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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

^ I remember when he first came up to F1 last year some people we're saying he's way too young. But it looks like he's the real deal. Victory! Peace!
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Isn't this kind of like selecting Pat Robertson for the Playboy Hall of Fame?

Ralph Nader selected for Automotive Hall of Fame

Ralph Nader has had an undisputed influence on the development of the automobile over the last 50 years, and its for that influence that the Automotive Hall of Fame has selected him as a member of its class of 2016.

Automotive safety has been a concern going as far back as Henry Ford's decision to use safety in his cars with transition to the Model A. A renewed interest in the fifties led to the creation of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But it was a then unknown 31 year old staff attorney from Connecticut named Ralph Nader who became the face of automotive safety and consumer protection with the publication of "Unsafe at Any Speed" in 1965.

Nader's subsequent testimony in front of Congress helped lead to the passage of legislation that created the National Highway Safety Administration charged with implementing safety standards on every new car sold in the United States.

Ironically, while Nader's book is most famous for its criticism of Chevrolet Corvair rear suspensions, the NHTSA undertook a two year study of the Corvair at Nader's urging and, in results released in 1972, found that the Corvair's rear suspension didn't substantially lead to loss of control nor did the Corvair pose any more of a risk for rollover accidents than comparable compact cars.

Nader, who went on to a career in consumer advocacy most recently opened the American Museum for Tort Law in Winsted, Connecticut, a museum that includes a Corvair prominently displayed. Nader did not return a request for comment to this story.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The race leading Toyota LMP1 car breaks down on the penultimate lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, giving the win to Porsche. Shocked

Talk about The Agony of Defeat. Sweat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Nf5P2EKGY
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It was the turbo:http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/toyota-reveals-cause-of-last-lap-failure/

Any racing team that calls themselves "Gazoo" is just asking for it, don'chya think???

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
It was the turbo:http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/toyota-reveals-cause-of-last-lap-failure/

I never did like turbos on cars.

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Any racing team that calls themselves "Gazoo" is just asking for it, don'chya think???

Crazy

LOL.... The team could've been called "Yazoo." Beaten
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The best driver to never win a Grand Prix, but he did win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Chris Amon, dead at 73:http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nz-formula-1-racer-chris-amon-dead-73-070212875--f1.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

It ain't Long Beach, but it's closer than Texas:http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/las-vegas-gets-boost-in-f1-bid-776712/
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If you're going to get a ticket, might as well get your money's worth: http://jalopnik.com/ford-gt-test-drivers-caught-going-101-mph-in-a-50-mph-z-1786907323
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I think at least one JDorama member might be interested in this event:https://www.bmwgroup.com/content/bmw-group-websites/bmwgroup_com/en/dates.html?#Iconic%20Impulses.%20The%20BMW%20Group%20Future%20Experience%20in%20Los%20Angeles

And according to Dave Kunz of Channel 7, the price is right, it's free!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Nico Rosberg 2016 F1 World Champion

After Damon Hill in 1996, Nico becomes the second son of an F1 Champion to become World Champion, his father Keke Rosberg being 1982 World Champion.

1 Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes 385 pts.

2 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes 380 pts.

3 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 256 pts.

4 Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari 212 pts.

5 Max Verstappen NED Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 204 pts.

6 Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari 186 pts.

7 Sergio Perez MEX Force India Mercedes 101 pts.

8 Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams Mercedes 85 pts.

9 Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India Mercedes 72 pts.

10 Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren Honda 54 pts.
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Didn't see this coming (part II)

Nico Rosberg announces his retirement from F1

On the day he is set to collect his trophy for winning the world drivers' championship, Mercedes' Nico Rosberg has announced that he is retiring from F1.

"Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream to become Formula 1 World Champion", said Rosberg via social media. "Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I've made it."

"I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right. My strongest emotion right now is deep gratitude to everyone who supported me to make that dream happen."

Rosberg, who won nine Grands Prix this year en route to the title, said he began contemplating his future at October's Japanese Grand Prix, and then made his decision within 24 hours of last weekend's finale in Abu Dhabi, where he secured the podium finish he needed to become champion.

"I made my decision on Monday evening. After reflecting for a day, the first people I told were Vivian (his wife), Georg Nolte (from his management team), and Toto Wolff (head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport)."

Rosberg began his F1 career with Williams in 2006 before moving to Mercedes in 2010. He won his first Grand Prix in China in 2012 and went on take 23 victories in 206 starts, twice finishing runner-up to teammate Lewis Hamilton before taking this years' crown.

Rosberg announced his decision at a press conference in Vienna where on Friday evening he and Mercedes will collect their 2016 championship trophies at the annual FIA Prize-giving gala.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ran across this, looks like it might be pretty good:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkcqA7AoqZo
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Ran across this, looks like it might be pretty good:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkcqA7AoqZo

Definitely worth checking out. Victory! Peace!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

John Surtees, only man to become World Champion on two wheels and four, passes away at 83: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/10/john-surtees-formula-one-dies
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

That time of year again, only one race, but Mercedes may have to work for it this year:

Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix


1.Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari

2. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes (+9.975)

3. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes (11.250)

4. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari (+22.393)

5. Max Verstappen, Red Bull (+28.827)

6. Felipe Massa, Williams (+1:23.386)

7. Sergio Perez, Force India (+1 LAP)

8. Carlos Sainz, Toro Rosso (+1 LAP)

9. Danil Kvyat, Toro Rosso (+1 LAP)

10. Esteban Ocon, Force India (+1 LAP)

11. Nico Hulkenberg, Renault (+1 LAP)

12. Antonio Giovinazzi, Sauber (+2 LAPS)

13. Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren (+2 LAPS)

14. Fernando Alonso, McLaren (OUT)

15. Kevin Magnussen, Haas (OUT)

16. Lance Stroll, Williams (OUT)

17. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull (OUT)

18. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber (OUT)

19. Jolyon Palmer, Renault (OUT)

20. Romain Grosjean, Haas (OUT)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
That time of year again, only one race, but Mercedes may have to work for it this year

I sure hope so. Fingers crossed
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Mercedes comes back in China.

Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix

1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari

3 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault

4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault

5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari

6 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes

7 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault

8 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari

9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes

10 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes

11 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari

12 Nico Hulkenberg Renault

13 Jolyon Palmer Renault

14 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes

15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari

- Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda Transmission

- Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault Retirement

- Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda Retirement

- Antonio Giovinazzi Sauber/Ferrari Spun off

- Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 0 Collision
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