Celebrating Five Glorious Years of Heikki Kovalainen: Formula 1 in 2012

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Let's kick this old school:

Are 'Friends' Metric? (King Boy Pato), Monday, 9 January 2012 09:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

PS: nobody post until Vettel wins Championship No. 3 at the Korean GP in October and we don't watch because it's all too boring (lol and on Sky Sports), kthx.

Are 'Friends' Metric? (King Boy Pato), Monday, 9 January 2012 09:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

The age of austerity hits:

The BBC has revealed its Formula 1 presenting team for the 2012 season.

Jake Humphrey remains as presenter, alongside chief analyst Eddie Jordan and co-commentator David Coulthard, while Ben Edwards joins as commentator.

Experienced F1 car designer Gary Anderson has been recruited as technical analyst, while Lee McKenzie remains as pit-lane reporter.

James Allen becomes Radio 5 live commentator, joined by Jennie Gow as radio pit-lane reporter.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula_one/16516805.stm

James Mitchell, Thursday, 12 January 2012 08:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

James Allen becomes Radio 5 live commentator

Are 'Friends' Metric? (King Boy Pato), Friday, 13 January 2012 07:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Formula One driver Adrian Sutil to stand trial over 'nightclub fracas'

The former Force India Formula One driver Adrian Sutil will stand trial this month on a charge of causing bodily harm, in relation to a nightclub fracas in China last April, a Munich court said on Friday.

The German, who has yet to find a race seat for 2012, though he has been linked to Williams, is charged with attacking and injuring Eric Lux, the chief executive of Genii Capital, the owner of the Renault F1 team, in a Shanghai nightclub after the Chinese Grand Prix last year.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jan/13/formula-one-driver-adrian-sutil

Celebrating In The Ndzone (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, and they might be calling this guy as a witness:

Celebrating In The Ndzone (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I ride height the new double diffuser?

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/96952

and I feel bad for Kubica. He didn't need a broken leg to hamper his recovery.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mosley v Google: battle to remove pages

Google has removed hundreds of web pages relating to former motorsport boss Max Mosley's sex life from its search results index, Britain's Leveson Inquiry on press standards has heard.

Mr Mosley told the inquiry in November he had spent over £500,000 ($750,000) trying to restore his reputation after a March 2008 News of the World article alleging he had a "sick Nazi orgy", something he strongly denied.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/media-and-marketing/mosley-v-google-battle-to-remove-pages-20120127-1qkbe.html

Born To Meat Pie (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 28 January 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Born To Meat Pie (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 28 January 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

wouldn't mind it if google could remove that from my brain cache tbh

former Yellow Wiggle (haitch), Saturday, 28 January 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here is the nose on the Caterham (formerly Lotus, not to be confused with Lotus):

Apparently all cars this year will have those nose to pass regulations. F1 Technical Working Group, you've done it again!!

Born To Meat Pie (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 28 January 2012 08:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh btw it got released early because it was debuting in F1 Racing and next month's edition got printed early.

The biggest surprise is that anyone still reads F1 Racing in 2012.

Born To Meat Pie (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 28 January 2012 08:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, it was shit enough over a decade ago, imagine how bad and pointless it would be now?

Born To Meat Pie (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 28 January 2012 08:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

You need the side view to really see how ugly it looks.

if, Saturday, 28 January 2012 09:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sutil convicted, yet Bertrand Gachot remains the only driver to actually end up in jail.

Born To Meat Pie (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

lotus changing to caterham - makers of the old lotus seven - is a fukkin masterstroke

data loool 3 (haitch), Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sutil, celebrating with a friend, yesterday.

thomasintrouble, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

That dolphin is a real man, much unlike ex-friend Lewis Hamilton:

I Am Aguri Suzuki (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 4 February 2012 12:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

lolwut

I Am Aguri Suzuki (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 4 February 2012 12:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

lolol what a ridiculous-looking car

the Landshark Forum (haitch), Saturday, 4 February 2012 12:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

world's most expensive spatula.

Merdeyeux, Saturday, 4 February 2012 12:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Business in the front, party in the back.

Three Word Username, Saturday, 4 February 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

...but enough of Lewis Hamilton's GQ shoot, how about that new Ferrari?

I Am Aguri Suzuki (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 5 February 2012 06:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

The stepped noses are so embarrassing for everyone involved.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 6 February 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am now officially used to it so it doesn't bother me anymore (still NAGL) but i think there's one that has a rounded nose (McLaren) - i'm not any expert on downforce but wouldn't having a steep angled nose have a negative effect on the car? yes there would be downforce but wouldn't there be a push back effect as well? doesn't seem aerodynamic.

anyway, i'm still going to the Austin race in November

brownie, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 02:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

After Red Bull's performance over the past two years maybe everyone just said, "fuck speed. downforce is all that matters."

encarta it (Gukbe), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

The stepped-nose thing seems to be intended to prevent debris from coming straight at the driver, as well as making it more difficult to 'scoop' a car up from behind, tossing it into the air. So the nose revisions are just safety regs, if I remember right, and not intended to contribute to anything aero-wise. There's a great article on the new nose regs online.

I'm still not exactly clear on how McLaren dodged this - the nose must be within regs but it sure doesn't look at first glance like it could be.

Brakhage, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 04:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just saw the Toro Rosso. Predicting that front nose to snap off by Practice 2 in Melbourne.

Cold Chisel dude Cold Chisel (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 07:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

can i just say the 1979 Ensign N179

Cold Chisel dude Cold Chisel (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 07:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

biodiesel made from millions of little bugs, scooped, compressed, made into hi-octane all in seconds

Brakhage, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Testing with the Finns

Brakhage, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

bernie ecclestone with opinion 4 u on the arab spring:

"A lot of kids having a go at the police."

Cold Chisel dude Cold Chisel (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like we gotta change the name of this thread

Brakhage, Friday, 17 February 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha I knew I'd seen that ensign before..

thomasintrouble, Friday, 17 February 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like we gotta change the name of this thread

This is slightly embarrassing than "Keeping Jenson Button Employed" and 'im winning the championship, through.

Cold Chisel dude Cold Chisel (King Boy Pato), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol. we're up to date.

encarta it (Gukbe), Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Er, farewell then...

Putin on the Ritz (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 1 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

in b4 Bernie sez something sexist: Marussia take on female test driver Maria de Villota

Bo Jackson Overture (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 8 March 2012 07:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

NASCAR is so ahead of the game in this department.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Thursday, 8 March 2012 07:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry for the huge

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Thursday, 8 March 2012 07:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

They're not that hug...oh, wait.

Bo Jackson Overture (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 8 March 2012 07:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, that really brightened up my day ...

Thought this little thing with Schumi was fun

Brakhage, Thursday, 15 March 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"You're not a communist state there, are you? Any money that my children have got, they didn't steal."

bernie ecclestone great train robbery
About 26,900 results (0.27 seconds)

Bo Jackson Overture (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 17 March 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Congratulations to the GQ Model on his Pole Position.

More importantly: Grosjean starts third. Raikkonen starts...er, eighteenth?

Bo Jackson Overture (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 17 March 2012 07:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lucozade gives Jenson Button wings...wait, what?

Bo Jackson Overture (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 18 March 2012 07:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know what? I haven't seen a last lap like that in years (for 8th to 12th, that is).

But anyway, Alonso ~makes u think~: https://twitter.com/#!/alo_oficial/status/181304815693987842/photo/1

Bo Jackson Overture (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 18 March 2012 12:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Perez had a brilliant race

Brakhage, Monday, 19 March 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hear that. Sixth for KOBAYASHI~! too. PETER SAUBER IS THE GREATEST DRIVER SCOUT IN THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY.

Bo Jackson Overture (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm getting more and more convinced that "Charles Pic" is a fictional character btw,

Bo Jackson Overture (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Too late; didn't watch.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 15 October 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Heads up to all the US F1 fans here (only me!?), but NBC has picked up the broadcasting rights for the next four years.

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Monday, 15 October 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

me too! I hope they do a good job.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 15 October 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

As long as they hire the Ghost of Chris Ekonomaki, all will be well.

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Teams that won't win the 2013 Constructors' Championship: Ferrari

Doping Makes Your Arm Strong (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 09:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

haha, kimi interviewed on the podium by coulthard affecting the classic nonchalant form; so laidback he's practically horizontal.

that really was some drive by vettel.

thirstin' maw (haitch), Sunday, 4 November 2012 15:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Was prepared for a really tedious race but it turned out to be the best of the year. I was screaming at the screen to PIT KIMI NOW before Alonso took him down. What a race. Kimi is Snake Plissken.

Agreed on Vettel's drive, that was amazing ... even if as LH said, he was the luckiest man alive. Even the things that went wrong for him eventually ended up helping him.

Happy to see: a serene Hamilton after he'd been eliminated, saying howdy to the pit; Rosberg and Karthikeyan both walking away from that crash, and being able to laugh about it.

Brakhage, Monday, 5 November 2012 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

I never watch F1 but happened to watch some last night. Man, that Abu Dhabi track is really cool looking!

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 5 November 2012 17:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Kimi's "Leave me alone" radio message was A+ Iceman.

Gukbe, Monday, 5 November 2012 17:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Bob Hauk: Remember, once you're inside you're on your own.
Snake Plissken: Oh, you mean I can't count on you?
Bob Hauk: No.
Snake Plissken: Good!

Brakhage, Monday, 5 November 2012 18:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

The cherry on top of the weird podium scene was DC looking like he was this close to decking Vettel

Brakhage, Monday, 5 November 2012 22:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

So cool to finally see the cars driving around the Austin track.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 16 November 2012 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was all set to go to this then the price shock hit. Bascially my price estimates doubled and it became too much to bear.

;_:

road to per diem (brownie), Friday, 16 November 2012 17:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

I was priced out too. Stupid expensive.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 16 November 2012 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

reserved a motel in LaGrange for $85 dollars a night back in March. went to check on it in September and they had jacked the price up to $250/night

road to per diem (brownie), Friday, 16 November 2012 17:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

That's some crazy bullshit!

EZ Snappin, Friday, 16 November 2012 17:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Leave Austin alone, they know what they're charging.

After Cease To Exist Button (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Peter Windsor, the man who gave us 'USF1', says swearing is bad because something to do with America: http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/94656.html

After Cease To Exist Button (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

USFU1, amirite

thirstin' maw (haitch), Saturday, 17 November 2012 15:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

u rite

Vettel on pole again; Formula 1 press writes up twenty articles asking, "is Vettel really that good? Can't be as good as Alonso!"

After Cease To Exist Button (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 17 November 2012 22:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

148,000 people the first two days. Silverstone levels of attendance thus far.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 17 November 2012 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

pretty decent race so far.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 18 November 2012 19:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah really enjoying it. What was Vettel complaining about with that overtake?

Gukbe, Sunday, 18 November 2012 20:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think he thought Hamilton was too close to his side? If so, it's because Vettel didn't give him enough space even though he was good and got via DRS.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 18 November 2012 20:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

great inaugural COTA race.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 18 November 2012 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

that is an excellent track imo. are there any upcoming races in other classes on it, le mans prototypes or something?

thirstin' maw (haitch), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

I believe the next race is MotoGP in April.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

I really dug the COTA track too. Horner was saying it's obvious they'd intentionally stolen bits of other tracks, which sounds awful but it came together really well - it feels a bit like Interlagos and looks like great fun to drive. New tracks get a lot of complaints these days but most everyone seems well pleased.

Brakhage, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's totally Tilke's greatest hits - bit of Turkey, bit of that. But it looks like it'll be the best Tilke track for passing, at least.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

also: V8 Supercars next year

I don't "get" that part of the marketing plan.

After Cease To Exist Button (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not sure if I enjoyed the GP as much as everyone else did (well, until the podium ceremony), possibly because it was on at 6am on a Monday morning. As good as Lewis' stalking of Seb was, I preferred PASTOOOOR's barging past B. Senna. If that didn't bring a smile to the face of Sir Frank, nothing will.

Can't get too excited about Brazil either; I want Vettel to win because OL' HAIRY EYEBROWS but it would be something of an anti-climax, if you know what I mean.

After Cease To Exist Button (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

!!! SUTIL MIGHT BE COMING BACK TO FORCE INDIA !!!

After Cease To Exist Button (King Boy Pato), Friday, 23 November 2012 11:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

He probably won't be able to get visas for several races so it seems a weird choice.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 23 November 2012 11:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Charles Pic moves up to the dizzying heights of...Caterham?

After Cease To Exist Button (King Boy Pato), Friday, 23 November 2012 11:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

McLaren lock out! Nicely done.

Poor Alonso :(

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 24 November 2012 17:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah but red bull have a special qualifying car that is highly illegal and that is making alonso look bad (just ask any internet f1 b0ard)

After Cease To Exist Button (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 25 November 2012 11:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh, please let it end this way.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 25 November 2012 16:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

This is nuts

Gukbe, Sunday, 25 November 2012 16:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

absolutely goofy.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 25 November 2012 16:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dammit! It was so close. Alonso is champion in my book. There is no way that car is even close to the Red Bull and yet it's only a few points that separate them at the end of the season. Remarkable.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 25 November 2012 17:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

still remember alonso in qualifying for his debut GP, melbourne 2001 - one of my pals and I went along and got a good position in a braking area with some trees throwing shade, so you could see all the cars' brakes heat up. so you could tell really easily that alonso was going in metres later than everybody else in that piece of shit minardi!

the wower of pun (haitch), Monday, 26 November 2012 02:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Had to wait almost a day to watch this.

Bloody 'ell.

✂--- CUT HERE FOR YOUR COUPON --- (King Boy Pato), Monday, 26 November 2012 12:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

CRAZY RAIN RACE + OL' HAIRY EYEBROWS NOT WINNING + THE HULK LEADING SOME LAPS = PRETTY AWESOME

✂--- CUT HERE FOR YOUR COUPON --- (King Boy Pato), Monday, 26 November 2012 12:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

u mad, marussia?

✂--- CUT HERE FOR YOUR COUPON --- (King Boy Pato), Monday, 26 November 2012 12:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

<3 interlagos, what a mental race

the wower of pun (haitch), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

'PETROBRAS' is one of the most awkward brand names of all time, u feel me

the wower of pun (haitch), Monday, 26 November 2012 13:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

360-degree video from a Red Bull test run

Brakhage, Monday, 26 November 2012 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

A friend of mine has to research how Formula 1 works (teams, money, development, etc) for his job. Anybody know of any good sites/books that might give a solid rundown?

Gukbe, Thursday, 3 January 2013 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

I follow a lot of F1 stuff and the only people I've found so far who really work the financial side are Buxton and Saward. Saward in particular made it clear to me how the prize money is structured as an incentive and life support, ie the race for tenth place really is life or death for teams. You'll never hear anyone on TV actually talking in depth about money, sponsorship, etc and how it affects the sport - it's mentioned in passing.

The unapproved bio of Ecclestone is interesting not in that it demonstrates he's obnoxious (we all knew that) but how brilliant he is at a. structuring deals and b. playing the media.

Brakhage, Thursday, 10 January 2013 17:15 (1 year ago) Permalink


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