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Old 26th Aug 2013, 09:41
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Mallan, but you won't find anything. Once motor racing is in the blood, it stays there. I guarantee that even if you left it for a time, you would return. I started watching in Sir Stirling Moss's last competitive season, and continued until the late, great, Ayrton Senna lost his life. Left for a time, but, as always will happen, came back. No, it's not what it used to be, but, like life, it is what it is, and that's better than nothing. There will be good races from time to time, but, like the old great Airshows, it will never be quite the same again.
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 10:22
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I had to listen to a Green idiot suggesting that F-1 should be Electric powered only! A silent Grand Prix????? Next years Turbo cars are going to sound 'different' and softer I expect but at least a blast of noise that requires ear defenders when nearby.

Until Adrian Newey retires there will be little chance for any non Newey designed car to

win the Drivers Championship if his genius continues at squeezing the ultimate performance out of any

F-1 regulations and he should be Sir Adrian Newey IMHO - A brilliant Brit and a handy driver in his own right......

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Old 26th Aug 2013, 10:28
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Newey joined Williams in 1990, and had won 51 races, three drivers' championships and four constructors' titles by the time he left for McLaren mid-way through the 1997 season. Williams went on to win both 1997 championships too with the FW19 - the last car that received Newey's input - and has not won a title since. Williams has revealed that the reason behind Newey's departure was a disagreement over shareholding, and admitted that it's proven to be an error.
"He wanted some shares that I didn't want to give to him at the time," Williams told F1 Racing. "[That] was arguably, with hindsight, a mistake. Adrian is quite a remarkable individual."
From:- Sir Frank Williams admits 'mistake' in letting Adrian Newey depart | Williams | Formula 1 news, live F1 | ESPN.co.uk
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 11:36
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Mayhap it's time to look else where

It certainly is and you will find MOTOGP still gives you moments when you forget to breathe!

Take a look at yesterday's race on iPlayer for a good example.
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 12:03
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The only designer to consistently beat Adrian Newey is Rory Byrne, who was the genius behind the Schumacher years.

Rory Byrne retired from Ferrari in 2006. Since when he has done bits of "consultancy".

Now it appears that he is back full time working on the 2014 Ferrari.
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 12:11
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I wonder what that Green Party demo was all about seeing as F1 is now using KERS ?
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 12:38
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 15:02
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Well the Spa race really was a snoozer but then I watched the MotoGP from Brno and Indycar race from Sonoma (just up the road from me) so at least I got some racing thrills over the weekend.
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 15:40
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Well the Spa race really was a snoozer
I don't think Raikonen thougt so when his brakes failed, or DiResta when hi rear wheels were removed from under him.
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Old 26th Aug 2013, 19:39
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Yet again Vettel outperforms Webber in, ostensibly, the same car.

Raikkonen suffers a mechanical problem (but avoids injury).
Di Resta in the wrong place . . .
Pic retired with an oil leak.

Button did set fastest lap (on lap 37) - Vettel did his usual fastest lap of the race (on lap 40).
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Old 31st Aug 2013, 10:15
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In last Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, brake failure forced Raikkonen out of a race for the first time in 39 grands prix. Lotus believe the problem was caused by a helmet visor tear-off that blocked a cooling duct, so overheating the component.
So why didn't they check it out during a pitstop?
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Old 31st Aug 2013, 11:08
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NJ GP on/off/on/off ?

Formula One New Jersey grand prix cancelled | Digital Trends

yet:- Formula 1 closes in on America after investment in US Grand Prix - Telegraph

back in June:- Grand Prix of America: New Jersey F1 race to go ahead from 2014 | Mail Online
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BBC Sport - Formula 1: New Jersey race dropped from draft 2014 calendar
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Old 6th Sep 2013, 16:50
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I have frequently wondered about F1 being in the same league as professional wrestling when it comes to results.

This theory will be boosted this weekend if Alonso wins, which I think he probably will, barring unforseen incidents.
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Yet again Vettel outperforms Webber in, ostensibly, the same car.
According to his web site Webber's clutch gave problems before the start. The crew tried adjusting it but his race was basically done and dusted before the lights went out.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 11:51
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Tryes, tyres,tyres....

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Old 7th Sep 2013, 13:20
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Not many Ferrari flags flying after qualifying.
Alonso said, "You"re stupid, all stupid" and, "Felipe's too fast" to the team, before throwing his toys out the pram. Speculation on the Beeb that he may be taking a year off
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three place grid penalty for Sutil for impeding Hamilton.

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Old 7th Sep 2013, 19:56
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Those IR vids of the front tyres was fantastic, amazing to see how small the contact patch was in a sraight line.
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