2006 Malaysian Grand Prix - Race 2/18

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Zip said:
LOL, good picture :p

There's other pictures of her I found...but if I post them I'll get banned...

She posed nude for a mag... :eek:


News from 2004 said:
Another Schumacher is set to hit the race tracks.

Cora, wife of world champion Michael Schumacher's younger brother Ralf, has announced her intention to drive in a one-make 'Mini' series in Germany.

But she has had some negative comments about her performance as well:
Cora Schumacher has been told her boob job isn't doing her any favours in the world of female motorsport. "No real driver would take an additional twice 400 grams of extra weight along in the car", a commentator said hinting at Cora's breasts.

Whoever that commentator is - he deserves a medal for that. :D

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JonnyT said:
Was it in fact:

"Wheel to wheel stuff! ...They're almost touching!..."

?

If so then it was Mansell (Williams) getting alongside and overtaking Senna (McLaren) at the end of the of the main straight at Barcelona into turn 1 in 1991 - quality move, altho Il Leone's move on Piquet into Stowe in '87 was better due to the quality dummy he sold Piquet :D

& a special mention must go to his move (in the Ferrari) on Berger (McLaren) into the Peraltada at Mexico in 1990 - Murray's commentary was brilliant - "and Mansell goes round the OUTSIDE!! INCREDIBLE!!" :D


Hmmm thought it was at Estoril??
 
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Flibster said:
So....Who needs a exclusive engine supply to start moving forwards and win races and has the rumoured $50 million needed to buy Cosworth?

Oh yes...Dietrich Mateschitz....

Apparently he's been sniffing around Cosworth as he knows that he will never win being a Ferrari customer.

Hmmmm... ;)

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Interesting, he certainly seems to be determined to win in F1 on his own terms and hence a deal for Cossie would give him the independence he wants. I don't think we'll see anything immediately unless Williams starts to win races which could push the price up. Wait until June - that's when Williams are rumoured to be announcing next year's engine deal, possibly with Toyota (assuming they decide to join Max's party).
 
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How are they defining gearbox in the new regs?? Is it the casing, the actuators etc I assume they wouldn't be stupid enought to include the ratios???

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How are they defining gearbox in the new regs?? Is it the casing, the actuators etc I assume they wouldn't be stupid enought to include the ratios???

Steve

Precicely one of the things I was worried about...
I think it could be the ratio's as well...

Imagine this - going from Monaco...to Monza...with the same gearbox ratios.

Just found my copy of the regs I downloaded again and here's whats in the rulebook.

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a) Each driver may use no more than one gearbox for four consecutive Events in which his team competes. Should a driver use a replacement gearbox he will be required to comply with a minimum weight limit 15kg higher than stated in Article 4.1 of the 2008 FIA Formula One Technical Regulations at that Event each time a gearbox other than the original one is used. Unless the driver fails to finish the race (see below) the gearbox fitted to the car at the end of the Event must remain in it for three further Events. Any driver who failed to finish the race at the first, second or third of the four Events for reasons beyond the control of the team or driver, may start the following Event with a different gearbox without a penalty being incurred.

A gearbox will be deemed to have been used once the car’s timing transponder has shown that it has left the pit lane.

b) If a driver is replaced after the first, second or third of a four Event period, having finished the first, second or third Events, the replacement driver must use the gearbox which the original driver had been using.

c) After consultation with the relevant team the FIA will attach seals to each gearbox in order to ensure that no moving parts can be rebuilt or replaced.

Following each of the first three Events, and within two hours of the end of the post race parc fermé, further seals will be applied in order to ensure that the gearbox cannot be used until the following Event. These seals will be removed at 09.00 on the day of initial scrutineering at the following Event.

d) A replacement gearbox will also be deemed to have been used if any of the FIA seals are damaged or removed from the original gearbox after it has been used for the first time.

So yes - it includes the ratio's...

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Ok that is just totally insane...even by Max's usual standard of insanity that is just wrong. As you say Monaco to Monza or anywhere for that matter. How would you gear it?? Would they drive Monaco in just the 1st 4 gears?? gonna do the engines no favours.

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So yes - it includes the ratio's...

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Exsqueeze me! That is just the typical FIA head in the sand attitude to the technical side of the sport. How much is it going to cost now for teams to go off and develop an 8 or 9 speed box just to get the right range of ratios.

If this was to take effect this year then teams would be on their second box for the Nurburgring and have to take it to Barcelona, Monaco and Silverstone. How the heck to you pick ratios to allow a decent drive out of Mirabeau and Loews while still giving a decent speed down the Hangar Straight??
 
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Would they go for the high/low ratio option like Land Rovers etc ;) or 25 ratio boxes so a ratio for every occasion...then you have clever software which allows skipping ratios etc.
 
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De la Rosa praises Mercedes reliability
McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa has praised the reliability of the Mercedes V8 engine, after completing three days of running with a single V8 unit.

De la Rosa is testing for McLaren at Paul Ricard, where the Spaniard has covered 1,800 kilometres in the past three days - all the while using the same engine.

"This has been an incredible test," the Spaniard told autosport.com. "The purpose of the test was to do the mileage on the engine, and we did exactly that.

"The engine did not break down, and it did more than enough. Now it is going to get looked at in the factory, and I will have a fresh engine to carry on testing.

"But looking a the progress of the engine, with such a fantastic reliablity, the engine can now rev a bit more. It has been an incredible test, and Merecedes have done an amazing job."

1800km on one engine! That's the equivalent of SIX race distances or about 3 whole weekends of running.

Now if they can get the deflector shields working right then Kimi should really fly.
 
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What he didn't say was 1700Km of that was on the back of recovery truck... ;) I do hope they have sorted it as Kimi deserves a proper crack at the title.

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Renault not as superior as they appear to be

Renault may not be quite as superior to their rivals as they looked to be at the Malaysian Grand Prix - and that's not the opinion of a desperate rival but rather the Anglo-French team's own technical chief, Pat Symonds.

Giancarlo Fisichella led his team-mate Fernando Alonso to the chequered flag at Sepang on Sunday, securing Renault's first 1-2 success in F1 in 24 years, improving their 2006 win-loss record to 2-0 and giving the team a 13-point lead over McLaren in the race for this year's Constructors' title.

And, according to team boss Flavio Briatore, it also demonstrated Renault's superiority over their rival teams.

"McLaren and Ferrari were nowhere compared to us," the Italian proudly told the Sun newspaper.

"We took all the points available to us. We can win with any driver."

However, not everyone at the team's Enstone headquarters is crowing as loud as Briatore, as executive engineer Symonds concedes Renault may have benefited from other teams' misfortunes - most notably Kimi Raikkonen's retirement.

The McLaren driver was taken out of the race on the first lap by Red Bull Racing's Christian Klien, which Symonds feels they should probably thank the Austrian for doing.

"There were some factors that made it (the 1-2) easier," he admitted.

"The first was the fact that Fernando eradicated much of his qualifying disadvantage in the opening corner, as he went from seventh to third.

"And secondly, Raikkonen's first-lap retirement removed one of the major threats to our success."

And naturally Renault can't rely on that happening every weekend, so Symonds has urged his team to keep their foot on the pedal.

"Nobody in the team is resting on their laurels, and we know we have a fight on our hands," he added.

"There were half a dozen new components on the car for this race, and there will be more aero developments for Melbourne in two weeks' time.

"We are pushing flat out to continue improving our level of performance."
 
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Go and see Kimi's car in Sloane Square!

Shoppers at Hugo Boss latest store on Sloane Square in London are now able to admire a Team McLaren Mercedes Formula One car.

The Formula One car – showcasing the team's shiny new livery - is on permanent display and arrived at the store on the Sunday of the 2006 Malaysian Grand Prix.

2006 is a significant year in the Partnership between Hugo Boss and McLaren as the two companies have now been together for 25 years – one of the longest associations in sport.
 
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1800km on one engine! That's the equivalent of SIX race distances or about 3 whole weekends of running.

Now if they can get the deflector shields working right then Kimi should really fly.

Read that he managed 4 race distances in 2 days on 1 engine - which was pretty impressive...

But 6!! :eek:

Lets hope that Mercedes have finally got them sorted. :D

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