The Official 2012 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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

  1. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Very sorry to hear that Williams has lost AT&T. Big blow. That poor team must really be scrambling for money.
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  2. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    While it looks good on paper, it is going to be hard to police. The first sentence has me scratching me head. ..... there are so many things this can be a bugaboo about.
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  3. Shocktower

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    It is F1 if you can figure out their crap let us know :ear
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  4. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    LOL, if I could do that it would no longer be fun!
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  5. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    they need Petrov & his money more than ever.
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  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Kimi!!

    :clap

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  7. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    This week, Red Bull Racing announced that Sébastien Buemi would be their test and reserve driver this season.
    Although our sister team in Milton Keynes will be the Swiss driver's top priority, if for any reason, Scuderia Toro Rosso found itself short of a driver at a grand prix, then Sébastien would step into the cockpit for us.
    The 23-year-old competed in 55 grands prix for Toro Rosso, since scoring points on his Formula One debut in Melbourne in 2009.


    LINK
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  8. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Chemically Enhanced

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    So much information.
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  9. anotherguy

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    Wow. That sucks. Not sure if I could do that. Even NASCRAP would be better.
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  10. wxwax

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    My first reaction was that they were once again talking about cutting chicanes during practice and qualifying. If not that, I don't know. Wheels over the white lines?
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  11. wxwax

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    I see that Valencia is now trying to renegotiate its deal with F1. That's usually the death knell for a venue.

    I don't like the reason (terrible economy in Spain) but I'll be glad if the venue is dropped.

    I always thought it was boring. The TV people talked it up. But the truth is finally being reported:

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  12. Clem Kevin

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    I had seen a quote saying the organizer would only keep on going at a lower rate than Ecclestone was already charging. YESSSSS it will go away!
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  13. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    Do you think this is unique to a circuit, or will many promoters be asking for concession's soon? The show can only break their backs for so long if this endemic.
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  14. wxwax

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    My memory's poor, but I think on the current calendar these races are in financial distress:
    Valencia
    Korea
    Austin

    Under some duress (I think):
    Australia
    Canada

    And the violence continues in Bahrain, so that date may be shaky too.
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  15. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    does Lotus have the hot ticket for 2012?
    (besides Kimi of course)

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2012/01/has-lotus-renault-found-this-years-must-have-gizmo/

    In 2010 it was the F Duct, last year the blown diffuser, is this year’s must-have technical gizmo a braking stabilizing system, innovated by Lotus?


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  16. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    perhaps not:

    Ferrari awaits FIA decision on legality of Lotus's braking system



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  17. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Of course it's ferrari crying about it. I love Alonso and everything, but Ferrari are a bag of douches.
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  18. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I am with you.....
    but now that Kimi is back, I may have to shift my allegiance.

    :D
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    pagin' ragin'

    Poor Koooooo-B-Kaaaaa
    guy has nothing but bad luck
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    Hmmmm, Alonso and Kubica together in big red cars....that would be fun.