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by GrahamHill
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football - It's back!
Replies: 117
Views: 5609

Re: American Football - It's back!

I looked up the scores Baltimore 59 Miami 10 That's a typo, right? Ha - you'd had thought so but no, Miami as a complete train wreck this season. They're going to make the 0-16 Browns of a couple years ago look competitive. Speaking of the Browns - nice showing after all that hype........S.O.B. (Sa...

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by GrahamHill
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 34
Views: 2973

Re: 2019 Tour de France

It's a shame to see Alaphilippe lose the Yellow Jersey, but it was expected unfortunately. He's not a climber, so the Alps were not going to give him any favours. Still, it's quite an achievement for him to wear the jersey for so long. He must be proud. Real shame for Pinot too. It's incredible the ...

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by GrahamHill
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sports Fan trivia question
Replies: 16
Views: 1800

Re: Sports Fan trivia question

georgiabill wrote:
Since 1957 what one thing do all Boston sports team share in common(this would besides all winning their leagues)?


They never relocated?
They all played sold out?
They all went to the playoffs?

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by GrahamHill
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)

Second day of testing has ended. Still no major issue for Honda! They made 82 laps with Gasly today. Have they finally found the solution to their reliability issues? Problem is that since Toro Rosso is the only client, they can't accumulate as many data as the other engine providers: 175 laps over ...

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by GrahamHill
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)

Will the Renault engine be any more reliable than last year? Only 3 engines are allowed for this season, right? That was the focus of the French company: reliability. They aim to do 70,000 km on the dyno (11 times more than last year) before the first race. But now Horner is scared that all that wo...

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by GrahamHill
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)

All combined, the Renault engine made the most laps. But hats off to Honda, they went through the first day of testing without a hitch.

I saw Horner complaining about Renault's strategy again. Will this man ever stop?

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by GrahamHill
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)

Winter testing is under way. And Toro Rosso managed 72 laps this morning while McLaren did only 10... Though it's not attributable to the engine (loose wheel), it's still not the start they hoped to get...

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by GrahamHill
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)

Halo is really hideous. It might cause me to stop watching F1. Calling a team/car Aston Martin or Alfa Romeo when they sport a Renault or Ferrari engine is quite ridiculous (although an Alfa with a Ferrari engine has existed on the road, but it was also ridiculous). Agreed on the halo. I'll have a ...

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by GrahamHill
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2442

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The US is out and I am at a loss. I can't remember the last time I felt this bad. All they needed to do was tie against Trinidad & Tobago, the last place team in the group, and they completely blew it. What I can't fathom is that the team was completely lifeless for first 45 minutes and didn't ...

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by GrahamHill
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3593

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

zkojq wrote:
Pierre Gasly replaces Kvyat for the Malaysia GP.


Nice, another French on the grid :D . I heard he would race in both Malaysia and Japan.

Kvyat wasn't performing well, so I'm not really surprised by this move.

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by GrahamHill
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3593

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

As for Porsche potentially entering (would love to see them come in), if they do then they should do what Honda should have done in the first place... The engine formulas change in 2021, with Porsche and potentially McLaren themselves targeting an entry with a new power unit under the new rules - t...

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by GrahamHill
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore
Replies: 99
Views: 3593

Re: F1 2017: Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, UK, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore

Well things have gotten very interesting in the last day or so. It seems that Renault have dumped Red Bull for 2019; forcing both Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing to use Honda engines. :lol: It seems Renault took offence to Red Bull trying to get Toro Rosso to switch to Honda with Red Bull to take th...

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by GrahamHill
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: There was too much egg salad
Replies: 20
Views: 1343

Re: There was too much egg salad

No full egg, no dried mustard, no lemon, no blender, and I would advise against olive oil as the taste is strong and bitter. Your mayonnaise must be such a sad, bland experience, tho. I'm so sad for you. :(. It is fantastic, in all modesty. That's how it should be done anyway (though I could add a ...

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by GrahamHill
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: There was too much egg salad
Replies: 20
Views: 1343

Re: There was too much egg salad

And I make my own mayo from scratch. To make a bit over one cup of mayo, put the following in a blender: *1 large egg (very fresh). *1/4 tsp dried mustard or 1 tsp dijon mustard *Juice of one lemon Turn the blender on medium-low and then slowly pour in a combination of 1/2C of light-tasting olive o...

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by GrahamHill
Mon May 15, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football
Replies: 25
Views: 1076

Re: Football

As a Barcelona supporter, I hope that Juventus wins it. It will be interesting to see how their defense will hold against the mighty Real Madrid. It's also probably the last chance for Buffon to win the trophy (though I said the same 2 years ago :D) For the Europa League, I think Manchester's experi...

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by GrahamHill
Thu May 04, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it ‘twenty-seventeen’ or ‘two-thousand and seventeen’?
Replies: 28
Views: 3597

Re: Is it ‘twenty-seventeen’ or ‘two-thousand and seventeen’?

I always thought that "two thousand and seventeen" was the correct way, but then I realized I never said something like "one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine" for example.

So... I guess I'll say twenty seventeen from now on :)

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by GrahamHill
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate
Replies: 114
Views: 4146

Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Whenever you have tons of work to do and your colleagues say "Good luck".

Though these words come from a good intention, they are quite irritating.

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by GrahamHill
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix - Vettel wins!
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: 2017 F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix - Vettel wins!

Highlights - definitely the three abreast pass between Ocon, Hulkenberg, Alonso! Yes, that was quite a good overtake. Race itself was a bit boring, was hoping for more close racing and overtaking with the new cars. Albert Park is not the best track for overtaking. We'll see how it goes in China. My...

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by GrahamHill
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Double post, please delete.

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by GrahamHill
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Double post, please delete.

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by GrahamHill
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

This crap keeps coming up, and its always by those that cant compete... Well, actually Renault was the only engine who could "compete" (please note the quotation marks) with Mercedes last year. And they're the most winning engine after Mercedes since the new rules. We'll see on Saturday w...

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by GrahamHill
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Several news outlets are reporting that Honda is as much as 100bhp down on its closest rival, mainly due to them running the engine conservatively due to the reliability issues, which still showed its ugly head anyway. If thats true, thats it for Honda in this sport - 3 years in and they cant produ...

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by GrahamHill
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All hail the Gulf Stream !
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: All hail the Gulf Stream !

So I'm watching TV reports of the storm in New York City. I see that it's -9°C in Montreal. Meanwhile I'm further North than that city, in Paris, and it's 25 more degrees, beautiful blue sky, and since a few days I'm longing again for a droptop ! Well, after a quick google search, it might not be t...

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by GrahamHill
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Force India revealed new colours, following the partnership with BWT. http://d2d0b2rxqzh1q5.cloudfront.net/sv/1.67/dir/9cb/image/9cb0e200031aa8e487b8187caa8fe1c6.jpg Not a huge fan of pink for a race car (except for the mighty Porsche 917 "Pink Pig"), but I think it's still an improvement ...

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by GrahamHill
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

And the Ferrari seems to be really quick, of course we don't know the config but this morning Vettel scored a 1:19.024 with soft tires. Really impressive knowing some journalist said he stopped the effort just before the finish line, loosing ~0,4s in the process. Ferrari looked to be really quick i...

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by GrahamHill
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

https://www.facebook.com/Formula1/video ... 009581250/
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A comparison between last year's pole and this year's winter testing fastest lap:

https://www.facebook.com/Formula1/video ... 009581250/

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by GrahamHill
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Not as visible as McLaren but team with Renault power unit are not logging as much laps as Mercedes and Ferrari either... And the Ferrari seems to be really quick, of course we don't know the config but this morning Vettel scored a 1:19.024 with soft tires. Really impressive knowing some journalist...

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by GrahamHill
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European car of the year 2017: Peugeot 3008
Replies: 50
Views: 2237

Re: European car of the year 2017: Peugeot 3008

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-geneva-motor-show/peugeot-3008-wins-2017-european-car-year-award So the European judges voted in a mediocre car such as this as their car of the year? In my opinion there are so many new cars on the market that are far more deserving of the accolade tha...

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by GrahamHill
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/39139492


I'll give him a chance to prove he can do it. He's not Maldonado... yet...
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zkojq wrote:
http://www.hasstrollcrashedyet.com

Oh dear...
http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/39139492


I'll give him a chance to prove he can do it. He's not Maldonado... yet...

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by GrahamHill
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Mercedes has implemented its shark fin: Not as ugly as some of the others and an interesting hole in it (presumably for additional engine cooling?) As for those ugly little T wings... :banghead: Christian Horner is not a fan of the shark fin either. Apparently he tried to have them banned, but othe...

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by GrahamHill
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Mercedes has implemented its shark fin:

Image

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by GrahamHill
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

GrahamHill wrote:
Cars were meant to be wider, but I don't have that feel. The reason is probably the bigger tyres, but still, it's a bit disappointing:


Reposting the screenshot:

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by GrahamHill
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Cars were meant to be wider, but I don't have that feel. The reason is probably the bigger tyres, but still, it's a bit disappointing:

Image

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by GrahamHill
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

McLaren will indeed be orange. With Ferrari, Renault, McLaren and Sauber, at least we'll have colours on the grid. http://d24ftq11lp1zg6.cloudfront.net/hrs.php/dir/mclarenmcl322017launch/image/l_6b4828b3ff5e520d186d68280193bca7-4 http://d24ftq11lp1zg6.cloudfront.net/hrs.php/dir/mclarenmcl322017launc...

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by GrahamHill
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Budapest withdraws from hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics
Replies: 18
Views: 911

Re: Budapest withdraws from hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics

slider wrote:
LA will win it as they should. They're the only city that truly has the infrastructure and capability to host it.


And Paris doesn't?

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by GrahamHill
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

And in what could be very bad news for the rest of F1, Mercedes may have a beast of a new engine for 2017. At least according to their customers... Let's hope it's not the case, or that the others have a performing engine as well, because I don't think I'll be able to bear another season dominated ...

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by GrahamHill
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pineapple on pizza?
Replies: 41
Views: 1916

Re: Pineapple on pizza?

People that don't want Pineapple on a pizza should also eat pizza without a Tomato based sauce. :stirthepot: It's called "pizza bianca" and is one of many proper Italian-style pizzas :D But it is still a Pizza. My point is that Tomatoes are fruits, so adding another fruit to a pizza shoul...

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by GrahamHill
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pineapple on pizza?
Replies: 41
Views: 1916

Re: Pineapple on pizza?

casinterest wrote:
People that don't want Pineapple on a pizza should also eat pizza without a Tomato based sauce. :stirthepot:


It's called "pizza bianca" and is one of many proper Italian-style pizzas :D

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by GrahamHill
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pineapple on pizza?
Replies: 41
Views: 1916

Re: Pineapple on pizza?

I say it often jokingly, but pineapple on pizza is a crime against humanity :mrgreen: Go to Italy and you won't see that abomination anywhere. People who had the idea of putting pineapple on a pizza couldn't be bothered to know what a real pizza was in the first place. American-style pizza is - in g...

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by GrahamHill
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

scbriml wrote:
I take it back, Force India's fin make the Sauber look like a work of art. :yuck: :vomit:


It looks like they glued some plywood from the nearest DIY store...

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by GrahamHill
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

The Force India has everything that I hate: penis nose, steeped nose and shark fin.

And yes, the livery is bland.

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by GrahamHill
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3235

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Here is the Renault: http://d24ftq11lp1zg6.cloudfront.net/hrs.php/dir/renaultrs17f12017/image/XPB_c0494315060e5e7b178355583aaae02b-4 http://d24ftq11lp1zg6.cloudfront.net/hrs.php/dir/renaultrs17f12017/image/XPB_07993ee564ee6d537b6b950ef32b99bf-4 http://d24ftq11lp1zg6.cloudfront.net/hrs.php/dir/renaul...

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by GrahamHill
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl LI - Greatest ever?
Replies: 34
Views: 1454

Re: Super Bowl LI - Greatest ever?

Amazing game (not for any Falcons fan or Patriots haters though), and it will be remembered for a long time. Tom Brady and the Patriots must be praised for their determination and for not giving up. They proved that nothing is over until the final whistle. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/pa...

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by GrahamHill
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing
Replies: 34
Views: 1968

Re: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing

Williams and Massa will race together again after Massa agrees to postpone his retirement to drive for the team in 2017. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127542/massa-postpones-retirement-to-rejoin-williams So thats that - Bottas to Mercedes, Massa at Williams. Sure, why not. Bottas coul...

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by GrahamHill
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing
Replies: 34
Views: 1968

Re: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2016/12/18/f1-fanatic-round-up-1812-4/ according to this Massa has been offered a Williams seat... I'd rather use that money to hire Maldonado :duck: :biggrin: Seriously, why not. Lance Stroll is very young driver with no F1 experience. He could use the help of a guy like...

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by GrahamHill
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing
Replies: 34
Views: 1968

Re: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing

I am quite sure Rosberg will continue to drive competitively, but on his own limited schedule and terms, maybe as part of a team at LeMans in GT and similar racing. Maybe drive at the Indy 500 ? Still his leaving F1 is shocking, perhaps there are factors we don't know about in his personal life, as...

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by GrahamHill
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing
Replies: 34
Views: 1968

Re: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing

I see no reason why, even with the abandonment of the token restriction system, that Mercedes should suddenly forget how to be good at the engine stuff. And its going to take one hell of an aero package to overcome that gap, something I'm not sure any team has in them these days. I think Red Bull h...

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by GrahamHill
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing
Replies: 34
Views: 1968

Re: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing

Its a difficult one, as the lower the skill of the driver, the harder WCC points come - and the team makes its money from the WCC, not the WDC. Having two drivers who can drive your car at or near its potential is the best option, but it does create friction if the car you give them allows them to ...

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by GrahamHill
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing
Replies: 34
Views: 1968

Re: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing

So, the question becomes... Who isn't safe where they are? Which teams are now panicking about their drivers the most...? I would think that Vettel, Raikkonnen, Alonso and a few others have just been pulled into meetings to have their contracts read to them in full I think Mercedes should put a you...

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