Something Good From Austin by cosworth151
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August 29, 2014, 12:39:17 pm by cosworth151
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Sadly, Austin is now best known as the site of the most grossly overrated race track in all of history. Now, something good has come from the city. A much needed item that is long overdue.
The 99 can case of beer!
Austin Beerworks unveiled the 99-pack of its Peacemaker Anytime Ale. All for only $99.99!
August 28, 2014, 12:00:51 pm by monty
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The points that BBC have helpfully summarised made me think about the possible impact of the stupid double points rule. Of course there are millions of permutations and further DNFs would have major impacts but even based on current results the double points could have a big effect.
in this season Rosberg has averaged 18.3 points per race; Hamilton has averaged 15.9 points per race and Riciardo has averaged 13.0 points per race.
If we assumed that over the next six races they averaged the same points per race (meaning that Hamilton has even more bad luck because he has won more races than Rosberg in spite of his bad luck so far). When it comes to the seventh and last race, if Hamilton won and got the 50points; Rosberg would have to be 8th or better to stop Hamilton from winning the WDC.
I had a lot of spare time in a hotel last night
August 28, 2014, 12:00:42 pm by Scott
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On the fence on this one. Track layout looks a bit strange with the first series of turns looking like a slalom course for skiing. Fairly long tunnel by the look of it as well.
Greece doesn't have the cash for it, and I'm sure considering Germany put up most of the bailout, they might prefer another GP end up in Germany, not Greece.
On the other hand, it's Europe, and as long as it isn't another European circuit that is sacrificed (better ditch Russia, or Bahrain), then I'd be ok with it (helps that there are 3 direct flights from Zurich to Athens every day )
August 28, 2014, 11:51:33 am by Scott
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I know, it was a typo (assuming they haven't fixed the link, it says Vettel gets a new engineer in 5015).
Well, good for Rocky, nice promotion. Hope Vettel gets along well with the new guy.
August 28, 2014, 11:48:20 am by Scott
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Now things are finished in Germany, he has time to plan his revenge...yeah, yeah, not revenge, just getting 'even'. Is there a difference? Whatever Bernie, if that's your pastime, enjoy.
August 28, 2014, 11:46:06 am by cosworth151
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Legendary designer Len Terry has passed at the age of 90. He designed a number of famous racing cars, including Dan Gurney's Eagle Mk I F1 car and the Gulf Mirage Le Mans racer. He is best known for his on again, off again relationship with Colin Chapman and Lotus.
Terry was involved in the Lotus 15 & 17. He was then fired by Chapman, largely because the Terry designed Terrier Mk II regularly bested Chapman's Lotus 7 in competition. He later returned to Lotus, and designed the Lotus 38 in just 4 weeks. That was the car that Jim Clark drove to victory in the Indy 500.
Mr Terry is second from the right in the photo below.
R.I.P., Mr Terry. Your cars will always live on in our hearts.
August 28, 2014, 11:21:30 am by Scott
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That was nice gardening leave. I guess he was still holding on to the title so he could hold on to the salary, because I don't think his key card worked for quite some time at Woking.
August 28, 2014, 03:40:25 am by Dare
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F1 is supposed to be about the best technology in
the highest level of motor racing.Is it fair to penalize
a team for the whole season just because they didn't
initially get it right? I don't think so....
August 27, 2014 « McLaren formulating five-year driver plan - Boullier | McLaren considering Vandoorne options »
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Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci says he wants manufacturers to be given the chance to make changes to their engine during a season.
Engines were homologated before the start of the season, with regulations only allowing approved changes to be made for reasons of reliability, safety or cost-saving. After tweaks are made this winter the same rule kicks in at the start of 2015, something Mattiacci wants to see changed.
"Yes, in a certain way - not as rigid as it is today. I would like a certain amount of opportunities a year to work on the engine," Mattiacci said when asked if he wanted the freeze to be lifted.
Mattiacci and his fellow team principals met during the Belgian Grand Prix and he admits this is an issue he raised.
"As you very well know we keep discussing about how to improve - if it's needed - every area of the Formula One product. [In Belgium] we had a fantastic race. But I suppose there are certain areas, the DNA of Formula One is innovating, innovating and catching up with the best one and being as fast as the smartest one. That's what I will keep, as Ferrari, insisting, and one of the areas is engine freezing."
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