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Old 23 June 2018, 05:20 PM
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Sounds like the staff are going to walk. Fecking Freddo bars as a bonus, what a joke
It does seem rather bizarre
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Old 04 July 2018, 11:18 AM
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula-one/44708491


McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has left the team as part of a wide restructure of their leadership.

A statement said Boullier had resigned, with the Frenchman saying: "I recognise now is the right time to step down."
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Old 04 July 2018, 11:41 AM
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Bailed before hes used as a scape goat.

Think whitmarsh will be back?
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Old 10 July 2018, 12:12 PM
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Good end to the race, Hamilton drove well once he calmed his wee self down.
What a comment from Kimi's wife
If you cry like a girl when you lose, do ballet

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Old 10 July 2018, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by urban View Post
Good end to the race, Hamilton drove well once he calmed his wee self down.
What a comment from Kimi's wife
had to giggle at that, although you could apply it as 'if you can't drive without crashing into someone, do ballet'

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Old 10 July 2018, 12:21 PM
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Hamilton did throw a strop though, even though he's now blaming it on exhaustion.
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He's a whiney ****e. Good to see him lose.
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Old 11 July 2018, 09:18 AM
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Just when you think crashtappen is growing up at last he opens is yap with a blatant pop at alonso.

'Red Bull's Max Verstappen, 20, says he will consider competing in IndyCar and Le Mans when he is "old and slow"'

he really is a bell end isn;t he
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Originally Posted by Tidgy View Post
Just when you think crashtappen is growing up at last he opens is yap with a blatant pop at alonso.

'Red Bull's Max Verstappen, 20, says he will consider competing in IndyCar and Le Mans when he is "old and slow"'

he really is a bell end isn;t he
I have just seen this, I did wonder why he said it, what does he gain, if nothing, then what a **** lol
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Old 11 July 2018, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by JDM_Stig View Post
I have just seen this, I did wonder why he said it, what does he gain, if nothing, then what a **** lol
Did alonso get in his way on sunday?
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Old 11 July 2018, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Tidgy View Post
Did alonso get in his way on sunday?
Alonso didnt get that close, Alonso even moved out of Hamilton`s way, which is rare.
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Old 11 July 2018, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Tidgy View Post
Just when you think crashtappen is growing up at last he opens is yap with a blatant pop at alonso.

'Red Bull's Max Verstappen, 20, says he will consider competing in IndyCar and Le Mans when he is "old and slow"'

he really is a bell end isn;t he
100% ****
I see http://crashstappen.com/ is back on line again
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pmsl, that website is epic.

need one about when he last opened his big gob lol
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From 14th to 1st . . . F1 is boring
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Old 23 July 2018, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by JDM_Stig View Post
From 14th to 1st . . . F1 is boring
have to say was one of the best races for years.

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Vettled bottled it (remember canada in the damp in 2011, 3 corners to go and he bins it), loads of over taking, rain caused some chaos and i bet the drivers are glad the race finished when it did hahaha
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Originally Posted by Tidgy View Post
have to say was one of the best races for years.

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Vettled bottled it (remember canada in the damp in 2011, 3 corners to go and he bins it), loads of over taking, rain caused some chaos and i bet the drivers are glad the race finished when it did hahaha
He did, but I wasnt going to say it, or Im a Lewis Fan Boy lol,
He wasnt the only one that did, But his had so much more resting on it,
After his reaction in Silverstone I cant say I was disappointed with the result, But when you saw and heard him in the car over the radio, You do have to feel for him, he was distraught.
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Originally Posted by JDM_Stig View Post
He did, but I wasnt going to say it, or Im a Lewis Fan Boy lol,
He wasnt the only one that did, But his had so much more resting on it,
After his reaction in Silverstone I cant say I was disappointed with the result, But when you saw and heard him in the car over the radio, You do have to feel for him, he was distraught.
I kinda feel for him, but i think they are all pretty arrogant, vettel is the worst and ferrari have a very very poor attitude, so anything befalls them i have a hard time feeling any sympathy for them.

Vettel just proved once again how over rated he is.
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Originally Posted by Tidgy View Post
have to say was one of the best races for years...
... loads of over taking, rain caused some chaos and i bet the drivers are glad the race finished when it did hahaha
Yes, it was very entertaining and an incredible result.
For once Merc got their strategy calls right and managed a 1-2 with a package that for most of the weekend wasn't anywhere near as quick as the Ferraris.

Good race (especially as I'm a Lewis fanboy).
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Originally Posted by Tidgy View Post
I kinda feel for him, but i think they are all pretty arrogant, vettel is the worst and ferrari have a very very poor attitude, so anything befalls them i have a hard time feeling any sympathy for them.

Vettel just proved once again how over rated he is.
It was a very small mistake, but there was no run off, it was gravel, maybe its time to say there needs to be gravel around all the tracks, so small mistakes have an effect, rather than a quick trip across the tarmac and carry on, as happens many times on modern tracks.
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Originally Posted by JDM_Stig View Post
It was a very small mistake, but there was no run off, it was gravel, maybe its time to say there needs to be gravel around all the tracks, so small mistakes have an effect, rather than a quick trip across the tarmac and carry on, as happens many times on modern tracks.
Just have concrete barriers all the way round like monaco
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Originally Posted by JDM_Stig View Post
From 14th to 1st . . . F1 is boring

In what's ultimately one of the fastest cars on the grid...
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Originally Posted by neil-h View Post
In what's ultimately one of the fastest cars on the grid...

in modern era of F1 overtaking even in a car that is much faster isn't easy at all so it is some going
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Old 23 July 2018, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by neil-h View Post
In what's ultimately one of the fastest cars on the grid...
As big a fan as I am of Hamilton`s, I never imagined him winning.
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Originally Posted by neil-h View Post
In what's ultimately one of the fastest cars on the grid...
Maybe, but I don't know if you watched the race.

Hamilton won because of:
- Mercedes race strategy,
- his tyre management,
- incisive overtaking,
- his team's weather-forecasting skills
- his wet-weather handling ability
- his team mate's team discipline
- his gambling on gut feel and coming out lucky
- a safety car.

He didn't win just because he had one of the fastest cars.
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Originally Posted by SouthWalesSam View Post
Maybe, but I don't know if you watched the race.

Hamilton won because of:
- Mercedes race strategy,
- his tyre management,
- incisive overtaking,
- his team's weather-forecasting skills
- his wet-weather handling ability
- his team mate's team discipline
- his gambling on gut feel and coming out lucky
- a safety car.

He didn't win just because he had one of the fastest cars.
not putting it in the barriers like a certain someone else did was a good start,,,, hahahaha
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Originally Posted by neil-h View Post
In what's ultimately one of the fastest cars on the grid...
So why wasn`t Bottas lapping the field?
If the car was so much faster that a crap driver like Lewis could pass the field,shouldnt Bottas have been 40 seconds in front of the field ?
before any rain or safety cars,

Mercedes wouldn`t be paying him the reported amounts if it was just the car,
Why Pay him 30 Million + Bonus a season, when they can stick Eccon in for 4 Million a year, and he would be well happy at that.
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And I was not a fan of Team orders from either team, but after recent DNF`s I can understand why Totto did it, they need the points in the Manufacturers Championship, which they ultimately would rather win,
I do feel that if its for the lead, then let them go for it, if your team mate is on fresher tyres and its for 4th and 5th place and he has a chance to get further up the field, I get it,
Mercedes have actually done this, and when Lewis didnt get past he gave the place back to Bottas on the last corner.
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Originally Posted by JDM_Stig View Post
So why wasn`t Bottas lapping the field?
If the car was so much faster that a crap driver like Lewis could pass the field,shouldnt Bottas have been 40 seconds in front of the field ?
before any rain or safety cars,

Mercedes wouldn`t be paying him the reported amounts if it was just the car,
Why Pay him 30 Million + Bonus a season, when they can stick Eccon in for 4 Million a year, and he would be well happy at that.

I never said he was crap, just not as amazing as certain sectors of F1 fandom like to make out. Most of the top 10 in the drivers championship would be regularly winning races in that car.
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Originally Posted by neil-h View Post
I never said he was crap, just not as amazing as certain sectors of F1 fandom like to make out. Most of the top 10 in the drivers championship would be regularly winning races in that car.
on his day i don't think anyone out there would get near him, Australia qualifying this year is a great example. Hard to compare drivers through the ages, but i suspect he could hold his own among the likes of senna etc

He can be a bit hit and miss at times, considerably more hit than miss though.
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Have to say , none of them really enthral me at the moment, I remember watching Senna of course who was in a class of his own , and watching Schumacher racing Hakkinnen these guys were braking 5 or more meters later at the Ring Pit straight and still not spinning off in the rain, the rest were simply not in it. And for me none of the present crowd has that level of talent.
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