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#151 Calorus

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 18:23

Originally posted by Rexx Havoc


I asked a vegan atheist once, why did she scream Oh God! in the throes of passion

to which there was no acknowledgment or reply
and the end result was I never got to mount that steed ever again...


Are you sure it was the result of you calling her out, or the fact that you'd describe having sex with her as "mounting that steed"?

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#152 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 04:13

Originally posted by Calorus


Are you sure it was the result of you calling her out, or the fact that you'd describe having sex with her as "mounting that steed"?


I guess it is a call out, but I was after something more along the lines of ..."it's a habit from back when I used to"... maybe??
I was truly then and still today curious...
this was rekindled by the post about the firefight

as far as the steed remark it was kinda of a John Wayne machismo thing
...I'll take the hint that my brand of humor doesn't seem to weather the internet well

#153 Calorus

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 17:06

Originally posted by Garagiste
Why is there only one Monopolies commission?






YES!

#154 Mauseri

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:29

Which direction do F1 engines rotate? :drunk:

Obviously next year not, but have they build 'left' and 'right' engines for different tracks in the past?

How much effect does the correct rotating direction have when you are accelerating out of corner?

#155 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 15:47

why is the mclaren in it's pewter livery and not orange?

#156 Calorus

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 15:54

Originally posted by Rexx Havoc
why is the mclaren in it's pewter livery and not orange?


Because they haven't raced in Orange for maybe 3 decades? And because their principal sponsor is really Mercedes.

#157 Clatter

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 16:04

Originally posted by Rexx Havoc
why is the mclaren in it's pewter livery and not orange?


I think they only use the orange scheme when they have no confirmed main sponser.

#158 Calorus

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 16:13

Originally posted by Clatter


I think they only use the orange scheme when they have no confirmed main sponser.


No when then MP4-22 arrives, it'll be Orange, at least until the livery unveiling.

#159 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 12:05

Originally posted by Calorus


Because they haven't raced in Orange for maybe 3 decades? And because their principal sponsor is really Mercedes.


I'll buy the second reply you posted

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#160 smartie_f1

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 19:48

V.S.Q

does the WDC decide the pit lane garage order or the WCC?

#161 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 20:15

Originally posted by smartie_f1
V.S.Q

does the WDC decide the pit lane garage order or the WCC?


My understanding is WCC gets pick of which end of pitlane they want their stall in
and the rest, in points order that starts at the end of the pitlane to the beginning of it

any confirmers or concurers ??

#162 Andy Donovan

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 14:07

I concur it's the constructors' not the drivers' that decides it, but not sure about the direction. I thought the leading team was always at the top end (nearest to the entrance).

#163 Garagiste

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 17:06

Usually they go for that end as you can drive straight into the box. Sometimes they got for the end nearest the exit though (can't remember where it last happened) - all depends on the pit layout and perceived advantage I guess.

#164 RDM

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 17:18

I wonder why a "fake" pit cannot be setup (this could simply be a road cone etc.) just prior to the first (real) pit, so that this rather unfair advantage of having the first pit is removed.

(Obviously, this should only be when Ferrari are not reigning WCC holders!! :))

#165 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 18:42

Originally posted by RDM
I wonder why a "fake" pit cannot be setup (this could simply be a road cone etc.) just prior to the first (real) pit, so that this rather unfair advantage of having the first pit is removed.

(Obviously, this should only be when Ferrari are not reigning WCC holders!! :))


that makes it another "benny" to be WCC
I don't see a problem with the WCC getting a "perk" or "advantage" as minuscule as that
because who to and how would you allocate that infinitesimal advantage to another team to help them challenge the reigning WCC

#166 Calorus

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 19:32

Originally posted by Rexx Havoc


that makes it another "benny" to be WCC
I don't see a problem with the WCC getting a "perk" or "advantage" as minuscule as that
because who to and how would you allocate that infinitesimal advantage to another team to help them challenge the reigning WCC


I agree, it's no different to having a 1 (i.e. the marketing advantage, offering extra budget) or giving pole to the fastest man. It's an advantage based on success.

#167 Limits

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 19:50

Originally posted by Andy Donovan
I concur it's the constructors' not the drivers' that decides it, but not sure about the direction. I thought the leading team was always at the top end (nearest to the entrance).

Might there be a theoretical, or rather practical, advantage that you at some places have to brake only once for your pit stops? No fiddling around on the limiter, just dive right in? I am not sure how close it actually is between the pit line and the first box on average.

#168 Calorus

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 19:54

Originally posted by Rexx Havoc


My understanding is WCC gets pick of which end of pitlane they want their stall in
and the rest, in points order that starts at the end of the pitlane to the beginning of it

any confirmers or concurers ??


I think I disagree - I think the pit boxes are ordered, by car number from the start of the grid to the end.

I think Alonso will again be driving straight in.

#169 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 20:49

Originally posted by Calorus


I think I disagree - I think the pit boxes are ordered, by car number from the start of the grid to the end.

I think Alonso will again be driving straight in.


mr. C

I don't want to split hairs with you
but car numbers are pretty much the same thing as saying the order that the teams finished in the WCC... isn't it

and I believe the winning constructor get his pick from either the first (pit in ) stall
or the last stall (pit out stripe)

so is the advantage that you are at the end of pitlane right out of your stall in order to come out of the garage and be right there at the beginning of the Qually session

or

do you want the advantage of pulling straight into your stall without any obstructions from another team

#170 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 20:53

Originally posted by Calorus

I think Alonso will again be driving straight in.


so by this logic since Alonso is WDC but no longer with the WCC

you are saying that the WDC is the basis for deciding pit stall sequence

you need to clarify your stance so we can either be a duet in our opinions
or duel over the issue
;)

#171 xrepe

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 21:45

Originally posted by Orin
If Intelligent Design explains how we got here, why did God give men nipples?


Hm, I think men can, if trained of course ;), breast-feed small children! You of course need some women's hormones for that!

But why did God think that we could possibly need them (nipples)?

#172 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:03

sheeeesh cuz god didn't create us ... we are a product of evolution

so ask yourself why did evolution not discard the nipples

maybe women are evolving to the point of superiority over men and men will need nipples to breast feed the spawn while women are earning a living

come to think of it ... perhaps god knew this all along

#173 Limits

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 10:07

If you compalin about the existence of nipples on men, your wife has not learned to use them right.

#174 Orin

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 11:41

Originally posted by Limits
If you compalin about the existence of nipples on men, your wife has not learned to use them right.


No one's complained so far as I can see. But I need to get into shape next year, I'm in danger of being given a trainer bra for Xmas :

#175 Owen

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 11:50

Here's a question:
Why does Mark Blundell still have a job as a pundit?

Sorry but in my humble opinion I think he is an appalling communicator (he can barely string words together in plain english) who brings little to no insight into the world of F1, he just spouts clich├ęs all the time, despite the fact that he's actually been there and done it. He is made to look even worse by Martin Brundle who is an excellent commentator and everything that Blundell is not.

#176 Limits

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 11:55

Originally posted by Orin


No one's complained so far as I can see. But I need to get into shape next year, I'm in danger of being given a trainer bra for Xmas :

Complain only when you feel tempted to give one ;)

#177 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:28

How close to stock is the Dakar Toureg and the motorcycles

#178 Beamer

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:37

Originally posted by Rexx Havoc
How close to stock is the Dakar Toureg and the motorcycles


About as close as a stock renault is to a renault F1 car......

#179 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 21:26

I asked this last year

What does it mean when the 2 panels next to the 8's next to Jarno are illuminated red

http://www.autosport...to.php/id/52986

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#180 HBoss

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:52

Did Sauber use the same tyres as Ferrari in 2004?

#181 macoran

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 12:15

Originally posted by Rexx Havoc
I asked this last year

What does it mean when the 2 panels next to the 8's next to Jarno are illuminated red

http://www.autosport...to.php/id/52986


I'd like to know too !

A signal to all pitbox crew ? Hands away ! Ready to roll ?

#182 Garagiste

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 13:46

Best SQ I've seen in ages - a letter in the latest Viz :

If Max Clifford is so good at PR, how come everybody thinks he's a c***?

#183 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 20:30

Who else besides Red Bull, is using Volvo tractors for the transporters in the nascar pits?

#184 Dudley

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 23:58

Originally posted by Garagiste
Best SQ I've seen in ages - a letter in the latest Viz :

If Max Clifford is so good at PR, how come everybody thinks he's a c***?


A PR firm who represents himself has a fool for a client?;)

#185 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 00:46

Did anyone hear Boris Said say
"those 150's... they are going to be a blood bath for those guys"

does that strike you as an odd thing to say?

#186 Dudley

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 11:29

Not really, it's fairly clear what he means.

#187 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 14:18

what is the logic behind

the Malaysian GP on april 8
and the Bahrain GP on april 15

but

the Hungarian GP on aug 5
and the Turkish GP on aug 26

between the travel times and jet lag why would you put those 2 races on top of one another, and stage 2 GP's within stones throw of one another 3 weeks apart

I know about the summer break
I'm questioning the time/ distance aspect

#188 HBoss

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 16:25

FIA can't make a decent calendar to save their lives.
hehe

#189 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 03:05

Originally posted by Rexx Havoc
what is the logic behind

the Malaysian GP on april 8
and the Bahrain GP on april 15

but

the Hungarian GP on aug 5
and the Turkish GP on aug 26

between the travel times and jet lag why would you put those 2 races on top of one another, and stage 2 GP's within stones throw of one another 3 weeks apart

I know about the summer break
I'm questioning the time/ distance aspect


sheesh... 99-44/100% of the boards must have me blocked
to not get any real input

is it to stupid to bothered answer
or
there is no answer?

#190 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 07:24

Flying back from malaysia to their European bases then going to Bahrain is too expensive because they are both fly away races.

Hungary and Turkey are races they drive to so its not such an expense.

#191 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:23

can a cup car be tight and push?

because the guy on speed just said that

#192 Limits

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 08:23

Originally posted by Rexx Havoc
can a cup car be tight and push?

because the guy on speed just said that

A car will always change behaviour depending on what forces it has to battle. Turn in oversteer and midcorner understeer is common. Then there is also the driver influence, Driver A might find a car pushy and Driver B find the very same car tight.

So, yes.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:06

Originally posted by Gilles4Ever
Flying back from malaysia to their European bases then going to Bahrain is too expensive because they are both fly away races.

Hungary and Turkey are races they drive to so its not such an expense.


They actually ship their gear to Turkey.
:p

They should stretch the calendar so it ended in November and we wouldn't go for so long without the races.

#194 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 12:32

Originally posted by HBoss


They actually ship their gear to Turkey.
:p

They should stretch the calendar so it ended in November and we wouldn't go for so long without the races.


Smartarse :p

You know what I mean - it isnt a fly away race.

Turkey is by far the longest journey we make with our trucks in the season. The trucks have made a four-day ferry crossing from Trieste in Italy to Istanbul, and from there it was just a short drive to the circuit.

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/46311

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 20:39

Question about the tyres - sorry if it has been asked before - what happens to them after the race weekend?

#196 metz

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 20:57

Originally posted by Rexx Havoc
what is the logic behind

the Malaysian GP on april 8
and the Bahrain GP on april 15

but

the Hungarian GP on aug 5
and the Turkish GP on aug 26

between the travel times and jet lag why would you put those 2 races on top of one another, and stage 2 GP's within stones throw of one another 3 weeks apart

I know about the summer break
I'm questioning the time/ distance aspect

The distance is never an issue other than jet lag
It takes a day and a half to get to anywhere from anywhere.
It takes less time to get from Europe to Montreal than it does to get from Montreal to Indianapolis.
Having two races close together in time or geography will actualy reduce combined interest.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 21:01

Originally posted by rce
Question about the tyres - sorry if it has been asked before - what happens to them after the race weekend?


Back in the 1980s, I can recall someone offering a lovely line of genuine used Goodyear Eagle F1s as coffee tables.

#198 Rexx Havoc

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 22:42

during the "tire war years" my understanding is all tires were recalled by michelin and bridgestone after the race weekend or test

afaic it was to reduce industrial espionage

now that we have a control tire ... they may become available again after the race

#199 le chat noir

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 00:03

Originally posted by mikedeering


Back in the 1980s, I can recall someone offering a lovely line of genuine used Goodyear Eagle F1s as coffee tables.


They were doing that at the NEC in 2000? I dunno, the year JPM and Kimi first appeared in f1

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#200 HBoss

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 21:26

Is qualifying this year the exact same as last year???