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Super Wammer

Halo not pretty but something needs to be done now. The shield never had any chance of giving adequate visibility - stupid, stupid idea probably from a journalist or somebody else who understands nowt.

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 Come on Ham/clockwork-solar powerings ...

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Lewis Hamilton

Brilliant result for team Mercedes. Lewis put all the week's flak behind him & drove pretty faultlessly over the whole weekend.

Silverstone looked brilliant on the TV with packed stands, an atmosphere you could taste and the worlds most committed F1 crowd. Its a shame Liberty are putting F1 at the circuit in doubt with their ramped up fees.

Lewis's P1 delight was a joy to watch and reminded me of the track invasion (I was there) to lift Mansell out of his car, this time it was the driver's turn to get as close as possible to the crowd.

Contrast that with Kimi who had a face like a repeatedly slapped baby's arse.  You had a late blow out and still made the fecking podium sh#thead! . Back of the grid for you next race. Unacceptable IMO.

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1ST = Yay I won :D

2nd = Okay, I didn't win i'm fed up, but it's better than third I guess. :|

3rd = YAY, I got on the podium, well pleased with that :).

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8 minutes ago, freefallrob said:

1ST = Yay I won :D

2nd = Okay, I didn't win i'm fed up, but it's better than third I guess. :|

3rd = YAY, I got on the podium, well pleased with that :).

sad isn't it?

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Vegetarian-solar/clockwork HAM. ...

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On 21/07/2017 at 15:46, Maverick said:

sad isn't it?

It is pretty normal IME. I have a picture of the Podium from 1979 with a massively jubilant guy on the top step and a really pissed off guy second. 'Twas ever thus.

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I read there was some pretty vocal criticism from Horner of all people! The man who presided over the Multi 21 debacle.

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The thread was very quiet for a while and so I stopped checking to see if there was anything that I could add. Having just checked I realised that I had not added my Silverstone race event comments, so please see a copy of my post from AA:

I went to the Silverstone event from Thursday morning till Sunday evening. That was my first F1 race for many years as my job is done at the factory, and there many people at Sauber better at optimizing a car set-up than I am.

It was certainly an interesting 4 days. I was able to sleep at home and have a short drive into the circuit, with the traffic only really delaying things at the main entrance where the security people were checking passes in great detail.

Went for the circuit walk with Marcus Ericsson and his engineering team until we had to abort the lap because of a support race that we were not aware of and does not happen at any other circuit at this time.

Went to watch the cars in FP3 around club (Turns 15 and 16) which was very interesting as it is a big braking event, followed by a 3 apex corner that you need to get out of as quickly as possible.

Went back there in Qualifying but it started to rain and pretty much everyone was on the wrong tyres and so came in to the pits in front of me. Then it got exciting and so went to watch a timing screen so I could see what was happening. We nearly got through to Q2, but needed to come in and put a new set of tires on to have done that.

Watched the race mainly from our pit garage, but as my team had created some of the software used to help with race strategy I went to use it and see how it coped with all the data sources and how stable it was.

In the end it was disappointing for Pascal, but Marcus was on a better strategy and drove a good race to finish 14th.

Now back at the factory looking to make next year's car have much improved performance.

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On 6/30/2017 at 16:20, Non-Smoking Man said:

Good point - you could always rely on Ozexpat for copy, for example. I was on here quite a bit but some members objected to my 'betting' spin so I kind of backed off. Also some really experienced people who work or worked in F1 started posting and I was a bit intimidated - they knew what they were talking about..haha..

Hi Non-Smoking Man,

Frank and I have posted on F1 threads for many years at WigWam.

Both of us have worked in F1 (or continue to work in F1) for 20+ years, with some crossover experience. Frank represents a dying breed in F1 as nowadays it is impossible to learn the breadth of things that he has learnt. I am a specialist and so have little knowledge of many of the areas that Frank understand, but we have both worked hard in developing vehicle performance and so have quite a bit of common knowledge. 

When it comes to technical areas then that is where Frank and I do have a lot of experience and so try to comment in a way that is not intimidatory, but informative. When discussing some of the personalities we might have worked with the people in question and so be able to add a more personal view based on experience. But other than that it is likely that as fans you will know as much or more than us in many areas.

Ian

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Thanks for contributing Ian. It is appreciated by those of us with an interest in the sport.

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Its Qualy Time. My favourite circuit, featuring the truly bowel loosening Eau Rouge. TV can never get across the plummet down to that corner and then, BANG, up the other side.

IMO best place to stand is the Kemmel Straight as the 1st corner La Source is also visible in the distance .

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