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Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by idfnl, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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    I hope KObayashi finds a drive for next year but to be honest he hasn't shown much growth in his three years in the sport - so I don't see a great reason for a team to take him up (vs the many other solid drivers available). He's great to have around though.
     
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    Indeed. I hope that Kobayashi can find the funds to stay, too. The victim here is di Resta. Ferrari should have bounced Massa, taken Hulk or di Resta, and then the odd Force India driver would have gotten the Sauber seat.
     
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    I too want to see Kobayashi stick around. Its true he has not evolved much but he is fun to have on the track.

    Massa did fuck things up, but I dont believe any driver should willingly be paired with Alonso. He's a major league asshole and dominates the team completely. You'd never get a sniff.
     
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    If the McLaren's always going to break when he's leading, Lewis might as well go to Mercedes.

    Webber chops two guys at the apex (and rejoins the track unsafely): No penalty. Perez does it to one guy: Stop and go. At least that lantern-jawed fuck got some karmic justice.

    Kimi is a racer's racer. Loved how he basically told his engineer to shut the fuck up.

    Vettel benefitted from being able to optimize his setup for the race, but helluva drive. Alonso must be dumbfounded.

    Heikki: Most likely racing for his seat next year, and nearly did it. Too bad, really.
     
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    "Just leave me alone, I know what I'm doing"

    Ha ha, that was brilliant. Well deserved. Nice to see another winner.

    For a pretty pedestrian 2nd half of the season, this was a great race.

    Too bad for Hamilton. It was his.
     
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    Eventful and fun race even though the actual racing was atrocious. Liked the cat and mouse between vettel and button. Perez-Grosjean-Di Resta-WEbber incident was pathetic. Webber's race was pretty bad, he oozed desperation out there. So glad Kimi won as I'm a big fan of his and wish Lotus/Enstone well. Vettel kind of bores me but I loved his bathing Coulthard with champagne.
     
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  7. bob_gnarly

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    I have only been checking in on the season from time to time. Haven't paid much attention to it as I wish I would have. Glad to see Kimi hanging around! However, this upcoming race is pretty important for the drivers championship it looks like. Who is looking better? Red Bull I guess has be pretty strong for most of the season? I am not really a Alonso fan, but does he have a strong chance to win this weekend?
     
  8. sugarbutch

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    Vettel is likely to be strong. Lewis, too, if the McLaren doesn't let him down. Alonso will likely need good fortune to keep the championship gap from growing.
     
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    Whoa

    Vettel is 1.5 s faster than anyone else in Texas after Friday.
     
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    CoTA looks pretty good. The facility isn't really finished, although you'd never know from the boosterish coverage. We used the shuttle from downtown, and it was relatively painless. They have an extraordinary number of coaches pressed into service. Almost three blocks, double-file, lined up to take folks to the track, and that's just one of the shuttle locations. Once you get there, however, it's readily apparent that driving yourself would be folly. Tiny roads.

    Turn 1 is sadistic! They're hard on the brakes, and then the hill starts to crest in the middle of the braking zone, so they have to let up on the pedal or lock up. I think everyone went wide at least once in FP2. We'll definitely be there for the start tomorrow.
     
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    Is there a jealousy emotocon?
     
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    Hopefully Alonso puts in a good result so next week will be more than a coronation.
     
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/20386671

    Can see a rule change to close that loop hole next year...:lurk:
     
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    I hope so. That's some bullshit. Leave it to Ferrari.

    That is one of Hamilton's best performances ever.
     
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    Massa again - I think a few pages back I said he was the one under team orders to slow down. Conniving. What happened to Mercedes? Rosberg had to use an older spec car and tire issues again for both drivers? I hope Hamilton is seeing where this is going.
     
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    He is, but prly doesn't care. $ talks. He did something only Senna or Mansell could do today, and that wont happen in a Merc next season. He's likely committing career suicide.
     
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    Great time at the circuit today. Tired as hell...

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    ^^ Nice shots. That hill is pretty steep. Reminds me of Monaco, the elevation changes there are much more severe than they look on TV.
     
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    Great circuit, can see some classic racing occurring there in the future if yesterday was anything to go by.

    Had to laugh at Vettel crying on comms. about the back marker issue that let Hamilton get close enough to pass.
     

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