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  1. Thread: Bite points

    by Malbec
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    They don't. The clutches are very sensitive...

    They don't.

    The clutches are very sensitive and the biting point can change with different conditions including with the powertrain warming up.

    The biting point would be found on the warm up...
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    Renault may well be classy but I suspect they are...

    Renault may well be classy but I suspect they are running their engine budget on a shoestring. I can't stand RBR but I can understand their frustration with Renault (even though they should vent it...
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    I thought Farage did an excellent job actually. ...

    I thought Farage did an excellent job actually. I have no time for his political beliefs but he deserves an award for what he managed to get done.

    He's established essentially a far right...
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    While I agree with you in principle the political...

    While I agree with you in principle the political scene in the UK is almost entirely dominated by the need to cater for the international super-rich. They're attracted to London by some structural...
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    Well, leaving the EU is now a genuine risk, the...

    Well, leaving the EU is now a genuine risk, the Tory right wing will paralyse any attempt by Cameron to fight for staying in.

    Also life is going to get very tough for anyone who relies on any form...
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    Likewise my area is so conservative labour...

    Likewise my area is so conservative labour haven't bothered wasting money campaigning there...
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    Given that both Cameron and Milliband both...

    Given that both Cameron and Milliband both totally excluded the possibility of a coalition government with anyone and that neither are likely to have a majority, I think its safe to say that if we...
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    Sainz had a similar accident the same day and...

    Sainz had a similar accident the same day and blamed the same thing, a gust of wind. Bottas claimed the wind was sometimes so strong he had to see-saw at the wheel down the main straight to...
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    No, the rules say any team can miss three races...

    No, the rules say any team can miss three races from any one season. Any more and they can be disqualified from the entire season.

    Also, the rules say that the team must make a reasonable attempt...
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    Going from a satellite team to a full constructor...

    Going from a satellite team to a full constructor would be similar in cost for an entirely new entry since its the R/D and manufacturing side that is expensive to set up.

    It looks like you're more...
  11. Thread: Holy War

    by Malbec
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    Yes and no. Yes the Americans created the vacuum...

    Yes and no. Yes the Americans created the vacuum that ISIS has risen up to fill but where does ISIS itself come from? The maths here doesn't add up. ISIS has taken over a huge area of land,...
  12. Marussia hasn't been dissolved although it was...

    Marussia hasn't been dissolved although it was put into administration, thats why the entity still exists for entry in the 2015 season. Apparently they do have funding of some sort as they claim...
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    Interesting, I saw the Thin Red Line about the...

    Interesting, I saw the Thin Red Line about the same time as I read the Naked and the Dead, and I thought the film much inferior until I realised what Mallick was trying to do. Apart from showing the...
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    Actually I'd recommend almost all of Clint's...

    Actually I'd recommend almost all of Clint's modern stuff. I've heard mixed things about American Sniper but want to see it to make my own mind up. Most of the stuff he's done including and since...
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    The overall cost of competing in F1 should be...

    The overall cost of competing in F1 should be reduced but customer chassis should never be allowed. They would destroy the existing midfield leaving just the top three or four teams and their...
  16. Take the train next time?

    Take the train next time?
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    I pop into this thread from time to time mainly...

    I pop into this thread from time to time mainly to read what gadjo has been watching recently and her opinions of it. To classify what she watches as soft porn simply indicates your ignorance of...
  18. Thread: V6 Or V8

    by Malbec
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    And sound absolutely fantastic too.

    And sound absolutely fantastic too.
  19. I think the new Honda ruling gives an incentive...

    I think the new Honda ruling gives an incentive for all three existing makers to introduce as many revisions before the season starts as possible which penalises Ferrari and Renault, especially since...
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    I'm not sure where you are from or how old you...

    I'm not sure where you are from or how old you are but this certainly wasn't the case in Europe which for decades along with the US was the main motorsport market. You should read a little more...
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    Actually in terms of the governance and business...

    Actually in terms of the governance and business aspect of the sport NASCAR is highly regarded over here because it puts F1's embarrassing governance to shame and has increased market share despite...
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    You and I approaching this from completely...

    You and I approaching this from completely different angles. We're not talking about the same thing at all.

    You are talking about the kudos attached to driving in F1. I'm not discussing this at...
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    France specifically recruited Arab workers and...

    France specifically recruited Arab workers and soldiers from North Africa and other former colonies, just as Britain did from its Empire. Once the tradition of migrating to France to address French...
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    Yes of course there's freedom of speech but with...

    Yes of course there's freedom of speech but with that comes responsibility. In this particular case because of the events over the past few weeks a little sensitivity would have gone a long way...
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    Of course migrants have a responsibility to try...

    Of course migrants have a responsibility to try to fit in, at least learning the local language and working hard etc. I take issue however with what appears to be a rather one sided portrayal of...
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