The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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  1. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Red Bull Humour

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    the evolution of onboard....

    pretty cool

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    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    They've figured out how to stop the camera bouncing around but nothing looks quite as terrifying as Senna at the begining. A narrow track like Australia also brings out the speed. Very cool.
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    hockeygoon Been here awhile

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    Watching that vid makes me wonder why TV directors even show shots of people in the pit lane looking at a monitor flashing up telemetry--which sometimes seems to happen during a critical part of the race.

    I liked the earlier on-board more than the later stuff, felt more 'in the moment' somehow, even though I'll never see a F1 race car from the driver's seat.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    winter testing schedule released....

    not too long until we see cars now I guess




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  7. wxwax

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    Yeah, looks like around 1994 they managed to stop the camera from moving independently of the car. If you watch TV shows in which they attach a camera to a walking person, pointed at their face, you see the same kind of eerie steadiness. Because camera and subject/car move at the same time, things appear to be steady when they're not. They're just bouncing at the same time.
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    They're trying to show the human face of F1. You can't see the driver's faces, so this is the next best thing. I agree, most of the time you see no emotion from the bench. The pit crews are better.
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    Alonso was a perfect gentleman all season, never once complained about the illegal parts etc. on the Red Bull and McLaren.

    This week he finally broke his silence. He says Ferrari need to test the rules boundaries as well. If you can't beat them...
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    the Red Bull Racing story:

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    farewell to Lewis

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    (I still think he's making a mistake....)
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    Big John is back for 2013...

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    Merry Christmas to all!

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    Joyeux Noel, M. Greg. And to all of you a Happy New Year!
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    I tend to think of Luca di Montezemulo as a bit of a camera-whore boob.

    But he reiterated some good proposals in his Christmas speech.

    * Top teams sell a third car to the weaker teams, thus reducing costs for weak teams and increasing their competitiveness.

    * More testing. Good for teams, good for sponsors, good for young drivers.

    * He wants F1 to become more of a test bed for road car technology. Not sure how that would work.

    Also, interesting that Ferrari are appointing different development bosses for the 2013 and 2014 cars. Is it McLaren who do this as a matter of course?

    That damned wind tunnel came up again. Put that to rest, Ferrari.

    And finally, he reiterated that he'd like to push the rules more, since that's how the competition has been winning.
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    Amazing vid, can't imagine any other team doing that (but I am not well informed, so for all I know they all do it every year :huh ).

    I loved it that they did not gloss over Turkey in whatever year it was that their drivers crashed out of the lead. They gave that everything it deserved, in the context of the story overall. (Although I'd have liked to see a comment on it from Marko :D )

    Thanks for posting this. :freaky
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    quote from Jackie Stewart: "
    that can't make Lewis feel too good....

    of course Sir Jackie talks out his ass a lot too at times....
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  18. wxwax

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    True, but he's right. Lots of precedent.

    Alex Zanardi not so sure he wants his legs back. :eek1


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    Zanardi is one of the very few actually worthy of the overused word awesome. Because when I watch him I am awestruck.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    happy New Year?

    end of the poison dwarf?

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