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View Poll Results: Who will be the biggest surprise of the 2013 World Driver's Championship?
Sebastian Vettel 5 4.72%
Mark Webber 2 1.89%
Fernando Alonso 9 8.49%
Felipe Massa 7 6.60%
Kimi Raikkonen 32 30.19%
Romain Grosjean 5 4.72%
Lewis Hamilton 13 12.26%
Nico Rosberg 1 0.94%
Jenson Button 5 4.72%
Sergio Perez 9 8.49%
Nico Hulkenberg 2 1.89%
Esteban Gutierrez 0 0%
Pastor Maldonado 2 1.89%
Valtteri Bottas 0 0%
Jean-Eric Vergne 1 0.94%
Daniel Ricciardo 1 0.94%
Charles Pic 0 0%
Vitaly Petrov 2 1.89%
Timo Glock 2 1.89%
Paul di Resta 1 0.94%
Someone else 2 1.89%
Bernie Ecclestone 5 4.72%
Voters: 106. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #176
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Me? Kobayashi, but I think he deserves better than that.

66 pts for Perez gets him a McLaren drive, but 60 pts for Kobayahsi and he's out of a drive. I suppose he had his chance though.

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #177
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yeah i know, but the question was 'who would YOU pick?'
Da Costa - inexperience or not
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Six points?! IMPOSSIBRUUU!!!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #180
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:16 AM   #181
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #182
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Very cool thanks for posting it
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #183
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http://www.planetf1.com/driver/3213/...host-German-GP

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Despite the circuit's troubling financial situation, the 2013 German Grand Prix will take place at the Nurburgring as originally scheduled after all.

Normally the German GP alternates between the Eifel circuit and Hockenheim since neither circuit has the financial clout to pay for the race on an annual basis.

The 2013 event was scheduled to take place at the former, but after it was declared bankrupt largely due to the failure of the planned amusement park on site, doubts were cast over the viability of the arrangement.

After Hockenheim voiced its concern over its ability to step into the breach should the Nurburgring be unable to host the event, doubts were cast over the future of the longest-standing event on the calendar.

However, it now appears that the Nurburgring has found the necessary funds to ensure that it takes place as originally planned.

Management of the circuit has previously terminated talks with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, but now track spokesperson Karl-Heinz Steinkuehler insisted to Sport-Bild that 'the F1 world has long known that the [race on] 7 July will run at the Nürburgring'.

The date of the German GP was changed after a European circuit was awarded the 20th race of the season, following the postponement of the event that is being held in New Jersey.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:10 AM   #184
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So far, planetF1 is the only site I can find reporting that. A look at hotel prices on hotels.com a few weeks ago still did not show the typical price bump due to an event in that area. I will check again tonight and report back.

If I could beat the price bump...oh...the possibilities.

Edit: the hotels in the area still have not been told the race is on, but nearly all of them don't charge your credit card until you arrive, so the price could change.

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:45 AM   #185
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True, and normally they just take articles from actual sources and hack them up. I guess that one remains officially unofficial.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #186
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still no decision about the place of the german race; Hockenheim or Nürburgring

teh germanz and Ecclestone will negotiate about it in London in January 2013....but if teh germanz bring in an action against Ecclestone....well, maybe there is no german GP anymore

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/104955
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:10 AM   #187
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I'm trying to plan a European road trip with a friend of mine around the German GP, but if they can't nail down where it's going to be, I'll just commit funds to either the British GP or more to Monaco. This is annoying.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:11 PM   #188
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#firstworldf1problems
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http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/02/f...-return-to-f1/

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A recent report wonders aloud whether the Brabham name is close to a return to Formula One, with family scion David telling a Brazilian outlet "yes, there is the possibility to bring the team back (to F1)." However, the short answer to "Is the Brabham name coming back to Formula One?" is likely "No," and the long answer is likely, "Not for a while."

Why is the rumored return (a thin rumor, at that) even a news item? Because during his spell in the sport, as a driver and then as a team owner, Jack Brabham brought about as much panache, prestige and intrigue to F1 as Ferrari does cachet. The now-86-year-old Brabham won three F1 World Championships, the first in 1959 when he pushed his Cooper over the line after running out of gas. He became team owner in 1961 after his second driver's title, his team collecting a total of six Driver's Championships and four Constructor's Championships before it shut down in 1992. What's more, he was the first team owner to win a Driver's Championship in his own car, then Bernie Ecclestone bought the team, then Alfa Romeo owned it, then Peter Windsor's attempt to own it (which is still a matter of mystery). Denny Hulme of Can-Am fame would also win an F1 championship as a driver for Brabham, Graham Hill, Nikki Lauda and Dan Gurney are also on its list of pilots and Gordon Murray – yes that Gordon Murray of that other F1 – designed the "fan car" for it. It's a big name.

Before the start of the 2010 season, a German businessman who bought the remains of the Super Aguri team lodged an application with the FIA to start a team under the Brabham name. The Brabham family then began court proceedings, claiming they knew nothing about the team or the businessman's rights to use their name. For some context, Lola and March, two additional legendary F1 constructors, also lodged applications to join the circus in 2010, efforts that came to nothing.

That's where things have been for more than three years, and that's why we think this new report is a long way from signaling any Brabham return. Even after the legal battle is settled, any team or naming rights owner would need to find a team to buy or buy the branding rights to. While a sufficient amount of money can always get a conversation started in F1, there probably aren't any teams that truly fit either of those profiles right now.

So you can put your throwback blue and white Parmalat jacket away now, at least until 2014...
Intredasting...
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:31 AM   #191
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I guess. Another one of those "Lotus" deals it sounds like, where someone is trying to capitalize on the legacy of another with no real ties to the name at all.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:18 PM   #192
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Learn me a hotel for Montreal. Everything's obviously pricey race weekend and while we're not looking to cheap it out in the gutter, we're not sultans either. I found this for $300/night which is on the lower end of the price scale but is still in the city and a block from the metro:

HOTEL UNIVERSEL MONTREAL

http://www.hoteluniverselmontreal.com/en/#

There's 3 of us, so we'll rotate who gets the cot/air mattress each night. Price/location look pretty ideal all things considered.

Thoughts? Recommendations?
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:58 PM   #193
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I use hotels.com way too much. This may help...

http://www.hotels.com/search.do?dest...8930&r=3&cpr=0

Damn I want to go to this race.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #194
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You've got me thinking it might be doable...

Dates: 5-10 June

Hotel: $700
Flight: $1000
Race ticket: $550
Misc Expenses: $500
Total: $2750 ($2250 up front)

I've always wanted to go... Et je parle Francais un peu (mais spelling n'est pas parfait)... Costs are slightly higher than Monaco because of the flight.

Edit: I'd have to choose between going to this race or upgrading my camera gear, which would compromise every other race I'd like to see (and share!)

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Old 01-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #195
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Pas mal. Je peux parler Francais, mais c'est just un peu aussi.

Come hop the pond! I hope to get to Monaco in 2015 and do Texas next year.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:08 PM   #196
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Spend some time looking on AirBnB for an apartment. Here is one for $105/night. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/362393 that is about a block and a half from a metro stop.

I did it in Austin and it worked out GREAT.
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Just noticed they will be racing in Austin on my birthday.
It will be a good birthday present if I am able to attend this year. For those who attended last year the race in Austin. What are some things you would do different if you went again this year? Such as hotels, parking, etc.

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #198
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Just noticed they will be racing in Austin on my birthday.
It will be a good birthday present if I am able to attend this year. For those who attended last year the race in Austin. What are some things you would do different if you went again this year? Such as hotels, parking, etc.
When's your birthday? I went to the race last year on my birthday (11/18). I can't speak for the hotels since we camped in a friend's yard but the only thing I would do differently is head to the buses earlier after the race. The line got more than a mile long eventually. I'm sure some of that will be handled differently this year.
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Come on, Bernie...sort it out.

http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/98349.html

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Bernie Ecclestone hopes to hold this year's German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring as the calendar looks set to stay at 19 races.

The FIA approved a modified calendar in December that moved the German Grand Prix to July 7 and opened up a date for another European race two weeks' later. While the location for the German race was uncertain - with the Nurburgring due to host the race but in financial difficulty - it was believed Hockenheim could step in, but Ecclestone says he believes a deal with the Nurburgring could be agreed this week.

"It should be the Nurburgring and we are trying to make it happen," Ecclestone revealed to Reuters. "I'm talking with them today."

Ecclestone also told the news agency that he expected the calendar to remain at 19 races despite the amendment last month, with talks over a return for the Turkish Grand Prix having stalled over money.
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http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105060

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Formula 1 fans will no longer have access to the popular FanVision sets during 2013 after the company in charge of the devices could not agree terms with Formula One Management.

FanVision, which originally entered F1 under the Kangaroo TV banner, had provided spectators in the grandstands with the opportunity to hire handheld screen units that broadcast television coverage of the races, as well as on-board camera footage, full commentary and statistical data.

In a statement issued on Thursday, FanVision said that efforts to sort a new deal out with FOM had failed - which left it with no choice but to leave F1.

"As you know we have, for some months, been trying to find the basis of an agreement between FanVision and FOM in order to continue providing the service in F1 in 2013," said a FanVision spokeswoman.

"Unfortunately it is now clear that we are not going to be able to agree terms with FOM and very reluctantly we have to confirm that we won't be in F1 in 2013. It's a big blow for us."

FanVision will continue to provide its services in NASCAR, NFL and golf, and it is unclear yet whether or not FOM has plans for a replacement service in F1.
This was a huge benefit at a lot of tracks where you can only see a small part of the action (Monaco).
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