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Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by levijaymz, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. r33per

    r33per SS.org Regular

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    I'll look out for you on the TV.:shawn:

    Wait: how will I know it's you? Do you have a massive SSO flag/banner? :shrug:
     
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    Would love to go there one day.
    Have fun!
     
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    Had a blast at Spa! Sat at the bus stop for quali and the race. Invaded the track for the podium, and got on the pitwall fence. Watched all of scrutineering and all of the cars were wheeled passed me. Was about a metre from Lewis when he was on the fence signing, but couldn't reach my hat up to him.

    I was on the live feed during FP1, at least. On the Kemmel straight just past the camera box, before all the flags.
     
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    I want to go to Spa sooooo much (and also Suzuka); really thinking of going there next year.
    I've been to Monza 2 times (2009 and 2012) but it is not really a track that I like, as far as layout, it's just fast.
    I remember when I was 10-11 and went to the 2006 San Marino GP at Imola (1st GP I attended); that was absolutely fantastic and it was the 1st win of the Year for MSC, in front of Alonso and Montoya.
    I remember the noise (at the 2012 one I even got tinnitus for like 2 days) :frantic:
     
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    That's a very soggy Monza for Qually...
     
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    Incredible session when it finally got going!
     
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    Great quali, finally a nice shake up of the grid.
    Massive achievement with 69 poles for LH, and still, You have people thinking he's not good (mainly stupid italians) :lol:
    The problem was the main straight, they re-surfaced it and the asphalt isn't draining water properly yet.
    What a great job from Stoll and Ocon, that's pretty fucking impressive.
    Also Vandoorne did pretty good with that crap Honda engine
     
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    And what a way to get the all time pole record. Doing it by over a second! Truly one of the greatest of all time.
    All credit to Lance and Esteban, too. Great performance from the both of them, hope to see at least one of them on the podium. And it's good to see Ocon and Perez separated by a few cars.
     
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    With Stroll's current success, I might have to restart following F1, Villeneuve broke my will to watch thoses races when he went from champion to nothing (not even gonna comment on his album... )
     
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    Hopefully Williams gets more competitive for 2018, they just mentioned they will approach the car in a radically different way compared to this year and "copy" some of the other teams configurations.

    In defense of Jacques, the last decent car he had was the 1997 FW19, then he had pure crap.
    1997 is still one of my fav seasons, he did some pretty good stuff that year.
    I listened to one of his song, Father(?); wasn't that bad actually (maybe it was the only decent one?)
     
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    Nice start.
    No, really.
     
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    Sooo, How do you guys think the Champsionship is going to progress?
    Chance for Vet to re-catch up or it's just over?
     
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    I'd say most of the tracks for the rest of the year should suit Mercedes pretty well. High temperatures in Malaysia and Brazil might help Ferrari, and I think Vettel could pull something off in Japan. 28 is a lot of points.
     
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    Yeah, I believe Malaysia will be a pretty even fight ( considering that Mercedes has a slighlty older engine)
    Japan not sure, most of the corners are Silverstone like, but it also need high downforce and Vettel has always been very good at Suzuka.
    USA even fight pretty much, lots of slower-ish corner but also faster ones.
    Mexico is much more Ferrari suited, as is Abu Dhabi and Brazil (maybe?)
    Constructor's Championship is absolutely over, unless they pull six consecutive 1-2 finishes and both Mercs always get 5-6 and retire at least once.
     
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    Well, that was an unexpected pair of races...

    Really sorry for Raikkonen. I'm not like a massive fan or anything, but you got to feel for the guy who has been doing everything right for the past few races and has just not had the luck.

    Hamilton or Vettel? Post your prediction!

    For me: before Singapore, Vettel; after Malaysia, Hamilton.
     
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    Aaaand now it is definetly over.
     
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    Big shame, because we're now deprived of what was an awesome Championship; but that's how it goes, hopefully the last 4 races will still be a hard fight.
    The only way Vet can turn this out is by winning all 4 of them and with Lewis not scoring for at least 1 of them and scoring really badly the others.

    Still, Mercedes deserves the Constructor's Title and Lewis deserves the Driver's Title; whatever the people might say (I mean, in italy only Ferrari exists, there are very few real F1 fans) Ham is THE driver of the decade; he has all the Rockstar attitude that we all like (eheh) and the talent that goes along with it.
    They got a little lucky in Singapore, Malaysia and Suzuka but as they say "Better be lucky than talented".

    Unfortunately for Ferrari, Mercedes is extremely talented too :bowdown:
     
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    Brendon Hartley and Daniil driving for STR in Austin, while Sainz leaves for Renault and Gasly finishes off Super Formula. Cool!
     
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    Geez!
    Go check out the updates Haas brought for the USA GP.
    WTF?
     
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    I've loved following the aero developments this year. So many cool little bits all over the place and from every team.
     

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