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This nonsense about "not much damage to the car" always infuriates me. "Damage" to the car dissipates energy before it gets to the driver, which is why you see guys walk away from some of the most spectacular crashes. When the car is in one piece, that means the energy of the impact was absorbed the driver ... and drivers can't take much. Try running into a wall at full speed- even with a helmet on. What was that? 15-20 mph? Alonso hit at 80-90 MPH ... that's bad.
6 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/briatore-alonso-does-not-remember-crash/
@romero1 I think it's cute that you assume money has nothing to do with Magnussen's future at McLaren.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/denmark-s-lego-rules-out-mclaren-deal/
They definitely need to adopt the customer chassis/engine idea that CART had in its heyday, when you could have a Penske Chevy, a Lola Ford, etc. This idea that these guys will rub nickels together turn them into giant-killing F1 cars is about 40 years behind the times.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/no-agenda-to-run-third-cars-says-horner/
@conradin not with Kimi driving it. ;)
You hit the mark perfectly. It may not be PC to call Danica a third-rate driver, but despite the best equipment in IndyCar and NASCAR- and a weight advantage!- she hasn't managed more than a few shock results in crazy circumstances. She shouldn't have a ride, and her teammates know it.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cup/news/harvickgate-kevin-doesn-t-like-our-story-about-what-he-said-about-danica-patrick/
@RonnieMackenzie my thoughts, exactly- but what kind of deal could he have made that still allows him to "love" Ferrari? He's buying Haas or Sauber, maybe.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/alonso-says-2015-team-not-mercedes-powered/
Alonso wants to lock down his future. He says that he loves Ferrari. I'm predicting he takes a big % of Haas F1 and shows up driving his own team, with his own hand-picked engineers, in "Alonso/Asturian Blue", with Ferrari power. Maybe. :)
@fspheil good catch. I was wondering why that was in there, when I remember V8s, V10s, V12s, turbos ... but then some of that really was more than 30 years ago! LOL!!
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/what-the-fric-is-wrong-with-formula-one/
@divyeshk1 so, let's get this straight: every driver you don't like is "lucky" or "rated too high", but the drivers you like are struggling because they can't get the feel they want? Sounds like you're full of crap to me. Don't go voting in too many elections, OK? That stuff matters.
Inifiniti is owned by Nissan, which is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance - making it, essentially, the same company, and the very same designers hard at work on a Renault engine are also designing the Nissan/Infiniti stuff.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/alternatives-to-renault-do-exist-for-red-bull-mateschitz/
11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/horner-dating-spice-girl-reports/
Great stuff, Andy. Pushing it to my guys today.
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