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Old 25th Mar 2012, 21:19
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Have to agree with you there G-CPTN. But by far the most boring race - which doesn't really describe it - I ever saw was at Brands Hatch a number of years ago. It was a round of the American CART series (with BTCC "supporting" races). The BTCC was fantastic of course, the CART racing was 143 laps of the indy circuit with no-one overtaking anyone esle as far as I remember. I went for a walk towards the end. Absolutely mind-numbing.

And I've just remembered that they had a truck with a jet engine with a downward pointing tail pipe mounted on the back which was driven round the circuit twice before the CART racing started to "blow the dust off and dry the track". It was a bone dry sunny April day....

The F1's looking good this year, and I'm hoping the BTCC will be as good as usual.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 07:46
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I thought yesterday was a pretty good show, in particular with brilliant drives from Kimi, Alonso and Senna, and an absolutely stellar drive from Perez.. I have to say though Massa was a disgrace, while I would never expect a driver to give up a place willingly, Massa was hopelessly outpaced by almost everyone, yet he insisted on making himself a rolling road block at every opportunity.

I do have a little sympathy for Massa, as he has never recovered from the double blow of losing in '08 and then the spring in the head, however, I would be very surprised if Perez isn't going to Maranello for a seat fitting before too long.

Refreshing to hear Button confess to bolloxing it up all on his own, and actually assuming responsibility for it.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 09:14
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He always struck me as being quite a straightforward sort of bloke
Agree Lon, To clarify, Button held his hands up where others seem to blame everyone else.. Vettel take note!!
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 09:15
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Refreshing to hear Button confess to bolloxing it up all on his own, and actually assuming responsibility for it
He always struck me as being quite a straightforward sort of bloke.

I think Ferrari were flattered yesterday. Their car wouldn't normally be a race winner in its present form. In making a mess of it at normal racing speeds maybe they lucked into making an ideal car for the wet races? Nevertheless congratulations to Alonso and bye-bye Massa. (Ferrari wanted Coulthard at one time, maybe he'll make a comeback?)
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 09:51
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Ironic that despite all their difficulties, Ferrari are presently third in the constructors' league, and Alonso leads the drivers' championship. Early days, of course.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 10:44
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Williams chairman Parr leaves.

Parr resigns as Williams chairman | Sky Sports | Home | Latest
Williams, who turns 70 this year, said his decision to resign from the board was "the next stage in the gradual but inevitable process of handing over the reins". It was assumed this would be to Parr, who was something of a protege for Williams.
Parr was a sometimes controversial and unpopular figure within F1, and also had a rocky relationship with the team's co-founder Patrick Head, who retired from F1 at the end of last year.
From:- BBC Sport - Williams announce resignation of chairman Adam Parr

Adam Parr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hmmm . . .
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Old 4th Apr 2012, 14:54
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This is petition worth signing..... keep Spa !!

Spa Grand Prix F1 pétition
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Old 4th Apr 2012, 16:05
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Spa, one of only two things Belgium is any use for, and I couldn't really care about chocolate (And before anyone thinks I missed it.. Beer - No, Belgian beer is for art gallery dwellers and gay bar loiterers!)
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Belgian beer is for art gallery dwellers and gay bar loiterers!
You forgot the wife beaters or beatres


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Old 5th Apr 2012, 08:21
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You forgot the wife beaters
apologies.. How remiss of me.

On another note, has anyone seen the BBC4 Documentary currently on i-Player called "Madness on wheels"? It's the story of the World Rally Championship during the infamous Group B era. I thought it was brilliant, given that I was just a teenage fan of WRC back then. The technology and sheer power of those cars were scary (Almost 600 bhp from the Lancia Delta), but the cavalier attitude of one Jean-Marie Balestre (FIA Prez and all round arse-hole) towards safety defies belief.. Then again having seen his behaviour first hand in "Senna" I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised.

The skill on show from the likes of Blomqvist, Rohl and Vatanen was just brilliant.
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 08:28
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Belgian beer is for art gallery dwellers and gay bar loiterers
I think not old chum, Belgian beer is for the educated ethanologist. Chips with mayonnaise is downright weird but their beer is exceptional.
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Madness on Wheels

Yes I watched it.

but the cavalier attitude of one Jean-Marie Balestre (FIA Prez and all round arse-hole) towards safety defies belief..
Only equalled by the cavalier attitude of spectators trying to touch the cars as they passed!
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Chips with mayonnaise
Food of the Gods...

... or with piccalilli, or saté sauce and accompanied by a bottle of Hoegaarden Triple
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The Danes serve their chips with Remoulade - a sort of mayonnaise with chopped capers, similar to tartare sauce. Delicious! - though difficult to source in northern England - it's been a couple of years since I've seen any.
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[QUOTE][Only equalled by the cavalier attitude of spectators trying to touch the cars as they passed! /QUOTE] I'd forgotten about that bit.. raving morons!

Lon / Beef - You two have forgotten your roots.. "Chips in a poke wi' chip shop broon sauce" washed down by a can of tartan special.. non of your noncy fragrant flower smelling / fruit based euro-fizz.
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Lon / Beef - You two have forgotten your roots..
Actually no. Best chips are cooked in animal fat. Very few places do that now.
A great-aunt had a chippie in Haddington. Coal-fired friers. The smell would make you boke - and I did, in the coal-bucket. Didn;t stop her throwing it straight into the fire.

There was a caravan down on the harbour at Ayr, Joe's. Did the best chips, pie and peas for miles around

Just for G-CPTN

Remoulade Sauce.

1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons French style mustard
1 tablespoon capers, drained, rinsed and chopped finely
1 tablespoon finely chopped pickles
2 anchovy filets, chopped finely
2 tablespoons chopped chervil
1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
salt and pepper
Mix together all ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper.
You can try varying the ingredients on this. If you don't like anchovies, skip them. If you can't find chervil or tarragon, use flat leaved parsley or another fresh herb.
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Remoulade Sauce.

Thanks for that !

Definition of Hell ; being an overweight, type 2 diabetic visiting Belgium with all their wonderful beers and " friteries ".
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Future possibility of McLaren again only having one consistently competitive car ?

Lewis Hamilton cuts a glum figure on a date with Nicole Scherzinger | Mail Online

Meanwhile his team mate was ;

Jenson Button competes in Lavaman triathlon - GPUpdate.net
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Definition of Hell ; being an overweight, type 2 diabetic visiting Belgium with all their wonderful beers and " friteries
Belgium lies at the bottom of the garden and across the river - and I'm DM type 2.
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Lon More - Many thanks for the recipe.

Could anyone comment of the chances of the Bahrain GP happening?
Damon Hill doesn't seem so keen.
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