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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    That's a great example of what Domenicali was talking about. Drivers in the lower divisions who pull stunts like Maldonado's should be punished, to potty-train them before they ascend to the big league.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Kimi checking to see if Hamilton has tweeted pics of Scherzinger's tits...

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    either that... or he's playing angry birds**.
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    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Hamilton won't cAre about much anymore. Off to Mercedes.
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    I dunno, Ragin, if you read the BBC report it's basically Eddie Jordan speculating. He has no source and he's not a journalist.

    I wonder why Hamilton would leave a very successful and prosperous McLaren operation for a Mercedes team that struggles on the track and has an uncertain future, with factory support apparently set to decrease net year?
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Agents are troublemakers. See it all the time in soccer.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    does he still use Benson (I mean his dad...) as an agent?
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    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    May have been speculation, but he had compelling reasons.
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    Irish1 Been here awhile

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    He fired his Dad a couple years ago. :deal

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    LOL

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    He signed with a very aggressive entertainment agency. From 2011:

    These kind of people love to float stories in the media as leverage in negotiations. They're focused on money, mostly their own. They don't care about damaged relationships.
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    Those bracelets are funny!

    I have some sympathy for Pirelli in F1. They've taken some lumps for doing the FIA's bidding by creating quick-wear tires, and they don't seem to complain about it.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    low drag beam wing on RB 8

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    new front wing for Monza

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    Ferrari low drag beam wing....

    yeah the pic is huge... look at the carbon
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    street tracker High, wide, and handsome

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    Great find, Greg!

    Having worked with race data like this for years, I can't understand why Hamilton stayed with this package... were there only enough parts for one car? (Highly unlikely, but possible I guess.)

    It would have been very obvious from their first session that his setup wasnt the way to go... in fact, the difference should have been apparent from their simulation models back at HQ.
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    The new McLaren rear wing hadn't been tested, because rain ruined Friday practices. In the absence of complete data, Hamilton's team voted to take the devil they knew (the old wing.) Button's team took a chance and used the new wing. That data from Hamilton is from qualifying, when it was too late to change their minds.

    A lot of times, new parts don't do what the simulations predict, so I understand why Hamilton's bunch were conservative.

    His peevishness after qualy is another in a long series of incidents that show how mentally fragile he is. He's a high maintenance guy, a bit of a spoiled child. If his performance ever drops off, McLaren will be glad to be rid of him, I suspect.

    Funny that Lotus has developed a new, secondary drag reduction system... but they can't use it at Monza because the car is already in minimum downforce configuration. They've had the thing since before the break but still haven't been able to use it in a race, I believe. Didn't deploy it at Spa because the rain meant they couldn't test it.
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    the story is... they aren't going to use "the device" until Suzuka.
    they claim that was always the plan
    seems a little too conservative.

    they have used it in testing a few times now
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    Matchett on Grosjean (paraphrased):

    Among those close to F1, the Grosjean penalty is not a controversial issue.
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    still beating that horse eh?
    you'll be banging on about Hamilton being unconscious next


    Matchett is a self-important twat....
    he is enamored with the sound of his own voice.