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Old 01-19-2012, 04:33 AM
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Yup, sorry to see Rubens go, but all things must come to an end.

But Senna? I'm sorry, but all he's got is money and a famous name. Williams needs a driver with much more talent, and the experience to develop the car, if they expect to ever drag themselves out of the basement. I think they're going to find it hard to stay ahead of Caterham this year.
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Yup, sorry to see Rubens go, but all things must come to an end.

But Senna? I'm sorry, but all he's got is money and a famous name. Williams needs a driver with much more talent, and the experience to develop the car, if they expect to ever drag themselves out of the basement. I think they're going to find it hard to stay ahead of Caterham this year.
Harsh words, let's give Senna a chance. The only top driver that got into F1 without major backing in recent years is maybe Kubica, that's all.
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Ferrari's leaked photo of the f12 looks different.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:10 AM
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Ferrari's leaked photo of the f12 looks different.
Yeah, those high side pods with the wings in front of them are pretty interesting. They're also finally going with a pull rod rear. I suspected they would, but with the changes to diffuser regulations, I wonder how much that matters now.
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Also Rory Byrne came out of retirement to help design this car.
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Check out the far extensions on the rear wing side supports.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:46 AM
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The rumors persist. Kubica and Alonso would be a great driver pairing. If Kubica can come back to his full potential, and given a good car, I could see a lot of 1-2's in the future.
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The rumors persist. Kubica and Alonso would be a great driver pairing. If Kubica can come back to his full potential, and given a good car, I could see a lot of 1-2's in the future.
I agree but that's a big IF. IMHO he's had some pretty scary crashes and he bounced right back so I think if he physically is ok then he will be back. It's very nice of Ferrari putting faith in him I do know him and Alonso are very good friends that could have something to do with it.
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The mp4-27 not as extreme as I expected but a good looking car.
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Here's a few more pics.
I think the side pod openings, and the fact that they've gone away from the u-shaped side pod is pretty interesting. Certainly not a very "revolutionary" looking car, but good looking none the less. I like how there is no diffuser on it for the photo shoot.

Meanwhile, snow delayed the Ferrari intro and it will be online tomorrow. I get the feeling that of the front runners, Ferrari's 2012 challenger will be the biggest departure from their previous car. God knows, they need it.
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Well, all I can say is, going fast always looks good. I hope the F2012 is fast.
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The Ferrari looks very cool IMHO not pretty or beautiful but very to the point and purposeful. Here are some shots of it.
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The Ferrari looks very cool IMHO not pretty or beautiful but very to the point and purposeful. Here are some shots of it.
I'd say, from the sidepods back, it's a good looking car, but I think that nose is aweful. But if it's fast, I can get used to it. And I wish they had kept the red, white and green stripe on the back of the wing.
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I'd say, from the sidepods back, it's a good looking car, but I think that nose is aweful. But if it's fast, I can get used to it. And I wish they had kept the red, white and green stripe on the back of the wing.
The Ferrari doesn't look as well as the overall integration of the McLaren. But looks are everything.
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So far the only car without stepped nose is McLaren. 4 out of 5 with the stepped nose hope McLaren didn't miss something. Red bulls launch is tmrw guessing they are going with a stepped nose too.
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The RB8 and E20 look to be the most elegant solutions to the step nose. Ferraris may be so extreme because they're using a pull rod front. Sounds daring... Time will tell.

Macca today said the car they unveiled isn't what it will look like at the first test, let alone Melbourne. They're still trying to hide some stuff.

Interestingly, from what I can tell, Sauber is the only team that's allowed their diffuser to be photographed. Wonder if it's the real diffuser and they just don't care, or it's a fake?
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I bet every engineer at McLaren is hoping the same thing.
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Massa said the Ferrari needs a lot of work.....

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Sorry, I was "asleep at the wheel," so to speak. Also, glad you're back Patrick. Refreshing.
I am not coming back here. Ever.

Go Räikkönen, and go to hell Scuderia El Banco/Santander FIAT.
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Go Kimi and go Vettle.

Ferrari is still having troubles. But they could still 'get it together'. If everything on the car is new they have a lot of pcs to work with so it could just be a matter of time. It could also be a dog.

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Go Räikkönen, and go to hell Scuderia El Banco/Santander FIAT.
You really need to relax before you blow a gasket. It's just entertainment.

Looks like the Reds are getting their act together. As of today's lunch break it looks like Alonso has the fastest time of the week.

As always... GO REDS!!! ( but you all knew I would say that

edit: My bad. Fastest lap of the week goes to Romain Grosjean on Thursday.
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So the F2012 isn't quite as ugly any more.
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Ferrari still struggling and making excuses.

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