The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by g®eg, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    a snip from an interview with Eric Broullier at Lotus

  2. Fajita Dave

    Fajita Dave Been here awhile

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    I am worried about what this high rate of wear is going to do to passing. We saw last year that it was impossible to pass in some areas of a track just because of the rolled up rubber that was off the racing line. If there's even more (and possibly TWICE as much!!!) it could make passing completely impossible after the halfway point of the race because you'll be driving on a 3 inch deep bed of marbles if you try to pass someone.
  3. A. T. T-W

    A. T. T-W Can't be bothered.

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    All tyres shed rubber, there is always a clean and a dirty line. It makes no difference is there's more 'marbles' off-line (or even none at all), it will always offer less grip (off-line) because it is off-line.

    Pirelli said that they'd make tyres that would have a certain lifespan in race conditions. They've said the same in the past and have done exactly that. We've yet to see how they perform in race conditions. So far we've only seen winter testing. They say that they've produced a tyre that is more easily "understood". I see no reason to disbelieve them but like last season, the variation in chassis performance will mean that some teams will find it easier than others.

    It's fun to speculate, it's interesting trying to work out which teams are struggling and which are sandbagging but we won't know the truth until the first few races are done and dusted (last year, the first race performance of McLaren flattered to deceive, it looked as though they were going to dominate - Ha! How wrong that turned out).
  4. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Poppa Bear comes out of hibernation. :D
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    wannaklr Long timer

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    So who has the F1 races on tv in the US? Nothing on the Speed calendar for March 17th.
  6. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch Super Moderator

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    I believe they are going to be on NBCSports (formerly Vs) which is now Directv 220.
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    wannaklr Long timer

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    Thanks. I even have DirectTV.
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    wxwax Excited Member

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    You'll recognize the speakers, too. Sadly, the best of the trio didn't make the jump. Instead we get Mr. Excitement, the man with no volume knob, Leigh Diffey.
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    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    I don't know one could like Varsha, Diffey, or Hobbs. They all drive me crazy; I would have endured the stupid speed commercials if they weren't there.
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    wannaklr Long timer

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    I liked the Varsha, Hobbes, and Matchett trio. It was like I was sitting around with friends watching races.
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    bxr140 Flame Bait

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    Yes, yes. Who will we get our obituaries from now?
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    A. T. T-W Can't be bothered.

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    Not hibernation Sid, just partaking in "winter sports" between F1 seasons (the banter and repartee that is CS&M). :D
  13. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    not that it is really news, but it is now official

    Mclaren says Paddy Lowe will perform a 'different' role with the team in 2013 - and Lowe will NOT travel to Australia

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  14. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Thanks. Good article in The Guardian explain the issues at McLaren and Mercedes. Not stable for either team.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    good article.. but Hamilton: "the sport's top box office attraction"? :huh

    I'd imagine Alonso & Vettel would have something to say about that.
    (speaking, of course, as a non-Hamilton fan... but you guys knew that)
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    wannaklr Long timer

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    The Guardian is a British paper so they are going to shove Hamilton to the fore.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    the shoved Button somewhere else "oh look.. he comes a bus..."
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    wannaklr Long timer

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    :lol3 Poor Button, never gets any respect.

    I really don't get the Lewis love fest.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I guess this makes it a LOWE BLOW

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  20. wxwax

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    Makes you wonder why Lowe left. One assumes it was for money. Which means Mercedes is throwing money around. Which means the board will demand success. And if success isn't immediate? Will they do a BMW, a Ford, a Renault, a Toyota?