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Old 31st Mar 2019, 17:35
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what about Fernando Alonso. Retired from McLaren just as they are starting to look competitive.
It's one of his gifts isn't it
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 17:48
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Some people here seem to be unaware that ordinary people cannot watch the race until 9:00 pm UK time.

Please make some effort to use the spoiler function. Thank you.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 17:53
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix View Post
Some people here seem to be unaware that ordinary people cannot watch the race until 9:00 pm UK time.

Please make some effort to use the spoiler function. Thank you.
Instead of people having to use the spoiler function, if someone doesn't want to read what happened relating to F1 today, wouldn't it make far more sense for those people to avoid opening a forum page devoted specifically to F1 matters?

It's a bit like clicking on a website such as www.bigboobies...com then complaining when you see naked women.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 17:55
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix View Post
Some people here seem to be unaware that ordinary people cannot watch the race until 9:00 pm UK time.

Please make some effort to use the spoiler function. Thank you.
Maybe this sounds dumb, but if I've not been in a position to watch the race live then I make a point of not reading this thread until I've seen the highlights......

I do understand where your coming from, but equally it hardly seems fair to place an embargo on discussing the race once it's finished.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 18:15
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I'd like to complain - when I clicked on www.bigboobies...com there was nuffink there !"
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 18:25
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix View Post
Some people here seem to be unaware that ordinary people cannot watch the race until 9:00 pm UK time.

Please make some effort to use the spoiler function. Thank you.
Then don't read a bloody F1 thread then


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Old 31st Mar 2019, 19:46
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Loved Lando Norris's post race interview:

[interviewer] "Maclaren definitely appear to be the most improved team since last year. Where do you think this improvement comes from?"

[Lando, with big grin] "Better drivers..."

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Old 31st Mar 2019, 21:24
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Hope it doesn't all turn to poo for Maccas following Alonso's testing of the car at Bahrain.....
Would be too much to hope they'd disregard any input he may have.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 21:48
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Originally Posted by 419 View Post
Instead....

It's a bit like clicking on a website such as www.bigboobies...com then complaining when you see naked women.
PAGE NOT FOUND!

Dammit!
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 21:51
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I just watched the Channel 4 coverage of the race, and I have to say it was utterly crap compared to the Sky coverage. It's not that it was only highlights - the commentary was embarrassingly facile and uninformed compared to the Brundle/Croft combination. So many glaringly obvious things were completely missed (like LeClerc's poor 1st-lap pace being poor tyre prep, and Vettel's inability to re-pass LeClerc being because he lifted off to switch sides, closing his DRS, or the way Lewis passed Vettel using exactly the same tactic that he used to re-pass Rosberg after the safety car in the closing stages of the 2014 race). No wonder people find it boring.

Anyway, I shall now un-white my "spoiler" comments above.

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Old 31st Mar 2019, 22:01
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Seek and ye shall find ....

If you substitute "tits" for "boobies," and use just one full stop ... guess what? (Warning: Not Safe for Work!)

I simply could not believe that such an obvious paraphilia was not being catered to nowadays.

Back in the Late Stone Age we had a fellow with us in Vietnam (not sure now whose side he was on) who would play an LP record of the sound of racing motorbikes at the IoM TT races, while he gently heated some Castrol R on a hotplate for atmosphere. I wish that I am making this up.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 22:19
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Originally Posted by Andy_S View Post
That was odd, though. I assumed at first there was contact, but on the replay it just looked like Vettel's Ferrari spontaneously spun while Lewis was passing him. Didn't this happen a few times last season as well? I seem to recall there is a suspicion that the Ferrari is unstable under certain conditions.
Agreed - Vettel's car simply snaps sideways - much like it did a few times last year. I wonder if there is something about the Ferrari that when it gets a bit too much yaw it loses most of the downforce on the rear.

Tell you what though, Lewis has been living right the last couple years - he's had pretty amazing racing luck with a few races falling in his lap. Also really impressed by the Mercedes reliability - I honestly can't recall the last time Lewis or Bottas dropped out with mechanical issues.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 22:31
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Those of you that like Crofty's infectuous style may like to check out his Spotify page. Crofty's Tracks He is doing a playlist in co-ordination with Primordial Radio for each Grand Prix weekend. The man has good taste and he also drops in a few F1 gems of information in the process...But you will have to sign up to hear the podcasts as he chats to one of the presenters (who just happens to be one of his best mates). More here... Free Trial ...if you are that way inclined.

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Old 31st Mar 2019, 22:58
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I know he has his detractors, but I thought LH was spot on today when he talked about how lucky he was, and how Leclerc had so much talent..
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 00:02
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Originally Posted by Senior Paper Monitor View Post
I'd like to complain - when I clicked on www.bigboobies...com there was nuffink there !"
I made sure that I gave a link that didn't work as I didn't want to be accused of corrupting innocent young pilots & engineers!
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 02:31
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I am with Gertrude Stein on that one.

Gertrude Stein uttered her famous opinion on the youth of her day after one of them bungled the repairs on her beloved Model T Ford: "You are all a lost generation."

Who would want to protect the innocence of this generation of pilots and engineers? We had our heroes of Formula One, all either holy martyrs of blessed memory or else just ... heroes, some flawed, most flawless. This generation is fed so much inside information about what goes on that innocence goes lost at about age eight, if it was ever there in the first place.

I feel like some sort of pilgrim sometimes here in Germany. I went to the Mercedes museum to gaze upon the actual Number 722 that now-Sir Stirling Moss, along with Denis Jenkinson, used to win the Mille Miglia.

A Blitzen Benz is in that museum too, the sort of car raced in the Edwardian Era by Barney Oldfield. It's a high-set beast of a race car in gleaming white that could go almost as fast as a modern Ford Fiesta of 110 years later.

The Vanderbilt Cup ... now there was racing! They would not have tolerated a Bernie Ecclestone anywhere at all high in automobile racing in those days! Of course not a Lewis Hamilton either, so perhaps it's not all doom and gloom nowadays.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 02:51
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Agreed - Vettel's car simply snaps sideways - much like it did a few times last year. I wonder if there is something about the Ferrari that when it gets a bit too much yaw it loses most of the downforce on the rear.
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I think he may have lost his temper and spun the car 'deliberately' when he saw Lewis disappearing past. It was going very nearly straight.

Pretty strange looking anyway.


Maybe not - Above is high resolution and viewed in slow motion Vettel is doing quite a bit of steering as Lewis is alongside him earlier, as they exit the right hander. Car was all up on tip-toes. Still looks a bit careless.

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Old 1st Apr 2019, 05:18
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Originally Posted by LlamaFarmer View Post
Then don't read a bloody F1 thread then
This was not for me as I had already watched the bloody race.
It was for the people on the previous page like PDR1 who had gone to the kind trouble of whiting out all their comments.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 05:25
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Originally Posted by chuks View Post
If you substitute "tits" for "boobies," and use just one full stop ... guess what? (Warning: Not Safe for Work!)

I simply could not believe that such an obvious paraphilia was not being catered to nowadays.

Back in the Late Stone Age we had a fellow with us in Vietnam (not sure now whose side he was on) who would play an LP record of the sound of racing motorbikes at the IoM TT races, while he gently heated some Castrol R on a hotplate for atmosphere. I wish that I am making this up.
I put a teaspoon of Castrol R into the petrol tank of my lawnmower to give that evocative vintage racing smell while I'm mowing the lawn, so I guess I'm weird as well (but we knew that anyway).

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Old 1st Apr 2019, 05:39
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
Agreed - Vettel's car simply snaps sideways - much like it did a few times last year. I wonder if there is something about the Ferrari that when it gets a bit too much yaw it loses most of the downforce on the rear.
There is a view that the Ferrari aero concept, while giving good balance and straight line speed, limits the overall downforce from the mid-floor into the diffuser (which is why they need those huge bargeboards). We know the Mercedes must be giving more downforce because they clearly have higher drag (as witnessed by the lower top speeds) and have traded drag for downforce. This suggests that the Merc can pull more lateral G on good tyres in medium/high speed cornering than the Ferrari, and Seb just ran out of grip trying to stay with Lewis. We may find this tactic being repeated through the season. But Lewis was also being very intelligent in watching flags to give him wind data, so he knew that on that particular lap there was a strong headwind which allowed him to brake later and harder. Knowing exactly hom much later and how much harder is just raw talent, of course.

Tell you what though, Lewis has been living right the last couple years - he's had pretty amazing racing luck with a few races falling in his lap. Also really impressed by the Mercedes reliability - I honestly can't recall the last time Lewis or Bottas dropped out with mechanical issues.
Both DNF'd in Austria last year with engine and gearbox problems.

Lewis was reporting "clunky downshifts" for the last couple of laps before the safety car yesterday, so the car isn't bulletproof.

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