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I’ve grown up around formula cars in SCCA as my dad started racing in 82 and I started in karts in 85 and moved to SCCA formula cars in 92. Back in the 80’s dad used to get VHS tapes of races when it was a younger senna, Prost, Lauda, Piquet, etc. The racing was so much better back then. Nothing but a parade nowadays. Want to watch excellent racing? British Touring Car Championship.
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I’ve grown up around formula cars in SCCA as my dad started racing in 82 and I started in karts in 85 and moved to SCCA formula cars in 92. Back in the 80’s dad used to get VHA tapes of races when it was a younger senna, Prost, Lauda, Piquet, etc. The racing was so much better back then. Nothing but a parade nowadays. Want to watch excellent racing? British Touring Car Championship.
DTM and Australian Super Cars aren't too bad either.
 

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DTM and Australian Super Cars aren't too bad either.
For sure! Love some Aussie V8’s. I was at the Australian GP in 1997 and they were a support race which was awesome. Only race that was better was the formula ford support race.
 

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Hamilton is a crybaby, he should have been docked 2 point on his license. Mercedes and Hamilton basically lied to the FIA and said he was told to do the practice starts where he did even though is was specifically prohibited. They game the system therefore I only watch partial races if at all. it interferes with my EPL watching.
 

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Hamilton is a crybaby, he should have been docked 2 point on his license. Mercedes and Hamilton basically lied to the FIA and said he was told to do the practice starts where he did even though is was specifically prohibited. They game the system therefore I only watch partial races if at all. it interferes with my EPL watching.
The team radio clearly showed them telling him it was ok. And neither clause in the regulations or directives actually prohibit what he did. According to the letter of the descriptions that location seemed to be allowed. I.e. it was "on the right-hand side after the pit exit lights". There are no other restrictions and the FIA did not clarify why they thought what he did violated one or both of those (which it clearly didn't).

The Finnish broadcaster leaking the story before the race and before the official FIA announcement was a bit odd as well. Looks to me like they were just looking for something to throw at him and that showed up as unusual. It kind of stinks for us since we didn't get to see the Merc's battling on different strategies. My guess is that BOT would still have won though. The soft tires were just the wrong thing to have on. In the end it didn't really help much in terms of making the race more exciting but did throw a bone to the Hamilton haters.
 

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The team radio clearly showed them telling him it was ok. And neither clause in the regulations or directives actually prohibit what he did. According to the letter of the descriptions that location seemed to be allowed. I.e. it was "on the right-hand side after the pit exit lights". There are no other restrictions and the FIA did not clarify why they thought what he did violated one or both of those (which it clearly didn't).

The Finnish broadcaster leaking the story before the race and before the official FIA announcement was a bit odd as well. Looks to me like they were just looking for something to throw at him and that showed up as unusual. It kind of stinks for us since we didn't get to see the Merc's battling on different strategies. My guess is that BOT would still have won though. The soft tires were just the wrong thing to have on. In the end it didn't really help much in terms of making the race more exciting but did throw a bone to the Hamilton haters.
Hamilton is a great driver, no question, Mercedes is a great car, no question. F1 is not a competitive series. Eccelstone just about killed F1 in his quest for more and more money by sending the series to far flung locations with little thought of the overall series. But back to Hamilton and Mercedes, they have pushed the technological envelope like no one else has and they push the Sporting Regulations to the limit or beyond because they are Hamilton and Mercedes and know ultimately they will get a "bad boy" wrist slap. I miss the Golden Age of F1, Lauda, Hunt, Prost, Roseberg, Senna, Arnoux, Piquet, and so many more where the race outcome was always in question. Well, Senna seemed invincible and was a tragic loss to the sport.
BTW, was in Vail last weekend for a wedding, great time and the Aspen were at their peak.
 

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This thread seems to have died off even though there's a great season going on.

Here's what a buddy sent me while he was out for a bike ride last weekend.... He lives outside Amsterdam. Connect the dots ;)


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FWIW, I was shocked that Bottas was retained for this year. He isn't even the Robin to Hamilton's Batman (And I hate Hamilton).

Next year will certainly see a shake-up in the pecking order with the expansive new formula changes, but i'm excited for Russel to be less of a patsy to Hamilton and potential friction there. Hamilton only plays nicely with a teammate when he's winning and given preferential treatment. The definition of a diva pales at the majesty of his douche-bagery.
 
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This thread seems to have died off even though there's a great season going on.

Here's what a buddy sent me while he was out for a bike ride last weekend.... He lives outside Amsterdam. Connect the dots ;)


Jero.jpg


FWIW, I was shocked that Bottas was retained for this year. He isn't even the Robin to Hamilton's Batman (And I hate Hamilton).

Next year will certainly see a shake-up in the pecking order with the expansive new formula changes, but i'm excited for Russel to be less of a patsy to Hamilton and potential friction there. Hamilton only plays nicely with a teammate when he's winning and given preferential treatment. The definition of a diva pales at the majesty of his douche-bagery.
Yeah, this season has been pretty exciting. I can't wait for Austin, I got all my Kimi swag to wear for his last USGP. Really going to miss having him in the sport.

And I can't wait for Russell to pair up with Hamilton, that's got the potential for spicyness lol
 

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This thread seems to have died off even though there's a great season going on.

Here's what a buddy sent me while he was out for a bike ride last weekend.... He lives outside Amsterdam. Connect the dots ;)


Jero.jpg


FWIW, I was shocked that Bottas was retained for this year. He isn't even the Robin to Hamilton's Batman (And I hate Hamilton).

Next year will certainly see a shake-up in the pecking order with the expansive new formula changes, but i'm excited for Russel to be less of a patsy to Hamilton and potential friction there. Hamilton only plays nicely with a teammate when he's winning and given preferential treatment. The definition of a diva pales at the majesty of his douche-bagery.
@Ford Motor Company please get back into Formula 1 and provide an Engine. You can do it!
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Yeah, this season has been pretty exciting. I can't wait for Austin, I got all my Kimi swag to wear for his last USGP. Really going to miss having him in the sport.

And I can't wait for Russell to pair up with Hamilton, that's got the potential for spicyness lol
It's been Kimi's time to retire for a bit now. But he still has a small ownership stake in AR, which is fun.

Have to ask, what team is your Kimi gear for?

I have Kimi-specific Lotus polo and hat that was sourced at the inaugural COTA race. Ended up being a huge blessing to be entirely cash-only at the event.

What shit-show that race ended up being! None of the wi-fi was working thorough the entire race site so it was cash only, no functioning cash machines, no drinking fountains, $13.00 bottles of water nobody could actually buy, 100+ degrees, full sun, and the stands/grass weren't finished yet. People were walking around in a daze due to heat stroke or sunburned beyond belief and massively dehydrated.

But the race was awesome, and it was the final year of V8's which were just amazing in person compared to the current noise-suppressed V6's.
 
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It's been Kimi's time to retire for a bit now. But he still has a small ownership stake in AR, which is fun.

Have to ask, what team is your Kimi gear for?

I have Kimi-specific Lotus polo and hat that was sourced at the inaugural COTA race. Ended up being a huge blessing to be entirely cash-only at the event.

What shit-show that race ended up being! None of the wi-fi was working thorough the entire race site so it was cash only, no functioning cash machines, no drinking fountains, $13.00 bottles of water nobody could actually buy, 100+ degrees, full sun, and the stands/grass weren't finished yet. People were walking around in a daze due to heat stroke or sunburned beyond belief and massively dehydrated.

But the race was awesome, and it was the final year of V8's which were just amazing in person compared to the current noise-suppressed V6's.
I have some Ferrari and Alfa gear, and a Raikkonen shirt that looks like the Heineken label.

I agree it's been time for him to go for a while now, but he's been my favorite driver, and possibly favorite human ever since he got out of his burning car and walked like 20 minutes straight to his yacht.

Then theres this lol
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Been a big fan for 10 to 12 years now. Went to the Montreal GP a couple times. Fantastic experience especially when they were still running the V8's. Just getting pretty exhausted of Hamilton walking the field every race lately.
Red Bull has made this a good season. Verstappen is tough.
 

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I have some Ferrari and Alfa gear, and a Raikkonen shirt that looks like the Heineken label.

I agree it's been time for him to go for a while now, but he's been my favorite driver, and possibly favorite human ever since he got out of his burning car and walked like 20 minutes straight to his yacht.

Then theres this lol
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Ice Man has been an absolute favorite in our F1 watch group for sure!
 

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LOL they did it for a very long time before getting out of F1 in the 1990s
I know, and it's a damn shame Ford quit! The Ford Cosworth DFV in Formula 1 and the DFX in CART was a force to be reckoned with from 1968 to 1987. Ford can do it again! With the the new rule changes in Formula 1.. Now's the time @Ford Motor Company check out this article with a sweet video I found.. Oh the good ol' days!

https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a27227040/cosworth-dfv-v8-f1-sound/
 
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