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#1 Sakae

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:48

Do you want to share how are you planning to spend next some odd hundred days? (Of course other than bashing your favourite enemies).

I want to pick up on better understanding of normative references pertaining to F1 (mostly by FiA), and try to elevate my understanding of elementary aerodynamics of an F1 car. To keep in shape, I plan to stay updated on latest rumours.

Cheers!


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#2 Clatter

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:50

I plan to down a few beers and eat lots of turkey. That's a few days sorted next month at least.

#3 Sakae

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:53

I plan to down a few beers and eat lots of turkey. That's a few days sorted next month at least.

Are you suffering a lot after Brazil, Clatter? :p

#4 03011969

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:53

F1 -wise:

F1 2012 + wheel & pedals + 42" plasma screen. Almost always online.

Not without its flaws but still fantastic


Non-F1-wise:

With female company.


#5 tifosiMac

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:54

Non-F1-wise:

With female company.

We are probably few and far between but I'm with you there :p

#6 stanga

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:57

Spend time with my family.

Actually work on my MBA on a weekend instead of being glued to F1.

Visit Australia just before Melbourne 2013 (idiot).



#7 jonpollak

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:57

I've nothing to do outside of developing a travel show for MTV3 in Finland called "Leave me alone, I know where I'm going".
Jp

#8 Rinehart

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:00

Do you want to share how are you planning to spend next some odd hundred days? (Of course other than bashing your favourite enemies).

I want to pick up on better understanding of normative references pertaining to F1 (mostly by FiA), and try to elevate my understanding of elementary aerodynamics of an F1 car. To keep in shape, I plan to stay updated on latest rumours.

Cheers!


My sporting attention switches to the Ski World Cup, November to March. Its perfect.

As far as motorsport consumption goes, there is no let up, there is just as much business and technological news and intrigue during the winter, and I find testing just as exciting as the racing. I'll normally try and attend a couple of days in Spain, working commitments permitting, its a very cheap way to see F1 cars in action and a very relaxed.

There is also the Autosport show in January - completely unmissable!


#9 Clatter

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:00

Are you suffering a lot after Brazil, Clatter? :p


Me? No.

Fantastic race, JB/Mac won and of the 2 contenders my preferred choice won. Couldn't have gone better really. I'm just ready to enjoy Christmas.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:00

I've nothing to do outside of developing a travel show for MTV3 in Finland called "Leave me alone, I know where I'm going".


Excellent. :lol: The director got quite a few things wrong during the race coverage, but picking up live footage of Kimi's orienteering was good telly. :D

#11 Obi Offiah

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:03

I plan to down a few beers and eat lots of turkey. That's a few days sorted next month at least.

I like your thinking.

#12 Peat

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:08

Bobsleigh World Cup. That is all.

#13 jstrains

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:15

I've nothing to do outside of developing a travel show for MTV3 in Finland called "Leave me alone, I know where I'm going".
Jp


This is simply amazing!

Btw. I cannot wait until the first cars and tests for 2013 :wave:

Edited by jstrains, 26 November 2012 - 13:16.


#14 MrMontecarlo

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:17

I actually kind of like the off-season. It's a good opportunity to analyze what has happened through the season and gain a better understanding of the sport.

#15 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:35

I may actually attend the winter tests!

#16 Anonymous

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:35

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#17 george1981

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:40

I'm starting a new job in January which will be a distraction at least.

#18 akshay380

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:46

Will use the weekend for studying stuff related to my career instead of being glued to TV and Autosport. Karting twice a month, budget permitting. Play F1C again.

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#19 kpchelsea

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:46

Well its football season now, that will have to do :well:

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#20 Atreiu

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:47

It's summer in Brazil.
I'll have caipirinhas and my PS3 to keep me company.

#21 Longtimefan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:50

I watch F1 EVERY day.. now until the next race. :)

How? - I am a moderator on a certain site that streams F1 24/7, We show any f1 from the early 50's to today and show lots of F1 documentaries too. So thankfully, I have lots of classic F1 to watch to get me to the next live race. :)



#22 F1ultimate

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:52

Just bought myself F1 2012, a Logitech Driving Force GT Wheel and a Macbook Pro Retina.

Winter, come at me bro. I will not be bored.

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#23 tifosiMac

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:53

I watch F1 EVERY day.. now until the next race. :)

How? - I am a moderator on a certain site that streams F1 24/7, We show any f1 from the early 50's to today and show lots of F1 documentaries too. So thankfully, I have lots of classic F1 to watch to get me to the next live race. :)

Its a shame your site hasn't streamed it live for you too.

#24 MrMontecarlo

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:55

I watch F1 EVERY day.. now until the next race. :)

How? - I am a moderator on a certain site that streams F1 24/7, We show any f1 from the early 50's to today and show lots of F1 documentaries too. So thankfully, I have lots of classic F1 to watch to get me to the next live race. :)


Would you share the site with us? :)

#25 maverick69

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:55

Mainly praying to God that Merc produce a competitive W04...... And laughing at some of the posts on this forum.



#26 Longtimefan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 14:00

Its a shame your site hasn't streamed it live for you too.


Can't do that, FOM would close it in a second.


#27 Longtimefan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 14:01

Would you share the site with us? :)


PM me, I don't want to put the link here tbh.


#28 tifosiMac

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 14:03

Can't do that, FOM would close it in a second.

Yeah they are quite tough with things like that but some escape it. I'd be interested to know what site you moderate, could you PM me the link. I'd be grateful :)

#29 Topsu

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 14:20

First I'll wait for Bottas' contract reveal, then Christmas, then the first car reveals, winter tests and BOOM! It's Melbourne already.

#30 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 14:31

When F1 goes, football is there! here's the Africa Cup of Nations in January!

In December I'll have fun laughing at doomsdayers and also I plan on having a shot at Autodesk Simulation CFD to learn some basic wing modelling :p all this while reading the 2013 F1 regs.

Oh my busy schedule! :lol:

#31 OSX

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 14:33

Just bought myself F1 2012, a Logitech Driving Force GT Wheel and a Macbook Pro Retina.

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#32 goldenboy

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 14:39

Hopefully starting a new job in the middle of absolutely nowhere, western australia, away for looong periods of time.

On the plus side, I will be able to easily afford travelling overseas to GP's in my 10 days off in a row every 26 days, about 5 times a year at least by my calculations :lol: :clap: :clap:

#33 Dalton007

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 15:15

Watching the F1 season reviews - one per weekend over winter. :) Should keep me going until the winter tests.

#34 tomisumi

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 15:31

Well, I still have some older F1 races on my HDD...but, anyway, winter is coming, and so Christmas, and so New Year´s Eve...and, oh wait...my final exams in school! :/

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 15:33

Well... There's more to me than just F1.;)

Alpine skiing (Kitzbühel, Wengen, etc :clap: ), ski jumping, Dakar Raid, Rally Monte Carlo, Sebring 12 Hours, Daytona 24 Hours...

...and then suddenly, it's March. :wave:


#36 Fastcake

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 15:38

I'll find something to do, there's a whole load of programmes I've wanted to watch and books to read, who knows perhaps I'll even go outside and meet people. ;)


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 15:59

Considering I live in Palm Springs it's not much of a winter. There is one blessing of being a NASCAR fan, it's also a pretty short winter. However, it's also a good time for the wife and I to make some money and see all our international friends in the Rock and Mineral business in Quartzsite Arizona. We'll be out there for six weeks living in a trailer with a big 'ol tent full of rocks , with the Aussies, the Swiss, the Nigerians, the Germans and people from all over the world and the states with industrial scale sales from everything they have mined all year. The poker parties are quite interesting. Anyone traveling through the area, please stop by.
I've also got a new Jeep that needs to be tested and the good 'ol Rhino will undoubtably be soundly thrashed.
So, won't be missing racing too much I don't think.

#38 Sakae

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 16:18

Well... There's more to me than just F1.;)

Alpine skiing (Kitzbühel, Wengen, etc :clap: ),..

Those were days only to never return (in my case, as you age). :cry:


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 16:27

That is not an F1 steering wheel. Posted Image


It's close enough :p

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#40 gm914

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 16:55

Ugh, I dread this time of year.

Fall weather is nearly done, NASCAR is finished, Formula One is over, baseball is nearly 5 months away, I don't like the NFL, nor hockey, and it's getting too cold to paint outside.

I'd have a couple hot toddys but I gave that up too. Bah!

Work then I guess. :cry:

#41 SR388

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 16:59

NBA and ncaa basketball.

Go grizzlies! Go Vols!

#42 Frank Tuesday

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:03

Cyclocross will carry me through February.

#43 SR388

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:11

I also will watch the races Hamilton won this year over and over again, along with the 2008 F1 season review.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:14

I also will watch the races Hamilton won this year over and over again, along with the 2008 F1 season review.

For when things get really dire, I have the NCWTS Michigan and Vegas races downloaded, as well as the manic Watkins Glen Cup race.

#45 SR388

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:23

For when things get really dire, I have the NCWTS Michigan and Vegas races downloaded, as well as the manic Watkins Glen Cup race.



That Watkins glen race was a hoot! Best NASCAR race of the year.

#46 jonpollak

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:29

Considering I live in Palm Springs it's not much of a winter. There is one blessing of being a NASCAR fan, it's also a pretty short winter. However, it's also a good time for the wife and I to make some money and see all our international friends in the Rock and Mineral business in Quartzsite Arizona. We'll be out there for six weeks living in a trailer with a big 'ol tent full of rocks , with the Aussies, the Swiss, the Nigerians, the Germans and people from all over the world and the states with industrial scale sales from everything they have mined all year. The poker parties are quite interesting. Anyone traveling through the area, please stop by.
I've also got a new Jeep that needs to be tested and the good 'ol Rhino will undoubtably be soundly thrashed.
So, won't be missing racing too much I don't think.



Lemme know if a certain Mr. Hank Schrader shows up.
Jp

PS..My tour was postponed. I'm back home!!!

#47 WonderboyF1

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:31

Any one attending a winter test next year? Im hoping to get to Barcelona, will be my first time going to a winter test if anyone has any experience?

#48 royalblue0

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:41

I'll be hoping my house renovation is finished by then, it seems like it's taking forever

#49 F1fanaticbe

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 17:53

about 110 days before the Australian grand prix 2013 :drunk:

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 18:08

Dakar. Monte Carlo rally.