The Official 2012 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by shrineclown, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. jeiff

    jeiff Been here awhile

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    What's up with all the masts? Looks like Ferrari is ready to deploy the largest main sail. Prepare to jibe!
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    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    Kimi was absolutely effusive - too bad I don't understand Finnish (or was that Swedish?), I'll bet it was eye opening.

    Was Keke speaking Finnish or Swedish?
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I think they were both speaking Spanish to the media...
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    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    The only Spanish on the entire clip was the guitar music.
    Oh, and Jackie Stewart ordering a taco for lunch :lol3
  5. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    the HRT looks completely wrong...

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  6. shrineclown

    shrineclown BoardButcher

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    Try looking at it standing on your head. It will make more sense.
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    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Has it passed its crash tests yet? :uhoh
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    well it looks like it's been crashed..... :rofl
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    Ace100 Monkeywrencher

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    Good god, that's ugly!
  10. jeiff

    jeiff Been here awhile

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    A new main mast and stickers, and it will be fine. Or at least no worse than most.
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    wxwax Excited Member

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    Interesting weight advantage for cars on Renault.

  12. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Really neat look at Lotus Renault, and some insight on this seasons reg changes.

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  13. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    why is there no food on any of those tables? That video was excruciatingly unexciting. Will Buxton seems like he's trying so hard to not show how much he hates himself deep down inside.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    So... crisis at Lotus, which had to abandon the test and send their chassis back to the factory. Speculation the chassis has bad mounts, possibly engine mounts.

    Ferrari not feeling fast. Still trying to figure the car out. Slow on corner exits.

    Red Bull looking like the creamy d'el croppo, surprise, surprise.

    McLaren pleased with reliability, not sure about pace.

    Mercedes already saying they're not the quickest.

    Those seem to be the storylines out of Barca so far.
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    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    older info:

    but still pretty interesting

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    The comments from Massa and Rosberg were revealing today.

    First, Massa. Earlier, Alonso had said they had a lot of work to do to figure out this year's car. Today Massa said they finally hit on the right development direction in the afternoon session. He said the car is so different that they had too many avenues to explore. He said that in the afternoon they were, apparently for the first time, able to put down steady lap times. He wasn't worried about overall pace so much as he was stabilizing the car and making it consistent. Fascinating, in light of Greg's link which shows how different the 2012 Ferrari is to its predecessors.

    Now, Rosberg. He and Schumacher and Brawn all say the same thing: they don't have race-winning pace. But that's not the juicy bit. What's revealing is that Rosberg says this car is more polished, more prepared and more ready to go than its predecessors. Which, to me, says a lot about how far behind Brawn had slipped when Mercedes took over.

    ""The team is in the right direction, and the car build, the work they have done at the factory over the winter is so much better than previous years. It is clean, the car build is performing as expected and all these things [are good], so we are looking at big things as a team.""
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    Interesting column from the BBC's Andrew Benson that despite appearances, the Ferrari may actually be quite competitive at this point. The McLaren quite a bit less so.