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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Tet » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:28 am

Danroush wrote:I find Ricciardo's penalty for the next race absolutely ridiculous :x

Yes, it does seem excessively harsh. But then if it's not, teams won't have as much incentive to make sure it doesn't happen again. Still, it's the team that should be punished for an infringement like that, not the driver. I'd have said grid penalties for both drivers would make more sense. Not least because I can just imagine the look on Vettel's face if that happened :lol:
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Tet » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:06 am

Ouch. The best part of a whole second clear. Impressive stuff, but it doesn't make for good racing.
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Danroush » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:53 pm

Tet wrote:Ouch. The best part of a whole second clear. Impressive stuff, but it doesn't make for good racing.


Yeah, hopefully the others will catch up in Europe. As the BBC were saying, it looks like they may even have a bigger advantage than Red Bull ever did.
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Andy (Dr Sin) » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:08 pm

Another Boring race dominated by Mercedes. YAWN!
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Danroush » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:18 pm

Goddam it just got spoilered. Unfortunately it's mostly my fault for being in the thread, I forgot it was highlights on the BBC on not live meaning I thought the race hadn't happened yet. Bollocks
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Bio-Zombi » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:59 pm

Bored of this season already,the sooner they get to europe the better....
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Noodle » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:32 pm

Andy (Dr Sin) wrote:Another Boring race dominated by Mercedes. YAWN!

Have I just been watching a different race to you? Yes, the Mercs are laughing, but boring?
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Alex. » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:44 am

Noodle wrote:
Andy (Dr Sin) wrote:Another Boring race dominated by Mercedes. YAWN!

Have I just been watching a different race to you? Yes, the Mercs are laughing, but boring?



This a thousand times. Mercs actually like their cars race each other. Fantastic.
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Tet » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:21 pm

Danroush wrote:Goddam it just got spoilered.

Heh. You and me both. But what a fantastic race. It was pretty dull for the first half an hour. And then it all came to life. Great to see plenty of inter-team racing. Hamilton vs Rosberg, Pérez vs Hülkenberg, Massa vs Bottas. All great. I think Hamilton's a bit of a dick, though. In the fight between the two of them, Rosberg was leaving him room and Hamilton was cutting Rosberg up at every opportunity.

Still, the Mercedes set a best lap that was 1.7s quicker than any other team. That's an astounding margin, and has got to be worrying for the other teams.
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Danroush » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:46 pm

Basically everything Tet said :lol:
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Danroush » Sun May 18, 2014 11:53 am

Welp, more of the same but good to see the red bull's catching at least. Shame Ferrari are this far back, I'd have liked to see raikonnen get in the mix a bit more but that's not gonna happen anytime soon at this rate (that said in the 8/9 years I've been watching properly Ferrari almost always do badly to start then play catchup afterwards).

Really need Rosberg to win soon though, hopefully he'll do it at Monaco as he's more than capable of beating Hamilton there.
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby kanet666 » Sun May 18, 2014 2:53 pm

Moto GP: Marquez makes it 5 poles and 5 wins out of 5. It's not like F1 though where his team are significantly better than everyone else, he's just that much better than everyone else on the bike.

I wouldn't be surprised if in 10 years time he's wiped all of Rossi's records off.
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Tet » Tue May 20, 2014 4:15 pm

So, this year I'm stepping up to a class called Top Fuel. It's the pinnacle of the sport, with the fastest accelerating cars on the planet. On Saturday, I did my licencing passes that were necessary to allow me to race in the FIA championship (the drag racing equivalent of F1's SuperLicence). Here are a couple of videos:

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With that second run, I became the 5th quickest land based Briton in history :-) The first round of the championship is this weekend.

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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Cumbrian Doom » Tue May 20, 2014 5:37 pm

I'm loving the new F1 season with Hamilton winning :-D However getting back into BTCC this year as well as WTCC and Australian V8 Supercars. Anyone watch these?
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Re: Motorsport Enthusiasts Corner

Postby Noodle » Tue May 20, 2014 8:04 pm

Watched all 5 MotoGP highlights on ITV now. Dear me, if that's the quality of commentary for the highlights, I feel sorry for those who bought a BT package for it. Bring it back to the BBC :(

Great to see Lowes doing well in World Superbikes.

Marquez: Bloody hell, what a rider! Great to see Rossi back in form!

BTCC: I'm impressed with Andrew Jordan, Gordon Sheddon and Jack Goff. Nice to see Colin Turkington back at the front. I'm amazed Thruxton haven't put in a more effective barrier on that corner. Any one of those crashes could have ended up so much worse. A wall of loose tyres doesn't seem to be particularly effective at absorbing the energy of a 140mph touring car safely...

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