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    Thread: OT: Formula 1 chatter and race updates

    1. 09-28-2012 08:03 AM #18026
      tiny bit of speculation on twitter that Voda is leaving Mclaren next year too....

    2. 09-28-2012 08:07 AM #18027
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      tiny bit of speculation on twitter that Voda is leaving Mclaren next year too....
      They're pulling out elsehwere. Makes sense.

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      09-28-2012 08:10 AM #18028
      Schumi to sauber?

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      09-28-2012 08:31 AM #18029
      Quote Originally Posted by monkeysrus View Post
      Schumi to sauber?
      Would never happen.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    5. 09-28-2012 08:37 AM #18030
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      Would never happen.
      qft

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      09-28-2012 07:21 PM #18031
      So now that PER is confirmed for McLaren, what's next?

      DIR to Ferrari to replace MAS? Or maybe Costa gets a chance?

      WAY to Sauber - you heard it here first. I'm sure there's a pic of him with Peter Sauber somewhere
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      09-28-2012 07:36 PM #18032
      2013 F1 calendar

      17/03 AUS Grand Prix of Australia
      24/03 MYS Grand Prix of Malaysia
      14/04 CHN Grand Prix of China
      21/04 BHR Grand Prix of Bahrain
      12/05 ESP Grand Prix of Spain (Barcelona)
      26/05 MCO Grand Prix of Monaco
      09/06 CAN Grand Prix of Canada
      16/06 USA Grand Prix of Jersey (New York) *
      30/06 GBR Grand Prix of Great Britain
      14/07 DEU Grand Prix of Germany
      28/07 HUN Grand Prix of Hungary
      25/08 BEL Grand Prix of Belgium
      08/09 ITA Grand Prix of Italy
      22/09 SGP Grand Prix of Singapore
      06/10 KOR Grand Prix of Korea
      13/10 JPN Grand Prix of Japan
      27/10 IND Grand Prix of India
      03/11 ARE Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
      17/11 USA Grand Prix of USA (Austin)
      24/11 BRA Grand Prix of Brazil

      * TBC

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      09-28-2012 07:57 PM #18033
      Thanks Liam.

      What do we know about the Australian GP contract. Is this the last year? Any indications as to whether it will be renewed?
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    9. 09-28-2012 11:20 PM #18034
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Thanks Liam.

      What do we know about the Australian GP contract. Is this the last year? Any indications as to whether it will be renewed?
      Up to 2015 it's locked in.

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      09-29-2012 09:36 PM #18035
      Yeah I'm a Volvo driver

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      09-30-2012 10:00 AM #18036
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Any indications as to whether it will be renewed?
      The way the current Vic gov bitches and moans about the deal and then makes out it's going to play hard ball is not giving me much confidence.

      The only way they'll get the better Bernie is if he's in a wooden box.

      My gut feel is that unless another state is ready to "steal" the GP we will lose it for a new race in an "emerging market".

    12. 09-30-2012 10:45 AM #18037
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      The way the current Vic gov bitches and moans about the deal and then makes out it's going to play hard ball is not giving me much confidence.

      The only way they'll get the better Bernie is if he's in a wooden box.

      My gut feel is that unless another state is ready to "steal" the GP we will lose it for a new race in an "emerging market".
      I reckon it's time for Sydney's turn now anyway

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      09-30-2012 11:53 AM #18038
      Australia will lose the GP to Thailand.

    14. 09-30-2012 07:12 PM #18039
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      Australia will lose the GP to Thailand.
      "Someone" I know very well has recently completed a bunch of stochastic demand modelling on infrastructure for a "significant annual international event" for the Thai government.

    15. 09-30-2012 07:14 PM #18040
      the grid 'girls' will be interesting.

    16. 09-30-2012 07:41 PM #18041
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      Australia will lose the GP to Thailand.
      I chuckled at this:

      http://www.pattayadays.com/2012/09/g...rix-somewhere/

    17. 09-30-2012 11:07 PM #18042
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      the grid 'girls' will be interesting.
      Interesting is one word LMAO!

      Not surprised Australia is going to lose it though...

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      10-01-2012 02:44 AM #18043
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Very true.

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      10-01-2012 10:57 AM #18044
      On cue...

      http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...w/16628188.cms

      ...and who would you pick out of Massa, Hulkenberg and di Resta?

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/19789183
      Last edited by Lima; 10-01-2012 at 11:10 AM.

    20. 10-01-2012 07:01 PM #18045
      not Di Resta. Anyone who sends their lunch back complaining about the thickness of the shaved parmesan needs an attitude adjustment...

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      10-03-2012 03:24 AM #18046
      http://www.renaultsport.com/Belgian-...l.html?lang=fr

      “The challenge of Spa really is Eau Rouge and Raidillon,” he divulges. “The compression at the bottom of Eau Rouge isn’t a massive problem as the vertical g-forces squash everything in the car down, so all the fluids are pushed down. This ensures that the pick-ups at the bottom of the oil and fuel tanks are covered. The problem comes at the crest at Raidillon, when the vertical G makes the car go light and your stomach feels like it’s going to come out of your mouth. That’s the biggest problem, because the vertical G lifts the fluids up and that can expose the fuel pump and the oil system entry.

      “That means that you might not get the fuel or oil at that point and that can be a major problem. The fuel system is generally a bit easier to deal with because you can pressurise it quite easily, but the oil system is the issue. The shift in vertical G can lift oil off the top of the pump and there were times in the past when it was a real reliability risk and challenge. Without oil the engine won’t last very long.

      “To give you some idea of how critical keeping the oil in the system is, when you hit Raidillon you’ll already be in seventh gear. The pistons are moving up and down over 250 times per second at this point. You get to the top of the hill out of Eau Rouge and then you have the vertical lift. With no oil, your engine will last for between half a second and a second, maximum. That’s how crucial oil system management is.

      “This weekend you have to know what you can go down to in terms of oil levels, and in the race you may go a little over that to avoid any risk. We experience something similar at Maggotts and Becketts at Silverstone, or at Turn 8 in Turkey, but that’s lateral G where fuel or oil gets pushed to the side. Having oil lifted up is a unique feature of Spa.

      “Of course, fuel delivery is also critical as you don’t want to lose performance at the top of the hill, or you’ll be a sitting duck to your rivals behind on the long run up to Les Combes. But in terms of losing an engine, it’s all about the oil system at Raidillon.”
      Cool.

    22. 10-03-2012 04:07 AM #18047
      El Paso? I spent a month there one night.

    23. 10-03-2012 04:46 AM #18048
      Nice find Lima Interesting stuff Nice to know they are still human with the 'feels like your stomach is going to come out of your mouth' description. Guess there are some things the human body will never get used too

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      10-04-2012 05:21 PM #18050
      Anyone else get an invite to this?

      I'm a country member.

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      10-04-2012 08:23 PM #18051
      You guys on twitter would be following Taki Inoue. if your not you should. Hilarious

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      buy both, save time.

    27. 10-04-2012 08:40 PM #18052
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      You guys on twitter would be following Taki Inoue. if your not you should. Hilarious
      yep, followed him yesterday, one of the funniest accounts I've seen.

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      10-04-2012 10:26 PM #18053
      Quote Originally Posted by YellowDieselGolf View Post
      Anyone else get an invite to this?
      Would that be a One ad telecast with race interruptions or a proper feed?
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      10-04-2012 10:37 PM #18054
      Quote Originally Posted by graeme86 View Post
      Would that be a One ad telecast with race interruptions or a proper feed?
      Upscaled SD feed from Ch. 10 together with half-hour pre-race mumbling.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      10-04-2012 10:43 PM #18055
      So.....yes.
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      10-04-2012 10:52 PM #18056
      Quote Originally Posted by graeme86 View Post
      So.....yes.
      Honestly, I've no idea. You'd think it would be a direct Sky telecast, but I have my doubts.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      10-04-2012 11:24 PM #18057
      10 musn't be making enough from the ads now they're selling tickets for 10 bucks to watch the show as well LOL I'll stick to the SkyF1 HD feed thanks all the same.
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      10-04-2012 11:25 PM #18058
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      10-06-2012 02:04 AM #18059
      I just realised that One will be broadcasting tomorrow's race, which means that it's going to be in HD. Now it makes sense, why they are showing it in the theatre.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      10-06-2012 02:19 AM #18060
      Race interruptions...on the big screen...
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