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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,346
Posted By wxwax
The sheriff says it will take them another two...

The sheriff says it will take them another two weeks to wrap up their investigation. What the hell are they doing? There's no reasonable explanation for taking so long to clear Tony Stewart.

I...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
He's a very likable guy. I dislike Red Bull and...

He's a very likable guy. I dislike Red Bull and Dr. Doom Helmut Marlko, but I actually root for this fellow. Not least because he's consistently beating my bete noire, Vettel. :lol3
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
:nod Good post. I agree on all points. It...

:nod

Good post. I agree on all points. It was going to be an interesting end to the season anyway. But the intensity has just been ramped up. :lol3
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
That's the point. Rosberg put himself in that...

That's the point. Rosberg put himself in that situation, not Hamilton.
Forum: Racing 08-27-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
As far as I'm concerned, I'm seeing some very...

As far as I'm concerned, I'm seeing some very creative interpretations of the racing line in this discussion. :lol3 Lewis Hamilton tried to block Nico low on the straight, then held a perfectly...
Forum: Racing 08-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
Hamilton didn't try to show Nico the grass. You...

Hamilton didn't try to show Nico the grass. You have to be alongside to be shoved off the track. Nico wasn't remotely close to being alongside. The very front of his wing hit the very rear of...
Forum: Racing 08-27-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
Disagree, to a point. Yes, it's a common racing...

Disagree, to a point. Yes, it's a common racing incident.

No, it's not desirable to lose your front wing and have a ten-second pit stop to replace it. No, it's not desirable to be so aggressive...
Forum: Racing 08-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
“I've been told what Lewis said in the press and...

“I've been told what Lewis said in the press and the way he has stated his version of the events,” Rosberg said. “All I can say is my view of the events are very different, but the thing is it's just...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
:lol3 :thumb

:lol3 :thumb
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
Yes. But in context, it was an incident which...

Yes. But in context, it was an incident which could have and should have been avoided.

Nico ruined his own chances of winning. He took out a teammate, thus hurting his own team. If he felt...
Forum: Racing 08-24-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
Kimi finally had a good race. It was good to see...

Kimi finally had a good race. It was good to see him actually be competitive.
Forum: Racing 08-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
It's everywhere. Guardian. I'm glad...

It's everywhere. Guardian.



I'm glad the fans booed Rosberg on the podium. He looked grim going into the driver's room after the race, as he rightly should have. Dick move.

Still, from his...
Forum: Racing 08-24-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
I'm not sure they'd want to do it elsewhere,...

I'm not sure they'd want to do it elsewhere, except maybe Monza and Silverstone. The rest of the tracks don't put as much of a premium on pure speed and cater more to Red Bull's traditional advantage...
Forum: Racing 08-24-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
It's hard for me to be sympathetic with Rosberg....

It's hard for me to be sympathetic with Rosberg. On the one hand he's a racer and he saw a chance to pass. On the other hand, he took out his teammate in a completely avoidable accident and cost...
Forum: Racing 08-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
:lol3 Fair enough. He's cursed by bad luck this...

:lol3 Fair enough. He's cursed by bad luck this season. I just hope he doesn't go all kamikaze on Sunday.
Forum: Racing 08-23-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
Again, under pressure in qualifying, Hamilton...

Again, under pressure in qualifying, Hamilton makes little mistakes and doesn't win the pole. Rosberg is the picture of calmness and earns his reward.

Impressive for Vettel to outqualify his...
Forum: Racing 08-22-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
I seem to be seeing a lot of Schumacher clips...

I seem to be seeing a lot of Schumacher clips lately. :cry
Forum: Racing 08-22-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Racing 08-21-2014, 01:58 PM
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Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
An American driver, which is nice. This one is...

An American driver, which is nice. This one is definitely about money, from what I read.
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
Odd one. Lotterer a one-race driver? Seems...

Odd one. Lotterer a one-race driver? Seems unlikely. If they don't trust Kob at Spa, then he must be out entirely.
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
In carts just one season ago. They must really...

In carts just one season ago. They must really believe in him.

F1 is toying with bigger, 18-inch wheels. Ferrari's James Allison made an interesting observation:
Forum: Racing 08-17-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
Belgium calling to the faraway towns Now war is...

Belgium calling to the faraway towns
Now war is declared, and battle come down
Belgium calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,412
Posted By wxwax
There's a thread in this forum and another in...

There's a thread in this forum and another in JoMomma, Mr. Observant. :deal

:lol3
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,346
Posted By wxwax
I'm no expert, but sprint cars are little...

I'm no expert, but sprint cars are little missiles, they're not go karts. He has always raced them.
Forum: Racing 08-10-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,346
Posted By wxwax
The young man made a dangerous decision to walk...

The young man made a dangerous decision to walk into the very center of the track. We've all seen angry drivers challenge cars. Stewart himself has done it. But I've never seen one walk into the...
Forum: Racing 08-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
Yeah, that's not allowed except for their engine...

Yeah, that's not allowed except for their engine management settings, which are basically fuel flow controls, from what I understand.

The FIA tries to be strict about anything which is "reactive"...
Forum: Racing 08-07-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
The engine map question is unexpectedly difficult...

The engine map question is unexpectedly difficult to answer. As far as I can tell, the regs allow teams to bring two engine maps to each race: one for wet and one for dry. The regs make no mention of...
Forum: Racing 08-05-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
That's a funny kind of justice system that the...

That's a funny kind of justice system that the Germans have. BayernLB banker Gerhard Gribkowsky is doing 8.5 years in prison for taking a bribe. The guy who bribed him walks away with nothing more...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,272
Posted By wxwax
That's how I saw it too.

That's how I saw it too.
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,272
Posted By wxwax
I like Dixon so I don't begrudge him the win. ...

I like Dixon so I don't begrudge him the win.

But holy cow, what rotten luck for Newgarden and Sarah Fisher. Someone leaves an air hose across the front of his pit box and ruins what was almost...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
After reading the Wiki on Azerbaijan, I wonder if...

After reading the Wiki on Azerbaijan, I wonder if the money Bermie's offering the Germans didn't come under the table from the corrupt Azerbaijani government?
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
I can't tell whether paying the payoff would stop...

I can't tell whether paying the payoff would stop the criminal prosecution, or only get the bank off of his back.
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
James Allen's blog has an interesting piece...

James Allen's blog has an interesting piece (http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2014/08/ferrari-identify-areas-for-change-as-f1-boss-mattiacci-gathers-steam/) on Ferrari's review of operations under new...
Forum: Racing 08-01-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
That same season, no less. You're right, awesome...

That same season, no less. You're right, awesome guts.
Forum: Racing 07-29-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
Making restitution to the bank which sold F1...

Making restitution to the bank which sold F1 rights for less than their full value, because Bernie bribed their representative.
Forum: Racing 07-29-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
Local law, I guess. In the US, both.

Local law, I guess. In the US, both.
Forum: Racing 07-29-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
One thing about F1 that consistently confuses me...

One thing about F1 that consistently confuses me is how the order gets jumbled when the safety car comes out and teams pit.

The commentators don't even make an effort to explain why the leader is...
Forum: Racing 07-29-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
I'm like you. I've come to accept that Hamilton...

I'm like you. I've come to accept that Hamilton is very much like a prima donna in opera or a top movie star. When he's good he's very good, when he's bad he's very bad indeed. Until the talent...
Forum: Racing 07-29-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
It's basically an admission of guilt, which comes...

It's basically an admission of guilt, which comes as no surprise to anyone who has followed the career of this former used-car salesman.

He can easily afford 25 million euros, especially if...
Forum: Racing 07-28-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 120,432
Posted By wxwax
That's what was crazy not only about the team...

That's what was crazy not only about the team order, but also about Rosberg whining on the radio.

Hamilton would have had to slow down measurably to first allow Rosberg to get closer, and then to...
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