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  1. Nbc Picks Up F1 Coverage In The Us For 2013

    I can't watch it. What can I do, Eric?
  2. Was it "nitrochloroanthraquinones"?
  3. Sports Car Racing Thread

    I've got something to add to this thread that is actually an addition!!! Brendan Hartley is racing GrandAm. OK....you two carry on, and I'll go back to reading...
  4. The Third And Final Test (Yes, It's Still Not Cricket)

    I feel....... ....non-commital about it all.
  5. The Third And Final Test (Yes, It's Still Not Cricket)

    Gary Anderson stating the obvious in regards to driving in the wet. Perhaps instead of saying understeer, he should say that both drivers are turning in too tight on the corners. Does he forget that drivers induce understeer, especially in the wet (or if it's their natural style)???
  6. The Third And Final Test (Yes, It's Still Not Cricket)

    Don't. Just don't. Advice given.
  7. V8 Supercars / Supertourers

    From reading between the lines, he had a clause in his release contract (not his race contract) that he would not race in V8 Supercars this year. At the time he said he was going to race in our V8 Supertourers which is what V8 Supercars are moving to this year as their Car of the Future. (we've had 'em for two years, so once again, Aussie is stealing from Kiwi's, just like pavlova, Phar Lap, Lord of the Rings (it was Australasian don't you know), and Russell Crowe) He had just signed for three years with SBR, then virtually less than a month later he want out of the contract. This coincided with the Mercedes deal...SvG said he signed to race Fords not Merc's and the team was changing, so therefore he wanted out. Now he wants back in, albeit with a smaller "family" style of team (and small is a relative term when it is a multi multi millionaire that owns the team and is rich enough to go racing without sponsorship...by choice. SvG, by all reports, is not too well liked amongst the drivers in the first instance, so these drama's don't go far in improving that. And to top it off, he got on pole yesterday for the Clipsal 500. http://www.v8supercars.com.au/news/svg-in-the-spotlight-again-with-clipsal-500-pole
  8. The Third And Final Test (Yes, It's Still Not Cricket)

    My lawyers don't know the word "dandy"....
  9. Today In F1

    KIssy kissy smoochy smoochy I guess, though, since he unfriended Jensen he had to play twitter with someone else...
  10. V8 Supercars / Supertourers

    Qualifying for the Clipsal 500 starts this arvo, and the TV deals are falling into place...NZ even gets the races live for the first time in donkey's (used to just be Bathurst and the NZ round that were live). Anyways, Shane van Gisbergen (the d#ck) is being stopped by a possible injunction on racing...this because the silly lad thought last year to not honour his contract with Stone Brothers Racing (the SP tools sponsored team) when they switched to Erebus / Mercedes cars. SvG decides V8's aren't for him and he is going to retire at 23 or 24 years old or however young and rash he is.... ...then just a few weeks before first testing gets underway, he says he's back and racing for Tekno motorsports...so now SBR are saying he is in breach of his contract release and they will oppose him racing. Scandal!
  11. A Little Help Needed In Formula 1 Survey For Thesis

    You're just trying to sound like you have heaps of friends (we all know the real truth...hehe)
  12. Today In F1

    Sigh...so gay...
  13. Today In F1

    Heeeeeeyyyy....I'm the Fonz....and who ae you sweetcheeks?
  14. The Third And Final Test (Yes, It's Still Not Cricket)

    Hey Braddles....that's my joke you're using...I have IP rights to that you know!! :P Red Bull sucks...nur nur... Vettel sucks...nur nur.... Kimi sucks....nur nur... Vacuums suck...nur nur...
  15. Today In F1

    It had more than two words, so I gave up after reading the first word. What's wrong with it? Other than it clearly didn't start and end on an FFS....we try so hard to get everyone to utilise this hard hitting, allencompassing and informative jargon, and where does it get us...nowhere. FFS
  16. A Little Help Needed In Formula 1 Survey For Thesis

    I did it too, with the express intent of wrecking the Bell Curve, thereby answering everything with the FFS and Senna options
  17. Today In F1

    Them Aussies are getting their priorities right:
  18. Sports Car Racing Thread

    Nah...it's noisey as, bro...noise emmissions up the wazoo...
  19. Today In F1

    Lauda: We are in the group with McLaren, Ferrari and Lotus Like duh! Of course you are...you're all in the Formula One group....what are you? Thick or summit? So then Brawn says that they're not championship contenders, and Hammy say's they're three seconds off the pace, and Lauda say's they're only as good as Macca, Ferrari. and Team Poochie....so that means they're all three seconds a lap off the pace of Red Bull, and they all have no chance at the championship, and that Vettel and Webber will cakewalk to a fourth title. Right-o. I'm bored with F1 already. No point watching that sort of championship. I think I might take up watching lawn bowls or something.
  20. Today In F1

  21. Today In F1

    Ohhh poor widdle Hammy has to follow people becuase he wants to be as cool as them....
  22. Today In F1

    You're trusting a Mexican? And does Africa even have ninja's?
  23. Today In F1

    Well that's what you get when you put the two best drivers on the F1 grid into the same team, with one trying to prove he is the best, and will stamp on anyone's toes to get there, and even if it is at the expense of the establishment, then all the better. No, wait.....that was Prost and Senna... What's up with the two lil bobby-calves? Can' they just get along?
  24. Testing fires up again in a few hours. Maybe I will be awake to watch live timing, maybe I won't. But this thread will have been started.... Alonso testing the F145783202 today. Pat Fry is defending it, saying "no, it ain't Sh#te.....again...." Bianchi and Sutil are having a face off...er...race off. No bottling allowed. Hamster and Nico get to drive their car again, and of course are hoping that (a) the brakes work, and ( b ) the car doesn't catch fire...again. Lotus looks to look fast, McLaren looks to look faster, and Red Bull look to put a bandage over that ugly zit on the nose of their car. So for now...vrrroooom vrrroooom...
  25. Which one of the idiots in the comments section is you, Eric Not a good way to end your day at the races. But it is a fact of motorsport, that it is dangerous, and you'll never make it 100% safe for driver or spectator. Just look at the big crash that prompted Mercedes to quit Formula 1 back in the 50's that killed 95 people, or whatever it was. And I think at the same Imola race that Senna died in, at the start Nannini (or was it Larinni???) stalled and got hit from behind on the grid with a tyre going flying into the grandstand. I remember here in NZ I was at a speedway race and a group of midgets crashed with one ending up hanging in the catch fence. Unfortunately, and as Murphy would have it, part of his muffler (from memory) flew off and into the crowd, hitting unbelievelably the drivers wife....she died. You couldn't make this stuff up. This would have been very early 1980's. We actually had a death in historic racing here too, just this past week in the Formula 5000's. During practise for the Teretonga race in Invercargill, a very nice bloke by the name of Stan Redmond (65yo) was going very fast and came up on another car going slow, a Lola T140 which is a 1968/9 (i think) F5000, so a high wing, cigar shape car. Stan was in a much newer (relatively speaking) Lola T332, with over 600HP under his right foot. Anyway, he hit Eric Haga in the rear (I don't know the specifics of how they touched, but they did), and Stan's car flipped. He ended up landing on his noggin or something as he sustained serious head injuries. He survived a week, induced coma and all that, but succumbed on Thursday just gone. I feel for Eric as he is a nice guy too, and he'll be beyond counsel at the moment. Anyway...enough of the bad stuff!