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Old 04-18-2019, 06:58 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I almost always save the race until Sunday morning, turn it on for the first 5-10 laps and then turn the sound down, make breakfast, read the Sunday paper, start laundry ... I can always rewind.


In pre-season interviews, LeClerc was quoted as saying that he completely understood his "second driver" role - that seems to have gone by the wayside somewhere...

Probably a lot easier to accept the "second driver" role in an interview room than on track when you know you can pass your teammate. Ferrari may pay lip service to trying to rein him in but I doubt any competitive team would be all that happy with a #2 who's happy being #2. I agree with teams that tell their drivers only one rule, don't take each other out. Other than that: Let 'em race!
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: BFE
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Kvyat and Stroll do not belong in F1. Kubica and Grojean just barely.

Sorry. Had to get that out.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:23 AM
Status: "0-0-2 Game On!" (set 2 hours ago)
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Pretty boneheaded move by Ricciardo - and it'll cost him next race. After a massively crash-filled set of practice and qualifying, no big crashes during the race. I'm actually surprised.

That is a scary fast street course for having such tight corners....
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:52 PM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 27 days ago)
 
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Today is the 25th Anniversary of one of the darker days in modern racing, the day Ayrton Senna was killed at Imola during the same race weekend when Roland Ratzenberger was also killed and Rubens Barrichello injured in crashes. I'm shocked at how quickly those years went by.
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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[quote=burdell;55077461]Today is the 25th Anniversary of one of the darker days in modern racing, the day Ayrton Senna was killed at Imola during the same race weekend when Roland Ratzenberger was also killed and Rubens Barrichello injured in crashes. I'm shocked at how quickly those years went by.[/QUOTE]

I agree. I remember almost every one of these as if they happened yesterday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pItzcHBHt0
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:20 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 27 days ago)
 
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I agree. I remember almost every one of these as if they happened yesterday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pItzcHBHt0

GREAT Highlights! I remember almost all of them myself. I don't think I ever saw his assist to the other driver during practice at Spa, I believe we only got the races back then and no practice sessions. The one I remember the best is Estoril 1985, as a Chapman/Lotus fan it was a treat for me to watch him as if he was in his own little world, unimpeded by any other cars. That quali lap at Monaco is also quite impressive. He was also known for being generous with his time/$$$ with his foundation assisting the children of Brazil. It was such a shock when he died, perhaps more so when we learned Sid Watkins had tried to talk him into not racing that day and Ayrton simply said he had to do what he had to do.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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If you are wondering what F1 cars sounded like back in the old days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udf7w7ZjnXg
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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If you are trying to find a cure for insomnia that doesn't involve sleeping pills, just watch the Formula 1 Spanish GP.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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If you are trying to find a cure for insomnia that doesn't involve sleeping pills, just watch the Formula 1 Spanish GP.
You could say that for 3/4 of the F1 races IMO.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Nice story any way you look at it.

Terminally ill boy sends a short video to Lewis Hamilton:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxW7MFul...ource=ig_embed

Hamilton sends a Mercedes F1 car to boy's home:
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...car-child-fan/

Ham mentioned him in interviews after the race and dedicated the win to him.
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