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Old 08-05-2007, 04:09 AM   #196
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I keep falling asleep during the telecasts

Agree
I see it live on the official website and then watch the delayed telecast on TV.
I have tomorrow off work so happy to stay up late tonight.
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:49 PM   #197
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Hamilton, another win!! Pretty boring race all in all but at least there was a bit of suspense with Kimi on Lewis' tail. Even Damon Hill and James Allen were getting very quiet towards the end of the race. Speaking of Hill, it was great hearing him commentate the race and get a fresh perspective on F1 from an ex-driver and champion.

Three more weeks to wait until Turkey now which really sucks.
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I wonder if Dennis will manage to get those points in the constructor's championship back in the end.

But I don't think the FIA will let that happen.
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:49 AM   #199
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^^I read somewhere that Dennis won't be going for an appeal now for those points.

In other news that came out today from Spanish newspaper 'Marca' -


Alonso declared to 'Marca': "The team has to decide: Or I leave McLaren, or Hamilton leaves".

Yesterday in the Hungarian paddock Alonso declared that he wasn't sure if he would respect his three-year contract with McLaren. When he was asked the question he answered: "I don't know".

According to 'Marca', ***********************************Alonso's father and manager had a meeting with Renault's Flavio Briatore directly after the Hungarian Grand Prix. Earlier this season, rumours were already spread that Renault wanted Alonso back, but after this new incident at McLaren it seems more and more realistic that the Asturian driver, who became World Champion twice with Renault, will return to his former team.
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I saw on ticker tape on TV this morning that Alonso was told he has to leave McLaren at the end of the year.

So what's the consesus here? His fault or Hamstring's?
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I believe they were both at fault.
Hamilton for not obeying team orders in letting Alonsa pass and of cause Alonsa for wasting time in the pits.
Since Alonsa did his second, as a spoilt child to get Hamilton back, perhaps Alonsa is more at fault . He is after all older, more experienced and should be more mature.

With regards to the ticker tape on TV, (I saw it too and thought wow).



Ron Dennis has signalled that Fernando Alonso is free to leave McLaren after this season if he is cannot live with the team’s commitment to treating both drivers equally.

Alonso is contracted to McLaren until the end of 2009, but after his increasingly tense relationship with team-mate Lewis Hamilton flared up in Hungary, he told the Spanish press that he was unsure whether he would see out the three years.

Alonso is understood to be unhappy that Hamilton has been given equal status in the team, when he had expectations of being the clear lead driver.

But Dennis remains adamant that McLaren’s commitment to parity between the two drivers is non-negotiable.

“We will continue to function as a grand prix team with specific values and if anybody does not want to be part of those values – irrespective of where they sit in the organisation – ultimately they will have a choice,” he said.

“But we will not deviate away from our values.”

Despite the tense atmosphere in the team, Dennis is hopeful that both Alonso and Hamilton will see out their multi-year contracts.

“We have two drivers who are contracted for several years into the future,” he said.

“We will respect our part of that bargain and that part of the situation.

“We hope that the drivers respect theirs because that's what a contract is about.”
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I believe they were both at fault.
Hamilton for not obeying team orders in letting Alonsa pass and of cause Alonsa for wasting time in the pits.
Since Alonsa did his second, as a spoilt child to get Hamilton back, perhaps Alonsa is more at fault . He is after all older, more experienced and should be more mature.
I agree, this is pretty much what I wrote in an email to Ted Kravitz at ITV and is probably the consensus of the community. Lewis being the rookie was bound to make a blunder and has since apologised to the team and especially to RD.

Alonso on the other has refused, as for as I've read, to apologise or own up to his mistake of taking revenge. This coming from an experienced 2-time champion and the supposed team-leader and senior in the team, certainly not leading by example to earn the respect he thinks he deserves.
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I remember this like yesterday...






do you think we may see it again?

(don't tell me that wasn't EXCITING, exactly like right now)
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I also heard there were rumors about Alonso returning to Renault in the Dutch media....

This situation is really tense and explosive and everyone who thinks he is anything in F1 has an opinion about the conflict between Hamilton and Alonso.

Eddie Irvine: "If they were to make a sequel of the film 'Million Dollar baby', then Lewis and Fernando would surely be the stars. I'd call it 'Multi-Million Dollar Babies!'.."

http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/news/2007/...dollar-babies/
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What the hell happened to Irvine? He just up and left.

Personally I'd like to see him go to like Spyker or something like that. Then we'll see how good he is. I've always wondered that. How would Michael Schumacher have fared in a Minardi for a race? If he did a straight swap between he and the Minardi driver, Schuey 22nd and the Minardi guy 1st. Would he be able to get into the points consistently?
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:11 AM   #206
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Michael Schumacher in a Minardi would be interesting but I don't think he would be able to score points consistently. Just not possible in a car like a Minardi. That kind of car is only good at two things: being slow and breaking down
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Bourdais to switch to Formula One in 2008

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8/10/2007 9:16:24 AM

LONDON (AP) - Three-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais will race in Formula One next season for the Toro Rosso team.

The 28-year-old Frenchman will join the F1 team after the Champ Car season ends in early December, Toro Rosso said Friday.

Bourdais is currently leading the U.S.-based series in a bid for an unprecedented fourth consecutive title. He drives for the elite Newman/Haas/Lanigan team.

Bourdais has tested three times with Toro Rosso this year.

''It has been a long time coming, but here we are,'' he said. ''I would like to thank everyone at Red Bull Racing for believing in me and giving me this long awaited opportunity to race in Formula One.''

Bourdais will race alongside Sebastian Vetel, who replaced Scott Speed - the only American driver in F1 - before last weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Bourdais will replace Vitantonio Liuzzi, who also has struggled to make any impact this season. The team has yet to score a point after 11 of 17 races.
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Good to see I reckon. Hopefully he can do well after forging a successful career in Indy. What do you guys reckon of Rossi joining? Will he ever?
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What do you guys reckon of Rossi joining? Will he ever?


Rossi will never join F1, I think that in 3-4 years, when he will leave Moto GP, he will join the Rallies. That's actually he's main passion beside Moto GP, F1 would be tough, there's too much competition for him. Hamilton, Kimi, Alonso, Kubica, Massa (?), that's the present and the future of F1. There's only one John Surtees out there.................
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No surprises really.

And Hamsting and Grumpkins have patched it up it seems.
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