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#101 nomi

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:31

Talking about Suzuka circuit, would Mugello be considered to be the European version of Suzuka, fast on the edge circuit?



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#102 muramasa

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 13:16

Pastor in Roppongi

 

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Hello Kitty cloth gift for his baby :D

For a few seconds I thought it was for him :lol:

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Seb in Yokohama

 

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#103 Nonesuch

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 13:25

The Japanese races aren't exactly all that these days, but the circuit is quite a challenge in qualifying. I expect that to be the most interesting part of this Grand Prix weekend, as recent years don't give much hope that the race will be anything other than Red Bull trying not to dominate too embarrassingly.

 

In any case, it'll be good to come to a race with a genuinely passionate crowd. :up:



#104 eronrules

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 13:41

The Japanese races aren't exactly all that these days, but the circuit is quite a challenge in qualifying. I expect that to be the most interesting part of this Grand Prix weekend, as recent years don't give much hope that the race will be anything other than Red Bull trying not to dominate too embarrassingly.

 

In any case, it'll be good to come to a race with a genuinely passionate crowd. :up:

i don't know about challenges, but i can tell you this, in sim racing, this track is the most rewarding of them all, getting all the corners right, specially the degner and the spoon is pure Ecstasy.  :love: and i'll bet, the drivers enjoy this even more with a pointy car like RBR 

 

i'm doing my practice ahead of the gp, done 23 laps yesterday (on my pc, like all other circuits, it's a habit of mine :blush: )



#105 eronrules

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 14:00

 FOR KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN, SUZUKA IS WHAT REAL RACING IS ALL ABOUT  :love:

 

http://www.lotusf1te...ng-is-All-About

 

 

SUZUKA IS UP NEXT; WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CIRCUIT?

but this is a track I look forward to every season. It’s a proper circuit that’s been around for a many years, and you can understand why as it’s a challenge for the drivers and usually makes for some good racing too. Suzuka is fast, technical and there are some good places to overtake, which to me is what racing should be about.

YOU DESCRIBE IT AS A CHALLENGE; WHAT IS IT THAT REALLY PUSHES YOU IN THE COCKPIT HERE?

It’s a bit of everything really. There are some corners where you are flat out – or very nearly flat out – but then there are others where you really have to balance the braking and throttle carefully to maintain the best speed. If you push too hard then you can easily be punished, as I found out in qualifying last year when I was on my best lap in the final session

WOULD YOU SAY THIS IS QUITE A SPECIAL VENUE FOR YOU AS A DRIVER?

As a racing circuit it has unique characteristics and belongs in the top three in the world with Spa and Monaco .... I had a good race at Fuji too. It was that wet race back in 2007 when I came from pretty far back to a podium finish, but Suzuka 2005 is my best memory from Japan. It’s very difficult to say which is your best race – especially if you have won many – but coming from the last row of the grid to take victory at a place like this is one I remember very, very well.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT JAPAN AS A COUNTRY?

I particularly like Tokyo and always have a good time when I visit there. It’s a fun place, there is a lot going on, and I do enjoy sushi…


Edited by eronrules, 09 October 2013 - 16:27.


#106 Radion

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 14:04

I'll always remember Suzuka 2005. What an epic race.



#107 crespo

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 14:12

I'll always remember Suzuka '12 qualifying where Kimi spun out and ruined Alonso's lap, leading to his midpack start, subsequent DNF, and Vettel WDC.

 

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#108 Radion

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 14:23

I'll always remember Suzuka '12 qualifying where Kimi spun out and ruined Alonso's lap, leading to his midpack start, subsequent DNF, and Vettel WDC.

 

:smoking:

Whatever makes you sleep better.  :wave: 



#109 Seanspeed

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 14:35



I'll always remember Suzuka '12 qualifying where Kimi spun out and ruined Alonso's lap, leading to his midpack start, subsequent DNF, and Vettel WDC.

 

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#110 Crossmax

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 15:49

 FOR KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN, SUZUKA IS WHAT REAL RACING IS ALL ABOUT  :love:

 

http://www.lotusf1te...ng-is-All-About

 

 

WOULD YOU SAY THIS IS QUITE A SPECIAL VENUE FOR YOU AS A DRIVER?

As a racing circuit it has unique characteristics and belongs in the top three in the world with Spa and Monaco .... It was that wet race back in 2007 when I came from pretty far back to a podium finish, but Suzuka 2005 is my best memory from Japan. It’s very difficult to say which is your best race – especially if you have won many – but coming from the last row of the grid to take victory at a place like this is one I remember very, very well.

The Japanese GP in 2007 was run at Fuji...



#111 artista

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 16:03

The Japanese GP in 2007 was run at Fuji...

I was going to answer that, given that we all know Kimi is kind of an absent-minded guy who gets lost quite easily, all that rain and low visibility was a very good excuse for Räikkönen not to know where he was driving that day, but he actually knew: Eronrules cut the quote where he/she shouldn't. Full sentence is "I had a good race at Fuji too. It was that wet race back in 2007 when I came from pretty far back to a podium finish,but Suzuka 2005 is my best memory from Japan."



#112 eronrules

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 16:22

I was going to answer that, given that we all know Kimi is kind of an absent-minded guy who gets lost quite easily, all that rain and low visibility was a very good excuse for Räikkönen not to know where he was driving that day, but he actually knew: Eronrules cut the quote where he/she shouldn't. Full sentence is "I had a good race at Fuji too. It was that wet race back in 2007 when I came from pretty far back to a podium finish,but Suzuka 2005 is my best memory from Japan."

it's a 'he' :blush:  and thanks for pointing my mistake  :kiss: but again, i posted the link and didn't copy paste too much of it (on a parole on that offense :cry: )



#113 SpaMaster

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 16:22

The Japanese GP in 2007 was run at Fuji...

He talks about memories from Japan.


 



#114 artista

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 16:29

it's a 'he' :blush:  and thanks for pointing my mistake  :kiss: but again, i posted the link and didn't copy paste too much of it (on a parole on that offense :cry: )

Okay, I promise I will know for next occasion you're a "he" :)



#115 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 17:46

I'll always remember Suzuka 2005. What an epic race.

Last nice race we've had at Suzuka.



#116 Andrew Hope

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 17:47

Utter bullshit.

 

If Red Bull continues dominating for three additional years, you'll be the first whining about "I need a change, this is becoming boring!"

 

You're the ultimate weathercock.

What is a weathercock? This forum doesn't censor "asshole". If you're going to insult me at least use a term I can understand.



#117 mangeliiito

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 18:13

I still gets goosebumps when I think if the podium last yer, "Kamui, Kamui, Kamui!"

#118 Atreiu

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 18:22

Talking about Suzuka circuit, would Mugello be considered to be the European version of Suzuka, fast on the edge circuit?

 

MotoGP used to have both, and I love 'em both, but Suzuka is something very, very special. I can't think of any other circuit which such a variety in it's corners without becoming excessively winding.

 

A weather cock is a sort of rooster which tells the weather. LOL.

 

Chillax guys... the season is basically over already.



#119 BillBald

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 21:31

What is a weathercock? This forum doesn't censor "asshole". If you're going to insult me at least use a term I can understand.

 

A weathercock changes its orientation depending on the wind, it tells you which direction the wind is coming from (like a windsock at an airport).

 

If you call someone that, you are implying that they change their mind easily, maybe too easily influenced.



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#120 Andrew Hope

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 21:54

A weathercock changes its orientation depending on the wind, it tells you which direction the wind is coming from (like a windsock at an airport).

 

If you call someone that, you are implying that they change their mind easily, maybe too easily influenced.

Thank you for the kind explanation. So a weathervane, then. Do you know a word for a person who doesn't know how to click on a username and look at all of a guy's posts to realize the person isn't a weathercock? I'm sure it's somethingcock.



#121 muramasa

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 21:55

Not sure about other venues, but when drivers enter Suzuka it's like this, some fans know when and where to wait;
 

Lewis waves hand to greeting fans when he enters Suzuka in 2012

 

I once happened to be there  :p



#122 V3TT3L

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 22:19

:p Can't wait for more Samurai quotes in the land of raising sun.



#123 Tron

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 22:21

:p Can't wait for more Samurai quotes in the land of raising sun.

 

Hope he poses in a Kimono robe while holding a sword...  :clap: 



#124 Andrew Hope

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 00:09

Quality post sir.

 

 

Your posts mate, are awesome.

 

PS. Wow, I didn't know that Webber had that much of luck to be honest  :stoned:

 

Thank you very much. 4500 posts, it was about time I talked some sense.



#125 Boxerevo

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:46

Not sure about other venues, but when drivers enter Suzuka it's like this, some fans know when and where to wait;Lewis must love those moments.

Lewis waves hand to greeting fans when he enters Suzuka in 2012

I once happened to be there  :p

Lewis must love those moments.


Edited by Boxerevo, 10 October 2013 - 05:47.


#126 Shiroo

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:07

Lewis must love those moments.

 

I believe, every driver loves them



#127 ElDictatore

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:39

Utter bullshit.

 

If Red Bull continues dominating for three additional years, you'll be the first whining about "I need a change, this is becoming boring!"

 

You're the ultimate weathercock.

 

 

He's right though. I'm glad Red Bull kind of schools the competition right now. Kind of pushes everyone, which is important for 2014 onwards.



#128 Antonov

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:38

is attending the Japanese grand prix something you would recommed to a European fan? (who obviously knows very little of the culture there)



#129 nomi

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:43

Is Suzuka very easy to get to?

 

From Tokyo or Osaka?



#130 Antonov

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:44

I believe the orientation point for Suzuka is called "Nagoya". 



#131 SB

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:03

Is Suzuka very easy to get to?

 

From Tokyo or Osaka?

 

The circuit is located in a village which is around one hour of local train from the nearest big city -- Nagoya.

 

Nagoya is well-developed enough to have her own international airport and located in the mid-way point between Tokyo and Osaka. It takes around half hour of air flight or 90 mins of bullet train from either Tokyo and Osaka.


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#132 muramasa

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:00

Pit walk today

 

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every driver has fans

even Sutil (no offense)

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Even Chilton (no offense)

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Even Shovlin :D

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#133 muramasa

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:01

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  http://as-web.jp/pho...p?c_id=1&no=178



#134 Tron

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:13

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Oh my word, I so want these!!!  :eek:  :love:  (I'm a huge anime nut)

 

Are there bigger pics of them???



#135 Nonesuch

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:20

Thanks for the photo's Muramasa. Seems the atmosphere is great, as it usually is at the Japanese Grand Prix. :up:

 

One thing that has always surprised me somewhat is that a lot of Japanese fans wave national flags to show their support for a driver, rather than the flag of the team. I don't think you'd have many French, English or Finnish fans waving the German flag to support Schumacher or Vettel, but perhaps I'm wrong!



#136 muramasa

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:31

Oh my word, I so want these!!!  :eek:  :love:  (I'm a huge anime nut)

 

Are there bigger pics of them???

from thursday, sites like nextgen, motorsports.com etc starts to put pics and usually they offer hi-res and more pics, so maybe there are some.

I dont know what the thing is but I see them time to time since 2010 or so. I remember seeing pics of Hamashima and Alonso sitting next to that thing in the pit last year. :lol:

 

 

One thing that has always surprised me somewhat is that a lot of Japanese fans wave national flags to show their support for a driver, rather than the flag of the team. I don't think you'd have many French, English or Finnish fans waving the German flag to support Schumacher or Vettel, but perhaps I'm wrong!

 

Maybe, but sth like this is what we see everywhere isnt it?

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and I guess not all those Kimi fans in European GPs are actually Finnish.

But yeah, I'm surprised by the variety of fans here. Not just current yet still minor drivers but retired ones as well. I think there was this "I love DC" banner in the main stand, last year in 2012!



#137 muramasa

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:45

Jules and Max serving sushi  :D

 

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Salmon sushi, this is by Chilton,

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This one by Bianchi

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Together

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as if 2 Marrusias side-by-side :D

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^^^^from this article

http://www.f1-stinge...port/048124.php



#138 eronrules

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 13:33

now back to the racing part of the weekend ...  :o

 

 

New chassis for Webber after Korea fire

http://www.f1zone.ne...rea-fire/20677/

 

 

“The chassis was more damaged by the impact with Sutil than the fire itself,” he said, revealing that the engine and gearbox survived the incident.


#139 apoka

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 13:48

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Oh my word, I so want these!!!  :eek:  :love:  

 

But you know that those aren't real girls, right? 

 

 ;)



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#140 eronrules

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 15:12

But you know that those aren't real girls, right? 

 

 ;)

2D are always better than 3D  :o

 

girl in RBR costume looks like main character Kirino kosaka from Ore no Imouto (oreimo for short)  :love:

girl in Ferrari costume looks like ... erm ... Rika shiraki from Bible Black   :blush: 

 

.....  puts his 'Otaku' glass down  :cat:



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 15:18

Oh my word, I so want these!!!  :eek:  :love:  (I'm a huge anime nut)

 

Are there bigger pics of them???

F1 could become a anime. :love:



#142 V3TT3L

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 15:50

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#143 Tron

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 15:53

F1 could become a anime. :love:

 

:up: :up: :up:

 

Rosberg already has the school girl features.  ;)



#144 TomNokoe

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 16:49

This is Lotus' weekend! Grosjean is 25/1 for pole, might stick £10 on that!



#145 eronrules

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 16:52

This is Lotus' weekend! Grosjean is 25/1 for pole, might stick £10 on that!

not gonna happen, better stick that to a MGP driver. 



#146 muramasa

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 16:57

seems that cartoon thing is called GP-musume (GP girl)

http://www.f1-musume.com/

website and its activity itself as well looks to be inactive but obviously still continuing.

 

i said was at Ferrari last year too and seems i was right, couldnt find Hamashima and Alonso pic but

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:D

 

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#147 Andrew Hope

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 17:00

Girls und Formula 1



#148 TimRTC

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 17:10

Watch the start then turn over for the Moto2/3 races or watch the V8SCs. Plenty on this weekend, might have to go multimonitor again to watch it all.

#149 TimRTC

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 17:15

Girls und Formula 1


Sounds like a dodgy 1970s German sex comedy.

#150 eronrules

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 18:06

just found this in youtube (not my upload)

 

driver's press conference for japanese gp 

 

 

Jenson should never clean shave, he looks hideous.  :p

 

p.s if the mods think this is inappropriate, please delete this.  :wave: