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post #571 of 907
Other than the top spot, a nice race today. I can't lie, it was nice to see Lewis soundly defeat Nico today, and especially by taking better care of his tires.
post #572 of 907
Ironic I didn't get a chance to watch this one considering it's in my own time zone.

I would have rather one of the drivers win to keep the standings interesting. Raikkonen for example.
post #573 of 907
Hard to argue with a Kimi win, but the Lotus looked rather dire this weekend.
post #574 of 907
Thread Starter 
At least we didn't hear about tires every 4 seconds. The Lotus had no pace at all.

The corner before the start finish has no challenge now that they put a runoff there.
post #575 of 907
The challenge was never the first part of the corner anyway. The wall at the exit remains to chasten the overambitious.
post #576 of 907
Thread Starter 
Interesting, took a look at some old photos - I thought there used to be no runoff into the corner, but there was. They just resurfaced it. There used to be grass.
post #577 of 907
A great weekend. We met Damon hill and Johnny Herbert after the race. Sergio Perez came over after some enthusiastic fans chanted for him for at least 30 minutes. Martin brundle came by to shake hands for a bit. My friends that chose to attend first practice on friday met HUgh Grant. Will post pics later
post #578 of 907
Was an 'OK' race. Seb was just too quick at the front.

It was a shame to see Kimi so far behind. I'm kind of relying on him and Alonso to stop Seb from winning another championship.

It was great to see Alonso & Lewis fighting! The two best racers out there. So much skill in that short battle shown in subtle ways. They both lifted off the throttle leading up to the hairpin in an attempt to fall behind the other before the DRS zone, then Lewis took a great line into the corner forcing Alonso out wide - great to watch.

Hopefully going to Silverstone at the end of the month & Spa at the end of August.
post #579 of 907
Haven't been to Silverstone since they moved the pit complex. I'm still not over the loss of Bridge.
post #580 of 907
Ahh Bridge was great. Watched a few races from there. Its now covered with merchandise stands on race weekends frown.gif
post #581 of 907
My buddy and I watched some of the '97 race through the gap between the roadway and walkway on the bridge and the gap between advertising hoardings. Probably the closest I've been to an F1 car at full chat.
post #582 of 907
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

My buddy and I watched some of the '97 race through the gap between the roadway and walkway on the bridge and the gap between advertising hoardings. Probably the closest I've been to an F1 car at full chat.

For me it was Canada '93.

I was late to free practice 1 and the hairpin was the closest to the metro station exit. I ran over and smashed my face on the fence. A few seconds later it was Mika Hakkinen at full tilt blasting past and then slowing to round the corner. And then he blasted off. First I was astonished at the way that car shook my entire frame as it blasted past. But the most memorable moment in all of F1 I have personally witnessed was a second later... his helmet viciously slapping the back of the head rest as he accelerated thru to 2nd and 3rd. I understood F1 with an intimacy I had never before and never since. How many cars can do that?

For anyone that has not seen this live... do it. Its different.
post #583 of 907
Good fucking riddance: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/108303

Mark Webber has announced that he will leave Formula 1 at the end of the season to join Porsche's new LMP1 sportscar programme.
post #584 of 907
Thread Starter 
^ Looks like Kimi to Red Bull.

LOL at Vettel's comments that he wants a say in who gets the seat... of course he does. And he doesn't want Kimi. I'll be Di Resta gets the seat if he actually gets a say.
post #585 of 907
Will miss Mark. I've rooted for him since my first full season watching F1 he was in the Jaguar (now Red Bull) in those days. I remember he always blew away his team mates until Rosberg at Williams. Then vettel showed up... Will follow endurance racing much more now with his switch to Porsche. Anyway, should be interested to see what happens at Red Bull. Been reading a lot of comments that the Red Bull Yound Driver program will be considered a joke if one of the Torro Rosso drivers doesn't get the seat.
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