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Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:35 pm
by Bodacious Benny
overseasTOON wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Zandvoort announced as a circuit for next year which means the return of the Dutch Grand Prix amongst the dunes.

Hopefully the camber on Tarzan isn't bulldozed!
May have to stay in Amsterdam and go to this! The drugs will make the f1 seem more interesting at least!

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:34 am
by Bodacious Benny
No way, Niki Lauda has died.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:41 am
by Micky Quim
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:34 am
No way, Niki Lauda has died.
70 is no age really but I guess after his injuries he has done well. Total legend

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:56 am
by Bodacious Benny
Micky Quim wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:41 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:34 am
No way, Niki Lauda has died.
70 is no age really but I guess after his injuries he has done well. Total legend
Yeah definitely. Incredible how quickly he was back racing after the injuries he suffered.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:41 am
by overseasTOON
Niki Laudas chief mechanic from March used to drink in a pub I worked at and told loads of stories about him.

Often the mechanics would walk into the garage on the morning of a race and Lauda would be found covered in oli and grease after stripping apart the engine as he was fixing the car himself.

He knew his way around a race car.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 6:58 am
by Speedo
overseasTOON wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:41 am
Niki Laudas chief mechanic from March used to drink in a pub I worked at and told loads of stories about him.

Often the mechanics would walk into the garage on the morning of a race and Lauda would be found covered in oli and grease after stripping apart the engine as he was fixing the car himself.

He knew his way around a race car.
A lot of stories like this about - I was just reading about how when one of his airline’s planes crashed, he proved to Boeing that it was their fault and then forced them to admit it publicly. Really knew his stuff.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:27 pm
by overseasTOON
So the Brazilian GP will move to Rio from next year and the BBC have a computer simulation of the track.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/formula1/48380990

It looks utter s**** in comparison to Interlagos.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:45 pm
by ALF
Hamilton and Bottas front row at Monaco <erm>

Leclerc qualifies 16th after yet another error from the team.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 7:11 am
by overseasTOON
A very impressive drive from Magnussen to qualify 6th.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 10:36 am
by Bodacious Benny
It’ll be another bore fest, I’m recording it and will watch it tonight rather than waste my Sunday afternoon.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 3:52 pm
by Micky Quim
Im happy Lewis won and he did a great job getting his car to the end. But that just tells you how s*** Monaco is - its early impossible to takeover, any attempts either end with disaster or the other car throwing itself out of the way

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:47 pm
by Bodacious Benny
Micky Quim wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Im happy Lewis won and he did a great job getting his car to the end. But that just tells you how s*** Monaco is - its early impossible to takeover, any attempts either end with disaster or the other car throwing itself out of the way
Yeah, it’s a stretch calling Monaco a race when the faster cars behind can’t overtake the slower car leading the race. Yes it’s a glamorous race (if you’re there) and historic, but really it’s bollocks.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:53 am
by overseasTOON
George Russell in the Williams was the fastest on track at one point.

In a Williams!

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 11:49 am
by Speedo
Yeah I just watched the race. Nothing interesting happened after lap 22. Great drive from Lewis but they need to make Monaco less dull.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 3:10 pm
by Bodacious Benny
Speedo wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:49 am
Yeah I just watched the race. Nothing interesting happened after lap 22. Great drive from Lewis but they need to make Monaco less dull.
I don’t think there’s a single thing that they can do. Cars are too wide for the track but there’s no way to widen the track.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 3:14 pm
by Micky Quim
The cars need to be narrower. The width of them is a problem on lots of tracks

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:43 pm
by ALF
Vettel robbed as Hamilton is handed a win.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:52 pm
by Bodacious Benny
Just watched it, absolute bollocks. I’m not a Ferrari fan but I really don’t see what else Vettel could do. It wasn’t a wide bit of track, walls and grass either side and he wasn’t in full control when he rejoined the track.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:27 pm
by PTAO?
Agreed, total ****.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:43 pm
by Speedo
I don’t know, he chopped pretty hard right when he came on the track. Should have lifted off over the grass. Could’ve been a big avoidable accident had Hamilton not been handy on the brakes.

I’m not sure about it but it’s defs a 50/50 rather than clearly unfair