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aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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I remember getting an autograph from RSC at Monza in 2010 and him commenting "Not many people ask me for autographs these days."
I replied with something cringeworthy and not fit for public exposure.

Overall, with respect to this year's championships: it's a big fat "meh" from me lads.

#ForzaJules
#KeepFightingRalf

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aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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So, uhh...looks like McRarren-Honda went off with a fizzle? Wimper perhaps?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzouwIF-5CU

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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Add me to the list of lists of people please!

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Aug 11, 2010

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I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but time for something only tangentially related to F1: Aussie cricketer Phil Hughes passed away today as a result of complications with head trauma received during a match on Wednesday (a bouncer hit him at the base of his skull behind his ear).

Head injuries are not to be hosed with.

#ForzaJules
#KeepFightingMichael

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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I'm a little shocked, I guess with Schumi and Jules somewhat surviving their incidents, I had hopes for Hughesy, if you've seen the footage though, it's pretty bleak and I suppose I took it for granted that he'd be "ok".

Truly dreadful for the bowler.

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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So did you guys know that this was a thing? I didn't know that this was a thing.
There's just too many wrong things in it to point out by myself, so I'll just let you guys enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVr__5Addjw

e: Big John just can't catch a break!

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Aug 11, 2010

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AgentJotun posted:

Also the Robbie Williams F1 video is like 10,000 times better sorry.

It's my favorite Robbie Williams song for this very reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULTtWUZhD9c

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Aug 11, 2010

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Accident Panel posted:

4. 4-hour Rule:

Article 5.3 of the F1 Sporting Regulations states that:

However, should the race be suspended (see Article 41) the length of the suspension will be added to this period up to a maximum total race time of four hours.

It is proposed that a regulation or guideline be established such that the Start time of an event shall not be less than 4 hours before either sunset or dusk, except in the case of night races.

It is also recommended that the F1 Calendar is reviewed in order to avoid, where possible, races taking place during local rainy seasons.


Doesn't look like this proposal was taken up for 2015, but there are a handful of races besides Japan where this would effect a race start time: Melbourne, Bahrain, Malaysia are all races that are pushed back to "accommodate European viewers". You then have the double whammy with Malaysian races coinciding with their afternoon ice cream and monsoon time.

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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There's a guy over on reddit (hurrhurr what a poo poo site hurr) that's put English subtitles over a Spanish documentary about Nando's last race with Ferrari. It's narrated by Fernando himself so here's a link if anyone's interested.

e: it's a two part documentary, only the first part has been subtitled so far.

Having just watched it, I found it really enjoyable but very bittersweet. Hearing about all of Alonso's insecurities, and how introspective he is juxtaposed by the glitzy, flashy lights of Addis Ababa. There's also a nice moment towards the end where he says he gets to "just be himself" while having dinner with his friends.

Also, Fernando has a silky smooth speaking voice.

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Aug 11, 2010

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Riso posted:

Do we have the second part of the Alonso documentary yet?

You'll have to check /r/formula1 (but no, not yet)

drgitlin posted:

There's an Ethiopian grand prix now?

Have we stopped not calling Abby Dabby by its proper name? I didn't get the memo.

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Aug 11, 2010

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Oh god. Poor Nando... Let the corporate soul sucking begin (again).

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Aug 11, 2010

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Aug 11, 2010

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Somebody else has translated part 2 of that Alonso documentary, link is below with part 1 as well for those that haven't seen it.

Part 1
Part 2

They've been uploaded to DailyMotion so I can't embed here sorry.

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Aug 11, 2010

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aequalis posted:

Somebody else has translated part 2 of that Alonso documentary, link is below with part 1 as well for those that haven't seen it.

Part 1
Part 2

They've been uploaded to DailyMotion so I can't embed here sorry.

Highlights of part 2: crying mechanics, loldonado cameos, King Carlos II and some beans, Don Ron, another tattoo revealed as well as a deformed pectoral, RickyD cameo, the Hamilton clan and a monster gold chain, Nicole Scherz stroking some Nando beard

Feels.jpg

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Aug 11, 2010

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Myrddin_Emrys posted:

I used to love your posts. I don't know whats happened to you mate, but of late you really are the worst.

The fact is, the passing of BobbyK has had a dramatic effect on all of us. Some just haven't been able to go on with their life as well as others.

Let's keep him in our thoughts
#KeepFightingBrainwrong
#ForzaBobbyK

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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Quirky Frenchman and all round nice guy Frank Montagny has admitted to taking cocaine around the time of the Malaysian ePrix. Reckons his career is over. Like, proper over, as in he won't be able to race in a LOWER lower formula over.

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Aug 11, 2010

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To be fair, you'd need a fair bit of coke to jump into anything on wheels from the 70s. I mean they served that poo poo for breakfast.

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Aug 11, 2010

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So if I'm reading that correctly, teams had the option of upgrading/changing 48% of the engine components but only until the first race, but now they can change up to that 48% of components throughout the season.
Once they've changed a component (used up the token(s) for it) that component can't be changed again.

Doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me.

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Aug 11, 2010

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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.

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Aug 11, 2010

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Riso posted:

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

You mean "wrong-handed ".

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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Some of you old fucks may appreciate this.

A Accelerate
Z Brake
< Left
> Right

Type whatever you want when it asks for the manual check.

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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It relates specifically to pre-season testing (and somewhat to Free Practice sessions), in that the times and race pace potential set by each team/driver is highly irrelevent and useless, if not tantalizing. Very much like a briefcase made entirely of bacon (or is it a normal briefcase just filled with bacon? This was never made clear to me)

Apparently one day during a Free Practice session, somebody tweeted in to Crofty while he was commentating and made him say "Bacon Briefcase" on air, I can't remember the specifics.

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Aug 11, 2010

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While I appreciate the variety of the bacon toolbox, sometimes you can't go wrong with a big, juicy slab of meat in your mouth.

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Aug 11, 2010

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General consensus is: no, they were not any good. Bad as a simulator, mediocre as an arcade game. But if you want to race classic cars then go for it?

As an aside, did anyone see the McLaren teaser video about their 2015 car about not repeating history? And if we read between the lines probably not looking like the 80s/90s cars...
It hasn't been mentioned yet so I'll post it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7QCEjpUtRA

"On 29/01/15, the new McLaren-Honda era will officially begin.
McLaren-Honda. For all Formula 1 fans, there’s something inescapably special about the way those two words sit alongside each other.
For McLaren fans in particular, it evokes an era when our fabulous red and white racing cars were driven by icons Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost – and were usually driven to victory, too.
Even now, we’re extremely proud that our Honda-powered cars remain as iconic as those other 1980s’ icons, Dynasty, Pac-Man, deely boppers (Google ’em!), Thatcher, Reagan and Back To The Future.
Of course, McLaren Honda has its sights set firmly on future success. But, as we rattle off the days before the launch of the new MP4-30, we thought it would be fun to kick off our 2015 campaign with a playful look back at that golden era…"

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Aug 11, 2010

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Brainwrong posted:

Did Larousse or Prost run a yellow and blue car?

It was a Williams, surely.

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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Woah what about that beauty of a car lads! I'm loving the pointy, stabby nose cone, not sure I understand the Alfa Romeo on there instead of the Ol' Trusty FIAT. Probably something to do with Marchionne the stinkyhole.

In some ways the Scuderia always finds ways to make themselves ever more but all these obscure international companies slapping their sponsor stickers on them is really starting to grind my KERS.

E: just noticed HAAS on there too...

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Aug 11, 2010

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Dude what is it with you and the infinite loops? First hornyhorner then Phil J. Fry. You've got problems man.

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Aug 11, 2010

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The European Axis Powers release a video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXbdcdxv93c

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Aug 11, 2010

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Heh. I guess if we have a repeat of the spring it will have two faces to choose from.

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Aug 11, 2010

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Is it possible that this is a massive overreaction by the Spanish medical staff, media and marshals? I mean, could we have expected the same thing if this was a test held in Stevenedge and the driver was Hamilton in a Spanish-run team (however unlikely)

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Aug 11, 2010

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I don't remember them picking up that Vergne, although it doesn't surprise me.
Ferrari: taking on F1 rejects since whenever Badoer joined them (1960?)

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Aug 11, 2010

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I don't know whether to be glad I didn't get randomly selected or sad about it.

Also, I think Carbonate and NicktheNorse should be highlighted as thread MVPs due to their affiliation with F1. Just throwing it out there.

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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I've just caught up after a few days of being away:

Firstly:

Ghost of Mussolini posted:

Scuderia Ferrari




Secondly:

harperdc posted:

If Monaco can be a bit boring and stay on the calendar, then why not Singapore, too?

Ummmmmm I'm sorry what?

Thirdly:

NOTICE ME

Round 6 - Monaco GP - Circuit de Monaco

Number of times held - 72
First held - 1929
Most wins - Driver: Ayrton Senna (BRA) 6 Constructor: McLaren (UK) 15
Circuit length - 3.340 km
Race length - 260.520 km (78 laps)

The Monaco GP is the second race of the "European Season" before the F1 circus goes to the European nation of Canada. Long touted as one of THE historic races to win - alongside the British, Italian and Belgian GPs - Monaco is a track that tends to be dominated by one driver during years of supremacy (Graham Hill, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher). The circuit is not a stranger to heart break and controversy however, with a string of fatal accidents during its early years, and a string of naughty cheating Germans trying to cheat their way into Pole positions in the nought-ies. The narrow, armco-lined nature of the circuit has a tendency to produce either extremely boring, processional races, or spectacular cock-ups (usually from lovely pay drivers) resulting in multi car pile ups and lengthy safety car periods.



The prestigious circuit passes through the Casino lined streets of Monte Carlo, this round of the F1 season is trying for the drivers, in which their mettle is truly tested. As a spectator, this round is a true gamble, but sometimes it pays off.

NB - some of the minor league open wheeled series tend to have races before the F1 main event, and getting some online footage of those races is a must.

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Aug 11, 2010

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darth cookie posted:

You should include a picture of Kamui's hovercar at Monaco in that description.

Done.


Noted.

Riso posted:

This should be the Monaco write up. Notice me.

Nah man, that one doesn't have a circuit map. Also it's more of a field trip write up instead of a "this is what this track is about"

Also gently caress all you haters who don't like Monaco, I'd suck knobbly royal dick any day of the week.

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Aug 11, 2010

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Pablo Bluth posted:


* the short duration of the Italian GP is another bugbear of mine. To deserve the 'Grand' superlative, the race needs to be closer to 2hrs.

It's only a short duration because the cars cover the 300km distance (the distance that most races are) in a faster time.

edit: Oh look, Wikipedia: "Formally, for a race to be called a Grand Prix, it should have a race distance of at least 300 km.[1] This rule can be said for every Grand Prix which was ever on the Formula 1 calendar with the exception of the Monaco Grand Prix – which has had a race distance of less than 300 km since 1968."

aequalis
Aug 11, 2010

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Did you not see this one?

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Aug 11, 2010

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FWIW, I agree that Monza is a bullshit race that's over too quickly and after the first chicane at the start of the race it's a foregone conclusion what the result will be. Hell, I even went to a race there (as I keep telling everyone) and I felt it was over too quickly.

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