F1 2012

Discussion in 'general sports' started by Quartz, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. DJ Squelch

    DJ Squelch King Of Insides

    Talking of Rosberg I saw this photo on another forum. A bird flew into his helmet when he was doing 200kph during a friday Practice session.:eek:

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    Very dangerous, Alan Stacey was killed at Spa in 1960 when he got hit by a bird, although of course helmets are a lot stronger now.
     
  2. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

    Now the race is over..

    There's nothing wrong with quoting Martin Brundle in full a day after he makes a comment about a Grand Prix and quoting on the F1 thread.

    It's not a derail to quote him and :facepalm: as a response.

    Mountains and molehills as a response from one or two on here though.
     
  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  4. 1%er

    1%er Well-Known Member

    So please do tell us all what it is you want for the people of Bahrain? It seems to be very important to you.
     
  5. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

    Again. I mentioned what Brundle said and face-palmed.

    Commenting on what Brundle says about a Grand Prix, the day after he said it, on an F1 thread is derailing because..
     
  6. 1%er

    1%er Well-Known Member

    So you are not supporting the people of Bahrain? you just popped in to quote someone else, is that right?
     
  7. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

    This is an F1 thread.
     
  8. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    it's selective quoting to suit your political outlook you didn't for instance report he's subsequent clarifications on Sunday... but then that didn't suit the agenda being pushed did it...
     
  9. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    any way no doubt those so concerned will of course be following the events in Bahrain over the next few months and of course reporting back to us.

    or will they like the rest of the world move on until next year....

    For what it's worth I don't think F1 will be back there next year.
     
  10. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

    I haven't seen what he said on Sunday (it's early on Monday) and no-one seemed overly concerned to discuss it here anyway, any responses assuming I had posted on a wind-up with a political slant. You don't know my knowledge of Bahrain, F1, political outlook so any comments about it are yours..

    Again it's an F1 thread.

    If I had an agenda, I would have selectively quoted, rather than quoted Brundle in full in the first place.
     
  11. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    I think your outlook is plain to see paul, it's disingenuous to suggest otherwise...
     
  12. paulhackett

    paulhackett voiced by strother martin

    Sorry Garf, but you're wrong and going into it here would be a massive derail.
     
  13. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    theres' ymu's thread for it though... :)
     
  14. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/17808396

    After the stewards announced their decision not to issue any penalties for either incident, Alonso said on Twitter: "I think you are going to
    have fun in future races! You can defend position as you want and you can overtake outside the track! Enjoy! ;)))"
     
  15. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    the stewards are wrong for hamilton but not alonso.

    alonso was behind tough it's his job to get round the other driver committing to a line seeing that another car is also going that way is just stupid, and petulant which is alonso to a t.

    However there's not a possible hope that Hamilton could be said to be a majority behind rosberg because he overtook him... and was side by side coming out of the corner...

    My guess is for brevity and also to prevent further controversy they declared a no contest race meaning that all complaints would not be heard and would be dismissed.
     
  16. mack

    mack Fact Me Till I Fart

    Any opinions on MS's minor rant on the state of the tyres, basically saying that tyre management should not be the foremost thing on a drivers mind.

    For me it is gets a little tedious banging on about the tyres all weekend, I know it adds uncertainty to the races and looking after your car is an important part of F1 but if the drivers are not driving flat out every lap then what's the point?
     
  17. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    GP racing has never been about driving flat out for 70 laps, drivers have always had to manage fuel/tyres as part of their race craft. I guess Schumacher is looking for excuses as to why he's slower than Rosberg.
     
  18. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    I think he's right.

    i also think the new tires have in fact produced the tightest seasons so far and have worked wonders for the competitiveness of the sport in a manner which none of the massive technical and expensive changes have ever done.

    I think that the limitation for teams on tires should be raised however, let them have 6 sets for race day 4 sets for qual'y and 4 sets for each practice. with no carry over from session to session from the 11 sets per weekend rule which then actually breaks down as 10 sets as they have to give one set back and they get one less soft set to hard....

    The reason they haven't done this so far is that it means that Pirelli would need to make more tires and as it like the previous suppliers have said they didn't want to supply the entire grid because they couldn't afford too or make sufficient numbers of tires in time for each race (hence the current limitations).

    I'd also like to see 3 of the 4 compounds brought in which would allow greater choice with a you must run 2 of the 3... rule...
     
  19. 1%er

    1%er Well-Known Member

    So Bahrain seems to have fallen out of the news again ;)

    Mercedes' continued participation in Formula One could be put to a shareholders' vote.........

    Norbert Haug has denied reports Mercedes is on the verge of quitting Formula One........

    Both articles start halfway down the page!

    True or part of the negotiation process?

    This quote sums it up "He (Kevin Eason) said the reason for Mercedes pulling out would be because, unlike Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull, the Stuttgart marque has not been offered a place on Formula 1's post floatation board".

    The report said negotiations between Mercedes and Formula 1 bosses over the next Concorde Agreement are ongoing :hmm:
     
  20. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    TBf to the bbc they've been doign things on th news channel about it; for reference to those so concerned abotu the situation that they've continued to highlight the problems there else where and in other threads about Abdulhadi al-Khawaja He has had his request for a civilian retrial accepted and the rule of law seemingly is being carried out. IE due process something all the nay sayers and activists who posted on this thread we super keen to see happen and not that it was negated by knee jerk reactions due to sensationalist media reports...

    oh wait.. no they didn't want the rule of law to apply at all, they wanted summery justice with no oversight and no due process...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...er-activists/2012/05/08/gIQAPji29T_story.html

    22 may should be the start of the re-trial I look forward to the nay-sayers follow up threads regarding it they will of course be deafeningly silent as they have been before and since the race... fair weather activist cowards that they are...

    As for Mercedes they'll leave after they have won the championship next year with shumi...

    As has been the case previously when big german marquees enter motorsport with the exception of DTM which are really team cars not manufactures cars...

    They'll still supply engines but brawn will need a new sponsor afterwards...
     
  21. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Spanish GP this weekend. It's a BBC one.
     
  22. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    First practice was a bit slow this morning. Lots of 'trying stuff out' going on. Hoping for a good race Sunday :cool:
     
  23. 1%er

    1%er Well-Known Member

    Lewis Hamilton was told yesterday (Friday) that he was lucky to escape penalty from Formula One race stewards in the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix.

    Nico Rosberg's defensive driving got the lion's share of the media attention three weeks ago, but in fact it was Hamilton's pass on the Mercedes that was a more contentious topic during Friday's drivers' briefing in Barcelona.

    Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reported that the topic was discussed between the drivers and the FIA's Charlie Whiting for no less than fifty minutes.

    "In the end, it was resolved that Rosberg did nothing wrong. Lewis Hamilton was (unofficially) reprimanded.

    "Charlie Whiting said the McLaren driver was lucky not to have been punished."

    The report said Whiting warned the drivers that similar cases, in which passes are made with four wheels off the circuit, will be penalised.

    :confused:
     
  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Another brave attempt by Massa to make it into the top ten qualifying for the first time this season. No shame in qualifying 17th, he really gave it his all there.
     
  25. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Well this is a little odd :hmm:
     
  26. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Indeed :hmm: tyre saving is not usually this extreme. I would rather be in the top 5 with slightly less race tyre than 6-10th.
     
  27. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Interesting grid. Hope this is not a problem for Hamilton? He is 0.6 seconds up and making it look easy today.
     
  28. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    A frantic final few minutes of quali!
     
  29. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    Red Bull did a whoopsie.
     
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  30. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Good race set up for tomorrow :cool:
     

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