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2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX - Live Thread
Chode ^ | 5/26/2011 | Chode

Posted on 05/26/2011 4:02:06 PM PDT by Chode

2011 MONACO GRAND PRIX - Live Thread

Venue: Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
Date: Sunday 29 May
Lap length: 2.075 miles
Race laps: 75
2010 winner: Mark Webber (Red Bull)
First grand prix: 1929

Fri Sunny 25c

Sat Sunn 23c

Sun Sunny 24c


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: f1; formulaone; grandprix

on/off... if you want on or off the F1 list mash here to get added/removed

one of these links should work... http://www.justin.tv/directory/sports/auto_racing

1 posted on 05/26/2011 4:02:16 PM PDT by Chode
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To: Chode; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; brf1; briankk; cld51860; Cowboy Bob; ...
UP...!!!

2 posted on 05/26/2011 4:03:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
F1 Stuff...

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone hopes the FIA will put the Bahrain Grand Prix back on the calendar at its crunch meeting next week, despite fears by teams that the extended 2011 schedule may lead to burn out. The date is set for 30 October, if the FIA confirms it. Full story: Autosport

Lewis Hamilton believes he is the only driver capable of challenging Sebastian Vettel as he targets a 50-point haul over the next two races. Full story: Press Association

Hispania boss Colin Kolles has ruled out a protest at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix over the use of off-throttle blown diffusers, with the FIA having promised him that it was looking into the matter. Full story: Autosport

Formula 1 drivers have backed FIA technical delegate Charlie Whiting's decision to ban the use of the drag-reduction system (DRS) in the tunnel during the Monaco GP this weekend.
Full story: autosport

Red Bull have revised their pitstop procedures ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, after rival Ferrari shadowed its moves in Spain last weekend. Full story: Autosport

Michael Schumacher had an interesting response when told that Lewis Hamilton felt he interfered in the lead battle in Spain by letting Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel through and making life hard for the McLaren driver. "I don't recall it," he said.
Full story: Adam Cooper's blog

******************* Second Practice

1 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:15.123 42
2 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.228 0.105 33
3 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:15.321 0.198 44
4 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.448 0.325 38
5 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:15.667 0.544 46
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:15.781 0.658 45
7 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:16.356 1.233 33
8 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:16.642 1.519 42
9 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:17.101 1.978 46
10 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:17.126 2.003 38
11 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:17.337 2.214 35
12 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:17.541 2.418 47
13 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:17.570 2.447 39
14 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:17.581 2.458 32
15 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:17.633 2.510 49
16 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:17.706 2.583 37
17 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:17.789 2.666 43
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:18.266 3.143 50
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:18.490 3.367 39
20 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:19.053 3.930 15
21 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:19.185 4.062 40
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:19.338 4.215 35
23 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:22.066 6.943 33
24 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth No time 0

3 posted on 05/26/2011 4:04:40 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Never actually got to see it live because my office was on the start finish line and there was no way to work with the time trials on Thurs/Fri. Plus the boss would rent out the offices to rich (stupid) Germans for an outragous price.

Lot of hot, half-naked chicks on very expensive boats though. The race itself is boring because there are only two places to pass.


4 posted on 05/26/2011 4:05:28 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Chode

Go Fred! That will make the race interesting at least...........


5 posted on 05/26/2011 4:29:12 PM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

“Lot of hot, half-naked chicks on very expensive boats though. The race itself is boring because there are only two places to pass.”

So there is balance: ...the chicks make up for the boring race.


6 posted on 05/26/2011 5:06:54 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
i'd of hired on as a waiter to the Germans if i had to, just to see the race... but that's just me 8^)
7 posted on 05/26/2011 5:09:06 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lockbox
he got his dream ride, it just dint turn out like he thought...
8 posted on 05/26/2011 5:11:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
I think it's more like Red Bull happened, and even more specifically Adrian Newey happened! Poor Fred, this year's lost. There maybe some bright spots such as Monaco.

Of course Canada maybe very interesting!

9 posted on 05/26/2011 5:35:51 PM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: Chode
Boring?

Some Oldies

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10 posted on 05/26/2011 5:39:00 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
thx, i can ALWAYS cont on you to supply the girls...
11 posted on 05/26/2011 5:45:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lockbox
ah yes, Canada

i haven't been to the Canadian race since they snubbed us in Iraq... maybe next year

12 posted on 05/26/2011 5:48:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
it's a hard life ... I have to be good for something

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13 posted on 05/26/2011 6:11:04 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

Tartelettes!


14 posted on 05/26/2011 7:12:27 PM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: truth_seeker

I’m a little cynical just because I’ve seen what goes on in Internationl (read “European”) sports and can’t really get excited about it. But yes. Boring race. Hot euro-trash (although the Aussie and New Zealand chicks were the hottest) chicks basically prostituting themselves to rich yacht owners.

The Monaco Grand Prix is the only F1 race that routinely gets stopped because of the time limit (two hours) and not because someone actually finishes the course simply because it is sooooo sloooooow. (average speed 90 kmh = 60 mph).


15 posted on 05/26/2011 7:37:15 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Chode

We actually set up the offices for the Germans. There are really only two places (from the start/finish line - 8th floor) where you can see the cars: Blvd Albert 1er (start/finish) and Quai Albert 1er (around the swimming pool).

So the Germans would pay big bucks to watch the start of the race and then watch the rest on TV.

There is nowhere in Monaco where you can actually see the entire race.


16 posted on 05/26/2011 7:41:53 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
lot of money just to party and say you were there, but i guess that is what money is for...
17 posted on 05/26/2011 8:16:43 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
After all these years of not watching F1 I am still a tifosi and will be till I die I guess. Happy to see Alonso's place in practice.

I used to be a hardcore F1 fan, for 20 years, but after Senna died I quit caring. I'll never forget I had the race at Imola in 1994 on tape, but was out of town that weekend and hadn't seen it yet. When my alarm radio turned on Monday morning I was almost awake and I thought I heard the newsguy say "3-time WC Ayrton Senna is dead." I sat straight up in bed, fully awake now. Got up and ran to the VCR to make sure I had it recorded. It was a long day at work, waiting to go home and watch the race. I remember Ratzenberger being killed on Saturday. I remember the big crash at the first start where a wheel flew into the stands. I remember the view from the camera on Schumacher's car as Senna went off track. I remember the camera shot of Senna's head twitch one time, as he sat there dying in his car from the hole in his forehead, waiting for the doctors and that helicopter flight to the hospital. I just don't have the same passion for the races I once did. Sorry all, don't mean to be a downer, I just always get a tear in eye this time of year, the month of May.

Ayrton Senna da Silva, the man I loved to hate.

Ole Senna, obrigado, adeus, bravo.

Hurrah Senna, thank you, goodbye, I salute your bravery.

18 posted on 05/26/2011 8:56:38 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: West Texas Chuck
he was/is one of my greatest heroes...
19 posted on 05/27/2011 3:01:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

The Rain King. In the wet, nobody could touch him, he seemed to be fearless and have mystical skills behind the wheel.

Out here in the Dawg House I have a wall of heroes. Ansel Adams, Toshiro Mifune, Winston Churchill, Steve McQueen, John Wayne, John Belushi, Sam Clemens, Robert Earl Keen, but Ayrton’s photo is at the top, higher than the others.

I thought I hated him, but after he died I found out a lot about him I did not know, and I realized I loved that guy.

In a manly way, of course ;)


20 posted on 05/27/2011 8:08:12 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Chode
3rd practice

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:14.433 18
2 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.996 0.563 17
3 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:15.024 0.591 19
4 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:15.245 0.812 19
5 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:15.310 0.877 21
6 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.386 0.953 14
7 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:15.529 1.096 19
8 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:16.617 2.184 13
9 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:16.736 2.303 15
10 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:16.821 2.388 19
11 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:16.990 2.557 20
12 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:17.196 2.763 13
13 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:17.333 2.900 17
14 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:17.403 2.970 18
15 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:17.779 3.346 17
16 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:17.880 3.447 17
17 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:18.069 3.636 17
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:18.115 3.682 20
19 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:18.580 4.147 21
20 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:18.808 4.375 21
21 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:19.259 4.826 19
22 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:20.115 5.682 15
23 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:20.278 5.845 16
24 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes No time 3

21 posted on 05/28/2011 5:39:26 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Sergio Perez lost control exiting the tunnel and shunted broadside to the tire barrier, reported he was unconscious.


22 posted on 05/28/2011 6:39:20 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: Eye of Unk

Update: Sergio Perez is awake, alert but complaining of pain in his legs at the hospital, its being said that his participation in tomorrows race is uncertain.


23 posted on 05/28/2011 7:14:59 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: Chode
1 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:15.606 1:14.277 1:13.556 18
2 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.397 1:14.545 1:13.997 18
3 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:16.087 1:14.742 1:14.019 24
4 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:16.051 1:14.569 1:14.483 22
5 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:16.092 1:14.981 1:14.682 29
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:16.309 1:14.648 1:14.877 25
7 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.207 1:14.275 1:15.280 15
8 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:15.858 1:14.741 1:15.766 26
9 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:15.819 1:15.545 1:16.528 23
10 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.918 1:15.482 no time 23
11 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:16.378 1:15.815 21
12 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:16.616 1:15.826 20
13 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:16.513 1:15.973 20
14 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:16.813 1:16.118 22
15 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:16.600 1:16.121 19
16 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:16.681 1:16.214 22
17 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:16.358 1:16.300 17
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:17.343 10
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:17.381 9
20 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:17.820 9
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:17.914 12
22 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:18.736 11
23 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth No time 0
24 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth No time 0
Q1 107% Time 1:20.471

24 posted on 05/28/2011 7:33:33 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Eye of Unk

damn...


25 posted on 05/28/2011 7:36:00 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Eye of Unk

http://www.formula1.com/wi/597x478/sutton/2011/d11mon1955.jpg


26 posted on 05/28/2011 7:38:08 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
1961 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, Oct. 8, 1961

1 - Innes Ireland has time with his fans after winning the inaugural United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen on Oct. 8, 1961.

2 - Innes Ireland is in front of Graham Hill, left, and Jack Brabham as they enter the 90 during the inaugural United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. Ireland would take the checkered flag. Ron Nelson Photo.

from the MRRC http://www.racingarchives.org/

27 posted on 05/28/2011 7:47:53 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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A car that will look mighty familiar to car buffs, movie-goers and Steve McQueen fans is the 2011 raffle car for the International Motor Racing Research Center.

It’s a 1967 Mustang, one-of-a-kind “resto-mod” built as a tribute to the famous Ford Highland Green Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the 1968 blockbuster movie “Bullitt.”

The car is fitted with contemporary features such as four-wheel disc brakes, five-speed transmission, fully independent suspension and many other modern components that make it a truly exciting automobile that a lucky Research Center supporter will win.

The Bullitt Mustang is valued at $72,500.

“We are really excited about this year’s raffle car as it gives people a once-in-a lifetime chance to win an incredible automobile while supporting the Center at the same time,” Research Center President J.C. Argetsinger said.

“We are certain that tickets for this year’s raffle will sell out quickly, and I encourage our supporters to purchase their tickets early,” Director of Marketing and Development Jon McKnight said.

Tickets go on sale June 3rd, and only 2,500 will be sold. The drawing for the winning ticket will be Dec. 3 at noon at the Center. The prices are $60 each or two for $100.

“I expect that tickets will be gone by Vintage Grand Prix weekend in September,” McKnight said.

The winner need not be present to win, and McKnight reminds ticket purchasers that the winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with winning the car as well as transportation from Watkins Glen.

Tickets may be purchased at the Racing Research Center or on-line at www.racingarchives.org.

Some of features of the Bullitt Mustang:

~ Engine and transmission: Totally rebuilt Ford 390 engine, with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold and cylinder heads, high-performance Crane Cam with roller rockers and lifters, custom tubular exhaust headers, Ford XS Torque Starter motor, aluminum valve covers, Flowmaster mufflers and a custom aluminum radiator with dual Flex-a-lite thermostatically controlled fans. Power is transmitted via a Tremec TR-3550 five-speed transmission with Pro-5.0 shifter, Centerforce Dual Friction clutch and lightened flywheel, 9-inch Ford rear end with positraction differential.

~ Chassis and suspension: Heidt Super Ride independent front and rear suspension with QA-1 variable rate coil springs and fully adjustable coil over shocks, Lakewood Traction Action lift bars, Heidt power assisted rack and pinion steering, Heidt front cross member stiffener and tubular upper and lower front control arms, 15-inch American Racing Torque Thrust D alloy wheels with Falken ZE512 radial tires.

~ Miscellaneous: The car is finished in Ford’s Highland Green paint with a black interior that replicates the original car. All new carpets have been installed, and the front and rear seats have been reupholstered and re-bolstered. The Heidt independent rear suspension features in-board mounted rear disc brakes. A tilt steering column with a custom steering wheel and specially designed instruments with the Bullitt logo installed in the original dash cluster complete the interior appointments. The body has been tastefully de-chromed and “Bullitt” replaces the original “Mustang” identification on the rear deck lid.


TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON LINE, USING OUR SECURE FORM, BY CALLING THE INTERNATIONAL MOTOR RACING RESEARCH CENTER @ 607-535-9044,OR BY MAIL: INTERNATIONAL MOTOR RACING RESEARCH CENTER, 610 S. DECATUR STREET, WATKINS GLEN, NY, 14891. PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO "IMRRC" OR INCLUDE COMPLETE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE A PHONE NUMBER WHERE YOU CAN BE REACHED.

PLEASE NOTE: THE WINNER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TAXES AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION, AS WELL AS THE PICKUP OR TRANSPORTATION OF THE VEHICLE FROM WATKINS GLEN, NY, WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DRAWING.


28 posted on 05/28/2011 7:55:50 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: West Texas Chuck
it sounds messed up but, as hard as i took his death, he was no longer with McLaren at the time of the crash, and i prolly would of taken it much harder and in a different ways had he still been with the team...
29 posted on 05/28/2011 8:13:12 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
geezze ... I was 10 LOL

Pérez ruled out of Monaco race

Sauber has stated that Sergio Pérez will definitely not be starting tomorrow's 78-lap Monaco Grand Prix, confirming a widely expected outcome after the Mexican's violent crash at the Nouvelle Chicane this afternoon. The Hinwil-based squad also explained that the cause of the accident is still being investigated, but Technical Director James Key believes Pérez will be able to shed more light on the situation shortly.

"Of course we are very relieved that Sergio wasn’t seriously injured," Team Principal Peter Sauber commented. "Up to the accident he was doing very well in qualifying, and also better than expected as he had outperformed all his direct competitors. For Kamui it didn’t go too well in qualifying, but we know what his skills are and expect them to play a role in tomorrow’s race."

Key added: "First and foremost we are obviously relieved with the reports that Sergio is okay. It’s always very worrying for a team when you see an accident of that magnitude, so it’s good to hear that he is fundamentally okay. We are looking into what happened. There is no indication at the moment from the data we have seen that there was a problem with the car. But we have to talk to Sergio to investigate further what happened."

Sauber confirms: No serious injures for Pérez

In a press release entitled ‘Good News!’, the Sauber team has confirmed that Sergio Pérez has sustained no serious injures after his heavy crash in Monaco Grand Prix qualifying. The 21-year-old Mexican, who lost control at the Nouvelle Chicane for a currently unknown reason, has been submitted to the Princess Grace Hospital after suffering concussion and a sprained thigh.

The full statement from Sauber reads as follows:

‘It was with great relief the Sauber F1 Team received the news that Sergio Pérez has no serious injuries after his heavy accident in the closing minutes of the final part of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix. Shortly before 15:00 hrs he had crashed into the barrier after the fast tunnel section of the circuit.

The 21-year-old Mexican was taken to the Hospital Princess Grace in Monaco from where the team received further information at 16:25 hrs: The doctors said Pérez had suffered concussion and a sprained thigh, but no broken bones and, following a scan, they could find no further injuries.

The reason for the accident will be investigated and the team will update the media as soon as it has any further information.’

Formula 1 governing body the FIA has released an official communiqué which explains that Sergio Pérez will stay in hospital overnight on Saturday. The Mexican, who crashed heavily at the chicane in qualifying, has no broken bones but did suffer from concussion and a sprained thigh.

The brief FIA statement reads as follows:

‘It has been confirmed that Sauber F1 Team driver Sergio Perez is stable, conscious and talking. He is still currently undergoing tests at Princesse Grace hospital. According to doctors he has suffered a concussion but has not sustained any fractures. His condition is currently reported as “encouraging”. He will remain in hospital overnight.’

I know Bernie must have a bigger boat

Starting 5th

It is a wonderful sport - Piscine - The Pool

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30 posted on 05/28/2011 1:15:39 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
i was 11, and watching from the start/finish line grandstand...
31 posted on 05/28/2011 2:24:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Elle Bee
yup, prolly the boat to get to his boat...
32 posted on 05/28/2011 2:27:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Elle Bee
DOH... make that 6 years old
33 posted on 05/28/2011 3:22:38 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
My friend Paul bought the new "limited" edition version of that Bullet fastback a couple of years ago .... it hauls ass

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34 posted on 05/28/2011 3:44:19 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee
i don't normally gambol, but... i think i'll get a couple tickets
35 posted on 05/28/2011 4:41:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 78 Winner 1 25
2 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 78 +1.1 secs 4 18
3 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 78 +2.3 secs 2 15
4 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 78 +23.1 secs 3 12
5 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 78 +26.9 secs 12 10
6 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 78 +27.2 secs 9 8
7 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 77 +1 Lap 14 6
8 9 Nick Heidfeld Renault 77 +1 Lap 15 4
9 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 77 +1 Lap 11 2
10 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 77 +1 Lap 16 1
11 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 76 +2 Lap 7
12 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 76 +2 Lap 13
13 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 76 +2 Lap 18
14 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 76 +2 Lap 17
15 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 75 +3 Lap 21
16 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 75 +3 Lap 23
17 22 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 74 +4 Lap 22
18 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 73 +5 Lap 8
Ret 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 67 +11 Lap 10
Ret 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 66 +12 Lap 19
Ret 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 32 +46 Laps 6
Ret 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 32 +46 Laps 5
Ret 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 30 +48 Laps 20
DNS 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari

36 posted on 05/29/2011 8:01:29 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
sweepstakes and lotteries are crack for the mathematically challenged .... and yes I do buy a lottery tickets each month ...LOL

Wenever I drive a car from the sixties or seventies now I'm shocked by the suspensions .... we've come a long way baby

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37 posted on 05/29/2011 11:18:14 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Chode
that was a really good race ... certainly not boring

unfortunately Hamilton again acted like his father

- Piscine - The Pool

IMG SRC="http://photos.gpupdate.net/large/177289.jpg">

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38 posted on 05/29/2011 11:41:09 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
The Monaco Grand Prix is the only F1 race that routinely gets stopped because of the time limit (two hours) and not because someone actually finishes the course simply because it is sooooo sloooooow. (average speed 90 kmh = 60 mph).

Where do you get that from? Average speed is above 160 km/h / 100 mph. Look at the lap times, do the math. At a race length of 260 km it is easily finished within the two hour limit. Unless it's a wet race (with safety car phases etc.) but those reach the time limit on many if not most other tracks as well. Monaco being right on the sea may be more prone to have some showers coming down, of course.

And "soooo sloooow" is a relative term when you look at the cramped track conditions. When they scream out of the tunnel and rip through the following chicanes along the harbor, the visual impression makes it actually *look* a lot faster than a wide open high speed course. IMHO. YMMV. I found today's race very entertaining.

39 posted on 05/29/2011 11:45:32 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Elle Bee

Please! No more photos with Briatore in them. Ever!


40 posted on 05/29/2011 11:50:12 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Moltke
You don't think his wife married him for his charm and his looks?

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41 posted on 05/29/2011 11:58:36 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Moltke
Maybe he was just in Monaco to tell Hamilton to play bumper car

You don't think this is true love ??? LOL

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42 posted on 05/29/2011 12:05:34 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

Nooooooooo! My eyes!!!! Please someone, pass me bleach to wash my eyes out or post some nude Helen Thomas pics as an antidote.

Damn you.

OK, kidding. But that guy just looks sleazy creepy. An experiment in hedonism gone horribly wrong. Makes me worry about *my* future.


43 posted on 05/29/2011 1:42:12 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Chode

WOW! Just saw Hamilton being interviwed by the BBC after the race about the penalties he received this weekend, and when the reporter asked “why he was repeatedly cited be the stewards” he pulled the race (as in ethnicity) card and said “maybe because I’m black”! OK, he was making a bit of a joke it seemed but it did look like he’s got a chip on his shoulder there.


44 posted on 05/29/2011 3:44:22 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Moltke
yup... not one of his brighter moments
45 posted on 05/29/2011 8:58:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Elle Bee


46 posted on 05/29/2011 9:08:03 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: West Texas Chuck

That was a very accurate description of my own feelings, although I was instead a huge Senna fan.

Just can’t get into it, even thought I do tune in from time to time.


47 posted on 05/31/2011 1:54:03 PM PDT by Palmetto
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To: Palmetto; Chode; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; brf1; briankk; cld51860; ...

Austin GP already in trouble???

Austin council could scupper 2012 US Grand Prix
ESPNF1 Staff
June 8, 2011

According to local Kxan news, council members learned this week that they must sign off as the “endorsing municipality” in order for race organisers to access the $25 million per year promised by the Texas government. That will involve the City of Austin contributing $4 million to the Major Events Trust Fund.

“There is a distinct possibility that if this process doesn’t work, that the project and the 1000 people that are working right now, their jobs could be in jeopardy and the event could be in jeopardy,” Suttle said.

There is no guarantee the Austin council members will play ball. “Apparently there is no plan B,” said one member. “I think that is an interesting assumption to make that something like that is going to be approved.”

http://en.espnf1.com/usracing/motorsport/story/50898.html


48 posted on 06/08/2011 3:47:28 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America
why am i not surprised... it takes money to make money
49 posted on 06/08/2011 4:28:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: God luvs America

I’m not surprised. I long suspected this was a Bernie shakedown for money, and then at the end he’d just say “Sorry, your track isn’t up to standards” and walk away with everybody’s money. Bernie likes having races in the Middle East because they are just as crooked as he is.


50 posted on 06/08/2011 8:08:45 PM PDT by henkster (Every member of Congress must put the fate of the nation over their next re-election campaign)
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