Anyone watch Formula One Racing?

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  1. Chris "Italia"

    Chris "Italia" Senior member

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    Schumacher and Ferrari and Co will win the title from Alonso and Renault and Co.

    Ferrari is on a big roll at the moment... with 6 races left....
     


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    Yup I watched the German GP today. Although I'm glad Ferrari is on form (to end the Renault dominance) I also fear Schumacher and co getting yet another title. I would like to see this go down to the wire but with REnault and co. coming good at the end.

    We'll see though.

    Anyway I hope to go to Montreal next year for the race. You been to any?
     


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    It's just so boring watching Schumi and Ferrari win again. I was really hopeful when it seemed there would be great competition between Alonso, Kimi, Schumi, JP (hah!), Fisichella, and a couple others. Now, while Renault is still doing alright, McLaren is sucking it up (Kimi's 3rd place today not withstanding), and Ferrari seemed to have figured things out again. Disappointing.

    b
     


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    imo easily the most exciting thing about formula 1 is the off-season driver re-shuffles
     


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    Bridgestone "super rubber", to the rescue.[​IMG]
    With the testing ban, Renault may indeed lose the title.
    Ferrari will be unstoppable with Shumi, Kimi, and Bridgestone next year.
     


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    I'm a Honda guy myself....come on Jenson, go for your first win before the season ends!!! Though Ferrari will probably win this year.
     


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    Joffrey Senior member

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    I'd like to see a Kimi and Alonso pairing in Maclaren
     


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    I'd like to see a Kimi and Alonso pairing in Maclaren

    Mclaren has screwed Kimi enough throughout his time there with terrible reliability. Only in 2003 did they give him a reliable car and it was a modified 2002 car!

    Poor reliability lost Kimi the title last year what going to change next year?
    Plus, Mclaren is going to lose car designer Arian Newley.
     


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    What about the damper issue?

    Seems that Renault was not using the Mass Dampers for the German GP (which is supposed be one of the reasons for the loss in performance)...while they have decided to use them for the next race.
     


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    Mclaren has screwed Kimi enough throughout his time there with terrible reliability. Only in 2003 did they give him a reliable car and it was a modified 2002 car! Poor reliability lost Kimi the title last year what going to change next year? Plus, Mclaren is going to lose car designer Arian Newley.
    Yeah, this has been so disappointing. Kimi is clearly one hell of a driver and his car just fails over and over. And it's usually been the engine--all Mercedes's fault. And if the team is losing Newey that is huge.
    What about the damper issue? Seems that Renault was not using the Mass Dampers for the German GP (which is supposed be one of the reasons for the loss in performance)...while they have decided to use them for the next race.
    I only caught a bit of that during the last race but I got the impression that Renault was told they couldn't use it and that was slowing them down. But if they'll be using it in the next race, that must not be the case (that it was forbidden). edit: I just read that Ross Braun, Ferarri's tech director will be taking a year off from F1. Interesting. I wonder what effect that will have. bob
     


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    Adrian Newey already left for Red Bull. Something is telling me that Alonso's presence in the team ought to see MacLaren doing a little better with producing not so fragile cars. Just a hunch..

    Anyway the hungary race should be interesting (tho dull, again?)
     


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    I haven't really followed Formula 1 for the last 5 years, it just became too boring even if my compatriots have been fairly successful. However, I was in Frankfurt for a week and a friend convinced me to go watch the GP at Hockenheim. It was pretty awesome when seen live, the race was still pretty boring but for a car man like me the sound of the cars alone justified the visit. I have never used earplugs in any concerts etc and wasn't planning to use any at the GP, but after two laps I just had to put them on or risk losing my hearing ability for good. I won't probably go to a race again but I can recommend one time for anyone who is even slightly interested. Probably the same with Indycars or equivalent events.
     


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