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Forum: Racing Today, 12:43 AM
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Posted By wxwax
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:04 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Huh, that's interesting. How many qualifying...

Huh, that's interesting. How many qualifying battles did he win? (I'm too lazy to go through the season. :lol3)
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By wxwax
I certainly agree that marketing played a part....

I certainly agree that marketing played a part. As did many other things. Including his pedigree as a winner.

It's a very long distance from saying that Schumacher helped give the new team an...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By wxwax
I definitely agree that Schumacher's ability to...

I definitely agree that Schumacher's ability to work with engineers, his relationship with Ross Brawn and the fact that he's German all had a lot to do with Mercedes hiring him. It was a new team and...
Forum: Racing 10-18-2014, 11:06 PM
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Posted By wxwax
That's not how champions think. Champions drive...

That's not how champions think. Champions drive to win. Period.

Schumacher was booted out of Ferrari before he was done. I think he felt like he had some unfinished business. He probably wanted...
Forum: Racing 10-18-2014, 05:19 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Without any evidence to support this supposition,...

Without any evidence to support this supposition, I think it's an enormous assumption.

Schumacher was intensely competitive. That's one of the things which made him so great. There is no way he...
Forum: Racing 10-18-2014, 01:08 PM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Rosberg consistently outperformed Schumacher....

Rosberg consistently outperformed Schumacher. That's all the evidence we need that Schumacher's reflexes weren't what they needed to be. :dunno

I don't question that he helped Mercedes as a test...
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
I think Schumi was clearly too old by the time he...

I think Schumi was clearly too old by the time he finally returned to F1. I don't think the car was the issue.

WRT to Vettel, a top driver should eventually adapt to whatever he's driving, IMHO....
Forum: Racing 10-16-2014, 03:22 PM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Marchionne speaks. I believe Monday is when he...

Marchionne speaks. I believe Monday is when he officially took over Ferrari.
Forum: Racing 10-16-2014, 01:57 PM
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Posted By wxwax
:nod Absolutely. Rosberg is a very quick. But all...

:nod Absolutely. Rosberg is a very quick. But all things being equal, it looks like Hamilton is the better racer. If I were starting a team, Hamilton and Alonso would be the two drivers I'd want....
Forum: Racing 10-16-2014, 01:54 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Schumacher benefited greatly from a dominant car....

Schumacher benefited greatly from a dominant car. It's silly to say that the car doesn't matter.

Just look at how Vettel performed this year, while racing with the same team with whom he won his...
Forum: Racing 10-15-2014, 08:23 PM
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Posted By wxwax
I've read that they get in a lot of track time...

I've read that they get in a lot of track time over the course of a race weekend.
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 10:28 PM
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Posted By wxwax
The saddest thing in sports is watching Hamilton...

The saddest thing in sports is watching Hamilton trying to do something with his rapidly vanishing hair after every race.
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By wxwax
This is how many people it takes to put two cars...

This is how many people it takes to put two cars at the sharp end of a F1 race.

http://i.imgur.com/I4tvhwu.jpg
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Yeah, I agree. I find it very irritating.

Yeah, I agree. I find it very irritating.
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By wxwax
After the slating Pirelli has taken over the...

After the slating Pirelli has taken over the previous few seasons, I don't blame them at all for thinking that safe was better than sorry at a new track.
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By wxwax
I never watch live. Always DVR. Commercial breaks...

I never watch live. Always DVR. Commercial breaks are much less intrusive that way.
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 01:41 AM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Some folks were suggesting that three car teams...

Some folks were suggesting that three car teams might be a thing next season, with all three driving a red car. That seems highly unlikely, to me. :dunno
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 01:39 AM
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Posted By wxwax
"Respected Italian media insiders, however,...

"Respected Italian media insiders, however, insist that Alonso and Ferrari are definitely splitting, especially after eyewitnesses reported an argument between the Spaniard and Marco Mattiacci at...
Forum: Racing 10-13-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
F1 medical car turning laps at Monza. Good audio....

F1 medical car turning laps at Monza. Good audio.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nqRfwix-ntg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

And ready to ship.
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Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 11:07 PM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Old Smokey ...

Old Smokey

http://www.formula1.com/wi/gi/597x478/s_Ck/sutton/2013/dcd1412oc103.jpg
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 11:05 PM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Hamilton ties Mansell. How big is the gap at the...

Hamilton ties Mansell. How big is the gap at the top? Really, really big. Get well, Michael.

<img src=http://i.imgur.com/wUTvnfj.png width=800>
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 11:02 PM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
"I have a bad vibration and need to come in." ...

"I have a bad vibration and need to come in."

<img src=http://i.imgur.com/9dpTW2z.jpg width=900>
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 09:01 PM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Overall I like the NBC crew (although I'd swap...

Overall I like the NBC crew (although I'd swap Diffey for Varsha in a heartbeat) but my goodness Matchett is pedantic. He really does treat every race like it's the first time any of us have ever...
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 08:58 PM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
The first lap was exciting, a lot of dicing on a...

The first lap was exciting, a lot of dicing on a tight track. After that, not so much.

One mistake by Rosberg and that was it. Hamilton sounded so matter of fact on the radio after taking the...
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 08:41 PM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
The disconnect between us and the TV crew never...

The disconnect between us and the TV crew never ceases to amaze me. Perhaps they feel compelled to promote their product. But goodness, what a dull track.
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
I think equipment DNFs are Hamilton 3, Rosberg 2....

I think equipment DNFs are Hamilton 3, Rosberg 2. I think. If so, then perhaps it's Rosberg who owes us one. :lol3 I have nothing against Rosberg, but I'm definitely rooting for Hamilton. He has won...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 07:13 PM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
I don't understand how that would work. If the...

I don't understand how that would work. If the idea is to stop the car from submarining under the tractor, surely the impact with the skirt would still be devastating at high speed? :scratch
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 05:54 PM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
It'll be interesting to see how they implement it.

It'll be interesting to see how they implement it.
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
So the yellow flag speed limit thing may work...

So the yellow flag speed limit thing may work like this:

Instead of a fixed speed limit, which would have drivers jamming on the brakes right at the first flag and possibly losing control, they...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Fun watching Bottas overdo it in sector three of...

Fun watching Bottas overdo it in sector three of his final lap. He had the pole and then he -- literally -- let it slip away.

Given how hard it looks to overtake, you have to think that Hamilton's...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
They're comparing it to Valencia. Will Buxton...

They're comparing it to Valencia. Will Buxton thinks that's a compliment. I hate Valencia and I'm not seeing a lot of places for overtaking here, either.

BTW, looks like in-season engine...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Charlie Whiting confirms the most common-sense...

Charlie Whiting confirms the most common-sense response to the Bianchi tragedy: enforced speed limits in yellow zones. Sounds like something will be in place by Sunday.
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Steve Matchett had a good explanation for the...

Steve Matchett had a good explanation for the pickle Alonso finds himself in. To recap, Ferrari has signed Vettel for next season and Alonso is on his way out. He has a tentative contract with...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
:nod I agree. They're the brand.

:nod I agree. They're the brand.
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 12:16 AM
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Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
8-race winner on Alonso's attempts to take his...

8-race winner on Alonso's attempts to take his seat for next season.
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
FIA video of impact test on two canopy types. ...

FIA video of impact test on two canopy types.


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/e87HIlOIYFA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Racing 10-09-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
2 views from the stands at Suzuka of Hamilton's...

2 views from the stands at Suzuka of Hamilton's pass of Rosberg.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/d-r084tHx_Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe...
Forum: Racing 10-09-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Should be good for Lotus, assuming they can find...

Should be good for Lotus, assuming they can find funding.

So Renault now has Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Caterham (should they survive.)
Forum: Racing 10-07-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 161,927
Posted By wxwax
Immobile and speechless. 100,000 a month in...

Immobile and speechless. 100,000 a month in medical care. Todt speaks from an excess of optimism.
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