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      03-06-2012, 06:04 PM   #331
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RB's domination last year really ruined the fun for me. It was always like Vettel 10+ seconds up ahead in the lead and fight betweeen 2~4th places. It seems like RB8 is real strong again this season. Which sucks. Not to be biased or disrespect, but I wouldn't mind if Vettel ends up in gravel a lot this year. I know I know, harsh, but I just don't like Redbull racing that much.

Any speculations on Ferrari and Mercedes?

I read some articles that Mercedes stepped up the game!!! I was literally yelling when I read that news. I'm not a fan of M.Schumacher, but I do enjoy his aggressive racing style. I hope they can annoy the crap out of the top-3 contenders, especially McLaren. It was fun to watch Hamilton vs Schumacher last year.

What about Ferrari? Anyone think they are just playing game? Heard they are in big trouble, but still have the fastest overall average laptime. Something about being too aggressive on tires unlike last year.


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I think McLaren found their ground a little too late last season, but it carried into this new season. RB8 won't run away with the Constructor's this year IMO.

But who knows...won't find out until the 18th! lol
McLaren did, but exhaust regulation screwed them again, didn't it?
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McLaren did, but exhaust regulation screwed them again, didn't it?
Hamilton won one of the early races (china I think) and Button won in Canada relatively early in the season as well.

They were competitive initially
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Don't forget in Spanish GP Hamilton was hunting down Vettel's arse in the final 6 laps. Great defending and racing in that race.
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I think Hamilton is a serious driver with some serious class.
I have to say he is my favorite driver in F1, I just wish he can avoid those racing incidents this year.
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RB's domination last year really ruined the fun for me. It was always like Vettel 10+ seconds up ahead in the lead and fight betweeen 2~4th places. It seems like RB8 is real strong again this season. Which sucks. Not to be biased or disrespect, but I wouldn't mind if Vettel ends up in gravel a lot this year. I know I know, harsh, but I just don't like Redbull racing that much.

Any speculations on Ferrari and Mercedes?

I read some articles that Mercedes stepped up the game!!! I was literally yelling when I read that news. I'm not a fan of M.Schumacher, but I do enjoy his aggressive racing style. I hope they can annoy the crap out of the top-3 contenders, especially McLaren. It was fun to watch Hamilton vs Schumacher last year.

What about Ferrari? Anyone think they are just playing game? Heard they are in big trouble, but still have the fastest overall average laptime. Something about being too aggressive on tires unlike last year.




McLaren did, but exhaust regulation screwed them again, didn't it?
Ferrari are in SERIOUS trouble, from the sounds of things. Unless there is some serious gamesmanship going on, I think this will be another difficult season for them. From what I've managed to read, it appears they have the exact opposite issue as last year: they are quick on the first few laps, but their pace drops off drastically over a long run (i.e. they're very harsh on the Pirellis). Sounds very similar to Mercedes' issue last year.
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I think Hamilton is a serious driver with some serious class.
I have to say he is my favorite driver in F1, I just wish he can avoid those racing incidents this year.
Same here, love to watch him racing. Exciting to watch at anytime.
Just so funny to see every time Massa got close to his proximity...Oh crap...something is going to happen.
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The title music for Sky F1 will be "re-use" Alistair Griffin’s ‘Just Drive’ , where featured in 2010 BBC F1 season ending credit music.

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Personally I really like "The Chain" in BBC coverage. The SpeedTV ones is not bad either.
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I agree as well. He is pretty much my favorite F1 driver, save for Ayrton Senna.

I'm really looking forward to this season of F1. Can't wait for Texas!



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Ferrari are in SERIOUS trouble, from the sounds of things. Unless there is some serious gamesmanship going on, I think this will be another difficult season for them. From what I've managed to read, it appears they have the exact opposite issue as last year: they are quick on the first few laps, but their pace drops off drastically over a long run (i.e. they're very harsh on the Pirellis). Sounds very similar to Mercedes' issue last year.
Thought exactly the samething. Though, Webber did say Ferrari remains as mystery at this point.. Which I believe there is something going on. I guess they can't really predict whether ferrari is in trouble or if ferrari is about to find something that can seriously threaten everyone else. From what I read, if Ferrari does work out exhaust position, they might gain serious advantage.

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Same here, love to watch him racing. Exciting to watch at anytime.
Just so funny to see every time Massa got close to his proximity...Oh crap...something is going to happen.
Yeah, remember when Massa "tapped" Hamilton on the back when Hamilton was doing an interview? I was laughing so hard. That was more like a slap, telling him to watch the F out.


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I agree as well. He is pretty much my favorite F1 driver, save for Ayrton Senna.

I'm really looking forward to this season of F1. Can't wait for Texas!
Of course, Senna is in a league of his own! Texas is too far away, I might have to watch Korean Gran Prix in Korea. Which is gonna suck, I really wanted to visit the new track @ Texas. Circuit diagram looks very interesting.
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Hamilton is the most coddled driver on the grid. So now that he's moved to Monaco he can take his driving seriously and become what all others expect of him?

WAHHHHH. Someone get him a bottle. Take an interest in your car, get your ass to Woking and actually take an interest for a change. For his 8-figure salary the guy whines as much as his side-burns are ladylike. FTMFL

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Hamilton is the most coddled driver on the grid. So now that he's moved to Monaco he can take his driving seriously and become what all others expect of him?

WAHHHHH. Someone get him a bottle. Take an interest in your car, get your ass to Woking and actually take an interest for a change. For his 8-figure salary the guy whines as much as his side-burns are ladylike. FTMFL

Go Vettel!

LET HAMILTON AND VETTEL SWITCH CARS AND SEE IF VETTEL CAN KEEP UP. HA!

Yes, I declare a war.
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he could, and drive right round him after hamilton's obligatory mistake (crash, gravel, etc... for which he would blame someone else... on the radio... live)
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he could, and drive right round him after hamilton's obligatory mistake (crash, gravel, etc... for which he would blame someone else... on the radio... live)
Considering that the stewards listen to driver radios, I don't think we'll be seeing any drivers say, "Oh crap I totally just ran into that guy."
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The title music for Sky F1 will be "re-use" Alistair Griffin’s ‘Just Drive’ , where featured in 2010 BBC F1 season ending credit music.

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...f&e=58b095a1df

Personally I really like "The Chain" in BBC coverage. The SpeedTV ones is not bad either.
I'm going to miss "The Chain". It was perfect. All it needed year on end was just a tweak to the visuals.

This new song doesn't really do much to get me pumped up for the race.
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I'm going to miss "The Chain". It was perfect. All it needed year on end was just a tweak to the visuals.

This new song doesn't really do much to get me pumped up for the race.
you guys know the names of the songs and never told me!?
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LET HAMILTON AND VETTEL SWITCH CARS AND SEE IF VETTEL CAN KEEP UP. HA!

Yes, I declare a war.
LOL war on! RBR / VETTEL / RB8 for a threepeat

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Considering that the stewards listen to driver radios, I don't think we'll be seeing any drivers say, "Oh crap I totally just ran into that guy."
No no, the radio always hear "He run into me!!" "He turned into me!!!" "He pushed me off!!!"
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I'm going to miss "The Chain". It was perfect. All it needed year on end was just a tweak to the visuals.

This new song doesn't really do much to get me pumped up for the race.
Probably cause BBC will still use "The Chain" for theme music. But just not all races will be live, and without Martin Brundle and Ted Kravis.
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F* you French GP and FOM!!! Don't switch with SPA!!! Go switch with Valencia!!!!

All the European circuits there is, they had to pick Spa!!! WTF!!!

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French sports minister David Douillet insists his country is ready to host a grand prix and is now waiting on Spa-Francorchamps to agree to share its slot on the calendar from 2013 onwards.

Bernie Ecclestone recently told Sky Sports he wants more European venues to alternate the hosting of races year by year - as Hockenheim and the Nurburgring currently do - and he said Belgium and France would make a good match. Douillet told RMC Sport that everything else is now in place for France to stage its first Formula One race since 2008.

"I have told Bernie Ecclestone that we are ready," he said. "We have done the financial side, on which he agreed. Now we wait for the position of our Belgian friends, since the project is to alternate between Le Castellet (Paul Ricard) and Spa."

He said the hold-up with Belgium is because of Spa-Francorchamps' existing contract with Ecclestone for a race every year.

"They need to work it out amongst themselves," he added. "But we are ready, and - for our car industry - we need it."
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That would be fucking tragic. Spa is far and away the best track on the circuit and one of the richest in history. Bernie is a doddering old fool if he can't see that this is a fuck up. Maybe ditch one of the dust-bowl GPs? Oh wait... too much money. I shouldn't be shocked... the money has always meant more than the integrity of the sport to him.
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F* you French GP and FOM!!! Don't switch with SPA!!! Go switch with Valencia!!!!

All the European circuits there is, they had to pick Spa!!! WTF!!!

http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/72409.html
Unfortunately, Spa is in financial trouble. Which is why this is even proposed. I might be 'ok' with it if it was Magny-cours. But I think we would all prefer it take Valencia's spot.
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