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Post by BWard on Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:14 am

With Vettel comfortably clinching the championship in India, he can now relax for the last 3 races of the Season beginning at the stunning Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, the race that starts in sunset and ends in the moonlight. In other parts of the championship, Fernando Alonso has a bit of pressure for fighting to keep 2nd place in the standings. Kimi Raikkonen is 3rd in points, 24 points behind on 183, while 4th in points Lewis Hamilton is a further 38 points back on 169.

Speaking of Hamilton, the Team Principal of the Mercedes team he drives before, Ross Brawn, is stepping down from his role at the end of the season after he and team declined to an agreement that he would've found another important role in the team, instead he is parting ways with them altogether at the end of the 2013 Season.

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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:47 am

Kimi still yet to arrive in Abu Dhabi, expected not to be running FP1.

Meanwhile, the greatest driver we will likely ever witness, Max Chilton, could join Force India replacing Paul di Resta seemingly.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:07 am

Milan655 wrote:Kimi still yet to arrive in Abu Dhabi, expected not to be running FP1.

Meanwhile, the greatest driver we will likely ever witness, Max Chilton, could join Force India replacing Paul di Resta seemingly.
I'm still holding out for them to see sense and hire Kevin Magnussen.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Magus978 on Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:27 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Milan655 wrote:Kimi still yet to arrive in Abu Dhabi, expected not to be running FP1.

Meanwhile, the greatest driver we will likely ever witness, Max Chilton, could join Force India replacing Paul di Resta seemingly.
I'm still holding out for them to see sense and hire Kevin Magnussen.
Sense and logic in F1? Nonsense! Seats are driven by money. If you have a big bankroll, you've got a seat waiting for you, regardless of talent (and lack thereof). I've lost all hope for a driver of quality to get a race-winning seat without having sponsorship. It's the way of the business nowadays. Sad
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Post by crl on Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:26 pm

Milan655 wrote:Kimi still yet to arrive in Abu Dhabi, expected not to be running FP1.

Meanwhile, the greatest driver we will likely ever witness, Max Chilton, could join Force India replacing Paul di Resta seemingly.
One driver who will never do anything special replacing another driver who will never do anything special. Wow, Force India.

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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Cynon on Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:57 pm

crl wrote:
Milan655 wrote:Kimi still yet to arrive in Abu Dhabi, expected not to be running FP1.

Meanwhile, the greatest driver we will likely ever witness, Max Chilton, could join Force India replacing Paul di Resta seemingly.
One driver who will never do anything special replacing another driver who will never do anything special. Wow, Force India.
I love Paul di Resta! Not because I think he's a good guy, a good driver, or anything like that, but his bitching is comedic gold. Watching him whine makes me smile, because he's good at it. However, Max Chilton looks like if Lance Bass had a F1 career instead of a boyband career, so he's ok too I guess, but he's no di Resta. ._.

Maldolan(Maldonado) looks like he's got the Lotus drive instead of Nicoverrated Hulkenberg, which makes me genuinely happy because Maldolan seems like he's legitimately insane. I love that. The only thing that makes him back off and take it easy is Monaco, a track that he's always excelled at. Even if he screws up, he's giving 150% when only 75% is required... and if you don't think that's bound to cause some excitement (for all the right and all the wrong reasons), then ... well...

Not sure what to make of the whole Kimi fiasco. I think Kimi is going to arrive late to show the team he doesn't care anymore and that he will screw around a little. Makes you wonder if he really will be a challenge to Alonso in 2014, or if Ferrari signed him just so that their rivals don't have a driver that could beat Fernando on race day...

...wouldn't be the first time a team in any category did that...

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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:47 am

Kimi Raikkonen had planned to arrive late since last week. The way Lotus organised things however, it would seem as if they were trying to get the best out of advertisement and PR.

He arrived yesterday evening, now taking part in FP1.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:19 am

Grosjean fastest in FP1. Vettel fastest in FP2.

Cynon wrote:Nicoverrated Hulkenberg
>one point outside top 10 in points in a SAUBER
>overrated

Da fuq.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:34 am

4 Brake issues during FP2. Foreboding.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by BWard on Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:45 am

[quote="Cynon"][quote="crl"]
Milan655 wrote:
Maldolan(Maldonado) looks like he's got the Lotus drive instead of Nicoverrated Hulkenberg
Don't entirely know why you think Hulkenburg's an overrated driver, he deserves the Lotus seat more than Maldonado because he's been putting on a strong performance in the second-half of this year, while Maldonado only has 1 Point this year.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:24 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:
Cynon wrote:
crl wrote:
Milan655 wrote:
Maldolan(Maldonado) looks like he's got the Lotus drive instead of Nicoverrated Hulkenberg
Don't entirely know why you think Hulkenburg's an overrated driver, he deserves the Lotus seat more than Maldonado because he's been putting on a strong performance in the second-half of this year, while Maldonado only has 1 Point this year.
He's okay, but he's not the next big thing. I for one, am very interested in seeing what Maldonado will be able to do with a top-line (or near enough) car.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:15 pm

I understand that opinion, although I disagree with it. Prior to the second half of this season, Hulkenberg in F1 hasn't been the biggest of impacts excluding his pole in Brazil. However, considering the equipment he's had to deal with (Williams, Force India) it's not entirely surprising.

Interestingly, Force India have offered a contract already to Nico. Should Maldonado secure the seat, this will be the second time he has lost out on a race seat to Pastor's money. Also, this would suggest that Force India are looking to give both Adrian and Paul the boot, having also entered talks with Max Chilton.
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Post by Milan655 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:49 pm

Kimi threatens to set out remainder of season if he does not receive a years worth of his wage. Hasn't been paid this year yet. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/111042

Conspiracists claim that he is ensuring Ferrari finish 2nd in the constructors in order for them to receive larger royalties toward the beneficial development of his future car.

We could welcome the Italian flag back onto the grid, 3rd driver Davide Valsecchi says he is ready to race for free.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Alta on Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:04 pm

God damnit Lotus let me like you. ;____;
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by crl on Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:19 am

Alexander Rossi wins the GP2 race from pole. Very Happy

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Post by navycook75 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:06 am

crl wrote:Alexander Rossi wins the GP2 race from pole. Very Happy
and is the first American to win a GP2 race.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by BWard on Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:10 am

MAK WEBBA ON POLE.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by Milan655 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:13 am

Equals Brabham's pole count.
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Post by bigdc48 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:32 pm

Milan655 wrote:Kimi threatens to set out remainder of season if he does not receive a years worth of his wage. Hasn't been paid this year yet. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/111042

Conspiracists claim that he is ensuring Ferrari finish 2nd in the constructors in order for them to receive larger royalties toward the beneficial development of his future car.

We could welcome the Italian flag back onto the grid, 3rd driver Davide Valsecchi says he is ready to race for free.
More reasons why I lost respect for Lotus.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by PYLrulz on Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:44 am

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:
Cynon wrote:
crl wrote:
Milan655 wrote:
Maldolan(Maldonado) looks like he's got the Lotus drive instead of Nicoverrated Hulkenberg
Don't entirely know why you think Hulkenburg's an overrated driver, he deserves the Lotus seat more than Maldonado because he's been putting on a strong performance in the second-half of this year, while Maldonado only has 1 Point this year.
He's okay, but he's not the next big thing. I for one, am very interested in seeing what Maldonado will be able to do with a top-line (or near enough) car.
This. It's obvious Maldonado knows how to drive the car fast, just needs to know how to keep it in once piece.

If he can do that, going to Lotus will be a HUGE positive for him
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by BWard on Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:19 am

Raikkonen has been put to the back of grid for the race after his car failed a front-floor deflection test.

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Post by bigdc48 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:10 am

Sucks for Kimi. This puts an end to a horrific week.
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by pennst24 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:11 am

Kimi's fucks given: -9000
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Re: 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Formula 1

Post by f1fan12 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:45 am

My Favorite driver is out, while my 2nd Favorite driver wins!



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Post by BWard on Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:46 am

Good win Vettel, one more win and he's broken the record for the most straight wins in a Season.
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Post by Milan655 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:24 am

I reckon Marussia are in for an incredible 2014. Their disappointing form where they have dropped to the 11th best team each weekend for the past couple Grand Prix suggest they are now fully focused on producing their 2014 car. Alongside that, they are set to finish 10th in the constructors so long as Bianchi's best result of 13th is not bettered by Pic or Van der Garde. It is still readily possible that Marussia or Caterham, with luck, weather and attrition on their side, to even finish 9th in the constructors..that would really be something, 2 points in the unpredictable Brazilian weather?
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:52 am

Milan655 wrote:I reckon Marussia are in for an incredible 2014. Their disappointing form where they have dropped to the 11th best team each weekend for the past couple Grand Prix suggest they are now fully focused on producing their 2014 car. Alongside that, they are set to finish 10th in the constructors so long as Bianchi's best result of 13th is not bettered by Pic or Van der Garde. It is still readily possible that Marussia or Caterham, with luck, weather and attrition on their side, to even finish 9th in the constructors..that would really be something, 2 points in the unpredictable Brazilian weather?
Here's an accurate description of the 2014 backmarkers.
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Post by BWard on Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:28 pm

Fernando Alonso transferred to Hospital for precautionary check on back after launching over the kerbs avoiding Jean-Eric Vergne.

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Post by navycook75 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:46 pm

Vettel making history as usual.
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