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#201 Vitesse2

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 15:16

While I realise that the focus in the Do F1 drivers' careers go on too long? article is on the post-1950 World Championship, it is surely worth adding a caveat that - in addition to the fifteen seasons cited - Maurice Trintignant made his Grand Prix racing debut in 1938 and competed in every possible year thereafter; 1939 and 1945-49. Thus he was active over a total of 22 seasons, surpassing both Barrichello and Schumacher.



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#202 scheivlak

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 18:13

http://www.autosport...suzuka-strategy

 

"Verstappen's team-mate Daniel Ricciardo finished fifth"

 

Ricciardo  finished sixth.



#203 Ricciardo2014

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 17:16

Seriously, does anyone at Autosport even proof read an article ?

Have a read through this latest on the website, and see if you can pick out any mistakes.

 

http://www.autosport...aydriver-claims

 

It's so bad that just looks like a copy & paste gone wrong.

 

Very amateur hour boys and girls.



#204 JonC

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 18:30

http://www.autosport...ithout-mercedes

In today's article entitled "How F1 2016 would have gone without Mercedes", Force India appear to have been cheated out of 100 points and one position. By summing the driver totals, they should be on 286 points (not 186), well ahead of Williams on 242.

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#205 fer312t

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 13:17

BTTC headline on main site...

 

'Motorbase signs Davenport and Smith'

 

Actual article says "Motorbase Performance has completed its three-car British Touring Car Championship line-up for 2017 with Luke Davenport and Martin Depper."



#206 scheivlak

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 23:15

"The record for the biggest gap between titles, in terms of active seasons, is held by Graham Hill, who won in 1962 and then '68." 

http://www.autosport...nk-like-federer

 

What makes it bigger than Hamilton's (2008-2014)?



#207 HairyScalextrix

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 23:16

"The record for the biggest gap between titles, in terms of active seasons, is held by Graham Hill, who won in 1962 and then '68."
http://www.autosport...nk-like-federer

What makes it bigger than Hamilton's (2008-2014)?


Or Brabham?

#208 Al.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:02

http://www.autosport...etailed-car-yet

 

 

 

The rear suspension is the common pushrod operated system and the exhaust detail has..................

 

Last paragraph, I'm fairly sure that should be pullrod?



#209 turin

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 18:50

http://classic.autos...t.php/id/128401

First paragraph says Massa clocked 1:18.726. It should be 1:19.726



#210 skalet

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 23:51

http://www.autosport...o-mercedes-real
Raikkonen's best time came with super-softs (SS), not ultra-softs (US)

#211 pacificquay

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 21:43

F2 section is still listed as GP2



#212 turin

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 00:02

 

Not very sure, but it seems to me that it should read  "These red-and-white barriers made of polyethylene are filled with plastic, foam and sometimes sand, and offer a significantly better energy dispersion dissipation when a car hit them." 



#213 lockup

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 16:23

Front page headline: "Haas's early planing..."

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#214 A3

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:12

http://www.autosport...-engine-upgrade

 


Teams are likely to switch over to their second scheduled power units around the time of the Spanish or Monaco Grands Prix, with the third units perhaps coming into play at the British or Hungarian races in July.

 

All Renault teams are already on their 2nd engine since Russia.



#215 Risil

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 11:55

Claire Williams: F1 rookie Lance Stroll should be given a break

 

Somewhat ambiguous headline. The Williams team boss (is she? the article doesn't mention what her job is) is asking critics to be mindful of Stroll's inexperience, not suggesting that Lance Stroll is going to take a Massa-in-2002-style break from racing to restore his confidence.



#216 chunder27

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 22:50

Monumental error on the website for some weird reason

 

If I hit the home button on my browser (Chrome)  I get sent to this page every single time after reboots clear cache, clearing everything.  It is obviously not the home page on internet options.

 

WTF is going on

 

http://forums.autosp...ds-here/page-50



#217 Risil

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:10

Confusing word choice in Formula 1 drivers' GPDA backs controversial 2018 FIA halo decision
 

It has been known for some time that teams and some drivers were against it on visual grounds.

 

Does that mean visual grounds as in "it's hard to see out of the cockpit", or visual grounds as in "the car looks butt-ugly"?



#218 Disgrace

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 23:17

Porsche LMP1 ace Neel Jani to Faraday Dragon for 2017/18 Formula E.

 

Jani's employer Porsche is due to enter FE with a works team in 2017/18.

 

That should be 2019/20.



#219 Anders Torp

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 14:07

Quite some gaps in the Race Results: "23h35m17.s"

https://www.autospor...ense-belgian-gp

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#220 Vitesse2

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 17:07

 

"I want to develop the Roborace series to be complimentary to traditional motorsport, and not to replace it."

That should be complementary.

 

Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi named CEO of Roborace series



#221 Buttoneer

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 13:02

The link to the forum from the 'F1 fans have their say' story takes you to page 24 of the discussion. We should encourage people to start at the beginning, and anyway it will be past 30 by the end of the day.

https://www.autospor...9091.1446119030

#222 cheesy poofs

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 16:45

Glad you guys spotted the “sportswear” racing typo in the Hartley announcement 😁

#223 cheesy poofs

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 15:56

FYI - on your “The unexpected street-race warning F1 must heed” article, you write: “New Montreal mayor Valarie Plante has hinted that she is in favour of keeping the FE race, but not at the street track, suggesting that it could be run on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a short distance away on Belle Isle”

Well Belle Isle is in Detroit, not Montreal.

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#224 milestone 11

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 00:27

FYI - on your “The unexpected street-race warning F1 must heed” article, you write: “New Montreal mayor Valarie Plante has hinted that she is in favour of keeping the FE race, but not at the street track, suggesting that it could be run on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a short distance away on Belle Isle”
Well Belle Isle is in Detroit, not Montreal.
Cheers

Nah, it's just off the coast from Morbihan.

#225 skalet

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 14:45

https://www.autospor...ari-driver-poll

"Of the F1 drivers still racing, Fernando Alonso was rated sixth in the list, while current Ferrari racer Sebastian Vettel was 10th and Felipe Massa was ranked 12th."

Surely Raikkonen (ranked 2nd) is still racing? And Massa was never WCD with Ferrari so not sure why he is included.

#226 scheivlak

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 16:05

https://www.autospor...rari-f1-history 

 

"Ranged against an army of Cosworth V8s, and BRM and Matra V12s, Ferrari's mighty 3.5-litre flat-12 had character and power in spades"

 

3.5 litre? That would explain a lot   ;) 



#227 Risil

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:38

In Valtteri Bottas changed Mercedes F1 team's view on driver line-ups
 

"Nico put us in front of a fate accompli - there was not even a discussion [about retiring] - and it was difficult to find the right driver, but we gave it some time to decide and eventually we got just the right guy into the team," Wolff told Autosport.

 

Should be fait accompli, or indeed fait accompli.



#228 PayasYouRace

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:41

Can we report mistakes on Forix here too? I've noticed the Detroit track maps are reversed. The one labelled 1982 is the one without the tight hairpin and the one labelled 1983 has the hairpin and shouldn't have it.

 

ETA:

 

Links: 1982 (actually shows 1983) http://forix.autospo...=1982060600&c=0

1983 (actually shows 1982) http://forix.autospo...=1983060500&c=0



#229 Garndell

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:49

Whenever I open the Countdown to Australian GP 2018 thread (http://forums.autosp...-23-march-2018/) I get asked for a login to a site I had never even heard of (www.speedsport-magazine.com).

 

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#230 Vitesse2

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:21

I can't reproduce that. It's often due to a link to a badly coded page or advert. The latter might be based on your browsing history and/or served up by your ISP. Try clearing your browser cache - that may fix it.



#231 midgrid

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:19

The Plus feature on Takamoto Katsuta mentions in passing that there have only been two Japanese podium finishers in F1.  The guy in my avatar disagrees!


Edited by midgrid, 28 February 2018 - 11:19.


#232 pacificquay

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 16:46

The Formula E Rome race report correctly spells kerb as kerb in the intro but wrongly has it as curb in the headline

#233 milestone 11

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 19:57

The Formula E Rome race report correctly spells kerb as kerb in the intro but wrongly has it as curb in the headline


It's that mid-atlantic thing again.  ;)

#234 ensign14

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 19:11

Castellotti article here...

 

...finishes with a pic of Mike Hawthorn.  1955 British Grand Prix.  Castellotti took over JMH's car, but it's definitely Hawthorn at the wheel here.



#235 ensign14

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 22:42

And it's still Hawthorn.



#236 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:43

https://www.autospor...liams-f1-crisis seems to have some erogenous new line / carriage return symbols at the end of every sentace.. Shows up as L SEP in a dashed box on my system. 



#237 ensign14

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:45

Castellotti article here...

 

...finishes with a pic of Mike Hawthorn.  1955 British Grand Prix.  Castellotti took over JMH's car, but it's definitely Hawthorn at the wheel here.

 

And it is still there.  Do you ever read these?  Or can't you be bothered to get it right?
 



#238 ensign14

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:36

No, evidently not.  "Journalism".



#239 ensign14

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 18:16

You've obviously not got anyone with a clue about the 1950s.  Still not corrected the above, and here...

 

Only one Italian - Alberto Ascari - has ever won the F1 drivers' title with Ferrari.

 

 

...Ascari never won the F1 drivers' title.  He won the World Championship, but it was run to Formula 2 regulations the years he won.



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#240 Grayson

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 14:36

...Ascari never won the F1 drivers' title.  He won the World Championship, but it was run to Formula 2 regulations the years he won.

 

Without splitting hairs too much, he won what is now known as the F1 drivers' title or the F1 WDC. Though as you say, he won it when it was run to F2 regulations.

 

Where it's relevant (such in some of the features where our writers go into specific records and stats which stand because of the distinction), we'll go into more detail about what we're counting as part of the history of the F1 World Championship. In particular, we'll draw attention to the fact that the Indy 500 rounds used to count as that makes for some particularly anomalous records and stats. But our subeditors will try make sure that a 40 word introduction doesn't get that bogged down in detail!



#241 EditorInChief

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 09:07

And it is still there.  Do you ever read these?  Or can't you be bothered to get it right?
 

Hello. Just seen this and have had the pic removed. No excuse for the delay, but we should be quicker to respond in future. Thanks for drawing this to my attention.



#242 Rob Ryder

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 18:03

In the News section on Alonso going to Indycar in 2019...

"Having won the Monaco Grand Prix twice and secured a maiden Le Mans victory earlier this year, Alonso needs only Indy 500 success to complete motorsport's unofficial 'Triple Crown'."

The 'unofficial Triple Crown is the WDC, the Indy 500 and Le Mans NOT the Monaco GP.
 
Check out the topic on TNF https://forums.autos...wn#entry8403205

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#243 30ft penguin

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 20:09

The calendar thingy for the next F1 race on the front page looks wonky for me in Firefox and IE/Edge. In Chrome, this issue does not show up.

 

The "local time" option shows the time fine:

 

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But the "your time" option also puts in the name of the timezone, which makes the whole thing ugly and confusing. In Chrome, both options look like the "local time" one.

 

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Edited by 30ft penguin, 05 November 2018 - 20:10.


#244 Grayson

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 10:14

It's definitely not meant to look like that at all - the way it's looking for you in Chrome is what we were intending!

 

Do you have any sort of plug-in for Firefox which attempts to convert times? If not, could you let me know which version of Firefox you're using and what sort of operating system (Windows, MacOS, etc) you're on?



#245 30ft penguin

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 10:45

It's definitely not meant to look like that at all - the way it's looking for you in Chrome is what we were intending!

 

Do you have any sort of plug-in for Firefox which attempts to convert times? If not, could you let me know which version of Firefox you're using and what sort of operating system (Windows, MacOS, etc) you're on?

 

Firefox 63.0.1 (with NoScript and ublock origin, but both turned off for this website).

Same problem in IE 11 and Edge, both standard as they are in Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, without any addons.

Everything German language versions, if that makes any difference.

 

This must be some relatively recent thing, I noticed it for the first time a couple weeks ago but was too lazy to post here back then.

 

Just to see if it is only my Windows install, I tried it in two Linux VM I have here, with unmodified browsers. In both Firefox on Ubuntu and Fedora (both with German language settings), I also get the strange timezone descriptions:

 

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Edited by 30ft penguin, 10 November 2018 - 10:48.