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Old 28th Oct 2012, 11:14
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Surely Button did the fastest lap on Lap 60 just to annoy Vettel?
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Indeed, they reported that Vettel had taken fastest lap when he crossed the finish line - but that was before Button did his final lap.
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BBC Sport - Sauber sign Nico Hulkenberg for 2013 Formula 1 season

Petrov is having difficulty finding the sponsorship he needs to secure a drive.
From (and more at):- BBC Sport - Korean GP: Nico Hulkenberg to leave Force India for Sauber
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BBC Sport - Ricciardo & Vergne to stay with Toro Rosso next season
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The future?

BBC News - Human edges out robot car on race track
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Would love to see those positions as the result on race day
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Ferrari cheating again?
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Something peculiar was happening with Webber's car - it was bottoming with sparks and also leaking large quantities of water (which might have been associated with a KERS failure).
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His front wing was bottoming last week amidst rumours of too-clever ride height dynamics of dubious legality.
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 21:08
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And in an era of cost cutting.............

F1 teams hit with dramatic 2013 entry fee hike - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com

" The FIA's decision to increase entry fees comes amid a push by the governing body to increase the revenue it gets from the sport - with it believed to be chasing a total income of $40 million per season as part of a new commercial structure. "

Does that mean the poisonous Froggie dwarf is trying to expand his empire, improve his ( and his toadies ) pension plan(s) ?
And on top of the ongoing engine spec change fiasco.
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Ferrari cheating again?
Can't be "cheating" if the rules specifically allow it.
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 07:41
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Too many rules.
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Lon, despite my dislike of the previous far reaching Ferrari "empire" they have made great [in my eyes] steps forward in the way the operate these days, I'd be far happier if the RB's were seriously scrutinised to find out the reason for the bottoming out we have seen on the last two "performances".
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Can't be "cheating" if the rules specifically allow it.
They were in the pitbox during the "closed" period, alledgedly having a meal. Strange that they invest millions in a hostility suite, then have to eat in the garage. Bit like my old days historic racing

I'd be far happier if the RB's were seriously scrutinised to find out the reason for the bottoming out
IIRC this problem has existed for a long time. As long as the floor isnt damaged it is OK according to the rules. Running it so low that "sacrificial" bolts wear away, thus preventing damage to the floor itself, is not illegal. Make the bolts of something really hard and the track will be worn, not the car.


And the attitude of the tifosi remains disgusting. If it wasn't red at Monza it was booed.

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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 10:26
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Lon - Awww, what historics did you race? C'mon, tell all.
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Session seems to be a bit pointless due to the high ambient temperature (unrepresentative of qualifying or race condition).

Times slower than FP2 times.
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Ecurie Impecunioso usually followed everyone round in a Lotus Elan S2 until its unfortunate demise. Later plan was to use the TC engine in a Rochdale Olympic but couldn't get certification, although if it had been a Morgan or a Porsche it wouldn't have been a problem
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