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#501 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:38

I hope it is the camera angle as the Kartikeyan car seems to have about 1/2" of toe in front and rear. If not a correction will help the cornering a little!

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#502 Simon Arron

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:20

Internet connection in media room a bit stronger than its hotel counterpart, so i have now managed to download a few more...
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Valtteri Bottas: sound in the suburbs.

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"Knock me down with a water vole. Was Felipe Mass really quickest during Friday afternoon's long runs?"

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Kobayashi, Massa and Maldonado tackle the São Paulo rush hour.

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Kind of blue: Mark Webber.

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Paul di Resta: locking wheel nut.

#503 Simon Arron

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 21:32

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Daniel Ricciardo taken with a 100mm lens: you can get quite close to the cars as they breeze through the final curve at a nancy 180-odd mph...

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...and some drivers get even closer to the guardrail than I was.

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Hero.

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Halfwit.

#504 brakedisc

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 22:15

Oh how we are going to miss your posts next year.

Good luck with your new job.



#505 alansart

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 23:18

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"Knock me down with a water vole. Was Felipe Mass really quickest during Friday afternoon's long runs?"


I thought 5th for Mass(a) was a owling success :)


#506 seldo

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:17

I thought 5th for Mass(a) was a owling success :)

..hehe...what a hoot....

#507 Phil Rainford

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:39

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Daniel Ricciardo taken with a 100mm lens: you can get quite close to the cars as they breeze through the final curve at a nancy 180-odd mph...


Wow that looks fun.....hope you were not standing there when the halfwit attempted to drive through the HRT :eek:

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#508 Hamish Robson

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:13

Excellent stuff Simon. Really going to miss these!

#509 philhitchings

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 13:33

Oh how we are going to miss your posts next year.

Good luck with your new job.


I agree and the quality just keeps getting better end better too.

#510 Phil Rainford

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 18:17

Well that was some race :eek:

Thought is was fitting in his last race for MN that Mr Arron featured in the BBC grid walk being captured on camera next to Bernie :)

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#511 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 20:20

Yep I half expected him to give us a goodbye wave :wave:

#512 Vitesse2

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 21:03

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Halfwit.

Slight improvement today. Managed to stuff it up all on his own and go off without hitting anybody else.

But I'm sure I wasn't alone in thinking "I bet that was bloody Grosjean again" when Vettel got thumped at the start ... ;)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:51

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"Knock me down with a water vole. Was Felipe Mass really quickest during Friday afternoon's long runs?"


lovely owl.

Massa seemed to do a highly competent job as Alonso's manager all afternoon.

We will greatly miss Simon's splendid brand of photo journalist on here from every race, but pehaps he will replace it with his take on what goes on in the UK next year..

Edited by RTH, 26 November 2012 - 07:54.


#514 Julian Roberts

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:58

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"Knock me down with a water vole. Was Felipe Mass really quickest during Friday afternoon's long runs?"


We will greatly miss Simon's splendid brand of photo journalist on here from every race, but pehaps he will replace it with his take on what goes on in the UK next year..



Seconded :wave:

#515 swintex

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:38

Thank you Simon, for all the great photographs and wonderful captions.

Richard

#516 kayemod

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:41

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lovely owl.


A great loss to TNF, especially to any ornithologists or twitchers among us.


#517 Option1

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 15:43

A great loss to TNF, especially to any ornithologists or twitchers among us.

Seconded.

All the very best for the next career phase, Simon!

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#518 Simon Arron

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 16:24

Ta as always for the kind words. I'm not intending to vanish next season, but will probably attend only a handful of grands prix rather than all 27 (or however many there might be). I will doubtless be somewhere near racing cars and/or bikes almost every weekend, so might concoct some form of 'personal photos' thread. In the meantime, here are a few more from the weekend just gone...

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Grid girl standards are slipping. Sorry, wrong caption: that should read, "Brabham boss."

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Brabham driver.

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Much-lamented Brabham driver and commemorative plaque.

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"They're giving me a Smart as my new company car..."

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"...but at least with all that money I should be able to afford a decent razor."

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Sergio wonders whether he'll ever score another point.

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Everyone wonders why McLaren didn't sign him instead.

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Weltmeister.

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McLaren's aerodynamicists reckon the Lucozade bottle is worth about two tenths.

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"Hello, I'm back..."

#519 Duc-Man

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 16:41

Thank you Simon for the great pictures you presented to us. Checking this thread was always a highlight for me on a GP weekend. I'll gonna miss it.
I hope we'll see and hear more from you next year.

May this be your first post for the next season:

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"Hello, I'm back..."



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#520 kayemod

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 16:46

I hope we'll see and hear more from you next year.


Yes, I'm sure we all agree that it's been an 'owling success. As long as you put pics of some older cars in there as well as newer stuff, I'm sure that TW will let you continue in a similar vein next year.


#521 cpbell

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 16:45

Thank you Simon, for all the great photographs and wonderful captions.

Richard


Hear hear!

#522 D-Type

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 20:31

Hear hear!

Seconded :clap:

#523 Simon Arron

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:16

A final few from Brazil - and so probably my last 'personal F1 photos' submission for the year. Thanks again for so many kind words. In future, reduced F1 commitments mean more Mallory, supplementary scope for Snetterton and outrageous opportunities at Oulton etc etc...

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Six in the city.

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Tom wondered why a) cars didn't have headlights and b) the race lasted little more than 90 minutes.

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Where's Bruno?

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This year's world champion.

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This year's best driver (by a whisker).

#524 ryan86

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 00:34

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"Knock me down with a water vole. Was Felipe Mass really quickest during Friday afternoon's long runs?"


lovely owl.

Massa seemed to do a highly competent job as Alonso's manager all afternoon.

We will greatly miss Simon's splendid brand of photo journalist on here from every race, but pehaps he will replace it with his take on what goes on in the UK next year..


One knows they must be doing a good job when they have to let Alonso past, not once, but twice in the same afternoon.

#525 David Lawson

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:50

A final few from Brazil - and so probably my last 'personal F1 photos' submission for the year. Thanks again for so many kind words. In future, reduced F1 commitments mean more Mallory, supplementary scope for Snetterton and outrageous opportunities at Oulton etc etc...


I hope you also make it to beautiful Brands. Thanks for all the photographs and the wonderful captions.

David

#526 Simon Arron

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:25

Thanks, David. Yes, I'll be barnstorming to beautiful Brands, loping along to low-key Lydden, popping in to Pyrénéan Pau and doubtless committing many other alliterative offences en route...

#527 swintex

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:58

alliterative offences en route...

affronts?

#528 Bill Becketts

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:37

[quote name='Simon Arron' date='Nov 27 2012, 22:16' post='6055507']
A final few from Brazil - and so probably my last 'personal F1 photos' submission for the year. Thanks again for so many kind words. In future, reduced F1 commitments mean more Mallory, supplementary scope for Snetterton and outrageous opportunities at Oulton etc etc...



Sad to loose your F1 content for next year Simon...but very pleased that we will be seeing more of your domestic contributions.

Can I join others in adding my congratulations on your Motorsport appointment. Not planning to make a personal contribution to the "You were there" Photo feature are you? :rotfl:


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 14:01

Thanks, David. Yes, I'll be barnstorming to beautiful Brands, loping along to low-key Lydden, popping in to Pyrénéan Pau and doubtless committing many other alliterative offences en route...


Please don't spend too much time in Solitude though

#530 bradbury west

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 15:21

Will you still be captioning Honest John, Simon? Recent ones have been absolutely brilliant
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#531 Simon Arron

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 16:36

Will you still be captioning Honest John, Simon?

I fear so, yes,

#532 Phil Rainford

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 16:43

One hopes that some of your images also make into onto the pages of Motor Sport next year....


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#533 alansart

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:21

One hopes that some of your images also make into onto the pages of Motor Sport next year....


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...in my opinion they deserve to be there :)

Men at work!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 18:53

Thank you SO much for this great thread and all the great diary articles.

If people ask you why you are off to pastures new you can now tell them...


Leave me alone, I know where I'm going.

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#535 Phil Rainford

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:59

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


:rotfl: :rotfl:

http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be


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#536 Alan Cox

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:41

Fans of Mr Arron will surely enjoy his 'signing off' column in this week's Motoring News (sorry, Motorsport News) along with a two-page feature on his 30-odd years with the title, and his memories of 'Old Man Tee'. Recommended

#537 Duc-Man

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:57

Fans of Mr Arron will surely enjoy his 'signing off' column in this week's Motoring News (sorry, Motorsport News) along with a two-page feature on his 30-odd years with the title, and his memories of 'Old Man Tee'. Recommended


Is there a link for an online edition?

#538 Alan Cox

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 15:49

Is there a link for an online edition?

I don't know if you can buy an individual copy via their ipad app http://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/
(Sorry, I don't know anything about 'apps' or how they function :confused: )

#539 David Beard

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 22:52

Fans of Mr Arron will surely enjoy his 'signing off' column in this week's Motoring News (sorry, Motorsport News) along with a two-page feature on his 30-odd years with the title, and his memories of 'Old Man Tee'. Recommended


I struggle to find anywhere to buy Motorsport News. I used to get Motoring News from a petrol station on my way to work. The week the title changed, it vanished...

Anyway, Motor Sport subscription renewed today :smoking:

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Keep snapping, Simon :yawnface:

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#540 Roger Clark

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 23:07

I don't know if you can buy an individual copy via their ipad app http://www.motorsport-news.co.uk/
(Sorry, I don't know anything about 'apps' or how they function :confused: )

You can. App is free, copy is £2.49.

#541 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:00

Just purchased MN and armed with a large coffee have just perused Mr Arron's final offerings including his end of season Driver Anaysis

One thing you cannot say about Simon is that he sits " on the fence "

Saturday Romain Grosjean = Bloody Fast

Sunday Romain Grosjean = Bloody Idiot

Priceless :rotfl:

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#542 Duc-Man

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:08

Just purchased MN and armed with a large coffee have just perused Mr Arron's final offerings including his end of season Driver Anaysis

One thing you cannot say about Simon is that he sits " on the fence "

Saturday Romain Grosjean = Bloody Fast

Sunday Romain Grosjean = Bloody Idiot

Priceless :rotfl:

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Screw political correctness. :up:

@ alan: thanks for the link, it just doesn't help me. :cry:

#543 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:40

I'm just waiting for my subscription copy to arrive in the post....sometimes it arrives on a wednesday, sometimes thursday.....but :well:

#544 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 14:14

Hmph grumpy mode on./
So I said to the wife "this weeks MN aint arrived yet, it's a bit late"
"No it isnt" she said "it arrived on wednesday when you were at Stephens (our son) working, so I put it with last weeks edition" :rolleyes:
Is it just me or.......? :well:

Edited by Paul Hurdsfield, 21 December 2012 - 14:14.


#545 alansart

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 14:25

Just purchased MN and armed with a large coffee have just perused Mr Arron's final offerings including his end of season Driver Anaysis

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According to the MN website it's written by some bloke called Aaron :)


#546 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 15:45

According to the MN website it's written by some bloke called Aaron :)


See things are going downhill already without him :)


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#547 alansart

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 16:39

See things are going downhill already without him :)


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Mr Rainford...I see you were quoted in last months Motor Sport.


#548 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 17:04

Mr Rainford...I see you were quoted in last months Motor Sport.


Oops :o

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