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Title: Formula 1 - RIP Niki Lauda
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:09:53 am
Why not, eh? 

Anyone else watching?

I have it on mute, who was it that crashed?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:16:09 am
It's easier to say who hasn't crashed, latest one was Liuzzi in the Toro Rosso.

Pathetic driving through the entire field today really, you'd think it was the 1st race back after the winter break.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:17:09 am
Ah, s***.  One I seen was a Ferrari, I assumed Schumacher though, seems to have no luck anymore.  Not that that's a bad thing, arrogant tosser.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Pip on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:17:46 am
Schumi crashed bluesigh.gif
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:19:45 am
Ah, s***. One I seen was a Ferrari, I assumed Schumacher though, seems to have no luck anymore. Not that that's a bad thing, arrogant tosser.

Aye it was.  Massa did his usual kamikaze in the 1st corner of the race, and Schumacher was driving like a man possessed chasing Button down and just lost it, before trying to enter the Toyota garage :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:25:42 am
Haw haw.  Lucky c***. 

EDIT: Infact, not lucky, f***ed!  Montoya out.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:27:58 am
Haw haw.  Lucky c***.

EDIT: Infact, not lucky, f***ed!  Montoya out.

Not sure if he f***ed up which caused a problem, or had a problem which f***ed him up.

I'd guess the former knowing Montoya.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:42:33 am
 crylaughin.gif

Button! 

Seems Optimistic Nut's thread may well have been the jinx.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:45:26 am
:lol: Couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:46:06 am
Aye.  "Get out Jenson, push!"  Grr, I hate British commentators, on ANY sport.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 April 2006, 06:49:33 am
Aye. "Get out Jenson, push!" Grr, I hate British commentators, on ANY sport.

:lol: Aye!

On F1 forums we're always saying how much James Allen loves Button, doing nothing to disprove that! :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shearer9 on Sunday 2 April 2006, 07:05:06 am
Has anyone else slowly ceased to care about F1 since about 2002?  I just can't get into it anymore, used to watch every race. 

But yes, James Allen is a tosser.  Wanted to yell at him in Indianapolis in 2004. ITV was just above where we sat.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 2 April 2006, 07:07:24 am
Up until this year, I was like that.  Don't know if I made more of an effort now to watch it, or if it's just got better, but nevertheless I enjoy it now. 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sgrey on Sunday 2 April 2006, 08:59:27 am
Last year i only missed the odd race, this year i have'nt seen any... :?

I am a Button fan btw, good driver, was hoping he would break his duck today....i am now wondering if he ever will :(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 2 April 2006, 03:36:31 pm
They all need more go fast stripes really.

Saw loads of last season havent seen any of this years.

Wants Kimi to win not sure if it will happen though
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: kebabstylee on Sunday 2 April 2006, 03:41:46 pm
Last year i only missed the odd race, this year i have'nt seen any... :?

I am a Button fan btw, good driver, was hoping he would break his duck today....i am now wondering if he ever will :(

I'm a Button fan aswell, but after today I just can't even think of what to type to express my disappointment. I'm starting to think he's never going to have the car underneath him to win a Grand Prix, letalone a championship, even though there's not a better driver than him in the field.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sgrey on Sunday 2 April 2006, 03:46:50 pm
Last year i only missed the odd race, this year i have'nt seen any... :?

I am a Button fan btw, good driver, was hoping he would break his duck today....i am now wondering if he ever will :(

I'm a Button fan aswell, but after today I just can't even think of what to type to express my disappointment. I'm starting to think he's never going to have the car underneath him to win a Grand Prix, letalone a championship, even though there's not a better driver than him in the field.

Yeah i agree, mightve been better for him to move on when he had the chance to...at the time i wanted him to stay with BAR as they seemed like a team progressing. But now it looks totally different, as they are not doing anything new and at times taking backwards steps :(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: kebabstylee on Sunday 2 April 2006, 03:52:56 pm
Last year i only missed the odd race, this year i have'nt seen any... :?

I am a Button fan btw, good driver, was hoping he would break his duck today....i am now wondering if he ever will :(


I'm a Button fan aswell, but after today I just can't even think of what to type to express my disappointment. I'm starting to think he's never going to have the car underneath him to win a Grand Prix, letalone a championship, even though there's not a better driver than him in the field.

Yeah i agree, mightve been better for him to move on when he had the chance to...at the time i wanted him to stay with BAR as they seemed like a team progressing. But now it looks totally different, as they are not doing anything new and at times taking backwards steps :(


I reckon the only place he could go to guarantee him wins is McLaren. They always produce a car capable of winning. Renault - they're good now but I don't see it lasting beyond this season, Ferrari - Dominated for so long but they're on a downward spiral and it's hard to see them coming back any time soon, Williams - confined to midfield for all eternity.

Honda could maybe possibly one day come good, but it's hard to imagine if this lack of grip is down to the chassis - obviously not an easy thing to change.

Anyway, talk of him going somewhere else is probably pointless as it would seem he's tied to Honda for a very very very long time. But if he could go anywhere... I'd want him at McLaren.


....Hang on, Alonso going there next year..... talk of Kimi going to Ferrari....... hmmm.....





Nah. He'll be at Honda till he's 30.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sgrey on Sunday 2 April 2006, 04:02:25 pm
Yeah, i think Renault are capable of going for a few years tbh, they have a good car now, and providing there are no more major rule changes then i think they are capable of getting better. I agree about williams though, they wouldve definatly had him fighting for the title this year.

But like you say, seems he is stuck at BAR

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 April 2006, 05:32:51 pm
Yeah, i think Renault are capable of going for a few years tbh, they have a good car now, and providing there are no more major rule changes then i think they are capable of getting better. I agree about williams though, they wouldve definatly had him fighting for the title this year.

But like you say, seems he is stuck at BAR



BAR are now Honda Racing.

And I had to laugh at Button being the best driver in the field.  What you smoking Kebab?!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: ticaL on Sunday 2 April 2006, 09:01:01 pm
Yeah, i think Renault are capable of going for a few years tbh, they have a good car now, and providing there are no more major rule changes then i think they are capable of getting better. I agree about williams though, they wouldve definatly had him fighting for the title this year.

But like you say, seems he is stuck at BAR



BAR are now Honda Racing.

And I had to laugh at Button being the best driver in the field. What you smoking Kebab?!

Potential...much like Fisichella, except he's won races before.

Suprised that a Toro got a point with Speed, Barichello looks terrible, struggled to overtake even in a car that's apparently better than the mid-rift.

Button didn't have the pace for the whole race, but I wouldn't blame him entirely for that, the car looks out of touch with Mclaren, Renault and perhaps Toyota/Williams.

Ferrari looked slow, must of been that rear wing change. :D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 April 2006, 09:13:57 pm
Toro Rosso don't have that point anymore.  Speed was demoted to 11th for overtaking DC under yellow flags, promoting DC to 8th.  Apparently in the stewards meeting Speed then told DC to "f*** off" :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: ticaL on Sunday 2 April 2006, 09:18:26 pm
Meh, I didn't see that bit, shame for them especially considering they are the sister team of Red Bull.

Right decision I suppose...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: kebabstylee on Monday 3 April 2006, 10:51:07 am
Yeah, i think Renault are capable of going for a few years tbh, they have a good car now, and providing there are no more major rule changes then i think they are capable of getting better. I agree about williams though, they wouldve definatly had him fighting for the title this year.

But like you say, seems he is stuck at BAR



BAR are now Honda Racing.

And I had to laugh at Button being the best driver in the field. What you smoking Kebab?!

I didn't say he was the best, but there's no-one better. He's the most consistent driver in qualifying, averaging 2nd place so far this year, he's the most succesful driver never to have won a grand prix, and the only reason he has never won a grand prix is because he hasn't had a car quick enough to do it. If you put Button in a Renault or McLaren he would be World Champion. He would easily wip the floor with Alonso, Raikkonen et al.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: ticaL on Monday 3 April 2006, 01:57:58 pm
I didn't say he was the best, but there's no-one better.He's the most consistent driver in qualifying, averaging 2nd place so far this year, he's the most succesful driver never to have won a grand prix, and the only reason he has never won a grand prix is because he hasn't had a car quick enough to do it. If you put Button in a Renault or McLaren he would be World Champion. He would easily wip the floor with Alonso, Raikkonen et al.

Well if no one is better, he isn't second best is he? ;)

Personally I'd say Raikkonen is a better driver, but he has less luck than Button.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: kebabstylee on Monday 3 April 2006, 02:11:52 pm
I didn't say he was the best, but there's no-one better.He's the most consistent driver in qualifying, averaging 2nd place so far this year, he's the most succesful driver never to have won a grand prix, and the only reason he has never won a grand prix is because he hasn't had a car quick enough to do it. If you put Button in a Renault or McLaren he would be World Champion. He would easily wip the floor with Alonso, Raikkonen et al.

Well if no one is better, he isn't second best is he? ;)

Personally I'd say Raikkonen is a better driver, but he has less luck than Button.

What I am trying to indicate is that there are a few drivers around at the moment who are all pretty much as good as each other.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 23 April 2006, 12:59:04 pm
BUMP.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 23 April 2006, 01:08:30 pm
LOL

Lap 1:  Christijan Albers crashes out on the first lap with a dramatic roll on the Tosa corner, but emerges from the car unharmed. Meanwhile, Rubens Barrichello has fallen back to fifth as Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso take advantage
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: CPL on Sunday 23 April 2006, 01:23:58 pm
Use to be a massive fan but to be honest its been abit boring last few years.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 28 May 2006, 01:10:40 pm
Who started pole today?  Missed the first few laps.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 28 May 2006, 01:14:38 pm
Any mint crashes yet?  :twisted:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 28 May 2006, 01:17:01 pm
Who started pole today?  Missed the first few laps.

Think it was Alonso. They had a caption showing place gains/losses and Alonso was first with a '0' next to his name.

F1 is dogshit these days. Monaco is the only one worth watching - and it's still s***.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 28 May 2006, 01:18:56 pm
It's better than it has been over the past few years, mind.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 28 May 2006, 01:26:13 pm
It says something that qualifying is more exciting than the race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 28 May 2006, 04:15:05 pm
I got bored... who won?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: kebabstylee on Sunday 28 May 2006, 04:16:01 pm
Alonso.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 28 May 2006, 04:16:21 pm
There's a surprise...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 28 May 2006, 05:03:21 pm
Kimi would of won today, but once that sc came out his engine over heated with going so slow it let go, otherwise he would of had alonso, he was stuck to his rear all day.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 28 May 2006, 05:12:22 pm
I think Raikkonen would have jumped Alonso at the 2nd stops had it been clear to the end.    But Webber may have got the pair of them.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ashley17 on Sunday 28 May 2006, 05:36:10 pm
I think it's remarkable that David Coulthard finished 3rd.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: kebabstylee on Sunday 6 August 2006, 03:26:58 pm
BUTTON WINS!!!  :celb2: :first:

From 14th on the grid! In the rain! Obliterated Schumi, tore seconds out of Alonso's lead before he went off, beat Fisi, beat Massa, beat De La Rosa..


BUTTON WINS!!!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: CPL on Sunday 6 August 2006, 03:42:55 pm
Watched the race that was one of the better races this season, makes a change to see it more tactical and today Honda got it spot on. Congraulations Jenson lets hope this can really kick start your career maybe not this season to make a serious impact on the championship but hopefully the next few years.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: kebabstylee on Sunday 6 August 2006, 03:49:39 pm
Was probably the best GP I've ever watched in all honesty, it's up there with Damon winning the championship at Suzuka, and Damon winning Spa '98 in the Jordan. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 6 August 2006, 05:10:22 pm
A very good race.

It wouldve been good for Schuey to eat into Alonso s lead as well.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Morph on Sunday 6 August 2006, 06:05:29 pm
amazing race from what i'd seen of it.

Schumi will win championship though  blueupset.gif
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: CPL on Monday 7 August 2006, 01:18:10 pm
A very good race.

It wouldve been good for Schuey to eat into Alonso s lead as well.

He got a point btw after the guy who finished 7th for disqualified. So the lead is now 10pts is it?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: JPFIN on Monday 7 August 2006, 01:48:58 pm
Great race, and good to see some new faces on the podium for a while.

Reports say that Kimi Raikkonen will sign a 5-year deal worth 160m euros with Ferrariblueeek.gif
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 7 August 2006, 02:36:44 pm
quite p*ssed off that

A) i had to settle with the highlights of the hungary gp
B) Century radio ruined the result of the GP without warning

but the race itself was immense, and previously i'd had no great love for JB, but I was well chuffed when he won yesterday.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 7 August 2006, 07:36:42 pm
amazing race from what i'd seen of it.

Schumi will win championship though  blueupset.gif

Why so mad?

Alonso has plenty of time to win more championships, the Shuey era is coming to an end.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: kebabstylee on Tuesday 8 August 2006, 01:17:29 am
amazing race from what i'd seen of it.

Schumi will win championship though blueupset.gif

Why so mad?

Alonso has plenty of time to win more championships, the Schuey era is coming to an end.

.... and the Button era is about to begin
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Wednesday 9 August 2006, 06:12:16 pm
I've never made any secret of my dislike for Jenson, but was delighted when he won.  Cracking race too.  I think he had the beating of Alonso and Raikkonen even if they'd kept going.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Saturday 17 March 2007, 04:10:52 pm
New season started..thought perhaps this could get a bump in case anyone is watching it and stuff.

Gonna be a great season imo...so fresh with everyone mixing it up a bit and all that.

Kimi on poll for tomorrow with lil' hamilton in 4th....woo can't wait!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Saturday 17 March 2007, 05:25:42 pm
Next year, they are thinking of having stability controls, which will mean that drivers will only have to adjust their position on the straights. All the accelerating, braking and cornering will be done by computers.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 17 March 2007, 05:37:32 pm
good qualifiers, impressed by hamilton
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Saturday 17 March 2007, 05:51:15 pm
Next year, they are thinking of having stability controls, which will mean that drivers will only have to adjust their position on the straights. All the accelerating, braking and cornering will be done by computers.

Doubt that will come into play...taking the "people" out of the sport would result in the death of the sport..and surely i'm not the only one that can see that...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Morph on Sunday 18 March 2007, 01:20:36 am
Can't wait for the race.  Am staying up to watch it.  Massive fan of F1 me.

GoGoGo Kimi Raikkonen!

Oh, by the way, anyone remember the "I was having a s***!" interview from Brazil last year?

 :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Sunday 18 March 2007, 01:43:41 am
I think this season will be great to watch.I wanted Alonso to stay with Renault but that didnt happen.I still like him but Im a Renault supporter so Im not going to support McClaren.Honda looks good,or Sato I should say.No surprise from the big guns,still looking good as ever.Im very impressed with Hamilton.It would be interesting to see how he will perform in the race later.Cant wait  for it!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 18 March 2007, 01:53:18 am
Oh, by the way, anyone remember the "I was having a s***!" interview from Brazil last year?

 :lol:

That was highlight of the f***ing year! Ice cold finnish humour...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: dcmk on Sunday 18 March 2007, 02:06:14 am
whats song on f1 start???
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 18 March 2007, 02:13:30 am
Lift me up lift me up higher and higher...thems the words i know that for sure...pet shop boys perhaps?

No its by moby called lift me up...For true...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 18 March 2007, 03:20:59 am
Watching the race now.

f***... I'd forgotten how boring this sport can be.   :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 18 March 2007, 03:24:51 am
Watching the race now.

f***... I'd forgotten how boring this sport can be.   :lol:

 blueyes.gif

Highlight for me so far was the interview with the Minouge sisters before kick-off........or start-off or revv-off or whatever they call it.. :cheesy:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Sunday 18 March 2007, 08:34:37 am
So Kimi has won the race,well done to him.Alonso came second while your boy,Hamilton finish in an impressive 3rd position and he is the first rookie driver to have finish in the top 3 position since back in 1966.Thats like a long time ago.Fisichella finished 5th,which is not a bad position while his teammate,another rookie,havnt remember his name yet,finished 10th.It was an exciting race in my opinion and I cannot wait for the next one.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 18 March 2007, 01:09:20 pm
Yeah great race. Kovatilainen was the name of the other rookie who didn't do so well. Its ironic because everyone was say that hamilton would suffer from all the expectations and everything while Kovatilainen would be able to drive without really being watched and thus could make a suprising start. As it turned out it was totally the opposite.

With mclaren, it seemed they wanted alonso to get as high up the field as he could get what with hamilton pittingbefore him for the 2nd time...If mclaren had some balls they would have let hamilton get 2nd...but i guess that would have royally p*ssed of mr. alonso...

Great season starter tho....i like how mr. coulthard used that young austrian fellow's car as a ramp...which almost took off his head....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 18 March 2007, 01:10:50 pm
Kovalainen ;)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Sunday 18 March 2007, 01:12:54 pm

Great season starter tho....i like how mr. coulthard used that young austrian fellow's car as a ramp...which almost took off his head....

Yeah,that was a close call.Thank god nothing serious happened.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 18 March 2007, 01:16:10 pm
Kovalainen ;)

;D ...where i got the "tilainen" part i'll never know.....good to have finns around to help spell their CRaaZY names....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 18 March 2007, 04:13:15 pm
Dull as anything today.  Go Hamilton, though.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 18 March 2007, 04:25:23 pm
i enoyed it today though, mainly cos of hamilton. I think i may just support that fellah.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 13 May 2007, 01:24:04 pm
Wooo found it! Reviving the thread ;D

Raikkonen out with engine failure..gonna be a good one today!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 13 May 2007, 01:26:07 pm
Raikkonen and Webber seem to break down ad nauseum
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 13 May 2007, 01:29:52 pm
Scott Speed's tyre blowing was quite spectacular...tons of early retirements...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 13 May 2007, 01:34:05 pm
Minor fire for Massa as he left the pit box!  Soon put itself out but a nasty moment.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 13 May 2007, 02:21:28 pm
one hopes Massa's car blows up so Lewis can win... but either way Lewis will be top of the Drivers chart at the end of the day :D

s*** today mind. BORING.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 13 May 2007, 02:25:10 pm
s*** today mind. BORING.

Too true...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 13 May 2007, 02:59:07 pm
Massa wins again.  He really is driving beautifully these days.  Makes me laugh how many people thought Kimi would go to Ferrari and blow him away.  Not even Schumacher really managed that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 13 May 2007, 03:00:14 pm
Massa 3/4 wins this season thats really quite amazing. Gonna be an awesome season! With good old lewis leading the board
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Rob W on Tuesday 15 May 2007, 07:45:40 am
Massa 3/4 wins this season thats really quite amazing. Gonna be an awesome season! With good old lewis leading the board

i thought Massa had only won twice??? 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 15 May 2007, 09:18:33 am
he has... there have only been 4 races.

He's been pole for 3 of them though.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Tuesday 15 May 2007, 12:59:04 pm
he has... there have only been 4 races.

He's been pole for 3 of them though.

Damn sorry must have misheard....and must have forgotten use to my logic which told me kimi and alonso have both won a race.

3/4 poles is quite amazing tho anyway.....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 15 May 2007, 04:13:04 pm
he has... there have only been 4 races.

He's been pole for 3 of them though.

Damn sorry must have misheard....and must have forgotten use to my logic which told me kimi and alonso have both won a race.

3/4 poles is quite amazing tho anyway.....

Aye he has found some consistency. Good to see Hamilton showing how it should be done. Monaco next!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Tuesday 15 May 2007, 04:14:42 pm
he has... there have only been 4 races.

He's been pole for 3 of them though.

Damn sorry must have misheard....and must have forgotten use to my logic which told me kimi and alonso have both won a race.

3/4 poles is quite amazing tho anyway.....

Aye he has found some consistency. Good to see Hamilton showing how it should be done. Monaco next!

Yeah baby..and if i heard right on inside sport last night...everytime hamilton has raced at monaco he has won....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Rob W on Tuesday 15 May 2007, 10:16:56 pm
who is this Pole who is doing OK??
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Tuesday 15 May 2007, 11:00:26 pm
who is this Pole who is doing OK??

Robert Kubica.  Been very impressed with him in the BMW.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Rob W on Wednesday 16 May 2007, 08:42:27 am
where's he from ?

Never seen a single article on him..............   
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Wednesday 16 May 2007, 01:43:56 pm
I think he came in to drive late / middle of last season to replace....someone who left bmw to go to indi 500..can't remember the name of that guy tho...He did pretty well last season..got 3rd maybe in one race....and seems that bmw are quite on pace so far this season. Ah it was villeneuve...

here is a bbc little article about him: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/drivers/5262218.stm

Really funny thing this season was he said he wanted his name to be pronounced koo-bee-ka rather than koo-bit-sah cause it was faster ;D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:13:34 pm
hilarious

the Brit in the Earth Car can't even leave the grid

the Brit in the McClaren is storming the race



what kind of tit buys a Honda? :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Parky on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:15:04 pm
hilarious

the Brit in the Earth Car can't even leave the grid

the Brit in the McClaren is storming the race



what kind of tit buys a Honda? :lol:


Bait is laid. :laugh2:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:16:27 pm
Watched the start hoping to see a first corner pile up, didn't happen.  >:(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:27:48 pm
Hahah almost tho...there will be an epic crash sometime soon tho.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: makemeacupoftea on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:35:15 pm
Could that safety car cost hamilton the win?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:36:19 pm
s***, all that hard work to get ahead of Alonso has been for nothing. He's practically been given a free pitstop.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:37:10 pm
Probably knowing lewis' luck it will do. And theres bound to be another safety car as well. Would be ridiculously unfair if alonso somehow ended up wining this.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: makemeacupoftea on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:40:58 pm
That is unlucky man, i feel sorry for him if he doesn't win, he was miles ahead
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:41:42 pm
Ouch. Big smash there.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:41:55 pm
kubiza pwned
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: makemeacupoftea on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:42:07 pm
Jesus you see that!?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Greg on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:42:18 pm
f***ing hell, horrible crash.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:42:46 pm
kubiza pwned

Kubica.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:43:23 pm
f*** me that was horrific.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: makemeacupoftea on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:43:24 pm
Im glad alonso got a penatly then
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:43:48 pm
The car looks like a f***ing canoe. Jesus.  :undecided:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:44:47 pm
God i hope he's fine that was an epic fuckin' crash.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:47:30 pm
If Hamilton win this then  :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:50:55 pm
Hahah almost tho...there will be an epic crash sometime soon tho.

Well you got what you wanted, lets hope the guy dies as well eh, make a nice talking point for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:52:18 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_6lmx8o5Eo

Don't think this will ever be beaten.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:55:35 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_6lmx8o5Eo

Don't think this will ever be beaten.

Jeeesus that is carnage. Never seen that before...f***ing hell do you know how many actually finished the race?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:55:58 pm
The car looks like a f***ing canoe. Jesus.  :undecided:

as designed tbh

biggest design achievement is the fact it didn't turn into a fireball
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 10 June 2007, 06:59:20 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_6lmx8o5Eo

Don't think this will ever be beaten.

Jeeesus that is carnage. Never seen that before...f****** hell do you know how many actually finished the race?

Dunno how many actually finsihed but it was very few, Damon Hill and Ralf Schumacher came first and second for a Jordan 1-2 though I recall.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:01:33 pm
Ah yeah the wiki page explains what happened. Apparantly a controversial collision between micheal schumacher and coultard later as well. Coulthard was being lapped or something.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: optimistic nit on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:01:42 pm
that last "crash" was hillarious :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:02:19 pm
The car looks like a f***ing canoe. Jesus.  :undecided:

as designed tbh

biggest design achievement is the fact it didn't turn into a fireball

Quite agree.  :thup:

Just amazing that so much damage could have been inflicted so quickly. The energy expended in the crash must have been huge. Just hope the bloke's ok.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:04:06 pm
Ah yeah the wiki page explains what happened. Apparantly a controversial collision between micheal schumacher and coultard later as well. Coulthard was being lapped or something.

Went into the back of him IIRC, they kicked off at each other in the pit lane afterwards.

When F1 was a sport, and not just two dozen machines going around a circuit.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:10:20 pm
Apparently he has no injuries.. good news :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:12:22 pm
The insinuation was that Coulthard deliberately hit the brakes far too early, knowing that Schumacher wouldn't be able to see him with the spray from the rain and wouldn't expect him to be where he was, and would thus crash into him and take them both out of the race.

Good theory considering Coulthard was pretty much going nowhere in the race/season and Schumacher was rivalling his teammate, Hakkinen, for the title.

Don't think it was deliberate, personally, just bad misjudgement.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:15:31 pm
Ah yeah just saw it on youtube as well. Interesting incident to say the least. Funny as hell tho with schumi storming down the pit lane to confront coulthard haha.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:16:08 pm
well that's that, 3 crashes with crap all over the track, the health and safety w*****s will pull Montreal from the list next year
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:20:19 pm
well that's that, 3 crashes with crap all over the track, the health and safety w*****s will pull Montreal from the list next year

Damn right, we want bland circuits in the desert!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:45:59 pm
;D ;D ;D hahaha sato overtakes alonso....fuckin' quality!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:47:56 pm
Hamilton wins. :clap:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:48:24 pm
Woooo what a race for him to win! Good on ya lewis!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:48:39 pm
Fuk me what a kid!

 :thup:

Well done laddy, proud moment for the UK imo.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:49:42 pm
Hamilton's team radio was saying that guy who crashed has broken something... before it cut off.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:52:38 pm
Hamilton's team radio was saying that guy who crashed has broken something... before it cut off.

Broken leg? I think Or at least the comentator was just guessing
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Greg on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:52:43 pm
Hamilton's team radio was saying that guy who crashed has broken something... before it cut off.

Broken leg but up and talking.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:52:56 pm
Hamilton's team radio was saying that guy who crashed has broken something... before it cut off.

Broken leg. Still amazing how drivers can survive that, crazy engineering.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 10 June 2007, 07:54:37 pm
f***ed his no claims tbh
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 10 June 2007, 08:08:29 pm
Got to laugh at Steve Rider:

"And the good news is that Kubica has broken his leg"
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 10 June 2007, 08:11:49 pm
Mental race.  Go Hamilton!  Relieved about Kubica, was seriously worried for a while.  Amazing how strong the cars are these days.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 10 June 2007, 08:24:58 pm
You can see Kubica's foot here:

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/43031000/jpg/_43031765_kubica_ap416.jpg)

Really close shave.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 10 June 2007, 08:59:41 pm
It was a cracking race, but typical ShITV to go straight to Corrie instead of showing the interviews and stuff, the f***ing amateurs!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Monday 11 June 2007, 11:39:46 am
;D Just saw on SSN that apparantly Davidson hit a beaver during the race. He said the beaver had it in for him. I must have missed that cause i didn't see now beaver carnage.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Greg on Monday 11 June 2007, 11:41:42 am
It was a cracking race, but typical ShITV to go straight to Corrie instead of showing the interviews and stuff, the f****** amateurs!!

Their response,

Quote
We are delighted that Lewis Hamilton won his
first Grand Prix yesterday, in what was a hugely exciting race.  Due to
the numerous incidents within the race, which included the deployment of
the safety car four times, the race finished later than anticipated. We
were able to overrun slightly and stay with the coverage from Canada to
see the podium presentation, but ITV1 is a mainstream multi-genre
channel and we have to balance the interests of all of our viewers,
millions of whom will be tuning in to see Coronation Street at 8.00pm.

Kind regards,

Duty Office -
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Tuesday 12 June 2007, 05:59:30 pm
It was only a matter of time:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/6744297.stm

Alonso claims McLaren favour Lewis....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Tuesday 12 June 2007, 06:11:56 pm
It was a cracking race, but typical ShITV to go straight to Corrie instead of showing the interviews and stuff, the f****** amateurs!!

Their response,

Quote
We are delighted that Lewis Hamilton won his
first Grand Prix yesterday, in what was a hugely exciting race.  Due to
the numerous incidents within the race, which included the deployment of
the safety car four times, the race finished later than anticipated. We
were able to overrun slightly and stay with the coverage from Canada to
see the podium presentation, but ITV1 is a mainstream multi-genre
channel and we have to balance the interests of all of our viewers,
millions of whom will be tuning in to see Coronation Street at 8.00pm.

Kind regards,

Duty Office -

Great opportunity missed to overrun by say a few minutes and potentially gain some new viewers who see the excitement of the race, and a win for a British driver, and tune in next time.  BBC always used to delay Eastenders if Henman was playing at Wimbledon on BBC1, and it worked for them.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Tuesday 12 June 2007, 06:13:48 pm
ITV are way too stupid for that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 16 June 2007, 07:02:41 pm
Another Pole for Hamilton.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: alex on Saturday 16 June 2007, 07:04:02 pm
It was a cracking race, but typical ShITV to go straight to Corrie instead of showing the interviews and stuff, the f****** amateurs!!

Their response,

Quote
We are delighted that Lewis Hamilton won his
first Grand Prix yesterday, in what was a hugely exciting race.  Due to
the numerous incidents within the race, which included the deployment of
the safety car four times, the race finished later than anticipated. We
were able to overrun slightly and stay with the coverage from Canada to
see the podium presentation, but ITV1 is a mainstream multi-genre
channel and we have to balance the interests of all of our viewers,
millions of whom will be tuning in to see Coronation Street at 8.00pm.

Kind regards,

Duty Office -

Great opportunity missed to overrun by say a few minutes and potentially gain some new viewers who see the excitement of the race, and a win for a British driver, and tune in next time.  BBC always used to delay Eastenders if Henman was playing at Wimbledon on BBC1, and it worked for them.
Corrie's better than Formula 1 though.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: graemeh72 on Sunday 17 June 2007, 04:04:52 pm
can't wait for tonights race .... massive clash with the U21's & La Liga though

hmmm

lots of surfin

followed by the Golf
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 17 June 2007, 04:49:19 pm
can't wait for tonights race .... massive clash with the U21's & La Liga though

hmmm

lots of surfin

followed by the Golf

Great night of sport coming up alright, particularly looking forward to the golf myself.  :D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 17 June 2007, 04:55:32 pm
can't wait for tonights race .... massive clash with the U21's & La Liga though

hmmm

lots of surfin

followed by the Golf

Great night of sport coming up alright, particularly looking forward to the golf myself.  :D

...followed by the Mets at the Yankees later on tonight.  :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 17 June 2007, 05:02:57 pm
can't wait for tonights race .... massive clash with the U21's & La Liga though

hmmm

lots of surfin

followed by the Golf

Great night of sport coming up alright, particularly looking forward to the golf myself.  :D

...followed by the Mets at the Yankees later on tonight.  :thup:

Ewwwww, American sports. OMG dats so lame tbh!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 17 June 2007, 05:10:32 pm
Going to be a cracking sporting evening.  Can't wait for the race, Alonso has to respond big time today.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 17 June 2007, 05:15:28 pm
can't wait for tonights race .... massive clash with the U21's & La Liga though

hmmm

lots of surfin

followed by the Golf

Great night of sport coming up alright, particularly looking forward to the golf myself.  :D

...followed by the Mets at the Yankees later on tonight.  :thup:

f***s sake, I was gonna go to bed early too. ;)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 17 June 2007, 05:17:44 pm
Going to be a cracking sporting evening.  Can't wait for the race, Alonso has to respond big time today.

By crying when he gets beat again?

 :lol:

Defending world Champion gets beat off his driving partner in his debut season to take his 1st race and go ahead in the drivers table, and he cries like a little bitch.

Hoping for more tears from Alonso today.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:15:47 pm
how unlucky is DC?

Got to be the unluckiest driver on the grid
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:17:20 pm
no sympathy from me for the big chinned t***
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:22:10 pm
how unlucky is DC?

Got to be the unluckiest driver on the grid

In it for the money, just having the same convo with me dad on him.  :-[
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:23:11 pm
no sympathy from me for the big chinned t***

Just think of the disadvantage such a big heed must be to a race driver though, extra resistance and all that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:24:12 pm
Will it just be a procession to the finish line now?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:24:54 pm
no sympathy from me for the big chinned t***

Just think of the disadvantage such a big heed must be to a race driver though, extra resistance and all that.

Anyone remember when he drove into the pitwall at entry (So 80mph)?

 :lol:

It panned to his lass in the pitlane (i think they might of just got married) she was almost dying with embarrassment.

Certainly his lowest point.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:25:36 pm
Will it just be a procession to the finish line now?

It's Formula 1 Dave, course it will be.  :razz:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:25:45 pm
how unlucky is DC?

Got to be the unluckiest driver on the grid

In it for the money, just having the same convo with me dad on him.  :-[

The grand prix just aint the same once he inevitably retires each race.

for whatever reason DC has been my favourite driver in F1, depsite being s****. But then again I had Elliott on the back of my 95/96 Toon shirt so that probably tells its own story
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:26:08 pm
Will it just be a procession to the finish line now?

It's Formula 1 Dave, course it will be.  :razz:

Not watched it for a few years, just checking. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:27:35 pm
how unlucky is DC?

Got to be the unluckiest driver on the grid

In it for the money, just having the same convo with me dad on him.  :-[

The grand prix just aint the same once he inevitably retires each race.

for whatever reason DC has been my favourite driver in F1, depsite being s****. But then again I had Elliott on the back of my 95/96 Toon shirt so that probably tells its own story

I never took to him tbh.

My hero and the reason i followed the sport was Senna, DC was his replacement, it was horrible, i hated him for that year.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:27:51 pm
Would love Alonso to take Hamilton out.

Don't get me wrong, want Lewis to win the Championship this year but would love to add to the spice early doors so to speak
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:29:00 pm
Would love Alonso to take Hamilton out.

Don't get me wrong, want Lewis to win the Championship this year but would love to add to the spice early doors so to speak

If Hamilton wins the drivers, i expect Alonso to leave.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:37:16 pm
To be fair the midfield battles have been quite good so far and they are showing more footage of it which is better for us.. watching the 2 mclarens parade around (although i support them) is boring as f***.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:54:24 pm
Alonso having a huff mid race, well thats a first!

 ;D

Jesus wept the guy needs to get a grip of himself, does he think he's something special?



Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:54:56 pm
Missed that, what happened? I saw the attempted overtaking.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 17 June 2007, 06:55:41 pm
To be fair the midfield battles have been quite good so far and they are showing more footage of it which is better for us.. watching the 2 mclarens parade around (although i support them) is boring as f***.

Alsonso looks like he's going to something drastic soon, getting very frustrated.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 17 June 2007, 07:06:55 pm
Hamilton is different class

when alonso came alongside, just gradually moved him towards the wall, then a jink to s*** him up while outbraking to the corner

the new schuey
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 17 June 2007, 07:07:32 pm
To be fair to Alonso, he may have had a point now that you see the different strategies.

Probably still a bit overboard making such a public demonstration about it though.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 17 June 2007, 07:09:19 pm
To be fair to Alonso, he may have had a point now that you see the different strategies.

Probably still a bit overboard making such a public demonstration about it though.

Alonso chose his own strategy, and didn't even share it with Hamilton.

He's pathetic tbh, and belongs behind Hamilton this race.

Which one is the rookie again?  :undecided:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: clarkyshan on Sunday 17 June 2007, 07:18:10 pm
alonso is in a huff cause he is being out driven. why look for help from the team? can't he do it without there help
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 17 June 2007, 07:35:50 pm
"Lewis Hamilton...... WINS!!!"

It sounded really fake and forced last week, obviously nobody at ITV thought to tell him not to do it again.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 17 June 2007, 07:37:17 pm
alonso is in a huff cause he is being out driven. why look for help from the team? can't he do it without there help

World champ vs Rookie in the same car, he has no excuses and he's knows it.

He wont be in the same team as Hamilton next season.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 17 June 2007, 07:37:19 pm
well that went quick
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 17 June 2007, 07:37:57 pm
well that went quick

???

Did actually.

Although you have just watched the LM24   :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 17 June 2007, 07:49:41 pm
aye :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 17 June 2007, 07:54:13 pm
aye :lol:

Did you watch the whole lot?

That must of fuking knacked is so.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 17 June 2007, 08:11:41 pm
lasted till about 7am, then slept till half eleven

i'm buzzing
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Guinness on Sunday 17 June 2007, 09:31:29 pm
Lewis Hamilton is pure class, he races like he's been doing it his entire life (I know he pretty much has but I mean at F1 level). He's shown great composure behind the wheel which is amazing seeing as it's his first year in the sport.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 17 June 2007, 09:38:53 pm
And yet again ITV f*** up, cutting to a break pretty much the second they crossed the line and missing the team radio to Hamilton, their coverage has been s*** this season, just when I'd thought they'd ironed out all the f***-ups they have a Hondaesque season of disasters.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 17 June 2007, 09:52:18 pm
Some really nice racing all down the field today, and a genuine wheel-to-wheel battle for the lead.

Sadly it'll probably be seen as a procession, when in reality it was anything but.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 17 June 2007, 11:03:10 pm
Some really nice racing all down the field today, and a genuine wheel-to-wheel battle for the lead.

Sadly it'll probably be seen as a procession, when in reality it was anything but.

Yeah, the whole "F1 is boring" thing is a myth, this season has been class. Fair enough it might not be as good as Moto GP, but it's far from boring.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 17 June 2007, 11:23:41 pm
There have been a couple of more processional races (Spain always tends to be a yawnfest), but its particularly good that all of the top 4 drivers have won races.

I just wish ITV and our media would shut the f*** up about Hamilton.  Yes he's doing brilliantly, amazingly, magnificently, but you'd think he was the only bloody driver out there.  They're making mountains out of molehills with regards to Alonso's alleged comments too.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 17 June 2007, 11:27:25 pm
It's typical ITV, they're s****. They'll hype him up to the extent that people will start to hate him simply because of them and through no fault of his own, I'd tell them to f*** off if I was him.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 17 June 2007, 11:28:56 pm
Having said that I wonder what odds you can get on him for Sports Personality of the Year?

Probably shitty ones like, but it'd still basically be buying money I reckon.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 17 June 2007, 11:47:46 pm
Having said that I wonder what odds you can get on him for Sports Personality of the Year?

Probably shitty ones like, but it'd still basically be buying money I reckon.

Dead cert already imo. Get some money on.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 17 June 2007, 11:54:03 pm
In fact don't bother: http://www.oddschecker.com/specials/sports-personality-of-the-year/sports-personality-of-the-year-2007/win-market/lewis-hamilton

10/1 on already.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 17 June 2007, 11:58:05 pm
In fact don't bother: http://www.oddschecker.com/specials/sports-personality-of-the-year/sports-personality-of-the-year-2007/win-market/lewis-hamilton

10/1 on already.

That's still a 10% return isn't it?

If so, better than you'd get in the bank.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Monday 18 June 2007, 12:00:38 am
Yeah, but you're still gambling what would be major money to be worth it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 18 June 2007, 12:02:59 am
Yeah. :nods:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 18 June 2007, 12:08:03 am
So I'll just stick a couple of hundred on Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year and that should pay for a nice Christmas holiday then. Safe! O0
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: ChezGiven on Monday 18 June 2007, 12:12:31 am
So I'll just stick a couple of hundred on Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year and that should pay for a nice Christmas holiday then. Safe! O0

What if Murray wins Wimbledon?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 18 June 2007, 12:13:52 am
So I'll just stick a couple of hundred on Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year and that should pay for a nice Christmas holiday then. Safe! O0

What if Murray wins Wimbledon?

:lol:  mackems.gif
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 18 June 2007, 12:14:50 am
So I'll just stick a couple of hundred on Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year and that should pay for a nice Christmas holiday then. Safe! O0

What if Murray wins Wimbledon?

:lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Monday 18 June 2007, 12:36:09 am
So I'll just stick a couple of hundred on Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year and that should pay for a nice Christmas holiday then. Safe! O0

What if Murray wins Wimbledon?

:lol:

If the prat even gets there aye.

Must say, that's the first time i've watched F1 in a good few years, well a full race that is. Was gripped today.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Monday 18 June 2007, 12:56:13 am
So I'll just stick a couple of hundred on Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year and that should pay for a nice Christmas holiday then. Safe! O0

What if Murray wins Wimbledon?

:lol:

If the prat even gets there aye.

Must say, that's the first time i've watched F1 in a good few years, well a full race that is. Was gripped today.

Nice to see the hate filled Nadal bummer is still against all things Murray :lol:

Great race again today. Hamilton hasn't put a foot wrong, I can't wait until a bit later in the season when McLaren have to choose who'll get their backing team orders wise.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: TêteDeMaure on Monday 18 June 2007, 01:01:13 am
So I'll just stick a couple of hundred on Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year and that should pay for a nice Christmas holiday then. Safe! O0

What if Murray wins Wimbledon?

:lol:

If the prat even gets there aye.

Must say, that's the first time i've watched F1 in a good few years, well a full race that is. Was gripped today.

Nice to see the hate filled Nadal bummer is still against all things Murray :lol:

Great race again today. Hamilton hasn't put a foot wrong, I can't wait until a bit later in the season when McLaren have to choose who'll get their backing team orders wise.

Of course refering to his injury, not the laughable suggestion he could get as far as winning Wimbledon.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Monday 18 June 2007, 01:40:47 am
So I'll just stick a couple of hundred on Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year and that should pay for a nice Christmas holiday then. Safe! O0

What if Murray wins Wimbledon?

:lol:

If the prat even gets there aye.

Must say, that's the first time i've watched F1 in a good few years, well a full race that is. Was gripped today.

Nice to see the hate filled Nadal bummer is still against all things Murray :lol:

Great race again today. Hamilton hasn't put a foot wrong, I can't wait until a bit later in the season when McLaren have to choose who'll get their backing team orders wise.

Of course refering to his injury, not the laughable suggestion he could get as far as winning Wimbledon.

I was talking about the 'prat' jibe ;)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: graemeh72 on Monday 18 June 2007, 01:14:36 pm
So I'll just stick a couple of hundred on Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year and that should pay for a nice Christmas holiday then. Safe! O0

What if Murray wins Wimbledon?

:lol:  mackems.gif

Not this year, due to his wrist - but I think he will win Wimbledon - the lad is the real deal!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: makemeacupoftea on Sunday 1 July 2007, 01:05:25 pm
Bad start by Hammaz!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 4 July 2007, 08:23:44 am
McLaren caught in Ferrari spy row

McLaren are embroiled in a spying row following claims one of their leading staff illegally received information from arch-rivals Ferrari.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/6264904.stm

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 7 July 2007, 02:26:32 pm
Cracking final qualifying session today with Hamilton who had been slower than Alonso all weekend pulling a belting lap out to snatch pole. The first Brit for 11 years to do so.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Cloud on Saturday 7 July 2007, 02:36:43 pm
Thats despite also running slighty wide around Luffield too. He is definately something special
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 7 July 2007, 02:47:10 pm
Cracking final qualifying session today with Hamilton who had been slower than Alonso all weekend pulling a belting lap out to snatch pole. The first Brit for 11 years to do so.

Excellent, Ill be watching again tomorrow, I actually lost interest in F1 when Mansell was p*ssed on by Williams after winning the Drivers Championship, I watched Hill a few times but he was as boring as hell.  I watched Hamilton last time out but his 3 fuelling stops made sure it wasn't a contest.  I hope tomorrow is a bit different with him driving on home soil, hopefully with a better strategy.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Saturday 7 July 2007, 03:36:14 pm
That was amazing that last qually lap....Really gutted that i'm gonna miss the race live tomorrow probably....unless i can persuade my pub manager to put it on the tv and me on the downstairs bar....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: mozy on Sunday 8 July 2007, 01:11:21 am
So I'll just stick a couple of hundred on Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year and that should pay for a nice Christmas holiday then. Safe! O0

What if Murray wins Wimbledon?

:lol:  mackems.gif

Murray might still win wimbledon, even if it is only jamie murray in the mixed doubles
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 8 July 2007, 12:37:30 pm
The F1 coverage is on ITV1 now, at least it would be if it wasn't for a break.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 8 July 2007, 01:30:50 pm
Hamilton has got a job on to win this race, the Ferrari's are on top form.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 8 July 2007, 01:33:43 pm
BOLLOCKS!!!!111
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 8 July 2007, 02:22:18 pm
Ferrari's kicked arse.

I feel were going to see Hamilton pushed off top spot in the next few races, 1-2 last race, and would be again if Massa didn't stall.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 8 July 2007, 02:28:24 pm
With the s*** new points system, all Hamilton has to do is keep picking up 3rd place finishes with maybe the odd 2nd place thrown in and he'll win the Championship.

The old points system was miles better, terribly short-sighted move to change it when they did.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Sunday 8 July 2007, 02:32:29 pm
until today he's had the same amount of wins as the 2nd 3rd and 4th drivers
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 8 July 2007, 02:42:19 pm
With the s*** new points system, all Hamilton has to do is keep picking up 3rd place finishes with maybe the odd 2nd place thrown in and he'll win the Championship.

The old points system was miles better, terribly short-sighted move to change it when they did.

I like the new points system tbh. It rewards consistently good driving and the reliability of the car.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 8 July 2007, 02:49:58 pm
With the s*** new points system, all Hamilton has to do is keep picking up 3rd place finishes with maybe the odd 2nd place thrown in and he'll win the Championship.

The old points system was miles better, terribly short-sighted move to change it when they did.

I like the new points system tbh. It rewards consistently good driving and the reliability of the car.

I'd say it lessens the rewards for truly brilliant, race-winning driving though.

Also rewards unadventurous driving, as there isn't as much to be gained from a risky passing attempt as in the past.

Say if Hamilton had been second today, right behind Raikonnen with three laps to go. Would he have gone for the pass? No way, as he's only gaining two points while risking losing eight. Not worth it.

They blatantly only changed it when Ferrari were dominating so the Championship would still be mathematically not over with 5 races to go.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 8 July 2007, 02:55:26 pm
With the s*** new points system, all Hamilton has to do is keep picking up 3rd place finishes with maybe the odd 2nd place thrown in and he'll win the Championship.

The old points system was miles better, terribly short-sighted move to change it when they did.

I like the new points system tbh. It rewards consistently good driving and the reliability of the car.

I'd say it lessens the rewards for truly brilliant, race-winning driving though.

Also rewards unadventurous driving, as there isn't as much to be gained from a risky passing attempt as in the past.

Say if Hamilton had been second today, right behind Raikonnen with three laps to go. Would he have gone for the pass? No way, as he's only gaining two points while risking losing eight. Not worth it.

They blatantly only changed it when Ferrari were dominating so the Championship would still be mathematically not over with 5 races to go.

That's a fair point.

The last few races will be exciting if there's still a few drivers who've got a chance of winning it though. They'll be forced to take chances to get those extra few points.

Agree about the Ferrari thing. Didn't help when Schumacher was driving them like!  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 8 July 2007, 02:57:25 pm
Bring back the turbo button i say.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 8 July 2007, 03:16:29 pm
Well done to Hamilton, it didn't quite go as planned but you can't knock 9 out of 9 top 3 finishes.  It will be interesting to see how things go in Germany next time out as McLaren now have something to prove.

Ps

I prefer the new points system as it will reward the team/driver who does the best over the whole season, that's the way it should be as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Threelegs on Monday 9 July 2007, 11:02:04 am
Ive Heard that Silverstone might be off the Calender in a few years, because the facilities are pretty bad.

I think its one of the best race tracks in the world, tbh, the first few corners are amazing.

Spa at Belgium and Bathurst  are the best ever though ;)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Monday 9 July 2007, 11:25:18 am
Ive Heard that Silverstone might be off the Calender in a few years, because the facilities are pretty bad.

I think its one of the best race tracks in the world, tbh, the first few corners are amazing.

Spa at Belgium and Bathurst  are the best ever though ;)

Thats fine with me because soon there will be the Singapore race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Threelegs on Monday 9 July 2007, 03:34:23 pm
Ive Heard that Silverstone might be off the Calender in a few years, because the facilities are pretty bad.

I think its one of the best race tracks in the world, tbh, the first few corners are amazing.

Spa at Belgium and Bathurst  are the best ever though ;)

Thats fine with me because soon there will be the Singapore race.

Might be a night one as well. Rumour is we are trying to steal the Gp from Melbourne and bring it to Sydney. Imagine That. It would be a road race over the harbour bridge, etc.

Bernie wants night races, so it could be very interesting to see what happens.

Interest is waining in Melbourne however, thats for sure.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 21 July 2007, 02:34:34 pm
Hamilton crashes in final qual session, finishes 10th. Unsure if he's injured, didn't look so good getting out the car. Crashed @ about 120mph afaik.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Invicta_Toon on Saturday 21 July 2007, 03:10:45 pm
"He has no pain, no broken bones and did not lose consciousness," said Dennis.


nails tbh
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 21 July 2007, 03:14:38 pm
Mechanical failure being blamed. Didn't see it myself, watching the god damn fishing FFS!  :blush:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 22 July 2007, 02:53:22 am
Hamilton crashes in final qual session, finishes 10th. Unsure if he's injured, didn't look so good getting out the car. Crashed @ about 120mph afaik.

He'll start from the pit lane if he uses the spare car, that's if he starts at all.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 22 July 2007, 01:16:37 pm
Aquaplaning and a red flag. f***ing A
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Happy Face on Sunday 22 July 2007, 01:24:13 pm
it's class this like
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 22 July 2007, 02:51:42 pm
And it looks like raining again!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ashley17 on Sunday 22 July 2007, 02:52:43 pm
This has been the best Grand Prix for a long time. I've even got five live on because Murray Walker is doing the commentary for this weekend only, he's still 1,000 times better than James Allen even at the age of 83.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 22 July 2007, 03:03:36 pm
This is great. Proper motor racing

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Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 22 July 2007, 03:04:52 pm
Alonso showing why he's still the best driver in the world.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 22 July 2007, 03:21:51 pm
Ron Dennis getting the winning constructor trophy from Michael Schumacher :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mowen on Sunday 22 July 2007, 03:23:28 pm
Great race, very entertaining and the best I've seen for some time. Was very impressed with both McLaren boys, Hamilton was pretty unlucky to say the least.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 22 July 2007, 03:24:57 pm
What a race that was....shame about lewis not making the podium....but how the hell he managed to survive the crash yesterday, survive coming off the track and being a lap down and messing up the tyre choice and still managed to finish 10th is brilliant.

2nd half of the season is gonna be fucknig ace.

Massa and Alonso's lil fight was hilarious....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 22 July 2007, 04:10:38 pm
What a race that was....shame about lewis not making the podium....but how the hell he managed to survive the crash yesterday, survive coming off the track and being a lap down and messing up the tyre choice and still managed to finish 10th is brilliant.

2nd half of the season is gonna be fucknig ace.

Massa and Alonso's lil fight was hilarious....

9th. Even more brillianter.  :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 22 July 2007, 04:56:12 pm
What a race that was....shame about lewis not making the podium....but how the hell he managed to survive the crash yesterday, survive coming off the track and being a lap down and messing up the tyre choice and still managed to finish 10th is brilliant.

2nd half of the season is gonna be fucknig ace.

Massa and Alonso's lil fight was hilarious....

9th. Even more brillianter.  :thup:

Oh yeah forgot that he over took fisi... :buck2:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:06:30 pm
Alonso such a tight b******! :lol:

F1 has needed this controversy and interest for years tbh.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:10:16 pm
If I was Hamilton I'd have rammed the f***er as he went past on his fast lap! It's not cheating but it's hardly good sportsmanship from Alonso.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:14:41 pm
Hang on i only caught the end, did Alonso just sit in the paddock so Hamilton couldn't get out for his final fast lap?

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:20:49 pm
Hang on i only caught the end, did Alonso just sit in the paddock so Hamilton couldn't get out for his final fast lap?



They were queued up, both getting new tyres. Alonso was told to go and he just sat there. As a result he made the final flying lap and Hamilton missed it by four seconds. Alonso set the fastest lap and took pole from Hamilton.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:24:19 pm
I'll be surprised if Alonso is driving for McClaren next year.

Ron Dennis like a competitive team, but a happy team, and Alonso has become a petulant, childish loose cannon because he cannot cope with the stardom thats hit his novice team mate.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:28:18 pm
Ron Dennis looked furious, and walked off with his arm around the shoulder of Alonso's manager or trainer or something. Looked like he was in for a kicking. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:30:44 pm
Ron Dennis looked furious, and walked off with his arm around the shoulder of Alonso's manager or trainer or something. Looked like he was in for a kicking. :lol:

Can't believe i missed all this.

I just saw the replay after reading your comment in the thread and turned it over.

Saw Lewis eyeball Alonso in the conference when the media asked why he just sat there, i thought he was going to hit him, and rightly so, no one would blame him.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:35:12 pm
Alonso is a legend, that's f***ing hilarious. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Guinness on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:39:57 pm
Pretty petty from Alonso, Hamilton should ram him off the track tomorrow to get even!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:41:17 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/6929333.stm

Afterwards, Hamilton refused to be drawn in to criticising Alonso for delaying his exit out of the pit lane ahead of his final run.

"There's not really much to say - you saw what happened," he said.

"The team did a great job and we had very good pace, but I'm not aware of what happened. You should ask the team."

When asked as to how long he missed out on setting a final quick lap, he tersely replied: "About the same amount of time I was held up in the pit stop."

Explaining his hold, Alonso said: "The team held me back in this. We tried to have some space with the Ferrari (Raikkonen) in front of us."

But team boss Ron Dennis said: "It is a matter to be discussed within the team, and we will do so later."
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:43:24 pm
I bet he wished he had a horn.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:46:46 pm
Bullbars ftw.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: stb654 on Saturday 4 August 2007, 02:54:33 pm
I bet he wished he had a horn.

I find this really funny    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


"Beep Beep... get out the fcking way! you Spanish Numptee  :frantic:"

But seriously, Alonso is such a selfish Ar$ehole..



And the winner of the most selfish team-mate of the year Alonso  :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sparks on Saturday 4 August 2007, 04:10:51 pm
They should have horns in the cars, the amount of times they come up to a backmarker and the slower car has no idea they are there, costs them a lot.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 4 August 2007, 04:15:18 pm
They should have horns in the cars, the amount of times they come up to a backmarker and the slower car has no idea they are there, costs them a lot.

Negotiating your way through the back of the field later on can sometimes be the only interesting part in a very chess like race.

Mirrors and potentially flags for serious infringement are there though.

Also fallen stars driving into retirement also like to do a bit of naughty driving towards the ones they don't like is always fun, doesn't happen so much these days.



Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Saturday 4 August 2007, 04:24:33 pm
How loud would the horns have to be to actually get the person in front to hear, given how fast they're moving and ho loud the cars are already? :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Saturday 4 August 2007, 04:26:23 pm
Everyone seems to be blaming Alonson this days.They should just keep their mouth shut if they cant win Alonso in a race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 4 August 2007, 04:27:15 pm
Everyone seems to be blaming Alonson this days.They should just keep their mouth shut if they cant win Alonso in a race.

Say again?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Saturday 4 August 2007, 04:32:30 pm
Everyone seems to be blaming Alonson this days.They should just keep their mouth shut if they cant win Alonso in a race.

Say again?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 4 August 2007, 04:42:26 pm
That was proper shithouse tactics from Alonso like!

If I was hamilton I would of just went really slow round and when I saw Alonso on his flying lap in my mirrors I would of pulled all sorts of blocking manouvres to f*** him up.

It was proper mint the way Ron Dennis collered Alonso's trainer and frog marched him off the track!, the trainer was shitting bricks you could tell!  ;D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 4 August 2007, 05:15:01 pm
What a sack of t*** that Alonso is. f***ing disgraceful.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Saturday 4 August 2007, 05:42:08 pm
Nice one Alonso :D

Legend
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: stb654 on Saturday 4 August 2007, 09:15:44 pm
How loud would the horns have to be to actually get the person in front to hear, given how fast they're moving and ho loud the cars are already? :lol:

Haha... i think they should play "La cuca racha" when beeped also.

That would add a even higher level of comedy to watching the Ferrari's fail  >:D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Saturday 4 August 2007, 11:37:05 pm
Alonso has been moved five places down the grid as punishment.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 4 August 2007, 11:37:45 pm
Alonso has been moved five places down the grid as punishment.

Really? :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 4 August 2007, 11:39:05 pm
And McLaren will score no constructors points.

Good. f***ing greasy b******.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 4 August 2007, 11:47:30 pm
Alonso has been moved five places down the grid as punishment.

Really? :lol:

Aye tis true!

Cheating b******!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 5 August 2007, 12:05:02 am
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/6929333.stm
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Sunday 5 August 2007, 01:14:13 am
Alonso, what a prick :lol:

Glad he got punished for that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: stb654 on Sunday 5 August 2007, 01:36:12 am
Ahahaha  ;D

That'll teach the self-centered arse.


Now everyone knows what a jerk he is, when he doesnt even allow his own team mate to do his own lap...

I hate you Alonso  :clap:


I still want Mclaren to win Constructors mind you.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Sunday 5 August 2007, 04:47:01 am
Justice has not been done.Alonso should start in pole position not Hamilton.But I dont think it would matte much because no matter what position Alonso will start in a race,he will always be finishing in the top 3 places.It would be even better if he could finish first  today.Come on Fernando!! Dont let the rookie beat you!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 5 August 2007, 05:10:06 am
Justice has not been done.Alonso should start in pole position not Hamilton.But I dont think it would matte much because no matter what position Alonso will start in a race,he will always be finishing in the top 3 places.It would be even better if he could finish first  today.Come on Fernando!! Dont let the rookie beat you!

f*** Fernando, and his ridiculous attempt at cheating, spanish t***

what do you have against Hamilton, natural talent as opposed to manufactured ability perhaps?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Happy Face on Sunday 5 August 2007, 09:49:51 am
Justice has not been done.Alonso should start in pole position not Hamilton.But I dont think it would matte much because no matter what position Alonso will start in a race,he will always be finishing in the top 3 places.It would be even better if he could finish first  today.Come on Fernando!! Dont let the rookie beat you!

f*** Fernando, and his ridiculous attempt at cheating, spanish t***

what do you have against Hamilton, natural talent as opposed to manufactured ability perhaps?

 ;D

He's been weened by Ron Dennis since he was an embryo man.  If anyone's manafactured it's Luey Luey.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 5 August 2007, 10:50:58 am
Come on DC!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 5 August 2007, 10:53:03 am
Justice has not been done.Alonso should start in pole position not Hamilton.But I dont think it would matte much because no matter what position Alonso will start in a race,he will always be finishing in the top 3 places.It would be even better if he could finish first  today.Come on Fernando!! Dont let the rookie beat you!

Yeah, give him poll position for cheating :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: stb654 on Sunday 5 August 2007, 11:32:51 am
LOL, wtf .. is anyone actaully english on this thread.

Basically, most people here want a cheating, arrogant spaniard to win.. rather than a talented young BRITISH driver?  ???


Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: hagler on Sunday 5 August 2007, 12:15:39 pm
wow all the truths seem to be coming out now on tyne tees ...interesting stuff
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 5 August 2007, 12:30:47 pm
Very disappointed with FA being penalised. Would rather see Hamilton forced to battle it out with the World Champion and prove himself under pressure for once, instead of just leading the line for an entire race.

If he leads this race start to finish, I won't rate him any higher.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Morph on Sunday 5 August 2007, 12:40:03 pm
LOL, wtf .. is anyone actaully english on this thread.

Basically, most people here want a cheating, arrogant spaniard to win.. rather than a talented young BRITISH driver?  ???




Yeah I was going to say the same thing.  f*** Alonso and f*** Spain.  He blatantly broke the rules.  Would you like to see this sort of thing happen in other sports, or even outside of sport.  Some bloke nicks 20 apples from a stall in the grainger market, but he gets away with it, and then you've got 20 or 30 people coming on here "Well done son, you've done us all proud."  Jesus wept...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: hagler on Sunday 5 August 2007, 12:49:26 pm
some of the knobs that blatantly move into view of the camera in these live track side interviews........ffs
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 5 August 2007, 02:41:44 pm
Hamilton wins.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 5 August 2007, 02:42:58 pm
I dont think it would matte much because no matter what position Alonso will start in a race,he will always be finishing in the top 3 places.

(http://www.farfromneutral.com/exodus/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/o_rly.jpg)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 5 August 2007, 03:08:55 pm
Ridzuan don't half speak some s***.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Sunday 5 August 2007, 03:42:59 pm
Ok,congratulation to Hamilton for winning this time.I still believe that Alonso was trying to be kind to Hamilton.Finishing fourth is not a bad result considering what has happened but Im sure he will be finishing first in the next leg of the race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: makemeacupoftea on Sunday 5 August 2007, 04:09:07 pm
Ok,congratulation to Hamilton for winning this time.I still believe that Alonso was trying to be kind to Hamilton.Finishing fourth is not a bad result considering what has happened but Im sure he will be finishing first in the next leg of the race.

No
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 5 August 2007, 05:23:03 pm
Ok,congratulation to Hamilton for winning this time.I still believe that Alonso was trying to be kind to Hamilton.Finishing fourth is not a bad result considering what has happened but Im sure he will be finishing first in the next leg of the race.

Hamilton is the better driver so far. Can Alonso step up his game?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 5 August 2007, 05:45:04 pm
Ridzuan don't half speak some s***.

 :clap:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 5 August 2007, 07:13:13 pm
Ok,congratulation to Hamilton for winning this time.I still believe that Alonso was trying to be kind to Hamilton.Finishing fourth is not a bad result considering what has happened but Im sure he will be finishing first in the next leg of the race.

Hamilton is the better driver so far. Can Alonso step up his game?

He needs to make sure he's got a car to do it in first.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 5 August 2007, 07:27:49 pm
Seems like the fame and success is starting to go into Hamilton's head. Need to get himself sorted out :undecided:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: makemeacupoftea on Sunday 5 August 2007, 07:38:22 pm
Seems like the fame and success is starting to go into Hamilton's head. Need to get himself sorted out :undecided:

What you on about?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 5 August 2007, 07:41:01 pm
Seems like the fame and success is starting to go into Hamilton's head. Need to get himself sorted out :undecided:

What you on about?

F1 drivers need arrogance, without it they lose their edge and can potentially hurt themselves on the track if it goes as far as having a crisis in confidence.

But Hamilton's fame isn't going to his head, its going to Alonso's and he's getting exceptionally jealous of the attention and talent of Lewis Hamilton.

 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: makemeacupoftea on Sunday 5 August 2007, 07:42:00 pm
Seems like the fame and success is starting to go into Hamilton's head. Need to get himself sorted out :undecided:

What you on about?

F1 drivers need arrogance, without it they lose their edge and can potentially hurt themselves on the track if it goes as far as having a crisis in confidence.

But Hamilton's fame isn't going to his head, its going to Alonso's and he's getting exceptionally jealous of the attention and talent of Lewis Hamilton.

 

Yup totally agree TT
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Parky on Sunday 5 August 2007, 07:45:56 pm
Aren't these things driven by computah's?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 5 August 2007, 07:46:35 pm
On about the fact that what Alonso did on Saturday was just a paypack to Hamilton because he disobeid a direct order to let Alonso burn fuel for one extra lap.

And on about the fact that he also had a heated exchange of words with the McLaren staff.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The Bonk on Sunday 5 August 2007, 07:54:44 pm
On about the fact that what Alonso did on Saturday was just a paypack to Hamilton because he disobeid a direct order to let Alonso burn fuel for one extra lap.

And on about the fact that he also had a heated exchange of words with the McLaren staff.



Again, what are you on about? 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: elbee909 on Sunday 5 August 2007, 09:51:09 pm
Ok,congratulation to Hamilton for winning this time.I still believe that Alonso was trying to be kind to Hamilton.

Honestly, what the f***? 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 5 August 2007, 10:07:33 pm
On about the fact that what Alonso did on Saturday was just a paypack to Hamilton because he disobeid a direct order to let Alonso burn fuel for one extra lap.

And on about the fact that he also had a heated exchange of words with the McLaren staff.



Again, what are you on about? 

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article2199765.ece for the latter bit.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Monday 6 August 2007, 07:23:49 pm
How is what Alonso did any different from Schumacher parking his car at the Rascasse in Monaco last year?

He was made to start from the back.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Monday 6 August 2007, 10:28:42 pm
Seems like Hamilton and Alonso aren't going to gel! Anyone got a good headline for the Sun in tomorrows papers?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Monday 6 August 2007, 10:42:25 pm
'Span versus Ham in battle of tinned meals on wheels'
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Tuesday 7 August 2007, 01:57:15 am
"Matador Bullied by British Beef"

(They love the alliteration)  ;D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shearer9 on Friday 14 September 2007, 01:42:57 am
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/6991147.stm

£50m!!!    :cheesy:

That's a proper fine. 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Friday 14 September 2007, 04:32:47 am
Great news.They deserved it for doing such a disgraceful action and along with the constructors points deduction,I think its a fair outcome,though I wanted Hamilton points to deducted as well.The bad news is that Ferrari looks like they are going to win the constructor's championship now.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: elbee909 on Friday 14 September 2007, 10:17:36 am
I wanted Hamilton points to deducted as well.

Why?  Why should that happen?  Just because you wanted it?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: stb654 on Friday 14 September 2007, 10:29:08 am
Great news.They deserved it for doing such a disgraceful action and along with the constructors points deduction,I think its a fair outcome,though I wanted Hamilton points to deducted as well.The bad news is that Ferrari looks like they are going to win the constructor's championship now.

O.K... i hope to god your not english right?

If you are your a disgrace.. theres nothing wrong with Hamilton, hes a rookie whos leading the world championship and he's english.

I dont think it was quite fair that McLaren got all their points docked and a massive fine.. looks like Ferrari get away with a win again this season  -_-


Can i ask, why the feck you'd want Hamilton's points deducted aswell? he has done NOTHING wrong    :idiot2:


Go on Hamilton, win the championship and show those a$$holes a real driver!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 15 September 2007, 03:00:55 pm
Great news.They deserved it for doing such a disgraceful action and along with the constructors points deduction,I think its a fair outcome,though I wanted Hamilton points to deducted as well.The bad news is that Ferrari looks like they are going to win the constructor's championship now.

O.K... i hope to god your not english right?

If you are your a disgrace.. theres nothing wrong with Hamilton, hes a rookie whos leading the world championship and he's english.

I dont think it was quite fair that McLaren got all their points docked and a massive fine.. looks like Ferrari get away with a win again this season  -_-


Can i ask, why the feck you'd want Hamilton's points deducted aswell? he has done NOTHING wrong    :idiot2:


Go on Hamilton, win the championship and show those a$$holes a real driver!

The lad is just a poor, unfunny WUM who cant use a spacebar properly. Just ignore him.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Saturday 15 September 2007, 07:14:08 pm
Best track of the season tomorrow. :nods:

Thought it was next week and missed qualifying, bollocks!! >:(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 16 September 2007, 02:24:46 pm
Another f***ing procession. :thdn:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 16 September 2007, 02:31:25 pm
Another f****** procession. :thdn:

You're only supposed to watch the first corner Dave. :razz:

Alonso looking slightly better than Hamilton tbh, pity this season has turned into so much of a farce. If the final nail in F1's integrity hadn't been hammered home years ago, this season would have done so emphatically.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 September 2007, 05:11:58 pm
When a track like that produces a race like that, you know there are problems.

Alonso looks like sneaking past Hamilton, especially given the familiarity factor at the last 3 tracks (not that it was much of a disadvantage for Lewis in Melbourne, Montreal, Indianapolis etc), but I wouldn't write Kimi off just yet.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sparks on Sunday 30 September 2007, 07:42:57 am
oooh!! what a race today.

Hamilton drove like a champion, Raikkonen is still the better driver but a great performance.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BigSamsBarmyArmy on Sunday 30 September 2007, 08:49:01 am
Looks as if Lewis has it in the bag now.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kev on Sunday 30 September 2007, 11:53:14 am
Hamilton is doing amazing so far this championship  :smitten:
another win for him today in s**** conditions
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 30 September 2007, 01:21:35 pm
Did you see Massa and Kubica on the last lap? Shades of Villeneuve and Arnoux in Dijon.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 30 September 2007, 03:24:18 pm
It was a great race today, the weather made the race what it was but Hamilton was driving like a World Champion.  Alonso hitting the wall was a massive bonus.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 30 September 2007, 04:27:20 pm
It was a great race today, the weather made the race what it was but Hamilton was driving like a World Champion.  Alonso hitting the wall was a massive bonus.

I thought it was a really good race.

Certainly picking up the sport in general.

Been a great season, Hamilton's emergence making it sweet for British fans.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 30 September 2007, 04:42:24 pm

I thought it was a really good race.

Certainly picking up the sport in general.

Been a great season, Hamilton's emergence making it sweet for British fans.



Today had everything, Ferrari starting with the wrong tyres, they must have thought that they'd have a massive advantage if the rain stopped.  They were then claiming to not know that everybody had to use extreme wet tyres because of the conditions.  Cars were going off all over the track without any serious injuries.  Cars were crashing yet still able to carry on because the conditions meant that they weren't going fast enough to have problems with missing or damaged parts.

The positions were changing by the minute as cars nudged each other due to poor visibility, something could have gone wrong for any driver at any time, it was one of the best races I've ever seen and most of that was down to the weather and drivers who wouldn't normally have a chance going fighting for points.

Hamilton didn't look like a driver who had never driven in those conditions before, the more experienced drivers seemed to suffer more but I'm sure leading from the front for so long helped because of the increased visibility of a clear road, having said that, he will have been driving through more water as it had longer to settle back on the track until he got to it and cleared a path.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 30 September 2007, 06:33:09 pm

I thought it was a really good race.

Certainly picking up the sport in general.

Been a great season, Hamilton's emergence making it sweet for British fans.



Today had everything, Ferrari starting with the wrong tyres, they must have thought that they'd have a massive advantage if the rain stopped.  They were then claiming to not know that everybody had to use extreme wet tyres because of the conditions.  Cars were going off all over the track without any serious injuries.  Cars were crashing yet still able to carry on because the conditions meant that they weren't going fast enough to have problems with missing or damaged parts.

The positions were changing by the minute as cars nudged each other due to poor visibility, something could have gone wrong for any driver at any time, it was one of the best races I've ever seen and most of that was down to the weather and drivers who wouldn't normally have a chance going fighting for points.


Hamilton didn't look like a driver who had never driven in those conditions before, the more experienced drivers seemed to suffer more but I'm sure leading from the front for so long helped because of the increased visibility of a clear road, having said that, he will have been driving through more water as it had longer to settle back on the track until he got to it and cleared a path.

I think thats what made it a bit special. Could of easily been a 4 car finish though, but again, thats what made it a good one. The end between Massa & Kubica was one of the best duals i've seen since Senna days, i'm really growing to the pair, the future is bright not only for them, but for the whole sport with personalities like that. Even poor Vettel's breakdown in tears at the end for taking himself and a driver from his sister company adds to the drama, it had a real edge to it. Most enjoyable GP i've seen in years, many years, it reminded me of why i used to love the sport.

British drivers (like Brundle said) are used to driving in poor conditions as they are growing up, its very true. Although you do get the odd exception, but thats usually to do with the size of the drivers talent, and set of balls.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BigSamsBarmyArmy on Tuesday 2 October 2007, 12:28:49 pm
What did people make of Allen's commentary. I thought he was awful especially with the "That's just rude" comment when Kubica slid into Hamilton.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Synthespian on Tuesday 2 October 2007, 08:37:37 pm
Well ... just found this thread.
Mr Hamilton ... you go and knock that arogant piece of **** Alsono back and forth as much as you can.
Can you win next weekend, and then "accidentaly" stall at the start of the race in the final week, just to p*ss him off.

Or failing that, just go around singing la-di-da. :P

seriously, a fantastic season by the young man.
And yes, that last lap duel was rather good. :D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sparks on Tuesday 2 October 2007, 10:10:45 pm
Hamilton's driving behind the safety car wasn't so hot, looked like a drunk man, all over the place.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Thursday 4 October 2007, 12:10:12 pm
Hamilton's driving behind the safety car wasn't so hot, looked like a drunk man, all over the place.

Are you referring to this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hWIfBkVQUk

Hamilton almost overtakes the safety car and then pretty much stops. Webber is then in danger of overtaking the race leader and brakes on the inside at which point Vettel goes into the back of him. (Vettel was watching Lewis and thought he had a problem and must have been expecting Webber to accelerate ahead on the inside whereas, in fact, he braked).
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Rob W on Thursday 4 October 2007, 12:56:18 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7027743.stm

webber is trying to get hamilton thrown out................

they're trying to take over from the Tour de Drugs as #1 in the spectator turnoff stakes..............
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sparks on Thursday 4 October 2007, 01:16:46 pm
Well this news isn't a surprise, he really should get a points deduction.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Rob W on Thursday 4 October 2007, 02:02:58 pm
why/

because he is winning.................... 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Keefaz on Thursday 4 October 2007, 02:07:27 pm
Cos' he's black.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sparks on Thursday 4 October 2007, 02:11:02 pm
Because what he did was stupid and dangerous.

Most likely punishment is a 10 place grid slot deduction for China.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Rob W on Thursday 4 October 2007, 02:14:19 pm
cos webber is a whining Oztralian who has never looked like winning owt
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Thursday 4 October 2007, 02:27:47 pm
Because what he did was stupid and dangerous.

Most likely punishment is a 10 place grid slot deduction for China.
That would keep it interesting until the final race.

Can't see the FIA spoiling the finale by docking him points. Maybe a slapped wrist / fine?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: alex on Thursday 4 October 2007, 02:29:35 pm
Cos' he's black.
Is it cos he is black?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Thursday 4 October 2007, 03:27:38 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7027743.stm

webber is trying to get hamilton thrown out................

they're trying to take over from the Tour de Drugs as #1 in the spectator turnoff stakes..............

It was actually Franz Tost, the Scuderia Toro Rosso team boss, who protested Hamilton.  Nothing to do with Webber. 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Keefaz on Thursday 4 October 2007, 03:30:09 pm
Cos' he's black.
Is it cos he is black?

Is it cos him is black?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Filflop1 on Thursday 4 October 2007, 03:32:56 pm
Sour Grapes, he should try watching the car infront of him instead of the one up the road.  :idiot2:

Imagine you crash into someone then try and blame it one the car way ahead of you ffs  :frantic:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sparks on Thursday 4 October 2007, 03:41:41 pm
YouTube have taken that video down, how can they do that when it was amateur footage?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Rob W on Thursday 4 October 2007, 03:42:35 pm
"Rosso team boss, who protested Hamilton."

This is not English - I think you mean "who protested about Hamilton"
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BigSamsBarmyArmy on Friday 5 October 2007, 09:16:06 am
It looked as if Hamilton was caught out by the Safety car and looked to prevent himself hitting the safety car.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: alex on Friday 5 October 2007, 01:45:50 pm
Been cleared apparently.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Friday 5 October 2007, 04:49:24 pm
Been cleared apparently.
Understandable given the conditions tbh.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BigSamsBarmyArmy on Friday 5 October 2007, 05:49:44 pm
Correct decision to clear him. Thankfully Ferrari International Assistance didn't try harder to get a Ferrari win.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 6 October 2007, 08:05:38 am
Lewis Hamilton qualified first in Shanghai. Somehow.

:)

in the BAG
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 08:34:19 am
Lewis Hamilton qualified first in Shanghai. Somehow.

:)

in the BAG

Alonso in 4th is just as important, I don't know where Hamilton pulled that one from, it'll be interesting so see how the race goes because Hamilton might be carrying less fuel, I can't wait for 6am.

It looks like another good weekend of sport, Rugby WC, Boxin, F1 then the football.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 6 October 2007, 12:55:48 pm
Stunning lap from Lewis, no idea how he pulled it out.  Either he's much lighter on fuel than the others...or superhuman.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Saturday 6 October 2007, 05:18:51 pm
75% chance of rain tomorrow. That could potentially shake things up a bit.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Saturday 6 October 2007, 05:27:17 pm
75% chance of rain tomorrow. That could potentially shake things up a bit.
Means Alonso has the best chance of winning, by far the best at driving in shitty conditions. something that Lewis isn't very good at.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Saturday 6 October 2007, 05:32:47 pm
75% chance of rain tomorrow. That could potentially shake things up a bit.
Means Alonso has the best chance of winning, by far the best at driving in shitty conditions. something that Lewis isn't very good at.

 ???
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Saturday 6 October 2007, 05:35:56 pm
75% chance of rain tomorrow. That could potentially shake things up a bit.
Means Alonso has the best chance of winning, by far the best at driving in shitty conditions. something that Lewis isn't very good at.

 ???
I know it was the reverse in Tokyo, but the other races that have had rain, Hamilton crashed, Alonso hasn't. I'm still not confident that Hamilton is that good on a rainy track.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Saturday 6 October 2007, 05:38:10 pm
Hamilton has been driving in rainy tracks all his life
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Synthespian on Saturday 6 October 2007, 05:40:51 pm
Well ... as long as Lewis gets more points than Alsono tomorrow morning, I'm happy! :D

Oh, and I think Button is a fantastic driver, who's just made the wrong choices all along the way.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 05:42:14 pm
I know it was the reverse in Tokyo, but the other races that have had rain, Hamilton crashed, Alonso hasn't. I'm still not confident that Hamilton is that good on a rainy track.

Hamilton did quite well in the last race when the conditions were as bad as I can remember seeing.  Starting from the front is a massive plus for Hamilton as he'll not have the spray to deal with and his tyres should hold out better because he'll have a clear, wet tract for a while at first.  The drivers behind will be on wets but driving in an area which will have less water once Hamilton has driven through it and that will only become worse as more cars push water off the race line.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Saturday 6 October 2007, 05:45:38 pm
Hamilton has been driving in rainy tracks all his life
So have all the other drivers, still doesn't make them perfect on the wet, which race was it when about 5 cars went into the gravel, Hamilton was one of them. Hamilton hasn't had many wet races in an F1 car so he is relatively new in that aspect, an F1 car is also much harder to drive in the rain than a GP2 car etc. Alonso is usually good on the wet, compared to the other drivers, so i think he will win.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Saturday 6 October 2007, 05:47:44 pm
I know it was the reverse in Tokyo, but the other races that have had rain, Hamilton crashed, Alonso hasn't. I'm still not confident that Hamilton is that good on a rainy track.

Hamilton did quite well in the last race when the conditions were as bad as I can remember seeing.  Starting from the front is a massive plus for Hamilton as he'll not have the spray to deal with and his tyres should hold out better because he'll have a clear, wet tract for a while at first.  The drivers behind will be on wets but driving in an area which will have less water once Hamilton has driven through it and that will only become worse as more cars push water off the race line.

will be the race of the season i think, so much pressure on the main 4 drivers.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:12:16 pm
The race starts an hour after the programme does? Think i'll get up early for this.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:16:00 pm
The race starts an hour after the programme does? Think i'll get up early for this.

Programme starts at 6am, race at 7am.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:17:38 pm
The race starts an hour after the programme does? Think i'll get up early for this.

Programme starts at 6am, race at 7am.

Few cheers Dave, was gettin up at 5:30 to watch it at 6!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:20:28 pm
75% chance of rain tomorrow. That could potentially shake things up a bit.
Means Alonso has the best chance of winning, by far the best at driving in shitty conditions. something that Lewis isn't very good at.

Well that's just not right.  Lewis was masterful last week, and in Germany he stormed up from last (twice) to get himself almost into the points with some brilliant overtaking and speed.  It was tactical decisions and the mechanical problem with the wheel in qualifying that cost him in Germany.

EDIT: I should add that Alonso is indeed awesome in the wet, which is why it was such a surprise to see him crash last week, but if you aquaplane away there's almost nothing you can do.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:21:51 pm
I think i'll set my alarm for half 6, although the chances of me sleeping through it are high.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 10:37:41 pm

Well that's just not right.  Lewis was masterful last week, and in Germany he stormed up from last (twice) to get himself almost into the points with some brilliant overtaking and speed.  It was tactical decisions and the mechanical problem with the wheel in qualifying that cost him in Germany.

EDIT: I should add that Alonso is indeed awesome in the wet, which is why it was such a surprise to see him crash last week, but if you aquaplane away there's almost nothing you can do.

Alonso made a few mistakes last week, not just the one when he crashed, he already had a damaged car before hitting the wall.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:01:15 pm
If its monsoon conditions like last week it could just as easily be Hamilton slithering off into the wall as Alonso.
A dry race lessens the element of chance which surely favours Hamilton at this time.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:05:20 pm
I want to get up but I really don't.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sparks on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:10:13 pm
Just don't go to bed.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:17:34 pm
Watch the re-run.

Or, since you're coming up here (right?), tape it  :cheesy:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:18:09 pm
Time?

And I'll never avoid the result.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:18:31 pm
Half 11 tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:19:54 pm
Half 11 tomorrow morning.

I'll miss it going up to the match.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 6 October 2007, 11:33:32 pm
If its monsoon conditions like last week it could just as easily be Hamilton slithering off into the wall as Alonso.
A dry race lessens the element of chance which surely favours Hamilton at this time.

I don't agree if Hamilton is at the front, he'll get better use of his tyres and have better visibility.  Extreme weather tyres are not good when it's dry, that's why you see drivers tyring to avoid the race line in wet weather.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:00:49 am
If its monsoon conditions like last week it could just as easily be Hamilton slithering off into the wall as Alonso.
A dry race lessens the element of chance which surely favours Hamilton at this time.

I don't agree if Hamilton is at the front, he'll get better use of his tyres and have better visibility.  Extreme weather tyres are not good when it's dry, that's why you see drivers tyring to avoid the race line in wet weather.
You've lost me.
Do you agree that a wet race increases the element of chance?
I'm not sure what your point is on tyres, obviously all the drivers would choose the tyre that they felt best matched the conditions.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:03:18 am
Well he'll have an advantage in terms of visibility (until he gets amongst the backmarkers), but it doesn't make him any less likely to hit a puddle and aquaplane.  Which is where the element of chance you mention comes in.

In the dry, that element of chance is limited to someone like Sato driving into him, a pitstop problem, or something daft like a tyre failure like in Turkey.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:17:22 am
You've lost me.
Do you agree that a wet race increases the element of chance?
I'm not sure what your point is on tyres, obviously all the drivers would choose the tyre that they felt best matched the conditions.

Wet tyres perform better in the wet, the cars behind will be going through dryer track as the first car will move water, more water will be moved as more cars go through it, wet tyres are wrecked when they are on dry track.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:25:01 am
You've lost me.
Do you agree that a wet race increases the element of chance?
I'm not sure what your point is on tyres, obviously all the drivers would choose the tyre that they felt best matched the conditions.

Wet tyres perform better in the wet, the cars behind will be going through dryer track as the first car will move water, more water will be moved as more cars go through it, wet tyres are wrecked when they are on dry track.
That theory is fine so long as its stopped raining. If its still pissing down, the displaced water will soon be replaced. As I said, the drivers will use the tyre they feel are most suited to the track conditions, and a wet race increases the element of chance for all the competitors.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 October 2007, 06:57:21 am
That theory is fine so long as its stopped raining. If its still pissing down, the displaced water will soon be replaced. As I said, the drivers will use the tyre they feel are most suited to the track conditions, and a wet race increases the element of chance for all the competitors.

It is raining but it looks like it's just spitting.  The rain is supposed to be starting the same time as the race but it's not too bad.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 October 2007, 07:59:55 am
Hamilton is out.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 7 October 2007, 08:02:00 am
yup.


f***
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 7 October 2007, 08:03:09 am
What was that about the element of chance?

We have a championship battle again.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 October 2007, 08:06:11 am
Can't believe that I want Ferrari to win!!

Come on Felipe!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 7 October 2007, 08:17:44 am
Brazil is going to be awesome at this rate.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 October 2007, 08:19:09 am
Well my theory that we can only be good at one sport at a time gains more supporting evidence. :nods:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 7 October 2007, 08:20:12 am
Well my theory that we can only be good at one sport at a time gains more supporting evidence. :nods:

Button's doing well today...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 7 October 2007, 08:26:13 am
Well my theory that we can only be good at one sport at a time gains more supporting evidence. :nods:

Button's doing well today...

Button is your typical over-hyped British sports person.  Just like Mark Lewis Francis.

How desperate did Louise Goodman sound to speak to Hamilton, "Lewis, oh please Lewis" :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 October 2007, 09:00:27 am
It was a team decision to keep Hamilton out, very poor as most of the others who were coming in were going to dry tyres so even if they went dry and got it wrong they would have all been in the same position.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Sunday 7 October 2007, 09:01:46 am
Its about time we see someone else winning a race.  :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 October 2007, 09:03:49 am
Its about time we see someone else winning a race.  :thup:

Bollocks, I want a British champion.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Sunday 7 October 2007, 09:05:41 am
Its about time we see someone else winning a race.  :thup:

Bollocks, I want a British champion.

And I want a Spanish champion.Lets fight till the end.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 October 2007, 09:09:18 am

And I want a Spanish champion.Lets fight till the end.

If it was a dummy spitting contest you would already have a champion.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 7 October 2007, 09:13:29 am

And I want a Spanish champion.Lets fight till the end.

If it was a dummy spitting contest you would already have a champion.

Alonso's won that one so many times i believe he gets to keep the title
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 7 October 2007, 09:19:42 am
Its about time we see someone else winning a race.  :thup:
Raikkonen has won more races than anybody else this season.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 7 October 2007, 10:00:18 am
I've said Alonso would win it since mid-season (well, until last Sunday when it pretty much looked all over) and I still think he will...but I really can't wait for 2 weeks time.

The last time it went to the last race between 3 drivers was 1986, when it was between these 3:
(http://f1gt.ifrance.com/images/podiums/PODGP434.jpg)

And this happened...
(http://f1gt.ifrance.com/images/GP/IMGP436d.jpg)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Rob W on Sunday 7 October 2007, 12:23:40 pm
I see The Midget who runs F1 used his "smite" button again to ensure maximum coverage right to the end - if they couldn't take points off Hamilton using a committee then we'll just override his steering for a second..............
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 7 October 2007, 01:59:40 pm
75% chance of rain tomorrow. That could potentially shake things up a bit.
Means Alonso has the best chance of winning, by far the best at driving in shitty conditions. something that Lewis isn't very good at.

 ???
I know it was the reverse in Tokyo, but the other races that have had rain, Hamilton crashed, Alonso hasn't. I'm still not confident that Hamilton is that good on a rainy track.

:(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 7 October 2007, 05:40:06 pm
I really don't want Alonso to win.

Would it need Ferrari to have a 1, 2 for Raikonnen to win the Championship?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 7 October 2007, 07:12:57 pm
I can see Alonso and Hamilton knocking each other out of the race in the last corner with Kimi coming from 3rd place to win it :)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 7 October 2007, 08:09:05 pm
I really don't want Alonso to win.

Would it need Ferrari to have a 1, 2 for Raikonnen to win the Championship?

It'd need Kimi to win, Fernando 3rd or lower and Lewis 6th or lower.  I think.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kev on Sunday 7 October 2007, 09:24:49 pm
pressure is on for those 3  :razz: pole position is vital
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 7 October 2007, 11:20:05 pm
I really don't want Alonso to win.

Would it need Ferrari to have a 1, 2 for Raikonnen to win the Championship?

It'd need Kimi to win, Fernando 3rd or lower and Lewis 6th or lower.  I think.

aka Massa takes them both out in 1 fell swoop? that'd be teamwork, perhaps learn them McLaren boys how to act. Learn em good.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 October 2007, 11:51:23 pm
I really don't want Alonso to win.

Would it need Ferrari to have a 1, 2 for Raikonnen to win the Championship?

It'd need Kimi to win, Fernando 3rd or lower and Lewis 6th or lower.  I think.

aka Massa takes them both out in 1 fell swoop? that'd be teamwork, perhaps learn them McLaren boys how to act. Learn em good.

:lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: BigSamsBarmyArmy on Monday 8 October 2007, 09:29:25 am
It's the race neutrals wanted. This is going to be one big race in 2 weeks time.

Come on Lewis.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Friday 19 October 2007, 09:35:29 pm
Lewis Hamilton is under investigation for using too many sets of wet tyres during practise.

f***.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Friday 19 October 2007, 09:42:29 pm
Lewis Hamilton is under investigation for using too many sets of wet tyres during practise.

f***.

Idiots tbh.

If you're only oallowed to use ONE set of tyres how can you possibly make a mistake and use more?????

Ideal scenario for Sunday (imo) is for each of the 3 contenders to need engines changing or something and all have to start from the back of the grid!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Friday 19 October 2007, 10:57:38 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7053377.stm
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Friday 19 October 2007, 11:32:00 pm
Avoids a penalty yet again ;)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 20 October 2007, 12:00:35 am
The bias is starting to grate. Yeah, it's nice to see a young Brit doing well for a change but sometimes it's embarrassingly one-sided, particularly the reporting of events.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Saturday 20 October 2007, 08:34:07 am
That is pretty cringeworthy in all honesty that he didn't get penalised but the team did instead......however bad and one sided it is...i'd much rather that its like that and the championship isn't decided by a position penalty or something.....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Saturday 20 October 2007, 09:18:48 am
Free practice times may give an idication as to potential positions on starting grid. After Friday's sesh order is Hamilt, Alons, Mass, Raik. Qualifying obviously different but interesting to see McLaren filling top 2 places. Sign of things to come? 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 20 October 2007, 11:48:45 am
Free Practice yesterday was played out on a damp track which dried up at the end, so we'll see how meaningful those times were later on I guess.  If McLaren do have the edge then that's great news for Lewis.

Lewis not getting a penalty AGAIN is a bit annoying, having already got away scot free in the whole spying thing, and after the stuff behind the safety car in Fuji. 

I reckon Massa could get the Pole on a light load, and try and control the race from the front to give Kimi his best shot.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 20 October 2007, 06:39:55 pm
Free Practice yesterday was played out on a damp track which dried up at the end, so we'll see how meaningful those times were later on I guess.  If McLaren do have the edge then that's great news for Lewis.

Lewis not getting a penalty AGAIN is a bit annoying, having already got away scot free in the whole spying thing, and after the stuff behind the safety car in Fuji. 

I reckon Massa could get the Pole on a light load, and try and control the race from the front to give Kimi his best shot.

Very right PM. Hamilton nearly ruing the light loaded Massa on the last run though. Should be a great race tomorrow.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 21 October 2007, 03:54:24 pm
I can't believe how excited I am feeling right now in anticipation of this race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 21 October 2007, 04:35:13 pm
I'm loving all the 24 music they are playing during the build up to the race :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:03:07 pm
Oooh, the tension.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:04:07 pm
s*** start from Hamilton.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:04:33 pm
Oh dear, nerves kicked in at the wrong time.

Lost it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:05:23 pm
I can see him crashing out.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: NSG on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:05:51 pm
Well he well and truely f***ed that up didn't he.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:06:36 pm
Poor driving. He needs to learn to show a bit of patience.

He's lucky there wasn't any gravel when he went off.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:09:12 pm
I fear for him next season, this could make or break him mentally.

Confident he's up the top, in this state anything could happen :(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Nufc4Life on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:09:55 pm
I can see him crashing out.

Aye exactly what i just said to my mate, wouldnt suprise me at all.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:11:29 pm
Ferrari's stitched him up good and proper.

Thing is though, he should of expected it, it should of been talked through.

He panicked as if he needed to win the race, he's driving for position and has lost that edge.

What an idiot.
 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Robster on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:12:16 pm
at least the rush of blood to the head happened on the first corner. loads can happen yet.
Time to lag behind and then take them out one by one  :shifty:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Vieu on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:13:33 pm
Gone
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: ChezGiven on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:13:59 pm
 :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:14:22 pm
Engine started to cut out?

Doomed.

Lets hope he doesn't injure himself pushing the car.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:16:18 pm
PB for Hamilton.

Pressure off?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Robster on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:16:45 pm
fitting end to a successful weekend of English sport  :weep:
(altough the Rugby lads exceeded their expectations so achieved some level of success)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:16:56 pm
Good old ITV. Those c***s want f***ing shot with s*** for sticking those fuckin ad-breaks in. Hamilton drops 10 places by the time the ad-break finished. f***ing jokers.  I hate ITV.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Robster on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:19:34 pm
Good old ITV. Those c***s want f***ing shot with s*** for sticking those fuckin ad-breaks in. Hamilton drops 10 places by the time the ad-break finished. f***ing jokers.  I hate ITV.

Just what I said to the missus. what kind of way is that to cover one of the highlights of the sporting year. Fuckwits.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Bramble OG on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:22:23 pm
Good old ITV. Those c***s want f***ing shot with s*** for sticking those fuckin ad-breaks in. Hamilton drops 10 places by the time the ad-break finished. f***ing jokers.  I hate ITV.

I know crazy to have ad breaks in a world championship final, feel sorry for Hamilton as everything that can go wrong for him seems to have.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Bramble OG on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:23:30 pm
Good old ITV. Those c***s want f***ing shot with s*** for sticking those fuckin ad-breaks in. Hamilton drops 10 places by the time the ad-break finished. f***ing jokers.  I hate ITV.

Just what I said to the missus. what kind of way is that to cover one of the highlights of the sporting year. Fuckwits.

Quite sure ITV would put adverts on midway through a pen Shoot-out in a world cup final.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:25:08 pm
Nice work director, totally miss Hamilton overtaking.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Vieu on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:26:35 pm
how many points do hamilton need if Kimi win and alonso finish 3rd in the race?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:26:36 pm
So up to 11th.

We could do a crash up front, get the safety out.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:26:51 pm
how many points do hamilton need if Kimi win and alonso finish 3rd in the race?

I think he needs to finish 5th.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:27:51 pm
Certainly lost his head at the beginning of the race, but at least it's making it worth watching. If he pulls off this championship then he really bloody deserves it - rookie or not!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:28:03 pm
how many points do hamilton need if Kimi win and alonso finish 3rd in the race?

I think he needs to finish 5th.

Aye he does, 6 more places then.. it's not over yet.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:28:15 pm
It really makes me f***ing angry. Great, Hamilton is on a charge.  Let's have another break.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:28:23 pm
Do the honourable think Button and smash that car up. Bring out the safety car. For Queen and Country.

If not, c'mon Kimi!!!!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:29:17 pm
It really makes me f***ing angry. Great, Hamilton is on a charge.  Let's have another break.

Doesn't take much tbh.  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:29:59 pm
It really makes me f***ing angry. Great, Hamilton is on a charge.  Let's have another break.

Doesn't take much tbh.  :lol:

 :lol:

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: jack j on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:30:46 pm
howay back up to 11th stay cool and you will do it
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:30:50 pm
Do the honourable think Button and smash that car up. Bring out the safety car. For Queen and Country.

If not, c'mon Kimi!!!!!

Thats it like.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:31:10 pm
Do the honourable think Button and smash that car up. Bring out the safety car. For Queen and Country.

If not, c'mon Kimi!!!!!

Not too far off it ;) Button has a 'problem' and hamilton up to 10th
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:31:28 pm
Button out, could of at least crashed.

tit.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:32:14 pm
If Hamilton finishes 5th does it guarentee him the championship?

What are the ways for Alonso and Kimi to win it? Where would Hamilton need to finish?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:32:45 pm
It really makes me f****** angry. Great, Hamilton is on a charge.  Let's have another break.

Doesn't take much tbh.  :lol:
:lol: .......what's happened to Hakkinen, has he spun out or something?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:33:11 pm
If Hamilton finishes 5th does it guarentee him the championship?

What are the ways for Alonso and Kimi to win it? Where would Hamilton need to finish?

Yes.. if hamilton finishes 5th it doesn't matter where the other 2 finish, he will win it. At the moment the title is Alonso's.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:33:28 pm
It really makes me f****** angry. Great, Hamilton is on a charge.  Let's have another break.

Doesn't take much tbh.  :lol:
:lol: .......what's happened to Hakkinen, has he spun out or something?

Retired.

Many years ago.  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: jack j on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:34:12 pm
It really makes me f****** angry. Great, Hamilton is on a charge.  Let's have another break.

Doesn't take much tbh.  :lol:
:lol: .......what's happened to Hakkinen, has he spun out or something?

he retired about 4 year ago :lol: :lol: :lol: O0
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:34:56 pm
It really makes me f****** angry. Great, Hamilton is on a charge.  Let's have another break.

Doesn't take much tbh.  :lol:
:lol: .......what's happened to Hakkinen, has he spun out or something?

he retired about 4 year ago :lol: :lol: :lol: O0

2001 IIRC.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: ChezGiven on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:35:30 pm
Dont think its just ITV, TF1 is the same s*** coverage by the sounds of it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:35:30 pm
It really makes me f****** angry. Great, Hamilton is on a charge.  Let's have another break.

Doesn't take much tbh.  :lol:
:lol: .......what's happened to Hakkinen, has he spun out or something?

he retired about 4 year ago :lol: :lol: :lol: O0
:giggle:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:40:25 pm
Why aren't ITV showing a 'how it stands' type of scenario? f***ing useless.  Sweet overtaking move from Hamilton. Crazy nutter. He's gonna throw this all away......
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:40:37 pm
f***ing hell. He's taking some risks here like
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:41:15 pm
Good move, hopefully it will spark the confidence in him.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:41:36 pm
f***ing hell. He's taking some risks here like

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Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:43:36 pm
:lol: Let the bodies hit the floor
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:43:47 pm
Ouch at the 1st ever pit stop!  bluelaugh.gif
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:44:06 pm
Hahaha, that guy getting nailed by the car!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:44:16 pm
Quality!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:44:33 pm
Dear me i shouldn't of laughed that much.  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:44:58 pm
Nice parking Nakajima. Surely they need to rename his Knackerjima after mowing down half his team?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:44:59 pm
 :giggle:

 :blush:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:45:28 pm
Any faster and the car would have went over him
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:45:50 pm
f***s sake, I switched over to try and see the West Ham goal, and I miss some pit-lane action.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:46:41 pm
Hamilton in 9th, how did he manage to get so far behind? didnt he start off 2nd?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:47:24 pm
f***ed up at the start and dropped to 4th, then had engine problems and ended up in 18th.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:48:07 pm
Come on Lewis!!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:48:29 pm
f***** up at the start and dropped to 4th, then had engine problems and ended up in 18th.

Its a bit like Grand Tourismo now when you have 'catch up' switched on
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:51:16 pm
As someone has already said, why on earth isn't there an 'as it stands' live table on screen? Useless f***s.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:55:02 pm
Safety car coming out? would be great for Hamilton
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:55:10 pm
He's running out of time, he needs some intervention.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:56:02 pm
Some bad cameras on that turn there.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 21 October 2007, 05:59:21 pm
Why are they so sure Massa will let Kimi through? I thought that wasn't allowed any longer?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:00:00 pm
I want an R8 btw.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:00:30 pm
Only 26 laps to go, looking very difficult now

Trulli, Kubica and Rosberg to get past.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:02:07 pm
My mate's lasses' dad test-drove an R8 last week, not buying one or anything but he buys all his Audis from the showroom on the Silverlink and they asked if fancied a go in one.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:03:17 pm
Alonso 109
Raikkonen 108
Hamilton 108

as it stands...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:04:31 pm
Good to see Hakkinen in such high spirits after crashing out.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:04:41 pm
The gear changes in Buttons voice was slightly unnerving.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:05:12 pm
Good to see Hakkinen in such high spirits after crashing out.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: jack j on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:05:52 pm
Good to see Hakkinen in such high spirits after crashing out.

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Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:08:40 pm
Good to see Hakkinen in such high spirits after crashing out.
Didn't take him long to pull either
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:08:46 pm
What a shitter.

The race is just drifting by for Lewis.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:12:02 pm
The big news however is that DC may finish 2 races in a row!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: jack j on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:13:07 pm
blew it now i think :weep:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:13:53 pm
Oh well, I'd rather Kimi won just for that 'I was having a s***' thing. :lol:
 
Plus Alonso seems a moody t***.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:13:56 pm
Can't see Alonso agreeing to let Hamilton through.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:14:05 pm
Could we see Alonso let Hamilton through so he could take the championship?


Nah, me neither.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:14:32 pm
I would love it if Alonso refuses to drop a place to assist Hamilton.  Make 'em work for it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:14:48 pm
Hamilton in for his last pit stop, it's over now I think.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:14:53 pm
Can't see Alonso agreeing to let Hamilton through.

More likely take him out
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: jack j on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:15:55 pm
get one at the tail end to take both raikonnen and alonso out when they try to lap them
give them a bung or something
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:16:16 pm
Up to 8th
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:19:05 pm
still Kubica, Rosberg and Trulli to get past...15 laps left.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:21:54 pm
Raikkonen 110 (+10)
Alonso 109 (+6)
Hamilton 108 (+1)

9 laps left
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: jack j on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:23:23 pm
not a hope in hell
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:24:46 pm
What price for triple failure this week? Hamilton, Rugbt, Football?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:24:59 pm
Hamilton 7th....109pts
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:25:45 pm
15seconds behind 6th... :weep:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: madras on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:25:54 pm
leads all season, new kid about to do the supposed impossible (win the title in his first season) then blows it at the last.



how very english of him
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:26:55 pm
Why are we so good at failure?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:26:58 pm
His own fault, he threw it away.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Keefaz on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:27:34 pm
He's still got the world at his feet, surely?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Robster on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:28:41 pm
He's still got the world at his feet, surely?

Absolutely.. Champion next year.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:29:07 pm
Its the taking part that counts.... :undecided:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:29:12 pm
To start in 2nd and not be able to finish in the top 5 is pretty appalling, tbh.

Would like to see him get it, but it ain't gunna happen now.

Tabloids will be fun to read tomorrow after a weekend of English failure.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:29:26 pm
His own fault, he threw it away.

This.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:29:32 pm
He's still got the world at his feet, surely?

No.

Not saying this is a one off, but he'll be deverstated by this, its going to be hard for him to come back.

Also the Ferrari's have got better and better, next year they'll be the best car by far imo, especially since McC have been caught cheating, and since their car has got a lot slower.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:32:48 pm
Utter fuking w***.

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Post by: Nufc4Life on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:32:51 pm
Jesus, what a s*** week for the English this has been
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Post by: PM on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:35:00 pm
Ah well, at least a legal car won the title...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:36:45 pm
Dunno why i even bother liking sport.

Total fuking let down every single time.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:38:05 pm
Oh stop being so bloody miserable. In the end, Hamiltons inexperience lost him the championship and he'll learn from it and come back to challenge again next year. He'd never driven a single F1 race before this year so he's done bloody well. Raikkonen deserves this championship having put the hard work in for many more years than Hamilton.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:40:28 pm
If Hamilton's car hadn't cut out, costing him about 30 seconds, he would probably have won the title.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:41:20 pm
Oh stop being so bloody miserable. In the end, Hamiltons inexperience lost him the championship and he'll learn from it and come back to challenge again next year. He'd never driven a single F1 race before this year so he's done bloody well. Raikkonen deserves this championship having put the hard work in for many more years than Hamilton.

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

Like i said before, next year is Ferrari's, there won't be much Hamilton can do about it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:43:52 pm
Like i said before, next year is Ferrari's, there won't be much Hamilton can do about it.

How exactly do you know that?  Last year McLaren didn't win a race, this year they've come incredibly close to winning the title.  Simple fact is, you'll never know who's going to succeed next year until the new cars get out there on the track.  Traction control is going in time for next season, that'll shake things up.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:44:04 pm
If Hamilton's car hadn't cut out, costing him about 30 seconds, he would probably have won the title.

You're right actually. A combination of hot-headedness at the outset and technical problem means he was unlucky not to win, but I'm bloody sure the rest of the drivers will be cacking themselves for next year.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:45:22 pm
Glad Kimi won, well I lie. I'm glad Alonso didn't win.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:45:48 pm
Like i said before, next year is Ferrari's, there won't be much Hamilton can do about it.

How exactly do you know that?  Last year McLaren didn't win a race, this year they've come incredibly close to winning the title.  Simple fact is, you'll never know who's going to succeed next year until the new cars get out there on the track.  Traction control is going in time for next season, that'll shake things up.

The whole spy issue for me shows how desperate McLaren were to catch up to Ferrari. Fell apart after it all came out.

Ferrari will go on and build on this, Dennis has to sort out an unhappy camp, and then get back to the level they were at when the season started.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:48:58 pm
Oh stop being so bloody miserable. In the end, Hamiltons inexperience lost him the championship and he'll learn from it and come back to challenge again next year. He'd never driven a single F1 race before this year so he's done bloody well. Raikkonen deserves this championship having put the hard work in for many more years than Hamilton.

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

Like i said before, next year is Ferrari's, there won't be much Hamilton can do about it.

Raikkonen has been driving in F1 since 2001 and has been championship runner up on 2 occasions. Whether you think he's a party boy or not he's done his time in the sport and deserved the win.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:49:41 pm
If Hamilton's car hadn't cut out, costing him about 30 seconds, he would probably have won the title.

You're right actually. A combination of hot-headedness at the outset and technical problem means he was unlucky not to win, but I'm bloody sure the rest of the drivers will be cacking themselves for next year.

Hope you are right, but bouncing back from this will show great courage and mental strength, not just for Lewis, but for his team and especially Ron Dennis who's foot and future is firmly in Hamilton's camp.

Maybe i'm more negative when looking at what has gone on here, but it seems to me they had the best chance they are going to get, and blew it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:51:14 pm
Oh stop being so bloody miserable. In the end, Hamiltons inexperience lost him the championship and he'll learn from it and come back to challenge again next year. He'd never driven a single F1 race before this year so he's done bloody well. Raikkonen deserves this championship having put the hard work in for many more years than Hamilton.

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

Like i said before, next year is Ferrari's, there won't be much Hamilton can do about it.

Raikkonen has been driving in F1 since 2001 and has been championship runner up on 2 occasions. Whether you think he's a party boy or not he's done his time in the sport and deserved the win.

Not really.

Just because someone has done something for a while doesn't mean they deserve to win anything. There are plenty of other drivers out there who 'deserve' it a hell of a lot more than him.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:53:15 pm
Like i said before, next year is Ferrari's, there won't be much Hamilton can do about it.

How exactly do you know that?  Last year McLaren didn't win a race, this year they've come incredibly close to winning the title.  Simple fact is, you'll never know who's going to succeed next year until the new cars get out there on the track.  Traction control is going in time for next season, that'll shake things up.

The whole spy issue for me shows how desperate McLaren were to catch up to Ferrari. Fell apart after it all came out.

Ferrari will go on and build on this, Dennis has to sort out an unhappy camp, and then get back to the level they were at when the season started.



What if Todt goes though, that could have a big effect.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Karjala on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:55:14 pm
If Alonso had not been a t*** on the opening lap, his team may well be champions.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:55:28 pm
Like i said before, next year is Ferrari's, there won't be much Hamilton can do about it.

How exactly do you know that?  Last year McLaren didn't win a race, this year they've come incredibly close to winning the title.  Simple fact is, you'll never know who's going to succeed next year until the new cars get out there on the track.  Traction control is going in time for next season, that'll shake things up.

The whole spy issue for me shows how desperate McLaren were to catch up to Ferrari. Fell apart after it all came out.

Ferrari will go on and build on this, Dennis has to sort out an unhappy camp, and then get back to the level they were at when the season started.



What if Todt goes though, that could have a big effect.

Is he going?

Todt has been taking a step back year by year for a long time. It wont be any shock to the team if he went, considering he'd still be there every race anyway.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:56:01 pm
Like i said before, next year is Ferrari's, there won't be much Hamilton can do about it.

How exactly do you know that?  Last year McLaren didn't win a race, this year they've come incredibly close to winning the title.  Simple fact is, you'll never know who's going to succeed next year until the new cars get out there on the track.  Traction control is going in time for next season, that'll shake things up.

The whole spy issue for me shows how desperate McLaren were to catch up to Ferrari. Fell apart after it all came out.

Ferrari will go on and build on this, Dennis has to sort out an unhappy camp, and then get back to the level they were at when the season started.



What if Todt goes though, that could have a big effect.

It wouldn't surprise me if he did, and Ross Brawn returned.  If that happened I think they'd still be pretty strong.  Amazing to think that Ferrari have won the title without Brawn, Byrne, Stepney, and Schumacher.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:56:55 pm
If Alonso had not been a t*** on the opening lap, his team may well be champions.

How dare he pass his teammate in an attempt to win the championship for himself?!  What a disgrace that man is!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Sunday 21 October 2007, 06:57:59 pm
Oh stop being so bloody miserable. In the end, Hamiltons inexperience lost him the championship and he'll learn from it and come back to challenge again next year. He'd never driven a single F1 race before this year so he's done bloody well. Raikkonen deserves this championship having put the hard work in for many more years than Hamilton.

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

Like i said before, next year is Ferrari's, there won't be much Hamilton can do about it.

Raikkonen has been driving in F1 since 2001 and has been championship runner up on 2 occasions. Whether you think he's a party boy or not he's done his time in the sport and deserved the win.

Not really.

Just because someone has done something for a while doesn't mean they deserve to win anything. There are plenty of other drivers out there who 'deserve' it a hell of a lot more than him.



To be fair I think Kimi did deserve a championship, maybe not this one but simply because over the years the amount of bad luck he's had with his car just randomly falling apart when he's been in the lead etc has cost him 2 championships in the past.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Parky on Sunday 21 October 2007, 07:00:09 pm
The tyre fiasco in the last race was the killer blow.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 07:02:15 pm
His own fault, he threw it away.

Nope, mclarens fault
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jamie on Sunday 21 October 2007, 07:02:54 pm
Good om Kimi
Just glad that t*** Alonso didn't win
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 07:08:36 pm
Oh stop being so bloody miserable. In the end, Hamiltons inexperience lost him the championship and he'll learn from it and come back to challenge again next year. He'd never driven a single F1 race before this year so he's done bloody well. Raikkonen deserves this championship having put the hard work in for many more years than Hamilton.

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

Like i said before, next year is Ferrari's, there won't be much Hamilton can do about it.

Raikkonen has been driving in F1 since 2001 and has been championship runner up on 2 occasions. Whether you think he's a party boy or not he's done his time in the sport and deserved the win.

Not really.

Just because someone has done something for a while doesn't mean they deserve to win anything. There are plenty of other drivers out there who 'deserve' it a hell of a lot more than him.



To be fair I think Kimi did deserve a championship, maybe not this one but simply because over the years the amount of bad luck he's had with his car just randomly falling apart when he's been in the lead etc has cost him 2 championships in the past.

I dunno, maybe, i've just never liked the lad, just got one of those faces you want to punch.

Really fed up for Hamilton, its a major blow and so young. Lets hope he doesn't just fall away, my problem with that is McLaren itself, he's basically there for life, which is a worry.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: chicago_shearer on Sunday 21 October 2007, 07:41:14 pm
Dunno why i even bother liking sport.

Total fuking let down every single time.

Thoughts exactly.  Very disappointing weekend. 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Guinness on Sunday 21 October 2007, 08:15:41 pm
Gutted for Hamilton, I thought he had it in the bag after qualifying. But he looked nervous at the start and that along with the engine failure cost him. Typical for us to f*** in in three different sports in one week.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 21 October 2007, 08:36:46 pm
Wooooooooooo Kimi! Well done :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Sunday 21 October 2007, 09:18:48 pm
Gutted for Hamilton, I thought he had it in the bag after qualifying. But he looked nervous at the start and that along with the engine failure cost him. Typical for us to f*** in in three different sports in one week.
Good words Strutter. Cool avatar chap.  Anyway, Hamilton will not be able to kip tonight what with them f***ing millions of quid he will be raking in off this season, next season and all future seasons.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 21 October 2007, 09:33:32 pm

Really fed up for Hamilton, its a major blow and so young. Lets hope he doesn't just fall away...

Where's the major blow? It's not like he had a life-threatening crash today which puts his career in jeopardy. He'll have learnt a hell of a lot from this season - his FIRST EVER season in the sport. Yes he'll be gutted, but like his father said in the post-race interview: he's achieved majorly this season and he's here to stay. It's not like he's been in the sport for 10 years and retired today without ever having won a championship.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: HCh on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:13:14 pm

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

And this is based on what?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:21:55 pm
BMW and Williams are under investigation for using illegal fuel.

Hamilton could still win the World Championship.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:26:40 pm
I'm not making this up by the way, even though it sounds that way.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: jack j on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:29:15 pm
clutching at straws
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kev on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:31:56 pm
Hamilton simply f***ed it right up since the first corner!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:32:57 pm
Fuel doctoring is a serious offence in F1, and those in 4th, 5th and 6th could easily lose their race standings, bumping Hamilton up to 4th, winning him the championship.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:34:31 pm
It is now on the BBC.co.uk news ticker if people don't believe me.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:35:09 pm
Paranoid? Who, me?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: jack j on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:35:35 pm
Fuel doctoring is a serious offence in F1, and those in 4th, 5th and 6th could easily lose their race standings, bumping Hamilton up to 4th, winning him the championship.

it will go against the team and not certain individuals imo
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:35:37 pm
Paranoid? Who, me?

No, me.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:37:22 pm
Interesting
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:40:14 pm
The way this Championship has gone, some McClaren spy has probably contaminated the Williams and BMW cars with Formula Fourteen.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:41:42 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7055644.stm

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Inquiry throws F1 title in doubt
Kimi Raikkonen's world title has been thrown into doubt following an inquiry into the cars of BMW Sauber and Williams at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Race stewards are investigating alleged irregularites with the cars' fuel.

Williams's Nico Rosberg was fourth in the race, followed by BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld.

If they were disqualified, McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton would be promoted to fourth, giving him enough points to displace Raikkonen as world champion.

More to follow.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: McCormick on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:43:33 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7055644.stm

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Inquiry throws F1 title in doubt
Kimi Raikkonen's world title has been thrown into doubt following an inquiry into the cars of BMW Sauber and Williams at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Race stewards are investigating alleged irregularites with the cars' fuel.

Williams's Nico Rosberg was fourth in the race, followed by BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld.

If they were disqualified, McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton would be promoted to fourth, giving him enough points to displace Raikkonen as world champion.

More to follow.


won't happen
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:44:07 pm
Might happen
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:44:22 pm
Can't see it happening, and even if it did, it'd be a s*** way to win.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: McCormick on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:45:49 pm
Might happen


doubt it
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:46:01 pm
Can't see it happening, and even if it did, it'd be a s*** way to win.

A wins a win  :shifty:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:46:47 pm
Brilliant if it does.  ;D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:47:24 pm

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

And this is based on what?

A far greater knowledge of the sport than you obviously.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:48:24 pm

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

And this is based on what?

A far greater knowledge of the sport than you obviously.



yeh i heard the commentators go on about kimi liking his drink or something and i thought eh? because he doesn't look like the person who would party or out, he looks boring as f*** AND I HATE HIM, SMILE FFS YOU FANNY
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: CPL on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:50:26 pm
Can't see it happening, and even if it did, it'd be a s*** way to win.

Agreed along with all the Ferrari spying scandal
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:50:45 pm

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

And this is based on what?

A far greater knowledge of the sport than you obviously.



yeh i heard the commentators go on about kimi liking his drink or something and i thought eh? because he doesn't look like the person who would party or out, he looks boring as f*** AND I HATE HIM, SMILE FFS YOU FANNY

He's always p*ssed, falling out of bars, being over weight and generally being a conceited prick. He's a hard person to like, Ferrari have found him hard to adapt too, he gives nothing back.

But to give him some credit, you can tell he went for it in the 2nd part of the season, focused and out of trouble, he even apparently did more testing than his contract required, a 1st for him in his 'time served' career in F1.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:50:59 pm
Hilarious :lol:

Bernie has been probably putting some pills in their fuel. Then made an anonymous call to himself...

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:52:56 pm
Read somewhere today that Formula One has become like the joke that is the heavyweight  boxing division.  And if this is true, it just confirms it even more
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:53:16 pm

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

And this is based on what?

A far greater knowledge of the sport than you obviously.



yeh i heard the commentators go on about kimi liking his drink or something and i thought eh? because he doesn't look like the person who would party or out, he looks boring as f*** AND I HATE HIM, SMILE FFS YOU FANNY

He's always p*ssed, falling out of bars, being over weight and generally being a conceited prick. He's a hard person to like, Ferrari have found him hard to adapt too, he gives nothing back.

But to give him some credit, you can tell he went for it in the 2nd part of the season, focused and out of trouble, he even apparently did more testing than his contract required, a 1st for him in his 'time served' career in F1.

Hah :lol:

You clearly dont have THAT high knowledge
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:54:01 pm
Read somewhere today that Formula One has become like the joke that is the heavyweight  boxing division.  And if this is true, it just confirms it even more

F1 has needed this kind of controversy and a decent British driver for a long time.

The bosses are loving every moment of it. Like Kasper said, it was probably Bernie who's been tampering.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: chicago_shearer on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:54:14 pm
Can't see it happening, and even if it did, it'd be a s*** way to win.

Agreed.  It would be one thing if the guy ahead of you got disqualified for for cheating, but to take the title because the 4th-6th place drivers cheated is not really much of an achievement.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:55:47 pm

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

And this is based on what?

A far greater knowledge of the sport than you obviously.



yeh i heard the commentators go on about kimi liking his drink or something and i thought eh? because he doesn't look like the person who would party or out, he looks boring as f*** AND I HATE HIM, SMILE FFS YOU FANNY

He's always p*ssed, falling out of bars, being over weight and generally being a conceited prick. He's a hard person to like, Ferrari have found him hard to adapt too, he gives nothing back.

But to give him some credit, you can tell he went for it in the 2nd part of the season, focused and out of trouble, he even apparently did more testing than his contract required, a 1st for him in his 'time served' career in F1.

Hah :lol:

You clearly dont have THAT high knowledge

Maybe not as much as a Fin about a Finnish driver!  :blush:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:56:49 pm
I hate raikonnen
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:57:02 pm
Read somewhere today that Formula One has become like the joke that is the heavyweight  boxing division.  And if this is true, it just confirms it even more

F1 has needed this kind of controversy and a decent British driver for a long time.

The bosses are loving every moment of it. Like Kasper said, it was probably Bernie who's been tampering.  :laugh:

There's becoming exciting as a sport, and becomin a laughing stock though.  And Formula One has become a joke
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:58:20 pm
Read somewhere today that Formula One has become like the joke that is the heavyweight  boxing division.  And if this is true, it just confirms it even more

F1 has needed this kind of controversy and a decent British driver for a long time.

The bosses are loving every moment of it. Like Kasper said, it was probably Bernie who's been tampering.  :laugh:

There's becoming exciting as a sport, and becomin a laughing stock though.  And Formula One has become a joke

Laughing stock? I don't think its that far? Plenty of other sports have bigger problems than F1.

Fuel irregularity isn't a new thing just plucked out the air simply because Hamilton lost his title bid. 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:59:04 pm
Read somewhere today that Formula One has become like the joke that is the heavyweight  boxing division.  And if this is true, it just confirms it even more

F1 has needed this kind of controversy and a decent British driver for a long time.

The bosses are loving every moment of it. Like Kasper said, it was probably Bernie who's been tampering.  :laugh:

There's becoming exciting as a sport, and becomin a laughing stock though.  And Formula One has become a joke

It hasn't like, been a mint season
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 21 October 2007, 10:59:35 pm
Can't see it happening, and even if it did, it'd be a s*** way to win.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:00:22 pm
Can't see it happening, and even if it did, it'd be a s*** way to win.

Agreed.

It is a s*** way to win, but what happened today was a s*** way to lose, over the season i dare say the best man lost.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:00:38 pm
Read somewhere today that Formula One has become like the joke that is the heavyweight  boxing division.  And if this is true, it just confirms it even more

F1 has needed this kind of controversy and a decent British driver for a long time.

The bosses are loving every moment of it. Like Kasper said, it was probably Bernie who's been tampering.  :laugh:

There's becoming exciting as a sport, and becomin a laughing stock though.  And Formula One has become a joke

It hasn't like, been a mint season

Best season for about 10 years for me.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:02:45 pm
Read somewhere today that Formula One has become like the joke that is the heavyweight  boxing division.  And if this is true, it just confirms it even more

F1 has needed this kind of controversy and a decent British driver for a long time.

The bosses are loving every moment of it. Like Kasper said, it was probably Bernie who's been tampering.  :laugh:

There's becoming exciting as a sport, and becomin a laughing stock though.  And Formula One has become a joke

It hasn't like, been a mint season

Best season for about 10 years for me.

I used to hate this sport and switched it off when it was on tv like, but this season i heard about hamilton in the first race and watched from there. It's been mint following it with hamilton in and theres been some mint races, dunno what it was called but where hamilton came off onto the gravel, got lifted back onto the track and finished 7th, amazing race that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:03:37 pm
Yes, best season since Hill was last competitive. Him and Schumacher used to have some great duels.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:04:19 pm
I can see that you've read this article TT: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7055633.stm ?

It's pretty much word by word what you said about Räikkönen so either you are that guy or you read it.






Dont think it's a very fair view myself...

Yeah he has certanly had his cock ups with alcohol but on the other hand...show me a Finn with any self respect who hasnt! He hasn't been on the papers much/at all in quite some time now.

From what I've read before he does a lot of work with the car outside the race track. Discussing ideas and stuff with the team etc. Generally making the car better.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:05:04 pm
Yes, best season since Hill was last competitive. Him and Schumacher used to have some great duels.

Senna, Mansell, Piquet, Prost & Berger, those were the best days for me.  :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:06:27 pm
I can see that you've read this article TT: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7055633.stm ?

It's pretty much word by word what you said about Räikkönen so either you are that guy or you read it.






Dont think it's a very fair view myself...

Yeah he has certanly had his cock ups with alcohol but on the other hand...show me a Finn with any self respect who hasnt! He hasn't been on the papers much/at all in quite some time now.

From what I've read before he does a lot of work with the car outside the race track. Discussing ideas and stuff with the team etc. Generally making the car better.


Sorry mate, i've never read that article, and i'm not going to. I've heard it all before for the last several years, its not an opinion based on one article posted today.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:06:52 pm
My Dad's godson is having an interview with the Ferrari racing team, so hopefully I'll be F1 ITK next season.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:08:03 pm
Yes, best season since Hill was last competitive. Him and Schumacher used to have some great duels.

Senna, Mansell, Piquet, Prost & Berger, those were the best days for me.  :thup:

Dont think I can remember anything pre-1995.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:08:56 pm
My Dad's godson is having an interview with the Ferrari racing team, so hopefully I'll be F1 ITK next season.

Nice one! To be a mechanic or something?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:09:46 pm
Yes, best season since Hill was last competitive. Him and Schumacher used to have some great duels.

Senna, Mansell, Piquet, Prost & Berger, those were the best days for me.  :thup:

Dont think I can remember anything pre-1995.

They used to have turbo buttons!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:10:14 pm
I can see that you've read this article TT: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7055633.stm ?

It's pretty much word by word what you said about Räikkönen so either you are that guy or you read it.






Dont think it's a very fair view myself...

Yeah he has certanly had his cock ups with alcohol but on the other hand...show me a Finn with any self respect who hasnt! He hasn't been on the papers much/at all in quite some time now.

From what I've read before he does a lot of work with the car outside the race track. Discussing ideas and stuff with the team etc. Generally making the car better.


Sorry mate, i've never read that article, and i'm not going to. I've heard it all before for the last several years, its not an opinion based on one article posted today.  :laugh:

Ah ok. Must be a common view held there then..wrongly ;)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:11:29 pm
I can see that you've read this article TT: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7055633.stm ?

It's pretty much word by word what you said about Räikkönen so either you are that guy or you read it.






Dont think it's a very fair view myself...

Yeah he has certanly had his cock ups with alcohol but on the other hand...show me a Finn with any self respect who hasnt! He hasn't been on the papers much/at all in quite some time now.

From what I've read before he does a lot of work with the car outside the race track. Discussing ideas and stuff with the team etc. Generally making the car better.


Sorry mate, i've never read that article, and i'm not going to. I've heard it all before for the last several years, its not an opinion based on one article posted today.  :laugh:

Ah ok. Must be a common view held there then..wrongly ;)

Probably!

 :laugh:

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:12:23 pm
I'm gonna try and go to a race next season like, it'll be mint :laugh2:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:13:51 pm
My Dad's godson is having an interview with the Ferrari racing team, so hopefully I'll be F1 ITK next season.

Nice one! To be a mechanic or something?

Design and Aerodynamics.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:14:13 pm
Yes, best season since Hill was last competitive. Him and Schumacher used to have some great duels.

Senna, Mansell, Piquet, Prost & Berger, those were the best days for me.  :thup:

I remember one thing about Senna's death...

I remember that I told someone that it was great because now it would be easier for Häkkinen. I got a slap from some older kid..


Damn I was f***ed up  :blush:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:18:41 pm
Yes, best season since Hill was last competitive. Him and Schumacher used to have some great duels.

Senna, Mansell, Piquet, Prost & Berger, those were the best days for me.  :thup:

I remember one thing about Senna's death...

I remember that I told someone that it was great because now it would be easier for Häkkinen. I got a slap from some older kid..


Damn I was f***ed up  :blush:

I was gutted. He was my hero, i was heartbroken for weeks. I hated DC for taking his place, totally resented him, silly really.

Now if people want to talk about dark days and disgrace, look no further than surely its darkest hour, Senna's death and the circumstances surrounding it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:20:24 pm
Can i just point out, how would it feel to be Hamilton right now? But even more so, how would it feel to be Kimi?

I don't like the guy, but if he loses this because of another team then i've got to accept he 'deserves' to win it next season.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:24:45 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMEv_XC6ObQ

BBC News report from 1994 of his death, its kinda weird how the other guy who died that weekend got virtually no coverage.

Has there been an F1 death since?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:24:48 pm
Fuel temperatures in question.

No idea. ???

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:25:19 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMEv_XC6ObQ

BBC News report from 1994 of his death, its kinda weird how the other guy who died that weekend got virtually no coverage.

Has there been an F1 death since?

Roland Ratzinburger (sp)

Edit: Can't even watch it, makes me too sad.

And because of that accident, its the reason why no one else has died since (apart from a stray tire hitting a marshall in the head at 180mph and killing him) thats one good thing.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:26:51 pm
Read somewhere today that Formula One has become like the joke that is the heavyweight  boxing division.  And if this is true, it just confirms it even more

F1 has needed this kind of controversy and a decent British driver for a long time.

The bosses are loving every moment of it. Like Kasper said, it was probably Bernie who's been tampering.  :laugh:

There's becoming exciting as a sport, and becomin a laughing stock though.  And Formula One has become a joke

It hasn't like, been a mint season

Best season for about 10 years for me.

Its become more interesting, but the way its been achieved is quite sad.  Its needed all these WWF has he, hasn't he, cheating conspiracy theories to get it back into the news.

Sure its a shame for Hamilton, but given the lead he had he should have gained enough points over the last two weekends to sew it up.

That said he's been treat like s**** by McLaren trying to keep Alonso happy, so Raikkonen winning kind of serves Ron Dennis and the rest right.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:30:37 pm
Read somewhere today that Formula One has become like the joke that is the heavyweight  boxing division.  And if this is true, it just confirms it even more

F1 has needed this kind of controversy and a decent British driver for a long time.

The bosses are loving every moment of it. Like Kasper said, it was probably Bernie who's been tampering.  :laugh:

There's becoming exciting as a sport, and becomin a laughing stock though.  And Formula One has become a joke

It hasn't like, been a mint season

Best season for about 10 years for me.

Its become more interesting, but the way its been achieved is quite sad.  Its needed all these WWF has he, hasn't he, cheating conspiracy theories to get it back into the news.

Sure its a shame for Hamilton, but given the lead he had he should have gained enough points over the last two weekends to sew it up.

That said he's been treat like s**** by McLaren trying to keep Alonso happy, so Raikkonen winning kind of serves Ron Dennis and the rest right.

Can't argue with any of that. But apart from Schumacher retiring, the best thing to happen to the sport the millennium possibly longer, is this season.

The sport has always been full of technical irregularities such as this, big fines and controversy, its just more people are taking note (in the UK at least) due to Hamilton's success.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:36:06 pm
Trying to think back, but all i can remember for fuel irregularities are fines.

Thinking about it i can't see this happening after my initial excitement. :(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:41:30 pm
Just been doing my research on senna, makes me sad :( How old was he when he died?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:42:16 pm
1995 Brazil, Schumacher and Coulthard were disqualified then reinstated, but their constructors points were disallowed.

1997 Belgium, Hakkinen was disqualified, raced to 3rd under appeal and was disqualified again.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:42:28 pm
Just been doing my research on senna, makes me sad :( How old was he when he died?

34.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:42:38 pm
Just been doing my research on senna, makes me sad :( How old was he when he died?

33-34.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:43:44 pm
1995 Brazil, Schumacher and Coulthard were disqualified then reinstated, but their constructors points were disallowed.

1997 Belgium, Hakkinen was disqualified, raced to 3rd under appeal and was disqualified again.

Could be some mileage in it then. Even if they only fine, McLaren will surely appeal that due to the consequences of the fuel irregularities.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:44:37 pm
At what age do drivers normally retire?

I got a question, i remember when schumacher and barichello were the ferrari people, why did barichello leave them? wasn't he good?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:45:44 pm
1995 Brazil, Schumacher and Coulthard were disqualified then reinstated, but their constructors points were disallowed.

1997 Belgium, Hakkinen was disqualified, raced to 3rd under appeal and was disqualified again.

Could be some mileage in it then. Even if they only fine, McLaren will surely appeal that due to the consequences of the fuel irregularities.


Now one thing I can't think of would be an appeal of another team's penalty, that would be unprecedented, but nothing is out of the question given the events of F1 2007.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:46:22 pm
At what age do drivers normally retire

I got a question, i remember when schumacher and barichello were the ferrari people, why did barichello leave them? wasn't he good?

Whenever they lose there edge, usually mid 30's to late 30's.

Usually the time they lose their edge is when they have kids.

Rubens was a support act, bridesmaid never the bride. Probably got bored like the rest of us with Schumacher winning all the time.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:47:07 pm
1995 Brazil, Schumacher and Coulthard were disqualified then reinstated, but their constructors points were disallowed.

1997 Belgium, Hakkinen was disqualified, raced to 3rd under appeal and was disqualified again.

Could be some mileage in it then. Even if they only fine, McLaren will surely appeal that due to the consequences of the fuel irregularities.


Now one thing I can't think of would be an appeal of another team's penalty, that would be unprecedented, but nothing is out of the question given the events of F1 2007.

Obviously not including the spying crap.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:47:22 pm
1995 Brazil, Schumacher and Coulthard were disqualified then reinstated, but their constructors points were disallowed.

1997 Belgium, Hakkinen was disqualified, raced to 3rd under appeal and was disqualified again.

Could be some mileage in it then. Even if they only fine, McLaren will surely appeal that due to the consequences of the fuel irregularities.


Now one thing I can't think of would be an appeal of another team's penalty, that would be unprecedented, but nothing is out of the question given the events of F1 2007.

Well a positive way to look at that is if it goes ahead, Ferrari cannot appeal.

Its going to get messy.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:51:17 pm
At what age do drivers normally retire

I got a question, i remember when schumacher and barichello were the ferrari people, why did barichello leave them? wasn't he good?

Whenever they lose there edge, usually mid 30's to late 30's.

Usually the time they lose their edge is when they have kids.

Rubens was a support act, bridesmaid never the bride. Probably got bored like the rest of us with Schumacher winning all the time.

Ah right ok

So was schumacher winning all the time cos he was mint? or just a good car?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:52:42 pm
At what age do drivers normally retire

I got a question, i remember when schumacher and barichello were the ferrari people, why did barichello leave them? wasn't he good?

Whenever they lose there edge, usually mid 30's to late 30's.

Usually the time they lose their edge is when they have kids.

Rubens was a support act, bridesmaid never the bride. Probably got bored like the rest of us with Schumacher winning all the time.

Ah right ok

So was schumacher winning all the time cos he was mint? or just a good car?

Both.

Ferrari dominance, had by far the best technical team possibly in F1 history, and Schumacher, the man himself was a machine. German efficiency, without a doubt.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:54:13 pm
Can't wait for next season like :frantic:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:56:52 pm
The best thing to come out of today is that Alonso didn't win it either.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:57:07 pm
Can't wait for next season like :frantic:

It should be good, especially when we find out where Alonso will be driving.

If Hamilton had a team mate out on the track today instead of a rival, he might of faired better, i wonder if McLaren will get a support act in for him?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:57:15 pm
The best thing to come out of today is that Alonso didn't win it either.

 :clap:

Aye, i don't like Kimi, but Alonso is a despicable character and an unworthy champion.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 21 October 2007, 11:59:01 pm
Kimi Raikkonen's world championship title for Ferrari is confirmed as there will be no penalty for BMW Sauber and Williams for fuel irregularities, meaning McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton cannot overtake him on points.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:00:12 am
Can't wait for next season like :frantic:

It should be good, especially when we find out where Alonso will be driving.

If Hamilton had a team mate out on the track today instead of a rival, he might of faired better, i wonder if McLaren will get a support act in for him?

Maybe, I reckon alonso will stay at mclaren though

Why did raikonnen leave mclaren? (sorry for all the questions like)

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:00:25 am
Kimi Raikkonen's world championship title for Ferrari is confirmed as there will be no penalty for BMW Sauber and Williams for fuel irregularities, meaning McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton cannot overtake him on points.

 :weep:

Where did you get that from?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:01:13 am
Can't wait for next season like :frantic:

It should be good, especially when we find out where Alonso will be driving.

If Hamilton had a team mate out on the track today instead of a rival, he might of faired better, i wonder if McLaren will get a support act in for him?

Maybe, I reckon alonso will stay at mclaren though

Why did raikonnen leave mclaren? (sorry for all the questions like)



Better drive? More money? There's also a high prestige driving for Ferrari.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:03:07 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:04:04 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

If only Button was a good F1 driver eh?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:04:32 am
I'm still waiting until it becomes official on the various newswires, but I doubt Eurosport would report it unless they knew it was right.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:04:56 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

If only Button was a good F1 driver eh?

Except that he is.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:06:46 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

If only Button was a good F1 driver eh?

Except that he is.

He's not bad. Finished 3rd in 2004, about the only time he's had a decent car under his arse.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:07:51 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

If only Button was a good F1 driver eh?

Except that he is.

You think so?  IMO he's just amother over-hyped, under achieving British sports star, like Lewis-Francis and Chris Tomlinson in the athletics.

Just my opinion mind.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:07:53 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

If only Button was a good F1 driver eh?

Except that he is.

Perfect for McLaren as well, a true professional and a smooth driving style that would suit their cars and compliment Hamilton's.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:07:57 am
One last question, when alonso was with renault did he win his 2 championships with them? if he did how come renault are poo now? or are they even still there?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:09:01 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

Kovalainen is by far my favourite. Such a down to earth guy and a very promising driver  blueyes.gif
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:09:31 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

If only Button was a good F1 driver eh?

Except that he is.

You think so?  IMO he's just amother over-hyped, under achieving British sports star, like Lewis-Francis and Chris Tomlinson in the athletics.

Just my opinion mind.

Nah, he's good, just got a properly s**** car this year.

Not sure how you get that he's been over-hyped, hardly got a mention this whole season, what with Lewismania and all that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:10:23 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

Kovalainen is by far my favourite. Such a down to earth guy and a very promising driver  blueyes.gif

Yeah, he's pretty good.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:10:33 am
Marca are now reporting no penalties given out as well.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:11:27 am
One last question, when alonso was with renault did he win his 2 championships with them? if he did how come renault are poo now? or are they even still there?

Renault were once daddies. Teamed up with Williams they simply dominated, then they moved away from the sport for a while.

They came back under their own team name which they hadn't done since the 80s (they were basically an engine manufacturer, they supplied Schumacher with his benneton championship winning engine as well) and basically picked up where they left off.

They've got two novice drivers driving for them, but thats always been their style.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:11:45 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

Kovalainen is by far my favourite. Such a down to earth guy and a very promising driver  blueyes.gif

Yeah, he's pretty good.

I really like Kovalainen.  I reckon him and Lewis would be a great pairing at McLaren.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:11:54 am
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7343/liquidnitrogen1wm7.jpg)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:12:23 am
One last question, when alonso was with renault did he win his 2 championships with them? if he did how come renault are poo now? or are they even still there?

Renault were once daddies. Teamed up with Williams they simply dominated, then they moved away from the sport for a while.

They came back under their own team name which they hadn't done since the 80s (they were basically an engine manufacturer, they supplied Schumacher with his benneton championship winning engine as well) and basically picked up where they left off.

They've got two novice drivers driving for them, but thats always been their style.

Fisichella's just completed his twelfth season in Formula One.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:14:06 am
One last question, when alonso was with renault did he win his 2 championships with them? if he did how come renault are poo now? or are they even still there?

Renault were once daddies. Teamed up with Williams they simply dominated, then they moved away from the sport for a while.

They came back under their own team name which they hadn't done since the 80s (they were basically an engine manufacturer, they supplied Schumacher with his benneton championship winning engine as well) and basically picked up where they left off.

They've got two novice drivers driving for them, but thats always been their style.

Fisichella's just completed his twelfth season in Formula One.

Forgot he was driving with them.  :blush:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:14:39 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

If only Button was a good F1 driver eh?

Except that he is.

You think so?  IMO he's just amother over-hyped, under achieving British sports star, like Lewis-Francis and Chris Tomlinson in the athletics.

Just my opinion mind.

Nah, he's good, just got a properly s**** car this year.

Not sure how you get that he's been over-hyped, hardly got a mention this whole season, what with Lewismania and all that.

Sorry, don't just mean this season, I think he's been generally over-hyped as the British superstar since his arrival in F1, which happens a lot in this country.

The fact that someone genuinely decent has come along this season , as you say, has put his acheivements (or lack of them) firmly into perspective.

I certainly wouldnt't rank Button anywhere near the top ten current F1 drivers in terms of ability or acheivement.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:14:55 am
At what age do drivers normally retire

I got a question, i remember when schumacher and barichello were the ferrari people, why did barichello leave them? wasn't he good?

Whenever they lose there edge, usually mid 30's to late 30's.

Usually the time they lose their edge is when they have kids.

Rubens was a support act, bridesmaid never the bride. Probably got bored like the rest of us with Schumacher winning all the time.

Ah right ok

So was schumacher winning all the time cos he was mint? or just a good car?

Both.

Ferrari dominance, had by far the best technical team possibly in F1 history, and Schumacher, the man himself was a machine. German efficiency, without a doubt.

For the last 5 or so years this I would agree but for a number of seasons Schuey was driving in a clearly inferior cars but would consistently challenge/win the title. I'm referring to the Villeneuve/Hakkinen years in particular.

the word efficiency has connotations of Chelsea like "doing enough, cautious, boring" performances. Schumacher was a very aggressive driver and had an iron will to win. He would attempt the most audacious over-taking moves but would shut the door if anyone tried to do the same thing to him. 

By some distance the best driver of his generation. He did wonders at Renault and Ferrari (winning their first drivers championship in 30-something years.) But his dominance did ruin the sport for a number of years... his mere presence no doubt shadowed alot of the other drivers.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:15:28 am
One last question, when alonso was with renault did he win his 2 championships with them? if he did how come renault are poo now? or are they even still there?

Renault were once daddies. Teamed up with Williams they simply dominated, then they moved away from the sport for a while.

They came back under their own team name which they hadn't done since the 80s (they were basically an engine manufacturer, they supplied Schumacher with his benneton championship winning engine as well) and basically picked up where they left off.

They've got two novice drivers driving for them, but thats always been their style.

That's down to Flavio. :nods:

Fissi's not exactly a newbie though.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:15:34 am
Marca are now reporting no penalties given out as well.

 >:(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:17:47 am
if alonso went back to renault you reckon he would still be a championship challenger?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:18:54 am
At what age do drivers normally retire

I got a question, i remember when schumacher and barichello were the ferrari people, why did barichello leave them? wasn't he good?

Whenever they lose there edge, usually mid 30's to late 30's.

Usually the time they lose their edge is when they have kids.

Rubens was a support act, bridesmaid never the bride. Probably got bored like the rest of us with Schumacher winning all the time.

Ah right ok

So was schumacher winning all the time cos he was mint? or just a good car?

Both.

Ferrari dominance, had by far the best technical team possibly in F1 history, and Schumacher, the man himself was a machine. German efficiency, without a doubt.

For the last 5 or so years this I would agree but for a number of seasons Schuey was driving in a clearly inferior cars but would consistently challenge/win the title. I'm referring to the Villeneuve/Hakkinen years in particular.

the word efficiency has connotations of Chelsea like "doing enough, cautious, boring" performances. Schumacher was a very aggressive driver and had an iron will to win. He would attempt the most audacious over-taking moves but would shut the door if anyone tried to do the same thing to him. 

By some distance the best driver of his generation. He did wonders at Renault and Ferrari (winning their first drivers championship in 30-something years.) But his dominance did ruin the sport for a number of years... his mere presence no doubt shadowed alot of the other drivers.

No doubt he pulled them out of a difficult period, i sometimes forget about it simply because of the later years, and i'm not labeling him as a boring driver, maybe at the time yes, as i was bored with the sport, but looking back he was just simply far too good for everyone else. But his presence and the dominance of Ferrari meant the sport declined rapidly, and it was a one horse race with Rubens backing him up all the way.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:20:18 am
I'd like to see Button at McLaren reckon him and Hamilton would be the dream team for them.

It'll be Kovelinen (sp?) though, did you see the size of his grin when they asked him on the grid, that's the smile of someone who knew what was going on. :nods:

If only Button was a good F1 driver eh?

Except that he is.

You think so?  IMO he's just amother over-hyped, under achieving British sports star, like Lewis-Francis and Chris Tomlinson in the athletics.

Just my opinion mind.

Nah, he's good, just got a properly s**** car this year.

Not sure how you get that he's been over-hyped, hardly got a mention this whole season, what with Lewismania and all that.

Sorry, don't just mean this season, I think he's been generally over-hyped as the British superstar since his arrival in F1, which happens a lot in this country.

The fact that someone genuinely decent has come along this season , as you say, has put his acheivements (or lack of them) firmly into perspective.

I certainly wouldnt't rank Button anywhere near the top ten current F1 drivers in terms of ability or acheivement.

I think in a decent car he could well be Prost to Hamilton's Senna, he is a good driver and in a decent team he'd prove it.

By decent I actually mean excellent, Honda are a decent team - apart from this year - but McLaren, Ferrari and occasionally A N Other (eg Williams, Benetton/Renault at various points) are excellent teams.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:21:05 am
if alonso went back to renault you reckon he would still be a championship challenger?

Depends. He was trumped by a rookie in the same car, that car being in better nick than the Renault, it would be hard for him.

Certainly could still have a shout, and wouldn't be a bad move for him, he'd get to be the focus again, which is what he needs to sleep at night.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:21:35 am
if alonso went back to renault you reckon he would still be a championship challenger?

Well he claims to have made the McLaren half a second a lap faster this year, so if he could do that to Renault they'd be right back up there.

Personally I think there's every chance Renault will be challenging for the title again next year, but only if they have Alonso in their team.  Fisi is past it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:23:15 am
if alonso went back to renault you reckon he would still be a championship challenger?

Not unless they have got some seriously good new stuff in the pipeline for next year.

There's only been one man in recent years who could become world champion in an inferior car and for the majority of the time he was actually in the best car and that's Schumaker. Alonso's good, but not that good.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:33:34 am
if alonso went back to renault you reckon he would still be a championship challenger?

Not unless they have got some seriously good new stuff in the pipeline for next year.

There's only been one man in recent years who could become world champion in an inferior car and for the majority of the time he was actually in the best car and that's Schumaker. Alonso's good, but not that good.

Solid, reliable engines with competitive pace, nail that and Renault could sort it out with Alonso. If he put his heart and soul into the car, he can tune it and squeeze time out of it like any good champ should be able to do so.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:42:42 am
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12433_2816759,00.html
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:48:57 am
At what age do drivers normally retire

I got a question, i remember when schumacher and barichello were the ferrari people, why did barichello leave them? wasn't he good?

Whenever they lose there edge, usually mid 30's to late 30's.

Usually the time they lose their edge is when they have kids.

Rubens was a support act, bridesmaid never the bride. Probably got bored like the rest of us with Schumacher winning all the time.

Ah right ok

So was schumacher winning all the time cos he was mint? or just a good car?

Both.

Ferrari dominance, had by far the best technical team possibly in F1 history, and Schumacher, the man himself was a machine. German efficiency, without a doubt.

For the last 5 or so years this I would agree but for a number of seasons Schuey was driving in a clearly inferior cars but would consistently challenge/win the title. I'm referring to the Villeneuve/Hakkinen years in particular.

the word efficiency has connotations of Chelsea like "doing enough, cautious, boring" performances. Schumacher was a very aggressive driver and had an iron will to win. He would attempt the most audacious over-taking moves but would shut the door if anyone tried to do the same thing to him. 

By some distance the best driver of his generation. He did wonders at Renault and Ferrari (winning their first drivers championship in 30-something years.) But his dominance did ruin the sport for a number of years... his mere presence no doubt shadowed alot of the other drivers.

No doubt he pulled them out of a difficult period, i sometimes forget about it simply because of the later years, and i'm not labeling him as a boring driver, maybe at the time yes, as i was bored with the sport, but looking back he was just simply far too good for everyone else. But his presence and the dominance of Ferrari meant the sport declined rapidly, and it was a one horse race with Rubens backing him up all the way.

Aye. When Rubens arrived in the team & Mika left the sport, the competition was pretty dire. LOL @ everyone thinking Montoya would seriously rival Schumacher.

For my money Raikonnen is a better driver than Alonso. I don't think he could win the title again in a Renault whilst Kimi (or Lewis) are in a better car.

interesting to see how Alonso reacts next year. Although he's won 2 titles at a very young age I wouldn't put him at the same level as Schumacher or Hakinnen when they won 2 titles. Maybe it's his style of racing but I don't rate him as highly as a double-world Champion probably deserves.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: geordie_b on Monday 22 October 2007, 12:55:19 am
result stands
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Monday 22 October 2007, 01:09:21 am
Congrats to Kimi the guy is a p*ssed up legend :)

Lewis just let his heart get in the way. Should have used his head and stuck it out behind alonso.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 22 October 2007, 01:11:24 am
Thank God that's over.

Only 22 weeks to Melbourne 2008.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Monday 22 October 2007, 02:13:48 am
Just reading a few forums and they all reckon F1 is corrupt etc.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 22 October 2007, 02:27:51 am
McLaren have indeed appealed the non-penalty for the 3 drivers :lol:

Ridiculous.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Monday 22 October 2007, 02:30:39 am
Was just about to post about the appealing thing, what a joke
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 22 October 2007, 02:39:04 am
I don't so much think it's ridiculous that they've appealed, but I think it's ridiculous that the saga is just dragging on and on and will seemingly never end.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 22 October 2007, 10:09:51 am
They've got a cheek really with all the recent let-offs Lewis has had.

Should just let it go and come back stronger next year
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Monday 22 October 2007, 10:26:01 am
I really hope that the appeal from Mclaren will not affect the fact that Kimi is the new champion.I think it would be unfortunate if the decision is going to be change because I think Kimi truly deserve it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 22 October 2007, 10:28:20 am
I really hope that the appeal from Mclaren will not affect the fact that Kimi is the new champion.I think it would be unfortunate if the decision is going to be change because I think Kimi truly deserve it.

You said that stupid Spanish prick deserved it last week...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Monday 22 October 2007, 10:38:21 am
I really hope that the appeal from Mclaren will not affect the fact that Kimi is the new champion.I think it would be unfortunate if the decision is going to be change because I think Kimi truly deserve it.

You said that stupid Spanish prick deserved it last week...

Yes but right now if the decision to award Kimi as the champion is overturn by this tragic news,it will do nothing good on Alonso so theres no point.Hamilton struggled in the last race and he dont deserve to be the champion.If Alonso can managed to finish in 3rd place under the same circumstances,then I dont see any reason why Lewis cant do the same.And it is only right to let the current decision stay on.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 22 October 2007, 10:47:15 am
I really hope that the appeal from Mclaren will not affect the fact that Kimi is the new champion.I think it would be unfortunate if the decision is going to be change because I think Kimi truly deserve it.

You said that stupid Spanish prick deserved it last week...

Yes but right now if the decision to award Kimi as the champion is overturn by this tragic news,it will do nothing good on Alonso so theres no point.Hamilton struggled in the last race and he dont deserve to be the champion.If Alonso can managed to finish in 3rd place under the same circumstances,then I dont see any reason why Lewis cant do the same.And it is only right to let the current decision stay on.

Did Alonso conk out for 30 seconds like?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Parky on Monday 22 October 2007, 10:50:02 am
Don't really follow f1 but how did Hamilton blow this championship he seemed streets ahead only a few weeks ago?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:00:41 am
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/63581


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But if McLaren's appeal is successful and the three drivers are penalised, Hamilton could gain enough points to take the world title away from Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

Alonso reckons such a situation could have dire consequences for F1's reputation.

"It would be a joke, and we've had too many already," he told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. "If something like that happened, it would end up burying the sport."

Agreed. If that happens it's just futher proof that its all played in the cabinets and the racing means f*** all. We've seen the hints with Mr Hamilton's "penalties" already.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Parky on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:03:16 am
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/63581


Quote
But if McLaren's appeal is successful and the three drivers are penalised, Hamilton could gain enough points to take the world title away from Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

Alonso reckons such a situation could have dire consequences for F1's reputation.

"It would be a joke, and we've had too many already," he told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. "If something like that happened, it would end up burying the sport."

Agreed. If that happens it's just futher proof that its all played in the cabinets and the racing means f*** all. We've seen the hints with Mr Hamilton's "penalties" already.

What's going on Kaspah?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:14:46 am
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7343/liquidnitrogen1wm7.jpg)

This ^^


BMW's and Renault's fuel was couple degrees too cold giving them at max one seconds advantage. The race stewards decided that it wasnt enough to disqualify them. And now McLaren appeals to FIA. Anything can happen at this point and going by the previous decisions where Hamilton was involved Im expecting the worst...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Parky on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:18:54 am
(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7343/liquidnitrogen1wm7.jpg)

This ^^


BMW's and Renault's fuel was couple degrees too cold giving them at max one seconds advantage. The race stewards decided that it wasnt enough to disqualify them. And now McLaren appeals to FIA. Anything can happen at this point and going by the previous decisions where Hamilton was involved Im expecting the worst...



They might be successful?  But cooling your fuel is cheating right?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:22:18 am
I'm sorry but people saying that Alonso isn't that good must be off their heads. Whether he is at McLaren or not next year i do think he will win the title next year. No better driver than him i think techinically. The only person that parallels in comparison is Raikkonen.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:24:04 am
Ooooo...prepare for something incredible  mackems.gif

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The outcome has upset former world champion Damon Hill, who has accused F1's race stewards of exercising double standards.

He feels McLaren have been on the wrong side of FIA decisions on more than one occasion this season while other teams have escaped censure.

"It does get quite difficult to see where the consistency lies," Hill told Radio 5live.

"If you go back to the beginning of the season, McLaren's argument is that Ferrari won the very first race using a device which was later found to be illegal by the FIA.

"They removed it but the result stood.

"It's very unsettling to have this appeal, but there is so much at stake and the FIA have to find somehow a way of being consistent.

"I can see how a couple of degrees fuel temperature can be regarded as being so negligible that it wouldn't make any difference.

"But we're talking about such tiny differences all the time in Formula One, there has to be a line where you're one side or the other."


Has he been around AT ALL this season. Talking about lack of consistency against McLaren :lol:  :jesuswept:

Maybe all those years with high G-forces have softened his head?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:26:34 am
Ooooo...prepare for something incredible  mackems.gif

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The outcome has upset former world champion Damon Hill, who has accused F1's race stewards of exercising double standards.

He feels McLaren have been on the wrong side of FIA decisions on more than one occasion this season while other teams have escaped censure.

"It does get quite difficult to see where the consistency lies," Hill told Radio 5live.

"If you go back to the beginning of the season, McLaren's argument is that Ferrari won the very first race using a device which was later found to be illegal by the FIA.

"They removed it but the result stood.

"It's very unsettling to have this appeal, but there is so much at stake and the FIA have to find somehow a way of being consistent.

"I can see how a couple of degrees fuel temperature can be regarded as being so negligible that it wouldn't make any difference.

"But we're talking about such tiny differences all the time in Formula One, there has to be a line where you're one side or the other."


Has he been around AT ALL this season. Talking about lack of consistency against McLaren :lol:  :jesuswept:

Maybe all those years with high G-forces have softened his head?
Typical really, all the former British drivers have their heads so far up Hamiltons ass that they would say this. I don't think he has done enough to deserve it really, i don't really like him tbh.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:26:49 am
BMW Sauber and Williams were not punished for the fuel temperature discrepancy at the Brazilian Grand Prix because the FIA stewards could not prove that their petrol was outside the permitted limit.

A statement issued by the stewards at Interlagos on Sunday night said that they could not say for certain that the fuel in the cars was below the 10-degree maximum limit allowed in the regulations.

The stewards said that there was a discrepancy between the Formula One Management temperature of 37 degrees and that provided by the FIA and team-contracted meteorologists Meteo France, which was a few degrees cooler.

Furthermore, they made it clear that they did not have certain data in their possession that would have helped prove the teams were in breach of the regulations.

In particular, their statement said they lacked: "a precise reading of the temperature of 'fuel on board the car' which shows fuel at more than 10 degrees centigrade below ambient temperature"; and "a regulation stating in clear terms that for the purposes of Article [6.5.5] the definitive ambient temperature shall be indicated on the FOM timing monitors alone."

The statement added: "In view of the matters referred to above, the stewards consider that not withstanding the presumptions referred to above there must be sufficient doubt as to both the temperature of the fuel actually 'on board the car' and also as to the true ambient temperature as to render it inappropriate to impose a penalty."
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:28:26 am
Im not sure how an appeal will help them getting a reading of the fuel inside the car during the race....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Synthespian on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:39:16 am
And yet there are reports on other websites (BBC is one) that states they have readings of 13.5 degrees below the ambient temperature at the different pitstops.
Just depends on whose story you believe.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Parky on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:41:32 am
And yet there are reports on other websites (BBC is one) that states they have readings of 13.5 degrees below the ambient temperature at the different pitstops.
Just depends on whose story you believe.

-3 degrees under is a lot. They've been cheating basically. Let the nice mixed race - good looking - English bloke win. :razz:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:49:34 am
I really hope that the appeal from Mclaren will not affect the fact that Kimi is the new champion.I think it would be unfortunate if the decision is going to be change because I think Kimi truly deserve it.

You said that stupid Spanish prick deserved it last week...

Yes but right now if the decision to award Kimi as the champion is overturn by this tragic news,it will do nothing good on Alonso so theres no point.Hamilton struggled in the last race and he dont deserve to be the champion.If Alonso can managed to finish in 3rd place under the same circumstances,then I dont see any reason why Lewis cant do the same.And it is only right to let the current decision stay on.

ok, so why couldn't Alonso do what Hamilton did for the first half of the season then?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:56:51 am
And yet there are reports on other websites (BBC is one) that states they have readings of 13.5 degrees below the ambient temperature at the different pitstops.
Just depends on whose story you believe.

Yeah I'd rather believe BBC than race stewards' offical statement
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Monday 22 October 2007, 11:59:38 am
:lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Happy Face on Monday 22 October 2007, 05:56:12 pm
Seen Alonso's comments?

Quote from: Alonso
"If he wins the title because of this it wouldn't be fair. I'd be embarrassed for this sport.

"McLaren got it wrong, they lost the championship for the mistaken decisions they made in the second part of the season.

"It isn't a secret that they haven't helped me much. It wasn't a very well-organised season from the point of view of the management.

"There was no sensation of being a team and the result speaks for itself.

"Each person will have to draw their own lessons from this season but if we had taken a different approach we would have obtained different results."

"In the last few races my hands and feet were tied. I had no power to make decisions. I had to race as they told me.

"McLaren lost and Ferrari did a better job than anyone else."

I agree about the sport becoming an embarrasment, it already is.....to a large degree due to this little f***er himself.

Sat there and flat out lied about his involvement in getting info on other teams.  He's got some face.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 22 October 2007, 06:03:40 pm
Quote from: Alonso
"If he wins the title because of this it wouldn't be fair. I'd be embarrassed for this sport.

"McLaren got it wrong, they lost the championship for the mistaken decisions they made in the second part of the season.

"It isn't a secret that they haven't helped me much. It wasn't a very well-organised season from the point of view of the management.

"There was no sensation of being a team and the result speaks for itself.

"Each person will have to draw their own lessons from this season but if we had taken a different approach we would have obtained different results."

"In the last few races my hands and feet were tied. I had no power to make decisions. I had to race as they told me.

"McLaren lost and Ferrari did a better job than anyone else."

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/8239/dro0141lxb0.jpg)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Monday 22 October 2007, 06:31:47 pm
Can't see them taking the championship away from a Ferrari driver
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 22 October 2007, 06:34:49 pm
Ain't going to happen.

Surprised that people seem to have forgotten just how dodgy Ferrari are and just how little they ever get done for it. Where have you lot been for the last 10 years!?!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ridzuan on Tuesday 23 October 2007, 03:48:38 am
I really hope that the appeal from Mclaren will not affect the fact that Kimi is the new champion.I think it would be unfortunate if the decision is going to be change because I think Kimi truly deserve it.

You said that stupid Spanish prick deserved it last week...

Yes but right now if the decision to award Kimi as the champion is overturn by this tragic news,it will do nothing good on Alonso so theres no point.Hamilton struggled in the last race and he dont deserve to be the champion.If Alonso can managed to finish in 3rd place under the same circumstances,then I dont see any reason why Lewis cant do the same.And it is only right to let the current decision stay on.

ok, so why couldn't Alonso do what Hamilton did for the first half of the season then?

Because Mcclaren favours Hamilton more than Alonso.And I totally agree with everything that has been said by Alonso there.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Tuesday 23 October 2007, 11:09:11 am
The gear problem was Hamilton's own fault. He pressed the wrong button  :laugh:

Poor lad obviously can't handle pressure.....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 23 October 2007, 06:27:23 pm
McLaren appealing.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sparks on Wednesday 24 October 2007, 06:10:42 pm
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Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Wednesday 24 October 2007, 08:14:03 pm
For the first time there is going to be a night race next season  :thup: should be interesting.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: HCh on Saturday 27 October 2007, 09:10:29 am

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

And this is based on what?

A far greater knowledge of the sport than you obviously.



You consider the stuff you read from the crappy sensation magazines knowledge?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 27 October 2007, 01:56:35 pm

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

And this is based on what?

A far greater knowledge of the sport than you obviously.



You consider the stuff you read from the crappy sensation magazines knowledge?

I don't read mags, i simply don't have time. My opinion is based from many years following the sport, listening to the people who matter. You should try it sometime.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Saturday 27 October 2007, 02:22:27 pm
For the first time there is going to be a night race next season  :thup: should be interesting.

Last corner, Hamilton leading, Alonso second - right on his tail....

Alonso quickly puts on the full beams, wham Lewis on the grass. One-Nil
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: HCh on Saturday 27 October 2007, 06:11:47 pm

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

And this is based on what?

A far greater knowledge of the sport than you obviously.



You consider the stuff you read from the crappy sensation magazines knowledge?

I don't read mags, i simply don't have time. My opinion is based from many years following the sport, listening to the people who matter. You should try it sometime.

Sure, whatever since it's kinda useless to discuss his motivation. Kimi is the world champion and Ron Dennis' crybaby pooped his pants :giggle:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Nicky on Saturday 27 October 2007, 07:56:28 pm
If anyones interested,  it seems that Kovalainen will be partnering Hamilton at McLaren next season.  Bumped into Anthony Hamilton today,  and couldn't resist asking him some questions.  Very friendly bloke all round,  and he seems to be under the impression its Kovalainen,  and if not,  then probably Rosberg who'll be partnering Lewis next year.

Doesn't seem to be any online betting places taking bets on it though :(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 28 October 2007, 02:24:07 pm

Kimi hard work?

Now i know you are making it up.

All he is, is a party boy doing the bare minimum as possible.

And this is based on what?

A far greater knowledge of the sport than you obviously.



You consider the stuff you read from the crappy sensation magazines knowledge?

I don't read mags, i simply don't have time. My opinion is based from many years following the sport, listening to the people who matter. You should try it sometime.

Sure, whatever since it's kinda useless to discuss his motivation. Kimi is the world champion and Ron Dennis' crybaby pooped his pants :giggle:

Really shows the level of your intelligence that post. Well done, you should be proud.  :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Friday 2 November 2007, 12:53:48 pm
So Alonso has left McLaren, and Red Bull are the likeliest destination.
 
Aren't they s***? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Nicky on Friday 2 November 2007, 06:36:31 pm
If anyones interested,  it seems that Kovalainen will be partnering Hamilton at McLaren next season.  Bumped into Anthony Hamilton today,  and couldn't resist asking him some questions.  Very friendly bloke all round,  and he seems to be under the impression its Kovalainen,  and if not,  then probably Rosberg who'll be partnering Lewis next year.

Doesn't seem to be any online betting places taking bets on it though :(

According to the BBC today;

"It is not known who will replace Alonso as Lewis Hamilton's team-mate, but Williams's Nico Rosberg and Renault's Heikki Kovalainen are the favourites."


:D

Its Kovalainen,  I tell thee.   And yeah,  Red Bull are a bit s***,  but it'll be quite funny to see Alonso struggling.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sparks on Friday 2 November 2007, 07:25:52 pm
Red Bull had the fastest cars behind McClaren and Ferrari in the last couple of races. Newey has designed some great cars in his time, next year could be something special.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: RodrigoPalacio on Friday 2 November 2007, 09:25:40 pm
Kovalainens a canny driver, and he'd be the perfect number 2 to Lewis, seemingly being a decent bloke anarl.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Saturday 15 March 2008, 01:17:39 am
Qualifying is on at 3am

Can't wait like, only because i have a bet on alonso to win qualifying at 25-1

 :cheesy:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 15 March 2008, 01:23:27 am
Qualifying is on at 3am

Can't wait like, only because i have a bet on alonso to win qualifying at 25-1

 :cheesy:

That's crazy odds.  He's a double world champion for crying out loud, ok granted he's not in the best car anymore but its hardly a Super Aguri.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 15 March 2008, 01:24:02 am
Hamilton will do well this year, and be good to see Kovalainen in a fast car. I seriously think its between kimi and the two mclarens this year.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Saturday 15 March 2008, 01:26:50 am
Qualifying is on at 3am

Can't wait like, only because i have a bet on alonso to win qualifying at 25-1

 :cheesy:

That's crazy odds.  He's a double world champion for crying out loud, ok granted he's not in the best car anymore but its hardly a Super Aguri.

33-1 to win the race on sunday as well :shifty:

6-1 for a podium finish
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 15 March 2008, 03:28:07 am
Raikkonen breaks down in Qualifying and will start 16th (or lower if he gets any extra penalty).

Incidentally for anyone who can't get near a TV, ITV are showing Friday Practice, Qualifying and Races live on their website to UK viewers, free.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 15 March 2008, 04:09:57 am
Well done to Hamilton, pole position.   :clap:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 15 March 2008, 04:14:10 am
Qualifying is on at 3am

Can't wait like, only because i have a bet on alonso to win qualifying at 25-1

 :cheesy:

That's crazy odds.  He's a double world champion for crying out loud, ok granted he's not in the best car anymore but its hardly a Super Aguri.

I take it back.  12th!

Crap start for Piquet Jr.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 15 March 2008, 04:20:47 am
Good set of qualifying, Kimi and Alonso out of the top 10.

Glad to see Kubica is picking up where he left off!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:05:07 pm
Still think it will be mc laren 1 2 with the kubica third.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The Bonk on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:06:56 pm
Good set of qualifying, Kimi and Alonso out of the top 10.

Glad to see Kubica is picking up where he left off!

How he kept that car on tarmac coming out of that corner was nothing short of remarkable.  Nearly had four wheels on grass there!
Was hoping he'd nick the poll from Hamilton. 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:08:02 pm
Still think it will be mc laren 1 2 with the kubica third.

Be nice to see Barry Cello do something worthwhile for a change!  Reminds me of Gehard Berger!  There in spirit, but not quite interested
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:08:45 pm
Anyone staying up?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:12:52 pm
Anyone staying up?
Aye, are you?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:14:48 pm
Anyone staying up?

Boro probably after their point today should be safe.....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:18:32 pm
Might stay up for it
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:22:00 pm
Does the race start at half 4?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:23:07 pm
Does the race start at half 4?
yep
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:24:49 pm
Anyone staying up?

I'm staying up, I've been waiting for the new season since the last one finished.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Saturday 15 March 2008, 10:28:02 pm
imo, lets hope the Ham doesn't blow it by catching the sand entering the pits this season
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 12:00:15 am
Think I might take a nap and set the alarm. This extra large Papa Johns pizza, choccaroca pie and bottle of cava has left me sapped  :undecided:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 16 March 2008, 12:25:45 am

[/quote]
Anyone staying up?

I'm staying up, I've been waiting for the new season since the last one finished.

Me too.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 12:26:06 am

Anyone staying up?

I'm staying up, I've been waiting for the new season since the last one finished.

Me too.
[/quote]Same :celb:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 16 March 2008, 12:35:48 am
Nuts to that, i've got to be up at half 8 in the morning for football.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 16 March 2008, 12:39:12 am
Nuts to that, i've got to be up at half 8 in the morning for football.

Say "Nuts to that" I fancy a lie in and that

 O0
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 16 March 2008, 12:52:24 am
Nuts to that, i've got to be up at half 8 in the morning for football.

Say "Nuts to that" I fancy a lie in and that

 O0

I can't El Lanko, they need my linesman/Squad Member abilities.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 01:38:20 am
Not long now :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 02:53:02 am
how do i stay awake?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:01:51 am
how do i stay awake?

Try not watching the s**** film on Tyne Tees, that's a good start.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:06:49 am
how do i stay awake?

Try not watching the s**** film on Tyne Tees, that's a good start.

i'm watching itv2 atm like, cheryl cole has 2 weeks to learn choreography (sp?)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: WalkervilleMag on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:13:11 am
i'm off to the States in the morning, so i'm stopping up to watch this.  Though this film on now "Huckleberry Finn" must be the biggest pile of C..p i have ever seen :)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:14:17 am
might have a tommy tank like lads
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:25:42 am
might have a tommy tank like lads

Jack Sugden might put an and to that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:26:58 am
i'm off to the States in the morning, so i'm stopping up to watch this.  Though this film on now "Huckleberry Finn" must be the biggest pile of C..p i have ever seen :)

I turned it over at 03:06:50.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:29:56 am
Here we go, tv coverage has just started.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:30:26 am
f***ing hell, cheryl cole is so hot :smitten:

and tar mick
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:34:52 am
anyone fancy explaining those 4 new rules to me?  :blush:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:37:31 am
anyone fancy explaining those 4 new rules to me?  :blush:

They've just done it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:38:19 am
anyone fancy explaining those 4 new rules to me?  :blush:

They've just done it.

they didn't explain what each one meant though did they?

plus volume is on low
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:49:51 am
They all use the same electronic control unit so I would expect all of the cars will get the same signals to engine, gearbox, fuel delivery etc.

Each gearbox has to last 4 races, if they don't then they lose grid positions, I think they are allowed 1 failure.

They've lost traction control so wheels spinning and tyres not lasting as long will be a problem.

I can't remember the 4th.

Edit, they don't have a spare car.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:53:54 am
They all use the same electronic control unit so I would expect all of the cars will get the same signals to engine, gearbox, fuel delivery etc.

Each gearbox has to last 4 races, if they don't then they lose grid positions, I think they are allowed 1 failure.

They've lost traction control so wheels spinning and tyres not lasting as long will be a problem.

I can't remember the 4th.
Ah right, tar mick :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 04:08:30 am
I feel like death this morning.

Would like to see Kovalainen win and Rosberg on the podium.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 04:24:42 am
I feel like death this morning.

Would like to see Kovalainen win and Rosberg on the podium.

I'm not bothered as long as they're 2nd and 3rd.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 04:27:39 am
What did Heidfeld just say?  It doesn't matter, a problem with his drinks bottle. :occasion14:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 16 March 2008, 04:31:13 am
For anyone wanting to watch:

http://itv-95.vo.llnwd.net/d1/broadband/itvf1/default.html
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 04:39:57 am
Poor Mark Webber.  Possibly the unluckiest guy in the history of the sport.  Jenson out too.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:04:08 am
Good grief.  Overtaking!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:06:17 am
Hamilton having a decent race here
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:14:18 am
What on earth has happened to Massa?  He looked so good through the 2nd half of 2006 and the first half of 2007...

EDIT: Although to be fair to him, DC should've given him a little more space.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:20:21 am
Apologising for the language :lol: its f***ing 20 past 5 in the morning ffs!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Anth.Nufc on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:20:53 am
Apologising for the language :lol: its f****** 20 past 5 in the morning ffs!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:24:06 am
Kimi does a Massa... :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:25:34 am
What on earth has happened to Massa?  He looked so good through the 2nd half of 2006 and the first half of 2007...

EDIT: Although to be fair to him, DC should've given him a little more space.

Looks like Massa is out
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Decky on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:27:02 am
f***ing hell its like the track of death here, 11 cars left now!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:27:25 am
Aye 11 left, and the Champion is last :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:33:14 am
Come on alonso son, come third ffs!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:36:25 am
Come on rosberg son, come third ffs!

FYP
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:42:14 am
Kimi does a Massa... :lol:

Again!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:48:25 am
if kimi wins this race i wont be happy, wont deserve it at all
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:48:40 am
Come on rosberg son, come third ffs!

FYP
i fix your face? :razz:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 05:49:26 am
if kimi wins this race i wont be happy, wont deserve it at all

How the f*** is Kimi going to win?  He's 10th.  Of 10.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 06:04:36 am
if kimi wins this race i wont be happy, wont deserve it at all

How the f*** is Kimi going to win?  He's 10th.  Of 10.
Because of the second safety car obviously
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 06:09:03 am
Well done Hamilton.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 06:09:03 am
if kimi wins this race i wont be happy, wont deserve it at all

How the f*** is Kimi going to win?  He's 10th.  Of 10.
Because of the second safety car obviously

Nearly everybody ahead of him had stopped though.

Plus he's retired now.  One of 15 retirements :kasper:

Come on rosberg son, come third ffs!

FYP

 :celb:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 16 March 2008, 06:24:14 am
Quality!

So glad to see Ferrari suffer, what race!  :smug:

Bourdais must be absolutely gutted though.  :doh:

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 06:30:56 am
He'll be devastated for sure.  Barrichello should get disqualified for leaving the pits with the red light on, which would put Kimi into 8th.

I'm now very glad I had that little flutter on Nico to get on the podium  :smug:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 16 March 2008, 06:33:53 am
He'll be devastated for sure.  Barrichello should get disqualified for leaving the pits with the red light on, which would put Kimi into 8th.

I'm now very glad I had that little flutter on Nico to get on the podium  :smug:

Nico and Lewis seem good friends too. Both of them were ecstatic. Really pleased for Nico, could make a step up this year!

The first lap was brilliant!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 06:37:39 am
Easy-peasy-kimi-squeezy  :pow:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 16 March 2008, 06:39:56 am
Easy-peasy-kimi-squeezy  :pow:

Kimi had a nightmare :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 06:46:41 am
It's pleasing just to see some of the Kimi/Ferrari loving nutters suffer. I like him as a driver, but christ his Ferrari obsessed fans are annoying. It's especially bad on the PlanetF1 forums.

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he made a couple of mistakes, but a driver as intense as Kimi is going to make mistakes when he knows he is faster than the driver in front

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Think at the end the team told him to kill it in the interest of getting a new engine for Malaysia, as both Macca's will be on old engines, and the weather will be every bit if not more extreme. Look for Kimi domination next week... IMO

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congrats ham, still fluking his way into wins.

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Great race by Kimi. Even though he didn't win or gain points, he still did his best. GOOOOO KIMI!!!

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Kimi's drive today reminded me of Lewis at the Nurburgring last year...just unlucky.

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I'm pretty sure he was the fastest driver of the day

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Kimi's like a bro to me
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 16 March 2008, 12:07:11 pm
Those quotes are class, it is stupid how some people can't accept hamilton is good driver. The ferari fan boys are nearly as bad as the 360 lot  :angel:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 01:46:03 pm
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Come on Kimi's race was amazing. He pushed right to the edge. I think he had the drive of the GP, coming from way back to 3rd. He went balls to the wall the entire race.

LH drove very well, but started in front, and never had to get into the thick of it. A great way to start the season for LH, but KIMI made this GP worth watching, his skills amazed me.

 :lol:

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He never had to race anyone today. His rivals had problems or made mistakes. Easy to look good when your cruising with no pressure. Less see how he goes when he has to race Kimi.

This is all from a British F1 site remember, not some Ferrari forum,
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 16 March 2008, 01:58:17 pm
The general consensus on the forum I go on is that Kimi drove like a complete noob.

What do they expect Lewis to do, slow down to let the others near him so he can do some proper racing?  Give over.  An impeccable drive from Pole to Win.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 02:14:59 pm
The general consensus on the forum I go on is that Kimi drove like a complete noob.

What do they expect Lewis to do, slow down to let the others near him so he can do some proper racing?  Give over.  An impeccable drive from Pole to Win.

Exactly, he drove an almost perfect race and on that one race looks to have learned from last season as he could have made mistakes when the safety car went back in but he didn't.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: elbee909 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:50:46 pm
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Come on Kimi's race was amazing. He pushed right to the edge. I think he had the drive of the GP, coming from way back to 3rd. He went balls to the wall the entire race.

LH drove very well, but started in front, and never had to get into the thick of it. A great way to start the season for LH, but KIMI made this GP worth watching, his skills amazed me.

 :lol:

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He never had to race anyone today. His rivals had problems or made mistakes. Easy to look good when your cruising with no pressure. Less see how he goes when he has to race Kimi.

This is all from a British F1 site remember, not some Ferrari forum,

Ferrari is such a massively strong brand, got to remember that a lot of people have amazing loyalty to it and have done from a very early age.  For many it transcends nationality, and Kimi is holding the Ferrari mantle now.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 16 March 2008, 03:52:03 pm
It's on now on ITV if anybody is interested.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 16 March 2008, 08:46:05 pm
Is Kimi free to have an engine change before the next race because he didn't finish, or will he have to take a ten place penalty because he was classified in the points?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 16 March 2008, 08:49:51 pm
Is Kimi free to have an engine change before the next race because he didn't finish, or will he have to take a ten place penalty because he was classified in the points?

Can change it for free
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 16 March 2008, 09:22:45 pm
Is Kimi free to have an engine change before the next race because he didn't finish, or will he have to take a ten place penalty because he was classified in the points?

Can change it for free
Cos hes a cheat
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 16 March 2008, 10:20:34 pm
Is Kimi free to have an engine change before the next race because he didn't finish, or will he have to take a ten place penalty because he was classified in the points?

Can change it for free
Cos hes a cheat

Ran out of fuel on purpose tbh.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 16 March 2008, 11:42:21 pm
Three new Ferrari engines malfunctioned last night, looks promising for Ferrari's rivals.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Tuesday 18 March 2008, 01:53:07 am
Will be interesting to see what ferrari bring to the next GP, still think McLaren are the team to beat, the two drivers they have are class and have plenty of guts, seeing as Hamilton wants to stay at McLaren for his whole career and Kovalainen isn't going anywhere for a few years I can really see them starting to dominate.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 18 March 2008, 02:23:46 pm
Ferrari always have reliability issues at the start of the season, they push themselves to far, but once they get it right they've got the best cars on the track, very rarely to they revert back to old technology that is what they see as failure.

Hopefully they'll take a while to get it right given Hamilton a big lead. Lets hope he doesn't throw it away this time round.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Tuesday 18 March 2008, 06:17:39 pm
Ferrari will be alright. It's easier to make a fast car reliable than a reliable one fast.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Tuesday 18 March 2008, 10:42:56 pm
Heard something today that Jean Todt is leaving his role as CEO at Ferrari to take a job back in the race team? Is that right?

There is something on autosport.com about him stepping down from the board, but nothing about a new position in the Scuderia.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Thursday 20 March 2008, 07:19:42 am
As of next season...no more adverts!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7306123.stm

Hopefully no more James Allen too :celb:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Thursday 20 March 2008, 07:59:30 am
Great news.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 20 March 2008, 08:58:02 am
Wonder if the BBC will bring back Fleetwood Mac? ;)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Thursday 20 March 2008, 08:59:10 am
They f***ing better do.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Thursday 20 March 2008, 09:58:04 am
I'd imagine that one of the main motivations for the move is that the BBC can offer a more interactive service of F1.

Steve Rider is pretty redundant now though having moved to ITV to do F1.

Suzi Perry on the grid, I hope.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Thursday 20 March 2008, 10:00:03 am
I thikn ITV do a canny job but the adverts are really annoying, this will also mean F1 in HD ?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Thursday 20 March 2008, 10:26:37 am
I thikn ITV do a canny job but the adverts are really annoying, this will also mean F1 in HD ?

That'd be bloody mental.. I hope so. Glad the adverts won't be there anymore though I have used RTE in recent years to watch it between the ad breaks
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jay Jay Sea on Thursday 20 March 2008, 10:35:57 am
Bloody brilliant news. Even wor lass woke me up this morning to tell me knowing I'd be pleased.  I'll never forget the time when, and I think that this was the situation, Alonso and maybe Raikkonen were racing hard in positions 1 and 2 with a lap to go and it was real close between them when ITV suddenly put in an ad break and when viewing returned the race had finished.  Utter scandalous. A more accurate reporting of the event is no doubt stored in this thread somewhere.  Talksport covered it non-stop i remember. Many phoned in venting pure anger. Good riddance to ITV.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Thursday 20 March 2008, 10:38:52 am
Bloody brilliant news. Even wor lass woke me up this morning to tell me knowing I'd be pleased.  I'll never forget the time when, and I think that this was the situation, Alonso and maybe Raikkonen were racing hard in positions 1 and 2 with a lap to go and it was real close between them when ITV suddenly put in an ad break and when viewing returned the race had finished.  Utter scandalous. A more accurate reporting of the event is no doubt stored in this thread somewhere.  Talksport covered it non-stop i remember. Many phoned in venting pure anger. Good riddance to ITV.
Alonso and Schumacher at Imola a couple of years ago I think.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Thursday 20 March 2008, 10:40:30 am
Wonder if the BBC will bring back Fleetwood Mac? ;)
How cool would that be? I wouldn't mind Brundle switching sides but I hope they've got a replacement for James Allen lined up.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Thursday 20 March 2008, 11:00:55 am
Didn't ITV replay the last four or five laps in full on their highlights show once due to the number of complaints about cutting away from one race? Might be that one you're referring to.
 
Idiots.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Thursday 20 March 2008, 06:58:16 pm
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JEP8vYDPy7A

f***ing awesome. They'd better not do some s*** remixed tripe version.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Thursday 20 March 2008, 07:02:54 pm
This one is better:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QtmtjDOsv18&feature=related
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Thursday 20 March 2008, 10:59:21 pm
It is a very evocative piece of music, those clips make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Wullie on Thursday 20 March 2008, 11:04:30 pm
They want to buy the cricket back instead of wasting money on this s****.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Thursday 20 March 2008, 11:40:06 pm
Was on radio 1 earlier that there is a small change of Murray walker coming back aswell  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Thursday 20 March 2008, 11:41:02 pm
Was on radio 1 earlier that there is a small change of Murray walker coming back aswell  :lol:

It'd be a pretty big change tbh.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Thursday 20 March 2008, 11:45:38 pm
Well they were talking to him and he replied with "someone has to ask me first" which suggests he might be up for it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Thursday 20 March 2008, 11:46:17 pm
He's 80+ now, can't see them wanting him, or him wanting to jet all over the world again. That's why he retired in the first place. Still a legend regardless.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 20 March 2008, 11:49:16 pm
I wish the BBC was able to compete with Sky Sports and set up a Sports channel.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Legacy on Thursday 20 March 2008, 11:52:05 pm
They seem to have a sport, let it get popular and then sell it on.. they've done it with a lot of sport over the years.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Friday 21 March 2008, 10:21:27 am
You obviously missed me taking the p*ss out of your typo. :razz:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Friday 21 March 2008, 08:17:15 pm
Was it really 12 years ago when the BBC lost F1 rights? GOD DAMNNNN  :kasper:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 21 March 2008, 08:18:14 pm
Was it really 12 years ago when the BBC lost F1 rights? GOD DAMNNNN  :kasper:

Aye, we're all getting old, man. Shizzle my nizzle. :nope:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Friday 21 March 2008, 08:18:51 pm
Was it really 12 years ago when the BBC lost F1 rights? GOD DAMNNNN  :kasper:

f*** OFF!

That must make me 42!!

 :yikes:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 21 March 2008, 08:21:00 pm
Was it really 12 years ago when the BBC lost F1 rights? GOD DAMNNNN  :kasper:

f*** OFF!

That must make me 42!!

 :yikes:

How old are you really? As old as the hills? Who's the hills? The Foothills? Tripping the light fandango

OH f*** OFF DIKCSPLASH. O0
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Friday 21 March 2008, 08:26:58 pm
Was it really 12 years ago when the BBC lost F1 rights? GOD DAMNNNN  :kasper:

f*** OFF!

That must make me 42!!

 :yikes:

How old are you really? As old as the hills? Who's the hills? The Foothills? Tripping the light fandango

OH f*** OFF DIKCSPLASH. O0

I think I'm 32! Is it just me, or when you pass 30, do you also doubt your age, thru old age forgetfullness, brought on by the trees, swaying in the breeze, leaves frolicking to and fro, hissing lies and deceit through your failing ears?

JESUS HELP MEH!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 21 March 2008, 08:29:52 pm
Was it really 12 years ago when the BBC lost F1 rights? GOD DAMNNNN  :kasper:

f*** OFF!

That must make me 42!!

 :yikes:

How old are you really? As old as the hills? Who's the hills? The Foothills? Tripping the light fandango

OH f*** OFF DIKCSPLASH. O0

I think I'm 32! Is it just me, or when you pass 30, do you also doubt your age, thru old age forgetfullness, brought on by the trees, swaying in the breeze, leaves frolicking to and fro, hissing lies and deceit through your failing ears?

JESUS HELP MEH!

And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind, never knowing where to turn to when the rain set in...

...and I would have liked to have known you but I was just a kid...

...your candle blew out long before your legend ever did. :pow:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Friday 21 March 2008, 08:32:53 pm
Was it really 12 years ago when the BBC lost F1 rights? GOD DAMNNNN  :kasper:

f*** OFF!

That must make me 42!!

 :yikes:

How old are you really? As old as the hills? Who's the hills? The Foothills? Tripping the light fandango

OH f*** OFF DIKCSPLASH. O0

I think I'm 32! Is it just me, or when you pass 30, do you also doubt your age, thru old age forgetfullness, brought on by the trees, swaying in the breeze, leaves frolicking to and fro, hissing lies and deceit through your failing ears?

JESUS HELP MEH!

And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind, never knowing where to turn to when the rain set in...

...and I would have liked to have known you but I was just a kid...

...your candle blew out long before your legend ever did. :pow:

Elton would be soooooooo proud there mate!

Sung with gusto and passion - ang on, was that a Bontempi organ?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 21 March 2008, 08:41:55 pm
Was it really 12 years ago when the BBC lost F1 rights? GOD DAMNNNN  :kasper:

f*** OFF!

That must make me 42!!

 :yikes:

How old are you really? As old as the hills? Who's the hills? The Foothills? Tripping the light fandango

OH f*** OFF DIKCSPLASH. O0

I think I'm 32! Is it just me, or when you pass 30, do you also doubt your age, thru old age forgetfullness, brought on by the trees, swaying in the breeze, leaves frolicking to and fro, hissing lies and deceit through your failing ears?

JESUS HELP MEH!

And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind, never knowing where to turn to when the rain set in...

...and I would have liked to have known you but I was just a kid...

...your candle blew out long before your legend ever did. :pow:

Elton would be soooooooo proud there mate!

Sung with gusto and passion - ang on, was that a Bontempi organ?

Nah, it was Michael my pet marmoset was on mouth organ with Gilbert the gerbil on cymbals.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Friday 21 March 2008, 08:50:44 pm
Was it really 12 years ago when the BBC lost F1 rights? GOD DAMNNNN  :kasper:

f*** OFF!

That must make me 42!!

 :yikes:

How old are you really? As old as the hills? Who's the hills? The Foothills? Tripping the light fandango

OH f*** OFF DIKCSPLASH. O0

I think I'm 32! Is it just me, or when you pass 30, do you also doubt your age, thru old age forgetfullness, brought on by the trees, swaying in the breeze, leaves frolicking to and fro, hissing lies and deceit through your failing ears?

JESUS HELP MEH!

And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind, never knowing where to turn to when the rain set in...

...and I would have liked to have known you but I was just a kid...

...your candle blew out long before your legend ever did. :pow:

Elton would be soooooooo proud there mate!

Sung with gusto and passion - ang on, was that a Bontempi organ?

Nah, it was Michael my pet marmoset was on mouth organ with Gilbert the gerbil on cymbals.

Ahhhh, may i suggest jean Michel Jarre for future organ setups, Michael was a tad off key there! Not his fault, but marmosets can be a bit sketchy with higher/fiddler combinations
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: HCh on Saturday 22 March 2008, 07:09:32 am
How's that Lewis Ali?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Saturday 22 March 2008, 12:21:02 pm
Hamilton and Kovalainen have been penalised for wanting to go around a corner before Alonso and Heidfeld.

Hamilton starts from 9th
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Edd on Saturday 22 March 2008, 12:26:17 pm
Hammond and the rest of the Top Gear crew to get involved in F1 coverage?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/formula_1/article3593917.ece
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 22 March 2008, 12:38:06 pm
He's 80+ now, can't see them wanting him, or him wanting to jet all over the world again. That's why he retired in the first place. Still a legend regardless.

He spent most of his time commentating from a small room back at the BBC, was only in the later years he was jetted around the world.

I think he'd be up for doing that again tbh.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 22 March 2008, 12:38:14 pm
Hamilton and Kovalainen have been penalised for wanting to go around a corner before Alonso and Heidfeld.

Hamilton starts from 9th

Or...they've been penalised for doing 1 mile an hour on the racing line while Alonso and Heidfeld were still on flying laps.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Saturday 22 March 2008, 12:41:09 pm
Hamilton and Kovalainen have been penalised for wanting to go around a corner before Alonso and Heidfeld.

Hamilton starts from 9th

Or...they've been penalised for doing 1 mile an hour on the racing line while Alonso and Heidfeld were still on flying laps.

Thats just tough s*** tbh, Schumacher used to do that to Damon Hill all the time and get away with it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Saturday 22 March 2008, 01:06:09 pm
It's the right decision to demote them 5 places.

Even if they weren't deliberately blocking then they have to be aware of other cars on flying laps and make a proper effort to get out of the way.

Could be fireworks with both McClaren's right behind Alonso into the first corner, he'll not let them by without a fight.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Belfast Boy on Saturday 22 March 2008, 05:11:08 pm
Was it really 12 years ago when the BBC lost F1 rights? GOD DAMNNNN  :kasper:

f*** OFF!

That must make me 42!!

 :yikes:

How old are you really? As old as the hills? Who's the hills? The Foothills? Tripping the light fandango

OH f*** OFF DIKCSPLASH. O0

I think I'm 32! Is it just me, or when you pass 30, do you also doubt your age, thru old age forgetfullness, brought on by the trees, swaying in the breeze, leaves frolicking to and fro, hissing lies and deceit through your failing ears?

JESUS HELP MEH!

I'm 32 too Lanky, I remember the first time someone younger than me played for Newcastle (Steve Watson), now it seems like there are very few older.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The Bonk on Saturday 22 March 2008, 05:46:17 pm
I don't care who wins as long as it's not Hamilton.  Pretty boy is annoying as f***, his side-burns in particular. 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Edd on Saturday 22 March 2008, 07:19:38 pm
Hamilton and Kovalainen have been penalised for wanting to go around a corner before Alonso and Heidfeld.

Hamilton starts from 9th

Or...they've been penalised for doing 1 mile an hour on the racing line while Alonso and Heidfeld were still on flying laps.

Thats just tough s*** tbh, Schumacher used to do that to Damon Hill all the time and get away with it.
I remember him going one step further and actually stopping on the last corner in Monaco.  c***.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 23 March 2008, 06:16:54 am
Here we go.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: HCh on Sunday 23 March 2008, 09:01:51 am
Great result  :clap:

It's only a matter of time when Heikki becomes Mc's leading driver  O0
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 23 March 2008, 09:07:46 am
Great result  :clap:

It's only a matter of time when Heikki becomes Mc's leading driver  O0

He had a massive assist from the bloke who had problems changing Hamiltons right front wheel, without that he'd have probably finished behind Hamilton who finished 18 seconds ahead of him in Australia when he had no problems.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: HCh on Sunday 23 March 2008, 11:41:47 am
Great result  :clap:

It's only a matter of time when Heikki becomes Mc's leading driver  O0

He had a massive assist from the bloke who had problems changing Hamiltons right front wheel, without that he'd have probably finished behind Hamilton who finished 18 seconds ahead of him in Australia when he had no problems.

18 seconds gap in Australia doesn't really count. Heikki hadn't made his last pit stop (Lewis had) as the safety car came in so he lost his 2nd position right behind Lewis because of that.

In Australia Heikki made the quickest lap of the race. In qualifying he was beaten by Hamilton but he had more fuel than Lewis. Some ex-driver actually made some calculations which told that considering Lewis' weight advantange Heikki had been quicker than Lewis. Heikki was more fuelled in yesterday's qualifying too but he still managed to get a better lap time than Lewis.

Sure Heikki's better position in today's race was pretty much explained by the f***** up pit stop. But anyway I think it's quite even between him and Lewis at the moment. We'll just have to see what happens when Heikki gets more and more familiar with his car. It took quite long last season for Kimi and Fernando to get used to their new vehicles so perhaps Heikki will improve much more from what we've already seen. And as he does he will become even more serious threat for Hamilton. Wouldn't surprise me to see him as McLaren's number 1 candidate for championship. Good job Niceman :clap2:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 23 March 2008, 12:55:12 pm
I fuckin hate these early rounds in the season cause I always wait to watch the repeat at about 3pm but I always, ALWAYS have the result spoiled for me some way or other like today when i logged on the net and the headlines flashed up.

Thats the first two races of the season I havent watched now.  :angry:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Thursday 3 April 2008, 04:47:05 pm
In my country tommorw, gonna have to wake up at 4AM because i'm one of them Flag marsheas, should be fun..if i'm awake for it..
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Thursday 3 April 2008, 05:33:32 pm
In my country tommorw, gonna have to wake up at 4AM because i'm one of them Flag marsheas, should be fun..if i'm awake for it..

Just follow the following tips and you'll do a great job:

If the following people go off track close by, you must not attempt to push them back into the race:

Fernando Alonso
Kimi Raikkonnen
Felipe Massa
Nick Heidfeld
Robert Kubica
Heikki Kovalainen
Mark Webber
Rubens Barichello

You are only allowed to give Sato a push if he's going to rejoin the race close to one of the drivers named above.

You must always push these drivers back on to the track if their car is in a good enough condition:

Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
David Coulthard.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 6 April 2008, 12:37:18 pm
s*** start from Hamilton then he drives into the back of Alonso. D'oh!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 6 April 2008, 12:39:44 pm
terrible start jesus.....f***ing lucky he hasn't destroyed the whole thing.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 6 April 2008, 01:08:01 pm
Was he brake-tested or is he trying too hard?

Some 'rookie mistakes' that we might have expected last season starting to creep in this year?

Also, does the Red Bull have particularly poor visibility? That's two races running Coulthard has turned in on a car that was three quarters of the way past him.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Skirge on Sunday 6 April 2008, 01:37:09 pm
boring race today like, Lewis fkd it :( down in 15th
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 7 April 2008, 01:07:32 pm
Hohooo poor Hamilton.

Didnt catch it put he showed some international hand signs to Sato and Fisichella after finally getting past them. And he was on the same lap with them...

Seems to be full of his own hype but still collapsing under the pressure  :pow:



Atleast McLaren can now concentrate on their number uno driver Mr Kovalainen
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Monday 7 April 2008, 03:26:01 pm
Hohooo poor Hamilton.

Didnt catch it put he showed some international hand signs to Sato and Fisichella after finally getting past them. And he was on the same lap with them...

Seems to be full of his own hype but still collapsing under the pressure  :pow:



Atleast McLaren can now concentrate on their number uno driver Mr Kovalainen

Agree he was a bit of a little s*** wasn't he!

Kubica ftw. I'm going to silverstone this year! Can't wait!

Good to see Toyota, BMW and to a lesser extent Williams making the season more exciting.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 11 May 2008, 01:42:30 pm
just had to revive this thread for the awesome over take mr. hammy just did on massa. Great race so far....exciting and all that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 11 May 2008, 01:47:26 pm
How bad is kova  mackems.gif
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 11 May 2008, 03:08:41 pm
Massa wins in Turkey for the third time. Looks like it's his lucky circuit.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 11 May 2008, 03:13:39 pm
When the frig WAS IT?

Missing the match, cos it ain't a download game!

Now I've missed the fackin race!


JEESUS FACKIN H CHRIST WITH BELLS ON HIS FACKIN EARS  :rant: :angry:

(feeling any better with the auld hayfever cat?)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 11 May 2008, 03:21:53 pm
When the frig WAS IT?

Missing the match, cos it ain't a download game!

Now I've missed the fackin race!


JEESUS FACKIN H CHRIST WITH BELLS ON HIS FACKIN EARS  :rant: :angry:

(feeling any better with the auld hayfever cat?)

The F1 has just finished on ITV. I think the race started at 1.

Just had some Cetirizine for the hayfever and my face is slowly unblocking, although my eyes are red raw. Boooooo.... Thanks for asking though :)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:04:51 pm
Qualifying just started for the only GP worth watching each year.

The pictures from the top of the cars is f***ing immense.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:19:25 pm
Only problem with the Monaco GP is that it's almost impossible to pass during the race. In car shots are amazing though.

I wish Alonso was in a better car, brilliant driver.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:22:12 pm
Only problem with the Monaco GP is that it's almost impossible to pass during the race. In car shots are amazing though.

I wish Alonso was in a better car, brilliant driver.

Huh, what does that even mean? ;)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:25:01 pm
Only problem with the Monaco GP is that it's almost impossible to pass during the race. In car shots are amazing though.

I wish Alonso was in a better car, brilliant driver.

Huh, what does that even mean? ;)

I've no idea what's going on. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:46:09 pm
I thought the wheels weren't meant to come off these days? Strap failure for Coulthard, looked funny though. :laugh:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:49:55 pm
I thought the wheels weren't meant to come off these days? Strap failure for Coulthard, looked funny though. :laugh:

Left a bit of a mess on the track like!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:54:22 pm
I thought the wheels weren't meant to come off these days? Strap failure for Coulthard, looked funny though. :laugh:

It didn't come off, the strap worked.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:55:26 pm
I thought the wheels weren't meant to come off these days? Strap failure for Coulthard, looked funny though. :laugh:

It didn't come off, the strap worked.



Eh?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:57:09 pm
I thought the wheels weren't meant to come off these days? Strap failure for Coulthard, looked funny though. :laugh:

It didn't come off, the strap worked.



Eh?

DC's crash into the wall?

The wheel strap stayed intact, you can clearly see the wheel snap backwards when the strap is put on max force.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:57:47 pm
Erm, his left rear left the car and rolled down the track.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:58:58 pm
Erm, his left rear left the car and rolled down the track.

But on impact they all stayed on, that's all the straps are for to take the sting out of impact so you don't have it flying off at 200mph and kill someone.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 24 May 2008, 01:59:58 pm
Ah right, I thought they were meant to stay on completely.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 24 May 2008, 02:02:53 pm
Ah right, I thought they were meant to stay on completely.

Well they try, but like everything in F1 its not exact, the main job is to take the sting out, secondly is to keep them on, but the angles the cars can crash at its pretty impossible to make sure that happens every single time.

The front one worked wonders (which was the one i thought you were talking about) that one in this case is the high risk from flying off and killing someone and if it wasn't for that strap that wheel would have been put into orbit, it was away.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 24 May 2008, 02:20:48 pm
Who was it on here who kept trying to tell me Massa was crap?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 25 May 2008, 12:05:03 pm
Who was it on here who kept trying to tell me Massa was crap?

Class that he's on pole after saying how much he hates Monaco.

It's the best one of the season for me like :D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 12:09:45 pm

Class that he's on pole after saying how much he hates Monaco.

It's the best one of the season for me like :D

Thanks for that post, I'd forgot all about it and the coverage has just started. 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 25 May 2008, 12:10:13 pm
Who was it on here who kept trying to tell me Massa was crap?

Class that he's on pole after saying how much he hates Monaco.

It's the best one of the season for me like :D

Even though it's never particularly exciting in terms of on-track stuff, there's a buzz around it that makes it exciting.

If those dark clouds deposit their contents it could be absolutely crazy.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 25 May 2008, 12:10:39 pm

Class that he's on pole after saying how much he hates Monaco.

It's the best one of the season for me like :D

Thanks for that post, I'd forgot all about it and the coverage has just started. 

No problem. Enjoy - it should be a good'un.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 12:17:02 pm

No problem. Enjoy - it should be a good'un.

The possibility of rain will help.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 25 May 2008, 12:56:40 pm
Wahoo, raining.  :celb:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Disco on Sunday 25 May 2008, 12:57:42 pm
Not usually much of an F1 fan but always watch Monaco GP. Remember one a few years back when it was raining when Panis won and only a few people finished.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 25 May 2008, 12:59:55 pm
Wahoo, raining.  :celb:

 :nods:

Makes things much more exciting. :)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:02:49 pm
C'mon Massa.

Officially cheering for him these days now that Alonso hasn't a prayer of winning owt.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:04:37 pm
Hamilton past Kimi at the start, putting pressure on Massa.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:10:07 pm
Lashing it down now!  :clap2:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:12:53 pm
PWNED!!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:12:55 pm
Hamilton
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Disco on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:13:11 pm
Weyhey! Nice one Mr Potato Head.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:13:12 pm
Ooops-a-daisy!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:15:05 pm
Has Hamilton missed a trick there, not putting full wets on? The rain seems to be getting heavier.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:16:41 pm
Alonso looks to be out.

Edit,

Isn't.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:18:15 pm
Alonso looks to be out.

Giving it a go on full wets, could work out a charm for him if the suspension isn't f***ed.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Disco on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:18:31 pm
Everyones f***ing up now. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:22:31 pm
Ferrari making a schoolboy error :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:22:53 pm
Has Hamilton missed a trick there, not putting full wets on? The rain seems to be getting heavier.

I'm not sure he'd have had time to adjust, one minute everything was OK next he's pitting early.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:26:20 pm
Has Hamilton missed a trick there, not putting full wets on? The rain seems to be getting heavier.

I'm not sure he'd have had time to adjust, one minute everything was OK next he's pitting early.
The team should be prepared for every eventuality. They had almost half a lap to make the call. Alonso looking very racy on full wets now.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:27:42 pm
Alonso  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:28:09 pm
Has Hamilton missed a trick there, not putting full wets on? The rain seems to be getting heavier.

I'm not sure he'd have had time to adjust, one minute everything was OK next he's pitting early.
The team should be prepared for every eventuality. They had almost half a lap to make the call. Alonso looking very racy on full wets now.

Oh dear.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:30:05 pm
Massa :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:30:42 pm
Has Hamilton missed a trick there, not putting full wets on? The rain seems to be getting heavier.

I'm not sure he'd have had time to adjust, one minute everything was OK next he's pitting early.
The team should be prepared for every eventuality. They had almost half a lap to make the call. Alonso looking very racy on full wets now.

Oh dear.
:lol:

Massa with a mistake now.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 01:47:54 pm
Raikkonen :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:19:15 pm
Quality race so far.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:28:07 pm
Massa  mackems.gif
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:34:01 pm
I don't want to tempt fate but.................., no, I'm not going to.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:36:38 pm
I don't want to tempt fate but.................., no, I'm not going to.

Hush!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:37:43 pm
What a drive by Sutil. 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:40:20 pm
The safety car might change things
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:41:39 pm
The safety car might change things

Your f***ing fault.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:42:43 pm
hamilton has this in the bag
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:42:45 pm

Your f***ing fault.

It's not my fault, I didn't go for it and tempt fate.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:43:44 pm
hamilton has this in the bag

Thanks for that, it now becomes your fault.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:48:28 pm
Hamilton will still win it easy enough.

It's Monaco, and it's dry.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:53:23 pm
Raikkonen :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:53:37 pm
Fuckin hell that Raikonnen smack was crazy.

Hope Suttil's car is OK.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:54:13 pm
Race over for Suttil.  :dave:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:54:17 pm
How f***ing harsh is that?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:55:10 pm
Poor bloke.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:55:18 pm
I hate raikonnen
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:56:09 pm
What a drive by Sutil. 

My fault.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:56:48 pm
I hate raikonnen

:lol:

Honest mistake like, doubt he decided to have a scary-ass accident and lose Championship points just to p*ss on Suttil's chips.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 25 May 2008, 02:57:37 pm
I hate raikonnen

:lol:

Honest mistake like, doubt he decided to have a scary-ass accident and lose Championship points just to p*ss on Suttil's chips.

Still an arrogant t***.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 25 May 2008, 03:00:21 pm
I hate raikonnen

:lol:

Honest mistake like, doubt he decided to have a scary-ass accident and lose Championship points just to p*ss on Suttil's chips.

Still an arrogant t***.



I was going to reply with an anti-Hamilton response of sorts, but I've thought better of it. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 25 May 2008, 03:03:48 pm
Giddy up Hamilton. :)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 03:03:54 pm
That was a brilliant race overall and a brilliant race from Hamilton and his team.   :clap2:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 25 May 2008, 03:04:03 pm
It's typical Hamilton luck that his mistake actually helped him.

Good drive otherwise though.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 25 May 2008, 03:06:38 pm
It's typical Hamilton luck that his mistake actually helped him.

Good drive otherwise though.

Mistake is a bit harsh considering the conditions.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 25 May 2008, 03:07:32 pm
It's typical Hamilton luck that his mistake actually helped him.

Good drive otherwise though.

Mistake is a bit harsh considering the conditions.

It's still a mistake, regardless of the conditions.  An easy one to make, but a few drivers out there made none (Kubica, Webber, Vettel, Sutil).
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 25 May 2008, 03:09:25 pm
If you could pick any race to win, for me it would be this one.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 25 May 2008, 03:09:53 pm
It's typical Hamilton luck that his mistake actually helped him.

Good drive otherwise though.

Mistake is a bit harsh considering the conditions.

They all made mistakes though, was pretty much unavoidable with the weather.

He just got away with it with the safety car coming out and narrowing the gap Massa had built up after Hamilton's accident.

Still, fair play to him like. Clearly means a lot to him.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 25 May 2008, 04:39:02 pm
Good drive by Kubica. Legend.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 25 May 2008, 04:51:52 pm
If you could pick any race to win, for me it would be this one.



 :nods:

It has to be really.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 25 May 2008, 09:36:10 pm
I hate raikonnen

:lol:

Honest mistake like, doubt he decided to have a scary-ass accident and lose Championship points just to p*ss on Suttil's chips.

Still an arrogant t***.

Not really:

Quote
Raikkonen apologies to Sutil 

World champion Kimi Raikkonen said he felt sorry for Adrian Sutil after forcing the German out of the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Force India driver was set for a fourth place finish after one of the best drives of his career when Raikkonen, running fifth, lost control of his car and hit the German's car from behind with just a few laps of the race left.

The damage left Sutil out of the race and in tears, while Raikkonen drove back to the pits to finish outside the points.

"Basically I just think my brakes were a bit too cold and I locked the rear," Raikkonen told reporters. "I nearly lost the car but unfortunately I hit him - and it is sad for them because they are not very often in the position to finish in the points.

"So, I feel a bit sorry for him - but I could not do anything. I tried to slow down but there was nowhere to go and nowhere to slow down – and I lost fifth place."

He added: "I said I am sorry for him and his team because probably they are not going to be often in the position to score a fourth position. Plus it was in Monaco. So it was harder for him than for me, but it was a racing incident and I could not go anywhere. There wasn't much space and I could not slow down.

"It was just a racing incident. I just locked the rear brakes on the bump and you cannot really slow the car after that. There was nowhere to go, and not enough space to try and avoid him."

The accident completed a weekend to forget for Raikkonen, who was unable to match the pace of Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa and also lost the championship lead to Lewis Hamilton.

"It was not one of the best races, but that is racing – sometimes it goes right and sometimes it goes wrong," the Finn added.

"I made some mistakes and the team made some mistakes, and we paid the price. But we will go to the next race and hope to do better."
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Monday 26 May 2008, 12:50:47 am
Didn't realise Sutil was German, so by default it doesn't really matter anyway.

 O0
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Monday 26 May 2008, 12:57:22 am
Is it me or does Kimi always seem to be really miserable ? I would of though all the money, birds etc would of cheered him up a bit.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Monday 26 May 2008, 11:18:23 am
Is it me or does Kimi always seem to be really miserable ? I would of though all the money, birds etc would of cheered him up a bit.
He's got a reputation as a bit of a party animal on a night out, I don't think he likes the media and corporate side of things though, so he always comes across very low-key in interviews and so on. Basically, he can't get away from the cameras and mics quick enough.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Monday 26 May 2008, 05:19:50 pm
Just remembered this, one of his finest interviewee moments :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HHUkHbgAtM
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: JJ7 on Tuesday 27 May 2008, 11:36:08 pm
Lucky c**t! :angry:

Can't wait until Silverstone as it will be my first race. Got tickets on the Luffield corner.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gorilla on Friday 6 June 2008, 01:44:41 pm
What is everyone's predictions for the race?  Practice starts in a couple of hours you can watch it live on the itv-f1 site.

I think it'll be.

If wet

1)Hamilton
2)Massa
3)Kubica

Kimi doesn't seem like the wet without traction control

If dry

1)Raikkonen
2)Massa
3)Hamilton/Kovalainen/Kubica.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 7 June 2008, 07:44:05 pm
Well done Hamilton, pole by about half a second over his nearest rival Kubica and almost a second faster than the nearest Ferrari.  It should be worth watching as the track seems to be breaking up right on a bend.

The first eight on the grid are:

1.  Lewis Hamilton
2.  Robert Kubica
3.  Kimi Raikkonen
4.  Fernando Alonso
5.  Nico Rosberg
6.  Felipe Massa
7.  Heikki Kovalainen
8.  Nick Heidfeld
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 7 June 2008, 09:22:44 pm
Hamilton was so much faster than everyone, race will be interesting with the track falling to pieces.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Saturday 7 June 2008, 09:31:24 pm
Well done Hamilton, pole by about half a second over his nearest rival Kubica and almost a second faster than the nearest Ferrari.  It should be worth watching as the track seems to be breaking up right on a bend.

The first eight on the grid are:

1.  Lewis Hamilton
2.  Robert Kubica
3.  Kimi Raikkonen
4.  Fernando Alonso
5.  Nico Rosberg
6.  Felipe Massa
7.  Heikki Kovalainen
8.  Jerry Seinfeld



FYP
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ashley17 on Sunday 8 June 2008, 06:40:24 pm
Well, this is f***ed
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 8 June 2008, 06:42:17 pm
Well, this is f***ed


wtf haooened to hamburgler?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 8 June 2008, 06:42:40 pm
Shame. Silly error really....oh well at least kimi got taken out rather than kubica...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 8 June 2008, 06:50:44 pm
Your average car (Mike, see ROV, SUV, stationwagon, winnebego, automobile, getaway car)  houses a tank for around 50 ltrs.  Heidfeld has just put on board 125 ltrs.  Where do they find the space for that?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 8 June 2008, 06:53:04 pm
Your average car (Mike, see ROV, SUV, stationwagon, winnebego, automobile, getaway car)  houses a tank for around 50 ltrs.  Heidfeld has just put on board 125 ltrs.  Where do they find the space for that?

In the petrol tank.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 8 June 2008, 07:03:40 pm
What happened to Hamilton? Missed it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 8 June 2008, 07:09:29 pm
What happened to Hamilton? Missed it.

Kimi and Hamilton were coming out from the pit. Kimi stopped at the pits gate as there was a red light. Hamilton didnt notice it and crashed into his Ferrari.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 8 June 2008, 07:15:03 pm
What happened to Hamilton? Missed it.

Kimi and Hamilton were coming out from the pit. Kimi stopped at the pits gate as there was a red light. Hamilton didnt notice it and crashed into his Ferrari.

Red light because?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 8 June 2008, 07:28:37 pm
What happened to Hamilton? Missed it.

Kimi and Hamilton were coming out from the pit. Kimi stopped at the pits gate as there was a red light. Hamilton didnt notice it and crashed into his Ferrari.

Red light because?

Not sure but I think it was because there was a safety car on.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 8 June 2008, 07:29:36 pm
What happened to Hamilton? Missed it.

Kimi and Hamilton were coming out from the pit. Kimi stopped at the pits gate as there was a red light. Hamilton didnt notice it and crashed into his Ferrari.

Arrogant b****** for breaking like that, poor Hammy didn't stand a chance.





























 O0
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 8 June 2008, 07:30:33 pm
Your average car (Mike, see ROV, SUV, stationwagon, winnebego, automobile, getaway car)  houses a tank for around 50 ltrs.  Heidfeld has just put on board 125 ltrs.  Where do they find the space for that?

In the petrol tank.

 mackems.gif

My lungs hurt!

I motion, that the next smilie addition, be old yellow face giving the 'v's

MUST BE A LARGE TANK TT!

AMAZED THEY FIT IT IN THERE!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 8 June 2008, 07:32:45 pm
What happened to Hamilton? Missed it.

Kimi and Hamilton were coming out from the pit. Kimi stopped at the pits gate as there was a red light. Hamilton didnt notice it and crashed into his Ferrari.

Red light because?

Not sure but I think it was because there was a safety car on.

Ah. Cheers.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 8 June 2008, 07:37:14 pm
Alfonso Bonso not a happy chappie
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 8 June 2008, 08:07:20 pm
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSS!!!!! GET THE f*** IN!!

f*** OFF FERRARI!!

KUBICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAA!

(Going to silverstone, got a poland flag already :D)

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 8 June 2008, 08:12:55 pm
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! GET THE f*** IN!!

f*** OFF FERRARI!!

KUBICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAA!

(Going to silverstone, got a poland flag already :D)



Don't go yet mate!

You'll be waiting for ages to get in, with your flag and that!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 8 June 2008, 11:32:07 pm
Amateurish error from Hamilton (and Rosberg) means they'll get a 10 place grid penalty at the next race.

Brilliant drive by Kubica, the first win of many.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Shak on Sunday 8 June 2008, 11:38:32 pm
Been impressive all season has Kubica, where do you think he'll end up next year Paul? he's not contracted to BMW beyond this year, or so they said on the coverage today.

McClaren could do worse than getting him in and ridding themselves of Kovalainen, he doesn't seem up to much.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 8 June 2008, 11:49:54 pm
Your average car (Mike, see ROV, SUV, stationwagon, winnebego, automobile, getaway car)  houses a tank for around 50 ltrs.  Heidfeld has just put on board 125 ltrs.  Where do they find the space for that?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/car_guide/default.stm
The driver basically sits on it. Nice.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 8 June 2008, 11:51:17 pm
"I apologise to Kimi if I took him out, but that sort of thing happens sometimes."

If? :lol:

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 8 June 2008, 11:55:40 pm
"I apologise to Kimi if I took him out, but that sort of thing happens sometimes."

If? :lol:

When else has a car driven into the back of a car at a red light?  If you're in any car anywhere in the world, you stop at a red light!

Been impressive all season has Kubica, where do you think he'll end up next year Paul? he's not contracted to BMW beyond this year, or so they said on the coverage today.

McClaren could do worse than getting him in and ridding themselves of Kovalainen, he doesn't seem up to much.

It's a tricky one, because I reckon McLaren and Ferrari have their current drivers under contract for 09.  There've been rumours around that Kimi could retire as soon as the end of this year if he wins the title, but I'd be surprised.  He might do well to stay put, BMW are going places.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 8 June 2008, 11:57:56 pm
"I apologise to Kimi if I took him out, but that sort of thing happens sometimes."

If? :lol:

When else has a car driven into the back of a car at a red light?  If you're in any car anywhere in the world, you stop at a red light!

Been impressive all season has Kubica, where do you think he'll end up next year Paul? he's not contracted to BMW beyond this year, or so they said on the coverage today.

McClaren could do worse than getting him in and ridding themselves of Kovalainen, he doesn't seem up to much.

It's a tricky one, because I reckon McLaren and Ferrari have their current drivers under contract for 09.  There've been rumours around that Kimi could retire as soon as the end of this year if he wins the title, but I'd be surprised.  He might do well to stay put, BMW are going places.

Kimi seems like a bit of lazy b****** like that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Monday 9 June 2008, 02:54:27 am
"I apologise to Kimi if I took him out, but that sort of thing happens sometimes."

If? :lol:

When else has a car driven into the back of a car at a red light?  If you're in any car anywhere in the world, you stop at a red light!

Been impressive all season has Kubica, where do you think he'll end up next year Paul? he's not contracted to BMW beyond this year, or so they said on the coverage today.

McClaren could do worse than getting him in and ridding themselves of Kovalainen, he doesn't seem up to much.

It's a tricky one, because I reckon McLaren and Ferrari have their current drivers under contract for 09.  There've been rumours around that Kimi could retire as soon as the end of this year if he wins the title, but I'd be surprised.  He might do well to stay put, BMW are going places.

If he goes to ferrari I will never watch f1 ever again.

I hope he stays at BMW, they have a good team going there.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gorilla on Monday 9 June 2008, 09:53:54 am
How come whenever there's an incident with Ferrari, if it's not Ferrari's fault the driver/team gets very heavy penalties, when it's the other way round nothing happens.  Raikkonen going into Sutil at Monaco is fine, other way round it's some kind of penalty.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 9 June 2008, 09:58:58 am
How come whenever there's an incident with Ferrari, if it's not Ferrari's fault the driver/team gets very heavy penalties, when it's the other way round nothing happens.  Raikkonen going into Sutil at Monaco is fine, other way round it's some kind of penalty.

It's a bit different when it happens in the race and when it happens during a pit stop dont you think :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 9 June 2008, 10:02:59 am
How come whenever there's an incident with Ferrari, if it's not Ferrari's fault the driver/team gets very heavy penalties, when it's the other way round nothing happens.  Raikkonen going into Sutil at Monaco is fine, other way round it's some kind of penalty.

Eh?

Totally different. Last week was a real racing incident, Kimi basically lost control of the car locked the breaks or whatever and got the car all out of shape (the rear end was going left to right)..

Lewis just ran straight into Kimi's arse.

Non-comparable.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Happy Face on Monday 9 June 2008, 10:04:03 am
I thought Raikonen shouldn't have pulled out alongside another car either though.  If he was in line like he was supposed to be Hamilton would have been able to go around.  I can only assume that's why he wasn't going off it at Hamilton when it happened.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 9 June 2008, 10:13:16 am
I thought Raikonen shouldn't have pulled out alongside another car either though.  If he was in line like he was supposed to be Hamilton would have been able to go around.  I can only assume that's why he wasn't going off it at Hamilton when it happened.

I missed the incident and most of the replays but why should he pulled up behind the other car?

I think he didn't go off on one because of what happened last week and because I don't think he cares that much.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gorilla on Monday 9 June 2008, 10:23:41 am
How come whenever there's an incident with Ferrari, if it's not Ferrari's fault the driver/team gets very heavy penalties, when it's the other way round nothing happens.  Raikkonen going into Sutil at Monaco is fine, other way round it's some kind of penalty.

Eh?

Totally different. Last week was a real racing incident, Kimi basically lost control of the car locked the breaks or whatever and got the car all out of shape (the rear end was going left to right)..

Lewis just ran straight into Kimi's arse.

Non-comparable.
I believe it is.  Ok Hamilton made a mistake in this instance, but so did Raikkonen, he pushed to hard against Sutil because he thought he could push him into making a mistake being a rookie and all and ruined what would have been the highlight of Sutil's career.   Lets face it Ferrari get treated differently in this scenario's. 

When Mclaren where judged to have confidential data regarding the Ferrari - $50M fine. 

Renault found to have done similar against Mclaren - slap on the wrists.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Happy Face on Monday 9 June 2008, 10:27:18 am
I thought Raikonen shouldn't have pulled out alongside another car either though.  If he was in line like he was supposed to be Hamilton would have been able to go around.  I can only assume that's why he wasn't going off it at Hamilton when it happened.

I missed the incident and most of the replays but why should he pulled up behind the other car?

I think he didn't go off on one because of what happened last week and because I don't think he cares that much.

Because you aren't supposed to race in the pitlane.  If someone's approaching, you let them pass and pull out behind them.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 9 June 2008, 10:55:16 am
How come whenever there's an incident with Ferrari, if it's not Ferrari's fault the driver/team gets very heavy penalties, when it's the other way round nothing happens.  Raikkonen going into Sutil at Monaco is fine, other way round it's some kind of penalty.

Eh?

Totally different. Last week was a real racing incident, Kimi basically lost control of the car locked the breaks or whatever and got the car all out of shape (the rear end was going left to right)..

Lewis just ran straight into Kimi's arse.

Non-comparable.
I believe it is.  Ok Hamilton made a mistake in this instance, but so did Raikkonen, he pushed to hard against Sutil because he thought he could push him into making a mistake being a rookie and all and ruined what would have been the highlight of Sutil's career.   Lets face it Ferrari get treated differently in this scenario's. 

Raikkonen was a racing mistake, Lewis wasn't. He wasn't particularly pushing Sutil either, the incident happened just after the safety car came out... Raikonnen lost control of the car, from that point the incident was unavoidable.. it wasn't like he tried to out-break Sutil in the corner and got it all wrong. I remember seeing clearly Raikonnen battling with the car just before he crashed.

Lewis just ran up and smacked Kimi's car because he didn't notice the red lights.. it could've been easily avoided had someone told Lewis earlier. He should've known better.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 9 June 2008, 11:08:13 am
I thought Raikonen shouldn't have pulled out alongside another car either though.  If he was in line like he was supposed to be Hamilton would have been able to go around.  I can only assume that's why he wasn't going off it at Hamilton when it happened.

I missed the incident and most of the replays but why should he pulled up behind the other car?

I think he didn't go off on one because of what happened last week and because I don't think he cares that much.

Because you aren't supposed to race in the pitlane.  If someone's approaching, you let them pass and pull out behind them.

I think your reaching a little bit mate. The 2 cars where side by side as they went a long.. Kimi would've had to slow down and turn in order to be alongside him.. just never going to happen. It would've given Lewis an advantage, Kimi didn't do anything wrong. Hamilton would've most likely gotten disqualified from the race anyway for jumping the red lights.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gorilla on Monday 9 June 2008, 11:08:58 am
How come whenever there's an incident with Ferrari, if it's not Ferrari's fault the driver/team gets very heavy penalties, when it's the other way round nothing happens.  Raikkonen going into Sutil at Monaco is fine, other way round it's some kind of penalty.

Eh?

Totally different. Last week was a real racing incident, Kimi basically lost control of the car locked the breaks or whatever and got the car all out of shape (the rear end was going left to right)..

Lewis just ran straight into Kimi's arse.

Non-comparable.
I believe it is.  Ok Hamilton made a mistake in this instance, but so did Raikkonen, he pushed to hard against Sutil because he thought he could push him into making a mistake being a rookie and all and ruined what would have been the highlight of Sutil's career.   Lets face it Ferrari get treated differently in this scenario's. 

Raikkonen was a racing mistake, Lewis wasn't. He wasn't particularly pushing Sutil either, the incident happened just after the safety car came out... Raikonnen lost control of the car, from that point the incident was unavoidable.. it wasn't like he tried to out-break Sutil in the corner and got it all wrong. I remember seeing clearly Raikonnen battling with the car just before he crashed.

Lewis just ran up and smacked Kimi's car because he didn't notice the red lights.. it could've been easily avoided had someone told Lewis earlier. He should've known better.
Look, unless Lewis did it intentionally it's pretty much the same scenario, maybe Raikonnen's was a lesser incident but it's still driver error.  Raikonnen's was not unavoidable it's his somewhat inconsistent levels of control of the car now traction control has gone with the wet weather conditions.  Why should one error be punished differently from another even if (which I don't believe it is) Raikonnen's was unavoidable and Hamilton's wasn't.  They are both driver error and I've seen far worse than what happened in the last couple of seasons in both scenario's without punishment.   
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Keefaz on Monday 9 June 2008, 11:09:19 am
Went to the pub yesterday and a lad was talking about 'the result', so I assumed he was talking about the Germany game, but it turned out he was actually on about this and I had to listen to him for ages and I didn't understand any of it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Happy Face on Monday 9 June 2008, 11:14:30 am
I thought Raikonen shouldn't have pulled out alongside another car either though.  If he was in line like he was supposed to be Hamilton would have been able to go around.  I can only assume that's why he wasn't going off it at Hamilton when it happened.

I missed the incident and most of the replays but why should he pulled up behind the other car?

I think he didn't go off on one because of what happened last week and because I don't think he cares that much.

Because you aren't supposed to race in the pitlane.  If someone's approaching, you let them pass and pull out behind them.

I think your reaching a little bit mate. The 2 cars where side by side as they went a long.. Kimi would've had to slow down and turn in order to be alongside him.. just never going to happen. It would've given Lewis an advantage, Kimi didn't do anything wrong. Hamilton would've most likely gotten disqualified from the race anyway for jumping the red lights.

I'm not saying Hamilton did nowt wrong.  He totally f***ed up.

Kimi was in his pit, a car came speeding up the lane and rather than letting it pass, he pulled out alongside it.  Wouldn't have caused a problem but for Hamiltons f*** up, but he's bang out of order pulling out into the pitlane as traffic is flying past him.  As you missed the incident and most of the replays we'll not keep arguing about it eh?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 9 June 2008, 11:24:51 am
How come whenever there's an incident with Ferrari, if it's not Ferrari's fault the driver/team gets very heavy penalties, when it's the other way round nothing happens.  Raikkonen going into Sutil at Monaco is fine, other way round it's some kind of penalty.

Eh?

Totally different. Last week was a real racing incident, Kimi basically lost control of the car locked the breaks or whatever and got the car all out of shape (the rear end was going left to right)..

Lewis just ran straight into Kimi's arse.

Non-comparable.
I believe it is.  Ok Hamilton made a mistake in this instance, but so did Raikkonen, he pushed to hard against Sutil because he thought he could push him into making a mistake being a rookie and all and ruined what would have been the highlight of Sutil's career.   Lets face it Ferrari get treated differently in this scenario's. 

Raikkonen was a racing mistake, Lewis wasn't. He wasn't particularly pushing Sutil either, the incident happened just after the safety car came out... Raikonnen lost control of the car, from that point the incident was unavoidable.. it wasn't like he tried to out-break Sutil in the corner and got it all wrong. I remember seeing clearly Raikonnen battling with the car just before he crashed.

Lewis just ran up and smacked Kimi's car because he didn't notice the red lights.. it could've been easily avoided had someone told Lewis earlier. He should've known better.
Look, unless Lewis did it intentionally it's pretty much the same scenario, maybe Raikonnen's was a lesser incident but it's still driver error.  Raikonnen's was not unavoidable it's his somewhat inconsistent levels of control of the car now traction control has gone with the wet weather conditions.  Why should one error be punished differently from another even if (which I don't believe it is) Raikonnen's was unavoidable and Hamilton's wasn't.  They are both driver error and I've seen far worse than what happened in the last couple of seasons in both scenario's without punishment.   

It's different because Lewis' wasn't a driving error. He said so himself.. the speed he was going he was about to jump the red lights.. Massa and someone else (Juan Pablo?) have jumped the red lights at this track previously and both got disqualified from the race as a consequence.

He had full control of the car all of the time.. he crashed because he wasn't looking and paying attention and because someone didn't tell him in time.. the lights are there for a reason.. you must stop.

Drivers rarely get punished for racing incidents but they always get punished for not stopping at the lights.

Had Sutil not been infront of Kimi last week, Kimi would've gone straight through the corner/chicane to no disciplinary action because it's a racing mistake. Had Raikonnen not been there Hamilton still would've been punished.

Everyone agreed that last week was an unfortunate racing incident that happens and took it on the chin. Everyone agreed yesterday that Hamilton and Roseberg where in the wrong and have been punished and everyone has accepted it as fair.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 9 June 2008, 11:32:00 am
I thought Raikonen shouldn't have pulled out alongside another car either though.  If he was in line like he was supposed to be Hamilton would have been able to go around.  I can only assume that's why he wasn't going off it at Hamilton when it happened.

I missed the incident and most of the replays but why should he pulled up behind the other car?

I think he didn't go off on one because of what happened last week and because I don't think he cares that much.

Because you aren't supposed to race in the pitlane.  If someone's approaching, you let them pass and pull out behind them.

I think your reaching a little bit mate. The 2 cars where side by side as they went a long.. Kimi would've had to slow down and turn in order to be alongside him.. just never going to happen. It would've given Lewis an advantage, Kimi didn't do anything wrong. Hamilton would've most likely gotten disqualified from the race anyway for jumping the red lights.

I'm not saying Hamilton did nowt wrong.  He totally f***ed up.

Kimi was in his pit, a car came speeding up the lane and rather than letting it pass, he pulled out alongside it.  Wouldn't have caused a problem but for Hamiltons f*** up, but he's bang out of order pulling out into the pitlane as traffic is flying past him.  As you missed the incident and most of the replays we'll not keep arguing about it eh?

lol i've re-watched the incident several times on youtube as a consequence of our little chat. Watch it again, I don't think Kimi can take any part of the blame.

Watch it again and tell me if you think Kimi could've slowed down and tucked behind Kubica without causing a bigger incident.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Happy Face on Monday 9 June 2008, 11:47:11 am
I thought Raikonen shouldn't have pulled out alongside another car either though.  If he was in line like he was supposed to be Hamilton would have been able to go around.  I can only assume that's why he wasn't going off it at Hamilton when it happened.

I missed the incident and most of the replays but why should he pulled up behind the other car?

I think he didn't go off on one because of what happened last week and because I don't think he cares that much.

Because you aren't supposed to race in the pitlane.  If someone's approaching, you let them pass and pull out behind them.

I think your reaching a little bit mate. The 2 cars where side by side as they went a long.. Kimi would've had to slow down and turn in order to be alongside him.. just never going to happen. It would've given Lewis an advantage, Kimi didn't do anything wrong. Hamilton would've most likely gotten disqualified from the race anyway for jumping the red lights.

I'm not saying Hamilton did nowt wrong.  He totally f***ed up.

Kimi was in his pit, a car came speeding up the lane and rather than letting it pass, he pulled out alongside it.  Wouldn't have caused a problem but for Hamiltons f*** up, but he's bang out of order pulling out into the pitlane as traffic is flying past him.  As you missed the incident and most of the replays we'll not keep arguing about it eh?

lol i've re-watched the incident several times on youtube as a consequence of our little chat. Watch it again, I don't think Kimi can take any part of the blame.

Watch it again and tell me if you think Kimi could've slowed down and tucked behind Kubica without causing a bigger incident.

Not a case of slowing down and turning.  He shouldn't have left his pit until the path was clear in the first place.  His lollipop man is probably more to blame than he is.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gorilla on Monday 9 June 2008, 11:55:05 am
How come whenever there's an incident with Ferrari, if it's not Ferrari's fault the driver/team gets very heavy penalties, when it's the other way round nothing happens.  Raikkonen going into Sutil at Monaco is fine, other way round it's some kind of penalty.

Eh?

Totally different. Last week was a real racing incident, Kimi basically lost control of the car locked the breaks or whatever and got the car all out of shape (the rear end was going left to right)..

Lewis just ran straight into Kimi's arse.

Non-comparable.
I believe it is.  Ok Hamilton made a mistake in this instance, but so did Raikkonen, he pushed to hard against Sutil because he thought he could push him into making a mistake being a rookie and all and ruined what would have been the highlight of Sutil's career.   Lets face it Ferrari get treated differently in this scenario's. 

Raikkonen was a racing mistake, Lewis wasn't. He wasn't particularly pushing Sutil either, the incident happened just after the safety car came out... Raikonnen lost control of the car, from that point the incident was unavoidable.. it wasn't like he tried to out-break Sutil in the corner and got it all wrong. I remember seeing clearly Raikonnen battling with the car just before he crashed.

Lewis just ran up and smacked Kimi's car because he didn't notice the red lights.. it could've been easily avoided had someone told Lewis earlier. He should've known better.
Look, unless Lewis did it intentionally it's pretty much the same scenario, maybe Raikonnen's was a lesser incident but it's still driver error.  Raikonnen's was not unavoidable it's his somewhat inconsistent levels of control of the car now traction control has gone with the wet weather conditions.  Why should one error be punished differently from another even if (which I don't believe it is) Raikonnen's was unavoidable and Hamilton's wasn't.  They are both driver error and I've seen far worse than what happened in the last couple of seasons in both scenario's without punishment.  

It's different because Lewis' wasn't a driving error. He said so himself.. the speed he was going he was about to jump the red lights.. Massa and someone else (Juan Pablo?) have jumped the red lights at this track previously and both got disqualified from the race as a consequence.

He had full control of the car all of the time.. he crashed because he wasn't looking and paying attention and because someone didn't tell him in time.. the lights are there for a reason.. you must stop.

Drivers rarely get punished for racing incidents but they always get punished for not stopping at the lights.

Had Sutil not been infront of Kimi last week, Kimi would've gone straight through the corner/chicane to no disciplinary action because it's a racing mistake. Had Raikonnen not been there Hamilton still would've been punished.

Everyone agreed that last week was an unfortunate racing incident that happens and took it on the chin. Everyone agreed yesterday that Hamilton and Roseberg where in the wrong and have been punished and everyone has accepted it as fair.
I'm not saying Raikonnen should have been punished last week.  I'm just saying it's likely you'd have a different outcome had Raikonnen done the same to Hamilton.  I like Raikonnen and was pleased when he won the title.  I'm just sick of this bias from the FIA/Marshalls towards Ferrari. 

Remember a few years back when Schumacher was beached on the gravel and the stewards pushed him back onto the track?  I remember a similar incident but a I can't remember who and the stewards wouldn't help. 


On another note I was very pleased for Kubica in this race though.  I can see him doing very well and I wouldn't rule out him winning the title
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 9 June 2008, 12:15:52 pm
How come whenever there's an incident with Ferrari, if it's not Ferrari's fault the driver/team gets very heavy penalties, when it's the other way round nothing happens.  Raikkonen going into Sutil at Monaco is fine, other way round it's some kind of penalty.

Eh?

Totally different. Last week was a real racing incident, Kimi basically lost control of the car locked the breaks or whatever and got the car all out of shape (the rear end was going left to right)..

Lewis just ran straight into Kimi's arse.

Non-comparable.
I believe it is.  Ok Hamilton made a mistake in this instance, but so did Raikkonen, he pushed to hard against Sutil because he thought he could push him into making a mistake being a rookie and all and ruined what would have been the highlight of Sutil's career.   Lets face it Ferrari get treated differently in this scenario's. 

Raikkonen was a racing mistake, Lewis wasn't. He wasn't particularly pushing Sutil either, the incident happened just after the safety car came out... Raikonnen lost control of the car, from that point the incident was unavoidable.. it wasn't like he tried to out-break Sutil in the corner and got it all wrong. I remember seeing clearly Raikonnen battling with the car just before he crashed.

Lewis just ran up and smacked Kimi's car because he didn't notice the red lights.. it could've been easily avoided had someone told Lewis earlier. He should've known better.
Look, unless Lewis did it intentionally it's pretty much the same scenario, maybe Raikonnen's was a lesser incident but it's still driver error.  Raikonnen's was not unavoidable it's his somewhat inconsistent levels of control of the car now traction control has gone with the wet weather conditions.  Why should one error be punished differently from another even if (which I don't believe it is) Raikonnen's was unavoidable and Hamilton's wasn't.  They are both driver error and I've seen far worse than what happened in the last couple of seasons in both scenario's without punishment.   

It's different because Lewis' wasn't a driving error. He said so himself.. the speed he was going he was about to jump the red lights.. Massa and someone else (Juan Pablo?) have jumped the red lights at this track previously and both got disqualified from the race as a consequence.

He had full control of the car all of the time.. he crashed because he wasn't looking and paying attention and because someone didn't tell him in time.. the lights are there for a reason.. you must stop.

Drivers rarely get punished for racing incidents but they always get punished for not stopping at the lights.

Had Sutil not been infront of Kimi last week, Kimi would've gone straight through the corner/chicane to no disciplinary action because it's a racing mistake. Had Raikonnen not been there Hamilton still would've been punished.

Everyone agreed that last week was an unfortunate racing incident that happens and took it on the chin. Everyone agreed yesterday that Hamilton and Roseberg where in the wrong and have been punished and everyone has accepted it as fair.
I'm not saying Raikonnen should have been punished last week.  I'm just saying it's likely you'd have a different outcome had Raikonnen done the same to Hamilton.  I like Raikonnen and was pleased when he won the title.  I'm just sick of this bias from the FIA/Marshalls towards Ferrari. 

Remember a few years back when Schumacher was beached on the gravel and the stewards pushed him back onto the track?  I remember a similar incident but a I can't remember who and the stewards wouldn't help. 


On another note I was very pleased for Kubica in this race though.  I can see him doing very well and I wouldn't rule out him winning the title

Yeah Ferrari do get bum licked but i don't think it applies in this instance.

I reckon Massa might win it. If anything it would be funny, Massa gets a hard deal by ITV.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gorilla on Monday 9 June 2008, 02:24:04 pm
How come whenever there's an incident with Ferrari, if it's not Ferrari's fault the driver/team gets very heavy penalties, when it's the other way round nothing happens.  Raikkonen going into Sutil at Monaco is fine, other way round it's some kind of penalty.

Eh?

Totally different. Last week was a real racing incident, Kimi basically lost control of the car locked the breaks or whatever and got the car all out of shape (the rear end was going left to right)..

Lewis just ran straight into Kimi's arse.

Non-comparable.
I believe it is.  Ok Hamilton made a mistake in this instance, but so did Raikkonen, he pushed to hard against Sutil because he thought he could push him into making a mistake being a rookie and all and ruined what would have been the highlight of Sutil's career.   Lets face it Ferrari get treated differently in this scenario's. 

Raikkonen was a racing mistake, Lewis wasn't. He wasn't particularly pushing Sutil either, the incident happened just after the safety car came out... Raikonnen lost control of the car, from that point the incident was unavoidable.. it wasn't like he tried to out-break Sutil in the corner and got it all wrong. I remember seeing clearly Raikonnen battling with the car just before he crashed.

Lewis just ran up and smacked Kimi's car because he didn't notice the red lights.. it could've been easily avoided had someone told Lewis earlier. He should've known better.
Look, unless Lewis did it intentionally it's pretty much the same scenario, maybe Raikonnen's was a lesser incident but it's still driver error.  Raikonnen's was not unavoidable it's his somewhat inconsistent levels of control of the car now traction control has gone with the wet weather conditions.  Why should one error be punished differently from another even if (which I don't believe it is) Raikonnen's was unavoidable and Hamilton's wasn't.  They are both driver error and I've seen far worse than what happened in the last couple of seasons in both scenario's without punishment.  

It's different because Lewis' wasn't a driving error. He said so himself.. the speed he was going he was about to jump the red lights.. Massa and someone else (Juan Pablo?) have jumped the red lights at this track previously and both got disqualified from the race as a consequence.

He had full control of the car all of the time.. he crashed because he wasn't looking and paying attention and because someone didn't tell him in time.. the lights are there for a reason.. you must stop.

Drivers rarely get punished for racing incidents but they always get punished for not stopping at the lights.

Had Sutil not been infront of Kimi last week, Kimi would've gone straight through the corner/chicane to no disciplinary action because it's a racing mistake. Had Raikonnen not been there Hamilton still would've been punished.

Everyone agreed that last week was an unfortunate racing incident that happens and took it on the chin. Everyone agreed yesterday that Hamilton and Roseberg where in the wrong and have been punished and everyone has accepted it as fair.
I'm not saying Raikonnen should have been punished last week.  I'm just saying it's likely you'd have a different outcome had Raikonnen done the same to Hamilton.  I like Raikonnen and was pleased when he won the title.  I'm just sick of this bias from the FIA/Marshalls towards Ferrari. 

Remember a few years back when Schumacher was beached on the gravel and the stewards pushed him back onto the track?  I remember a similar incident but a I can't remember who and the stewards wouldn't help. 


On another note I was very pleased for Kubica in this race though.  I can see him doing very well and I wouldn't rule out him winning the title

Yeah Ferrari do get bum licked but i don't think it applies in this instance.

I reckon Massa might win it. If anything it would be funny, Massa gets a hard deal by ITV.
So does everyone who isnt Hamilton.  I think Kubica, he's had a much more impressive start than Hamilton did last season in terms of car etc.  It'll probably be Raikonnen or LH, mainly because Massa is only really on it at certian circuits, mainly the new ones because they are so wide and you can afford to make errors and I think the BMW is not as quick as ferrari or Mclaren but they'll be up there next year.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: ChickenKiev on Monday 9 June 2008, 04:40:11 pm
Raikonnen will win it again.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Monday 9 June 2008, 09:39:46 pm
I like this "buaahhh they are all against us" attitude you have :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gorilla on Friday 20 June 2008, 01:11:53 pm
Massa fasted in Practice 1 by 0.7s to Hamilton.  BMW's look off the pace as well but it's early days.  Really tight 2-4th though.
1.  MASSA         Ferrari       1m15.306s
2.  HAMILTON      McLaren       1m16.002s
3.  KOVALAINEN    McLaren       1m16.055s
4.  RAIKKONEN     Ferrari       1m16.073s
5.  KUBICA        BMW           1m16.377s
6.  ALONSO        Renault       1m16.400s
7.  TRULLI        Toyota        1m16.758s
8.  VETTEL        Toro Rosso    1m16.838s
9.  HEIDFELD      BMW           1m16.870s
10. GLOCK         Toyota        1m16.886s
11. PIQUET        Renault       1m17.063s
12. COULTHARD     Red Bull      1m17.234s
13. WEBBER        Red Bull      1m17.269s
14. ROSBERG       Williams      1m17.394s
15. BARRICHELLO   Honda         1m17.491s
16. BOURDAIS      Toro Rosso    1m17.683s
17. NAKAJIMA      Williams      1m17.696s
18. BUTTON        Honda         1m17.928s
19. FISICHELLA    Force India   1m18.072s
20. SUTIL         Force India   1m18.673s



Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 21 June 2008, 12:00:02 am
Massa fasted in Practice 1 by 0.7s to Hamilton.  BMW's look off the pace as well but it's early days.  Really tight 2-4th though.
1.  MASSA         Ferrari       1m15.306s
2.  HAMILTON      McLaren       1m16.002s
3.  KOVALAINEN    McLaren       1m16.055s
4.  RAIKKONEN     Ferrari       1m16.073s
5.  KUBICA        BMW           1m16.377s
6.  ALONSO        Renault       1m16.400s
7.  TRULLI        Toyota        1m16.758s
8.  VETTEL        Toro Rosso    1m16.838s
9.  HEIDFELD      BMW           1m16.870s
10. GLOCK         Toyota        1m16.886s
11. PIQUET        Renault       1m17.063s
12. COULTHARD     Red Bull      1m17.234s
13. WEBBER        Red Bull      1m17.269s
14. ROSBERG       Williams      1m17.394s
15. BARRICHELLO   Honda         1m17.491s
16. BOURDAIS      Toro Rosso    1m17.683s
17. NAKAJIMA      Williams      1m17.696s
18. BUTTON        Honda         1m17.928s
19. FISICHELLA    Force India   1m18.072s
20. SUTIL         Force India   1m18.673s





They all fast in practice although they sometimes drink water.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Saturday 21 June 2008, 12:09:30 am
Hamilton will win it !!11!!!

Though that probs won't happen hope Kovalainen wins it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 21 June 2008, 01:12:36 am
Kubicaaaa!

I am going to miss the race, again (f***ing work), but on the plus side, its 2 weeks till silverstone! Yessss!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 6 July 2008, 02:04:46 pm
The rain has made this very interesting, nearly everyone has spun off at some point.

Massa nearly hit a hare when he spun off before. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 6 July 2008, 02:25:56 pm
Hamilton has a minute lead with 13 laps to go, at least he did before the adverts came on.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 6 July 2008, 02:26:41 pm
Hamilton has a minute lead with 13 laps to go, at least he did before the adverts came on.

It's f***ing infuriating.  :dave:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Magpie on Sunday 6 July 2008, 04:17:19 pm
Hamilton has a minute lead with 13 laps to go, at least he did before the adverts came on.

It's f***ing infuriating.  :dave:

Why?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 6 July 2008, 04:19:02 pm
Hamilton has a minute lead with 13 laps to go, at least he did before the adverts came on.

It's f***ing infuriating.  :dave:

Why?

I was referring to the ad breaks. I'd rather see the actual racing rather than ad's for Mr Muscle.  :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 6 July 2008, 10:37:30 pm
I was there and it was f***ing amazing! Was at Becketts corner for all of the race, saw one of the air India cars fly off!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Monday 7 July 2008, 04:10:42 pm
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=X8BCkNYcDBQ

 ;D Me laughing at Massa  :smug:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Monday 7 July 2008, 05:57:45 pm
:lol:

Is that Greg in front of you?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ally on Monday 7 July 2008, 06:02:21 pm
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=X8BCkNYcDBQ

 ;D Me laughing at Massa  :smug:

Get your money's worth there, blink and they're gone!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 20 July 2008, 12:20:31 pm
Bump.

German Grand Prix today chaps. :)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 20 July 2008, 12:38:36 pm
Hammy will win, Heki second Kubica third.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 20 July 2008, 01:00:29 pm
Come on DC!

Failing that come on the BMWs!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Cristov on Sunday 20 July 2008, 01:24:06 pm
them f***ing sony HD ads are gettin on my tits.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SAK on Sunday 20 July 2008, 01:51:18 pm
Safety car out.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 20 July 2008, 02:25:37 pm
Been a great last quarter of the race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Syrette on Sunday 20 July 2008, 02:36:01 pm
Hamilton is a bit good isn't he?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Sunday 20 July 2008, 02:36:21 pm
Been a great last quarter of the race.

Agreed..some fine moments there.

Piquet must be delighted :D
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 20 July 2008, 02:38:42 pm
wow, that's two amazing grand prix in row  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 20 July 2008, 02:39:41 pm
I think Hamilton has just set himself up for the championship, it's been a briliant race from him.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SAK on Sunday 20 July 2008, 02:43:15 pm
Brilliant drive by Hamilton after McLaren didn't pit him under the safety car when he was leading when nearly the whole field did. Coming out behind Piquet, MAssa, and Kovalinen after his last pit stop and after |Kovalinen let him pass he overtook Massa and Piquet to win. :clap:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jamie on Sunday 20 July 2008, 02:46:17 pm
Quality drive by Hamilton like
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 20 July 2008, 03:03:47 pm
Still can't warm to Lewis, just seems a bit manufactured to me for some reason.

Exceptional driver, but something missing
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 20 July 2008, 03:20:25 pm
Still can't warm to Lewis, just seems a bit manufactured to me for some reason.

Exceptional driver, but something missing

I'm not sure he's manufactured, he has been helped a lot by McLaren from an early age but he's had to work at his skills for a long time.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Guinness on Sunday 20 July 2008, 03:25:21 pm
Another quality drive from Lewis, he had to do it the hard way but at least it made for an exciting end to the race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 20 July 2008, 04:25:46 pm
I think the difference this year for Hamilton could be that he's not battling so much with his team mate.  Last year him and Alonso taking points off each other probably played into Raikkonen's hands a bit, this time it's the reverse.  Another great drive today like, he's looking unstoppable.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Monday 21 July 2008, 08:58:59 am
Quality drive by Hammy. Kubica aint doing so well at the moment. :(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 3 August 2008, 01:01:38 pm
Bump

The GP is just about to start.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 3 August 2008, 01:04:51 pm
Massa is up from 3rd to 1st.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 3 August 2008, 01:10:49 pm
Where is Brundle this weekend?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: elbee909 on Sunday 3 August 2008, 01:16:17 pm
Massa is up from 3rd to 1st.

Good on him.  I want Hamilton to do the job but f*** me, I can't stand much more of ITV's 'HF1' (Hamilton F1) coverage.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Magpie on Sunday 3 August 2008, 01:59:55 pm
Where is Brundle this weekend?

Hope he hasn't quit to join the BBC!!!!!

Looks like Massa's pulled this one off like......Hamilton's got a puncture!!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 3 August 2008, 02:00:15 pm
Hamilton is off, looks like a flat tyre. Trying to limp back to the pits.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 3 August 2008, 02:03:15 pm
He's down in 10th, 27 laps to go.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 3 August 2008, 02:36:51 pm
Massalol.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 3 August 2008, 02:37:20 pm
how f***ing happy did this commentator sound when he saw massa there? Theres bias and then thers f***ing ridiculous.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 3 August 2008, 02:38:22 pm
Boo! Massa's engine lets go with 3 laps to go. First win for Kovalainen?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 3 August 2008, 02:45:48 pm
lol@massa

Happy for Heiki, seems a too bloke.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 3 August 2008, 02:47:15 pm
;D hehe his lil' face....good on him....nice one heiki!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:25:34 pm
What an awesome end to this race!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:27:29 pm
Stunning from Hamilton.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:27:44 pm
That was f***ing amazing
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:29:12 pm
The ice-man melted.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:29:18 pm
Couldn't f***ing believe it when Kimi did the hard work then instantly spun. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:33:16 pm
Hamilton deserves everything he gets, he's got some bottle and the skill to go with it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: timmy boy on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:33:17 pm
Great end to the race, Hamilton has a good lead now for the championship.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:36:36 pm
That was an absolutely class finish!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:37:29 pm
That was a good distraction from the football.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:38:20 pm
That was an absolutely class finish!

My arse was twitching just watching and screaming at the tele.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:38:53 pm
Hamilton is under investigation.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:39:15 pm
f*** OFF KIMI!!

That was a great finish. Only thing which would have made it better was if massa spun out too!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:42:51 pm
BEST GRAND PRIX EVER  :kasper:

But for f**ks sake, have the FIA got it in for McLaren or something?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:44:40 pm
BEST GRAND PRIX EVER  :kasper:

But for f**ks sake, have the FIA got it in for McLaren or something?

It's a race, what do they want?  Nothing can come of that as they both wanted to win the race and did everything they could to do it but they were both fair.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:51:23 pm
That was a good distraction from the football.

Exactly what I was thinking!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:53:16 pm
Hamilton is under investigation.

I can't see that he did anything wrong tbh. As he said in his interview he was forced wide by Kimi and then let him back through. Kimi then went into the back of him at he next corner when he Hamilton passed him again before crashing out. Don't think he's got anything to worry about.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:54:47 pm
The talk on PlanetF1 is of a rule that you have to wait 1 further corner before trying to overtake again, and Hamilton broke that rule.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Jamie on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:57:29 pm
Cracking last few laps, i though Hamilton was f***ed when he went off the track, then Kimi does a 360  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: timmy boy on Sunday 7 September 2008, 02:59:19 pm
Ferrari has a lot of pulling power with the FIA wouldn't surprise me if they found Hamilton guilty.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 7 September 2008, 03:37:12 pm
The talk on PlanetF1 is of a rule that you have to wait 1 further corner before trying to overtake again, and Hamilton broke that rule.

I wouldn't take much notice of PlanetF1... (read Patronise (http://www.patronise.us/) though)

I reckon he was a little bit naughty in that he took a bit of advantage from straight-lining the chicane, and even though he let Kimi back through he certainly still had the momentum to pass him into turn 1.

But I'll be surprised if they take his win away.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 7 September 2008, 05:06:50 pm
Commenter on 1:08 :lol:

http://paulturnbull.co.uk/Hamilton_Raikkonen_Spa_2.008.flv

This is a flash file. Use VLC to play.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 7 September 2008, 05:10:33 pm
Hamilton demoted from 1st to 3rd!  :yikes:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 September 2008, 05:11:28 pm
Bent b******s, anything to help a certain team.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 7 September 2008, 05:13:10 pm
Dear me.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Syrette on Sunday 7 September 2008, 05:17:33 pm
Lame.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 7 September 2008, 05:23:00 pm
What a sick f***ing political joke
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 7 September 2008, 05:43:52 pm
If Raikonnen had finished the race, I might not have complained if he got demoted to 2nd, but because Raikonnen proceeded to crash, it is completely unfair to put him behind two drivers that finished nowhere in comparison.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 7 September 2008, 05:51:27 pm
If Raikonnen had finished the race, I might not have complained if he got demoted to 2nd, but because Raikonnen proceeded to crash, it is completely unfair to put him behind two drivers that finished nowhere in comparison.

Agree with that. :nods:

Him overtaking Raikonnen may or may not have given him an advantage over him. But he still would have finished 2nd at worst had he not cut the corner then given it straight back.

Smacks of Ferrari bias but there you go.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: O'Neill on Sunday 7 September 2008, 06:01:44 pm
Is there actually a rulebook for this 'sport' or do they just make it all up as they go along? The last few years the whole thing has descended into a complete farce.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: timmy boy on Sunday 7 September 2008, 06:02:57 pm
Is there actually a rulebook for this 'sport' or do they just make it all up as they go along? The last few years the whole thing has descended into a complete farce.

Number 1 rule is bend over backwards to help Ferrari
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Neil on Sunday 7 September 2008, 06:04:53 pm
Is there actually a rulebook for this 'sport' or do they just make it all up as they go along? The last few years the whole thing has descended into a complete farce.

Number 1 rule is bend over backwards to help Ferrari

Their main colour is after all red.

Wait a minute...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 7 September 2008, 06:17:51 pm
Absolute joke.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 September 2008, 06:50:24 pm
Absolute joke.

It is when you consider these drivers are taking such huge risks and these pricks make it worthless with the stroke of a pen.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Redcar Mag on Sunday 7 September 2008, 08:21:49 pm
By pulling behind Kimi then immediately overtaking him, he left himself open to a stewards interpretation that he was still carrying momentum from the short-cut, I thought that at the time. Having said that, it does smack of the authorities wanting to keep the championship artificially close.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 7 September 2008, 08:30:26 pm
Championship would have been close anyway really. It's just that it it was going to become a two person race. I don't think that will change.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 September 2008, 08:45:55 pm
That's bollocks like, total bollocks.

The fact of the matter is that him and Kimi were side by side going into the chicane and if he hadn't have jumped it they'd have taken each other out, he was avoiding an accident. He then quite clearly let Kimi have the place back, which he never actually took really anyway before overtaking him fair and square, Raikonen took him back after that and if I remember right did that because he ran wide and as a result managed to keep his foot down resulting in a clear advantage. That was proper racing from both drivers and given the conditions I think they were both very fair whilst doing it.

Has Kimi made a complaint? It would be interesting to know what he thought about it and whether this had anything to do with him.

I'm not usually one for breakaways but the FIA is seriously corrupt and if the major manufacturers broke away, I'd be happy to watch that instead of F1.

This decision stinks, fair enough there are rules, but given the nature of the sport those rules need to have a certain flexibility built in to take account of the conditions, whether the breach was deliberate or not, and whether there was any actual tangible advantage gained. Plenty of cars jump chicanes in races all the time and by definition they get some form of advantage from doing so, but no-one ever gets punished as a result, common sense is used and no action is taken, but it seems like if there's an advantage to be gained by Ferrari or a disadvantage to be given to McLaren then the interpretation of the rules changes.

Apart from anything the perverseness of this is demonstrated by the random nature of the punishment, what relevance does it have to anything?

It seems as though the FIA wants a situation where Ferrari are the dominant team and everyone else is left to fight for the scraps and they're working towards this by trying to hamstring their only serious contender in McLaren. Well they're making a big mistake, do they seriously think that anyone would be interested in watching that!?! F1 gets enough criticism for being boring as it is, without the FIA making that into a reality. Idiots.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 September 2008, 08:46:54 pm
By the way my first sentence is about the decision, not anyone's post.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 7 September 2008, 08:48:23 pm
That's bollocks like, total bollocks.

The fact of the matter is that him and Kimi were side by side going into the chicane and if he hadn't have jumped it they'd have taken each other out, he was avoiding an accident. He then quite clearly let Kimi have the place back, which he never actually took really anyway before overtaking him fair and square, Raikonen took him back after that and if I remember right did that because he ran wide and as a result managed to keep his foot down resulting in a clear advantage. That was proper racing from both drivers and given the conditions I think they were both very fair whilst doing it.

Has Kimi made a complaint? It would be interesting to know what he thought about it and whether this had anything to do with him.

I'm not usually one for breakaways but the FIA is seriously corrupt and if the major manufacturers broke away, I'd be happy to watch that instead of F1.

This decision stinks, fair enough there are rules, but given the nature of the sport those rules need to have a certain flexibility built in to take account of the conditions, whether the breach was deliberate or not, and whether there was any actual tangible advantage gained. Plenty of cars jump chicanes in races all the time and by definition they get some form of advantage from doing so, but no-one ever gets punished as a result, common sense is used and no action is taken, but it seems like if there's an advantage to be gained by Ferrari or a disadvantage to be given to McLaren then the interpretation of the rules changes.

Apart from anything the perverseness of this is demonstrated by the random nature of the punishment, what relevance does it have to anything?

It seems as though the FIA wants a situation where Ferrari are the dominant team and everyone else is left to fight for the scraps and they're working towards this by trying to hamstring their only serious contender in McLaren. Well they're making a big mistake, do they seriously think that anyone would be interested in watching that!?! F1 gets enough criticism for being boring as it is, without the FIA making that into a reality. Idiots.

Wise is a w***** though.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 September 2008, 08:59:51 pm
That's bollocks like, total bollocks.

The fact of the matter is that him and Kimi were side by side going into the chicane and if he hadn't have jumped it they'd have taken each other out, he was avoiding an accident. He then quite clearly let Kimi have the place back, which he never actually took really anyway before overtaking him fair and square, Raikonen took him back after that and if I remember right did that because he ran wide and as a result managed to keep his foot down resulting in a clear advantage. That was proper racing from both drivers and given the conditions I think they were both very fair whilst doing it.

Has Kimi made a complaint? It would be interesting to know what he thought about it and whether this had anything to do with him.

I'm not usually one for breakaways but the FIA is seriously corrupt and if the major manufacturers broke away, I'd be happy to watch that instead of F1.

This decision stinks, fair enough there are rules, but given the nature of the sport those rules need to have a certain flexibility built in to take account of the conditions, whether the breach was deliberate or not, and whether there was any actual tangible advantage gained. Plenty of cars jump chicanes in races all the time and by definition they get some form of advantage from doing so, but no-one ever gets punished as a result, common sense is used and no action is taken, but it seems like if there's an advantage to be gained by Ferrari or a disadvantage to be given to McLaren then the interpretation of the rules changes.

Apart from anything the perverseness of this is demonstrated by the random nature of the punishment, what relevance does it have to anything?

It seems as though the FIA wants a situation where Ferrari are the dominant team and everyone else is left to fight for the scraps and they're working towards this by trying to hamstring their only serious contender in McLaren. Well they're making a big mistake, do they seriously think that anyone would be interested in watching that!?! F1 gets enough criticism for being boring as it is, without the FIA making that into a reality. Idiots.

Wise is a w***** though.

I'm staying in here where it's safe, it's too annoying out there at the moment. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 7 September 2008, 09:45:17 pm
Bull f***ing s***.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 7 September 2008, 11:17:24 pm
I've just seen it again and took more notice knowing what had happened, this sport is corrupt.  Hamilton gave the place back and was at least as far behind after giving it back than he was before trying to overtake.

Raikonen did seem to make a complaint although he might have just been commenting on something which was happening anyway. 

Mclaren are appealing the decision and must have a chance, maybe they should swap names with Renault.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 7 September 2008, 11:18:01 pm
Why on earth they feel the need to shaft Hamilton now, we all know he's going to choke in the last few races anyway.

Seriously though, makes you wonder what pics of a certain person a certain team have locked away for a rainy corner day.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Sunday 7 September 2008, 11:22:05 pm
Why on earth they feel the need to shaft Hamilton now, we all know he's going to choke in the last few races anyway.

Seriously though, makes you wonder what pics of a certain person a certain team have locked away for a rainy corner day.

But how would you be able to prove it wasn't Andy Warhol?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Spider Jerusalem on Sunday 7 September 2008, 11:28:33 pm
Formula 1's bias towards Ferrari over the past few years is starting to make boxing look straight.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 8 September 2008, 12:10:32 am
The talk on PlanetF1 is of a rule that you have to wait 1 further corner before trying to overtake again, and Hamilton broke that rule.

I wouldn't take much notice of PlanetF1... (read Patronise (http://www.patronise.us/) though)

I reckon he was a little bit naughty in that he took a bit of advantage from straight-lining the chicane, and even though he let Kimi back through he certainly still had the momentum to pass him into turn 1.

But I'll be surprised if they take his win away.

Well here I am, very surprised!  I expected them to give him either a slap on the wrist or a grid penalty for next week.  I think a 25 second penalty on the face of it is really harsh.

There's precedent for this incident though, which is what I thought of when I said it was a bit naughty in the first place.  It was back in Japan 2005 like, when Alonso passed Christian Klien by jumping a chicane, and yielded the place back to him, only to get straight in the slipstream and pass him down the next straight.  In that instance, Alonso was ordered to let Klien back through again.  Although this time the race director supposedly told McLaren he was happy so I dunno

The stewards will say that they would have given him a drive-through penalty, but can't because it happened so late in the race.  In that instance, they give out what they consider to be the equivalent, a 25 second penalty (In reality it doesn't take 25 seconds to run the length of the pits, but whatever).

I'm far from Hamilton's biggest fan (as a person that is, I think he's a right cocky b****** but he's clearly a supreme talent) but I think it was very harsh to take the win away from him today.

(For the record, Ferrari stated categorically that they didn't protest it, and I actually believe them.)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: indi on Monday 8 September 2008, 12:34:11 am
The talk on PlanetF1 is of a rule that you have to wait 1 further corner before trying to overtake again, and Hamilton broke that rule.

I wouldn't take much notice of PlanetF1... (read Patronise (http://www.patronise.us/) though)

I reckon he was a little bit naughty in that he took a bit of advantage from straight-lining the chicane, and even though he let Kimi back through he certainly still had the momentum to pass him into turn 1.

But I'll be surprised if they take his win away.

Well here I am, very surprised!  I expected them to give him either a slap on the wrist or a grid penalty for next week.  I think a 25 second penalty on the face of it is really harsh.

There's precedent for this incident though, which is what I thought of when I said it was a bit naughty in the first place.  It was back in Japan 2005 like, when Alonso passed Christian Klien by jumping a chicane, and yielded the place back to him, only to get straight in the slipstream and pass him down the next straight.  In that instance, Alonso was ordered to let Klien back through again.  Although this time the race director supposedly told McLaren he was happy so I dunno

The stewards will say that they would have given him a drive-through penalty, but can't because it happened so late in the race.  In that instance, they give out what they consider to be the equivalent, a 25 second penalty (In reality it doesn't take 25 seconds to run the length of the pits, but whatever).

I'm far from Hamilton's biggest fan (as a person that is, I think he's a right cocky b****** but he's clearly a supreme talent) but I think it was very harsh to take the win away from him today.

(For the record, Ferrari stated categorically that they didn't protest it, and I actually believe them.)

They don't need to protest though, it's done for them anyway.

I seem to remember Schumacher winning a race by crossing the line in the pits doing a drive through at some point, wonder if that was in a Ferrari.

Even if they had given him a drive through he'd have had three laps to take it and that'd have been after he'd won the race, or isn't that allowed?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Monday 8 September 2008, 12:40:34 am
Yeah Schumacher won the 98 British GP in the pits, in a Ferrari.  That was a cock-up by the British stewards, ironically enough, and the FIA decided they couldn't take the win off Schumacher because of the mistakes of the stewards.  (Something like the stewards said he would get a time penalty, Ferrari assumed it would be added to his final race time, it turned out it should've been a stop/go, but the stewards didn't notify them in time, and he came in on the final lap).

I think that in the instance that a driver is under investigation in the late stages of a race, a penalty is always added afterwards.  That's happened to a few other drivers this year.

The most disappointing thing is that we saw a fabulous scrap for the lead, but nobody will talk about that anymore.

EDIt: Just checked the regs, and if a penalty is given out in the last 5 laps, 25 seconds will indeed be added to the driver's time.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Monday 8 September 2008, 09:49:31 am
Why don't they give ferari 4 extra points per race, then at least we know they are tottally biased.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: K9 on Sunday 14 September 2008, 12:34:25 pm
Hamilton 15th eh

I got a feeling he will win
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Sunday 14 September 2008, 01:37:45 pm
Hamilton is flying atm.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 14 September 2008, 01:56:00 pm
Hamilton should win this, I wonder if a new rule is introduced to say that the race can only be won by a red car?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 14 September 2008, 02:02:22 pm
I'll take that back.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 14 September 2008, 02:44:55 pm
Wow what a race.....so genuinely chuffed for lil' vettel....can't imagine what that feels like...
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 14 September 2008, 04:00:47 pm
Vettel is cool but not as cool as robert Kubica, 3rd in the drivers champs, ready to strike and win it ;)  bluerazz.gif
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 28 September 2008, 01:39:37 pm
Massa :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 28 September 2008, 01:45:58 pm
Massa :lol:

That was a right farce!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 28 September 2008, 01:49:01 pm

That was a right farce!

It's added a bit of interest to the race now.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 28 September 2008, 01:54:21 pm
:lol: at Ferrari.

Poetic justice for all those off track decisions that have controversially gone their way.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 28 September 2008, 02:26:53 pm
So much for it not being an overtaking track. That was immense driving by Hamilton!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 28 September 2008, 02:37:51 pm
So much for it not being an overtaking track. That was immense driving by Hamilton!

Pity he hadn't done it sooner.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 28 September 2008, 02:41:14 pm
This has changed again.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 28 September 2008, 02:42:05 pm
And again. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 28 September 2008, 02:43:04 pm
I'm proud of Timo Glock, justifying my choosing him for my fantasy forumla 1 thingy at work
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 28 September 2008, 02:55:37 pm
And again. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 28 September 2008, 03:30:06 pm
Alonso is the best driver in the world imo. I think if he had the car of either Massa or Hamilton he would have run away with it this season. However, if he stays at Renault or moves to BMW next year, he could still win the title.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 28 September 2008, 03:43:43 pm
Alonso is the best driver in the world imo. I think if he had the car of either Massa or Hamilton he would have run away with it this season. However, if he stays at Renault or moves to BMW next year, he could still win the title.

So how come he didn't run away from Hamilton last season, and actually finished behind the rookie in an identical car?

Great race, and good result for Hamilton.

Ferrari  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 28 September 2008, 05:01:53 pm
:lol:

f***ing hate ferrari..
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 28 September 2008, 11:19:52 pm
The highlights are on if anybody missed it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Monday 29 September 2008, 12:28:18 am
Made my day to see massa f*** it up, the kimi crash. Though allowing the catfish to win was a bit of a jip.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Monday 29 September 2008, 12:40:56 am
Alonso cut the first corner, what's the difference between him doing it and Hamilton doing it?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Adam^ on Monday 29 September 2008, 12:52:11 am
Hamilton, is in competition with ferrari, alonso isn't simple.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Magpie on Monday 29 September 2008, 10:45:38 am
Made my day to see massa f*** it up, the kimi crash. Though allowing the catfish to win was a bit of a jip.

Catfish!!!! HAHAHA mackems.gif He does doesn't he!!!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 29 September 2008, 11:10:56 am
Felt for DC yesterday, he was looking a good shout for a podium until his rig got stuck.

Probably his last shot at a podium.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gorilla on Monday 29 September 2008, 02:10:19 pm
Felt for DC yesterday, he was looking a good shout for a podium until his rig got stuck.

Probably his last shot at a podium.
Yeah but he was way off the pace and cost Hamilton more points.  If he'd cleared DC earlier he would have been in with a shout of the race win.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 29 September 2008, 02:26:24 pm
Felt for DC yesterday, he was looking a good shout for a podium until his rig got stuck.

Probably his last shot at a podium.
Yeah but he was way off the pace and cost Hamilton more points.  If he'd cleared DC earlier he would have been in with a shout of the race win.

Yeah, but I don't like Hamilton so its another plus to DC for me!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Monday 29 September 2008, 04:33:00 pm
Are people discrediting Coulthard's race because he didn't allow Hamilton to pass him?! That would be his job wouldn't it!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Gorilla on Tuesday 30 September 2008, 10:40:57 am
Are people discrediting Coulthard's race because he didn't allow Hamilton to pass him?! That would be his job wouldn't it!
I am not discounting it I'm just saying he slowed Hamilton down by about 1 second per lap and there was nowhere to overtake.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 11 October 2008, 09:48:26 am
I'll bump this ready for tomorrow, Hamilton is starting from Pole and massa starts in 5th.  Hamilton needs to get out in front and it will do him no harm if Kovalainen blocks Massa out.

Hamilton      McLaren       1m18.404s
Raikkonen     Ferrari       1m18.644s
Kovalainen    McLaren       1m18.821s
Alonso        Renault       1m18.852s
Massa         Ferrari       1m18.874s
Kubica        BMW           1m18.979s
Trulli        Toyota        1m19.026s
Glock         Toyota        1m19.118s
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 11 October 2008, 10:34:09 am
Is it a 5am start?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 11 October 2008, 11:21:06 am
Is it a 5am start?

ITV coverage starts at 4:30 and the actual race will start at 5:30 so it's an early start.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 11 October 2008, 11:25:59 am
I'm going to a party tonight, so I will catch it when I crawl in :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 12 October 2008, 05:38:03 am
What the hell! Hamilton is doing it again!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 12 October 2008, 05:46:11 am
It'll be interesting to see what is made of the Massa incident.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 12 October 2008, 05:57:15 am
Massa and Hamilton both get a drive through.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 12 October 2008, 06:01:00 am
Much like the Spa race...a whole bunch of drivers could have been penalised for the madness that just transpired.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 12 October 2008, 06:06:01 am
Absolute disgrace that Hamilton was given a drive-through! That sort of incident happens at the start of loads of Grand Prixs and I've never seen anyone penalised for it. Anything the FIA can do to assist Ferrari!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 12 October 2008, 06:16:07 am
Absolute disgrace that Hamilton was given a drive-through! That sort of incident happens at the start of loads of Grand Prixs and I've never seen anyone penalised for it. Anything the FIA can do to assist Ferrari!

Agreed, they did it to keep him behind Massa, they seem to invent new ways of penalising him and the team.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 12 October 2008, 07:03:54 am
Another illegal passing move by Massa IMO. Webber went defensive and Massa went off the race track to pass him. But f*** all will happen!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 12 October 2008, 07:24:45 am
Hamilton needs to sort his head out before next week, at least he has a new engine for that race, at least I think he does.  Looking at the start again, it was poor by Hamilton and he needs to learn from it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 12 October 2008, 07:32:47 am
Amazing that he can be so ice cold & clinical in his driving all season then make stupid mistakes at the end of a season like he does.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: mouldy_uk on Sunday 12 October 2008, 09:26:17 am
Bourdais penalty gifts Massa extra point.
http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/170381-0/bourdais_penalty_gifts_massa_extra_point.html (http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/170381-0/bourdais_penalty_gifts_massa_extra_point.html)

 :rolleyes:

Stewards seem to be doing their best to give Massa every chance possible of winning this years championship as no way was that a penalty
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Atticus on Sunday 12 October 2008, 09:51:07 am
Amazing that he can be so ice cold & clinical in his driving all season then make stupid mistakes at the end of a season like he does.

Not really. It's all about pressure.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Cristov on Sunday 12 October 2008, 09:58:44 am
i get the feeling they are fixing it so it goes to the last race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 12 October 2008, 10:25:31 am
Amazing that he can be so ice cold & clinical in his driving all season then make stupid mistakes at the end of a season like he does.

Not really. It's all about pressure.

That's what I mean, he seems totally oblivious to any sort of danger or pressure til the business end of the season, then just falls to pieces.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Atticus on Sunday 12 October 2008, 10:29:09 am
Amazing that he can be so ice cold & clinical in his driving all season then make stupid mistakes at the end of a season like he does.

Not really. It's all about pressure.

That's what I mean, he seems totally oblivious to any sort of danger or pressure til the business end of the season, then just falls to pieces.

You've got to consider the massive increase in pressure though, as the season draws to a close. It's akin to the clinching putt in golf or the last dropkick of a rugby match. I'd be willing to bet he's fairly at ease in the early season as he knows there's plenty of time left and he knows nothing will be final either way, however when it gets to this stage and it's as tight as it is it's only natural that he'll start showing signs of strain. He's still a very young lad at the end of the day... and he's English, so it's inbuilt that he has to at least waver.

Kubica could snatch it as Massa/Hamilton fight it out amongst themselves, because the pressure on him is nowhere near as great.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 12 October 2008, 10:34:43 am
Amazing that he can be so ice cold & clinical in his driving all season then make stupid mistakes at the end of a season like he does.

Not really. It's all about pressure.

That's what I mean, he seems totally oblivious to any sort of danger or pressure til the business end of the season, then just falls to pieces.

You've got to consider the massive increase in pressure though, as the season draws to a close. It's akin to the clinching putt in golf or the last dropkick of a rugby match. I'd be willing to bet he's fairly at ease in the early season as he knows there's plenty of time left and he knows nothing will be final either way, however when it gets to this stage and it's as tight as it is it's only natural that he'll start showing signs of strain. He's still a very young lad at the end of the day... and he's English, so it's inbuilt that he has to at least waver.

Kubica could snatch it as Massa/Hamilton fight it out amongst themselves, because the pressure on him is nowhere near as great.

I agree with you, its just the two extremes he seems to go between that I'm getting at.  He's as cool & relaxed as anyone we've ever seen all season, some of his overtaking is unbelievable, then it seems to hit him that the title is in his grasp & he falls to pieces.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Atticus on Sunday 12 October 2008, 10:35:39 am
It'll come, I'm sure of it. It's just a case of getting that first Championship out of the way. You'd imagine the first is the hardest one to win.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Sunday 12 October 2008, 10:54:28 am
Bourdais penalty gifts Massa extra point.
http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/170381-0/bourdais_penalty_gifts_massa_extra_point.html (http://www.crash.net/motorsport/f1/news/170381-0/bourdais_penalty_gifts_massa_extra_point.html)

 :rolleyes:

Stewards seem to be doing their best to give Massa every chance possible of winning this years championship as no way was that a penalty

Bloody hell this is turning into a farce! That incident was entirely Massa's fault.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 12 October 2008, 10:59:27 am
Another British sportsman with no bottle eh?


Theres a surprise. I hate F1 but seriously hope Hamilton gets f*** all.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Edd on Sunday 12 October 2008, 12:01:02 pm
i get the feeling they are fixing it so it goes to the last race.

i get the feeling they are fixing it so Massa wins the title.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 12 October 2008, 12:28:00 pm
Hamilton and Massa have made so many mistakes this year.  If Alonso or Kubica had been in a McLaren or a Ferrari this year I reckon they'd have walked this championship.

Thought the penalties Hamilton and Massa got were completely fair, but the penalty for Bourdais was very harsh.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 12 October 2008, 02:18:54 pm
No one deserves the championship this year. Hamilton continues to do idiotic things, while Massa's car/pit have cost him a title this year (as well as a few errors himself), meanwhile Raikkonen has been all over the place. Kubica has been the best driver this year by far.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 12 October 2008, 02:36:56 pm
Hamilton and Massa have made so many mistakes this year.  If Alonso or Kubica had been in a McLaren or a Ferrari this year I reckon they'd have walked this championship.

Thought the penalties Hamilton and Massa got were completely fair, but the penalty for Bourdais was very harsh.

The penalty Hamilton was given could have been dished out at most races on the first bend but I can't remember one before today.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 12 October 2008, 02:42:48 pm
Another British sportsman with no bottle eh?


Theres a surprise. I hate F1 but seriously hope Hamilton gets f*** all.

He's got loads of bottle, if anything he's too aggressive at the wrong time.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 12 October 2008, 03:04:57 pm
Hamilton is a right rhubarb crumbling tit.
 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 12 October 2008, 05:49:48 pm
Gerrin Kubica. The best driver in f1. :snod:

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 12 October 2008, 05:52:00 pm
Jesus i don't understand all this penalty s***...i'm trying not to be totally biased cause i like hamilton...but the first corner.....i can't see anything different to whats happened hundreds of times before at first corners...don't see how he could be penalised for that...

And the bordais penalty is an absolute joke....can't understand it....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 12 October 2008, 06:08:57 pm
Hamilton and Massa penalties were both fully deserved by overly aggressive and impatient drivers. The Bourdais thing was just stupid. These people are not driving like champions ffs. I actually think Massa has been better than Hamilton this year, and he would be leading if not for some terrible terrible misfortune that has had little to with him. But then again, Massa has been poor in the rain, and also made some glaring errors. But none of the drivers in the top teams has been even mildly impressive in my opinion.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 12 October 2008, 06:10:31 pm
Jesus i don't understand all this penalty s***...i'm trying not to be totally biased cause i like hamilton...but the first corner.....i can't see anything different to whats happened hundreds of times before at first corners...don't see how he could be penalised for that...

And the bordais penalty is an absolute joke....can't understand it....

F1 doesn't stand for Formula 1, it now stands for Ferrari 1.  The rules are becoming a total joke and it's making the sport look as well run as our football club.

They are supposed to be making the races more competitive by limiting what money can do for the teams but they are going totally against competition with these pathetic decisions.  No matter who I want to win, the most important thing for me is that they win because they drive the best car, are the best driver or both, not because of the way the rules are abused.

I stopped watching years ago and only came back because of Hamilton but the FIA seem to have more say in who wins than they did when I first started watching, in short they look to be bent, rightly or wrongly.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 12 October 2008, 06:20:14 pm
Hamilton and Massa penalties were both fully deserved by overly aggressive and impatient drivers. The Bourdais thing was just stupid. These people are not driving like champions ffs. I actually think Massa has been better than Hamilton this year, and he would be leading if not for some terrible terrible misfortune that has had little to with him. But then again, Massa has been poor in the rain, and also made some glaring errors. But none of the drivers in the top teams has been even mildly impressive in my opinion.

It's easy to complain about Massa and Hamilton not being the best but they are the drivers under most pressure to perform.  Look at Alonso last season when in a favoured car, he was s*** most of the time but now when he's not expected to win he can relax.  Don't forget that he only won the night race because he was lucky, it had nothing to do with him or his car, it was because of where he was when his mate crashed.  Without the crash he was nowhere.

If Hamilton was given a deserved penalty then others should have been given the same penalty in almost every race.  If the rules were applied consistently then nobody could complain but as usual, the rules appear to have been applied to suit Ferrari.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Filflop1 on Sunday 12 October 2008, 07:42:34 pm
Massa best driver no way he is good out front but if he drops back in the pack the race is over,  only being backed by ferrari cause Kimi is having a mare this season, hope Hamilton wins it TBH the lad gets stuck in and trys to race even thou stewards try there best to spoil it
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 12 October 2008, 08:50:01 pm
I don't like Hamilton really. My favorites are Kubica and Alonso. You'd think I'd take a liking to the only black driver in the history of F1, but between his plasticness, some of the things he does on track, and the media barrage I just am not able to. I think he has more talent than Massa, but less than Kubica and Alonso. Raikkonen (Well at least Raikkonen before this mad season) is about on his level.

His style will cost him more points than it will gain in my opinion. If the boy had any patience and common sense, he would have been in the points today. Don't know why he felt he had to make up for his bad start on the first lap.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 12 October 2008, 08:55:46 pm
I don't like Hamilton really. My favorites are Kubica and Alonso. You'd think I'd take a liking to the only black driver in the history of F1, but between his plasticness, some of the things he does on track, and the media barrage I just am not able to. I think he has more talent than Massa, but less than Kubica and Alonso. Raikkonen (Well at least Raikkonen before this mad season) is about on his level.

His style will cost him more points than it will gain in my opinion. If the boy had any patience and common sense, he would have been in the points today. Don't know why he felt he had to make up for his bad start on the first lap.




To me, Hamilton is the only one who delivers the unexpected, you never know what he's going to do and this is why I watch him and want him to do well because without him it would be boring.  He reminds me of Nigel Mansell in that he's aggressive and wants to win every time he goes out.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 12 October 2008, 10:30:29 pm
He reminds me of Schuey in that sense.. but Schuey knew he was the "bad-guy" and didn't give a f***. Hamilton acts like he's a saint but he's a massive prick in hiding.

He'll do Massa the way Schuey did Hill and the pretense will be over.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Geordiesned on Saturday 18 October 2008, 08:27:04 am
It's set up for a cracking race tomorrow morning with Hamilton on pole with Raikkonen just beging hime again. I hope Hamilton learnt his lesson from last week and stays calm if Kimi gets a jump on him at the start.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:29:37 am
It's set up for a cracking race tomorrow morning with Hamilton on pole with Raikkonen just beging hime again. I hope Hamilton learnt his lesson from last week and stays calm if Kimi gets a jump on him at the start.

Kubica folds under pressure.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 18 October 2008, 12:51:04 pm
Kubi :( :doh:

If BMW had not stopped working on the car he might have made a decent challenge.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 18 October 2008, 09:56:12 pm
8am start tomorrow aye? May get up early as I have to leave at 9 for football.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 18 October 2008, 09:56:48 pm
Early rising should be good. Lets hope hami don't lose his head, again.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:05:45 pm
I don't think the Chinese or Japanese Grand Prixs should be so late in the season personally.

I'd say there is less rain in October than in July in Britain, so Silverstone should finish the season IMO.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:10:09 pm
Who else is getting up then? :)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:12:21 pm
I don't think the Chinese or Japanese Grand Prixs should be so late in the season personally.

I'd say there is less rain in October than in July in Britain, so Silverstone should finish the season IMO.

I don't mind rain at all and I'd rather have a warmer track temperature than we have in October, it's hard enough for them to get the tyres working without running them in temperatures as low as we get.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:13:43 pm
Who else is getting up then? :)

Won't be getting up for the build-up, probably set my alarm for 7:45am.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:15:55 pm
It would be a bit stupid for the British Grand PRix to be seperated from the rest of Europe's grand prixs (?) (What is the plural form of grand prix?)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:17:24 pm
Who else is getting up then? :)

I will be, I stayed up all night last week and almost fell asleep minutes before the race started, I missed the first 2 laps because I went to put cold water on my face.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:18:49 pm
I'll be up for it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:25:01 pm
Who else is getting up then? :)

I will be, I stayed up all night last week and almost fell asleep minutes before the race started, I missed the first 2 laps because I went to put cold water on my face.

:lol:

DOH!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:29:34 pm

:lol:

DOH!

I couldn't understand what had happened until they replayed on lap 4 or 5.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 18 October 2008, 10:58:14 pm
It would be a bit stupid for the British Grand PRix to be seperated from the rest of Europe's grand prixs (?) (What is the plural form of grand prix?)

Grands Prix ;)

I'll be up for it.  If Raikkonen beats Hamilton into the first corner it'll be a cracking race.  If Hamilton leads away I reckon he'll stroke it home.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 18 October 2008, 11:03:56 pm

Grands Prix ;)

I'll be up for it.  If Raikkonen beats Hamilton into the first corner it'll be a cracking race.  If Hamilton leads away I reckon he'll stroke it home.

It'll be tough on tyres again and Hamilton usually suffers worse than others.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 19 October 2008, 01:10:36 am
Christ, I hope he manages to clear Raikkonen at the start. With Heiki missing again, I wouldn't be surprised if one of the trio (Massa, Raik, and Alonso), try to run Hamilton wide at the first opportunity. Is the forecast still for rain?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 19 October 2008, 01:22:34 am
Christ, I hope he manages to clear Raikkonen at the start. With Heiki missing again, I wouldn't be surprised if one of the trio (Massa, Raik, and Alonso), try to run Hamilton wide at the first opportunity. Is the forecast still for rain?

Chance of rain.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 19 October 2008, 01:53:30 am
Christ, I hope he manages to clear Raikkonen at the start. With Heiki missing again, I wouldn't be surprised if one of the trio (Massa, Raik, and Alonso), try to run Hamilton wide at the first opportunity. Is the forecast still for rain?

Here's the forecast, it doesn't look like rain but it is cloudy so it's possible.  The link doesn't work if you click on it but it works if you paste it into your browser.

http://www.accuweather.com/world-forecast-hourly.asp?partner=accuweather&locCode=ASI|CN|CH024|SHANGHAI&metric=1&hbhday=1&hbhhour=14
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 19 October 2008, 01:59:19 am
I should really go to sleep so I get up for it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 19 October 2008, 02:05:18 am
(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/7728/fiastewardparkingza5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

:lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 19 October 2008, 02:06:49 am
(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/7728/fiastewardparkingza5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

:lol:

:lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 19 October 2008, 07:08:29 am
Come on Lewis, 10 points today.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Filflop1 on Sunday 19 October 2008, 07:20:40 am
Just keep his cool and he will be alright :clap2:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 19 October 2008, 08:04:13 am
A better start.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Sunday 19 October 2008, 08:20:49 am
He's not going to win the championship today, is he?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 19 October 2008, 08:34:46 am
He's not going to win the championship today, is he?

I doubt it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 19 October 2008, 08:37:00 am
Kova man, wtf. Hamilton could have won the championship by now if he'd competed with the Ferrari's  :angry: 
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 19 October 2008, 09:17:38 am
Kova's an average driver tbh, scored way over his head with his current post
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 19 October 2008, 09:27:14 am
Kova out, 3 podium finishes out of 17, disgraceful tbf
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 19 October 2008, 09:35:41 am
10 points and a bigger points gap for the last race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 19 October 2008, 09:38:10 am
Can't stand Hamilton's voice.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 19 October 2008, 09:39:00 am
flawless drive by Hamilton, one hand on the trophy once more  :thup:  :shifty:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 19 October 2008, 09:40:53 am
Strong performance, surely he can't throw the title away this time....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 19 October 2008, 10:00:27 am
I fell asleep a little :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 19 October 2008, 10:06:18 am
I fell asleep a little :lol:

I thought it was boring but I wouldn't have wanted a repeat of last week, it was a perfect race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 19 October 2008, 10:10:09 am
Get in  :celb:

Sh*t race, but don't care at this stage of the season. Can't see it being as easy in Brazil though. If it wasn't for the Spa tragedy, Hamilton would be World Champion today  :angry:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 19 October 2008, 10:15:33 am
If BMW had not given up on the car, Kubi would still be in the race ;)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: lankybellwipe on Sunday 19 October 2008, 10:24:34 am
If BMW had not given up on the car, Kubi would still be in the race ;)

if LBW had not given up on the beer last night, he'd still be rat arsed  :shifty:



sorry........
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 19 October 2008, 10:25:42 am
If BMW had not given up on the car, Kubi would still be in the race ;)

if LBW had not given up on the beer last night, he'd still be rat arsed  :shifty:



sorry........

:thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Sunday 19 October 2008, 11:51:45 am
I can't believe McLaren confirmed they were keeping Kovalainen for next season months ago. He's totally mediocre and has been all season. Who would they replace him with though? A lot of the young drivers have contracts with Flavio Briatore which won't be very attractive to other teams. Also, I bet Vettel is gutted that he agreed to go to Red Bull next year.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Friday 31 October 2008, 01:03:40 am
First practice starts in less than 12 hours, I can't wait for Sunday.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 1 November 2008, 04:09:52 pm
Qualifying is on ITV1 now.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 1 November 2008, 05:01:28 pm
Hamilton starts from 4th, Massa has pole.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Saturday 1 November 2008, 05:05:13 pm
Hamilton starts from 4th, Massa has pole.

Although I hate Ferrari atmo and like Hamilton, must admit that Massa winning the World Championship at Brazil would make an amzing spectacle. I'm feeling pretty neutral on all this.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Saturday 1 November 2008, 05:23:57 pm
I hope Massa wins. Hamilton comes out as a total cockface so I hope he goes out in the first corner.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Saturday 1 November 2008, 05:24:34 pm
That's a dodgy position to be starting from, especially if Alonso decides to get a bit mischevious on the first lap.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 1 November 2008, 05:29:04 pm
Hamilton is the most exciting driver in F1, I hope he takes the championship.  I can’t understand why Hamilton hasn’t gone light on fuel and started further up the grid to keep out of trouble.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 1 November 2008, 05:30:22 pm
That's a dodgy position to be starting from, especially if Alonso decides to get a bit mischevious on the first lap.

I agree with that, the fuel strategy is a bit bizarre.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 1 November 2008, 08:48:23 pm
Can see Hamilton throwing it away then struggling to be a top driver next season.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 1 November 2008, 09:09:30 pm
Can see Hamilton throwing it away then struggling to be a top driver next season.



I hope you're wrong but I'm nervous for him.  I don’t think he’ll struggle next year but the more times he blows a lead the more it will be likely to stick in him mind and become a handicap for him, he needs to win this one.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 1 November 2008, 09:55:19 pm
Can see Hamilton throwing it away then struggling to be a top driver next season.



I hope you're wrong but I'm nervous for him.  I don’t think he’ll struggle next year but the more times he blows a lead the more it will be likely to stick in him mind and become a handicap for him, he needs to win this one.

Basically feel them same, but can see him blowing it in spectacular fashion...again.

Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Saturday 1 November 2008, 10:10:49 pm
I think the forecast is for a wet raise. Christ, the tension tomorrow will be unbearable  :no:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Saturday 1 November 2008, 10:34:59 pm
I think the forecast is for a wet raise. Christ, the tension tomorrow will be unbearable  :no:

I'm excited but not that much.  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 12:15:13 am
I think the forecast is for a wet raise. Christ, the tension tomorrow will be unbearable  :no:

I'm excited but not that much.  :lol:

 :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 2 November 2008, 01:56:29 am
He is going to lose his head again. That or Alonso will have his say.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 2 November 2008, 02:07:55 am
I think the forecast is for a wet raise. Christ, the tension tomorrow will be unbearable  :no:

I'm excited but not that much.  :lol:

 :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 2 November 2008, 11:22:34 am
;D fuckin' hell just watchin' the replay of the qualifying....the montage itv has made with that carry on song is f***ing AMAZING. ;D awesome

hehee here it is....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6HO7j2EC_dI
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 2 November 2008, 11:24:24 am
I think the Massa-Hamilton fight is overshadowing the main issue today.

David Colthard's last ever race. He's ditched some of his sponsorship on the Red Bull for exposure for the 'Gives You Wings' Charity.

The average head size of the grid drops by 10 inches after today.

Farewell to a legend!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 2 November 2008, 11:32:44 am
;D fuckin' hell just watchin' the replay of the qualifying....the montage itv has made with that carry on song is f***ing AMAZING. ;D awesome

hehee here it is....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6HO7j2EC_dI

That was mint aye. Vettel :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mowen on Sunday 2 November 2008, 12:46:25 pm
I think the Massa-Hamilton fight is overshadowing the main issue today.

David Colthard's last ever race. He's ditched some of his sponsorship on the Red Bull for exposure for the 'Gives You Wings' Charity.

The average head size of the grid drops by 10 inches after today.

Farewell to a legend!

Shame he was never much good!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 November 2008, 12:56:42 pm
;D fuckin' hell just watchin' the replay of the qualifying....the montage itv has made with that carry on song is f***ing AMAZING. ;D awesome

hehee here it is....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6HO7j2EC_dI

That was mint aye. Vettel :lol:

MURRAY!

Steve Rider though :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 2 November 2008, 02:14:28 pm
;D steve rider cracks me up everytime....nice to see people have a bit of fun once in a while.....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 02:28:40 pm
It's raining on track at the minute with 2 1/2 hours to go, this could be interesting.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 2 November 2008, 02:34:07 pm
if Mass wins and Hamilton finishes 5th then they both finish on 97. Massa has more wins then so how does Hamilton win overall?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 2 November 2008, 02:35:21 pm
I think the Massa-Hamilton fight is overshadowing the main issue today.

David Colthard's last ever race. He's ditched some of his sponsorship on the Red Bull for exposure for the 'Gives You Wings' Charity.

The average head size of the grid drops by 10 inches after today.

Farewell to a legend!

Shame he was never much good!

british record for most points in F1 tbh. 2000 should have been his season
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 02:41:53 pm
YouTube is fu*king sick these days. The number of nigger comments directed at Hamilton - especially from the Spanish - is epic.

Cmon Hamilton, you f***ing show them son
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 02:46:19 pm
if Mass wins and Hamilton finishes 5th then they both finish on 97. Massa has more wins then so how does Hamilton win overall?

Hamilton would get 4 points for 5th and he's currently on 94 so he would have 98, Massa is on 87 so can only get a maximum of 97 with a win.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 02:48:30 pm
YouTube is fu*king sick these days. The number of nigger comments directed at Hamilton - especially from the Spanish - is epic.

Cmon Hamilton, you f***ing show them son

I never read the comments but if they are as bad as you say then it tells more about those leaving them than who they are leaving them about.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mowen on Sunday 2 November 2008, 02:53:00 pm
I think the Massa-Hamilton fight is overshadowing the main issue today.

David Colthard's last ever race. He's ditched some of his sponsorship on the Red Bull for exposure for the 'Gives You Wings' Charity.

The average head size of the grid drops by 10 inches after today.

Farewell to a legend!

Shame he was never much good!

british record for most points in F1 tbh. 2000 should have been his season

I can't be bothered to check, but I'd wager he's driven a s*** load more races than any other British driver. He was never poor, but he was certainly never good enough to win a world title. Helped massively by being in a Williams when it was the best car by a while.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Ronaldo on Sunday 2 November 2008, 02:53:18 pm
if Mass wins and Hamilton finishes 5th then they both finish on 97. Massa has more wins then so how does Hamilton win overall?

Hamilton would get 4 points for 5th and he's currently on 94 so he would have 98, Massa is on 87 so can only get a maximum of 97 with a win.

ah of course he gets 4 points for 5th. Cheers mate :thup:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 03:07:02 pm
Look like it'll be raining from the start  :)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 03:35:37 pm
Look like it'll be raining from the start  :)

Massa is in a stronger position if that's the case as he'll be in clear air and will not suffer as much because of spray.  Hamilton will be stronger because he can stay on the track longer but he'll suffer from spray, assuming the qualifying times are down to fuel loads.  Hamilton shoud be able to keep off the soft tyre which he doesn't appear to like as much as the harder tyre and the reduced speed will mean he's not putting too much pressure on his engine and gearbox.  Massa isn't the best in wet conditions so he'll be thinking about that all of the time which means he'll not be able to relax for one minute.

Bloody hell, anything can happen.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 03:40:38 pm
Bloody hell, anything can happen.

Aye, that seems to be where it's heading right now!

<Kinda naughty, sorry.>

Can't see any rain
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:05:43 pm
ITV coverage is starting now.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:14:54 pm
I need a p*ss just because of the nerves. Think I'll use the empty beer bottles, otherwise I'll miss half the race taking a leak  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:15:33 pm
Who's doing the coverage next season?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:15:54 pm
Who's doing the coverage next season?

BBC
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:16:23 pm
Really? What a treat, no more adverts or s**** like that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:18:07 pm
Really? What a treat, no more adverts or s**** like that.

I've liked ITV coverage but will not miss the adverts.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:18:16 pm
The Beeb had better bring the theme tune back or else. :angry:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:19:13 pm
Well the sky looks a bit grey and they even said they'd heard some thunder overhead.

If it's wet....McLaren have looked much stronger in the wet this season than Ferrari, so you would expect Lewis to be home and hosed.  But of course it really isn't that simple.  Massa really isn't as bad in the wet as Silverstone indicated (he drove very well at Monaco this year).

DC has had an awful year (he really should have stopped a year or two ago) but I've always liked the guy so I hope he has one last good race.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:19:50 pm
The Beeb had better bring the theme tune back or else. :angry:

Agreed, I loved it.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:27:41 pm
Wtf is this montage? Cringetastic.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:28:22 pm
The Beeb had better bring the theme tune back or else. :angry:

Agreed, I loved it.

And it'd better be in HD. :angry:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:33:59 pm
The Beeb had better bring the theme tune back or else. :angry:

It'll probably be some jazzed up cover by f***ing mark ronseal or something.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:37:42 pm
This is the one race a year I watch, such a glory supporter.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:38:23 pm
I hope this isn't over by turn 4.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:38:52 pm
50% chance of rain now.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:42:41 pm
;D "oh no my dreaded italian...."

Man i'll miss this numpty bumblin' about the grid....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:43:51 pm
Looking forward to this  :clap2:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:46:57 pm
Looking forward to this  :clap2:

I am and I'm not.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:54:22 pm
Anyway, the real question here is why the f*** is there no F1 video game out this year? :angry:

Was hooked on F1 97 on the Playstation back in the day.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:57:07 pm
Rain.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:57:58 pm
Pouring down :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:58:17 pm
Anyway, the real question here is why the f*** is there no F1 video game out this year? :angry:

Was hooked on F1 97 on the Playstation back in the day.

I think the liscence changed hands.....i think codemasters may be makin' the next one....could easily be wrong about that tho.....
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:58:27 pm
It's a delayed start.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 04:59:08 pm
f*** me mental weather!!!  :thdn:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:00:49 pm
This is going to be different.  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:04:42 pm
Anyway, the real question here is why the f*** is there no F1 video game out this year? :angry:

Was hooked on F1 97 on the Playstation back in the day.

I think the liscence changed hands.....i think codemasters may be makin' the next one....could easily be wrong about that tho.....

Aye mate just done a bit of research on it.  The license ran out at the end of last season, Sony want to pay $15m a year but Ecclestone wants more.  Microsoft are American, Americans dont like F1 so wont pay anywhere near $15m let alone more, hence no game this year AND PROBABLY NEXT.  :angry:

I know they are the devil but EA sports should step in and buy the rights and make this multi platform.

Ecclestone the c***.  :undecided:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:12:43 pm
Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: shido on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:13:05 pm
Holy nellies gettin a bit excited now. Aaah here we go
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:15:37 pm
Kova ffs. Lost two places way too easily
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:15:38 pm
We didn't even get a lap without problems.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:15:38 pm
Quote
Paul says (16:33):
"Coulthard plans to savour final race"
Paul says (16:33):
I hope he enjoys each and every lap
Paul says (16:33):
The formation lap that is

 :weep: Bye bye DC.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:15:55 pm
Well at least he's made the 1st lap.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:16:09 pm
I think the Massa-Hamilton fight is overshadowing the main issue today.

David Colthard's last ever race. He's ditched some of his sponsorship on the Red Bull for exposure for the 'Gives You Wings' Charity.

The average head size of the grid drops by 10 inches after today.

Farewell to a legend!

And he's out in the first corner :lol:


eeeeeee too late
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:16:55 pm
Coulthard. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:17:15 pm
Who caused the smash?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:17:44 pm
f***ing adverts man. I won't miss those motherfuckers.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:20:00 pm
A fitting end to Coulthards career
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:20:40 pm
Aww, that camera angle was quality too.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:27:10 pm
Does Hamilton come in early?  He doesn't need as much fuel so it should be a short stop.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:29:31 pm
The fire extinguisher, this has everything.  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:33:16 pm
f***ing hell, they're all over the place!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:35:10 pm
Hamilton is being held back by Kimi.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:36:57 pm
He should get 5th place back now that Kimi has moved away.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:38:00 pm
f***ing good race so far like.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:39:09 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:40:11 pm
Brave driving that. :)
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:40:15 pm
That fat bloke in the spurs top :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: midds on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:41:22 pm
That fat bloke in the spurs top :lol:

Huddlestone?  ???
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: SUPERTOON on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:43:36 pm
So if all stays the same will Hamilton be champion?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:44:34 pm
Vettel is putting a canny race together.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:45:12 pm
So if all stays the same will Hamilton be champion?

If it does, yes.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:47:39 pm
Excellent, I think I'll go for BT Vision.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:51:20 pm
Tense stuff.

Come on Vettel!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:52:08 pm
Tense stuff.

Come on Vettel!

...or maybe not
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:53:30 pm
Hamilton up to 4th.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:53:45 pm
How's Gerhard Berger doing?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:54:36 pm
How's Gerhard Berger doing?

You just made me hungry :(
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 05:58:34 pm
Will Raikkonen try and back Hamilton up into the traffic?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:00:12 pm
Will Raikkonen try and back Hamilton up into the traffic?

Should just do the decent thing and ram him off
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:00:34 pm
How's Gerhard Berger doing?

You just made me hungry :(

Ok then, what about Jean Alesi?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:05:49 pm
How's Gerhard Berger doing?

You just made me hungry :(

Ok then, what about Jean Alesi?

Drinking wine somewhere in France.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:11:05 pm
How's Gerhard Berger doing?

You just made me hungry :(

Ok then, what about Jean Alesi?

Drinking wine somewhere in France.

Many thanks. It's good to keep informed of the latest developments.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:13:55 pm
Seriously, Berger is in charge of the Toro Rosso team.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: pedro111 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:15:01 pm
Seriously, Berger is in charge of the Toro Rosso team.

Now I remember.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:15:18 pm
f***ing adverts!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:16:53 pm
Can we just finish the race now?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:20:03 pm
So it's a Smogs fault if Lewis loses.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:22:20 pm
4th again for Hamilton.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:28:44 pm
Possibly more rain.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:29:17 pm
f***ing adverts.

Dum D-D Dum-d-dum-d-dum-dum.
Dum D-D Dum-d-dum-d-dum-dum.
Dum D-D Dum-d-dum-d-dum-NE NE NE NE NE NE NE!!!!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Filflop1 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:30:46 pm
RAin in 10  :undecided:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:30:54 pm
oh f*** no
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:36:41 pm
It's raining.  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Filflop1 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:38:43 pm
Knnicker gripping stuff :frantic:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Robster on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:39:26 pm
Knnicker gripping stuff :frantic:

Bloody hell your not wrong there
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:41:27 pm
Squeaky Bum Time.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:44:57 pm
s***!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:45:38 pm
s***.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:45:39 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:45:46 pm
f*** me.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: johnnypd on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:45:49 pm
f***ing hell!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:45:58 pm
Bottling c***
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:47:50 pm
Brilliant
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:48:04 pm
f***ing hell.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:48:06 pm
yes
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: James on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:48:17 pm
YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:48:19 pm
That was amazing, covered in goosebumps!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:48:26 pm
stunning
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:48:32 pm
Hahahahahahaha, nightmare for Ferrari.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: johnnypd on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:48:33 pm
YES!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:48:49 pm
Nice one
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:48:51 pm
Class :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Robster on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:49:07 pm
f***ing hell that was amazing
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:49:16 pm
Bottling c***

I don't think so.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:49:38 pm
Seriously, f***ing hell.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:49:43 pm
what a final lap!!!!

get innnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:49:52 pm
Haha get in loved Seeing them Ferrari c**ts celbrating premturely.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:50:08 pm
Bottling c***

I don't think so.
Jumped the gun a bit I think :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:50:12 pm
That was f***ing amazing.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Robster on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:50:15 pm
The faces on the people in the Ferrari garage  :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:50:19 pm
You couldn't write a script like that.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: super_shay1 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:50:33 pm
f***ing get in
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:50:40 pm
Unreal!

Get in.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:50:44 pm
Wow. f***ing amazing.

See Massa's team cheering and that? :lol:

Goal ruled out for offside-style.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:51:01 pm
That came close to football for excitement
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Unbelievable! on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:51:05 pm
Bizarre
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:51:26 pm
Massa. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:51:29 pm
the Ferrari garage :iamatwat:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Filflop1 on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:51:36 pm
WOOOOOOOOOOOOO GET IN SOOON :frantic:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:51:36 pm
Why did Glock let him past him?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Unbelievable! on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:51:40 pm
Have to feel sorry for Massa after that..
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:52:22 pm
I'm sorry but Hamilton is absolute rubbish. The lucky c***. Feel terrible for Massa. What the f*** else could go wrong for him this season? :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:52:27 pm
Have to feel sorry for Massa after that..
Just remember who he drives for and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: LucaAltieri on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:52:33 pm
Yesssssssss! We won! We won! .....when do I get my cut of the prize money?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:53:05 pm
Why did Glock let him past him?

Don't know what the hell happened there.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Unbelievable! on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:53:10 pm
Why did Glock let him past him?

didn´t change to intermediairies did he?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:53:11 pm
Bit f***ing off the crowd booing and that. s****.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:53:11 pm
I'm sorry but Hamilton is absolute rubbish. The lucky c***. Feel terrible for Massa. What the f*** else could go wrong for him this season? :lol:
Not really, the amount of dodgy decisions that have gone against Hamilton, he deserves this.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:53:23 pm
The crowd response to Hamilton is shocking.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Robster on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:53:41 pm
Why did Glock let him past him?
Had no grip as he didnt change his tyres when the rain started
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: PM on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:54:07 pm
I'm actually speechless.  That's unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable!
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:54:09 pm
Why did Glock let him past him?

Still on the slow tyres. Lost 18secs on the final lap, enough for Hamilton to catch him.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Unbelievable! on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:54:12 pm
I'm sorry but Hamilton is absolute rubbish. The lucky c***. Feel terrible for Massa. What the f*** else could go wrong for him this season? :lol:
Not really, the amount of dodgy decisions that have gone against Hamilton, he deserves this.

Too right.. Would have been a disgrace if "Spa" decided this championship..
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Cajun on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:54:44 pm
I'm sorry but Hamilton is absolute rubbish. The lucky c***. Feel terrible for Massa. What the f*** else could go wrong for him this season? :lol:

Yep rubbish, its not like he won the championship to prove he was the best driver over an entire season or anything.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Unbelievable! on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:54:52 pm
Hamilton was rubbish today though it has to be said..
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:55:07 pm
I'm sorry but Hamilton is absolute rubbish. The lucky c***. Feel terrible for Massa. What the f*** else could go wrong for him this season? :lol:

The FIA almost won it for Massa, they tried the best they could.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: CPL on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:55:32 pm
f***ing crazy! one of the most dramatic races there will ever be
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:55:36 pm
I'm sorry but Hamilton is absolute rubbish. The lucky c***. Feel terrible for Massa. What the f*** else could go wrong for him this season? :lol:
Not really, the amount of dodgy decisions that have gone against Hamilton, he deserves this.
Of f*** off man, Massa's had his engine blow up, his team f*** up numerous times, and then had the title handed to his bottling competitor on the last lap. Massa has been poor too, but come on.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Unbelievable! on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:55:39 pm
Strange that Hamilton is not even on the podium..
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Robster on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:56:19 pm
Why did Glock let him past him?

Still on the slow tyres. Lost 18secs on the final lap, enough for Hamilton to catch him.
And no one noticed.. neither the TV people or Ferrari  :cheesy:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:56:28 pm
I'm sorry but Hamilton is absolute rubbish. The lucky c***. Feel terrible for Massa. What the f*** else could go wrong for him this season? :lol:
Not really, the amount of dodgy decisions that have gone against Hamilton, he deserves this.
Of f*** off man, Massa's had his engine blow up, his team f*** up numerous times, and then had the title handed to his bottling competitor on the last lap. Massa has been poor too, but come on.
:lol:

Are you Brasilian?
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: catmag on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:56:28 pm
I'm thrilled to bits for Hamilton but Massa didn't put a foot wrong today and he's obviously devastated but dignified. Fair play.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Liam Liam Liam O on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:56:46 pm
I'm sorry but Hamilton is absolute rubbish. The lucky c***. Feel terrible for Massa. What the f*** else could go wrong for him this season? :lol:

In comes the first WUM
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:56:47 pm
Hamilton is rubbish. mackems.gif

Biggest pile of bollocks I've ever read.

In other news, Manchester United are rubbish, and so is Tiger Woods.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:58:27 pm
Hamilton is rubbish. mackems.gif

Biggest pile of bollocks I've ever read.

In other news, Manchester United are rubbish, and so is Tiger Woods.
of course he is not rubbish. But I mean, its like if Tiger Woods quadruple bogeyed every time he got to the 72nd hole in a major. Over the course of the season, I would say neither him nor Massa covered themselves in glory.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Kasper on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:58:33 pm
The crowd response to Hamilton is shocking.

Or spot on  :-*
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Sam on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:58:59 pm
Goodnight? Is that it? No interviews or stuff? Just so that Heartbeat isn't delayed?

f***ing hell, bring on the BBC, can't come back too soon.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Unbelievable! on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:59:40 pm
Hamilton is rubbish. mackems.gif

Biggest pile of bollocks I've ever read.

In other news, Manchester United are rubbish, and so is Tiger Woods.

Strange thing though that after this race Massa will be the unsung hero. He wasn´t very popular, even in Brazil, but this will have done his reputation a world of good in a strange way.. I like Hamilton, but would have liked to see him win the championship in style and this was not..
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 November 2008, 06:59:59 pm
He's won the title by getting more points than Massa over the entire season.

Tough s***. :lol:
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement
Post by: Segun Oluwaniyi on Sunday 2 November 2008, 07:00:03 pm
The crowd response to Hamilton is shocking.

Or spot on  :-*
What do you expect by the way. It's like Newcastle winning the CL at SJP, then having it wrenched away by some insanely random event.
Title: Re: Formula 1 - World Champion Nico Rosberg announc