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Post by lardbucket on Thu May 03, 2018 5:20 pm

good point about the no refuelling these days ... too bad if you pick up a puncture while the safety car is out

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Post by Bradman on Thu May 03, 2018 6:15 pm

And that's where you're most likely to puncture through debris. I know its an ohs issue but refuelling added some spice to the race.
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Post by lardbucket on Thu May 03, 2018 7:22 pm

I remember Verstappen's old man having a refuelling issue in a GP some years ago ... lucky not to be burned alive

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Post by Bradman on Thu May 03, 2018 7:55 pm

You can probably YouTube a dozen such incidents. I'll wear the refueling restrictions in return for..................who the fark am i kidding, most of the rules have made it safer for everyone.
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Post by beamer on Fri May 04, 2018 5:00 am

The Jos Verstappen incident was in the first year they introduced refuelling in that era I think (the 1994 season where everything that could go wrong, did). There were very few incidents after that and they kept it for around 20 years. In removing it they had to introduce tyres that degraded artificially quickly or otherwise every race would have been a zero-stop procession.

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Post by lardbucket on Fri May 04, 2018 5:55 am

ĎHello, Pirrelli? Bernie here. We need shit tyres for F1 next year, thought Iíd call you chapsí.

Probably went something like that.

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Post by beamer on Fri May 04, 2018 6:00 am

Shit, Super-Shit, Ultra-Shit and the new addition to the range, Hyper-Shit...

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Post by tricycle on Sun May 13, 2018 9:16 pm

Grosjean absolutely sucking right now.

Edit: although, to be fair, he was trying to avoid Magnussen this time around.

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Post by beamer on Mon May 14, 2018 12:47 am

tricycle wrote:Grosjean absolutely sucking right now.

Edit: although, to be fair, he was trying to avoid Magnussen this time around.
He didnít need to accelerate and wheel-spin creating a cloud of smoke as he spun back across the track though. An extremely dangerous situation, it was lucky that he only collected two other cars and that there were no injuries, could have been utter carnage (like that one in Belgium I think in the 90s in the rain involving Coulthard where about half the field piled up off the start line).

Comfortable for Lewis and Mercedes at the front as the rain held off. Ferrari cost Vettel at least one place with a poorly executed/timed pit stop.

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Post by tricycle on Fri May 18, 2018 1:08 pm

He really should be dumped for a period. At least 4 bad drivers on the grid this season.

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Post by lardbucket on Fri May 18, 2018 3:57 pm

Itís always bad when valour is grossly disproportionate to skill.

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Post by beamer on Sat May 19, 2018 1:44 am

tricycle wrote:He really should be dumped for a period. At least 4 bad drivers on the grid this season.
Who are the other muppets then? I guess Williams have a fairly weak line-up, although Stroll sometimes shows flashes of potential to suggest heís more than a pay driver.

Bring back Crashtor Maldonado...

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Post by lardbucket on Sun May 20, 2018 5:50 pm

Monaco next weekend.

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Post by beamer on Sun May 20, 2018 6:07 pm

Recipe for carnage given what weíve seen so far this season... overtime pay in prospect for the safety car driver.

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Post by JGK Yesterday at 11:58 am

Danny Ric on pole at Monaco. Hamilton will obviously win.

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Post by Big Dog Yesterday at 11:06 pm

Great race by Dan the man
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Post by skully Today at 3:48 am

Aye, quality driving in a car that was underpowered for most of the race.
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Post by Dello Today at 4:02 am

Has there ever been a more stark distinction between the hype of an event and the actual reality of it?

The Monaco Grand Prix is always promoted as F1's glamour race, but it's always total shite. A procession of cars too big for the tiny roads, tip-toeing around, trying to avoid the barriers.

It's how I imagine a GP series would look if it were exclusively raced by pensioners on mobility scooters.

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Post by Bradman Today at 4:52 am

Aye. Balls to the wall during qualifying, get pole and try not to crash. Had the other teams blown their tyre budget.
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Post by Big Dog Today at 6:50 am

Big Dog wrote:Great race by Dan the man

Will Power also won the Indy 500
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Post by Bradman Today at 6:55 am

Big Dog wrote:
Big Dog wrote:Great race by Dan the man

Will Power also won the Indy 500

you've got admire a guy who knows where fourth gear is and turn left.
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Post by JGK Today at 7:29 am

Bradman wrote:
Big Dog wrote:
Big Dog wrote:Great race by Dan the man

Will Power also won the Indy 500

you've got admire a guy who knows where fourth gear is and turn left.

To be fair, heís doing it nearly 400 kmh.

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Post by Bradman Today at 7:51 am

I've gone ridiculously fast too. straight line no traffic. used to set the cruise control at 200 at hayes ck and set the alarm to wake me in twenty minutes before i hit adelaide river and the sixty zone. and my vehicle wasn't engineered to slow down in a hurry.
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Post by lardbucket Today at 7:56 am

Balladonia to Norseman is another incredibly straight bit of road where it starts to feel as though you're not moving, and could step out of the car, once you drop below 180 kph

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Post by Bradman Today at 8:12 am

the only problem being if some dickhead kid in daddy's porker is coming the other way.
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