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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

You're only as old as you make yourself out to be. You can get busy living or get busy dying. smile.gif
I take a lot of pride in never having grown up....in spite of what my body tells me.wink.gif
post #1772 of 3350
Thread Starter 
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I take a lot of pride in never having grown up....in spite of what my body tells me.wink.gif
Growing up is for boring people. rolleyes.gif

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post #1773 of 3350
If anyone tells you to grow up, tell 'em "I will when I get older".
post #1774 of 3350
The geriatric thread. Wheres gwsat when you need him? He was around when Enzo started racing...as a driver.
post #1775 of 3350
Bond: You guys are like old and everything!


Racetripper: Huh?


GW: What happened?


SteveW: uh, I think Bond is trying to insult us.


Tack: Who?


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post #1776 of 3350
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

The geriatric thread. Wheres gwsat when you need him? He was around when Enzo started racing...as a driver.

Mind your own business, partner! smile.gif
post #1777 of 3350
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Bond: You guys are like old and everything!


Racetripper: Huh?


GW: What happened?


SteveW: uh, I think Bond is trying to insult us.


Tack: Who?


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post #1778 of 3350
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Mind your own business, partner! smile.gif
There he is! biggrin.gif Tell them youngens what it was really like back in the day.
post #1779 of 3350
Bla...oh,forget it.
post #1780 of 3350
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

If anyone tells you to grow up, tell 'em "I will when I get older".
Never heard that line....I like it.cool.gif


Here is a video from this year's Sebring Test:

post #1781 of 3350
Felipe is gonna be happy:


Williams has finally confirmed the arrival of Felipe Massa’s long time Ferrari race engineer, Rob Smedley.

He will take up the newly created role of Head of Vehicle Performance.
Williams says that he will “strengthen the trackside team whilst also supporting the development work back at the factory to help bring more performance to the car throughout the season.”

Andrew Murdoch will be engineer to Felipe Massa, and Jonathan Eddolls continues with Valtteri Bottas. Meanwhile Richard Lockwood joins from Marussia as Head of Race Strategy. He will work with strategist Randeep Singh.

“Williams is undergoing change and these new appointments reflect how high our ambitions are,” said Pat Symonds. “We have a number of senior people joining us to assist us in the pursuit of those ambitions and I am extremely excited to welcome them on-board. 2014 gives us the biggest change to the technical regulations that I have seen in my career, and so it will be important to add further depth to the talent we already have here as we head into the new season.

“Williams has always prided itself on engineering excellence and this latest announcement is part of our continued goal to bring success back to the team.”




Ferrari isn't really satisfied:


Ferrari Director of Engineering Pat Fry confirmed that the Formula One team will upgrade its car during the final Bahrain test this week.

Although the Maranello team was satisfied with how last week testing sessions at the same circuit progressed from a reliability perspective, Fry added that its main pre-season upgrade was still to come.

"We had a few bits to test correlation and things like that [last week] and then the main upgrade will come through the various stages of the final test," Fry told ESPN.

James Allison, the team's Technical Director added that the team had to iron out several problems during last week's test at Sakhir before they could start experimenting with race setups.

"We worked on learning how to get the best from the 2014 clutch and on tuning the new brake-by-wire system," Allison is quoted by the official Ferrari website.

"We looked in detail at balancing the temperature of all the cooling fluids, a key part of this year's rules, and we began gradually expanding the operating window of the new Energy Recovery System.

"We have been able to start to open up our understanding of the handling characteristics of the car and to begin to learn what sort of setup parameters the tyres respond to. Continuing with this work will be an important part of the programme over the last four days here in Bahrain."
post #1782 of 3350
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Felipe is gonna be happy:


Williams has finally confirmed the arrival of Felipe Massa’s long time Ferrari race engineer, Rob Smedley.

Heck yes he's gonna be happy. Rob knows how to program Felipe's pre-race monitor.



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Originally Posted by Tack View Post

Heck yes he's gonna be happy. Rob knows how to program Felipe's pre-race monitor.



LOL, nice one.
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post #1786 of 3350
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

http://www.lamborghini.com/en/models/huracan-lp-610-4/explore/

The Gallardo replacement. Finally.

...and a real beauty! smile.gif
post #1787 of 3350
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

...and a real beauty! smile.gif

Very nice, but looks a little conservative for a Lamborghini. Compare it to the Aventador. Lamborghinis should have outrageous design. Look at the original Countach design. A Ferrari is for driving, but (this is just my opinion) a Lamborghini is for cruising and being "seen."cool.gif
post #1788 of 3350
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

...and a real beauty! smile.gif
+1

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Originally Posted by gprace View Post

Very nice, but looks a little conservative for a Lamborghini. Compare it to the Aventador. Lamborghinis should have outrageous design. Look at the original Countach design. A Ferrari is for driving, but (this is just my opinion) a Lamborghini is for cruising and being "seen."cool.gif
You have a good point.
post #1789 of 3350
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Originally Posted by gprace View Post

Very nice, but looks a little conservative for a Lamborghini. Compare it to the Aventador. Lamborghinis should have outrageous design. Look at the original Countach design. A Ferrari is for driving, but (this is just my opinion) a Lamborghini is for cruising and being "seen."cool.gif

Absolutely, because clearly, bad things happen when Lambo owners try to actually drive their cars. :-)

post #1790 of 3350
I actually like both brands. No need to slam Lamborghini drivers and or owners. I had a friend that owned both, he never slammed either one over the other. I respected his opinion as he was serious about cars and driving as he campaigned a season in the old Formula Atlantic series as a privateer basically! wink.gif
post #1791 of 3350
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Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post


Ouch, there goes their insurance rates.

I noticed the sign on the doors...is that one of those Supercar Tours things?
post #1792 of 3350
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Ouch, there goes their insurance rates.

I noticed the sign on the doors...is that one of those Supercar Tours things?

Looks like it......also looks like someone wiped out their whole stable of Lambos! eek.gif

Right before it happened, the driver at fault said "watch this!" biggrin.gif
Edited by zeus33 - 2/26/14 at 10:19am
post #1793 of 3350
That'll cost ya.
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Update on the Gene Haas situation:

F1′s potential next F1 chief, Californian and NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas, will this week travel to Europe.

Foreign language reports said that during coverage of the Daytona 500, FOX Sports revealed that Haas is scheduled to meet with representatives of F1′s governing FIA.

Earlier, Haas responded to the FIA’s invitation to fill the vacant F1 team slot in 2015, and reportedly met the full application deadline of Feb. 10.

This week, the 2015 team selection process is reaching an even more serious stage, when it is believed Haas will formally present his plans and proposed budget to the FIA.

The Paris-based federation is expected to announce its decision by the end of the week.


2014 cars are faster in a straight line:

At full tilt in a straight line, this year’s Formula One cars emit a much tamer sound than the class of 2013.

However, the top speeds of the new turbo V6s are significantly higher, thanks to reduced downforce and an impressive engine-plus-ERS maximum of almost 900 horse power.

In Nico Rosberg’s hands, the currently dominant new W05 Mercedes is almost as quick over a full lap as the German’s pole of 2013.

Cornering speeds are lower, but at full speed, the cars are much faster — Fernando Alonso’s 2014 Ferrari clocked 336 kph in Bahrain, compared to a top speed of 314 during the island Kingdom’s grand prix last year.

“We are incredibly fast on the straights,” German Rosberg told Auto Motor und Sport.

“I would guess that at Monza we will be doing 360.”

That may not be the case for the entire field, however. The fastest of the struggling Renault-powered cars in Bahrain clocked a top of just 308 kph — slower than 2013.

And World Champion Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull was 7 kph slower even than that.

So, it’s a particularly challenging time for a team like Caterham, struggling not only with the troubled Renault V6 but also a small budget amid the enormous and expensive technical revolution.

“Currently we are not on Formula One level,” Kamui Kobayashi, 10 seconds off the pace on Saturday, is quoted by Speed Week. “It’s more GP2 level. We have so many problems with the car and the times are incredibly slow,” said the Japanese driver.

“When you look at what Mercedes is doing, it’s overwhelming, but it also shows us what is possible and in what direction we need to develop.”
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post #1796 of 3350
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Ouch, there goes their insurance rates.

I noticed the sign on the doors...is that one of those Supercar Tours things?

NBC News


"Three Lamborghinis go up in smoke after crash in Malaysia

Three Lamborghinis burst into flames after they were involved in a high-speed crash in Malaysia, officials said Friday.

One Lamborghini Aventador and two Lamborghini Gallardos — worth about $1 million total — were travelling in a convoy of five super cars from Singapore to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Two other Lamborghinis were unscathed in the crash at 9:55 a.m. local time (8:55 p.m. ET Thursday).

Fire chief Norazam Khamis told NBC News via telephone that the collision on the country's main north-south expressway happened when one of the cars veered from its lane and into the other two cars. He said they were travelling to the capital for a car show.

The cars were traveling at around 110 km/h, which is the speed limit in Malaysia, he said. Khamis added he did not think the cars were breaking the speed limit.

One car was almost completely destroyed by the fire and the other two were damaged beyond repair. Khamis said no one was injured."


Dummies. rolleyes.gif
post #1797 of 3350
Im really surprised one of them caught fire especially if they were only doing the speed limit.
post #1798 of 3350
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Originally Posted by Tack View Post




Dummies. rolleyes.gif
Amen to that.

There is just no excuses....
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Probably on the phone I bet.rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by BornSlippyZ View Post

Probably on the phone I bet.rolleyes.gif
Texting. biggrin.gif
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