2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by TenEightyOne, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. J-PaP

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  2. YellowG1

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    Unfortunate for Karthikeyan. It'll be interesting to see whether Ricciardo can do any better though.
     
  3. Northstar

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    Yes, 1977 had 4.

    Last time there was 2 was 1990 with David and Gary Brabham.
     
  4. Hun200kmh

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    Amazing ... following Justin's link I just learned about a driver, and a car, I never heard about before. Poor Brian McGuire, he must have been a lover of F1, in a world when F1 was still open for lovers of the sport and gentleman racers.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGuire_(Formula_One)


    PS - For anyone as curious as me, and as touched as I usually am with these litle stories surrounding F1, here's a bit more about McGuire. Look for the links in the menu to the left of the screen. Apparently someone in NZ didn't forget him.


    http://www.peter.bryan.org.nz/index.php?&MMN_position=5:5
     
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    That's terrible.

    One of the reasons I'm glad FIA is so uptight about safety these days.
     
  6. Hun200kmh

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    Indeed. I saw this YT clip this morning, about fallen F1 drivers and when it ended I had a lump in my throat and my eyes had to be wiped. Will just leave the link here, I must warn that although the editing is sensible and the clip is indeed a tribute, death is not concealed. Very sad, RIP to all

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uepJhL9wdgc
     
  7. That90sGuy

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    Uggh. You know what this means. The One HD commentators are going to hype this up so much. :yuck:
     
  8. aarror

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    You're on the Island too! no way... I'd love to go to Montreal, but it will conflict with my grade 12 exams next year:nervous:
     
  9. RTSolvalou

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    Karthikeyen, Ricciardo is driving instead of you, can you confirm you understood the message?

    Well this should give us something to watch in Silverstone.
    I imagine the F1 site video editors are struggling right now to throw together a race edit/highlight reel for Valencia, Canada's is still not up yet though.
     
  10. F1 fan

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    Coming up, Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo dominate the British Grand Prix...

    They had the edit for the Chinese Grand Prix up before the Malaysian Grand Prix edit. I thought they'd forgotten.
     
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    Actually, Malaysia was put up before China, but taken down within hours. It seems FOM have been having a few problems with licencing the music they use in the videos.
     
  12. F1 fan

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    I must have missed it the first time around.
     
  13. prisonermonkeys

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    It wasn't up for very long at all.
     
  14. F1 fan

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    Incidentally, the Canadian Grand Prix race edit is now live on formula1.com.
     
  15. fissionproject

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    ^^ I thoroughly enjoyed that
     
  16. Hollidog

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    ^^^As did I. Good to hear some Rise Against in there.

    Got me thinking though, why do Ferrari always queue their drivers in the pitlane? Always delays one of them and costs them a lot of positions.
     
  17. PeterJB

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    Because Massa is forbidden from beating Alonso.
     
  18. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    IIRC, Alonso had to queue at Canada or one of the races this season.
     
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    No that can't possibly be true. The sole reason for Massa being in Ferrari and getting paid $16 million is to make Alonso look better.
     
  20. Hollidog

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    Jokes aside, why do they do it? It makes no sense, the other teams rarely do it. I think I have seen Mercedes do it once.
     
  21. F1 fan

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    My best bet is poor communication. There's no other real reason for it. I see another slump on the horizon that not even Alonso can overcome.

    Sure, he'll win races, fight for championships, but I think he went to Ferrari at a bad time. This is purely speculation of course. I'm just looking into my crystal ball. The regulation changes in 2014 may put Ferrari right back up there, but some serious work needs to be done to get them back up there before then. Reshuffling their organization every now and then won't do it. As much as I like him, I think Domenicali needs to step down/aside.
     
  22. Anghammarad

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    I've said it before but it really is a mystery how a team with Ferrari's budget can f up so much when it comes to basic strategy. They're worse than Virgin.