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F1 Off Topic Thread

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by James Chant, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. James Chant

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    For general off topic chat, that isnt relevant to the other threads in the forum, but also doesnt deserve its own one.
     
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  2. Hampus Andersson

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    -It was Williams fault!
    -No it was Sennas fault!
    -Clearly it was Mosley's fault!

    :)
     
  3. James Chant

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    Blame Bernie
     
  4. James Chant

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    FIA Acronyms....

    Ferrari International Assistance
     
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  5. James Chant

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    French idiotic arbitrators
     
  6. Scott Webber

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    everything is bernie's fault :D
     
  7. Hampus Andersson

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    He´s an expert at talking to media i´ve noticed. Always leaves people hanging with no clear answers when it comes to sensitive questions.
    It´s not even like he dodges the question he just present the answer in a very smart way.
     
  8. Hampus Andersson

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    I´ve wondered what the highest top speed were in F1.
    Not counting Salt lakes or non-F1 tracks.

    I think it´s in the ballpark of 360km/h. Speed traps give a bit of a false number as they are usually situated quite far from the braking zones. SPA for example is after Eau Rouge and not at Les Combes.

    Anyone have some facts to look at whether that is from a speed trap or the team giving out the real number?

    EDIT:
    Antonio Pizzonia recorded a top speed of around 230.1mph on the pit straight in Monza in 2004 in a BMW Williams apparently, have no proof of it more then a comment on the net.

    370km/h.
     
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  9. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    I remember Coulthard setting a new record(at that time) of 352km/h at Hockenheim in 98 (or was it 99), so, 370 sounds very much likely :)
     
  10. Ken Hunter

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    What more can you expect from a gnome.....
     
  11. Hampus Andersson

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    He actually went faster then that i believe, Speed trap clocked him at that but Ron said the car hit 360 :)
     
  12. Kennett Ylitalo

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    Just cliked around wikipedia and noticed these nice chains:

    Tyrrell-Bar-Honda-Brawn-Mercedes

    Toleman-Benetton-Renault-Lotus

    and Jordan-Midland-Spyker-Force India....

    Constructors that are in the grid now and where they originally come from... Couldn't find longer than 5 team changes (not just name but a team sale) in whole F1 history.
     
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  13. Hampus Andersson

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    3 for Red Bull,

    Stewart GP - Jaguar Racing - Red Bull Racing

    How many teams that run today can boast with only their own team?

    Ferrari, Williams, Mclaren?

    edit: nevermind, there are plenty actually :)
     
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  14. Kennett Ylitalo

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    If you include all the connections, then it comes pretty nice mess.. Just looking at Team Lotus history, it's been Pacific Team Lotus that became Minardi that became Toro Rosso but... it's actually now Caterham thru weird licensing issue that makes the current Team Lotus appear as Lotus F1 Team.. Prost GP was Ligier which was Matra.. Funny. Oh wait... Prost GP was merged with... I can't fiind it, i'll go to sleep now.

    One thing i learned, don't enter Jordan if you like to see car pics in Google Images..
     
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  15. Hampus Andersson

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    Cool to see a few F1 drivers getting their own team :) But back then it was "cheaper"

    Imagine seeing Schumacher GP, Vettel GP, Nando GP :)
     
  16. António da Cunha

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    "Nando" LOL

    I wonder which are the teams with the best reputation in Formula 1. By best reputation I don't mean results/championships, but things like fairplay, sportsmanship, etc.
     
  17. Kennett Ylitalo

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    Williams comes to mind..
     
  18. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Just remember, Lotus doesn't own the team. Genii does.
     
  19. Hampus Andersson

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    Yea i would probably say Williams as well.

    Mclaren is shady, Ferrari we don´t really know their true "power" and Red Bull obviously will exploit things to the point that they can keep a thing on the car even though it´s illegal.

    Williams is the working class team, honest guys with lots of history :p
     
  20. Kennett Ylitalo

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    And Caterham owner owns the rights for "Team Lotus" name (can't remember the owner, just woke up...)... But clearly the Renault-Lotus is the real successor to Team Lotus, which, co-incidentally is not the car manufacturer Lotus.. They've been two separate companies for ages now. I'll bet if this year goes well, they will be securing that classic name back.