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#151 DrDickAction

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:04 PM

I don't need a tabloid article to lessen my opinion of him.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 04:29 AM

Alonso qualified 5th for Indy :cool:

That's after they had to do an engine change on his car 2 hour before qualifying :rofl:

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 04:43 AM

Alonso qualified 5th for Indy :cool:

That's after they had to do an engine change on his car 2 hour before qualifying :rofl:


Just trying to make him feel at home. :o

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 06:07 AM

Alonso qualified 5th for Indy :cool:

That's after they had to do an engine change on his car 2 hour before qualifying :rofl:

 

It was producing too much power too, that's a novelty for him.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:12 PM

Nicky :(

 

https://www.motorspo.../hayden-909249/



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:12 AM

I'm very confused by the circumstances - was he on a bicycle?



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:58 AM

Normal training, he was cycling in Italy near his home base. Car took him out.

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Snapped his bike into pieces.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:23 AM

RIP Nicky :wtc:  



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:11 PM

Honda admits the current MGU-H design on its Formula 1 engine is only strong enough to last two races, after suffering more "unacceptable" reliability problems at the Monaco Grand Prix.


https://www.motorspo...o-races-911390/

Well there's your problem....

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:56 PM

Kimi looked like Ricciardo in last years podium ceremony...  



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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:56 PM

Ohhh yeah and SATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo!



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Posted 28 May 2017 - 11:43 PM

And Alonso let down by another Honda engine. Damn it Jimmy, get your shit together and go back to Honda.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 11:48 PM

Also, did Alonso complete more laps at Indy compared to the season in F1 so far?

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 01:49 AM

I would bet top 5 or DNF. Don't think he'd settle for just finishing..


Well he was on course for a top 5. Pretty accurate prediction if I must say...

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:02 PM

I may actually get to watch a race this weekend :wiggle:



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 04:16 PM

I may actually get to watch a race this weekend :wiggle:

Fernando got this dnf

We need to kart sometime, its been a really long time.  Maybe one of these days we can go up to Sonoma for karting instead...



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:13 PM

Honda 



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:27 AM

Perez....



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:33 PM

that was interesting until max's failure. Where's Serg headed next year? Kimi's seat?

 

Down for karting, sonoma or fremont.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:57 PM

Ok, what's the story with Honda.  Why are they so far behind in the engine development race?  Japanese Pride?

It's like watching Toyota F1, just the 2nd iteration .... and being a Honda fanboi, this is becoming painful when they can't even get a new spec motor to the grid as scheduled.  



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:10 AM

Well remember their last stab at this was the Earth Dreams, pre-BrawnGP days... the last time Honda was any good was BAR time period and that was like what, 15-20 years ago?

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:35 AM

Speaking of Toyota, how bout that lap by Kamui at Le Mans!!!



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:41 AM

Ok, what's the story with Honda.  Why are they so far behind in the engine development race?  Japanese Pride?

It's like watching Toyota F1, just the 2nd iteration .... and being a Honda fanboi, this is becoming painful when they can't even get a new spec motor to the grid as scheduled.  

 

I don't remember how bad Toyota engines were when they entered in 2002 was it? but they certainly weren't awful for most of the time I remember watching.

 

Even remember reading an interview with Patrick Head when Williams switched from Cosworth for 2007 and commenting how much better and more modern the Toyota lump was.

 

 

Well remember their last stab at this was the Earth Dreams, pre-BrawnGP days... the last time Honda was any good was BAR time period and that was like what, 15-20 years ago?

 

There is a long interview here which is pretty interesting, I think within the first 20 mins they talk about Ross joining Honda and pointing out that they were considerably behind Ferrari on the engine side.

 

 

Last time they were good was probably early 90s?



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:41 AM

I remember the Suzuka specials that Button and Sato would get. Way too much HP, just for a race, assuming it didn't blow up during the race. Or the special qualifying engines.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:47 PM

Also, watching LeMans on the FoxSports Go app ftw.
No commercial breaks, just have it plugged into the lightning to hdmi dongle, good to go.




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