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#451 Simon Arron

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 19:12

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Turning Japanese.

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Jenson Button: art of glass.

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Ferrari debriefing.

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Sebastian takes a fag break.

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"Pterodactyl horse manure Ford Corsair 2000E catapult minesweeper carpet tiles Red Rum tuning fork aardvark..."

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Bit more interesting than the Porsche sodding Supercup.

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"Cracking toast, Gromit..."

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#452 B Squared

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 19:24

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Ferrari debriefing.


Thanks, as always for the great photos and captions. I just about lost my Coca-Cola with this one. :rotfl:

Best wishes for your new job at Motor Sport.

#453 philhitchings

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 19:36

:lol: @ the debriefing caption. I'm still praying.

That KK shot is stunning :up:

thanks for sharing. I'm going to miss these updates in 2013...

#454 scags

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:38

Nice work. Enjoy the rest of the season, and I'll miss this next year.

#455 Phil Rainford

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:39

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Turning Japanese.



Saw The Vapors supporting The Jam at Newcastle City Hall.........I'll get my coat :)


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#456 SEdward

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:48

We clearly both have a soft spot for Kimi's eloquent prose.

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#457 kayemod

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:52

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Turning Japanese.


"Come in number 14, your time will probably be up in three races".


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:57

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"Cracking toast, Gromit..."


...is Wallace signing up as his team mate?

Next years car could be interesting, although it might smell of strong cheese :eek:


#459 philhitchings

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:07

Saw The Vapors supporting The Jam at Newcastle City Hall.........I'll get my coat :)


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Lead guitar was a descendent of Joseph Bazalgette (the guy that engineered the "new" 19th Century sewers of London). Ahem! I'll get my anorak :)

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#460 arttidesco

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:07

Saw The Vapors supporting The Jam at Newcastle City Hall.........I'll get my coat :)


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A school acquaintence of mine was a member of the Vapours but left before it became a success, they have a FB page if you want to keep up with them :-)

#461 Phil Rainford

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:16

Lead guitar was a descendent of Joseph Bazalgette (the guy that engineered the "new" 19th Century sewers of London). Ahem! I'll get my anorak :)


That is taking anoraking to a new level :rotfl: :rotfl:

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#462 philhitchings

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:25

He also was responsible for a Docu-history about Joseph; and Peter (I think that is his name) was responsible for C4's Big Brother :D

Edited by philhitchings, 02 November 2012 - 21:26.


#463 SEdward

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:55

Arttidesco.

Bloody hell! I was at that concert! November 1979, unless I'm much mistaken.

I was a bit of a Jam anorak myself at the time, following them round the country when they were on tour.

Edward

Edited by SEdward, 03 November 2012 - 05:55.


#464 Simon Arron

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:43

A school acquaintance of mine was a member of the Vapors but left before it became a success...

A former work colleague of mine played bass (I think) with The Vapors before Turning Japanese and News at Ten made them momentarily quite famous. Meanwhile, back in the desert...
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Romain contemplates the timing screen prior to selecting this week's target.

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So slow was the HRT that the sun had almost set by the time Pedro finished his out lap.

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Kerb crawling: Felipe Massa.

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Crawling, full stop: two things a racetrack doesn't need - Ma Qing Hua and a poncy hotel.

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1981 British GP winner loiters in paddock.

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Braking news.

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Breaking news: Jamie Whincup just won the first of three V8 Supercar races.

#465 arttidesco

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:16

A former work colleague of mine played bass (I think) with The Vapors before Turning Japanese and News at Ten made them momentarily quite famous.


Must have had a high staff turnover before hitting the big time :rotfl:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:57

The Hillman Hunter Topaz limited edition is scheduled to featuire next week. Meanwhile...
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...Herbie Blash and Alan Jones debate the finer points of the Brabham BT49.


"Don't it always seem to go, That you don't know what you've got til its gone" To paraphrase Joni Mitchell, that's how we'll feel next year, after the seasons of Paddock and Pit access we've been privileged to courtesy of Simon.
As for Features Ed at MotorSport, what a tale or two Herbie Blash could tell? And I met Alan Jones in Bahrain a couple of years back. Top Bloke. Good luck Simon JP :cool:

Edited by Slurp1955, 04 November 2012 - 13:34.


#467 Stephen W

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:05

Lead guitar was a descendent of Joseph Bazalgette (the guy that engineered the "new" 19th Century sewers of London). Ahem! I'll get my anorak :)


He also was responsible for a Docu-history about Joseph; and Peter (I think that is his name) was responsible for C4's Big Brother :D


So basically the Bazelgette family who used to pump shit out of London are now responsible for pumping shit into our homes!

:drunk:

#468 Simon Arron

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 18:29

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They really should have a round of this at Cadwell Park...

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...although these might be quite good around Cadwell, too.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 19:03

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They really should have a round of this at Cadwell Park...


...that could be fun!

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...although these might be quite good around Cadwell, too.


Not so sure. They'd take off at the Mountain and probably land in Louth :)



#470 Gary C

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 19:54

'A school acquaintence of mine was a member of the Vapours but left before it became a success, they have a FB page if you want to keep up with them'
I was in one of their videos !!

#471 ryan86

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 21:32

Thanks, as always for the great photos and captions. I just about lost my Coca-Cola with this one. :rotfl:

Best wishes for your new job at Motor Sport.


It may well have worked! :rotfl:

#472 jj2728

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 21:54

The Ferrari de-brief and Kimi 'speak'.....classic stuff....... :rotfl:

#473 Stephen W

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:21

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...although these might be quite good around Cadwell, too.


...that could be fun!

Not so sure. They'd take off at the Mountain and probably land in Louth :)



It is for the reason Alansart has mentioned that the Mountain had to be excluded from the course used by the British Sprint cars. Jonathan Palmer was very upset that we were not using the Mountain and seemed to think it was our fault!



#474 Vitesse2

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:41

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"Guys, guys ... this smells like fuel vapour ... that's not going to be a problem is it?"

#475 Phil Rainford

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 18:33

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"Pterodactyl horse manure Ford Corsair 2000E catapult minesweeper carpet tiles Red Rum tuning fork aardvark..."


The stuff of legends :)

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#476 Simon Arron

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 21:48

How many former F1 drivers can you cram into a modern grand prix paddock?
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Herbert

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Lauda

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Schenken

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Watson

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Salo

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The Omnipresent

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Marko

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Prost

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Hill

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Perez-Sala

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Thunderbirds puppet

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Has the one on the left retired yet?

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Panis

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Bloke who entered a couple of world championship grands prix without taking the start. Quite a few other luminaries were present, including Brundle, Danner, Laffite and Warwick, but I didn't manage any snaps...

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 23:32

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Il commendatore Watson?

#478 Simon Arron

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:26

And some current stuff...
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Captain Scarlet.

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Old bloke looking competent.

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Old bloke struggling to keep pace with Timo Glock.

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Sergio Pérez:largely useless since signing for McLaren.

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Finn tale.

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#479 Hamish Robson

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:19

The stuff of legends :)

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Prize for "Best Driver to Pit Wall Communication" has been awarded before the end of the year, the Ice-Man once again displaying his comedy genius. As Ted Kravitz said in part of the post-race stuff "It makes me love him just that little bit more".


And Simon, we're all going to miss this wonderful stuff.

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#480 Mallory Dan

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:26

'A school acquaintence of mine was a member of the Vapours but left before it became a success, they have a FB page if you want to keep up with them'
I was in one of their videos !!


The Vapors managed by Messrs Foxton and Weller Senior, I believe. What was 'Turning Japanese' about, anyone know....

#481 kayemod

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 13:11

What was 'Turning Japanese' about, anyone know....


As ever Wikipedia is our friend with the answer to that question, here's a quote from them, though it's almost certainly incorrect.

"Turning Japanese" was believed to euphemistically refer to masturbation—i.e. the act causing the man to squint and therefore resemble a Japanese's person's eyes.


I bet you're now regretting that you asked...


#482 arttidesco

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 13:34

The Vapors managed by Messrs Foxton and Weller Senior, I believe. What was 'Turning Japanese' about, anyone know....


Songwriter David Fenton explains: "Turning Japanese is all the clichés about angst and youth and turning into something you didn't expect to."

Guitarist Rob Kemp, went on to say, "It's a love song about somebody who had lost their girlfriend and was going slowly crazy, turning Japanese."

Allegedly in America it was misinterpreted as referring euphemistically to masturbation "which it wasn't."

Using the US 'The Vapors' spelling for the band name probably did not help their cause on the last point :rolleyes:


Back on topic, what a cracking race it had everything a good dose of disappointment for what looked to be a sure bet winner, a novelty winner with some choice inter team radio quotes, a great steady eddy performance from the man whom would be king, a great come back from three set backs for the man defending his crown, and a fine tribute to the work of Dr S Watkins. Throw in a safety car for some controversy and a general lack of discipline behind the first 6 with a dose of good humored swearing on top of the podium, it was almost like the good old days :up:

Edited by arttidesco, 05 November 2012 - 13:35.


#483 Mallory Dan

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 14:47

As ever Wikipedia is our friend with the answer to that question, here's a quote from them, though it's almost certainly incorrect.

"Turning Japanese" was believed to euphemistically refer to masturbation—i.e. the act causing the man to squint and therefore resemble a Japanese's person's eyes.


I bet you're now regretting that you asked...


Thats what I'd read somewhere, Rob, hence the question!

#484 SEdward

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:27

Seeing Kimi win on Sunday brought a very broad grin to my jaded, F1-bored face.

I've always liked him, and his quirky style with the media makes me like him even more.

Edward

#485 philhitchings

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:15

So basically the Bazelgette family who used to pump shit out of London are now responsible for pumping shit into our homes!

:drunk:


Oh come on! "The Sewer King" is a pretty good show :lol:

The Vapors managed by Messrs Foxton and Weller Senior, I believe. What was 'Turning Japanese' about, anyone know....


As said above, It was not about hand held joy. though Elvis Costello's pump it up was; apparently.

#486 kayemod

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:23

As said above, It was not about hand held joy. though Elvis Costello's pump it up was; apparently.


For those of a rather more intellectual pop persuasion, so was Jackson Browne's "My Red-necked Friend", catchy tune as well.

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

That's Reg Dwight pumping the piano on this one.

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#487 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:40

That's Reg Dwight pumping the piano on this one.


Known as "Fat Reg from Pinner" in our house.

#488 SEdward

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 20:02

The Artic Monkeys' "My Propellor" discusses the same theme at some length...

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#489 Simon Arron

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:23

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Ferrari brought more development parts to Austin...

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Kamui. Kobayashi. Kerb.

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Kimi prepares to christen the track on Friday morning...

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...while his compatriot christens the Astroturf.

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Austin ambassador.

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Timo prepares to take Class B pole.

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Dan Marvin won the weekend's headline race in his Brabham BT44.

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Texas Highways Agency spots Romain Grosjean.

#490 Phil Rainford

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:27

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Ferrari brought more development parts to Austin...


Superb :love:


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#491 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:36

Isn't it just!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:20

[quote name='Simon Arron' date='Nov 18 2012, 05:23' post='6028310']
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Ferrari brought more development parts to Austin...

Looks good, and surely sounded good as well..?

Edited by barrykm, 18 November 2012 - 13:10.


#493 Simon Arron

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:34

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Spot Nico Rosberg, something we've tried hard to do for most of this season.

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"Chocolate reindeer Van Der Graaf Generator coleslaw Hillman Minx minesweeper creosote astronaut etc etc"

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Vitaly Petrov: tsars and stripes.

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Anybody else wonder who was really driving this so briskly in America?

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"Where's Narain Karthikeyan?"

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Just Williams.

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#494 philhitchings

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:53

You certainly get a great sense of elevation change from looking at you shots :)

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 17:20

Great photos as always, Simon. What was the general consensus amongst the press of the new circuit?

#496 Simon Arron

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 17:49

Fantastic track with appropriate atmosphere and a splendid city nearby.

So far as I can tell, everybody was in favour. It's how every F1 race should feel, but far too many of the newer ones don't...

Edited by Simon Arron, 19 November 2012 - 17:50.


#497 Barry Boor

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 17:50

I guess the acid test is, how many people go there next year.

#498 Phil Rainford

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 18:11

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Anybody else wonder who was really driving this so briskly in America?



http://360photopro.c...cas/tower-view/

Feeling like I want to hang onto something just looking at the view from that tower from my laptop :eek: :eek:

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 19:40

I guess the acid test is, how many people go there next year.


They should be Ok. There are a lot of people, including myself, who had doubts about it happening. I didn't want to pay a lot of money, and wait forever for a refund, along with an unnecessary plane ticket and hotel room.

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#500 Simon Arron

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 00:51

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Sebastian Vettel and something immobile.

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Narain Karthikeyan and something immobile.

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"This could be the last time..."

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Ferrari has opted to use a stealth Massa this weekend. So far it seems to be working quite well... unlike Brazilian telecom, whose lethargy has rendered uploads quite difficult.