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Old 05-21-2019, 01:14 AM
 
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Niki Lauda, three-time Formula One world champion, dies at 70

Sad news.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:49 AM
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Sad to hear about Niki, liked all the tributes on the cars and around town in Monaco.

Also, watching P2 at Monaco, I don't care how many times the commentators insist that Monaco is the greatest race, it's still very low on my list of F1 races.


And, lol, a writer who is clearly trying to prove a point:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.bb06a185bf89

Alonso's failure to qualify at Indy was entirely due to the car (note that McLaren fired the car designer & team boss). Last time he was able to hop into a top car and do extremely well, having only driven an oval a couple times in practice.

I'd certainly agree that Indycars are more more physical to drive - fewer power assists and a lot more "sawing".
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:35 PM
 
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Also, watching P2 at Monaco, I don't care how many times the commentators insist that Monaco is the greatest race, it's still very low on my list of F1 races.
I've resorted to 'Mute' with these azzholes. They just don't EVER shut up. All 53 of them.

And Spa is the greatest race.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:39 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Sad to hear about Niki, liked all the tributes on the cars and around town in Monaco.

Also, watching P2 at Monaco, I don't care how many times the commentators insist that Monaco is the greatest race, it's still very low on my list of F1 races.


And, lol, a writer who is clearly trying to prove a point:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.bb06a185bf89

Alonso's failure to qualify at Indy was entirely due to the car (note that McLaren fired the car designer & team boss). Last time he was able to hop into a top car and do extremely well, having only driven an oval a couple times in practice.

I'd certainly agree that Indycars are more more physical to drive - fewer power assists and a lot more "sawing".
Zac Brown had a article in the local paper basically saying Mclaren was unprepared when they arrived at Indy starting with no steering wheel and car painted the wrong color.

https://www.indystar.com/story/sport...ed/3748427002/
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:57 AM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Sad to hear about Niki, liked all the tributes on the cars and around town in Monaco.

Also, watching P2 at Monaco, I don't care how many times the commentators insist that Monaco is the greatest race, it's still very low on my list of F1 races.


And, lol, a writer who is clearly trying to prove a point:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.bb06a185bf89

Alonso's failure to qualify at Indy was entirely due to the car (note that McLaren fired the car designer & team boss). Last time he was able to hop into a top car and do extremely well, having only driven an oval a couple times in practice.

I'd certainly agree that Indycars are more more physical to drive - fewer power assists and a lot more "sawing".

The Monaco race I wish they'd cover is the Vintage GP held every other year. Some truly priceless cars being raced and it's no parade, they slide those cars around between the ARMCO as if they can just sign on to Rock Auto and get what they need should they screw up.
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:01 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I've resorted to 'Mute' with these azzholes. They just don't EVER shut up. All 53 of them.

I'm convinced they must get paid by the word, they use so many to say so little.


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And Spa is the greatest race.


I think a perfect European vacation would be tickets to Spa and to Monza which is usually the week after.
Although given the current state at Ferrari Monza probably wouldn't be as much fun as when they're competitive.
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:17 PM
 
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I think a perfect European vacation would be tickets to Spa and to Monza which is usually the week after.
Although given the current state at Ferrari Monza probably wouldn't be as much fun as when they're competitive.
I'm with you. See if you can get a package deal, and I'll start packing.

And then it off to Japan!
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:53 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I'm with you. See if you can get a package deal, and I'll start packing.

And then it off to Japan!

I'm surprised we haven't seen one of the companies doing GP trips put those two together. Spa's an awesome track and Monza just has so much history I loved to see it plus it's in Italy! And the beer and chocolate's pretty damn good in Belgium!
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:04 AM
 
Location: 59N
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Also, watching P2 at Monaco, I don't care how many times the commentators insist that Monaco is the greatest race, it's still very low on my list of F1 races.

And, lol, a writer who is clearly trying to prove a point:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.bb06a185bf89

Alonso's failure to qualify at Indy was entirely due to the car (note that McLaren fired the car designer & team boss). Last time he was able to hop into a top car and do extremely well, having only driven an oval a couple times in practice.
I have been there as a spectator (V8 era) and the atmosphere was fantastic, much better than ex. Spa. Watching the race on TV is a snoozefest, though.

I think McLaren should replace Brown after the Indy fiasco.
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Also, watching P2 at Monaco, I don't care how many times the commentators insist that Monaco is the greatest race, it's still very low on my list of F1 races.
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It's a spectacular venue, but the race is almost unwatchable.

This year's race was over in the first turn. Even though Hamiton had the wrong tires, nobody could pass him. If they would have tried and made contact, the stewards would have penalized them.
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