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Old 06-12-2012, 01:58 PM
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Now they are talking about drastic cost cutting after deciding to completely redesign the cars and engines for 2014.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/100328
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Now they are talking about drastic cost cutting after deciding to completely redesign the cars and engines for 2014.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/100328
As long as large corporations are willing to sponsor, teams will find a way to spend. The mantra for the well heeled seems to be "if we think it'll make us faster, write the check."
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Nice photos, Jonathan. I was in 15. Was a great race, would have even been better if Ferarri had their strategy right. Have a lot of great photos...
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We should have a Bimmerfest meet at the GP next year. Sounds like there's a few of us that go.

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Does anyone else think the F2012 is a great looking car?

Wow! What a race ! All kinds of passing. Great team work from some, pitiful from others. Top teams with only one car in the points. Midfield runners coming on strong. How much better can this season get?

And Alonso as the first two time winner and a twenty point lead. This is how championships are won. FORZA FORZA FORZA !!!
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Does anyone else think the F2012 is a great looking car?

Wow! What a race ! All kinds of passing. Great team work from some, pitiful from others. Top teams with only one car in the points. Midfield runners coming on strong. How much better can this season get?

And Alonso as the first two time winner and a twenty point lead. This is how championships are won. FORZA FORZA FORZA !!!
Hold on there. The championship is far from won...and Zo won't IMO.
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Hild on there. The championship is far from won...and Zo won't IMO.
I know it's far from won. What I'm saying is you have to take everything you can get. When a win is possible, get it. If fifth is all that's possible, be sure to get that too.
In Canada, Alonso's tires went off and he couldn't defend his position. Instead of trying too hard and maybe crashing out, he kept it on the island and secured as many points as possible. It's what Ham should have done yesterday, but unlike Alonso, he doesn't play the long game very well.
We've still got more than half a season to go, and this year seems highly unpredictable (thankfully) but Alonso is driving impeccably, is using his head, and the team is firing on all cylinders. I'm keeping the faith...
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If Christian Horner really believes that the "statistics say Fernando has to have one bad weekend in twenty", the Red Bull boss should look away now because the record books now declare that Alonso has scored points in each of the last twenty grands pix, finishing in the top five in all but two of those races. He's a human metronome in a bullet-proof car.

The above from PlanetF1.com . BTW, the record for consecutive points finishes is 24 held by Michael Schumaker during his time at Ferrari. Alonso is closing in.
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That was without a doubt one of the best F1 races! What a great race! Alonso had one outstanding drive, was great. Speed made a good point about the tires being a huge factor in how this year is playing out so far. it's made for a great year so far, one of the best ever.
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If Christian Horner really believes that the "statistics say Fernando has to have one bad weekend in twenty", the Red Bull boss should look away now because the record books now declare that Alonso has scored points in each of the last twenty grands pix, finishing in the top five in all but two of those races. He's a human metronome in a bullet-proof car.

The above from PlanetF1.com . BTW, the record for consecutive points finishes is 24 held by Michael Schumaker during his time at Ferrari. Alonso is closing in.
WTF??? Zo only has four consecutive podiums...that's 20 more to go. In your wildest dreams.

BTW! what's his "celebration" penalty? By my reckoning it should be ten grid spots at Silverstone. Car trouble just doesn't wash.
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WTF??? Zo only has four consecutive podiums...that's 20 more to go. In your wildest dreams.

Michael Schumacher holds the record of most consecutive podiums (who else) at 19 between 2001 and 2002. In 2002 he became the only driver to be on every podium in a season. Alonso has the second most consecutive at 15. I was referring to consecutive points finishes which Alonso is closing in on.

BTW! what's his "celebration" penalty? By my reckoning it should be ten grid spots at Silverstone. Car trouble just doesn't wash.
I was pretty worried about that when he parked his car, but he said they had a problem, and apparently, the stewards believed him. There's been no investigation so no penalty.
By the same token, Ham could have been penalized for throwing his steering wheel. Looks like they're allowing the drivers to act like humans. That's an aspect of NASCAR that would benefit F1.
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I was pretty worried about that when he parked his car, but he said they had a problem, and apparently, the stewards believed him. There's been no investigation so no penalty.
By the same token, Ham could have been penalized for throwing his steering wheel. Looks like they're allowing the drivers to act like humans. That's an aspect of NASCAR that would benefit F1.
The wheel throwing incident would only be penalizable if he had failed to replace it, which wasn't the case. Also, Seb could have been penalized if he had left his thrown gloves on track...but then he's the flavor of the month, so it doesn't count.

Hate to be a nay sayer, but Zo's celebration IS NOT justifiable on thr merits...just like Schumi's explanation for stopping on track during qualifying at Monaco (years ago) was completely ingenuine.


P.S., if this were done anywhere other than in Spain and by a Spaniard, there would be blood.
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The wheel throwing incident would only be penalizable if he had failed to replace it, which wasn't the case. Also, Seb could have been penalized if he had left his thrown gloves on track...but then he's the flavor of the month, so it doesn't count.

Hate to be a nay sayer, but Zo's celebration IS NOT justifiable on thr merits...just like Schumi's explanation for stopping on track during qualifying at Monaco (years ago) was completely ingenuine.


P.S., if this were done anywhere other than in Spain and by a Spaniard, there would be blood.
Well, anywhere else except Monza...

As I said, I was worried about that, but there seems to have been no investigation, and no one in the press is even mentioning it, so it's pretty much a non-incident.
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Well, anywhere else except Monza...

As I said, I was worried about that, but there seems to have been no investigation, and no one in the press is even mentioning it, so it's pretty much a non-incident.
Oh, yes, Monza, too, of course.
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Alonso drove a great race and is a great driver..... But I'll put my money on Vettle and RB's quick machine.

Here's talk of a London race http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/100760
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Alonso drove a great race and is a great driver..... But I'll put my money on Vettle and RB's quick machine.

Here's talk of a London race http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/100760
http://www.lgp2012.com/

Here's the site with the simulated lap of the proposed track. It looks pretty cool, if not all that different from Singapore. However, if it actually happens, I can't imagine that run through The Admirals Gate would be allowed. That looks like death waiting to happen.

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Here's the site with the simulated lap of the proposed track. It looks pretty cool, if not all that different from Singapore. However, if it actually happens, I can't imagine that run through The Admirals Gate would be allowed. That looks like death waiting to happen.

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Your liknk shows its by Santander but my link say Bernie is sponsoring it. ???
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I live in DALLAS but I'll watch it from home saving close to $1000.
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Tickets to the F1 race in Austin are now available on F1.com! Lots of choices available, but no Paddock club options.
I've seen that they already had to add two more grandstands because the first ticket offering sold out so fast.


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I think Santander sponsored the video simulation and some early track planning. I've seen in the press where Bernie has said he'll put up money if needed to be sure the race happens (yeah, right...Bernie parting with money). Either way, there's no actual contract for a race, so there is no real race sponsor yet.
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Gotta go... TV just doesn't do it justice.[QUOTE]

I know watacha mean. I've been to about 5 or 6 live gps. If I had never been to a live gp then I would go to the Austin race.

But if someone set me up with box seats and a great hotel thru the 4 day weekend, checking out on Monday noon, then I would have to go.
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Jeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, doesn't anyone watch the races anymore?
I haven't missed more than three or four in the last ten years or so.

That was certainly an interesting weekend. Alonso got very lucky to grab pole. If they hadn't red flagged Q2, he would have been out. Then the conditions negated the Red Bull speed advantage, and his skills did the rest.

Clearly, the Red Bull is still the fastest car , but Ferrari is closing in, and so is Renault. Although I think Renault will lose ground as the big three start developing (read :spending) more. I just don't think Renault has the resources.

What happened To Macca ? They certainly seemed to have lost the plot. Maybe they gambled too heavily on a wet setup, but they just made no ground. There was a funny comment from Ham about how he couldn't understand how he could be in the lead, and battling with Alonso (a great duel) and then finish 8th. Guess he forgot that everyone else had already pitted.

Anyway, Germany and Hungary back to back next, then no racing in August. Guess my GF will be happy that I don't need to schedule weekends around F1...
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