This and Eau Rouge at Spa are 2 of the best on the calendar for me.
Quoting B747forever (Reply 4): As Massa seems to love this track I wonder if he can win the race
Massa has lost much of his momentum me think. For a valid reason though, if the accident is the reason.
I would not put my money on him. Besides, Ferrari need to catch RBR to start with. Mclaren has one of the fastest cars when it comes to top speed, so lets see what they can pull out of the hat as well.
Although it's very early days, why does he come out and say this? To me ik makes no sense really. On the other hand, winning 2 races back2back doesn't make you a champ, but just after Monaco GP there were articles about RBR wanting to sign him up for another year.
Or is it simply that RBR want to have the freedom to sign Raikkonen if he wants to return, maybe.
I know I know, it's even too early to even speculate, but fun it is.
Stealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5556 posts, RR: 47 Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3482 times:
Quoting sudden (Reply 5): Although it's very early days, why does he come out and say this?
I am not sure he actually did say it, I think it was his way of saying that he had not YET re-signed with RBR and that nothing is ever 100% certain in this world.
On the other hand, based on his current performance it would have been easy to re-sign with RBR but if he continues to dominate races (more importantly dominate Vettel) in such a manner for a couple more events he could likely write his own cheque at any team on the grid!
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
sudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4128 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3480 times:
Quoting Stealthz (Reply 6): On the other hand, based on his current performance it would have been easy to re-sign with RBR but if he continues to dominate races (more importantly dominate Vettel) in such a manner for a couple more events he could likely write his own cheque at any team on the grid!
Yeah I guess. A bit like what Button did really.
More importantly though, I am mot so sure that Webber will be able to dominate Vettel. Webber has for sure shown that he means business. But how far will it bring, me wonder.
waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3403 times:
On a related note, in a completely surprising move, Austin, Texas has reached an agreement to host the USGP for 10 years starting in 2012. Of all the places to hold a race, I never even considered Austin... that said, if the track is nice I'll definitely be going as it's a great city and much closer for me to reach than Montreal, which is my usual yearly race weekend trek (I live in Miami).
waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3314 times:
We can buy a few junkers at a car dealer in Hialeah, then do a series of wacky track tests at Moroso speedway in Palm Beach with Fat Stig, followed by a trip off the main highways to hurricane ravaged New Orleans with plenty of racism and insults thrown out along the way! For anyone that doesn't watch top gear, that won't make any sense to you, but for anyone that does- I loved that episode, especially because I made that same exact drive 2 or 3 times a year when I was going to college in New Orleans, and I've been to Moroso plenty of times, minus the 1980s Cadillac with a cow on the roof.
On a related note, you guys are all welcome to come to Miami any time, just don't bring anything related to Hamilton or Mclaren anywhere near my house!
waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5 Reply 17, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3286 times:
Damnit, you had to bring that up. She and I have a history, so I'd prefer not to see her around I wish!
I don't know how much American TV you follow, Graham, but my mom loves a show called "Dancing with the Stars", where LH's girlfriend is one of the finalists (or may have already won? not sure...) and she looks absolutely absurdly good in the skimpy outfits they wear, not that I've ever watched it or anything
My mom called me last week freaking out because apparently Hamilton was on the set for the show and nobody knew who he was other that "Nicole's race driver boyfriend, who appears to be much shorter than her".
Good thing that guy is most likely gay, otherwise Hammy would be jealous!
sudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4128 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3275 times:
Quoting bill142 (Reply 14): We'll road trip through the southern states with NASCAR Sucks painted on the back of the car. Or maybe not.
That should do the trick. I just went out and sprayed my car with that text just to get my creativity going.
Hm, this spray can didn't come with a backspace button.
Quoting waterpolodan (Reply 15): On a related note, you guys are all welcome to come to Miami any time
Riiight, now it's too late for sweet talk. We have already booked the tickets.
Quoting waterpolodan (Reply 15): We can buy a few junkers at a car dealer in Hialeah, then do a series of wacky track tests at Moroso speedway in Palm Beach with Fat Stig, followed by a trip off the main highways to hurricane ravaged New Orleans with plenty of racism and insults thrown out along the way!
hahaha.....awsome! But instead of fat Stig I think we will have to do with fat GrahamHill instead.
GrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2682 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3274 times:
Quoting waterpolodan (Reply 17): I don't know how much American TV you follow, Graham, but my mom loves a show called "Dancing with the Stars", where LH's girlfriend is one of the finalists (or may have already won? not sure...)
I have to say I'm not too much a TV person. Apart from sports (soccer, rugby, basketball, motorsports, etc.), I mostly watch National Geographic and the Discovery channels, but I think they are the UK versions. So all the shows like the one of Hamilton's girlfriend are totally unknown to me.
Quoting waterpolodan (Reply 17): My mom called me last week freaking out because apparently Hamilton was on the set for the show and nobody knew who he was other that "Nicole's race driver boyfriend, who appears to be much shorter than her
Ouch, not good for his ego
"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
codeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3254 times:
It's going to be Red Bulls at the front with McLaren, Ferrari and Merc following and then rest of the field headed by Kubica . Probably. There's going to be new parts and problems so the order should be different.
I doubt whether Massa will win here again, Ferrari is showing variable form. Maybe the Schumi will have a go at a good result. McL f-duct will help on the straights.
How much A is there is Airliners Net ? 0 or nothing ?
I think so as well. But is there a real demand for it from the people? I mean, there they have CART, NASCAR and other major series, so I can imagine that there is enough to satisfy most of the US people.
As far as I know, there is about 2-3 US members that takes part in these threads. Not to base the interest from that, but still.
When in doubt, flat out!
25 Stealthz: With Kubica pretty definately staying at Renault and Webber increasingly likely to re-sign for another year at Red Bull, Ferrari's Stefano Domenicali
26 flood: Some of you may recall I haven't had the chance to follow F1 in recent years and only returned to the scene this season. Anyway, so I just stumbled up
27 Stealthz: Blew a lot of freaking minds at the time as well. Michelin made some serious errors and admitted as much, but there were alternatives offered. Ferrar
28 B747forever: If he gets a offer from Ferrari do you really think he will say no to it?
29 sudden: Many of us said just the same that day when all the michelin cars pulled in to the pit after the warm-up lap. On Dutch TV you are allowed to use bad
30 flood: I just listened to a great interview with Paul Stoddart. Epic, lol! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY7IdWpqYXI Same here. I'd much rather see them ra
31 MadameConcorde: The practice is on. Very nice images via Internet feed - only the comment is in Russian. No worry I know these boyz and their cars very well... I hope
32 flood: Yeah, just witnessed that myself, lol. Absolutely!
33 MadameConcorde: Sutil skid he ended in the gravel and hit the barrier. He got out of his car without too much harm to himself apparently. The car looks in really bad
34 flood: Pity that wasn't qualifying. Just swap 1 and 8 and I'd be happy
35 cornish: Yes if Red Bull offer him a drive he might just prefer that as a better option....
36 MadameConcorde: Force India on Twitter: Adrian back to the garage, he said he had understeer and went off into the marbles, which then put him into the barriers. He i
37 waterpolodan: I love how people can take a catastrophic failure on the part of Michelin and turn it into Ferrari killing F1 in the US. The blame is 100% at Micheli
38 MadameConcorde: End of Second Practice. Karun Chandok went into a serious slide but he got back on track without much trouble. Massa made a big spin.and wrecked his t
39 Stealthz: er.. wrong! Like many of the rules an accomodation can be made with 100% team agreement, 9 teams agreed one did not attend the meetings. Yes, Micheli
40 sudden: Not to kick a dead horse that's been long dead, but I agree with Waterpolodan on this one. Ferrari did not kill F1 and it's reputation in USA. Alread
41 EZEIZA: Sorry mate, but that's complete rubbish. Why should Ferrari pay for the other teams f** ups? Why should Ferrari agree that the extra chicane should b
42 B747forever: Yeah, but Vettel will most likely stay with them next year and if they have offered Webber to stay for next season Kubica wont get any seat with RBR.
43 GrahamHill: Even better ! My real name followed by "is the best" sounds nice Damn... Me too! A real shame. As for who is responsible, I would say of course Miche
44 flood: Wow, even I'm not that optimistic It seems they switched chassis again so I look forward to seeing how he performs this weekend. I think that's a fai
45 bill142: I'm hoping GT5 will come out in between now and then. F1 CE is getting a little tired.
46 waterpolodan: Errr... right! As you said, Ferrari didn't agree to a compromise that would bend the rules to accommodate the Michelin teams. How is that NOT stickin
47 Stealthz: Friday sees the young "Randy Mandy" carry Vettel to within almost 2 tenths of Webber, perhaps not agreat sign for SV as he was faster than MW on Frida
48 bill142: It was a complete lack of sportsmanship. If Ferrari were really interested in beating people fair and square, they would have agreed to the changes a
49 Stealthz: It was not just that round, USA being the only GP won by the Scuderia that season they were not really up to the task all season. That being the case