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#51 HeskethBoy

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:58

The chap in the Williams above is not really conforming to the new FIA rollbar rules ? (2 inches from top of rollbar to top of helmet) :rotfl:


Perhaps he should remove his wallet before getting into the vehicle?

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#52 Simon Arron

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 13:56

And from Friday in Sepang...
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Mr L Hamilton: locking wheel nut.

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Personally, I think they should press for tougher sentences.

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Valtteri Bottas's very first F1 lap during the course of a grand prix weekend.

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Friends, Romains, countrymen...

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"Front end? What front end?"

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Articulate racing driver.

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"Horseradish lawnmower Ford Corsair 2000E lettuce leaf Manfred Mann's Earthband etc etc..."

#53 Barry Boor

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 14:06

You forgot Fintimwimblim F'tang F'tang Ole Biscuit Barrel.......

#54 elansprint72

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 20:31

Sensible Party?

#55 k1w1taxi

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:50

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Look - it moves (just).

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Suspect these were faster than the HRTs... and they were only doing parade laps.

Harsh, ...but true.

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Grace and elegance.


One suspects this was also quicker!

And Welcome Back (as it were)

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#56 Suzy

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 17:35

Delighted to see the 2012 thread Simon:)

#57 Slurp1955

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:05

Great to see the thread back Simon, thanks for all the comment and the shots. :up: I went to Sepang for the first of the modern Grand Prix there, 1999 for Fast Eddie's win after protest, so it's good to see the Scuderia haven't lost their penchant for team orders. And a prog rock reference in the first post....... ELP truly did do shows that you thought would never end. Having sat through half of "Tarkus" at the Free Trade Hall in 1972 I would have happily had Keith Emerson knife me rather than his keyboards. Best regards JohnP :cool:

#58 E1pix

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:21

... Having sat through half of "Tarkus" at the Free Trade Hall in 1972 I would have happily had Keith Emerson knife me rather than his keyboards. Best regards JohnP :cool:

Surely you enjoyed Knife Edge then? ;)

Brilliant imagery, Simon! :up:

#59 Simon Arron

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:51

I hestitate to call these Pictures at an Exhibition, but given the continued outbreak of ELP...
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Rare shot of fast car not tripping over an HRT.

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Aston Martin v Lotus v erm, Renault. The Howley 1275GT sports/saloon series is alive and well in Kuala Lumpur.

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A car eating its tyres, yesterday.

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The Malaysian grid girls are all big Dixon of Dock Green fans.

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Team that is no longer run by Adam Parr (as of next Friday).

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#60 Phil Rainford

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 19:42

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Team that is no longer run by Adam Parr (as of next Friday).


Do we know why?


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#61 Vitesse2

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 20:25

Do we know why?


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"To pursue a better balance in his life" according to the Williams press release. Whatever that means. :well:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 21:01

"To pursue a better balance in his life" according to the Williams press release. Whatever that means. :well:


AKA Bernie pressured him to go so that Williams would sign the replacement for the Concorde Agreement - apparently Parr was refusing to cooperate.


#63 Simon Arron

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:09

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"No, I can't explain why Kobayashi is third on the grid..."

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Kamui struts his stuff.

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Happiness is being outqualified by two Saubers, apparently.

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Fast driver, mediocre car.

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Nico Hülkenberg passes the Turn 12 grandstand, which has never been used as anything other than an advertising hoarding.

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Kimi enters the smoggy uncertainty of the main straight.

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No idea what this means.

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Or this...

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This, though, means business.

#64 Simon Arron

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:02

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"Yes, I'm ready to convert third on the grid into 10th."

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Mark Webber is in here somewhere.

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"Why on earth did I fall out with Ron Dennis?"

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Seb attempts his best Alain Prost impression.

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Rare shot of a Mercedes with four wheels properly screwed on.

#65 David McKinney

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:40

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Seb attempts his best Alain Prost impression.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

#66 Stephen W

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:02

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Mark Webber is in here somewhere.


... and there was me thinking that number 2 was Crispy Duck!

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#67 mikeC

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 17:17

... and there was me thinking that number 2 was Crispy Duck!

:confused:


Mark Webber gains a new nickname... :rotfl:

#68 philhitchings

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:03

:lol: :clap: I like it :up:


#69 DouglasM

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:44

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Cheese and mashed potatoes would be more meaningful.

Mind you the first two characters are phonetic (zhi shi sounds like zheeshi). 奶 酪 (nai lao) are the correct characters for cheese.

May I pass this on to my Tourism students here at Hunan Normal University in Chang Sha, who are compiling a list of translation 'howlers'?

Edited by DouglasM, 18 April 2012 - 08:30.


#70 Simon Arron

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:01

May I pass this on to my Tourism students here at Hunan Normal University in Chang Sha, who are compiling a list of translation 'howlers'?

Feel free. An adjacent dish was labelled 'Italian spiral surface' (pasta, obviously), while sausages were filed under 'intestinal breakfast'. I speak a couple of languages other than my own, but Mandarin (if this is Mandarin!) isn't one of them. Had I attempted to make similar translations in reverse, the results would have been significantly less accurate...

#71 Simon Arron

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 20:08

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Kamui wasn't all that impressed by Ted's question...

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Sahara desert.

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You spend ages trying to frame a car correctly between the trees... and when you finally succeed it's the slower sodding HRT.

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From Marussia with love.

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Ancient monument.

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Ancient paddock monument.

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The word "bollocks" springs to mind.

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Just Williams.

#72 jcdeleted

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 20:25

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Kamui wasn't all that impressed by Ted's question...

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Sahara desert.

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You spend ages trying to frame a car correctly between the trees... and when you finally succeed it's the slower sodding HRT.

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From Marussia with love.

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Ancient monument.

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Ancient paddock monument.

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The word "bollocks" springs to mind.

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Just Williams.

To the esteemed Lord Arron of the North-West. I'm afraid that your use of the word "bollocks" sums up the situation perfectly. Sad but true.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 21:18

To the esteemed Lord Arron of the North-West. I'm afraid that your use of the word "bollocks" sums up the situation perfectly. Sad but true.


Just watched the ITV News at 10. They interviewed Sir "Sterling" Moss for his views on the subject :well:

#74 Phil Rainford

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:05

" We really shouldn't be here " permeates through everything you see and read :(


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:10

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The word "bollocks" springs to mind.


Top pix and comments as always Simon, admire you for simply being there not something I'm sure I'd want to do even for three quid a week and 25p a day in Luncheon Vouchers :up:

#76 Vitesse2

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:14

" We really shouldn't be here " permeates through everything you see and read :(


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Yes, you only have to look at Horner's face as he tells the BBC that the team are just there to race and that they trust the FIA to be doing the right thing. Voice says one thing, look says "get us the f*** outta here".

Given some of Bernie's comments over the last couple of days - or the last couple of weeks come to that - I really think he's beginning to lose his grip. On reality. :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:14

Keep yer head down if it all kicks off, bud;been there. Not pleasant.

#78 Vitesse2

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:24

Matt Pritchett in a darker mood than usual.

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#79 Simon Arron

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 19:28

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For two hours today, political conflict was interrupted by a spot of motorsport. Jenson Button is pictured amid the riot of colour known as the Turn Seven run-off area.

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Somebody you probably didn't see on TV this afternoon.

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Star turn: Daniel Ricciardo proved that a Toro Rosso can be pushed beyond Q1...

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...and Nico Rosberg underlined that the same is true of a Mercedes. Not everybody managed that.

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I failed to take any driver shots while checking tyre compounds on the GP2 grid, but...

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"Felipe, almost everybody is faster than you. Do you understand?"

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The security people didn't seem very happy when I photographed this. No sticks or mirrors allowed in, then, but it doesn't mention anything about guns.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 19:44

So you can't even take in a flask of tea? :confused:

#81 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 23:32

So you can't even take in a flask of tea? :confused:

The tea has to be bought at inflated prices everywhere, bringing in your own food and drink will make the consession stands go broke,,, at all tracks.
Besides it may be a tea colored bomb!

Simon, the reason you caught the HRT was it was going slower than anyone else. But a great photo.

Edited by Lee Nicolle, 21 April 2012 - 23:34.


#82 Stephen W

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:41

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The security people didn't seem very happy when I photographed this. No sticks or mirrors allowed in, then, but it doesn't mention anything about guns.


I'm pretty sure I saw a couple of snappers using monopods - surely they are sticks? The monopods not the snappers!

Also every SLR would have to be confiscated as they contain a mirror!

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#83 Stephen W

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:42

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Somebody you probably didn't see on TV this afternoon.


He was seen fleetingly in the background whilst driving the Force India but he was interviewed by the Beeb later.

#84 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:05

I'm pretty sure I saw a couple of snappers using monopods - surely they are sticks? The monopods not the snappers!

Also every SLR would have to be confiscated as they contain a mirror!

:confused:

The average, at least Western womans handbag would be in trouble. Nail Files, and clippers, often sharp metal combs, compact mirrors plus the near mandatory, especially in the heat and sun bottle of water.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 17:25

For those who watched the extended Grand Prix highlights on the BBC; Mr Arron's shorts twice made a flypast ( With Mr Arron in them ) early in the programme :)


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:24

For those who watched the extended Grand Prix highlights on the BBC; Mr Arron's shorts twice made a flypast ( With Mr Arron in them ) early in the programme :)


I spotted them as well - unmistakeable!

 ;)

#87 Simon Arron

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:34

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"Does anybody know where sixth place on the grid might be?"

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"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome on double bass, all the way from Frome, Somerset, England..."

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"...and on piano, all the way from Stevenage, also in England..."

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"...and finally, on vocals, Dumbarton Scotland's one and only etc etc."

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This year's fourth championship leader in as many grands prix.

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"Oh bollocks, I suddenly seem to be 17th..."

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 15:07

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"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome on double bass, all the way from Frome, Somerset, England..."

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"...and on piano, all the way from Stevenage, also in England..."

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This year's fourth championship leader in as many grands prix.


These new cars must use Mild Green Fairy Liquid for oil. Has the ever been a time in motorsports when drivers hands were so clean and soft looking...
"For hands that do dishes..."

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 17:17

It must have been a trying time for SA in Bahrain, testament to this is his use of the word "bollocks" twice on this thread....

After his heart in the mouth Shanghai taxi ride and not being allowed to take his nail clippers into the paddock at Bahrain, i'm sure he's looking forward to returning to Europe

:)

#90 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 15:58

The shape of things to come? If this 'Delta Wing' Le Mans car works, will other race cars follow this lead? Designed by Englishman Ben Bowlby, former Lola Champcar designer. Extremely light, fuel efficient, low drag. Pics I took at Snetterton testing this morning. Dan Gurney is behind it, as are Ganassi, Ray Mallock Ltd..this is a serious operation despite the strange looking vehicle..
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 16:08

Won't the French find some way of banning it if it does too well in June? Either way I look forward to seeing it there in the flesh.

#92 Simon Arron

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 22:32

Sorry for the slow service this weekend - been a bit busy and the hotel's wifi is slower than an HRT.
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Rare shot of old bloke not hitting something.

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Rare shot of McLaren #4 not shredding its tyres.

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Rare shot of Bruno Senna not being hit by an old bloke.

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Rare shot of Kamui not overtaking anything.

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Rare victory. More snaps anon...

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 00:34

A fun race, and a great win- too bad they burned the pits down, afterward.

#94 Simon Arron

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 15:37

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The Alguersuari fans were out in force, protesting against the pro-de la Rosa government. I'm really not sure we should be racing in Spain.

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Having seen Seb do his Prost impression, Mark thought he'd have a go.

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From rags to Ricciardo.

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Local aliens flock to get Romain Grosjean's autograph.

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Nicole was in the main grandstand, apparently.

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Sergio Pérez: a lawn unto himself.

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Most sensible sentiment of the weekend.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 17:55

last one says it all. Imagine if he was in the mix this year :eek: (IMO you never need to apologise for "slow service" I love the fact that you take the time to share)/

#96 Phil Rainford

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 18:18

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Nicole was in the main grandstand, apparently.


Explains why he had to come from behind on Sunday .... :)


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Posted 14 May 2012 - 18:21

Explains why he had to come from behind on Sunday .... :)


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He did put on a spurt at the end though.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 19:47

Explains why he had to come from behind on Sunday .... :)


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He did put on a spurt at the end though.



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Posted 14 May 2012 - 20:22

No jokes about the excessive use of rubber please.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 21:04

Lets just be glad that Pirelli don't make condoms...