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Or any other F1 drivers. That's pretty dissapointing. I bet Fred would have been all over the chance to drive a car that was not fighting for last place. :-)

It appears the reasons for the the schedule change are legit, but being a professional skeptic, I wonder if there was an ulterior motive to make sure that F1 drivers were not helping shine the spotlight on Le Mans as an alternative to F1.
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Or any other F1 drivers. That's pretty dissapointing. I bet Fred would have been all over the chance to drive a car that was not fighting for last place. :-)

It appears the reasons for the the schedule change are legit, but being a professional skeptic, I wonder if there was an ulterior motive to make sure that F1 drivers were not helping shine the spotlight on Le Mans as an alternative to F1.
I kinda get the same vibe. I read Montoya will be testing the Porsche if they field a third car at LeMans.
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A record $37 million worth of cars were destroyed making the new 007 film "Spectre". Including 7 Aston Martin DB10s.
While i love to watch stuff like this, it also hurts me to see great cars get smashed up. Ouch!!!!
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The only difference is there is no way to make a spec series with different engine manufacturers.
True.
How about rotating the engine manufacturer on a yearly(?) basis?

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I think a very exciting weekend would have both a Formula None and Formula Spec race. There could be a spec race on Saturday and a none race on Sunday.
Great idea, but it sounds expensive?


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Hang on, that's what we have now!!??
Well played, sir.


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That sucks.
Bernie needs to fix it IMO.


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Read more at BBC Sport
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FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MULTIQUOTE, HERE IS HOW IT LOOKS:
(notice in the example I deliberately misspelled "quote" for illustration purposes)






[qoute=Ericglo;37704881]
The only difference is there is no way to make a spec series with different engine manufacturers.[/qoute]True.
How about rotating the engine manufacturer on a yearly(?) basis?

[qoute] I think a very exciting weekend would have both a Formula None and Formula Spec race. There could be a spec race on Saturday and a none race on Sunday.[/qoute]Great idea, but it sounds expensive?


[qoute=catonic;37706657]Hang on, that's what we have now!!?? [/qoute]Well played, sir.


[qoute=stevew24963;37707217]No Nico at Lemans.
http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/h...h-le-mans-win/[/qoute]
That sucks.
Bernie needs to fix it IMO.


[qoute=Heinz68;37707449]Jenson Button stays at McLaren for 2016 season
Read more at BBC Sport[/qoute]
Good news, JB can still get the job done.



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FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MULTIQUOTE, HERE IS HOW IT LOOKS:
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[qoute=Ericglo;37704881]
The only difference is there is no way to make a spec series with different engine manufacturers.[/qoute]True.
How about rotating the engine manufacturer on a yearly(?) basis?

[qoute] I think a very exciting weekend would have both a Formula None and Formula Spec race. There could be a spec race on Saturday and a none race on Sunday.[/qoute]Great idea, but it sounds expensive?


[qoute=catonic;37706657]Hang on, that's what we have now!!?? [/qoute]Well played, sir.


[qoute=stevew24963;37707217]No Nico at Lemans.
http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/h...h-le-mans-win/[/qoute]
That sucks.
Bernie needs to fix it IMO.


[qoute=Heinz68;37707449]Jenson Button stays at McLaren for 2016 season
Read more at BBC Sport[/qoute]
Good news, JB can still get the job done.
Errr, I think something is wrong with this, very very wrong with this.
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Errr, I think something is wrong with this, very very wrong with this.
Huh?



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Errr, I think something is wrong with this, very very wrong with this.


Just click on the "multiquote" button for every post you want to quote. That just puts it in queue. When you have 'em all, click the "quote" button on the post you want to show up first on your list of quotes.

You can practice it by doing it and selecting "preview post". Just hit the back button on your browser to get back out. Nothing gets posted until you actually press the "submit reply" button.
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Huh?
Heh teach me to post before coffee. I didn't read where you intentionally misspelled "quote".
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@oink ,
Rotating manufacturers would be a good idea, but I wonder if they would go for it.

I don't think a two race weekend would be that much more expensive. The spec cars shouldn't be that expensive to buy. Based on Cindycar costs, a complete car could be around $500k or maybe even less. A team probably wouldn't need more than three chassis/engines per driver for a year. I would think that the revenue from an extra race would more than compensate for the added expense to a team.

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@oink ,
Rotating manufacturers would be a good idea, but I wonder if they would go for it.

I don't think a two race weekend would be that much more expensive. The spec cars shouldn't be that expensive to buy. Based on Cindycar costs, a complete car could be around $500k or maybe even less. A team probably wouldn't need more than three chassis/engines per driver for a year. I would think that the revenue from an extra race would more than compensate for the added expense to a team.

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From multi quote to dupli post.
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Heh teach me to post before coffee. I didn't read where you intentionally misspelled "quote".
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Rotating manufacturers would be a good idea, but I wonder if they would go for it.
Would be a tough sell, no doubt.



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Clever move by MB:


Manor will run Mercedes power units for the 2016 Formula 1 season after the German marque decided to help the smaller team to boost the “strength in depth” of the sport, according to the Mercedes boss.
Red Bull can only look on enviously as a supply of up to date Mercedes power units was conferred on the minnow team, that came out of receivership at Christmas to race this season on a shoestring budget.
Christian Horner remarked quizzically at the weekend in Japan that he struggled to understand why Mercedes would choose to supply Manor rather than them. For Mercedes the reasons are twofold – Manor will not challenge the works Mercedes team and nor will they criticise the engine if they don’t win.
But it runs deeper than that; when Mercedes was called up in front of the FIA’s International Tribunal in June 2013, over the three day test session they ran in May that year with Pirelli, it was Red Bull and Ferrari who lodged the protests and Red Bull that attended the hearing and argued that the FIA should throw the book at Mercedes, docking them championship points. This has not been forgotten.
Manor has run Ferrari engines since the V6 turbo regulations were introduced at the start of 2014, but as the car is essentially the 2014 model with 2015 crash structures, it also uses the 2014 spec Ferrari engine which is a pale shadow of the unit the Scuderia has developed for this season.
The Mercedes deal is a huge boost to the Manor team and it paves the way for them to run one of the Mercedes young drivers. DTM championship leader Pascal Wehrlein is the first cab off the rank, but reigning Euro F3 champion Esteban Ocon is also under contract and very highly regarded.
Mercedes’ motorsport boss, Toto Wolff, explained that the manufacturer had decided to supply Manor ‘for the good of Formula 1’,
Wolff said: “Mercedes-Benz has a clear Formula 1 philosophy based around our works Silver Arrows team and supplying benchmark power units to independent customer teams.
“We believe this approach provides Formula 1 with greater strength in depth and ensures a deeper level of competitiveness throughout the field.”


The subtext is clear; don’t punish us for refusing to give a potent rival like Red Bull a lifeline, but look at what we are doing for the sport, helping to make small teams competitive.


The switch from Renault to Mercedes power for Williams moved them from 9th in 2013 to third in 2014, although it did coincide with a new technical team at Grove.
The supply to Manor is the one that has been used up to now by Lotus. That team is being acquired by Renault to become the works Renault team once again.
Mercedes was known to be in negotiations with Manor but progress was halted by the uncertainty surrounding the Lotus team and its takeover.
Wolff said: “In anticipation of Renault’s takeover of the Lotus F1 Team, we are pleased to announce Manor Marussia as a new customer of Mercedes-Benz.
“It is a tenacious team with a fantastic competitive spirit, and we are all excited to see what step forward they can make next year with their new car coupled with the Mercedes-Benz hybrid power unit.”
Manor’s team principal, John Booth, explained that there were a number of things the team needed to consider when choosing its 2016 engine partner.
He said: “Although there were many factors governing our selection of an engine partner to help power us towards our long-term ambitions, ultimately the strength of the Mercedes-Benz package speaks for itself.”
Mercedes is keen to promote its junior driver, Pascal Wehrlein, who currently leads the DTM championship standings for the marque, to F1, and a race seat for the 20-year-old German may well have been a factor in the deal.
Under the new arrangement, Manor will use Mercedes’ 2016 engine and not a year-old unit as it did with Ferrari this season. The British team will also run the same Petronas fuel as the works Mercedes squad and resume a technical partnership with the Williams team, which will supply Manor with transmission and suspension components.
Booth expressed his desire to see the team make progress up the grid in 2016, as it could not capitalise on scoring its first ever points in 2014 because the team was placed in administration before the season was over.
He said: “Although [this year] we have not been able to make the incremental strides in competitiveness that the team has enjoyed in previous seasons, we have put in place a strong foundation from which to progress.
“Together with the potential we are seeing with our 2016 car in the wind tunnel, the Mercedes-Benz power unit will assist our return to aggressive performance development with effect from next season.”
With Renault expected to complete its purchase of Lotus, the only remaining engine supply deal to be confirmed is which manufacturer will supply Red Bull and Toro Rosso for 2016.
Senior figures at Red Bull have repeatedly said it will pull out of F1 if it cannot get competitive engines for next year and the company is holding a crucial meeting this week to decide its future in the sport.



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Jaime Alguersuari retires from racing:


Spanish racer Jaime Alguersuari has announced that he is retiring from motorsport. Former F1 Toro Rosso driver, Alguersuari was ousted from F1 when Red Bull dropped him at the end of 2011. Just 21 at the time, Alguersuari found a new home in Formula E last year with the Virgin Racing team.
However, the Spanish driver collapsed after the Moscow ePrix in June 2014, and had his superlicence suspended while the FIA investigated the medical reason for his collapse.
Speaking in August, Alguersuari said that despite several tests, a medical resolution had not been found. As a result, he had to pull out of the 2015/2016 Formula E season with Virgin.
According to Motorsport.com & RTVE.es, the 25 year old announced his racing retirement at a press conference at the Consejo Superior de Deportes in Madrid on Thursday:
“I’ve decided now to stop because I basically have been in this business for eight years, I have learned a lot and I’ve had a good experience. It’s time for a change and have come to the conclusion myself.
“I need a change. I’ve lost my love for this girlfriend. I’m 25 and I’ve decided to start a new chapter. It’s not a sad day. I’ve had fun driving. Right now I’m not crazy about racing. That’s why I’ve decided to stop.”
Alguersuari also works as a DJ, operating out a studio in Barcelona where he works under the moniker ‘Squire’. Having headlined festivals in Spain and releasing music that has charted on iTunes, Alguersuari’s career focus will switch to music for now. Speaking before his retirement, he said
“I’m a racing driver but I have another thing in my life, and that is music. It’s obviously quite strange to see a Formula One driver having another life but this is who I am. I’ve always said it’s important to follow your instincts: I love music and racing doesn’t interfere with that. I love to close the door and produce, compose, play music, listen to music. I couldn’t live without it, just as I couldn’t live without racing.”
“Now what makes me happy is to go to my house, go the studio and make music. I want to look at the computer and attach new synthesizers. I will make music. I want a new way. If I knew what’s going to happen, life would be boring!”



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A record $37 million worth of cars were destroyed making the new 007 film "Spectre". Including 7 Aston Martin DB10s.
They should have hired the guys who worked on 'Need For Speed'. They created replicas for all the high end cars they wrecked.
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They should have hired the guys who worked on 'Need For Speed'. They created replicas for all the high end cars they wrecked.
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They did with the AMs in the previous film.



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Thank you kindly sir for clearing that up.
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Thank you kindly sir for clearing that up.
I recall the Director talking about it in a featurette on the BD.
Something to the effect, "No one is crazy/stupid enough to bash up an AM unless absolutely no other way is found."
The featurette showed the Stunt Cars being made up to look LIKE Astons (reproduction body panels on a stunt chassis, etc.).



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Supposedly this latest Bond cost 300 mil to make and they'll spend another 300 mil to promote it. Crazy.
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Supposedly this latest Bond cost 300 mil to make and they'll spend another 300 mil to promote it. Crazy.
Dr No, the first bond film, cost about a million to make in 1961. Or roughly 8 million today accounting for inflation. That wouldn't even pay Daniel Craig's salary for Spectre. Even Thunderball, one of the most expensive films ever at the time would only have cost $42mil in 2015 dollars. How times have changed.

I'm a huge Bond fan, and this one looks cool. Of course Skyfall looked cool too but had plot holes big enough to drive a truck through.
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Supposedly this latest Bond cost 300 mil to make and they'll spend another 300 mil to promote it. Crazy.
I read that too.
If true, that's a little on the crazy side IMO.


BTW, I tried to find an official budget cost online, but couldn't.



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Dr No, the first bond film, cost about a million to make in 1961. Or roughly 8 million today accounting for inflation. That wouldn't even pay Daniel Craig's salary for Spectre. Even Thunderball, one of the most expensive films ever at the time would only have cost $42mil in 2015 dollars. How times have changed.

I'm a huge Bond fan, and this one looks cool. Of course Skyfall looked cool too but had plot holes big enough to drive a truck through.

Speaking of Craig, he has lifetime privilege at Aston Martin. He can swing by at any time and borrow whatever he wants. He can also use their test track. "Must be nice" is an overused saying, but man... Must be nice.
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I read that too.
If true, that's a little on the crazy side IMO.


BTW, I tried to find an official budget cost online, but couldn't.

It wouldn't surprise me. Remember Waterworld breaking the bank at 175 mil? That was 1995. 300 mil doesn't seem a stretch for 2015. Still crazy though.
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Dont remember the budget offhand but Moonraker was the most expensive film ever made when it came out.
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Speaking of Craig, he has lifetime privilege at Aston Martin. He can swing by at any time and borrow whatever he wants. He can also use their test track. "Must be nice" is an overused saying, but man... Must be nice.
I would say "must be nice" is a bit of an understatement.



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So additional fallout from the VW Diesel scandal.

http://sniffpetrol.com/2015/10/02/ep.../#.Vg5CDbyxppk
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Spanish racer Jaime Alguersuari has announced that he is retiring from motorsport. Former F1 Toro Rosso driver, Alguersuari was ousted from F1 when Red Bull dropped him at the end of 2011. Just 21 at the time, Alguersuari found a new home in Formula E last year with the Virgin Racing team.
However, the Spanish driver collapsed after the Moscow ePrix in June 2014, and had his superlicence suspended while the FIA investigated the medical reason for his collapse.
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According to Motorsport.com & RTVE.es, the 25 year old announced his racing retirement at a press conference at the Consejo Superior de Deportes in Madrid on Thursday:
“I’ve decided now to stop because I basically have been in this business for eight years, I have learned a lot and I’ve had a good experience. It’s time for a change and have come to the conclusion myself.
“I need a change. I’ve lost my love for this girlfriend. I’m 25 and I’ve decided to start a new chapter. It’s not a sad day. I’ve had fun driving. Right now I’m not crazy about racing. That’s why I’ve decided to stop.”
Alguersuari also works as a DJ, operating out a studio in Barcelona where he works under the moniker ‘Squire’. Having headlined festivals in Spain and releasing music that has charted on iTunes, Alguersuari’s career focus will switch to music for now. Speaking before his retirement, he said
“I’m a racing driver but I have another thing in my life, and that is music. It’s obviously quite strange to see a Formula One driver having another life but this is who I am. I’ve always said it’s important to follow your instincts: I love music and racing doesn’t interfere with that. I love to close the door and produce, compose, play music, listen to music. I couldn’t live without it, just as I couldn’t live without racing.”
“Now what makes me happy is to go to my house, go the studio and make music. I want to look at the computer and attach new synthesizers. I will make music. I want a new way. If I knew what’s going to happen, life would be boring!”
Unreal, 25 as well! That is going to be strange from a multi million racing playground to a DJ.

Or the Renault crash stigma still exists.
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