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Old 11-03-2008, 09:54 AM
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I don't think there are too many F1 race fans on the board, but if you watched yesterday's race, you'd be hooked. The last lap, the last turn deciding the championship-fantastic. Of course, I was pulling for Ferrari, but MacLaren won the championship. Massa did everything he was suppose to do, and the team did a good job keeping him out front (at least this time-they cost him 2 races this year). There's always next year and I hope it's as close as this year was.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:07 AM
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The whole season was good. I'm just disappointed Hamilton won. Ron Denis is just too smug for my liking.
I was cheering on Ferrari too. They made too many mistakes throughout the year to clinch it.
Not be long until next years season starts again, it should be a whole new ball game with slick tyres and aero packages.
I'll put money on Robert Kubica being even stronger next year.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:40 AM
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I hope Renault gives them a run again. BMW just doesn't seem to be able to keep up with Ferrari and MacLaren. I wonder if Ruebens will be picked up next year. He was such a good partner to Schumacher. I wish they would have given him a chance as their number one driver. I think he and Massa would have worked well together. Kimi doesn't seem to want to work, just party. But you're right, it won't be long and it will start again!
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:49 AM
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Honda just announced they are leaving F1 again, effective immediately.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:32 AM
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I can understand that, they've spent hundreds of millions and cannot compete. It's really expensive when you're not in the hunt. I don't understand how some of the teams have been able to hang on as long as they have. It's really a shame, too, the races are so much better with a full field.
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:51 AM
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How fortunes change over the years. Honda had "the" engine back in the Senna McLaren era. This year they only got 14 constructor points.

Same with Williams. Their cars almost drove themselves in the 90's and now they aren't really competitive.
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:28 PM
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According to the article I read, Honda spent 583 million last year. Those 14 points were pretty pricey. I wouldn't be surprised to see Toyota pull out, too. The Honda engines do great in the IRL, but they have no competition.
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Penny3333:

Since your a open wheel race fan.....thought you might enjoy seeing he hotest new class of amatuer racing with the new Formula F1000 race car.

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:44 AM
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Thanks for the link. Too bad they won't hire an old woman to drive, looks like a ball!
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A friend of mine from Decatur used to race SCCA in the Spec Racer cars. He doesn't drive it anymore.

His brother races mini-sprint cars which use motorcycle engines. Those things fly.
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