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« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2020, 02:53:02 pm »
Massive shunt by Stroll when his tyre blew!  *ouch*.  Lucky he walked away from that...   He was set for a podium too....  damn.

Very entertaining race again.  Great track.

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« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2020, 12:47:25 pm »
Crazy race, fantastic track. Awesome watching them go flat through that section between turns 6 and 9 with the G meter bouncing off of 5 during qualifying and well over 4 during the race. Hope they go back.

Stroll's shunt and the rolling restart mess were scary. Lucky no one was hurt.
I was really looking forward to the possibility of Max getting in amongst the Mercedes, but it wasn't to be.
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« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2020, 01:17:34 pm »
Honda leaving F1 at the end of next year. What will Red Bull do for engines, back to Renault with McLaren going to Mercedes?

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/54383259
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« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2020, 02:26:31 pm »
One of the world's most boring sports to watch now that it's been made relatively safe. Gone is the anticipation of seeing a huge accident with body parts strewn over the track.
However, the possibility is always there that the boredom can be broken for the faithful who persevere.

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« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2020, 02:48:26 pm »
Honda leaving F1 at the end of next year. What will Red Bull do for engines, back to Renault with McLaren going to Mercedes?

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/54383259

Well, if they donít get a deal with Merc or Ferrari, then Renault is obligated to supply them with engines as they are the engine supplier with the least amount of teams on the grid using their engines.

At least, thatís my understanding from what Iíve heard.

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« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2020, 03:09:51 pm »
One of the world's most boring sports to watch now that it's been made relatively safe. Gone is the anticipation of seeing a huge accident with body parts strewn over the track.
However, the possibility is always there that the boredom can be broken for the faithful who persevere.

There are still plenty of crashes, just not lethal ones.

I grew up watching the likes of Jim Clark, Bruce McLaren, Lorenzo Bandini, Ronnie Peterson etc. Trust me, I don't miss the killer years at all. There were 29 F1 drivers killed in the sixties and 18 in the seventies even though there were half the races in a season. Stewart had two team mates killed in one season and that is what prompted him to retire at the top of his game, even though he could have won a couple more championships. He knew he was on borrowed time. If that is what you are looking for, you aren't a fan of motor racing anyway.

I do miss the fact it was an era when privateers like Tyrrel could win championships with drivers like Stewart. Frank Williams was the last but their last championship was 23 years ago. Tyrrell and Stewart never had a written contract, just a handshake. Same with Moss and Rob Walker.
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« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2020, 03:20:28 pm »
Well, if they donít get a deal with Merc or Ferrari, then Renault is obligated to supply them with engines as they are the engine supplier with the least amount of teams on the grid using their engines.

At least, thatís my understanding from what Iíve heard.

Renault has really picked up their game when it comes to power and reliability. Let's hope so.
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« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2020, 04:39:25 pm »
Renault has really picked up their game when it comes to power and reliability. Let's hope so.

For sure Renault have improved.....   the last few races have been a good showing for them, especially Ricciardo. 

It just would be a bit ironic given the acrimony between Red Bull and Renault at the end of their time together.

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« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2020, 05:35:26 pm »
For sure Renault have improved.....   the last few races have been a good showing for them, especially Ricciardo. 

It just would be a bit ironic given the acrimony between Red Bull and Renault at the end of their time together.

The Renault was pretty bad the first few years of this formula. Red Bull had a lot of engine caused DNF's and they were down on power. Now they look like a threat. I wonder if McLaren is having second thoughts about going to Mercedes next year. The cars will be basically the same so McLaren vs Racing Point (Aston Martin) and Renault will be interesting.
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« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2020, 07:39:41 pm »
No way anyone will have regrets with going to Merc. 

It would be interesting to see McLaren get to their old form and beat Mercedes while using Mercedes engines.  Maybe with the price controls coming to F1, this can happen now. 
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« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2020, 11:54:27 am »
A ridiculous sport that has values that run contrary to the decent priorities of the world in this 21st. century. A virtual insult to those who can't feed their children enough to keep the children alive!

And perhaps the favourite sport of the extreme right!
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« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2020, 02:00:03 pm »
A ridiculous sport that has values that run contrary to the decent priorities of the world in this 21st. century. A virtual insult to those who can't feed their children enough to keep the children alive!

And perhaps the favourite sport of the extreme right!

If that is your criteria, what professional sport isn't?
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« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2020, 02:43:02 pm »
If that is your criteria, what professional sport isn't?

Some others but less so than car racing. Golf, but not in an active way.

Professional sports usually detract from the real meaning of 'sports'.

American football and basketball being especially egregious demonstrations of physical size the factor that makes the athlete. And hockey now being corrupted to make it the same.
That became necessary for hockey when Russians and Europeans started to be better at the game than Canadians.

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« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2020, 03:08:47 pm »
Some others but less so than car racing. Golf, but not in an active way.

Professional sports usually detract from the real meaning of 'sports'.

American football and basketball being especially egregious demonstrations of physical size the factor that makes the athlete. And hockey now being corrupted to make it the same.
That became necessary for hockey when Russians and Europeans started to be better at the game than Canadians.

How less so than auto racing?
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« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2020, 03:44:16 pm »
How less so than auto racing?

We're getting the number of posts up on this board considerably now.

Less so than auto racing because the exorbitant waste of petroleum based fuels is an insult to the science of climate change. At least golf does it in an inactive sense by turning treed spaces into huge lawns.