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Old 7th Oct 2016, 13:09
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I often wonder how the likes of Rosberg will feel if he wins the championship not on driving ability, but simply because his closest rival had so many car failures, not exactly winning on skill is it.
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I often wonder how the likes of Rosberg will feel if he wins the championship not on driving ability, but simply because his closest rival had so many car failures, not exactly winning on skill is it.
There have been many examples in the past of failure to win championships due to mechanical failures.
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There have been many examples in the past of failure to win championships due to mechanical failures.
Nigel Mansell at Adelaide in 1986 probably being the cruellest.
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Old 7th Oct 2016, 14:43
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I often wonder how the likes of Rosberg will feel if he wins the championship not on driving ability, but simply because his closest rival had so many car failures, not exactly winning on skill is it.
What makes you think Nico would see it that way?

He could brush away any such suggestion by claiming that his driving style was less demanding on the car than Lewisí.

Iím not taking sides here, just putting myself in Nicoís shoes for a moment.
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There have been a few snappy comebacks to that sort of comment, over the years. I think it was Scott Russell who told the loser that while it might have been a "hollow victory" on the track, it was not going to be a hollow party that night!
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ISTR that many years ago a driver could discount his 3(?) worst points scoring races. Perhaps LH fans could
petition that Bernie chap to re-introduce that method for this season?
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Old 8th Oct 2016, 12:35
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I see LH has complained that the media sre 'disrespecting' him.
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Old 8th Oct 2016, 12:48
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@vulcanised... after he spent the whole press conference on his phone and giving them one word answers... and it's the media that are being disrespectful?!?!
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I realise that my age probably qualifies me as a GOM, but I did think that LH's behaviour in the Press Conference was below what was expected.

OTOH he probably has the ability to multi-task.
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Old 8th Oct 2016, 14:42
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Is it cos he is black?
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Old 8th Oct 2016, 14:57
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It has been suggested, as he was seen in a deep discussion with the team's PR manager prior to the briefing, that it was a deliberate ploy to distract any questions away from the engine problems and his comments concerning them.

It certainly succeeded in doing that, and presumably to the team and Mercedes satisfaction.

So me might have been gaming, but was it the media who were being gamed?
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Yeah. Cos he got a start at all because of his heritage..

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Old 8th Oct 2016, 19:17
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LLama Famer siad:

@vulcanised... after he spent the whole press conference on his phone and giving them one word answers... and it's the media that are being disrespectful?!?!
Press conference:

Q: Thank you. Lewis, coming to you: this has been a happy hunting ground for you recently, with victories in the last couple of years as you moved towards those two world titles. How do you feel going into Suzuka this year?

Lewis HAMILTON: I feel same as probably last year. I feel good. Excited to get on track, the weather's great today, I love being here, so ready to get going.

Q: What did you do then in the three days since Malaysia and what conclusions did you come to when you were thinking about the race: were you concerned about the championship position or were you satisfied about the way you drove, that you did everything right?

Hamilton: I haven't been thinking about the last race. Usually when I leave the racetrack I think about a lot of other thing. I have a lot of other stuff going on. I was in Tokyo, enjoying my time. I love being in Tokyo. One of my favourite cities, it's in my top three favourite cities in the world. That's about it.

Q: Any thoughts on the way you performed in Malaysia?

Hamilton: Yeah, it was good, happy with it. I hope that I can continue performing like that.
and more.

Funny definition of one word answers.....
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 14:31
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Mercedes withdraw Verstappen protest.

The stewards in Japan had decided that the matter should be deferred to the stewards at the 2016 Formula One United States Grand Prix - on the basis that neither driver was in attendance or able to give or refute any evidence.
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The strange tale of Japanís lost ĎAutopianí GP.
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 09:16
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Allan Lupton,

ETA and big-end failure rarely results in smoke from the exhaust. . .
ETA?
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 10:19
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Originally Posted by spekesoftly View Post
Allan Lupton,



ETA?
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I believe it to be widely used so assumed it would be known hereabouts.
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big-end failure rarely results in smoke from the exhaust. . .
I would have thought tha if the big end seized, which is probable with a loss of oil pressure, at those kind of RPM the engine would have destroyed itself and all kinds of smoke fire oil and metal would be spewing out the back!
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I would have thought tha if the big end seized, which is probable with a loss of oil pressure, at those kind of RPM the engine would have destroyed itself and all kinds of smoke fire oil and metal would be spewing out the back!
Especially on a turbocharged (pressurised) engine.
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I would have thought tha if the big end seized, which is probable with a loss of oil pressure, at those kind of RPM the engine would have destroyed itself and all kinds of smoke fire oil and metal would be spewing out the back!
A big end failure is unlikely to cause the engine to seize, but what it can do is let the piston start smacking into the head, rapidly reducing the piston to small bits . That in turn would allow all sorts of things to proceed out the exhaust that are not intended to be in the exhaust (been there, done that ).
During last weekends coverage from Japan, the USA commentators were saying that Mercedes had been messing with the oil and oil system in an effort to reduce parasitic losses and get a bit more power and apparently went a bit too far . They subsequently backed off, adding back lube at the expense of a bit of power.
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