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Old 03-19-2013, 10:36 PM
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NBCSN has great coverage from what I've seen, everything has been on live, then at least one re-run of everything. F1 was on basically all weekend.
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With Vodaphone bailing on sponsorship after this year for Mc Laren he may of had a premonition of things changing in the near future . Time will tell if he made a good move or not .
Rumor mill is that Honda is already working at the MTC. McLaren is tied to use Mercedes engines until 2015, but the other half of the rumor is that in the contract (with Mercedes) can be voided if a new title sponsor- that happens to be able to provide an engine- comes about. McLaren is set to announce their new title sponsor on December 2 of this year.

My money is on Honda signing on as the new title sponsor, obviously providing a new turbo V6 engine to McLaren. Depending on Sergio's status at the seasons' conclusion I wouldn't be surprised if Telmex comes on as a major sponsor as well seeing as how Carlos Slim's got Sergio's back. Not to go off on too much of a tangent, but unfortunately the "pay drivers" are starting to take over F1. Not to say that they aren't talented, but raw talent can't pay the bills. Even though Sergio can easily be considered a pay driver, I've been a fan of his driving since his Sauber debut. Now that he's with my favorite team, I'm over the moon.

As for Lewis' move I think he made the right one. Pre-madonna or not, the guy can drive. I'm sure he'll wrangle that car to the top spot on the podium at least once this year. Next year, all bets are off for every team. It'll be an awesome season fully of unpredictability.
I followed the last few seasons pretty close. I gotta say I'm really excited for this season. I am hopeful that well have another season with seven different winners in the first seven races.
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Is it just me in CT or has everyone else seen tons of ads for F1 this year? Its on YouTube ads, DirecTV, AM radio I listen to. Anyone else notice the hype?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:40 PM
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Is it just me in CT or has everyone else seen tons of ads for F1 this year? Its on YouTube ads, DirecTV, AM radio I listen to. Anyone else notice the hype?
Yes! I watch shows on Velocity and they advertise there. I think this is a huge shot in the arm for F1 in America.
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and plenty of team / driver drama I'm sure.

Good stuff
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I found Webber's comment interesting about everyone driving at 8/10ths thanks to the tire degradation. I knew the tires were holding them cars back. Didnt realize they were holding back that much. I would like to see Pirelli tweak the formula a bit so the drivers can sustain a push/fight longer then a lap or two. Dont know about you all but the overall performance seems emasculated at this time.
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I found Webber's comment interesting about everyone driving at 8/10ths thanks to the tire degradation. I knew the tires were holding them cars back. Didnt realize they were holding back that much. I would like to see Pirelli tweak the formula a bit so the drivers can sustain a push/fight longer then a lap or two. Dont know about you all but the overall performance seems emasculated at this time.
Same here. F1 is supposed to be about going all out, not pissing around the circuit while looking after tires.
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Same here. F1 is supposed to be about going all out, not pissing around the circuit while looking after tires.
And fuel level....
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There are going to be some interesting discussions in the Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari camps tonight
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:42 AM
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There are going to be some interesting discussions in the Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari camps tonight
Yeah, that was the most depressing taste of champagne I have ever seen.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:17 AM
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Well let's just say I'm not Vettel's biggest fan and leave it at that.

Disappointing drive for my boy Jenson too. Not much for me to enjoy about that race.
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Yeah apparently McLaren was experiencing extreme tire degradation. Hence Sergio's last-lap pit stop and in Jenson's case a full blown retirement. Bad day for my McLaren boys.

After the taste of that foul champagne washes out of pretty much every teams mouths, there is going to be some SERIOUS changes to aero across the board to deal with these tricky Pirelli's this season. Hopefully we'll see dramatic changes in the McLaren camp and RedBull can teach Vettel the meaning of "no".
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Vettel swerving across the line like he did shows his true colors...what an ass clown. Red Bull pit wall not celebrating was good to see.

What qualifying and F1 used to be like just 8 years ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMc8qy6U1o0
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Thinking that Vettel should get his ticket to China revoked... That would be a proper way to deal with the situation.
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Thinking that Vettel should get his ticket to China revoked... That would be a proper way to deal with the situation.
Of let Webber have 5 min alone with his punk ass out behind the transporter
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