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Dom B

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  1. I'd say Gus has done a nice job writing our team talk there. If he truly believes that and sets his team up accordingly then Sunderland are gonna get an absolute tonking.
  2. Are you sure the rule doesn't say evening of the 905th day after first broadcast? If so, NEG has gone a day early with the crawl space spoiler.
  3. The Autosport reports have all the info: P1: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/112904 Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap Laps 1. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m31.840s 20 2. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m32.357s +0.517s 23 3. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1m32.403s +0.563s 27 4. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1m32.431s +0.591s 19 5. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m32.599s +0.759s 26 6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m32.604s +0.764s 17 7. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m32.793s +0.953s 10 8. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1m32.847s +1.007s 28 9. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m32.977s +1.137s 1810. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m33.446s +1.606s 3011. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m33.533s +1.693s 2312. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m33.855s +2.015s 2413. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m34.272s +2.432s 2714. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m35.578s +3.738s 715. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m36.445s +4.605s 1316. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1m40.859s +9.019s 617. Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m46.922s +15.082s 418. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 119. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 120. Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 121. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 222. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault P2: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/112908 Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap Laps 1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m29.625s 37 2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m29.782s +0.157s 31 3. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m30.132s +0.507s 28 4. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m30.381s +0.756s 41 5. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m30.510s +0.885s 33 6. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m30.538s +0.913s 38 7. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m30.898s +1.273s 32 8. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1m30.920s +1.295s 38 9. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1m31.031s +1.406s 3410. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m31.054s +1.429s 3311. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m31.060s +1.435s 3512. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1m31.119s +1.494s 3113. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m31.283s +1.658s 3614. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m32.355s +2.730s 3615. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m32.468s +2.843s 2616. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m32.495s +2.870s 3617. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1m33.486s +3.861s 2918. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m33.646s +4.021s 1219. Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m34.757s +5.132s 2920. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 121. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault22. Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault
  4. I thought I heard that after homologation engines can still be changed for reliability or safety reasons or something? If that's true then there's plenty of scope for RedBull to suddenly start blitzing around at 300mph halfway through the season. Otherwise, LOL!
  5. Yes Sean, it's amazing how much pointless empty guff it's possible to generate if you try.
  6. It's something to do with the lowered ride-height breaking safety laws for pedestrian impact. Not sure if that's in all territories or what, I'm trying to find where I read/heard it now. It may be on a warning message that comes up on the dash that you have to confirm (ie state that you are on a racetrack) before it will let you engage race mode. Edit: Yep, the dash message: "In Race mode, the car automatically lowers by 50mm, the suspension becomes stiffer thanks to the use of hydraulic springs and bespoke spring, roll and damper settings engage. In race mode the wing also extends further for additional downforce. Again an interesting fact is that when you engage race mode you will see a warning message that it is not allowed for Race mode to be used on the public streets. This has to do with alignment of the headlights and reduced pedestrian safety in case of a crash." http://www.gtspirit.com/2014/01/20/exclusive-mclaren-p1-review/
  7. Also, there will be controversy when someone points out that the P1 in Race mode is not road-legal and therefore ineligible for the timing board. Clarkson may well have to go through with the name change...
  8. If, like me, you were wondering what a penis nose is, then ScarbsF1 has you covered with this sketch of what he thinks that Force India looks like from a different angle:
  9. Yes. Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda deserve huge credit for the safety push too, and Senna as well. I do really think the sport would have fallen apart though. I'm not saying it couldn't been done better or fairer than Bernie did it, just that nobody else within the sport was stepping up. It will be interesting to see who or what fills the void after he goes, and whether it will come from within the sport or from the financial industry.
  10. Mexos is quite right. Anyone interested in Bernie and Max Mosley's influence on the sport should check out that new documentary 1 – Life on the Limit. Someone embedded the trailer on the last page. They are no angels and have done very nicely out of it, but the sport would have died - or at the very least a lot of people would have died - without them. Nobody else was remotely interested in organising things properly from a commercial or safety point of view.
  11. Liverpool legend and scorer of truly great goals (all of which definitely crossed the line) Luis Garcia has announced his retirement from football. Thanks for the memories Luis, and enjoy a sangria on me.
  12. What!? He seemed a lovely chap, that's very sad
  13. Another new member of the PS4 club here The thing is lovely and so is the pad. Only played about 10 minutes of Resogun on it so far but I'm already more than happy. I guess I better go add a load of you to my friends list. Cheers!
  14. Chuffed to bits about this, great news all round
  15. Why are you exiting/re-entering the car? When you come out of the mod-shop, you should just drive straight for the 'S' on the map (far south-east Los Santos, the docks.) That 'S' will have silently appeared on the map, by the way, its not there until you have done the respray. Oh, and are you sure it says he doesn't like personalised cars? If it actually say 'personal vehicles', that suggests you have had a tracker fitted, perhaps automatically if you used your home garage to escape the cops?
  16. I was going to say PS3 crew request sent, but I think it just let me straight in? I clicked join and now it's apparently my 'active crew'.
  17. Bit harsh on Dulwich there, its a lovely corner of south London, even in November.
  18. I might be wrong, but wasn't all that lab equipment the same kit that Walt and Jesse used in the fumigated houses? So it was a look of pride for himself, I think, and maybe a little fond nostalgia for the last good times he and Jesse shared before it all went somewhat downhill.
  19. What's wrong with Martin Kelly? I know he's been out for a while but he was on the bench v Utd and this seems as good a time as any to put him in back in the team.
  20. Um, I'm pretty sure Saul's license plate has always said LWYRUP ("Lawyer up"). Lindelof is talking out of his arse.
  21. What's the problem with taking Moses on loan? If he's going to be loaned to someone to gain experience, it may as well be us than one of our rivals. We need CL qualification this season so any reinforcements are welcome. Fuck any hypothetical potential future benefits to Chelsea. Worry about that if/when it happens.
  22. Really? I really don't think he could. In the case of Ferrari the car wasn't good enough - nobody could have got more out of that thing than Alonso did. In the case of McLaren, the car was great but the team let the drivers down with bad strategy, bodged pit stops and lack of reliability. So yeah, he's a good driver but to me, those examples only serve to prove how the team makes all the difference, no matter how much of a talented bastard their favourite driver is.
  23. Team orders are fine in my book. I just don't like them when they are used illegally ("Fernando is faster than you") or to enforce a Number 1/Number 2 driver structure before one driver has rightfully earned that superiority in World Championship points. The Red Bull situation in Malaysia was the exact opposite of favouring one driver! The cars had the chance to race until the final stop, and Webber 'won' because Vettel switched to dries a lap too early. Then they were ordered to nurse the cars to the finish. Unlucky Seb, well done Mark! Seb then showed himself to be a spoilt ungrateful brat, and is rightly getting lambasted from all sides. Apart from the fact that there's nothing impressive about beating a man who isn't really racing, doing what he did risked both RB cars and the hard work of hundreds of people. Its a team sport, but Seb doesn't seem to think he's part of that team. He's not irreplaceable. He wasn't the best driver last year, he won the title because Red Bull was the best team and I think they are quite capable of winning many more titles without him. I used to like him before this weekend, it was impossible not to. The Mercedes situation seemed to be exactly what I don't like - favouring one driver before they have earned that right. But from what the team say, I'm prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt. And according to Lewis, not only did he not request a No.1 status, he actively requested that there shouldn't be a No.1 driver, and looked suitably uncomfortable about his 3rd place. Will wait and see for now...
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