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So, Perez is too inexperienced, but Hulkenberg is suitable? Montezemolo defies reason sometimes.

I think the truth may be he's too Mexican. Dunno.


Interesting read, grain of salt:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Motor-Sports/F1-Homepage-Columns-Stories/New-engines-set-to-be-scrapped/SP-Article1-937322.aspx
post #362 of 1085
Montezemolo is the biggest asshat in F1. He continually goes on about how F1 wouldn't be F1 without Ferrari, but the reality is that Ferrari benefits from the presence of McLaren, Red Bull, Mercedes, Renault. Without F1, Ferrari is just an Italian branding exercise for FIAT's unreliable rich-guy toys which catch fire and burn to the ground. And they ain't that pretty anymore, either.

The FIA need to call his bluff. Besides, he will be the loudest voice shilling Ferrari's hybrid road cars' connection to the pinnacle of motorsport. Seriously, fuck that guy.
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Schumacher announced his retirement today.
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Good.
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Schumacher announced his retirement today.

 

sad day for F1. He reignited my interest in F1 since his return in 2010.  ):

post #366 of 1085
bahahahah thanks for the laughs SB!

That's the best vid yet - aside from the Super Maldonado Karts ones
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sad day for F1. He reignited my interest in F1 since his return in 2010.  ):

Really? you thought hed go on and f1 would cease to exist? HE shouldn't have come back. He used up a good seat for 3 years. IT was nice to see the red helmet in a not red car though. Especially with the schizo helmet designs most drivers have now
post #368 of 1085
I don't think it was a good seat. Mercedes vacillated from uncompetitive to unreliable since Schumacher returned. It's a wonder they convinced any a top driver to join them given they haven't really made any progress in multiple seasons.
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+1
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Really? you thought hed go on and f1 would cease to exist? HE shouldn't have come back. He used up a good seat for 3 years. IT was nice to see the red helmet in a not red car though. Especially with the schizo helmet designs most drivers have now

Actually, I have to agree with the helmet part. Modern helmet designs are idiotic looking.

Vettel is probably the worst offender with his designs that change every week but he's not alone. You cant even identify a driver by his helmet anymore, the designs are so uselessly intricate. From a distance, you can only make out bold shapes.

Best helmets? I think Senna will always have that one. I liked Damon Hill's helmet. Hamilton's is great but even he started fucking with it recently. Mansell and Coultard's were nice. Hakkinen as well.

The modern drivers are pretty naive to thing we can tell subtle differences via TV, get off it.
post #371 of 1085
I've never cared for Lewis' helmet, but the others you mention are great. I also liked Rubens



Piquet



Original Wurz



Original Irvine



Original Panis



Stewart



Diniz



Salo



Patrese

post #372 of 1085
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Really? you thought hed go on and f1 would cease to exist? HE shouldn't have come back. He used up a good seat for 3 years. IT was nice to see the red helmet in a not red car though. Especially with the schizo helmet designs most drivers have now

 

it's easy to say in hindsight. considering BRAWN GP won the driver's championship at the helm of Ross Brawn, why wouldn't Schumacher be lured by what was seemingly a 'championship winning car' and his good old faithful technical director?

 

sure, he didn't win any grand prixs, but he hadn't lost much of his edge in racing. his current car has been stupidly unreliable. i would have liked to see him race for a couple more seasons.

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I don't think it was a good seat. Mercedes vacillated from uncompetitive to unreliable since Schumacher returned. It's a wonder they convinced any a top driver to join them given they haven't really made any progress in multiple seasons.

It's an excellent seat if you can't get in a Red Bull, Ferrari or McLaren. There are a lot of promising drivers that would rather drive for them than Force India or Sauber (particularly if you like being paid a salary and not have to bring sponsorship to a team).
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it's easy to say in hindsight. considering BRAWN GP won the driver's championship at the helm of Ross Brawn, why wouldn't Schumacher be lured by what was seemingly a 'championship winning car' and his good old faithful technical director?

I'd say Michael's lack of direction post retirement was more of an attraction back to F1 than racing for a Mercedes team that won a championship in another guise. Obviously working with Ross Brawn again would be attractive but he's no fool. I think he'd know the underlying reasons why that team won the championship in 2009.
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I've never cared for Lewis' helmet, but the others you mention are great. I also liked Rubens

Piquet

Original Wurz

Original Irvine

Original Panis

Stewart

Diniz

Salo

Patrese

You and I would get along.

I was going to post Rubens, Piquet, and Irvine but didnt want to lengthen the post. Didnt consider Salo but ya, thats an nice design. I always liked Cristian Fitipaldi as well.

For completeness, and noobs, here they are:


Fitipaldi:

001.jpg



Damon Hill:

damon-hill-chamionship-helmet-lg.jpeg



Ayrton Senna (prly the best ever):

1.jpg



Mansell:

HNM1992_F1_Helmet_Nigel_Mansell_1992_c.jpg



Hammy:

lewis-hamilton-2008-helmet.jpg



Coultard:

s1_1.jpg



Hakkinen:

HMH2001_F1_Helmet_Mika_Hakkinen_2001_c.jpg
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