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#1 User is offline   Gorefest 

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:08 AM

All I could find about F1 were driver- or season-specific topics, so I hope I'm not duplicating things by opening a generic one.

Max Verstappen has arrived! And what a debut in a Red Bull it was. Only a week or so after he got 'promoted' from Toro Rosso and with only about 2-3 days of practice in his new car, he goes and wins the bloody Spanish Grand Prix as the youngest driver ever (by far!) at age 18. Holy crap. And, more importantly of course, the first Dutchman ever to win an F1 Grand Prix! Get in.

Sure, if Hamilton and Rosberg hadn't crashed out in the first round it would never have happened, but that's sports for you. Nevertheless, to be able to go for over 20 laps on shoddy tires with highly experienced drivers like Raikkonen and Vettel breathing down your neck takes some icy blood.

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 01:11 PM

Didn't see the whole thing, but definitely a good race for him. Only saw the beginning and then read who ended up winning. Poetry aside, I would have liked Räikkönen to win as I'm a Finn, but what can you do?
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Posted 16 May 2016 - 09:58 PM

He only got his driving licence last year!
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Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:05 PM

Yeah, his dad had to drive him to the race track before that. There is nothing like an 18 year old winning a grand prix to reflect and weep about the utter lack of impact that I have managed to achieve with my 39 years on this green space rock.

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 09:57 AM

Hah! I know what you mean - I consider myself a winner if I make it to work in my car without some idiot nearly hitting me by trying to cut me up on the motorway.

Do you think he could be a future champion? Seems like he has a pretty good career ahead of him...
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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:52 AM

Don't doubt it for a second. There is always a risk that if drivers are brought up too young they may crash and burn, but Max is incredibly mature for his age so I can see him going a similar route as Vettel or Hamilton. Don't think we can expect a new Schumacher era with one person dominating the sport for years though, because there seems to be a lot of young talent coming through with the likes of Sainz and such. But Verstappen champion as early as 2017? Yeah, I can see it happen.
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Posted 13 November 2016 - 11:44 PM

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Very good race from Hamilton as well, he would be a deserving champion instead of Rosberg. We'll see what Abu Dhabi brings.
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

By the way, for the record, all the noses, wings and suspension for RS17 was machined by yours truly. Amongst other more minor parts.
Revealing this could go either way.....


I certainly feel more obliged to be excited for race 1.

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:03 PM

Cool, so if Renault starts littering parts all over the circuit we know who to point and laugh at!

Seriously though, that's pretty awesome. I hope they'll do you proud this season.
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:53 PM

View PostGorefest, on 13 March 2017 - 02:03 PM, said:

Cool, so if Renault starts littering parts all over the circuit we know who to point and laugh at!

Seriously though, that's pretty awesome. I hope they'll do you proud this season.


Pretty much. It's gonna be hard to watch. :)

Also, I've had nowt to do with the chassis, so if that splits in half, my conscience will be clean.

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 03:01 PM

Did you sign the parts Solidsnape? You should have done as an homage to the Malazan forums...
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:29 PM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 13 March 2017 - 03:01 PM, said:

Did you sign the parts Solidsnape? You should have done as an homage to the Malazan forums...


A burning bridge emblem along the Front Top Wish Bone?
Maybe an empty throne on the inside of the nose?
Or I could leave my forum alias inscribed somewhere as opposed to my rl initials.

Though if the inside of Nico Hulkenburgs car is seen to have SS etched anywhere it could look bad....

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