch Punk, I know Verstappen has history as being a little reckless, but it sounds from the comments here that it may have been Vettel's doing? I'll watch the highlights later.

    Very pleased for Lewis. Once it started raining I knew Lewis would most likely win. Vettel can't drive in the wet.
    Originally posted by catkins
    Are you going to stick with the thread now?
    Last edited by uberalles; 17-09-2017 at 6:31 PM.
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    • blindman
    • By blindman 17th Sep 17, 6:33 PM
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    Is that what he said , that is funny.

    Never saw the race , listened on the radio as I drove. I know Ferrari are blaming that young Belgian Punk, I know Verstappen has history as being a little reckless, but it sounds from the comments here that it may have been Vettel's doing? I'll watch the highlights later.



    Are you going to stick with the thread now?
    Originally posted by uberalles
    Vettel said "I moved a little to the left "

    Apparently the stewards have said it was nobody's fault

    Ferrari International Assistance at its best worst

    Ferrari put out a Tweet (which has now been withdrawn) saying

    "Max V drove into Kimi and then drove into Seb"

    Watch the start and you decide.
    Last edited by blindman; 17-09-2017 at 6:36 PM.
    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 17th Sep 17, 6:51 PM
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    Vettel said "I moved a little to the left "

    Apparently the stewards have said it was nobody's fault

    Ferrari International Assistance at its best worst

    Ferrari put out a Tweet (which has now been withdrawn) saying

    "Max V drove into Kimi and then drove into Seb"

    Watch the start and you decide.
    Originally posted by blindman
    Just found a short video of the start online.

    You are absolutely right. It was a stupid and, more importantly, unneccessary move to make.
    A heart that's full up like a landfill a job that slowly kills you, bruises that won't heal.
    There's fewer more distressing sights than that of an British man in a baseball cap.
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    • catkins
    • By catkins 17th Sep 17, 6:56 PM
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    Is that what he said , that is funny.

    Never saw the race , listened on the radio as I drove. I know Ferrari are blaming that young Belgian / Dutch Punk, I know Verstappen has history as being a little reckless, but it sounds from the comments here that it may have been Vettel's doing? I'll watch the highlights later.



    Are you going to stick with the thread now?
    Originally posted by uberalles
    Yes I'll stay with the thread regardless of who is leading although I hope it will be Lewis every race!
    The world is over 4 billion years old and yet you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie
    • catkins
    • By catkins 17th Sep 17, 6:57 PM
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    I am pretty surprised Vettel didn't get a penalty. I can't help thinking that if Lewis had pulled that stunt he would have been penalised.
    The world is over 4 billion years old and yet you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie
    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 17th Sep 17, 7:35 PM
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    Yes I'll stay with the thread regardless of who is leading although I hope it will be Lewis every race!
    Originally posted by catkins
    Oh. In that case I feel it is therefore my responsibility to advise you that you missed 4 races earlier in the season

    I am pretty surprised Vettel didn't get a penalty. I can't help thinking that if Lewis had pulled that stunt he would have been penalised.
    Originally posted by catkins
    Of course.
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    • foxtrotoscar
    • By foxtrotoscar 18th Sep 17, 12:45 AM
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    I watched the Jackie Stewart interview with Lee Mackenzie. That man has done so much to make motor racing safer. A true legend.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 18th Sep 17, 8:38 AM
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    As a Hamilton fan I was delighted with the race although it would have been more entertaining with the others still in it, as for the crash I think it was just a typical racing incident at the start, I suspect they did not expect Kimi to be where he was.

    It looks like Riccardo dropped his own bombshell on the other two in the press conference



    http://www.ntnews.com.au/sport/daniel-ricciardo-drops-bomb-in-singapore-grand-prix-press-conference/news-story/9aacde9a7148b43bef958d10ec90f238
    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 30th Sep 17, 1:32 PM
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    Oh my, what has happened to Vettel?

    Where is this German efficiency?

    Oops, I forgot, the car is Italian not German.

    Oh well, you never know, keep driving.

    I'll stick with the thread, even though things aren't quite going my way.
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    There's fewer more distressing sights than that of an British man in a baseball cap.
    Grab a little pickle & a little slap & tickle, you have to throw a stone to get the pool to ripple.
    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 1st Oct 17, 8:13 AM
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    Great bit of overtaking of Hamilton by Verstappen .

    Hamilton moaning? No, I won't have it.
    A heart that's full up like a landfill a job that slowly kills you, bruises that won't heal.
    There's fewer more distressing sights than that of an British man in a baseball cap.
    Grab a little pickle & a little slap & tickle, you have to throw a stone to get the pool to ripple.
    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 1st Oct 17, 11:45 AM
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    Well done to the 'young punk'.

    Well done Bastian, apart from wrecking your own car after the race .

    Or was that a message to Ferrari to ensure next time those cars are tip top? Hard luck to Raikonnen .
    A heart that's full up like a landfill a job that slowly kills you, bruises that won't heal.
    There's fewer more distressing sights than that of an British man in a baseball cap.
    Grab a little pickle & a little slap & tickle, you have to throw a stone to get the pool to ripple.
    • catkins
    • By catkins 1st Oct 17, 2:00 PM
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    Well done to Max and nice that he won on his birthday weekend.

    Looks like a lot of damage was done to Vettel's car and the commentators were saying it will quite likely mean a new gearbox which will mean penalties.

    Also Vettel didn't put his steering wheel back but went back holding it. I thought it was a rule that the steering wheel had to be put back or else the driver was not deemed to have finished the race and would be penalised? I know that was the rule so has it been changed?

    Felt sorry for Kimi. He could have done well this race
    The world is over 4 billion years old and yet you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie
    • worldtraveller
    • By worldtraveller 1st Oct 17, 2:17 PM
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    Well done to Max and nice that he won on his birthday weekend.

    Looks like a lot of damage was done to Vettel's car and the commentators were saying it will quite likely mean a new gearbox which will mean penalties.

    Also Vettel didn't put his steering wheel back but went back holding it. I thought it was a rule that the steering wheel had to be put back or else the driver was not deemed to have finished the race and would be penalised? I know that was the rule so has it been changed?
    Originally posted by catkins
    It all looked very weird to me.

    Firstly, quite frankly, I don't believe Vettel's comment after the accident. IMHO he was just not paying attention and it was he that ran into Stroll's car, not the reverse.

    Secondly, why did he remove the stering wheel, when regulations are patently clear on that?!

    Thirdly, he travelled back to the pits, on another car. Again, potentially infringing FIA rules.

    Let's face it though, probably not much will be done in penalty terms, as it's a Ferrari driver.
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    • worldtraveller
    • By worldtraveller 7th Oct 17, 9:49 AM
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    Japanese Grand Prix
    I love watching qualifying at the Suzuka circuit, especially when it's done with practically no mistakes. I won't spoil it for anyone who's recorded it to watch later, but what an amazing performance for pole position, especially with P2 0.332 seconds slower and P3 0.472secs off the pace.
    Last edited by worldtraveller; 07-10-2017 at 11:52 AM.
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