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#1 Eli

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 15:00

typo's, factula errors, etc. - post here please.

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#2 ali.unal

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:03

"We still can't spend he same money as Ferrari and Mercedes but as a team we can secure the level for where we now compete."

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/109216

#3 scheivlak

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 18:25

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"He lapped the 3.4-mile circuit in 1m08.777s"

For a moment I thought NASCAR could then very well challenge F1 speedwise, but according to Forix Watkins Glen is 2.45 miles which seems more plausible.

#4 GhostR

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 16:06

There's an error in the 2013 form article: http://www.autosport...t.php/id/109254

Ricciardo's qually position improvement is indicated as a negative, whereas everyone else who has improved got theirs marked as positive. Otherwise, was an interesting - if basic - read. Good to see it as a freebie.

#5 b195

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:44

Another missing magazine PDF...



#6 Grayson

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:23

Another missing magazine PDF...

 

The correct PDF is up there now.

 

It was actually fixed early yesterday morning - sorry for the delay in posting in this thread!



#7 ali.unal

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:11

 

Many drivers still rate Spa as one of the most challenging on the calendar even though Eau Rouge is now longer a challenge.

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/109385



#8 tweiss

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 13:26

It is 930am on the east coast of USA... FP3 times are not listed yet ...let alone Qualifying being updated yet...what am I paying for if you don't update the site on race weekends!!!!!!!!!!!!



#9 murfco1

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 00:37

PDF Download of Autosport PLUS still doesn't work (5 Weeks now) and my original post on this topic has disappeared. Getting tired of this.



#10 scheivlak

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 21:08

http://plus.autospor...diary-part-two/

 

B

 

ut just when it looked as if we had a Marlboro-McLaren one-two in the bag, Jochen's Cosworth development engine went bang!



#11 Icicle

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:02

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looks like Massa?



#12 michal2009b

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:01

Why is there no Race Centre Live this weekend?



#13 b195

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:15

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"Both Harvick's pursuers had to fight back from pit delays. Busch was infuriated by a speeding penalty, while Johnson was erroneously held by an official suspecting a lugnut issue at his second stop and then later had a problem with his Hendrick Chevrolet's on-board jack."

 

One thing I've never seen in NASCAR is an on-board jack, hence the crew guy known as the 'jackman' who raises the car using a (rather expensive!) trolley jack/floor jack.



#14 scheivlak

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 22:44

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"How will Kimi and Fernando be as team-mates You know, it's like the beginning of a marriage."

I guess a "?" is missing somewhere.


Edited by scheivlak, 24 September 2013 - 10:02.


#15 HP

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 14:19

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Lewis Hamilton was only fifth in the second McLaren


Edited by HP, 21 September 2013 - 14:20.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 20:38

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"I don't think anyone can race Fernando apart from Vettel and no one can race Vettel."  :confused:



#17 condor

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:51

Rossi said the objective of his new team is to help young promote Italian riders through MotoGP's junior ranks.

should be 'promote young'


From MotoGp news section 'Rossi to field moto3' article

#18 scheivlak

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 13:58

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"After the safety car, Vettel was on brand new medium tyres while the cars right behind him that had not stopped were all on well-used super softs that they had started the race on."

 

Wrong on both accounts.

Vettel wasn't on brand new tyres (he had pitted for tyres on lap 17, the SC period started on lap 25) and the cars right behind had already changed their tyres (on lap 14-15). And they were on mediums as well.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 13:41

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"After the safety car, Vettel was on brand new medium tyres while the cars right behind him that had not stopped were all on well-used super softs that they had started the race on."

 

Wrong on both accounts.

Vettel wasn't on brand new tyres (he had pitted for tyres on lap 17, the SC period started on lap 25) and the cars right behind had already changed their tyres (on lap 14-15). And they were on mediums as well.

 

48h after publishing clearly erroneous report, it still hasn't been corrected. The only logical explanation for this is that Jonathan Noble is watching the same races from which Edd Straw draws post-race ratings.



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#20 scheivlak

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:37

48h after publishing clearly erroneous report, it still hasn't been corrected. The only logical explanation for this is that Jonathan Noble is watching the same races from which Edd Straw draws post-race ratings.

And it's still there with its mistakes, though they've changed Vettel's "brand new medium tyres" by "relatively new medium tyres". The article is now (?) by Dan Cross and Jonathan Noble. 

Interestingly you can't find it anymore on the search page of articles by Jonathan http://www.autosport...esc&s=timestamp and you can't fin the article by other index pages like http://plus.autosport.com/ anymore either  :D


Edited by scheivlak, 01 October 2013 - 10:38.


#21 ali.unal

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:10

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"Red Bull and Vettel and too quick..."

 

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#22 dimnit

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 06:34

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"Barrichello last raced in F1 with Williams in 2010, turning to"

 

2011.



#23 dimnit

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 23:34

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10.  Hulkenberg     31       
11.  Di Resta       36


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 16:41

Pedrosa couldn't walk for three days after Aragon MotoGP crash

 

 

Dani Pedrosa has revealed that he was unable to walk for three days after his Aragon MotoGP crash, but is confident of being fit for Motegi this weekend.

 

This weekend's race is in Sepang.



#25 scheivlak

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:29

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"The last front-row start for a Ferrari at Suzuka dates back to 2008 (Raikkonen)"

 

That was at Fuji, not Suzuka.



#26 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:34

on the Nico Rosberg being reprimanded news article, Nico is listed twice:

Driver           Reprimands 
Mark Webber           3          
Charles Pic           3          
Jules Bianchi         3          
Nico Rosberg          2          
Fernando Alonso       1          
Valtteri Bottas       1          
Romain Grosjean       1          
Lewis Hamilton        1          
Kimi Raikkonen        1          
Nico Rosberg          1          
Adrian Sutil          1          
Giedo van der Garde   1          
Max Chilton           1   


#27 dimnit

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:50

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/110536

 

Fernando Alonso - 6th/10th: "It's hard to talk about Maria de Fernando Alonso Villota right now,..

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Felipe Massa - 5th/8th: "Today, we did all we could and manag Felipe Massa ed to get through all our programme...

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Pat Fry: "It was a demanding day of testing in whic Pat Fry: h, once again, we tried to optimise..



#28 dimnit

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 15:10

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...we saw in qualifying that times didn’t drop off significantly...



#29 dimnit

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 15:14

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/110598

1.  Red Bull-Renault          445 
2.  Ferrari                   297 
3.  Mercedes                  277 
4.  Lotus-Renault             264 
5.  McLaren-Mercedes           83 
6.  Force India-Mercedes       62 
7.  Sauber-Ferrari             55
8.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari         31 
9.  Williams-Renault            1 

Mercedes has 287 pts. and Sauber has 45.



#30 Brian O Flaherty

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 15:47

Force India worried Sauber could beat it to seventh in F1 standings

 

Force India are already currently 6th in the standings so the headline should be

 

"Force India worried Sauber could beat it to sixth in F1 standings"



#31 dimnit

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 19:23

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"The Seaon of all Seasons"



#32 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 20:32

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JR Hildebrand is listed at Panther-Chevy when it's a Herta-Honda. Servia is listed as Panther DRR when it's just Panther, DRR not having done any races since Indianapolis. You've got Tagliani in an Andretti-Chevy which he has never driven, and is in fact in Franchitti's Ganassi-Honda.



#33 scheivlak

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 22:34

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"Sat 21:26 ALMS - Petit Le Mans: A new fastest lap of the race for Nick Heidfeld, who continues to lead by five seconds."

 

Make that five laps   ;) 



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 19:44

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2nd paragraph - bad grammar:

 

 gravel during his outing the in Silverstone young driver test. 

 

 



#35 scheivlak

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 15:10

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"Vettel has also been in awesome form over the past three races, scoring a maximum 75 points. His main rivals in contrast have struggled – the next best over the same period is actually Felipe Massa, who has taken 34 points."

 

Massa? Really? No alarm bells?

 

FYI, It's Kimi with 43 points.



#36 dimnit

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:30

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Fernando Alonso - 12th/5th: "It was a Friday like any other, a Fernando Alonso part from a mechanical problem this morning which reduced my track time.

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Felipe Massa - 8th/7th: "A positive day today, with the car w Felipe Massa orking well and I hope that on Sunday things will end up even better,



#37 scheivlak

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 22:06

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Overall an excellent report by Mark Hughes but with strange mistake: "After an iffy start off the line – with Vettel sprinting away up front from the two Mercedes and Felipe Massa's fast-starting Ferrari – Webber, in fifth, had Fernando Alonso to his outside as they approached Turn 1.

 

The corner was Webber's, but he chose to take a lot of inside kerb – too much, as it turned out."

 

It was Raikkonen, not Alonso who was at the outside of Mark at turn 1 after the start, and it was with Raikkonen that he had the initial contact. As a result the contact with Alonso came immediately after that.



#38 SophieB

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:00

"On Friday morning the team published an interview with chairman Gerard Lopez on its website, in which Lopez offered fulsome praise for Raikkonen and played down recent incidents."

 

Bolding mine. At best, fulsome is an ambiguous word. At worst, misleading http://www.oxforddic...english/fulsome http://www.dailywrit...limentary-word/

 

Both meaning could fit here, although the context suggests we're being asked to think the praise from Lopez is genuine. For what its worth, my first instinct when I see the word 'fulsome' used is the negative connotation. I think its best avoided all round, really.



#39 ali.unal

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 17:22

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"...for there seems to be little else to threaten what would be his sixth consecutive win, not even team-mate Mark Webber...

 

It should be seventh.



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#40 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 19:31

There has been an ongoing problem with the news articles about Ferrari practice/quali/race comments for many weeks (edit: dimnit posted several earlier cases further up). See the latest one here: http://www.autosport...t.php/id/111041

 

Errors in red, they occur for every Ferrari person in every such article I've seen (or remember) in recent weeks:

Fernando Alonso - 12th/8th: "Compared to other Fridays, today Fernando Alonso: we were a bit less competitive than usual and now we need to work out if that is down to the fact that the track characteristics do not suit our car, or if it's a question of set-up. The tyres work better here than in India, where they suffered a lot from blistering in the fast corners, while here they are better, especially at night when the temperature drops. Unfortunately, in performance terms, we are behind our rivals for second place in the Constructors' classification. Compared to the start of the year, they have improved and will be difficult to beat, but tomorrow we will make some changes and will do our utmost because we absolutely don't want to give up the fight".

 

Felipe Massa - 17th/10th: "Today we got through the entire prog Felipe Massa ramme we had planned for this day, concentrating on set-up and the behaviour of the two Pirelli compounds. At the moment, I am not very pleased with the car's behaviour, as we are not as competitive as I'd expected to be. On this track, we found ourselves running in daytime in the sunshine, with very high temperatures, with the conditions changing completely in the evening and in this situation, it's not easy to understand which direction to go in. Now we will try and work out how to improve the car's performance for tomorrow's qualifying, which we know won't be easy, but we'll give it our best shot".

 

Pat Fry: "As far as the work programme was concern Pat Fry ed, this was a Friday like any other, but when it comes to the results it was rather complicated. We had a few small aerodynamic components to try and the analysis crossed over the performance of both cars, which provided enough data to choose the best configuration for the race. Here, in order to establish the best set-up, you have to take into consideration the changing track conditions between the first and second sessions. In both of them, we struggled to find the right grip level, especially on the Medium compound. In the late afternoon, the situation got better and we worked on the balance of the cars, but the results were not that satisfactory. The performance difference between the two compounds is very high and some cars, including ours, made up almost two seconds a lap. This unusual difference in performance from the Medium tyres clearly shows what a margin for improvement there is and that's why tonight, we will evaluate solutions better suited to giving our drivers a more competitive car".

 


Edited by KnucklesAgain, 01 November 2013 - 19:34.


#41 scheivlak

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"His 11th win of the 2013 season. The record for wins in a single season is Michael Schumacher's 13 in 2004, so that could still be beaten." 

 

It can't be beaten, it can only be equalised this year.

 

 

 

"Schumacher holds this record, with 19 from Indianapolis 2002 to Suzuka 2002."

 

Indianapolis 2001.



#42 b195

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:12

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The text of the report says "Forward Racing ran its new Yamaha-FTRs for the first time", but the results say FTR-Kawasaki.

Also in the results are riders Alvao Bautista -> Alvaro and Aleix Spargaro -> Espargaro.

I probably only noticed these errors because I was trying to find out which bikes are CRTs and which are 'factory' bikes - in some cases that is not too hard, but as Gresini has raced a factory bike and a CRT bike in recent years I am wondering if this is still the case or not - I know Redding's Gresini Honda is the Honda 'production' racer, what I don't know is whether Bautista's bike is or not as they are both described exactly the same in the results as 'Gresini Honda' (I assume Bautista's bike is not the 'production' racer)



#43 dimnit

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#44 dimnit

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:00

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Fernando Alonso - 1st/10th: "I had no problem being back on tr Fernando Alonso ack today.

 

Pat Fry: "Because of the fog in the morning, our fi Pat Fry: rst practice session was shortened to

 

It's the same thing all season long with the Ferrari quotes... You should have learnt by now.



#45 scheivlak

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"Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to nail eight consecutive Formula 1 wins, but in the post-race chat with his Red Bull team, he was reminded that "only Ascari had more consecutive wins". That's because in 1952-53, Alberto Ascari effectively won nine consecutive grands prix, winning every F1 race he entered from Belgium 1952 to the same race the following year.

Technically that string was interrupted after win number seven as Ascari didn't take part in the Indianapolis 500, which in those days counted towards the F1 world championship. But it was only an F1 round on paper, as none of the series regulars attended and the likes of Bill Vukovich and Sam Hanks certainly weren't among Ascari's opposition at Zandvoort a week afterwards."

 

 

"winning every F1 race he entered from Belgium 1952 to the same race the following year"? Those GPs were all run with Formula 2 cars......

 

"the Indianapolis 500, which in those days counted towards the F1 world championship."

As one should know there was no "F1 world championship" in those years. There was just a World Drivers Championship, consisting in 1952/53 of F2 races plus the Indy 500.



#46 dimnit

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:43

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The title.



#47 midgrid

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 15:57

Pic admits F1 future unclear as Kovalainen expects Caterham return

 

Pic, whose team is in 11th place in the constructors' championship ahead of Marussia, said he is unsure if securing the spot and the financial bonus that comes with it would help his chances of staying on.



#48 Exar Kun

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 03:58

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• This year Webber took five second places but no wins. The record for podiums without victories in a single season is Francois Cevert's six in 1973. Patrick Depailler matched Webber's tally of five in 1976.

 

Jenson Button took 10 podium places in 2004 with no wins that season.  Does Cevert's record apply to most second places rather than most podiums?



#49 b195

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:13

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"Vickers will also stand in for Brian Vickers in testing at Daytona in January while the latter continues to recover from a blood clot."

 

I'm assuming Burton will stand in for Vickers...  ;)



#50 dimnit

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The title.