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HJB
Feb 16, 2011

I can't get enough of are Dan


Get out your best flying Bird jokes

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blunt
Jul 7, 2005





Are they seriously playing all the team radio at once?

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

I can't get enough of are Dan


Radio is new tech to them, they'll figure it out eventually

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

I can't get enough of are Dan


That dastardly Max Power

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

I can't get enough of are Dan


"He's got his heads in his hands"

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


I loving love this formula-e business. It's loads of fun.

Ilanin
May 31, 2009

Smarter than the average Blair.

Still good fun, but that circuit seemed kind of Formula E's version of Valencia to me. Too narrow, no decent overtaking opportunities, not that great a race and most of the drama was caused by drivers making mistakes and penalties rather than good racing.

Ghost of Mussolini
Jun 26, 2011


I think for it being the first season they're doing quite well. I agree with the Valencia parallels though, and fear that Buenos Aires might be the same.

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


I get why the series wants to focus on city circuits because of the whole green angle, but I hope they'll include road courses in the future.

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


George Zimmer posted:

I get why the series wants to focus on city circuits because of the whole green angle, but I hope they'll include road courses in the future.

They won't, a big part of the focus on street circuits is that these cars have very low top speeds but incredible acceleration, so the cars look terrible on even medium length straights. The slow corner - short burst - slow corner style of the street circuits shows them off at their best so that's where they go.

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


Ilanin posted:

Still good fun, but that circuit seemed kind of Formula E's version of Valencia to me. Too narrow, no decent overtaking opportunities, not that great a race and most of the drama was caused by drivers making mistakes and penalties rather than good racing.

I'm not too familiar with Valencia but all the E tracks look like poo poo to me so far. Boring city circuits with horrible road surface and no runoffs and no space for passing.

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester posted:

I'm not too familiar with Valencia but all the E tracks look like poo poo to me so far. Boring city circuits with horrible road surface and no runoffs and no space for passing.

But they have produced some great racing so far in the season.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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


Formula E really is the place where failed F1 drivers go to fail.

Fumble
Sep 4, 2006



Brainwrong posted:

Formula E really is the place where failed F1 drivers go to fail.

Electric DTM cars

JohnnyDangerously
Aug 3, 2007
Disgruntled


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.

One of the rare articles that makes me regret letting my subscription lapse

Uncle Jam
Aug 20, 2005

Perfect


George Zimmer posted:

I get why the series wants to focus on city circuits because of the whole green angle, but I hope they'll include road courses in the future.

The companies funding Formula E want to have their electrical vehicle infrastructure installed in the downtown areas of cities, so they can reap the benefits of that after the race is over. So they're all going to be downtown.

mrfart
May 26, 2004

Dear diary, today I
became a captain.


Xisticide posted:

They won't, a big part of the focus on street circuits is that these cars have very low top speeds but incredible acceleration, so the cars look terrible on even medium length straights. The slow corner - short burst - slow corner style of the street circuits shows them off at their best so that's where they go.

Hmm, good point. I'm going to see the Berlin race in May, at the old tempelhof airport. I think it's the only one that won't be on an actual street circuit and I hope it won't look too slow. Because I'm guessing it will have massive wide open straights.

CoffeeBooze
Aug 4, 2007
Yes

Someone on Reddit posted this gif of Grosjean getting it up on two wheels during the ROC Nations Cup. Not exactly his best driving, but then again something tells me that truck is running a lot less down force than he is used to.

CoffeeBooze fucked around with this message at Dec 14, 2014 around 01:57

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


France still beat the Americans.

poty
Jun 21, 2008

虹はどこで終わるのですか? あなたの魂の中で、または地平線で?


Alonso's rep is so loving high he still gets voted second best driver of the year when he didn't win a thing

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117125

CoffeeBooze posted:

Someone on Reddit posted this gif of Grosjean getting it up on two wheels during the ROC Nations Cup. Not exactly his best driving, but then again something tells me that truck is running a lot less down force than he is used to.




What flag is that, did the race take place at the Illuminati HQ

CoffeeBooze
Aug 4, 2007
Yes

Its the flag of Barbados. I dont think a trident has ever been a symbol associated with the Illuminati. Then again, you never know.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


The best driver is Alonso, I'm not surprised.


I have also deduced that Alex Yoong is indeed the worst driver of F1's modern era.

Human Grand Prix fucked around with this message at Dec 14, 2014 around 03:01

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

I don't remember Yoong being as bad as Ide. Yoong's cars were rubbish, the Super Aguris weren't anywhere near the same 'back row brigade' status.

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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P2NwR2sqI4

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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



One of those times when it's OK to have a boner and cry.

Ghost of Mussolini
Jun 26, 2011


poty posted:

Alonso's rep is so loving high he still gets voted second best driver of the year when he didn't win a thing

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117125

5. NICO ROSBERG (115 points)
6. FELIPE MASSA (55 points)
7. SEBASTIAN VETTEL (53 points)


This is extremely insulting to Massa

RALF
Mar 15, 2009



Grimey Drawer

LMAO Nick Heidfeld only has one point in Formula E so far. What a loving awful driver.

Doc M
Jan 6, 2011

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



Butt Wizard posted:

I don't remember Yoong being as bad as Ide. Yoong's cars were rubbish, the Super Aguris weren't anywhere near the same 'back row brigade' status.
I also think Ide was worse than Yoong, but the 2006 Super Aguris were basically four-year-old Arrows cars with some new bits plastered on and they were very much backmarkers during that season.

Ilanin
May 31, 2009

Smarter than the average Blair.

RALF posted:

LMAO Nick Heidfeld only has one point in Formula E so far. What a loving awful driver.

Have you actually watched any of the three Formula E races to date? Heidfeld had people drive into him in each of the first two races.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Doc Morbid posted:

I also think Ide was worse than Yoong, but the 2006 Super Aguris were basically four-year-old Arrows cars with some new bits plastered on and they were very much backmarkers during that season.

Ide finished Second in Formula Nippon, Yoong came in 19th.

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax



I still say that Brawn GP car was one of the best looking F1 cars ever made by mortal hands.

MattD1zzl3
Oct 26, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 3363 days!


Seriously. If i ever buy a quality model or die-cast i am buying a BGP-001

RALF
Mar 15, 2009



Grimey Drawer

Ilanin posted:

Have you actually watched any of the three Formula E races to date? Heidfeld had people drive into him in each of the first two races.

No, I haven't watched any of them. I just wanted to poo poo on Heidfeld.

But if different drivers keeps driving into him then maybe he's doing something wrong? If I was a Formula E driver I would try to avoid that happening to me, since I'd liked to score more than one measly point after three races.

Jon Von Anchovi
Sep 5, 2014



RALF posted:

No, I haven't watched any of them. I just wanted to poo poo on Heidfeld.

But if different drivers keeps driving into him then maybe he's doing something wrong? If I was a Formula E driver I would try to avoid that happening to me, since I'd liked to score more than one measly point after three races.

Vettel would have scored more than 1 point after 3 races amirite?

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Lewis Hamilton Sports Personality of the Year 2014. #blessed

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Jon Von Anchovi posted:

Vettel would have scored more than 1 point after 3 races amirite?

I don't know. I'd love to see him prove it next season in Formula E. #Seb2FormulaE

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.

nick heidfeld has never made to the end of talladega nights because he sobs uncontrollably the first time he hears "if you're not first, you're last"

gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



serious gaylord posted:

Lewis Hamilton Sports Personality of the Year 2014. #blessed

RALF
Mar 15, 2009



Grimey Drawer

Jon Von Anchovi posted:

Vettel would have scored more than 1 point after 3 races amirite?


Alain Post posted:

I don't know. I'd love to see him prove it next season in Formula E. #Seb2FormulaE

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serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.



I love that Roscoe had a seat to himself.

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