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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 03:28 PM
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Posted By wxwax
:lol3 Hard to argue with that. He's being...

:lol3 Hard to argue with that.

He's being sued for 345 million ($400 million) by the German bank that was at the root of his criminal trial. I would imagine that they'll either win or accept a...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Yes, he was the Medical Delegate for seven years....

Yes, he was the Medical Delegate for seven years. He started in F1 by only working Spa. Then he became the assistant under the famed Sid Watkins. And finally he got the job himself, on the...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Reading comments elsewhere, the Schumacher stuff...

Reading comments elsewhere, the Schumacher stuff may have been a pretext.

The real thing that got up Jean Todt's butt was Harstein's withering critique...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2,838
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Posted By wxwax
I see that the Strategy Group killed the fifth...

I see that the Strategy Group killed the fifth engine for 2015. Nice try though, Bernie.
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 11:07 PM
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Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
It sounds...

It sounds (https://formerf1doc.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/an-open-letter-to-gerard-saillant-oh-yeah-jean-todt-too/) like the FIA tried to get the former F1 doc fired from his day job because they...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 07:08 PM
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Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
All true. Let's remember the real point of all of...

All true. Let's remember the real point of all of this: to pressure Mercedes into relaxing the in-season engine freeze, so that Renault, Ferrari and Honda can catch them more quickly. The FIA might...
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,838
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Posted By wxwax
:lol3 I only learned about it today, have dipped...

:lol3 I only learned about it today, have dipped in twice. He picks good races.
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 05:27 PM
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Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Lotus, switching from Renault to Mercedes...

Lotus, switching from Renault to Mercedes engines, talk about the difference. Massive.
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By wxwax
For anyone who's interested in old races, a guy...

For anyone who's interested in old races, a guy has built a site which streams "classic" F1 races around the clock. Free.

http://gpquery.joho.us/stream/ One race at a time, you can;t select a...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 10:07 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Meanwhile, Ecclestone has scared off...

Meanwhile, Ecclestone has scared off (http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2014/12/cvc-back-to-square-one-as-ecclestone-sees-off-another-potential-successor/) the man many expected to take power away from...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 10:03 PM
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Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
I guess teams are projecting how long Mercedes'...

I guess teams are projecting how long Mercedes' advantage will endure. It might be for a few years. If so, then they might prefer the expense of a new engine. That's the only leverage they have on...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 07:33 PM
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Posted By wxwax
In the piece to which I linked, Bernie crowed...

In the piece to which I linked, Bernie crowed about having the votes to overturn the current engine regs.
Forum: Racing 12-16-2014, 09:19 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Mercedes may blink in the engine standoff. ...

Mercedes may blink in the engine standoff.

Faced with Ecclestone mounting a successful attack on the entire engine rule package, Mercedes is reportedly...
Forum: Racing 12-16-2014, 03:35 PM
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Posted By wxwax
It seems to me that his approach has been very...

It seems to me that his approach has been very sensible. He expressly contrasted his approach to that of the most recent new teams, two of which have now failed. He said they tried do become a pure...
Forum: Racing 12-16-2014, 03:30 PM
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Posted By wxwax
James Allison it is, then. Let's hope that...

James Allison it is, then.

Let's hope that Arrivabene's changes will reduce the Balkanization and politicking within the Scuderia and let them actually focus on producing a better car.
Forum: Racing 12-16-2014, 03:25 PM
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Posted By wxwax
:lol3 Five posts above yours, mate.

:lol3 Five posts above yours, mate.
Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 10:38 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Dramatic demonstration of why wings matter. ...

Dramatic demonstration of why wings matter.

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Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 10:32 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Interesting details...

Interesting details (https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/formula-1-mercedes-imposed-communication-ban-121116183--f1.html) about how Mercedes solved their team problem after the collision at Spa....
Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 10:24 PM
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Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
The promoter of the Sochi Grand Prix has filed...

The promoter of the Sochi Grand Prix has filed for bankruptcy. God, I hope that means no more racing in that horrid little facility.
Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 10:15 PM
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Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Haas on the England part of the operation.

Haas on the England part of the operation.
Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Haas F1 HQ. Kannapolis, N.C. ...

Haas F1 HQ. Kannapolis, N.C.

http://img2.autoweek.com/styles/gen-932-524/public/140529969.jpg

While under construction, image from earlier this year.
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Forum: Racing 12-14-2014, 12:31 AM
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Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Onboard cameras don't usually give me a sense of...

Onboard cameras don't usually give me a sense of speed. This one does. Alonso, 2011, Suzuka.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7TuJlV9J-2s" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Racing 12-13-2014, 07:13 PM
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Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Somehow you boned your link. Mo better...

Somehow you boned your link. Mo better (http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/button-and-alonso-at-mclaren/).

Good piece, thanks. :thumb
Forum: Racing 12-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Alonso is the epitome of a schemer. They put him...

Alonso is the epitome of a schemer. They put him second. I respect your personal position, not sure the vote reflects it though.
Forum: Racing 12-12-2014, 06:33 PM
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Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
:nod I think Dennis' showdown moment comes in...

:nod I think Dennis' showdown moment comes in January. That's when he finds out if he'll get the money he needs to complete the takeover, IIRC.

Change of subject, team principals voted on best...
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Button's non-confrontational. Unlike Hamilton,...

Button's non-confrontational. Unlike Hamilton, he'll not make a lot of waves as Alonso politics his way through the team. I guess he'll accept that Alonso -- who will be making considerably more...
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 06:50 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Wow, big surprise. Must be an indication of how...

Wow, big surprise. Must be an indication of how weak Ron Dennis is right now.
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Fry and Bell aren't designers, they're engineers....

Fry and Bell aren't designers, they're engineers. Sounds like a like-for-like replacement? Rumors about Tombazis, who is a designer, have been rampant for a while. We'll see if his deputy gets the...
Forum: Racing 12-09-2014, 10:59 PM
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Posted By wxwax
Funny to hear a Red Bull guy complain about a...

Funny to hear a Red Bull guy complain about a dominant car. Yeah, now that I understand the technical issues with a vibration-free turbo shaft, I fully understand why Mercedes' advantage will be...
Forum: Racing 12-09-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Oops. thanks.

Oops. thanks.
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 08:43 PM
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Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Something to look at. F3. Macau. 1995....

Something to look at.

F3. Macau. 1995. Schumi and Trulli dicing for the lead. Then carnage.


<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HFLV2lTzXnM" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
It's not how slow the stop is. Nor that they only...

It's not how slow the stop is. Nor that they only changed the fronts. It's all those people in the way. That's one change which really has been for the better.


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Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Old timey race transport. ...

Old timey race transport.

http://i.imgur.com/1QIXwiD.jpg
Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Dumb. Their only value is to show them off....

Dumb. Their only value is to show them off. People will talk. People will be arrested.
Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
You know who only learned about the 2015 Korea...

You know who only learned about the 2015 Korea Grand Prix when the tentative calendar was released?

The Korean GP organizers. They had no idea. Which lends credence to the notion that it's just a...
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Nah, let's let 2014 actually end before starting...

Nah, let's let 2014 actually end before starting a new one.
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
It makes perfect sense to me. You keep hearing...

It makes perfect sense to me. You keep hearing that Ferrari is hopelessly political. So much so that it impedes the team's success. Culturally, it makes sense: Machiavelli was Italian. :lol3
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
An interesting piece in Reuters...

An interesting piece in Reuters (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/12/04/uk-motor-racing-engines-idUKKCN0JI18920141204?type=formulaOne) which asserts that the Korea race will not happen and was...
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
Gene Haas' clear-eyed reason for entering F1.

Gene Haas' clear-eyed reason for entering F1.
Forum: Racing 12-04-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 214,530
Posted By wxwax
VW (or Audi) interest in F1 is past the rumor...

VW (or Audi) interest in F1 is past the rumor stage.
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