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#351 Simon Arron

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:01

No evidence of Jacques Brel so far this weekend, but I have noticed the following:

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Jenson attracted a modest media posse...

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...but everybody turned up to see whether Lewis was about to spill any more telemetry data.

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Ferrari mechanics demonstrate the art of rapid movement to Felipe...

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...who has adopted a disguise in the hope that the team might be tricked into re-signing him.

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Jenson had heard that Lewis was considering a move to Mercedes...

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...and was by no means alone.

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Darth was due to make his debut as McLaren's left rear wheel-gunner, but realised he'd forgotten to bring matching gloves - a sackable offence on Planet Corporate.

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#352 Mallory Dan

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:22

Did you mention Roger Orgee to them, SA?

#353 philhitchings

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 17:06

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Ferrari mechanics demonstrate the art of rapid movement to Felipe...


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#354 Simon Arron

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 17:41

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Seven world titles, 91 grand prix wins, zero dress sense.

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Yellow shorts happily no longer visible.

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Britain's newest F1 driver - and Saturday GP2 winner - Max Chilton.

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Rare shot of Romain Grosjean hot hitting anything.

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Twitter update: "I'm chillin' with my homie, erm, Mum."

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 19:27

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Yellow shorts happily no longer visible.


Is that building falling over?

#356 Simon Arron

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:00

Is that building falling over?

Yes, Grosjean hit it a couple of laps beforehand. Elsewhere, meanwhile...

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Specks in the city: Messrs Kobayashi and de la Rosa.

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Timo Glock helps himself to a small slice of kerb.

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Man lands superlicence after once finishing 302nd in a Superleague Formula race. If anybody is able to explain the concept of Ma Qing Hua, feel free.

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New GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi: the GP2 drivers practised in the wet and qualified at night for two races that take place in daylight (the second about three hours from now as I write).

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:29

Hello Simon,
Thank you for posting your great photos. I always lookforward to all your posts and top quality photos come GP weekends. What else is racing over there, I know Australia's Graig Beard is racing in Porsche Cup
Regards Mouserat

Yes, Grosjean hit it a couple of laps beforehand. Elsewhere, meanwhile...

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Specks in the city: Messrs Kobayashi and de la Rosa.

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Timo Glock helps himself to a small slice of kerb.

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Man lands superlicence after once finishing 302nd in a Superleague Formula race. If anybody is able to explain the concept of Ma Qing Hua, feel free.

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New GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi: the GP2 drivers practised in the wet and qualified at night for two races that take place in daylight (the second about three hours from now as I write).



#358 Simon Arron

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:36

What else is racing over there?

Porsche Carrera Cup and Ferrari Challenge (the latter of which is on now, running under the safety car - Steve Wyatt crashed and marshals have since inflicted more damage to the car while trying to clear the mess).

#359 Simon Arron

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:48

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Possibly the world's only shot of a Sauber not being hit by Nico Hülkenberg.

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Disguises that are unlikely to fool anybody: number one in a series.

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All the ideas, none of the gears

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Sympathy vote.

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Stewards tell Mark Webber what they think about his line through Turn Seven.

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Past and presence.

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#360 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:44

Man lands superlicence after once finishing 302nd in a Superleague Formula race. If anybody is able to explain the concept of Ma Qing Hua, feel free.

Could it be his success in the 1600cc class of the China Touring Car Championship in 2011? Do you think that this year's Autoglym Post Historic & Hammerite Classic Group 1 Touring Cars champion might also be on the road to a GP drive?

#361 Vitesse2

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:46

Scary....

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#362 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 16:40

Could it be his success in the 1600cc class of the China Touring Car Championship in 2011? Do you think that this year's Autoglym Post Historic & Hammerite Classic Group 1 Touring Cars champion might also be on the road to a GP drive?

And very entertaining they were at a Glorious Oulton Park on Saturday :wave:
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#363 mouserat159

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:11

Hi all, I am sorry for taking the trend off corse but I don't know where to put it, anyhow I will just add it here & delete it when the time is right.

I have a question, I am in Australia and I am going to buy the Apple "New" ipad. I have just read Formula 1 has a live app, does enyone here know how much you pay to initially download it to you ipad? and do you pay for each race or is there a fee for the whole season?

Thank you

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#364 David Lawson

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 15:05

It was nice to see this nod to the past on the McLaren transporter in the Donington Park paddock this weekend at the FIA GT meeting.

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#365 Phil Rainford

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 19:06

I attended a test/track day day at Silverstone earlier in the week and this was within the McLaren garage :)

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#366 Barry Boor

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 19:14

Excellent.

#367 alansart

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 19:20

I attended a test/track day day at Silverstone earlier in the week and this was within the McLaren garage :)

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Brilliant, although the the aero's so good the poor tortoise has it's bum on the ground!!


#368 Stephen W

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:35

Brilliant, although the the aero's so good the poor tortoise has it's bum on the ground!!


Its a Terrapin - probably built by Alan Staniforth!

#369 Phil Rainford

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:17

Looks like it runs on Shell .....


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#370 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:33

First example of the very high noses?

#371 kayemod

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:37

First example of the very high noses?


But it's clearly an adjustable device, Ferrari have been the first team to lodge an official protest.


#372 arttidesco

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:52

In the running to top the best 50 Grand Prix drivers at the BBC or McLaren do you suppose ?

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:59

In the running to top the best 50 Grand Prix drivers at the BBC or McLaren do you suppose ?


Doubt it, my money's on Hare Schumacher by a small head from Ayrton Salamander.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:08

Doubt it, my money's on Hare Schumacher by a small head from Ayrton Salamander.


I think Alain Frost might have better legs and a far cooler temperament than those two hot heads.

Edited by arttidesco, 04 October 2012 - 12:08.


#375 Simon Arron

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 13:12

Moving on from matters chelonian...
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Alternatively, they could have put: "Dear our Felipe, please try to go a bit faster than the Toro Rossos..."

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Dear our Michael, please stop hitting things.

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Fast Ferrari.

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The future's orange? Nico Hülkenberg, hot favourite to land a Ferrari seat in 2013, and the bloke he'd be replacing.

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This was lurking above the barriers, close to the chicane approach. I know it's a spider, but have no idea whether it might be a) dangerous or b) merely huge. It was about the same size as a Lotus 25 (ish).

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Armed only with an HRT, Narain Karthikeyan attempts to take 130R with his DRS open. You might notice that his front wheels aren't particularly straight.

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Fairground traction.

#376 Catalina Park

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:03

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This was lurking above the barriers, close to the chicane approach. I know it's a spider, but have no idea whether it might be a) dangerous or b) merely huge. It was about the same size as a Lotus 25 (ish).

I have a feeling that it would be harmless. Japanese tourists get into trouble in Australia playing with our spiders because they don't realise that spiders can be poisonous.


#377 Alan Cox

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:23

Japanese tourists get into trouble in Australia playing with our spiders because they don't realise that spiders can be poisonous.

There must be better things to do in Australia :)

#378 Catalina Park

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:40

There must be better things to do in Australia :)

Drinking beer and tickling spiders, what else is there?


#379 Vitesse2

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:19

Drinking beer and tickling spiders, what else is there?

There's probably a line involving sheep and/or New Zealanders in there somewhere ...

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#380 Catalina Park

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:12

There's probably a line involving sheep and/or New Zealanders in there somewhere ...

Like the price of lamb in Auckland isn't by the kilogram, it is by the hour.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:41

Getting back on topic: interview on Sky with the ever-loquacious and tactful Raikkonen -

"What happened Kimi?"
"I spun."

Admittedly a bloody silly question which got the answer it deserved, but it was followed by a short awkward silence and a suggestion from the interviewer that his spin might have ruined other people's laps ...

"I don't care about the others ..."

Classic KR :lol:

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#382 Simon Arron

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:32

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The name's blond: Lewis Hamilton's past and future team-mate.

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Bruno Senna savours rare not-being-carved-up-by-Jean-Eric-Vergne moment.

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Jarno Trulli's fans haven't yet had much to cheer this weekend.

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Sergio wonders whether the 2013 McLaren will be as quick as a Sauber.

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Pole dancer.

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David Croft and Lewis discuss Stevenage Borough's chances of beating Scunthorpe in this afternoon's key League One clash.

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Kimi not spinning (nor caring about others).

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 14:53

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This was lurking above the barriers, close to the chicane approach. I know it's a spider, but have no idea whether it might be a) dangerous or b) merely huge. It was about the same size as a Lotus 25 (ish).


This species is a common Japanese spider Nephila clavata in Latin, or Jorōgumo in Japanese. The bigger one is a female, while a smaller is a male. It's quite big could be up to 25mm long if you include the legs. These spiders are harmless.

Jorōgumo is a legendary creature in Japanese folklore. A Jorōgumo is a spider which can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman. She attracts men, and once a man has been trapped as a result of her seduction, he will be tied up and eaten by her

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More information at the links below:

http://en.wikipedia....Nephila_clavata
http://www.flickr.co...@N05/2930724150

P.S. It's a pleasure to see all your pictures and captions, Simon! What about the book with them? :up:


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 14:56

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Kimi not spinning (nor caring about others).

In the race it's the same: not spinning, nor caring... :drunk:

#385 Simon Arron

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 15:49

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"Now where are they..?"

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Aguri Suzuki's Larrousse Lola ran without double DRS, oddly.

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"Make sure you get a good start to avoid being hit by a Lotus."

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"Make sure you get a good start to avoid being hit by, erm..."

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EJ Thribb, perchance?

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"Ah yes, my snooker refereeing gloves..."

#386 Duc-Man

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 15:52

Like the price of lamb in Auckland isn't by the kilogram, it is by the hour.


:rotfl:
Is there any connection to wellington boots?

#387 David Beard

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 17:37

David Croft and Lewis discuss Stevenage Borough's chances of beating Scunthorpe in this afternoon's key League One clash.


What at :confused:

#388 Barry Boor

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 17:39

Now STOP IT, David, you know very well what!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:32

Getting back on topic: interview on Sky with the ever-loquacious and tactful Raikkonen -

"What happened Kimi?"
"I spun."

Admittedly a bloody silly question which got the answer it deserved, but it was followed by a short awkward silence and a suggestion from the interviewer that his spin might have ruined other people's laps ...

"I don't care about the others ..."

Classic KR :lol:


Indeed, this was The Iceman at his very best. Pure gold TV.

#390 Stephen W

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:29

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David Croft and Lewis discuss Stevenage Borough's chances of beating Scunthorpe in this afternoon's key League One clash.


What at :confused:


Now STOP IT, David, you know very well what!


You are quiet correct Barry, as David knows only too well Scunthorpe were the Yorkshire soot juggling champions last season and this year are looking to get out of the Unibond League 1 and progress into the Championship (which co-incidentally is sponsored by HRT - that's Huddersfield Rail Transport the company that keeps you on-track for less!)



#391 bradbury west

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:49

You are quiet correct Barry, as David knows only too well Scunthorpe were the Yorkshire soot juggling champions last season and this year are looking to get out of the Unibond League 1 and progress into the Championship (which co-incidentally is sponsored by HRT - that's Huddersfield Rail Transport the company that keeps you on-track for less!)


But Steve, they failed to make any impact in the East Yorks Steam Knitting Conference League, and a minor place in the same year's Northern Counties Sawdust Plaiting Championship counts as very little, as you well know.
Roger Lund


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:01

But Steve, they failed to make any impact in the East Yorks Steam Knitting Conference League, and a minor place in the same year's Northern Counties Sawdust Plaiting Championship counts as very little, as you well know.
Roger Lund


So, which one of those two is "The beautiful game...?"


#393 Vitesse2

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:08

And how long has Scunthorpe been in Yorkshire?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 14:33


So, which one of those two is "The beautiful game...?"

And how long has Scunthorpe been in Yorkshire?


Beauty, of course, is always in the eye of the beholder, and after Yorkshire County Cricket club ceded to pressure to drop the stipulation that all players had to be born in GOC - God's Own County -, for the non-believers among you, there was a general relaxation of qualification criteria in other hitherto specifically county or defined regional games, allowing the organising bodies to invite selected teams from other areas. It was seen as an extension of the traditional Yorkshire missionary spirit, letting them mix with our County and giving them experience of playing in the big time. We are well known for our altruism.
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BTW, out of county marriages are still frowned upon, ISTR.

#395 kayemod

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 16:20

BTW, out of county marriages are still frowned upon, ISTR.


Do I sense a 'get-out clause' here? My own dear wife is from Wigan. I'm doing missionary work you understand, though not quite as often as I used to, if truth be told.

#396 Simon Arron

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 14:21

From this weekend's Scunthorpe GP (or wherever it might be)...
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FIA launches investigation as modern F1 car is discovered with racing roundel.

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Romain Grosjean struggles to find something to hit.

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Something large and immobile and a Korean mountain.

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Service is apparently faster at the Senna pub & grill, but food preparation is a little more consistent here.

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The sun goes down.

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Talking of which...

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Nico Rosberg opens new fashion boutique.

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Mercedes drivers, future and present.

#397 arttidesco

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 15:12

From this weekend's Scunthorpe GP (or wherever it might be)...

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The sun goes down.


I hope they stop the beautiful game to watch the sunset in Scunthorpe :cool:

#398 h4887

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 19:43

No more spiders, thank you Simon

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 19:59

From this weekend's Scunthorpe GP (or wherever it might be)...
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Service is apparently faster at the Senna pub & grill, but food preparation is a little more consistent here.

I wonder if they still "cut corners" at their Japanese location. I heard that the proprietor does not like the late nights of the restaurant trade; I believe he has a reputation for "turning in" very early, much sooner than people expect when he is "outside".
Roger Lund

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#400 Tony Kingston

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 23:09

I wonder if they still "cut corners" at their Japanese location. I heard that the proprietor does not like the late nights of the restaurant trade; I believe he has a reputation for "turning in" very early, much sooner than people expect when he is "outside".
Roger Lund

Perhaps, next year, they will have support from "the management".

Edited by Tony Kingston, 12 October 2012 - 23:14.