Cuprabob

F1 2016 Season

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Not enough new talent out there due to all the mediocre pay as you crash drive drivers. 

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Or Vettel really does just want a puppet partner who doesn't really give a sh*t and isn't going to push him too hard.

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Kimi's PR shot for the British GP :roflmao:

Because Ferrari have now realised that pretty much anything Kimi does will make some people laugh, they’ve gone and made a British Grand Prix preview that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

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Maybe financial realities have hit hard and they've decided to keep Kimi because they pay him in ice cream. 

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Do you think the stewards gave Jenson that controversial drive thru penalty so there would be a "talking point" for today's extremely boring race?

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Button: "So my brake pedal going to the floor isn't a safety issue? Interesting."

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The radio comms clamp down has gone way too far. Yes it wasn't great when they were getting coached but I never found that a detractor personally. 

Before radio messages were a good addition to the racing, now they hardly seem to exist and are only serving to be a detractor. 

We probably did miss a fair bit of the comms in the past as many teams would put a C bomb or similar into the transmission so it didn't make it to TV but I think even that was stopped and for good reason to be fair. 

Just put it back to how it was so we can concentrate on the racing, yesterday was a boring procession on the whole but lets face it racing has been getting better in the mid field for a good while now. 

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I never had an issue with any of the radio messages to do with the car - brake temps, fuel usage, etc.  

However, I've never liked the messages about who is quicker than you on track and where they are making that time up versus you.  All of these messages are still allowed though which I think detracts from the racing far more than being told how to manage a extremely complicated piece of machinery in a better way.

If somebody is ten seconds behind you and gaining a second a lap then I think you should only know about that by either looking in your mirrors (once they are close enough!) or reading your pit board each lap.  

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They'd just easily come up with code as how to say that over the radio instead.

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10 place grid penalty for Nico Rosberg for changing his helmet design :roflmao:

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Such is the state of the rules at the moment, I had to double check it wasn't true:-) 

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2 hours ago, Cuprabob said:

Such is the state of the rules at the moment, I had to double check it wasn't true:-) 

 

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I don't think Lee McKenzie need worry too much about losing her gig at CH4 F1 to Holly Samos. She even makes Jenni Gow look good:-) 

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I always tune in to see the start and the first 5 laps. I wait until the teams tell the drivers to preserve their fuel and manage their tyres (5 laps) then go and do something else. 

When I left it was

1. Lewis

2. Max

3. Ric 

4. Ros 

5. Seb 

6. Kimi

2 hours later I check the results. Max and the Aussie bloke had changed positions and I had a productive 2 hours  

 

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More like turn 5 lap 1 than 5 laps. 

Rosberg was so bored he even tried to redesign the circuit. 

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For I think the first time I gave up after a few laps and went to sit in the garden.  I was feeling quite lethargic and any more of that snoozefest would have sent me to sleep.

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Common sense prevails and about time, fingers crossed it actually happens. +++

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BBC 5 Live podcast has an excellent documentary or Michael Schumacher's debut 25 years ago at Spa with Jordan.

Worth a listen if you have a spare hour.

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It's an interesting listen.  I didn't realise the circumstances under which Schumacher got the drive at Jordan.

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3 hours ago, burble said:

It's an interesting listen.  I didn't realise the circumstances under which Schumacher got the drive at Jordan.

Although I can remember the day, I too didn't know the back story behind it. The insights from the likes of Gary Anderson and Pat Symonds are really interesting.

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Potentially a 75 place grid penalty for Lewis.  By my calculations, that puts him 9th on the grid. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Malaysia :roflmao:

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A news report I saw this morning said  minus 30 places but it only applies to this race so it's back of the grid. I guess that's like a prisoner being sentenced to 200 years in jail rather than 100.

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