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  • jellyhead 18 Feb 2013 14:20:27 24,350 posts
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    Moto2 & Moto3 start testing at Jerez tomorrow for those of us interested in racing ;)

    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad! heh

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  • superdelphinus 19 Feb 2013 15:27:30 8,035 posts
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    that new Williams looks insane, it has almost no rear bodywork at all
  • DanB24 19 Feb 2013 17:43:28 1,797 posts
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    You're right it looks really odd back there.
  • Bremenacht 19 Feb 2013 20:02:25 17,614 posts
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    Gosh, yeah! It's like a window frame.
  • Bremenacht 19 Feb 2013 20:19:28 17,614 posts
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    Predictable, but, ah well



    left me smiling all the same.
  • Psychotext 19 Feb 2013 21:38:13 53,855 posts
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    Weak
  • superdelphinus 19 Feb 2013 21:44:01 8,035 posts
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    Shit.
  • mal 19 Feb 2013 22:43:05 22,341 posts
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    At least it didn't feature Eddie dancing at any point.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Nth 20 Feb 2013 11:10:09 3,119 posts
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    'Blown' wheel nuts. The sport's gone mad.
  • superdelphinus 20 Feb 2013 13:03:26 8,035 posts
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    The merc does seem genuinely fast?
  • Psychotext 20 Feb 2013 13:21:42 53,855 posts
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    Lots of cars look fast in testing (using last year as an example). Way too early to tell.

    Looking like it could be a properly close season though.
  • Nth 20 Feb 2013 14:48:00 3,119 posts
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    Merc is still hard on it's tyres apparently. I do think Nico is going to get a shock from Lewis though.
  • altitude2k 21 Feb 2013 20:20:46 3,856 posts
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    The Mercedes is actually looking quietly great. Not setting the fastest times, but setting brilliant times considering the harder compounds and higher fuel loads.

    Lewis' performance on the hards was brilliant, and Nico is one hell of a grafter. It would not surprise me if they nailed Melbourne by racing hard on the harder compounds (considering their devotion during testing) while others nurse their softs.

    At 16:1, I reckon Lewis to win in Aus is worth a cheeky fiver.
  • altitude2k 21 Feb 2013 20:24:18 3,856 posts
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    jellyhead wrote:
    Moto2 & Moto3 start testing at Jerez tomorrow for those of us interested in racing ;)

    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad! heh
    Cheeky bastard! MotoGP is literally half as good as F1. It's science. ;-)
  • superdelphinus 21 Feb 2013 20:37:31 8,035 posts
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    The issue with Mercedes will be keeping up with the top teams throughout the season. Can see them starting brightly (like last season really), but then it's whether they can stay up there. I have a sneaky feeling rbr are going to be comfortably quickest straight off the bat, particularly now they don't have a trick exhaust to spend half a season figuring out
  • Raiko101 22 Feb 2013 15:32:25 6,092 posts
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    Finding testing to be quite dull this year. Even though we all know you can't take anything for granted, you normally know which teams are looking good and which teams are struggling. Some how the BBC have come to the conclusion that Mclaren are looking like the team to beat. Would like that to be true, but it's complete guess work.

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  • altitude2k 22 Feb 2013 15:51:33 3,856 posts
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    Raiko101 wrote:
    Finding testing to be quite dull this year. Even though we all know you can't take anything for granted, you normally know which teams are looking good and which teams are struggling. Some how the BBC have come to the conclusion that Mclaren are looking like the team to beat. Would like that to be true, but it's complete guess work.
    It's funny because Sky seem to believe they will struggle to compete for the win at Melbourne.
  • Psychotext 22 Feb 2013 16:53:27 53,855 posts
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    I genuinely have no idea who is quick or not. I think Mclaren might be quickest, Ferrari look good, and I think Red Bull might be struggling... but who knows with all the sandbagging going on.
  • altitude2k 22 Feb 2013 17:23:57 3,856 posts
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    My confusion is the comments by Lewis. He could not be more downbeat considering their apparent good form.

    I put a fiver down on him to win at Aus. At 16:1 it's worth a punt.
  • superdelphinus 22 Feb 2013 18:08:40 8,035 posts
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    It's weird because mclaren seem to be having problems to me (though ice not seen anything of today's testing)
  • mal 22 Feb 2013 18:48:34 22,341 posts
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    Button didn't think his team were getting to grips with their car at all well apparently, so dunno how the Beeb got to that conclusion.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Nth 22 Feb 2013 19:13:56 3,119 posts
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    Don't forget the BBC's Andrew Benson is a complete cock, he should write for Pitpass he's so bad.
  • Kostabi 22 Feb 2013 19:24:12 4,878 posts
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    Don't Mclaren have some kind of testing crisis every year?

    I'm still not convinced Mercedes will do anything either, after all the team hasn't proven it can keep up with the big boys through the mid-season development race since they had that really good year as BAR. As someone noted earlier in this thread, they only won as Brawn due to dominance in the first half and got blown into the weeds by the end of it all.

    Kimi/Grosjean is probably the strongest pairing on the grid so hopefully Lotus have made those few tenths up.
  • superdelphinus 22 Feb 2013 19:36:19 8,035 posts
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    Yeah benson is amazing really. He seems to have reasonably good access but is usually completely wide of the mark in almost everything he writes.

    At this point last year, it seemed mclaren very strong and rbr were struggling a bit but I think testing was genuinely a bit mental last year because of the tyres. Could be the same thing again but mclaren certainly don't seem to be very happy. Red bull are just ominously quite and Mercedes seem to want to downplay themselves all the time, which is probably because they know they aren't as fast as people are making out. Lotus seem very strong, Ferrari a bit less than that. Williams who knows. Not really bothered about the rest. Di resta seems to have gone a bit mental.

    Roll on oz plz
  • superdelphinus 22 Feb 2013 19:37:24 8,035 posts
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    @Kostabi to be fair, didn't the brawn team have practically no money whatsoever? The car was done for oz and then basically nothing added to it all season
  • Kostabi 22 Feb 2013 19:51:56 4,878 posts
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    Very true, but the car was developed from very early on the previous season with lots of Honda cash.

    They did an amazing job with what they had and you're right about the budget, if Honda had hung around it would have probably been a Ferrari style steamroller. BAR/Honda were incredibly patchy though and for some reason Brawn hasn't really changed that.
  • superdelphinus 22 Feb 2013 19:53:49 8,035 posts
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    With merc at the moment it's quite funny seeing rosberg being all happy about things compared to the car he was in last season, and Hamilton being all sad about things compared to the car he was in last season
  • shamblemonkee 24 Feb 2013 12:09:04 14,279 posts
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    Not a single post since last night about this?






    full story: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105690

    I was watching but had to go out for the last 40 laps, came home to watch the end and just :-o. As bad as it was that could have been much worse with objects like that going through the fencing.

    Edited by shamblemonkee at 12:14:23 24-02-2013
  • StarchildHypocrethes 24 Feb 2013 12:17:21 25,430 posts
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    Ah, modern life. What a wonderful thing you are.

    Person sat behind you just been hit by a flying tyre? Don't worry about them, just make sure get it all on film to stick on YouTube.
  • urban 24 Feb 2013 13:27:02 10,925 posts
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    who knows a good place to stream/download the daytona 500?
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