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Old 07-09-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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A couple of years ago or so, Silverstone made all of their ticket prices more affordable, with different prices for adults and kids. The whole family can come. The result is a huge crowd.

The problem is they are losing money. If Liberty Media doesn't lower their fee, 2019 will be the last race.

No more German Grand Prix after this year. Hockenheim is losing money. They say they need at least 70000 people on race day just to break even.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:40 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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THIS is the definition of a bad sport (AND his father):

Haas reserve driver Ferrucci handed four-race ban in Formula 2
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:28 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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From Lewis Hamilton's whatever feed this morning:

"Kimi said sorry and I accept and we move on. It was a racing incident and nothing more. Sometimes we say dumb **** and learn from it"

We have yet to hear similar from Mercedes management.


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I also think that shooting his mouth off is a far cry from Senna deliberately putting Prost out. That wasn't a "racing incident" that was bad sportsmanship of the worst kind and yet Senna is lionized as a driver.

Yeah, that was a nasty time. Though Senna was at times driven beyond sportsmanship by his passion, I have to say I was glad to learn he and Prost had reconciled before Senna's death and Prost actually served (and may still be serving?) on the Senna Foundation board. They were both great talents who were ruled by different forces, Prost by his intellect and Senna by his heart. Syd Watkins seemed to believe Senna had had a premonition at Imola that day and tried to talk Ayrton into just walking away and going fishing, once again Senna's heart ruled.

And let's not believe Prost was all innocence, he did after all turn into Senna at a Japanese GP.

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Old 07-09-2018, 12:39 PM
 
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THIS is the definition of a bad sport (AND his father):

Haas reserve driver Ferrucci handed four-race ban in Formula 2
Honestly as more info comes out, I think Ferrucci should be banned. Iíve read he and his father were blatantly racist towards his teammate. Itís unacceptable.
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: BFE
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What non-sense. I really try to like Hamilton but I can't. He's just a petulant child all the time.
Yep. Nothing better than seeing him parked on the side of the track. Doesn't happen often enough, though.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:14 AM
 
Location: 59įN
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Honestly as more info comes out, I think Ferrucci should be banned. Iíve read he and his father were blatantly racist towards his teammate. Itís unacceptable.
At least he was fired by Trident

https://www.racefans.net/2018/07/18/...ed-by-trident/
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Yep. Nothing better than seeing him parked on the side of the track. Doesn't happen often enough, though.

Seeing him passed on the track works for me.
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:06 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Although I'd say Trident fired him as much for missing payments for his ride (allegedly so he could run a couple races in IndyLights instead) as for being a jerk.


FTM (follow the money).
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:32 AM
 
Location: 59įN
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What is going on with Hamilton?
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:48 AM
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Interesting listening to Rosburg's comments on Hamilton's body language, saying something along the lines of never seeing Hamilton look so down, both last race and this one.

Although, do I really trust Rosburg's comments on Hamilton? Maybe not.
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