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Motors The Official bit-tech F1 2011 Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by yodasarmpit, 30 Nov 2010.

  1. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    I hope Sky allows the F1 channel to be accessed via sky go on my iphone and ipad.
     
  2. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    AFAIK you can access whatever you're subscribed to on SkyGO and Sky Desktop. Not 100% though.
     
  3. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    I would love to see Massa ditched and Kobayashi in a Ferrari.
     
  4. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    I dunno... Yes, Massa has been disappointing this year (as MB/DC pointed out: 32 seconds between Alonso and Massa across a GP), but Kobayashi has also not impressed as much as I'd hoped. Where last year he shone, he was somewhat less shiny this year.
     
  5. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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  6. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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  7. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    Well, he never did "ITV". So doubtful. Brundle is top notch.

    The absolute worst thing about this deal is that the BBC have manufactured a deal where you must pay if you want to watch, The UK is a key market and thus broadcasts must be terrestrially availible. They've managed to get around that with the disgusting package that has been put together.

    The BBC could have sold the entire rights package to ITV or Channel 4/5 or even given it if all they wanted to do was save money and we'd all still have been able to watch all the races.

    So that's the BBC who have essentially ruined F1 in this country. It wouldn't surprise me if in five years F1 went the way the WRC has gone where no one talks about it outside of specialised forums.

    I'm genuinely devestated by what's happened, we have been royally shafted.
     
  8. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    OK... so this is only KINDA big news:
    Kimi back in F1 with Lotus Renault for two years starting 2012.

    Now for the biggest questions:
    Kubica's "no start of 2012" was mistranslated... he might be back. HE just can't make testing in Feb.
    So: Kubica, Petrov, Senna, Grosjean all tendering for the second seat.
     
  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    But is LRGP willing to lose the money Petrov's bringing in?
     
  10. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    And are they willing to break out of the contract they have with Petrov for 2012?
    Technically, Vitaly already breached that, but Renault said "'s cool...." about it...
    Senna/Grosjean could go either way.
    I thought Senna was driving quite well in Brazil (in spite of the crash with MSC), and Grosjean didn't impress me once when racing for Renault last season...
     
  11. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    You can scratch Kubica, if he ever recovers then he is headed to Ferrari, as a replacement for Massa.

    Petrov, Senna, Grosjean - most money wins :). So it will be Petrov in second seat, Senna as the tester (1st replacement), Grosjean will be the 2nd replacement.

    :D

    At least we will have stuff like this again :
     
  12. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I don't know, Renault doesn't seem to be in love with Kubica anymore.

    EDIT: faugusztin pretty much said what I was going to.
     
  13. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Well, curveball I just thought of:
    Renault has a Factory team: Red Bull Racing.
    Red Bull has a young Driver's programme, that normally feeds into STR, but hasn't in recent years (besides Alguersuari 18 months or so ago). One of the young drivers, and one that's apparently very close to the heart of Dr. Marko is Daniel Ricciardo. Who looks to be moving away from HRT, possibly to Caterham.
    Another young gun from there who looks promising is Jean-Eric Vergne, who topped all the tests this year, and is rumored to assume a tester role at STR.

    Now, besides that, there is a new Engine deal between Renault and (you guessed it) Williams. Maldonado's PDVSA sponsorship has come under scrutiny recently, and as such he's not bullet proof right now... no more so than Rubens.

    I agree that Kubica will likely move to Ferrari as a test driver and be back in 2013 in Massa's Scuderia seat.
    I also reckon that LRGP will keep Senna... Kimi in a LRGP looks good, no doubt... but so does a Senna.

    That leaves Petroc and Grosjean. I have a feeling that one of them is going to Williams. The other Williams spot (should it open) would then (IMHO) go to Vergne or Ricciardo in an attempt to make Williams another "feeder-team"...
     
  14. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I was never much of a fan of Kimi Raikkonen because I found him so bloody dull but that interview before Schumachers "last" race made him a legend in my eyes.
     
  15. BentAnat

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    Renault now says they'll still have a chat with Robert Kubica to see if they can sort something out... A Kimi/Kubica lineup would be beyond great.
     
  16. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Kimi is like the more rude version of Hakkinen.

    I loved Hakkinen.
     
  17. Throbbi

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    That would be awesome!

    I agree though Elton, Hakkinen is one of my all time favorite drivers. A great driver and a seemingly nice guy.
     
  18. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    So... crazy season is starting, and so far, the FIA says there's only 9 open seats:
    That Said, Williams confirmed Pastor Maldonado yesterday.
     
  19. brave758

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    What a load of ****ing ****........ Sorry just needed to get that off my chest. Bernie your a ****ing money grabbing dick.
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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