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Formula One 2011 Discussion Thread

Community Manager (Retired)
What a pantomime!

Oh well, whether the race goes ahead or not, this year's will still be the most interesting Bahrain Grand Prix ever...
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17: Community Champion

It may have only been an accident but Hamilton is out, Button how could you do it !  your team mate. ! !

 

They get so close on the bends, Button just clipped Hamilton, who hit the wall.

 

McLarenMcLarenMcLaren

 

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Community Manager (Retired)
Gutted!
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17: Community Champion

I know the feeling Tom, Such a disappointment.

 

The weather is autrocious over there.  Stopped the race now.

 

 

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Community Manager (Retired)
I stopped watching ages ago, watching the NASCAR at Pocono instead Smiley Very Happy
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17: Community Champion

AnnS wrote:

It may have only been an accident but Hamilton is out, Button how could you do it !  your team mate. ! !

 

They get so close on the bends, Button just clipped Hamilton, who hit the wall.

 

McLarenMcLarenMcLaren

 


I'm watching a little behind but i've just seen the Button-Hamilton incident, it's a shame but i think in the conditions i could have happened to anyone.

Red flagged, no supprise looking at the weather!

 

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17: Community Champion

Nice to see Rihanna down in the Mclaren garrage

Like how lewis is showing her around the car. 

 

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Community Manager (Retired)
Have they got his car back to the garage then or is it Jenson's?
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17: Community Champion

Nabs wrote:

Nice to see Rihanna down in the Mclaren garrage

Like how lewis is showing her around the car. 


Lewis was asked to say a few words for the BBC but he was too busy ! !

 

And that was after he showing Rihanna round the car.  Turned it off now we were getting bored with it.

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17: Community Champion


Vettel makes a mistake and Buttonwins! amazing race!

 

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17: Community Champion

What an AMAZING finish to the Race!!!  Smiley Happy

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17: Community Champion

Only 4 hours of F1 and ending like that... absolutly fantastic! 

@Tom Nascar still more exciting?

 

Shame Shumacher never got on the podium thouhg, i think he deserved it.

 

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Community Manager (Retired)
NASCAR was a bit dull this week actually- it's shown on different American channels throughout the year, and yesterday's race was the first on TNT- I don't like their coverage.

I kept watching it though as it looked like Montoya was in with a chance of winning his first race on a speedway. Alas, he finished 7th.

Great finish to the F1- guess it goes to show what Lewis was saying before the race, the long 7th gear really gave them an advantage over other cars at speed. Now I'm just cursing the fact that Lewis retired as we could have been looking at a 1-2!
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17: Community Champion

Could anybody imagine this man behing the wheel of an F1 car?

Aparently it's going to happen

 

 

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Community Manager (Retired)

Apparently he was talking with Schumacher at some point during the red flag?! Will be interesting to see how he copes.

 

Similarly, the interesting one is today- Lewis Hamilton is swapping cars with NASCAR's #14, Tony Stewart later today at Watkins Glen "road course" (that's a proper race track to you and I). There's supposed to be video and stuff going on VMM's Facebook page later on, should be interesting!

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5: Helper

It will be interesting to see if Ken Block does indeed get to drive in a F1 car if he does it will be a tie up with a F1 team with Ford support for sure as a publicity stunt.....

 

I am more into Motorcyle racing having competed at club and National level here in the uk and the Isle of Mann, Interestingly I feel the real guys with tallent in F1 have also managed to race bikes as well......John Surtees of course was the only F1 car driver to win not only F1 but at the Isle of Mann TT and also win a  world championship on bikes as well.......Damon Hill used to race a TZ350 Grand Prix bike and won the Champion of Brands Hatch title, and of Course Michael Schumacher raced in the German Superbike Chamionships before an ijury to his back/neck stopped him competing....

 

And then of course lets not forgot in the reverse role Valentino Rossi's well publised drives in testing where he took Schumachers's previous seasons car and was only a second of of Michael's time at the same circuit and he had only done a few laps of Mugello upto then and Ferrari's test track......he also done a full F1 test with a lot of the current drivers at the time and so insensed Alonso with his speed for Alonso to declare.  "Well if you gave me Rossi's MotoGP bike I could do the same....

 

Don't think so Alonso racing a bike is a whole different game and you need a feeling for so many different Parrameters and you set the bike more yourself for your natural feel then just wait for some crew to make any electronic adjustments although things are becoming more and more telemetry based...with traction, wheelie, control etc...

 

Incidently word from the Red Bull camp is Christian Horner is going to rename the Kers system as it rarely works to KIES  Smiley Very Happy

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17: Community Champion

A Ban on Qualifying Engine Mapping - (Exhaust gasses pushed over rear diffuser even when throttle not used)

 

Will this reduce Red Bulls hold?

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15: Advanced member Silver

thesoupdragon wrote:

A Ban on Qualifying Engine Mapping - (Exhaust gasses pushed over rear diffuser even when throttle not used)

 

Will this reduce Red Bulls hold?


Apparently not Smiley Sad

 

Though that was easily the most boring race of the season, hate to say it but I was nodding off mid way through the race and I've not done that for a few years.

 

Hope to see a big performance improvement in 2 weeks.

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dnairb001 wrote:
Though that was easily the most boring race of the season, hate to say it but I was nodding off mid way through the race and I've not done that for a few years.

 

Hope to see a big performance improvement in 2 weeks.



Oh! has it finished? I didn't notice...

 

Seriously, the worst spectator track of the whole Calendar. Smiley Sad

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Community Manager (Retired)
I actually fell asleep.
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