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post #31 of 2429
Ah, it's been too long. But not a "Motorsports" thread anymore? I'm fine with that.

Nah, I'd like to see Senna given another chance... his car was crap last season... lets see what the kid can really do...

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post #32 of 2429
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Yeah, F1 just looks better up on the title. It's sleek. Can't wait for the weekend.
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post #34 of 2429
Im now excited for F1 in US... maybe its my chance again to watch it live.
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post #35 of 2429
^ Definitely go for it. Watching an actual F1 race live is an amazing experience... the sights, the ambience, the smells of the tires/fumes/fuel and of course the sounds the engines. The sound hits you like a brick wall.

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post #36 of 2429
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If we're lucky we might even have two USGPs in the future.

Qualifying will be more eventful tomorrow, hopefully.
post #37 of 2429
I went to all the USGPs at Indianapolis and it was pretty incredible. Had seats in the first bit of the infield complex and the acceleration and braking of these cars in person is unbelievable. Even if you just loved cars I'd suggest you go because the sheer number of incredible cars I saw just parked and driving near the track were amazing.
post #38 of 2429
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Time to qualify. Looks like it'll be Webber's weekend.

Edit- Results

Belgian Grand Prix

QualifyingLast updated: 27 Aug 2011 14:11 UK
Position Country Driver Qualifying Time
1 Germany
S Vettel 1:48.298
2 Great Britain L Hamilton 1:48.730
3 Australia M Webber 1:49.376
4 Brazil
F Massa 1:50.256
5 Germany
N Rosberg 1:50.552
6 Spain
J Alguersuari 1:50.773
7 Brazil
B Senna 1:51.121
8 Spain
F Alonso 1:51.251
9 Mexico
S Perez 1:51.374
10 Russian Federation V Petrov 1:52.303


I will bet a dollar that Hamilton will be taking a visit to the stewards office today. But look at Senna. Impressive. But holy crap at Alguersuari. That young man wants his job.
post #39 of 2429
That was a rather exciting quali, wasn't it?

Haha, the bet isn't on whether Lewis will be visiting the stewards office or not... any, I mean ANY, on-track incident will demand a visit. The issue will be penalties, if any...

And this just in... Maldo 5 place pen, while Lew was reprimanded. I must admit, after looking at the replays, Lewis wasn't 100% innocent. 70/30 Maldo at fault.

Tough break for MSC though... Not a fan by any means, but that was very unfortunate.

McLaren on how they handled Jenson... 30t6p3b.gif

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post #40 of 2429
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That's heartbreaking for Jenson, but if it rains, he'll be in the thick of things.
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post #42 of 2429
well damn, i like the re-titling and new focus of this thread. The Austin track is indeed looking good. And as others have mentioned, seeing this in person just brings a whole new perspective. The sights and sounds are just fantastic. The closer the better, don't skimp on tickets if you're gonna do it, word to the paddock club/being in pits. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to travel with the circus lately, makes me REALLY miss '08, took it for granted. VERY excited for 45 minutes from now. Definitely think/hope Lewis can pull it off. Don't want to hear it form my mom about Sebastian (she goes on and on about how great he is and how nice and funny...while true, she knows it pisses me off and revels in that)
post #43 of 2429
Haha... Seb.

Tyre-gate!
http://adamcooperf1.com/2...troversy-unfolds-at-spa/

This'll be VERY interesting ahead of the race...
VET, WEB, HAM and ALG appear to be the ones with the blistering issue.  BUT has a lot to gain.

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post #44 of 2429
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Great race for Button and Michael today. The Lewis crash was definitely a scary scene. Pirelli had better make better tires next season. I'm just so annoyed that we missed half the damn race because Speed goes to commercial every five laps.
post #45 of 2429
Nah, Pirelli are doing a fine job. The racing's been so good this season is cuz of the tires...

Decent racing, but after all the chaos, it was still an RBR 1-2... 30t6p3b.gif

Man, just not Lewis's season. A racing incident, but most of the responsibility should be on him. He did seem to edge-left on the entry to T5. I guess he didn't expect Kob to still be there. McL's top-speed was pretty disappointing today... too much wing, perhaps.

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post #46 of 2429
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Hopefully the speed issues won't kill Mclaren in Monza. I wonder how the Mercedes will fare.
post #47 of 2429
^ I think it was prob too much wing or that 7th gear was too short. Should be OK for Monza.

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post #48 of 2429
Wow Lewis cannot get a break last year or this year, dude has the worst luck in sports........................ Cannot wait to go to the Austin Gp next year
post #49 of 2429
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I just hope everyone going to Austin remembers to take pictures.

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Position Country Driver Race Time
1 Germany
S Vettel 1:26:44.893
2 Australia
M Webber 1:26:48.634
3 Great Britain
J Button 1:26:54.562
4 Spain
F Alonso 1:26:58.115
5 Germany
M Schumacher 1:27:32.357
6 Germany
N Rosberg 1:27:33.567
7 Germany
A Sutil 1:27:44.606
8 Brazil
F Massa 1:27:50.969
9 Russian Federation V Petrov 1:27:56.810
10 Venezuela
P Maldonado 1:28:02.508

Driver Country Team Points
1 Sebastian Vettel Ger Red Bull-Renault 259
2 Mark Webber Aus Red Bull-Renault 167
3 Fernando Alonso Spa Ferrari 157
4 Jenson Button GB McLaren-Mercedes 149
5 Lewis Hamilton GB McLaren-Mercedes 146
6 Felipe Massa Brz Ferrari 74
7 Nico Rosberg Ger Mercedes GP 56
8 Michael Schumacher Ger Mercedes GP 42
9 Vitaly Petrov Rus Renault 34
10 Nick Heidfeld Ger Renault 34
post #50 of 2429
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Originally Posted by WISEPHAROAH

Wow Lewis cannot get a break last year or this year, dude has the worst luck in sports........................ Cannot wait to go to the Austin Gp next year

I wouldn't say Lewis has been seriously unlucky... what goes around comes around IMO.  Everything worked out so well for him during his first 2 years, so I guess things are balancing out a bit.  It happens to all of them.  I'm sure there are lots of athletes that have had it worse than him.  

Seb, on the other hand, has been very fortunate with the way some things have turned out for him.  Not to take anything away from his accomplishments, but take Monaco for example... they messed up his stop, put on the wrong tires or something, and it still ended up working out for him.  When things go your way... damn. smiley: laugh
Still, he's been very strong all season, so it's time to move on. smiley: ohwell

Incidentally, Lewis has Tweeted that, after watching the replay of his crash with Kob, he admitted that it was his fault, which I'm sure many of you will agree... as I didn't believe it was Kob's fault.  It was a racing incident for sure, but the responsibility was more on Lew.  I guess he was surprised that Kob was still so close to him after the straight, especially considering that he had his DRS opened, while Kob didn't.  Credit to Lew for raising his hand and admitting that it was his "fault".  Our boy is growing up.  smiley: laugh
Maldonado, meanwhile, took the opportunity to have a dig at him... 30t6p3b.gif

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post #51 of 2429

I didn’t feel this race on some way…  drs killed the wheel to wheel  racing on this classic track with the guy in front unable to defendsmiley: frown

post #52 of 2429
Vettel is something else... I want that Red Bull car in GT5. laugh.gif
post #53 of 2429
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flashout01

I didn’t feel this race on some way…  drs killed the wheel to wheel  racing on this classic track with the guy in front unable to defendsmiley: frown


It's almost like if someone is behind you, you're dead in the water sometimes. Anyway...


So far this season the majority of the circuits have seen only one DRS zone during the race, with the grands prix in Canada and Valencia seeing a double zone on consecutive straights. On those occasions there was only one detection point, meaning only the following car can use the DRS in either zone.

In Italy, however, there will be two separate zones with two separate detection points. The first will be on the start finish straight with the detection point on the exit of Parabolica, while the second will be in between the second Lesmo and the Ascari chicane and will have a detection point between the two Lesmos.


post #54 of 2429
http://green.autoblog.com/2011/08/30/fia-outlines-2013-formula-e-electric-racing-series-calls-for-co/


On April 5th,

Jean Todt, president of the FIA, expressed his interest in an electrified Formula One racing series. Some months have passed since then, so here we present a rundown of updates on this ongoing project:
  • The FIA is currently calling for expression of interest from automakers and racing organizations.
  • Teams have until October 14th to respond and will be required to sign a three-year contract.
  • The racing series, if launched, will be called Formula E.
  • Formula E's inaugural race is tentatively scheduled for sometime in 2013.
  • Formula E racers will likely battle for electric supremacy in major cities around the world.
  • Vehicles are to be of the open-wheel design and must be 100-percent electric.
  • Minimum vehicle weight will be 780 kilograms (1,720 pounds), driver included.

smiley: nerd
post #55 of 2429
I don't see electricity ever taking over F1. Sure, there can be a Formula E, but there will also be a "regular" F1 as well. What they are planning right now is to have a hybrid engine for the 2014 (I think) season, where cars in the pitlane will only be allowed to run with an electric motor. On-track drive will be from the normal gas-engine. The problem, they're expecting, with the pitlane-electric-motor is that people in the pitlane might not hear the cars coming and get run-over (as ridiculous as that may sound!). I'm sure they'll figure out some siren/warning system though.

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post #56 of 2429
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I'm all for progress, but the FIA has way to much power over the sport. Keep the formulas seperate, stop shoving smaller and/ or electric engines down our throat.

Edit- Did you like the summer break this year? Next years will be 5 weeks long. smiley: indifferent
post #57 of 2429
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If you missed it, Senna to race Renault for remainder of season.

"Obviously I'm disappointed to be leaving Lotus Renault GP in the middle of the season," Heidfeld told reporters. "I thought I could still make a big contribution to the team, but I have to see things as they are and I want to turn my attention to the future. We have taken the right decision by choosing to end our collaboration today. I would like to wish all the friends I made at Enstone a successful end to the season.

"One thing is for sure - I'll be back racing at the highest level soon."


That's doubtful Nick.



post #58 of 2429
LOL @ Nick... he's still adamant that he's doing a good-enough job to keep his Renault drive. But I'm glad that Senna will get his shot again.

He should go do some DTM or LeMans racing, where I'm sure he'll do well.

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RED BULL'S SEBASTIAN VETTEL CLOCKS THE FASTEST TIME IN FREE PRACTICE TWO AT MONZA (1:24.010)
Michael in third, Senna in tenth.

post #60 of 2429
Yes, but Lewis was 1st in FP1 with a 23.8... AND on primes!

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