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Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Changes...

FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Changes to the F1 Regulations for 2015 have been agreed by the WMSC.

The last date at which the sporting and technical regulations can be changed without...
Forum: Racing 11-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
There was talk early in this season that...

There was talk early in this season that Mercedes' chief advantage was the layout of its turbocharger. Do you figure everyone will hit the grid in '15 with a similar layout? Will it make any...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Seb's going to Ferrari. He'll get used to...

Seb's going to Ferrari. He'll get used to starting there.
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Y'know, I never thought of it that way. But now...

Y'know, I never thought of it that way. But now that I have...:fpalm

Shit.
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Probably old news to the old hands here but it...

Probably old news to the old hands here but it cleared up a few things for me.

http://jalopnik.com/how-formula-one-actually-works-a-guide-for-confused-am-1661109693

"F1 is a villainous...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Not sure how everyone feels about Will Buxton,...

Not sure how everyone feels about Will Buxton, but he has a couple of longish posts on his blog, one about Lewis, the other about Nico, that could be worth the time to read them. I admit I've just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,988
Views: 819,447
Posted By JBSmith
Hey, anybody know if that cat is still up for...

Hey, anybody know if that cat is still up for adoption?
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
I got involved in dirt track in the 1970s. I...

I got involved in dirt track in the 1970s. I watched H-D, Yamaha, BSA, and Triumph (and the occasional Kanemoto-tuned Kawasaki) duking it out. H-D had a slight edge (owing to its name pretty much...
Forum: Racing 11-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
If Kimi wants a challenge in a car he hasn't...

If Kimi wants a challenge in a car he hasn't mastered yet he can stay in F1 and try to put a Ferrari on the podium.
Forum: Racing 11-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
What's the problem with killing it right now,...

What's the problem with killing it right now, before the last race of the season? Doesn't everybody hate the idea anyway?
Forum: Racing 11-04-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
The mute button is your friend. I know it's mine.

The mute button is your friend. I know it's mine.
Forum: Racing 11-03-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
I'm not worried too much. Any man capable of...

I'm not worried too much. Any man capable of admitting that F1 is broken, and that it's his fault, and that he doesn't know how to fix it, is entirely capable of waking up one morning and saying,...
Forum: Racing 11-02-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
I wouldn't say that. Some good wheel-to-wheel...

I wouldn't say that. Some good wheel-to-wheel stuff in the middle of the pack to make up for the near certainty of a M-B win. Some guys whose seats are uncertain for next year put on a good show. I'm...
Forum: Racing 10-30-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Vettel said yesterday that he's likely to sit out...

Vettel said yesterday that he's likely to sit out quali altogether since he has to start in pit lane anyway after exceeding his power unit limit for the season and installing a sixth before the race....
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,046
Posted By JBSmith
Sorry, no pics of me with the bike. FYI I'm...

Sorry, no pics of me with the bike. FYI I'm pretty far from the hipster profile. I've been riding since 1968, when a Bonneville was a big bike, and although I have a beard, it's white and not a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,046
Posted By JBSmith
Six feet tall and 270 here. I shelved the...

Six feet tall and 270 here. I shelved the abominable stock seat for a custom-made Bill Mayer. I had it built an inch and a bit taller, which gave my knees some relief (not to mention my butt). I had...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
"If you go belly-up we'll fine you!" Yeah, that...

"If you go belly-up we'll fine you!" Yeah, that probably scares 'em.:evil

Seriously, how many teams have to tank before someone realizes the financial model of F1 is unworkable? I read something...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Two questions for those on this forum who know...

Two questions for those on this forum who know way more about F1 than me (and that's most of you):

1. From a BBC report I read just now about Marussia joining Caterham in financial limbo: "Formula...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
I need this for my Miata.:lol3

I need this for my Miata.:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 177,735
Posted By JBSmith
Scott Pearson was the rider who won Louisville on...

Scott Pearson was the rider who won Louisville on a modded CX500. It was Honda's first-ever flattrack win. I took a pic of the bike earlier that year at San Jose, when they were still developing it....
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
If the NBC guys had been on the ground in Russia...

If the NBC guys had been on the ground in Russia I could understand their reluctance to tell it like it was. After all, sometimes passports get "lost" at airports, and credit cars mysteriously stop...
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Bernie usually leaves the track before the end of...

Bernie usually leaves the track before the end of the race. He stayed until the end this time so he and Putin could compare Death Star plans.

Bernie (between labored breaths): "Vlad...I am your...
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
10-4, thank goodness for strong coffee.

10-4, thank goodness for strong coffee.
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Tilke.

Tilke.
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Depending on how old you are, "the F1 we are used...

Depending on how old you are, "the F1 we are used to seeing" didn't include seat belts, fuel cells, run-off room, tire barriers, flameproof driving suits, a medical team that followed the circuit, or...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Y'know, I hear that a lot, and I just don't buy...

Y'know, I hear that a lot, and I just don't buy it. I know it'll never be a perfectly safe sport, but I want to watch skilled drivers race each other at the limit; I don't need to see them get hurt...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
A car with an enclosed cockpit.

A car with an enclosed cockpit.
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
I get the concern over head injuries--add Massa's...

I get the concern over head injuries--add Massa's near-fatal incident a few years back to Bianchi's crash--but if you really want to make F1 cars safer, enclose the wheels. More potentially lethal...
Forum: Racing 10-04-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
That strikes me as kind of sad. Young guy,...

That strikes me as kind of sad. Young guy, four-time WDC, worth millions, a new baby daughter with his childhood sweetheart, his name in the F1 records books forever...and he still feels unloved.
Forum: Racing 10-03-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
I wouldn't be surprised if Kimi went to Ferrari...

I wouldn't be surprised if Kimi went to Ferrari only for the paycheck, maybe to make up for what Lotus stiffed him out of. Ferrari was floundering long before he made the switch, and I can't imagine...
Forum: Racing 09-25-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
You think Charlie Whiting will approve an F1 car...

You think Charlie Whiting will approve an F1 car built with a kickstarter?
Forum: Racing 09-23-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Photos, too. ...

Photos, too.

http://treadlife.blogspot.com/2010/03/franco-files-1987-yamaha-new-model.html
Forum: Racing 09-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
A long time ago I rode an FZR1000 around the...

A long time ago I rode an FZR1000 around the track route (in December, not during the race week). The race brings back that trip, too. So yeah, the racing is really just a fast parade, but it also...
Forum: Racing 09-23-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
To be honest, that's about half of why I enjoy...

To be honest, that's about half of why I enjoy Monaco.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By JBSmith
I think you have the problem diagnosed, but I'll...

I think you have the problem diagnosed, but I'll just throw this out there: lactose intolerance. I was fine with milk products until about 1997 when suddenly I couldn't eat or drink anything with...
Forum: Racing 09-22-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
Looks like they Photoshopped in a pic of Nico...

Looks like they Photoshopped in a pic of Nico taken right after his dog died.
Forum: Racing 09-20-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
I thought of that, too. Might as well duct-tape...

I thought of that, too. Might as well duct-tape an iPad there.

Since it's not a voice transmission, wouldn't it be indistinguishable from all the other telemetry going to and from the car, and as...
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
That story also contains a link to this, which is...

That story also contains a link to this, which is interesting, too:

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/time-for-a-formula-1-revolution/
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
This is one of those stupid rules that's...

This is one of those stupid rules that's impossible to enforce. Watch a baseball game sometime. The coaches at first and third can tell the batter what's going on and what to do using only gestures....
Forum: Racing 09-15-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 193,938
Posted By JBSmith
It comes off like the laugh track of a TV...

It comes off like the laugh track of a TV show--insulting to the viewer. "It's exciting! Really! Hear the music? That proves it!" Because I wouldn't know otherwise, would I?

FU, whoever came up...
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