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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by donald29 » 05 Mar 2013, 21:59

Yep Chavez dead. Not just Maldonado, but Venezuelan motorsport in general with all those GP2 drivers.

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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by phil1993 » 05 Mar 2013, 22:08

Williams has BOTTAS. All is well.

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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by kals » 05 Mar 2013, 22:20

Like Autosport (and Phil), I have CAPSLOCK as well...

Sadly for Williams, VB doesn't have the funding that Maldonado does. Back to the drawing board for them then, no pun intended.

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Post by donald29 » 05 Mar 2013, 23:04

This is going to sound incredibly, incredibly crass but I previously wondered if part of the reason for Maldonado's mentality and continued stupid driving over a period of years (not even nearly killing a marshal made him change his ways) was because he had so much financial backing his career and drive has never been under threat. Maybe if there's the prospect the £30m will disappear and he can only rely on results he'll reign things in a bit...

Chances are Chavez's party will be re-elected on a wave of sympathy and the funding will continue. Maldonado's been built up as such a national hero they wouldn't cut the funding. That'd be my guess.

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Post by Vlad-SRB » 06 Mar 2013, 00:29

So sorry to hear about Hugo's death... :( Maldonado will have a new motive to fight now.
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Post by phil1993 » 06 Mar 2013, 07:00

Maldonado will hope that Venezuelan politicians remember his win and not his inglorious return to Caracas when he shunted on Lap 2 of a demo run.

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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by donald29 » 06 Mar 2013, 12:01

Have you seen the Venezuelan TV footage of that Phil? It didn't show the crash. You saw him go into the corner, then it switched to Gonzalez sitting in a GP2 car in their makeshift paddock...

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Post by iceman1 » 06 Mar 2013, 17:50

6th March 2013. Grove, UK. In the wake of yesterday's announcement that Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, has passed away after a long battle with cancer, the Williams F1 Team sends its deepest condolences to the family of President Chávez and the people of Venezuela.


Kevin Clark wrote:All the proposed DRS zones for 2013
http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/bild ... how_item=1

Here's the list in more details: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2013/03/06/b ... es-2013-2/

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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by phil1993 » 06 Mar 2013, 18:19

#ShowTime

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Post by mikhailv » 06 Mar 2013, 20:51

Bet most of that footage was Grosjean, didnt put any 'stuck in the garage' kimi footage XD

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Post by Vlad-SRB » 06 Mar 2013, 22:57

Was that Paul Ricard?
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Post by kals » 06 Mar 2013, 23:24

Can't believe the first GP of 2013 is merely just over a week away.

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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by tderias » 06 Mar 2013, 23:30

What a coincidence. I just noticed that from the Lotus video and got excited as well :p

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Re: 2013 Formula One Discussion

Post by iceman1 » 07 Mar 2013, 08:53

AUTOSPORT magazine is out. What are the new features? I prefer the old design, but good thing they moved Mark hughes' column to the top.

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