Jump to content


Photo

Personal photos of F1 (and stuff) 2010; 'nostalgia in the making...'


  • Please log in to reply
623 replies to this topic

#1 Simon Arron

Simon Arron
  • Member

  • 2,489 posts
  • Joined: November 06

Posted 12 March 2010 - 20:27

Hello, good evening and welcome from Bahrain. It's the 2010 F1 line-up. McKinney, avert thine eyes...
Posted Image
Woking back to happiness?

Posted Image
"Saturday night beneath the plastic palm trees..." I suspect the Leyton Buzzards' finest lyric would be lost on Schuey.

Posted Image
Very fast, but possibly prone to premature tyre wear.

Posted Image
Very fast, but quite probably prone to winning world championships.

Posted Image

Posted Image
Just deserts: Nico Hülkenberg and Rubens Barrichello.

Posted Image

Posted Image
F1's first Russian, F1's first Pole and a splendid colour scheme.

Posted Image
Liuzzi in the sky with diamonds.

Posted Image
Jaime Alguersuari: Rosso Brawn.

Posted Image
Not expected to blossom just yet...

Posted Image
The Dallara/Campos/HRT/whatever its name might be today.

Posted Image
Sauber: fewer sponsorship stickers than the average Formula Ford car in 1971.

Posted Image
Virgin territory.


Advertisement

#2 garyfrogeye

garyfrogeye
  • Member

  • 621 posts
  • Joined: May 08

Posted 12 March 2010 - 20:34

[quote name='Simon Arron' date='Mar 12 2010, 20:27' post='4211088']
Hello, good evening and welcome from Bahrain. It's the 2010 F1 line-up. McKinney, avert thine eyes...



Posted Image


Reminds me of a Luton bodied Transit which I once had!

Lovely pictures. Thanks

#3 Vitesse2

Vitesse2
  • Administrator

  • 36,940 posts
  • Joined: April 01

Posted 12 March 2010 - 20:40

I do find the look of the Sauber's nose a bit - for the want of a better word - scary. It strikes me the whole car would flip up on its arse if the front wing broke.

Great pictures as usual, Simon. Warm enough out there for you?

#4 Phil Rainford

Phil Rainford
  • Member

  • 5,302 posts
  • Joined: March 07

Posted 12 March 2010 - 21:26

Good to see " Normal service has been resumed " :)


PAR

#5 David McKinney

David McKinney
  • Member

  • 14,156 posts
  • Joined: November 00

Posted 12 March 2010 - 21:51

Sorry, Simon. I peeked

And I'll peek again, in case you pop out and see some of the "greatest collection of F1 cars ever" for us :)

#6 NPP

NPP
  • Member

  • 125 posts
  • Joined: September 05

Posted 12 March 2010 - 21:51

Good to see " Normal service has been resumed " :)


PAR


I was already looking forward to this thread, both for the pictures and the captions :up:

#7 MCS

MCS
  • Member

  • 4,403 posts
  • Joined: June 03

Posted 12 March 2010 - 21:58

Excellent contribution - how weird they look though!

The Sauber, in particular, does appear strange, doesn't it. Maybe it's the white...

Thanks Simon - very much look forward to seeing more from you. :up:

#8 Giraffe

Giraffe
  • Member

  • 7,289 posts
  • Joined: January 08

Posted 12 March 2010 - 21:59

The new lens (the talk of Stoneleigh today!) is almost as razor sharp as your wit, Simon! Welcome back! :wave:

Edited by Giraffe, 12 March 2010 - 22:00.


#9 Paul Hurdsfield

Paul Hurdsfield
  • Member

  • 9,056 posts
  • Joined: August 08

Posted 12 March 2010 - 22:14

What kept you Simon?
I (we've) been waiting most of the day for this.
Can you be a bit more punctual tomorrow?
5 hour time difference means you could get them to us earlier in the day.  ;)
I assume it's been a busy day, first race and all, a lot of catching up to do?

Great pics though, I've been looking forward to your inside F1 reports, keep it up, Ta :up:

#10 buckaluck

buckaluck
  • Member

  • 149 posts
  • Joined: May 09

Posted 12 March 2010 - 23:40

What no Hamilton???? Great pics keep them coming!!!!

Thanks


Buck

#11 Simon Arron

Simon Arron
  • Member

  • 2,489 posts
  • Joined: November 06

Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:25

The new lens (the talk of Stoneleigh today!)...

The new lens is in for a service (it was bought second-hand). Trusty Tamron 18-250 on duty. Plenty of historic pix to follow (in the appropriate thread), when I get a moment.

#12 sterling49

sterling49
  • Member

  • 10,917 posts
  • Joined: September 06

Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:35

Thanks for the photos Simon, the Lotus is really quite a nice looking car, well done Team Lotus! Never realised you were a Shapiro fan, great voice!

#13 RTH

RTH
  • Member

  • 6,031 posts
  • Joined: January 03

Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:54

Great pictures Simon, excellent to have this link with what is happening out there.

For the rest of us Sat Morning BBC1 red button freeview practice session 3 starts 7.55 am , that is in 4 minutes time . Qualifying is at 11.00am programme starts on BBC 1 at 10.10 am Sat.

Edited by RTH, 13 March 2010 - 08:07.


#14 john winfield

john winfield
  • Member

  • 3,974 posts
  • Joined: July 02

Posted 13 March 2010 - 08:45

Leyton Buzzards, Helen Shapiro, Beatles , Hormone Replacement Therapy and clear photos of the new Grand Prix cars. What more could we want? Thanks very much Simon.

Edited by john winfield, 13 March 2010 - 08:46.


#15 RTH

RTH
  • Member

  • 6,031 posts
  • Joined: January 03

Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:10

session 3 just ended

Alonso
Rosberg
Webber
Schumacher
Vettel
Massa
Button
Kubica
Liuzzi
Hulkenberg

Not all of the field had low fuel/soft tyres run at the end of session

Ferrari looked strong.

#16 B Squared

B Squared
  • Member

  • 6,176 posts
  • Joined: September 08

Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:35

Thank you for the photos. :up: I remember when the Penske IndyCars came out with the small "shark fins" on the engine cover in 1994, I thought they looked great. I can't say the same about the ones which have been incorporated into these designs. Personal opinion only. The Lotus does have a nice look to it.

#17 Stephen W

Stephen W
  • Member

  • 14,479 posts
  • Joined: December 04

Posted 13 March 2010 - 12:20

The Renault colour scheme is very retro but what the heck are those LADA stickers all about?

BMW-Sauber complete with Ferrari engine - who are they trying to kid?

I do like the Lotus colour scheme which we should all make the most of as I suspect if the team survives its first year will be inevitably covered in advertising.

Is it just me or does the track look very bumpy and, in places, almost undriveable?

Mr Vettel looked a bit wild but well done on the first pole of the year.

I am still working on an HRT joke!

:wave:

#18 MCS

MCS
  • Member

  • 4,403 posts
  • Joined: June 03

Posted 13 March 2010 - 13:45

Where the hell have the numbers gone?!

#19 Alan Cox

Alan Cox
  • Member

  • 8,386 posts
  • Joined: March 03

Posted 13 March 2010 - 13:54

Where the hell have the numbers gone?!

All would fail scrutineering at the average 750 Motor Club meeting.

Advertisement

#20 BrendanMcF

BrendanMcF
  • Member

  • 542 posts
  • Joined: November 07

Posted 13 March 2010 - 13:56

Posted Image
The Dallara/Campos/HRT/whatever its name might be today.


Couldn't help thinking this was a sneaky way of getting round the tobacco sponsorship ban...

Posted Image

#21 BrendanMcF

BrendanMcF
  • Member

  • 542 posts
  • Joined: November 07

Posted 13 March 2010 - 14:02

The Renault colour scheme is very retro but what the heck are those LADA stickers all about?

BMW-Sauber complete with Ferrari engine - who are they trying to kid?

I do like the Lotus colour scheme which we should all make the most of as I suspect if the team survives its first year will be inevitably covered in advertising.

Is it just me or does the track look very bumpy and, in places, almost undriveable?

Mr Vettel looked a bit wild but well done on the first pole of the year.

I am still working on an HRT joke!

:wave:


BMW have Ferrari
Lotus have Proton
Renault have Lada...

I'm waiting for McLaren to announce their G-Wiz tie-up

And the first one to mention hot flushes and "dryness" problems will undoubtedly receive an instant ban...

#22 f1steveuk

f1steveuk
  • Member

  • 3,554 posts
  • Joined: June 04

Posted 13 March 2010 - 14:34

That Sauber. Is there actually anyone in it??

#23 Simon Arron

Simon Arron
  • Member

  • 2,489 posts
  • Joined: November 06

Posted 13 March 2010 - 15:46

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image
Pix from the 60th anniversary parade are now posted on the historic festivals thread...

#24 Alan Cox

Alan Cox
  • Member

  • 8,386 posts
  • Joined: March 03

Posted 13 March 2010 - 20:12

Thanks for the photos Simon, the Lotus is really quite a nice looking car, well done Team Lotus!

News that Lotus-Cosworth are entering the Indycar arena - albeit in the guise of a Dallara-Honda! Wonder how long the green/yellow livery will survive.
http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/82097

#25 MCS

MCS
  • Member

  • 4,403 posts
  • Joined: June 03

Posted 13 March 2010 - 21:01

News that Lotus-Cosworth are entering the Indycar arena - albeit in the guise of a Dallara-Honda! Wonder how long the green/yellow livery will survive.
http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/82097


With all due respect (and I mean that most sincerely folks), why do we Brits continue to delude ourselves?

Yes, it is green and yellow, but...

Let's not besmirch what once was and what was once so great.


#26 Alan Cox

Alan Cox
  • Member

  • 8,386 posts
  • Joined: March 03

Posted 13 March 2010 - 22:06

Yes, Mark, I think most of us would agree that the current incarnation does not have very much to do with the Hornsey/Hethel legacy, but in the absence of a sponsor who wants the whole car painted in his colours I don't think that a passing 'nod' to history is such a bad thing in this overtly corporate age.

#27 elansprint72

elansprint72
  • Member

  • 3,985 posts
  • Joined: September 08

Posted 13 March 2010 - 22:52

I'm obviously swimming against the tide but I don't think this thread belongs on this forum. I'm not nostalgic about F1 in the 90s and I don't see me ever feeling that way about these things either.

#28 Simon Arron

Simon Arron
  • Member

  • 2,489 posts
  • Joined: November 06

Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:36

I'm obviously swimming against the tide but I don't think this thread belongs on this forum...

An understandable stance, Pete, but the concept began in 2008 and is tolerated by the majority as a bolthole in which contemporary F1 can be discussed/dismissed by those whose passion was first stoked by a Maserati 250F/Cooper T43/Lotus 25/Connew PC1 or whatever. Civilsed debate is a little trickier in other sectors of the ether.

I would have posted the following earlier, but our hotel's wifi pricing policy is ludicrous...
Posted Image
Front left tyre tortured by careless owner from Stevenage.

Posted Image
Timo Glock and Bruno Senna. Can you spot what's missing?

Posted Image
Here's a clue...

Posted Image
Timo, correctly configured.

Posted Image
Bruno Senna unimpeded by Reliant Robin.

Posted Image
"What time has Massa just done?"

Posted Image
The third fastest German on the grid...

Posted Image
...and team-mate to the swiftest.

Posted Image
Porsche unveils next-generation Cayenne.

Posted Image
Lotus élan: Jarno Trulli.

#29 MCS

MCS
  • Member

  • 4,403 posts
  • Joined: June 03

Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:21

Yes, Mark, I think most of us would agree that the current incarnation does not have very much to do with the Hornsey/Hethel legacy, but in the absence of a sponsor who wants the whole car painted in his colours I don't think that a passing 'nod' to history is such a bad thing in this overtly corporate age.


Point taken.


#30 Stephen W

Stephen W
  • Member

  • 14,479 posts
  • Joined: December 04

Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:53

Posted Image
Timo Glock and Bruno Senna. Can you spot what's missing?


Apart from the left front wheel I would have said talent.

:wave:


#31 Andrew Kitson

Andrew Kitson
  • Member

  • 2,535 posts
  • Joined: July 03

Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:57

Also....if Hazel and Clive Chapman are happy for any points scored to be added to the total of the old Team Lotus...as they have said they are, then 'Lotus' it is. A huge amount of pride and interest up here in Norfolk with the new Lotus team wherever you go, which can only be a good thing, can't it? Better than no Lotus at all IMO.

#32 Andrew Kitson

Andrew Kitson
  • Member

  • 2,535 posts
  • Joined: July 03

Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:11

Apart from the left front wheel I would have said talent.

I would say Timo Glock is a great talent. Teams such as Sauber & Renault have missed out there.

#33 h4887

h4887
  • Member

  • 935 posts
  • Joined: July 04

Posted 14 March 2010 - 20:18

Posted Image
Bruno Senna unimpeded by Reliant Robin.


That thing from 'The Prisoner' is coming after him!

#34 elansprint72

elansprint72
  • Member

  • 3,985 posts
  • Joined: September 08

Posted 14 March 2010 - 21:48

Simon,
Totally understand; I've looked at "the other place" and it's not for an old fart like me. :)

I think that the "Lotus" is yet another brand running under a flag of convenience; F1 has a fairly long tradition of this. :well:

Nice photos; it looks pretty damned hot out there, Carruthers.

#35 Simon Arron

Simon Arron
  • Member

  • 2,489 posts
  • Joined: November 06

Posted 14 March 2010 - 21:48

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image
Spot the difference. A few more from the 60th anniversary parade have been added to the historic festivals thread...

#36 RTH

RTH
  • Member

  • 6,031 posts
  • Joined: January 03

Posted 14 March 2010 - 21:53

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image
Spot the difference. A few more from the 60th anniversary parade have been added to the historic festivals thread...


............That top one has got some ugly junk attached to it at both ends.


#37 Option1

Option1
  • Member

  • 14,892 posts
  • Joined: February 01

Posted 14 March 2010 - 22:42

(...lovely pics...)
Spot the difference. A few more from the 60th anniversary parade have been added to the historic festivals thread...

OOoo! Ooo! I know the answer - the old ones have grass in the background so obviously weren't in Bahrain at all. Can't fool me Simon, I know there's no grass or spectators at the Bahrain Sand Pit Circuit.

Neil

#38 Paul Hurdsfield

Paul Hurdsfield
  • Member

  • 9,056 posts
  • Joined: August 08

Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:02

Posted Image
Porsche unveils next-generation Cayenne.


I thought that was THE spectator. ;)

Edited by Paul Hurdsfield, 15 March 2010 - 09:43.


#39 Giraffe

Giraffe
  • Member

  • 7,289 posts
  • Joined: January 08

Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:53

What was the attendance like, Simon? If they did stay away, I can hardly blame them. To quote F1 fan and mega petrolhead Chris Evans 20 minutes ago on BBC Radio 2, it was "dull as ditchwater".
The highlight for me would have been the 60th anniversary parade of champions, but in Bahrain??? Hardly anyone there outside of the Paddock Club will have had a clue who most of them were! (& some of them will have been pretty clueless too). :well:

Edited by Giraffe, 15 March 2010 - 08:53.


Advertisement

#40 Gary Davies

Gary Davies
  • Member

  • 5,232 posts
  • Joined: April 01

Posted 15 March 2010 - 13:13

And I fancy that many in the Paddock Club would have been ignorant of what passed them by.

#41 Stephen W

Stephen W
  • Member

  • 14,479 posts
  • Joined: December 04

Posted 15 March 2010 - 15:36

And I fancy that many in the Paddock Club would have been ignorant of what passed them by.


I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the vast majority of the "Paddock Club" didn't even bother to watch!

 ;)

#42 Giraffe

Giraffe
  • Member

  • 7,289 posts
  • Joined: January 08

Posted 15 March 2010 - 18:59

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the vast majority of the "Paddock Club" didn't even bother to watch!

;)


Well if we can persuade him to post, northern TNFer & Kilton Park GP non-starter slurp1955 was in the Paddock Club on Sunday.......... :wave:


#43 Roger Clark

Roger Clark
  • Member

  • 7,139 posts
  • Joined: February 00

Posted 15 March 2010 - 20:12

[img]http://i396.photobuc...on/surtees5.jpg
Spot the difference. A few more from the 60th anniversary parade have been added to the historic festivals thread...

The mounting of the rear radius arms is interesting. Did it race like that?


#44 Giraffe

Giraffe
  • Member

  • 7,289 posts
  • Joined: January 08

Posted 15 March 2010 - 20:26

The mounting of the rear radius arms is interesting. Did it race like that?


In every image I can find of the car, they are almost parallel and not as pictured here.


#45 Roger Clark

Roger Clark
  • Member

  • 7,139 posts
  • Joined: February 00

Posted 16 March 2010 - 00:28

The 1512 didn't race like that in Europe. Pictures of the North American races are hard to find but it wouldn't be like Ferrari to continue developent with the formula about to change. It looks ad though the upper radius arm is attached to the top of the hub carrier: hub carriers from a later car?

#46 Giraffe

Giraffe
  • Member

  • 7,289 posts
  • Joined: January 08

Posted 16 March 2010 - 08:21

Is it one of Bernie's cars? If not, who owns it? Maybe f1steveuk can tell us?

Edited by Giraffe, 16 March 2010 - 08:22.


#47 Simon Arron

Simon Arron
  • Member

  • 2,489 posts
  • Joined: November 06

Posted 16 March 2010 - 19:31

Posted Image
"Gosh," thinks one of the Bahrain GP race stewards...

Posted Image
..."that looks just like Michael Schumacher."

Posted Image
"Yep, definitely him."

Posted Image
"Wonder whether I can mimic that..?"

#48 Vitesse2

Vitesse2
  • Administrator

  • 36,940 posts
  • Joined: April 01

Posted 16 March 2010 - 19:36

Posted Image

Prost's Keith Richards impression was coming on well ...

#49 Giraffe

Giraffe
  • Member

  • 7,289 posts
  • Joined: January 08

Posted 16 March 2010 - 19:54

Posted Image


Is that Michael's James Stewart? :p


#50 Giraffe

Giraffe
  • Member

  • 7,289 posts
  • Joined: January 08

Posted 16 March 2010 - 19:59

Posted Image


Alain has the look of a man who's lost a fiver and found sixpence.......