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    O/T the F1Thread

    this will probably end up as boring for y'all as Brexit or the songs thread but hey ho nothing much happening with the Rams lol so here we go.

    so its the Monaco GP this weekend, anyone going? anyone watching? anyone remotely interested?

    me? watching on TV but actually just using it as a warm up for some REAL gladiators, the roundy roundy heroes who will compete for the Indianapolis 500 a few hours later

    predictions? monaco Daniel Ricciardo, indy Seb Bourdais who i already have a tenner on

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    Can I ask why seb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    Can I ask why seb?
    back in the day i followed F2/F3000 as closely as F1, attended many races (and even some test sessions!) and Towards the end of that period i met Seb as a youngster a few times, he was by far the most grounded of the F3000 crop and i just stuck with him through his success in F3000 and CART, his disaster in F1 and his partial redemption in Indycar. i tend to stick with my favourites through thick and thin, comes with being a Ram I guess. you don't like him?

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    2 teams have the car to win regularly. A 3rd team will win the odd race and the rest are nowhere.

    I understand the constructor's championship perfectly. I don't, however, think that the guy with the most points at the end of the season is necessarily the best driver.

    Would Vettell win if he had drive a Sauber or Hamilton in a Force India?

    I say each driver drives each car over the season. That way you would really know who the best is.

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    nice idea but F1 is a business not a sport and that wouldnt be good business

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    It's like saying was Fergie the best manager, he should have been made to manage a different club each week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Faber View Post
    back in the day i followed F2/F3000 as closely as F1, attended many races (and even some test sessions!) and Towards the end of that period i met Seb as a youngster a few times, he was by far the most grounded of the F3000 crop and i just stuck with him through his success in F3000 and CART, his disaster in F1 and his partial redemption in Indycar. i tend to stick with my favourites through thick and thin, comes with being a Ram I guess. you don't like him?
    No it's just he was never a mainstream f1 driver so just wondered how or why you followed him. Incidentally my brother cut his teeth building f3000 engines at Alan Smith racing based on Manchester street just behind Mcflys on ashbourne rd at the time when it was cosworth vs mugen, eventually it became zytek motorsport and moved to Repton. Followed a bit of f3000 at the time, remember the ear piercing noise, made your ear drums tickle as they came past, Martin Donnelly, Johnny Herbert I followed. They started doing some BTCC stuff so was always at them meets with free tickets, f1 too when 3000 used to be a support race.

    He works at Mercedes hpp now building f1 engines so obviously we support Lewis, we kinda followed him anyway right from his karting days, we raced karts at the same time he did but not in the same category, we were doing 125 and 250 gearbox while he was doing 100cc, it was just a hobby for us but for him it was a stepping stone to bigger things, we knew how hard it was to get noticed and how much it costs to run at the front so when you hear him talk about his dad working 4 jobs just to put Lewis in a kart I can well believe, it cost us round 20k a year to race at the front, karting isn't cheap if you want to win

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    Too right its not cheap full stop. I briefly ran a 210 villiers waaaay back but just couldn’t afford to continue, time or money. Tried again when the Fun Cup started and ran some ok times at Rockingham but even that was crippling financially so sayonara motor sport!

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    Ahh 210 villiers, remember them grenades well LOL, did you race at chasewater, that's where we started

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    Quote Originally Posted by StensonRam View Post
    Ahh 210 villiers, remember them grenades well LOL, did you race at chasewater, that's where we started
    Nah Mallory only, where the deficiencies of an overweight fatb*stard were masked by a brilliant engine built by a guy who ran the garage on Breadsall hilltop

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    Never raced mallory but mechaniced a few times for others, we started short circuit but finished off doing long circuit, brother packed in because of work and I stopped because I couldn't keep the weight down and I was 6ft anyway.

    Anyhow, Ferrari been caught cheating again, dodgy leaky Turbo oil seals and suggesting the Turbo isn't part of the engine dah! Well the loopholes been closed so we've seen the last of the smoking Ferrari's, now to prove they're using illegal battery packs

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    All the teams cheat IMO, Ferrari just spend more money doing it not very well

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    LOL that they do! Ferrari always seem to get caught though

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    Cracking race in Monaco, not a single successful overtaking manoeuvre in the top 10 was there?

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    I think that I could have stayed out in front in my 1972 MGB roadster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Parkstone View Post
    Cracking race in Monaco, not a single successful overtaking manoeuvre in the top 10 was there?
    Funny how you, anti-f1, know all about the race and I didn’t even know the result...

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    It was on in house... Kids enjoy it

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    Monaco is like that, those informed accept that its an anomaly and get on with it, the cars have outgrown the circuit and assuming the Monaco race didn't exist already its widely accepted that if the circuit/promoter approached the FIA right now with a view to a race round those streets that it would fall flat on its face its that bad, zero run off areas, poor access, poor spectator viewing, just about everything that is needed in a circuit cannot exist there, my brother has worked there numerours times and its a pig of a circuit to get into, all your equipment is 3 miles away and most of it is wheeled to the pit garage, the only reason the race exists is because its the glamour race of the calendar, its where the teams and drivers take their sponsors or prospective sponsors (to get them hooked), its where the filthy rich hang out - just look out into the harbour lol, as a race though its hopeless I'll agree unless theres a safety car or 5 or it rains but for thoses that aren't interested its not worth explaining why or how those two can make a difference!

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    Meanwhile, arise Australia fair, as two of the triple crown of motor racing, the Monaco GP and the Indy 500 are won on the same day by two nice bloke Aussies, Daniel Ricciardo and Will Power. Good on ya cobbahs

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    Certain races are like that. Even here in the Far East, if you get pope in Singapore, you're almost certain to win if you get your put-stop strategy right.

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