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Old 03-13-2019, 09:32 PM
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Aghhhhhhh.....


looks like Charlie Whiting has passed.


bummer.

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Old 03-13-2019, 09:53 PM
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Man, that's a bummer, and WAY too young (only 5 years my senior). I expect the impact to F1 will not be fully appreciated until after a race or two. I think he was still race director for all the F1 events.

Have a good one (because you never know when we'll be called home),
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Oh... I'm definitely shocked...

This season is going to be special in more ways than one. This is not a good start, special mood at Melbourne.

I have the impression that I have always known this Charlie on whom everything was based, protective angel for some, demon and executioner for others, he was already in F1 under Brabham with Bernie, that's when he became one of the key men of the Bernie system, pillar of safety and regulation, a page in the history of F1 is turning. A man I wonder who will replace him overnight in Melbourne....

Despite my reproaches about the consequences of Sutil's accident at Suzuka, Jules Bianchi, his job was anything but relaxing and easy, I had a deep respect.

Adieu Charlie, God is waiting you. RIP
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:23 AM
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Whiting might be pretty difficult to replace.
He was almost always right and didn't play favorites.

And for those listing top qualifiers: you guys need to stop smoking so much herb.
Ya all ain't even close...

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Very high reactivity of the FIA.

Michael Masi, one of Charlie's 2 assistant race directors, is immediately appointed as the replacement. He will hold all three of Charlie's positions. Masi will later be replaced in the position he previously held, but the FIA has not yet communicated on this subject at this time. So the Australian GP can begin.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:01 AM
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- Distance to the first turn : 248.5m
- Length of the pitlane : 280.7m
- Time to stop at the pits : 20,953sec (fastest stop in 2018)
- Fuel consumption per lap : 1.89kg (average 2019: 1.86kg)

- Camber limits imposed: 3.75° at the front and 2.00° at the rear
- Winners since the pole position in the last 10 editions: 3
- Victory from the furthest position on the grid: 11th
- Winner's strategy in 2018: A stop
- Overtaking without DRS in 2018: 1
- Overtaking with DRS in 2018: 4
- Possibility of safety car : 80%.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by sunsalem View Post
And for those listing top qualifiers: you guys need to stop smoking so much herb.
Ya all ain't even close...
OH YEAH???? SAY'S WHO?????

Have a good one!
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:01 AM
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Whiting might be pretty difficult to replace.
He was almost always right and didn't play favorites.

And for those listing top qualifiers: you guys need to stop smoking so much herb.
Ya all ain't even close...
This was my impression as well. He seemed very well respected, even though most were probably not fans of his banning of things, he always seemed fair, and people seemed to respect him. RIP Charlie

And we'll all find out on Saturday. I have no idea, so I'm not even going to throw out a guess. My money is on Vettel for pole though.

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Old 03-14-2019, 12:25 PM
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I finished up the Netflix series Drive to Survive last night.
Sainz says it has had a positive impact for him:
http://gptoday.com/full_story/view/6...etflix_series/
Grosjean OK with Steiner talking bad about him during the first half of 2018 in the film:
http://gptoday.com/full_story/view/6...eries_slating/
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by sunsalem View Post

And for those listing top qualifiers: you guys need to stop smoking so much herb.
Ya all ain't even close...

maybe you should start smoking more

If you disagree, post up

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Old 03-14-2019, 01:53 PM
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Steiner and everyone else on the planet.... (talking bad about Grosjean)

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Old 03-14-2019, 01:57 PM
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1) Hamilton
2) Vettel
3) Botas
4) Maxoo
5) Leclerc
6 on ) got no idea.

RIP Charlie. The cool head on the grid, pretty big shoes to fill.
Now, if it's OK with everyone... I think I'll go out and smoke some herb!

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Old 03-14-2019, 02:19 PM
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Does anyone here subscribe to F1 TV? Is it worth it?

https://www.formula1.com/en/subscribe-to-f1-tv.html#en
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by D K View Post
Aghhhhhhh.....


looks like Charlie Whiting has passed.


bummer.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:14 PM
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hé les gars ( hey guys),
who's going to watch EL1 and 2? here I'm going to wake up at 2 am !!! I'm going to bed to make sure I can wake up. East coast, it should be 8pm I guess...

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Old 03-14-2019, 06:59 PM
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That makes me smile! Thinking back to the Mansell/Prost/Senna years, when I'd get up at 4:30 to watch races from Europe, and hope they didn't preempt it for a high school badminton game.
I normally don't watch the practices, but it's on at a reasonable time, and I need a fix.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:04 PM
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Practice one just started on ESPN 3.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:10 PM
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Yeaa...Kimi first on track
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No conclusions yet, but lessons learned.

Lewis is still called Hamilton, surprise, for me, Le Clerc is very close to V4, 36 thousandths. The Honda works well, even at STR. Alfa is there but Renault P10 and P17, electronic issue for Hulk. Williams very far away. Ham V 26 laps, the 2 Féfé each 18, Bobo 29.

The first three don't let go. FP1 2019 faster than 2018.
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A month ago when I said Williams was going to be 4-5 seconds off pace, I as really hoping that not to be th case...
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