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Post by BWardboy88 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:50 am

The 2014 Formula One Season is now almost halfway through, as our next stop is at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. Last year brought some controversy into the race as a certain kerb on the track was causing problems for the tyres. 4 drivers suffered tire blowouts during the race such as Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Jean-Eric Vergne, and Sergio Perez. The race was ultimately won by Mercedes' Nico Rosberg, who currently leads the championship by 29 points ahead of his teammate Hamilton. After the troubles last years race, hopefully now it won't happen again on Sunday.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:08 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:After the troubles last years race, hopefully now it won't happen again on Sunday.

It won't. Pirelli have had enough of being bitched at for doing what they were told to do in the first place, and bringing regular old race tyres that are much harder than in previous years.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by BWardboy88 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:30 pm

A few headlines heading into the weekend:

Monza may be taken off the Calendar after 2015

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/114743

Eccelstone 'begging' for the big teams to get a third car.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/114744
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Milan655 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:32 pm

Was hoping to be there but couldn't organise passes sadly..

In other news:
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/114743
http://www.gazzetta.it/Formula-1/01-07-2014/f1-ecclestone-saluta-monza-dopo-2016-bye-bye-801096951006.shtml

Fucking beautiful.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by bsoyuz on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:35 pm

WHAT THE HELL ECCLESTONE.There's no freaking reason for him to do that. Fail
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Lucstar88 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:44 pm

I like Monza, one of my favorite tracks of all-time (Thanks GT5) Razz
It's a shame it's going to be left off the schedule
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Alta on Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:16 pm

Taking Monza off the schedule is F1's equivalent to when Nascar took the Southern 500 away. Ecclestone will get major backlash if he does it.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by RealRacer4 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:55 pm

It was bad enough when F1 took the French GP and almost the British GP off the schedule. But this...this is taking it a little too far. No

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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by bigdc48 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:08 am

Monza off the schedule? # No 
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by navycook75 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:33 am

Just keep in mind that this is the same person who couldn't figure out how get though a revolving door.

It's chances of getting off the schedule is the same as New Jersey staying on the schedule.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by NeverNeutral on Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:03 pm

Caterham has been sold to Swiss and Middle Eastern investors, led by Colin Kolles. Christijan Albers is the new team principal.

http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/843201/27fc005510/ARCHIVE
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Alpineopossum on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:30 pm

NeverNeutral wrote:Caterham has been sold to Swiss and Middle Eastern investors, led by Colin Kolles. Christijan Albers is the new team principal.

http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/843201/27fc005510/ARCHIVE

From what I hear the team may eventually be renamed "Forza Rossa", a Romanian Ferrari and Lotus importer that is backing the effort (as well as the Lotus P1 car if I'm not mistaken).
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by BWardboy88 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:26 am

More news this weekend:

Lotus have officially signed a deal to use Mercedes engines in 2015.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/114818
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by BWardboy88 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:28 am

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/114819

Also, the FIA has warned drivers that they will be more strict and will have no tolerance whatsoever about them running wide and gaining an advantage during a qualifying run. If this happens, like with a driver's during Qualifying in Austria, they will be immediately stripped of their lap if they do so.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by BWardboy88 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:24 am

Both the Williams', both the Ferrari's and both the Caterham's knocked out of Q1.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by crl on Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:09 am

Well, Hamilton choked at the end of Q3, and Rosberg took the pole from Vettel at the death. Button and Hulkenberg make up Row 2, then Magnussen and Hamilton.

Also, reports are now coming through saying Lotus and Mercedes have agreed to an engine deal for next year.

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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by FlashRod4 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:26 am

Vettel 2nd, Hamilton 6th

Hulkenberg 4th, Perez 7th, Bianchi 12th, Chilton 13th
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Milan655 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:26 pm

So Marussia are the highest qualified Ferrari powered team..
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by RyanB06 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:44 pm

Maldolan didn't have enough fuel in his car after qualifying, so his 15th-place effort goes for naught. He'll start 20th.

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2014/7/16049.html
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by BWardboy88 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:57 pm

A few notes after Qualifying:

Both Caterham's allowed to race despite failing to make the 107% cut-off, Max Chilton gets a 5-place grid penalty after a Gearbox Change following Practice 3, and as Ryan said, Pastor Maldonado gets dumped back to 20th for not having enough fuel in his car for qualifying.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Alta on Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:15 am

Kimi just had a big wreck on the first lap collecting Massa as well. Red flag with safety car restart afterwards.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Milan655 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:26 am

Repairs to armco so will be a long red.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by BWardboy88 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:31 am

Glad Raikkonen's okay, that crash scared me a lot. If that happened at least 15 to 20 years ago, he would've been seriously hurt or dead.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Mother of Invention on Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:42 am

I guess you could say *Puts on shades* Kimi didn't know what he was doing.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by conrail1990 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:27 am

Mother of Invention wrote:I guess you could say *Puts on shades* Kimi didn't know what he was doing.
Because Kimi totally knew they was a drainage ditch buried on the grass...
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by BWardboy88 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:59 am

Oh Mercedes, y u do dis?
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Post by BWardboy88 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:36 am

Hamilton wins, Bottas 2nd, and Ricciardo 3rd.
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Post by FlashRod4 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:39 am

FIA wrote:FIA promises zero tolerance on F1 track limits.

Vettel had all four off at least 4 times.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by BWardboy88 on Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:45 am

Also, I think Alonso needs to wear nappies for the next race in case he cries again.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Milan655 on Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:31 am

conrail1990 wrote:
Mother of Invention wrote:I guess you could say *Puts on shades* Kimi didn't know what he was doing.
Because Kimi totally knew they was a drainage ditch buried on the grass...
Indeed he should have done. This is why drivers conduct a track walk on the Wednesday of every grand prix.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:47 am

Milan655 wrote:
conrail1990 wrote:
Mother of Invention wrote:I guess you could say *Puts on shades* Kimi didn't know what he was doing.
Because Kimi totally knew they was a drainage ditch buried on the grass...
Indeed he should have done. This is why drivers conduct a track walk on the Wednesday of every grand prix.
I don't think many drivers look at what's off track, especially that far down a straight away.
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Re: 2014 British Grand Prix

Post by Veni Vidi Voeckler on Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:32 am

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
Milan655 wrote:
conrail1990 wrote:
Mother of Invention wrote:I guess you could say *Puts on shades* Kimi didn't know what he was doing.
Because Kimi totally knew they was a drainage ditch buried on the grass...
Indeed he should have done. This is why drivers conduct a track walk on the Wednesday of every grand prix.
I don't think many drivers look at what's off track, especially that far down a straight away.
The smart ones certainly do - I've seen clips of drivers kneeling down next to the track limits to inspect the edge of the track for height changes in rumble strips and so on. Sometimes the height difference, instead of causing spins and so on, rub off on the sidewall of the tyre and can cause a slow puncture, depending on the construction of the run-off.

The best drivers are aware of these things, the lazy ones who don't check get punished for it. Just look at Kimi at Interlagos 2012 - he didn't know the escape road at the second-to-last turn was closed off, because his information was old. It was open in previous years but not in 2012, and he hadn't elected to check, whereas others had, and those drivers elected to turn back around on the grass when making similar mistakes to Kimi at that turn.
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