The OFFICIAL 2014 Formula 1 Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by g®eg, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    Force India running FRIC suspension. They've never tried it before (in a race)

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  2. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Whatszat? FRIC
  3. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    sounds like..

    from AMuS

  4. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    "What happened, Nico?"

    "FRIC'n suspension!?!" :rofl
  5. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Will Buxton made a good point. Of the team principals for the teams which finished 2-5 in the constructor's last year, none is now in the same job.

    It's impressive how Red Bull have fixed their problems and are close to the sharp end of the field again. FWIW, Ricciardo faster than Vettel in both Friday practice sessions. That may be worth as little as Ferrari topping FP 1 and being second in FP 2.

    Cold weather today. I wonder what Sunday will bring?
  6. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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    Qualifying is probably going to be wet.
  7. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    It was fairly wet. Basically the clouds were low and there was light spitting most of the day. A few off-tracks but no impacts. They were switching between intermediate and full wet tires all sessions today.
    And BTW the cars sound fantastic!
  8. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Low clouds or was it just the normal smog? :eek1
  9. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    Clouds :D
    Smog isn't as bad as I was expecting, and certainly much less than other places I've been.
  10. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    More than a little wet! Yes, I think those were clouds. :lol3

    Wet or dry, Hamilton has the beating of Rosberg right now. Other than that, the only surprise is Ricciardo once again besting Vettel. Tomorrow's start will be interesting. I wonder how many risks Vettel will take to get in front of his teammate? I think he might do something silly, could even take both of them out.

    With the Red Bulls clogging up the Mercedes duo and a perhaps-quicker Alonso lurking, the first lap is going to be intriguing.

    Dunno why it's taken me this long to realize it, but Lotus' financial problem has left them saddled with two mediocre pay drivers. On Friday Maldonado embarrassed his team. First, eh drove of the track while adjusting his steering wheel settings. Then he misjudged his entry into pit lane and wrecked his car on the pit entry wall. The best drivers in the world are in F1? :lol3

    If it comes down to Hamilton-Rosberg at the end, a la Malaysia, you get the sense from Rosberg that one of the cars may not finish the race.
  11. A. T. T-W

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

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    Grosjean is hardly "mediocre".
  12. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    We'll have to agree to disagree.
  13. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    Boy oh boy do the Mercedes have big advantage, BTW they still sound like Nascar's :puke1
  14. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    Anybody else hear that whining sound coming from Vettel's car?
  15. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    From the cockpit?
  16. anotherguy

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    Alonso is gaining momentum. And with Domenicali being replaced the new guy is under pressure to deliver him with a car capable of winning. And Kimi is in the same boat as Vettel..............the car doesn't like him.

    Say what you will about the new car (I don't like it) it is shaping up to be an interesting season. The wild card is the return of in-season testing. Any one of the top teams could find that little something that changes the car completely. And they are most assuredly working on just that 24/7.
  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    "Tough luck"

    LOL

    Good race but bummer that it's a run away at the front.
  18. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Alonso has such fine control. Near race end they showed a super slow mo of him locking up a front wheel but he keeps it slow rolling as it smokes
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    He seems to have an amazing feel for the car and what it will do on the edge.
  20. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Too bad they can't give him a competitive car.