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    Thread: OT: Formula 1 chatter and race updates

    1. 04-15-2012 08:06 PM #16951
      I will watch it, but shake my fist furiously at the screen

    2. 04-15-2012 10:51 PM #16952
      Haha! Nice.

      I won't watch, and will do my best to ignore the results at the end of the year when I get around to calculating drivers championship points.

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      04-16-2012 04:51 AM #16953
      I boycotted qualifying on the weekend in the flurry of stories of Bahrain only to log on to the Tex to find that I'd missed qualifying in China.
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      04-16-2012 05:35 AM #16954
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      I boycotted qualifying on the weekend in the flurry of stories of Bahrain only to log on to the Tex to find that I'd missed qualifying in China.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      04-16-2012 09:09 AM #16955
      No idea why you people are so up against Bahrain. Imean places like Sao Paolo are far more dangerous with more people getting kidnapped and killed every day than in Bahrain. Yet, everyone is happy seeing races in Brasil every year.

      Of course, track in Bahrain is sh1t but that's a different issue alltogether
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      04-16-2012 06:00 PM #16956
      ...and China is neither a model of democracy nor human rights

      It seems to me that mixing sport and politics never facilitates rational debate about either

    7. 04-16-2012 07:08 PM #16957
      Even KL is dodgy. When you look at the homeless living on the rail tracks between the airport and the city and consider how much money was spent on the track, it becomes obvious that F1 isn't in any way considerate of human rights.

      I guess Bahrain is more a current crisis than the others right now.

    8. 04-16-2012 07:47 PM #16958
      Even in Australia, the way the AGP treats the rights of residents and users of Albert Park is utterly disgusting and akin to human rights abuse.

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      04-16-2012 07:53 PM #16959
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Even in Australia, the way the AGP treats the rights of residents and users of Albert Park is utterly disgusting and akin to human rights abuse.


      Steve, I think there are actually more homeless people in America.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    10. 04-16-2012 09:11 PM #16960
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Even in Australia, the way the AGP treats the rights of residents and users of Albert Park is utterly disgusting and akin to human rights abuse.
      The lunch packs for the marshals this year would have violated the Geneva Convention....

    11. 04-16-2012 10:49 PM #16961
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      Steve, I think there are actually more homeless people in America.
      That may be true, and perhaps even on a per capita basis. However, it doesn't change the fact that the onset of big business capitalism in Malaysia is ripping the country apart on social and environmental fronts. The fact that the same thing happens in America is hardly a justification, nor is it excusable. Human rights are still being abused. In Malaysia, there is not a system that protects rights like there is in America, and Americas system is crap.

      This is getting further and further away from the issue at hand. Bahrain residents are under direct immediate attack from a government determined to hold onto its power. The scale of the violence at present is worthy of protest.

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      04-16-2012 10:59 PM #16962
      Quote Originally Posted by steve2gtis View Post
      That may be true, and perhaps even on a per capita basis. However, it doesn't change the fact that the onset of big business capitalism in Malaysia is ripping the country apart on social and environmental fronts. The fact that the same thing happens in America is hardly a justification, nor is it excusable. Human rights are still being abused. In Malaysia, there is not a system that protects rights like there is in America, and Americas system is crap.

      This is getting further and further away from the issue at hand. Bahrain residents are under direct immediate attack from a government determined to hold onto its power. The scale of the violence at present is worthy of protest.
      I don't disagree with anything you said there, however I am wondering now if the protestors in Bahrain actually want us to watch the race (now that it is on) so that they have an audience for their protest?
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    13. 04-16-2012 11:22 PM #16963
      Quote Originally Posted by steve2gtis View Post
      This is getting further and further away from the issue at hand. Bahrain residents are under direct immediate attack from a government determined to hold onto its power. The scale of the violence at present is worthy of protest.
      and that government holds a very significant financial interest in Formula 1 through various channels.

    14. 04-17-2012 12:22 AM #16964
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      The lunch packs for the marshals this year would have violated the Geneva Convention....
      You should see the lunch packs in Korea and Singapore. Hope you like cold rice

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      04-17-2012 12:31 AM #16965
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I don't disagree with anything you said there, however I am wondering now if the protestors in Bahrain actually want us to watch the race (now that it is on) so that they have an audience for their protest?
      I put up an article yesterday that had a quote from an opposition spokesman saying that's exactly what they want (ie. not stop the race, but piggyback off the global audience).


    16. 04-17-2012 03:43 AM #16966
      So now the right thing to do is to watch it, but be really angry, as publicly as possible, throughout the process?

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      04-17-2012 05:23 AM #16967
      Like MickyD said, wave your fist angrily throughout the race.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    18. 04-17-2012 07:44 AM #16968
      Scarbs has some more of my pics up on his blog. Caterham upright, and RBR supercaps (which is a particularly interesting one - I had zero idea what I was looking at when I took the pics)

    19. 04-17-2012 08:00 AM #16969
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      Scarbs has some more of my pics up on his blog. Caterham upright, and RBR supercaps (which is a particularly interesting one - I had zero idea what I was looking at when I took the pics)
      I'm no electrical engineer but I've read a bit about caps here and there and was suprised they use "regular" batteries at all tbh and more suprised "super" caps arent the norm given the advantages.. but nfi how heavy/big they'd have to be to power the motor tho.. but yeah pretty interesting.. Nice goin

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      04-17-2012 09:02 AM #16970
      What's cap? Capacitors? We use them on fifth scale ESC to regulate the noise from batteries.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      04-17-2012 03:38 PM #16971
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      What's cap? Capacitors? We use them on fifth scale ESC to regulate the noise from batteries.
      ssshhh. Adults are speaking.


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      04-17-2012 07:40 PM #16972
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      Like MickyD said, wave your fist angrily throughout the race.
      Yup, grandpa Simpson style.
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      04-17-2012 07:55 PM #16973
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      ssshhh. Adults are speaking.

      Don't laugh, when I look at the pics from MickyD, for example the front hubs, it looks exactly like an RC car! Haven't read the article on ScarbF1, but looking at his description on the photos, if I told someone in the RC scene that it is a pic of a RC race car, they would agree.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      04-17-2012 08:53 PM #16974
      Sebastian Vettel's 2012 struggle looks set to continue for now.

      It has emerged that, despite the reigning back-to-back champion preferring the launch version of the RB8, Red Bull has decided that Vettel will drive the latest specification of the car's exhaust layout in Bahrain this weekend.

      Vettel had hoped modification guru Wayne Leng could offer Newey some advice, but Leng's car purchasing commitments have precluded this taking place.

      In China, the team allowed Vettel to go back to the previous spec, while Mark Webber qualified better and finished higher with Adrian Newey's latest developments.

      "He can't get the confidence he needs with the car," admitted Helmut Marko on Austrian Servus TV, "and this makes him make uncharacteristic mistakes."

      Nonetheless, Red Bull has decided that the 'Webber-specification' exhaust is the right way forward.

      "We will go on with the Mark Webber car," Marko confirmed.

      As for why the team's Australian driver feels more comfortable in the updated car, Marko surmised: "Mark is less sensitive to the (car's) behavior.

      "He just needs two wheels, but it's different for Vettel," he said.

      via http://motortweets.com/markwebber/news/665995

    25. 04-17-2012 09:58 PM #16975
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Yup, grandpa Simpson style.
      El Paso? I spent a month there one night.

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