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Andy B
June 20, 2024, 05:09:38 AM by Andy B
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Over 200,000 people entered the Bahrain Unlocked F1 competition and I was the only winner so with my eldest son we went to the Bahrain GP totally for free with all the trimmings including a VIP pass to the paddock that cannot be bought.
Below is a link to 167 pictures and a couple of video's all taken by me bar the ones I am in.
Andy B
June 19, 2024, 05:49:39 AM by Andy B
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I'm just looking to upload some pictures from when I was at the Bahrain GP but I'm unsure if this is an acceptable way to do it?
I could set several pictures within it as a slideshow.
June 14, 2024, 03:26:55 AM by Dare
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Any members use Facebook there's a great page called
Glory Days Of Racing about the old F1
June 10, 2024, 03:40:23 PM by Jericoke
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Had a busy weekend, didn't get to watch much coverage besides Q and the race itself, so don't really know much of the off track news.  Perez (one year?  Two years, One year and an option?) and Sainz (Williams?) have signed?  Jacques Villeneuve was being a jerk?


The weather.  We got a wet race without delays or an undriveable track (sure, some drivers might disagree).  It affected strategy, gave drivers a chance to demonstrate their skill.

Max:  Not the easiest win he's had in the last few years.  I think he enjoys working for his wins, and I prefer watching.  I don't know that things were in serious jeopardy for him, but still, well done.

Hamilton and Russell:  great drives from both drivers.  I'd say looks like the car has finally improved, but we've seen how a car can be 'improved' one weekend and then useless the next.  Hopefully Mercedes is on the up.  Maybe Russell was optimistic with his one pass attempt, and while the stewards figured it was a 'racing incident', I would agree if Russell did get the penalty.  Clean fight between Hamilton and Russell though.

Piastri and Norris:  ditto.  They both proved to be strong drivers who belong at the pointy end of Formula One.

Albon.  His pass was one for the ages.  Threading the needle on a wet track could have easily gone wrong. Such a shame to be randomly taken out.  He might be the most snakebit driver on the grid.

Mercedes AMG:  6 of 8 cars in the top 10, maybe 7 if Albon had finished

Alpine:  double points finish may not be a lot for a team that used to win championships, but better than Ferrari and Red Bull.

Perez:  continues to struggle.  There's something there.  Is it the car?  Is it slip in skills?  Confidence? He may not be my favourite racer, but all the same I hope he gets it sorted out. 

Ferrari:  on top of the world one weekend, double DNF the next.  Sainz brought on the DNF himself, but he didn't have a machine that he needed to contend either.  (Always hard to give someone a zero because driving on a wet track is tough)
June 06, 2024, 11:11:53 PM by Dare
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June 04, 2024, 03:36:06 PM by cosworth151
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Esteban Ocon will be leaving Alpine at the end of the season. Ocon joined the team as a driver in 2020. His Endstone roots go back to when he was a junior driver for them under the Lotus banner back in 2014.

The split was announced by both the driver and the team. Neither Ocon nor Alpine have said anything about plans for 2025.
May 30, 2024, 06:03:09 PM by lkjohnson1950
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The team made the official announcement that 2024 would be their last year of competition. If you don't follow NASCAR this is roughly the equivalent of Williams closing down. Don't know if this will in any way affect the Haas F1 team.
May 30, 2024, 02:47:38 PM by Jericoke
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No one seems to be talking about how Alpine started the season so embarrassingly bad that they shuffled their team personnel, and yet they've achieved two points finishes that were on merit, not just luck.

They're not challenging for the championship, but I feel like they're on a trajectory for solid midfield results.

Maybe becoming a strong 'midfield' team isn't as exciting as McLaren and Ferrari threatening to win on a regular basis.  And maybe personnel shuffles and intra team conflict are more exciting stories, but I think Alpine deserves credit for making some of the most impressive growth I've seen in an F1 team in the cap era!

I really hope they can keep it up: the Enstone team has a long history of being overperforming underdogs, and I would love to see that again.

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