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track day bro!
Feb 17, 2005



Grimey Drawer

Brainwrong posted:

"The Manor team is continuing to work to reinstall software needed to operate the car, a consequence of all of its hard drives being wiped prior to the planned auction of the teams assets that was cancelled once an investor was found."

Sad face

One of the guys on the midweek motorsport podcast has max chiltons laptop.

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You Am I
May 20, 2001

Still me @ youre poasting
HD Edition




Only a slight rub against the wall....

Will post more pics later

Dumb Username
Oct 20, 2012


Car made of twigs and coke bottles. #sizezero

Diet Crack
Jan 15, 2001



Holy gently caress the new F1 website is hideous. Why are all these websites making their front pages a bunch of unreadable garbage, for fucks sake.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

NtotheTC posted:

I like the image of a lone Manor mechanic, up until the wee hours of the night staring at a screen while Windows downloads Service Pack 1

"Please insert disc 5 of 12"

Diet Crack
Jan 15, 2001



The cars are probably arriving under tarpaulin on two separate lorries.

Shit Farm
Jan 10, 2013




rip michael and alonso

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



A note from BBC's updated FP2 story.

quote:

Sauber and Van Der Garde, who won his case claiming he has a valid contract with the team for this season, are now in negotiations to try to settle the case out of court.

Who was it who predicted the "buying the team" endgame?

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

Buying the team might be the only way for van de Garde to get anything to show for his money.

It might not have been the original plan, but it could be now.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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


Diet Crack posted:

Holy gently caress the new F1 website is hideous. Why are all these websites making their front pages a bunch of unreadable garbage, for fucks sake.

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enri
Dec 15, 2003

Hope you're having an amazing day



Brainwrong posted:

"The Manor team is continuing to work to reinstall software needed to operate the car, a consequence of all of its hard drives being wiped prior to the planned auction of the teams assets that was cancelled once an investor was found."

Sad face

NtotheTC posted:

I like the image of a lone Manor mechanic, up until the wee hours of the night staring at a screen while Windows downloads Service Pack 1

more like desperately trying to find the right software on a torrents site somewhere

poo poo Farm posted:



rip michael and alonso

making GBS threads christ I never realised how thick Alonso's neck is, it's wider than his head, how is that physically possible?

I'm putting off looking at P1 and P2 results because I know it's going to result in me being grumpy this morning.

But.. lastly... it's back! yay, here's to another season of the world's worst sport!

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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


enri posted:

But.. lastly... it's back! yay, here's to another season of the world's worst sport soap opera!

monkeytennis
Apr 26, 2007



Fun Shoe

Old guy question- can you get irc working on an iPad? I used to enjoy the 'top bants' during races but don't boot up a laptop very often these days.

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

I can't get enough of are Dan


pik_d posted:

Owned all those people who posted long winded posts for the wikiop

I feel betrayed

IceAgeComing posted:

I'd like to thank the BBC for not picking the first race of the year as a live one; but instead giving us the privilege of watching both Malaysia and Bahrain live.

I'm glad because it kills any lingering thought of waking up at an ungodly time and so allows me to ease into the season. Seaseon.

HJB
Feb 16, 2011

I can't get enough of are Dan


Anyone else seeing an ominous arrow here?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1...esults/practice



Is Ericsson a marked man

Fumble
Sep 4, 2006



Dudley posted:

A note from BBC's updated FP2 story.


Who was it who predicted the "buying the team" endgame?

Me

enri
Dec 15, 2003

Hope you're having an amazing day



monkeytennis posted:

Old guy question- can you get irc working on an iPad? I used to enjoy the 'top bants' during races but don't boot up a laptop very often these days.

Can't comment on whether it's any good or not but this is the first thing from a google search: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tur...d583000012?mt=8

Fumble
Sep 4, 2006



Ricciardo is all ready on his 2nd engine of the season. Good job Renault.

Riso
Oct 11, 2008

by merry exmarx


monkeytennis posted:

Old guy question- can you get irc working on an iPad? I used to enjoy the 'top bants' during races but don't boot up a laptop very often these days.

Just look in the app store.

Officer Sandvich
Feb 14, 2010


Diet Crack posted:

Holy gently caress the new F1 website is hideous. Why are all these websites making their front pages a bunch of unreadable garbage, for fucks sake.

I can't find where the session times are

pik_d
Feb 24, 2006

follow the white dove



Officer Sandvich posted:

I can't find where the session times are

Championship -> Results -> 2015 Race Results

Officer Sandvich
Feb 14, 2010


thanks

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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


Fumble posted:

Ricciardo is all ready on his 2nd engine of the season. Good job Renault.

He's an embarrassment to the sport, his country and the human race. Sack him.

Fumble
Sep 4, 2006



Brainwrong posted:

"The Manor team is continuing to work to reinstall software needed to operate the car, a consequence of all of its hard drives being wiped prior to the planned auction of the teams assets that was cancelled once an investor was found."

Sad face

They should hook Bianchi up to the golden throne.

how many races do they need to be installing software at to receive last years points money?

DAAS Kapitalist
Nov 9, 2005

Jackass: The Mad Monk

Don't try this at home.


enri posted:

making GBS threads christ I never realised how thick Alonso's neck is, it's wider than his head, how is that physically possible?

That's why his concussion was so bad. Most people's necks have a bit of give to cushion the impact of brain on skull.

Torabi
Jul 29, 2011

Mesmerizing eyebrows is my specialty


I'm still very new to F1 so I have probably missed the backstory to all of this but, what the gently caress is up with that annoying jerk Giedo van der Garde who won't let the Sauber team drive? Was excited to see Ericsson in a car that hopefully isn't poo poo this season.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Torabi posted:

I'm still very new to F1 so I have probably missed the backstory to all of this but, what the gently caress is up with that annoying jerk Giedo van der Garde who won't let the Sauber team drive? Was excited to see Ericsson in a car that hopefully isn't poo poo this season.

Sauber signed a contract with him as a driver because he gave them a poo poo ton of money. They have now tried to ignore this and signed contracts with two other drivers who will give them more money. They are going to fold because of it.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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


Torabi posted:

I'm still very new to F1 so I have probably missed the backstory to all of this but, what the gently caress is up with that annoying jerk Giedo van der Garde who won't let the Sauber team drive? Was excited to see Ericsson in a car that hopefully isn't poo poo this season.

Sauber is the worst team ever. Guideo Van Der Claus is a hero battling against an evil Indian woman who cast a spell / broke a contract. Also, Sauber is Swiss which is like a French version of the Germans. Eurgh.

DAAS Kapitalist
Nov 9, 2005

Jackass: The Mad Monk

Don't try this at home.


Butt Wizard posted:

Buying the team might be the only way for van de Garde to get anything to show for his money.

Buying Sauber would be the definition of throwing good money after bad, even ignoring the tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent driver contracts that would have to be bought out.

Riso
Oct 11, 2008

by merry exmarx


So far everyone they asked in the paddock is telling Sauber to uphold contracts and let VDG drive.

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

In Kimoa we believe that, regardless of what occurs outside, life is what happens within. Freedom is a state of mind, and limitations are too. We always chose freedom. We believe that if something frightens you a little, but it makes you happy, you should go for it. That's the essence of adventures.

Brainwrong posted:

Also, Sauber is Swiss which is like a French version of the Germans.

i feel like my eyes are open for the first time in my life

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

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


DAAS Kapitalist posted:

Buying Sauber would be the definition of throwing good money after bad, even ignoring the tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent driver contracts that would have to be bought out.

This is true. Anyone who buys an F1 team hates having money.

Sulman
Apr 29, 2003

What did you do that for?

DAAS Kapitalist posted:

Buying Sauber would be the definition of throwing good money after bad, even ignoring the tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent driver contracts that would have to be bought out.

Quite a handy tax outlet, though.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

DAAS Kapitalist posted:

Buying Sauber would be the definition of throwing good money after bad, even ignoring the tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent driver contracts that would have to be bought out.

Just sticking an 'under new management' sign in the window can do wonders for making people want to deal with you again.

If VDG was always intending on taking the team over then it would have to be done anyway, so as far as this theory goes it's kind of moot.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

Riso posted:

So far everyone they asked in the paddock is telling Sauber to uphold contracts and let VDG drive.

He literally can't drive anymore. Sauber dithered to the point where his super license couldn't be issued. They also needed to tell the Contract Review Board he had a valid contract before he could be granted one.

Unfortunately Not-Clare Williams wrote to the Contract Board after the arbitration ruling went against them saying that he'd been sacked the CRB just went "Sweet. We no longer acknowledge him as a driver then" and he couldn't have applied for a super license either way.

At least this seems to be how it's played out. His lawyer was pissed Sauber had not only failed to comply, but also failed to notify anyone that the steps they'd taken would mean it was impossible to comply.

Riso
Oct 11, 2008

by merry exmarx


Yeah out favourite Bindi lawyer managed to give VDG as much ammunition as possible to ensure Sauber will be hosed.

Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

In Kimoa we believe that, regardless of what occurs outside, life is what happens within. Freedom is a state of mind, and limitations are too. We always chose freedom. We believe that if something frightens you a little, but it makes you happy, you should go for it. That's the essence of adventures.

is he not able to apply for a super license before the second round?

Riso
Oct 11, 2008

by merry exmarx


He can't apply, Sauber has to.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

Riso posted:

He can't apply, Sauber has to.

His national body can, but Sauber have to confirm he has a valid contract.

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Riso
Oct 11, 2008

by merry exmarx


It's still a big fat no. Sauber has to do it.

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