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Old 03-22-2013, 12:03 AM   #406
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UHHHHMMMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok whatever nothing to write home to Mum about
She isn't. She was only ever a "border-line boiler" in her salad days but she managed to attract a fairly large following of slobbering superannuated motorcyclists when she used to head the BBC MotoGP coverage.

I think that she was chosen for the job to try and give the BBC's flagging viewing figures a boost by attracting nostalgic MotoGP followers when most of their team jumped ship to Sky.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:30 AM   #407
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My good buddy Bob Varsha is doing the honors for Malaysia! In a reverse of the Speed situation, Diffey's called away (to do IndyCar this weekend) and Varsha pinch hits. It does my heart good to see he's still involved.
I thought my ears deceived me!
Good to hear Varsha calling the shots!
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:37 AM   #408
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getting close to race time again...

different look to exhaust at Ferrari

Interesting that they have dual coanda inducing "bumps" on top of the sidepod. Interesting take on the effect.

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backside of the Williams wing

That shot is just pure aerodynamic nerd pr0n.

For any of the tech nerds, this is a great explanation of the coanda exhaust design.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:43 AM   #409
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double bumps:



it does have a cover



Kimi has bumps this weekend too (but not Big John)

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:46 AM   #410
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That's a soft sticky tire.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:49 AM   #412
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be good as new in just a tick...



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Old 03-22-2013, 08:22 AM   #413
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not F1 exactly but....
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:36 AM   #414
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Nick Fry stepping down

not a surprise really

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After 11 years at the helm of first BAR, then Honda, Brawn and now Mercedes, Nick Fry is stepping down.
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By Chris Cameron-Dow

Nick Fry will step down from his role as CEO of Mercedes in April (Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic)



March 22nd, 2013 (F1Plus / Chris Cameron-Dow) - The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team today confirmed in a press release that Nick Fry will step down from his position as CEO at the beginning of April. Fry will continue to participate in the the team's commercial activities until the end of 2014, and possibly into the future.
Fry's responsibilities will be taken over by Toto Wolff, who joined Mercedes as an Executive Director at the end of 2012. Wolff's involvement in the day-to-day running of the team is therefore set to increase significantly, although Wolff has not at this stage been given the title of CEO. No further management changes have been mentioned at this point, although the issue of Paddy Lowe's future role in the team remains unresolved - Lowe is currently on "gardening leave" from his position at McLaren after he entered negotiations with Mercedes to join the Silver Arrows in 2014.
Fry had the following to say: I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to work with our team for the last 11 years and remain extremely proud of the fact that we took the team to its first race win and especially the double World Championship in 2009 [as Brawn GP]. Equally important is the success of our commercial activities as we have managed to gain the support of some of the most important companies in the world, thereby building a strong foundation for the future success of the team. I believe that Mercedes AMG Petronas offers the best sponsorship proposition in Formula One and I look forward to continuing to assist the team and its partners over the coming years.
Toto Wolff praised Fry for the role he has played in building up the commercial side of the Mercedes team: I would like to thank Nick for more than ten years of service to the team in Brackley. Mercedes AMG Petronas enjoys a strong network of global, blue-chip partners who want to be associated with Mercedes-Benz in Formula One and we will work hard to retain our loyal partners while also attracting new names to the sport in the future. I am pleased that Nick will remain close to the team to support us in achieving these targets.
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Dunno if any of you watched practice. The tires were being flayed, much worse than I've seen before. If it's a dry race, the softer compound will only last a handful of laps. It'll be interesting to see how far Kimi can stretch a set.
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looks like hot times at Sauber..

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Dunno if any of you watched practice. The tires were being flayed, much worse than I've seen before. If it's a dry race, the softer compound will only last a handful of laps. It'll be interesting to see how far Kimi can stretch a set.
Even more interesting in light of this:

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/ri...antage-report/
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #418
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Even more interesting in light of this:

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/ri...antage-report/
Good find. The same sort of advantage that Ferrari enjoyed for so many years.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:39 PM   #419
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looks like hot times at Sauber..

Apparently the on-board fire extinguisher went off. At first the commentators thought it might be dry ice packed into the vents, but it then the real problem was announced.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:10 AM   #420
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Good find. The same sort of advantage that Ferrari enjoyed for so many years.
Hmm. Not quite. Bridgestone was one of two suppliers at the time and developed their rubber with Ferrari and for Ferrari to the disadvantage of the other teams contracted to the same supplier. In this case the suggestion is that the Lotus advantage is serendipitous.
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