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Spaced God
Feb 8, 2014


Spaced God posted:

I'm surprised they haven't shown Sutil's girlfriend yet

I stand corrected

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HAIL LORD ZLATAN
Jan 2, 2011


rolex

El Hefe
Oct 31, 2006

You coulda had a V8/
Instead of a tre-eight slug to yo' cranium/
I got six and I'm aimin' 'em/
Will I bust or keep you guessin'

These engines sound like poo poo

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

Fernando is smugger than you. Can you confirm you understand that message?


MALDONADO, WHAT A loving IDIOT.

E: hold on, seems to just be the car that's hosed.

Doc M
Jan 6, 2011

I enjoy metal because of its dark, creepy, intense aesthetic.



Maldonado sighted

almost bins it at a slow speed

Filthy Luker
Aug 4, 2002


Wow Lotus.

Kilmers Elbow
Jun 15, 2012



Mal, bad...in the Latin.

ieatsoap6
Nov 3, 2009


College Slice

Still not the worst first lap this season.

Barnsy
Jul 22, 2013


aequalis posted:

MALDONADO, WHAT A loving IDIOT.

E: hold on, seems to just be the car that's hosed.

Looks like the ERS caught fire, smoke in the cockpit. Won't be seeing him in P2...

fuseshock
Aug 7, 2010


Why are Red Bull's not on fire yet?

Kouerson
Mar 5, 2008


If you die in Canada, you die in real life.

Spaced God posted:

Chilton posts a 1:46.922. WDC in the making, folks.

At what point do you just go back to school for insurance?

ieatsoap6
Nov 3, 2009


College Slice

Kouerson posted:

At what point do you just go back to school for insurance?

1:46.7

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






Lotus are so hosed

RIP Grosjean

willcrouch
Jul 2, 2007



Oh boy, all the issues are going to be an amazing spectacle this year.

I enjoy Are Lewis' interview in regards to wet racing "it will be a disaster"

POCKET CHOMP
Jul 20, 2003

me irl.

El Hefe posted:

These engines sound like poo poo

This was my only reaction to Practice 1. I'm sure I'll get used to it like everything else, but even compared to last year,

Filthy Luker
Aug 4, 2002


Williams - feel good story of the session.

Wank
Apr 26, 2008


One of my favourite things about being at the race is the sound just before the cars start going out. Just as they are all warming up and getting ready to go. You can hear it from nearly anywhere on the track. But, no longer. That wonderful sound is gone forever.

The cars do sound kind of cool, unique anyway, but just not loud enough.

AgentJotun
Nov 1, 2007


willcrouch posted:

Oh boy, all the issues are going to be an amazing spectacle this year.

I enjoy Are Lewis' interview in regards to wet racing "it will be a disaster"

Is that what he said? poo poo. Won't be long before anything more then the lightest sprinkle stops the races

El Hefe
Oct 31, 2006

You coulda had a V8/
Instead of a tre-eight slug to yo' cranium/
I got six and I'm aimin' 'em/
Will I bust or keep you guessin'

Lotus are Total poo poo

Poor Pastor doesn't deserve this, first Chavez dies on him now this, when will the suffering ever end for that poor soul.

Diet Crack
Jan 15, 2001



That bet on Pastor being the first to retire is looking sweeter by the minute.

Uncle Jam
Aug 20, 2005

Perfect


Diet Crack posted:

That bet on Pastor being the first to retire is looking sweeter by the minute.

If he doesn't actually start how can he retire?

Diet Crack
Jan 15, 2001



Not starting counts as a retirement (for this bet).

ImplicitAssembler
Jan 24, 2013



For the sake of this thread, I hope Vettel wins

Ecstatic
Sep 30, 2010


Field report after p1, sound is good but quite as all hell. Cars look harder to drive, massa has the tail out on every other corner. Jb looks quick alonso doesn't despite what the time cards show and vettel doesn't look like he's pushing at all.

Ecstatic
Sep 30, 2010


I take it back dc just went past in the rb11, not even close.

Wank
Apr 26, 2008


Watching the speed comparison (C63 Merc v V8 supercar v last years Red Bull) just makes me miss the excitement the old V8 cars generate with their sound.

F1 is ruined.

EDIT: Coultard just went around in 1min 41 secs in last years car. Anyone slower than that in practice?

Wank fucked around with this message at Mar 14, 2014 around 04:14

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!


F1 was ruined when we stopped running hand grenade Vwhatevers that were meant to last just a session.

AgentJotun
Nov 1, 2007


Wank posted:

Watching the speed comparison (C63 Merc v V8 supercar v last years Red Bull) just makes me miss the excitement the old V8 cars generate with their sound.

F1 is ruined.

EDIT: Coultard just went around in 1min 41 secs in last years car. Anyone slower than that in practice?

This is kinda why these speed comparisons are junk though. Thats 10 seconds off the pace that car could comfortably do, and about 15 off its ultimate pace.

Ecstatic
Sep 30, 2010


Speed comparisons are standing starts though.

Wank
Apr 26, 2008


AgentJotun posted:

This is kinda why these speed comparisons are junk though. Thats 10 seconds off the pace that car could comfortably do, and about 15 off its ultimate pace.

They are fun though. Nothing like seeing two saloons going down the final straight wondering where the F1 car is, then it comes around the corner and beats them to the line

I forgot to mention - that 1min 41 was also from a standing start. Whats the penalty of standing start vs going through the start line at top speed?

Pablo Bluth
Sep 7, 2007

I've made a huge mistake.


Still have overheating issues at RBR, as demonstrated by this slightly melted bodywork
https://twitter.com/JennieGow/statu...1020417/photo/1

Akileese
Feb 6, 2005



DOOP posted:

Lotus are so hosed

RIP Grosjean

I feel like there should be a watch site for when he finally gets off the counter and within five feet of his car.

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007

*AUTISM INSTENSIFIES*



Pablo Bluth posted:

Still have overheating issues at RBR, as demonstrated by this slightly melted bodywork
https://twitter.com/JennieGow/statu...1020417/photo/1

Vettel was told to he was fuelled for 5 timed laps on the radio, but only did 3 (plus an out and in lap)

Fanatic
Mar 9, 2006



The sound of the engines reminds me of the sound the HRT made when I went to the Melbourne GP in 2012. It's kind of a sick and dying engine sound.

willcrouch
Jul 2, 2007



If the Red Bull burst into flames and Vettel dies... I will only be sad because of the constant Senna comparisons for the rest of time.


Edit: I am also going to be unpopular, and say at least on TV, I like the new noise.
Double Edit: Marussia faster than Lotus. (right now)

willcrouch fucked around with this message at Mar 14, 2014 around 06:00

G-Spot Run
Jun 28, 2005

by R. Guyovich


I still get to hear the old model F1 howling its guts out in the morning, this new engine sound is so sad by comparison. Hearing it right after the FA18 and before the Carrera is an extra let down.

FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



Huh.

You know I had wondered what the hell had happened to those old first gen Dallara's that the IRL used to run in the late 90's.

Nice to hear that they're still racing.

FuzzySkinner fucked around with this message at Mar 14, 2014 around 05:53

ImplicitAssembler
Jan 24, 2013



They sound terrible, but there's lots of bouncing, skidding and drifting.

Hexyflexy
Sep 2, 2011

asymptotically approaching one


ImplicitAssembler posted:

They sound terrible, but there's lots of bouncing, skidding and drifting.

They're so quiet! I'm listening on the radio, you can always hear the commentators over them, and the team radio sounds like a mobile phone call.

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Endymion FRS MK1
Oct 28, 2011


Grosjean successfully lapped faster than Chilton!

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