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Postby matt » 03 Aug 2016, 15:22

watched the last race and enjoyed it, bit gutted the HAM is back in front but he looks to have earned it after dominating in July so fair enough. Rosberg needs to be a lot more clinical if he want's to lift the champions trophy and stop trying to corner in straight line!

edit: that race made my head hurt John! Like the idea of the limiter for F1 too, can't be too hard to implement???
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 03 Aug 2016, 17:15

The only reason Hamilton was so behind in the first place was due to mechanical problems with his car, despite suffering all that there's going to be more penalties on the way as he's out of engine units so if Rosberg does win it will be simply because he had much better luck than Hamilton as on equal terms, you'd have to favour Hamilton. Can't say I'm fussed either way, I just catch parts my Mum has on but don't miss the F1 at all.

Weather conditions in Spa can be crazy, this is the last half an hour when all the cars had finished their pit stops and just running to the finish - skip to 1hr 45:45



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Postby robbo » 19 Aug 2016, 22:55

I'm still watching F1. Agree that it's been a good season so far apart from the last couple of races. Looking forward to Spa.
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Postby robbo » 30 Aug 2016, 11:27

That was an entertaining race at Spa!

Don't get why Rosberg is getting all the boos - doesn't seem right.
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Postby Tappy » 30 Aug 2016, 12:17

OMG, such a good race!

Yeah, you can rationalize boos if someone does something particularly dickish in that or the previous race, like Vettel with Webber and the "Multi 21" or Hamilton with the boos for whatever it was he did last year. But this just seems to be random pantomime face and heel style boos. This does go along with my theory that it's all sports entertainment and Bernie is the Vince McMahon of WWF1.
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Postby robbo » 03 Sep 2016, 22:05

So, Button won't be racing next year and has a weird option for a possible drive in 2018. Seems unlikely unless the Fonz retires or Van Stroffennenllnnnn Vandorrne (what's his name?) doesn't do well next year.
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Postby robbo » 04 Sep 2016, 14:25

A few entertaining scraps in the mid to back of the field but otherwise a 'standard' race for Monza after the start.
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Postby Tappy » 05 Sep 2016, 09:37

And Bernie leaving too. Could be interesting for the money dividing going forwards.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 08 Sep 2016, 14:09

I was reading an article on Ecclestone leaving and while I'm doubtful he will actually be leaving until he's dead, what puzzled me is where is all the money going? The article detailed how the costs for race organises now are so high that countries can't afford to run the races without government help, ticket prices are extremely high and broadcasting rights are now so expensive it's mostly moving to more expensive cable/satelite companies. Yet many teams are struggling to stay in the sport which makes me wonder where on earth all this money is even going particularly when it's largely to the detriment of the sport particularly when it's being forced out of classic circuits to other countries who will stump up the huge fees.

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Postby robbo » 08 Sep 2016, 16:31

The capital investors?

Hopefully F1 will start to have a few modern/new ideas (whatever that means and how it's done I don't know) and a better template for those actually involved with the racing. Bernie has done lots but I defo think it's time for someone else to run it. Time will tell if the politics will allow that.
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Postby matt » 08 Sep 2016, 16:42

get rid of the effing halo! leave that crap to Rihanna
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Postby Tappy » 09 Sep 2016, 09:41

matt wrote:Source of the post get rid of the effing halo! leave that crap to Rihanna


+1 for comedy!
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Postby robbo » 20 Sep 2016, 23:26

I think that Singapore race was quite good. I can't really remember as I was doing the washing up during most of the highlights after having a Sunday roast. 'mon the 'Berg!
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Postby Tappy » 21 Sep 2016, 09:51

Yeah, everyone had someone hunting them down. Pretty good.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 01 Oct 2016, 00:48

I see the FIA are closing the engine loophole:

http://www.planetf1.com/news/fia-closes ... -loophole/

Nice thinking:

Hitting his sixth component at Spa, Mercedes changed Hamilton’s power unit three times to stock up on parts for the remainder of this season.

Although the Brit’s penalty was over 100 places, he started from the back of the grid as the FIA had abolished in-race penalties.
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