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Old Oct 15th 2013, 11:48 am
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Like steering columns?
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Old Oct 15th 2013, 11:51 am
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Ouch
No, "Ai!"

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Old Oct 15th 2013, 12:11 pm
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Have you seen the movie Senna ?
I started to watch it the other night but wasn't in the right frame of mind.
Will watch it when I am in the mood for being upset I guess.
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Have you seen the movie Senna ?
I started to watch it the other night but wasn't in the right frame of mind.
Will watch it when I am in the mood for being upset I guess.
No, I haven't, and I doubt I will, I wasn't a fan, not at all. He was a great driver, but had a reckless streak, an irrational belief in fate. It was ironic that he died in a single vehicle accident caused by a mechanical failure.

Schumacher was more my style, a true master of his craft, and a master at tactical driving too. Honestly, I was disappointed that he returned behind the wheel, he had a stunning record and realistically there was no chance he could improve it.
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Have you seen the movie Senna ?
I started to watch it the other night but wasn't in the right frame of mind.
Will watch it when I am in the mood for being upset I guess.
I have. Regretted it really... Took me back to a weekend I really didn't need to re-visit. Shit weekend from start to finish. So many things went wrong at that race meet.
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I have. Regretted it really... Took me back to a weekend I really didn't need to re-visit. Shit weekend from start to finish. So many things went wrong at that race meet.
Agreed, they should have drawn the stumps after Roland Ratzenburger died.
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No, I haven't, and I doubt I will, I wasn't a fan, not at all. He was a great driver, but had a reckless streak, an irrational belief in fate. It was ironic that he died in a single vehicle accident caused by a mechanical failure.

Schumacher was more my style, a true master of his craft, and a master at tactical driving too. Honestly, I was disappointed that he returned behind the wheel, he had a stunning record and realistically there was no chance he could improve it.
I wasn't a fan of Senna. Until I watched the movie. It made me see the guy in a totally different light. The in car footage is spectacular!
Schumacher, meh, he was a cheat! Whether it was taking Damon Hill out to win the title, trying to do the same to Jaques Villenueve or parking his car at the end of quali at Monaco to bring out the yellow flags and guarantee himself the pole, couldn't stand the bloke. Plus the f****r almost ran me over on his moped one year at Silverstone LOL.
A true driving god, James Hunt, which reminds me, I'm off to see Rush tomorrow
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Old Oct 15th 2013, 1:14 pm
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I wasn't a fan of Senna. Until I watched the movie. It made me see the guy in a totally different light. The in car footage is spectacular!
Schumacher, meh, he was a cheat! Whether it was taking Damon Hill out to win the title, trying to do the same to Jaques Villenueve or parking his car at the end of quali at Monaco to bring out the yellow flags and guarantee himself the pole, couldn't stand the bloke. Plus the f****r almost ran me over on his moped one year at Silverstone LOL.
A true driving god, James Hunt, which reminds me, I'm off to see Rush tomorrow.
I liked James Hunt, but he was a flawed character too. I used to live about half a mile from his house when I was a student, I never saw him in the area though.

I'm jealous of you seeing Rush. I've only seen them once, sad to say, and would like to ser them again, preferably on the 2112 tour in the spring and summer of 1976!
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I liked James Hunt, but he was a flawed character too. I used to live about half a mile from his house when I was a student, I never saw him in the area though.

I'm jealous of you seeing Rush. I've only seen them once, sad to say, and would like to ser them again, preferably on the 2112 tour in the spring and summer of 1976!
Aren't the flawed characters the most interesting to follow though. Take Vettel, great driver, but something of a robot behind the wheel (even though he seems you be quite a good personality out of the car) then take Raikonnen. Somewhat ofa head case, but I love watching, and hearing him drive.
I was too young to appreciate James Hunt at the time, but love watching documentaries on him and love how he comes across as a swashbuckling driving maverick.
Similarly, I'm too young to be that familiar with your 70's Canadian rock combo LOL
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I live in an area where Spanish place names are not pronounced like they are in Spanish. "Los Angeles" is exhibit number one. Here is a recent L.A. Times article about my neighborhood.

BTW, I wonder why Mini call their car a barrelmaker.

Like Amarillo, Texas. The double ll in Spanish is pronounced like a y. I've often wondered if they know that they actually live in Yellow, Texas.
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Agreed, they should have drawn the stumps after Roland Ratzenburger died.
We were sat in a bar, watching it on TV. I remember us all waiting for him to get out of his car, and then realizing he was not going to.

Barrichello's accident was horrific as well. Like I said, shit weekend.
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Indeed the flawed characters are what makes the sport.
We'd get bored watching the professor all the time.

Senna - greatest talent. Schumacher - greatest ability. James Hunt - greatest character. Jim Clark - not sure he even had a flaw tbh, natural talent. Kimi - often mistaken for a quiet, reserved character, very much a party animal.
Senna and Schumacher are similar in that they both have great ability but knew how to make the most of it. Thug or cheat? Too good at driving for me to condemn either.


Rush I have seen a few times. One of my favourite bands.

Rush the movie I've only seen snippets but have watched many documentaries with previously unseen footage (one on BBC a few weeks ago) and if they haven't gone too Hollywood it should make a very good watch. Hunt vs 'The Rat' was good stuff. "You're the only man I know who gets burned in a fire and comes out better looking" (may be a slight paraphrase)


I have. Regretted it really... Took me back to a weekend I really didn't need to re-visit. Shit weekend from start to finish. So many things went wrong at that race meet.
And that is the exact reason I didn't watch it the other night.
I know the good will be saddened by the bad.

A little like the emotions I get from watching "F1 - The Killer Years".
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John Cooper, probably the most famous racing car driver/designer/ engineer anyone has ever/ never heard of! Thanks to BMW, which revived the "Cooper" name used on the tuned-up Austin Minis of the 1960's and 70's, he is now famous, though paradoxically, very few people actually know who he was; in many respects Britain's answer to Carroll Shelby.

Who was John Cooper?
I forgot to put in the . Mea culpa.

As an American, I'm fully aware that Cooper was responsible for the beginning of the demise of the classic Indianapolis roadster with the Offenhauser engine.
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So, just been to see Rush (the film, not the band LOL). Bloody brilliant!!!!!
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1st full tank of gas gone... The nice lady who lives in my dashboard tells me I average 28.2mpg. Quite pleased with that really.
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