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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #750 on: June 07, 2021, 11:40:31 PM »
Amusing commentary box footage of Webber screaming at the denouement of yesterday's race.

https://twitter.com/C4F1/status/1401957812775882752

Never would've had Ned Flanders down as an F1 fan.

Toto Wolff was good to, he literally says "YEA-NOOOO!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je75lhoEt4o

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #751 on: June 08, 2021, 12:44:13 PM »
Amusing commentary box footage of Webber screaming at the denouement of yesterday's race.

https://twitter.com/C4F1/status/1401957812775882752

Thought they would have  bigger main screen to be watching the race off.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #752 on: June 08, 2021, 06:47:28 PM »
Yes, me too, especially given how Coulthard would often pick up TINY details in the background (bits of cars dropping off) that I'd sometimes struggle to see even on a rewind.

From that I'd assumed they had a 52" or even a 60" monitor.

Also surprising that they don't have the timing screens replicated on the other side... a long way across for Alex Jacques to see them.  I guess they leave that stuff to the co-commentator(s).

Furthermore, no pitlane nor onboard channels!

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #753 on: June 08, 2021, 08:37:15 PM »
This just in from the host of the excellent Missed Apex podcast, who has some excellent contacts:

https://twitter.com/SpannersReady/status/1402328433347149826

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Rumours suggesting Russell has signed some kind of Mercedes contract are starting to emerge.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #754 on: June 08, 2021, 09:01:10 PM »
Looks like this came from Joe Saward; seems it was in his weekly JSBM business insider newsletter (£199/year) that came out yesterday:

https://twitter.com/LayerDen/status/1401767752143101953

https://twitter.com/LayerDen/status/1402345802782101513


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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #756 on: June 10, 2021, 09:04:34 AM »
Joe Saward's recent blog update from Baku hints heavily at Russel being announced as a Mercedes driver around the British Grand Prix weekend.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #757 on: June 10, 2021, 12:32:38 PM »
Bottas' disintegration is putting into perspective Massa, Barrichello, Webber and Raikkonen's sulky years. Gone to pieces.
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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #758 on: June 10, 2021, 03:05:35 PM »
Being a number 2 driver is never easy, but they do need to be closer to their teammate than literally half the field away.

Despite Hamilton's horrific cock-up last weekend the difference between the two drivers is vast. I'm not sure if Bottas has got signifiantly worse, it's just the car isn't light years ahead of the competition any more. More skill and effort is needed to put it into contention and I'm not sure that Bottas ever had it.

Russell has a better chance of being in contention. With Hamilton surely near the end of his career his new teammate could quickly find himself the number 1 driver.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #759 on: June 10, 2021, 07:00:17 PM »
Reminder that Bottas would've likely finished 2nd with Hamilton 8th at Monaco had it not been for the wheel nut getting fucked on his pitstop.

I'm not going to pretend that Bottas is WDC material or as good as Hamilton, but it was only one weekend previously where he heavily outperformed Lewis only to be denied by a technical issue.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #760 on: June 25, 2021, 10:25:48 AM »
https://twitter.com/joesaward/status/1408350928336527363

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Turkish GP back on, the week after Sochi!

10:06 AM · Jun 25, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone


EDIT: In the gap where Singapore was.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #761 on: June 25, 2021, 01:11:53 PM »
Hurray, I enjoyed last year's race, it was one of those truly mad days you can get in this sport.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #762 on: June 26, 2021, 11:45:02 AM »
Yeah, I love Turkey, great track!

Also, the long-rumoured move of the Russian GP from Sochi to St. Petersburg is going to happen in 2023.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #763 on: June 26, 2021, 12:17:46 PM »
Seems nice enough, and anything would be an improvement on Sochi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igora_Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68YlnNHuthE

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #764 on: June 26, 2021, 01:14:23 PM »
Another Tilke circuit. Looks quite narrow to me, bit of a Catalunya look in layout. Lack of passing places, but yeah, Sochi is a dead loss so may as well try somewhere different.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #765 on: June 26, 2021, 06:42:00 PM »
Hah! Bottas you berk!

Lucky that didn't turn nasty, +3 grid penalty seems firm but fair.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #766 on: July 06, 2021, 07:02:30 AM »

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #767 on: July 06, 2021, 07:25:49 AM »
Is this Hamilton doing a Barcelona, letting the little guy have a headstart so he can feel something, anything when he roars back to win again?

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #768 on: July 06, 2021, 12:04:56 PM »
AUSTRALIA GONE (MotoGP too)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/57731866

Phew, I was expecting the news Albert Park wasn't returning ever.


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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #769 on: July 06, 2021, 12:07:28 PM »
Is this Hamilton doing a Barcelona, letting the little guy have a headstart so he can feel something, anything when he roars back to win again?

I think they've been plain outperformed by Red Bull and Verstappen. It will be good for the sport to have a different winner as well.


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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #770 on: July 06, 2021, 12:59:19 PM »
Well they still could have won (or at least not been completely defenseless late on) in France if they hadn't duffed the strategy, miscalculating both the power of the undercut, and when Verstappen's tires would drop off on his late charge. Hamilton also should've got at least 2nd from Azerbaijan, and probably 2nd in Austria but for smashing a kerb and damaging the car.

Red Bull are faster currently, but it's not as clear cut as the points difference suggests. Not used to being under pressure that Mercedes lot.

Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #771 on: July 06, 2021, 07:24:49 PM »
Re. the above news, this tickled me:

https://twitter.com/SpannersReady/status/1412308394158039047

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To be clear it's just the Grand Prix. We're not cancelling Australia. Unless anyone scrolls through Australia's old tweets

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Joe Saward @joesaward · 11h

Australia is cancelled.

8:12 AM · Jul 6, 2021 · Twitter for Android

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #772 on: July 13, 2021, 10:12:35 PM »
Max Verstappen talks about his abusive Dad, Jos "I'm still bitter that I was shit in the same car Schumacher won a WDC in, so now I try and live through my son" Verstappen.

https://twitter.com/AaronRook91/status/1415049261444648972

Idk, is that kid damaged? Jos left him a petrol station after an argument following a kart race once as well. Oh, and he used to hit his wife.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #773 on: July 13, 2021, 10:42:10 PM »
Well, that explains a lot. What an arsehole of a dad.



In other news, Lando Norris got mugged outside the UEFA cup final
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/57818938
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Formula 1 driver Lando Norris was mugged and his team-issued watch worth £40,000 stolen after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday.

The 21-year-old was returning to his McLaren car in an official Wembley car park when he was attacked by two men.

A McLaren statement said Norris, fourth in the world championship before this weekend's British Grand Prix, was "unharmed but understandably shaken".

There were witnesses to the incident, which is being investigated by police.

No other property was stolen.

Looking at it, I feel sorry for the muggers, ugly chunk of tat:


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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #774 on: July 14, 2021, 09:38:05 AM »
at least we know he doesn't need a whipround for a new watch. that's one less problem to deal with

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #775 on: July 17, 2021, 12:10:34 PM »
That was one of the best qualifying sessions I've seen in a long time. Lots of nail biting with Max and Lewis, and hearing the crowd cheer round the track for George. The TV director seems to be good too, really getting a feel for the speed this weekend.

Still not convinced by this sprint race idea, we'll see.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #776 on: July 17, 2021, 05:17:56 PM »

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #777 on: July 17, 2021, 05:18:43 PM »
Meh, just the first 17 laps of tomorrow's race. Only real thing of note was Perez screwing up his position. <shrug>

May be better with next year's cars, if aero changes manage to make the racing closer.

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #778 on: July 17, 2021, 05:59:00 PM »
Blistering tyres in a fucking sprint race*. Who runs this sport?


*I still don't blame Pirelli, they do what they're told

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Re: The Motorsport Thread (Part 2)
« Reply #779 on: July 18, 2021, 03:26:57 PM »
Well there's one to talk about.