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So it seems like Caterham and Marussia ran out of money and will be out from next race. It sounds like the mid-lower field teams are running on fumes financially as well (like Sauber, Lotus). I don't really understand how a team like Lotus was doing pretty good a year or two ago, but still running into money problems. They were 4th in the constructors with about the same amount points as teams like Mclaren and Ferrari.
I am not 100% sure (but fairly) that the cloud style in Throne of Blood, and the 2 painting posted above from Kodaiji are in a more modern style. I doubt (but could be wrong) they are from the feudal era. Feudal era art is more in the fluid style like the byobu-e posted earlier. The more modern style starts to come around Taisho and Meiji eras I think. In some of Kyoto temples they support new upcoming artists by commissioning fusuma-e so you can see a mix of very old...
I think the room walls/doors are called "Fusuma e" (fusuma = sliding door...e=painting) and the other one is called "Byobu e." The one on the top is definitely much more modern as you can tell from the structured, minimalistic shape of the coulds. I tihnk traditionally the purpose of painting the clouds is to give the viewer the impression of seeing the painting from above, and giving an illusion of being closer to being a god. Also, it is a good way to fill blank space,...
The Kubica crash I think is a good example of all the safety design working. Seeing all those pieces exploding off the car looks horrific, but is probably a good thing (dissipates the crash energy). The Bianci crash on the other hand is a drivers worst nightmare.
I am sure Rick Perry assured exactly that and he will be sitting next to Bernie in a few weeks time.
I don't see how that is realistic. What opposition leader was attending the Russian GP or any GP for that matter except for the GPs held in their own country. I do agree with you that holding a race in a country is an endorsement of the country itself. That would mean F1 endorses pretty much the whole world since it holds GPs in practically ever part of the world now, no matter what type of regime from various types of democratic, communist, and dictatorial type regimes....
not when you sit next to everyone else in the world too. Next grand prix he'll probably be sitting next to Perry and some others who are on the "other side"
One of the things I like about F1 is that they usually don't take sides on political matters. So Bernie was sitting with Putin and the King of Bahrain, and I thought that was great.
so you're saying the deal is done already between Alonso + Honda?If so, how do you guys think the rest of the seats will play out? Button, Verne seem like drivers still deserving of a F1 ride.
Is Alonso + Mclaren Honda a done deal already? I am still wondering if Ron Denis actually wants Alonso to lead the team forward with this fresh engine change. Apparently there is some bad history between Ron Dennis and Alonso which is why Alonso moved to Ferrari in the first place. On the other hand, what other options are there? not may I suppose: - keep Button for another year or so and try to get Hamilton back in the meantime? - sign someone unlikely like Grojean,...
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