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Old 08-31-2012, 01:50 PM   #1171
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Ok, as far as promos go, that was freaking cool.

Now, if the teams can get there and NOT be shot!!! Or have trailers broken into and bits stolen off of the cars and support vehicles, that will be a miracle.

Freakin' Jersey, man I don't like that state......
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:37 PM   #1172
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Nabob here... I'm all for two F1 races in El Norte and three in North America. But New Jersey will be another damnable street course. The only reason the race exists is for the Manhattan skyline and as we learned in Valencia and the pitch-black Singapore, you don't see much of the city when the cameras are slavishly following a ribbon of tarmac between armco barriers.

Plus, that tunnel video was shot at 45 mph and sped-up for effect, dollars to donuts.

Nabob out!
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:01 PM   #1173
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oh oh ... is this where we get into discussing attached flow and detached flow?


I'm not an aerodynamic engineer now.... I just build r/c model airplanes .

Spa is without a doubt my favorite track on the F1 calender. I'm curious to see who's got the car to beat now that they've had time to make tons of upgrades.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:32 PM   #1174
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #1175
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Quite a shakeup in qualifying. Anybody actually watch it?
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #1176
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Quite a shakeup in qualifying. Anybody actually watch it?
Yeah. Watched Friday Prac 2 as well. The commentators basically predicted today. Friday's rain made today's set-up almost complete guesswork, which allowed unexpected teams to creep up.

If Maldonado hadn't been his usual unprofessional self, he'd be starting third. What a dunce. Interesting that Kimi put all four off the track at Eau Rouge and despite all the FIA's stern warnings before the summer break, he was allowed to get away with it.

It's going to be a hellacious start to the race. Kimi will be desperate to get to the front, I would imagine. If he gets there, he might stay there. Alonso is sandwiched between guys who make kamikaze moves, namely Maldonado and Koboyashi, with Hamilton up his butt. Could be some plastic on the track in turn one.

Commentators said teams mostly shelved their updates because they couldn't practice with them in the dry. I guess that will add to the unpredictability of Monza.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:17 PM   #1177
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Quite a shakeup in qualifying. Anybody actually watch it?
Yep. Don't know what's crazier, Vettel or Kobiashi.
Stick a fork in Massa. His option wasn't picked up.
Just can't figure out Button. One race he's meh, the next he grabs a pole.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #1178
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Well, that was fun to watch!
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #1179
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Hamilton tweeted that Button had the new wing; he (Hamilton) had the old wing.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #1180
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Hamilton tweeted that Button had the new wing; he (Hamilton) had the old wing.
Yeah but did Hamilton opt for the old wing because he didn't like the cars balance with the new one?

Koboyashi seems to make clean (but still aggressive) passes much more often than Maldonado. I think someone near the front is going to be taken out in turn one tomorrow, my money would be on Maldonado causing it.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:22 PM   #1181
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Alonso is in peril. He's surrounded by guys with questionable judgment. Maldonado is beside him and we can expect something stupid from the boy. Hamilton is behind him and old wing or not, will be craving to pass the man who leads the points standings.

A weird season stays weird after the break, to Alonso's advantage.

The men directly behind Alonso in the points are in a fix. Webber qualy'd well but takes a penalty for a gearbox change and Vettel couldn't even make the top ten. After the penalties, Vettel starts 10th and Webber 12th. And behind them in the points is Hamilton, whose troubles y'all have already discussed.

So Alonso has a pedestrian qualifying at Spa and isn't really hurt by it. Weird season indeed.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:38 AM   #1182
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:44 AM   #1183
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Alonso is in peril. He's surrounded by guys with questionable judgment.
Damn, you sure nailed that, Kreskin.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #1184
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I wonder if that would ever happen in high speed
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:25 AM   #1185
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So Hamilton tweets setup information. WTF is it about twitter and this impulse to lose your mind publicly? Whitmarsh had him delete them after an hour but you wonder if Hamilton actually gets which sport he's competing in?
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