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Old 05-10-2016, 11:56 AM
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I suspect McLaren will pick him up and release Button at the end of the season.
That's a good scenario.
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He tore it up in GP2....
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He tore it up in GP2....
OMG was not aware of Vandoorne point tally was almost 2x 2nd place Rossi!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_G...7_championship
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^ This guy is awesome. It's not a matter of "if" but "when" he gets a ride. Doubt it will be for a bottom tier team too.
He's due to be in the McLaren for the Barcelona testing.

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Heineken to be an official sponsor and also wants to link up with a team. I want to see a Heineken themed car. The grid needs more color.

Heineken set to enter Formula 1 as sponsor - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com
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wanna re-check that link? I looked/searched Autosport and nothing.
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Not sure what happened but they have pulled the article. Don't know if that means something has fallen through on the deal. It is reportedly 5years and $150 million. The first sponsored race is supposed to be this years Canadian GP.

Here is another site that has an article on it.
F1 lands Heineken as series sponsor | Formula 1 Blog
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3D rendering of new Baku GP. Looks pretty fast for a street course.

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Oh boy, another tight street circuit! Surely it won't just turn into a procession "race" like Monaco!

I, for one, won't be too broken up if this never comes to fruition.
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Oh boy, another tight street circuit! Surely it won't just turn into a procession "race" like Monaco!

I, for one, won't be too broken up if this never comes to fruition.
Oh it's happening!

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Hmm. For some reason, I thought this was a candidate for future years. Guess I missed that it was real for this year.

Ah, now I remember, this is the race that conflicts with the 24h of LeMans.

Hmm, a processional race, or an epic battle... What to watch???
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Hahaa! Yea, it should be a nice GP but there. Is. No. Other. - LM24 is where it's at!

It's funny b/c my daughters still get puzzled waking up & seeing me in 'yesterday's clothing' & still watching tv in the a.m. lol

I did take them to the Rolex 24 @ Daytona this year (their 2nd race, FormulaE being their first [my 21st in a row]) so they're slowly diggin' it. w0000000000000t
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way to introduce the next generation to racing Poseidon!
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Hahaa! Yea, it should be a nice GP but there. Is. No. Other. - LM24 is where it's at!

It's funny b/c my daughters still get puzzled waking up & seeing me in 'yesterday's clothing' & still watching tv in the a.m. lol

I did take them to the Rolex 24 @ Daytona this year (their 2nd race, FormulaE being their first [my 21st in a row]) so they're slowly diggin' it. w0000000000000t
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way to introduce the next generation to racing Poseidon!
Both my girls (4 & 1) enjoy watching most of the F1 races on Sundays.
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That video of Baku looks like it's impossible to make any passes.
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way to introduce the next generation to racing Poseidon!
Right!? I was surprised as to how much they enjoyed it. They're already talking about next year!
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Both my girls (4 & 1) enjoy watching most of the F1 races on Sundays.
Sweeet! Mine are 9 and 6. I've taken them karting & they dig it. As much as I want them into it .... I won't be able to afford it! lol
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That video of Baku looks like it's impossible to make any passes.
I agree & hope that we are dead wrong...

But then again, a street circuit is still a street circuit so.......
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Right!? I was surprised as to how much they enjoyed it. They're already talking about next year!
Sweeet! Mine are 9 and 6. I've taken them karting & they dig it. As much as I want them into it .... I won't be able to afford it! lol
We have a nice kart track in South Houston, when they're a little older I'll be seeing if they're interested in more than watching.
Wonder what the minimum age is for SCCA Autocross...
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I see a lot of passing on Baku with those long straights and cars with DRS employed.
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We have a nice kart track in South Houston, when they're a little older I'll be seeing if they're interested in more than watching.
Wonder what the minimum age is for SCCA Autocross...
Oh really?

This aligns with my plans as well... What / where is this track?
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I remember a track in SW Houston near Sharpstown back in the early 80's that had karts that were gas powered mini-Indy cars. It was fantastic to race there.
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So, apparently the writing was on the wall before the Russian GP for Kvyat to lose his seat at RBR. Check this out:

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said last week that the move was done to give Verstappen a new opportunity, and allow Kvyat to continue his development at feeder team Toro Rosso, where he will have "a chance to regain his form and show his potential."

The switch came just a few days after the Russian GP, where Kvyat was loudly criticized after twice hitting Sebastian Vettel from behind on the first lap. Vettel complained to Horner, but on Thursday he said he didn't think the accident played a significant role in Red Bull's decision, which he was told had already been made before the race.
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Interesting. Maybe Kvyat heard about the demotion prior to the race and went all out for the win.
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Hissy fit induced crashes? "If I can't have this car, no one can?"
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Oh really?

This aligns with my plans as well... What / where is this track?
MSR on 288, down in Rosharon.
MSR Houston
MSR Karting
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MSR on 288, down in Rosharon.
MSR Houston
MSR Karting


I will need to pay them a visit.
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I will need to pay them a visit.
Seriously fun. So far from me in the Woodlands though.
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I loooove karting. I'm going tomorrow to Bushnell Motorsports Park Florida & I frequent Orlando Kart Center - The only real 45mph+ Go Kart in the Orlando Area

The really cool thing is that it's a bachelor party & I'll be all wired from watching qualy b/c it's right after that! lol
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Here's my '02 Tony Kart powered by Honda!

Oh and my CL.
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Hmmm, that's interesting ^^
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Yeah, this "old style" qual format is horrible. I wish F1 would change it up to something more exciting.

Wow. I wonder how many people will still be bad-mouthing the decision to move Max V. up into the Red Bull. That kid has definitely got something special.

It'll be fantastic to see how he does over the years.
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Precisely, he nearly out qualified Ricciardo. I'm kind of surprised the RBR's leapfrogged the Ferraris. Crap!
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That was an incredible qualifying session! It was surprising to see the pace by Red Bull! Wonder what Ferrari must be thinking now??
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Love to listen to the MB driver debrief, imagine Wolf and Lowe will be livid to say the least
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No kidding Legend, it would start out with Lauda saying


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Hats off to Verstappen, what a way to debut to your first race for RBR!
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No kidding Legend, it would start out with Lauda saying


Lauda's putting blame on Hamilton

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...-f1-spanish-gp

Wolf in his interview during the race did not assign blame

I give majority blame on Hamilton, he had more speed but was behind and got chopped off by Rosberg who made a double blocking maneuver from turn 3 to 4.
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These knuckleheads co-self-destructing would amuse me to no end if I hadn't picked them for driver/team in this week's pool.

It seems to me that the Merc bosses need to lock those two in a room full of improvised melee weapons and let them sort things out.

And I have a feeling Lewis is going to existentially explode again. Maybe make another rap album and start acting like a prima donna once more.
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If you want to see a great analysis of what may have gone wrong, watch this:




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