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post #211 of 789
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Yup, I'm prescient alright.




Nice call! Alonso first. Perez second.
post #212 of 789
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Originally Posted by Ungermann View Post

I wish the second came the first... Still, this was a great race.

To be honest...yeah, that would have been cool.

Considering Perez came up with Ferrari backing, you have to wonder how long Massa can hold onto his seat.
More results like today and he's gone.
Alonso, by comparison, makes his teammate look like a piker.
post #213 of 789
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post


Had Dorna just upgraded their on-boards ? That was my point. They had just spent large amounts switching from one system to another - and installing in the infrastructure required for trackside reception.

Interesting that you mention MotoGP - isn't the HD pretty low-quality though?

The HD is fantastic as it was last year! I have the paid subscription from MotoGP.com to compare with the SpeedTV broadcasts.
post #214 of 789
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Originally Posted by allargon View Post

$300/night for the Motel 6 that weekend... They are raking in the dough.

The alternative would be NYC (or technically New Jersey), but that doesn't start until 2013. The NYC metropolitan area is large enough that there should be plenty of hotel space available. I really want to go!
post #215 of 789
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Originally Posted by Phantom Gremlin View Post

The alternative would be NYC (or technically New Jersey), but that doesn't start until 2013. The NYC metropolitan area is large enough that there should be plenty of hotel space available. I really want to go!

True, which is why I am now starting to think of by-passing Austin this year for NY next year.

Maybe I'll try Montreal this year....
post #216 of 789
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

True, which is why I am now starting to think of by-passing Austin this year for NY next year.

Well, the interesting thing so far about this year is it's wide wide open. McLaren, Red Bull, and Mercedes have all had great quali. Did anyone think that Alonzo would be at the top of the podium for this race? Massa is the weakest link, and he might be replaced by Perez soon (may have already happened, I haven't checked links lately ). And the Kimster is right there too. If Grosjean can keep the car on the track he should also be able to score some points. And even Williams has already scored points this year.

Like I said, wide wide open.

I think both the drivers and the constructors championships will still be in play in Austin this year.
post #217 of 789
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Originally Posted by Phantom Gremlin View Post

Well, the interesting thing so far about this year is it's wide wide open. McLaren, Red Bull, and Mercedes have all had great quali. Did anyone think that Alonzo would be at the top of the podium for this race? Massa is the weakest link, and he might be replaced by Perez soon (may have already happened, I haven't checked links lately ). And the Kimster is right there too. If Grosjean can keep the car on the track he should also be able to score some points. And even Williams has already scored points this year.

Like I said, wide wide open.

Absolutely agree...this may be the hardest fought and surprising season in a long while.
post #218 of 789
I am a huge a Massa fan and even I know it's time for him to go.

Kubica is my second favorite. Hopefully he can get back into F1 soon.

I'm still unhappy with the HD. Most of the race is viewed through on board cameras. Alas maybe next year...
post #219 of 789
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Originally Posted by rcase13 View Post

I am a huge a Massa fan and even I know it's time for him to go.

Kubica is my second favorite. Hopefully he can get back into F1 soon.

I'm still unhappy with the HD. Most of the race is viewed through on board cameras. Alas maybe next year...

Given the extent of Kubica's injuries -- and some [believable] reports he can't even grasp a glass to drink from -- I'll will be shocked to see him return to F1 successfully, if at all. I'm a big fan of his, but not confident in his return.
post #220 of 789
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

True, which is why I am now starting to think of by-passing Austin this year for NY next year.

Maybe I'll try Montreal this year....

Definately try Montreal. Been going for several years. Aside from the race, there are great car shows throughout the city, great food and lots of partying.
post #221 of 789
Vettel called Karthikeyan a cucumber and an idiot. Not cool. But I have never rooted for Vettel anyway.
post #222 of 789
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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

Given the extent of Kubica's injuries -- and some [believable] reports he can't even grasp a glass to drink from -- I'll will be shocked to see him return to F1 successfully, if at all. I'm a big fan of his, but not confident in his return.

I also heard the other day he is now able to drive a car.

Anyway, I hope he makes it back....he is a terrific driver.
Since his injury, there has been some rumors about him teaming up with Alonso (once he recovers).


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Originally Posted by gprace View Post

Definately try Montreal. Been going for several years. Aside from the race, there are great car shows throughout the city, great food and lots of partying.

Thanx for the info...will check my calendar and see if I can make it.
post #223 of 789
Thanx for the info...will check my calendar and see if I can make it.[/quote]

Keep in touch. Maybe we can have a gathering of AVSForum members, F-1 fans, in Montreal. See the race in true HD live.
post #224 of 789
I have wanted to attend Montreal for awhile! I have heard from others how much fun they had there attending the race.
post #225 of 789
A great race. When changing conditions caused by rain come into play, it really throws a wrench into the strategy. Alonso ran a great race, but I think Mclaren lost it as much as anything. With a three week gap to the next race, I think we will get a better feel of how the season is going to play out.

As for Massa, I doubt he is going anywhere this year. Of course if Alonso keeps scoring and Massa keeps landing in the teens then he could be racing Indycars by the end of the season.
post #226 of 789
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Keep in touch. Maybe we can have a gathering of AVSForum members, F-1 fans, in Montreal. See the race in true HD live.

Heck...why not?
I would be happy to meet up with fellow AVS members for a Night of Brews and Lies at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.


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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

A great race. When changing conditions caused by rain come into play, it really throws a wrench into the strategy. Alonso ran a great race, but I think Mclaren lost it as much as anything. With a three week gap to the next race, I think we will get a better feel of how the season is going to play out.

From what I can read at Speed, nearly every team (at this time) seems unsure where the season will end up.
For most of the teams, there are big updates coming...


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As for Massa, I doubt he is going anywhere this year. Of course if Alonso keeps scoring and Massa keeps landing in the teens then he could be racing Indycars by the end of the season.

If he can put some "decent" results, he will probably stay...BUT, if he doesn't...

SHOULD he be cut loose, I doubt he will land at another team this year...
Nonetheless, there is a good possibility he will be on the grid next year.

Alonso is a guy who must feel he is #1 (sorry, I just got done watching the excellent new movie: Senna).
Considering he and Kubica are close friends, it could be a good fit.

As for Perez, I am not entirely sure he could live with being the #2 (again, sorry, I just got done watching that movie)...
post #227 of 789
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Originally Posted by Sharp1080 View Post

I have wanted to attend Montreal for awhile! I have heard from others how much fun they had there attending the race.

Montreal is fantastic, the last time I was there was back when Kubica won. Incredible city, great track, an absolutely amazing time.



-JR
post #228 of 789
Nico Rosberg wins China? Holy cats, this season just might be interesting after all!
post #229 of 789
Yep, it's gonna be a heckuva season.
post #230 of 789
I watched the whole race and was hugely entertained, despite Rosberg's dominance. There was so much passing in today's race, I often wondered if I had stumbled on to a NASCAR event. I was pleased to see Rosberg win. He has shown so much promise for so long, it was nice to see him finally win one. I was interested to learn that today's win was the first for Mercedes as a constructor since Juan Manuel Fangio won the Grand Prix of Monaco in 1955. Yikes! This was some fun stuff.

Correction: Fangio won the Grand Prix of Italy in 1955, not the Grand Prix of Monaco.
post #231 of 789
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I watched the whole race and was hugely entertained, despite Rosberg's dominance. There was so much passing in today's race, I often wondered if I had stumbled on to a NASCAR event. I was pleased to see Rosberg win. He has shown so much promise for so long, it was nice to see him finally win one. I was interested to learn that today's win was the first for Mercedes as a constructor since Juan Manuel Fangio won the Grand Prix of Monaco in 1955. Yikes! This was some fun stuff.

This year has been very topsy-turvy...and ain't it grand?

Team Mercedes couldn't have timed this victory better (last week a BIG shareholder started grumbling about the cost of their F1 program).
post #232 of 789
This was a good race. Vettel walked away, but there was some good mid-pack racing behind him. Lotus Renault are really starting to come on. What would be really fun is if Kimi replaced the anchor Webber at Red Bull.

Did anyone else notice the semi empty grandstands? Where the protests that bad that it kept the spectators away?


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Originally Posted by oink View Post

This year has been very topsy-turvy...and ain't it grand?

Team Mercedes couldn't have timed this victory better (last week a BIG shareholder started grumbling about the cost of their F1 program).

If I were a shareholder, then I would be asking a lot of questions as well. The biggest cost in F1 is the aero crap, which adds nothing to the racing.
post #233 of 789
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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

This was a good race. Vettel walked away, but there was some good mid-pack racing behind him. Lotus Renault are really starting to come on. What would be really fun is if Kimi replaced the anchor Webber at Red Bull.

Did anyone else notice the semi empty grandstands? Where the protests that bad that it kept the spectators away?

I agree that this week's race was another good one. Have to give F1 credit, those fragile Pirelli tires introduce an additional level of uncertainty to the cars' performance that has been great fun. I kept waiting for Vettel's tire performance to drop off a cliff but it didn't happen. The kid is amazing!

I noticed the nearly empty grandstands, too. Looked like nobody was there but the royal family and their closest friends.
post #234 of 789
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I watched the whole race and was hugely entertained, despite Rosberg's dominance. There was so much passing in today's race, I often wondered if I had stumbled on to a NASCAR event. I was pleased to see Rosberg win. He has shown so much promise for so long, it was nice to see him finally win one. I was interested to learn that today's win was the first for Mercedes as a constructor since Juan Manuel Fangio won the Grand Prix of Monaco in 1955. Yikes! This was some fun stuff.

Correction: Fangio won the Grand Prix of Italy in 1955, not the Grand Prix of Monaco.

Rosberg has been teased for long time as being "the prettiest girl in the paddock." Glad to see he won one finally, and at the same time sad to see Schumi's promising race screwed in the pits. Haven't watched the Bahrain race yet, but accidentally stumbled on the results while browsing BBC's news feed.
post #235 of 789
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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

What would be really fun is if Kimi replaced the anchor Webber at Red Bull.

Wouldn't be too surprising...He and Vettel are pals.


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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Looked like nobody was there but the royal family and their closest friends.

Also not too surprising.


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Originally Posted by raaj View Post

accidentally stumbled on the results while browsing BBC's news feed.

Having learned the hard way, that's why I never turn my computer on in the morning until after I have viewed the race.
post #236 of 789
BTW, I think Ferrari has finally decided to dump Massa:
http://formula-one.speedtv.com/artic...no-domenicali/

It's now a question of "when," not if.
post #237 of 789
Massa put in a decent drive today. I think Ferrari will stand pat for the year and then Massa will be looking for a drive. Could be Indycar time!
post #238 of 789
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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

Massa put in a decent drive today. I think Ferrari will stand pat for the year and then Massa will be looking for a drive. Could be Indycar time!



He was never the same after he took that bolt to his head.
post #239 of 789
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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

Massa put in a decent drive today. I think Ferrari will stand pat for the year and then Massa will be looking for a drive. Could be Indycar time!

Probably right...there are alot of Brazilians there.


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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

He was never the same after he took that bolt to his head.

No, he really hasn't got the magic back.
Thank God he wasn't killed outright.
post #240 of 789
Good race in Bahrain. I barely managed to finish watching Speed's qualifying, at least one third of it was lost because of stupid commercials. I don't get how people pay for cable subscription buying a top package that has Speed in it only to watch so much advertising. So, for a change a watched Swiss broadcast of the race, 720p50 so no need to deinterlace. It is unusual to hear German, French and English speech in the same video without translation or subtitles. Finally some good progress from Lotus. I feel sorry for Hamilton, he lost at least 6 + 8 = 14 seconds in the pits.
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