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[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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F1 @ Hungary
« on: July 24, 2009, 05:56:03 am »
Well well.. interesting F1 weekend.. fresh noob joining in.. Several teams have plenty improved cars.. few drivers feel the pressure heavily on them... cant wait again!

[SJ]Peter Enqvist

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 06:20:31 am »
Yes, should be interesting :)

I wonder if Räikkönen realizes how stupid he looks with his hat like that.  It's not hard to put a slight curve in the brim.

[SJ]Fleischi

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 06:59:38 am »
 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: maybe to much ice :?: :hmm: :hmm: lol

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 07:00:33 am »
Yes, should be interesting :)

I wonder if Räikkönen realizes how stupid he looks with his hat like that.  It's not hard to put a slight curve in the brim.


If you ask me, a baseball cap dont belong to grown mans head anyway (always looks bit silly) ;)

One hour until first free practice..

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 08:19:07 am »
If you ask me, a baseball cap dont belong to grown mans head anyway (always looks bit silly) ;)


Jarkks, if you were to stand for election in the UK I would vote for you in an instant. I wouldn't care what your other policies were... which is a bit of a risk I admit, but one I'm willing to take. :salute: :)

[SJ]Gooseman

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 09:53:49 am »
Its the in thing right now. Personally I don't think it looks all that bad. I'd buy that exact hat and wear it like that if I could find one ;).

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 10:09:03 am »
Well.. rookie didnt do that bad.

[SJ]Mozza

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 10:23:34 am »
I wonder if Räikkönen realizes how stupid he looks with his hat like that.  It's not hard to put a slight curve in the brim.


That's cos he's from the Wes' side yo!

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[SJ]Grimwart

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2009, 02:48:45 pm »
Interesting qualifying yet again :) Frightening to watch the incar camera view of Massa's incident, especially after last weekends tragic accident :o Initial reports suggest he is okay thankfully, though probably won't be able to race tommorow.
Formula 1 2009 Felipe Massa Hungary Terrible Incident, Hit on head by metal piece

Utter confusion at the end of qualifying as all the timing went offline and none of the drivers knew the other times. When Alonso told Button his pole laptime, not realising he was on camera Jenson replied out of his helmet with a muffled "F***ING HELL!!!" :rotfl: Fantastic result, never known such an unpredicatable season :dunno:
« Last Edit: July 25, 2009, 03:09:07 pm by [SJ]Grimwart »

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2009, 04:26:28 pm »
oof, thak God Felipe is alive!

And that Alonso bloke, great!

[SJ]TheChamp

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2009, 04:40:13 pm »
Fortunately he 'just' has a concussion and a fractured skull(can't be more precise as GPupdate.net is acting horrible ever since qualy this afternoon).

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2009, 04:50:40 pm »
i hope not, but it could be quite serious. brain concussion (remember Richard Hammond?)
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/77276

[SJ]TheChamp

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2009, 07:08:38 pm »
He's successfully made it through surgery. Apparently he also suffered a bleeding in his brain.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2009, 08:04:56 am »
There are some mixed reports about his current situation.. apparently from the hospital someone has commented he is still in life threat, but Ferrari denys this.
Ferrari might also pull Kimi Räikkönen from the race, which would be a mistake imo. Someone having an accident doesnt stop the world from spinning,
and Ferrari should concentrate on their season.. Theres nothing they can do to help Massa atm anyway.. but they have plenty to think who will replace Massa
as its likely he will miss some races.. He was very unlucky, but also lucky at the same time.. a 1kg spring penetrating helmet at 260km/h, then head on to the wall at 190km/h and the guy is alive..
for now anyway. Hopefully all goes good.. we dont need another motorsport death.

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2009, 10:57:23 am »
Yeah, it's a very unlucky incident, but whether Kimi or Rubens participate in the race or not is not going to help Massa. Report about his condition are a bit mixed, but I guess (and hope) he'll survive.


[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2009, 04:55:28 pm »
Whoa.. Alonso wont be racing in Valencia.. in fact whole Renault team wont be there.. as they were suspended from the next GP.. because of the loose tire hassle.
Kimi got no penaly, which is correct.. It was absolutely ridiculout how Webber got his drivethrough in the previous race.

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2009, 04:56:56 pm »
Some season eh? Anything goes!  :)

[SJ]Peter Enqvist

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2009, 06:02:22 pm »
Damn, that's harsh.  I think a big fine would be more appropriate for Renault.

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2009, 06:28:53 pm »
in light of what they knew had happened to Massa and Surtees earlier. i think they got off very lightly.
The statement said that Renault "knowingly released car no. 7 from the pitstop position without one of the retaining devices for the wheel-nuts being securely in position, this being an indication that the wheel itself may not have been properly secured."

It added that Renault, "being aware of this, failed to take any action to prevent the car from leaving the pitlane....failed to inform the driver of this problem or to advise him to take appropriate action given the circumstances, even though the driver contacted the team by radio believing he had a puncture."

very poor show from Renault!

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2009, 07:56:29 pm »
Indeed, it was pretty clear what had happened with in the pits and they just wanted that Alonso reached the pits again. Correct punishment imo.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2009, 09:15:46 pm »
Well, considering how dangerous a loose tire bouncing around is, i kinda agree that its the correct action.. tough punishment.. but im not sure..
maybe its not the best way to punish both drivers too.. Alonso didnt even know what was wrong... So taking team scores from the next race,
and a very large financial penalty propably would have been more fair for the drivers pov.

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2009, 09:46:23 pm »
well i can understand NP feeling hard done by but not Alonso. it was obvious after he lost the wheel cover that he was going to lose the wheel too. he chose to continue driving regardless.  :dunno: i probably would have in his shoes too. but it was a bad decision.

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2009, 06:08:55 am »
Where do I apply for the guy's job who was responsible for the loose tire?

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2009, 02:04:16 pm »
Little update about Felipe Massa, seems career and even life is still at stake.. eye and brain not that great.
Quote from: autosport
Doctors say it is too early to judge whether Felipe Massa will race again after it was revealed on Monday that the Brazilian suffered damage to his left eye in his Hungarian Grand Prix crash.

Massa is still in hospital recovering from a skull fracture and concussion after he was hit in the face by a spring from Rubens Barrichello's car.

Local media quoted the hospital's professor Robert Veres from Budapest as saying that the eye injury could be enough to end Massa's F1 career.

"He has suffered some damage to the eye," said Veres. "We don't know whether he'll be able to race again."

The AEK hospital in Budapest is scheduled to hold a press conference this evening to update the media on Massa's injuries.

The spring struck Massa just above his left eye, smashing his helmet and fracturing his skull.

Doctors also confirmed on Monday that the operation that was conducted on Saturday afternoon saved Massa's life.

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[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: F1 @ Hungary
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2009, 04:55:59 pm »
Ferrari are considering Schumacher to replace Massa for the rest of the season.. (at least they didnt say no anymore, but "it would be wrong to say yes or no at this point, it will be under consideration during the week")