Discussion in 'Other Sport' started by Rado_N, Nov 27, 2011.
Only 090 Days 6 hours 45m till FP1 in Australia
Sorry just bored
Maybe a bit early , are we doing a Fantasy League this season ?
Adrian Newey received an OBE in the New Year's day honor list.
Can't think of a more deserving candidate. The most innovative designer since Colin Chapman.
Rory Byrne might have something to say about that. His cars were instrumental in all but 3 wins of Schumacher's career, and did that in a 13 year period and another 10 or so wins between other Ferrari drivers of the time.
Every car he designed for schumacher bar the 92-93 Bennetons and 2005 Ferrari, either won the title or took the title to the last round.
Picked up the season review DVD today, apparently there are never before seen camera angles on it and over 5 and a half hours of footage, that should keep me going for a bit
Hmmm Byrne had both Schumacher & Brawn to help him at both Benneton & Ferrari. It was the same team around him.
Newey has just gone from team to team without relying on the same guys around him and has designed championship winning cars, he's someone that can make the difference by himself.
BBC Sport - Future of Valencia Grand Prix in doubt
I doubt if the threat to cancel the race with hold any water, but I wont be sorry to see it gone if it happens , It is maybe the most boring race of the calender.
2013 season looks like a few changes will happen
I'd love to see the back of Valencia, shit track, shit race.
Look at the teams that Newey has worked for. None of them have ever been short of financial or personal support. Newey has had his fair share of failures as well. He has a consistent pattern throughout his career of several great cars, followed by some distinctively average ones. 02, 04, 06 McLarens weren't that crash hot, and the 05 one were massively unreliable. He also completely scrapped his 03 design. No doubt he's great mind and probably the best alongside Byrne, but his strike rate doesn't give him the edge.
I think if Byrne had continued on, he'd have a couple more world titles to add to his name. I'm surprised Brawn and Schumacher haven't asked him to come out of retirement one last time to give it one last shot.
I'd also love to see Valencia go, thats one place you are guranteed a shit sunday of racing.
How does fantasy for F1 work?
Bahrain Grand Prix already in doubt.
F1 teams urged to boycott Bahrain Grand Prix - Sport - ArabianBusiness.com.
this is a bit from it.
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone said in November he would press ahead with plans to return the race to Bahrain and did not believe the Grand Prix would become a focal point for protesters.
Ecclestone is a fool if he believes that , if the race goes ahead and there is still unrest , of course that are going to target the race
you pick a fixed team worth I think £45 mil or a team you can change after every race and get £40 mil , again not sure and you get points after ever race.
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my mate just started doing F1 w/sky and i'm going up to montreal to meet up with him. good GP or shit like valencia?
2011 Canadian GP was , very very wet , it was one of my fav race last season.
One of the best on the calendar in terms of action, one of my favorites.
thanks - i stopped following it in a big way after senna's sacrifice , which is what it was in truth. my friend made me go see "senna" which was hard to watch knowing what the ultimate out come would be , but i guess i'm back in at least for one race.
oh by the way for the younger folks on here he would mop the floor with all comers today and furthermore the cars of today are ugly compared to the 80's and 90's. just check pique's williams and senna old lotus. and one false move and they'd (the car) would try and kill you.
A mate of mine went to the Canadian GP for something like 5 years on the run, he absolutely loved it, says it's amazing.
Canadian GP is in my top 3 of race to go to ,Monaco and Silverstone being the other 2.
Im off to silverstone this year, camping from Thurs-Sun. Can't wait
can't wait now - you've all got me gee'd up for it. we got a nice hotel - 1 tube stop from the track. he should be able to cop us some free shit - tickets etc for a drunken night if he's not on sky's tit. then it's all on them.
Just tweeted by Andrew Benson from the BBC F1 team
"Contacts in Italy confirming news that Robert Kubica has broken his leg, setting back his recovery yet further"
Bloody hell, he can't catch a.....break.
BBC Sport - Robert Kubica breaks right leg in accident
Ouch, poor guy that's shit.
After this latests injury , is there any chance of Kubica having a seat this season , even before the new injury , I had my doubts.
It will be 2013 before we see him in an F1 car , the question is will he be the same driver he was.
James Allen is back with BBC and becomes 5live's f1 correspondent
I'd be surprised if he races in F1 again. Two years out with a serious injury is not exactly fantastic for a career.
Gutted for Kubica, I had him down as a future champion. The longer he's out, the more I think that even if he does come back he won't be the same.
Greats news for Virgin customers - Virgin Media Media Centre - Formula 1 fans on pole with Virgin Media and Sky Sports F1
Well it's not all great news, Virgin has just confirmed to me that the channel is not available in HD. Better then nothing I guess.
I can't stand James Allen as a commentator
I would be surprised if he ever races in F1 again
Rumours in Brazil that Senna has got the Williams job. If true, sad to see Barichello go, lovely guy by all accounts, and always been dependable, though always a level below the best
Really is a big shame Williams with a great history have little money. Bringing these drivers every year for just sponsorship money. Maldonado and Senna are just not good enough.
Bruno Senna & Maldonado in a Williams. I don't want to live in this world anymore.
Rubens is 100 times the driver Maldonado will ever be, it's a piss take that a team like Williams is more interested in a pay driver than the experience of Barrichello.
Throw the nostalgia & romance out of the window for a second, Williams needs financial stability at the moment. These guys bring big money with them, Senna is a talented driver and probably the right driver for the level where Williams are at these days. Maldonado will act as a useful number two, no team leader.
Yes but a team like Williams shouldn't have to rely on pay drivers to keep them going, its a crying shame they have fell so far down the order mainly because of BMW pulling the plug on them.
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