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Old 11-29-2020, 08:05 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Well, I have to confess that when they first started discussing the 'halo' I wasn't a fan. I am now!

I was a young boy when news of Phil Hill's title season got me interested in F1. Talked my parents into going to the USGP in '66 when I had no drivers license. Saw Jim Clark win and was impressed with Lorenzo Bandini's drive until the engine failed. Bandini was killed at the following year's Monaco GP and Clark a year later at Hockenheim. The carnage when I started following racing was horrid. Good to see that while Grosjean may not have an F1 seat next year, he has a next year.
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Old 11-29-2020, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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He wouldn't have survived without all the safety developments, and he wouldn't have survived without a lot of luck. Something could have gone through one of the openings in the halo and hit his head, and just the sheer impact could have knocked him silly - I was amazed when he got out and seemed to be fully conscious. He hit the barrier at just the perfect angle which allowed him to survive.
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Old 12-01-2020, 08:08 AM
 
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I really miss Ayrton Senna. He could have won the pole today by 5 seconds.....driving the Williams.
Yes! I wish he was here.
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Old 12-01-2020, 12:45 PM
 
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I miss Fangio
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Old 12-02-2020, 01:16 PM
 
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2021 could be interesting...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2Ge_MvKJyw
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Old 12-06-2020, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Russell's performance, without the tire screw up a win, should help Mercedes with their contract negotiations with Hamilton. Maybe they don't need Hamilton to finish 1 + 2 in every race.

I always wondered if replacing Perez with Vettel was a good thing for Racing Point, now I wonder even more.
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Old 12-29-2020, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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When Liberty Media took control of F1, one of the first things they did was ban grid girls because using females in this way didn't reflect their modern, woke corporate values.

The Latest news from Saudi Arabia, who will now host a F1 race. (I guess, for Liberty, a $40+ million annual sanction fee trumps woke corporate values.):

“A prominent Saudi female activist, who campaigned for women's right to drive, has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.” “Loujain al-Hathloul, 31, has already been in a maximum security prison for two and a half years.”

The whole story: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-55467414

What a bunch of hypocrites.
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