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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #175 on: November 06, 2012, 06:23:11 AM »
Alonso could have perform better if he's in a lotus.With just a few races left , ferrari is still blaming the wind tunnel .What a shame for a team that raced the most races in F1   history..Alonso will now need some unseen divine  forces to win the championship.
IF Hamilton can turn the Merc team around which Michael could not do in 3 yrs then it will make me respect him more.

I think if you put any other "good" driver in a Mclaren most will perform not too much off on what Hamilton can do.

As much as i like and support Kimi, Alonso still gets my vote for this years driver of the year and being the BEST all round driver on the grid.
Who else can pilot a turd of a Ferrari car this year to being in the position he is in right now?
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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #176 on: November 07, 2012, 06:54:23 AM »
I know Newey races cars but didnt know he can even drive an F1 car that fast!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=akrPl59qa0U

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #177 on: November 07, 2012, 06:20:37 PM »
No team or driver can ever underestimate the element of luck, no matter how small, when a race can be won or lost over as little as 0.1 second.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #178 on: November 07, 2012, 07:00:44 PM »
It aint over til its over.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #179 on: November 09, 2012, 02:12:11 PM »
Drivers instructed not to swear in interviews

Formula 1 drivers have received a collective telling off from the FIA after both Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel swore during live podium interviews in Abu Dhabi. The sporting governing body has now sent out a letter to all teams.

Unlike in the many press calls and television interviews which are carried out over the course of a race weekend, the podium interviews – introduced from the British Grand Prix – are organised directly by the FIA and broadcast on the world feed. This means that all broadcasters, in all countries showing the ceremony, will receive them.

‘It is very much our collective responsibility to make sure drivers are aware such language has no place during media events,’ reads the letter, sent to the teams by Norman Howell, FIA Director of Communications, at the request of FIA President Jean Todt. ‘It shines an unwelcome beam of adverse publicity on their teams and sponsors, the sport and the FIA.

‘I understand that in the 'heat of battle' that adrenaline, elation and disappointment make for a dangerous and heady mix, but F1 drivers are not the only ones being interviewed in such conditions: I think of boxers, rugby and football players who are routinely interviewed live on television after a gruelling sporting effort. They manage to avoid inappropriate language.

Since it happened twice on the same weekend, I thought I'd send a friendly note. We need to remind the drivers they are professionals. If you're a racing driver at that level, you have to realise that part of your job description is to talk to the media, and to do so in a way that is acceptable.’

In the United Kingdom alone, the BBC received 22 calls about the swearing and a subsequent 30 calls for the delay in posting the show on iPlayer, which allows fans to watch the race back online; the editing process was delayed as the expletives were edited out.

“Well, knowing Kimi, I do believe he just said it…but Sebastian as well!” said former driver David Coulthard, BBC F1 pundit who conducted the interviews.

“There was a gentleman who organises everything and I heard his voice in my ear with the talkback. I could hear him going, ‘Oh no, he didn’t just say it!’ and then he went, ‘Oh no, again!’ So that’s why I felt it was appropriate to apologise on his behalf because, of course, there were many people around the world listening to that and the use of profanity is not acceptable in the public podium interviews.”


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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #180 on: November 09, 2012, 04:35:02 PM »
The podium interview!  :thumbsup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=buG3UP-1wIc

Vettel proceeds to pour fake champagne on Coulthard and ruin his nice jacket LOL!
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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #181 on: November 09, 2012, 05:03:58 PM »
Yeah i watched it. I LOL when Kimi said it.

Stupid Astro didnt show the press interview!

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #182 on: November 16, 2012, 08:31:29 PM »
This weekend us f1 will be tense , hope it will be down to the last race to crown a champion,,

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #183 on: November 17, 2012, 07:13:46 AM »
This weekend us f1 will be tense , hope it will be down to the last race to crown a champion,,

that will be a real cliffhanger.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #184 on: November 17, 2012, 10:37:50 AM »
I have no idea what time is the main race?
Star Sports website is like crazy.

Qualy is 230am Sunday morning right?

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #185 on: November 17, 2012, 12:34:22 PM »
Yes it is..
I have no idea what time is the main race?
Star Sports website is like crazy.

Qualy is 230am Sunday morning right?

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #186 on: November 17, 2012, 07:10:10 PM »
Qualifying is 2 am on Sunday and race day is 3 am on Monday.

Vettel, Webber & Alonso is looking good.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #187 on: November 19, 2012, 01:17:56 PM »
The result from the US Grand Prix, 1 - Hamilton, 2 - Vettel & 3 - Alonso.

Points standing

1. Vettel - 273
2. Alonso - 260
3. Raikonnen - 206

It is a 2 horse race to the finish at this weekend race at Sao Paulo. If Vettel DNF, Alonso will take the title. The odds favor Vettel.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #188 on: November 23, 2012, 12:44:20 PM »
Vettel will walk away with the title , unless ........., then Alonso could only win..

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #189 on: November 23, 2012, 05:04:01 PM »

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #190 on: November 25, 2012, 03:00:00 PM »
GO Alonso !
Dont let ze German take the 2012 crown!


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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #191 on: November 25, 2012, 07:25:42 PM »
D day , last race. Yes Alonso could still win title..

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #192 on: November 26, 2012, 12:59:46 PM »
Shumi won it for Vettel. Yes the same Shumi that after a qualifying lap park his car on the race track preventing and blocking others from bettering his time, claiming his car broke down a few years ago..

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #193 on: November 26, 2012, 02:07:23 PM »
I have no idea what your reply meant.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #194 on: November 27, 2012, 07:36:29 AM »
He let vettel past without any resistant and they are teammates in another competition later this year. Remember how shumi would have squeeze another driver into the wall while defending his position..

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #195 on: November 28, 2012, 11:42:56 AM »

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #196 on: November 28, 2012, 05:20:52 PM »
Bye Bye Senna

Williams confirms Maldonado, Bottas
http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/288028/williams-confirms-maldonado-bottas/

On a side note out of all the new names i am excited to see Bottas finally have a race seat.
He has been fast in all the other category he has competed in.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #197 on: November 29, 2012, 06:56:15 AM »
Some good news, Vettel under investigation for overtaking under yellow flag with his own on board camera.. Might get 20 seconds penalty. , meaning loosing championship title..

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #198 on: November 30, 2012, 10:18:26 AM »
Some good news, Vettel under investigation for overtaking under yellow flag with his own on board camera.. Might get 20 seconds penalty. , meaning loosing championship title..

Wow, that would be unkindest cut of all. But rules are rules. Wonder how is the FIA going to rule on this one.

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Re: Official 2012 Formula-1 thread
« Reply #199 on: November 30, 2012, 10:33:31 AM »