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  1. Formula 1 - 2017

    Was at COTA yesterday. Will get a post up here on Monday when I get back home. Someone (might be this dumb monkey) forgot a USB cord and I am way too lazy to try and type out a post on my phone lol. Practice was pretty cool, the hill up to the first turn is immense in person. Walking that hill after FP1 to get to the food trucks was a workout lol.
  2. Formula 1 - 2017

    Disagree with Marchionne, the likelihood of them winning either the Manufacturer's or Driver's title is about as likely as me going out with Kate Upton. Can't believe the rotten luck that's befallen them in the last couple races. Looking forward to the US GP. I'm going on Friday for FP1 and 2. I will post up a whole bunch of pictures of the race and random food my brother and I feast on there. So excited =)
  3. Formula 1 - 2017

    When I was growing up my dad would take me to the dirt track races. The little cars with the big ass tired sound better than the current F1 cars. Hell, the old beaters the guys raced sound better. Last year my brother and I went to an Indy Race (IA Corn 300) and the US Grand Prix. The F1 cars are just sad sounding. Going again to the F1 race next month but going to FP1 and FP2
  4. Formula 1 - 2017

    Well, that was a start I wasn't expecting.
  5. Formula 1 - 2017

    Sainz moving to Renault. Can't say this was a surprise but I just don't see the lovefest behind him. He's certainly no Maldonado but he's not a top tier talent in my eyes. So TR gets Honda Engines next year, with possibly RBR switching to Honda if they get their poop in a group (not holding my breath). This is also a sign that Fernando will have to stay with McLaren or do WEC/Indy next year. Disagree with Gunther. F1 needs to go back to a V8 engine. Lets make it simple. It doesn't need to be high tech, look how unreliable and overcomplicated these engines have been. Shouldn't be difficult to make a bulletproof V8. And then we can do away with those asinine grid penalties.
  6. Formula 1 - 2017

    My thoughts that both are responsible but it's a 65/35 split on Perez being more responsible for the incidents. The two things that I'm left with is that team orders will be too be enforced (later confirmed by someone at force India) but I'm not sure the orders will be listened too. The second is that one of these guys will be without a seat at force India. So the silly season will involve the following. Wherlein to force India. Perez to McLaren (only spot available). Alonso to Williams I just don't see those two sticking around as teammates after this season.
  7. Formula 1 - 2017

    Highlight of the race was Force India wrecking themselves again lol.
  8. Formula 1 - 2017

    God that halo looks ugly as all hell. Curious about Honda going to Toro Rosso. I know their a #2 team, but I wonder if them going to Honda is a subtle (like a bus full of 6 years about to go into a candy shop, without parental oversight) hint to Renault to speed up their engine design or we're out of here. Of course this is presuming Honda gets their stuff together. I thought they were coming together last year and then the first half of the season was generally a god awful disaster. So the silly season isn't going to be batshit insane this year, if the rumors are to be true. Seb will be resigned and wants Kimi resigned, which appears to be a done deal. Bottas likely got an extra year at Mercedes. Red Bull isn't changing their line up next year. Haas has stated their line up is clear. McLaren likely will retain VanDoorne and Alonso (who is driving out of his bloody mind this year). Force India's guys aren't gonna go anywhere. So what seats are open next year? Does Massa re-retire? Most likely. I think if their car was better this year he may have wanted to keep on going, but the bad luck he's had may just be enough for him to move on. So who most likely gets that seat? My money is on Pascal, Mercedes likes him and they may be able to work out a deal to get him that seat. Merc is high on him and sees him long term to fill Ham's seat down the road. I see more upside with Pascal than I do Sainz. Would they go after Palmer? I don't think so. They may want a Brit in one of their seats but I don't think Palmer has done anything to deserve that seat. Sauber likely jetitisons both their drivers for Ferrari junior drivers. Also not sure who the top Ferrari junior drivers are here. Maybe Haas's reserve driver and the guy leading F2? Renault is going to boot Palmer, who mostly through no fault of his own, has had a season that is probably worse than either the McLaren drivers. I wouldn't be the slightest bit surprised if Kubica gets signed this year to finish the season out. Does well and keeps the seat for next year. This is the one that I think we could see a curveball and maybe they go after Sainz. So that leaves us TR who if the crazy season does go crazy they lose Sainz and decide to jettison Kyvat (no loss there imo, he appears aloof and lost at this point). But they have a junion program too so doubt they'd go after anyone on the market and just promote from within. My money is on a boring silly season and no more than 4 seats open up.
  9. Formula 1 - 2017

    Kind of a boring race. There was like 2 good overtakes the whole time. Alonso on Sainz was a hell of a race there. The halo is stupid and I wish it didn't need to get implemented just bc the FIA said they were going to do something. Doing something for the sake of doing something is stupid. I think revising the windscreen is the way to go if anything at all. I'm curious about who signs who in the next couple weeks.
  10. Friend of mine has a 2015 F150 and towed a rather big boat from New Hampshire to Minnesota. Managed 16mpg on that trip. I bet that would be a week plus trip on batteries. I do think EV is the future, but the infrastructure and charging time has to get close to what fuel does now otherwise your not going to see widespread adoption. And I doubt very much people will be for EV if basic goods cost three times as much bc shipping costs skyrocketed.
  11. I could see petrol/diesel cars/trucks disappearing in large cities. by 2040. I don't see that ever happening in rural america. I could barely get from my house to my brothers place without a long charge with existing EV vehicles. 10 minutes to fill up 30ish gallons of gas, take a piss, and buy a snack at a gas station is a hell of a lot more efficient for me.
  12. Formula 1 - 2017

    Well you'd have to take a week of vacation to keep up lol
  13. Formula 1 - 2017

    I don't know why I'm just so eager to the silly season this year but I am lol. Ham to Ferrari just doesn't make any sense at all. If Ham were in a lesser team sure, but not at Merc.
  14. Formula 1 - 2017

    Just wait Mika, the 4 weeks of no races after Hungary are going to a bonanzo for rumors and innuendo lol. Lets say Renault replace Palmer with Sainz (waste of money IMO). If he gets the same garage as Sainz does, Sainz now inherits the same setup issues that have been plaguing Palmer all year. Applies to Kubica if he fills in for Palmer. Now, I'm not one to wear a tin foil hat, but for those conspiracy theorists maybe Renault didn't want Palmer on their team anymore and his side of the garage is super clever and sabotaging his drive. Gives Renault a solid excuse to bail on him and find someone else. Ahhh the silly season. Not even the NFL matches the craziness that we're seeing now. I just don't understand Merc's reluctance to sign Bottas to a long term deal. He's young, damn good driver, good face for the company. That's as much a no-brainer as I've ever seen. And I bet he meshes well with any other driver int he garage except Kimi.
  15. Formula 1 - 2017

    I don't get the love affair either, but there was a rumor that Palmer could be out for Hungary and Sainz move to Renault in 2 weeks. Sounded like there was an 8m buyout clause. I'm surprised that TR is thinking about keeping Kyvat. He was much better but now he's just not got his head in the game.

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