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Old 07-15-2019, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Apparently Vettel got out of his car post-race, found Max and apologized, so somewhere along he figured out he was at fault. It might have been that 10 second penalty that helped convince him.

But, holy neck, could we get Crofty to stop shouting somehow? It just reminds me of bands that mistakenly think playing a song louder and faster means that performance has more energy in it. No, it's just that much more annoying.
Crofty outdid himself with the shouting and screaming in this race. Extremely irritating.

They should put one of these on him https://smile.amazon.com/PetSpy-P620...-1-spons&psc=1 so someone in the contol room could push the bottom button when he starts to get out of hand.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:23 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Apparently Vettel got out of his car post-race, found Max and apologized, so somewhere along he figured out he was at fault. It might have been that 10 second penalty that helped convince him.

But, holy neck, could we get Crofty to stop shouting somehow? It just reminds me of bands that mistakenly think playing a song louder and faster means that performance has more energy in it. No, it's just that much more annoying.


I thought Jenson Button was about the best commentator I've heard since we were afflicted with Sky Sports coverage.
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I like Martin Brundle as well. And watching Indycar reminded me that Leigh Diffey shouts almost as much as Crofty. Not quite, though.

Rumors were flying around the internet that Grosjean would be out as soon as the next race weekend, to be replaced with Ocon, but Steiner and Haas are denying it.
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Nigel Mansell on, by far, my favorite F1 era: "In qualifying you literally had up to 1,500 horsepower -- it's reputed that BMW had more. And to have wheel spin in sixth gear down the straight, at 175 or 180mph -- you cannot put that into words as a driver. "At every single corner you came to, the car was literally trying to kill you," Mansell added.

The whole story: https://www.grandprix.com/news/drive...s-mansell.html
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Old 07-25-2019, 03:42 AM
 
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Nigel Mansell on, by far, my favorite F1 era: "In qualifying you literally had up to 1,500 horsepower -- it's reputed that BMW had more. And to have wheel spin in sixth gear down the straight, at 175 or 180mph -- you cannot put that into words as a driver. "At every single corner you came to, the car was literally trying to kill you," Mansell added.

The whole story: https://www.grandprix.com/news/drive...s-mansell.html

I miss the days when F1 actually encouraged innovation. Rules specifying things like number of cylinders and redline don't exactly do that.
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Old 07-25-2019, 09:22 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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That was also when F1 had privateer teams and the yearly team budget wasn't $570 million.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/csylt/2.../#457c4d87fa5d

Added: If you use an inflation calculator and go backward, that would be a team budget of $205 million in 1985. They just weren't spending that kind of money then, when the rules were more open.
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Old 07-25-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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That was also when F1 had privateer teams and the yearly team budget wasn't $570 million.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/csylt/2.../#457c4d87fa5d

Added: If you use an inflation calculator and go backward, that would be a team budget of $205 million in 1985. They just weren't spending that kind of money then, when the rules were more open.

Being a privateer was much easier when you could buy a competitive engine (Cosworth DFV) and Hewland gearbox and the cars were aluminum monocoques that could be built in a well equipped home shop compared to today's carbon fiber which requires expensive autoclaves to build the tub. The problem in any type of racing always seems to be when one team comes up with the 'demon tweak' everyone else needs to do the same to be competitive. I enjoyed the engineering creativity like the 6 wheeled Tyrrell and Alfa 'fan' car as much as the racing. And I loved it when everyone was trying to keep air from under the car and Colin Chapman decided he'd just encourage it and use it to his advantage.

Personally, I'd like to see the hybrid requirement scrapped, you could never convince me a sport running power hungry wind tunnels 24/7 and flying its circus all over the globe is 'green' and something needs to be done with the aero regs that would make overtaking easier without the gimmicky DRS.
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:32 AM
 
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Oh dear, that was not a great qualifying for one of the teams. Yesterday the commentators said it was going to rain today (it didn't) and now they say it will rain tomorrow. Mmmmmaybe.
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:38 AM
 
Location: 59N
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Scuderia Ferrari seems to disintegrating. I hope they manage to turn things around.

Gasly has stepped up his game lately. Nice.

I enjoyed Clarkson's (drunken) rant about the current state of F1. He had some valid points.
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Scuderia Ferrari seems to disintegrating. I hope they manage to turn things around.

Gasly has stepped up his game lately. Nice.

I enjoyed Clarkson's (drunken) rant about the current state of F1. He had some valid points.

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