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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 24/7/2011 6:07:31 PM   
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Loved Hamilton taking Alonso on the outside! Ouch!

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 29/7/2011 8:22:48 AM   
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Bad news for F1 fans here.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 29/7/2011 8:46:35 AM   
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I really hate Sky Sports and in fact the BBC too, fuckers all.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 29/7/2011 10:33:47 AM   
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Got sick of Sky Sports News this morning constantly pointing out that with the new F1 deal, Sky Sports will be showing every race... in HD

Was waiting for the co-presenter to crack and say "What, you mean like the BBC do at the moment....."

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 30/7/2011 3:29:17 PM   
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I really hate Sky Sports and in fact the BBC too, fuckers all.


Same here. Apparently the BBC took Sky to Bernie to get the deal. Seriously WTF BBC?! You'll show all 700 miles of the Olympic torch relay around Britain (who cares really?!), show all of Wimbledon (2 weeks coverage) which is at a higher cost than F1 (9 months coverage). Urrgh!

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 30/7/2011 6:28:09 PM   
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I wish total bankruptcy on Sky and have lost all respect for the Beeb. It has sort of tainted the end of this season for me. I won't be going to SKY, they can go fuck themselves.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 31/7/2011 1:10:17 PM   
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Great start to the Grand Prix. They should introduce sprinklers to all the courses.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 31/7/2011 4:38:45 PM   
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Great start to the Grand Prix. They should introduce sprinklers to all the courses.


I do love the conditions of not wet but sort of wet but maybe it will dry but equally it may pour down.

As much of a tit he may be and comes across in his ridiculous shampoo commercial, I do like Jenson Button, when there are difficult conditions he usually excels which is testament to his skill as a driver, how good he is at reading the situation and his abilty to not be a tit on the course.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 31/7/2011 4:58:02 PM   
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quote:

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Great start to the Grand Prix. They should introduce sprinklers to all the courses.


I do love the conditions of not wet but sort of wet but maybe it will dry but equally it may pour down.

As much of a tit he may be and comes across in his ridiculous shampoo commercial, I do like Jenson Button, when there are difficult conditions he usually excels which is testament to his skill as a driver, how good he is at reading the situation and his abilty to not be a tit on the course.


Really?

I think he's one of the most likeable drivers on the grid personally. I've been a fan of his from day one though so that may be bias clouding my judgement but IMO there are far bigger tits than him on the grid. Vettell and Alonso being 2 of them.

His Head & Shoulders ad is horrific though, I'll give you that .

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 31/7/2011 5:12:16 PM   
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I've long "supported" (defended) Button with the age ole' he just needs a better, more reliable car and when he got one he proved what a skilled driver he was but to be honest I think most F1 Drivers are tits.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 27/8/2011 10:18:06 PM   
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Did anybody catch the documentary of BBC4 just now? I watched it and was a little ashamed at how little I knew about racing back then, but I do not think I have ever seen such heart wrenching footage as the last 5 minutes that covered Williamson's crash at Sandvoort and the sheer frustration of David Purley as he tried to save him.

I'm just glad that, when you consider how fatal F1 used to be, you can now crash, flip your car upside down, smash into a barrier and walk away unscathed from the lot with little to no chance of being burnt alive or killed outright.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 27/8/2011 10:59:44 PM   
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I've recorded it for tomorrow, worth the watch then? I know it was insanely dangerous in the old days, it's ridiculous the sport managed to survive with so much loss.  

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 28/8/2011 7:26:22 AM   
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Its been on before but still a good doc. So many great drivers lost...

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 28/8/2011 10:49:43 AM   
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I do not think I have ever seen such heart wrenching footage as the last 5 minutes that covered Williamson's crash at Sandvoort and the sheer frustration of David Purley as he tried to save him.


I've got the programme downloaded from the iPlayer but I haven't had a chance to watch it yet but I do know the incident you're referring to. It really was heartbreaking when Purley realised he wouldn't be able to save him. I was astounded how long the marshals took to react and when they did reach the scene they did little to help. Absolutely shocking. Also, I couldn't believe the race wasn't black flagged. There was still car after car driving past as one of their fellow drivers was literally burning to death inside his cockpit.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 28/8/2011 10:58:09 AM   
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I've recorded it for tomorrow, worth the watch then? I know it was insanely dangerous in the old days, it's ridiculous the sport managed to survive with so much loss.  


Definitely, as a documentary I would rank it up there with One day in September in terms of quality. the talking heads are all fantastic, and I think that it shows how fleeting the fame of Formula 1 is. it also depicts a time where there were huge changes in F1, from the gentleman racer moving toward the professionals you see today and the move toward sponsorships, use of aerodynamics and the start of the GPDA getting teeth.

utterly brilliant doc.


Also I have to say I am looking forward to the action at Spa later - love the track itself the second, third and fourth corner sequence is fantastic - I may have misheard Brundle yesterday, but I could swear that he said that the difference in height over the track is 100m! and that you get a bonus 7HP at the bottom of track due to the change in air over the height difference - Amazing stuff!

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 28/8/2011 7:06:51 PM   
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Amazing drives by both Schuey and Jens again. But what a mess the start was, and Button was lucky that only his right-wing mirror and part of the back wing was taken off in the scuffle.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 29/8/2011 10:12:46 AM   
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quote:

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I've recorded it for tomorrow, worth the watch then? I know it was insanely dangerous in the old days, it's ridiculous the sport managed to survive with so much loss.  


Definitely, as a documentary I would rank it up there with One day in September in terms of quality. the talking heads are all fantastic, and I think that it shows how fleeting the fame of Formula 1 is. it also depicts a time where there were huge changes in F1, from the gentleman racer moving toward the professionals you see today and the move toward sponsorships, use of aerodynamics and the start of the GPDA getting teeth.

utterly brilliant doc.



It was very good (and another reason BBC4 needs to survive) I watched with my mother who has a fleeting interest in the sport and she was quite shocked and not a little appalled but made the comment about the differences between the drivers of today and then. The final footage of David Purley is heartbreaking, I've seen it before but it never fails to fill me with frustration and shame, it's inconceivable the race was allowed to continue and that no other drivers stopped, the marshals were a joke.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 29/8/2011 10:48:21 AM   
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Eye opening wasn't it? It's really easy to take for granted all of the improvements in safety we've made since then; you just assume that drivers will be okay even after a big impact.

Good race yesterday too. And although I'd have liked some rain to make it even more exciting, my cousin went to see it and I'm pretty sure he was grateful it stayed dry!


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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 29/8/2011 11:06:42 AM   
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Oddly enough my cousin was there too. I thought it was a good race and I was pleased Button got on the podium, I think he once again showed what a good driver he is. I always like Spa though, it's one of favourite tracks, there's usually something happening. 

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 29/8/2011 11:14:07 AM   
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My cousin wasn't there, just so you know.

How many times has Button stormed through the field this year?

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 8/10/2011 3:39:35 PM   
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I'm not liking how some cars are not setting times in Q3 to save tyres. Come on teams, the fans pay a good old whack to see some racing.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 29/11/2011 11:02:57 AM   
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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 30/11/2011 5:27:18 AM   
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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 3/12/2011 3:42:41 PM   
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So are they keeping Kubica's seat - just waiting for him to return to F1? And does that mean Senna's not got a drive for 2012?



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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 3/2/2012 11:07:27 AM   
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So the new cars are starting to be unveiled. The McLaren is typically gorgeous, but let's hope it isn't all looks and no substance. The Ferrari is really quite horrible, with a nose described by Ferrari themselves as "not asthetically pleasing" - in other words pig ugly. The new Force India has a similar stepped nose design to the Ferrari. Hopefully this won't be a running theme for the rest of the teams.

McLaren MP-27:



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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 3/2/2012 3:02:28 PM   
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Have the Red Bulls launched their car yet? Since they have been the team to beat the last few years I'm interested to see what they have done.

Edit: just been on their site and apparently it getting launched in three days.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 6/2/2012 5:30:04 PM   
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Red Bull RB8, seems to have some sort of vent on the nose. Looks like McLaren may be the only team not using a stepped nose, which is worrying:



I really like the new Sauber livery, although I seem to be in the minority. It looks menacing:


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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 6/2/2012 5:49:03 PM   
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Looks like McLaren may be the only team not using a stepped nose, which is worrying:


Yeah the McLaren is gorgeous, especially considering the rest of the field's rather fugly looking cars. However, you're right, it is worrying that they're the only ones going with a conventional nosecone. You have to hope that the designers haven't gone for aesthetics over performance, like they seem to have done for the last few years. I'm worried that in a few races time we'll see a slightly redesigned McLaren with the stepped nose and they'll already be playing catch-up, just like with the blown-diffuser last year.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 6/2/2012 10:27:14 PM   
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Theres more than one way to skin a cat, the boys at McLaren probably looked at the nose and thought it may muck up the airflow on the rest of their design and decided against it; as long as the chassis is stable, fast and the engine reliable, they'll be challenging.

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RE: The Formula One 2011 Thread - 6/2/2012 10:57:42 PM   
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The issue is that the McLaren has a lower chassis, therefore don't need a stepped nose, but this reduces the amount of air that can pass underneath and through the car, which all the other teams have obviously thought was more valuable than a smooth nose. But hey, I'm no designer, we'll just have to wait and see how it performs.

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