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Old 10-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #1756
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #1757
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:52 PM   #1758
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #1759
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:39 AM   #1760
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almost time for tech shot Thursday...
but this quote made me laugh:

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Billion poverty stricken people really looking forward to this predictable F1 shit again
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:48 PM   #1761
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Attendance expected to decline again. 100,000 the first year. 75 the second year. Maybe 65,000 this year.

Sauber's Monisha Kaltenborn, who is Indian, thinks F1 has completely dropped the ball in India. It's a huge market and while it has terrible poverty, it also has growing wealth and opportunity. F1 has failed to make inroads.

I think Bernie's shortsighted need to satisfy his paymasters is why. Bernie's totally focused on squeezing the last dollar out of every deal. He pays no attention whatsoever to marketing the sport or growing it. He bounces from country to country looking for the next government or business that's willing to pay his exorbitant fees.

Ecclestone has no time or energy left to actually market his sport. He could care less if the stands are empty and the host country apathetic. As long as he has his money, he's happy.

Hell, I firmly believe he was coerced by the teams, via the Concorde agreement, to expand F1's presence in North America. I think he was willing to let Montreal and the United States go begging, had the teams not forced him to find opportunities here.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:27 AM   #1762
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:08 AM   #1763
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holy hell, are we going for 5 stop strategies for tire survival this weekend?
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #1764
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Mandated pit stops based on lap intervals, a la MotoGP last weekend?
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:34 AM   #1765
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oh god no.. not that shit again....



looks like the moto GP guys might get rained out... which would be a shame as it was probably the saving grace for racing this weekend. Maybe something dramatic will happen in India such as KERS failure on a Red Bull not driven by Mark Webber.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #1766
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I thought there was a reg about all 4 wheels leaving the track? At Buddh the cars are doing it more than once on every single lap.

I think Adrian Newey and Red Bull's accountant ought to stand on the podium when Vettel inevitably wins the race on Sunday. It's the design and Red Bull's financial muscle which is winning these races. The Red Bull car is unbeatable. Light years ahead of everyone else. The right men deserve the credit.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #1767
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It's the design and Red Bull's financial muscle which is winning these races. The Red Bull car is unbeatable.
Hear hear!
I had high hopes for this year, and it started so well. Up until half-season I could convince myself there were three or four contenders... the racing was fun.
Now, its like Herr Schumacher all over again.
Its really not Vettel's fault, he is a really likeable fella, but his team has killed the sport dammit.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:10 PM   #1768
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The moment Pirellii was forced to change tires the season was over. For whatever reason, be it traction control or downforce or car configuration -- the Red Bull chewed up the old tires and other teams had a chance.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #1769
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The moment Pirellii was forced to change tires the season was over. For whatever reason, be it traction control or downforce or car configuration -- the Red Bull chewed up the old tires and other teams had a chance.
Pirelli wasn't forced to change tires; they just didn't have a choice unless you want to see exploding tires in every race.

It seems to me that all of the other manufactures need to get off their ass and start creating solutions to their problems (like Red Bull does) instead of bitching and complaining (which RB also does). Red Bull started the season with a good car but they had some close competition to deal with. In a few short weeks they seemed to sort out the performance issues and once again have the car to beat. I'm pretty sure that's how it would be even if the new tires didn't favor them.

It was the same way when the double diffuser was banned. Red Bull didn't have the fastest car at the first race. However, their engineers and money designed pieces to make a faster car (imagine that concept in F1).

I thought designing the fastest car possible within the rules is what F1 is all about. I'm a Mercedes fan but this is racing.... and Red Bull is winning for a reason.....

I'm just tired of people bitching about the fastest car winning instead of bitching about why their favorite team sucks so damn badly.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:17 PM   #1770
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Pirelli wasn't forced to change tires; they just didn't have a choice unless you want to see exploding tires in every race.
exploding tires could have been prevented by not re-using the tires on the opposite side. these are directional tires and pirelli had unwisely consented to their improper use.
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