VVVRROOOMM Auto Racing Thread (NASCAR, F1, etc)

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Re: VVVRROOOMM Auto Racing Thread (NASCAR, F1, etc)

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:08 pm

So F1 recently was sold and now CNBC says NASCAR is on the block.

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Post by rass » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:52 pm

Was scared to ask on Twitter where the crazies are so easily riled up (and you’re very good at that, BTW), but is Dale Jr the one Tony Romo-ing all over this call?

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Post by Brontoburglar » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:50 pm

yes

I have a gift for the crazy, apparently. it is simultaneously frustrating and hilarious
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Re: VVVRROOOMM Auto Racing Thread (NASCAR, F1, etc)

Post by brian » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:30 pm

Brian France got caught being naughty (DUI and possession of Oxy).

Save for the next time you hear a NASCAR fan call NFL players "thugs."
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Re: VVVRROOOMM Auto Racing Thread (NASCAR, F1, etc)

Post by Sabo » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:58 pm

brian wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:30 pm
Brian France got caught being naughty (DUI and possession of Oxy).

Save for the next time you hear a NASCAR fan call NFL players "thugs."
If nothing else, this just proves that France is really in tune with his customer base.
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Post by sancarlos » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:03 pm

Hmm...
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Re: VVVRROOOMM Auto Racing Thread (NASCAR, F1, etc)

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:37 am

Wow, not sure this would even cross most people's mind.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2018/ ... al-videos/

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Post by Sabo » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:55 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:37 am
Wow, not sure this would even cross most people's mind.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2018/ ... al-videos/
He should be banned from racing for life.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:47 am

Sabo wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:55 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:37 am
Wow, not sure this would even cross most people's mind.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2018/ ... al-videos/
He should be banned from racing for life.
How fast do you think they were going? Amazing skill that the other racer did not go down and seemed to barely lose control.

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Post by Sabo » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:51 am

Gonna guess they were going 130 mph.
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Re: VVVRROOOMM Auto Racing Thread (NASCAR, F1, etc)

Post by Giff » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:17 am

Sabo wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:55 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:37 am
Wow, not sure this would even cross most people's mind.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2018/ ... al-videos/
He should be banned from racing for life.
Agreed.
Muh.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:20 pm

Giff wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:17 am
Sabo wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:55 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:37 am
Wow, not sure this would even cross most people's mind.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2018/ ... al-videos/
He should be banned from racing for life.
Agreed.
I have to admire the guy's quick thinking. But yeah, kinda dangerous move. He must've thought he wouldn't be seen somehow.

Anyway, my son has followed Moto GP and the lower levels pretty closely the past couple years, and he's convinced the dude's career is over.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: VVVRROOOMM Auto Racing Thread (NASCAR, F1, etc)

Post by Giff » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:31 pm

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Giff wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:17 am
Sabo wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:55 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:37 am
Wow, not sure this would even cross most people's mind.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2018/ ... al-videos/
He should be banned from racing for life.
Agreed.
I have to admire the guy's quick thinking. But yeah, kinda dangerous move. He must've thought he wouldn't be seen somehow.

Anyway, my son has followed Moto GP and the lower levels pretty closely the past couple years, and he's convinced the dude's career is over.
I have a small brush. My brother is really close friends with Colin Edwards.
Muh.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:47 pm

Did you see the Formula 3 crash? Wow
http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/25310 ... la-3-crash

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Post by brian » Fri May 31, 2019 11:24 am

Father of a NASCAR driver killed someone in a DUI accident in Las Vegas yesterday.

This could go in any one of about a dozen threads, but "father of a NASCAR driver" is possibly most noteworthy. He's a prominent businessman who is the grandson of a former Las Vegas mayor who was allegedly doing 90 mph in a residential zone/gated community.
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Post by Baloney » Fri May 31, 2019 12:15 pm

Isle of Man TT started this week.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/motorsport/48297727

Total fatalities 258, sadly bound to go up in the next week

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:23 am

Maybe this is a call to the Bronto Bat Phone but not being an F1 follower, was the incident this weekend typical, unusual, the right call by the race stewards?

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Post by Brontoburglar » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:15 pm

it was unduly harsh, but as a Hamilton fan, I was totally ok with it
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Post by degenerasian » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:39 pm

What a crazy race yesterday. They should only race in the rain from now on.

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Post by Baloney » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:56 pm

Like the commentator said, the smaller teams live for days like that

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:36 pm

So, that seems bad.

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Post by Square Rob » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:47 am

I’m amazed he’s alive. We were discussing the way they held news on his condition and I think they did it right. That said it made us believe the worst. Did you see the interview with his teammate, who was the one who was in his bumper trying to push him? Poor kid was white as a ghost. Looked to me like a man who thought he’d accidentally killed a friend. I know those guys sign up knowing that’s a possibility, but shit.

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Post by L-Jam3 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:29 pm

I finally sucked up the nerve to watch Ryan Newman's crash, especially after now that he's been released from the hospital. It really says a lot that he was never listed as more than serious condition. The safety measures NASCAR put in after Earnhardt's death must be doing something right. Although it seems like the more violent-looking the crash the more likely the driver walks away relatively unscathed. I get the cars are designed to take the brunt of the shock, but man that was frightening.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:06 pm

If you want some enjoyable twitter....check out Bronto's thread about/with the guy going on TV in the full fire suit/driver suit and helmet.

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Post by Baloney » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:31 am

Was last year's Ferrari engine legal?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formu ... -deal.html

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Post by travzilla » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:11 am

F1 fans? British GP today.

Such a wierd season this year with the crazy schedule. Actually impressive they were even able to pull off 4 races so far with no outbreak (though 1 driver tested positive this week after going home to Mexico for a family emergency during the week).

I'm still finding it more compelling than last few years though, even though Mercedes are in a league of their own. Instead of a clear top 3 teams and then everyone else, now basically there's 6 teams that are really close and different drivers are finally starting to get on the podium. And even if you concede 1st and 2nd to Mercedes the battle between Hamilton and Bottas is still compelling.

Amazing to see what's happened to Ferrari over the last year and half. Went from looking like the best car at the start of last season to beatable by almost anyone this year. That sealed investigation into their engine just had to be devestating. No other way to explain their huge drop in performance, and the decision to protect the them by not releasing the investigation findings.

Prediciton today (top 10):
Hamilton
Verstappen
Leclerc
Bottas
Stroll
Sainz
Norris
Hulkenberg
Vettel
Ricardo

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Post by Baloney » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:59 am

Two safety card already kinda spoiling the flow.

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Post by travzilla » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:12 am

Baloney wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:59 am
Two safety card already kinda spoiling the flow.
No kidding. Silverstone usually isn't too bad for overtaking, but just not much going on right now anywhere. McLarens looking like they'll have a good day. Feel horrible for Hulkenberg, hope he gets a good shot next weekend.

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Post by Baloney » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:30 am

travzilla wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:12 am
Baloney wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:59 am
Two safety card already kinda spoiling the flow.
No kidding. Silverstone usually isn't too bad for overtaking, but just not much going on right now anywhere. McLarens looking like they'll have a good day. Feel horrible for Hulkenberg, hope he gets a good shot next weekend.
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Post by Baloney » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:44 am

Well that all got rather exciting at the end

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Post by travzilla » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:59 am

Baloney wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:44 am
Well that all got rather exciting at the end
Holy crap. That was insane. I've been waiting for someone to do one of these free pit stops just to try to get a single fastest lap point and have it blow up in their face and that's what happened to Red Bull. If they didn't pit Max there he blows by hamilton early on the last lap.

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Post by Baloney » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:15 am

No doubt but I'm not sure what shape the Red Bull tyres were in.

Will make for an interesting tyre strategy next weekend.

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Post by Brontoburglar » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:48 pm

softer tires next weekend and hotter temps is going to be an amazing disaster
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Post by rass » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:05 pm

softer tyres next weekend and temps in the 30s is going to be a brilliant disaster
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:00 pm

I've been helping my daughter cram through a few research papers as she finishes up summer quarter at DU.

Finished with my tasks (finding images for her PPT prezo), I turned on ESPN to find the British GP on and we both started talking about how much we love it... Netflix got us both hooked, but unbeknownst to either of us.

So, she's downstairs in the "home office" cranking out her last assignment and I've recorded the race from lap 32 on... She's already seen it this morning, but can't wait to come up and watch it again with me.

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Post by travzilla » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:24 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:00 pm
I've been helping my daughter cram through a few research papers as she finishes up summer quarter at DU.

Finished with my tasks (finding images for her PPT prezo), I turned on ESPN to find the British GP on and we both started talking about how much we love it... Netflix got us both hooked, but unbeknownst to either of us.

So, she's downstairs in the "home office" cranking out her last assignment and I've recorded the race from lap 32 on... She's already seen it this morning, but can't wait to come up and watch it again with me.

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That's awesome.

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I hadn't paid attention to racing since to Villneuve and Paul Tracey days of the 90's. Then when we moved to the Maritimes in 2016, all of a sudden I kept finding F1 on at the perfect time - summer weekend mornings at 9am. There was a Canadian driver so by default I had a rooting interest, and they were on a road course going around castles in Baku. My wife even started paying attention so I created a spreadsheet for her with info and history of all the teams and driver bios. Then once the first season of the Netflix show came out and you got such an amazing picture of the characters of everyone involved, it's now part of our weekend schedule on race weeks. We even each drafted drivers and teams and score points against each other.

I like that it has such a different competitive dynamic compared to other sports. You have this dichotomy of being part of a team, but at the same time, for the drivers, your teammate is essentially your only true competitor since he's the only other person in the same car as you, and thus the only one you can say that you are objectively better or worse than. So not only do teams/teammates not fully work as a team in the traditional sport sense, they often really dislike each other.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:00 am

The team and driver dynamics are fascinating. Like, the whole Red Bull and Toro Rosso angle, where now you kind of have 4 drivers floating around in the mix. Crazy.
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Post by Baloney » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:38 am

Mercedes tyres didn't last long there

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Post by Brontoburglar » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:16 am

The Mercs' achilles heel is hot temps. saw that last week in FP1. will be another potential VER win if it's hot next week in Barcelona
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Post by travzilla » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:05 am

Brontoburglar wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:16 am
The Mercs' achilles heel is hot temps. saw that last week in FP1. will be another potential VER win if it's hot next week in Barcelona
Yep. Might actually turn out to be an interesting battle with a bunch more hot european races to go.
Feel bad for Bottas, whether intentional or not, seems like Mercedes plans always go Lewis's way over him.

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