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AgentJotun
Nov 1, 2007


I wouldn't say Alonso (or anyone really) 'likes' understeer, but he won two championships in a car famous for it.

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Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

AgentJotun posted:

I wouldn't say Alonso (or anyone really) 'likes' understeer, but he won two championships in a car famous for it.

There was an F1 racing article that talked about him pestering his lower formula engineers for an understeering setup and when they finally gave it to him he just started winning races and didn't stop.

RALF
Mar 15, 2009



Grimey Drawer

Butt Wizard posted:

I'm unsure how the technical partnerships will work at McLaren next year. Alonso likes oversteer but it ruins the tyres. Button likes a neutral balance but McLaren have only ever given him understeer, or so he complains. I don't know how much data they'll share anyway, but even if they did it wouldn't really help them out much.

They're both gonna be poo poo drivers with poo poo cars with poo poo engines.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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


DiResta was like a Scotch version of Ralph Firman. Both awful, but at least DiResta was foreign and not really a Brit.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


Alain Post posted:

I reckon Ryan Hunter-Reay has WDC-level talent.

Specifically Vettel

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.

last night i was wondering what the completely random argentine USF1 signed, jose maria lopez, had been up to since his F1 dream fell apart. he's the reigning WTCC champion. i had no idea that series was so bad.

Funzo
Dec 6, 2002

If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley



Cojawfee posted:

Does anyone need an avatar?



Did anyone else grab this? If nobody else is going to, I'll happily use it.

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


What's wrong with gar-bage dick?

uXs
May 3, 2005

Mark it zero!

Any pictures of the new cars yet? I assume since they will get rid of the dick-noses that they'll look good again?

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



be nice wicka posted:

last night i was wondering what the completely random argentine USF1 signed, jose maria lopez, had been up to since his F1 dream fell apart. he's the reigning WTCC champion. i had no idea that series was so bad.

To be fair, he had two really good teammates.

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.

Dudley posted:

To be fair, he had two really good teammates.

tiago monteiro finished fifth. i will tolerate no good words spoken about wtcc.

CratSock
Aug 5, 2004

Sock Wielding Assassin



Butt Wizard posted:

I'm unsure how the technical partnerships will work at McLaren next year. Alonso likes oversteer but it ruins the tyres. Button likes a neutral balance but McLaren have only ever given him understeer, or so he complains. I don't know how much data they'll share anyway, but even if they did it wouldn't really help them out much.

It will be interesting to see. I assume they'll be developing around Alonso, but in any case will still put together a poo poo aero package, even if the Honda turns out to be a beast.

Riso
Oct 11, 2008

by merry exmarx


No they won't, Podromou brings with him all of Newey's RBR aero secrets he could pilfer.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Riso posted:

No they won't, Podromou brings with him all of Newey's RBR aero secrets he could pilfer.

McLaren had Newey before and won the constructor championship one (1) time in the span of 8 years.

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


I cant wait for a McLaren-Honda 1-2 Championship with Button two time WDC dabbing Alonsos stricken seasons induced tears with his charming beard. Good times ahead.

Low Percent Lunge
Jan 29, 2007

THE POWER
OF DREAMS


RedBull gives you whines


Myrddin_Emrys posted:

I cant wait for a McLaren-Honda 1-2 Championship with Button two time WDC dabbing Alonsos stricken seasons induced tears with his charming beard. Good times ahead.

I assumed the same thing would happen to Nico in 2014 because who cares about F1 unless someone is reduced to tears but instead we got a boring status quo WDC outcome.

CratSock
Aug 5, 2004

Sock Wielding Assassin



Riso posted:

No they won't, Podromou brings with him all of Newey's RBR aero secrets he could pilfer.

I hope this is true, but I just can't picture a McLaren at the front of the grid anymore. All they need to do is find a way to cheat interpret the rules most effectively to get a good start on the season.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Cheating is an integral part of Formula 1, imo.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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


Human Grand Prix posted:

"Cheating is an integral part of Formula 1, imo."

- Jean Todt

keevo
Jun 16, 2011

WAKE UP


McLaren was responsible for the London airspace thing today, right? It's a precursor to the next season.

Ghost of Mussolini
Jun 26, 2011


Myrddin_Emrys posted:

I cant wait for a McLaren-Honda 1-2 Championship with Button two time WDC dabbing Alonsos stricken seasons induced tears with his charming beard. Good times ahead.

This, but actually what will actually happen in the real world as maclaren-honda rebrand themselves for Formula E after 15 consecutive DNFs

the kentucky quid
Jan 19, 2014



You would think going into their 3rd consecutive year of designing their car from scratch McLaren would be pretty good at it.

the kentucky quid fucked around with this message at Dec 12, 2014 around 19:24

ukle
Nov 28, 2005


Ghost of Mussolini posted:

This, but actually what will actually happen in the real world as maclaren-honda rebrand themselves for Formula E after 15 consecutive DNFs

Good Reminder!

Next round of Formula E is tomorrow, and its not at a stupid time for the majority of us -

Its in Uruguay. Here is a link to the circuit guide,
http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calen...te-circuit.aspx

Coverage start in the UK at 5pm tomorrow on ITV4

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


ukle posted:

Good Reminder!

Next round of Formula E is tomorrow, and its not at a stupid time for the majority of us -

Its in Uruguay. Here is a link to the circuit guide,
http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calen...te-circuit.aspx

Coverage start in the UK at 5pm tomorrow on ITV4

Thanks for the reminder. It was so long in-between the first and second round, I was expecting the same so I am pleasantly surprised at this unexpected race day. Cheers.

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.


quote:

McLaren has become the first Formula 1 team to announce that its 2015 car has passed all the FIA's mandatory crash tests.

The Woking squad, which reunites with Honda for next season, has yet to reveal a launch date for its new design. Pre-season testing begins at Jerez on February 1.

The early confirmation that McLaren has completed the crash tests is in contrast to the team's 2014 car, which did not get through the process until a week before pre-season testing began, having faced a race against time to get approval to take to the track.

In recent years F1 regulations have been tightened to ensure that cars pass crash tests before taking to the track at all, rather than just having to do complete the tests before the opening grand prix.

McLaren finalised its 2015 driver line-up earlier this week when it re-signed Jenson Button and finally announced the return of Fernando Alonso.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117133

Cool. First step towards Alonso's 3rd title confirmed.

simplefish
Mar 28, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish gallbladdΣrs!



1500quidporsche posted:

You would think going into their 3rd consecutive year of designing their car from scratch McLaren would be pretty good at it.

Well they gave Sam Michael the boot so maybe it's going to change

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


Wirth1000 posted:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117133

Cool. First step towards Alonso's 3rd title confirmed.

I guess a crash test is easy to pass when the car itself was doing about 60mph before it failed.

Ilanin
May 31, 2009

Smarter than the average Blair.

simplefish posted:

Well they gave Sam Michael the boot so maybe it's going to change

Well, you have to admit they haven't yet repeated the mistake they made in 2012, of junking the best car on the grid and starting again.

RALF
Mar 15, 2009



Grimey Drawer

http://plus.autosport.com/premium/feature/6304/raikkonen-and-his-annus-horribilis/

I read that as anus horribilis at first, lol. Kinda sums up Kimi's season pretty well.

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'

RALF posted:

http://plus.autosport.com/premium/feature/6304/raikkonen-and-his-annus-horribilis/

I read that as anus horribilis at first, lol. Kinda sums up Kimi's season pretty well.

here's next year's article

http://plus.autosport.com/premium/feature/6304/button-and-his-annus-horribilis/

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless



This article could have been written several times.

willcrouch
Jul 2, 2007



Human Grand Prix posted:

This article could have been written several times.

Every year but 2004, 2009, and 2011?

Ghost of Mussolini
Jun 26, 2011


willcrouch posted:

Every year

Low Percent Lunge
Jan 29, 2007

THE POWER
OF DREAMS


RedBull gives you whines


simplefish posted:

Well they gave Sam Michael the boot so maybe it's going to change

Which team is he infecting now?

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


Whitey Ford posted:

Which team is he infecting now?

He's gone back to Australia

Gmaz
Apr 3, 2011


Expect Australian economy to go to the shitter then.

Dubs
Mar 6, 2007

Stroll Own Zone.
Disregard Stroll outside zone.


Sam Michael :: Tony Abbot

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


The third round of Formula-e has begun on ITV 4.

*e* Alex Brundle

Myrddin_Emrys fucked around with this message at Dec 13, 2014 around 17:02

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

I can't get enough of are Dan


Ooh those golden sands

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Fumble
Sep 4, 2006



Myrddin_Emrys posted:

The third round of Formula-e has begun on ITV 4.

*e* Alex Brundle

Thanks for the reminder, I am also glad I didn't turn it on 50 mins ago and have to sit though this bumpf.

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