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  1. Belgium Gp - Spa-francorchamps

    As much as I am for fairness, if i recall, Mr Hamilton let Mr Raikenon past and a full car lenght in front, before lining up his next over take. Now, what exactly did Hamilton do wrong? Someone please justify the penalty? I understand if you gain a position by leaving the track you must then seed the position back to your rival. This was done. That Raikenon then couldn't make his newly recovered lead stick is his problem alone. Besides did he then not park the car in a crash barrier? following a spin on track? I am baffled and m beginning to join the masses in claiming the FIA is the Ferrari Interests Agency? Discuss.
  2. Belgium Gp - Spa-francorchamps

    As much as I am for fairness, if i recall, Mr Hamilton let Mr Raikenon past and a full car lenght in front, before lining up his next over take. Now, what exactly did Hamilton do wrong? Someone please justify the penalty? I understand if you gain a position by leaving the track you must then seed the position back to your rival. This was done. That Raikenon then couldn't make his newly recovered lead stick is his problem alone. Besides did he then not park the car in a crash barrier? following a spin on track? I am baffled and m beginning to join the masses in claiming the FIA is the Ferrari Interests Agency? Discuss.
  3. Formula One Returns To The Bbc

    Whilst I doubt Murray Walker would be back, he's an old man now. I am just excited by not having any adverts - ITV's biggest problem - they have a habit of cutting to break as something interesting happens, Also we get those stupid bloody advert 'commas'. Which are just an annoyance. But also the 'Red Button' at last a chance to see multiple battles through the field or alternate commentaries (often 5 live commentary) that should be good. But, and i'm saying this off the back of when MOTD came back and when Ski Sunday came back and Cricket came back. They will have to bring THAT theme tune back. The Chain! Oh yes, like Sunday afternoons of old. And hopefully the shots of the car unveiling and shots of drivers eyes. ITV may have good features. But they've never been able to match the BBC package.
  4. I don't know why we're having this debate. My mate down the pub was in Woking last weekend and saw a certain gentleman dressed in white walking around. Yes Car 23 is going to be 'Stig, T' Nationality 'unknown'
  5. Lewis On Top Gear This Weekend.

    Plus remember guys - Mansell and 'The man they say brought pleasure to 20,000 women in a single day' both have 'Salon / Touring car' experinance, whilst the Young Hamster (hey, who'll be the Hamster that day? Hammond or Hamilton?) does not. So Mansell rules! Having said that, Mansell was my gateway into being an F1 fan. He is a different driver from a different age! But if Hamilton attracts half as many fans to the sport as mansell did - the future is looking Rosey!
  6. Where To Hold The Aussie Gp

    I think the Australian GP should be held in Ramsey Street with the pits based in Carpenters Mechanics. Fans can watch from Lassiters, a guarenteed way to get the Melbourne GP profitable again as all us Poms visit (Especially when Bernie takes our Grand Prix away)
  7. Prodrive Entry Should Be Reopened - Jordan

    True, but no comments fro RBR about Torro Rosso's Shanghai result! The issue with Honda and SA is that Honda took a massive step backwards this year with the car. Assuming that hadn't happened, I doubt they would have cared if SA had picked up 4 points this season. Indeed Honda, by selling last years ar to Honda Japan who in turn 'designed' it for SA, they were then unable to jump back to the 06 car (which would have picked up many more points in JB's hands the way he drove the second two thirds of this season) whilst working on a ' B car'. But I see this as a solution, especially with there being absolutely no time to design a Formula One car from scratch before the first race of 08. Unless there are any 'legal' F1 cars sat out there in the world ready to go? The only possible car I can think of is the 'Dallara' Midland had comissioned before buying Jordan. I 'think' Prodrive have the facilities to manufacture and build an F1 car, perhaps there is a finalised wind tunnel tested set of designs out there somewhere? But I doubt it!
  8. Prodrive Entry Should Be Reopened - Jordan

    Was the whole 2008 entry auction not all surrounding Max 'the mogul' Mosely's intended rules where F1 cars COULD be purchased off of others or multiple teams run a chassis designed by a third party (ie: Lola, Dallara etc). The idea was to allow costs to be reduced, and allow the privateers to survive in the sport and this not all turn into the battle of the car firms! I assume it is this premise that Prodrive (and others) made their bids under. True it is a wee bit unfair to have four identical cars on the grid where they are supplied by the 'top constructor points scorers based on combined drivers championship points'. But then again, we have Red Bull / Toro Rosso this year with a near as damm it identical chassis - but they had different engines. Perhaps a solution would be for Prodrive to buy a car from one team and an engine from another (and redesign the backend of the car to fit the engine) So would a McLaren Cosworth (using the Williams 06 engines) be the solution to this problem?
  9. Rugby World Cup 2007

    Bugger! bugger bugger bugger! Never mind, we are still a better team then we were six weeks ago. And as we're now looking doubtful in the Association Football, and as our Cricket Team couldn't win an urn full of burn wood back in the spring; I have just one thing to say............. Go Lewis Go! Francois & the Pauls (my SA collegues) may be happy on Monday, but lets hope my other collegues Mika and Jari are just as sad..... Oh and I've got to ring Javea! I hope I can gloat. Brought to you by the Specsavers IT Services Desk!
  10. With the intellectual property implications of McLarens 2007 and 2008 cars being brought under question, especially with the proposed 'special pre race scrutineering'. Does this mean Dave Richards and his Prodrive team are running a mile from car sharing with McLaren? Theoretically, it is not the team, but the car that is illegal, so anyone running the same car is also going to be judged illegal. Meaning Prodrive Dodge/Chrysler/Smart (or what ever it may be called) is going to need to find an alternative chassis partner (as far as i'm aware the Merc-Illmor engines are not being accused of having Ferrari parts?) And this may well be why no announcements have been made regarding this team yet. Is this going to be still born? Or is Dave Richards going to pull some rabits out of the hat? (theoretically he has links with the Renault and Honda teams, although neither on particularly good terms) or buy the car of another independant looking for some money (Williams or Spyker?) and shoehorn in an engine from elsewhere? lots of options, Ferrari supply 3 teams, Merc could still do an engine only deal, again Honda or Toyota could supply another team or BMW/Renault could supply someone else? heck there is even Cosworth (theoretically, the engine from last years Williams is still up to 2008 race spec due to the engine development freeze) Do we await further news?
  11. Hypothetical Question : If Alonso Departs From Mclaren...

    BMW and McMerc will not swap drivers. Its like Microsoft saying "Vista is not as good as we wanted, and we want to replace it with this up and coming Linux. I wonder if Redhat would like to take Vista off of our hands and we take on Enterprise 4" No no no. This is business as well as sport!
  12. No no,fair is fair. The 'middle stop' is fine, as there is time to fix mistakes. But when you are on that kind of 'tight schedule' you have to make the cars go - Hamilton was 4 seconds too late to start a flying lap. how far behind the car in fron t was Alonso? Alot more than 4 seconds, so Alonso could have gone and still had the room - the guy infront (can't remember who) was on a flying lap! so as long as there was more than a few seconds, He would not have troubled Alonso. And if it had been a team 'decision' why would Ron Dennis have acted the way he had? He was clearly angry and it was not with himself! Someone there (and I guess it may not have been Alonso himself on reflection, he was not exactly checking his own watch doing the Math to realise when enough is enough) but someone did something unsportsman like within that team today!
  13. OK, so what the hell was that. Alonso is very, very lucky that Hamilton is still on the front row, or I would imagine heavy fines would be handed out. If you look at the at the footage Alonso looked into his left wing mirrow 4 seperate times after the lollypop was lifted and before he went. Whilst this may not be 'directly' Alonso's fault, someone in that team will find a P45 (UK inland revenue form given to those leaving their companies) on their doorstep Monday. And even if Alonso was 'unaware what was going on' (which i doubt) surely he should have been sporting and gone. Imagine the up roar if Kimi and Nick had jumped ahead of Hamilton. Well I'm sorry Fernando. really sorry. That was bad. You may be a great driver but if you and your 'advisors' are that scared by Hamilton that you are forced to do that, that you clearly see yourself BIGGER than McLaren Mercades, you are not the person we all thought you were. I just hope hamilton stuffs you one tomorrow! And I hope you do not recieve a win bonus shoudl you win tomorrow. Oh, and don't even think about the championship now - your to protect the better man!
  14. 2007 Cars

    Now if you guys want contriversal (and different), also considering the engine that they will be using will be those used from the Chinese GP 2006 (and one team was much stronger at the end of the year than at the beginning) 1 = Honda 2 = Ferrari 3 = McLaren 4 = Red Bull 5 = Renault 6 = BMW Sauber 7 = Williams 8 = Toyota 9 = Super Aguri 10 = STR 11 = Spyker All Honda have to do (big ask I know) is to work out how to put the traction down and make the car aero dynamic (their failings last year) With the wind tunnel completed in time to design their new car and their stonking performances at the end of 06, I think they have the drivers to do it. I also think that Red Bull has a much much stronger driver line up than Renault, and whilst neither will win a race all year, I think both drivers will be consistant enough in their race pace to regularly achieve more points finishes than Renault, who have been helped by Alonso's excellant driving the last two years, even if Fisi is capable of podiums (and I have no idea how good the new guy is) I also feel it is time for a Williams renaisance, and whilst not podium material, I cannot see Toyota being able to deliver anything extra this year. With a working engine, Williams will beat the Toyota's. Wurz always impressed me at Benatton. Alas STR, even with a Ferrari engine, will be let down by Scott Slow (assuming he is still in the car) and on certain tracks Sato is pretty good and Davidson should be used to the 06 Honda they'll be using (Or should I say the design agency aquired) so I can see them picking up some points. No hope for Spyker, Come on, Medion? They are the PC's that sell in Woolworths and Somerfields!
  15. Ok, How's this one....... In a kingdom far far a way (ok, a Republic far far across the Atlantic Ocean) 5 minutes befor the start of the qualifying session, Kimi falls over and breaks his ankle. Hamilton is drafted into the car and on his first ever laps of Interlagos manages to put the Mclaren in 2nd, behind Barrichello's Honda. Schumi (M) lines up in 3rd. A heavy Alonso qualifies in 9th ahead of shock top ten shootout contestant Liuzzi. At the start, alsonso takes 3 cars and Schumi's slow start puts Alonso behind him in the Senna S's. Alonso takes the incide line through the next bend and pushes off Schumi, ending both drivers race and the title. Schumacher is furious and calls Alonso a f&c^ing cheat and wants his championship taken away for blatant cheating, The FIA respond and Damon Hill in his home is celebrating being awarded a second world championship! and Schumacher retires from Formula One as six times world champion. Elsewhere in the race, Hamilton mixes it with Barrichello and both pit at the same time, Button who is carrying alot more fuel cruises past and takes the lead, pitting and coming out still ahead of the other two. Hamilton take Barrichello at the last pitstop giving a British 1,2 for the first time since... well I can't remember with Rubens bringing in his Honda 3rd for Honda's first double podium. In forth is Fisicella, followed by De La Rosa and Massa in sixth. This awards Fisi the world title ending Italy's 53 year wait for a world champion! Now how unlikely is this!