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Not talking about set up, but the actual design of the car. They can, and do, design the cars to suit a particular driver in the team.
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http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227...iuzzi-in-India

liuzzi giving up his seat for india, not ricciardo

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excellent news.

i'm willing to bet red bull gave some monetary encouragement to HRT so ricciardo can get some race experience at the new circuit so he's not disadvantaged next year in an STR
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yeah on espn they quoted kolles

'I have asked Tonio Liuzzi to step aside for the Indian GP in order to allow driving programs with Ricciardo and Karthikeyan to be completed.'

in other news, it's strongly rumoured that hulkenburg will replace sutil at force india next year. didn't expect that.

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i reckon hulkenberg got screwed over a bit by williams last year...don't think he deserved to be dumped, and maldonado hasn't exactly set the world on fire with his performances this year.
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williams car hasn't exactly helped in any way this year. In fact it's been pretty shit.
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Apparently maldonado brings big cash with him.
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i reckon hulkenberg got screwed over a bit by williams last year...don't think he deserved to be dumped, and maldonado hasn't exactly set the world on fire with his performances this year.

ive only seen half the 2010 season, but he didn't really set the world on fire for me. maldonado has been outperformed by barrichello, but the 2011 car is absolute dog shit, and barrichello has plenty of experience driving poor performing cars.

just seems weird that they'd run with 2 rookies though, i mean di resta is a great driver but sutil isn't exactly rubbish even though he hasn't exactly shone this season.

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Maldonado is terrible. The force indias and the toro rossos drive past him like he is standing still - the car is not that bad. Also how often do you see him driving back onto the track fro god knows where? He got a bloody drive through for going into the pits on the wrong side of the cone last week! In my F1 fan group we call them "Maldonaaaaardo's adventures", roll the a the same way Brundle does
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I thought Hulkenberg was decent and had potential, but never really got a proper chance. I would like to see him back in.
Also Kubica. Who else wants to see Kubica back? Everyone? Oh good, I thought so
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i REALLY want kubica back. Was reading today they reckon he still needs another few months of rehab before he can drive again though. That means he'll miss out on a renault seat as their deadline is november
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Kubica was my favourite non Mark Webber driver. I was absolutely shattered when he was injured, especially considering it wasn't even in F1. Did they learn nothing from Mark's broken collarbone last year?
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Some teams have Derelict, for example: Mclaren wont let their drivers compete in some non-f1 motor racing events.
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'Brundle to swap BBC for Sky'

http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18227...p-BBC-for-Sky-
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should bring back murray walker on sky

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epic! Hopefully Coulthard will be too british to part with bbc and i won't have to listen to the twat anymore
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https://twitter.com/#!/MBrundleF1/st...38580745330688

It's understandable that he wants to be working with the lead broadcaster, not handling their sloppy seconds. The change is coming and we might as well start dealing with it. I just hope they can put an equally good team together. (Yes I even like Coulthard.)

I'm still worried about what it means for Australia. But I suppose it can't get much worse than it already is.
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i'm hoping it moves to foxtel in oz. Ch10 need to fuck off with their shitty lightweight coverage and even worse hosts.
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fuck you, i don't have nor want foxtel

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Brundle and coulthard just didn't work for me. One caller and one color guy, not two color guys.
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the mrs can't live without it, so i made sure we have hd sports channels
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Brundle and coulthard just didn't work for me. One caller and one color guy, not two color guys.

coulthard is not colour, he is a muppet. Hopefully we will hear less of him.
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I'm still worried about what it means for Australia. But I suppose it can't get much worse than it already is.

On further thought... if Foxtel gets full coverage, what are the chances of One getting anything? Will it mean that everyone has to pay to watch it?

There will be no Sky equivalent to the unofficial BBC Player, because even if you get past the IP restriction you need a Sky account to log in and watch. That means paying for a VPN service is pointless too.

Subscribing to Foxtel through my Xbox747 may be an option, but that's still $30 a month (assuming they even have the right channel available). And that's on top of an XBL gold account ($50+/yr).

Things could get a lot worse.
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foxtel on xbox is rubbish for sports.

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fuck you, i don't have nor want foxtel

ditto. going to foxtel would suck.

the original telegraph article (i know brundle said it was wrong) actually said that brundle would be joined by david croft, the guy who does the free practice commentating for the bbc atm (on radio 5, which the iplayer shows on the dedicated f1 channel). i've enjoyed his work when i've caught FP sessions, and i think he'll take the lead, putting brundle back into the colour role, which i think he's much better at.

the telegraph article also says that the bbc may chose to take the sky commentary, which means we'd get martin for all races. a good thing in my opinion. if the bbc doesn't carry sky commentary on their live races, supposedly leigh diffey would be brought in. not sure how i feel about that, was never a fan of diffey back when he worked for ten.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mot...tary-team.html
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Oh that's who the different commentator was on Radio 5. Yeah, he seemed good.

Other news, here is the speculated layout of the now official New Joisey circuit for 2013.



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a little OT here.. back on the topic of why indy still has deaths
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ounds-hit.html

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That car is vapourised! That is why i would never join the SES/ambulance/cops, imagine having to turn up to crash scenes like that and pull bits of people out of the rubble
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there was a horror truck accident years ago north of coffs harbour and apparently several of the ses guys gave it up because it was that bad. i cant imagine how crushed those drivers get in those coe trucks.

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Yeah I watched the vid of Greg Moore's indy crash the other day. That's pretty much what it looked like. Freak accident I'm sure, but runoff areas with bare concrete walls? Poor bastard hit it dead on.
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foxtel on xbox is rubbish for sports.

really? I was considering getting an xbox for the foxtel use, mainly with sports. what makes it suck? is it because you are streaming and the picture isn't great?
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really? I was considering getting an xbox for the foxtel use, mainly with sports. what makes it suck? is it because you are streaming and the picture isn't great?

no, it's because it's not the same fox sports channel, it's 'fox sports play'.

im not sure what's it's like for live sports these days, maybe it's improved but previously it was pretty much 24/7 wog ball.

edit - just had a look, seems like nothing has changed. http://www.foxtel.com.au/xbox/epg/default.htm

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^ so far the next year is sealed for One HD and ten. more ad breaks at the wrong time fml

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^ so far the next year is sealed for One HD and ten. more ad breaks at the wrong time fml

it's f1, we all know that contracts mean fuck all in f1

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Was discussed a few months ago in this first thread that OneHD had the F1 right to 2015. Whether the UK going to SKY changes any part of the previous Aus agreement is yet to be known.

http://ten.com.au/media/Network_Ten_...r_F1_-_8_1.pdf
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Kubica supposedly driving a road car already, perhaps not that far off a race car.

http://formulaoneupdate.wordpress.co...riving-again/?

I don't know anything about that source though.
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cruising in a road car is very different to racing an F1.

Last week they said he still has a few months before he can get back in an F1
http://www.planetf1.com/driver/3213/...w-more-months-

this article says he's already driving a road car & may be back in an F1 sooner than a few months, but still may not be up to race. Just to get a feel for the future
http://www.crash.net/f1/news/174368/...f1_return.html
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http://en.espnf1.com/ferrari/motorsp...ory/62371.html

massa says he's been playing f1 2011 to learn the new track

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I don't know if this is real, but I hope it is.



[edit] Confirmed real: http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/gallery/62437.html

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i was trying to figure out if there was something wrong with the track. took me about 2 minutes to spot it

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is it
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the white pit exit line going all the way down the straight instead of starting at the actual pit exit you can see on the right there?

if not, consider me not shitting bricks.
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is it

Spoiler:
the white pit exit line going all the way down the straight instead of starting at the actual pit exit you can see on the right there?

if not, consider me not shitting bricks.

Spoiler:
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Oh dear, there's a bit of an embarrassing moment for Nismo
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ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh didn't pay any attention to that
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with all the talk around safety and MotoGP this week found this awesome video of the F1 medical car doing practice at Monza.

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Then from the same guy, an awesome video of the off throttle blown exhausts in action. Def don't hear anything like it on the TV coverage

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speaking of both safety and not hearing anything on tv coverage, i started watching the 94 season last night. you can't hear the cars, just the commentators, so freaking annoying

and there was a pretty nasty crash, brundle and verstappen had a very lucky escape. i'll see if i can find a youtube.

i think this is it, i can't youtube at work

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Then from the same guy, an awesome video of the off throttle blown exhausts in action. Def don't hear anything like it on the TV coverage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmGgv...feature=relmfu

faaaaaaaark, sounds so much worse than it does on tv. i always thought people were exaggerating about the sound, as it didn't seem too bad on tv.
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