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Old 3rd Oct 2016, 06:36
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The Little Fella is moaning that he always has engine problems..and wants some sort of internal enquiry...has he never thought ...that he might just be taking a tad too much out of the engines fitted to his car, after all he always seems to squeeze a tad more speed on every qualy sprint,.. and then out drags the start most times to pull away into the distance...and keeps going

It was sad for him yesterday ..but hey!....... thats engines for ya:
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Old 3rd Oct 2016, 07:58
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If I were a cynical sort of chap, I might think that, for a change, Mercedes are working towards having a German world champ in a German brand car. Naah, they wouldn't........
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 11:33
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I would tend to dismiss the conspiracy theories even though the bad luck of Hamilton does seem extreme. Just one nagging doubt for me, didn't they swap some mechanics between cars this season?
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 12:56
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Formula E: Mercedes takes option to join electric motor series.
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 13:01
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This has become the pro/con Hamilton or Verstappen thread. Sad that no-one has seen fit to congratulate the guy who won in Malaysia.


So, allow me. Well done Daniel Ricciardio.
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 13:37
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Originally Posted by Geordie_Expat View Post
Well done Daniel Ricciardio.
Well done indeed. I do wonder (and Iím NOT taking anything away from Daniel) to what extent Red Bull team orders played a part? When both RBís came in top to tail for simultaneous tyre changes it was pretty much game over.
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 13:42
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So, allow me. Well done Daniel Ricciardio.
Agree he seems to be a lovely chap, did laugh when Mark Webber threw his smelly champagned soaked shoe off the podium.
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 20:00
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Originally Posted by macuser View Post
I would tend to dismiss the conspiracy theories even though the bad luck of Hamilton does seem extreme. Just one nagging doubt for me, didn't they swap some mechanics between cars this season?
Yes they swapped 5 mechanics without asking LH. I know that it is their team and their
employees but I would have thought they would have at least asked the World Champion
before just doing it. I have to say that that coupled together with the rest of his good luck this
season NR will end up as one of the luckiest World Champions ever. He ought to buy a ticket
in the Euro Lottery when it gets up to about 100 million - he is bound to win that as well.
As for the German in a German car etc theory I class him as being Finnish just like his father.
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 21:03
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As for the German in a German car etc theory I class him as being Finnish just like his father.
Which would explain why they play the German national anthem after he wins????
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 21:28
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Hamilton is employed by the Mercedes team .. if he doesn't like it he can leave
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 21:54
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
Which would explain why they play the German national anthem after he wins????

Perhaps he feels that it is better for his career to be thought of as German ? Or perhaps he is
ashamed to be thought of as Finnish ? Who knows or really cares all I know is that luck is a
very fickle companion and it won't stay with anyone for ever hence the saying "Make hay
whilst the sun shines"
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 22:04
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From Wiki:-
Rosberg was born in Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany.
He holds dual citizenship, German and Finnish and has competed under both the Finnish and German flag during different points in his early career.
Rosberg, who spent much of his youth in Monaco with his family, still lives in the principality and speaks French, Italian, German, English and Spanish fluently. His father deliberately chose not to teach him Finnish, concentrating on those other languages which would be more important for Nico's life and racing career.
Rosberg married his German childhood friend and long-time fiancťe Vivian Sibold on 11 July 2014.
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Old 4th Oct 2016, 23:32
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Paranoid, shocking behaviour on the face of it, but the coincidence is interesting. No failures on any of the supplied engines in other teams' cars, or in Rosberg's, but for Lewis the third time this year?


All it would take is one mechanic with an axe to grind, not necessarily a whole Mercedes team policy as the conspiracy theorists would love to believe.


Congratulations to Daniel and Max for brilliant drives. The shoe thing though was culturally insensitive at best in a majority Muslim country.
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Old 5th Oct 2016, 18:58
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My contribution, regurgitated from friends in the pub tonight.

Hamilton. Fast and talented, but a little p***k. Not a big one, a little one.

And those present were now turned off from what was once their favourite sport, even the petrol-heads.

Racing, as used to be, is gone.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 08:32
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Racing, as used to be, is gone.

Check out the GP-2 races in Malaysia.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 16:48
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I love F1 because of what it is, the pinnacle of motorsport engineering. Thus I think you have to accept that the big budget factory teams will always have a big advantage over the customer teams, and you have to watch the smaller races within the big one.
However if you want wheel banging overtaking with no real idea who will eventually win, then like RAT5 says watch the GP2 series. Brilliant entertainment!
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 17:00
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Dont forget the Little fella manages to wring the neck of the car and engine just enough in most practises to be Numero Uno, so thereby could lie the reason for failure of his hard ridden steed compared with the more genteel driving (possibly) of his Stable mate..!!
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 17:13
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Mercedes say that LH's engine failure is attributed to a big end failure following a loss of oil pressure.
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Old 7th Oct 2016, 06:21
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Did anyone watch the interview between Christian Horner and DC..it was a very enlightening half hour and it shows just how much the lower Formulas are tied in with F1
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Old 7th Oct 2016, 08:08
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Mercedes say that LH's engine failure is attributed to a big end failure following a loss of oil pressure.
How very traditional!
However in real engines it is/was often the case that the low oil pressure is/was a sign of big end failure. One therefore asks what it was that caused the low oil pressure as that was the prime failure.
ETA and big-end failure rarely results in smoke from the exhaust. . .

Last edited by Allan Lupton; 7th Oct 2016 at 08:50. Reason: extra thought!
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