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Old 28 March 2010, 16:46
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Adrian Newey took some risks on the RBR chassis...I think that is the problem...but Webber seems to last, so maybe you're right.

Uh...Fernado was 18th after turn one...finished 4th...but I'm bias.

Hats off to Button, Kubi, and Massa.

Webber will definitely smack Hamilton if the need arises...but not this wekend!

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Old 28 March 2010, 17:21
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Webber will definitely smack Hamilton if the need arises...but not this wekend!
I was SOO hoping when the collision occurred, that Webber was gonna take out Hamilton. But Hamilton's like a cockroach.. he survives absolutely everything and is always hanging out at the edge of activity. Gah, I can't stand that guy. Sorry, it'd been longer than five minutes, so I felt the need to reaffirm to the public my dislike of Lewis Hamilton.
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Old 28 March 2010, 18:56
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Oh, and here's to hoping that Sauber figures out why their front wing keeps falling off

Was very happy to see Massa hold off Alonso (Alonso is #2 on the list of people I don't like, behind Hamilton, in front of Webber).

Poly, there was indeed a lot of talk about the risks Newey took, and I think you're right. The difference between Vettel and Webber is style. Seems like Vettel is treating every lap as a qualifying lap, even when he's over 30 seconds ahead. Someone might want to talk to him about pacing himself.
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Old 29 March 2010, 09:41
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Was very happy to see Massa hold off Alonso (Alonso is #2 on the list of people I don't like, behind Hamilton, in front of Webber).
Not like Fernando!? Es Verdad?

He was clearly faster than Massa (and I hate to admit, so were Hamilton and Webber, but Massa's start was awesome) but passing is another story. Then there is the fact that he didn't need to go for it this early...he still holds the WDC lead.

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Old 30 March 2010, 00:09
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I was SOO hoping when the collision occurred, that Webber was gonna take out Hamilton. But Hamilton's like a cockroach.. he survives absolutely everything and is always hanging out at the edge of activity. Gah, I can't stand that guy. Sorry, it'd been longer than five minutes, so I felt the need to reaffirm to the public my dislike of Lewis Hamilton.
If you don't like Hamilton this should make you happy.

Melbourne cops don't like him either.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1225846209403
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Old 4 June 2011, 13:15
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The return of the US Grand Prix is next year - June 17th in Austin. Fuck yeah!

Now who's comin' with me?
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Old 4 June 2011, 13:27
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l'm already here .. the track is being built about 45 minutes southeast of me ..

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin...0/9/11198.html

Heres a virtual layout ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK0_ijqy514

Virtual lap ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPAsQ...eature=related

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Old 5 June 2011, 03:16
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For those a little long in the tooth and remember, try and catch the movie, Senna.
SENNA - International Trailer
Also, Top Gear's Senna tribute
Top Gear Tribute - "Ayrton Senna" - Part 1 of 2
Part 1 is for some reason reversed
Top Gear Tribute - "Ayrton Senna" - Part 2 of 2
Part 2 has Hamilton driving Senna's 1200HP McLarren
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Old 5 June 2011, 14:12
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Ooouh, much better track layout than Indianapolis.
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Old 5 June 2011, 16:21
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I'll be there with bells on, 3.5 hrs to the north for me.
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Old 8 June 2011, 20:18
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l'm already here .. the track is being built about 45 minutes southeast of me ..

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlin...0/9/11198.html

Heres a virtual layout ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK0_ijqy514

Virtual lap ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPAsQ...eature=related
Don't get all excited just yet. The organizers are now asking the city to cough up $4 million. Gonna be a hard pill to swallow after they just got done cutting teachers.

Even if they decide to spend tax $$ at the rumored $200 for gen admission as much as I like the race you won't catch me there. Guess I'll have to settle for hoping they steel some of the AMA races away from College Station.
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Old 8 June 2011, 23:05
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Don't get all excited just yet. The organizers are now asking the city to cough up $4 million. Gonna be a hard pill to swallow after they just got done cutting teachers.

Even if they decide to spend tax $$ at the rumored $200 for gen admission as much as I like the race you won't catch me there. Guess I'll have to settle for hoping they steel some of the AMA races away from College Station.
I like F1 and I'm a long time fan, but there's no way I can justify spending that kinda money to attend the Grand Prix, when for less that half that I can go to watch Indycars at Birmingham.
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Old 13 June 2011, 10:14
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Montreal was fricken incredible yesterday. Button was the man. If you missed that race, look for it on Speed. All action occurs after the 2 hour rain delay. Unbelievable.

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Old 13 June 2011, 11:09
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a guy i do alot of work with was in Montreal for the race.. he said it was an unbelievable event to witness in person..

we had a funny chat about my single experience at a NASCAR event (Talladega in the early 1990's) and how it differed from his experience in Montreal..

apparently at F1 races the "event" experience is every bit as much a part of it all as the actual race.. people get together before and after the race at all the nicer bars and resturants in town.. have great meals.. drink cocktails together.. and socialize..

my NASCAR experience was similar..

except everyone was dancing half naked around campfires, sleeping in tents and RV's, drinking jim beam from the bottle.. and puking into 5 gallon buckets
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Old 13 June 2011, 12:03
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LOL. The steering wheels cost $60,000...you tend to get a better class of clientele

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Old 13 June 2011, 14:58
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Amazing race, Button said it was probably the best of his life. Even MSC nearly pinched a podium spot - that's rolling back the years!
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Old 5 April 2012, 12:11
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The season is two races old. I know most of you neanderthals prefer to watch the lawn mowers turn left all day...but for the rest of us snobs ....

McClaren looks *real* good. Hate them (Hamilton), but Button is a class act.

Kimi Raikkonen in the Lotus is friggen impressive after a two year lay off...podiums (and wins?) await, I believe.

Shumacher is also looking good in the Mercedes.

Alonso, in the (yet again) poorly performing Ferrari, is leading the points...he's earning every million they're paying him.

PS: "Senna" is on Netflix Streaming.


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F1 is for the cheese and whine crowd. Real men drive sports cars, like Group C used to, although ALMS isn't too bad.

The only thing that still cool about F1 would be if they build a copy of the Nordschliefe here in the CONUS.

http://www.renndays.com/en/rennblog/...aschleife.html

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Real men drive sports cars, like Group C used to, although ALMS isn't too bad.
None of it beats World Rally:



No barriers, spectators right there on the track, which is dirt by the way so all that gay mathematical speculation about temperature and pavement and other shit goes out the window and real skill takes over.

But yes, almost everything's better than watching NASCAR though I can appreciate being in a 120 degree loud race car at 160mph separated mere inches from others...but the going around and around for hours thing? Yawn.
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Ditto Kida. NASCAR has become more and more like watching WWF. I can't stand to watch it. It's the same crap, over and over again!
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