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Old 22nd Sep 2013, 19:26
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Alonso's stationary Ferrari forced two cars behind to take avoiding action.
On the GP2 slowing-down lap, the third-place car slammed into one of the lower-order cars as it turned across the track to enter the GP2 holding paddock entrance.
The third-place car was destined to continue to the winners' enclosure.

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Old 23rd Sep 2013, 07:43
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Has F1 really become so devoid of interest value that they are now resorting to making a big hoo-haa over a minor incident like this?? Really? So Alonso stopped and gave Webber a lift.. big deal. As for taking avoiding action - They are F1 drivers FFS! They take avoiding action in a split second during the race. And before somebody says that after the race they will not be expecting a car stopped on the track, thats rubbish, they should always be watching where they are going.

As for the booing of Vettel - I'm no big fan of SV, but its becoming really tedious now and downright disrespectful. The lad gets in his car, drives as quick as he can and wins.. If Ferrari fans don't like it, maybe they should be booing their own team for building a crap car!
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Don't understand why Safety Car regs allow slowest cars [ie Marussia] to unlap themselves?

As soon as racing restarts the Marussia cars are mobile road blocks again.

Also Derek Warwick [Race Control] doesn't seem to have many brain cells working.

Perez' late braking put Hulkenberg off the track [or should he have stayed on track and been hit by the overly aggressive Perez?]

Bad decision frankly.

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Old 23rd Sep 2013, 08:15
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If Ferrari fans don't like it, maybe they should be booing their own team for building a crap car!
What do you expect? They're Ferrari fans. They have a sense of entitlement. Accepting defeat with dignity isn't really in their nature.
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Good point Andy, and I'll tell you something else.. I am getting bored / sick to death of Lewis Hamilton's constant whining that SV is winning the world championship because he's in the best car.. For the benefit of young Hamilton, maybe he ought to look at the current standings and try explaining why Alonso is ahead of him by some margin whilst driving a dog of a car which is wildly inferior to the Mercedes??
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Old 23rd Sep 2013, 15:59
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When did we last have a world champion who wasn't driving the best car ? Perhaps Lewis Hamilton should have a long hard think about the year he won the championship.

What are the odds of Bernie introducing a rota system where the drivers have to swap teams for every race ? That would really mix things up and we would see who was actually the best driver and best constructor. Ok, that little scenario is as likely as Bernie being intimidated by a German banker and paying him "hush" money............. i.e. not very.
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Moral high ground award of the year has to go to Adrian Newey at RBR.. apparently approached by Ferrari to take over as Technical Director on the promise of untold wealth, riches and red Fiats replied "No ta mate, I'm fine here.." Good man
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What do you expect? They're Ferrari fans
Many years ago they booed the Lotus team at Monza prior to the race; the pit shutters went down then a couple of minutes later went up again to reveal a row of spotty backsides as the entire team mooned them.

Some years late thee was a fan up in the bridge where the old track crosses over the new. Every lap he gave Mansell the finger. Mansell won, and on the in lap, slowed right down and instructed the tifosi to pluck yew.

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Lon, the incident with Mansell must have been before he went to Ferrari because he was "Il Leone" while he was there. A very popular boy with the tifosi.
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PLovett - That speaks volumes about the Tifosi, wouldn't you say??
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Old 24th Sep 2013, 14:39
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Just returned from seeing Rush - well worth it.

As someone who was involved back then it was great to be able to 'identify' those who were also involved (though I didn't see myself!).
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I was so impressed with Rush that I went to see it again yesterday - there was so much to appreciate and take in!

Does anybody know where the location-shots were filmed?
I stayed through the credits and it just said UK and Germany.

Edited to add:-
The film was shot on location in the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria.
Filming took place at the former World War II airfield of Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, and the Snetterton (Norfolk), Cadwell Park (Lincolnshire) and Brands Hatch (Kent) motor racing circuits in England, and at the Nürburgring in Germany.
From Wiki:-
Niki Lauda was surprisingly pleased with the overall look of the film. He was quoted as saying: "When I saw it the first time I was impressed. There was no Hollywood changes or things changed a little bit Hollywood-like. It is very accurate. And this really surprised me very positively."
I was also impressed by the accents of the main characters - considering that they aren't 'natives'.
One is Australian and the other German (not Austrian).

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Old 27th Sep 2013, 16:14
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Lon, the incident with Mansell must have been before he went to Ferrari
It was in a Williams so IIRC 1991

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So whats the general consensus with you folks then about whether or not, Vettel has some sort of "traction control" like device in the car?

Be it in the software, via data link or ECU?

ECU's are controlled and monitored. Don't know if the data links are.? They don't always just go one way.
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So whats the general consensus with you folks then about whether or not, Vettel has some sort of "traction control" like device in the car?
I'll offer my opinion: Yes he does.

The secretly installed device is called.... Wait for it...
His feet and hands, as controlled by a highly secretive and sophisticated device called the brain, which receives and processes sensory inputs from multiple sensory systems installed the human body and creates a series of control outputs to achieve a desired result. A biological control/feedback loop if you will. As for some (banned) "cheat" electronic system, I really doubt it very much.

But I guess this can never really be settled unless we see all the drivers compete in "equally prepared" equipment or perhaps by some seat swapping scheme or the like. Not gonna happen anytime soon in F1, so let the speculation continue!

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I don't watch as much F1 as I used to years ago, now I much prefer World / British Superbikes and MotoGP. Whilst I will admit
that SV is an excellent driver who doesn't deserve to be booed alas I still dislike the RB higher ups who have treated MW like they have.
Now as for them they certainly deserve to be booed IMHO
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Wondering if any new drives for next season will be announced his weekend
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Just watched some of Friday's second practice from Korea. One of the commentators on the USA broadcast is an ex-Benetton engineer (from the Schumacher days). He had some really interesting speculation as to what AN has done with the Red Bull that is making Vettel so dominate in low speed corners. Basically he thinks they still are using the exhaust to blow the defuser to get more downforce, but it only works in a limited speed range (around 60 mph/100 kph) and takes a specific driving style to make it work. Vettel has been able to adapt to that style, Webber hasn't - hence the large difference in performance between them.

I rather like the F1 races in Asia - instead of coming on at 4:30am here, they come on 10:30pm the night before. I can stay up late on Saturday night, enjoy an adult beverage, and watch the race live - rather than recording it to avoid getting up at o-god-thirty Sunday morning
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Everyone enjoying the last Korean F1 race? Where else would you see a Jeep racing in F1?
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Old 6th Oct 2013, 08:26
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Yeah, but sad when the only excitement was provided by tire problems.


Commentator made remark about a "Korean Barbecue". Anyone see the dog ?

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