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    The new spec engine in Freds car lasted 210 kilometers before it went pop!
    I have great faith in fools -- Self confidence my friends will call it.


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    https://streamable.com/efq28 - nice puff of smoke.

    Eric said it wasn't an engine but a transmission failure.

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    Fred said :
    “I will try to stay calm and pick up the best decision for next year.”

    He didn't look so calm getting out of the car .

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    And they've switched back to the old spec engine for today. Deliberate strategy it seems, to run the new engine in practice and incur the penalties, but then to save using it in anger for another race when they don't have grid penalties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    Fred said :
    “I will try to stay calm and pick up the best decision for next year.”

    He didn't look so calm getting out of the car .
    I think he meant he will stay calm about the decision to go or stay. I think he did overreact. Knowing they weren't going to use a "spec 3" engine in the race that they would use a very well worn transmission before they changed the lump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazio View Post
    I think he meant he will stay calm about the decision to go or stay. I think he did overreact. Knowing they weren't going to use a "spec 3" engine in the race that they would use a very well worn transmission before they changed the lump.
    It looked , smoke-wise , a lot more like one bank giving up than any transmission failure to me .

    And , I didn't say he over-reacted .
    Tossing the tub surround was being very controlled from where I sit .
    This must be driving him absolutely nuts .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
    The speed trap numbers on that long straight should make interesting reading.
    What was it, 18mph?

    This is an engine which can't hold it's own in a fight.
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    what a sad day when Alonso in the points is cause for a (minor) celebration.
    Tito Vilanova = :champion:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm View Post
    what a sad day when Alonso in the points is cause for a (minor) celebration.
    The wretchedness of the situation was clearly not lost on Eric Boullier, who looked pretty depressed about his team's best result of the season.

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