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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:33 pm 
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The 2017 F1 World Championship has been decided, and surprise surprise (not), it's Hamilton. Had Ferrari not screwed up in every way imaginable, and had Vettel not driven with his balls instead of his head, things might have been different. Instead, #4 for Lewis.

Hamilton and Vettel had a testosterone excess on the first lap of the Mexican Grand Prix, and both dropped to the back of the pack after pit stops for repairs. Hamilton did not need to win, but Vettel needed to be first or second, which he wasn't. Game over.

2 races to go, but this season is pretty much old news. Everyone's working on next year. Alonso has signed with McLaren, and they'll be switching engine suppliers. Danny Kviat appears gone from Toro Rosso. Presumably Massa will retire, again. Bunch of new young drivers, again. Driving F1 is currently like classical music. You know by age 8 if you're good, and if you are you don't do anything else. Good drivers, boring people.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:09 pm 
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F1, under the ownership of a right wing US media conglomerate called Liberty Media, continues to change while not changing. This apparent paradox is not a paradox. It is the normal functioning of F1.

What did change is that they have eliminated the "shark fin" on the cars. This was an aerodynamic stabilizer, looking like something aeronautical, with a weird T bar on top. The T bar looked like some kind of FM antenna. McLaren vetoed the motion to retain the fin, so it's gone. They did not veto it to improve the aerodynamics of their car. Performance? You kidding? It was to improve the sight lines for advertising on the rear wing. Really. So they can get more for it.

Money makes the cars go round, the cars go round, the cars go round.........

Lots of new drivers next year. You're gonna need an app to keep them straight. F1 has a nice one...... for a price.

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