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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    Flo Viz everywhere!

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  2. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    good shot of the Lotus exhaust & cross-over tunnel

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    interesting tea-tray support on the Lotus:

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    lots of buzz about that
  3. MF1A

    MF1A Ride with the Wind

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    Hello Mates!
    any of you have any idea on where can i download the test reports? i think skysports is doing a daily report ( Ted Kravitz ) ( here we dont have any info on F1...:waysad so i have to relie on internet.

    i tried RFM and fishy but nothing so far...

    thanks in advance
  4. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    TV coverage here in the States is non-existent too... until the season starts anyway.
    Currently I rely on twitter and a couple of good bloggers:

    http://scarbsf1.com/

    http://www.somersf1.blogspot.com/

    http://smibs.tv/TFL
  5. MF1A

    MF1A Ride with the Wind

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  6. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    toasty bodywork

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    hmm.. it didn't work like that in the computer...

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    Mercedes too

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    link to best of day three HERE
  7. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    good discussion of Flo Viz here LINK

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  8. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    the new Ferrari is HOT!

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    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Too much afterburner!
  10. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    these teams are good at selling themselves :D

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    wxwax Excited Member

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    Ross Brawn knows driver feedback. One suspects that of all Michael Schumacher's strengths, a good working relationship with his engineers was within shouting distance of the top of the list.

    Read Brawn's words about his first test with Hamilton, after Hamilton said the car had less downforce than last year's McLaren. Think Brawn's ready to retire again?


  12. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    That was pretty cool. Thanks
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    A. T. T-W Can't be bothered.

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    Agreed. Great to see the effort that goes into making one small carbon-fibre component.
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    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Given Ross is probably the best tactician in F1, Hamilton winning him over is major. We'll see if they can build a consistent car but I'm betting they win a few races this year.
  15. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    be interesting to see how Merc does.
    I suspect they will match last year with one win, and Hamilton will get quickly frustrated by seeing Button & Perez doing well.

    in other news...

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    and that would be.... Rory Byrne
    bodes well for the prancing horse no?
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    good bit on passive drag reduction systems

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    article link HERE
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    speaking of Lewis & Merc...

    classic....

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    I'm sure Byrne will help.

    However, I think Schumi's success at Ferrari was the result of two things.

    First, a team of men who were more than the sum of their parts. Call it chemistry, synergy, whatever you like, the group that Michael assembled excelled.

    Second, the exclusive relationship with their tire supplier. It gave Ferrari a huge edge.

    When Montezemolo fired Schumacher and all the Anglos in an attempt to take the team back for the Italians, he made a ridiculous blunder that he's been trying to fix ever since, one hire at a time.

    I tend to think it will be a long time before Ferrari will assemble another team the likes of Schumacher, Todt, Brawn, Byrne et al.
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    wxwax Excited Member

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    When I read those quotes, I didn't sense that Hamilton had won him over. The opposite, more like Hamilton was a huge pain in the ass. That's why I posted it. It's always better to hear than to read. Words like "be a part of the problem or the solution" look very passive-agressive on paper. But I could be wildly wrong, they may have sounded completely different in person.
  20. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    true dat!

    and a nose comparo....

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