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Old 8th Jan 2012, 18:26
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Not if you remove three of the wheels:
? Maths not your strong point?
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 11:10
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Yes, You got me there, I forgot to include that 40 grand vehicle control computer interface as a wheel!
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 11:42
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4 wheels near each 'corner' + 1 in front of the driver = 5 total.
[PEDANT] acbus1 that equals 17 not 5 [/PEDANT]
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[PEDANT] acbus1 that equals 17 not 5 [/PEDANT]
Outstanding
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 15:16
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Sorry acbus1 that's even worse as it implies there are more than 4 wheels near each corner, but you are referring to the 4 which are nearest to each corner.

What you really mean is: 4 wheels, 1 near each of the four corners of the car, + 1 in front of the driver = 5
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 15:19
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There was also March and Williams six-wheelers with four at the rear.

Ferrari built one with four rear wheels on a single rear axle.
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 15:40
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One of the earliest with four rear wheels?

BTW, V16's should be a compulsory F1 configuration, if only for the sound.

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Old 9th Jan 2012, 16:51
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[quote] acbus1
...and if the racing is dull, you can always fall in love with lucky [email protected]@rd Stoner's wife, Adriana.

...but I already have and I'm first in the queue, OK
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Casey Stoner....1000% pure (old school ) racer
Results speak loudest.

The others just wish..................
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 16:56
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Totally agree.

Magic to watch. He tamed the difficult 2010 Ducati (eventually) and it was just poetry in motion. Nobody else, including Rossi (who I still admire more than any current rider), has come close. He looks set fair to win a few in a row, now that he's with Honda.

The 'lucky [email protected]@rd' reference was pure jealousy re his wife: Adriana is not only very physically attractive, she's obviously a uniquely beautiful person. That smile just melts you.


Re 2012, the new engines won't alter the racing or the outcomes. The ali twin spar Ducati will be the biggest interest. If that doesn't work (when it is eventually introduced), then Stoner has it again...and it might become less interesting.
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 17:29
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" and it might become less interesting."

Nah, I'm with one of the British commentators ( an ex-GP rider, can't remember which one ) who said he'd never get bored watching CS riding around on his own !

For me, I'd put Stoner up there with Saarinnen, Spencer and Roberts Snr.

" The 'lucky [email protected]@rd' reference was pure jealousy re his wife: Adriana is not only very physically attractive, she's obviously a uniquely beautiful person. That smile just melts you. "

And such a great supporting partner too, the perfect racers wife.
( LH . take note ........ )
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 17:43
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Steve Parrish? Great commentator. Charlie Cox gets on my t!ts, but at least he's not as repetitive as he used to be.

I see the point re Stoner, but his style in combination with some dicing with the top guys would be preferable.

Marco Simomchelli was a tragedy, of course. He'd started to make the racing interesting. I loved watching him give 110% and disagreed with the Pedrosa ruling, even allowing for my admitted bias.

Anyway, the F1 guys be telling us to p!$$ off and form a separate thread, so I'll leave it at that.
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the F1 guys be telling us to p!$$ off and form a separate thread, so I'll leave it at that.
Not at all.

Even though I don't watch bike racing, I did get to know Billy Ivy though when he started driving cars.

I think that I was at Brands Hatch when he crashed at the Sachsenring.
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 16:07
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as we've moved away from F1 racing as such

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear oh dear..

Spring Layers Modeled by Lewis Hamilton GQ January 2012: Wear It Now: GQ

I do wish that a very talented driver would keep his eye on the flippin ball


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Old 11th Jan 2012, 08:17
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OK, since there's currently no F1 topic to upset, I'll bite, but there must be a trap. I'm not proud...

Went straight to the GQ site (oh, the shame of it) and found:



Those pics (and the prices) are so ludicrous that they must be having a larf.

Standing by for the 'gotcha'.
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 17:25
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My god, that has the be the worst dressed pimp out there.
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 17:40
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 18:43
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Hows your luck! Kubica should consider giving up racing, the omens are not good and the gods are really trying to tell him something!
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 22:11
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acbus1,

Firstly,I think that your picture should be in the caption thread

That picture goes to show a few things.

1:It shows how a picture of one of the most stylish and memorable examples of motoring history can be ruined and which I would not have thought possible.So here is a good example of a gullwing.

2:That he must not be making much money if he can't afford socks and a new pair of jeans as the jeans he is attempting to wear have either shrunk or belong to someone smaller.
3:He has apparently passed out presumably because he saw his reflection.
4:As he is wearing sunglasses and it's this time of the year it looks as it has been taken in somewhere like California but to dress like a cross between Elvis and Michael Jackson is not a good look at all.
What's next a visit to a plastic surgeon?

What type of market is GQ trying to target with that sort of picture because it's not motoring enthusiasts and what does GQ stand for?????

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Old 11th Jan 2012, 22:38
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Did GQ's photographer remove the nave plates and the Mercedes Benz badge from the car to try and disguise the make?

Although I recognised the features I thought it might be a 'lookalike' replica.

An original MB 300 SL would be a brilliant car to own. A 300 SLR would be a bonus.
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