Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion

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  1. Texasmade

    Texasmade Senior member

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    Wasn't NASCAR thinking of going to the franchise system?
     
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    21m to describe 2.1s of pit work:

     
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    Very interesting but probably 5 minutes too long
     
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    a follow up covering all the practice and development of the customs tools by the Williams team would be great.
     
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    Alonso seems to be getting on well in Indy: http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/140160-alonso-amazed-after-first-ims-test

    "I knew that Marco was flat out in Turn 1 so I said, I can do flat-out now in Turn 1 because the car is able to do it, so I arrived to Turn 1 and I was convinced 100 percent I was doing flat out, but the foot, it had its own life, it was not connected, my brain and foot at the moment. So the second or third lap I was able to do it ... to be able to feel the respect of the place, the respect of the car, the respect of the speed is something for any racing driver is just pure adrenaline. It was a good day."
     
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    Fernando dragging his shitbox McLaren to p7 was pretty impressive. There's hope for Honda McLaren after all.
     
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    And Vandoorne unable to make it out of Q1. Yikes.

    It's mighty close at the top, too. I hope that the extended DRS zone makes it possible to pass, otherwise, we're likely in for another Barcelona snooze.
     
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    Great race today. Very timely pit stop by Mercedes for Lewis right at the end of the VSC.

    Good to see other cars besides Ferrari, Mercedes, and RB get into the top 5.
     
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    Yeah, great race. Very happy for Werhlein. Ocon has been great all year too. Sucks to be Vandoorne and Stroll.
     
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    That crying little boy that's Kimi fan getting invited to the Ferrari paddock and meet Kimi was great TV. This would've never happened under Bernie unless the family paid a shit ton of money. Bernie would've had the cameraman fired for showing that. Liberty Media is doing a good job removing all of the exclusivity that Bernie tried to promote and make F1 better for the average fan.
     
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    Have you also noticed that F1 content isn't getting pulled from YouTube like it used to be? Even though the NBCSports television coverage continues to be shit, now I can easily watch a variety of supplementary coverage.
     
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    Great race last weekend. I just had general admission tickets with a couple of friends, but still had a pretty decent view. We strolled onto the grandstand to the right of T1/T2 for qualifying and sat by turn 5 for the race.

    Happy with a Lewis win, great drive from him & Vettel and pleased to see Danny Ric on the podium.

    Watching the Indy 500 quali now. I'm hoping Alonso wins next weekend.
     
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    Anyone else going to watch Indy 500 Q today just to see Fernando?
     
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    I think Spain definitely confirmed that Ferrari has the fastest car this season.
     
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    Alonso is looking really good. Sucks about Bourdais. But, at the top of mind right now, RIP Nicky Hayden.
     

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