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  1. It's worth mentioning that they still had...

    It's worth mentioning that they still had refuelling in F1 at that point, up until the end of 2009 in fact, which meant the amount of fuel you started with was likely to vary up and down the grid
  2. Roger... and out

    Roger... and out
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    Not a stupid question - as I realised when I...

    Not a stupid question - as I realised when I tried to come up with a short but comprehensive answer to it! Essentially, yes, it's part of the engine mapping, since the cars are restricted to 200kW of...
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    Motor Sport magazine's online archive has this...

    Motor Sport magazine's online archive has this obituary from the time: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/january-1997/8/gerry-phillips

    NB: The site operates a "x pages free before...
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    *brushes off English Language degree* Definitely...

    *brushes off English Language degree* Definitely the first one. You might get away with replacing the commas with "..." for effect, which might allow the fourth one to be correct if you're indicating...
  6. Thread: Rookies

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    Sounded like they were having a great race (I was...

    Sounded like they were having a great race (I was listening on IndyCar radio, but they got a short highlights vid up PDQ afterwards). Just a shame there aren't more season-long rookie contenders, but...
  7. About the only female driver who's ever expressed...

    About the only female driver who's ever expressed any interest in a female-only championship is Carmen Jorda. And if Lotus wouldn't give her a test drive when she was working for them, nobody else is...
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    Given Horner's comments about Renault not so very...

    Given Horner's comments about Renault not so very long ago, I'd be surprised if the French took any notice of any attempt to veto who took their engines...
  9. It was because they were unprepared for Bottas'...

    It was because they were unprepared for Bottas' non-start in 2015 that they signed an official reserve. I believe Adrian Sutil had the job initially.

    Given that Mercedes have announced they're...
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    Sauber have been in decline lately, I agree, but...

    Sauber have been in decline lately, I agree, but I suspect that would have been the case whoever was in charge. Rumour has it the new owners wanted Ericsson (a fellow Swede) to have preferential...
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    At one point it did seem to be sweeping...

    At one point it did seem to be sweeping aggressively over a bunch of spectators milling around a "general milling around" area. With a little coordination I'm sure they could all have run away...
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    Ride height infringement. Sheds says it was down...

    Ride height infringement. Sheds says it was down to the damage sustained on the first start and they were unable to check before the restart, but rules is rules.

    I love the highly technical way...
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    I initially dismissed it as such, but it was...

    I initially dismissed it as such, but it was published on March 31... Anyway, I can't see a year out of racing having done anything to improve Maldonado's erratic ways. Giovinazzi's in for one more...
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    At least it's a nice restrained pink. After...

    At least it's a nice restrained pink. After seeing this story break earlier I did a Google Images search for "pink NASCAR", knowing they've done a few cancer awareness specials over the years. The...
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    I was hoping they might restart the numbering now...

    I was hoping they might restart the numbering now the MP4 is stopping. After all, when MP4 came in they started the count again, after the M29 and M30 had proven not to be that great. It seemed to...
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    Blimey, some of those names take me back. I'm...

    Blimey, some of those names take me back. I'm still here, needless to say :)
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    One possible compromise that has been suggested...

    One possible compromise that has been suggested (by Karun Chandhok, among others) has been a gravel "strip" not far off the track - not big enough to completely trap a car or flip it over, but just...
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    UKTV channel Dave have now started repeating the...

    UKTV channel Dave have now started repeating the latest series. I saw the first episode again at the weekend - and the funny thing was, their cut-down version, critically without most of the...
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    Useless stat department: Ocon becomes the first...

    Useless stat department: Ocon becomes the first Formula 1 driver with a surname beginning with O since Danny Ongais last appeared in 1978. Feel free to use that stat yourself, on the off-chance...
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    Hmm. If I'm honest, the badly translated website...

    Hmm. If I'm honest, the badly translated website doesn't fill me with confidence...
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    Taller barriers would help, but perhaps the...

    Taller barriers would help, but perhaps the positioning of the camera stand needs to be considered too. It's an MSV circuit, and they do tend to be pretty hot on these things, so if there need to be...
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    Perfectly sensible rule change. Why on earth were...

    Perfectly sensible rule change. Why on earth were double yellows used in qualifying, which is for the sole purpose of going quickly, in the first place? Either you have an advisory yellow flag or a...
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    Tomorrow night's edition could be the acid test -...

    Tomorrow night's edition could be the acid test - it's a Cheap Car Challenge, which was always one of the best parts of TG v2.0. But they've combined it with one of the epic races, which could either...
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    They just need to fine-tune the studio sections,...

    They just need to fine-tune the studio sections, otherwise it's been problem-free for me so far. Well, that and the fact that Chris couldn't pronounce Porsche properly and Matt couldn't say Jaguar...
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    Lewis said he wanted a competitive car......

    Lewis said he wanted a competitive car... Mercedes delivered
    Lewis said he wanted another championship... Mercedes delivered
    Lewis said he thrived on adversity... Mercedes are currently delivering...
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