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Chode ^ | 8/5/2009 | Chode

Posted on 08/05/2009 7:57:45 PM PDT by Chode

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To: Chode; omega4179
Without Michael and then no Alonso in Spain the season got as dull as quickly as it became exciting.

They don't call it the Silly Season for nothing

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51 posted on 08/17/2009 5:19:13 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
absolutely right...
52 posted on 08/17/2009 6:05:19 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode

F1 and these teams sound like they’re a bunch of lawyers scared of their shadows for cryin’ out loud. May God bless Peter Windsor in trying to sell this sport to Mericans.


53 posted on 08/18/2009 6:28:29 AM PDT by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: frithguild
i'm sure not holding my breath on that...
54 posted on 08/18/2009 2:55:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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Massa targets return at home GP

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8208384.stm

55 posted on 08/18/2009 3:38:08 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode
Live link

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8208384.stm

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56 posted on 08/18/2009 5:05:13 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

I hope Massa recovers 100% and performs well.

I have enjoyed the sport since seeing the German GP in 1970, at Hockenheimring, Germany. We spent the night before, with campers in the forest next to the track, drinking wine with folks from all over Europe.

Jochen Rindt won the race, and won the title that year, posthumously. A few weeks later Jochen Rindt died at Monza, during practice for the Italian GP.

We were driving from Germany to Italy the day he died.

Since then, I have attended (non F1) races at Long Beach, old Riverside and Laguna Seca. I want F1 back in the states, with one race on the West coast; Long Beach would be great, Laguna Seca equally fine.

Perhaps best would be the Auto Club Speedway (formerly California Speedway) using the Sports Car configuration. Entire race course visible from stands.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Auto_Club_Speedway_(formerly_California_Speedway)_-_Sports_Car.svg

Now I watch F1 and ALMS as much as possible on TV.

Finally I am a longtime German car enthusiast. Would like to see Button win this year, for Brawn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Formula_One_season


57 posted on 08/18/2009 11:49:27 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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Renault plan to reintroduce Kers

Renault are planning to reintroduce the Kers system onto their car for the Italian Grand Prix on 13 September.

Only McLaren and Ferrari are using the Kers energy storage and power-boost system after Renault dropped it following early-season difficulties.

But the French team plan to employ the system again at Monza as part of a raft of new updates planned for their car.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8222660.stm

58 posted on 08/26/2009 5:11:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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Fisichella makes Ferrari switch

Giancarlo Fisichella will drive for Ferrari for the rest of the 2009 Formula 1 season before taking a new role as their reserve driver in 2010.

The Italian, 36, will replace Luca Badoer as stand-in for the injured Felipe Massa for the final five races.

"It has always been an ambition," said Fisichella, who has been released from his contract with Force India.

Force India are yet to name a replacement for Fisichella with reserve driver Vitantonio Liuzzi the favourite.

Fisichella, who formerly raced for Minardi, Jordan, Benetton, Renault and Sauber, will begin his Ferrari career on home soil at the Italian Grand Prix on 13 September.

from here http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8231165.stm

59 posted on 09/04/2009 7:11:27 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode

I’m shocked! *snort* Badoer was woeful, and after the Spa showing, you knew Fisi was going to get the ride. Good for him.


60 posted on 09/04/2009 7:18:32 AM PDT by Betis70 (Keep working serf, Zero's in charge)
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To: Betis70
and so it begins...
61 posted on 09/04/2009 8:30:31 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode
I'm glad Badoer got a chance to drive in F1 again. He's been a loyal and faithful guy for years

He seems to have proven that a driver who collects telemetry is distinctly different from a racer who collects points

Ferrari's next announcement may well be regarding Alonso's turn to drive for the Red team

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62 posted on 09/04/2009 10:12:44 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
bubye Kimi...
63 posted on 09/04/2009 10:24:41 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode
I heard Kimi interviewed by Bob Marsha (sp) on a Ferrari special last week or so

He was asked if he always wanted to drive for Ferrari ... he was ambivalent and said he always wanted to drive formula one and there are lots of teams for which he would be happy to drive .. odd answer in an interview on a Ferrari special

Kimi will be fine wherever .... hard to feel sorry for a guy who gets to drive for the Red team and get caught in bed with 3 supermodels at a time

I remember when his Ferrari died in Monaco a few years back and he got out of the car stepped over the barricade and jumped on the back a a boat with two ladies instead of going back to the pit

Pretty cool that iceman

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64 posted on 09/04/2009 11:33:43 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
yup... i just wish he'd a stayed at McBenz...
65 posted on 09/04/2009 11:44:50 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode
The car wasn't competitive and he wasn't fond of the soon to be new team member

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66 posted on 09/04/2009 12:48:27 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
agreed, just sayin...
67 posted on 09/04/2009 1:46:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode
Just musing in the Silly Season

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68 posted on 09/04/2009 2:23:26 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

I call Kimi ‘the mumbler’.

He’s an awesome driver, but as an F1 personality he is a stick in the mud. For sure not my favorite driver in interviews, but I enjoy his racing.

I’m not sure what team he would fit in. I guess if Alonso goes to Ferrari, maybe Renault, though he might clash with Flavio. Certainly not Maclaren (can’t see him playing second fiddle to Hamilton).


69 posted on 09/04/2009 5:22:33 PM PDT by Betis70 (Keep working serf, Zero's in charge)
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Renault called to face fix charge

Formula One's governing body has summoned Renault to a hearing to answer charges that they fixed the outcome of the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

The French team are accused of plotting with driver Nelson Piquet Jr to crash in the race to deploy the safety car.

The incident aided Piquet's team-mate Fernando Alonso, with the Spaniard going on to claim victory.

If found guilty, the team face severe sanctions which could include expulsion from the current F1 world championship.

from here http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8239001.stm

70 posted on 09/05/2009 6:00:10 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode
we'll see Obama's long form Birth Certificate before this goes anywhereLOL

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71 posted on 09/05/2009 6:19:30 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Chode

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned


72 posted on 09/05/2009 6:59:11 AM PDT by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: frithguild; Chode

Rats, you beat me to it. I was going to say something similar. I would have replace “woman” with backmarker.


73 posted on 09/05/2009 4:04:15 PM PDT by kb2614 (Cheer up, for the worst is yet to come!)
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F1 wanna beezzz...

Spanning the globe

By land, sea and air, the IndyCar Series is en route to Japan for the Sept. 19 Indy Japan 300.

The 13,000-mile round-trip adventure has been a action point atop Bill van de Sandt's day planner since soon after joining the Indy Racing League in January as director of operations. The IndyCar Series will compete at Twin Ring Motegi for the eighth consecutive year.

http://www.indycar.com/news/?story_id=15105

i still would like to see Indy have FOUR races a year...

Indy cars on BOTH courses and F1 on BOTH courses.

flame on...

74 posted on 09/11/2009 8:54:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode

No flames here; I live in Indy and have been going to the track for over 40 years. I’d love to see F1 return; it was without doubt the best event there. I don’t blame Tony George for its discontinuation. I think he did everything he could to accommodate that greedy little pervert ecclestone (dont ask how I really feel about him.)

I don’t think F1 should race on the oval; it’s not their game.

I’m ambivalent about a 2nd Indy race on the road course.

As for F1, I do have a scheduling idea that makes sense. F1 should not have more than 18 events per year. What they should do is have 24 sanctioned tracks, and do a four year rotation where each track gets a race 3 of every 4 years.


75 posted on 09/12/2009 8:14:13 AM PDT by henkster (The frog has noticed the increase in water temperature)
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To: henkster
it's been known to happen...

Fiery 500 For A Cool Scot

Jimmy Clark won the fastest, biggest and richest Indy in an English Lotus powered by an American Ford engine and serviced by a stock-car pit crew, leaving the Speedway's old guard in disarray

Clark's 1965 win was the first win for a rear-engined car at the Indianapolis 500. No front-engined car has won the race since.

76 posted on 09/12/2009 1:57:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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Canadian GP back for 2010 season

The Canadian Grand Prix will return to the Formula 1 calendar next year after organisers reached an agreement with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

The Canadian GP, which had been part of the F1 World Championship since 1967, was dropped for this season as a result of a financial disagreement.

The Montreal race has been provisionally agreed for 6 June 2010.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8255914.stm

wait there's more...

Piquet 'now unemployable in F1'

Formula 1 is nervously awaiting the outcome of the inquiry into Nelson Piquet Jr's claim to have crashed intentionally under instructions during last year's Singapore Grand Prix in order to help his Renault team-mate Fernando Alonso's race.

We will have an answer around 21 September and before the next GP in Singapore, ironically where all the troubles began last year.

The word in the paddock is that team boss Flavio Briatore will step away from F1 - possibly even before the hearing.

Briatore and director of engineering Pat Symonds deny the allegations that they asked Piquet to crash and Renault have stated that they have initiated a criminal case against the Piquets for extortion and attempted blackmail. Heavy stuff.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8254417.stm

77 posted on 09/14/2009 5:13:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode

So does addition of Montreal Candian GP preclude adding a US GP?

BTW Cosworth is back in business of supplying F1 engines, for 2010.

http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2009/6/9494.html


78 posted on 09/14/2009 6:40:44 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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don't know, says it's still provisional

good for Cosworth.

79 posted on 09/14/2009 6:49:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode
well we're getting closer to the US ... I got to Indy for the non-race when all of the French tires surrendered

The nasty nelsons have become quite a soap opera ... LOL

I think Flavio has too much ego to just walk away ... I think .. for what that's worth

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80 posted on 09/14/2009 7:22:18 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
i'll keep my fingers crossed...
81 posted on 09/14/2009 7:40:06 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode

Flav Briatore leaves Renault, and they aren’t gonna dispute charges of cheating at Singapore last year. Wow.

http://www.planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5563045,00.html


82 posted on 09/16/2009 6:40:05 AM PDT by Betis70 (Never Forget)
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Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds leave Renault over Nelson Piquet Junior crash

Renault F1 have announced that team principal Flavio Briatore and engineering chief Pat Symonds have left the team and that they will "not dispute" the allegations of race-fixing when they appear before the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council on Monday.

Briatore leaves Renault; team won't dispute charge

Jordan: Evidence must've been 'clear-cut'

Briatore and Symonds leave Renault F1

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83 posted on 09/16/2009 9:07:01 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Chode

Read in full the evidence assembled by the FIA in its investigation into Renault F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jnr's crash at last year's Singapore Grand Prix.

Renault F1 Singapore Grand Prix crash: FIA evidence

Renault to reveal hand on Flavio Briatore

Renault's Pat Symonds offered immunity by FIA over Singapore crash


84 posted on 09/16/2009 9:57:15 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Chode
Flavio certainly brought a certain flair to F1 which I will miss

Who is Flavio Briatore dating?

And now he's settled down and married

He should relax and do some cialis advertisements


85 posted on 09/16/2009 10:57:40 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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just damn... it's gettin real weird out there.

and shes smokin...

86 posted on 09/16/2009 2:42:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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ping...
87 posted on 09/16/2009 2:50:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode

It was also announced that Lotus would return to F1 in 2010 for the first time since 1994. The Malaysia-backed entry will use Cosworth engines and have Mike Gascoyne as technical director.

A most interesting development.

Too bad they will be stuck in totally predictable no fuel stop races.


88 posted on 09/16/2009 3:13:16 PM PDT by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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Hmmm, I'm a balding, greying, chubby, out of shape, white guy and I don't have Italian hotties hanging on me. What am I doing wrong?

checks bank accounts

Oh........
89 posted on 09/16/2009 4:25:32 PM PDT by kb2614 (Cheer up, for the worst is yet to come!)
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To: kb2614
yup, it sure wasn't his looks...
90 posted on 09/16/2009 6:22:28 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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Oh, that was sweeeeeeet...


91 posted on 09/16/2009 7:01:33 PM PDT by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: Betis70

WOW- goodbye Renault.....


92 posted on 09/16/2009 7:15:28 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Elle Bee

didn’t he marry elisabeta????


93 posted on 09/16/2009 7:22:49 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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one’s gotta wonder when the axe will fall on Alonso- he got off scott free for most of that McClaren mess and now he’s the center of focus again...and I like Freddie....


94 posted on 09/16/2009 7:24:57 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America
he prolly knew...
95 posted on 09/16/2009 7:35:38 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode

he admitted knowing about the Ferrari plans handed over by Stepny two years ago and nothing happened to him- never mind the incident in qually at the Hungaroring that year when he got a slap on the wrist...


96 posted on 09/16/2009 7:55:44 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America
isn't that her?

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97 posted on 09/16/2009 7:59:24 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

yes- but someone asked “whose he dating”...I think he married her- some great nude shots available of her on the web ;)

first Ralph Schumacher and his gorgeous wife now flavio...oh the humanity!!!


98 posted on 09/16/2009 8:02:42 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: kb2614
thr trick is to only sign the backs of checks and never the front LOL

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99 posted on 09/16/2009 8:03:13 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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Renault face Formula 1 fix fate

The future of the Renault Formula 1 team will be decided by the sport's governing body at a hearing on Monday.

The FIA could permanently exclude the team, who will not contest charges that they ordered Brazilian Nelson Piquet to crash in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

However, it is thought more likely that Renault will be issued with a heavy fine or suspended ban.

Piquet has immunity from prosecution and former team-mate Fernando Alonso is unlikely to face punishment.

The FIA agreed not to pursue action against the Brazilian for his role in uncovering the details of the scandal, while the organisation has said it has no reason to suspect Alonso knew anything of the plot apparently agreed between the team's two bosses and Piquet.

from here... http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8265319.stm

100 posted on 09/20/2009 8:23:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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