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Old 21st Jun 2015, 04:01
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Just seen this comment in the D.T.

"Bernie Ecclestone, the Sepp Blatter of F1".
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Old 21st Jun 2015, 06:33
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You have that right!

When this case in Germany came up, I really thought it was curtains for Bernie. Instead, his troubles just ... went away! Bernie made a free-will donation to the Widows' and Orphans' Fund and that was that! The guy he bribed, Gribkowski, went to jail, but Bernie himself walked after paying what would have amounted to tuppence for a normal person.

Blatter sits there at the top of a pyramid of corruption; all his underlings have been nabbed, I think. The man himself, though, is reportedly thinking of trying to un-resign, not that he's actually 100% resigned, given that he is still in office.

I think it's going to either be the FBI or else two sharp wooden stakes and two necklaces of garlic before we get to see Bernie and Sepp gone from the scene.
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Old 21st Jun 2015, 09:43
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Watching "Rush" just brings home how much we have lost now that the sport is totally sanitised and controlled.
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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 04:54
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"Rush" is a pretty good movie (especially by auto racing movie standards, which is a bit of damning with faint praise ). But I have two complaints with 'Rush'. First off, too much CGI (and some of not all that good). Turns out all the racing scenes were done at the same track using computer graphics to change the scenery as needed . Second, while Hunt and Lauda were rivals, they were friendly rivals - apparently pretty good friends (not all that uncommon, especially in that era when racing was so dangerous).


Austria was a snoozer after the first lap...
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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 06:52
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On the edge of my seat

tdtacer Quote :-"Austria was a snoozer after the first lap..."

Oh I don't know.

There was that nail biting episode when Ferrari couldn't get the right rear wheel nut on Vettel's car.

Not to mention the Alonso/Raikkenen incident.

All this in one and a half to two hours!

There is only so much excitement a person can handle.
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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 08:17
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With the Honda head honcho in the McLaren pits too.Not a rewarding day for him,or McLaren.
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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 11:51
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Kimi had a lucky escape after 'dropping it 'on the first lap but I fear this will be his last year as a Ferrari driver, he's been shown up by Seb this season imo.
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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 14:29
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Not to mention the Alonso/Raikkenen incident.
FERetd, that was the first lap excitement (well that and Nico getting by Lewis before the first corner).
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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 15:11
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Edge of my seat

tdracer Quote :- "FERetd, that was the first lap excitement (well that and Nico getting by Lewis before the first corner)."

And the excitement for the next 70 laps - apart from the wheel nut episode!

I could hardly contain myself.
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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 15:58
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So the result of Grand Prix is being determined by choice of clutch springs . . .

BBC Sport - Lewis Hamilton blames poor start in Austrian GP on faulty clutch
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Old 25th Jun 2015, 16:08
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BBC Sport - Bernie Ecclestone should step down as Formula 1 boss - Jordan
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 16:45
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On this day . . .

26 June 1906: The first Grand Prix - MoneyWeek
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 17:31
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First GP - 1906

Apparently it was a two-day event over a distance of 769 miles, and only the drivers and ride-on mechanics were allowed to work on the cars. The race was won by a Renault at an average speed of 62 mph.
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 22:48
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The race was won by a Renault at an average speed of 62 mph.
About the same speed their engines seem to be developing today then.
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 23:20
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Red Bull would kill for 62mph right now!
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 00:16
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I have only a limited knowledge of F1 rules and regs,but isn't it the case that power unit suppliers aren't permitted to make design changes to their PU's throught the course of the season ?

It may well be that Renault know by now where they went wrong,but aren't permitted to do anything about it at the moment.

From previous discussion,it seems that the MB PU was a superior design right from the start.

Of course, it isn't only about the PU's.I wonder just how much of Red Bull's woes are down to the car ?
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 09:29
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I have only a limited knowledge of F1 rules and regs,but isn't it the case that power unit suppliers aren't permitted to make design changes to their PU's throught the course of the season ?
The rules are a bit arcane, but I believe there is some, limited allowance to modify the engines. I think this is why McLaren got penalised so heavily at the last race; Honda had exceeded their 'quota' of tweaks. Or something.

I think that Renault just don't have the appetite for throwing money at the problem.
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 11:05
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That's a lot of what's holding Honda and McLaren back. There are some pretty big flaws in the power unit which were only discovered in pre-season testing, after the specs. were frozen. The other engine manufacturers, with development time behind them, refused to allow honda to make some pretty basic changes
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Old 27th Jun 2015, 22:54
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Maria De Villota F1 crash car 'pushed into lorry' - BBC News


And Lewis Hamilton skipped testing in Austria to hang out with a musician in Monaco,leaving all the testing to Rosberg:

'Lewis Hamilton's decision to skip testing in Austria was bizarre' | F1 News
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I read a story that Mrs Kwin told Hamilton that he needs to improve his manners.

Seems she needs to improve who she selects to associate with.
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