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Doc M
Jan 6, 2011

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



I honestly had no idea he was even still alive. I suppose I just assumed he died in the early 1970s, as was the likely scenario for drivers back in those days.

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Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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


Doc Morbid posted:

I honestly had no idea he was even still alive. I suppose I just assumed he died in the early 1970s, as was the likely scenario for drivers back in those days.

I thought it was that bloke with the paedo sunglasses who used to be in charge of the FIA before Max took over.

krushgroove
Oct 22, 2007

Disapproving look


Brainwrong posted:

Some guy on reddit got Christian Haliwell to sign "that photo"

https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/c...edbull_factory/

Wow, you get a lot of stuff for the factory tour.


Pretty cool season wrap-up video by some youtuber:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWMWVtZjNXA

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


At least he gave his upmost apologies, those being the apologies which are the most up. Thanks reddit.

The Sweet Hereafter
Jan 11, 2010


This might be of interest to those of you caning for a racing fix. Join in a rewatching of the 1997 Austrian Grand Prix, and go on twitter to speculate how many of the no-hopers would have been leading Formula E candidates back in the day.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


krushgroove posted:

Wow, you get a lot of stuff for the factory tour.


Pretty cool season wrap-up video by some youtuber:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWMWVtZjNXA

Blocked already.

Sashimi
Dec 26, 2008


College Slice

Brainwrong posted:

I thought it was that bloke with the paedo sunglasses who used to be in charge of the FIA before Max took over.
Nope that's Jean Marie Balestre, literal member of the French SS. Charming fellow I'm told.

ZipOtter
Jul 22, 2007



enri posted:

So! It's January!... bacon briefcases must be imminent as must the big car reveals, can someone remind me if there was any ruling made on the noses again? or can we expect vaguely sensible looking cars once again?

F1 2015 Nose Rules - Craig Scarborough explains: http://youtu.be/TVs7W2LvBuI

captainOrbital
Jan 23, 2003

Wrathchild!

Wow, Peter Windsor in a distinguished Alpinestars sweater. I haven't seen his punk rear end in a while.

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.


So the FIA released the new requirements in order to get a superlicense. I actually quite like it and it should as a nice boost to a bunch of neglected feeder series.

quote:

From next year, drivers will need to be at least 18 years old, have passed a test on sporting regulations, and completed at least two years in junior single-seater categories to qualify.

The details of the new licence points system have now been clarified - with drivers needing to have scored at least 40 points during the three-year period preceding the application.

Only five championships deliver those 40 points for title success - IndyCar, the World Endurance Championship (LMP1), the Formula 3 European Championship, GP2 and a future Formula 2 championship.

And the chart for the license points:

Gmaz
Apr 3, 2011


What a daft move by FIA. Putting FR3.5 into GP3 category instead of GP2

EDIT: I also expect a lot of youngsters competing in WEC

Gmaz fucked around with this message at Jan 6, 2015 around 22:44

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

So given modern safety standards, what's the maximum grid size that most circuits could handle?

Pablo Bluth
Sep 7, 2007

I've made a huge mistake.


Gmaz posted:

What a daft move by FIA. Putting FR3.5 into GP3 category instead of GP2
It's a mixed reflection of current series value and the FIA desired series value. FR3.5 and GP2 might currently have equal worth in people's eyes, but by giving more points to GP2 you tilt future development in GP2's favour. I'd probably argue Indycar and WEC are the undervalued ones; they're 'destination' series in their own right, not just feeder series.

Tsaedje
May 11, 2007

*AUTISM INSTENSIFIES*



Butt Wizard posted:

So given modern safety standards, what's the maximum grid size that most circuits could handle?

The limitation for F1 grid size seems to be garage size as much as anything else, especially at the older tracks.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Surprise of suprises. Korea has been swiftly dropped from the calender.

Sashimi
Dec 26, 2008


College Slice

Pablo Bluth posted:

It's a mixed reflection of current series value and the FIA desired series value. FR3.5 and GP2 might currently have equal worth in people's eyes, but by giving more points to GP2 you tilt future development in GP2's favour. I'd probably argue Indycar and WEC are the undervalued ones; they're 'destination' series in their own right, not just feeder series.
It does feel pretty odd that a WEC or Indycar championship is just barely enough to get an FIA Superlicense, especially with GP2 being worth more. Probably just a result of politics.

It's interesting to see which current drivers wouldn't be able to enter F1 under the new regulations. Going 3 years before their first F1 race entries, Max Chilton and Marcus Ericsson wouldn't be eligible for a superlicense under the new regulations, along with Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen, and Fernando Alonso.

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Carth Dookie
Jan 28, 2013



Grimey Drawer

serious gaylord posted:

Surprise of suprises. Korea has been swiftly dropped from the calender.

It was only ever put on as a work around to allow 6 engines in a season instead of 5.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

I will decide who posts John Howard pictures in this thread and the circumstances in which they post.


serious gaylord posted:

Surprise of suprises. Korea has been swiftly dropped from the calender.

Excellent. Now get rid of Yas Marina

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.


What a loving weird looking guy.

Uncle Jam
Aug 20, 2005

Perfect


A harlequin baby that managed to survive apparently.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Can't wait for that guy to flop massively.

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


Verslackin'

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Wait why is it that you get more points for finishing 3rd in Super Formula than 2nd?

poopzilla
Nov 23, 2004



serious gaylord posted:

Surprise of suprises. Korea has been swiftly dropped from the calender.

dont gently caress with americas movies

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

poopzilla posted:

dont gently caress with americas movies

Wrong Korea. You're thinking of Best Korea.

simplefish
Mar 28, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish gallbladdΣrs!



Wirth1000 posted:

So the FIA released the new requirements in order to get a superlicense. I actually quite like it and it should as a nice boost to a bunch of neglected feeder series.


And the chart for the license points:



Nice - I support this.
Also lol that flagship Formula E counts for nothing, and upon research, only needs an FIA B Licence

Sashimi posted:

It does feel pretty odd that a WEC or Indycar championship is just barely enough to get an FIA Superlicense, especially with GP2 being worth more. Probably just a result of politics.

It's interesting to see which current drivers wouldn't be able to enter F1 under the new regulations. Going 3 years before their first F1 race entries, Max Chilton and Marcus Ericsson wouldn't be eligible for a superlicense under the new regulations, along with Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen, and Fernando Alonso.

It's way more than enough - it's 2 4ths and a 3rd in a 3 year period.
Also I think it's to filter more talent into GP2 where people will, after a good season in another formula, will switch to GP2 instead of sticking around clubbing seals (i.e. Newbies moving into the series)

Human Grand Prix posted:

Wait why is it that you get more points for finishing 3rd in Super Formula than 2nd?

Guessing that should be 15 and is a typo

simplefish
Mar 28, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish gallbladdΣrs!



poopzilla posted:

dont gently caress with americas movies

Actually, someone earlier in the thread explained/predicted that it was F1 appeasing teams by effectively skirting their own (F1's)engine development amount restriction because with Korea, there were enough races to cross the threshold of giving teams more engines because of more race distance to run.

This works because a loophole means that the engine numbers are set on the number of races scheduled at some point before the season starts (as they kind of have to be) and not on how many end up being run.

I imagine that the owners of the Korean track got a few million for their trouble and were entirely complicit all the way along. If they never sold tickets, this would indicate that strongly.

Ghost of Mussolini
Jun 26, 2011


Sashimi posted:

Nope that's Jean Marie Balestre, literal member of the French SS. Charming fellow I'm told.
also RIP

Roller Coast Guard
Aug 27, 2006

With this magnificent aircraft,
and my magnificent facial hair,
the British Empire will never fall!




The aim with those new superlicence requirements is pretty clearly to inflate the official FIA championships and devalue any rival series such as FR3.5.

Also lol at F2 being top of the list.

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



darth cookie posted:

It was only ever put on as a work around to allow 6 engines in a season instead of 5.

5 instead of 4. And it didn't work because the original schedule still had 20.

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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


ZipOtter posted:

F1 2015 Nose Rules - Craig Scarborough explains: http://youtu.be/TVs7W2LvBuI

Why are they both wearing their watches on the wrong wrist?

Also, now that I can put a face to Scarbs' whiny, nasaly voice, I'm not suprised in the slightest.

enri
Dec 15, 2003

Hope you're having an amazing day



For us UK goons, BBC have confirmed their live races for the year:

quote:

Malaysia 29 March
Bahrain 19 April
Canada 7 June
Great Britain 5 July
Hungary 26 July
Belgium 23 Aug
Japan 27 Sept
Russia 11 Oct
Brazil 15 Nov
Abu Dhabi 29 Nov

No Monaco on the beeb Oh well.

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2015/...-race-calendar/

Riso
Oct 11, 2008

by merry exmarx


aequalis posted:

Why are they both wearing their watches on the wrong wrist?

Because, and that might sound crazy, they are left-handed.

Ilanin
May 31, 2009

Smarter than the average Blair.

enri posted:

No Monaco on the beeb Oh well.

Wouldn't you rather watch a race?

edit: Yeah, I get that some people like watching Monaco because they enjoy seeing the cars drive around really narrow roads and deal with silly corners, but it's not like you need live coverage for that.

Ilanin fucked around with this message at Jan 7, 2015 around 13:25

enri
Dec 15, 2003

Hope you're having an amazing day



Ilanin posted:

Wouldn't you rather watch a race?

edit: Yeah, I get that some people like watching Monaco because they enjoy seeing the cars drive around really narrow roads and deal with silly corners, but it's not like you need live coverage for that.

Oh I have live coverage via Sky, I just prefer Coulthard's commentary on the beeb

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

I can't get enough of are Dan


enri posted:

For us UK goons, BBC have confirmed their live races for the year:


No Monaco on the beeb Oh well.

http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2015/...-race-calendar/

That's a pretty good selection honestly.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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


aequalis posted:

Why are they both wearing their watches on the wrong wrist?

Also, now that I can put a face to Scarbs' whiny, nasaly voice, I'm not suprised in the slightest.

I wear my watch on that wrist because I am left handed. A lot of left handed people I've met also do this.

Dubs
Mar 6, 2007

Stroll Own Zone.
Disregard Stroll outside zone.


enri posted:

Oh I have live coverage via Sky, I just prefer Coulthard's commentary on the beeb

da gently caress

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




Wirth1000 posted:

What a loving weird looking guy.



As is every up and coming Red Bull driver apparently.

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thegasman2000
Feb 12, 2005
Update my TFLC log? BOLLOCKS!
/


Dubs posted:

da gently caress

My response too! I watch the pre and post race stuff on the beeb and sky the race. The commentary on the beeb is loving poo poo imho.

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