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#51 Dr. Jimmmah!

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:45 PM

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Big updates planned for Ferrari in Barcelona and the rest of the teams I guess but Ferrari has made a real step up in China. What the hell is wrong with Mclaren these past two years? inb4nohamilton

No elite driver. Every time I can recall them having success, at least one of their drivers was one of the special ones. Jens is good, but he's not at the same level as Alonso, Kimi, Hamilton, Hakkinen, Senna, Prost, Lauda, etc.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:18 PM

No elite driver. Every time I can recall them having success, at least one of their drivers was one of the special ones. Jens is good, but he's not at the same level as Alonso, Kimi, Hamilton, Hakkinen, Senna, Prost, Lauda, etc.


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Kimi at McLaren should've won at least one, if not two titles, but the car kept breaking down. Way to fragile. Jensen at BrawnGP lucked into a great car compared to all those years under Honda rule, and it just happened to catch all the other teams off guard with the double diffuser... By the time the other teams caught up, Jensen had to great of a points lead. Jensens the guy you want on your team as a number two... Great with the fans, consistent points, good with sponsors, but he's not an elite driver compared to Lewis, Alonso or Kimi for this generation. Rosberg is like the pretty boy version of Jensen, good but not great.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:12 PM

We shouldn't forget that Jenson outscored hambone by 24 points over the course of their 3 years together. Lewis is certainly faster, but Jens is certainly less of a headcase.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:59 AM

We shouldn't forget that Jenson outscored hambone by 24 points over the course of their 3 years together. Lewis is certainly faster, but Jens is certainly less of a headcase.


Major JB fanboi here but I have to agree with everything said here. Also, I have a feeling LH had more DNFs than JB, which attributed to Jens scoring more than LH.

But IMO, McLaren's cars have always underperformed relative to their hype for whatever reason. McLaren should easily have another 4 champions between KR, LH, JB alone.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

If Mclaren want Kimi back I'm sure Ferrari will be happy to oblige.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:08 PM

http://www.autoblog....an-in-for-2015/

Who is funding this? :confused:

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:55 PM

Damn old troll keeps selling F1 to countries with no fanbase

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:28 PM

Damn old troll keeps selling F1 to countries with no fanbase

To be fair, we're trading Korea for Azerbaijan. Not like it's Japan or Italy here.


http://www.chinadail...nt_17016338.htm

Drivers, used to being mobbed by fans and autograph hunters at circuits like Monza and Monaco, experienced a quieter weekend for a change.

"You just have to try to draw inspiration from the empty seats," said Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton with a wry grin.

His compatriot and former teammate, Jenson Button, spoke enthusiastically of the food, the scenery and the lack of anything to distract from driving.

But he also missed the buzz of a cheering crowd.

"It's always sad when there are no fans at a race," the 2009 world champion said. "It hasn't really got the South Koreans excited and they don't travel to see the race.

"If you have a full house it makes the atmosphere and makes it a special race.

"This place doesn't have that because no one comes to watch it."



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:00 AM

Oh look... another street circuit...

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:30 PM

and chilton with the fastest time in testing :rofl:

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:43 PM

and chilton with the fastest time in testing :rofl:

roughly speaking, chilton (marussia) on super softs > pic (lotus) on softs = hambone (amg) on mediums.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:56 PM

Caterham doing an early 2000s style 2 laps of fuel + supersoft time attack lap. I'm sure everyone else was actually testing, not trying to make headlines.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:54 PM

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Honda ricebois called, they want their ricey tip back :\

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 06:30 PM

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 08:26 PM

I can't believe they actually put it on a F1 car

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:30 PM

I can't believe they actually put it on a F1 car

It looks more like a "let's put this thing on here to show the world how absurd their logic is" part than an actually well though out part. Other pics show that it looks like they had some spare sheet metal laying around, which they tack welded to a cone and stuck on the back of the exhaust.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:51 PM

I've got an idea, drop the turbo completely, add 2 more cylinders, and increase the rev limits to 20k...

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:58 PM

I've got an idea, drop the turbo completely, add 2 more cylinders, and increase the rev limits to 20k...


4 more cylinders please

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:30 PM

Hey, I've got an idea - how about no regulations on the engine and you give each team to 60 kilos of fuel per race.

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:33 PM

Hey, I've got an idea - how about no regulations on the engine and you give each team to 60 kilos of fuel per race.


Whoa, 60 kilos isn't much, I say keep the current fuel limit, but not the BS flow rate though...

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:51 PM

Whoa, 60 kilos isn't much, I say keep the current fuel limit, but not the BS flow rate though...

60kg is about 21.1gal of gasoline. The cars would need to average about 10mpg. My guess is they would need to up the ERS capacity to meet that. Definitely not impossible though.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 10:34 PM

Even though Marquez has won every race this season, MotoGP has been more fun to watch than F1 for me this year...

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:05 AM

Even though Marquez has won every race this season, MotoGP has been more fun to watch than F1 for me this year...

Rossi getting up to speed is making it great as well. Having MM and Rossi on the podium and it becomes Bro-togp, 2 fast as fuck guys just having fun and dicing it up not afraid to stuff it in. Unlike the Pedro's/Lorenzo/Stoner years where it was a gentlemans agreement type pass and basically a time trial. As impressive as it was, it was rather boring, and if anyone made any mistake or forced pass, the it was a bitch session about safety and how unsportsman like it was.

To keep this F1 related, Nico gave the trophy to 3rd place for this weeks LeMans MotoGP race.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:12 AM

RIP Sir Jack Brabham...

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