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  1. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Hmm, I wonder if the Dominic Dobson selling those cars is the same Dominic Dobson who used to race in CART in the late 80’s/early 90’s...
  2. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Interesting fact about that Andrea Moda. The chassis was built from plans bought from a certain design and research company, who had pencilled the thing for BMW's aborted early-90's F1 factory team. That same design and research company later launched their own F1 team with a chassis that was, pretty much, the same thing... just run by people who knew what they were doing. (Edit: this is mentioned in the link that Dudley posted... er... so interesting if you didn't read that, of course )
  3. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Talking of shams, who remembers this? Oh, and:
  4. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Consortium led by Lawrence Stroll is taking them over. Great news that all jobs are safe. Williams, however, are probably eying their bank account a bit glumly. Stroll and Martini gone at year’s end.
  5. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Problem is, Mercedes had a driver who occasionally gave it a go and made things interesting. Everyone hated him
  6. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    I sat down a few weeks ago and worked out the points he lost that weren't really his fault. A win in China lost to the safety car, then Azerbaijan and also Vettel tanking into him at Paul Ricard plus a few other bits here and there. Without all that he'd have been right up there now, but that's the way it goes. I'm amazed that Natalie Pinkham thought Toto Wolff calling him a 'sensational wingman' was something he'd see as a positive. She might as well have said 'well Valtteri it's a stinking fucking hot day and you've just said in a boiling cockpit for a few hours, mostly driving around on knackered tyres, then at the end things all went wrong BUT your boss has said you're really good at helping your team mate by being slower than him!'
  7. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    The two rain storms that hit last weekend and then yesterday may turn out to be the crucial turning point in the championship. At one stage Vettel was looking like extended an already-good championship lead with Lewis mired in midfield. Amazing how much it then swung around. I'm yet to be convinced that Ferrari aren't going to hit the panic button at some stage.
  8. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    I edited too late, damn Talking of unusual after-race things, I remember in... either 1999 or 2000, Giancarlo Fisichella retired his Benetton just before the end (and inevitable track invasion) at Monza. When the team got the car back, most of it had been pinched... ... oh, and when Mark Webber binned it at Parabolica in 2011, rumour has it that one of the marshals picked up the front wing and then 'conveniently' lost it somewhere near the Ferrari garage
  9. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Hockenheim and Indy. Actually, despite the internet suggesting Hockenheim, I can't find any evidence of it. The below is from Indy 2005.
  10. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Always a big Finnish contingent at the Hungarian race. I am disappointed di Resta didn't remind Kimi of when he swore at him for holding him up in P3 here last year Rumour is that one of the two people who are taking over Marchionne's duties is really good friends with Kimi, so I think he may end up there for another season. Marchionne was much less of a fan.
  11. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    They might let him off because the drivers involved ended in the positions they should have been, but yeah - cannot understand Sky harping on about Vettel being at fault when Bottas locked his tyres trying to funnel into a gap that wasn't there and hit the rear end of Vettel's car.
  12. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Force India in administration, then. Ocon apparently heading to Renault next season to replace Sainz, who'll be going... back to Toro Rosso? Maybe? Who knows. I expect Lance Stroll Sr. to buy Force India at some stage and move Jr over to fill that vacated Ocon seat for 2019. This, of course, will leave Williams in a gigantic shit puddle from which they will do very well do escape... unless Mercedes fancy helping them out ala Ferrari/Sauber.
  13. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    This is going to boil down to Ferrari fucking themselves up, I think. Mercedes have... issues which lead me to think Ferrari should have a car advantage for a while, if not the rest of the season. I still think Vettel can win the title, but he’s got to keep it on the track first.
  14. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Good win for Hamilton. Shame we missed some great racing behind in those final laps due to the director deciding we needed to watch the leader running around somewhat unopposed.
  15. kiroquai

    Formula One - 2018 Season

    Done and done sir! As you can see here , Mexos has closed up on Jon at the front. Dudley remains in strong contention, and it's all pretty damn close.
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