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2016 F1 'Clash of Titans', Alonso to head new Audi challenge to Merc? by John S
[October 24, 2014, 10:51:32 pm]
Will Caterham be at the US GP? by Scott
[October 24, 2014, 05:27:44 pm]
Russian GP Heroes and Zeroes by Irisado
[October 24, 2014, 04:41:24 pm]
New Jersey out-Vegas in? by cosworth151
[October 24, 2014, 12:06:17 am]
Ron says only factory backed teams can win F1 championship by Jericoke
[October 23, 2014, 03:43:29 pm]
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October 24, 2014, 10:51:32 pm by John S
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Now that's more exciting news ain't it?
October 22, 2014, 08:22:58 pm by cosworth151
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Sam Michael will leave his post as Sporting Director at McLaren at the end of the season. Micheal was previously with Williams, Jordan & Lotus.
October 22, 2014, 07:39:52 pm by John S
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Seems others emulating Bernie's strong arm legal niceties.
October 22, 2014, 12:57:19 pm by Wizzo
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The unit is derived from a system of measurement of speed very primitive – called maidenhead -, which began to be used in the 16th century.
The instrument was, basically, a rope with one end tied to a heavy plank of wood, and the other to a spool, made of the same material. This rope was marked with knots at regular intervals of approximately 14.5 meters.
When the boatman wanted to know the speed at which was navigating, the surfboard was launched into the sea. With the boat in motion, water freava wood, causing the rope to let loose of the spool that remained in the boat.
With the help of an hourglass, the boatman looked how many nodes have revolved in a given period of time.
Currently, this rudimentary method is no longer used, but the word node is still in vogue to calculate the speed of vessels throughout the world.
Today, 1 knot equals 1.151 miles per hour (approximately) (or 1 nautical mile) per hour.
And thus ends my lesson for today.
October 22, 2014, 12:22:43 pm by monty
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It seems that the administrator dealing with Caterham Sports is claiming that the Caterham F1 assets can be seized.
In my experience I doubt their claim will hold up in court but they may be able to stop the cars leaving the factory in time to make it to the track.
From a F1 enthusiasts point of view I really want to see Caterham survive but it seems Fernades was moving money around the various 'Caterham' business entities but it was all leaking out of the F1 team.
October 22, 2014, 09:28:16 am by John S
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So doesn't F1 have customer cars already then?
According to Ron Dennis there are now 2 classes in F1 the have's and have not's, and it all hinges around the engine supply.
In a longer article on F1times.co.uk about the subject he makes these telling comments, and he claims the source code holds the key. Guess access to it allowed Red Bull to intervene and help pump up the volume on their Renault squibs.
"Even though you have the same brand of engine that does not mean you have the ability to optimise the engine."
"Effectively, if you don't have the control of that process, meaning access to source code, then you are not going to be able to stabilise your car in the entry to corners etc., and you lose lots of lap time. "Even though you have the same brand of engine that does not mean you have the ability to optimise the engine."
- See more at: http://www.f1times.co.uk/news/display/09476#sthash.Ap6Ppzzt.dpuf
October 21, 2014, 09:52:02 am by Wizzo
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Some old and some good ones here.
1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.
2. A will is a dead giveaway.
3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
4. A backward poet writes inverse.
5. In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.
6. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
7. If you don't pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.
8. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.
9. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A-flat miner.
10. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
11. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
12. A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
13. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
14. Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.
15. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
16. A calendar's days are numbered.
17. A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.
18. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
19. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
20. A plateau is a high form of flattery.
21. The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.
22. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
23. When you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall.
24. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
25. When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.
26. Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
27. Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.
28. Acupuncture: a jab well done.
29. Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.
30. The roundest knight at king Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
31. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
32. She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.
33. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.
34. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.
35. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
36. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
37. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
38. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
39. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
40. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, 'You stay here, I'll go on a head.'
41. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
42. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'
43. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, 'No change yet.'
44. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
45. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
46. Don't join dangerous cults: Practice safe sects.
October 20, 2014, 10:49:09 pm by Irisado
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Things are looking rather tense between team and driver. Following on from Kobayashi's claim that he was told to retire a healthy car at the Russian Grand Prix, we now have this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/29658585
Everything seems to point to Caterham trying to save cash. Reminds me of Hispania at the end of 2012, but at least they were upfront with their drivers. They told them that they couldn't guarantee the safety of the cars though, and it perhaps is the case that Caterham are not being quite so upfront.
Of course, it could be nothing, but it's very rare for a driver to speak out like this.