Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, Jan 2, 2012.
Errr Renault aren't having the best time are they?
Spotted on the way to Hungary:
Haha! Shouldn’t have let Hulkenburg drive!
Driver went to hospital with minor injuries. Apparently it looks like he hit the centre reservation and bounced into a ditch the other way.
Let's hope it's not the cars or engines in there.
And not exactly F1 news, but not happy news.
Founder and owner of DAMS, Jean-Paul Driot has died after being ill for some time.
They've done a hell of a lot of race series over the years, and been pretty successful.
Lot of biggish names cut their teeth in Motorsport racing for DAMS. Hopefully the team will continue on in FE and F2.
Friend of mine sent me some short vids and photos he took of when he went to Le Mans and also to the recent Haas Family Day.
I put the videos together into one. It shows the flying man who I believe is the same guy that recently crossed the channel, a corvette at Arnage Corner, Grosjean on a Silverstone simulator, and a Haas wheel change demo at normal speed and slow motion.
Some photos of the Le Mans circuit on one of the pit walkabout days,
Magnussen's car being prepared for Silverstone,
And pre signed comp slips from the drivers.
So much inconsistency so far, but I think it's a step in the right direction. In my opinion, unsafe releases seem like the pit crew are being subjected to unnecessary danger
Jamie Chadwick women's series champion, good for her
Albon just got the RBR seat next to Max and Gasly back to Torro Rosso!
Gasly has been shocking, miles away from Max every race. This was inevitable.
I want to know their reason for not choosing Kvyat.
There's multiple potential reasons why, but I want to know specially their reason lol.
Sure, but this early in the season and Albon?
I'm a big fan of Alex, but he hadn't turned a wheel of any F1 car till February this year and is now in one of the top seats under massive scrutiny. I hope he does well but a promotion this big this soon could be disastrous for him.
I suspect they have seen how Kvyat handled it first time round and wanted to examine Alex under those pressures..
They'll then give the 2020 seat accordingly.
I hope Gasly has a good showing in TR for the remaining part of the year, life as a RBR young driver must be mentally bruising.
Also, can't help but call TR 'Team Rejects' now
I reckon it will be down to their history. I'd rather have seen DK in there myself. They have almost certainly made the change to get second in the Constructors Championship as its only about 40 points in it and Gasly just isnt scoring enough so they may as well roll the dice? (Which is why i would've went for the established DK myself...)
Got to hand it to RBR. They design a car around Verstappen, hammer Gasly for not getting close to him, tell the world that he's safe and they have no plans to replace him...and then six days later replace him. Inspiring management from Helmut Marko, simply inspiring.
These are my thoughts too. Blowing all that smoke in the media then just straight up being two-faced. I'd tell them to stick the TR seat, gasly has been poor and taken a lot of flak for it too, but in the real world of F1 that's career over sadly. I don't care who drives in that second seat unless they're up there with Verstappen, they all feel like easily forgettable drivers tbh.
I see that Kimi Raikkonen's son has started karting at the age of 4
Ocon going to Renault joining riciardoa Bottas staying with mercedes is the rumour going around
Dammit, hadn't spotted the Spa GP wasn't this bank hol weekend.
It kicks off on Friday 30th August with FP1.
And Hulk to Haas (Expect Fireworks if that’s the case, Magnussen and Hulk do NOT get on. At all. ‘Suck my balls mate!’) and Grosjean out?
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