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#26 OFFLINE   kikkenit2

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:09 PM

Rosberg should have settled for second. First in points already. But no, he tried to pass Hamilton. Fun watching them dual, but too dangerous for team. I was stoked when Lewis held him off. Hopefully some other teams find some speed and compete for the lead of the race. That front wing catapulted that car and didn't even come loose! Better than nascar.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:43 PM

Rosberg should have settled for second. First in points already. But no, he tried to pass Hamilton. Fun watching them dual, but too dangerous for team. I was stoked when Lewis held him off. Hopefully some other teams find some speed and compete for the lead of the race. That front wing catapulted that car and didn't even come loose! Better than nascar.


They made the role change to prevent just that and it still happened. Should have left them alone. They look hideous.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:45 PM

Ferrari news: Domenicali resigns as Ferrari team principal
http://www.f1reader....principal-95909

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:03 AM

A couple of stories this am...

 

Haas Formula: http://www.sportingn...ercedes-ferrari

                          http://guardianlv.co...ess-conference/

 

Ferrari announce: http://www.bbc.com/s...rmula1/27023145

 

Haas Formula needs some "employees" for the new team......

 

Gunther Steiner was a technical director at Red Bull Racing for a while and Domenicali knows the "fundamentals" of running a team...

 

Good luck to Haas, hopefully a better chance than Windsor's outfit...



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:21 PM

I miss Peter in the pits sometimes. Will gets on my nerves every now and again.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:33 PM

I kinda agree, Peter was very good, but had more years under his belt than Will has had. One thing I notice this year, the pre-race "chatting" is almost non-existent. Very few on the grid driver interviews. I wish  Bernie would allow camera use in the pits for Will, when he has something to say. Sorta weird that you never see him! That is true for everybody though because of this "host broadcaster" deal.....



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:19 PM

An American team. Cool. Forget about Danica Patrick.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:17 PM

I really miss the on grid interviews. Those were awesome. I wonder if that was a FIA change or NBC change. After that camera man got smoked by that tire, those days are gone unfortunately.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

I really hope for the sake of the rest of the season that someone else starts winning. Watching Lewis run away form everyone is disturbingly reminiscent of Vettel the past couple of years and I think that at this point in the sport that it isn't necessarily a good thing. People are still upset about the engine sounds and I can't imagine them not tuning out when Lewis runs away. I know from personal experience that it happens. I did it last year on more than one occasion.

 

Ferrari are making strides it seems. Alonso had a great race and I think once Kimi gets his ride right to his liking that he will move closer to the podium. I would say for Kimi it's about 3 races off. They make such small changes per race that it will take that long IMHO. After that I would expect him and Alonso to start duking it out for podium spots.

 

I'm looking forward to 2015 or 2016 when Haas gets his team on the grid. Well hopefully. We all remember the USF1 team. I'd love to see his racing history propel his cars into the middle of the pack. Another back marker team doesn't do anybody any good. Then again F1 is a very tough sport to hop into.

 

I think Massa would have either been on the podium or damn close before his pit stop screwed him. 



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:33 AM

Wow 2 really good races in a row....The venue for the Austrian race looks great and the atmosphere seemed like it was back at the Glen when I used to attend many,many years ago!!. Side note....My recording of the race this past weekend included the pre-race show as part of the regular recording. I usually had to look for the pre-race show in the Guide and add it to the recorder and you could not set up a series link for it. Hopefully NBCSN will continue this practice...

Looking forward to Silverstone.....



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:26 AM

I've been hoping for NBC to do that since last year. I hope it continues as well. Nice to see someone else on pole. Too bad it didn't translate to a win but nice regardless. Nothing is going to stop Mercedes. If I had to choose of pick Nico for the championship. Seeing F1 in Austria again is awesome. They need more old school venues instead of these crappy new courses.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:33 AM

..... Seeing F1 in Austria again is awesome. They need more old school venues instead of these crappy new courses.

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Agreed!!....Too sterile and "Pretty".....Williams might show well in England,fast circuit like Austria...Force India too might show well...



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:16 PM

At this point I'm hoping for anyone but Mercedes to win. It's getting boring again. It's damn near wrapped up at the point and it isn't half way through yet.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:17 AM

As a heads-up....Coverage of the British GP is split between NBCSN and CNBC....Friday practice is NBCSN...Sat qually and the race is CNBC.As of this posting the DTV Guide does not reflect this. As I recall this happened last year and the Guide was late to update so keep checking it....I believe all races in July are this way because of NBCSN coverage of the Tour de' France.....



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:56 PM

I thought so.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

Yawn. I'm done with this season and maybe F1 for good. Predictable all the way around and the rule changes are for the worse. Congrats to Nico. See you guys next season maybe.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:43 AM

I tried to watch Saturday's Toronto race ... it just happened to be on while I was flipping channels. I've been to Toronto. Hit record and watch later ...

Ok, so it is going to be a "wet" race - that is interesting. The pace car spun out on wet pavement. I have not seen that before. The race started without the pace car ... strange. But one of the top cars spun out and now it is declared that the race didn't start. Huh? And while the cars go back to parade laps the wrecked driver gets to fix his car penalty free (OK, he starts at the back ... but doesn't red flag mean STOP once they stopped the field?)

An 85 lap race becomes a timed race (whatever we can do in two hours if we ever get it started) becomes a 65 lap race later, maybe. My recording ran out before the race began (other than the false start).

Hopefully the other races are better ... but that shows how one race can influence a casual viewer's opinion of the sport.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:08 AM

James, the Toronto races weren't F1 :) 

That was Indycar a USA based open wheel race. However it also has upper management issues. The rules seem to change week-in and week-out so it is unclear what is allowed so the consistency is horrible. 



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

James, to the casual viewer,yes, Toronto race 1 was confusing. Technically speaking, by the rules, when Will Power spun, the Green flag had not been displayed. Had he not spun where he did, it would have been displayed, but...it wasn't. Therefore no Green flag, means no race start. It was then decided to delay the race to see if the rain would let up. Most of the drivers complained that on the back straight, they could not even see the side barriers because of the rain spray, and they were only going 60mph!!. That area of the track had been resurfaced because of the many bumps on it and thusly with the new pavement, the"fresh tar" if you will,  allowed the rain to "pool" on its surface much like wax on a cars surface, which in turn created a lot of water spots. So they waited and waited and......finally decided to postpone the race till Sunday AM.

 

So Sunday saw 2 races on the same day, with a few hours in between, not an overnite for the crews to work on the cars, but mere hours(Monyoya's crew actually did an engine swap in that time). I watched both races in there entirety on Sunday(what a treat for the people in Toronto!) and both were compelling in different ways. Good battles from 3rd thru 8-9 and close racing in my opinion. I am not trying to wave Indycar's flag here( but I am an open wheel fanatic--real racecars don't have fenders!), but they had to deal with rain and get 2 races in on the same weekend and they did!! (Try that NASCAR....?!)Consider watching the last 4 events this year, hopefully they will be good(many have been this year) and maybe Indycar can win you over.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:55 PM

James, the Toronto races weren't F1 :)


Wow ... I suppose that is just how confusing it was! I guess I should be less casual.

 

I am not trying to wave Indycar's flag here( but I am an open wheel fanatic--real racecars don't have fenders!), but they had to deal with rain and get 2 races in on the same weekend and they did!! (Try that NASCAR....?!)


NASCAR has managed to do two on the same day in different series ... and the other divisions run have run on the same day as the top three series. Fortunately they don't try to run two points races on the same course on the same weekend in the same series. It seems like the open wheelers have trouble adjusting to having fenders.

I thought the green made it out before the spin ... perhaps the timing was just that close. Anyways, sorry for getting the wrong series.
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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:31 PM

Hungary GP....Quite the race!!  Good efforts from Red Bull,Ferrari and Williams.  The 2nd half of the season might be really interesting.

 

And next is.....SPA!



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:29 PM

Figures. I say I'm done for the season and Ferrari have a pretty decent weekend. Looks like I'm back in! On to Spa!

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:22 PM

Welcome back!!

 

Alonso, on raceday is absolutely amazing......

 

Ahhhhhh......Spaaaaaaa!!!!



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Posted 16 October 2014 - 02:45 PM

Just released from NBC viewers of F1: http://nbcsportsgrou...es-this-season/

 

Nice to see the "bump-up" this year, hopefully it means it stays for another year.

Coverage for the US GP at COTA will include everything including P1 & P3 with the "gang" all commentating on site!



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Posted 16 October 2014 - 02:47 PM

I stopped watching. It's a fore gone conclusion and not fun anymore. Hopefully next season is better

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