2012 Formula One Discussion

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by Ferrariman60 » 10 Sep 2012, 02:56

My God, those scars are tremendous. I don't even want to think about how horrifying his injury must have been. ::oops:;

So happy to see him in a car again and being competitive. I hope he can at very least make a couple of Friday drives at a few GPs within the next few years. There would be no justice in this world if he couldn't at least do that again.
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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by François » 10 Sep 2012, 09:37

Friday drives? That's a depressing prospect for a Grand Prix winner. He has always said he would only come back to GPs as a full-time driver.
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Post by Ferrariman60 » 10 Sep 2012, 11:14

François wrote:Friday drives? That's a depressing prospect for a Grand Prix winner. He has always said he would only come back to GPs as a full-time driver.


I emphasized "at least."
I agree with you that he would truly deserve a return to a race seat, but at this point, we don't really know how he'll be able to work in an F1 car. His driving at this rally was impressive, but I'm just thinking about how much smaller F1 cockpits are and how the drivers have to be positioned. Time will tell if he's still able to do that.
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Post by sportingcp » 11 Sep 2012, 12:29

Robert Kubica is really good it´s a shame he had that injury I think he had the potential to be a world champion. If it wasn´t for that injury he would probably be driving a Ferrari right now.

So I noticed in another topic some talk about future prospects what do you think of Antonio Felix da Costa? Does he have the potential to be an F1 driver? It would be cool to have a Portuguese driver in the field again.

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Post by iceman1 » 11 Sep 2012, 12:47

Onboard video from Robert Kubica's car during his win in the Ronde Gomitolo di Lana rally :thumbsup:

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Post by phil1993 » 11 Sep 2012, 15:44

HRT unveils bike, denies it's faster than the F112
http://www.hrtf1team.com/en/noticias/ya ... F7bn7.html

Okay, the last part of that is technically untrue.

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Post by François » 11 Sep 2012, 17:30

Thank you iceman! He surely didn't seem hampered by his injury there.
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Post by tderias » 11 Sep 2012, 17:37

iceman1 wrote:Onboard video from Robert Kubica's car during his win in the Ronde Gomitolo di Lana rally :thumbsup:


He's looking sharp. Thanks for sharing.

phil1993 wrote:HRT unveils bike, denies it's faster than the F112
http://www.hrtf1team.com/en/noticias/ya ... F7bn7.html

Okay, the last part of that is technically untrue.


LOL. Who on Earth would buy it? The team is known for being slow, yet they market something that's related to speed/velocity. FAIL.

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Post by Edi96 » 11 Sep 2012, 17:41

Which F1 team needs something like KERS if you can develop an electric bicycle instead?...
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Post by phil1993 » 11 Sep 2012, 17:42

You've got to start somewhere :O

Who knows, it could be a good deal for HRT. Electric bikes like that are becoming more common in big cities so I guess they'll try and sell some in Madrid.

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by Edi96 » 12 Sep 2012, 20:52

Rest in peace Sid Watkins. A true hero of F1.
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Post by phil1993 » 13 Sep 2012, 06:43

That's desperately sad to hear. One of F1's absolute heroes.

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Post by cformula1 » 13 Sep 2012, 07:49

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/motor-sport/long-serving-formula-one-doctor-sid-watkins-dies-aged-84/story-fnebo26y-1226473329467

RIP Sid. :( You are a hero to all in the motorsport community, and a hero in the eyes of many motorsport fans.
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Post by JoostLamers » 13 Sep 2012, 07:59

RIP Sid, thanks making F1 safe.

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Re: 2012 Formula One Discussion

Post by tderias » 13 Sep 2012, 11:14

RIP Sid Watkins. A great loss to F1, and to all those drivers he helped recover from their various accidents.

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