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Old 07-23-2012, 01:48 PM   #2826
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:56 PM   #2827
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Right up until this weekend Grosjean had been my favorite "new" driver.

The fact that Jackie Stewart said "I just said to Romain Grosjean the other day, it would be a good idea if you came up home one day for lunch so we could have a bit of chat," Stewart told AUTOSPORT. "It is ridiculous that in Formula 1 we don't have coaches. ... Maldonado is very fast but he needs help. He shouldn't have the number of collisions he has had, and neither should Grosjean. That is not all bad luck, you're in the wrong place, alongside the wrong people"

Then Romain answered back with "You can always learn and I used to work with a coach, but I don't feel that I need one today, but it can change week to week. At the moment we are pretty happy with the way everything is going," said Grosjean. "I spun in qualifying in Silverstone and that was my fault but I don't think we have been involved in many accidents this year," he added.

He of course proved his point by losing a front wing on the opening lap and spending the rest of the race barely holding off the Caterhams while his teammate grabbed 4th and McLaren moved ahead of them in the points.

I get that part of being a winning driver is having ultimate confidence in yourself and the car, but when a legend of the sport says 'hey, I think I can help make you better.', the only appropriate public response is 'I am thankful for the offer, anything I can do to help myself and the team is a good idea.' Even if you never actually sit down, at least you don't look like a ponce the next time you do the very thing you said you don't do.
I thought the same thing. How could you not say to yourself as a young driver, "Wow now I've seriously made it if Sir Stewart is actually willing to have me over for dinner and give me some advice." Then promptly accept and figure out when over the break it would be possible. I mean that's a serious honor in my book that he just shrugged off like he has nothing to offer.

Just look at the numbers he's out qualified Kimi in almost half the races yet Kimi has a 37 point lead on him in the championship.

Jackie hit the nail on the head about both Grosjean and Maldajawdo. They both are quick but need some good race strategy advice in order to be able to capitalize. Especially in an experienced field like there is this season.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #2828
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No, just on Fernando's car..they still haven't figured it out on Massa's car
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:44 PM   #2829
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You guys realize this isn't the first time Jackie has brought up driver coaching. Every few years this will pop up in the news and none of the drivers take him up on it. None story really.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:34 AM   #2830
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:38 AM   #2831
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You guys realize this isn't the first time Jackie has brought up driver coaching. Every few years this will pop up in the news and none of the drivers take him up on it. None story really.
I had no idea. Other than the time he offered to coach captain slow on top gear.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:46 AM   #2832
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I had no idea. Other than the time he offered to coach captain slow on top gear.
Yep, he even mentions it in his book that came out a few years ago too (which I have)... I just looked it up on Amazon, and it has that same bit in there about "World class athletes like Tiger Woods and Roger Federer use coaches, but to date F1 drivers do not recognize the need for them, etc...(p 356 - Winning is Not Enough)"

Old news.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:02 PM   #2833
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Form what I've read a lot do use them they just tend not to talk about it. Rob Wilson who is often on The Flying Lap talks about his work with the Williams team and a lot of the GP2 guys.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #2834
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #2835
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:42 PM   #2836
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:31 PM   #2837
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He better watch out or Sutil will stab him in the neck and take back his FI drive.

In the meantime, if anyone is up for a good laugh, you can check out Lewis Hamilton's twitter feed.

A few recent tweets:

7/29 - Just finished lunch, had two poached eggs & wheat toast. Now at drivers parade. It's hotter than santin's toe nails in this mug!

7/29 - Got the police escort!!! Now that is gangsta

7/26 - "Hater i be doin me, you guys should be doin you" meek mill - amen -------- thats the truth!

7/25 - Holly s*!@ Mohammad Ali just sat opposite me on the table & I'm looking right at him....wow

7/22 - Let go>>> Challenger 605 baby, that s!@* cray!!!
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:33 PM   #2838
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http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/101669

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Formula 1 teams agree to ban double DRS for 2013

Double DRS will be banned for 2013, AUTOSPORT has learned, after Formula 1 teams agreed to a change of rules that will outlaw the concept for next year.

Mercedes led the way at the start of this season with a radical design that feeds air via a hole in the rear wing endplate, all the way through the car and out the front wing - which is then stalled when DRS is activated. This helps provide a straight line speed boost.

Rival team Lotus lodged a protest against the concept at the Chinese Grand Prix, but it was rejected by the race stewards who were adamant that channelling air through a hole that is opened when DRS is activated was not against the regulations.

Despite being disappointed at the time about the failure of the protest, Lotus duly set about developing its own version of double DRS, which it tested at the German GP and is set to race in Belgium next month.

Other teams have not pursued the idea yet, and there have been concerns among some of them that work on double DRS could become the subject of an expensive development race.

Following discussions at F1 rules think-tank, the Technical Working Group, sources have revealed that a majority of teams agreed for a change in regulations that will ensure they cannot incorporate double DRS into their cars for 2013.

Although Mercedes did not support the change in rules, because it had made such a headstart in the area, it could not stop the ban going through as it only needed a majority of teams to agree.

It is understood the changes to the rules will be made official by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council later this year.

Despite rivals claiming that double DRS was an expensive avenue of development, Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn was always adamant that it was cost-effective.

Speaking earlier this year he said: "People talk about the huge cost, but there isn't really a huge cost. You all know that there are a couple of carbon pipes running down the car, and the man on the street will tell you that they cost a few thousands pounds they are not millions of pounds."
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I'd change that ahead to near.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:02 PM   #2840
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http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/101674

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Formula 1's mid-season test dropped for 2013

Formula 1 teams have abandoned the idea of a extra mid-season test in 2013, after agreeing plans for just three pre-season tests next year.

Technical chiefs learned that the three tests before the start of the 2012 campaign gave them enough mileage to be prepared for the first race, so teams have decided that there is no need for a fourth week of running as had happened previously.

With the opening race of the 2013 season pencilled in for March 17 in Australia, teams are ready to commit to beginning their on-track efforts with a four-day test that begins at Jerez in Spain on February 5.

Following that, there will be two further tests at Barcelona. The first will run from February 19-22, while the second will take place from February 28 to March 3.

Should the season opener take place any earlier than March 17, then the tests will have to be reshuffled.

This year, as well as the three pre-season tests, teams also had the opportunity for a mid-season test, which took place at Mugello after the first flyaway races.

However, as part of a cost-saving package agreed between the teams, it was decided that the expenditure needed for that event was too high considering the limited benefits it actually delivered, so the idea of a repeat has been dropped.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:42 PM   #2841
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:56 AM   #2842
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I'm going to try to attend the Abu Dhabi race again. It was my first race back in '10, but we'll see how finances look.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:01 AM   #2843
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https://www.facebook.com/LotusRenaul...32035906926688 Lotus Renault has released a kit to make a paper F1 car.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #2844
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I was shocked when I came into the motorsports section today and didn't see a press release about Adam Carolla!
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:21 AM   #2845
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:48 AM   #2846
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Is it true the GSR is no more? If so, sorry to hear.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #2847
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http://www.planetf1.com/driver/3213/...tyre-compounds

The Season's Tyre Choices
Australia Soft Medium
Malaysia Medium Hard
China Soft Medium
Bahrain Soft Medium
Spain Soft Hard
Monaco Supersoft Soft
Canada Supersoft Soft
Europe Soft Medium
Great Britain Soft Hard
Germany Soft Medium
Hungary Soft Medium
Belgium Medium Hard
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Is it true the GSR is no more? If so, sorry to hear.
GSR?

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Is it true the GSR is no more? If so, sorry to hear.
yeah my acura was gutted and found in a shady part of town. time for another WRX.
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yeah my acura was gutted and found in a shady part of town. time for another WRX.
That sucks.
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