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  1. Great Motorsport Songs

    Music and cars always go together. Post the lyrics of your favourite Motorsport themed songs here. Not that there are fav is Speedway to Nazareth by Mark Knopfler. brilliantly captues a season of champ car racing in one song. Great guitar solo at the end as well.. Mark Knopfler Speedway at Nazareth After two thousand came two thousand and one To be the new champions, we were there for to run From springtime in Arizona, 'til the fall in Monterey And the raceways were the battlefields and we fought 'em all the way Was at Phoenix in the morning, I had a wake-up call She went around without a warning put me in the wall I drove Long Beach, California with three cracked vertebrae And we went on to Indianapolis, Indiana in May Well the Brickyard's there to crucify anyone who will not learn I climbed a mountain to qualify I went flat through the turns But I was down in the might-have-beens and an old pal good as died And I sat down in Gasoline Alley and I cried Well we were in at the kill again on the Milwaukee Mile And in June up in Michigan we were robbed at Belle Isle Then it was on to Portland Oregon for the G.I. Joe And I'd blown off almost everyone when I my motor let go New England, Ontario we died in the dirt Those walls from mid-Ohio to Toronto they hurt So we came to Road America where we burned up at the lake But at the speedway at Nazareth I made no mistake
  2. Testing Starts!!!

    everyone wants to play the cards close to their chest. there is a reason why the force indias, saubers and torro rossos are topping the chart, cause they are going as fast as they can. Redbull and Mclaren are holding back a second or more from their ultimate pace and focusing heavy loads and long distance pace. Ferrari and Mercedes don't seemed to have caught the big two, and are likely to fight for 3rd position with Lotus looking to spoil their party.
  3. Testing Starts!!!

    Its a bummer not to see Lotus at Barcelona, I will getting my hopes up for a Kimi white wash of the season in that sweet black and gold machine
  4. Testing Starts!!!

    Hi! Coming here after a long time. Good to see the usual names from before... Go Kimi!
  5. Poor Nico

    Poor Nico, not only does he have to race his team mate, he has to deal with Ross Brawn colluding with Schumey to optimize the strategy to benefit the Chin! Proof for this was obvious in todays Monaco race. When the first stops happened from the top of the field, Rosberg was right behind Schumey. Schumacher pitted, so did everyone in front of him up till Vettel. Rosberg stayed and set some blistering fastest laps. Then Webber pitted and came right in front of Rosberg, thus slowing him down. If Mercedes has Rosberg's strategy right, they would have pitted him immediately to jump him past Schumacher. Instead, Rosberg was behind Webber slowing him down relative to Schumacher and then he pitted to rejoin just behind Schumacher. Poor Rosberg, he is clearly faster than the Chin, but will never be allowed to race to his potential!
  6. Hermann Tilke, Dear Lord Not Again...

    You can't design tracks like Spa or Monaco or Nurburgring. They just happen! Geography, the best available circumstances, made those classics. As for Herman Tilke and his designs, I think he is being chosen not so much because he can draw black squiggles on the ground, but because Tilke represents a complete architectural and construction firm that handle every aspect of the design, from paddocks, safety areas, toilets, parking, pits and fences and barriers and also that black tarmac that races are run on. Anyone can draw a great circuit on paper, what makes Tilke popular with Bernie is that his company is known to deliver great construction and design on time around the world. You get the experience and the resource of a construction firm more than a just track designer... my 2 cents
  7. If You Were Ross Brawn What Would You Do?

    I think Schumacher is doing a good job. As he said, he feels like he is rookie after being away for a 3 years. And as a rookie, he is doing pretty fine. He is clearly not comfortable with the car, sort of like 2005 when the Ferrari was a dog. I think he is doing as good a job that can be done, for someone of his age, and someone who has been away for 3 years. It is quite normal in my opinion. Give it till the middle of the season, and he will be very competitive compared to Nico
  8. The Official Chinese Grand Prix

    there is a chinese feed on sopcast
  9. Winter Testing 2010 Season

    Sign of the times perhaps? The best way to win World Championship is to dump the constructor and endure a winter of uncertainty. That's the latest in double diffuser technology!
  10. 2010 Candian Grand Prix

    Hi ALL, I am planning to go to the 2010 Canadian GP. For those who have visited the circuit, could you please share some information on what to do and where to go? Specifically the following 1) Which is the best grandstand? 2) Is General Admission ticket any good? 3) where to stay? 4) How to get the circuit? (public transport, rental car, parking) 5) Fan After parties on Friday, Sat, Sun If you are going as well, lets meet up! Peace STK
  11. 2010 Candian Grand Prix

    No replies? Come on guys! No one as anything to share?
  12. Kimi is never coming back. He will happily race in WRC, then move onto something else. It would nice to see him try the Peugeot 908 at Le Mans this year. Loeb is already confirmed as one of the drivers. It could be possible with the Citroen-Peugeot Connection!
  13. Teams & Drivers 2010

    I am remember that win too! This was the time I actually followed the Indy Series all the way from India! I was disappointed JV missed the win the previous year, but his victory in '95 and the pole in Australia on debut made him an instant favourite! I would love to see some oldie champions go head to head against the teens of formula 1!
  14. Teams & Drivers 2010

    Looks like JV is headed to Lotus! And if Schumi makes it back to Merdedes, we will have the sparks flying in F1. We need some inter personal driver drama in the soap opera we call Formula 1. Especially since Schumacher made some funny remarks about JV's musical career, something to effect "If his singing is like his driving...." :-P Oooh! I am excited about this possibility of seeing these former WDC go head to head (albeit in unequal machinery). It might make me get over the loss of Kimi for 2010! One fav out, another back in! (not schumacher) from " Yet Villeneuve, 38, who has also been linked with the new US F1 team, is leaving nothing to chance. In case an offer does come his way, he has submitted himself to a gruelling fitness regime with his former trainer Dr Erwin Gollner, an Austria-based motorsport specialist whose clientele has also included Damon Hill and Nico Rosberg. Villeneuve described Gollner's brand of intensive strength and resistance training as "really, really brutal". He went on: "After warming up, the programme lasts 100 minutes and the longest pause is five seconds. Fortunately, Erwin hasn't sent me training in the sauna yet." That will come. It just proves how serious Villeneuve is about competing again. He said: "Do you think I would come to suffer, in a retreat, leaving my two sons far away, if I didn't believe things are moving along well?" Acclaimed designer Mike Gascoyne, currently hard at work on the new Lotus car, has been in on the talks with Villeneuve. "It's nice that we're getting interest from experienced people," he said. "We've got a great heritage that we've got to live up to."
  15. Schumacher At Mercedes?

    Quite possible Michael Schumacher is poised for a sensational return to Formula 1 with the new Mercedes team, according to BBC Sport pundit Eddie Jordan. Mercedes want the seven-time champion as their lead driver after taking over title-winning Brawn, Jordan says. "The possibility is being actively pursued and I believe it is going to happen," said Jordan. Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm told BBC Sport a return was "highly unlikely - but never say never". The plan is for Schumacher to be a stop-gap before Mercedes can prise German rising star Sebastian Vettel out of Red Bull, Jordan said. Schumacher could be a stop-gap before Mercedes target Vettel The move would reunite Schumacher with Mercedes GP team boss Ross Brawn, who masterminded all his seven titles at Benetton and Ferrari. The German, who will be 41 in January, had to pull out of a temporary comeback to F1 last year as a replacement for the injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa because of a neck injury. But Kehm said that while Schumacher had not had any new tests on his neck, it was expected to be healed by the end of the year. Jordan said: "It started with a meeting between Michael, Ross Brawn and Daimler chief executive officer Dieter Zetsche at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "At the moment, it is not possible for Michael to drive for Mercedes because he has a consultancy contract with Ferrari. I understand Michael was due to meet Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo with a view to him being released - and that it will be approved because it is in the interests of F1 Eddie Jordan "But I understand he was due to meet Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo with a view to him being released - and that it will be approved because it is in the interests of F1. "I believe that is being planned at the moment. "I also believe Ross and Michael have spoken in recent times and that Michael likes the idea of driving a Mercedes run by Ross. It's a mouth-watering idea. "Schumacher was bitterly disappointed he didn't get to come back to replace Massa - he's keen to race again. And this is a dream for both parties. "Michael and Mercedes go way back - he drove for their sportscar team before he raced in F1, and they were responsible for getting him in to F1. They paid the then Jordan team to give him his debut in 1991. "He has won all these titles but never driven in F1 for Mercedes." The Brawn team rose out of the ashes of Honda, which quit F1 in December 2008, and won the drivers' world championship with Jenson Button in 2009, as well as the constructors' title. Mercedes's takeover was announced on Monday, but the team are looking for a lead driver following Button's decision to move to McLaren for 2010. Brawn and Schumacher have achieved incredible success in F1 Signing Schumacher would be an ideal way for Mercedes to head off the negative publicity that has arisen from letting the world champion slip through their fingers. A source close to Ferrari says the Italian team have yet to be asked to release Schumacher. Schumacher's contract with the company was changed recently to remove him from any links with the F1 team, for which he was a consultant. He is now an ambassador, consultant and test driver for the company's road car arm. It is understood that during the summer Schumacher explored the idea of driving a third car for Ferrari on an occasional basis, but this is forbidden by F1's rules. Kehm said Schumacher had given her no indication that he wanted to make a full-time return. 606: DEBATE i still think if mercedes want a german driver they should of gone for adrian sutil ( yes he crashes but who doesn't) andrei the meerkat........ simples Vettel, 22, is contracted to drive for Red Bull until the end of 2011 and, while contracts are often broken in F1, Mercedes may not find it easy to buy him out. Red Bull is owned by the soft drinks company's founder Dietrich Mateschitz who, as a billionaire, does not exactly need the money. If the Schumacher deal does not come off, fellow German Nick Heidfeld is considered most likely to get the second Mercedes seat alongside Nico Rosberg, another German, whose contract has been signed but not officially announced. But another possibility for Mercedes might be the highly rated Polish driver Robert Kubica. He has signed for Renault, but the French company is deciding whether to continue in F1, with a decision due before the end of the year.
  16. Schumacher At Mercedes?

    [quote name='Schumikonen' date='20 November 2009 - 12:25 PM' timestamp='1258745116' post='304083'] that's not fear I wanted to do that. Anyway Kimi is awesome and Button...well let's see next year, if he doesn't beat LH I will say he suck but si far I can say that but I can't say he is awesome eather but LH is awesome and if he beats him them he must be an awesome driver too. [/quote] Now I really want Kimi to be in a car in 2010 I hate button, he lucked out! which, proves, if you stick in a crappy team long enough without being thrown out because of a lack of talent, you will be handed a car so amazing that it will take a talent like button to almost lose the championship in the second half...and yet be a world champion... oh I digress. I think Schumacher has been slowly cutting ties with the F1 operations at Ferrari after Todt left. He didn't renew is contract to be a consultant at the Scuderia next year. SO he is only connected to the road car operations, which won't be hard to do....
  17. Schumacher At Mercedes?

    How long before this thread turns into Kimi is awesome! Button sucks thread? Though I no longer have any allegiance to the former sensation known as Schumacher Elder, I am very much looking forward to the seeing him in a competitive car. With F1 being over run by teeny bop Twi-hearts, it would be interesting if Schumacher can do a Mansell or a Prost, that is, win races with dyed gray hair!
  18. Kimi'S Career

    Perhaps we will see Kimi racing in the Craftsmen Truck Series trying to do a bump draft on Scott Speed! Maybe he will do the ARCA series like Villeneuve? I wish we got WRC TV coverage in the US! I stopped following WRC in 2001, but now I am really looking forward to seeing Kimi in works or semi works Citroen. I think the challenge will really fire him up!
  19. Kimi'S Career

    With BMW, Toyota leaving Renault possibly leaving as well, I don't think F1 will attract as many followers on TV or the grand stand. The Turkish GP is almost broke, Silverstone can't get its act together, SPA is on the verge of losing event rights from the local authorities. The Chinese and Japanese GPs could not sell enough tickets, the Aussie GP is running out of money and support of the govt. Hmm what else can we pile onto this? So things aren't looking for F1 at the moment. ARGH!
  20. Kimi'S Career

    After all the crap F1 has been through, its a sad but fitting end to the season! I would love to see Kimi in a WRC car. There are very few racers out there ballsy enough to cut through the bullcrap and do things their way. I love Kimi's resolve about doing what he loves and having the fortitude to back his words with action. On to WRC Kimi! For the first time, I would be watching F1 with out any interest in any team or driver. Hope Ferrari suffer the fate of being thrashed by Force India! Oh wait! Go Force India!!!! I may or may not support Heidfeld if he finds a seat at Mercedes, but it would unofficial support
  21. Kimi'S Career

    hhhmmm interesting, so if here scored 80 points and scored 6 wins, he would win a cool $25million. I think all driver contracts should be pay for performance. If what the experts say is true, that Kimi is only motivated by money, AND if this rumour is true, Then say Hello to the 2010 World Drivers Champion! :-) I wonder what the equivalent pay would be in vodka bottles!
  22. Toyota Leaving?

    Toyota boss breaks down at the press conference. Seems scripted to me, its sad to see them leave though. Personally I have never liked Toyota, but they had their place as the only Japanese contender in Motor sport. I guess we have to look forward to the likes of Hyundai to raise the flag from the east!
  23. Kimi'S Career

    Everyone is an expert here and everyone wants to show how they have better more insightful arguements than the next poster. I know nothing, as I get all my information from the "insiders" on this forum
  24. Kimi'S Career

    You may be right, it may be all non sense, but you have to understand the plight of us Kimi fans. we are sh**ting our pants until we know the fate of the Kimister! We want him to be in F1 next year and we want him to be in a winning car. Until that is confirmed we need any validation pr praise about Kimi that is thrown out there on the intra-webs :-P. Who knows if Kimi's fate is directly tied to the longevity of this thread? What if someone from Woking or Milton Keynes is reading this about to flip a coin
  25. Kimi'S Career

    I am right here for you my friend. I have been on the edge ever since Kimi's future in F1 has become uncertain. I want him to stay in F1. I am abandoning the Scuderia for any team that Kimi is going to drive for. I hope he makes it to McLaren or any team that will allow him to set himself free and get him motivated to kick a** again!