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Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well. That was unexpected!
     
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    At least the season starts off exciting and without the usual Red Bull technical dominance.

    I still remember people saying Raikkonen would never regain his previous form after taking time off from F1.
     
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    No kidding.

    Fantastic drive by Kimi. I think the track temps had a lot to do with Red Bull's lack of pace, but we'll know in Malaysia. We've learned the Lotus and Ferrari are quick in colder temps.

    It was a great race, glad that bitch Alonso didn't take it. Ferrari fucked Massa over again by pitting Alonso first on the second stint. I actually think Massa had a better chance to win it.

    Rosberg's pace is pretty good, but you can see clearly that Hamilton is quicker. The more he gets to know the car, the more he'll outpace him. Rosberg was screaming fast in the wet though.
     
  4. sugarbutch

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    Massa disagrees:

     
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    Ya, but but but... I'll shut up :)
     
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    Team orders are legal. And we all know Massa has given in since he drove alongside Schumacher.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Usually the guy who rolls over makes it pretty easy to read between the lines so that it's clear what happened. Doesn't seem to be the case here.
     
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    I agree with this sentiment.

    I was also impressed with NBC. I stayed up and watched the qualifying segment they aired before the race starting at 12:30am Sunday morning. They showed the entire qualifying from the morning if anyone recorded it.

    Glad Kimi won.
     
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    Problem with any US signal is that they fuck the race up with commercials. BBC coverage is the best IMO.
     
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    On NBC only the first few commercials pulled away from the race. The balance of the commercial break had the race on in a picture in picture format. Better than nothing.
     
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    That's a step in the right direction.
     
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    Having never lived in a commercial-free paradise, I don't really care about the ads.
     
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    I cut out commercials from everything I watch. I tried to watch 15 mins of the Super Bowl and had to quit. The worst ever is ESPN radio on Sirius, OMG 50% of the shows are advertisements.
     
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    Lotus is quick in Malaysia. Very interesting.
     
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    Tires look to be catastrophic for most teams. I know this only because I read it online. Comcast's lovely DVR somehow managed to record only the last half-hour of the broadcast.
     
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    Webber clearly deserved to win, and Rosberg should've been on the lowest step. team orders suck.
     
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    Rosberg followed team orders, but Vettel ignored his team. Vettel was right to pass since he was quicker than Webber. Still shocked Webber actually started the race without losing 3 places. I'm also quite thrilled Alonso crashed himself out like the idiot he is.
     
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    Don't understand your post.

    Weber deserved the win, but was slower than Vettel.

    Rosberg deserved the podium, but was faster than Hamilton.

    How does that work?
     
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    +1 on Alonso.

    Vettel is really a prick. He ignored a team order and forced his way past Webber. Did you hear Weber say "Multi 21 Seb", hands in the air "yeah, multi 21" in the waiting area? That was a very muted room. If I was Webber I'd have shoved that water bottle down his throat. 21 must mean car 2 and 1 in that order.

    Vettel is also a liar:

    I loved Rosberg's comment "remember this one".
     
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    WEbber wasn't slower than Vettel, the team told him to back off so he did.
     

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