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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby Aerodynamic on Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:09 am

think we got a good champion Kubica probably deserved the tittle the most as he had the worst car but i find Lewis a decent wc , also i just hope for next season that Vettel , Alosno have a decent car roll on '09
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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby GazNET on Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:20 am

I heard about the race in the pub, and I'm gutted I didn't watch it now! :(
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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby Azzy on Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:58 am

Glock was the only driver in the first 10 positions not too pit to change tires. Judging by half the ones who changed to the "better" tyres skidding in most places, Glock trying to go round a corner on worn "not so good" tyres may not have been a good thing causing him to finish outside the top 10.
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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby woogie on Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:11 am

Fantastic race, fantastic season, and the right man won!
No bastardizing stewards can keep Hamilton down!
And Podge... you're so clueless, bless your heart.


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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby Billy 2 Sips on Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:01 pm

Glock was on slicks he was struggling to hold it together, you could see this as he tried accelerating after being passed by Vettel and Lewis. His back end was all over the place, he simply had no grip. Plus Glock had made his last pit stop 35 laps from the end so his tyres would have been terrible in the wet.

Glock did a 1min 44 final lap, now the only other driver that stayed on slicks was Toyota's other driver Trulli. Guess what, his final lap was a 1min 44 aswell!

No conspiracy at all.


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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby Aerodynamic on Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:24 pm

there is no need to think Hamilton is a cheap champion remember hes race at Silverstone 8) , and as Billy 2 sips said both Toyota drivers had dry tires and could not go faster in the last round , remember Spa Franchorchamp past season :arrow: same thing happend Bourdais dropped from 3 to 7 and Heidfeld who went pits for full wets closed a 20sec gap and took 3e
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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby Flawless on Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:56 pm

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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby Aerodynamic on Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:44 pm

LOl at that mechanic
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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby Trev on Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:17 pm

he looks french. UBERLOL
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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby mishymasher on Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:41 pm

Watched the last 15 laps, really thought he'd thrown it away with 1 lap to go
Why can't he do it the easy way :P
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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby DeanX on Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:30 am

BMW to withdraw from F1

BMW has announced that it is withdrawing its team from Formula One at the end of the current season.

The German manufacturer is the second major backer to withdraw from the sport in the space of eight months - Honda having pulled out in December last year.

The announcement comes ahead of the imminent signing of a new Concorde Agreement - the commercial document that governs F1 and binds teams to the sport for a set period of time.

BMW made its decision after a management board meeting on Tuesday.

"Of course, this was a difficult decision for us, but it's a resolute step in view of our company's strategic realignment," said Dr Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the Board of Management of BMW.

"Premium will be increasingly defined in terms of sustainability and environmental compatibility. This is an area in which we want to remain in the lead.

"We are continually reviewing all projects and initiatives to check them for future viability and sustainability.

"Our Formula One campaign is thus less a key promoter for us."

Downturn
The decision comes as the team have suffered a downturn in fortunes on the track in a season in which they had hoped to challenge for the world championship.

They currently lie eighth out of ten teams in the constructors' championship, with drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld having scored just eight points between them.

Such disappointing form comes after three seasons of consistent improvement in the wake of BMW's decision to buy the independent Sauber team ahead of the 2006 season, having earlier partnered Williams.

They scored two podium finishes and claimed fifth in the constructors' championship that year before moving up to second in the standings in 2007 - albeit aided by McLaren's exclusion after the 'spy saga'.

Kubica claimed BMW Sauber's first pole position in Bahrain last year before going on to score their first victory at the Canadian Grand Prix.

He and the team led their respective championships before fading as the season progressed - BMW Sauber eventually finishing third behind Ferrari and McLaren.

BMW Motorsport boss Mario Theissen insisted it was the team's intention to push for both titles at the start of the current season.

Like Ferrari and McLaren, the team have struggled to apply this season's sweeping new regulations but, unlike their rivals, they have failed to improve their performance.

In Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, while McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished first and second, Heidfeld and Kubica respectively finished 11th and 13th.

"Mario Theissen has been in charge of our motorsport's program since 1999," added Reithofer.

"We have scored a large number of successes in this period, including some in Formula One racing.

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Mario and his team for this."

In response, Theissen said: "We would all have liked to continue this ambitious campaign and show that this season was just a hiccup following three successful years.

"But I can understand why this decision was made from a corporate perspective.

"We will now focus sharply on the remaining races, demonstrate our fighting spirit and put in a good result as we bid farewell to Formula One racing."


Surprise
The decision may be seen as a surprise in that BMW has been influential in recent negotiations between the FIA and the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) to cut costs.

It had been thought that the eight FOTA teams would be among the 13 - including three newcomers - to sign the Concorde Agreement and commit to F1 until at least 2012.

But BMW is to focus its resources instead on the development of new drive technologies and sustainability.

Dr Klaus Draeger, member of the Board of Management responsible for development, confirmed that recent poor results were a major factor in the decision.

"It only took us three years to establish ourselves as a top team in Formula One," he said.

"Unfortunately, we were unable to meet expectations. Nevertheless, our 10 years of Formula One experience have had a major impact on our development engineers.

"We have racing to thank for numerous technological innovations, as well as the competitive spirit that drives us to develop mass-produced cars."

It is certain redundancies will follow, both in Munich and at the former Sauber factory in Hinwil, Switzerland.

Draeger added: "We will develop and assess various scenarios and do our best to find a solution for the employees in Hinwil and the staff members involved in the Formula One project in Munich.

"We are aware of the responsibility we shoulder and will inform the staff as soon as we can make a clear statement."

BMW will continue its participation in the World Touring Car Championship, Formula BMW, the American Le Mans Series and other endurance races, as well as world super bikes.

However, the decision leaves both Kubica and Heidfeld on the lookout for a new drive ahead of the 2010 season.


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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby Slippery Lizard on Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:19 pm

You think your safe, until you turn a corner i see a massive rocket heading straight for you.........what do you do???
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Re: Racing News and Views

Postby KarenWillis on Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:06 am

Azzy wrote:Welcome to the Racing thread.

Why a racing thread?
This thread is for those that are interested in Racing sports and want to keep others up to date with latest news, results or a discussion on new events that you agree or disagree with.
From what I have seen in the past not very many topics are made on Racing but when a thread is created, there does seem to be a lot of interest, one sticky, one thread, plenty to talk about.

I know Formula 1 is a topic that a lot of us on UKCS do follow. Anyone follow the Superbikes? Or maybe your a mad Horse Racing fan and want to share the latest on which horses are in form, the list is endless.


I have added a few websites where you can go to look something up or if you want to see what the latest is in the racing world.
(If there are any missing or any useful websites you have that you want to share please PM me and I will add them for you)
Formula 1 Websites
Formula 1
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Other Motorsports
Britsh Superbikes
World Rally Championships
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