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Old 02-03-2008, 03:32 PM   #16
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Fuck I hate Bernie! F1 belongs and deserves to be in Australia full stop. They haven't even had 1 night race yet and that little elf is putting all his eggs in one basket? It's this type of attitude that he has that is turning people off of the sport and he doesn't give a toss.

I remember we had to go through similar tough times with Montreal a couple of years ago and it sucked not knowing what was going on.
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Why doesn't he boot off one of the always boring races like Bahrain or something? Montreal and Melbourne are always two of the best for the year. Monaco used to be great, back when there was actually action.
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I've got an idea. Get rid of one of the Spanish races as it's obvious sporting organisations in Spain have done nothing to combat racism after the multiple instances against black footballers the past few years. How they could tolerate fans last weekend in Barcelona testing to hurl racist abuse at Hamilton and dress up in racist costumes is beyond me. Fines are not doing anything, so they should be punished in another form and be made an example of.
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They're trying to downplay it obviously. How on earth these fans have twisted it that Alonso was abused at McLaren is utterly mind boggling. And to also put the blame on England hooliganism is even more insane.



Circuit de Catalunya director Ramon Pradera said that coverage of the incident had been "taken out of context". "I was present at all times and we cannot generalise the actions of four of five individuals in comparison with the 50,000 spectators that were here at the weekend," he said.

However, Consejo( a spectator) dismissed the notion that an insignificant number of spectators were behind the abuse. "This was not isolated incident," he wrote, "but the general conduct of some 3,500 fans in the main stand."

However, judging by various comments posted on newspaper websites, not all Spaniards were prepared to profer their sympathy to Hamilton.

"It is incredible that a country like Great Britain calls itself anti-racist when its biggest gift to world sport is hooliganism. Hypocrites," wrote 'thisisengland', while 'pedro9' posted: "Last year, it was okay for [the English] to abuse Alonso and we didn't see any Spanish political bigwig protesting!"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mai...amilton404.xml
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I've got an idea. Get rid of one of the Spanish races as it's obvious sporting organisations in Spain have done nothing to combat racism after the multiple instances against black footballers the past few years. How they could tolerate fans last weekend in Barcelona testing to hurl racist abuse at Hamilton and dress up in racist costumes is beyond me. Fines are not doing anything, so they should be punished in another form and be made an example of.
How about taking away Nurburg? They already have a race, they just make another one and call it the "European" round.
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How about taking away Nurburg? They already have a race, they just make another one and call it the "European" round.
Germany only has one race. The German GP is shared bi-annually between Nürburgring (former home of the European Grand Prix) and Hockenheim.

Spain now has two races with Valencia hosting the Euro GP and Catalunya hosting the Spanish GP.
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With the current popularity of Alonso they won't be dumping either Spanish race.
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Germany only has one race. The German GP is shared bi-annually between Nürburgring (former home of the European Grand Prix) and Hockenheim.

Spain now has two races with Valencia hosting the Euro GP and Catalunya hosting the Spanish GP.
Oh ok, didn't know that. When did that change? Which is it this year? Hockenheim or Nurburgring?
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This year the German Grand Prix will be held in Hockenheim. And I think they started this last year with the race at the Nürburgring so now it's Hockenheim's turn.
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They should let modern F1 race on the old Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit

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A race at the Nordschleife with modern F1 cars will never happen. Too dangerous and the track is much to long (laptimes of 7/8 minutes ) for a modern race despite the fact that it is a great track. But you can dream about it
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A race at the Nordschleife with modern F1 cars will never happen. Too dangerous and the track is much to long (laptimes of 7/8 minutes ) for a modern race despite the fact that it is a great track. But you can dream about it
And they should make the F1 drivers pay for the Armco barriers they take out when they crash, just like the Nordschleife makes regular drivers do
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The night race is in Singapore, mate, not Malaysia.

Looking forward to it, it's quite exciting having a GP in this city...
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Qualifying was pretty exciting last night. One of the few races in the year where it's on at a reasonable hour here on the Pacific side of Canada. Hamilton pulled off a great final lap for pole with Kubica almost getting it but he had that slide. Couldn't help but smirk seeing FA out of Q3.

Race tonight should be interesting with Kimi way down the starting grid and the Beemers up there looking good. How about Red Bull? They've been quick all weekend and I look forward to how they will fair. I've pegged DC for points!
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