BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board
 
Racewerkz Engineering
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-20-2007, 08:40 AM   #45
FrankoQ
Deny everything
 
FrankoQ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Laurel, MD

Posts: 11,293
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to FrankoQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by theVUmaster View Post
Glad to see some F1 enthusiast here on the forum. That kid Hamilton was great. Kimi won the race cleanly but that kid was impressive. Did you guys see that crash near the end? crazy, almost took his head off man.
Alex almost got his head cut off.
David of course went to apologize for almost killing him.

Now we wait 3 weeks for the next race?
__________________

I need a drink

FrankoQ is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 11:24 AM   #46
Ghunger
Major
 
Ghunger's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Seattle, WA

Posts: 1,025
iTrader: (0)

Ya, what's the deal with the 3 week wait. They probably already have the stuff air freighted to Malaysia. I know for the Nort American races they send shipping containers with gear and extra stuff months ahead of time and only air freight the last few mods and such the week of the GP.
__________________

330i Monaco Blue, Terra /w aluminum trim, SP, PP, CA, PDC, Nav, Folding Seats, Sat Prep
European Delivery Blog
Picture Gallery
Ghunger is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 11:31 AM   #47
txusa03
Major General
 
Drives: TS330iPPSP6MT
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Planet Earth

Posts: 6,567
iTrader: (2)

I need to get a closer look at the new bmw chassis/body mold...
__________________
under construction!
txusa03 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 11:39 AM   #48
KL2DC
Moderator
 
KL2DC's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 328i, E85 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DC Metro

Posts: 17,752
iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2011 E90 328i  [0.00]
2006 E85 Z4 3.0i  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to KL2DC
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingFinn View Post
Just give him some booze and I guarantee you'll see emotion.


Just read this...

I hate Kimi speeches, but I was surprised to see his air punching as he crossed the finish line, is something new to him. Still he ran a good clean race, I was quite impressed.

I have high hopes for Lewis Hamilton for the season.
__________________

Official DC Metro Registry - Current, New & Prospective Area Members Roll Call!
KL2DC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 11:52 AM   #49
FrankoQ
Deny everything
 
FrankoQ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Laurel, MD

Posts: 11,293
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to FrankoQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by KL2DC View Post


Just read this...

I hate Kimi speeches, but I was surprised to see his air punching as he crossed the finish line, is something new to him. Still he ran a good clean race, I was quite impressed.

I have high hopes for Lewis Hamilton for the season.
Notice him on the podium?
he drank from the bottle before doing the spraying.
maybe he should take longer sips until the bottle is half empty, then do the spraying, and then go to press conference.

Donny we should plan a road trip to Indi.
__________________

I need a drink

FrankoQ is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 11:52 AM   #50
teknochild
Your resident 4um troll
 
teknochild's Avatar
 
Drives: 335 coupe
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: fl

Posts: 2,021
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghunger View Post
Ya, what's the deal with the 3 week wait. They probably already have the stuff air freighted to Malaysia. I know for the Nort American races they send shipping containers with gear and extra stuff months ahead of time and only air freight the last few mods and such the week of the GP.
theres a lot of practice and testing between the races...
__________________
RAWRrrrr
teknochild is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 11:55 AM   #51
KL2DC
Moderator
 
KL2DC's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 328i, E85 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DC Metro

Posts: 17,752
iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2011 E90 328i  [0.00]
2006 E85 Z4 3.0i  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to KL2DC
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankoQ View Post
Notice him on the podium?
he drank from the bottle before doing the spraying.
maybe he should take longer sips until the bottle is half empty, then do the spraying, and then go to press conference.

Donny we should plan a road trip to Indi.
Sure why not?

I missed so many opps to catch the F1 circus in Sepang

Wrt Kimi, I am curious to see how he'll develop personally under Jean Todt. Alonso is definitely the more polished of the podium winners, his demeanour is almost Schumacher-ish. Sure miss hearing the german anthem at the podium though.
__________________

Official DC Metro Registry - Current, New & Prospective Area Members Roll Call!
KL2DC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 02:44 PM   #52
FrankoQ
Deny everything
 
FrankoQ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Laurel, MD

Posts: 11,293
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to FrankoQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by KL2DC View Post
Sure why not?

I missed so many opps to catch the F1 circus in Sepang

Wrt Kimi, I am curious to see how he'll develop personally under Jean Todt. Alonso is definitely the more polished of the podium winners, his demeanour is almost Schumacher-ish. Sure miss hearing the german anthem at the podium though.
You'll hear it if the Beemer is more reliable.
Heidfield might surprise us or "handsome" kubika. haha.
__________________

I need a drink

FrankoQ is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 02:50 PM   #53
KL2DC
Moderator
 
KL2DC's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 328i, E85 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DC Metro

Posts: 17,752
iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2011 E90 328i  [0.00]
2006 E85 Z4 3.0i  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to KL2DC
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankoQ View Post
Heidfield might surprise us or "handsome" kubika. haha.
I was laughing at this week's Autoweek magazine's 'seperated at birth' section on how similar Kubica looks to South Park's Timmy It was funny and mean...
Attached Images
  
__________________

Official DC Metro Registry - Current, New & Prospective Area Members Roll Call!
KL2DC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 02:53 PM   #54
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
 
shimshimhada's Avatar
 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

Posts: 4,839
iTrader: (2)

I would be awesome at the post-race interview, if I were a F1 Driver.

"Yeah, I totally owned these two (points to both sides). I ROCK!"
shimshimhada is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 02:54 PM   #55
KL2DC
Moderator
 
KL2DC's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 328i, E85 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DC Metro

Posts: 17,752
iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2011 E90 328i  [0.00]
2006 E85 Z4 3.0i  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to KL2DC
Quote:
Originally Posted by shimshimhada View Post
I would be awesome at the post-race interview, if I were a F1 Driver.

"Yeah, I totally owned these two (points to both sides). I ROCK!"


Phu-lease this is F1 not Nascar
__________________

Official DC Metro Registry - Current, New & Prospective Area Members Roll Call!
KL2DC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:02 PM   #56
txusa03
Major General
 
Drives: TS330iPPSP6MT
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Planet Earth

Posts: 6,567
iTrader: (2)

So i am going to venture and ask this question which might sparked a nuclear reaction. Kimi won the race in his first ever Ferrari. And we know how dominant Ferrari has been. I know Alonso won the last 2 champions. But Alonso was right there again in second place for this race. So, is Kimi really that good or is it the Ferrari? Why are ppl giving Kimi so much credit and it is only his first race in a Ferrari or maybe I am

Would someone shine some light on this matter.
__________________
under construction!
txusa03 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:06 PM   #57
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
 
shimshimhada's Avatar
 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

Posts: 4,839
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by txusa03 View Post
So i am going to venture and ask this question which might sparked a nuclear reaction. Kimi won the race in his first ever Ferrari. And we know how dominant Ferrari has been. I know Alonso won the last 2 champions. But Alonso was right there again in second place for this race. So, is Kimi really that good or is it the Ferrari? Why are ppl giving Kimi so much credit and it is only his first race in a Ferrari or maybe I am

Would someone shine some light on this matter.
Cause Kimi won by freaking seven seconds! I mean the Ferraris are no doubt top machines, but MP4-22s are nearly as quick, if not just as fast.
shimshimhada is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:08 PM   #58
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
 
shimshimhada's Avatar
 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

Posts: 4,839
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by KL2DC View Post


Phu-lease this is F1 not Nascar
I hate how reserved the drivers are when they are interviewed, even Alonso is like that. Hamilton showed some signs of being human though. It would be hilarious if Kimi was like Ferrari pwns you.
shimshimhada is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:11 PM   #59
- Paul -
Major General
 
- Paul -'s Avatar
 
Drives: see above.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK

Posts: 7,271
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2005 320D SE  [5.00]
2005 645  [4.50]
Quote:
Originally Posted by txusa03 View Post
So i am going to venture and ask this question which might sparked a nuclear reaction. Kimi won the race in his first ever Ferrari. And we know how dominant Ferrari has been. I know Alonso won the last 2 champions. But Alonso was right there again in second place for this race. So, is Kimi really that good or is it the Ferrari? Why are ppl giving Kimi so much credit and it is only his first race in a Ferrari or maybe I am

Would someone shine some light on this matter.
Both Kimi and Ferrari are good! - Hence the result - team sport.
__________________
- Paul - is online now   England
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:27 PM   #60
KL2DC
Moderator
 
KL2DC's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 328i, E85 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DC Metro

Posts: 17,752
iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2011 E90 328i  [0.00]
2006 E85 Z4 3.0i  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to KL2DC
There was never any doubt over whether Kimi is fast. The doubt was his consistency, his ability to be a team player, his maturity/professionalism and his luck (always an important factor).

Kimi's first outing is an impressive one for fans as it helped answer the many questions. He ran a good clean and consistent race. This also shows that he has made some ways on gelling with the team. He seems to have formed a relationship with Jean Todt and Schumi's race engineer and he seems to be comfortable with the team and vice versa.

But beyond Kimi, Ferrari's new car is looking good save for Massa's mechanical problems. I say the Ferrari is back on pace. Their controversial long wheel base configuration seems to be paying off in terms of tire wear.
__________________

Official DC Metro Registry - Current, New & Prospective Area Members Roll Call!
KL2DC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:31 PM   #61
obLu
Major
 
obLu's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i 6MT ZSP
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kirkland, WA, USA

Posts: 1,161
iTrader: (1)

I don't see Kimi as a "team" driver. Seemed kind of like he was sand-bagging Massa and then waiting to show his true pace. My feeling is that Kimi will continue the season winning as many races as he possibly can and not give a rats ass about the constructor's championship.

Too early to say, but I think it'll be a battle between Kimi and Alonso for driver's. But that the constructor's will easily go to McLaren. Kimi will be to erratic in his search for himself that he won't bring home points when needed.

Which is fine. F1 needs an unapologetic self centered *driver* again.

I'm hoping for great things from Lewis since he can actually communicate emotion without feeling the need to be robotic.
obLu is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:35 PM   #62
KL2DC
Moderator
 
KL2DC's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 328i, E85 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DC Metro

Posts: 17,752
iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2011 E90 328i  [0.00]
2006 E85 Z4 3.0i  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to KL2DC
oblu +1 on Lewis, as mentioned, I have my eyes on him.

I also agree that McLaren will have a good chance at the constructor's this year, the Alonso & Hamilton team will ensure many consistent points.

As you mentioned, its too early to tell. From Australia, it looks like Kimi is getting along well with the Ferrari team, better at least than he was at McLaren. This is important as Ferrari is an 'emotional' team. Under Jean Todt's stewardship and the new car, I won't doubt a consistent performance by Kimi for 2007.
__________________

Official DC Metro Registry - Current, New & Prospective Area Members Roll Call!
KL2DC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:40 PM   #63
obLu
Major
 
obLu's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i 6MT ZSP
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kirkland, WA, USA

Posts: 1,161
iTrader: (1)

Australia's always wacky. This year is the only one I can remember where the people that should ended up on the podium. Wasn't a Toyota actually up there last year?
obLu is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:41 PM   #64
HRC
MAUI BUILT
 
HRC's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i MT
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NORCAL

Posts: 7,779
iTrader: (10)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to HRC
Ferrari is my pick, but damn, if the season opener is any clue, this year's grid will be very tight!

Danny
__________________
Arctic/Blk Leather/Alum.Trim/MT/ZSP/Sunshades/Blk Lines/M3 Illuminated Knob/Alcantara Performance Wheel/M-E-Brake Handle/Euro Fog Switch/Koni Yellows/H&R Sport Springs/19" VMR V718's w/PS2 Tires/M-Tech Body Kit/Carbon Fiber Spoiler/Bimmian Interior Bulbs/OEM Eye Glass Tray/SSK/Alcantara Boot/Split Armrest/OEM Dual Rear Power Outlets/Rear Ashtray Delete/OEM Alum. Pedals/Osram 6000K/Brex Rings/LED Side Markers/BMS Power Box
HRC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:46 PM   #65
KL2DC
Moderator
 
KL2DC's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 328i, E85 Z4 3.0i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DC Metro

Posts: 17,752
iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2011 E90 328i  [0.00]
2006 E85 Z4 3.0i  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to KL2DC
Quote:
Originally Posted by obLu View Post
Australia's always wacky. This year is the only one I can remember where the people that should ended up on the podium. Wasn't a Toyota actually up there last year?
I believe so, the next round at Sepang will be the first real indication of the new car's reliability as well as tire economies. The heat in Sepang will also filter out the stronger drivers. But pretty much this season's openers is in line with most people's expectations/speculations.
__________________

Official DC Metro Registry - Current, New & Prospective Area Members Roll Call!
KL2DC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2007, 03:48 PM   #66
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
 
shimshimhada's Avatar
 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

Posts: 4,839
iTrader: (2)

They need to replace Coulthard with me.
shimshimhada is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST