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#451 Risil

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:58

I don't know the background of that, so please correct me if I'm wrong, but that looks more like Felipe<3Lewis and Romain Maldonado.
He was not literally hunting down and full-speed crashing into one specific championship contender.


The last clip in that video is definitely a hunting-down-and-crashing.

As for the Catalunya one, the leading driver is tapped and spun round. Doesn't even leave the track surface. It was hardly a Suzuka 1990 incident. And the fact that he skipped the crap chicane to do it is pretty funny. And as a revenge move, I've got more respect for it than Audi's DTM team a few years ago at the same circuit, where they reacted to perceived aggressive driving from another team by pulling all their cars out of the race.

Still, if the series organisers don't want their competitors barging each other off the track in revenge moves, that's entirely their look-out.

Edited by Risil, 22 October 2012 - 13:44.


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#452 midgrid

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 13:18

Navajo has been banned for life from all Renault-sanctioned events, and the marque is urging the FIA to bar him from its own championships. Schothorst is consulting lawyers and deciding whether to sue him for attempted manslaughter.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 13:46

Navajo has been banned for life from all Renault-sanctioned events, and the marque is urging the FIA to bar him from its own championships. Schothorst is consulting lawyers and deciding whether to sue him for attempted manslaughter.


Attempted manslaughter?

What law would that be under? In English Law you can't attempt Manslaughter since that would denote intention, and one can never intend Manslaughter (only Murder).

Good luck with that...

#454 Yhamm

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 16:09

Have at it, boys.

Are you really trying to compare this with what the Megane guy did?
The last hit on Kenseth was the only one intentional and it was retaliation, something you see quite often in Nascar and that is really really rarely punished. You can't compare both.

#455 Myrvold

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 16:40

You know what, I would've done that, or done like Audi in 07 in DTM at the same track.

If the Renault-series-stewards had balls, they would've dq'd the TDS team as well for taking out the two Oregon cars in T1.

#456 Risil

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 16:46

Are you really trying to compare this with what the Megane guy did?
The last hit on Kenseth was the only one intentional and it was retaliation, something you see quite often in Nascar and that is really really rarely punished. You can't compare both.


Technically there are two retaliations in that video, one from Vickers and the other from Jamie McMurray in the McDonalds car. I don't see why they can't be compared, except for the fact that it was more team-vs-team rather than driver-vs-driver.

Punish "Old Navajo" or his team, absolutely, but don't get all moralistic and say it's the worst thing any racing driver has done, ever. He didn't put anyone's life or bodily health at risk and the driver he punted still won the race.

I've got a sneaking feeling that if it weren't for the aggressor's FLAGRANT CUTTING OF THE CHICANE, the level of outrage the incident received would've been quite low.

#457 Lotusseven

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 17:08

A few more testers at Montmelo tomorrow and on wednesday..

Jaafar and Sainz - Carlin
Niccolo Schiro - BVM Target
Kevin Magnussen and Sergey Sirotkin - DAMS, 23 Oct.
Will Stevens and Mathias Laine - DAMS, 24 Oct.



#458 CrossF1

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 17:47

Arthur Pic with AV Formula, Norman Nato and Stoffel Vandoorne with Arden Caterham.


EDIT: Marcus Ericsson with P1

Edited by CrossF1, 22 October 2012 - 17:54.


#459 Lotusseven

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 17:56

Marcus Ericsson with P1 Motorsport...

by the way...the Entry list coming soon here.

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#460 CrossF1

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 18:12

Entry list: https://twitter.com/...4/photo/1/large

#461 sniper80

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 18:28

Ferrari will block Frijns going to Sauber with a seat for Bianchi there. It's another Ferrari driver that will come with the engine package :stoned:
Mark my words :)

#462 mnmracer

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 18:31

Ferrari will block Frijns going to Sauber with a seat for Bianchi there. It's another Ferrari driver that will come with the engine package :stoned:
Mark my words :)

Bianchi certainly has the Ferrari whining politics down alright.

#463 keiichi

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 18:32

Ferrari will block Frijns going to Sauber with a seat for Bianchi there. It's another Ferrari driver that will come with the engine package :stoned:
Mark my words :)


Assuming Force India will continue into next season I would assume Bianchi is going there. Sauber will have Gutierrez and Hulkenberg. Just my opinion...

#464 sniper80

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 20:58

Is there footage or pictures somewhere from Alain Prost & Damon Hill's demo runs in the Red Bull RB6?

Edited by sniper80, 22 October 2012 - 20:58.


#465 mnmracer

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 21:01

Is there footage or pictures somewhere from Alain Prost & Damon Hill's demo runs in the Red Bull RB6?

Google is full of it ;)

#466 scheivlak

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 21:04

Ferrari will block Frijns going to Sauber with a seat for Bianchi there. It's another Ferrari driver that will come with the engine package :stoned:
Mark my words :)

Bianchi at Sauber? That won't happen.
Mark my words  ;)

If only because Ferrari simply seems to have lost faith in Jules BTW.

Seriously, Sauber is far more independent than some people think. I wouldn't be surprised if they went for Mercedes engines again at some moment come 2014.

#467 JRodrigues

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 21:21

Is there footage or pictures somewhere from Alain Prost & Damon Hill's demo runs in the Red Bull RB6?


FĂ©lix da Costa also did some runs...

#468 HistoryFan

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:15

Has anyone the testing times/results from yesterday?

#469 pacificquay

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:35

No British round next year.

Disgusting.

#470 dau

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:50

Has anyone the testing times/results from yesterday?

Try here:
http://wsr.alkamelsystems.com/

#471 TFLB

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:21

No British round next year.

Disgusting.

Why disgusting? There are 195 other countries in the world.

#472 HistoryFan

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:47

Thank you for the link

#473 CrossF1

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:48

No British round next year.

Disgusting.


I think Monza is much better for racing than Silverstone.

#474 Risil

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:53

No British round next year.

Disgusting.


Disappointing, but there's no round in Germany either. Not sure why Renault feel the need to run two rounds in Spain, other than the fact that they've got lots of wide and safe circuits.

Says here that WSR is run from Renault's marketing budget, which in the UK since this year has all been going to other events like Goodwood. Which is why the FR3.5s raced as a WEC support event, rather than the Super Renault Fun Day. Rather have Goodwood than yet another identicar race series, if I had to choose.

The real scandal is the lack of a Formula Renault replacement in UK entry-level single seater racing.

#475 Fondmetal

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 20:59

Disappointing, but there's no round in Germany either. Not sure why Renault feel the need to run two rounds in Spain, other than the fact that they've got lots of wide and safe circuits.

Says here that WSR is run from Renault's marketing budget, which in the UK since this year has all been going to other events like Goodwood. Which is why the FR3.5s raced as a WEC support event, rather than the Super Renault Fun Day. Rather have Goodwood than yet another identicar race series, if I had to choose.

The real scandal is the lack of a Formula Renault replacement in UK entry-level single seater racing.


Good to see 15 year old Matheo Tuscher doing quite well. I am sure with more mileage he can be at the top end of the grid.

Edited by Fondmetal, 25 October 2012 - 21:00.