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serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


be nice wicka posted:

describing bianchi as rubbish is pretty patently bullshit

compost is a much more accurate term.

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George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


1500quidporsche posted:

If McLaren announces their drivers by the end of the week I will eat my hat and buy a McLaren Honda one to replace it.

You toxxin' dogg?

Also, Bianchi was great and definitely had a future ahead of him.

Carbonate
Aug 2, 2005


Here is a link to the report.

It's all fairly straight forward, I think. Track drainage is something that I didn't think of, but it's a really good point.

Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester
Oct 3, 2000


Falken posted:

Also, they got their hands on a B29 Stratofortress, and made a like-for-like copy. So identical that the rudder pedals in the cockpit had "Boeing" on them.
That was a pretty interesting story that I saw on the History Channel back in the day. The Russians basically held hostage a couple B29 crews that emergency landed in Russia for like half the war because they wanted to study their planes. They didn't have SAE tooling to produce the 1/16" (or whatever) aluminum skin for it so they had to vary the thickness of the skin on the plane between 1 and 2mm sheets (or whatever).

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.

Carbonate posted:

Here is a link to the report.

It's all fairly straight forward, I think. Track drainage is something that I didn't think of, but it's a really good point.

quote:

It is considered fundamentally wrong to try and make an impact between a racing car and a large and heavy vehicle survivable. It is imperative to prevent a car ever hitting the crane and/or the marshals working near it.

whoa

Sulman
Apr 29, 2003

What did you do that for?

Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester posted:

That was a pretty interesting story that I saw on the History Channel back in the day. The Russians basically held hostage a couple B29 crews that emergency landed in Russia for like half the war because they wanted to study their planes. They didn't have SAE tooling to produce the 1/16" (or whatever) aluminum skin for it so they had to vary the thickness of the skin on the plane between 1 and 2mm sheets (or whatever).

There is a story about the incorrectly machined rivet holes being duplicated, I don't know whether it's true or not.

Buran is interesting; due to political pressure the outline design was copied, but systems-wise it was loving awesome. It had an escape system (the Russians weren't convinced the Shuttle did this right) and the Energiya stack was all liquid fuel.

The cost unfortunately was utterly prohibitive, but it made a fascinating companion to the STS programme.

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'

NtotheTC posted:

That is an amazing article. I want it to be true so badly because it would demonstrate once and for all that Briatore is an eternal fuckup who couldn't manage a child's school project and ought to be banned from anything to do with adult life, let alone F1.

But the author's quotes being "used without attribution" is the most hilariously bullshit journalism phrase I have ever heard. At least the Daily Mail just goes "our source" and doesn't even try to legitimise the fact that they're making poo poo up.

I was thinking that Ron Dennis has Alonso by the balls, he either signs for them under Ron's terms or he can sit the season out, there's nowhere for Alonso to go unless 3 car teams become necessary and even then I don't think Red Bull or Mercedes would hire him considering their policies.

Such awful contract negotiations.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


be nice wicka posted:

describing bianchi as rubbish is pretty patently bullshit

The Marussia clearly had some promise.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

LOOK AT THIS SANDWICH I MADE, IT IS AN HOMAGE TO MY FAVOURITE FORMULA ONE TEAM - WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX. I USED A RENTED FORD SIERRA, UPSIDE DOWN BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AS MY INSIPIRATION.


Starting in 2016, you have to be 18 to get a F1 superlicense. I still think it should be at least 21.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!



Slippery Tilde

An age restriction is silly, why not make it 'if you are good enough'

It makes sense on an actual drivers licence as it stops a large amount of applications that will usually fail.

On an f1 super licence its not like everyone can apply for one

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Skarsnik posted:

An age restriction is silly, why not make it 'if you are good enough'

It makes sense on an actual drivers licence as it stops a large amount of applications that will usually fail.

On an f1 super licence its not like everyone can apply for one

Because driving an F1 car is a combination of fast reactions and learned experience. You can throw a 16 year old into a car and he can drive the car really fast in a time trial. He won't have the racing experience learned from spending years in the lower series of how to drive in traffic. So you end up with them making GP2 moves and crashing people out for no reason.

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


Pasco posted:

The Suzuka Accident Panel finally released it's findings relating to Bianci's accident:


So basically: A pretty rubbish F1 driver was going too fast in tricky conditions, as he slid off the track he panicked and hosed up even more, with this secondary gently caress up being magnified by the lovely team he drove for making dodgy modifications to the safety features of his car. This all resulted in a meeting of head and tractor at motorway speeds.

Good riddance to Marussia, hopefully any back-markers who replace them will hire competent drivers and engineers, and be able to maintain basic standards of safety on the track.

Your a loving rear end, get out of this thread.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!



Slippery Tilde

Cojawfee posted:

Because driving an F1 car is a combination of fast reactions and learned experience. You can throw a 16 year old into a car and he can drive the car really fast in a time trial. He won't have the racing experience learned from spending years in the lower series of how to drive in traffic. So you end up with them making GP2 moves and crashing people out for no reason.

Yeah but that falls under ' are you good enough'

It has nothing to do with age

CratSock
Aug 5, 2004

Sock Wielding Assassin



Dudley posted:

Will they also decide on their title sponsor for 2014?

Mclaren Honda
-----------------------------
Your name here!
Call Ron (555) 555-5555

keevo
Jun 16, 2011

WAKE UP


http://instagram.com/p/wJtACdw7qq/?modal=true

"Serendipity - the #1 formula one race car driver in Japan the #1 collector of rare Japanese chips and snack foods #1 hottest white girl in Japan, all 3 happen to be in the same room in Japan and all 3 are the biggest perverts in Japan and that's no easy feat"

Kamui "The Pervert" Kobayashi

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.

Myrddin_Emrys posted:

Your a loving rear end, get out of this thread.

simplefish
Mar 28, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish gallbladdΣrs!



keevo posted:

http://instagram.com/p/wJtACdw7qq/?modal=true

"Serendipity - the #1 formula one race car driver in Japan the #1 collector of rare Japanese chips and snack foods #1 hottest white girl in Japan, all 3 happen to be in the same room in Japan and all 3 are the biggest perverts in Japan and that's no easy feat"

Kamui "The Pervert" Kobayashi

~~the smell of women~~

e: seriously though I love that guy

The Croc
Dec 19, 2004

A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird!


CratSock posted:

Mclaren Honda
-----------------------------
Your name here!
Call Ron (555) 555-5555

McLaren bringing back the thats a cool spot livery.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Skarsnik posted:

Yeah but that falls under ' are you good enough'

It has nothing to do with age

It sort of does. You can be good enough to drive a car fast, but there's no way a 16 year old has been racing long enough to have the wheel to wheel racing experience that someone 21 years old might have.

Carth Dookie
Jan 28, 2013



Grimey Drawer

Cojawfee posted:

It sort of does. You can be good enough to drive a car fast, but there's no way a 16 year old has been racing long enough to have the wheel to wheel racing experience that someone 21 years old might have.

I hesitate to make comparisons between 2 wheels and 4, but I'm going to do it anyway.

Counterpoint; Marc Marquez. Good enough to carve up people with a decade of experience on him while he was a teenager, in a sport where I would argue the consequences of a mistake are more likely to result in serious injury.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

RIP Bobby K
Poland's Rose. Like a cabbage in the wind.


be nice wicka posted:

describing bianchi as rubbish is pretty patently bullshit

He crashed into a crane because he lost control due to the fact he was speeding in bad conditions.

That's pretty rubbish.

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



And that 21 year old doesn't have the experience of a 25 year old either.

These days, kids have been racing since they were 5. That 16 year old has the experience of a 25 year old joining the grid 20 years ago.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!



Slippery Tilde

Cojawfee posted:

It sort of does. You can be good enough to drive a car fast, but there's no way a 16 year old has been racing long enough to have the wheel to wheel racing experience that someone 21 years old might have.

I'll say it again

That falls under 'are you good enough'

Serperoth
Feb 21, 2013


keevo posted:

http://instagram.com/p/wJtACdw7qq/?modal=true

"Serendipity - the #1 formula one race car driver in Japan the #1 collector of rare Japanese chips and snack foods #1 hottest white girl in Japan, all 3 happen to be in the same room in Japan and all 3 are the biggest perverts in Japan and that's no easy feat"

Kamui "The Pervert" Kobayashi

I googled the other dude, and this is the last sentence of the Wikipedia page opening paragraph.

quote:

David also hosts DVDASA (Double Vag Double Anal Sensitive Artist),[5] a lifestyle, relationship and entertainment podcast with co-host Asa Akira.

And yeah, I'll agree with simplefish, I love Kamui.

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.

Brainwrong posted:

He crashed into a crane because he lost control due to the fact he was speeding in bad conditions.

That's pretty rubbish.

the current world champion once crashed on pit entry ffs

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.

HEY AQUALUNG

MAKE A POST

we need to see the aftermath of when that same two-time world champion spun off going too fast in bad conditions and was rescued by a crane instead of being murdered by one

Ilanin
May 31, 2009

Smarter than the average Blair.

be nice wicka posted:

the current world champion once crashed on pit entry ffs

Also on pit exit.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

Still me @ youre poasting
HD Edition


ellspurs posted:

A Korean GP has been pencilled in for May next season:

http://www.racer.com/latest-stories...-2015-f1-season

So with Mexico it makes 21 races on the calendar if they all go ahead.
gently caress I hate that Korean track

The Croc
Dec 19, 2004

A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird!


You Am I posted:

gently caress I hate that Korean track

Its highlights were that year webber spun out in the wet and when they sent a fire truck down that long straight when the cars were at racing speed.

Uncle Jam
Aug 20, 2005

Perfect


The Croc posted:

Its highlights were that year webber spun out in the wet and when they sent a fire truck down that long straight when the cars were at racing speed.

The Fire Jeep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk-k-y_fxwo

Aqualung
Oct 10, 2005

Don't worry guys, Ron knows the guy who drives the crane.



be nice wicka posted:

HEY AQUALUNG

MAKE A POST

we need to see the aftermath of when that same two-time world champion spun off going too fast in bad conditions and was rescued by a crane instead of being murdered by one

Fine.

How's it going wicka?

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'

I liked the Korean track

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

I also liked the Korean track. It represents the high point of the FIA's denial about how a track can be fun to drive yet provide utterly poo poo racing.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Dudley posted:

And that 21 year old doesn't have the experience of a 25 year old either.

These days, kids have been racing since they were 5. That 16 year old has the experience of a 25 year old joining the grid 20 years ago.

Unless something changes drastically it's also pretty uncommon for sub-20 year old drivers to make it onto the grid unless they are extraordinarily talented and have the right connections.

MustardFacial
Jun 19, 2011

Feels Good. Tastes Better.




keevo posted:

http://instagram.com/p/wJtACdw7qq/?modal=true

"Serendipity - the #1 formula one race car driver in Japan the #1 collector of rare Japanese chips and snack foods #1 hottest white girl in Japan, all 3 happen to be in the same room in Japan and all 3 are the biggest perverts in Japan and that's no easy feat"

Kamui "The Pervert" Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi MWDC every year.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


MustardFacial posted:

Kamui Kobayashi MWDC every year.

He's #1 in my mind.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

Human Grand Prix posted:

Unless something changes drastically it's also pretty uncommon for sub-20 year old drivers to make it onto the grid unless they are extraordinarily talented and have the right connections.

So, Red Bull drivers then.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


be nice wicka posted:

the current world champion once crashed on pit entry ffs

He is an awful driver.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Butt Wizard posted:

So, Red Bull drivers then.

For MotoGP, substitute "are Spanish".

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Mar 9, 2006



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