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2010 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - Live Thread
Chode ^ | 11/04/2010 | Chode

Posted on 11/04/2010 7:51:32 PM PDT by Chode

BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX

Venue: Interlagos, Sao Paulo
Date: Sunday 7 November
Lap length: 2.677 miles
Race laps: 71
2009 winner: Mark Webber (Red Bull)
First grand prix: 1972

Sunny, Heavy Rain, Light Rain


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: f1; formulaone; grandprix
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1 posted on 11/04/2010 7:51:35 PM PDT by Chode
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To: Chode; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; brf1; cld51860; Cowboy Bob; Cruising Speed; ...
UP...!!!

2 posted on 11/04/2010 7:52:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Ferrari's championship leader Fernando Alonso believes the Italian team's rivals are "trying to divert attention" by playing psychological games in the media. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner - whose drivers are both in contention for the title - this week said it would be "frustrating" to lose to the Spaniard after the Hockenheim team orders affair.
Full story: espnf1.com

Hispania's Brazilian driver Bruno Senna admits it will be an emotional experience driving in his home grand prix this weekend. Senna, the nephew of late F1 great Ayrton, has never raced in his home country, having started his career in Britain.
Full story: speedtv.com

Ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, the premiere of a movie focusing on the career of Ayrton Senna took place on Wednesday night. The screening was attended by the coach of the national football team, Mano Menezes, Ferrari driver Felipe Massa and former two-time F1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi.
Full story: James Allen on F1

Renault driver Robert Kubica believes it is impossible to predict this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix due to the potential impact of the weather and the demands placed on cars by the Interlagos circuit.
Full story: grandprix.com

The Netherlands' Yelmer Buurman, 23, is a candidate for an F1 test drive with Force India at the annual Young Driver test in Abu Dhabi, which is set to take place in the days following the final race of the season on 14 November.
Full story: gpupdate.net

Despite a lack of podium finishes, Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher has insisted he is happy with his first season back in F1. The German seven-time world champion added that he is hoping a strong showing in the final two races of the season will help him carry positive momentum into the 2011 campaign.
(Associated Press)

Hispania have announced that Austrian Christian Klein will race for them in this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix instead of Japanese driver Sakon Yamamoto.
Full story: Jonathan Legard on Twitter

Kamui Kobayashi has dismissed suggestions that he is a dangerous driver following following a number of incidents where he has made contact on the track with some of his rivals this season. "Maybe I have a bit of contact with other guys in my experience of F1, but I have never crashed with any driver - or make him crash," said the Japanese Sauber driver.
Full story: autosport.com

3 posted on 11/04/2010 7:53:40 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

love your weather forecast


4 posted on 11/04/2010 7:53:45 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response / "...and that's why the color yellow makes me sad, I think.")
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To: InvisibleChurch
looks like a looong weekend...
5 posted on 11/04/2010 8:03:38 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
How's Ferrari doing this year?

Anyone have a Alfa '67 Giulia Super for sale? Or a 1750 GTV?

6 posted on 11/04/2010 8:06:49 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: muleskinner
as of now, on top...
7 posted on 11/04/2010 8:15:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
make that their driver is on top...
8 posted on 11/04/2010 8:16:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Fernando Alonso/Ferrari should wrap up the Driver’s Championship on Sunday...Oh yeah!!


9 posted on 11/04/2010 8:32:42 PM PDT by DexthePatriot
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To: DexthePatriot
ya want on da list???
10 posted on 11/04/2010 8:34:32 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DexthePatriot

Vettel Vettel and Alonso.


11 posted on 11/04/2010 9:43:23 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Chode
Talk about head games - Webber "Vettel's # 1 on team"

Alonso "I want Massa to win"

and it might rain....this is going to be an interesting weekend!

12 posted on 11/05/2010 5:43:39 AM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: Chode

Any practice times yet? Please add me to the list.


13 posted on 11/05/2010 12:45:16 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Frantzie

Friday practice:

1. Vettel
2. Webber
3. Alonso
4. Hamilton
5. Button


14 posted on 11/05/2010 12:48:36 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Frantzie
dude, i thought you were already on the list... my bad, done
15 posted on 11/05/2010 2:47:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2010

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:11.968 28
2 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:12.072 0.104 34
3 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:12.328 0.360 36
4 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:12.656 0.688 33
5 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:12.677 0.709 19
6 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1:12.882 0.914 37
7 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.206 1.238 33
8 22 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:13.222 1.254 40
9 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1:13.333 1.365 34
10 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 1:13.346 1.378 36
11 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:13.520 1.552 37
12 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:13.610 1.642 41
13 10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:13.725 1.757 39
14 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:13.741 1.773 32
15 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:13.818 1.850 26
16 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:14.045 2.077 37
17 16 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:14.304 2.336 33
18 17 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:14.578 2.610 37
19 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:14.984 3.016 47
20 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:15.101 3.133 43
21 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:15.433 3.465 35
22 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:16.070 4.102 42
23 20 Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth 1:16.082 4.114 38
24 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:16.150 4.182 35

16 posted on 11/05/2010 2:50:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Live Leaderboard

Position Country Driver Team
1 Poland R Kubica Renault
2 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
3 Great Britain L Hamilton McLaren
4 Brazil F Massa Ferrari
5 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
6 Russia V Petrov Renault
7 Switzerland S Buemi Toro Rosso
8 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes
9 Great Britain J Button McLaren
10 Brazil R Barrichello Williams
11 Australia M Webber Red Bull
12 Germany M Schumacher Mercedes
13 Japan K Kobayashi BMW Sauber
14 Germany N Hulkenberg Williams
15 Spain J Alguersuari Toro Rosso
16 Italy V Liuzzi Force India
17 Germany A Sutil Force India
18 Germany N Heidfeld BMW Sauber
19 Italy J Trulli Lotus
20 Germany T Glock Virgin
21 Finland H Kovalainen Lotus
22 Brazil B Senna Hispania
23 Austria C Klien Hispania
24 Brazil L di Grassi Virgin

17 posted on 11/06/2010 7:25:11 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2010

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1:19.191 16
2 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:19.500 0.309 17
3 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.536 0.345 19
4 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:19.735 0.544 9
5 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:19.791 0.600 9
6 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:19.887 0.696 22
7 16 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:20.009 0.818 24
8 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1:20.056 0.865 13
9 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.164 0.973 24
10 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:20.320 1.129 13
11 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:20.337 1.146 6
12 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 1:20.421 1.230 18
13 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:20.452 1.261 22
14 10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:20.535 1.344 12
15 17 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:20.541 1.350 27
16 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:20.546 1.355 20
17 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:20.613 1.422 20
18 22 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:20.985 1.794
19 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:22.326 3.135
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:22.449 3.258
21 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:22.874 3.683
22 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:23.194 4.003
23 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:23.358 4.167
24 20 Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth 1:23.650 4.459

18 posted on 11/06/2010 7:28:55 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Frantzie
third practice times...
19 posted on 11/06/2010 7:30:42 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

As usual, thanks for the ping, Chode.

A while back I believe you posted some links to F1 live streams. Looked, but cannot find that post anymore.

Could you repost those links, please?


20 posted on 11/06/2010 10:04:06 AM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: Moltke
at the top of the page... 8^)
21 posted on 11/06/2010 2:01:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Where is the ping? Where is Saturday’s qualifying?

1. Nico Hulkenberg (!)
2. Sebastian Vettel
3. Webber
4. Hamilton
5. Alonso


22 posted on 11/06/2010 4:43:39 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Frantzie

FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2010

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:20.050 1:19.144 1:14.470 35
2 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:19.160 1:18.691 1:15.519 27
3 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:19.025 1:18.516 1:15.637 28
4 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.931 1:18.921 1:15.747 32
5 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:18.987 1:19.010 1:15.989 34
6 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:19.799 1:18.925 1:16.203 32
7 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1:19.249 1:18.877 1:16.552 31
8 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 1:19.879 1:18.923 1:16.925 30
9 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:19.778 1:19.200 1:17.101 31
10 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:20.189 1:19.153 1:17.656 33
11 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.905 1:19.288 25
12 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:19.741 1:19.385 26
13 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1:20.153 1:19.486 23
14 17 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:20.158 1:19.581 24
15 16 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:20.096 1:19.847 24
16 22 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:20.174 1:19.899 26
17 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:20.592 1:20.357 23
18 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:20.830 13
19 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:22.130 13
20 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:22.250 14
21 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:22.378 14
22 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:22.810 13
23 20 Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth 1:23.083 15
24 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:23.796 15

23 posted on 11/06/2010 5:48:22 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Duh! Scrolled right past that... Will try ‘em tomorrow.

Thanks!


24 posted on 11/06/2010 7:06:48 PM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: Chode; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; brf1; cld51860; Cowboy Bob; Cruising Speed; ...
UK F1 driver Jenson Button carjacked in Brazil

Armed attackers have targeted British Formula 1 driver Jenson Button in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, his McLaren racing team have confirmed.

His car was attacked, but Button was unhurt, McLaren said.

Button had been in practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, and will start 11th on the grid.

Brazil's major cities have a bad record for serious crimes of violence, which have caused concern ahead of major events like the 2014 World Cup.

"Would-be assailants made an attempt to approach the car that was carrying Jenson Button" on Saturday, said the statement from McLaren.

Button, 33, was quickly driven away by an armed policemen in the reinforced armoured vehicle provided by McLaren.

Button's manager Richard Goddard and trainer Mike Collier were also in the vehicle.

"The police driver of Jenson's vehicle reacted swiftly and, using avoidance techniques, rapidly forced his way through the traffic, taking Jenson and the other occupants of the car immediately away from any danger and back to their hotel," McLaren said.

The team added "the Sao Paulo authorities have also acted efficiently and will be providing additional security" on for Button and other team members on Sunday.

25 posted on 11/06/2010 7:17:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Moltke
welcome... the first one seems to work more than the other two and might require you to download veetel but it's worth it if like me you don't have tv
26 posted on 11/06/2010 7:21:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Somehow my DVR missed both practice and qualifying. Wow, Hulkenberg on pole, would have never thought that was possible after the year they have had. They’ve been 2nd tier all season (strong, but not fighting for top 5 finishes), and to go #1 and 6 on the grid is awesome for them.

Poor Button, he has really had a tough time these last 4-5 races.


27 posted on 11/06/2010 7:37:21 PM PDT by Betis70 (First the House, then the Senate)
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To: Betis70
yup, and Cosworth is still able to run with the bigboys...
28 posted on 11/06/2010 7:47:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Poor Jenson. nice bloke who was very fortunate he was not hurt. I also feel bad for Webber. I like Vettel but Webber is obviously miserable because Dieter probably likes Vettel.

My guess is Webber is not at RB in 2011. I hope it is Vettel’s friend Kimi. It is no coincidence that Kimi’s rally sponsor on the Peugeot jnr team is Red Bull.

29 posted on 11/06/2010 8:07:12 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Chode

I did not see “qually” as Alonso calls it. I think it had been raining and it had started to dry. The Hulkster go on slicks.


30 posted on 11/06/2010 8:09:15 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Chode

didn’t something like this happen about two or three years ago?? an F1 team was leaving the circuit and got robbed??


31 posted on 11/06/2010 8:22:54 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Betis70

hulkenburg didn’t just take the pole, he destroyed everyone...his second to last lap in Q3 was like .4 up on the field then he was .9 faster on the last lap...destroyed everyone...


32 posted on 11/06/2010 8:24:32 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Frantzie
lucky is right... do all the teams have reinforced armoured vehicles like those provided by McLaren???

i'd love to see Kimi/Vettel next year

33 posted on 11/06/2010 8:29:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: God luvs America
don't recall right at the moment... none i could find either
34 posted on 11/06/2010 8:32:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Frantzie
my bad, i was out and missed it...

the ping list is on my home page if you ever want to use it

35 posted on 11/06/2010 8:35:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: God luvs America

Awesome. There was scuttlebutt that he was fighting for his job, might have saved his future in F1 with that drive, even if it is not with Williams.


36 posted on 11/06/2010 8:37:44 PM PDT by Betis70 (First the House, then the Senate)
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To: Chode

I doubt the rest of the teams have it. Brazil has always been dangerous with crime for the teams.

Kimi and Vettel are friends and as soon as Kimi went to WRC to drive - he had a Red Bull sponsorship. I think he had the deal before he left Ferrari.

I prefer Vettel to win the WC followed by Alonso but maybe now I want Webber. He probably deserves it. He has pushed “the next Schumacher” all season long.


37 posted on 11/06/2010 8:42:36 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Chode

remember it well...believe if was after friday practice...betcha they mention it during the telecast tomorrow...


38 posted on 11/06/2010 8:52:29 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Chode

found it...

“Teams are always on the watch for attempted armed attacks on members leaving the circuit after previous incidents over the years despite a strong police presence.

Members of the Toyota team were ambushed at gunpoint four years ago as they left the circuit, with shots fired by a gang of youths who also tried to kick in their car windows. None suffered any injury.”

http://www.euronews.net/sport/573329-button-in-attempted-carjacking-in-brazil/


39 posted on 11/06/2010 8:54:28 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America

thx...

Members of the Toyota team were ambushed at gunpoint four years ago as they left the circuit, with shots fired by a gang of youths who also tried to kick in their car windows. None suffered any injury.


40 posted on 11/06/2010 9:07:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

And Brazil has the Summer Olympics in 2016, right? That ought to be interesting.

Then Mogadishu in 2020? It would seem to be the natural follow up.


41 posted on 11/06/2010 9:16:37 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: FreedomPoster
like the Mog has the money to put on a goat show let alone that circus
42 posted on 11/06/2010 9:31:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin tested his capacities as a Formula 1 pilot, driving a racing car for several hours at a speed of 240 km/ h (149 miles per hour) on a special track in the Leningrad Region in Russia's northwest.

Three racing cars - two vehicles for racing in the Formula's youth completions and one intended for the Formula 1 Grand Prix, were put on show in St. Petersburg on November 6 and 7. As part of the presentation of the racing cars, Putin personally drove a racing car on a special track in the Leningrad Region. Before getting into the car's cockpit, the premier received detailed instructions on how to drive the racing car.

The premier put on a helmet with Russia's national emblem and the word Russia inscribed on it, and also a Formula 1 outfit with his initials. The yellow color of the racing car was reminiscent of the Lada Kalina sport car that Putin had used to drive along the Chita-Khabarovsk Highway in the Russian Far East earlier this year.

A month ago, Putin attended a ceremony of signing an agreement with Formula One in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, under which Russia will stage a Grand Prix in the country between 2014 and 2020.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2623025/posts

43 posted on 11/07/2010 5:54:05 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

When is race time?


44 posted on 11/07/2010 5:59:03 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
50mins...
45 posted on 11/07/2010 7:21:01 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Thanks for the ping.

Have you used this live feed site plugin from “makeitlive”?


46 posted on 11/07/2010 8:03:21 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Chode

this line works... http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-formula-1.html


47 posted on 11/07/2010 8:13:36 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

see 47


48 posted on 11/07/2010 8:14:13 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

There we go.

Pit stops are faster than ever.


49 posted on 11/07/2010 8:38:30 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Chode
congratulations RedBull...!!!
50 posted on 11/07/2010 9:51:12 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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