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Old 05-24-2012, 10:48 AM   #706
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well this could suck...

Student protests threaten 2012 Canada GP

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Bahrain comes to Canada?

as a Canadian living in exile if they get in the way of me having fun at my first live in person GP I am gonna be well pissed!

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #707
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well this could suck...

Student protests threaten 2012 Canada GP

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Bahrain comes to Canada?

as a Canadian living in exile if they get in the way of me having fun at my first live in person GP I am gonna be well pissed!

But you'll be polite, right?
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:19 PM   #708
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But you'll be polite, right?
LOL....

I even say thank-you to bank machines....

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:36 PM   #709
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LOL....

I even say thank-you to bank machines....

It is funny, Canada and Canadians are supposedly so polite, except to one another when holding a "protest". More like mini riots...

Or are they riots in which protests break out?

All I know, they goofed up my moto-trip plans a bit...

Bastards. Excuse me, eh?
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:39 PM   #710
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Monaco Grand Prix 2012: McLaren set to offer Lewis Hamilton a new 20m contract

McLaren are ready to offer Lewis Hamilton a new contract worth around 20 million per year in an effort to tie down the future of a driver who has been with them since the age of 13.



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Old 05-24-2012, 12:39 PM   #711
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It is funny, Canada and Canadians are supposedly so polite, except to one another when holding a "protest". More like mini riots...

Or are they riots in which protests break out?

All I know, they goofed up my moto-trip plans a bit...

Bastards. Excuse me, eh?
well... it is the French element after-all.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:07 PM   #712
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well this could suck...

Student protests threaten 2012 Canada GP

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I'll be at the race, too. Don't need no stinking protests...other than Massa protesting Hamilton's driving.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:21 PM   #713
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After Sergio Perez concussed himself on the barrier coming out of the Monaco tunnel last year (it seems longer ago than that, for some reason) the track announced it would move the barrier back 20 meters.

At the time, I thought that 20 meters wasn't much.

But watching practice, it really does look like a big difference. It gives the drivers much more time to make an adjustment if they blow the chicane. If they're out of control, it's 20 more meters of pavement dragging on tires to slow the car down.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:04 PM   #714
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It rained in P2 and Senna went into an overrun area. Then he put the car in reverse and backed out.

Reverse?!

Maybe somewhere in the back of my mind I knew these things had reverse, but if I did, it was buried. Very cool.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:43 PM   #715
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Reverse?!

Maybe somewhere in the back of my mind I knew these things had reverse, but if I did, it was buried. Very cool.
For most of its history, F1 cars had a reverse gear. At some stage the rule was introduced that reversing on the track (and once the race begins, that includes the pit-lane) was an automatic disqualification. IIRC Mansell overshot his box in a race, reversed back in the pit-lane and was then red-flagged.

Taken together with the introduction of gravel run-off areas (where no amount of reversing would un-stick a beached car), most teams stopped including reverse in their gearboxes in the search for weight-loss.

With the coming of hard run-off areas, any driver that found himself with his car's nose facing a tyre-wall then risked disqualification if he received "outside assistance" by being pushed backwards enough to rejoin the race.

The weight and added complexity (minimal) of putting a reverse gear back became less of a penalty and they've been carrying that extra gear for some years now.
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Matchett said reverse is required by the regs, and that they're built so lightweight that they often break when used. Lots of cars went into that runoff area and the Caterham did indeed break its reverse.
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Hmmm, having trouble understanding that!

Let's see. It's Sergio Perez. He had a nasty wreck last year at Monaco. So... the national colors are Mexico, the wrestler suggests he's ready for another round (?) and the CH in the heart is Switzerland, Sauber's base.

Am I close? Who's the wrestler?
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A good short piece on Ross Brawn and Renault's Jean-Francois Caubet both pressing for the hybrid V-6 engine to be mandated for the 2014 season, no more delays.

Their point is that auto manufacturers would be more likely to get into F1 if the engine is something that applies to their fleets. The V-8 is no longer relevant to car makers.
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A good short piece on Ross Brawn and Renault's Jean-Francois Caubet both pressing for the hybrid V-6 engine to be mandated for the 2014 season, no more delays.

Their point is that auto manufacturers would be more likely to get into F1 if the engine is something that applies to their fleets. The V-8 is no longer relevant to car makers.
Better yet make them 2.5l 4 cylinder turbo's with boost and rev limits (say 2 bar and 16k). That would be even more relevant.
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