Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion

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  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Me too. '88 was the first season I started to watch. The early 90's cars were stunning, just look at these:

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    Then they went to shit around '96 - look at this terd Ferrari built:

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    I agree, the mid 80s-early 90s were the best looking f1 cars. followed by the 60s.
     


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    Trulli out, Petrov in.
     


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    Trulli won't be missed. Really annoyed me that he kept complaining about the Caterham power steering issues - even missed a race. Always liked Petrov.
     


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    How much do you think Petrov will bring in with new sponsorship? Enough to get Caterham out of last place?
     


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    Probably significant. Apparently Barichello had sponsorship money. I would be shocked if he didnt try and get the drive.

    Enough to move the needle? Probably not. It generally costs 10m to move a .1 seconds. I cant imagine they got more than 25 million, if that.
     


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    Speaking of Barrichello, I briefly met him at the IndyCar test at Sears Point today. Almost everyone there was waiting outside the KV Racing trailer to see him.
     
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    Pretty cool. I hear he's tiny.

    There was an episode of Megafactories featuring Williams F1 recently, anyone see it?
     


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    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    No, but I did take a tour of the Williams factory in '97! Very cool. Here's a picture from yesterday:

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    What does that make me? :uhoh:
     
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    Practice 1 & 2 in Australia (P2 was mostly wet)



    1 Jenson Button 1:27.560
    2 Lewis Hamilton 1:27.805
    3 Michael Schumacher 1:28.235
    4 Fernando Alonso 1:28.360
    5 Mark Webber 1:28.467
    6 Nico Rosberg 1:28.683
    7 Daniel Ricciardo 1:28.908
    8 Pastor Maldonado 1:29.415
    9 Kimi Raikkonen 1:29.565
    10 Kamui Kobayashi 1:29.722


    1 Michael Schumacher 1:29.183
    2 Nico Hulkenberg 1:29.292
    3 Sergio Perez 1:30.199
    4 Fernando Alonso 1:30.341
    5 Kamui Kobayashi 1:30.709
    6 britain Paul Di Resta 1:31.466
    7 Felipe Massa 1:31.505
    8 Heikki Kovalainen 1:31.932
    9 Nico Rosberg 1:32.184
    10 Sebastian Vettel 1:32.194
    11 Mark Webber 1:32.296


    BBC coverage was so much better
     
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    What are you using watch UK coverage in Virginia?
     


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    bittorrent
     


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    You pirate, you.
     


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    BBC has the best coverage by a mile
     


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