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post #16 of 1285
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

Can't stand another Red Bull domination.
 

 

I can't agree with you more. Watching Vettel drive from pole position to the chequered flag for three years has become so tedious it's lead me to sit there hoping for mechanical failures every time he gets in the car. He seems like a nice guy so it's nothing personal it just frustrates me when I sit down on a Sunday and watch him win race after race, often without being challenged after the first corner.  

post #17 of 1285
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Originally Posted by MarkyB16 View Post

 

I can't agree with you more. Watching Vettel drive from pole position to the chequered flag for three years has become so tedious it's lead me to sit there hoping for mechanical failures every time he gets in the car. He seems like a nice guy so it's nothing personal it just frustrates me when I sit down on a Sunday and watch him win race after race, often without being challenged after the first corner.  


+2

 

I really miss the old days.. I started to lurk around F1 back when schumi won every year and now it's Vettel.. How boring.

 

So now, to fight boredom I often watch some videos of the turbocharged era and, damn, that was something else...

 

post #18 of 1285
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Originally Posted by MarkyB16 View Post

 

I can't agree with you more. Watching Vettel drive from pole position to the chequered flag for three years has become so tedious it's lead me to sit there hoping for mechanical failures every time he gets in the car. He seems like a nice guy so it's nothing personal it just frustrates me when I sit down on a Sunday and watch him win race after race, often without being challenged after the first corner.  

 

I Think Vettel is a great pilot,but there is no denying Adrian Newey is too much of a genius!His Williams at beginning of the nineties where too nice to look and hear.

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Nürburgring to host 2013 German GP

 

Talking of German Gran Prix ,and how i miss it's long speed sector with Jean Alesi making 360 Km\h on an always yellow Jordan,haha!!

 

 

Customcoco,the video you posted is one of those you should keep in a capsule time.

In this link there are the best races of each one of my two favorite driver,Jaques Villeneuve and Ayrton Senna .

Great Races ,hope you enjoy.

 

I have collected all races from 1978 to 1993 (If my memory doesn't fail) ,some are VHC ripped from my own recordings,some i found on the net.They are from many tv networks in all sort of languages,and their quality if far from Full HD,but if someone are looking for some missed races,just PM me and i will try to send you a link or try to make some sort of torrent.

After 1994 (and not because of Senna's death) formula 1 started to seem a lot boring,especially when Schumacher started to brake all records with a far superior team and car with no one to compete with.and that's from a heavy Ferrarista as i am.

post #19 of 1285
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

Been following F1 since the late eighties. I've been to Silverstone, Spa, Montreal, Monaco, and Sepang - but my opinion is go watch Free Practice in person once (so you can feel and hear the cars) and then watch the races on tv.

I've contemplated starting an F1 thread here for a long while.. but I always watch tape delayed races and I like to be able to browse Head-fi on race days without accidentally seeing a spoiler - yes I'm paranoid and don't even like talking to my relatives on race days ph34r.gif .

Man I hope Ferrari and Macca don't flounder out of the gates this year. Can't stand another Red Bull domination -> it feels like 10 years ago. Glad to see Valencia gone too. Looks like we are back to the ring after all (okay not THE ring, but you know what I mean).

Nürburgring to host 2013 German GP

Kimi's 2013 steering wheel:

 
Definitely good to see the Nürburgring finally make it on the calendar for this season after the talks of it not making it in at all.
 
As for spoilers, I definitely agree with that. I shut myself off from all my regular internet stops in the morning to avoid the spoilers until I can get my hands on a recording of the races.
 
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Originally Posted by MarkyB16 View Post

 

I can't agree with you more. Watching Vettel drive from pole position to the chequered flag for three years has become so tedious it's lead me to sit there hoping for mechanical failures every time he gets in the car. He seems like a nice guy so it's nothing personal it just frustrates me when I sit down on a Sunday and watch him win race after race, often without being challenged after the first corner.  

 

 

+3

 

That's one of the reasons the Abu Dhabi GP was one of my favorite races. Vettel certainly showed he can race despite what his critics say and it was great seeing Kimi get his long overdue win.

post #20 of 1285
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

McLaren couldn't issue a Pit Lane Pass for me as it was in the realm of FIA.  


Its alright, you can always take a look from the grand stand!

post #21 of 1285
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Originally Posted by customcoco View Post


I really miss the old days.. I started to lurk around F1 back when schumi won every year and now it's Vettel.. How boring.

 

So now, to fight boredom I often watch some videos of the turbocharged era and, damn, that was something else...

 


I think the sport itself has changed because a lot of it has moved 'behind the scenes'.  So much is done by the team and the computers that the driver skill seems to be overshadowed.

 

A very good example I feel would be the transmission. Older cars were manual, had a longer shift time, and IMO that increased the competition. Take a look at Jim Clark or Jackie Stewart's race videos, you'll know what I'm talking about.

 

I feel that speed does not equal to a thrilling race.

post #22 of 1285

Big F1 fan, and I was pretty surprised I couldn't find a thread from the prior years.  Glad we got one started.

 

Very glad Kimi is back, and did pretty good last year.  No idea why, but I love that guy.

post #23 of 1285

F1 is the only car race I watch on TV. Never seen a live race. I'm a big Ferrari fan,  so in the last race last year when Vettel spun and got hit I thought he was out of the race. But he battled back and got enough points to win the championship again.

post #24 of 1285
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Originally Posted by customcoco View Post

+2
I really miss the old days.. I started to lurk around F1 back when schumi won every year and now it's Vettel.. How boring.

So now, to fight boredom I often watch some videos of the turbocharged era and, damn, that was something else...


Donington 93 was a classic race! (though Turbos ended in the late 80's). Keep in mind that time period could be pretty boring too - it was just Adrian Newey's Williams, instead of his Red Bulls, leaving the field behind. It was only saved to some extent by some absolutely transcendent drives by Senna - the kind of drives we almost never see in the PlayStation era. Personally I think Newey should get a lifetime ban - for the good of the sport biggrin.gif .


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I have collected all races from 1978 to 1993 (If my memory doesn't fail) ,some are VHC ripped from my own recordings,some i found on the net.They are from many tv networks in all sort of languages,and their quality if far from Full HD,but if someone are looking for some missed races,just PM me and i will try to send you a link or try to make some sort of torrent.

That's an awesome offer! I taped several seasons of F1 back in the nineties. I carted the VHS cassettes around for years, but finally in 2008 I could no longer justify schlepping them with every time we moved - not least because we haven't own a VCR in over a decade rolleyes.gif.



Macca unveiled yesterday:



Edited by Pudu - 2/2/13 at 8:23am
post #25 of 1285

Alonso could have won last year if he had scored points in every race.

post #26 of 1285

Well, as far as I can see, the Melbourne track is high acceleration, not high speed, so it'll be an interesting test for the cars. 

 

Except Button that is. His smooth driving style suits the track well.

post #27 of 1285
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

Big F1 fan, and I was pretty surprised I couldn't find a thread from the prior years.  Glad we got one started.

 

Very glad Kimi is back, and did pretty good last year.  No idea why, but I love that guy.

 

Yeah, I personally like his nonchalant attitude and blunt character.

 

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Alonso could have won last year if he had scored points in every race.

 

He could have won if he hadn't been hit at Spa.

post #28 of 1285
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I think the sport itself has changed because a lot of it has moved 'behind the scenes'.  So much is done by the team and the computers that the driver skill seems to be overshadowed.

 

A very good example I feel would be the transmission. Older cars were manual, had a longer shift time, and IMO that increased the competition. Take a look at Jim Clark or Jackie Stewart's race videos, you'll know what I'm talking about.

 

There is definitely an argument that the current drivers have it quite easy in comparison. I know they don't have traction control or anti-lock brakes but the levels of downforce created now are so high that that's not too much of an issue unless you are on old tyres.

post #29 of 1285
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Originally Posted by MarkyB16 View Post

 

There is definitely an argument that the current drivers have it quite easy in comparison. I know they don't have traction control or anti-lock brakes but the levels of downforce created now are so high that that's not too much of an issue unless you are on old tyres.

 

Well, I'm not sure how easy it is for drivers, because the speeds nowadays are insane, but there's definitely less action to watch. Check out the old spa videos. The cars slide/oversteer on the corners which the driver skillfully controls with the throttle and steering. Also, the use of heel-toe techniques and such.

I guess I can say I don't see the car-driver interaction that much.

GT racing is still interesting in that respect.


Edited by proton007 - 2/1/13 at 3:33am
post #30 of 1285

Luck shouldn't be a part in winning F1 but it is.  biggrin.gif

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