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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
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    And this is finally close to 1000 posts

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Liberty Media announces deal to buy MotoGP.

    Interesting that now both top motorsports’ World Championships will be run by LM.

    Looked at MotoGP, what a hard fall they’ve had. In 2006 they had 7 manufacturers and 14 teams with riders from Italy, the US (4 of them including World Champion Nicky Hayden), Australia, Spain, Japan, Germany, and Britain.

    In 2024 they have 5 manufacturers and 11 teams with all the riders being from Italy and Spain except for two French, one South African, one Portuguese, one Japanese, and one Australian.

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  • solovsfett
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    Watched The Lionheart on HBO about Dan Wheldon. Great documentary.

    i forgot all about the gimmick in Vegas. Well intentioned but incredibly stupid.

    i really feel bad for his wife and kids. Hopefully the kids can find some success in racing or at least come to terms with what happened to their dad.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post
    Been a little while since there was a Ferrari, Ferrari, McLaren, McLaren finish.
    I like how the commentators said this is like a race from the 90s with McLaren vs. Ferrari.

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  • MichVandal
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    Been a little while since there was a Ferrari, Ferrari, McLaren, McLaren finish.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post

    Wasn't aware of that, but given it's never happened vs. drivers being struck from the results- the latter seems more likely.
    Technically, during the FISA-FOCA war, it happened.

    But yeah, for all intents and purposes, it hasn't happened. It was mentioned during the Abu Dhabi '21 controversy, that if it was deemed the Stewards violated the rules, all the FIA could do (if they wanted to do anything) was nullify the race. In which case Verstappen would have won the championship anyway because he won the tie-breaker against Hamilton.

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post

    There are rules in the FIA which allows them to nullify a complete race.
    Wasn't aware of that, but given it's never happened vs. drivers being struck from the results- the latter seems more likely.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post
    We've talked about the Singapore 2008 incident before, but Masa has officially filed suit on Monday.

    Just saw a video reviewing any new info about it- and he pointed out the most obvious penalty- strike Alonso from the result. How can you take away a race that was totally run, the teams put all the effort and money into running the race, the fans were there, and there was prize money awarded? It makes a lot more sense to just take Renault from the result.

    They didn't eliminate the McLaren drivers from the 2007 results, just the team championship. So can't really delete a race that happened. But eliminating the driver from the results? That's happened quite a few times over time. And is a very logical penalty.

    Which gives Rosberg another win, and makes Hamilton's (he would have been 2nd) 2008 championship a little easier.
    There are rules in the FIA which allows them to nullify a complete race.

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  • MichVandal
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    We've talked about the Singapore 2008 incident before, but Masa has officially filed suit on Monday.

    Just saw a video reviewing any new info about it- and he pointed out the most obvious penalty- strike Alonso from the result. How can you take away a race that was totally run, the teams put all the effort and money into running the race, the fans were there, and there was prize money awarded? It makes a lot more sense to just take Renault from the result.

    They didn't eliminate the McLaren drivers from the 2007 results, just the team championship. So can't really delete a race that happened. But eliminating the driver from the results? That's happened quite a few times over time. And is a very logical penalty.

    Which gives Rosberg another win, and makes Hamilton's (he would have been 2nd) 2008 championship a little easier.
    Last edited by MichVandal; 03-13-2024, 02:39 PM. Reason: fixing altered results

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by michvandal View Post

    and it was pointed out that the day bearman was born the day alonso finished 2nd in the spanish grand prix. But he's a good driver.
    P7 finish.

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  • MichVandal
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    Hoping to watch the Indycar race today, but thanks to the series not making any sense in terms of schedule, I missed another Indycar race. F1 used to be a 1pm start and is now 2pm local. So why did Indycar think a 12:30 start makes any sense?

    The lack of a regular schedule is what made me miss all of last season, they have started off on the same foot.

    Supposedly, the racing is supposed to be good. But I'm not sure when I'll be able to actually see a race (and don't tell me to record it, I watch races live, not on replay).

    Frustrating.

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    No Sainz for tomorrow. Out with appendicitis.
    And it was pointed out that the day Bearman was born the day Alonso finished 2nd in the Spanish Grand Prix. But he's a good driver.

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  • Spartanforlife4
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    No Sainz for tomorrow. Out with appendicitis.

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  • Whalers
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post
    Things I have heard is if Horner goes, so does Newey. And he’s been in this long enough to retire. I don’t see any other team giving him the same kind of power Horner gives him.

    And if Newey really wants a challenge to put him as the GOAT, Ferrari over Mercedes.
    PLENTY of teams would give Newey power, money and whatever he wants, he is that good. Lawrence Stroll for one would have lots of dollars stuffed in a bag to give him.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post
    And if Newey really wants a challenge to put him as the GOAT, Ferrari over Mercedes.
    Heck, go to Haas. Like when Herb Brooks went to St. Cloud State when they were still D3.

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