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post #136 of 993
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Excellent article on the silly season:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2012/05/will_hamilton_stay_at_mclaren.html


I think Hamilton to Red Bull is really in the cards.
post #137 of 993
That would be interesting.

Has anyone else noticed that Hamilton's first-lap pace and restarts are weak spots in his driving?

BTW, a fella over in the WAYWRN thread called the race for Webber on Thursday. I need to find out which prognosticating app he has for his iPhone...
post #138 of 993
Teaser clip for the upcoming movie on the 1976 season. Directed by Ron Howard

Documentary about James Hunt and Barry Sheene
post #139 of 993

I'm really looking forward to the Howard movie, hope he pulls it off

 

have to check netflix for the documentary

 

thanks

post #140 of 993
Sauber F1 Team - World Premiere: Cutaway F1 Race Car
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For the last two years the Sauber F1 Team mechanics have been using their downtime to slice a Formula One racing car lengthwise down the middle with the precision of true craftsmen. Chief Designer Matt Morris quite literally gets underneath the skin of the F1 car, pointing out where and how the individual components are located within the chassis. Everything is packed in pretty tightly. Sergio Pérez is also on hand to demonstrate the driver's seating position.
post #141 of 993
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Sauber F1 Team - World Premiere: Cutaway F1 Race Car

I heard about that and thought yawn, but thats fucking brilliant. Its incredible how low that engine actually sits, and how high up the drivers feet actually are. Its also pretty stunning to see how low to the ground they really sit.

Nice vid, thanks
post #142 of 993
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I heard about that and thought yawn, but thats fucking brilliant. Its incredible how low that engine actually sits, and how high up the drivers feet actually are. Its also pretty stunning to see how low to the ground they really sit.
Nice vid, thanks

I've seen this on a couple of other forums (fora?) and it seemed like that was the biggest surprise for most people (including me). I can't imagine driving in that position, especially at those speeds for that length of time. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #143 of 993

cutaway = cool

talk about packaging

post #144 of 993

great race

hamilton 20 sec behind after pitting with 15 laps left, rejoined in 3rd (iirc, alonso, vettel, hamilton)

passed alonso with 5 laps left

vettel pitted with ~6 laps left, 15 sec behind alonso, caught him and passed him within 5 laps

as did 2 others, alonso 1st to 5th in <6 laps

couldn't happened to a nicer douche

post #145 of 993
Hell of a race! I thought that my enthusiasm for Hamilton had faded somewhat, but I was whooping it up during the last stint.
post #146 of 993
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It was a good race. Anyone there?

Hamilton drove very well. I think he's solved those tires. WTF is happening to Jenson Button? Do we have a new Filipe Massa?

Agree. Watching Alonso eat shit like that was rather satisfying. Couldnt have happened to a nicer asshole.

By the way, watched the US Fox coverage for the first time and OMG I dont know how you guys do it. Worst fucking commentary ever... and commercials, what the hell. Bob Varsha should stick to Nascar or whatever he knows. Mistake after mistake.

The BBC coverage is a million times better.
post #147 of 993

I'm in Montreal

sat at the entrance to the hairpin, 1st row, directly behind the marshal's station

 

sat next to a few alonso fans, showed them my iphone app, the gap getting smaller every lap, reeled him in like a slow fat fish

literally almost 20 sec in 10 laps or so

 

hamilton had a sfumbled, slow stop, he did not get rattled, just went out and took care of business

vettel too, pitted with less than 10 laps left (6?) and passed alonso with 1 or 2 to go

post #148 of 993
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It was a good race. Anyone there?
Hamilton drove very well. I think he's solved those tires. WTF is happening to Jenson Button? Do we have a new Filipe Massa?
Agree. Watching Alonso eat shit like that was rather satisfying. Couldnt have happened to a nicer asshole.
By the way, watched the US Fox coverage for the first time and OMG I dont know how you guys do it. Worst fucking commentary ever... and commercials, what the hell. Bob Varsha should stick to Nascar or whatever he knows. Mistake after mistake.
The BBC coverage is a million times better.

 

fox is bad, it's better when on speedtv, varsha is the 'talent', david hobbs is good, funny and knowledgeable and matchett is ok re: the tech stuff

 

I would have loved to see a post race interview with alonso, moping amd whining

I have no idea why they didn't pit him right after hamilton, especially with mclarens bobble, but hamilton ran several fast laps in a row, and that is all she wrote

alonso pits, the gap is too small, hamilton in front

stay out, and a slow painful, humiliating beat down

win-win as far as I'm concerned, lol

post #149 of 993
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Originally Posted by Arthur PE View Post

I'm in Montreal
sat at the entrance to the hairpin, 1st row, directly behind the marshal's station

sat next to a few alonso fans, showed them my iphone app, the gap getting smaller every lap, reeled him in like a slow fat fish
literally almost 20 sec in 10 laps or so

hamilton had a sfumbled, slow stop, he did not get rattled, just went out and took care of business
vettel too, pitted with less than 10 laps left (6?) and passed alonso with 1 or 2 to go

Best corner on the circuit, the spot where I had my first ever experience with F1.

Arrived in Canada just before qualifying, checked in at the hotel and got to the circuit as quick as I could. Was running across the bridge, session had already started. Ran thru some concession stands and to the wall and peered thru. Heard that sound coming and baaaaaaaaaaaaaa... voooom voooom vooom vooooom vooooom, Mika Hakkinen in the old Marlboro McLaren livery came screaming by and downshifted to the corner. I couldnt believe what I just saw. He rounded the hairpin and it was incredible watching his head slapping the back of the head rest up thru the gears, and that acceleration... holy shit. Will never forget that moment. I realized how much faster those cars are in person than the TV makes them look. If you have never seen a GP, you should. Its far and away the best racing experience.
post #150 of 993
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Best corner on the circuit, the spot where I had my first ever experience with F1.
Arrived in Canada just before qualifying, checked in at the hotel and got to the circuit as quick as I could. Was running across the bridge, session had already started. Ran thru some concession stands and to the wall and peered thru. Heard that sound coming and baaaaaaaaaaaaaa... voooom voooom vooom vooooom vooooom, Mika Hakkinen in the old Marlboro McLaren livery came screaming by and downshifted to the corner. I couldnt believe what I just saw. He rounded the hairpin and it was incredible watching his head slapping the back of the head rest up thru the gears, and that acceleration... holy shit. Will never forget that moment. I realized how much faster those cars are in person than the TV makes them look. If you have never seen a GP, you should. Its far and away the best racing experience.

my first race, v10's early 90's, hadn't put my ear plugs in

I heard this gawd awful noise, cross between a chainsaw and a crashing airplane, until you hear it, you have no idea

I honestly thought it was a crashing camera helo! I ducked, figured out what it was, and had a good laugh at myself :D

 

heard a similar type sound (different pitch etc,) but just as unsual and extemely mechanical when in the Army, early 80's

they mounted vulcan 20 mm on tracks for anti-aircraft defense, the thing sounded other worldly (for a gun), very scary

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