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Post by bigdc48 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:32 pm

The penultimate round of the 2013 season is at the young and exciting Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Lewis Hamilton won last year in a thriller with now 4-time world champ Sebastien Vettel, who is riding a 7-race winning streak. What will happen Sunday. It should be a good show (if someone stops Vettel).
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by PackerMan71 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:58 pm

Some people have asked me what's the difference between Jimmie Johnson and Sebastien Vettel.

My answer?

Sebastien Vettel is more likable and is a much more entertaining and dynamic personality than Jimmie Johnson. I'd go so far as to say he's Michael Schumacher reborn. Laughing I mean let's be honest here, he does burnouts after he wins, which is very rare to see in Formula 1. That's pretty cool, in my opinion.

Jimmie Johnson is... well, for the lack of a better term, boring as hell. Even hating on Jimmie Johnson has become boring, so that just shows you how much charisma Johnson has (or lack thereof). He's more than likely gonna win a 6th championship this Sunday, and while his fanbase might be happy, the rest of the NASCAR fanbase will probably not give two shits about it. I know I won't. Laughing 
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Post by navycook75 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:24 pm

PackerMan71 wrote:Some people have asked me what's the difference between Jimmie Johnson and Sebastien Vettel.

My answer?

Sebastien Vettel is more likable and is a much more entertaining and dynamic personality than Jimmie Johnson. I'd go so far as to say he's Michael Schumacher reborn. :lol:I mean let's be honest here, he does burnouts after he wins, which is very rare to see in Formula 1. That's pretty cool, in my opinion.

Jimmie Johnson is... well, for the lack of a better term, boring as hell. Even hating on Jimmie Johnson has become boring, so that just shows you how much charisma Johnson has (or lack thereof). He's more than likely gonna win a 6th championship this Sunday, and while his fanbase might be happy, the rest of the NASCAR fanbase will probably not give two shits about it. I know I won't. Laughing 
I'll agree that he's boring, but for someone to be almost a championship away from tying Petty and Earnhardt is amazing, and if there's anybody to break the record of championships, it's Jimmie, and I honestly think it's going to happen, I also think he's probably going to break the triple digits in wins (and I want to watch the anti-Jimmie fanbase shit enough bricks to build a life size replica of Indianapolis when it happens.)

Vettel on the other hand, he is close to breaking Alberto Ascari's consecutive win record, and is only 4 wins away from tying Ayrton Senna for third all time in wins, and to think that Vettel has done all of this in only 6 full time seasons in competition, which means at this rate, Vettel is going to more than likely break Schumacher's win and championship records.

So pretty much we're seeing history in the making in two major racing series, and that excites me.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:48 pm

PackerMan71 wrote:Some people have asked me what's the difference between Jimmie Johnson and Sebastien Vettel.

My answer?

Sebastien Vettel is more likable and is a much more entertaining and dynamic personality than Jimmie Johnson. I'd go so far as to say he's Michael Schumacher reborn. :lol:I mean let's be honest here, he does burnouts after he wins, which is very rare to see in Formula 1. That's pretty cool, in my opinion.

Jimmie Johnson is... well, for the lack of a better term, boring as hell. Even hating on Jimmie Johnson has become boring, so that just shows you how much charisma Johnson has (or lack thereof). He's more than likely gonna win a 6th championship this Sunday, and while his fanbase might be happy, the rest of the NASCAR fanbase will probably not give two shits about it. I know I won't. Laughing 
While Jimmie is somewhat boring, I doesn't really bother me all that much. What bothers me is a few other things. One is how whenever he makes a mistake, he has a tendency to blame it on anything other than himself (although recently he's been doing this less often), and he often gets upset at others if they race him the way he races them. Personally, I just don't have a whole lot of respect for him.
Also, whenever he wins, it's disappointing for me to watch because it also means a victory for Chad Knaus, who I simply have no respect for.

Without a doubt, Johnson is one of current NASCAR's most talented drivers, but I'm not convinced that he should be regarded as up there with Petty and Earnhardt yet, not with half of his 6 championships (assuming the 6th one) being won as a result of a mid-season points reset.

These are just my opinions, however.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by RealRacer4 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:14 pm

SpeedDemon37 wrote:
PackerMan71 wrote:Some people have asked me what's the difference between Jimmie Johnson and Sebastien Vettel.

My answer?

Sebastien Vettel is more likable and is a much more entertaining and dynamic personality than Jimmie Johnson. I'd go so far as to say he's Michael Schumacher reborn. :lol:I mean let's be honest here, he does burnouts after he wins, which is very rare to see in Formula 1. That's pretty cool, in my opinion.

Jimmie Johnson is... well, for the lack of a better term, boring as hell. Even hating on Jimmie Johnson has become boring, so that just shows you how much charisma Johnson has (or lack thereof). He's more than likely gonna win a 6th championship this Sunday, and while his fanbase might be happy, the rest of the NASCAR fanbase will probably not give two shits about it. I know I won't. Laughing 
While Jimmie is somewhat boring, I doesn't really bother me all that much. What bothers me is a few other things. One is how whenever he makes a mistake, he has a tendency to blame it on anything other than himself (although recently he's been doing this less often), and he often gets upset at others if they race him the way he races them. Personally, I just don't have a whole lot of respect for him.
Also, whenever he wins, it's disappointing for me to watch because it also means a victory for Chad Knaus, who I simply have no respect for.

Without a doubt, Johnson is one of current NASCAR's most talented drivers, but I'm not convinced that he should be regarded as up there with Petty and Earnhardt yet, not with half of his 6 championships (assuming the 6th one) being won as a result of a mid-season points reset.

These are just my opinions, however.
Pretty much this. I think that some of the guys, including myself, that have been getting bored of hating J.J. are probably getting tired of NASCAR's antics with the officiating and how boring the races have been these days.

Although Vettel can be a bit of a spoiled brat at times, he's a respectable driver and does have a personality (a funny one, at that). He's actually earned the championship titles unlike J.J., though, as much as I hate to admit it, J.J. does deserve the title this year given that he's been consistent throughout the season.

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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Milan655 on Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:06 pm

Good debut for Kvyat FP1, only 0.2 from Ricciardo and Kovalainen also impressed on his return also only 0.2 from team mate Grosjean..however, easily the most impressive driver was Rodolfo Gonzalez who came very close to out pacing Chilton, only 2 seconds away from him Rolling Eyes 
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Alta on Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:33 pm

>FP1 Results

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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by BWard on Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:12 pm

I honestly did not expect Vettel to get the Pole.
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Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:06 pm

Well that didn't take long for a safety car to come out.

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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Milan655 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:17 pm

Taki Inoue tweeted yesterday that Maldonado "could not drive a greasy stick up a dog's arse." Cannot agree more, Bottas making him look silly today Smile
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Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:21 pm

Milan655 wrote:Taki Inoue tweeted yesterday that Maldonado "could not drive a greasy stick up a dog's arse." Cannot agree more, Bottas making him look silly today Smile
While I find it to be true and hilarious, it should be noted that this is coming from someone who couldn't keep an F1 car still while driving in a straight line.
 
EDIT: Well, I did take a look at his qualifying lap at Monza on YouTube and read the description on how he did that weekend. I guess he's not really as bad as I thought.

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Post by BWard on Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:46 pm

Vettel gets 8 in a row, that's a new record for most wins in a Season.
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Post by Alta on Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:49 pm

I'll give Vettel this he's trying to make the sport fun when the stereotype about F1 is it's a bunch of rich snobs.

Good show man.
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Post by Milan655 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:53 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:
Milan655 wrote:Taki Inoue tweeted yesterday that Maldonado "could not drive a greasy stick up a dog's arse." Cannot agree more, Bottas making him look silly today Smile
While I find it to be true and hilarious, it should be noted that this is coming from someone who couldn't keep an F1 car still while driving in a straight line.
 
EDIT: Well, I did take a look at his qualifying lap at Monza on YouTube and read the description on how he did that weekend. I guess he's not really as bad as I thought.
It should be noted too that he likes to know himself as the "Worst F1 driver ever".
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Post by navycook75 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:55 pm

He's now only 1 away from tying the record for consecutive wins.
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Post by pennst24 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:38 pm

Maldonado is a goon with that attitude, glad Bottas out scored him this year (barring anything at Interlagos).
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Post by Milan655 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:49 pm

http://i.imgur.com/LpcZNhq.gif

If this is the case, then very embarrassing and disrespectful! It's f'king Mario Andretti, and you do that...?
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Post by f1fan12 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:09 pm

Milan655 wrote:http://i.imgur.com/LpcZNhq.gif

If this is the case, then very embarrassing and disrespectful! It's f'king Mario Andretti, and you do that...?
After hearing what my dad has told me about Mario Andretti, he would probably do the same thing. My dad has nothing but horrible things to say about his attitude and the way he conducts himself.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Ben Atkins on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:09 pm

Milan655 wrote:http://i.imgur.com/LpcZNhq.gif

If this is the case, then very embarrassing and disrespectful! It's f'king Mario Andretti, and you do that...?
What a dick.

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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by BWard on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:13 pm

Milan655 wrote:http://i.imgur.com/LpcZNhq.gif

If this is the case, then very embarrassing and disrespectful! It's f'king Mario Andretti, and you do that...?
I have no more respect for Webber anymore.
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Post by Alta on Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:59 pm

Milan655 wrote:http://i.imgur.com/LpcZNhq.gif

If this is the case, then very embarrassing and disrespectful! It's f'king Mario Andretti, and you do that...?
It's one thing to dislike your teammate and walk out on him (Looks bad on team but it happens when people are frustrated)...It's another thing to walk out on a press moment with one of America's legendary drivers just because you don't like your teammate. Webber's making himself look like a spoiled brat when walking out of the sport, while Sebastien is looking like the respectful veteran of the sport and having a nice moment with a living legend that he might be along side in legacy terms a few years from now.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by PYLrulz on Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:32 pm

f1fan12 wrote:
Milan655 wrote:http://i.imgur.com/LpcZNhq.gif

If this is the case, then very embarrassing and disrespectful! It's f'king Mario Andretti, and you do that...?
After hearing what my dad has told me about Mario Andretti, he would probably do the same thing. My dad has nothing but horrible things to say about his attitude and the way he conducts himself.
I don't care how much of a dick Mario is, still stay up there for the picture.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:28 pm

Am I missing something here? I don't see why Webber has to stay there for a picture.
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Post by Alta on Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:41 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Am I missing something here? I don't see why Webber has to stay there for a picture.
To be respectful?
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Alpineopossum on Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:55 pm

Milan655 wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:
Milan655 wrote:Taki Inoue tweeted yesterday that Maldonado "could not drive a greasy stick up a dog's arse." Cannot agree more, Bottas making him look silly today Smile
While I find it to be true and hilarious, it should be noted that this is coming from someone who couldn't keep an F1 car still while driving in a straight line.
 
EDIT: Well, I did take a look at his qualifying lap at Monza on YouTube and read the description on how he did that weekend. I guess he's not really as bad as I thought.
It should be noted too that he likes to know himself as the "Worst F1 driver ever".
Taki Inoue can take pride that he's the greatest F1 driver ever to be run over by a pace car.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Milan655 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:45 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Am I missing something here? I don't see why Webber has to stay there for a picture.
Ok, sure...if you wanted a picture and one walked away from the picture, you would consider him a rude bastard surely?
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Post by navycook75 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:42 pm

Milan655 wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:
Milan655 wrote:Taki Inoue tweeted yesterday that Maldonado "could not drive a greasy stick up a dog's arse." Cannot agree more, Bottas making him look silly today Smile
While I find it to be true and hilarious, it should be noted that this is coming from someone who couldn't keep an F1 car still while driving in a straight line.
 
EDIT: Well, I did take a look at his qualifying lap at Monza on YouTube and read the description on how he did that weekend. I guess he's not really as bad as I thought.
It should be noted too that he likes to know himself as the "Worst F1 driver ever".
And that's the reason why he'll always be my favorite F1 driver.

well that, and he is a pretty funny guy on Facebook and Twitter.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Ben Atkins on Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:24 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Am I missing something here? I don't see why Webber has to stay there for a picture.
He doesn't. He should, however, show respect.

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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:59 pm

Milan655 wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Am I missing something here? I don't see why Webber has to stay there for a picture.
Ok, sure...if you wanted a picture and one walked away from the picture, you would consider him a rude bastard surely?
Not really. I would consider them as someone who just didn't want their picture taken, and probably has their reasons. Sure, I might be a little pissed at the time, especially if I didn't know their reasons, but it's really not something worth getting worked up over.

Ben Atkins wrote:He doesn't. He should, however, show respect.
Why? Mario Andretti is, well, Mario Andretti, but that doesn't mean Webber should stay there and get his picture taken if he doesn't want to. And I highly doubt that the fact that Vettel won even remotely factored into it considering the hundreds of times Webber's had his picture taken with him.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Alta on Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:15 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Milan655 wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Am I missing something here? I don't see why Webber has to stay there for a picture.
Ok, sure...if you wanted a picture and one walked away from the picture, you would consider him a rude bastard surely?
Not really. I would consider them as someone who just didn't want their picture taken, and probably has their reasons. Sure, I might be a little pissed at the time, especially if I didn't know their reasons, but it's really not something worth getting worked up over.

Ben Atkins wrote:He doesn't. He should, however, show respect.
Why? Mario Andretti is, well, Mario Andretti, but that doesn't mean Webber should stay there and get his picture taken if he doesn't want to. And I highly doubt that the fact that Vettel won even remotely factored into it considering the hundreds of times Webber's had his picture taken with him.
Again it's about being respectful rather then a brat.
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Post by f1fan12 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:04 pm

Here's a thought, what if Mark couldn't hear Mario over the crowd? Mark already had his head turned away from Mario when he motioned to Mark. I think people are making a bigger deal out of this then they should.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Alta on Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:05 am

f1fan12 wrote:Here's a thought, what if Mark couldn't hear Mario over the crowd? Mark already had his head turned away from Mario when he motioned to Mark. I think people are making a bigger deal out of this then they should.
I doubt it.
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Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:02 pm

Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Ben Atkins wrote:He doesn't. He should, however, show respect.
Why? Mario Andretti is, well, Mario Andretti, but that doesn't mean Webber should stay there and get his picture taken if he doesn't want to. And I highly doubt that the fact that Vettel won even remotely factored into it considering the hundreds of times Webber's had his picture taken with him.
Again it's about being respectful rather then a brat.
You already said that. I'm asking why this should be the case, that Webber should stay there and get a picture taken if he doesn't want to.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Alta on Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:27 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Ben Atkins wrote:He doesn't. He should, however, show respect.
Why? Mario Andretti is, well, Mario Andretti, but that doesn't mean Webber should stay there and get his picture taken if he doesn't want to. And I highly doubt that the fact that Vettel won even remotely factored into it considering the hundreds of times Webber's had his picture taken with him.
Again it's about being respectful rather then a brat.
You already said that. I'm asking why this should be the case, that Webber should stay there and get a picture taken if he doesn't want to.
To not look like a disrespectful asshole.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:14 pm

Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Ben Atkins wrote:He doesn't. He should, however, show respect.
Why? Mario Andretti is, well, Mario Andretti, but that doesn't mean Webber should stay there and get his picture taken if he doesn't want to. And I highly doubt that the fact that Vettel won even remotely factored into it considering the hundreds of times Webber's had his picture taken with him.
Again it's about being respectful rather then a brat.
You already said that. I'm asking why this should be the case, that Webber should stay there and get a picture taken if he doesn't want to.
To not look like a disrespectful asshole.
... so? Why is that such an important thing? That it should take precedence over whatever Webber wants to do?
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by RealRacer4 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:14 pm

So is there a legitimate source about what actually happened on the podium? Because I'm not taking a stance until I know for sure what went on instead of relying on some gif from imgur.

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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Alta on Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:33 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Ben Atkins wrote:He doesn't. He should, however, show respect.
Why? Mario Andretti is, well, Mario Andretti, but that doesn't mean Webber should stay there and get his picture taken if he doesn't want to. And I highly doubt that the fact that Vettel won even remotely factored into it considering the hundreds of times Webber's had his picture taken with him.
Again it's about being respectful rather then a brat.
You already said that. I'm asking why this should be the case, that Webber should stay there and get a picture taken if he doesn't want to.
To not look like a disrespectful asshole.
... so? Why is that such an important thing? That it should take precedence over whatever Webber wants to do?
Professionalism.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:50 pm

[quote="Alta"]
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Again it's about being respectful rather then a brat.
You already said that. I'm asking why this should be the case, that Webber should stay there and get a picture taken if he doesn't want to.
To not look like a disrespectful asshole.
... so? Why is that such an important thing? That it should take precedence over whatever Webber wants to do?
Professionalism.
And so declining to have your picture taken means Webber is unprofessional, is that what you're getting at?
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Alta on Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:51 pm

RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Again it's about being respectful rather then a brat.
You already said that. I'm asking why this should be the case, that Webber should stay there and get a picture taken if he doesn't want to.
To not look like a disrespectful asshole.
... so? Why is that such an important thing? That it should take precedence over whatever Webber wants to do?
Professionalism.
And so declining to have your picture taken means Webber is unprofessional, is that what you're getting at?
Yes...Actually makes a who lot of sense considering who it was.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by f1fan12 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Again it's about being respectful rather then a brat.
You already said that. I'm asking why this should be the case, that Webber should stay there and get a picture taken if he doesn't want to.
To not look like a disrespectful asshole.
... so? Why is that such an important thing? That it should take precedence over whatever Webber wants to do?
Professionalism.
And so declining to have your picture taken means Webber is unprofessional, is that what you're getting at?
Yes...Actually makes a who lot of sense considering who it was.
Mario, shmario. Maybe he see's Mario the same way I do, overrated. I really don't know why people make such a big deal about him. He won an Indy 500, so did Gil De Ferran. Ok I'll give him the Daytona 500, as well. Any competent racing driver could win the F1 Championship in that Lotus which could run circles around everyone else. So I personally don't see what the big deal is about Mario. I think there were better racers in Indycar, and Formula 1 the same time that he was racing.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Sparkz47 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:57 pm

f1fan12 wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Again it's about being respectful rather then a brat.
You already said that. I'm asking why this should be the case, that Webber should stay there and get a picture taken if he doesn't want to.
To not look like a disrespectful asshole.
... so? Why is that such an important thing? That it should take precedence over whatever Webber wants to do?
Professionalism.
And so declining to have your picture taken means Webber is unprofessional, is that what you're getting at?
Yes...Actually makes a who lot of sense considering who it was.
Mario, shmario. Maybe he see's Mario the same way I do, overrated. I really don't know why people make such a big deal about him. He won an Indy 500, so did Gil De Ferran. Ok I'll give him the Daytona 500, as well. Any competent racing driver could win the F1 Championship in that Lotus which could run circles around everyone else. So I personally don't see what the big deal is about Mario. I think there were better racers in Indycar, and Formula 1 the same time that he was racing.
Look, I don't know all about this vendetta you seem to have against Mario Andretti, but Mark Webber is a driver in the most popular racing series in the world. He got to the podium in one of the biggest markets for racing, which F1 are currently attempting to reclaim, and he is approached by one of the greatest legends in American racing to take one picture. Literally all he has to do is stand there for, like, five seconds, wave, and leave. But no, he has to burn his little bridges and say "Screw my commitments as a figure in the public eye! See you in sports cars, biotches!"
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by f1fan12 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:00 am

Sparkz47 wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:
Alta wrote:
RetrogradeRenegade wrote:Again it's about being respectful rather then a brat.
You already said that. I'm asking why this should be the case, that Webber should stay there and get a picture taken if he doesn't want to.
To not look like a disrespectful asshole.
... so? Why is that such an important thing? That it should take precedence over whatever Webber wants to do?
Professionalism.
And so declining to have your picture taken means Webber is unprofessional, is that what you're getting at?
Yes...Actually makes a who lot of sense considering who it was.
Mario, shmario. Maybe he see's Mario the same way I do, overrated. I really don't know why people make such a big deal about him. He won an Indy 500, so did Gil De Ferran. Ok I'll give him the Daytona 500, as well. Any competent racing driver could win the F1 Championship in that Lotus which could run circles around everyone else. So I personally don't see what the big deal is about Mario. I think there were better racers in Indycar, and Formula 1 the same time that he was racing.
Look, I don't know all about this vendetta you seem to have against Mario Andretti, but Mark Webber is a driver in the most popular racing series in the world. He got to the podium in one of the biggest markets for racing, which F1 are currently attempting to reclaim, and he is approached by one of the greatest legends in American racing to take one picture. Literally all he has to do is stand there for, like, five seconds, wave, and leave. But no, he has to burn his little bridges and say "Screw my commitments as a figure in the public eye! See you in sports cars, biotches!"
It isn't a vendetta, I just don't see him as god of Motorsports. I think drivers like AJ Foyt, Rick Mears, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Al Unser Sr, are better than Andretti. Andretti only won one CART Championship... Plus he acts like a know-it-all. (See his comments about the 2014 Schedule) I just don't make him out to be this huge legend everyone thinks he is.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Milan655 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:28 pm

Andretti won in F1, CART, Nascar...not to mention he beat Peterson in equal machinery in 1978..
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Alta on Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:20 pm

He's one of two Americans to ever win the F1 championship. Not a legend? Give me a break.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by f1fan12 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:53 pm

Milan655 wrote:Andretti won in F1, CART, Nascar...not to mention he beat Peterson in equal machinery in 1978..
While they did have equal equipment, Peterson died with 3 races to go! His Daytona 500 finishes were nothing spectacular outside of his win... And he won the CART championship ONE TIME!!!

He's one of two Americans to ever win the F1 championship. Not a legend? Give me a break.
He won the championship in a car that was so revolutionary a monkey could win in it... With something like 4 races to go, only the two Lotus cars could win the title. And Mario locked it up once Peterson died! Granted, he was beating Peterson in points at the time, however Peterson had two of his best tracks left, Monza and Watkins Glen. Hell, the Lotus was so good, that Peterson still finished 2nd in points despite dying with 3 races to go! Excluding 1977 and 1978, which Lotus had a huge advantage due to Ground Effects... Mario only has won 2 RACES, 1971 South Africa, and 1976 Japan.   Mario Andretti had 19 wins in Indycar... to compare that, Dario Franchitti has had 21 in the Izod Indycar Series, and 10 in CART/Champ Car. His best finish in the Daytona 500 outside of his win was 29th! If anything, Mario was A VERY hit-and-miss driver!


I think Mark Donohue and Peter Revson could have won F1 Championship had they not have died. Plus I have to give credit to Dan Gurney, who won an F1 Race in a car he PERSONALLY BUILT!
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Alta on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:17 pm

Still doesn't change the fact he's a legend in this part of the world.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:11 pm

Milan655 wrote:Andretti won in F1, CART, Nascar...not to mention he beat Peterson in equal machinery in 1978..
"Equal machinery"!? Please. It's well-known that Chapman favoured Andretti over Peterson, even going as far as to make Peterson use the older and less competitive 78 at Monza when Andretti's spare 79 was sitting around unused.

Alta wrote:Still doesn't change the fact he's a legend in this part of the world.
So what? Should an American driver race in Australia, should they be beholden to someone like Jack Brabham or Dick Johnson?
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by Alta on Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:18 pm

If an American did it to an Australian legend it would be equally as disrespectful. I don't know what's so hard to understand about this...It's about having manners rather than be a twat cause you don't like your teammate, Mark could go out of the team respectful and then complain about how they screwed him over, But because he can't deal with his teammate's sucess, he'd rather snub someone who is viewed (No matter WHAT YOU THINK PERSONALLY) in the public's eye as one of its greats, which makes him look like a total asshole.

Personally...I'm looking forward to Brazil.
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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by PackerMan71 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:28 pm

I think I'll leave this here... Razz 

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Re: 2013 United States Grand Prix - Formula One

Post by bigdc48 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:32 am

I'm gonna side with Alta on this. It's fine to walk away from your teammate because you don't like him, but for you to do that when you have probably the greatest driver of any discipline of all-time and not take a photo with him for walking out in that state is just borderline disrespectful and classless.
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