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Old Dec 7, 2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Picking up from the 2011 Formula 1 discussion thread. Time for the 2012 F1 season silliness to commence.

The 2012 F1 Calendar is official, and Austin is on it! Whoohoo! Glad I made hotel reservations months ago.
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Old Dec 8, 2011, 01:50 AM   #2
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Track design looks good for Austin. Should be well suited for the Red Bulls.
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Old Dec 8, 2011, 02:21 AM   #3
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I never followed the 2011 thread, but I will with this one. I love the sport, but 2011 was not as fun as 2010. Vettel just "drove away" with it, you might say. I hope next year is more competitive.

I usually root for Jenson Button because of his racing brain. Admittedly, his raw pace cannot match some of the others. What is so fascinating to me is to see how he drives around that shortcoming. Also, his steering is smooth as butter.

Hamilton used to be one of my favorites, but he's had some really puzzling moments which have made it difficult for me to cheer for him.

As an American, I was delighted to hear about the Austin race way back. I hope they go ahead and hold it and secure their financing. That race is the first step toward greater F1 awareness in this country. In the long run, we'll need American drivers, American owned teams, and better American coverage (no offense SPEED, but BBC is far superior).

I sure hope McLaren starts 2012 with a competitive car. I am tired of playing catchup. Let's hear it for the zenith of all motorsport!!
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I have to decide whether to go visit my brother who lives in Austin or not. I still suspect the race might not actually go ahead...
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Old Dec 9, 2011, 12:30 PM   #5
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I have to decide whether to go visit my brother who lives in Austin or not. I still suspect the race might not actually go ahead...
Have any family in New Jersey for a 2013 visit?
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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Robert Kubica had suffered another setback in his attempt to return to Formula 1 after breaking his right leg in an accident at his house in Italy.

It is the same leg he broke in a high-speed rally crash almost a year ago.

The Pole needs an operation to have a metal screw inserted just above his ankle and then faces a month in plaster.


This is starting to seriously look like the beginning of the end for his F1 career.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 07:01 AM   #7
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ugly. poor Jarno... his car will assuredly be slow and very ugly.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 07:15 AM   #8
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USF1 team?
what about the US-based circuit? DFW area?
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I'm so dumb that when I read the headline I thought you were referring to the F1 key on my MBP keyboard. I wanted to know how they changed the key function, which is the screen brightness control on my keyboard.

So sad...
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 07:18 AM   #10
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I'm so dumb that when I read the headline I thought you were referring to the F1 key on my MBP keyboard. I wanted to know how they changed the key function, which is the screen brightness control on my keyboard.

So sad...
What!!? That car sure isn'y ugly, but by F1 (not the key, the sport) standards it will be slow. Mclaren, Ferrari, and of course Red Bull will be the teams again this year, with RBR still out in front IMO.
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What!!? That car sure isn'y ugly, but by F1 (not the key, the sport) standards it will be slow. Mclaren, Ferrari, and of course Red Bull will be the teams again this year, with RBR still out in front IMO.
it's hideous. and from what i hear they are all gonna look a lot like that...
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look at pic #11... what part of the car is that?

http://www.formula1.com/gallery/launches/2012/660.html
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With Formula 1 HD coming to Sky next week, this years coverage should be awesome!
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With Formula 1 HD coming to Sky next week, this years coverage should be awesome!
You're not a certain recently departed News International boss with an attitude like that, are you?

Both the HRT [surely they could translate it into Spanish and improve the acronym] and Marussia look a bit shy on the sponsor front, the HRT in particular looking like it's trying to emulate Brawn. Without the worries of trying to placate their drivers when the other one wins, of course.
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With Formula 1 HD coming to Sky next week, this years coverage should be awesome!
It's not next week - it starts this Friday!
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It's not next week - it starts this Friday!
I've gotta be honest, I don't care about anything else apart from the 7th March :P
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This is not a good start. Assuming these are the actual opening credits, you have to say they've dropped the ball. Decent tune, maybe, opening credits not.
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This is not a good start. Assuming these are the actual opening credits, you have to say they've dropped the ball. Decent tune, maybe, opening credits not.
It sounds like they added effects to the song. Sky just ruined it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nz3BWD5Hyo
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Decent tune, maybe, opening credits not.
I don't mind it as such, the montage has a certain charm to it, reminds me of the old BBC opening's back in the '80's.

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The Chain was great
Presumably the BBC hold the licensing rights to The Chain and will continue to use it for their coverage, that and presumably even if they didn't, Sky would want to clearly distinguish themselves from the BBC.

The Chain will forever be synonymous with F1 though won't it.

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The Chain was great, and even the ITV songs caught the same essence.
What Moby?

ITV's coverage of F1 will forever be the low point, remember all the coverage of Jenson Button's girlfriend when she attempted to start a singing career?

It was even worse when Lewis Hamilton started his career in F1. The whole coverage became a metaphorical bi-weekly masturbatory salute to Jenson & Lewis. It was f'king dreadful.
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