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Tank Girl

Formula 1 - 2011 and what people did or did not do earlier

first race, bahrain march 13

cancelled.

finally and perhaps for the first time, good taste has prevailed at camp ecclestone
lolwarlol

See it is only fit and proper to have the race when the people there are suffering, it is not acceptable to have a race when they are complaining about their suffering, there is a chance it might ruin the entertainment.
grunt

Re: Formula 1 - 2011

Tank Girl wrote:
first race, bahrain march 13

cancelled.

finally and perhaps for the first time, good taste has prevailed at camp ecclestone


Take that back, it was the Bahrain Prince's decision not Bernie's.
grunt

Bernie will probably sue Bahrain and much of the middle east  for lost revenue.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

theyre moving it to Tripoli
Tank Girl

Re: Formula 1 - 2011

grunt wrote:
Tank Girl wrote:
first race, bahrain march 13

cancelled.

finally and perhaps for the first time, good taste has prevailed at camp ecclestone


Take that back, it was the Bahrain Prince's decision not Bernie's.


it was a sort of contractual mexican stand off.

bernie could not cancel as prince could sue him, he is obliged to supply a full grid, prince does not really want to cancel as he paid £40m to be first race of the season in a bidding war with australia.
bernie however knows he cannot guarantee a full grid as some teams not wanting to go, but teams have to go unless forbidden to travel for safety reasons as bernie can then sue them for not turning up. but he would have to pay prince for failing to supply a race.
bernie stares at prince to see who blinks first.
prince asks for race to be postponed meaning bernie trousers the premium fee for nothing.
Grind

And. Ber. Nie. Wiiiiins!
grunt

 I'm not sure that qualifies as good taste prevailing, though I expect tongue was in cheek. At least the right outcome was achieved I s'pose.
lolwarlol

grunt wrote:
At least the right outcome was achieved I s'pose.


Was it? I'm not having a go at you personally, but so far i have heard about contractual obligations, people discussing driver safety (not here but in the meeja) and all the time it was never an issue when these people were being treated badly. If it is political pressure that has seen this race cancelled it just goes to show that when the deal was made to have the race there in the first place human suffering was of no consequence. That is a bit shit now if they are taking the moral high ground.

Like i say, not a pop at you or anyone on here.
grunt

You havin a pop at me!?  

You're right though, and at no point did i entertain the notion that there was ever an 'ethical' dimension to any of Bernie's or Bahrain's dealings.
lolwarlol

grunt wrote:
You havin a pop at me!? †


Take the streets if you think i am and i'll organise a race in your back garden.
grunt

PL2 wrote:
grunt wrote:
You havin a pop at me!? †


Take the streets if you think i am and i'll organise a race in your back garden.


That's very selfless of you.
Grind

grunt wrote:
PL2 wrote:
grunt wrote:
You havin a pop at me!? †


Take the streets if you think i am and i'll organise a race in your back garden.


That's very selfless of you.


They might have to sort out some of those traffic calming things on Western Road and get all the homeless Scottish people to sell programmes rather than the Big Issue.

* Books flight to Gatwick. *
bearing

PL2 wrote:
grunt wrote:
You havin a pop at me!? †


Take the streets if you think i am and i'll organise a race in your back garden.


*Firebombs Grunts back garden*
Forest

Unbelievable finish by Button tonight, 18th position at one point to win it on the last lap.

Update: I was wrong he was out at 21st position
Tank Girl

it was fucking sensational
Forest

Tank Girl wrote:
it was fucking sensational


There shouts of OMYFUCKINGGOD in our house as Vettel lost it.
Cutsyke

Didn't watch it today. Uslally like to. I've been up twice and it's agreat event. Montreal'a fantastic at the best of times but they push the boat out for the GP.

Wstch the Indy 500 from the Brick Yard the other week. Top class stuff. Never sen it before. Pleasant surprise. Wouldn't mind a trip over next season. Affiliation has switched from Williams to Sauber. Sister currently living in Switzerland where her husband is gainfully employed.
Tank Girl



hahahaha

HAHAHAHAHA
Forest

I quite like Vettel, he comes across as an all round nice bloke unlike Schuey.
lolwarlol

Forest wrote:
I quite like Vettel, he comes across as an all round nice bloke unlike Schuey.


You're wrong. Go back, think about it.
Forest

Brian wrote:
Forest wrote:
I quite like Vettel, he comes across as an all round nice bloke unlike Schuey.


You're wrong. Go back, think about it.


Shan't
Tank Girl

Forest wrote:
I quite like Vettel, he comes across as an all round nice bloke unlike Schuey.


you're new to formula 1 aren't you

vettel is a gonk and schumaker is a god among men.

lewis is the. best. driver. in. the. world.

jenson is the nice bloke in F1

alonso is dick dastardly. part despise him, part love him.


hey did you see the steward nearly get knocked down. twice?
Forest

In about ten years, just as Vettel speeds to his tenth consecutive title you'll be saying he's a god too. Schuey was the greatest but also he's also an unlikeable arrogant sausage munching cheat.

I like Lewis too, he takes the risks that button won't, I think thats why he'll always be the better driver.

Didn't see the steward. It kept stopping and starting so I missed bits.
Tank Girl

Forest wrote:
In about ten years, just as Vettel speeds to his tenth consecutive title you'll be saying he's a god too. Schuey was the greatest but also he's also an unlikeable arrogant sausage munching cheat.

I like Lewis too, he takes the risks that button won't, I think thats why he'll always be the better driver.

Didn't see the steward. It kept stopping and starting so I missed bits.


vettel-  a god. no chance. look he's very talented and a super competent qualifier in the fastest car by far. he is less impetuous than he was a couple of seasons ago but he has had no pressure for all this season or the back end of last season.
he had some today though. and look.


its schumaker's arrogance that i like actually.
lolwarlol

TG picked Vettel out in his first seasons drive as a future champion, I find his niceness bland. I found Shuey's dastardlyness and supreme driving to be exciting to watch.
grunt

I have watched upwards of 4 grand prix and Button is clearly the best. Vettel is a big mummy's boy.

Also people with large jaws are more likely to be top drivers.

Schumacher
Vettel
Graham Hill
Webber
Coulthard
Alonso

This is why Hamilton will never be the best.
Forest

Brian wrote:
TG picked Vettel out in his first seasons drive as a future champion, I find his niceness bland. I found Shuey's dastardlyness and supreme driving to be exciting to watch.


Twirling his moustache and tying a girl to the railway lines was a bit OTT in my opinion.
grunt

grunt

Did you know the actor who voiced Muttley was also the voice for Scooby Doo and Droopy.
grunt

Depending on which scoring system is used, the Slag Brothers were the most successful Wacky Racers with 3 wins and 8 2nds.

fartcatcher

grunt wrote:


Also people with large jaws are more likely to be top drivers.

Schumacher
Vettel
Graham Hill
Webber
Coulthard
Alonso



probably helps with the aerodynamics
Forest

grunt wrote:
Did you know the actor who voiced Muttley was also the voice for Scooby Doo and Droopy.


Yes
grunt

Forest wrote:
grunt wrote:
Did you know the actor who voiced Muttley was also the voice for Scooby Doo and Droopy.


Yes


Not you, the others.
Forest

grunt wrote:
Forest wrote:
grunt wrote:
Did you know the actor who voiced Muttley was also the voice for Scooby Doo and Droopy.


Yes


Not you, the others.


Ok then.
grunt

They wouldn't know.
bearing

grunt wrote:
Did you know the actor who voiced Muttley was also the voice for Scooby Doo and Droopy.


Yes
grunt

bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
Did you know the actor who voiced Muttley was also the voice for Scooby Doo and Droopy.


Yes


Who asked you?
Forest

grunt wrote:
They wouldn't know.


Your so right.
bearing

grunt wrote:
bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
Did you know the actor who voiced Muttley was also the voice for Scooby Doo and Droopy.


Yes


Who asked you?


You did earlier
grunt

bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
Did you know the actor who voiced Muttley was also the voice for Scooby Doo and Droopy.


Yes


Who asked you?


You did earlier


This thread's supposed to be about F1 not what people did or did not do earlier.
Forest

grunt wrote:
bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
Did you know the actor who voiced Muttley was also the voice for Scooby Doo and Droopy.


Yes


Who asked you?


You did earlier


This thread's supposed to be about F1 not what people did or did not do earlier.


Bloody hell bearing stop ruining it.
lolwarlol

I think it is accepted that if you gave them all the same car,one each, that is potential smart arses,  Hamilton is the best driver and would win.
Butts

Brian wrote:
I think it is accepted that if you gave them all the same car,one each, that is potential smart arses, †Hamilton is the best driver and would win.


So for an F1 ignoramus like me, what is it about Hamilton that sets him apart from the others?
lolwarlol

He is utterly racy.

This would not be far fropm the truth...radio transmissions...

Team: Lewis...your car only has three wheels.

Lewis: Feels fine to me.


Put him in an old GPO van and he would wring its neck out and pass some people. His drives to win and unlike Button, for example, he doesn't get put off by bad news or the conditions being perfectly right. He also has great imagination to pass people where others wouldn't think of it. Over all its his mental attitude though.

He could go out the last race of the season a million points in front just as determined as the first race to win. He doesn't let up.
Tank Girl

he has tremendous resolve.

when he was being interviewed once about his driving he was asked about overtaking and he said, the thing about overtaking is that you have to start and then you have to keep going.

we have also seen him since he first came to F1 as a kid. and we've seen him become a man - especially over the last couple of years when he has had to deal with quite a lot of shit.
grunt

His judgement isn't all that great though is it? It's all very well driving like a demon but you've got to know when the right moment is there to take a risk. A certain degree of patience is needed. The last couple of races prove he isn't at that point yet. Button is best as he caresses the car round the track and has a bigger jaw.
lolwarlol

grunt wrote:
His judgement isn't all that great though is it? It's all very well driving like a demon but you've got to know when the right moment is there to take a risk. A certain degree of patience is needed. The last couple of races prove he isn't at that point yet. Button is best as he caresses the car round the track and has a bigger jaw.


Yes but as in everything, when he makes those passes they are sublime, when they fail they look reckless.

Brundle gave a great stat on Sunday. There have been something like 286 overtakes so far in F1 and Lewis is responsible for 1 in 10 of them. Thats astounding.
lolwarlol

Tank Girl

grunt wrote:
His judgement isn't all that great though is it? It's all very well driving like a demon but you've got to know when the right moment is there to take a risk. A certain degree of patience is needed. The last couple of races prove he isn't at that point yet. Button is best as he caresses the car round the track and has a bigger jaw.


i completely disagree with that

he is not reckless. he is aggressive yes, but he is not reckless.
i would only agree to the extent that his car this year is not fast enough for him and he has very occasionally asked it to do things is is not entirely capable of.
Tank Girl

button needs everything perfect to drive a great race. lewis can drive a great race in the worst possible circumstances.
Tank Girl

the only one who comes near him is fernando
grunt

Brian wrote:
grunt wrote:
His judgement isn't all that great though is it? It's all very well driving like a demon but you've got to know when the right moment is there to take a risk. A certain degree of patience is needed. The last couple of races prove he isn't at that point yet. Button is best as he caresses the car round the track and has a bigger jaw.


Yes but as in everything, when he makes those passes they are sublime, when they fail they look reckless.

Brundle gave a great stat on Sunday. There have been something like 286 overtakes so far in F1 and Lewis is responsible for 1 in 10 of them. Thats astounding.


Was that before the race cos I'm sure Button must have caught him up by the end. Nevertheless, if they were in the best car they wouldn't need to overtake so much, they'd be in front. If they were in lesser cars they wouldn't be able to overtake. So that stat could be misleading.

I know I'm being a contrarian here but for the layman it's so difficult to tell who's any good or not.
Tank Girl

that's why you should trust us experts grunty
lolwarlol

Cant quite remember what the stats were for but it was for the season so far not just that race.
Butts

So why was Senna so good?
Tank Girl

again, a real racer.

watch the documentary senna.

there is something about the mental attitude required for individual sport at that level that you just cannot teach people. senna was semi-mystical.
Butts

Tank Girl wrote:
again, a real racer.

watch the documentary senna.

senna was semi-mystical.


Just reading a review of that film - 'he regarded extreme speed as some species of spiritual transaction'.
Fin

They used to tell a joke in Scotland.

Name three* racing drivers named after places in Scotland.

1 Johnny Dumfries
2Stirling Moss

3 Ayr Toon Centre.

* i guess it would be four now Lewis Hamilton.
Tank Girl

its practically a scottish sport
Fin

Bernie Elginstones(sorry)
Plastic Man

Fin wrote:
* i guess it would be four now Lewis Hamilton.


Wouldn't that make 5?

Isle of Lewis as well as Hamilton?
Fin

Plastic Man wrote:
Fin wrote:
* i guess it would be four now Lewis Hamilton.


Wouldn't that make 5?

Isle of Lewis as well as Hamilton?

well played your grace.
Grind

Tank Girl wrote:
its practically a scottish sport


We've seen you hogging the middle lane.  
Tank Girl

yeah that was actually the racing line grind. you probably wouldnt understand.
Grind

Tank Girl wrote:
yeah that was actually the racing line grind. you probably wouldnt understand.




I drive in the middle lane so that I don't have to worry which country I'm in.
Forest

I don't think this is a good move for F1..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9550930.stm

The BBC are only showing half of the races and I doubt if many others will pay for the rest on subscription apart from the diehard fans.
bearing

Forest wrote:
I don't think this is a good move for F1..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9550930.stm

The BBC are only showing half of the races and I doubt if many others will pay for the rest on subscription apart from the diehard fans.


That was my thinking, it's unlikely that the majority of fans will fancy paying £40 for something that was essentially free before.

The sooner Rupert's empire crumbles the better!
sheeps

It does leave air time for something remotely interesting.
bearing

sheeps wrote:
It does leave air time for something remotely interesting.


One man and his dog
Forest

bearing wrote:
sheeps wrote:
It does leave air time for something remotely interesting.


One man and his dog


That's almost a crowd at a RL match.
Tank Girl

it is a disaster for F1 in the UK, Bernie forgets what is like for ordinary people who cannot actually afford to pay £40 per race, which is what this amounts to.

I am gutted and just hope we will be able to stream it okay, or else, really its over for me.
Seal

Grind wrote:

I drive in the middle lane so that I don't have to worry which country I'm in.


Good one  

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