The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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  1. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    time lapse of the preparations for the Australian GP

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  2. luxlogs

    luxlogs Been here awhile

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    Even though this is not a F1 site I find the best tech info here over all the EUR sites I lurk at.

    Thanks for That
  3. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    That vid says 6 jumbo jets of gear from Europe. What percentage of an F1 team's budget is devoted to travel and transportation?
  4. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Whatever Bernie is paying. Just like motogp, I believe travel is all subsidized by the organizing body
  5. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Anyone interested in a F1 Pool?

    Pick the top 6 qualifiers for 1-6 points and the top 6 finishers for the same points the drivers get. Any fines or penalties, unless they occured in the race, wouldn't count to keep it simple. Just how they really finished.

    Maybe a bonus 10 points for fastest lap pick?

    We have 19 races.

    Any interest?
  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    we did the Pirelli GP challenge last year. I won some Pirelli swag & Michelle won a set of tires! Not too shabby.
    Didn't have to pick quali though, just 1-2-3, fast lap & shortest cumulative pit time.

    sadly they aren't doing it this year.
  7. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Thanks, I didn't know that. :thumb
  8. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    in somewhat F1 / motorcycle related news:

  9. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    they are starting to put 'em together!

    :clap

    Sauber

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  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Cool. I tried to join, but goddamn if they don't tie it to Facebook.
  11. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    good article

  12. Greg H

    Greg H Been here awhile

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    Don't know if this correct, it has been a few years.
    I seem to remember Eddie Jordan complaining about the team points system and the reimbursement of travel expenses. The more manufacturer points a team earned, the higher their travel reibersement was.

    Greg
  13. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    That's a good way to look at Hamilton. I guess my question is, is that how he himself looks at it? Or will his head explode if they have a long run of not being competitive? He's pretty high strung, unlike the analytical and always-scheming Schumacher.
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    1 more day :evil
  15. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I sort of think the same thing....
    I mean they all WANT to win. beating your team mate: job 1, being WDC job 2! finishing somewhere in the pack? not an option....
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    windmills Gnearly Adventurer

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    Hello chaps!
    thanks for keeping the F1 fires on tickover over the layoff. :1drink

    About the above...
    Oh I dont know, I reckon at heart all great racers have that edge to them, are a bit "Hamilton-esque".
    The difference with Michael was, I think, that he was very skilled in the public facade thing. It only ever slipped a couple of times that I can remember. ( Coulthard chasing anyone?) But I bet the toys came out of the pram as and when needed behind the scenes.
    Lewis is just not any good at all at the facade, at covering up his emotions. He is honest, if you like. I bet he sees it as honesty...

    Anyway, I like that he is open like that... and much prefer it to the controlled PR type persona of a Michael.
    But I am a big Lewis fan! Hope he has a great season.
  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    the Sutton Images technical gallery is up for Australia

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    great shots of the cars being assembled

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  18. A. T. T-W

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

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    That's correct. It's bit of an incentive and is one reason why they still race each other further down the field even when a win isn't remotely possible.

    Tenuously linked to F1:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...moss-embroiled-in-homophobia-row-8534236.html

    I'd suggest Tom Cruise for the part of Stirling. That would be one RALF playing another RALF. :D
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Track: Albert Park, Melbourne (5.3km)
    Laps: 58
    Corners: 16
    Lap Record: Michael Schumacher 1:24.125 (2004)
    Tire Compounds: Super-Soft (Option); Medium (Prime)
    2012 Winner: Jenson Button (McLaren)
    2012 Pole Position: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
    2012 Fastest Lap: Jenson Button &#8211; 1:29.187
    DRS Zones: Main straight (T16 to T1); T2 to T3
    Free Practice 1: 12:30pm local/21:30pm ET
    Free Practice 2: 16:30pm local/1:30am ET
    Free Practice 3:
    14:00pm local/11:00pm ET
    Qualifying: 17:00pm local/2:00am ET
    Race: 17:00pm local time, 2am ET


    :clap

    go KIMI!
  20. jersey jim

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    I cannot wait to get home from work tomorrow and sit down with a beer and a cigar to watch some practice. The wait is almost over! :1drink