The Official 2013 F1 Thread. Spoilers possible!

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

  1. luxlogs

    luxlogs Been here awhile

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    I learned a long time ago to Never take anything for granted with Direct TV.

    For years it never recorded Speed Center or else it recorded all 30 showings of NASCAR TODAY.
  2. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    To quote annoying Seb, "That's what i'm talking about!".

    Finally Lotus left Kimi out, instead of pulling him for tires and giving up position, and what do you know, he finished ahead of Vettel.
  3. A. T. T-W

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

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    Good race. Plenty of action, not a bad result for the championship.

    Okay. I'll admit that I was hoping that Grosjean would get frustrated behind Vettel and take him out but only because it would have been even better for the championship.
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    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Grosjean damn near did before Turn 1 in the first lap.
  5. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    I wish someone would. Piece in the Guardian on-line this morning about Red Bulls ascendency beyond just winning in F1.
  6. A. T. T-W

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

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    It might get worse. Alonso's management has been seen visiting Christian Horner. Horner when asked if Alonso is interested in Webber's seat was equivocal.
  7. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    And now it seems that he sports a cowboy hat as well. :lol3
  8. joef

    joef Been here awhile

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    The whole story
    Abad later assured reporters that he had talked to Red Bull principal Christian Horner about rising Spanish prospect and Red Bull young driver Carlos Sainz junior, son of the former world rally champion.
  9. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Excellent win for Hamilton and Mercedes. The talk about a tire-chewing car turned out to be wrong.

    I simply could not believe Vettel's whining when he failed to make a late pass on Kimi: "He didn't give me enough room!" No kidding, you spoiled little twat. Man, is he easy to dislike.

    People moan about tires, but the truth is that different tire strategies is what made this race interesting. Passing is always at a premium in Hungary and if everyone had followed the same strategy it would have been a processional.

    Myself, I was hoping the Red Bulls would blow up in the heat. It's really surprising that they don't win on a track which really seems to favor their car.

    Is it too soon to call this Ferrari a dog? They keep slipping backwards. Somewhere in Maranello there's a deficit of talent.
  10. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I'd love to see it. Throw a hand grenade into their whole operation.
  11. Turder

    Turder Throttle engineer

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    Best part, though, was after the race when Seb went to talk about it with Kimi. Kimi's 1st response: laugh :rofl:rofl

    I gotta say that if there were old pitlane speedlimits, Vettel would have stayed in front of Kimi on the last stop. Now he arrived about 3 seconds behind Kimi. With the old, faster speedlimit, pitstops would have been about 4 seconds quicker.
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    Followed by "it was the heat of the moment." Basically he did say he was off base with the radio call once he settled down.

    Was nice to see them all taking and joking around on the podium during the interviews, sometimes the good sportsmanship is missing, and these candid moments are way more interesting than Lee's blather. :puke2
  13. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    I liked the race.... if Grosjean didn't have bad luck, he'd have no luck at all. Good points for the team though. That drive-through was bullshit, even Massa said so (and he was there).

    yay Kimi for making Seb whine

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    Yeah, I agree. Four wheels off the track is a BS call and they're really, really inconsistent with it. I've seen Vettel be more blatant, and on a straight no less, and nobody gave him a drive through. I'd like to see them clean that up.
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    Grosjean is the Simocelli of F1. He's on double secret probation.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    :lol3

    and Ferrari gets a slap on the wrist....

  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    no curry in 2014...

    Indian GP organizers confirm no race in 2014

    Korean might be the next in line to open up a spot to make room for the already set calendar of 20 races for next year.
    Tuesday, July 30, 2013


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    Main straight during the 2011 Indian GP (LAT Photo)

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    July 30th, 2013 (F1plus).- Sometimes, gossip and speculation turn out to become reality. It's been a while since it was reported that few races were on the brink of being ditched to make room for Russia and Austria, and today, Indian Grand Prix organizers confirmed the race will not be held in 2014.
    Earlier, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone - under pressure to limit the calendar to a maximum of 20 Grand Prix - admitted the race outside New Delhi is the first to go.
    With Russia, Austria and New Jersey all scheduled to join the already 19-strong race calendar, former Indian F1 driver Karun Chandhok admitted: "Bernie is spoiled for choice.
    "I think formula one is in demand," added the former HRT driver, whose father Vicky is the Indian motor sport federation boss.
    Ecclestone has admitted the government's tax policy is a problem, but the official line is that a scheduling issue has triggered the need for a one-year race sabbatical.
    "It (having a 2014 race in October and another early in 2015) was too close," he told the Indo-Asian News Service.
    "Therefore, after speaking to promoters, we think it is best not to have a race in 2014 and have one in 2015."
    Race organizer Jaypee is now confirming Ecclestone's news.
    "If Formula One Management wants us to hold our race in March 2015, we don't have any problem with that," said managing director Sameer Gaur.
    Then we go to the issue of another slot needed, and Korea looks set to join India in F1 exile.
    And amid reports Ecclestone will drop the Indian grand prix over a tax issue, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport claims the other race unlikely to survive beyond 2013 is Korea.
    "Apparently," said correspondent Tobias Gruner, "the organizers have run out of money.
    "Ecclestone is well known for having little patience if his fees are not paid."
    The AFP news agency also reports that Korea is in doubt, saying the organizer "has lost money since it first hosted formula one in 2010, and local authorities are unwilling to cover losses".
  18. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    For some reason I thought Korea was already dead.

    Alonso not quite his usual professional self after Hungary.

    Gets a spanking from Ferrari. I admire his driving but not his personality. For that reason I wouldn't mind seeing him at Red Bull, where dissension and chaos would be sure to follow.

    Meanwhile, Ferrari try to figure out how not to become "Williams but with money." They've churned personnel, James Allison being the latest addition. The constant has been Stefano Domenicali. Maybe he's the problem?
  19. JNRobert

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    Perhaps my memory is faulty, but until the recent Schumacher era, they've always been a team that's punched below their weight at least since the late '70's :dunno
  20. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Maybe it was during the Schumacher era, but I recall reading that year in, year out Ferrari was always the #1 spender.