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Old 06-11-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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That was hilarious,give the girl the checkered flag and she starts waving it a lap too early

I used to believe Bernie was both the best and the worst thing to ever happen to F!. I then read a book by former Team Lotus manager Peter Warr and was surprised by how much credit he gave to Bernie for both boosting the sport and aiding teams.

From what I'm seeing of Liberty's act I think I'm going to be missing Bernie more and more.

And I still think Bernie would have made a perfect Bond villain with Roger Moore hounding him throughout an entire F1 season.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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GREAT NEWS!! NO GRID SPOT PENALTIES FOR SUPERMODELS DURING PRE-RACE GRID WALK AT FRENCE GRAND PRIX:
“Charlie Whiting has defended F1 organisers after a serious and farcical error at the end of Sunday's Canadian GP........
"Wherever there are people, there will be mistakes. We have different communication systems and different languages at every track," Whiting added.”

Whiting defends F1 after chequered flag gaffe
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:57 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I have been amused by the various conspiracy theories I've read of some of the F1 boards: "she is a friend of Lewis Hamilton's, she was trying to help him win by getting Vettel to slow down!"

What? No, I don't think so. Someone handed her the flag and said "wave it now" and she did.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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I used to believe Bernie was both the best and the worst thing to ever happen to F!. I then read a book by former Team Lotus manager Peter Warr and was surprised by how much credit he gave to Bernie for both boosting the sport and aiding teams..........
Forty-some years ago Bernie took total control of a totally disorganized F1 that had almost no value and a questionable future.

He recently sold it to Liberty Media for 8 billion dollars. He must have made some improvements.

He made it the worldwide phenomenon that it is today.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: 59°N
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Ericsson should have blamed Grosjean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQp9PUb50rA

I feel sorry for the model. She was not to blame.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Forty-some years ago Bernie took total control of a totally disorganized F1 that had almost no value and a questionable future.

He recently sold it to Liberty Media for 8 billion dollars. He must have made some improvements.

He made it the worldwide phenomenon that it is today.

None of which are indestructible.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:34 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I feel sorry for the model. She was not to blame.

I don't blame the model, I blame the mentality of thinking glitz & glamour should be the most important things in a racing series.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:06 AM
 
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I blame the official who gave her the flag with no instruction on when to wave it ..
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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The fact that we are discussing the model shows how terrible this race was. Can't believe I lived to see a dull Canadian Grand Prix. I hope the 2019 rules will help the situation.

Looking back at the first few races, we got really lucky with the safety car coming in with multiple strategies still unfolding. I think this is the standard with the current rules.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:22 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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The fact that we are discussing the model shows how terrible this race was. Can't believe I lived to see a dull Canadian Grand Prix. I hope the 2019 rules will help the situation.

Looking back at the first few races, we got really lucky with the safety car coming in with multiple strategies still unfolding. I think this is the standard with the current rules.

Or how terrible Liberty's management of a racing series may be.
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