Monza replaces Parabolica with asphalt by Ian
[Today at 12:40:02 pm]
Caterham 7 - How It's Made Factory Video by Wizzo
[Today at 12:36:17 pm]
Canadian GP 2015 by Scott
[Today at 11:51:52 am]
Merc has disciplined Rosberg by Scott
[Today at 11:50:12 am]
Poor old Max Verstappen by Scott
[September 01, 2014, 07:43:43 pm]
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Today at 12:36:17 pm by Wizzo
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Here's a little video I found showing how the boys at Caterham are still building cars the good 'ol fashion way.
Today at 06:54:21 am by Scott
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I don't think a fine is a very effective discipline. Make him fly economy for the rest of the season.
September 01, 2014, 06:06:44 pm by Ian
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Not how he intended it ti finish.
September 01, 2014, 09:52:16 am by Wizzo
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Dare and I will both be unavailable for Italy this weekend.
The Grid Game process is automatic and your predictions can still be placed in the normal way with the deadlines still standing.
As always if you cant submit your predictions then please email/PM them to either one of us (before the deadlines) and they will count for the race when we bring everything up to date.
You may have to wait for the race results to be entered.
August 31, 2014, 07:47:57 pm by J.Clark | Views: 103 | Comments: 3
One of those iconic circuits that defines Formula 1. A word that people who don't even follow any series of motor racing immediately identify as a significant place.
Autodromo Nazionale Monza is located in the North, near Milan. Google maps will show you where it is. I remember a few years ago, many of the locals protested the Formula 1 use of the circuit because of the noise. Well, that certainly is no longer an issue with the new power units. I thought it a bit like the person who builds/buys a home on a golf course and then complains about broken windows . . .
Lat & Long 45°37′14″N - 9°17′22″E
It is 3.6 miles of high speed, mostly straight and/or high speed turns, of which there are eleven. The track lap record was set by Barrichello in that absolutely awesome 2004 Ferrari, at 1:21.046. Current grid drivers with a win here are:
Vettel (3), Hamilton, Alonso (2), and going back to 1999, it HHF and three multiple winners - Montoya, Schumacher and Barrichello.
What that means for this year's event may not be much, but Hamilton knows how and has the car, while Alonso knows how and has the shear ability (add to that it being Ferrari's home race) so it could be a heck of a battle since Alonso has been punching well above his weight for much of the season - closing in little by little on the Mercs each race.
There was a time that the 'organizers' of such things put together a Race of Two Worlds events, which attempted to run Formula One and United States Auto Club National Championship Indy cars against each other in a 500 mile event. It was nicknamed Monzanapolis, and ran on the banked track. It was won both of the two years it was held by American entries.
There are five days before free practices, but I for one can't wait. I want to see what Williams can do at a circuit that should suit them well. Of interest too, will be to see how Ferrari and Red Bull have improved, as both seemed at Spa to have made a good bit ground on the Mercedes and Williams teams.
Formula 1 has been here almost since the beginning. The track was built in 1922 and had been used for a number racing formulas over the years before Formula 1 came along. It is still used for just about anything racing. There have been some changes to it over the decades. For example, the high banked turns are no longer used. There have been chicanes added in a couple of locations to slow down the cars. Many deaths have occurred here; although, most of those before Formula 1 was officially a series. The most recent death due to F1 was in 2000 when a marshal was killed by debris at the Roggia Chicaine on the first lap of the race, if memory serves.
There will be two DRS zones. One on the start/finish straight and on leading up the Ascari Chicaine. Over-taking on track should be possible, which will make the racing very good back in the mid-field most likely and perhaps in the top 5 or 6 as we have seen recently.
August 31, 2014, 09:36:45 am by Andy B
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There's a chance that I'll be going to the Canadian GP next year has anyone been there? If so any advice? Its our 40th wedding anniversary this year and we both want to tour Canada which has obviously has to be done in June.
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